ClickBank is arguably one of the best affiliate marketing networks there is. If anything, it is the most popular, owing to the fact that it is open to new affiliate marketers that don’t have a website yet. Where most affiliate networks would ask about your website and how much traffic it’s getting, ClickBank only wants your personal details.
Considered as one of the pioneers among affiliate marketing networks, ClickBank is known for its wide range of digital products. They branched out to include physical products, and even launched their own training program to help budding affiliate marketers.
You’ll see in the following steps that joining ClickBank and getting started is a breeze. One thing to note though before jumping right in is that ClickBank has stringent security measures in place. You may have completed the sign up process but they do have review accounts so if you find that you’re unable to login after, get in touch with their support team.
And now, here’s how to create a ClickBank account:
4 Easy Steps to Creating a ClickBank Account:
1.Go to the ClickBank website and click the button in the top part of the menu: Sign Up
2.Fill in your personal information, set up a password and then click the button: Join ClickBank
You’ll have to meet all the password requirements, otherwise, you’ll be stuck on this page.
Also, you need to click on the button to view the Terms and Conditions, scroll down to the very bottom and click on the Accept button before you’ll see a checkmark on the “I agree…”
3. You’ll get a popup to join a training program or not.
Click on the green “Yes” button and you’ll be taken to the Spark by ClickBank page. This is ClickBank’s own training program, and you can choose to join this.
If not, and you click on the “No” button, you’ll get to the ClickBank Dashboard.
On the Dashboard, you’ll get a popup about downloading a suppression list. Click on the button to download it, and you’ll get to see the entire ClickBank Dashboard.
If you get an error message, don’t panic. Hit the back button and you’ll be back on the Dashboard.
4.Complete Your Profile
On the Dashboard, you can click on the button to complete your profile. You have to put in your address and all that, or you won’t get to click on the button to save your information.
You’ll get all the bells and whistles on the sidebar once you complete your profile.
For the next few minutes or so, all you’ll be doing would be filling in your payment details and all that important stuff.
Back in the day, there’d be a survey and a confirmation email. But ClickBank has skipped all that. After registering, you immediately get taken to the ClickBank dashboard to begin your affiliate marketing journey.
5. Set up an “Account Nickname”
Once upon a time, setting up an account with ClickBank means getting a ClickBank username at the onset.
These days, it’s something you do after.
Click on the “Account” tab.
It’s pretty much straight forward from here on. Click on the “Create an Account” button, select “Affiliate” from the drop-down menu, then enter your desired username and click the “Sign Up” button.
Pick Products, Promote, EARN, Repeat!
Once you’ve set up your ClickBank account, you go to the ClickBank Marketplace and start picking out products to promote.
If you’d rather wait and do more research, like find out how to choose a niche and products, that’s ok.
Now, if you wish to start promoting ClickBank products, you’re going to need your affiliate links. This is the unique URL (also known as Hoplink) which you give to subscribers on your list, visitors on your blog page or whichever platform you’re using, to go and buy the product you’re promoting.
This unique URL allows ClickBank to track whether or not a customer bought the product through your link.
There’s plenty of literature about hoplinks on the ClickBank support page, but generating or getting one doesn’t require so much instruction. Click on the Marketplace tab from the dashboard.
You will then get to the ClickBank Marketplace:
From here, you have the option of using the Search bar on top to search for affiliate programs or products, or you can click on the tabs on the left sidebar.
The search results will show you the gravity, links to the affiliate page and the sales page of the products:
Go over each one and once you’ve found The One, click on the blue “Promote” button. This will bring up the Hopelink Generator popup:
Enter the account nickname you will use to promote this product. This is important because all transactions relating to this product will be tracked and entered under the account nickname you specified.
The tracking ID is optional, but this is handy when you’re doing split testing.
Clicking on the “Generate Hoplinks” button will then get you the affiliate link/hoplink for that product:
You can then copy that link and place it on your website. All clicks on that link are tracked and any sales generated from that link will be awarded to you under that specific account nickname.
Another way to get affiliate links is through a vendor's affiliates or JV page. Below is how you get one using a ClickBank product called Total Money Magnetism...
First, head to the products home page. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click on “affiliates”.
It’s then going to take you to a page where you must sign up for Total Money Magnetism’s affiliate program to access the affiliate links.
All you have to do here is enter your full name, your ClickBank ID (or account nickname), your email address and your website if you have your own.
Once signed up, you can then access the affiliate resource page. This is a page which gives you a bunch of cool resources you can use to promote the product. It has stuff like email swipes, page banners, and pictures.
To find your affiliate link, click on the “Promotion Links” on the top bar.
Please bear in mind that you’re going to have different links for different sales pages. One for a video sales page and one for a sales letter page etc.
For this particular offer you have to place your user ID (or ClickBank account nickname) into where it tells you to put it.
Scrolling down, you’ll see the hoplink or affiliate link that you can then copy and paste on your website:
NOTE: The way in which you get your links for affiliate programs may differ. Some may ask you to type in your ID and it will generate the links for you instead. Don’t worry though; you’re going to end up with the same affiliate links.
Now you’ve got your own hoplink, it’s time to promote the product. Depending on the strategy you’re using, make sure you always use your hoplink to redirect people to the product sales page.
If you don’t, ClickBank won’t be able to track that a sale was made through you, which means you don’t get your commission.
Now you’ve learned how to create a ClickBank account and where to find your affiliate links, you can get started right away by promoting offers and earning commissions! To find out how to find products to promote, have a quick read of this which will show you exactly how to do this.
In this lesson you’ve learned:
- How to sign up for a free account on Clickbank
- How to sign up for an affiliate programme on a Clickbank product
- How to access affiliate resources
- How to find your affiliate links that you can use to promote affiliate offers
ClickBank is the preferred affiliate network for beginners. It is user-friendly and newbies can start at once and make money online. ClickBank offers resources to newbies such as access books, articles, videos that simplify the learning process.
Signing up as an affiliate doesn’t cost you anything. If you’re registering as a vendor, then there’ll be several fees you need to pay.
Two things. First, there are countries that ClickBank doesn’t support. Second, you might have a ClickBank account that has gotten trouble in the past. If either case do not apply to you and still you are unable to get a ClickBank account, please contact ClickBank customer support.
You might want to check for any third-party security add-ons that can block access to your ClickBank account. Try logging in with a different browser or computer. Make sure you have Java Script enabled on your browser. If these steps don't work and you're still having trouble logging in, do contact customer support or call Dial 1-800-390-6035 if you are calling from the US.
When you choose to receive your payment via direct deposit, ClickBank transfers your payment directly to your bank account. Direct deposit is only available in the US and select countries