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Clickbank Payout Policy | Earn More With Clickbank

Updated on October 18, 2011

Just Started With Clickbank?

One of the easiest networks to start earning money online from affiliate marketing is Clickbank. Clickbank is a very popular network in the affiliate marketing business because:

  • Easy sign up process
  • No approval required to promote products

  • No restrictions on promotional creatives
  • They payout twice a month

As a new affiliate marketer to Clickbank though, it might require some getting used to.

One of the most common questions about Clickbank has to do with the payout. When will I get my Clickbank check? Why won't I get paid?

Clickbank's Payout Policy

Clickbank has some requirements that must be met before you can receive your first check. Before I get into them there are very good reasons for these requirements and when you understand them, you will see that its for your own good.

  • 5 Sales - Before you can receive a Clickbank check they require that you have at least 5 sales
  • One Mastercard and One Visa Sale - At least two of those sales have to be from two different credit cards one being a Mastercard and one being a Visa. Paypal doesn't count here.
  • Must reach the minimum payout amount - You can set the minimum from $25.00 to $250.00 but the default is $100.00. If you haven't changed the default them you will get your first check once the amount reaches $100.00 the above requirements are met.

These requirements are only for the first check. Once you've been paid your initial check you only need to reach the minimum payout and you'll receive a check in the mail every two weeks as long as you make sales during the period.

Why All The Requirements?

Since you can actually buy Clickbank products through your own affiliate link and get the commission, Clickbank doesn't want persons to sign up just to get a discount by getting the product through their own link and if they find this is happening you can get your account suspended.

So the rule to have at least five sales with at least two different credit cards would mean that different sales from multiple customers would have to be made. Clickbank wants to make sure that they're doing business with persons who are serious about making money as an affiliate or a merchant.

This actually benefits you when you really think about it.

How To Earn More From Clickbank

As an affiliate marketer its important to have a support system behind you especially in times like these when you have questions. This is in addition to actually knowing how to earn a consistent amount every period so you can get substantial payout.

Now you can buy all the get rich ebooks the gurus throw at you but the last thing you need is another ebook that you're only going to look through once and then abandon on your hard drive.

My best recommendation is a site I have used to boost my Clickbank earnings and is the only site that I recommend to anyone who wants to learn how to do affiliate marketing - Wealthy Affiliate.

The only reason I make this recommendation is that when I joined Wealthy Affiliate after a year online my account was filled with zeros.

After signing up and getting a taste of what they had to offer, I learned stuff like:

  • How to find a niche
  • How to make money with no money
  • how to research markets
  • How to promote affiliate products online
  • How to do PPC
  • Article marketing
  • How to build landing pages and websites
  • Lots & Lots & Lots more...

I also had access to top notch tools & resources that allowed me to market online such as:

  • an 8 week action plan designed for beginners to advanced level
  • Site Rubix Website Builder
  • Free WebHosting
  • Adwords Competition Spy Tools
  • Clickbank Research Tool
  • Keyword Tools
  • Keyword Lists
  • The Infamous WA Forum
  • And the latest - Rapid Writer

These tools & resources helped me earn a 4 figure income every month from Clickbank and other affiliate networks.

If you want to earn more with Clickbank then Wealthy Affiliate is a great place to start.


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    • keish_777 profile image


      5 years ago from Jamaica

      I signed up with click bank about a year or 2 ago, it frustrated me so much, I just abandoned the program all together.

    • kpfingaz profile imageAUTHOR


      6 years ago from ~~~

      That's a great question. I don't think they're losing much if they don't cash out once the requirement is reasonable.

    • Nikki D. Felder profile image

      Nikki D. Felder 

      7 years ago from Castle Hayne, N.C.

      Most networks have the policy requirements of making so many sales or earning so much before cashing out! I wonder how many people never cash out? Nikki D. Felder

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      Little hard to get first check.

    • writing4action profile image


      7 years ago

      The hardest part is really traffic generation

    • kpfingaz profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago from ~~~

      Congrats on getting your first check Stanley. I know the feeling.

    • profile image


      7 years ago

      i just got my first paycheck for 153.89 made my first 5 sales..its the best feeling ever!

    • cynthiacross profile image


      8 years ago

      Nice hub! I agree that Clickbank can be frustrating, especially if you're a new affiliate trying to get your first paycheck. Here's a free online book that shows you how to get around the first Clickbank paycheck requirements.

      Here's the free download:

    • kpfingaz profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago from ~~~

      It's true that many new affiliates don't read the policy. I didn't either but I made the requirements without even knowing about it.

    • emilybrooks profile image


      8 years ago from Chicago, US

      The policy makes sense, but I don't think most new affiliates realize that it's there. This was very frustrating for me at first. Thanks for the great info.

    • Benbalsam Lee profile image

      Benbalsam Lee 

      8 years ago from Malaysia

      very informatic, will further up your review

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      9 years ago from Inglewood, California

      I am going to bookmark this article for further reading. Thanks for the info!

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      9 years ago

      Looks like an excellent program. I will investigate further! Thanks for the well written review.

    • sydney2008 profile image


      10 years ago from EGYPT

      useful informations


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      Anamika S Jain 

      10 years ago from Mumbai - Maharashtra, India

      Thanks for the information. I will have a look at the site.

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      Ask Addie 

      10 years ago

      Thanks! That was great info. I am going to check that out!!!


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