ClickBank Affiliate Program: Review and Payout Scheme


ClickBank is a private online marketplace for digital information products. It serves as a connection between digital content creators and affiliate marketers, who then promote them to consumers. ClickBank has a very lucrative affiliate program. The commission rates are as high as 75% in some cases. All the products on ClickBank are digital. Because of that reason, ClickBank can afford to offer such high commissions as no distribution cost is involved.

ClickBank is probably one of the best affiliate programs to get associated with because of the high commission rates. ClickBank has over 1,500,00 affiliate marketers. I’ll try and explain to you the basics of ClickBank’s affiliate program so that you can get well versed with the interface.

How to Join ClickBank:

Joining ClickBank is easy and most importantly, free. All you need to do is click on the Sign-Up link given on the ClickBank homepage. Once you have created an account and everything has been set up, you can start promoting your products.

How to Search for Products to Promote:

To search for products, you need to click on the Marketplace link on the ClickBank homepage.


From there, you can search for products by category or by using the search feature.

How to Obtain your Affiliate Hoplink:

Once you have decided on the product that you want to promote, you will have to click the green Promote button which is given alongside the listing. There, you will get a form that looks like this:


In the Account Nickname box, enter the ClickBank ID you created when you setup your ClickBank account, and add a Tracking ID if you want to keep track of where the sale is coming from. Now when you go to the Reporting section at the top of the page, you can view your sales by Tracking ID to see how effective your campaign was. After you’ve entered your account nickname and optional tracking ID, click Create and ClickBank will give you the link to promote on your website.

How to Promote ClickBank:

There are plenty of ways in which you can promote ClickBank. Niche websites and blogs are very helpful in this. Niche websites are the best way to promote ClickBank products. You will know more about your audience and you targeted traffic converts much better. E-mail marketing is also a very effective way of promoting products. You should aim to provide nothing but quality, and promote products on occasion. Another very good medium for doing this is social media. If you have a large following on your social media platforms, then you can easily convert them to buyers with the right kind of social media marketing.

If the product you are promoting has banners you can use, there is usually a link to the affiliate program located at the bottom of the main sales page. This is where you can often find banners for your website. These banners look nice and appealing and they give away a lot of information even if the target audience isn’t paying full attention.

How is Payout Handed by ClickBank:

ClickBank offers Direct Deposit, Wire and Checks as payment methods for clients to receive their funds. Accounts receiving direct deposit and wire payments (US or International) are eligible for once per week or once per two week payments. Check payments are available once every two weeks. Pay period end times and payment send dates are dependent upon your selected Payment Frequency.

To sum it up, I hope this article proves to be helpful to those of our readers who are new to ClickBank. As always, feel free to share your doubts and concerns.