In case you don't know what Clickbank is, it's a database that holds literally thousands of different kinds of digital products that are sold by different Clickbank publishers. These publishers will then rely upon the work done by affiliate marketers. The affiliates promote the products and then if a successful sale occurs they will receive a certain amount of commission from the sale of the different products. Here are a few ideas on how to promote these products for you to be successful with your affiliate venture.
The first thing you need to do and the simplest thing is to decide which Clickbank product or products you want to promote. You can do this by going to what is called the Clickbank Marketplace and then choose the items that you think might be of interest to your visitors.
You will then click the button under the product that says “create hoplink” this is what will create your affiliate link that you will need when you start promoting the product. Once you have this you should start creating a list of keywords by using a keyword tool like WordTracker or Google Adwords Keyword Tool. These will help you do research on favorite keywords and key phrases.
Once you have your list of keywords you should choose the best two to four words off of this list and then you can start writing a series of five to ten short articles that are about 400 to 500 words in length. These articles should be based upon the keywords that you have chosen. The articles can be informative, very serious or they can even be humorous. It just depends upon what you are trying to get across to the reader. However, never make the article look like it is promoting a product or that it is a direct sales pitch.
Once you have your articles are written you should submit them to several different places. A couple of popular places where people submit their articles would be EzineArticles and GoArticles. When you do submit your articles make sure that you have a way of notating your resources, one way would be if they offer a biography box for the author on their site.
This resource listing or biography box should be a couple of short sentences about yourself as well as a little tiny bit about the Clickbank product you are trying to promote which should also contain that hoplink that you were given when you chose your product. This hoplink should only be used in this manner and do not include it in the article itself.
You can also promote your products by using social sites, blogs and forums as long as you do so tastefully and tactfully. You can join a variety of different social sites and create profiles for each one and then include all of your important information with hoplinks in that information so that people will see it whenever they check your profile.
You can then send out bulletins out to all of your friends and let them know about your social network and take that opportunity to include your affiliate link and write a short piece about the product that you are promoting. It can either be a review or a testimonial whichever serves your purpose better.
Another thing you can do is set up a free blog account that is totally dedicated to the Clickbank products that you are going to promote. If it's your own blog, you can pretty much include anything you want like product reviews, articles that are informational or even testimonials of other people. Even on a blog though, your articles should contain good keywords that relate to the product you are promoting.
If you join a forum or several forums make sure that they somehow have some sort of relationship with the product or products you are trying to promote. For example if you are promoting an acne product you might want to join a forum about skin care.
With forums you should never put any of your affiliate links within your post but wait to do so when you put in your signature. It's OK and acceptable with most forums for a person to have a link within their signature, but only there.
Note: There might be some sites that won't let you put your affiliate link in your bio box or info section so you might want to make sure that you have your own site that has its own domain name and then when they click on that you will be able to present them with links to your affiliate products.