How to Start Affiliate Marketing with Clickbank 2020

Affiliate marketing with clickbank is a real business and should be treated as one. When starting a business, you need to have a plan

You need to decide whether you are going to start growing by investing either your time or money.

In business, there is always the equation of time and money.

The more you have one of these two factors, the less will be needed of the other one.

Here is what we will be looking at in this post so you will know how to balance your time and money in a way that suits you best.

What is ClickBank?

Basically put, It is an online platform that lets you promote other people’s products as an affiliate to earn commissions. Clickbank is a platform that allows digital product owners to list their products for affiliates like you and I to promote them.

Here is how clickbank works

As an affiliate, all you have to do is sign up for a ClickBank affiliate account and then start browsing their marketplace which lists all the available products from their partner vendors. Once you find a good product (we’ll get into that in a moment), ClickBank will give you a unique “affiliate link” that points to the vendor’s sales page. All you have to do then is make people buy through that link. You earn a commission for any sale made through your affiliate links.

Why clickbank is the best for Affiliate beginners 

Clickbank is not alone in what they do. There are many Alternatives to Clickbank,  So why should you choose Clickbank over the others? Here’s a breakdown of the top advantages I see:

  • Clickbank is newbie friendly: Some affiliate networks are strict when it comes to accepting new affiliates. Clickbank accepts almost anyone starting out
  • Over 90% Instant product approval: You don’t need to be approved for 90% of the offers and you can start selling straight away.
  • Very high commissions: Most ClickBank products pay 70%+ commission. That means, if you sell a $100 product, you earn $70. 
  • They pay fast: As often as weekly or bi-weekly. Many affiliate networks pay on a NET 30 basis,
  • It’s Safe: Clickbank is a network used by hundred of thousands if not millions of affiliate marketers.

However, there are negative side to the platform as well:

  • Slow Customer Service. Some reports from the Better Business Bureau claim ClickBank may take up to 7 days to respond to customer emails.
  • Charges on Dormant ClickBank Accounts. You are charged $1 per day after 90 days of no earnings, $5 per day after 180 days of inactivity, and a hefty $50 per day after 360 days of no sales.
  • Fierce Competition for Quality Programs. A good problem to have, if you ask me.

How to make money with clickbank step by step 2020

Step 1: Create a Clickbank account

How to Create Clickbank Account within accepted countries

Ofource to be able to get started on clickbank you need to have an account. Clickbank accept one outside their blacklisted countries. It’s easy to get started, click here to get started and follow the on screen steps to create your account

How to Create Clickbank Account  in clickbank blacklisted Countries 


Pick a category on Clickbank

When starting out you have to understand that the foundation of making money online is choosing the right niche.

Why? Well Because if you choose the wrong niche, you might waste your time or money chasing a market that Is too competitive, It’s not profitable or boring

Ideally, you want to find a niche that has a low-competition because who wants to get their butt kicked when they’re just starting out?

You want to find a niche that Has a good chance of being profitable and you are at least a little interesting in it.

Clickbank divide the different niches under the category field on the left

You can simply click through your any of the categories, select a sub-niche under your chosen category and clickbank will display a list of products to promote under that sub-niche.



After choosing your  category (niche) and subcategory its time to look for the best selling product from the displayed options

How to find best selling products on clickbank

You can start by using cb-snooper to Research the best selling Products on clickbank at the current time.

on the left side on cb-snooper click on rising products and select any of the top rising products on clickbank

What you want to pay attention on cb-snooper is the gravity and the rebill stats. You want to look for a product with high gravity because we are not sure what bumped the product to one of the rising product

The gravity will tell you if the product is selling well generally. Secondly you want to look at the rebill stats because if people are returning the product after buying it you as an affiliate will make no money.

On clickbank it’s even worse because there is up to 60 day guarantee for most of the products listed on the platform

So you want to look for products with less rebills and You also want to make sure the product is related to your channel niche or content you are creating on your influencer platform

Other Tools to find best products to promote on clickbank

After deciding on the product you want to promote copy the product name and head over back to clickbank and  search for the product

To promote any product on clickbank, click on the promote button beside the product add in your clickbank username and a tracking code. The tracking code is optional. Then copy the affiliate link of the product and start promoting

Type of promotional Linking to Avoid

Now here is the thing most social sites don’t allow such links even the famous bitly link that helps shorten the link

Here is an email youtube recently sent to me in regard to the solopreneur Warrior  channel, with a warning on one of my channel videos because as they claim the link is misleading

Thats because its a bitly link. I know that because the bitly link redirect to Vdiq a famous youtube tool that many youtubers are using to grow their channel.

In the video I showed my viewers how to use the tool to rank their videos so, you tell me why did I still have a warning?

The same thing happens to most social platforms, even if they claim they accept such links

Which is why i say growing your business using any of such platforms is risky.

Recommended Type of Promotional  Linking 

So, instead of using the hoplink provided by bitly or any of those third party link shorteners, I will recommend you create a site using any free content management platform like wix or blogspot.

You can create a review page on your chosen product and use the link to that page to promote the product on your social platform.

You can create a Free landing page and start collecting email addresses to later promote your affiliate product to.

This video will show you how to create free landing pages with the free Wix platform.

Collecting emails is the strategy you want to use to promote your clickbank products

This is my recommended method and it counsels out the risk that comes with not having full control over a platform.

You Need Your Own Hosted Website. That means to have your own platform you will need to have a domain name and a hosting account to get started

On your own platform you can promote clickbank products using any strategy that fits your situation. You can do blogging, create review pages or and use it to build landing pages. And start collecting emails so you can later promote your chosen clickbank offers to them


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Hi there! I am winston, I run this blog ( and the Solopreneur Warrior channel on Youtube were I share simple to follow video on how to overcome the technical stuff in your online business, so you have enough time to keep creating content. Helping you build your website & launch your online biz.I do this with in-depth research,personal experience and a good dose of actionable tips!

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