Build Revenue with Affiliate Products Through ClickBank — Now with Tag Support
By Kristin MacLaughlin September 9, 2020
ClickBank is a global retailer and an affiliate marketplace that allows entrepreneurs to earn income on commissions of other people’s products that they promote and sell. It benefits the product owner and the affiliate promoting the product as it provides the opportunity for both parties to earn revenue. Plus, it potentially expands the products’ reach to a new audience.
AWeber’s integration with ClickBank makes finding affiliate products to promote to your audience incredibly easy and straightforward. Simply select the product and get a link to put it in your newsletter or on social media. When a member of your audience purchases that product, you receive a commission. Commissions vary by product, but generally are around 50%.
Benefits of marketing other people’s products
It can be challenging to keep your product line fresh and varied enough to be a consistent revenue source. AWeber’s customer, GetOrganizedNow.com, helps people live healthier, happier, and more productive lives by providing tips to help them get organized. They have found supplementing its own product line with affiliate products from ClickBank has helped to grow their business.
“It’s a win-win situation for everybody. I think ClickBank is wonderful because a lot of new businesses don’t have their own products. I can’t imagine only having my own stuff to sell — it’s just not enough. You have to offer people a wide range of products. I highly recommend it because it’s another income source for businesses,” says GetOrganizedNow.com founder Maria Gracia.
Give your customers more value with similar products
Maria Gracia has successfully grown her email list by offering visitors free, valuable content in the form of e-books, checklists, challenges, articles, videos, and print-ables.
However, Gracia learned that a large list by itself doesn’t generate revenue. And consistently offering fresh, relevant products to earn income takes a lot of time, energy, and financial resources. That’s why Gracia co-markets her products — and the products of other like-minded entrepreneurs — through AWeber’s integration with ClickBank.
Select your affiliate products carefully.
Gracia is very careful about companies she works with to ensure that her product is represented correctly.
“We want to make sure that people understand who we are, and our mission to help people get organized. We don’t just want to sell stuff. We want to make sure our product or the affiliate product we are co-marketing helps the person who is purchasing it,” says Gracia.
For example, during the COVID-19 pandemic, many people focused on their yards and landscaping while they were sheltering-in-place. One of the affiliate products that GetOrganizedNow.com decided to showcase was a program on landscape designs.
How to Use ClickBank and AWeber to Better Understand Your Audience
We recently added Tag support to AWeber’s ClickBank integration, making it even more powerfully-simple to follow up with customers who purchase your products online. Communicating with paying customers is a great way to add value to their purchases by providing them with useful information and updates after they buy.
Here’s are a few ways you can drive more sales with AWeber’s ClickBank integration with Tag support:
- Easily manage your Tags. Apply single or multiple Tags based on products a subscriber has purchased. View a particular product’s unique Tags at a glance.
- Turn first-time buyers into repeat customers. Email new customers an incentive — like a coupon, discount code, or free content they may like based on their first purchase — when a new Tag is applied.
- Deliver emails based on a person’s purchase history. Tag support gives you the flexibility to enter a unique set of Tags for a product. That way, you can follow up with more relevant, personalized content and increase revenue opportunities.
- Automate your campaigns. Easily add subscribers to different lists based on their purchases. Use advanced settings to automate campaigns that trigger when a particular Tag is added to a list.
How email marketing and affiliate products can increase your revenue.
Each week GetOrganizedNow.com showcases a new product, either a GetOrganizedNow.com product or an affiliate product. They feature the same product throughout their daily emails that week.
The product of the week is showcased daily with a short description and a visual.
Gracia writes a detailed description of the product and the specific limited-time bonuses offered.
On the 6th day, the graphic is changed to read: “24 hours left.”
On the 7th day, the graphic is changed to read: “4 hours left.”
GetOrganizedNow.com found a daily email with a sales expiration countdown to be very effective. “ It creates a sense of urgency. And our readers have expressed that they appreciate the reminders. I’m helping to organize the people who want to get organized on my list,” says Gracia.
Use email to connect with your affiliates to sweeten the deal.
GetOrganizedNow.com also sends out a monthly contest. Gracia offers cash rewards to encourage affiliates on her email list to promote her product.
Email helps build long-term relationships with your audience.
Reaching people today is harder than ever because there are so many communication options available.
“I can’t imagine a business without email marketing. And if you don’t have a newsletter or some kind of free content to offer your list, people may leave or find valuable content elsewhere. I think that’s such a disservice when a business doesn’t have an email newsletter list,”says Gracia.
Email allows GetOrganziedNow.com to build and maintain a strong relationship with its people. They have thousands of subscribers who have been receiving their newsletter for over 19-years.
Connect with your audience and start growing your email list today!
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Severo Larranaga9/9/2020 2:49 pm
I have read the information you have sent me. I am very very interested in following up on you offer. I have kept an eye on ClickBank. Indeed a perfect integration. Seems to me Maria Garcia is on the right track. I will get more familiar with her system. I have a high interest in ClickBank and affiliate marketing. Kristin, do you think it will be a good direction for me to go with my new email and website? I will be waiting for your response.
Kristin MacLaughlin9/11/2020 4:54 pm
Severo – Maria at GetMotivatedNow.com is one of my favorite AWeber customers. You might find this other article we did on her of interest as well – it goes into greater detail on the steps to grow her business and list https://blog.aweber.com/case-studies/a-large-email-list-alone-doesnt-generate-revenue-but-leveraging-affiliate-relationships-does.htm
Doreen Diaz9/9/2020 4:32 pm
Thank you. This information was very helpful.
Kristin MacLaughlin9/11/2020 4:49 pm
Doreen – I am glad that the post was helpful. Thank you for your comment.
James Leverone9/9/2020 7:46 pm
New to Affiliate Marketing and could always use some help. Looks easy on YouTube but not exactly. Lots of details are often left out. Thanks for any help and I just happen to have a Clickbank account. Thanks again.
Kristin MacLaughlin9/11/2020 4:48 pm
James — If you ever get stuck, we have the most awesome Customer Solutions team. Definitely reach out to them if you need assistance. https://www.aweber.com/contact-us.htm
linda9/10/2020 4:53 pm
Thank you Kristin,
What if we dont have a website yet, can we start affiliate marketing using Aweber. If yes, would you do a step by step guide? that would be much help to me, im not too much of a tech savvy.
Kristin MacLaughlin9/11/2020 4:42 pm
Linda – You don’t need a website to use AWeber’s ClickBank integration. Once you identify a product you are interested in, ClickBank provides you with an affiliate link to share with your audience. Great idea about a step-by-step guide; I will suggest to our content team. Thank you for reaching out to us
Michael9/11/2020 4:01 am
This was a good article, I enjoyed learning about the effectiveness of email in building a long term relationship!
Kristin MacLaughlin9/11/2020 4:35 pm
Thanks for your comment Michael. I am glad you enjoyed the article.
Anthony Little9/27/2020 5:27 pm
I’ve been trying to figure out ways to Promote clickable products after reading this post I love the whole concept of Aweber and Clickbank marketing strategy. Thanks for this information now I can rethink my marketing strategy.
Kristin MacLaughlin9/28/2020 12:14 pm
Thanks Anthony. I am glad the blog helped to give you a new perspective on your marketing strategy.