How To Effectively Make Money with Clickbank?
Click Bank is a famous company helping both vendors and affiliates. Click Bank can help to pass on a commission to you if you want to help people sell their product. This is a good route to take if you want to sell any product and you want others to promote it for you.
Yes, Clickbank is a site that most people know, but not everyone never indicates the successful formula for making consistent commissions with it.
We all know there’s not only one technique that works. This is the business model I use to make such a great amount of money (four figures) a month for me. I’m working on growing to get close to five.
Today post is going to be long and detail. Herein, I want to share with you the simple strategy I use to promote Clickbank products as an affiliate. This strategy works and also proven to work over and over by myself as well as other affiliate marketers. It figures out how to make money with Clickbank, and can also be applied to any other affiliate network, product, and blog.
Here, including what you need to do to cash in using Clickbank as well as any other affiliate program that you choose to sign up. Are you ready to get started, guys?
Hit And Run Marketing Model That Does not Work
Hit and run affiliate marketing is the model that new affiliate marketers are all familiar with because it is the one they hear about the most. Here, are some steps the hit and run affiliate marketing might go:
1. Select your own a Clickbank or any affiliate product to promote
2. Drive traffic to the landing page with PPC/PPV
3. Watch commission coming in!
The problem is there are not many affiliate marketers who can take the risk using the hit and run model, and leaving a ton of money to see huge profit.
It is such a dumb business move you can make, if you spend money on advertising to get one customer that you might never see again.
Furthermore, it is not very stable using this model. You have to decide to keep spending money on advertising if you do not want to see the sales stop. Taking a risk in Google slapping your landing page with low quality score, running out of money tweaking your way with the ads, keywords, or landing pages are things you might face. Besides, competition can drive up bids to the point that you cannot make a profit, the advertiser may pull the offer, and more.
Repeat Customers Build Real Businesses
Internet marketing is not a game as many people think. It is a real business that is built on repeat customers. No business or company can survive if their customers or clients visit the once and never visit again.
In affiliate marketing, if someone buys a Clickbank product from you, he is likely to buy another product. However, if what you do is just hit and run marketing method, that will never happen, and you will never see that customer again.
It is cheaper and easier to market to repeat customers than to find new ones. In fact, a business may spend seven times more on marketing to get a new real customer than it does to keep an existing one. It means if you apply hit and run affiliate marketing, you may spend that seven times more money to acquire a customer. Now, you can see why most hit and run affiliate marketers do not make money.
A Clickbank Affiliate Model That Works
My Clickbank business model requires more work , but unlike the hit and run model, you can make more money with it. There are 4 basic steps to make this work:
1. Choose Clickbank products in the same niche you wish to promote
2. Create a freebie about the niche to give away to opt-in to your list
3. Create a squeeze page to offer the free e-book
4. Drive traffic to your own squeeze page
5. Capture the lead coming to the squeeze page
6. Load email autoresponders with messages that sell your Clickbank products
7. Watch the money comes in your Clickbank account
Differ from the hit and run model, my model bases on customer building. With my model, i send leads to the squeeze page to capture their emails address, then I can market products to them for weeks, month and year basis. So, this marketing method is a far more powerful than a hit and run one.
Building Your List – Building Your Money
It might not necessary to say again and again, because every affiliate marketer knows money is in the list. If one does not have enough targeted traffic to his website, then he will not convert sales. Clickbank is not a magic bullet. For those, who say that Clickbank does not work probably do not have enough traffic coming to their sites, or they do not promote the products in a proper way.
Let’s look at all the big name in affiliate marketers like Frank Kern, John Reese, Shoemoney, and more. With their huge mailing lists, they do not have to spend hundreds of thousands every month on advertising products.
Just take the name of John Reese as an example. Referring to his huge list as his ATM, John Reese just goes to it when he needs to make a withdraw.
All in all, you need an email list as your customer base, if you desire to become a big Clickbank affiliate marketer. Once, having huge list that brings you traffic, you better believe that you can make money with Clickbank as well as any affiliate program. Without this list, you are just another hit and run marketer working for peanuts. Ok! guys let’s get start building your own customer base.
Step 1 – Choose Your Own Clickbank Products
Deciding the niche you want to deal in is the very first step to make money with Clickbank. Obviously, that niche should be one that you have knowledge and a passion for it. If that is not the case, then you can still make money with clickbank.
The Clickbank Marketplace offers a list of thousands of products for people to promote. You can sort the search results based on popularity, sales, commission, and many other criteria. Before deciding on whether to promote it, you should get a copy of the product. Also, you can email the advertiser for a copy, or just buy the product from them. Moreover, if you do not want to promote it, then refund it. All Clickbank products offer users with a 60 day money back policy.
Above all, a decent gravity score and good affiliate resources from the vendor are the two key things I look for in a product that I promote. That is not need to say for the important of the gravity. For the reason, I want resources from the vendor I do not have to write a bunch of autoresponder messages by myself just to promote a product.
