How to make money with clickbank even if you are a beginner

How To Make Money With Clickbank In 2021

Okay so in this post I would like to go through how to make money with Clickbank. We may well use some tools, but the ones that we need are FREE, so there is no need to worry about the cost.

Because of this post’s length, I have included a table of contents to find any parts that you might need quickly. And of course, if you have any questions, I would love to hear them.

I will also be including a link to my Affiliate training course and the funnel template to use for the offer. (all of which will also be FREE so that you can start this today).

So let’s dive right in.

What is Clickbank?

Clickbank was founded back in 1998 in San Diego, from very humble beginnings, actually began trading. Out of a garage, where all great things seem to start from.

Clickbank is one of the largest affiliate networks around at the time of writing and has two very distinct ways of making money from the platform, either as an affiliate or vendor. 

In this post, we will be dealing with the affiliate side. However, at a later date, we may well go into the vendor side of affiliate marketing. As the two are a lot closer related than you might first think.

Clickbank also has some rather impressive figures going on too.

  • 87th largest Internet retailer in North America
  • Over 200 million dollars in annual sales
  • 200 million customers

Which are some pretty impressive numbers, and shows there is money to be made with Clickbank.

Clickbank Marketplace

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There is a vast choice for Clickbanks market place, from guides, games, webinars, website templates, health and art. the choice is almost endless.

These listings are broken down into various niches, so finding the right program is made easier both by the categories and by the gravity they hold. (We will come back to gravity)

Is Clickbank Legit

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With so many products under one banner, you would hope that Clickbank would have stringent quality control in place.

Sadly that is not always the case, and here is a large amount of low-quality products around. Always check the gravity and the landing page, as a cheaply made landing page and a low gravity can be a tip that the product isn’t up to much.

The schemes that promise get rich quick methods and aggressive videos. Be especially careful, as you will not build long-term wealth to promote the wrong products as an affiliate.

With that being said, it is essential to remember that there are some excellent products in Clickbank. So it is worth a good look around and due diligence.

Who Can Promote ClickBank Products

Clickbank is free to join and doesn’t have many the hoops that you need to jump through like some affiliate networks.

There are a few things that are needed before you are accepted.

  • Live in an eligible country (United States, Canada, United Kingdom and many more.)
  • Enable cookies in your browser
  • Have a Tax ID or Social Security number (if you live in the U.S.)

Clickbank Products

No matter if you are a newcomer to affiliate marketing or have been doing it for many years, Clickbank should have you covered with their products.

  • Arts & Entertainment
  • As Seen on TV
  • Betting Systems
  • Business/Investing
  • Computers/Internet
  • Cooking, Food, & Wine
  • E-Business & E-Marketing (Internet Marketing)
  • Education
  • Employment & Jobs
  • Fiction
  • Games
  • Green Products
  • Health & Fitness
  • Home & Garden
  • Languages
  • Mobile
  • Parenting & Families
  • Politics/Current Events
  • Reference
  • Self-Help
  • Software & Services
  • New Age & Alternative Beliefs
  • Sports
  • Travel

But one of the most important things when looking for a product is to choose a niche that you enjoy, as you will want to build your customer list to make a long term affiliate income.

How Do You Get Paid From Clickbank?

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Clickbank has a great choice in payment methods, which is sometimes lacking with other networks.

With ClickBank, you can receive payments in four different ways:

Payment Method #1: Cheque

Old fashioned but it works a cheque posted to your address.

Payment Method #2: Direct Deposit

Taking 1-2 days to reach your bank account in most countries.

Payment Method #3: Wire Transfer

For countries not covered with direct debit

Payment Method #4: Payoneer

You must set up a Payoneer account to receive this payment type.

Another good point about your Clickbank payments is you can change the method at any time. However, this may take up to seven days to take effect.

Clickbank also has a minimum withdrawal of $10 so excellent for newbie affiliates.

How To Get A Clickbank Account

Now that you know a little about Clickbank let’s see about getting you an account and then how to make money with Clickbank.

So lets head over to Clickbank and click sign up

All fields must be filled in to be able to move onto the next step

Fill out your bank details and tick box at the bottom.

