What is Clickbank you ask? According to the stats offered on the CB site, it is “the Web’s most trusted digital marketplace.” And what’s in it for you is a way to monetize your WordPress blog and earn commissions on products such as ebooks or downloadable software that readers purchase through ads on your site. It is a form of “affiliate” marketing.
An affiliate with CB is a person that promotes a product to a potential buyer and earns a percentage of the sale when it occurs. Affiliates from more than 150 countries can sign up for free and begin generating a stream of income through the Internet in various ways, such as a WordPress blog. There is no limit to the amount of money you can make or to the number of digital products you can promote.
“Commissions range from 1% to 75% and are determined by the product vendor. The minimum commission for a single sale is $0.25, and the maximum is $150.”
If you earn more than $600 in a calendar year you will be required to enter your EIN if you operate as a business, or your SSN as an individual taxpayer. Some affiliates claim six figure incomes from their CB earnings.
Once you set up your account, you can search the CB Marketplace to find a product to promote. By clicking on the “Promote” button button for the product a unique link or piece of HTML code called a “Hoplink” is created with specifically for you. Place the Hoplink on your WordPress blog and you are ready to start promoting the product.
To get the best results, or highest volume of commissions you will need to choose products that will interest your current readership. Your blog visitors are more likely to click on your Hoplinks and purchase a product if the information is useful or relevant to them. There are thousands of products from which to choose in categories ranging from arts & entertainment to travel. You will find something for everyone. And yes, if you create your own digital product you can sign up to be a vendor on CB and have other affiliates market it for you.
WordPress support several different plugins that help you manage your CB promotions. Check them out in the WP plugin directory for ClickBank.