Learning how to make money on Instagram with Clickbank is not difficult. In fact, it is extremely easy to set up, empowering you to start earning money through Clickbank in little time. You do not have to be an Instagram influencer to make money through promoting Clickbank products. Find out how below.
How to Make Money on Instagram with Clickbank Step by Step:
- Create Instagram and Clickbank account
- Determine the niche and choose products
- Reach out to influencers for promotion
- Create a landing page
- Get paid through Clickbank
Continue reading to learn more about each step and to start earning!
The below method can be done on Instagram without followers!
What is Clickbank?
Clickbank is a global retailer with its own affiliate marketplace. It allows users to find top performing products for them to promote. What makes this platform great is its ease of use. You are able to search products pertaining to your niche and filter accordingly to the products offering the highest payout per sale (through commission). This is beneficial because you do not need to waste your time promoting products with little to no return per sale. In summary, from an affiliate marketing perspective, Clickbank is a one stop shop to find top performing products to promote and make money off of.
What is Affiliate Marketing?
The main function of this platform is affiliate marketing, as it is one of the largest affiliate marketplace around currently. Affiliate marketing is the process of earning a commission by promoting other company’s products. It is a great way to earn money and is one of the main ways that bloggers, influencers, etc. make money. Although this does not mean that you can’t make money through affiliate marketing if you are not an influencer or a blogger.
Instagram will be the platform in which to promote Clickbank Affiliate Marketplace products.
How to Make Money on Instagram Without Followers
1. Create Instagram and Clickbank Account
Creating your profiles are step 1 to making money on Instagram with Clickbank. The steps to creating an Instagram account are pretty self explanatory and an overall easy process. You likely already have one. I would suggest not using your personal account and to create a business account to increase the likelihood of receiving influencer reply backs (step 3). Next, create your Clickbank account. During this process you will need your Tax ID to get approved and paid.
The reason I am showing you how to make money on Instagram without followers is because it can take many months and even years to grow your own audience. Many bloggers simply say “grow your audience and then promote affiliate products”. Little do they know just how difficult it can be to grow an Instagram audience. You need to post high quality consistent content, making it difficult to focus on the business side as well. Although, this does not mean that it is impossible to do so, it just takes much more time to make money through this method.
2. Determine the Niche and Choose Products
One of the most important steps when learning how to make money on Instagram with Clickbank is choosing the most profitable niche. It is up to you if you want to choose something you are interested in. There is a chance that what you are interested in does not have high payouts. If what you are interested in does have high payouts then it is a win win.
When determining the niche that you want, I encourage you to check out these below products that are touted as some of the best selling products on Clickbank. According to Prominent Affiliate, the below are some of the top selling products on the affiliate marketplace.
- Flat Belly Fix
- Keto Resources
- Lean Belly Breakthrough
- The Red Tea Detox
- New Battery Reconditioning Course
These are only a few, there are much more products that you could market that align more with your interests.
3. Reach Out to Influencers for Promotion
Influencers can be a gold mine to reach customers in your desired niche. If you do not know what an influencer is, they are basically a person that attracts a large audience. The majority of influencers often have an audience that pertains to their same interest. This interest is going to be the niche that you are marketing to.
Message template: “Hey I am an Affiliate Marketer, focusing on the _________ category/niche. I saw your account and really like what you are doing. Would it be of interest to you if I paid you to make a post but also include my link inside of your bio.”
Of the 50 messages you send, you will likely get 3-5 replies back. They will likely refer you to a page that includes information on their paid posts. When they reply back and you agree on the price, send them the link for them to promote. This unique link is tied to your Clickbank account. When someone clicks the link and purchases the product, Clickbank is notified that they purchased the product through your link and compensates you accordingly.
It really is that simple. If anything, the most complex part is choosing what niche you want to market. Do not let influencers take advantage of you by sounding eager. If you do not get responses from influencers right away, stay patient. Coming across desperate or eager for a promotion can cause influencers to price gauge. Speaking from experience, I didn’t hear back from the first 25 influencers I reached out to. Stick to your guns and keep reaching out, eventually one will bite and promote your link.
Important Note: Make sure to look through the followers of the influencer to ensure they look authentic. Many people buy Instagram followers and these will not result in link click throughs.
4. Create a Landing Page
Use a landing page. This allows you to track how many people click the link in the influencers bio. Add a redirect to that landing page to the actual offer for the potential customer to learn more and purchase.
Why is this important? You want to make sure that your money is going to good use. This is a simple way to track the traffic the influencers promotion brings in. If you see that after a week, barely anyone is clicking the link, then you need to either have a talk with the influencer on promotion or cut ties. Although, if you see a tsunami of traffic come in from that promotion, then you may want to up your budget for that influencer. It works both ways.
I personally use MailChimp as my landing page platform because it is free to sign up and an overall good service. (this is not a promotion). The link above has an easy step by step guide on how to set up a landing page.
5. Get Paid Through Clickbank
Getting paid is obviously the reason for learning how to make money on Instagram with Clickbank. Luckily, there are a variety of ways to do so. If the product you are marketing has a “PWPL-NEW” in the payment transaction log on Clickbank then you can receive payment directly to your PayPal account. A paper check mailed to you, direct deposit straight into your account, wire transfer, and payoneer (international money transfer service) are the other ways you can get paid. I advise against wire transfer because most banks have fees associated with this payment method.
I hope you learned how to make money on Instagram with Clickbank. If you already have a lot of followers then you may not need to do the above. In fact, you can simply promote the products yourself via your own platform. If you would like to learn how to make money on YouTube, check out this article: how to make money on YouTube. Check out this article if you would like to learn a variety of ways of how to make money online.