So you want to make extra money? Let’s talk about ClickBank Affiliate Marketing in Nigeria.
If your big dream is to wake up one morning to see something like this:
Then you are like everyone else.
We all crave for one thing;
And most of the videos you watch on YouTube sing the same Praise, “How to make passive income”.
Honestly, there is no easy way around it, especially here in Nigeria.
But fortunately, Affiliate Marketing still works. One of the best ways to make passive income online is by selling other people’s products and services.
I will like to say that ClickBank is one of the best platforms for affiliate marketing in the world.
So today, I want to show you how to get started with ClickBank affiliate marketing in Nigeria and make a lot of money from your home.
Before we get started, I have some good news and also some bad news.
First, the bad news:
ClickBank has banned 60 countries, including Nigeria.
It is almost impossible for anyone to use ClickBank from any of these countries:
I know it is quite discouraging, but don’t give up yet until you read the good news!
And the good news?
You can actually start ClickBank affiliate marketing in Nigeria and any place in the world.
I am going to show you how to create an account in Nigeria, find ClickBank products to promote and how to sell ClickBank products in Nigeria and actually make money.
What’s up with ClickBank?
ClickBank serves two purposes:
An e-commerce marketplace for vendors who have products and services to offer.
An Affiliate platform for publishers who promote those products online and earn commission.
Whichever category you belong to, you can still make money with ClickBank.
Since we are talking about the ClickBank Affiliate Program, let’s focus on that.
ClickBank is one of the leading affiliate networks known to man. It houses over twenty thousand digital products in over two hundred categories.
What that means to you as a publisher is that you will have access to many thousands of products to promote to your audience and make money, provided you living in an eligible country.
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If you want to dip your toe into affiliate marketing, you have probably heard about ClickBank. There are a bunch of articles and YouTube videos showing marketers who claim to have made millions of dollars on the platform. And you are probably wondering if it is for real.
Here is the truth: CLICKBANK IS REAL.
Before you even start wondering why you should monetize with ClickBank, let’s quickly look at some of these numbers:
ClickBank In numbers
200 million customers spread over 190 countries
87th largest internet retailer in north America
276 categories and over 21562 products listing
6 million entrepreneurs on the platform
Over 200 million dollar in annual revenue.
Those figures should tell you something, – People are actually doing business here.
As an affiliate, it proved beyond doubts that money can be made through the ClickBank Affiliate Program.
One sexy thing about ClickBank, if you ask me, is the commission rate in some of their listed products.
Unlike other affiliate programs, ClickBank vendors can pay their affiliates up to 75% commission on each sale. Is it similar to what we saw on JVZoo.com. Whereas other affiliate programs like Amazon Associates and Commission Junction will only pay you little.
Perhaps, that is why ClickBank is popular among affiliate marketers. Moreover, ClickBank Affiliate application process I super easy.
You won’t have to undergo some review process. And again, you will be able to promote any product without waiting for vendor’s approval.
Just choose a product, drive traffic to it and make money.
If you have done affiliate marketing using JVZoo.com, you will know how inconvenient it is to apply for each product you want to promote. There is no such thing with ClickBank.
In fact, if you have a way to promote all 21562+ products on the platform, there is nothing stopping you.
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How to start ClickBank affiliate marketing in Nigeria and start making money
To start ClickBank affiliate marketing in Nigeria, you need three things:
A VPN (With a static IP address)
A Valid UK address (I will show you how to get that)
A Privacy browser
VPN with a static IP address
You need a different IP address (Preferably UK) to access ClickBank. To do this, you need a VPN that can assign you a static UK IP address. You wouldn’t get this with free VPNs. You may need to invest a little on it.
Why you should not use a free VPN is because your IP address changes each time you reconnects. If that keeps happening, ClickBank will notice you are trying to cheat the system.
But when you have a VPN with a static IP address, your IP address will be the same throughout your devices each and every time you connect to the internet.
What the heck is VPN?
