ClickTip: As of October 29th, 2019, the process to sign up as a ClickBank Client has changed. ClickBank Clients start their sign up process by creating an account, and then creating individual account nicknames. From those nicknames, new clients can then navigate to the Account Management platform where they can update their payment information, add products, find products, network with affiliates, and complete many other functions and tasks for their unique accounts. These accounts are accessed and managed from one central login where their sales data can be analyzed as a whole and tickets for all the accounts can be managed in one place. This central login area is referred to as a "Master Account."
Signing up for a ClickBank Account is the first step to getting started as a ClickBank Affiliate or a ClickBank Vendor. There are four distinct phases to the sign-up process: signing up, completing the profile, creating an account, and updating payment information. Regardless if you want to become a ClickBank Affiliate, or ClickBank Vendor (or both) the processes are, by and large, the same. Below, find a comprehensive guide to signing up for a ClickBank Account.
ClickTip: Depending on what phase of the process you are in, you can navigate to the help article that best suits your needs by clicking the link.
Phase I: Signing up for a ClickBank Account
How to Sign Up for a ClickBank Account
Signing up for a ClickBank Account is quick and easy. Follow the steps below to complete the initial sign up step of the process.
Step 1: Adjust your browser settings.
ClickTip: We advise that you use the most current and updated version of your preferred browser. This may mean upgrading to Microsoft Edge (the new Microsoft browser) rather than using Internet Explorer.
- Click the drop-down menu titled "Firefox." Then, select the "Preferences" option.
- Then, click on the "Privacy" tab and make sure the boxes marked "Accept cookies from sites" and "Accept third-party cookies" are both checked.
- Internet Explorer
- Select the "Tools" menu and choose "Internet Options."
- Click on "Security" and then make sure the "Security Level Zone" is set to Medium-High.
- Then, click on "Privacy" and set the "Cookies Level" to Medium.
- Navigate to the Chrome menu that looks like three vertical dots in the right corner near your search bar.
- Select "Settings" from the drop-down menu.
- Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Advanced."
- Locate the "Privacy and Security" section and click "Site Settings."
- Make sure that the Cookies setting is set to "Allow sites to save and read cookie data."
Step 2: Navigate to the ClickBank Sign Up Form.
Step 3: Enter your basic information into the sign up form.
On the "Create Account" sign up form, select your country from the dropdown menu and then type in your first name, last name, phone number, and email address. You must also choose a password to continue.
Step 4: Read the Terms and Conditions.
Click the "Continue to Terms and Conditions" button to read the ClickBank Client Contract. Once you had read the contract, click the "Accept Terms and Conditions" button to minimize the window and return to the sign up form.
Step 5: Click the "Join ClickBank!" button.
Click the "Join ClickBank!" button to complete the initial portion of the sign up process.
Once you click the "Join ClickBank!" button, the initial account sign up process is complete. The next step in the sign up process is to complete your ClickBank Client Profile. You will be prompted to do this immediately upon signing up. If for any reason you leave the sign up process, you can update your profile by following the steps in the "How to Complete your ClickBank Profile" help article.
Phase II: Completing the Client Profile
Before proceeding with these steps, you must complete Phase I of the sign up process.
How to Complete Your ClickBank Profile
Step 1: Log in to ClickBank.
If you have navigated away from ClickBank after completing Phase I of the sign-up process, sign back in by returning to the ClickBank log in page and using your email address and password to access the "Dashboard" page.
Step 2: Click the "Profile" tab.
Locate the vertical navigation panel on the left side of the screen. On this panel, click the "Profile" tab to access the "Profile" page.
Step 3: Enter in the required information.
On the "Profile" page, enter in the required information into the provided fields.
ClickTip: Some of the information is pre-populated according to what you provided on the previous sign up form. Any information that is not required will be denoted as optional in the value field.
In the "Address" field, enter the address affiliated with the payee of the account. This is important because the default payment method for accounts is payment via mailed check. To change your payment method, click HERE for an instructional article.
- Tax ID:
A tax ID is either an Employer Identification Number (EIN) issued by the IRS for businesses or a Social Security Number (SSN) if you are operating as an individual.
ClickTip: You are required to provide your tax ID because ClickBank issues 1099 tax forms to affiliates who make over $600. Your tax ID must match the payee name provided for the account.
