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Can We Still Make Money On Clickbank?
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Can We Still Make Money on Clickbank?

In the past, ClickBank has been the starting point for beginning affiliate marketers. The company with offices here in my home state of Idaho has tens of thousands of digital products that can be promoted and sold with instant payment to the affiliate.

Many affiliates eventually add their own products to the ClickBank inventory. The company pays them instantly when a product is sold and it pays the affiliate who sold it. Affiliate commissions can be as high as 75% and there may be additional income from certain products such as those that generate a membership.

ClickBank markets worldwide and accepts currencies from thirteen countries. The language of products is not restricted to English as German-, French-, and Spanish-language articles and software are accepted and sold by the company.

ClickBank keeps track of the marketing of each product. This allows an affiliate to evaluate a product before he attempts to sell it. He can easily check the sales of products generated by his activities. ClickBank does not notify an affiliate when a sale is made. He must sign-in to the sight and look at his reports. This can be important to an affiliate who is using paid advertising so that he can see if he is operating in red or in the black.

Many affiliates in the past had many mini sites generating small amounts of cash each month. If an affiliate had 100 sites generating $50 each month, he had a monthly income of five grand. That is sixty grand a year. There were many plans generated by gurus that showed how to quickly throw up mini sites.

Over time search engines change the algorithms they use to rate a site. Recently Google made made major changes in how they do things. This caused many formerly highly rated sites to be chucked into the Google garbage can.

Also this caused turmoil in the article directories. Changes to accommodate Google has caused many articles to be rejected by directories. Most affiliates use article marketing to drive buyers to their sites.

These factors have put some affiliates out of business. Their sites have been downgraded and they can't get their articles published.

So what is going on? It is all about the desire of search engines to give a searcher what he is looking for. Sites with poor content that is not relevant to a search can no longer survive. If I looking for information on how to repair a carburetor on my antique car, I would not want some site to pop up that was trying to sell me a device on how to get 100 mpg from a 12 cylinder engine. That would be lousy information and not at all relevant to my keyword search.

Also Google and now the article directories require that outgoing site links must lead to further relevant information. There may be an affiliate link at the bottom of this second site but the information on the page must include additional relevant information.

You can still make money selling ClickBank products if you remember a few things. One would be to pick a niche to work in. Get familiar with the niche and become somewhat of an expert. Now look at a ClickBank product and decide if it has quality information or less desirable information. Check to see if it is being sold by other affiliates. If it is a good product, then get your affiliate URL and decide how you will sell it.

First you must build a web page based on keyword research. Once you have the keywords, buy a domain with the keywords in the domain name. Publish your new page that is full of relevant information on your domain. Place your affiliate link in a non-selling way (that is the vendor's job) at the bottom of the page.

Now head back to your favorite article site and write good articles that link to your domain. Now you are on your way. You can build on your site. You can add pages that have related information which can be fed by other related keywords that you generated in your niche and that you used in new articles.

Internet marketing, including affiliate marketing, is a business. You need to learn the techniques that will lead to success.

Street Talk

Thanks for the insight, I will keep that info in mind.

  about 9 years ago

You are welcome, Ken! John

  about 9 years ago

I have a number of websites selling affiliate products but they don't seem to be doing that well. How do people make all the money they say they do? Would appreciate any suggestions.

  about 1 decade ago

I'm not sure they are right now. Google has out Googled them. But I think they had a lot of mini sites making a small amount on most of them which adds up. I have never gone that way. I know some have a major site and a lot of minis. Also, Ryan Moran who made about $500 K while still in college has dropped out although I'm sure he still has a lot of sites. He was buying and selling sites but has gone into other business activities. He may have something on his site about his decision. Just Google him.

  about 1 decade ago

I have a feeling things have changed a bit since he was selling products via Clickbank. They've made a lot of changes to there database along with Google since then. He started doing Internet Marketing back when black hat methods were rampant and it was much harder to actually do it with all the technical things you had to do. Like you were saying, I'm sure he's taken his money and gone to different levels with various business activities. I actually came across WA through his website. He's definitely somebody too look up to. I'd say Amazon and individual affiliate programs are smarter to advertise now though.

  about 1 decade ago
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