Make Money Online With Clickbank, 2 Top Methods

May 18, 2020

How To Make Money Online With Clickbank

Clickbank is one of the most well known money making platforms on the internet. In this post, I will teach you how to make money online with Clickbank.

My favorite thing about Clickbank is that you can start earning through it even with no prior experience and without spending too much of your own money.

Since Clickbank follows the affiliate marketing model, the risks are negligible and the earning potential is sky high!

There are basically two ways to make money online using Clickbank:


Method 1: Affiliate Marketer.

This involves recommending somebody else’s product to people in exchange for a fat commission.

Method 2: Product Creator.

If you are deeply passionate or an expert on a topic, you can create a digital product around it. If the product is any good; hundreds, possibly thousands of Clickbank affiliates will begin promoting it on every conceivable online platform.

This has the potential to generate a sizeable passive income and make you a respected authority figure in that particular niche.

Obviously, Method 2 is a lot harder than Method 1.

You need a lot more experience and skills to pull it off.

But on the upside, you have to do very little work (outside of the initial product creation) and you could keep getting paid for it for years to come.

Let me explain with an example:

Jack was obese and has successfully managed to lose a bunch of weight. In the process, he has learned a lot about nutrition, dieting, exercise etc.

He loves fitness so much that he’s become a certified trainer. Jack wants to share his experience with the world and creates a simple video course or eBook on losing weight quickly and safely.

It takes him about a month to create and publish his ebook/course. He decides to partner with Clickbank since it is the top marketplace for digital products.

Affiliates and buyers LOVE Jack’s simplicity and his course becomes a top seller.

Jack keeps earning money through sales of his product even five years down the line!

This is an extraordinary return on investment, especially considering that it took him only a little over four weeks to develop the course.

Now Jack can come up with an advanced course and it will make him more money faster as he is already well known in the fat loss niche!

Now you might argue a couple things:

  1. It takes years of life experience to lose weight.
  2. Jack probably had to invest hundreds of hours in research and other stuff.

Yes, that’s why Method 2 is a bit harder.

But, I have included an incredible hack at the end of this post that’ll allow you to tap into any almost any niche! But first, you have to get good at Method 1, which is affiliate marketing.

Clickbank covers almost every possible niche – from winemaking to mathematics; from dental health to dating.

(You can view the Clickbank Marketplace here)

Clickbank Niches List

Begin by making a list of topics that are at least a little bit interesting to you.

(If you’re completely lost, check out my post on profitable niches online)

Highly competitive niches like weight loss are more difficult to win but still, there’s a lot of money to be in these as the demand is constantly going up (people are getting more obese in general).

Some niches will be so narrow that they’re not marketable.

For example:

Someone might be fascinated by the art of reading books upside down, or chicken ballet.

BUT – and this is a big but, chances are that not many people want to buy a product regarding these topics, so be smart. 🙂

But whoever you are, whatever you do and wherever you live in the world; surely there’s at least one thing that you do slightly better than others or have a lot of interest in.

Your niche does not have to be very popular, but it should have a target audience.

A quick google search can help you gauge the competition and profitability of your niche. You can set up an Adwords account and determine the number of times your niche (keyword) is searched in a specific time period.

(See my blog post on keyword research for a great tutorial!)

Some people pick a niche and then scan the Clickbank marketplace for suitable products to market.

Others decide on the products first and then just go with a topic that the products are about. I want you to do both simultaneously.

Here’s what I do and recommend:

I suggest that you search Clickbank for products related to your niche WHILE deciding it – NOT before, NOT after.

Important: If your niche is so narrow that there are no marketable Clickbank products related to it, then you should drop it or at least not pursue it for commercial gains.

Come up with a niche and select at least 2 to 3 Clickbank products for promoting.

Of course, things such as total sales, competition, popularity (Gravity), marketability should be deciding factors but the most important criteria should be product quality.

Remember, you’ll be putting your reputation at stake. If the product sucks, people will never trust you again!

Create a memorable name for your business or website and perhaps even a simple logo.

Many people spend hundreds of dollars on fancy business names and logos.

But if you take a look around, the most successful companies like Nike, Mercedes, Apple etc. have very simple logos.

Once you’re all set, market the hell out of your blog, or Youtube Channel, or whatever you decide to do (More on that later).


  • Marketing = Content
  • Good marketing = Great Content
  • Great Content = Emotional Content (Happiness, Sadness, Humor, Shock, Awe. Anger, Greed, Fear……and so on)

Create new content every day. Spend AT LEAST 1-2 hours per day on creating and posting unique content.

If you do this for 3 to 6 months, you’ll have an audience. Imagine doing it for a decade – You’ll have a KINGDOM!

Now I know, I know, you were hoping I would teach you how to sit around in your underwear, tossing chips into your mouth and making millions overnight.

