How To Choose A Good ClickBank Product To Promote

How To Choose Which Clickbank Product to promote

Trying to decide on which Clickbank Product you should promote as an affiliate marketer can be difficult with so many options, so this hub will attempt to help narrow down the field for you.

I'll go over some of the things that you need to know to make money with clickbank and also go over so other tips for affiliate marketing and internet marketing to help boost your income.

Start making extra money online by promoting Clickbank products
Start making extra money online by promoting Clickbank products

Let's Look At Gravity & Commission first

With thousands of products to choose from, how do you know which is the best Clickbank product to promote and that will perform the best for you?

Here are some tips that I use to help me choose a good Clickbank product to become an affiliate for.

1. Gravity

Gravity would have to be the first factor I look for when deciding on a product. Gravity tells us roughly how many other people are making sales with the product. The higher the number, the more people are selling it.

So does a high gravity product mean you should automatically choose it?

... Sometimes ... Depends.

While I realise that's a little vague there are a number of other factors that you will need to consider before choosing your product.

Most of the products I choose have a gravity of over 40. I rarely promote new products because I just don't know if they are going to be winners or not.

Be careful about choosing products with gravity over 100. This means you have a lot of competition and it'll be harder to stand out from the crowd.

2. Commission

The next thing I look at is how much money I am going to make per sale. I like anything over $20, but preferably closer to $30.

This means that any money or time I spend promoting the product is worth my time.

Whether you choose ppc or other free methods of promotion, factoring in hours or work to just make $10 per sale is usually not cost effective unless you think you can sell hundreds of that product.

I would rather spend less time to make more money.

How To Choose The Best Clickbank Product to Promote

If you are really serious about choosing the best product from Clickbank to promote then you are going to have to think outside the box a bit and NOT do what every other affiliate out there is doing.

Let's take for example one of the highest gravity products on Clickbank right now - Fat Loss 4 Idiots.

Do a search for the product name in Google and you are going to get THOUSANDS of results. That's WAAAAY to many to try and compete with.

So should you ignore the product altogether?

Well not necessarily because it's possible to still make money promoting it. But you have to be different than 99% of the other affiliates out there.

In fact, did you know that some of the most successful affiliates for FL4I don't actually write reviews on the product or even weightloss or diet articles? Nup, they don't.

Instead they understand that the target market is probably women in their 30's so they write about OTHER things that that target audience might be interested in such as beauty, career, juggling motherhood etc AND THEN they have prominent FL4I ads in the sidebar of their blog or somewhere else on their sites that get's attention.

They are no longer competing in the highly competitive fat loss market - instead they are targeting the AUDIENCE directly who isn't even looking for that info but would probably be interested in it anyway - similar to the way that women's magazines work.

Therefore you can still choose the high gravity, best clickbank products but you need to get smart about it.

Getting Traffic

Obviously no matter whether you are promoting a Clickbank product or your own product - the key is getting traffic to your site.

As mentioned you can either use paid for traffic (such as Adwords) or free traffic.

Some great free traffic ideas include:

  • article marketing e.g. ezinearticles
  • forum marketing
  • bum marketing
  • SEO
  • writing ebooks
  • eBay e.g. classified ads
  • social marketing e.g. facebook
  • using squidoo lens and hubpages (like this one)

And much more.

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Comments 65 comments

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livewithrichard 7 years ago from Charleston, SC

Hi Traceye, thank you for this information. I really haven't committed to promoting clickbank products as of yet. Didn't really know where to start. This information you posted is very much appreciated. I think I'll get started now that I know what gravity means...lol


bahman_vip 7 years ago from earth

thanks , very useful


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traceye 7 years ago from Australia Author

Your welcome. Glad you found it useful.


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Constant Cash 7 years ago from Bangkok, Thailand

Thanks mate, useful info you got out there, its always good to learn something new about Clickbank!


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Gennifer 7 years ago from Minsk, Belarus

nice hub! and quite helpful! ;)


dj tutorial 7 years ago

Thanks for this information, it's exactly what I was looking for. Would you share approximately how much you make with this strategy?


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traceye 7 years ago from Australia Author

Hi DJ,

It varies. Of course the more hubs you have the more chance you have of making sales, and hubpages ranks pretty well on it's own so it's pretty good.

Tracey


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ehern33 7 years ago

Very true and a lesson learned by trial and error. It isn't easy at all.


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online4income 7 years ago from Online, in search of income

I know clickbank looks an attractive option to make money but good products really have fierce competition.

Thanks for sharing this information on how to choose a product.


