Updated: Sept 2020
Thinking of how to start affiliate marketing with Clickbank or how to become an affiliate marketer with Clickbank? Is that your question? Well, I’ve got news for you. Not a bad one but a strategy that will help you succeed.
The thing is, Affiliate Marketing with Clickbank is pretty easy if you’re not from any of the 60 Clickbank Banned Countries.
But if you are, then you need all the precautionary steps that will make sure your digital marketing with Clickbank does not turn to a nightmare.
Without wasting much time, today I will show you up to 7+ things you need to keep at the back of your mind before you consider working with Clickbank as an affiliate.
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Top 7+ Red Flags Before you Start Affiliate Marketing with Clickbank
1. Wrong Account Details
The very first thing that will get you in trouble on Clickbank is using the wrong information. The case is worse if your region is among the 60 Clickbank Banned Countries which means, you will get disclosed when they ask for ID verification. Bad.
So, before you get started, make sure you use the appropriate account information. And as a hack, be sure to use the same Payee name as on your Payoneer Account.
2. Different Browsers
The issue of getting in trouble with different browsers is when you try to hide your IP address.
By recommendation, avoid using Epic Browser to get a Clickbank verified account.
Good, it might work for you, but what if you forgot and logged in using another like Chrome (don’t use it)? No questions, you will get your account banned – from experiences.
3. Unsophisticated Browser
To spice up your Affiliate Marketing with Clickbank, you want to use a top browser for this. I recommend you use a browser that does not monitor your logs or store your information.
By recommendation, I will gladly point you to the Brave browser. Here is one of the reasons I recommend the Brave Browser.
The Brave browser fights malware and prevents tracking, keeping your information safe and secure.
Alternatively, Firefox is good, but make sure you get a new one or get your cache cleared. To do that,
Open your Firefox > Go to Settings > Go to Privacy and Security > Go down to Cookies and Site Data > Click on Clear Data > Restart your device.
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4. Logging in With Local IP address
If you’re from a restricted country on Clickbank then you don’t want to access the platform using your local IP address.
To always check your IP Address, use the site called Whatismyipaddress.com
And also, one way to change your IP address is by using a VPN. Here is how I used BulletVPN to open a Clickbank account.
5. Stop your VPN before Logging Out
You don’t want to make the mistake of stopping your VPN before you log out of your Clickbank account. Why is this?
If you stop the VPN then your IP Address will return to default, and as you would guess, your local region will be detected which is invariably a timing bomb waiting for an explosion.
So, always make sure you STOP the VPN before logging out of your Clickbank account.
6. Messy Email Address
Again, to scale your growth with Clickbank marketing, you want to get a new email account which will only serve the purpose of Clickbanking.
7. Spam Promotional Methods
One of the 21 Clickbank Terms of Service, Questions & Answers was how to promote Clickbank affiliate links the right way.
The truth is, all programs and platforms will frown at an illegal way of marketing.
One such way is sending your links to someone, a group, or an email list that you got against the will of the party or parties.
So, yes, if Clickbank finds out about spammy promotion then your affiliate marketing with the company might go bad.
8. Unethical Promotion
Almost similar to the above, this is yet another bad way to promote affiliate products Clickbank.
You don’t want to jump to blogs and sites to leave your links unrelated to the subject matter with the hope that the links get clicked.
Yes, you might get a few sales, yet, if you’re caught then you’ll lose all your hard work.
9. Going for High Gravity Products
Unless you’re a pro affiliate marketer with a good budget, then, going for high gravity products on Clickbank is a bad idea.
The thing is, if a product has a high gravity then it shows that a lot of people are scrambling to promote it on their blog or with ads which means a big-time competition for you as a beginner.
However, if you’re a pro with affiliate marketing then you’re good with it.
How to Start affiliate marketing with Clickbank
First, you need to sign up, verify your account, select low gravity products, use any of the methods shown here on how to make money with Clickbank.
