Make Money With Clickbank – Does It Work?

Can you make money with clickbank?

We have posted before about how our favorite way to make money online is through affiliate marketing. This has been our bread and butter and has by far generated the most money with the least amount of ongoing effort.

clickbank12One of the biggest affiliate networks around that you can make money with is ClickBank. This company allows you to sell your digital products using their service and create and affiliate program to get a group of salesmen for your product.

They have been widely successful in the internet marketing world and many people make a lot of money with them.

How does Click Bank work?

There are two ways to really make money with ClickBank. The first is to use them to promote your own product. If you have created an ebook for example you can create an account with them and use Clickbank as your payment processor. The advantage to this is that they also serve as your affiliate program manager and they help you recruit affiliates to promote your product.

All you have to do is tell them what percentage of the sale you are willing to pay the affiliates and then ClickBank handles the rest. When an order is placed that came from one of your affiliates ClickBank automatically gives that affiliate the percentage you agreed to and then they deposit the rest of the money into your account. This way you both benefit.

The second way to make money with ClickBank is by signing up to promote other peoples products. This is a great way to decide on an industry to get in. Logon to ClickBank and search through the thousands of products available to promote. These range anywhere from dog training, to diet to learning another language. If you have an interest in life more than likely there is a product (or multiple products) you can promote.

The next step is to find the product and the offer that looks the best and create a website around it. One of the things that we like to do when we find an industry or niche that has a ton of products is to create a review website and review all of the products in that niche. If you do this right you can really help people make buying decisions and they will trust your advice and buy the product through your affiliate link.

It is also easy to create a lot of great content that will end up ranking in the search engines as you write reviews on each product individually. This is our “long term” method to making money through affiliate marketing. I say long term because we love free traffic from search engines and it takes a little time to get ranked but the long term effect is that you get traffic month after month and can really count on the income from the site when you put the time in.

Making Money Through ClickBank – Our Conclusion

We have spent some time on ClickBank looking at different offers that are available to promote. One thing that we have realized is that there are thousands of products on ClickBank that should not be there. Since a person has nothing to lose by placing a product on ClickBank to be promoted they can create a piece of garbage ebook and offer a 75% commission and affiliates will try to sell it.

This is a great disservice to the consumer and my only suggestion to you is that you make sure that any product you promote is legitimate and can truly help people. You wouldn’t want to sell people lung cancer just because you could get 75% of the sale. Promote good products and people will trust your opinion and advice and thus you will make more money with ClickBank.

Adam White is a 20+ year entrepreneur having built and sold 18 internet businesses. He currently runs JustReachOut and SquidVision, a new type of landing page optimization software for SaaS companies, and does SaaS and SEO consulting at He lives in Tennessee with his wife and kids and in between SaaS businesses he writes and directs feature films.

34 comments On Make Money With Clickbank – Does It Work?

  • Good article. I have try couple of times but no success. Reading your article I think i understood where I was wrong. :)

  • After I read your article I decided to test it. I have a site that I have not worked on in a long while. It gets about 100 hits a week. I just went over to clickbank and found a few products available in my nich, it took me about 30 min to set up a sales page on my site and now I am good to go. Whats the worst thing that could happen?

  • Yes it does work. I have make money off of Clickbank and other PPC programs. It is almost like free money.

  • Jim Smith, it definitely can be lucrative if you do it right. Just make sure the product you push is a product worthy of pushing. There is a lot of crap on Clickbank.

  • With a few hours setting up and free hosting I am making up to $100 a week with absolutely no input since initial setup, can see that people with a bit more drive could easily make thousands

  • Hey guys help me get started. It would be greatly appreciated. I have no credit card. But am willing to get one if I absolutely have too. This looks way too good. But not easy. So help me out.

  • yes you can make money with clickbank.I just started promoting clickbank products on twitter and i have made $148.00 in 3 weeks.My site has several money making ideas on it.

  • It all sounds really good and I have been promoting a few clickbank products in the last few months and just added a couple more today 9/8. But I have yet to make a single dime from it…don’t know what I’m doing wrong but any feedback would be greatly appreciated. I am very determined but slightly frustrated.