A VPN (Virtual Private Network) is a technology that hides the real IP address your ISP (Internet Service Provider) assigned to your device and provide you with another IP address (A foreign one) to ensure you browse the internet without being tracked.
With a VPN, you can connect to a Canada server and browse as if you are in Canada.
Every device that connects to the internet has an IP address. You will be able to see your IP address and your location when you visit https://whatismyIP.com
What a VPN does is hide that your local IP address and give you a new one, based on the locations’ server you connected to. In that way, ClickBank will treat you as they would treat others.
What VPN should you use?
There are many VPNs with static IP out there, choosing the best one will be determined by so many factors. You won’t want a VPN that will take a long time to encrypt and decrypt. Again, price and customer service is another factors you should also consider.
After comparing different VPNs with static IP specifically for this post, I found Nord VPN to be the best static/dedicated IP VPN.
Nord VPN offers option for both static and Private Dedicated IP address. The VPN enables you to choose exactly what server to connect to, and each server connects to only one IP address.
If you constantly connects to the same server, you will always get the same I address.
Maybe you are not a Nord VPN fan. I have a hand-pick of the best VPNs with a static IP address.
So next thing you will need is a valid UK address.
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How to get a Valid UK address
To create a ClickBank account from a blacklisted country, you need a valid UK (United Kingdom) residence address. To get this, you need a tool called FakeNameGenerator
This tool can generate face Identity, but a correct home address of a UK residence.
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Have you noticed that each time you check out a product on an ecommerce website such as Aliexpress or Amazon and later login to Facebook, you will start seeing ads of those products you viewed earlier?
This is because those website actually logged a cookie on your device browser.
ClickBank can also log and read cookies. Though I am not sure they can track your location using cookies. But then, it is better not to take any chances.
I recommend using a browser that accepts but doesn’t store cookies, such as Epic Privacy Browser.
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How to create ClickBank account in restricted countries (Step-By-Step)
To begin with, make sure you have:
Your Nord VPN running
Name Generator opened in another browser tab (Use Epic Privacy browser)
Follow this link to open ClickBank registration form and fill in all necessary details on the personal information page along with those you got from fake name generator, i.e. Poster code, address, phone number, etc.
Enter your real name in the payee name role provided in the banking information section. For the bank name, Type in Barclays bank and select United Kingdome. (When your account is completely set up, you can change these settings to suit your Payoneer’s Card details)
Scroll and accept the T&C and select “I am not a robot” and click next step.
This is the last step of account creation. Here you will choose a nickname and a password.
Type in a Nickname of your choice and choose a strong password. (A combination of lowercase and uppercase with numbers and special characters).
Once done, click on create account and;
….CONGRATULATION! YOUR CLICKBANK IS CREATED.
You can now enjoy the benefits of the ClickBank affiliate program in full, but make sure you always connect with the same IP address each time you want to access ClickBank. If not, you stand a high risk of losing your account.
If the above guide didn’t work for you, do not worry, there are other alternatives to ClickBank that works similarly in both conversion and revenue.
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Understanding ClickBank Metrics
While you click around, you may face some metrics and statistics on your Newly Created ClickBank dashboard.
It’s time to get familiar with some of them.
Initial $/sale: This number is the average amount that an affiliate earns in commission for each sale of one of this vendor’s products, including the initial price of any upsells or order bumps that result from the first sale.
This number takes into account refunds, chargebacks, and sales tax, but does not include rebill payments. Since vendors may offer products with different prices and commissions, each affiliate will have different results, but this number gives you a general guideline.
Avg Rebill Total: This number shows the average amount an affiliate makes in commission on all of the rebilled sales of a recurring product, not including the initial sale.
This number is only shown if the vendor offers recurring billing products (that is, products such as memberships and subscriptions that regularly bill customers over time).
Avg $/sale: This is the average amount that an affiliate earns in commission for each sale of one of this vendor’s products, including initial and rebill payments.
For vendors with rebill products, this number gives you an indication of the additional amount you can earn by promoting those products. For vendors with no rebill products, this number is the same as the initial $/sale.