Unfortunately, it’s not that easy, but everybody I know that stuck with it, and didn’t quit, made money online.

If you’re unable to create the content yourself, you’ll have to pay somebody to do it for you. In either case, if you hope to be successful, you have to be closely involved with the process.

You have to invest energy in making something grow, but I promise you – it’s worth the effort. 🙂

A little Motivation

Just the past YEAR and a half, I’ve taken my family to Hawaii…Twice, and taken them on a Caribbean Cruise.

(We took my wife’s parents all three times too)

This coming September (2019), We’re going BACK to Hawaii again, and we’re taking MY mom along this time!

In June of 2018, I also took a ‘Business Trip’, First Class, to Dublin Ireland to attend (and speak at) An Affiliate Marketing Event.

I’ll save the rest of those photos for another time though.

This is ALL possible only because of what I do online, with Affiliate Marketing.

Now here’s the thing, I didn’t get this success overnight. I failed more times than I can count. When I first started in 2007, I was jumping around trying little bits of everything, but NOT sticking to one thing until I made it work.

And, back on topic!

Many people try to master too many online platforms at the same time.

However, this is total madness, and it’s just going to drive you crazy.

this is madness

You’re far better off focusing on just one or two platforms.

So pick Facebook, Instagram, YouTube. A website, Pinterest, Google, Blog, Forums or whatever most suits your niche and skill level.

The objective of having a platform (a means to promote) is simple:

1) Reach as many people as possible2) Collect data.

You can collect data in the form of Facebook or Insta followers, YouTube Subscribers or email addresses.

(Note: See My Post 10 Email Marketing Best Practices for Affiliate Marketers – I’m literally giving you all the tools, you just have to study them and take action)

Your database is like Aladdin’s lamp.

Send an email, or make a post (with your affiliate link) and watch the money roll in.

Depending upon niche and product price, an affiliate earns between 15 to 50 bucks per sale, and in a few instances up to $300 or even $500 per sale.

Needless to say, payments are much higher for premium products. So it’s not uncommon even for newbies and intermediates to make three figures per day from Clickbank.

Here’s how to Promote

Remember during the niche planning stage, I advised you to pick not just one but 2-3 top selling Clickbank products in your category?

Well that’s because you can market all three and potentially earn a lot more money than if would have stuck to just one.

I know, I know…this might be a little confusing, especially if you’re new to marketing.

But that’s the way things are. I mean, aren’t you supposed to recommend only the BEST?


Actually, there’s no such thing. What might be the best for you might not be the best for others too.

Each product has a few pros and cons. You should do a comparison and give your opinion on the matter. However, people like to have choices and usually pick the product that most suits their budget, skill level and personality.

Have you ever heard of a car magazine recommending just one car?

Top Luxury Cars Comparrison

Even when they do a comparison test between the three German giants – they usually recommend Mercedes for ultimate comfort, BMW for performance and Audi for a mix of both plus understated luxury.

This is also the reason I drive an Audi 🙂

You have to follow the same route. That way, you’ll establish credibility in your niche and you can review many HOT products and earn commissions for them all.

I do the same on every niche site I build, many (for physical products) even have comparrison charts to make it even easier to compare.

Of course, if a certain product is just hands down better than others in its category, go ahead and say it.

Comparisson Table Example
Image Source: SlideOcean

Now there are many sceptics who doubt the credibility of Clickbank. Don’t listen to them – they’re the ones who lacked the dedication to make money through it!

Clickbank was founded 2 decades ago, in 1998. The internet has changed a LOT over the last twenty years. However, this company has stood the test of time and if anything, it has gotten much better over the years.

It now has a very strict quality control process for the products that it chooses to list on the platform. So there are very few returns and everybody is happy.

People only buy from sources that they trust. Hence, you have to develop some kind of relationship with them before closing the sale.

So even though technically, you’re just one viral post/video away from success, consistency is the name of the game. If you focus on content creation and do it diligently for a few months – you’re going to see results, but patience is the name of the game here.

Cheap Traffic Tip: Just a 20-50 dollar FB or Instagram campaign can help you reach out to thousands of people. So even if your marketing budget is very low, it should not stop you from making a killing online.

Once you begin to make a decent income through affiliate marketing, it’s time to up the ante.

Affiliate marketing success has a very interesting learning curve (I have tons of FREE info on it). You’ll learn how to hook (draw attention), build comfort, generate emotions, establish trust and close the sale. Even though niches change, these skills are universal.

With so many tools in your arsenal, you’re now equipped to take over any niche.

With some good networking, you can even partner up with an expert and create a product.

Here’s an example: Jill has a popular beauty and style vlog. So far, she’s been marketing other people’s products in exchange for affiliate commissions. She makes good money but wants to do something more meaningful and challenging.

