Affiliate Marketing – How Do You Become a Vendor?
One of the reasons that affiliate marketing is such a great area to get in to is because there are so many different marketing methods you can use to make money. Being an affiliate marketer in itself is great but a lot of folks ever decide they'd like to become a vendor and sell their own products via an affiliate network. So how do you become a vendor?
If this is your first foray into the world of affiliate management, you might want to consider creating a digital product and using ClickBank affiliates to promote it. Here are the basics steps you'll be required to take:
Get a ClickBank account –
This is pretty self-explanatory and you probably already have one. If you've been using an affiliate account that can also become your vendor account.
Landing Page –
ClickBank requires that you have a Pitch Page or Sales Page that tells all about your product and it must include a ClickBank payment button. Yes, the buyer will be taken to a ClickBank form to make payment but they can use credit cards, checks or Paypal when they get there. You must have at least 30 days and you must show this guarantee on your sales page.
Set up ClickBank Payment Button –
This is what makes being a vendor so easy. ClickBank handles collecting all of the payments, they handle paying your affiliates, and they handle paying YOU. But you must use their payment links if you want to get approved.
Thank You / Download Page –
ClickBank also requires that the customer be taken to a download / thank you page immediately after payment. And somewhere on this page you need to remind the buyer that ClickBank is going to show up on their receipt.
Register Your Product –
Register your product in the ClickBank Marketplace so potential affiliates can see your product information and commission rates.
Test Your Payment Link –
ClickBank needs to approve all products before they're released to the Marketplace so make sure to test your payment link before you submit for approval. ClickBank will test it, too, but it just makes things go quicker if you've already made sure everything works.
Submit for Approval –
Once you've got everything set up then all you need to do is submit it, via their submission process, for approval. Upon acceptance you'll have to pay a fee of $ 49.95 to make your product go live.