Making money with clickbank - how clickbank makes money

Clickbank is a source of income for many people and a way to generate money from the internet, by making money from selling things on the net. Here on Hub Pages, we tend not to hear much about Clickbank, since the emphasis is mostly on Google Adsense, Amazon, eBay and Hub Ads Program. Which is a pity, since Clickbank can earn as much money as Adsense. But how many people really know about Clickbank? How does it work? What kind of payments can you expect? And how do you set up Clickbank to earn income from it?

Imagine going into a shopping mall and looking at the things that are for sale. Most people buy them by putting the stuff they want in a shopping cart and taking it to the cash till or check out and paying for it. On Clickbank, you are setting up a web page (it can be any kind of web page) where the product or products will be displayed, complete with photo, description and details, and of course the price. When the buyer comes along on your page and decides to buy, they click on the item in question and proceed to a check out where they process how they pay for it and presto, they receive it, usually via the internet or email. EBooks are sold over the net this way, as is music, and movies, and other items. So the products are Digital. Clickbank is easy to use and free to join. You will make money of up to 50% of what the item costs. It depends on what Clickbank set the price at. The beauty of Clickbank is that you can sell things that someone else wants sold - so you sell other people's goods and make a commission on each sale. Watch the videos below and learn how this Clickbank miracle works.

Clickbank Video

What is selling here? Well, some selling involves having to wear a funny suit and do a funny dance and hope that will help sell stuff. Or emailing people and phone calling people to get the to buy things. You do none of that with Clickbank. It is a lot easier.

Okay, so now you are discovering some weird things here. Yes, Clickbank does pay out more than Google Adsense. So why bother with Adsense! Clickbank sems to be a business model that Google ought to have invented, but Clickbank beat them to it. But just as you saw in the top video, there is a lot of Junk on Clickbank, so you have to watch out for that. Junk does not sell. Well chosen products that are in a niche that sells well - now that will make money. You notice that in Clickbank you have no $100 threshold to reach before you get paid. You will see that Clickbank pays more frequently, every two weeks as opposed to once a month with Google. Some people say that you can easily make £20 a day with Clickbank, something that would take a while to do with Amazon alone, or Google. Both those companies are fine for earning money online. But many people increasingly believe in not putting all your apples in one money-making basket. And that makes sense.

There are even people saying that Clickbank Ad Rotator (check this link to a hubber who will explain Ad Rotator in detail!) could be a future replacement to Adsense. I don't know if I agree, but Clickbank is a genuine way to generate online income. Again, watch these videos closely to discover why.

How to sign up for Clickbank

Okay, so by now, you know the difference between a Vendor and an Affiliate. These videos are really useful! We really learn from them. And I hope you are finding them easy to follow. This is the beauty of having a video Hub, you can make a few wee notes and just replay the video if you want to rehash some point or other.

What about that constant word we keep hearing - Niche? How do we get niche products, so we can make more from them? See the video below to find out how to pick a product and how the features on Clickbank work and how categories work. The products are boiled down to things like "Business to business", or "Home and family", or "Money and Employment" or the "Health and Fitness" category. There are many more, and then there are sub categories. You will notice that this is a bit similar to picking what kinds of ads you want to display on a hub page from ebay or Amazon or whoever. You pick the keyword, the category, the name or subject and that is what will display in your hub. This video shows how the pick is made in Clickbank. Watch this video to see how this works.

What are hoplinks? And is it true that they can be used on some or all websites or blogs or even Hub Pages? This is bizarre. Most people have never even heard of Hoplinks. Under some circumstances, hoplinks can be put on a hub page, although it is tricky.

Well, lets sort that out. Just check this video below - on Hoplinks and find out more. I guarantee you will learn something new today here. if you have not tried earning from Clickbank, you owe it to yourself to find out as much as possible about it, and if you like it - give it a try.

Find a product and create a Hoplink

There are many more videos that can be checked out for how to make a decent or excellent income from Clickbank. Other topics could include hot to setting up a Hoplink for putting into a blog or any website that accepts either such a link or html code link. Beware of the terms and conditions on some kinds of web pages about whether or not you can add hop links. Since a hoplink works similar to any hyperlink, most will allow you to do this. I am not so sure about Hub Pages as there have been new changes to affiliate links posted on hubs, and you should check with the terms and conditions first. Having your own domain and your own website frees you from any restrictions for selling Clickbank good on the web.