Jill has noticed that a lot of her subscribers complain about acne. So, using her good networking skills, she is able to partner up with Sara – a respected, professional dermatologist with years of experience. Together they create a digital product for curing acne permanently. Jill signs up with Clickbank and hundreds of affiliates begin promoting the product like crazy! Sara and Jill now have other people working hard to earn them money 🙂

Jill can repeat this process endlessly. The best part, however, is that there’s no inventory so she can operate her business from any part of the world. Also, Clickbank does the heavy lifting by automating everything – she does not need to procure a degree in coding and e-commerce.

Here’s your Next Step!

If you want to make money online without having to deal with the pressure of developing new products, handling customer complaints, shipping etc, there is no better option than Clickbank.

Want to learn how to do this for yourself? Check out Clickbank University, you won’t be disapointed!

It’s important to appreciate how much this program means to ClickBank.

They want their affiliate marketers knowing the most effective online methods so your time and efforts are handsomely rewarded.

I believe with the right training, income-wise the sky’s the limit.

I encourage you, especially if success has been hesitant, to check out ClickBank University before this offer is gone.

Affiliate marketing doesn’t have to be difficult.

It’s doesn’t have to be hit and miss.

Let their faculty, ClickBank affiliate marketers who have consistently made 7 and 8 figures themselves, show you the way.

Have YOU made any money yet on Clickbank? Let me know in the comments below, don’t be shy! 🙂


About the author 

Jeff Lenney

Welcome to my corner of the internet! I'm Jeff Lenney, your navigator through the exciting seas of Affiliate Marketing, SEO, and ECommerce. My journey started back in 2009, and since then, it's been a whirlwind of success and fun in the digital world.

Before I dove headfirst into the vast ocean of affiliate marketing, I honed my SEO skills with some of the biggest agencies in sunny Southern California. I've been the SEO compass for 7-9 figure giants like Agora Financial, Investor Place, and Timothy Sykes, guiding them through the complex currents of online visibility.

But wait, there's more! I've also worked quite extensively with affiliate marketing legends like Anik Singal, Jimmy Kim, Aidan Booth, Dori Friend & others. Did I mention I was Anik's head coach from 2012 to 2015? Yeah, I've been around the block a few times!

My expertise isn't just confined to the boardroom. I've shared my knowledge and experiences on numerous podcasts, shedding light on the intricate dance of affiliate SEO.

So, whether you're a seasoned pro looking to catch the next big wave or just dipping your toes into the digital marketing ocean, I've got a treasure trove of insights for you. Stick around for fun tales, savvy strategies, and maybe a few laughs as we debunk myths and explore the latest trends in the world of online marketing. 

Dive into my posts and let's make some waves together! ✋ My Name is Jeff Lenney. I'm an Affiliate Marketer, and Search Engine Optimization Expert with over 10 years experience. I like to talk about marketing, SEO & ECommerce, so read my other posts here: Jeff Lenney's Articles

  • Richard Hall says:

    I am really new to the online thing and I am very interested in how to make money online. I have only worked hard labor jobs my whole life until I was put on disability benefits which doesn’t even pay enough to survive. The internet for me is like stepping into a whole new world of learning. I am needing some serious help and I am willing to put in the time it takes and I am good at paying attention to detail as well as a pretty quick learner. So can you please help me to get started today? Thank you and blessed be.

    • Hey Richard,

      Thanks for the comment! I thought my blog post here was pretty clear on what’s needed to be done….

      Anything I can clarify on? 🙂


  • I started on 7 August 2019,but until now not a single penny.Jeff can you write a blog post about EPC on Clickbank and other affilite marketing platforms.What exactly is it.How can you make money with it.Heard the first time about it on a John Crestani YouTube video.Thanks wanna learn from you.

    • So you started 2 weeks ago, and you’re disappointed you haven’t made a penny yet?

      Good for you for taking action, but I never said you’d be making money right away – MOST people give up or quit after a few failures and never make a penny either. It took me YEARS to start making good money online, but I was persistent and stuck with it, that’s the key.

      Have you gone through any of John’s Training or anything? It’s a GREAT course (Super Affiliate System)

  • Hi Jeff… you never seize to amaze me with the quality of your content. I won’t be shy and will answer your question 🙂

    Yes I have made money on Clickbank as an affiliate.

    Quick 2 part question for you… Would you be kind enough to let me know

    1) the name of the social sharing plugin you’re using that shows at the top of your post and scrolls down with you at the bottom of the page?

    2) the name of the plugin you’re using to prevent people from being able to copy and paste the amazing content on your site as I’d like to use it too on my sites.


    • Thanks Christian! 🙂

      1. It’s called Social Warfare

      2. I removed the plugin, but it was called Copy Protection, or something along those lines 🙂


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