Once you have signed up for a ClickBank account, you've completed the first step to becoming a ClickBank Affiliate. Follow these steps to keep your momentum going and ensure your success.
Note: You do not have to create a new ClickBank Account Nickname for each ClickBank Seller you wish to promote. You can promote multiple sellers 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.
Related: Click HERE for a “how to” article about signing up for an account.
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. Note: 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. Check out this article to learn more about how to pick the best products to promote.
Then, find products to promote using the ClickBank Marketplace. You can search through ClickBank Sellers and find items that you’re passionate about. There are several parameters that can help narrow your search. Check out this article about using the ClickBank Marketplace.
Step 3: 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.
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. Check out this article 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. Check out this article 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.
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