You probably blog just because it’s fun. But wouldn’t it be great if you could get paid for your hard work? If you have an established audience, you can make extra income by pointing your readers towards products they’ll enjoy. Thousands of bloggers just like you are already earning valuable sales commissions as ClickBank affiliates–and you can do it too.
Have you heard stories about bloggers who made millions from their blogs and wondered how they did it?
If you’re like most bloggers, you write your posts simply because you enjoy it. You get satisfaction from sharing your insights and inspiration with others. As you see your page views and unique visitors creep up slowly over time, you feel good knowing that so many other people are coming back to read your new posts.
That sense of satisfaction is enough. It’s all you ever really wanted from your blog in the first place.
But have you ever wondered what it would be like to be one of those people who actually earns money from their blog? Well, earning money from your blog isn’t as tough as you think.
In fact, thousands of people already earn money from their blogs by joining affiliate programs.
What’s an affiliate program? It’s simple, really. Affiliates promote vendors’ products on their websites. When someone buys a product after clicking a link on your site, you–the affiliate–get paid a sales commission.
It’s a great way to earn a second income from something you’re already doing. And because you can pick products that will interest your readers, becoming a ClickBank affiliate can help you grow your audience as well.
Your Readers Value Your Opinion
People come to blog because they want to hear what you have to say. They enjoy reading your ideas… hearing your opinions… sharing in your triumphs and struggles. Your readers likely consider you a trusted friend–even if you’ve never actually met them offline.
And because you’re a trusted friend, your readers value your opinion about products and services they might like to try.
Think about your own everyday conversations with your own friends. If you eat at a great restaurant or see a great movie or buy a great gadget or find a fabulous deal, you don’t hesitate to tell them about it. In fact, you’re probably excited to share your news–and they’re excited to hear it.
Affiliate marketing works the same way–just online. You tell your blog readers about valuable information products that you think they might enjoy. These products are usually e-books, how-to guides, lessons, video tutorials, or other things that can be purchased and downloaded directly from the Internet.
For example, if you write a blog about your pets, you might want to promote a set of video lessons on dog training. If you’re a mommy blogger or a daddy blogger, you might promote e-books on parenting techniques or how to teach your child to read. If you blog about raising urban chickens, maybe your readers would like directions for how to build a chicken coop. With tens of thousands of information products in our library, we can almost guarantee that you’ll find at least one–and probably many dozens–of products that will appeal to your readers, no matter what the topic of your blog is.
When your readers take your advice and buy one of those products–you’ll get paid a sales commission. It’s a fast, easy way to make a little extra money while helping your readers learn something new.
Don't Irritate Your Readers, Inform Them!
Some bloggers try to monetize their blogs by joining advertising programs like Google AdSense. You may even have tried AdSense yourself.
But most bloggers who try these programs find that they never really live up to their expectations. Worse yet, sometimes the ads turn off their readers.
Readers find intrusive ads irritating. But if your ads aren’t intrusive, no one will click on them. That leaves bloggers with a Catch-22: you need readers to make money from your ads, but running ads can reduce the size of your audience.
We have a better way.
As an affiliate, you won’t be simply advertising products–you’ll be recommending products that you think your readers will enjoy. Instead of annoying them with ads, you’ll be informing them about books and information that they’ll find valuable. In an affiliate’s blog, promoted products aren’t irritating–they’re an integral piece of the content. In fact, you may find that you have readers who are interested in your blog just because of the promotions you’re running.
The end result is increasing page views, increasing earnings, and increasing satisfaction–for both you and your readers.
With Affiliate Marketing, You're in Control
With most advertising programs, the advertising network has all of the control. They control which ads appear on your site, and they control how much money you make. In fact, with programs like AdSense, you won’t have any idea how much money you’re going to make until after the fact. Even worse, you’re actually prohibited from encouraging your readers to click on ads to try to increase your earnings. And when you receive reports, it’s tough to figure out which ads are earning you the most money and which you might like to block.
But as a ClickBank affiliate, you’ll have the control. You’ll decide which products to promote on your site. You’ll be able to cherry pick the offers that would appeal to your readers–and the ones that pay the highest commissions. We even give you details about past sales from various offers, so you can see how they’ve performed.
