I actually stumbled upon ClickBank by trying to sign up with Affilorama. I have heard of ClickBank but wasn’t for sure what it really was or if it could be of use to me.
After having to pay to join in order to sign up with Affilorama, I figured what the heck. I already paid so I want to know. Can you really make money with ClickBank?
Here is a video that will show you a little about ClickBank and what my opinion is on it.
Initial SignUp With ClickBank
The initial video I had to watch, Milana stated “in 3 minutes” they will teach us how to generate sales, but yet the video lasted close to an hour.
I have discovered that the answer to “Can you make money with ClickBank”, is actually a yes and no kind of answer.
Yes you can make money with ClickBank, but it will not be as easy nor as soon as they lead you to believe, if you know how to do it, choose the right product and put a lot of time into promoting it correctly.
No, you can not make money with ClickBank if you choose a product that is NOT legitimate. Even though the videos say they only allow vendors’ with LEGITIMATE products, it is simply not true.
If you are a beginner you will not make money with ClickBank. If you do, it will take you awhile to do, due to the limited training and resources they provide.
Justin said I am going to be shown how to make my very first sale as soon as TODAY. WHAT? How is this possible? I am ready so let’s get this started. I am ready to make MONEY. Oh, I received the money back that I initially paid when I first joined. No problems either.
The first thing I noticed was how hard it was to maneuver my way around. For a beginner like myself it is very difficult to figure out where to start and how to get there.
Their platform is definitely NOT user-friendly. If you are a newbie like myself, I wish you luck. It will take you awhile to figure out your way around. I have found a platform MUCH easier, and unlike Clickbank, you can try it for free no scams involved. To read a review on it just click here.
What Is ClickBank
ClickBank is an affiliate marketing platform for vendors’ as well as those who are looking to promote products for vendors. These products can be digital or physical products.
ClickBank affiliates use a referral link program called hop link that is provided through ClickBank. This program is supposed to direct customers to the vendors’ website. If the customer buys a product (you) will receive a commission.
The vendors’ focus on selling their product while the affiliates focus on helping the vendors’ grow their business by selling their product.
I have been instructed to not only pay for WordPress so that I can set up a website, but have been instructed to also, buy a domain, and pay for someone to host it for me.
So what does ClickBank do? Just give me products to promote? I can do that without them and without having to pay for every single thing I need to do it.
When first joining ClickBank you might think it will be simple. Pick a product and promote it, and if you think that way, you are wrong. There is much more involved. As a beginner you wouldn’t know any different.
How To Be An Affiliate With ClickBank – Step One- Pick Your Niche
Your first step is to pick a niche. A niche Is considered to be something That you are passionate about, something that you are very knowledgeable about, or something that you would like to be knowledgeable about. It could also be a hobby.
Using these factors to determine your niche are very important because you will be writing a lot of content about your niche in order to sell your product.
You are very passionate about healthy food, and working out, you would not want to choose baby products to promote. If you are looking to become more knowledgeable about a subject, then you can choose that because you will be doing research on it and that will be how you write your content.
Step 2 Build Your Platform
In this lesson a platform is a website. ClickBank support states that you can build free websites. This is true, but keep in mind, that you will more than likely have competition in the niche you have chosen.
You want a great looking site that speaks to your readers. If the readers are not able to navigate through your site, they may not come back, and they may not share your site with others.
You can build a free website with WordPress which is by far the best place to build your website. You will not need to know coding or download any software.
Just keep in mind about that you need to have it hosted with security and support. It is very important especially in this type of business.
Step Three-Grow Your Audience
The fact that they have this as the third step really has me confused. We are growing our audience and haven’t a clue as to what we are even going to be promoting.
Did I miss a step somewhere? No, I did not. They do not instruct you to visit the market place until you have completed all of their instructions/training.
I suppose this MIGHT work based on the audience you are targeting and the niche that you have chosen, although I am really against doing things in this order.
I don’t know about you, but I believe I would want to know what I was promoting before building my website. How will you build your website to promote a product that you haven’t chosen yet?
You want a professional looking website, you want your audience to trust you and you want to be honest with your audience. These are some things that they cover in their training, yet you don’t choose a product until close to the end.
I am assuming they don’t want you to complete any of the steps until you have gone through what training that they do provide.
This was another issue I had. It is not beginner friendly what so ever. If you haven’t a clue about internet marketing, then you may meed to go through the training more than once.
Wouldn’t you think it would be easier if it were set up in a step by step type of way? I know I think it would be. Especially since they aren’t even showing you HOW TO do any of the steps.