Avg %/sale: This number shows the average commission rate earned for all sales of a vendor’s products, including one-time purchases, rebills, and upsell purchases.
Since vendors can offer different commission rates for different types of products or for different affiliates, this number may not exactly match the commission rate you earn on any given sale.
Avg %/rebill: This number is only shown if the vendor offers recurring billing products, and shows the average commission rate earned only on rebills. Vendors can offer different commission rates on the initial sale and the rebills.
Grav: “Grav: is short for the GRAVITY™ performance statistic. This number represents a unique calculation by ClickBank that takes into account the number of different affiliates who earned a commission by promoting this product over the past 12 weeks.
Since more recent transactions are given a higher value, this number can give you an idea of what products are “hot” at the moment, in terms of being promoted by many affiliates and making a good number of sales.
However, high gravity can also indicate that there will be a lot of competition in promoting this product.
Cat: “Cat” is short for “category.” This section provides information about the ClickBank Marketplace category and subcategory of the product.
Hops Generated: This number represents the total number of Hops you have generated through your promotional material.
A Hop is an instance where a potential customer has followed your HopLink (a referral tracking link generated when you promote a product) to the ClickBank Vendor’s pitch page.
For information on why your stats may indicate that you have Hops, but you have not made any sales, click HERE to check out a helpful article.
Earnings Per Hop: This value represents your total earnings divided by the number of hops that you’ve generated.
Refund Rate: This value represents the percentage of customers you’ve referred who have received a refund.
Chargeback Rate: This value represents the percentage of customers you’ve referred who have charged back their orders.
Initial Sales: This is the dollar value amount that you have earned from initial sales of recurring products and from sales of standalone products.
This is the dollar value you have earned from rebills of recurring products.
Upsells: This is the dollar amount you’ve earned from upselling products.
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How to find products to promote
Because ClickBank is very popular among vendors and affiliates, you should expect to see some crappy over-hyped information products.
Sometimes, filtering out the bad ones requires extra planning. Just like finding a Niche for you Blog.
First, you need to climb down the ClickBank category page to find one that is closely related to your Niche, and that will also interest your target audience.
Click On “Affiliate Marketplace” on the menu and choose your category.
Next, you will see a list of products displayed. You can sort the category page by Popularity, Ave $/sale, initial $/sale, Gravity etc.
By default, the result will be sorted by popularity, i.e. The most sold product. But that’s not what you need at this time. Two crucial metrics to consider are Gravity and Ave $/sale.
I personally recommend promoting products with a moderate gravity count. If you are a first timer, be sure to opt for products with gravity ranging from 51 and above.
The higher the better.
For those of you who do not know what Gravity is, ClickBank gravity is the matrix that indicates the estimated number of affiliates who made a sale promoting a product in the last 12 weeks. For each affiliate who made a sale, the product is given a number from 0.1 and 1, depending on when the sales occurred.
The second matrix you should pay close attention to is the Avg $/sale.This is the amount you will be paid each time you sell a product.
for example, i found this product on ClickBank:
It has a good gravity score of 178, which means there are affiliates who actually promote this product. On the other hand, the avg $/sale is 35.88 – That is the commission i will take if i promote this offer!
As you can see, with a gravity score of 178, and avg $/sale of 35.88, this offer is a good money maker.
You don’t have to dive in yet.
Go a little bit deeper to find out more about the product.
Remember i said earlier, there are a lot of crapy and over-hyped information product on ClickBank. You cannot sit down there and assume a product is authentic.
Click-through the product page and find out what others think about the product.
for example, you dont have to pick a product that has a lot negative reviews, or one that has a high return rate.
You can only find out when you click-through the product page.
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Wrapping It Up
ClickBank is an excellent electronic network, with an easy and simple to utilize the system, simple sign up process and effective support.
Although there are a couple of things that could be made better… as with anything else, all in all, ClickBank is a truly accessible electronic network that ought to be perfect for individuals first getting rolling in marketing and affiliate marketing.