  • Last two sentences truly are scary for new IM right? But, never lose hope. You’ll just leave the money on the table. Cheers! :)

  • There are many garbage products on Clickbank, but there are also a lot of gems too. And I think it’s worth mentioning there is typically a lot more money to be made by being a vendor than an affiliate.

  • I have been promoting clickbank product for 6 months. And I earn nothing. I don’t know if I picked up a wrong product or it’s just really hard to convince people to buy.

  • Get Paid To Drive A Car

    Am i allowed to make a recommendation? I believe that youve got a little something decent in this article. But suppose you added in a number of links to a website that backs up just what you’re stating? Or perhaps you might give us some thing to take a look at, anything that would associate what youre saying to one thing real? Just a bit of advice.

  • ways to earn money from home

    This is a good point. I’d like to point out that I’ve been earning online for a little over 4 months now and I have made it to a full time income just by working online. The internet is a powerful tool. Keep sharing I will follow!

  • A boy from China

    I’m very glad to see your blog and find this imformation to earn money with Clickbank.I am a little boy from China,I hope you can help me make some money online to support my daily life.I only expect earn $10 one day enough.I’m sorry my English is so poor!Thank you very much,and best wishes!My Thanks again!!

  • For Matt: I have had very good luck using a prepaid credit card. You will have to ask in your area to see who offers one. There is a small load fee of $3, but I have been able to use mine in place of a regular credit card. Biggest advantage: you can only spend what you load on it! Good luck, kid.

  • Okay I just started as well, and have not made a dime off it. even though i was totally spamming twitter and my website. Thank you for the review bit. Makes my site look more legit. I think the most important thing to a customer is legitimacy. Am I right?

    My concept is to make a site for self-improvements, since there are a great diversity of improvement kits in clickbank. But I haven’t gotten any success. Seriously, a $100 would make me so happy right now. lol.
    but yesss, im really hoping someone would tell me where i went wrong.

    I’ve been tweeting in twitter. made my own twitter account for that. no results yet…

  • I tried making money with clickbank on and off for 3 years with little or no success. It wasn’t until I stumbled upon this program that I have started making money. I have since then come up with my own style of the system and have REALLY started making bank.

  • As a newbie, I never have much luck with Clickbank despite following the advice of the gurus. In fact, initially at one stage, I nearly lost all my hard earned Clickbank commissions as I was not aware of their dormancy condition.

    This is a condition whereby Clickbank will start deducting your commissions until it reaches zero if you do not have any sales over a stretch and also if you failed to satisfy other conditions.

    I was lucky to have recovered my remaining commissions and in fact started earning money after implementing some simple steps I found from the internet.

  • Hi, i feel that i noticed you visited my web site so i came to ?go back the prefer?.I’m attempting to in finding issues to improve my web site!I assume its ok to make use of some of your ideas!!

  • Great article ! Clickbank is very challenging for newbies. What I would recommend to start off with is a high converting squeeze page which can be provided for free below also great training aswell for free . The are member here making over $5000 a month no joke .

  • Hey all.

    just s couple of things to consider. I have had success with hi consumerable items. ie: fitness, dog training, fat loss, I took a look in my local paper and found what’s being heavily advertised and ran with it. To me that means ” if a business is heavily advertising, there’s a market for it or they wouldn’t do it”..Ideally u need to pick something that you know a lot about. Also, I created a facebook business page and run targeted ads for each of my products on my website and pointed them to my website. Don’t be shy of facebook ads, they’re really cheap when you target.

    Oh, and do not forget to use this has generated the most organic traffic.StumbleUpon sends e-mails to users with suggested interests which could be your site – provided someone has click on your listed category as an interest….love it.Annnd, I have tapped into Google+…still new for me so no review yet.

    Thanks for the article. good to see someone out there giving good advice…:-)

  • Why is it that so many people have trouble making money as an affiliate?