I hope that these videos help you discover more about Clickbank and realise that there are even more ways of generating an income from the Web than you previously thought. I wish you the best in your quest to make some income for yourself out there on the net. Let me know how you get on and in the meantime, leave a comment below and also please rate this hub if you think it has helped in some way.

I want to thank Allie 8020 for the inspiration for creating this and the Google Adsense Video hub.

Why not join the growing community of writers here on Hub Pages? Register and join for free, and even use your Hubs to generate income for yourself. Use the tips even from some of these hubs themselves!

Text (c) 2010, 2011, 2012 Cheeky Girl. Videos are copyright of their respective owners.


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watcher by night 6 years ago

Thanks very much for putting together a Hub on this! I had not heard about it before... but after reading your article, my eyes were replaced with two little dollar signs (hee he). Must watch the videos now...


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello watcher by night: wow, you never heard of Clickbank. Well they are just the ticket for anyone looking to make money probably quicker than through Adsense. You don't need your own products to make money, you can sell other people's digital goods. Clickbank pay every 2 weeks instead of once a month like Google. Yup, I know that little dollar sign thing alright! Enjoy the videos! Thanks for the comments!


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Darlene Sabella 6 years ago from Hello, my name is Toast and Jam, I live in the forest with my dog named Sam ...

Hello my dear friend Cheeky girl, I do miss you and I am so sorry it is taking me so much time to respond, I am in the mist of helping my very sick daughter and for some reason it has knocked me out of the writing mode, I do love this hub, it seems hard for me to get this, I don't know why but I am trying. Love you, thumbs up, rah rah....awesome and useful


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Darlene: oh, I am sorry to hear about your daughter. I hope that she gets well soon and that things will be okay. It's really okay! Thanks for letting me know. That's sweet of you!

As for the Clickbank, it is quite a system they have and it takes a bit of getting used to. That's kind of why I did this hub. I figured the videos are easier to follow. They can be replayed. And there are more of them on Youtube as well. The hoplinks I mentioned in the hub are a great way to sell things and make a good income too, and I am getting into this big time. Thanks for the comments, as always! Love ya! Take care, moi friend! : )


TattoGuy 6 years ago

Read this last night just before bed but was too tired to leave a comment. I cud never really master clickbank so methinks I will just try and master adsense, anyways great hub, you get better ya clever lil thing ; ) xoxo


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Art, Thanks for the comments. Clickbank is not as well known, so I understand. Adsense is worth it because we all use it or register with it, and its so universal on the net. Ur making me blush, Cap'n, with your glowing comment! You know how to make a girl blush! Hehe! Cheers! XOXOX


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katiem2 6 years ago from I'm outta here

Very interesting hub, I will def bookmark it and come back to review a video guide to making money from clickbank. I do want to learn more about clickbank. Thanks for putting this together great resource. Peace :)


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Katie: Glad you find it interesting. Clickbank is getting a lot of interest, especially because of the hoplinks that can be made. I am already a convert. I hope the videos show how easy it is to use Clickbank to make decent money, if indeed that is the purpose. Cheers! And Peace! : )


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

Wow you're making money CG. This hub is so useful, rated it btw :) Was freakin busy so I was not on HP much. I love reading you more than watching the vid uploads coz I trust you more moi friend. :) But since you suggested watchin..I will ;) Cheers!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey Blaise, it's always good to see you! How's things? Hope you are well, moi friend. Yes, I am making some dosh from all this. I understand the busy thing. It just proves you have a life! Hehehehe! I am being very cheeky here! LOL! You like reading me more than the viewing because you trust me? Gosh, I don't think anyone ever said that to me before. *scratches moi head now* Thank you for that, Blaise! You get a hug for that! : ) As for the videos, yes, please do have a look, as they do have some genuinely useful information in them. I watch Lisa in her Youtube channel a lot. She has terrific videos on making money from the internet. And I trust her in what she says. She walks the walk, if you know what I mean. Blaise - you always seem to know how to say the right thing, because you made me smile here today. Love you for that! Cheers! Have a great day, moi friend! : D


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prettydarkhorse 6 years ago from US

my Cheeky, this is very helpful, dont know clickbank, but I searched and read your hub, you go GIRL, give me as some more information, bring it on! Maita


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blaise25 6 years ago from close to you...

