What is Clickbank University about – Week 2 – Finding Products

OK, so now I am getting into the meat of the Clickbank University course. Anyone new to affiliate marketing (or new to the Clickbank affiliate program) will truly appreciate this week’s courses. You are going to learn how to choose your niche. What is your niche? I explain it below. You’re going to learn how to be sure that the niche you choose is something you are passionate about. Why, you ask? I explain below as well.

Next, you are going to learn how to navigate the Clickbank Platform. This is extremely valuable if making money is a priority for you because the instructors show you how to find the hot products, the ones that are selling fast, the ones that people want and how to market them to get people to want to buy!

Let’s get into it!

Finding your Niche

This website here at Coaching for Internet Marketers is full of great information on finding your perfect niche. Keep in mind that your perfect niche is not the same as your best friend’s perfect niche or your spouse’s perfect niche (in most cases).

That’s because you need to find a niche that represents your passion. What exactly is a niche? Your niche is going to be the subject of your website. This is the topic that you are going to write content about, you are going to research, and you are going to dive deep into. Do you see why it needs to be something you are passionate about?

Here is an article I wrote about finding your perfect niche.  You can take a moment now to read it:

WHAT IS A NICHE AND HOW TO CHOOSE

What is Clickbank University about

In this training, Justin Atlan goes over how you can really narrow it down to find your absolutely perfect, unique, niche and gives you tools and resources to do it.  He’s very passionate in sharing with his students;  I like his style.

He also helps you discover if your niche is profitable by diving into the Clickbank affiliate product platform to analyze the products there using specific matrix he outlines in the course.

The two things you need when choosing your niche and products is passion for your niche and products that sell!

 

Clickbank Products

Clickbank sells unique types of products. Their products are digital products (programs and ebooks),  not lamps and shoes (physical products).

Therefore, you want to become a Clickbank affiliate when you sign up for this course so you can learn directly on the platform as Justin takes you through it.

I stopped during the training and went over to my Clickbank Affiliate account to follow along with him in real time.

The Clickbank Platform

Navigating the platform is pretty easy, and they give you tools to sort your information according to your preference. You can click on the Marketplace at the top of the page, or you can type in the search bar for a specific product if you want to see if they carry it:

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Inside the Marketplace

Once inside the Marketplace, all the categories are listed on the left. You have two choices when it comes to opening the category of interest. First, you can click on the little arrow in front of the category:

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This will drop down a list of more sub-categories to narrow your search even further. This is such a time-saver, eliminating the need to have to go through all the various categories by hand.

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Next, you will choose the product you like. I have already purchased Affiliate Bot 2.0 for myself, and I plan to use and report back on this product in a future article, so it would be appropriate for me to get the affiliate link to put into my review articles. Therefore, I choose the “Promote” button for this product.

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Once I click the “Promote” button, I’m taken to a page where I can generate my affiliate link to use in my marketing. You can use your affiliate link on your website, on a Facebook post, a Twitter post, or an email.  Promote, promote, promote!

Anytime someone clicks your link and buys your product, you get paid a commission for the sale!

Let’s say, however, that you want to see exactly what a product is about to see if it is something you want to market. That’s easy. You simply click on the red hyperlinked name of the product, and you will be take to the product’s sales page:

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As you can see here, this will bring you to the product information page for Affiliate Bot 2.0, so you can scroll down, watch the videos, and learn about (or purchase yourself) the product!  This is a great way to become familiar with the product, but you can also snag ad copy to put into your blog posts when you are promoting the product:

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Product Analysis

This Clickbank University training module goes into great detail on product and niche analysis. I think this is extremely valuable. In the training, Justin leaves the platform to venture to Facebook and Twitter to search product and niche interest there.  Justin is full of great techniques he shares in this lesson!  Amazing!

I wrote a great article on social engagement that you might want to check out. Justin gets into the social engagement aspect of marketing in this module as well, using search inside the platforms. This can be a time-consuming process, but it really is necessary that you put in the time to do the research when you are choosing your products.  He leaves no stone unturned!

You don’t want to spend a lot of time marketing a product just to find out that it is not a top-selling product and nobody is really searching for it or interested in it.  Spend the time up-front on your products, and then use all the strategies you’ll learn to market the products you choose.

Keyword analysis

Justin trains on a program called the Google Keyword Planner. However, when I tried to follow over with him to the planner, Google first made me sign in, which was no problem, but then it appears Google wanted me to set up an ad campaign before I could get access to the planner.

Google changes things quite fast, so it just may be that they have changed the parameters for accessing their Keyword Planner.

I have a better alternative, and after seeing the training on the Google Keyword Planner, I believe a far superior product that analyzes keywords.  I’m talking about the Jaaxy Keyword Research tool.

What are keywords? These are the search terms people type into the search engines to find products, services and solutions. This is how you get them to your website is by “ranking” in the search engines for a particular keyword phrase. I am a member of the Wealthy Affiliate Premium Platform, and as such, I have unlimited searches with their Keyword Research tool, Jaaxy.

