As you probably already know, Clickbank is extremely popular with beginner affiliates since the barrier to entry is virtually non existent when compared to what a lot of affiliate networks make you go through – like phone interviews – before being accepted to promote on their network.
Because a very large proportion of individuals who turn to affiliate marketing don’t have the budget to fund a paid advertising campaign, they resort to methods that will cost them their time – otherwise known as “free” traffic generation methods. If you’ve been trying to figure out how to promote Clickbank products for free online, then you’ve certainly come to the right place.
Without beating around the bush, I’ll give you what I consider to be two extremely effective ways to do this successfully.
YouTube Video Affiliate Marketing
In a nutshell, the main strategy in this method involves creating a bunch of videos, uploading them to YouTube and adding your affiliate link in the description area of the video. Now, I know a lot of people will dismiss this because they’re not particularly keen on putting their faces on camera or because they don’t feel tech savvy enough to create their own videos. If you’re one of such people, I’ve got good news for you.
You can successfully promote clickbank products on Youtube without having to appear on Camera or creating your own videos. Hold your horses now… I know what you’re thinking; I’m not going to send you to Fiverr to get your videos done because that would cost money… so don’t worry 🙂
Promoting Clickbank Products With Your Face on Camera
First and foremost, I generally would advocate that you put your face on camera to promote a product when it makes sense because these videos tend to convert the best generally speaking. People like to buy from people and when they see another human face endorsing a particular product, they are more likely to buy because there’s a certain element of trust that’s created as opposed to say a slide show presentation style video that doesn’t even have a voice on it.
This becomes especially effective if you build a channel around a particular niche where you’re frequently uploading videos, gaining subscribers who eventually grow to know, like and trust you.
Promoting Clickbank Products Without Putting Your Face on Camera
If you don’t want to put your face on camera, you can create over-the-shoulder style videos where you’re simply showing what’s happening on your computer screen while you explain with your voice. Something that tends to work well with this is Powerpoint/slideshow style videos where you’re talking about the product you’re promoting in the form of a review. Alternatively, you can talk about a given problem in your chosen niche whereby you provide the product you’re promoting as the solution to the problem.
If you don’t want to even put your voice in the video, you can just do what I explained above and replace your voice in the slideshows with text and background music whereby viewers of your videos are subjected to having to read through the whole thing. I however don’t recommend you do this as these sort of videos tend to convert views into sales the least.
Lastly, if you can’t be bothered to go through the trouble of creating your own videos, I still have you covered. You can download and use other peoples videos on YouTube which have the Creative Commons Attribution license on them. Of course, it goes without saying that you need to find videos that are in the same niche as, and relate to the Clickbank product you’re promoting.
To add to that, I would recommend that you try to alter the Creative Commons video before you re-upload it so that YouTube doesn’t view the video file as a duplicate of an already existing video. You can alter the video by adding some additional short video footage – even if it’s just a few seconds – of anything else just so it’s not exactly the same as the original one.
What I’ve given you with regards to video is just scratching the surface but it’s enough for you to go out on your own and get to work. If you want to get into the more nitty gritty details and advanced techniques you need to implement to make your videos more visible, then you should definitely check out this Free training and done-for-you-system that covers YouTube marketing.
Affiliate Marketing with Facebook Groups
The strategy around this method involves Creating a Facebook group around the niche market or Clickbank product you’ve chosen to promote, populating it with valuable content on a regular basis, growing the group (members joining the group) and then occasionally promoting your Clickbank product or products if you’re promoting several in the same niche.
The thing that’s so good about this strategy is the fact that it works very similarly to an email list. Just like an email list, you have an audience that listens to you. Just as you send out promotional emails to your list, you as the group administrator can make promotional posts in your Facebook group.
One very important thing to take note of is that you don’t want to become a victim of greed by repeatedly only making promotional posts in an effort to try and make more commissions. If you do this, what ends up happening is that your group members start to become less responsive and less active in the group because they feel like they’re being sold to every time you post.
This is the last thing you want because it will kill the growth of your group. The way Facebook’s algorithm works is that it tends to promote Facebook groups that have a lot of activity going on in them. So if you post something that triggers a lot of engagement with group members replying to the post and replying to each others comments, this tells Facebook that your group is “exciting” so to speak and it starts promoting the group to other Facebook users who are not in your group but have similar interests to your group’s niche topic.
That’s how your group grows organically. Of course, you can also promote your group in other ways like mentioning it in your YouTube videos whereby you tell people to join and you leave a link to the group in the description of your YouTube videos. If you have an email list, you can also send out an email encouraging people to join your group.
The more your group grows, the bigger your audience becomes and by default, the more Clickbank Commissions you stand to make.
How to Promote Clickbank Products for Free Online (explained on Video).
In this video, I show you how you can get access to some 100% free training that will show you how to promote Clickbank products or any other product you wish to promote for FREE.
So there you have it… if you get to working on everything you’ve learned in this post you can be well on your way to building a significant income source for yourself. It all depends on how hard you’re willing to work. The one thing I will tell you though is that the key to all this panning out is consistency on your part. Put together a schedule and do your best to stick to it because both YouTube and Facebook reward CONSISTENCY.
Other methods to Promote Clickbank Products For Free
Promoting on YouTube would probably be my number one recommendation for promoting clickbank products for free and it’s the one place I will always point people to if they want to see passive results relatively quickly with free traffic. Facebook groups are good too and they are a simple tool that anyone can use. Besides these YouTube Videos and Facebook groups, here are six other methods you can employ to promote your links for free:
- You can start a free blog on properties like wordpress.com, wix.com, blogger.com etc and regularly publish articles with the aim of ranking them on google.
- Answering people’s questions on question-answer sites like Quora and linking to your articles on your free websites which in turn have your affiliate links (Affiliate links aren’t allowed on Quora).
- Creating an Instagram account, adding content, following people in your niche in the hopes that they follow you back and eventually check out your bio where you would have a link to your affiliate products.
- Promoting your links on twitter with people who have expressed an interest in the niche of your affiliate products.
- Promoting your affiliate links in forums related to your niche. For the ones that allow it, you would put your affiliate links in your signature such that every time you post, forum members would see your links and if you provide lots of value, members will be more inclined to check out your signature.
- You can also search for blogs in your niche and leave valuable comments on blog posts. When you do this, you would find a way to smartly include your affiliate links in the comments without coming across as a spammer.
While it’s good to have several ways to do things at your disposal, I wouldn’t encourage you to start out using all at once as you’ll end up thinning out your efforts. Start with no more than two and focus on them until you start seeing results before you start branching out to try the other methods.
In conclusion, as you would have heard in the video above, I mentioned a high level training program which you can access for free. If you want to learn how to promote clickbank products for free online in step by step detail, as well as more advanced free tactics and paid advertising methods, you should really sign up and take advantage of it.