Attention New Affiliates: If you are an affiliate that signed up for a ClickBank account after 10/29/19, make sure you navigate from the Master Account page to the sales account manager page of ClickBank before proceeding with these instructions.
One you complete the account signup process, there are a couple more steps that will ensure your success as a ClickBank Affiliate.
Step 1: Get an EIN.
Affiliates that earn over $600 are required to have a taxpayer identification number. This number can be your personal social security number (SSN) but we encourage affiliates to obtain an employer identification number (EIN) from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). Getting an EIN is free and easy and can be completed at the IRS website.
ClickTip: If you are using your SSN instead of an EIN, make sure to input it in the 9-digit format, including dashes (i.e. 123-45-6789).
ClickTip: Regardless if you use your SSN or an EIN, the identification number you use must match the payee name on your ClickBank account. If you are using a business payee name but reporting under your SSN, you must complete an IRS W-9 form and provide it to use via fax at 559-210-0502. Likewise, if you are using a US address but a resident of a foreign county, you must complete an IRS W-8ben form. When faxing, please include a cover sheet that indicates your account nickname.
Step 2: Choose your product niche.
Decide what kind of products you’re most interested in and stoked about. Click HERE to check out a helpful affiliate-geared video about choosing what niche is best for you.
Then, find products to promote using the ClickBank Marketplace. You can search through ClickBank Vendors and find items that you’re passionate about. There are several parameters that can help narrow your search. For more information about using the ClickBank Marketplace, click HERE to check out this instructional page.
Step 2: Build your platform.
Once you have decided what kind of products you want to promote, build a platform to promote them on. Click HERE for insight and content about building a successful affiliate platform.
Once you have a platform, create HopLinks to track sales that were facilitated via your platform. Click HERE to find out more about creating HopLinks.
Step 3: Grow your audience.
Growing your audience is an important part of excelling as a ClickBank Affiliate. There are several ways to reach more people. Click HERE to find out more about increasing your potential customer base.
Step 4: Promote your products.
Once you’re ready to go, start promoting products. Once you find out what is working and what isn’t, you can adjust your methods accordingly.
Step 5: Track Your Data
ClickBank offers several analytics tools to help you optimize your methods as an affiliate. Check out these features when you’re ready:
Step 6: Get Paid
When you facilitate sales, your commission is directed into your account. Once you reach your payment threshold, your funds will be sent to you via your desired method. The default method is by check, however, you can adjust that. Click HERE for more information on how to adjust your payment method.
Step 7: Try Spark
If you want to get a leg up on succeeding as a ClickBank Affiliate, we recommend Spark, the only ClickBank-endorsed education platform. Spark has over 70 videos that harness the power of ClickBank’s two decades of expertise and is the best way to shorten the time between now and your first ClickBank paycheck.