You select the payment method after your account is entirely created.

Create your nickname (which is also your user-id that will be used for your affiliate links

Clickbank Terms You Need To Know

Sometimes when joining a new platform, it can seem a little like they are from mars, with the phrases they use. But it is quite important when learning how to make money with Clickbank that you know these terms as some are crucial to your success.

Clickbank Gravity

Arguably the most important term within Clickbank, gravity tells you how many affiliates have sold the product in the last 12 weeks.

 A simple way of thinking about it is the higher the gravity, the greater your chances of success with the product. But this doesn’t mean you only need to go with products with a vast gravity number, anything over 50 on the gravity scale usually is pretty safe.

 Avg % Sale

This is the average commission percentage on a sale and includes re-bill and initial sales.

Initial Sales

Here you will find the average value of the initial sale.

Avg % Re-bill

Avg percentage rebill is the average affiliate commission for the rebills. This is only shown on rebilling products.

Finding A Good Clickbank Product To Promote

This is where you can start to see the successful marketers from those who are destined to fail.

With so much choice inside Clickbank, newbies are common to rush to find the highest commissions and the biggest gravity score. Unfortunately, this is a recipe for failure.

First things first, you should have already sorted out a niche and begin to know where your ideal clients will be hanging out. (I will be doing an article on this in the future).

Suppose we choose health and fitness, as our niche, look down the left-hand side niche list, and you will see further sub-niches inside of your health and fitness.

The two factors that we will look at within the products are Gravity and Average $ Sale. Then, check that the product has everything you will need to promote on the sales page, such as swipe files, a good landing page sales video, etc.

Clickbank Niches

When you are looking at the niche for yourself, think a little about traffic, for in the future. What I mean is if you find an offer and the sales page is talking about 40-year-old ladies.

It isn’t going to be a good fit if you are an 18-year-old guy. This is another one of the critical factors to success in the long run of your Clickbank marketing. It is a lot easier if you are relatable to your audience.

Suppose a 20-year-old guy goes to the vendor’s sales page and sees about a 40-year-old lady, keto. He is going to think this isn’t for him. However, if a 40-year-old lady goes there and on the first page, there is a story about 40-year-olds. It is a perfect fit.

How To Make Money With Clickbank

Making money with Clickbank is relatively easy, as long as you keep a few fundamentals in line. I want to go through the techniques that are the most successful and the best long term.

I see so many people come into Clickbank, pick and offer and drive traffic to it, hoping that they will make a sale. But they haven’t put anything in place to make the prospect want to get the offer from you.

Today we will solve that problem and start making it so that you aren’t just pushing a product, but instead, you are giving a complete offer, which is s no brainer that your prospects would be crazy to miss out on. And at the same time, we will build a whole system to ensure your sales will keep coming.

We Aren’t Going To Use Direct Links To The Clickbank Product.

Don’t worry. I will show you a completely FREE way of doing this, which will help your sales straight away and help you make a lot more from Clickbank.

Banned Account

There are so many reasons you shouldn’t just get your affiliate link and put it straight out there. But starting with the most obvious, neither Facebook nor Google like you have directly linked to Clickbank. And if you are paying for traffic, you could quickly get your account banned.

This is undoubtedly not something that we want to do, as if we have a successful offer, and we want to scale it quickly, we would be using these platforms and others to drive traffic to the offer.

One Bite Of The Apple

If we are sending prospects straight to the affiliate offer, we are hoping that the sales letter the vendor has put together will be enough for us to get a sale, which is rarely the case. Often people will go to the vendors landing page and, even if they like the product will look for which bonuses can they get to go with the offer.

Now say they did buy it from your link, yes you have made a sale. But if you had this person’s details, you can sell to them over and over.

Russell, because I know you used to do, I used to do a ton of bridge pages. I know you did bridge pages and stuff. So just talk about, maybe, with the whiteboard what a bridge, or you and Julie. Let’s have Julie tell us on the whiteboard what a bridge page should be and do.


One of the most critical parts before people get to the affiliate offer is the preselling. This is your chance to send a warm prospect who is keen to hear more about the product rather than somebody who has just heard about it and possibly won’t pay much attention to the vendor’s page.

