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    To Make Money With Clickbank - Start by Building a Sales Funnel Campaign First

     

    With the Economy Showing Sluggish Results, Many Entrepeneurs Turn to Clickbank For Internet Fortunes, But Before You Do, You Better Have a Campaign Strategy Handy.

     

    Clickbank is the internets wholesale book store where affiliates can freely promote their products and earn a commission when a sale is recorded.

     

    If you've already been to the Clickbank website and have researched an eBook product you wish to promote, you may have noticed almost all of the programs have an affiliate help page.

     

    If your hopes are to make money with Clickbank, it would be wise to entertain using some, if not all of the information contained there. Your success with these programs will come through educating yourself about the product you want to promote.

     

    Once you've reviewed the programs in the Clickbank marketplace and chosen one you think would be profitable to promote, before you start, consider building a "Sales Funnel Marketing Campaign" first.

     

    If you've been an affiliate marketer for anytime, you've probably heard of a "Sales Funnel", if not, just picture a fuel funnel in your mind.

     

    Lot's of liquid at the top, funneled through a small opening at the bottom.

     

    For Clickbank affiliates the top of the funnel is where they will see most of the work, most of the traffic, and "0" profits....

     

    But....

     

    To make money with clickbank affiliates need to focus on the upper part of the funnel!

     

    Here's Why.

     

    Let's assume you have your Clickbank product and you have been to the affiliate tutorials of the publisher.

     

    Virtually all of the top selling publishers give you a copy of their mailing list script, and instruct you to start a mailing list of your own by allowing you to give away free items the publisher has for you, found in their affiliate marketing tutorials.

     

    Once you have the free product to give away, this becomes the point at the top of your funnel where you will will drive your traffic to.

     

    If you have a website or blog, you would post your free product there and promote traffic to your site via social networking sites or article marketing.

     

    I wouldn't recommend pay per click advertising a Clickbank product as the publisher more than likely has that covered, or if it's a popular clickbank product, your competition on PPC might be too great to realize a good profit.

     

    But, there are many who use PPC successfully. Try promoting the product for free at first. If you're having good success with it, then consider PPC.

     

    Most affiliates who make money with clickbank use the top of the funnel to capture the email address of the person receiving the free gift. This is how they will start their email campaign, recommended by the publisher.

     

    Which will bring us to the middle of the sales funnel.

     

    At this stage, the Clickbank affiliate will start to use the publishers pre-written script to follow up with the subscriber on a pre determined schedule.

     

    The assumption is it will take 12 emails to get a person to purchase a product. The desired bottom position of the sales funnel.

     

    During the email campaign, many subscribers will opt out of the list and only a few will make it through to the lowest part of the sales funnel.

     

    To make money with Clickbank this is where your subscriber will purchase the publishers product, and where you have reached your Clickbank commission.
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