And we encourage you to promote the products you choose to advertise. We know that word of mouth is the most effective form of advertising, so we want you to encourage your readers to try the products you’re advertising. And because we pay for actual product sales–not clicks or impressions–our program doesn’t have nearly as many rules and regulations as you find in advertising programs.
After those sales occur, we’ll pay you right away! In fact, weekly payments and direct deposit are both available. We’ll combine all your earnings from your various promotions into one check. In addition, we’ll give you highly detailed reports so that you can see which promotions were successful and which didn’t do as well as you might have liked.
With all that information at your fingertips, you’ll be able to improve your sales over time, so that your blog will become an increasingly valuable income stream.
Earn Commissions Up to 75%!Did you know that over 80 percent of bloggers never earn even $100 from their blogs? It's true.
But we think that’s a shame. Especially when it’s so easy to start earning money–significant money–from your blog.
Here at ClickBank, we pay some of the highest commissions of any affiliate marketing program. Every ClickBank product has a commission rate that is set by the vendor—up to 75%. When you drive a sale to that product, ClickBank processes the sale, applies its charges, then calculates the commission rate based on the remaining net sale amount.
Let’s look at the math for minute. If you promote a $19 product that pays 75% commissions, you’ll earn $12.43 every time someone buys. If you promote a $50 product that pays 75% commissions, you’ll earn $33.93 every time someone buys. If you promote a $20 subscription that earns a recurring 75% commission every month, you’ll earn $13.51 per month for every one of your readers who subscribes to that offer for as long as they subscribe.
With numbers like that, it’s easy to see how your commissions can rack up quickly. Of course, not every product pays a 75% commission. But even if you choose to promote products with 25% or 50% commissions, it doesn’t take very many sales to put a significant chunk of change in your pocket.
A Get-Rich-Slow Plan
We’re not going to lie to you. You’re probably not going to earn millions or even thousands of dollars your first month as an affiliate. We do have a few ClickBank affiliates who have quit their regular jobs and earn a full-time income from their affiliate activities—but they’re the exception, not the rule.
However, we have thousands of affiliates who get significant checks every month. And many of them are gradually but consistently increasing their earnings. These folks understand that anything worth doing takes time.
But getting started is incredibly easy.
Ready to Get Started?
We process more than 35,000 transactions across more than 190 countries every day.
All that experience has given us a wealth of information about what helps affiliates succeed. We’ve developed a guide to help you get started –”Monetize Your Blog with ClickBank”. And it’s free!
Here’s some of what you can expect to learn:
- A simple step-by-step plan get you started making money as an affiliate–quickly.
- The secrets that allows you to monetize your audience effectively while also building even better relationships with them.
- How to find the right products to promote products that fit your audience’s needs and that you can stand behind.
Sounds Pretty Good, Right? But Wait…This guide isn’t for everyone. Seriously.
DON'T download our free Monetize Your Blog with ClickBank Guide if:
- You're not willing to spend a few minutes a month promoting products that you think your readers would love.
- You already earn a six-figure income from your blog. (Congratulations! You're one of a very few!)
- You're too afraid to try something new—even if it means earning a little money from your blog and alerting your readers to special offers they would enjoy.
- You’re looking for a way to get rich quick—not for a second income stream that might one day get you rich slowly.
- You have no interest in earning money from your blog—even if getting started cost you nothing and required only a few minutes of your time.
But if you are ready and this sounds like the business model for you, then stop wasting time.
This guide will give you everything you need to get rolling immediately.
P.S. We know you have a lot of affiliate programs to choose from. Only ClickBank lets you choose from tens of thousands of products that aren’t listed with other networks and pays commissions as high as 75%! And with ClickBank you can promote products anywhere in the world. Our catalog of products includes materials in English, Spanish, French, Portugese, Italian and German, and we process payments in over 30 different currencies.
P.P.S. Downloading the free Monetize Your Blog with ClickBank Guide doesn’t put you under any obligation to sign up with us. Really! It’s just free information on how to use affiliate marketing to fund your blog. But if you do choose to sign up with ClickBank today, you could receive your first check next week!