Before we begin, please check out my previous post, Clickbank Affiliate Marketing, if you haven’t already. Thanks!
How to Make Money With Clickbank…
When it comes to making money with Clickbank, it’s the little victories. And I just had a few of those. In this “How to Make Money With Clickbank” guide, I’ll show you how I did it.
Let’s be honest…
A $26 commission is pretty exciting. For many of us, that likely represents our very first money made online. In fact, that’s EXACTLY how much my very first affiliate commission back in 2008 was for. Pretty sweet.
I remember the feeling well.
But it fades, amigo.
And the more success you’re able to enjoy online, the more success you crave. Honestly, $26 commissions are still kinda nice, but whenever I make one these days… I simply focus on when my next one’s a’comin’.
Here are my Clickbank affiliate marketing results from my previous blog post…
I’ve been having pretty horrific health issues (peptic ulcer) all week… I’ve done zero work.
This is my first break from the agony, so just know that those results did not come from my proposed source.
They won’t necessarily be passive in nature, though that last post of mine (on THIS site) is getting some pretty good organic search traffic, so never say never…
But the point is, the way that I made that money on Clickbank was through a combination of blogging and email marketing… not just one or the other.
And I did it on this, obviously an IM niche, site.
Do with that what you will.
But the bottom line is that I made money. Where it did or didn’t come from doesn’t make it any less spendable, kimosabe. So I call it a victory.
And if you want to earn Clickbank affiliate commissions the way that I just did, then I’m certainly happy to highlight my process…
How to Make Money With Clickbank Affiliate Marketing:
In order to replicate (or surpass) my results, you’ll need a few key things…
- A self-hosted blog
- An autoresponder service
- An active Clickbank account (duh)
- An ever-growing email list
- Time, patience, and consistent effort
“Well, Lee… It’s Been Fun, But I’m Effing OUTTA Here!”
Cool. Peace out, girl scout.
Those of you who aren’t willing to work to earn your living are basically just lottery-players. You’re hoping for that magic button that will lead you to the riches with little to no intervention on your part.
People who feel this way don’t belong in my industry, where those of us who do enjoy our success have sacrificed so much (I lost my family… and apparently developed an ulcer) to make this happen. Y’all push-button pushin’ mofos can bounce, and never come back.
If you’re still reading this, then I’m gonna assume that you’re someone who’s willing to roll up your sleeves and create YOUR OWN magic button.
So it’s really simple. It’s not EASY, mind you. But it’s simple.
All you’ve gotta do is practice the fundamentals repeatedly.
Heck, there’s a part of me that doesn’t even wanna do my review site… and that just wants to make LeeMurray.com not just my PRIMARY focus… but my SOLE focus.
Just to see HOW FREAKIN’ BIG I CAN MAKE IT.
And that’s because I very, very strongly believe in the power of practicing the fundamentals on a daily basis… and kinda putting all your eggs in one basket until each of those eggs spits out $100 bills over and over again.
Damn, that metaphor broke down fast! 🙂
But I digress…
If you really want this… if you really want to make money with Clickbank (or any other affiliate platform, for that matter) on a full-time basis, then here is my advice…
Create a niche blog and marry that bitch.
If you want to make life REALLY easy, then make MMO (make money online) your niche.
Build your list with either small product launches on WarriorPlus or JVZoo… OR via bonus spot offers on the download pages of other vendors’ offers… or via a lead magnet on a squeeze page… OR all of the above.
As you’re doing this, create rad new blog posts (like this one) and monetize the motherhuggin’ piss out of ’em. I’ll share some monetization tips with you shortly.
But first, I thought I’d share a “How to Make Money With Clickbank” video with you, just because we’re cool like that, baby 🙂 …
So I’ve got no skin in the game where this particular method is concerned… but it seems pretty cool, so I thought I’d share. Seems like a pretty honest approach, really. You simply find popular YouTube channels in the niche of the product you’re promoting, and ask them to drop your affiliate link in their description.
It’s not rocket gynecology.
What I think is pretty special about this concept is that, if you’re ambitious AF, you can really cover a vast multitude of products and niches. This can be scaled like freakin’ mad, it would seem. And if you REALLY think like a boss, you can outsource all of the communications to a trusted individual or team.
Seems solid to me. I may just have to give it a try.
When I do, however, I’ll do things just a liiiiitle bit differently. Pay attention…
- I’ll register a new domain and setup WordPress. The domain will be something super generic (not niche-focused) like Pleebex.com or some other made-up nonsense. 🙂
- I’ll install the “redirection” and/or “Pretty Link Lite” plugin.
- Making sure that my new site’s “Permalinks” structure is set to %postname%, I’ll create a new redirect (cloaked link) for each affiliate product. So for the “3 Week Diet” example, my link would be Pleebex.com/3-week-diet/. It will obviously redirect straight through to the affiliate offer.
- I’ll follow his traffic strategy.
- When one product really starts making good sales, I’ll create a squeeze page (Down and Dirty List Building style) and change my redirect link to lead ’em to my squeeze page. This way, I won’t have to contact these YouTubers to change any links.
- I’ll build out a sweet-ass funnel and capitalize passively… and long term.
- I’ll continue this process with other niches/products that are performing well.
Will I Really Make Money With Clickbank In This Way?
I dunno. Like I said, I’ve been very, very, very effing sick. In bed… horrible pain… horrible mood… zero concentration on anything other than the pain. It’s been the worst three weeks of my life.
But I’m on my third day of a juice fast. And I’m beginning to feel optimistic. The pain is subsiding radically, and I may just have to regroup and see where I’m at in terms of a business plan.
As I’m sure you know, one of the toughest things about marketing is not that nothing works… but rather, that too many things work! It can be very tough to see one thing through amid the excitement of the others, and so on.
I’ve got a few ideas. I need to formulate a more rock-solid plan.
Which I’ll most certainly do.
And I will reach my $1500 per week passive Clickbank affiliate income goal. I just will.
You’ll see, amigo.
You just will. 🙂
Please do leave me a comment below. Do you want to learn more about how to make money with Clickbank affiliate marketing? Are you already successful and wanna share a few tips with me and/or my readers? Please chime in!
Thanks and talk soon,
P.S. I know I promised to share monetization tips with you. Let’s do that in the next post. I’ve got some very yummy goodies lined up for you, including a more detailed view of how I intend to use THIS site to pull in even more great Clickbank commissions. Thanks!