How to Make Money with Clickbank

Let’s talk about how to make money with ClickBank.

ClickBank (CB) is a digital marketplace that connects publishers to affiliate marketers.  They literally have thousands of e-books for anyone to sell.  When an affiliate marketer sells a published digital product to a customer, they earn a percentage of the sale.

ClickBank has been around since 1998 and is totally legitimate.  They’ve already paid out billions of dollars in commission to hundreds of thousands of  affiliate marketers around the world.

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The Two Ways to Make Money with ClickBank

1) As an Affiliate

This is the easier of two ways to make money on ClickBank.  Since there are many different categories to chose from, all you have to do is fnd a product from the CB marketplace and start promoting it.make money with clickbank

After you find the product you want to promote, CB will show you how to create your own custom affiliate link for that product.  Your custom link will have your own embedded code to track your personal sales.

It only takes 5 seconds to create a link.

Your job as an affiliate is to promote the custom link you created and encourage people to buy the product.

Selling products as an affiliate is totally free however it might cost you money to advertise the product.  Especially if you want to do pay per click advertising.

I highly recommend building your own niche website and putting your custom link within your website content.  That’s how I do it and it’s how you can too.

Like I mentioned before, ClickBank IS a way to make money HOWEVER it does require knowledge about affiliate marketing.

2) As a Vendor

I’m not going to go into too much information about this but I will explain what being a vendor means.

Being a vendor is  much more challenging then being an affiliate however there is a lot more profitability potential.

The way it works as a vendor, you have to create your own product.  For example, if you create your own ebook you could have 100’s of affiliate sell your ebook for you. In that case, you would have to pay commissions to your affiliate when they made a sale.

The good news is that ClickBank does all of that for you.   You wouldn’t have to handle the payments or the customer support.

But keep in mind, ClickBank earns some of the money with each product sale.

The challenge with becoming a vendor is you are the creator of your digital product.  You’d have to come up with the information, put it all together and create something really great.

If you’re product is of low quality, no affiliates will sell it for you and you WILL NOT make any money.

So if you do decide to be a vendor, make sure you create a great product.

The biggest positive about being a VENDOR is that other people (CB afiliates – like I mentioned above) will being selling your product for you.  I’m not saying you can’t sell your own product but your affiliates will be doing most of the selling.

There are VENDORS that make hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars for years from their product.

So if you want to go that route, then by all means, go for it!  I highly applaud you!

Can You Make Money with ClickBank?


There are people that make hundreds of thousands and even millions of dollars selling other peoples products from CB.

You can too!

However, you have to work at it to be a SUCCESSFUL CB affiliate.

The affiliates that make BIG bucks on CB have years of experience.

There are two things ALL successful affiliates have in common.

  1. They all have their own niche website.
  2. They all have a strong understanding of affiliate marketing.

Don’t ever doubt yourself about being a million dollar earner as a CB affiliate.

If you really want to be one, then absolutely go for it!

Remember even the successful affiliates started from zero.  There was a time when they weren’t making any money.  They ONLY became successful because they believed in themselves, got started and didn’t quit.

Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to learn how to become a really good CB affiliate marketer.

Everything I know about building a niche website and affiliate marketing I learned from Wealthy Affiliate.

What Products Sell Best On ClickBank?

There are plenty of products that sell great on CB however it does have it’s share of bad ones.

Many of the Health and Fitness products sell well, especially in the Diet and Weight Loss category.

If Health and Fitness is your niche then CB provides a lot of great products for you.

If you ever want to know what products are selling the best in the CB marketplace all you have to do is click on the RANK and GRAVITY filter.

On the top of the CB home page, click on Marketplace.

Then go over to the ‘Find Products’ search bar and Click on the Search Button. You don’t have to type anything.

Automatically CB will sort results by RANK order.

If you click the arrow down button, you can also sort results by GRAVITY order.

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RANK order tells you the current products with the highest sales volume from highest to lowest.

GRAVITY tells you the current amount of affiliates selling each product from highest to lowest.

Gravity and Rank are great indicators of which products are popular and selling well.

Just keep in mind that when a product RANKS high or has high GRAVITY it also means that there is more competition.

More competition could result in less sales for you.

But take that with a grain of salt.  It doesn’t mean you can’t be successful with high gravity or high rank products.

Also, don’t be afraid to promote a lesser RANKED or lesser GRAVITY product.  They could be diamonds in the rough for you to make big sales.

GRAVITY around the 50 mark and above is a good indicator that the product is decent.  It just means that there are 50 affiliates making sales right now.

The bottom line is, don’t let GRAVITY and RANK influence you too much when choosing a product to sell.  Just use them as indicators to let you know what’s popular and selling.  If the gravity and rank are super low, but you really, really love the product, then by all means, promote the product.

The Best Way to Make Money with ClickBank

I want to briefly go over the steps it takes to make money selling products on CB.

1) First find a niche topic you are strongly passionate about.  It has to be something you know a lot about and love to talk about.

2) Second, find a CB product you can sell that is geared toward your niche.

3) Third, build a website around you niche topic.

4) Fourth, create content about your niche.  This will generate free search engine traffic.

5) Fifth, put your CB product link on your niche website.

6) Lastly, make money from the sales of your CB product.

You may have been hoping there was a quicker and easier way to make CB sales but I’m here to tell you, there’s not.  Like I’ve said before, it takes time to build a real online business from scratch.

All the successful hundred thousand dollar and million dollar earners have mastered these steps.

If you follow the steps I outlined above and put effort into creating a real online business, you can make money with ClickBank.

Just think about, if you make one sale per day with a $25 commission, that’s $750 per month.

When you build a niche website that generates free search engine traffic, that’s a nice online business.

In Conclusion

ClickBank is a great marketplace to earn money selling digital products as an AFFILIATE or as a VENDOR.  It’s super easy to become an affiliate and start promoting products right away.

If you want to become an affiliate you can sign up for free.

It’s absolutely possible to make CB sales every day but you need to have your own niche website and you need to understand affiliate marketing.

I’m doing it right now and so can you.

Wealthy Affiliate is the way to build a website, learn affiliate marketing and earn CB commission.

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