Hey hey! Things are clicking like that Clickbank hahaha (gotta try that one day) I'm good and life has been fantabulous. :) I like reading you coz you're straight to the point, unlike some monotone videos LOL Say hi to your lovie-dovie Cathy :)


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Maita! you know me, I try to be helpful if I can. Clickbank are becoming more well known on the web. So no fear, you will be hearing more about them from me in the near future. I will be adding some more to this hub on Clickbank too. I want to bring as much information to the masses as I can. Cheers, moi friend. Have a super duper day! : D


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Blaise! my, you are nice and cheerful today! Fantabulous, haw? Yes, I feel like that a lot too. Especially when I get a pay rise! Heh! Well, I am glad I am not monotone. I think of myself as sort of techniclor luminescent impressionist neon electric sorta thing. LOL! Yes, I say things like that sometimes. Well, I am trying not to blush from the compliments here!! I get the general thumbs up thing here! Okay. Cathy sends her love as always! And yes, she is so lovie-dovie! Heh! You know us too well, moi friend! Hope you have a warm sunshiney day! : )


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prasetio30 6 years ago from malang-indonesia

I can't say anything. This is absolutely great hub. I learn much from this. Actually I heard about clickbank, but I never found complete information like in this hub. Usually we pay a few bucks to get kind of this information, but this time we get it for free. I'll bookmark this one. Amazing, my friend. Thumbs up for you. To appreciate this hub, I rate this Up!

Prasetio


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Prasetio! Well, gosh - I am very happy to have a hub here that is proving to be so informative for you and other hubbers here. As for paying - well, this is a hub, so it's all free, and it's all good too! (Hopefully! *crosses fingers* ) I know most of us are used to dealing with Google, so the ability to compare Google to Clickbank will reveal some advantages and help people know more about how Clickbank works. It really is not that difficult to make money from Clickbank. Enjoy the hub, and have a great weekend! : )


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Lee B 6 years ago from New Mexico

Can't take it all in now but am bookmarking this to STUDY. Clickbank is definitely something I'm interested in! Great hub!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Lee: the videos are easy to follow and you will enjoy them and learn some useful things, I promise! Thanks for the comments! Cheers!


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johnrico 6 years ago

Great Clickbank tips! People often ask why they haven't received their first check from Clickbank yet. Here's a free ebook that details how to get past this and meet Clickbank's customer distribution requirements (CDR).

No signup is required:

http://www.supertips.com/reports/?id=1805&b=6


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Kaie Arwen 6 years ago

Cheeky Girl- I still haven't figured out how the Adsense works.......... this sounds interesting; I've bookmarked and will return! My brain needs more than one run through for some things :-(

Kaie


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

Cheeky Girl I have not read the whole article yet but will be doing so shortly . I just wanted to drop in and say Hi ! :)


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Kaie: Thanks for the comments. The Adsense is easy enough once you watch the videos a few times. I admit it does get more complicated the more one delves into it, but for earning purposes, it's like learning about how our taxes disappear out of a paycheck. We have to learn how it works! And of course, getting money from it too! Clickbank will definitely help there! Internet stuff can be complicated. Its why I chose the videos idea. Enjoy, moi friend! : )

Hello tony! take your time on the reading and viewing here. I hope it helps you okay. It's always lovely to see you here! Hope things are good with you! : )


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tony0724 6 years ago from san diego calif

We just had a nice little earthquake . Those are always fun !


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Wow, little earthquake! Tony, that sounds fun indeed! Well, take care there and don't have any accidents! We'd miss your great hubs otherwise! In my neck of the woods we don't get much of this! Do take care, moi friend!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Johnrico - thanks for the tips on Clickbank here.


