So you found your perfect products on Clickbank that you would like to promote for a commission.
But now, what are the best ways to promote these products, and how you can do it for free?
In this article, you will find some absolutely free as well as requiring little investment methods that you can follow and start promoting your Clickbank products today.
How To Promote Clickbank Products for Free? (BEST WAYS)
An important thing to consider about the platforms we are going to mention is that some of them should be your core marketing channels, and some of them can work as an addition to that.
It means that you will have to choose from two main traffic sources by establishing presence either on your website, YouTube channel, or ideally on both platforms.
The reason why you need to build authority on at least one of these platforms, it’s cause they are based on to search-engine in some way. That means people are going to use them to find information related to your brand, or problems that you solve.
People always look for information on Google and this trend has expanded into YouTube as well.
Once you establish authority on these platforms, your content is going to rank higher, more people are going to find you, and the best thing about it – the traffic will become automated.
In addition to that, you can also leverage social media networks, like Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, and more. However, Facebook seems like the best option to promote Clickbank products for free, and for that reason, we are also going to cover it in this article.
So without further ado, let’s get into the best ways and methods of how you can promote your Clickbank products using Google, YouTube, and Facebook for free.
Google is definitely not the best place to get quick traffic to your affiliate offer, however, it’s an evergreen marketing channel that every successful blogger should use for a long-term strategy.
To take advantage of Google and use it to promote your Clickbank products, you will need to create a blog in the first place.
Quick disclaimer – it costs a little to start and run a blog, however, you MUST own a blog if you want to succeed with Clickbank and affiliate marketing in general. Refer to this article if you want to quickly create a blog at minimal cost.
Your blog is going to be a platform that you own, and there you’ll have a 100% control of everything.
On your blog, you can do a lot of things, including:
- Promoting affiliate products
- Generating automated search engine traffic
- Collecting emails
- Placing and earning from ads
- Selling your own products
The most important thing of those is that the blog allows you to generate automated traffic from Google and with the right strategy, you can turn it into a passive income stream.
But before talking about traffic from Google, let’s have a look at how you should promote Clickbank products on your blog.
How You Should Promote Clickbank Products on Your Blog?
So there are two major ways how you can do this, and it’s always a good idea to use both methods at the same time.
1) Write Product-Review Articles:
These are the articles where you do an affiliate product review, and target keywords, such as “product’s name + review”. These are the best converting articles, and they usually bring the most money to the pocket.
However, in order to rank these types of articles on Google’s first page, you either need to have a website with some authority (not a new site), or there should not be a lot of competition from the other affiliates.
It’s because there are just too many people doing Clickbank product reviews on their blogs and it’s often hard for a new website to show up on Google for those types of keywords.
To overcome this issue and avoid competition, you may want to target other keywords that are still related to the product.
Let’s say we want to do a review of a popular Clickbank product called Leptitox.
When we type Leptitox review on Google, we can see there are just too many articles appearing for this query. And because of the high competition, you should forget about ranking for these keywords if you are a new website.
What you may want to do is to still write the product review, but target less competitive keywords related to the product, for example:
- “Leptitox review 2020”
- “Is Leptitox worth it?”
- “Is Leptitox safe”
- “Is Leptitox legit?”
- “Pros and cons Leptitox”
- “Leptitox vs. some other weight loss program”
And so on…
Whether or not you should dive into these types of keywords depends on the popularity of the affiliate product. There are many products on Clickbank (especially ones that are newly launched) that are not very popular, and just targeting “product review” keywords can work really well with them.
So it’s up to you to do a research and determine, which review keywords you should target for your particular product.
QUICK TIP: Google is always looking for unique and genuine information on the web. In order to provide really unique information about the product, it’s always a good idea to invest and purchase the affiliate product. By doing that, you will not only be able to stand out from other affiliates who just copy and paste the content from each other, but also provide genuine help to your audience.
2) Write Informational Articles
While these types of articles won’t be entirely focused on the product you are promoting, you would be surprised how much money they can truly bring.
So once you have the affiliate product that solves a particular problem, your mission is to provide as many great articles as you can, that can also solve the same or similar problems.
For example, if a Clickbank product that you want to promote is some kind of meditation guide, you may want to publish some informational articles around that topic. In this scenario, you could write some articles about anxiety, stress, depression, or insomnia, and offer that affiliate product as a solution to these problems.
Informational articles is where you should really focus on providing value for people as well as building a loyal customer base that trust and appreciate your tips and recommendations.
So what do you need to get traffic from Google?
And here comes the hardest part… In order to generate organic traffic from Google, you will need what’s mentioned above – content.
You will need a lot of quality content that is going to be published consistently, for at least 2-3 times per week.
It’s all because Google just loves to rank unique, high-quality content that is being published regularly.
That content is going to be your blog posts which you are going to try ranking on Google’s search results according to a certain keyphrase. The higher you rank on search results – the more exposure and traffic you will get.
But nowadays, ranking on Google is incomparably harder than before. Today, Google takes a long time to rank articles, especially from new websites.
To successfully rank your pages on Google, you mainly need two things – to do proper keyword research and to provide original and quality content for your readers.
Keyword research is essentially a process where you determine whether the keyword you want to rank for is worth your time and effort. During this process, your goal is to find keywords that have little competition and enough search volume.
After you have done the keyword research, your last step is to write a high-quality blog post on that particular keyword.
Make sure your blog post is long enough (consisting of around 1800-3000 words), and within that blog post, genuinely try to help your audience.
If you repeat this process consistently Google will reward you with rankings on their 1st page, and that’s how you are going to get automated traffic to your Clickbank products from Google.
YouTube is another popular search engine, which is based on videos. Similarly like on Google, people look for solutions to their problems by typing questions on YouTube’s search bar, but this time they get to watch videos instead of reading articles.