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rumbling 7 years ago from Sri Lanka

Thanks for some great advice on how to choose a product to promote in Click Bank , I have being making some money with Click bank but need to do some more research after reading your article


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Andrew0208 6 years ago from Zion

Thanks for sharing this helpful piece of information on chosing a good product(s) to promote from ClickBank. I use this free tool http://cbgraph.com to analize good products with detailed ClickBank product information for a better conversion rate.


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syawall23 6 years ago from INDONESIA

It's nice hub! Thanks for your sharing info...


ClickBank Team 6 years ago

Great Article, I would like to see more articles of this type, keep up the good work, thank you.

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lewgard 6 years ago from Southern Michigan

I often wondered what gravity was. I personally find it hard to make much with Clickbank. To me many items seem a bit, well, amatureish. Maybe it's just my niche.


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Doberman Training 6 years ago

nice... at the moment i'm still not able to sell anything.. but i'll try to follow your suggestion


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emilybrooks 6 years ago from Chicago, US

Finding which products to promote has been my biggest challenge. This hub was really helpful. Thanks for the great info!


Ariel 6 years ago

Hi Traceye, the information you shared is really going to help me. Grateful to you.

Cheers,

Ariel.


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mse 6 years ago from texas

Clickbank is a great place to start in your efforts to make money from home. With some creative bum marketing and hard work, you can make some money.


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Steven Downward 6 years ago from Salmon Arm, BC

Nice Hub. This is something that a lot of people need to learn about. It is something that I am not an expert at but I know a thing or two and I still learned from this hub.

Thanks

Steve


AUGUSTO 6 years ago

THANKS FOR THE INFORMATIVE WRITE UP. I HAVE BEEN TRYING MY LUCK IN THE E-BUSINESS FOR ALMOST 7 MONTHS NOW BUT SO FAR, I HAVE YET TO MAKE A SINGLE CENT.


Jessicali Money4U 6 years ago

HI - just starting out on the affiliate marketing route - good information thanks


Troy 6 years ago

Great information on clickbank, I look forward to reading more of your writings.


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protrader 6 years ago

Brilliant Hub here, thanks and by the way found it by searching "best gravity on clickbank"... Came right up on top of page one. Wishing you continued success!


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traceye 6 years ago from Australia Author

@ Protrader

Thanks so much! :)


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Rismayanti 6 years ago from Tropical Island

thank you for share a usefull tips


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MartyWare 6 years ago from New South Wales Australia

Thanks for the cool article. I have been looking into clickbank,,,and I hope to take it further. Thanks for agian.

Marty Ware

The SEO DAD & the creator of the Hubpages Tribe.


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ChrisCobb 6 years ago from UK

Good advice and a very useful hub. ClickBank is my favourite affiliate network by far and I've made a lot of money promoting their products. I think it's one of the best ways to start out because you can make money without even having to bother with your own product, or even a website.


Debasish Chatterjee 6 years ago

This is a very good article and informative to those,who are beginners in affiliate marketing.I like these type of article very much


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Online Earning 6 years ago from Canada

Very good information...Thanks for the time and effort for helping other hubbers!


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darrenston 6 years ago from MD

relly cool hub i love it i need help on my hub and promoting clickbank i still dont get it will you work with me.


rashmi 6 years ago

very informative

thanks


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ReggieD06 6 years ago

Excellent information Traceye. Thank you.


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bwaldo1@gmail.com 6 years ago

thanks I always wondered if you use the Gravity that is really high like over 500 do you have much chance of competing with all the other people pushing these products?


SomeGuy420 6 years ago

Useful info, nice hub :)


smoothy 5 years ago

Good article. Someone mentioned that you can advertise your clickbank products on usafreeads. I signed up but you can't post any links to websites in your ad unless you upgrade to premium membership.

Has anyone here upgraded to premium membership on usafreeads? Is it a good way of getting sales?


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traceye 5 years ago from Australia Author

Hey Smoothy,

I never got any sales with usafreeads so I personally wouldn't bother with a premium membership.

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st lucia for sale 5 years ago from St Lucia

Really useful hub, very nicely written. Thanks


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quuenieproac 5 years ago from Malaysia

Am going to open account with clickbank , just starting in affiliate marketing. Thanks so much, grateful to learn from you.


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loeshay 5 years ago

Liked your hub a lot. I have started with clickbank and find it highly interesting content you wrote here. Great!


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onlinecashdigest 5 years ago from Manila, Philippines

Thanks for these tips! Especially on your tip on writing about a different topic then put ads about the product your promoting on other parts of your site! More power to you!


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amitdpawar2 5 years ago

Thanks...!!

I am new to ONline business ...

its very helpful..


Kal 5 years ago

This is a very good article. No wonder why is this in the first pages in google. Thanks for the info.