But first, check out the beginners guide to start Affiliate Marketing from Anywhere in the world.
21 Clickbank Terms of Service, Questions & Answers You Need To Know as an Affiliate
Question: How do I become an affiliate with Clickbank?
Question: How do I locate the Clickbank Login Page?
Answer: all you need to do is go to clickbank.com and go to login. When there, enter the login details and get access to your account.
Question: What is Clickbank Customer Service Contact Information?
To reach them by fax, please dial: 1-559-210-0502.
To reach then by mail, please use the following address:
Click Sales Inc.
1444 S. Entertainment Ave., Suite 410
Boise ID 83709 USA
Question: What Is Clickbank Affiliate Agreement?
This is an agreement an affiliate has to read and agree before being allowed to promote Clickbank products as an affiliate. With the affiliate agreement, you’ll know the do’s and don’ts of the marketplace.
Question: What is the Clickbank KnowledgeBase All About?
Answer: the Clickbank knowledge base is a go-to section on Clickbank where affiliates and vendors go to learn more about the company.
Question: What is Clickbank Boise?
Answer: it’s the Clickbank location in the USA. Here is the full information.
CLICKBANK® is a registered trademark of Click Sales, Inc., a Delaware corporation located at 1444 S. Entertainment Ave., Suite 410 Boise, ID 83709, USA and used by permission.
Question: who is a Clickbank affiliate?
Answer: anyone that signs up and agrees to the terms of Clickbank marketplace as a promoter is an affiliate.
Question: Clickbank forgot password, how can I recover it?
Answer: should you forget your login password, then you can click on “forgot password, wherefore a new link to change your password will be sent to your email address.
Question: how to Receive money from Clickbank in Nigeria and other Banned Countries?
Answer: like the common route in receiving payments on Clickbank from banned countries, you need to use a global payment option which the best is Payoneer.
With Payoneer, all you need is to select your withdrawal threshold, add your Payoneer account details to it and apply for withdrawal when due.
Visit www.payoneer.com and get a free account.
Question: How can I get a ready-made Clickbank account for sale?
Answer: before you think about this, be sure to read Clickbank’s full Terms of Service if it coincides with what buying a ready-made account.
Question: how do I create a Clickbank account?
Answer: there are many ways to do this. But note, no matter the blackhat methods you use or the amount of money you pay to get your Clickbank account, if you don’t follow the ground rules, as far as you’re from a Clickbank banned country, then you might wake up to see a closed account. No worries, we shall talk more on that.
Answer: as an affiliate, you’re entitled to each product referral link. The said referral link is what is known as hoplink.
Question: What do I do as I have only Hops but no sales?
Answer: First, congratulations. I mean, it’s impressive that someone came to your affiliate page.
What it means is that you’ve driven visitors to a product, but none of them have converted into a buying customer yet.
You need to know that every product converts at a different rate, so there’s no way to tell how many Hops it should take to make a sale.
Question: How many hops should I send to Clickbank Product Before I quit?
Okay, so, you want to hit your head on the wall for not hitting the bullseye? If yes, then be sure to wear a helmet. Here is your comfort.
Remember I talked about gravity? You need to roll up your sleeves and split test but first, know that if you’re actively promoting a product (especially if you are spending money to promote a product), you should decide how many Hops you’re willing to send to a product before you try a different strategy or product.
The good news is you don’t have to worry as the ClickBank’s Analytics tools can help you gather data on conversion rates, which may help you judge the effectiveness of your campaigns.
Question: How do I contact Clickbank support?
Answer: should you feel the need to contact the Clickbank Customer Support Team, go ahead and Dial 1-800-390-6035 if you are calling from the US. And if you are calling from outside of the US, dial 1-208-345-4245.
Also, if you need assistance outside of the regular chat hours, go ahead and “Submit a Request” or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Question: What Is Clickbank Nickname Generator?
Answer: This is a pseudo name tool used to generate random nicknames which can be used as usernames on Clickbank. Amongst others, a popular used Clickbank nickname generator is “fakenamegenerator”.