Step Four Promote The Product
In order for you to promote the product you have to have a website, this also means that you need a hosting service and security for your website.
Don’t believe the whole “you don’t need a website” thing. If you think about it, others that may be promoting the same product that you are, aren’t playing around.
Nowadays everyone tells you that you can use social media. UM NO. You can no longer just throw a link with a little information and expect people to click and buy.
Most social media site will no longer let you just throw a link on there. You now have to create a post and hide the link within the post.
This means you need to create a great looking website, filled with quality content in order to keep readers coming back, and or wanting to share you post with others.
How many times have you seen post on social media pages? Have you clicked on any? Most people scroll over them unless it is truly something that caught their eye.
At this point, since you have just started promoting this product, in order to get traffic to your site and start earning trust, you will more than likely have to pay for traffic.
You can use social media. It may work and it may not. It will depend on a lot of things, like whether you are reaching your target audience and if they are interested in your content about the product.
Nothing is as easy as it seems and nothing in life is free as we all know. Not knowing the ins and outs will make it much more difficult.
I strongly suggest that if you are new to affiliate marketing or new to working online in general, that you find a program that offers you REAL training. You need to understand what to do and why you need to do it. To get this now for 7 day free trial, Click here to learn more.
Step Five-Choose Your Product
My first product that I choose was CB Passive income 4.0. When I clicked on the link for the product, I was taken to what appears to be the creator of the products pitch page.
Be careful when choosing your product. Research it! You want a product that is legit. After all you are trying to HELP others, not mislead them. You will be the one they no longer trust if you offer them a faulty or misleading product.
It has been said that you need to be careful when choosing products on ClickBank as they have had issues with SCAMS. My thought on the product I have chosen, will be in a review for you to see later. So keep an eye out for it as I smell something fishy.
Members may notice they are getting an error code for a product that they are promoting. Chances are the vendor may have produced a scam and the product was removed. The member can go to the marketplace to see if the product has been removed, if so you can no longer promote the product.
I don’t know about you, but I had rather not choose a scam to promote. I want to actually make money and have others trust me when they see my name.
Not all products that are removed are scams, I’m sure. The product may have been discontinued or whatever. I am glad that I don’t have to worry about any of that with my number one product that I promote.
Step Six (If You Are Lucky) Making Money
This will be the hardest step, especially as a beginner. It will take at least a few months. Like I said in the video, you cannot just throw up a link to the product and expect to make money from it.
Most social media sites do not allow you to even do this anymore. Which means you need to write quality content about the product and a lot of it..
There are steps that you need to take in order to get your product to this stage. Researching the product, writing A LOT of quality content and/or creating videos on the product.
Your content will need to get comments and traffic in order to gain trust with Google and the other search engines. Trust goes a long way even in this type of business.
If no one trust you then why would they trust the product you are promoting. Even though some still fall for those scams or products that don’t really do what they say, there are those that have caught on and know what to look for.
In the video I showed you that I didn’t make any money (and still haven’t), but that isn’t saying that YOU can’t, but I am not saying that you can either.
I clicked on the UNOFFICIAL success forum and there was nothing but an error code. Hmm what does that tell you?
If you do it the right way you can. As a beginner the odds are definitely against you without having the proper training, tools and support.
To start with a program that gives you all of that, plus step by step lessons on everything you need to know, and a lot more, you can try it free for seven days free (with the option to remain free) of charge.
But only if you want the best training available with lessons that also SHOW YOU how to do what is being taught, as well as the support from thousands of like-minded members from all over the world.
My Honest Opinion
I stand behind my belief that you can make money with ClickBank IF YOU have the knowledge and are able to get traffic to your website, and have the quality content that your audience is looking for and are promoting a legitimate product.
I also still believe that, you can not make money with ClickBank. Especially for a beginner. I know from past experience what it is like when trying to learn about affiliate marketing.
When we don’t know anything it can become stressful and aggravating which may cause us to throw in the towel and give up.
If you REALLY want to start your own online business, I STRONGLY suggest you click the link above. You will have everything you need all in one place.
You will not only learn everything you need to know in order to make your business a success, but you will be shown as well.
I hope you have enjoyed this and that it gave you some clarity.
If you have any questions, concerns or suggestions, please leave them down below. I love hearing your thoughts, good or bad, just as I love to respond to them. I am here to help you.
If you have been/are a member of ClickBank or know someone else that is or has been, I would love to hear from you as well. After all, I could be wrong, but what I have written is my opinion.
Wishing you the best in all you do