Whether it’s Clickbank or any other products you promote, you should definitely utilize this platform if you want to be successful.
It’s simply because there’s a big amount of people out there who prefer getting their information through videos rather than articles, so yours as the marketer’s mission is to adapt this trend.
The process of promoting Clickbank products on YouTube is pretty much the same as on Google. You start with the keyword research by finding the least competitive keywords that get some search volume, and your ultimate goal is to provide value and genuinely help your audience with your videos.
You can either publish product review videos, or you can do informational videos, tutorials, or how-to guides that relate to the problem or a Clickbank product.
YouTube is owned by Google so here you can expect pretty much the same major ranking factors – consistency, and quality.
How consistently you should post your videos depends on your topic and competition, however, the more regularly you do that the more YouTube is going to reward you.
And to set how good your videos are, YouTube is going to take different factors into their account, such as:
- Watch time
- Video comments
- and other factors…
Basically, there’s just no way how you could trick the system as YouTube will take those little factors to determine whether your content is actually good or not.
For example, if you do a poor Clickbank product review with little to no help, fewer people are going to engage, and fewer “thumbs-up” you are going to get. Consequently, YouTube is not going to rank your videos well and you won’t make money.
QUICK TIP: Click-Through-Rate (CTR) is also important ranking factor on YouTube. To achieve a high CTR you have to make sure that your video thumbnails look attractive. The more people are going to click on your thumbnails and videos, the higher your videos will rank.
And, in case you don’t feel confident reviewing Clickbank products on camera, you can still do that without showing your face. You can just simply do a product review by recording your computer screen where you are walking-through that particular product with your voice over it.
Or, you can write a video script and use the software like ContentSammurai to turn text into a video with some graphics and professional voice overs.
Or, you can hire somebody from freelancing platforms like Fiver.com to do this all for you.
There’s just no excuse for you not getting on YouTube, and you should really join this massive social network if you want to succeed as an affiliate marketer.
3. Facebook Groups
Do you remember the times when you posted something on Facebook, and the huge organic engagement was coming by? Those times were when Facebook used to work in a little different way, but now, everything has changed.
Today, if you are a new page or a new profile on Facebook, you will have a really hard time getting some organic reach from your posts, and that’s because this social network is simply over-saturated.
But thankfully, there are still a couple of marketing channels that we can utilize for the best affiliate marketing results, and these are Facebook Ads, and groups.
Since we are only focusing on free traffic generation methods here, we are only going to talk about how you can promote your Clickbank products on Facebook Groups.
Before we get into these methods, you need to remember a good rule of a thumb – don’t ever spam. Similarly like on YouTube or your blog, your goal is to provide value and build trust with your next customer, and spamming is never going to make it happen.
So let’s get into the methods of how you can use Facebook groups to drive free and targeted traffic to your Clickbank product.
Join The Relevant Groups and Give Something Away For Free.
Let’s say you want to promote a product that is helping people lose weight with the Keto diet.
Now your next step is to find relevant Facebook groups where you can promote your product, and in this case, we can see a ton of them:
Just pick a few of them for a start. You don’t want to join more than 5 groups at once because you truly want to engage and fully participate in the community, and remember, your goal is not to spam, but to provide value.
So once you join those groups, your mission is to give something for free to the members. Ideally, you should offer something for an exchange to their email address, but that will require building a landing page, and paying for email service a provider.
Since we are focusing on 100% free traffic methods we are going to choose another option.
What we are going to do is to compile our own free gift, and in this case, we are going to giveaway a free file with some Keto recipes.
But first, we need to make that gift.
Step 1: Head over the affiliate offer, in this case, we are going to use Custom Keto Diet product from Clickbank, and take a snapshot of the product’s landing page,
Step 2: Create a new blank document on Google Docs and paste the snapshot of the affiliate product’s landing page on your document.
Step 3: Add an affiliate link to it. This image is going to be our offer, and when someone is going to click on it and purchase that product, you will earn the commission.
It should look like this:
Step 4: Now fill the rest of the document with the relevant information that you offered for free. In this case, it’s Keto diet recipes. You can just Google and copy-paste the content you need as the whole web is filled with free information.
Take your time to find the right content and crafting your document. The more value and useful information you provide, the more engagement and trust you will build with those group members.
Step 5: Approach the group members and share your file in an appropriate way. Depending on how strict the group’s admins are with affiliate marketing, you may want to try private messaging first.
This is a good example of how you can try to share your free gift with the group members:
This post is going to encourage people to comment, and that is going to bring the post up as well as create a compounding engagement. Once you see some interested people, just send them a link of a document and that’s it.
Disclaimer: The method explained above is only aplicable to that particular product. This example was taken to show you the overall process of funneling your audience. You can get creative and expirment with this process in your own unique way, but remember you need to offer something for free if you want someone to really engage and buy what you offer.
Quite often, an affiliate product you are promoting is going to provide you a free eBook, or some other type of product that you can use to attract your audience. In that case, you can use their product and give that for free, but just don’t forget to add your affiliate links!
Our Final Word:
The truth about affiliate marketing is that it’s definitely not a get-rich-quick scheme, and like any other business it requires times and effort.
Instead of focusing on making money with affiliate marketing, you should focus on building a long-term profitable business with affiliate marketing, and for this reason, you need to do that on your website, YouTube channel or on both platforms.
We have mentioned Facebook groups as one of the best ways to promote your Clickbank products, however, you should only use this method if you are really desperate and need quick money.
If your ultimate goal is a long-term success with affiliate marketing, sooner or later you will need to establish your brand on the platform that you own, and that’s going to be your website.
The overall process and recipe for success is really simple, and there’s no need to complicate it. All you have to do to succeed in this game is to be consistent, genuine and provide value – and the money will come after.