Question: What are the Alternatives to Clickbank in Nigeria and other Banned Countries?
Answer: very soon we shall cover this. However, the quick ones, ShareAsale, Commission Junction, Impact Radius, and more. (The full list of 17+ comes out soon).
Question: How can I make money with Clickbank using Facebook?
- Login to your Clickbank account
- Go to the marketplace, and select the category
- Select the product,
- Get your hoplink,
- Shorten the link,
- Share your links in Facebook groups without spamming (see method above).
- Login to your Clickbank account
- Go to the marketplace, and select the category
- Select the product,
- Get your hoplink,
- Shorten the link,
- Run a Facebook ad to your landing pager or using the lead form on Facebook to capture your audience email addresses,
- send them to your landing page,
- Keep sending them newsletters using a free tool like EmailOctopus.com or a responsive free trial tool like GetReponse for effectiveness.
Question: how to make money with Clickbank without a plan?
Answer: spam everywhere and get away with it (with or no sales) if you believe in luck or get banned!
Question: How do I get paid on Clickbank?
Answer: Be sure to check the official Payoneer link above and sign up for your account where you will withdraw your money with hassles.
Once you sign up for a Clickbank account and start doing business, you will receive regular payments from Clickbank.
Your commission will be applied to your funds. Once you reach your payment threshold and the customer distribution requirement, you will be issued a check or a direct deposit from Clickbank.
For more information see below to edit your payment threshold.
Question: How Do I Edit My Payment Threshold?
- Log in to your account.
- Click the “Account Settings” tab.
- Locate the “Payment Information” box and click “Edit.”
- Select your preferred payment threshold from the “Payment Threshold” dropdown menu.
- Click the “Save Changes” button.
Once you have selected your new amount, click the “Save Changes” button.
Question: Why Can’t I edit my Payment Methods?
Answer: As a security measure on Clickbank, if you changed your email address or account password, then you won’t be able to edit your payment method for seven days.
Question: What is the Highest I can earn on Clickbank?
Your portion of the sale (commission) is calculated based on the percentage the vendor has set. Vendors can select a commission rate from 1% to 75%.
If the sale has a recurring element, the commission for that portion of the purchase may be different than the initial purchase.
Question: What is the maximum you can earn on a single sale?
The maximum you can earn on a single sale is $150. 😛
Question: What are ClickBank’s Affiliate fees? (For vendors?)
Answer: Signing up for a Clickbank account is free. However, there are a few different fees that Clickbank Clients must pay to use the Clickbank platform.
There is a one-time activation fee of $49.95 that must be paid when a Clickbank Vendor’s first product is approved. If your product is not approved, you are not responsible for the fee.
ClickBank Fee Analysis
Now every time a product is sold through Clickbank, Clickbank purchases the product from the vendor at 92.5% of sale price + $1. This means that Clickbank keeps 7.5% + $1 of the purchase funds.
Here’s an example:
Your product is for sale at $100
Every time one of your products sell, Clickbank buys the product from you for $91.50 (92.5% of $100 minus $1).
At this point in the sale, you have earned $91.50.
You have chosen to pay a 50% commission, so $45.75 (50% of $91.50) of this sale goes to the affiliate.
Your total earning for the sale is $45.75.
Lastly, there are also payout deductions for refunds and revoked sales and fees for dormant accounts.
Question: What is the Clickbank Master Account?
Answer: A Clickbank “Master Account” refers to a specific feature that allows users to link multiple accounts to efficiently manage the ins and outs of their day-to-day operations.
The Master Account feature has evolved as Clickbank users have provided helpful insights into what they need to make their business flourish.
There are a few easy ways to see if a vendor you’re promoting has banners available. Here are the best 3.
- Look for a Vendor Spotlight in the ClickBank Marketplace.
When browsing the ClickBank Marketplace, look for a link that says “Vendor Spotlight” underneath the large Promote button on the right side of Marketplace listings.
