Affiliate marketing is a viable way to make good income from commissions earned after selling products and services on behalf of a business. Many people have gone on to make impressive incomes from this activity having started from pretty humble beginnings. For the novice who wishes to get into affiliate marketing knowing where to start can be very challenging. Clickbank may just be your launch pad into this career if you are interested in dealing with information products.
As one of the biggest information product marketplaces online Clickbank has proved to be a great affiliate marketing platform even for the novices in the trade. Clickbank deals in the purchase and sale of more than 30,000 information products. You can work on Clickbank as either a vendor or an affiliate. As an affiliate you will be required to sell the informational products that the vendors have created.
For the topic of discussion at hand we will consider what it takes to be an affiliate marketer on Clickbank. To start off you will have to register or sign up. Much like what happens in other websites you will be required to choose an ID that you will use every time you log in. with this ID in place you can now access the Clickbank marketplace and sample the products which you can sell. Clickbank have arranged the marketplace in categories of products which makes it easy for you to select that which you feel most likely to sell. You can choose a single item or several.
Having selected the product(s) the next step will be to acquire a ‘Hoplink’ that will be used to direct prospective customers to the relevant vendor sales page. The ‘Hoplink’ takes the form of a HTML code which is only produced after your user ID is entered into a requisite form. Since each product that you want to sell has its own ‘Hoplink’ you may end up with quite a number. Clickbank affiliates usually file these hoplinks, sales page links, and product information for easy reference. To sell the Clickbank products that you have selected you just need to have the hoplinks input to the sales material.
Being a vendor is not difficult either. You just need to have a product and pay an amount to have it listed on the marketplace. Before the product is sold it has to be Clickbank approved.