5 Effective Ways to Promote ClickBank Products
Most beginners who get into affiliate marketing are often torn in different directions. When they stumble across ClickBank and see that the top affiliates are making six figures, they eagerly want to be a part of the ‘movement’ but are often at a loss as to where to start.
ClickBank for the most a digital marketplace… and on the surface, it seems very simple and straightforward. All you need to do is promote their products and you’ll make money when someone buys through your link.
Simple in concept, until you try it and discover that getting people to buy is not easy at all. There’s a lot of work that goes into it.
The key to succeeding with ClickBank is to build a group of followers who like you, trust you and are willing to buy from/through you. This is the ‘secret’ that no one wants to talk about.
Dropping your affiliate links here and there with no real plan will rarely get you sales. You might get the occasional sale, but that’s just a fluke. You need to focus on just ONE proven method and go deep with it till you see results.
In this article, you’ll discover 5 ways to promote ClickBank products. Choose one method and go all out with it. Once you start making good money, you can scale up and if you hit a ceiling, you may try the other methods and so on.
But make no mistake here – you must focus on just one in the beginning.
1. Niche Sites
This is the most common method of promoting affiliate products. It’s used to promote everything from Amazon items to even marketers selling proprietary products through their own ecommerce store.
Having your own blog or niche site will allow you a lot of flexibility to not only build a tribe, but also promote a variety of products that can be both digital and physical.
Of course, you’ll need to know the mechanics of building a site using WordPress. You’ll need a working knowledge of search engine optimization (SEO) and so on.
As you can see, there are many moving parts and you’ll need to learn them all and execute well before you can see sales. All efforts will pay off if you do it right. The best authority sites are making six and even seven figures a month.
Start small and scale up.
Video marketing is much easier than building niche sites. The catch here is that you’ll need to be constantly making videos and trying to get your videos ranked.
The link in your video description should ideally point to an opt-in page that offers a freebie in exchange for an email address. This will allow you to build a list of targeted people that you can market to over and over again.
People who are camera shy may not wish to do video marketing. But this is a fear that can be overcome when you force yourself to do several videos. Over time, it’ll become second nature to you.
The upside to video marketing is that it’s more visual and since you’re on YouTube, you’ll have access to millions of visitors. The downside is that you’re on YouTube and if they decide to shut down your channel, your business can go belly-up overnight.
Facebook groups are a fantastic way to build a tribe of loyal followers. It’s easier than niche sites, more personal than video marketing (since you can engage with others) and it also allows you the option to share content and videos, etc.
If used together with a niche site, you’ll be able to really ramp up sales. The key to succeeding with Facebook groups is to keep things entertaining, share a ton of useful information, and occasionally plug a product and tell your group how useful it is.
Facebook live videos can also be used to drum up interest in the product as you explain what they’ll find inside, how the info helped you, and so on.
Pinterest is simple. All you do is post pictures… and now Pinterest allows those images to have affiliate links. Ideally, those links should point to an opt-in page so that you can build a list.
The downside to Pinterest is that not all niches are suitable for it. Since most of the crowd on Pinterest tends to be women, you’d do well promoting products that women love.
Products on ClickBank that targets women’s weight loss, juicing, women’s self-defense, etc. are all suitable. You just need the right images that grab attention and you’ll be able to capture sales through Pinterest.
All the methods above are free methods. Well, not entirely free since you’ll be spending your time, and time is money – but you get the point.
Paid traffic, however, is real money that you’ll be spending. While highly effective, you’ll need to have knowledge about tracking links, calculating your ROI, customer value, conversions and so on.
Besides these, you’ll also need to be adept at using the paid traffic platform and complying with their list of rules that can be a mile-long. It can get tricky and you’ll need to really get the hang of it to make paid traffic work.
Initially, it’s inevitable to lose some money. In fact, when testing out campaigns and products, even the most experienced marketers lose money until they find a winning campaign that makes them recoup their losses and make profits several times over.
It can be done, but you need the know-how, patience and of course, the budget. If you’re a beginner, and paid traffic takes your fancy, do be cautious and go in with both eyes open. The good news is that once you get good at it and can make it work, you’ll never look back.
These 5 methods are enough to make you a solid income with ClickBank. You don’t even need all 5. Just specializing in one can take you to 4, 5 or even 6 figures if you do it well.
So, get started today and keep going until the sales start trickling in, and finally, it’s a downpour. Time to make it rain!
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