Setting up a Clickbank account isn’t all that hard. In this short article, I’m going to show you how to set one up for yourself step-by-step and also where to grab your affiliate links from.
As a background, ClickBank is an online retailer used by thousands of product owners around the world to process their transactions and pay their affiliates.
The Clickbank Marketplace contains products from a wide range of niches. These niches include: Self help, Dating/Relationships advice for men and women, Weight Loss, Health, Cooking Recipes, Animal Training, Fiction Writing, Wealth Building, Software, and many more.
In order to promote these products you’re going to need a ClickBank account first, so that they can track the sales to you and pay you your commissions.
Once you have your Clickbank account set up you’ll be able to link to any of these products and earn great commissions whenever somebody purchases that product via clicking on your link.
Here’s how to set up your Clickbank account:
Step 1: Go to ClickBank.com
This is no brainer, but just to make sure we’re all on the same page here, it’s ClickBank.com where you want to sign up at.
Step 2: Click on create account
Click on “Create Account” at the top right of the page.
Step 3: Enter your details
After clicking “Create Account”, it’s then going to take you to the page below where you enter all of your personal details.
There are three steps to sign up, which requires you to enter your details about your personal information, banking information and account information.
NOTE: After entering your details in the “Banking Information” section, be sure to have read the client contract and agreed to the terms and conditions. Once you’ve done this, complete the reCAPTCHA challenge.
Step 4: Submit Your Account Registration
Click “submit” after you’ve filled in the relevant information in all sections.
When you’ve done this a client survey like the one below will appear. Fill in the survey, then click “Submit Survey”.
Step 5: Confirm Your Email
To complete your account creation, ClickBank will send you a confirmation link to the e-mail address you put in step 3.
Simply click on the link in the e-mail to confirm your address and you’re account is fully created.
Time for your affiliate links...
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.
You can access them through a vendors affiliates JV page or directly from ClickBank. For the purpose of this article I’m going to show you how to get one through an affiliates JV page using a ClickBank product called Total Money Magnetism...
First, I’m going to head to the products home page. I’m then going to scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click on “affiliates”.
It’s then going to take me to a page where I must sign up for Total Money Magnetism’s affiliate program to access my 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, I can then access the affiliate resource page. This is a page which gives me a bunch of cool resources I can use to promote my product. It has stuff like email swipes, page banners, and pictures.
To find my affiliate link all I have to do is scroll down and find the section where it show me my links.
Please bare in mind that you’re going to have different links for different sales pages. One for video sales page and one for a sales letter page etc.
For this particular offer I have to place my user ID (or account nickname) into where it tells me to put.
So if we took the link for the Total Money Magnetism VSL, my link would be:
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.
Promote, promote, promote!
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