Building Your Own Tribe

By using what we are about to go through, we will not only make a commission on the front end but also build a tribe of customers who want to buy from only us.

So how are we going to do all of that, simple. We are going to use a bridge page

Bridge Page For FREE

Okay so as I have said using a bridge page will get you over all of these problems. And build your tribe at the same time.

You ready?

Okay first Click on this Link and sign up for the FREE account I have used GrooveFunnels for your FREE bridge page as it is the best on the market at the time of writing and free

Right now that is done, I will have a bridge page like we are discussing ready for you too, through this Link (please sign for the account first).

Okay so we are firstly going to imagine that we have picked a product. I am going to go outside of my niche here and pick The Smoothie Diet: 21 Day Rapid Weight Loss Program. Which looks okay and the sales page is pretty cool.

So the bridge page is a salesman that is working for you. And goes between the customer and the vendor and says something like ‘hey, I used this product, and it is amazing.’

This is where you will tell either your story or a story that you have borrowed from the products JV pages.

So for the weight loss product, it could be something like, I tried every diet, and every fad out there, to try and lose weight and nothing worked, then I found this super duper product, and finally I began to see results.

You want to build your story around the pain point, that nothing worked, and then you discovered this.

In effect, you are becoming a problem solver for them.

Your bridge page is your way of telling a story, creating context and giving a hook for why the product should matter to the visitor.

By the time your visitor gets through your bridge page, they should be almost sold on your solution.

One of the best ways to create a bridge page is around a testimonial or case study. So when designing your bridge page, it needs a few elements such as.

  • A headline or hook
  • It should have a video
  • And a call to action

Your bridge page will explain why you care about this offer, if you consider there might be 500 other affiliates promoting this same offer, we want them to buy from us.

Don’t Sell Product Sell An Offer.

We will make the product an offer this is very easy to do and is worth spending a little bit of time over.

No matter what the product, some things can be added to make it a lot better and want to buy from your link. So the offer we have chosen is all about losing weight by using shakes. 

So the next thing we will do is think of some bonuses and make the offer too good to refuse.

A little brainstorming is probably in order here, But off the top of my head I can think of a few bonuses, that would fit with the offer. Things such as.

  • A home workout plan
  • Cheat day recipes
  • The complete shake recipe cookbook.

These don’t need to be some epic pieces of work, and I would rename them to make them sound even more tempting. 

To find something that you can offer, simply google and search, then use it for inspiration.

Remember, once you build your pages, and offers they will be a massive asset for you, for years to come, so it is worth making your bonuses suitable.

On the bridge page video, point out what you are going to give them as bonuses. So something a little like.

‘Okay on the next page you will find the 21-day diet, and you can go directly there if you would like. But if you go through my link below, I am going to give you something extraordinary. First thing I am going to do is give you the lazy guide to exercise. Next, I’m going to give you shakes that will rock your world recipe book, and if that wasn’t enough I’m going to give you the naughty cheat day recipe book.’ Here you can think of your own, and get some sexy names on them.

Deliver The Bonuses

On the bridge page, you will see I have added how people can get their bonuses. This is hugely important as it will build your trust with your tribe, and they will know that you are a person of your word. So something simple like

Step one, buy these things.

Step two, send me your receipt.

And step three, I send you the gift. This is the secret. 

Email List

Now, these people are on your email list, and this is where you go from making $100 per day to making $1,000 per day.

It is estimated that only 2% of people buy on their first exposure to a product, which means that 98% of your visitors didn’t buy. But if you have them on your email list. Perhaps they don’t accept the offer the first time you show it to them. 

But three days later you can send out an email saying how great this product is again. 

Perhaps they buy that time, maybe not.

But you can continue to give value and market other products so that when something comes along that grabs them, they will buy from you.

Now, this method is straightforward but hugely powerful. Make sure you head over and download your opt-in and landing pages and of course join my free mastermind where you will learn more.

I will be adding more methods for affiliate marketing, but in the meantime, I would love to hear your experiences.

Tell me about your affiliate marketing successes or failures below.

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