Congratulations, you’ve decided that this is the business for you. You’ve signed up to be a ClickBank affiliate and you’re all set to go, now how to find the best products to promote.
Within the ClickBank website there is the ClickBank marketplace where all the available products are listed. This listing is updated regularly each evening.
When you search the marketplace listings you can search through several categories such as Business-to-Business or Fun and Entertainment. Each category has subtitles like Web Design or Psychics. You can narrow down your searches with key words. You’ve now got a long list of products available, which is sorted by popularity. For each listing there is a percentage shown, which is the amount of commission you would receive for selling that particular item. For your own sake you want to try to stick with products that have a commission rate of at least twenty-five percent. Commission payouts run from one cent up to one hundred dollars.
Check out the various products available and find the types of products you are interested in promoting. The high ranked products are popular but that also means there are a lot of people promoting them. You may want to try some of the lower ranked products as there are less people selling those same products. However, you still want to try to stick to products that offer you a reasonable commission. Try to keep to products where your commission is at least twenty-five percent.
Read over their sale pages well, read them as if you were the one looking to buy. Would the ad impress you? Does it give you enough information? Would it make you want to buy the product? Is it clear what type of customer service is offered? If the answer is yes, you’ve got a good product to try. If the ad leaves you cold it will probably do the same to people you refer to the site.
While you are checking over the product pages there are things you need to watch for that can reduce your chances of making a sale even when you have a really good product.
Is the ad crowded with far too many links diverting your attention from the product and getting to the order page? Do you see offers for free reports or sign ups for a mailing list? These are ways that a vendor can develop a list of leads to follow up on later stopping you from receiving a commission. Is there a clear link that would send your customer to a page where he or she could sign up to become an affiliate? There goes your commission as they could then just purchase the product for themselves. Are there several different payment options listed or does the site use a pop-up when the customer exits that takes them to a place where they can make a sale that doesn’t use ClickBank? Either of these will put you in a position where you will not receive the commission.
Bottom line, there is nothing stopping you from still using this product but you may want to recommend changes the vendor that he can make that will still get him sales but protect your commission.