 

I would like to recommend you take a moment now to read about the Jaaxy Keyword tool. It is absolutely critical to your success in marketing your products that you know the best Keyword phrases to incorporate into your blog posts. Take a read here:

WHAT IS THE WEALTHY AFFILIATE ABOUT – PART 3 – JAAXY

After you read this article, you can actually give the keyword research a real test drive right here!  Do some research:

Your unique take

The next part of this training goes into the competition and analyzing the competition. This is critical to your success for sure! Remember, other successful marketers have tried and tested the product marketing and found a formula that works. Therefore, take a look at the other product reviews online and see how the other marketers are presenting the product you want to market.

You never want to copy another marketer, and I’ll tell you why. First, it isn’t ethical in any way, shape or form. People work hard to create their content, and you have no right to copy it. Secondly, the search engines will penalize you for copied content.

One of the fantastic, useful benefits of being enrolled in the Wealthy Affiliate program is that whenever you write copy for your website, the program checks it for uniqueness. It runs a scan through the internet to be sure that your content is not a duplicate anywhere else. If the search engines read your content as copied, you will never rank. They will put your content to the bottom of the list and nobody will ever see it.

When reviewing other people’s sites, you can, however, see the style of their marketing, the presentation of the products, and you can get some great insight into what is working. Scroll down through the searches to the less successful results, and you can see what isn’t working as well.

Clickbank University gives you a lot of strategies to analyze and write about your products. You’ll learn how to rate each product, see how many affiliates are making money from the products, how much of each product is selling, as well as other sortable matrix to help you find the most profitable products within your niche.

Marketing Strategies

Here is where I’m seeing some more real value in the Clickbank University training. Justin has some great insight into marketing, buyer mindset and problem solving when it comes to converting your readers to buyers. If you want to be successful, you need to surround yourself with successful people, and people you can learn from. You’re going to learn so much from these guys, and I’ve only just begun the training.

Be sure to subscribe to this website over on the sidebar so you will get notifications of all new posts. I’m going to continue through the training and report back to you about it as I go.

Want to get started? You can get started here:

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Comments Welcome

Keep the lines of communication open and please leave a comment in the area below.  I would love to hear from you.

Do you have any questions about the program or suggestions for future articles?  Don’t be shy, let me know.  I will be happy to research and provide information to you!

If you would like to contact me personally, feel free to email me anytime at Babs@CoachingforInternetMarketers.com.

I look forward to hearing from you!

 

 

 

 

Babs Wagner

Born in Texas, raised in upstate New York, I have been marketing for my entire adult life.I have decided to share all the information I have gathered on what works in affiliate marketing, and what doesn't because I want to let the world know that working online gives you the freedom to work from anywhere, and that is exactly what I do!

Starting out can be tough, I know, so I will also be sharing lots of free resources to get you going.I am dedicated to providing this information to my readers, and I hope you always feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks for visiting my page!

30 comments

  1. Thank You very much for sharing such an informative review with all the necessary information about clickbank university. I have always known continual search for knowledge to improve your niche is very important. 
    Another important thing is originality and perseverance make your style unique .
    Thanks for the eye opener. This is a must for all newbies to read

    1. Originality is something they stress, especially when it comes to making your own digital products to sell.  – Babs

  2. I have been searching for ways to earn money online but the platform I’m coming across seems to be a scam. But I’m glad coming across this article. Clickbank University will teach me things I need to know about affiliate marketing. I have been convinced reading this article to enroll into clickbank and I know I won’t regret doing that. I must commend you for taking your time to write this article.

    1. No problem, Lok!  I have just begun in the program, so I will keep everyone advised as I move through the courses on what I find.   – Babs

  3. I have always been of the mind of being a part of the clickbank university program and reading this post has given me a first-hand approach on what to expect when I decide to join the program. It is a comprehensive program and they have a lot of informations to offer that would be very useful to online entrepreneurs. I think I am going to go for it. Thanks for this review of this program. It was helpful.

  4. I absolutely love what I read in this insightful article because it is full of great information. This is fascinating and interesting to me. I must commend you for your effort in writing this review, am a newbie in affiliates marketing industry and I found this about clickbank and wealthy affiliate program useful. I will be creating my blogsite soon using Jaxxy as recommended tools to improve traffic. Thanks for the review, it’s really resourceful.

    1. If you are going through the Wealthy Affiliate training, you should have your website up and running the very first day.  They don’t mess around, they get right into getting you going.  It’s pretty incredible, and they walk you through step-by-step!   – Babs

  5. Thanks for sharing such informative article, click bank is one of the most popular websites in the online business world and I’m glad I came across your website to learn more,  you have certainly added to my knowledge about click bank university training center and community on how to create your own info products to sell online. You can also learn how to market other people’s products via affiliate marketing.

  6. Hi Babs,

    Thank you for this article.