Step 4: Click the "Save" button.
Once you have completed your ClickBank profile, click the "Save" button. Once you click this button a dialogue box will appear confirming that your profile has been successfully updated.
When your profile is complete, the next step is adding an account with a unique account nickname. To add a ClickBank Account, follow the steps in the “How to Create a New ClickBank Account” article.
Phase III: Creating a ClickBank Account
Before proceeding with these steps, you must complete Phase II of the sign up process.
How to Create a New ClickBank Account
Note: You do not have to create a new ClickBank Account Nickname for each ClickBank Vendor you wish to promote. You can promote multiple vendors from the same ClickBank Account Nickname. If you create multiple accounts, it can be difficult to reach the payment threshold and the customer distribution requirement thus delaying your commission payment.
Step 1: Log in to ClickBank.
If you haven't already logged in to ClickBank, navigate to the log in screen and enter your email address and password to access the "Dashboard" page.
Step 2: Click the "Accounts" tab.
Locate the vertical navigation panel on the left side of the screen and click the "Accounts" tab. Clicking this tab will direct you to the "Manage Account Nicknames" page.
Step 3: Click the "Create Account" button.
On the right side of the screen, locate the "Create Account" button. Click this button to display the "Create Account" dialogue box.
Step 4: Provide the required information.
The "Create Account" dialogue box requires that you select an account type and provide a nickname for your account. Below, find a list of options you can select from the "Account Type" drop-down menu:
ClickTip: If you plan to operate as a ClickBank Vendor, you must pay a one-time activation charge once your first product has been approved. This charge is $49.95 for your first account and $29.95 for any additional accounts. See the "Creating Your First Product" article for more information.
ClickBank Vendors sell ClickBank-approved, quality products ranging from e-books to fitness supplements. For a list of product categories, click HERE.
Affiliates find products they are passionate about and promote them on their promotional platforms.
To learn more about becoming a ClickBank Affiliate, click HERE.
ClickBank clients can choose to be both a vendor and an affiliate. If this applies to you, select this option.
If you are only planning on selling or promoting for a season, select this option.
If you're just exploring ClickBank, check this option. You can always change this later.
Step 5: Click the "Create Account" button.
Once you have provided the required information, click the "Create Account" button to proceed. Clicking this will create a unique account affiliated with the email address you used in the initial sign up phase.
Depending on the account type, you can sell or promote products from each account. You can also create Clerks with specialized permissions to help you manage account operations.
Click HERE for more information on how to create ClickBank Clerks.
In order to complete all four phases of the sign-up process, you must add your payment information to your account to receive commission for sales (through revenue share or CPA) or revenue from sales. To add your payment information to your account, follow the steps in the “How to add Payment Information to your ClickBank Account” help article.
Phase IV: Adding Payment Information
Before completing Phase IV of the sign-up process, you must complete Phase III. To update your payment information, for your new account, follow these steps.
How to add Payment Information to your ClickBank Account
To update your payment information, for your new account, follow these steps.
Step 1: Log in to your ClickBank account.
If you have navigated away from the "Dashboard" page, log back in. This will direct you to the "Dashboard" page.
Step 2: Click the "Accounts" tab.
Locate the "Accounts" tab on the vertical navigation column on the left side of the screen. When you click this tab, you will be directed to the "Manage Account Nicknames" page.
Step 3: Select the Account Nickname you wish to update.
From the list of accounts under the "Nickname" header, select the account you wish to update. Click the account nickname to be directed to the operations page. This page will open in a new tab.
Step 4: Click on the "Account Settings" tab.
Locate the horizontal navigation bar at the top of the screen. Click the "Account Settings" tab on this bar. Clicking this tab will direct you to the "My Account" page.
Step 5: Locate the "Payment Information" box and click "Edit."
In the upper-right corner of the "Payment Information" box, there is an "Edit" link. Click this link to proceed to the "Payment Information Editor" page.
Step 6: Provide payment information for your account.
Depending on your preferences, you can change your payment threshold, payment method, and payment frequency. Enter in the required information.
Step 7: Click the "Save Changes" button.
Once you have made your selections and added your information, click the "Save Changes" button.
Clicking the "Save Changes" button will update your payment information and complete all of the steps to sign up for a functional ClickBank Account.