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Clickbank - The First Step To Becoming An Affiliate Marketer

Mar 23, 2008
Do you dream of a great lifestyle that you see others have by being Affiliate Marketers on the Internet? Have you ever wondered how they did it? It's really not that difficult to learn.

Many Affiliate Marketers look for various ways to promote products on the Internet. None of them have the great advantages that Clickbank does. One of them is that there are no products to handle. Therefore, from your standpoint as an affiliate marketer, you do not have to have any physical products, and it makes it very, very easy. You do not need a shopping cart to take payments because Clickbank handles that for you.

Clickbank also tracks all of your sales. They give you a very good history on everything that you have sold, to whom you sold to and what products you sold. You can actually put tracking numbers on your ads so you can track them back to the actual ads that were clicked on to make the sale. The biggest advantage of Clickbank is that they have a very good pay per sale. It is higher than most products, because they are digital. There is not a whole lot of overhead, so there is a higher percentage commission per sale.

Now, the disadvantage to using Clickbank is that since it is very easy to use and to get started, it is extremely competitive. There are many people selling and promoting Clickbank products. We do not say that to scare people off, we just want you to know what you are going to get into and the idea is to look for niches where you can take advantage of Clickbank's opportunities.

Special skills are not required - anyone can follow this simple, common sense approach to making money with Clickbank. Do you remember what it was like to learn something as you were growing up, such as riding a bicycle? You did not just get on the bicycle and start riding it, you had to practice and practice until it became second nature. If you use that same process here, you are well on your way to success. By practicing and having the right information and access to the Internet, you too can be on your way to making money as a Clickbank Affiliate Marketer.

Promoting Clickbank products involves just picking a product and setting up a Pay Per Click ad. These ads, also called "sponsored link" or "sponsored ads" appear next to or above the "natural" or "organic" results when someone types in a keyword query. The promotion process involves matching the advertiser's keyword list to the advertiser's ad that is shown.

Pay per click (PPC) is used on search engines, advertising networks, and content websites/blogs. Advertisers only pay when a user actually clicks on an ad to visit the advertiser's website. Advertisers bid on keywords they predict their target market will use as search terms when they are looking for a product or service. Pay Per Click ads are also used for content network websites, such as Google AdSense and Yahoo! Publisher Network. These ads appear as relevant content of the page on which they appear and no search function is required.

So you have the basics here using Clickbank and becoming an Affiliate Marketer. Some additional skills that you will need to learn as you increase your knowledge of affiliate marketing are "list building, "designing and building landing pages", "writing articles", "developing personal websites", and "blogs". As you broaden your affiliate marketing skill base, you will find these additional ways are proven for helping affiliates to make money. Again, if you follow the adage of practice, practice, practice, and then practice some more, you will be well own your way to Internet Affiliate Marketing Success and the lifestyle you are dreaming of.
About the Author
Ann Moss is a professional Clickbank coach for Mastermind Pros Success School, a leader in online training. You can learn more about how to get started making money with affiliate marketing using Clickbank by reading the Clickbank Money Reaper eBook.
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