What Clickbank is not, is an online banking system. What it is in reality is a database that actually contains thousands upon thousands of different digital products that are then sold by what are called Clickbank publishers and their products are promoted by what are called Clickbank affiliate marketers. In return for the products being promoted the affiliates will receive some sort of commission for any sale of the products they were promoting and redirecting traffic for.
There are a variety of different ways in which Clickbanks can be promoted and one of those ways is to promote them via social networks, blogs and forums. Before a person begins to promote Clickbank products they should find a Clickbank marketplace and go through the different products offered and choose a product or product that they like and feel comfortable in promoting.
After the product or products have been decided upon then the person will need to create what are called affiliate hoplinks for all of the products they have chosen. These hoplinks can then be put on whatever social networks, blogs or forums that a person is associated with.
If Squidoo is a site you are using you will need to set up what is called a Squidoo Lens for each of the products that you want to promote. You can do this by adding any article you want or by writing up reviews of the products that are being promoted. When writing these articles or reviews you need to make sure that you include as many keywords that deal with the product as well as affiliate links spread through the entire article. These are best if they are the hoplinks which will allow the person to click on them and be transported where they can read more about the product.
If you are using a place like Myspace you just register as a member and then send out notices to all of your friends you may have on Myspace about these Clickbank products making sure that you have your affiliate link included in your short writing or notice. Only do this with people who are really your friends and not just anyone because this then becomes spam.
You can also make up your own free blog and use it entirely to promote your Clickbank products and devote the blog to reviewing the different products. Your blog posts can be solely informational articles with affiliate links in them, or they can be reviews or testimonials of those who have used the products you are trying to promote.
Another thing you can do is search different forums that seem to promote similar Clickbank products. This way no one on the forum is going to be offended by you posting your own Clickbank products and affiliate links on the forum since this is something they are accustomed to.
When you send out emails to family and friends or even to those you don't know all that well, make sure that you include your affiliate links in your email signature. This is not considered spam and a lot of times people will be curious about these links and click on them without you having to do or say anything that looks like you are promoting products.