  • I wish to show my appreciation to this writer just for bailing me out of this type of condition. After looking out through the internet and seeing advice that were not powerful, I was thinking my life was over. Being alive without the answers to the difficulties you have solved by means of this review is a crucial case, and ones which could have adversely affected my entire career if I had not come across the website. Your main capability and kindness in controlling every item was priceless. I’m not sure what I would have done if I hadn’t come upon such a thing like this. I can at this point look forward to my future. Thanks so much for this reliable and results-oriented help. I won’t think twice to refer the blog to anyone who would like recommendations about this problem.

  • I recently started promoting Clickbank products that I actually read and reviewed, but haven’t made anything so far. It’s been about 2 weeks. I’m not sure what the problem is. I tried submitting a couple of articles to Ezine articles to help with exposure, but they rejected them because they said there were more than 2 links in the authors box (which was incorrect for one of the articles – there were only 2). So now I have to wait another 7 days for them to be approved. Other than my websites and article marketing I don’t know what else to do. I don’t have money right now for PPC.


    I am having a hard time with clickbank. i have made no money what so ever. Very upsetting after joining purelyhosting and websiteautomazation wizard and click bank to have no turn over. My website is about health and weight loss even got stories about muscle mass building.I am doing everything i know how to do . Someone send me something what will change my incomme here. Just lost my job and this isall i have left. Need an answer NOW please

  • My advice: get a new job.

  • Okay guys, so I have been trying to make money with click bank for the last week or so and have had no luck. I just bought this program to help me out since I was having no success and it is WORKING!! I have to reccomend this product!! The link is

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    Im telling you guys, this works!! Take a look and watch the video–It’s totally worth it. Its not complicated. Plus this program can help you increase your clickbank account within the next 24 hours!!

    This was a great article, glad I cam across it!!

  • Why am I the only on this website to seem to have an issue with getting the ” work from home online “, ( in this case, Clickbank program ), to work for them? Please allow me to explain the dilemma that I am in:

    I was terminated from work in June 2011. In November 2011, I finally got another job, as a courier, at a ” news ” company. The only problem was, I was only making $200.00 bi weekly and I had to use my own car to make the drop offs. Every other day, I had to put gas in my car.

    Anyways, I quit after just three weeks. In February 2012, I found another job as an assistant teacher in a preschool. But because of my lack of knowledge, ( I have or had no training as a teacher ), in May I was once again terminated from that job also.

    My point is? I have been searching for more than a year and have spent more than 1000 hours ” surfing the Internet “, to find the perfect legitimate, work from home website. Sad to say, I have yet to find it. What I did discover was:

    ( 1 ) many websites I have located charges a fee for a product, usually a CD, book or DVD set, before you can actually join to work with their company.
    ( 2 ) many websites offers prizes and rewards instead of cash to work with their company.
    ( 3 ) many websites offer their services only to their residents. Example: USA, Americans only.

    This cases great difficulty for me. Here is why:
    ( 1 ) I live or reside in the caribbean, not America.
    ( 2 ) I honestly do not trust sending money, ( that I do not have in the first place ), to strangers who promises to assist me ” work from home online “, only to end up cheating me out of my money and me with no results.

    I do apologize for going on and on, but I am the end of my rope, so to speak. I have become extremely depressed about the entire situation. For those of you who found this to work for you, I am happy for you. However, the rest of us, like myself, are still trying to make it work.

  • This is a very vital information, especially for people who are new to Internet Marketing. Myself, i haven’t giving it a trial but, i must confess this takes alot of time and effort to get it work for u. But, once u succeed its becomes very simple to go about. I believe its going to work for me, with such info. And many more online…. Lets keep trying fellows.

  • Am really impressed with your post. I will try to apply your tips to increase my earning. Thanks

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  • very presious knowledge given here, i am also a bloger and click bank affiliate.

  • Hanging Pot Racks

    I like how you broadcast your info. Very plain and simple, easy to follow. I now think I can make a serious effort to “Make Money With My Clickbank Websites” that I purchased.

  • This post has answered a question that I was debating with for a few. You explained the value of Clickbank to me. I am promoting three niche sites on a server that I don,t have access to. I purchased the sites almost two month’s ago and have not made a dime yet. I also purchased three squeeze pages from the same company and purchased an auto-responder, and don’t know where to start to build a list. After reading your blog I’ll make a serious effort to follow your advice and get busy.

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