Clickbank Tutorial – How to Successfully Sell Clickbank Products As Affiliate Or Merchant
There are various ways to make money online. To name a few, selling on eBay, Google AdSense, selling eBooks and promoting products as Clickbank affiliates. The fact you read this article, means that you already heard about Clickbank, perhaps you already registered as Clickbank affiliate. In case you haven’t do so, I suggest that you register right away at their website.
In this article, I’m going to show you how to pick a good product in less populated niche, and how to successfully sell the product as an affiliate or merchant.
Why Clickbank is the best?
When you browse Clickbank marketplace, you’ll find thousands of products to promote. Most of them are electronic books (eBooks). Well, this is a great opportunity for you. Internet is about information and people browse the net because they want to learn something or looking for solution. Even in the real world when you want to learn something, you would go to bookstore and buy books of related topics.
The same goes for the internet. When you offered them the same information, but at half price than local bookstore with instant download, people would probably buy from you.
Step 1: Head to Amazon and get a topic.
The concept is: If one printed book in that topic is hot-selling, you could make even more money when selling eBooks in the same topic. The best place to start your research is at Amazon marketplace. For start, just browse the book section. Forget other sections like digital camera or Kindle unless if you want to sell hard good from Commission Junction.
The great thing about Amazon is the books are categorized in lots of topics already. Take example you want to promote something related to Home and Garden. There are lots of sub-categories. Let’s try pet section. Try to avoid to common pets like dog, cats or chicken. Sure there could be high demand out there, but so do the competition. Try something that not many people would take as pet. For this example, I took Animal care and pets > Reptile and Amphibians.
By default, Amazon sorted the results based on best-selling which means any books appear on the first page is best selling topics in reptile and amphibians category. Now I found one topic, Bearded Dragon manual. That’s good one.
Step 2: Find out whether this market is profitable or not
Next, I entered Bearded Dragon in the Clickbank search and see what’s coming up. Guess what, this topic was not popular among Clickbank marketers. By the time I wrote this article, keyword Bearded Dragon returns only eight results.
The first result was “Bearded Dragon Care Made Easy”. The gravity score of this product was 1.04. That’s a good indicator. If you understand Clickbank gravity, gravity score 1 or more indicates that the product is in hot market. To achieve gravity score 1, one Clickbank affiliate must successfully sell that product in last week. Which means “Bearded Dragon Care Made Easy” was sold by one marketer last week (probably the product owner himself).
Step 3: Use Google Keyword Tool
Google gets the highest search queries everyday so without doubt this keyword tool will return most keywords, compared to other search engines. Type in bearded dragon in the query and search. You’ll get lots of keyword phrases.
Step 4: Check for competition
Download the keywords in csv format, then copy and paste the each keyword, one by one to Google search box. Make sure you put quotes around each keyword. For example “Feeding Bearded Dragon”. Then press search. If that phrase returns less than 10,000 results, less than 1,000 is possible, that is a good keyword.
Step 5: Send traffic using Hubpages or EzineArticles.
There are lots of outdated resources stated that to get search engine traffic, you need to create a blog or website which is SE optimized. While that fact is true, it could take months, perhaps years to get traffic that way. Even if your website get good ranking in a few weeks, it would easily be dominated by other websites.
The best way to get targeted, qualified traffic to your website or affiliate link, is by using article directories like EzineArticles, Squidoo, Hubpages or eHow. These websites have been online for years, provide good content and search-engine friendly. So without doubt, if you post articles to these websites, you will get traffic around seven days.
The key is provide high quality articles and not high in quantity. The higher its quality, the more Google loves your article and the easier it would convert into sales.
Step 6: For long term – create your own blog and grow your own list.
Mailing list is the most powerful asset that every online marketers must have. Even in the real world, people would buy from anyone they trust. By growing a list, you can increase the sales rate up to 10% compared to 2% of less without it. Some people like to think twice and delay before buying something. It is important that you remind them about the products a few times. Based on research, people would buy a product after seven follow-ups.