The main source of income for ClickBank Affiliates is the commission they earn on products they promote. Here’s an overview of how the commission process works:
Becoming an Affiliate
The first step to earning commission is signing up as a ClickBank Affiliate. The process to sign up as an affiliate is free and easy. For more information on how to sign up, check out this article.
Find a Product to Promote
One of the best ways to find a product that you want to promote is to browse the ClickBank Affiliate Marketplace. Here, you can find products and communicate with vendors. To learn about the affiliate marketplace works, read more here.
Create a Customized HopLink
Once you have chosen a product, communicated with the ClickBank Vendor, and are cleared to start promoting the product, you will need to create a customized HopLink. A customized HopLink is a referral tracking URL that informs ClickBank that you are the affiliate that instigated the purchase through promotion. This is how your commission is tracked. Before proceeding, make sure you’ve read this article.
Promote the Product
Affiliates are free to promote products in whatever ways they find most effective. Content works for some, email marketing works for others. Make sure your customized HopLink is used in all promotional content or you will not receive commission for any sales generated by that HopLink.
If your promotional methods are successful, customers will purchase the product from your link. Before of the customized HopLink, ClickBank will be able to track that your link is the link the customer clicked on the make the purchase.
ClickBank offers vendors two different ways to pay commission to affiliates: revenue share (commonly referred to as revshare) and CPA (which stands for "cost per action"). Your portion of the sale (commission) is calculated either based on a commission percentage or flat rate set by the vendor. If the sale has a recurring element, the commission for that portion of the purchase may be different than the initial purchase.
Your commission will be applied to your funds. Once you reach your payment threshold and the customer distribution requirement, you will be issued a check or a direct deposit from ClickBank. For more information on how to edit your payment threshold, check out this article. If you’d like to change the way you get paid, this information will be helpful.