Step 2 – Create a Free eBook to get opt-ins to your list
This step is arguably considered as the most important part of the process. That is because if you do not have opt-ins, you do not have a list. Yes, the best way to make people send you their email address is to offer them things they find valuable for free. Today, there are a lot of brandable PDFs from vendors that you can give away as a freebie.
In fact, you can write yourself or hire out the writing. You can also use a PLR articles in eBook size (PLR eBook). However, I personally recommend you to write it by yourself or hire one to write it. I’ve tried one, and it has not got as many opt-ins as my own freebies that I’ve put together. You might miss the opportunity to connect with the one who just opted-in, and you do not give them the reason to trust you.
The freebie does not have to be very big, just 20 to 60 pages. It needs to cover the same niche as the products you intend to promote.
Another thing, people highly prefer a Pdf, or the written word as a free eBook. You can try videos, but I personally think that the most success comes with Pdfs. A free eBook comes up with a title in some variation of “The biggest secrets to
__” is such a simple strategy that always works. And obviously, you should test different things out.
Also, it is important to have a cover that looks good. It’s easy and cheap to have a well-made cover with Fiverr. It is OK if you know Photoshop and can do these on your own.
Step 3 – Create a Squeeze Page To Promote The Free eBook
A squeeze page is a special landing page type that is created solely to run as an opt-in for information (primarily email addresses) from potential subscribers.
Creating a squeeze page is something that is hard for many people. Building effective squeeze page takes hiring someone to make one for you, or having knowledge of WordPress/ css/ html to do it right yourself.
The easiest, most time-saving money way is to create a squeeze page with Squeeze Theme by Unique Blog Designs. It is powered by WordPress and allows you to create custom squeeze pages in a few minutes.
With Squeeze Theme, all you need to do is to choose the theme you want, add the text, photo or video, your Aweber email codes, then let Squeeze Theme do the rest. It builds membership sites, which do not require any third party plugins. One more thing, the bottom line is a need to setup your squeeze page to send people to where they opt-in to your list.
Step 4 – Send As Much Traffic To Your Squeeze Page As Possible
After creating the squeeze page, you need to send traffic to it. Using pay per click or pay per view advertising is the quickest way to do that. Also, it is the expensive way to choose. Luckily, there are tons of lower cost and free methods for traffic generation.
Once you have a site that gets about 20,000 visitors per day, mostly from social media and the search engines, then, you better believe in how to make money with Clickbank or any affiliate program.
Step 5 – Capture The Lead Coming To Your Squeeze Page
Lead capturing is considered as the most important part of affiliate marketing. It is obviously your business is built around your list. Increase its size also means more money for you.
Thanks to a squeeze page, it is the best way to get people to send you their email address. However, you still need a system that helps you handle and host the list. I recommend Aweber as email service. I have used the service for years, and it is very effectivve in the business. Aweber works well with Squeeze Theme, and its interface allows you to access it from anywhere in the world.
For new customers, Aweber offers a one dollar trial account. The account includes unlimited email campaigns, broadcasts, newsletter and follow-ups. It’s a good way to test drive Aweber to see what it can help you because your satisfaction is guaranteed. Once finding that email marketing is not for you, you can contact Aweber within 30 days, then it will give you the $1 back.
Step 6 – Deploy Auto Responders
Auto responders are emails going out at a set date and interval. When people subscribe to your blog, they receive a series of your auto- responder emails. These emails are designed to do three things as below:
1. Building long term relationship with the subscriber
2. Promote both your blog and brand
3. Recommend products or services that help the reader solve their problem
Setting up the auto responder is easy. It does not differ from sending out a normal email. With the use of Aweber, all you need to do is just click “Follow Up” in the Message tab. This allows you to create follow up messages, which are sent to your new subscribers at a later date. It allows you to set up unlimited numbers of auto responders.
Moreover, with the use of the profits theme to create membership-site modules that are not password protected, when someone clicks the confirm link after opting-in, they are taken to the main page that has the freebie information. Links in PDFs sometimes do not work right, and it can keep people on your site. If you give a PDF away, you have a thank you page, where people can download the PDF. You should set up your first six emails in your auto- responder like this: Your first three emails should reiterate the information in your freebie. The next three emails should start promoting the affiliate product. Especially, the sixth should be a straight sales pitch.
Then, set those first emails to be sent in a 6-day row. After that, take the articles that the vendor provides and load those in your autoresponder to set each one 4 to 5 days apart. If you can get 3 to 4 products or more with some articles from the vendors, you can easily set up a 6 month sequence or longer making money with clickbank.
Step 7 – Watch The Money Coming In Your Clickbank Account
This step is up to your option.
Now, you have the formula on how to to make massive amounts of money with Clickbank, as well as any other affiliate marketing network. It might take you more work than the model of hit and run, but the payoffs are higher.
I wish you enjoy this post, and also hope that it can help you make money with Clickbank. Any comment would be appreciated, you are welcome!