When you click on the Vendor Spotlight link, look for the Affiliate Page link. Vendors will typically either include banner images directly on the Affiliate Page or have them available for you if you sign up for their affiliate mailing list.
Some vendors also include a link to their Affiliate Page directly in their Marketplace listing, so if you don’t see a Vendor Spotlight link, be sure to check the listing for the Affiliate Page URL as well.
- Search for an Affiliate Page directly.
If you don’t see an Affiliate Page listed in a Vendor Spotlight or in the Marketplace listing, try clicking on the vendor’s Marketplace title and visiting their site. Some vendors will have a link to their Affiliate page, typically found in the footer of their website.
- Contact the vendor directly.
Some vendors may not have an Affiliate Page but could still provide you with promotional materials directly. Use a contact form or email address on the vendor’s website to reach out directly and ask if they have any promotional materials available that you can use.
Question: is Clickbank safe?
Answer: Yeah it is. We’ve seen it for over 15 years, and still waxing strong.
Question: What is the Clickbank Age requirement?
Answer: 18 is the legal threshold. This is important in case you’re asked for verification details.
Can I promote ClickBank products on Facebook?
Answer: yes, you can promote Clickbank products on Facebook but note that you need to use the right strategy. By right strategy, I mean, create a Facebook page, create a Business Ad account, and create an ad to promote your products.
Alternatively, you can use the cool method of doing it. That involves simply joining many related Facebook groups, adding value to the groups, and start pitching the program when necessary.
Check the pitch template on how to Make Money on Clickbank in Nigeria, India, and the USA & Banned Regions.
Question: Can I Post Clickbank Affiliate Links on Facebook?
Posting your Clickbank affiliate links (naked) is an invitation to get your account banned by Facebook.
Apart from that, Clickbank frowns at this which is why you need to see the Top 7+ Red Flags Before you Start Affiliate Marketing with Clickbank.
However, if you must go this (in a good way), make sure to cloak the link first. You can use a good tool like Tinyurl or Bitly to do that.
Question: Where can I promote ClickBank products for free?
Answer: we’ve already explained this in the Clickbank money guide, however, the short answer is, “anywhere appropriate”. Facebook, your product niche review site, Quora, Twitter, and many more places.
Do note that you can use a display ad to promote your products on Clickbank. Display ads on ClickBank.com.
A display ad is a type of advertising that typically contains text (i.e. copy), logos, photographs or other images, location maps, and similar items.
Question: Does Clickbank pay through PayPal?
Answer: Clickbank does not pay affiliate via PayPal. I must confess, this is one of the most asked questions, and it’s sad that you can’t use PayPal. However, things might change pretty soon.
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Question: How much does it cost to join Clickbank?
Answer: as we said unless you are using a route like VPN or buying an affiliate account then it costs nothing to join the Clickbank affiliate marketplace.
Question: What Is Clickbank Gravity Score?
Answer: the gravity score shoes the popularity of the product. If too high then you will need to fight with many other affiliate marketers.
Question: How do I get paid through ClickBank?
Answer: there are 2 major ways to get paid on Clickbank, which are Check and Direct Deposit. See the list of Countries Clickbank offers International Direct Deposit (XACH).
Question: how do I create Clickbank account Bangladesh?
Answer: you can use this video tutorial to see how to create a Clickbank account in Bangladesh, Pakistan, Tamil, Sri Lanka, Ghana, and other parts of Asia and Africa.
Further helpful guides:
➡ Learn more about making money with Clickbank using Reddit.
A Final Note on Clickbank Marketing
While there are many Red Flags when it comes to Affiliate Marketing with Clickbank, the thing is, use the best approach which includes choosing low gravity products, good browsers that do not store your data, no spamming everywhere with your links, and more as discussed.
Do you wish to promote affiliate programs without a website? If yes, then here is how to Use GetReponse for Landing Pages to promote affiliate products without a website.