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Sheila Wilson 6 years ago from Pennsylvania

I'm new to Clickbank and searched HubPages for more info. Thanks for the article!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Sheila: I was once new to Clickbank too, but I found some good videos that explain it and demystify it. So enjoy the hub here. I hope it helps, Sheila. Thanks for this! : )


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ultimatepotential 6 years ago from India

These videos really helped me understand clickbanks, but I think im gonna focus on adsense as i have just started off! Thanks!


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello ultimatepotential: glad the videos are doing the trick. I understand - as a beginner, Google Adsense is easy to deal with. If you have a blog or website somewhere it will pay dividends even more so. I hope you have luck with Google Adsense, and maybe later Clickbank won't be as daunting to deal with. Take care.


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samsons1 6 years ago from Tennessee

rated up & useful! thanks for your help - now I'll watch the vids...


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy samsons1: thanks for the rating, my friend. Enjoy the videos. They are quite informative! Cheers!


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Money Glitch 6 years ago from Texas

Good info, I tried to work with Clickbank when I first began to be online. Did not find many products centered around what my niche was at the time. But otherwise it seemed to be o.k. until they canceled my account for not making any sells within a certain amount of time. That kinda made me favor Amazon and Adsense a little more. However, Cheeky Girl, you've provide great info here. Thumbs up! :)


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Money Glitch: yes, you have to hunt around to find stuff that sells and it's a bit of an art picking them. Amazon does not cancel like that, pity that happened. Clickbank is usually a consistent seller for me. I constantly look around for new things to sell. Some days are better than others with Clickbank. It does take persistence and patience. Thanks for the thumbs up, my friend! Cheers!


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Jenny Calender 6 years ago

I was just at Clickbank a short while ago today. Their search tool has room for improvement, wow. TOok about 4 tried to find the type / category in need, and plenty of products were listed - -just couldn't get any to turn up for several searches.


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Cheeky Girl 6 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hy Jenny: that sounds unusual. I wonder why that happened. I usually look around till I find the items I reckon will sell then carry on as per normal. If the system is acting up on you, you ought to send them an email and let them know. I am seeing a lot of busy traffic there at odd times. Things can be a wee bit slow, it might be just lots of people on the system or whatever. I agree on the search facility, you rarely get the exact item the first time around. But I think it is worth sticking with, Jenny. Thanks for the comment, I'm sure people will find it useful. Cheers!


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Dolores Monet 5 years ago from East Coast, United States

I've heard of Clickback but did not know what it was - now I do! But I am such a dope on here, I would need to read this several times to really understand. Thanks for the informative page!


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Dolores, it is no big deal, and don't beat yourself up about it, I only heard about it this year myself. But it is interesting for us, as sometimes there is too much focus on Google and Amazon and the usual suspects. Feel free to bookmark it and read at your leisure. Cheers! :)


Tomas M. 5 years ago

interesting info friend..

Greetings.-

Momas M.


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello Tomas, thanks for the comment. Cheers!


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writing4action 5 years ago

In theory this works fine but in reality there is not enough traffic for everyone.


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hello writing4action: thanks for the comments. Since the panda update on Google and the way it has hit some article sites, Affiliates are proving good ways and alternatives to getting an income from the net. I don't know how there could not be enough traffic for everyone as the amount of traffic is growing online constantly. Maybe you mean there are too many affiliates. I wonder have you tried affiliates yourself. It might be a good time to try them out. Clickbank is a good one.


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Nikki D. Felder 5 years ago from Castle Hayne, N.C.

Until I began my making money online endeavor I'd never heard of Clickbank. Now I not only promote Clickbank products, but also purchase Clickbank products! Thank you, Nikki D. Felder


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Cheeky Girl 5 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey Nikki, thanks for that! Clickbank is good, and it helps me to supplement my income from the web. The more affiliates, the better - in my book! I'm glad you're having success with it. Cheers!


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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Yes joyed, income goes up and down just like Adsense and Amazon. But this is free to join and use, and earning depend on the products you pick from the Clickbank selection. Being able to follow what sells and what sells less is great too.Clickbank can work for you, the thing is to study how it works...


anglowriter 4 years ago

Thanks for the useful information.


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Cheeky Girl 4 years ago from UK and Nerujenia Author

Hey anglowriter, you are welcome! Do try out Clickbank! It's free to join!

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