Making money with Clickbank and Facebook Ads has been one of the biggest revenue avenues for me while being online and I wanted to share with you a “how to” post on how you can do your own. I know that a lot of people have never ran affiliate campaigns using Clickbank and if you haven’t then I’m going to try and make this as detailed as possible for you so you can understand where I’m coming from.
Clickbank is a website where you can search for products online to market to other people within certain niches. They offer thousands of different products to market with various commission payouts to you.
When I was preparing for this affiliate campaign it was the beginning of the NBA and College Basketball season and I knew that a lot of basketball athletes were preparing for the season. So, I chose to browse and find a product that would assist these athletes with increasing their ball handling skills because I knew that was something very important for basketball players since I used to be one myself (yes, I know I’m only 5’7” but I did have dreams too).
The affiliate program that I chose to become an affiliate of was a ball handling video course that went over specific techniques basketball players could use. This was a 10 video course that would help these players become better athletes.
To prepare for this affiliate campaign I created a squeeze page with Optimize Press and a 5 day autoresponder email setup to send out very informative ball handling strategies along with a 30 page report about effective ball handling skills. Throughout this ebook I referenced this product I was an affiliate of and within each email that I sent out over those five days was a link going back to the product.
This worked out amazing. Why?
Well, if you setup your autoresponder correctly and your gift then people are going to be interested in this product that your talking about giving away a lot.
But, I know your waiting on me to talk about the Facebook Advertisements so here we go…
To increase the sales of this affiliate campaign I created five different advertisements. Three out of the five ads were catered to men and the other two were catered to women. Why? Well, Facebook lets you really target your ads and the more targeted your ads are the better you can test to see which ad works out the best.
The target age range varied because I was focusing on college basketball players and also parents of kids that played basketball too. You see most kids won’t purchase a program like this. But, their parents would though so that is what I kept in mind.
The ads had interests such as “basketball, NBA, college basketball, high school basketball, athlete, WNBA, overseas basketball, and etc” I wanted to target people that was truly engaged within the sport of basketball and no one else. With me running these ads the way that I did it worked out to my benefit. I closed off a lot of unwanted people that would just click on the advertisements and not take action of the free guide and 5 day course.
You see the mistake that everyone does is drive traffic straight to the sales page of affiliate promotions and you shouldn’t. You need to create a product that covers the topic of the affiliate product and source that throughout the product and email followup sequence. Your going to receive a much higher conversion rate and also your going to be building an email list in a targeted niche too.
Think for a second. What could you do with a targeted list of hungry buyers that already showed their interested in a specific niche? I would say a lot of things. Wouldn’t you?
So, my campaigns were only $5 per day over the course of 3 weeks with a per click amount ranging from $0.79 to $0.87. I didn’t do any pay per impressions for this campaign only pay per click which I mainly go with because I like to track and see the people that are actually taking action.
I spend a total of $375 for the campaign and received a total revenue of $3,000 which I was very proud of. The product sold at $67 for all of the videos and offered a $197 upsell product too of advanced videos with more audio courses to listen too. All of these were good buys that I found to be really good for the end.
Now, I know your probably thinking right now that this sounds very easy and it is but the one thing that makes me different from you is that I took action and paid attention to the niche I was marketing too. I knew a specific time period to market to them and how to really get them engaged. The best thing to do is to give your niche something away for free first and offer quality material and wrap around a product within that free giveaway that points back to the affiliate product on Clickbank.
Then you use Facebook Advertisements to offer this free giveaway to a targeted niche of people that already have shown interest in that area because they have already written these things out on their Facebook profiles. So, your not doing that much work but only plugging in various market research that you’ve already done.
Each part that I’ve done you need to test for your own niche. It might work or it might not to be honest with you. I tried this numerous times and sometimes it didn’t work because the niche I chose wasn’t looking to buy and other times I’ve made a lot of money. It honestly just depends.
Leave comments below on any questions that you might have going over this topic and I will respond to them.