This article contains frequently asked questions about ClickBank.
Q: How do I get started as an Affiliate?
A: Once you've created an account, you can use the Marketplace to find vendors, create HopLinks, and begin promoting products wherever you choose. The Understanding the Affiliate Role section has more background information about succeeding as an affiliate.
Q: How do I understand the information in the Marketplace?
A: The Using the Marketplace article talks about the vendor information presented in the Marketplace.
Q: How do I create a HopLink?
A: Take a look at the Using HopLinks article for a full walkthrough.
Q: How do I troubleshoot HopLink issues?
A: Take a look at the Using HopLinks article for information about common HopLink issues.
Q: How do I use Tracking IDs to track sales?
A: You can add tracking IDs to your HopLinks to gain information about the source for individual sales. The Using HopLinks article explains how to add Tracking IDs. Tracking IDs are not required.
Q: What's a ClickBank ID or CBID?
A: This is an Account Nickname, either yours or a vendor's. An account nickname identifies an account and is used at login and for HopLinks. If you're creating a HopLink, take a look at the Using HopLinks article.
Q: What's an Affiliate ID?
Q: What's a Vendor ID?
Q: What's a Tracking ID or TID?
A: A tracking ID is an optional parameter that you can add to HopLinks to gain information about the source for individual sales. The Using HopLinks article explains how to add Tracking IDs. Tracking IDs are not required.
Q: How do I get started as a vendor?
A: Once you've created an account, you can create a product, work with affiliates, and begin selling your product. The Understanding the Vendor Role section has more background information about succeeding as a vendor.
Q: How do I get a product approved?
Q: How do I correctly use the ClickBank Trust Badge (CBTB)?
A: You must add the ClickBank Trust Badge to any page with a ClickBank payment link. The ClickBank Trust Badge article explains how to do so.
Working With Affiliates
Q: How do I find affiliates?
A: Affiliates are always looking for vendors with profitable products. To attract affiliates, you can provide competitive commission rates for your products, create a compelling marketplace listing, and make tools such as logos, ads, and copy available to them. When you're getting started, you can also use the Affiliate Finder tool.
Q: How do I create a Marketplace listing?
A: The Attracting Affiliates to Promote Your Offerings article explains how to create a new marketplace listing.
Q: How can I create a whitelist for affiliates?
A: You can use the Commission Tiers feature to create a whitelist for affiliates.
Q: If I create a physical product, how can I make sure that it's delivered?
A: You can either manage order fulfillment yourself, or use a third party to handle fulfillment. See the Selling Physical Products article for more information.
Selling Multiple Products
Q: How do I sell multiple products when I only have one Marketplace listing?
A: There are a few ways to do this. You can use your Marketplace listing as a way to show off your whole account, with multiple products that affiliates might be interested in promoting. If you go this route, you can set up a redirection scheme to point customers to the right product, and let affiliates know about it in your Affiliate Tools page.
You can also create separate accounts, if you're planning on selling significantly different products. If you do so, you'll receive a discount on the one-time activation fee when you create the first product in the new account.
Q: How do I create an upsell flow?
A: You create a new upsell flow by adding one or more steps with additional products, then attaching the flow to an initial product. The PitchPlus Upsell Flows article walks you through the process.
Tracking and Analytics
Q: How do I track sales?
A: You can use Transactions Reporting to see detailed data about your transactions, and use Analytics Reporting to see charts and trend data about your sales. You can also use third-party tracking pixels to gain information about your sales process.
Q: How do I provide customer support?
A: You can provide means for your customers to contact you by providing a customer service phone number, email, and/or website. You should be ready to contact them to help them manage issues. You should also be prepared to respond to customer support requests, such as cancellation, refund, and tech support requests.
Q: How do I manage customer cancellation or refund requests?
A: Customers can use the customer support ticket system to ask for refunds, cancellations, or technical support. As a vendor, you can create support tickets on behalf of customers, or open and modify tickets filed by customers. See the Customer Support Ticket System article for more information.
Q: How do I create an account?
Q: What happens if my account is suspended?
A: We suspend accounts with low quality or other issues. If your account is suspended, you will not be able to sell or promote products. You can contact ClickBank if you have any questions about your account's status.
Q: How do I update my account settings?
A: Most of your account settings can be edited at any time. Editing some settings, such as your payee name or account email, will impose a seven-day delay on your ability to edit your payment information. See the Updating Your Account Information article for more information.
Your payment information can also be updated at any time, unless you have recently edited the fields discussed above. The new payment information may take up to two payment cycles to take effect. See the How We Pay You article for more information.
Q: How do I log in to ClickBank?
A: Go to the login screen and enter your account nickname and password. If you've forgotten your password, click the Forgot Your Password link. If you're having difficulty logging in and need assistance, you can file a support ticket.
Q: What do I do if I've forgotten my ClickBank password?
A: If you've forgotten your password, click the Forgot Your Password link.
Q: What do I do if I'm having trouble logging in?
A: If you're having difficulty logging in and need assistance, you can file a support ticket.
Q: How do I get paid?
A: You specify your payment details and choose a method of payment: Check, direct deposit, or wire payment. See the How We Pay You article for more information.
Q: When do I get paid?
A: We generally issue payments every two weeks, but you can request to be paid more frequently. See the How We Pay You article for more information.
Q: Why haven't I been paid?
A: The most common reasons are that you haven't met the Customer Distribution Requirement, or that you haven't reached your payment threshold. See the How We Pay You article's troubleshooting section for more information.
Q: How do I use the ClickBank APIs?
A: You must configure API keys, then set up a tool to access the APIs. See the ClickBank APIs article for more information.
Q: How do I get analytics information?
A: See the Analytics Reporting article for information.
Q: How can I use third-party tracking pixels with ClickBank?
A: You can add these pixels to your order form and confirmation page. See the Integrated Sales Reporting article for more information.
Q: What is ClickBank University?
A: ClickBank University is an optional training course taught by successful ClickBank vendors and affiliates, with information about how launch a business through ClickBank successfully. If you need help with ClickBank University, you can file a support ticket.