Account Nickname

During the ClickBank signup process, you select an account nickname. Your nickname is the unique ID that allows us to accurately track all the transactions related to your account.

You use your account nickname to sign in to ClickBank, and it is displayed at the top of the My Account, My Site, and My Products tabs when you are logged in.

Your account nickname appears as part of your payment links and unencrypted HopLinks. It is visible to the customer every time we sell one of your products, and will appear on the memo line when we send you a check.

Once you open an account and select the nickname, the nickname for that account cannot be changed. If you are unhappy with your current account nickname, you can sign up for a new ClickBank account and close the existing account.

Some vendors use incorrect or outdated terms for your account nickname on their affiliate tools page or other pages. If you see references to your ClickBank ID, CBID, Affiliate ID, or Vendor ID, these terms refer to your account nickname. See the Using HopLinks article for more information about creating HopLinks using vendor and affiliate account nicknames.

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11 Comments

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    Richard Thompson

    Thanks that cleared that up.I just love being a dumb newbie!LOL

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    Inger Purifory

    LOL! You and me both Richard. I truly believe we are not the only one's who've made this mistake.

    Dear Clickbank...is it possible to make a small notation next to account ID box that when choosing Account ID name that it will be appear on the HopLink? So others won't follow our mistakes. :)

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    Owen Allen

    Inger,

    If it helps, you can always use encrypted HopLinks, which don't include the account nicknames in a user-readable format. See the Using HopLinks article for more information.

    I'll also pass along your suggestion of providing more information about the account nickname during account creation.

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    Josette Petroni

    I don,t know whether the one I have is a vendor or affiliate account.

    How can I tell

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    Owen Allen

    Josette,

    You can use your ClickBank account to act as a vendor, an affiliate, or both.

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    HANY ANIS

    How do I sell a product for Clickbank as a direct link without entering the product page for a continued vendor? I want to sell ClickBank products directly in my own sites to calculate Clickbank, what is the way?

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    Owen Allen

    Hany,

    If you're operating as a vendor, you can send potential customers directly to your pitch page.

    If you're operating as an affiliate, you have to use a HopLink to direct the customer to the vendor's pitch page.

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    HANY ANIS

    If I purchased a digital product from a supplier of Clickbank, a product of employment in the social media, would I then have the right to become a supplier of this product after I make a landing page for this product?

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    Owen Allen

    Hany,

    No, purchasing a product does not give you the right to sell it yourself. You can only sell products that you've created, or which you have the legal right to sell.

    You could, however, create a page to promote a vendor's product, and use a HopLink to send traffic to that vendor's pitch page. You would receive affiliate credit for sales that resulted from your traffic.

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    HANY ANIS

    اشكرك جزيل الشكر على مجهودك الرائع معى ولاكن اذا انشئت صفحة لترويج منتج معين واستخدمت هوبلينك لارسال حركة المرور الى صفحة الملعب الخاصة يذلك المورد هل ستظهر صفحتى فى قائمة منتجات كليكبانك مثلها مثل صفحة المورد  ارجو الافادة 

    (Translation: Thank you very much for your great effort with me, but if a page was created to promote a particular product and I used HopLink to send traffic to the private pitch page of the supplier. Will a page appear on the Clickbank products list like the supplier page?)

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    Owen Allen

    Hany,

    If a vendor has a product for sale through ClickBank, the vendor will appear in the ClickBank marketplace. If you use a HopLink to promote that vendor's product by directing potential customers to their Pitch Page, their Marketplace listing remains, and you receive a commission for the sales that you helped generate.

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