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smelloftruth 5 years ago

Useful info for beginners and intermediate marketers.


jjsundar 5 years ago

A well written article


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Glemoh101 5 years ago

Thanks for your great information , i can add other tips in choosing the best clickbank product:

1- choose product have exit splash

2- choose products offering free product( this attract emails of customers and send them later)


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AllenWu 5 years ago from United States

Great article, what is an specific example of a good product to promote?


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traceye 5 years ago from Australia Author

I find that health niches and green energy niches work well. :)


deepakkumaarr 5 years ago

How much you are earning using click bank ?


woody 5 years ago

It's interesting reading everyones comments and helps to give me ideas on promoting my clickbank product. There are so many great products to promote on clickbank but I do think some are a bit nasty! I always purchase the product first so I can give it a true review and will only promote something that is as good as it is promised to be. I don't think I could sleep at night deliberately ripping people off like so many click bank promoters do! sorry..


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writing4action 5 years ago

Clickbank does pay more than Adsense when you know how to target the ads really well, this happens because the sales pages are more attractive and the advertiser or merchant in this case makes less money per sale.


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MarleneWheeler 5 years ago

Hi Traceye. I knew 80% of what you just mentioned, but the 20% I didn't know, well...that was certainly another eye opener. Thank you once again. What is Bum Marketing?


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traceye 5 years ago from Australia Author

Hi Marlene, glad I could help. Bum marketing is a form of article marketing for those that don't have a website. It's basically putting your affiliate links directly into the article rather than sending them to a website. So named because any bum can do it LOL!


Danielle @ Clickbank Auto Profits 5 years ago

Thanks for clearing up the mystery that seems to surround gravity. This is a really nice reference when shopping the marketplace for the best thing to promote. Thanks!


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Casey Strouse 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

Also, choose products that don't have a lot of bad reviews online.


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Matt Jackson 4 years ago from UK

Good ClickBank tips - I'm predominantly a writer and marketer and one of the things I struggle with is even deciding which niche to head down sometimes.


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punamdharkar 4 years ago from India

Thanks. Reiterates a few familiar concepts.


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smilingjimdickson 4 years ago from Too close to the moon

Hey Traceye, sounds like there might be something here for me, I'll need to take it further. Thanks!!!


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Nikki D. Felder 4 years ago from Castle Hayne, N.C.

I agree with the gravity standard. What I now promote from Clickbank is a product that actually works. The gravity is undoubtedly low, but I'm a pleased customer and pleased customers beget new customers. Thank you,

Nikki D. Felder


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CJamesIII 4 years ago from Minneapolis, MN

I was shocked to learn that buildmyrank.com charges at least $59/month. That is ridiculous! Let's promote ways to build backlinks that are free or at least under $5.


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martysowhat 4 years ago from Illinois

That was really helpful. Thanks do much!


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IndikaT 4 years ago from Kandy,Sri Lanka

That was really helpful to me. The exact information I was looking for. Thank you for sharing.


i4u 4 years ago

Will definitely try it out. Good points to consider.

Clickbank really pays good commission than other sites so it better to do some experiments with it anyway.

Voted up for the info.


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rumintasari 3 years ago from Sleman

Haven't really put attention on CB products recently since too many crap products there. Maybe I should check them again now. Thanks and voted!


Aaron 3 years ago

Just got my check in the mail from Clickbank yesterday. I’ll admit that all my commissions come from sites that have a gravity of 10 or less. Matter of fact one of my most successful ones has a gravity of 8.49 (probably most of my sales). The thing I learned a long time ago is that if you promote a product that has been hammered all over the place your less likely to get a sale. If you promote a Clickbank product that not many people promote then your basically opening the doors for greater sales. Not only that, if you decide to do PPC then your competition will be low, as well as, your CPC. Some ads I run I’m only paying .05- .10 a click. That helps when you getting a 22-25% conversion.

My advice is to take some time to really go through a lot of those sites that hardly anyone looks at cause of low gravity. Find some goods ones with a great landing pages (videos do well for me). If it appeals to you the least little bit, then I’m sure others will feel the same and spend the money. Also, I try to stay away from the sites that have landing pages a mile long…………. If you wouldn’t read all that crap, neither will they. Just a tip!

Remember, low gravity, means low competition, just be sure you pick the right product to promote and start cashing in those initial sales.

Cheers!


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Jtstretch1217 3 years ago from Virginia

Just make sure your product works greatly. Promote a product you would buy or have bought and you will see your results skyrocket. If you are interested and informative in promoting the product you should see huge amounts of success. Watch out for refunds of bad programs, as ClickBank will get rid of you.

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