    I looked at both this and Wealthy Affiliate and have decided to go with Wealthy Affiliate, initially because you got a free trial with them.

    I don’t think Clickbank University does this – or have I missed something?  I am very happy with Wealthy affiliate and the training they give us – so much so that I upgraded almost immediately and have never looked back.

    However, I am interested to know if there are ideas or techniques in Clickbank University that compliment complement what Wealthy Affiliate does.  Would you recommend both?  Or should I stick with working through the lessons at Wealthy Affiliate?

    I do use and advertise some of the Clickbank products in a range of different areas so I am not entirely new to Clickbank.

    I look forward to hearing what you think,

    All the best,

    Julia

    1. The Wealthy Affiliate is a necessary choice because you get your sites and hosting and a myriad of other things Clickbank doesn’t do.  You can use Clickbank to affiliate market your products without joining the university, but one thing I’m interested in learning is how to create and market my own products.   – Babs

  7. Thanks for this thorough review on Clickbank University. I used to be a member but just for a few months as I found it a little expensive. Their training however was really helpful and detailed.  

    However I like to promote their products as the commissions they pay are really good compared to other companies. There are also a lot of great products to promote but also some not so good ones. 

  8. This is a good review of one of the most promising online coaching sites for affiliate marketing and money making businesses. I happen to have subscribe to the clickbank sometimes ago, and honestly I will say its worth the time and other resources invested in it.

    Another of such coaching and money making affiliate site I’d the wealthy affiliate program this is also similar but with more training materials and more and on deck to assist in areas that seem unclear to you. Thanks  for this wonderful review.

    1. Wealthy Affiliate goes across all products and not just one platform, and I really like that.  Clickbank University is great to learn the inside scoop on Clickbank.  – Babs

  9. I have found this quite informative. I hope all affiliate marketers would, too. The fascinating thing about this product is that it cuts across several lines of both sensual and visual marketing. More so, it does promotes the products on different social media spaces, when fully utilized. What better link could one sought for in this modern-day world of sophistication? This is just one, to look out for.

  10. Hi there

    This is really an informative and educative post. Choosing your niche might be one of the hardest things to do when it comes to affiliate marketing because you might found out later that you don’t really know much about your passion (Niche) you have chosen.  One need to do thorough research of the niche he wants to choose. I am really struggling to set up a ClickBank affiliated programme. How can I go about this?  

    1. My name inside Wealthy Affiliate is BabsieRocks, and if you reach out to me there, I can help you set up your affiliate program.  It’s super easy (maybe because I joined the Clickbank University).  Also, you can email me at Babs@CoachingforInternetmarketers.com and I’ll go over it with you.  – Babs

  11. I had a short stint with Clickbank University in December 2017 and there were a lot of talking from Justin and Adam, but I like to be shown how to do things in a little more detail.  I’m hoping the 2.0 has brought in more hands on, it sounds like they do show screen captures and training on the platform which is good.

     I am not sure if things have changed (for the better) and I am interested to see what you’ll be getting in Week 3 and beyond. 

  12. Thanks for this awesome training on selecting “the right niche.” If I had the opportunity to get this kind of training when I first started affiliate marketing year ago, it would have made the learning curve less steep.

    Back then, I was promoting all types of programs, from weight loss, to digital marketing products to dog training products. I had no focus and lost all my money. What I really love about clickbank is that they have a broad range of digital products and the platform is easy to navigate.

    Just like you stated, clickbank products can be promoted using a variety of methods, including Facebook, however, I discovered that Facebook tends to block affiliate links these days. It is safer to link to an external landing page.

    To be successful in any niche, keyword research is a must. I highly recommend the Jaaxy Keyword research tool to anyone who is serious about affiliate marketing because I just started using it as a Wealthy Affiliate member. It’s been awesome!

    1. It is the secret sauce to success, Jaaxy!  It’s free with the Wealthy Affiliate Premium membership!  – Babs

  13. Hello Babs, this is an informative and useful article. I am a beginner of an affiliate marketer, and I just signed up the Click Bank a few days ago, I don’t really know how to use it. Your article helps me out, there is detailed instruction to show me how to choose a niche. I am going to join Clickbank University to learn more! Thanks for sharing.

  14. Well written Babs!

    ClickBank 2 looks way better than the first version, I’m tempted to try! Really love how you’re going through the program yourself to show us your journey. I’ve tried Google keyword planner before and I have to agree with you, their updates are making it harder for us to access it. I think it’s part of their trick to make us spend more straightaway don’t you think

    1. Yes, Riaz, you’re probably right.  I don’t need Google because I have unlimited searches with the Jaaxy keyword tool through Wealthy Affiliate.  I love Jaaxy.  – Babs

  15. Hi, I enjoyed reading this. Though I know about ClickBank University, but you know more than I do and I have gained some new knowledge reading this post.  The ClickBank university platform is easy to use. Like you rightly said, finding the niche remains the starting point to a successful affiliate marketing career. To market any product or service as an affiliate marketer, one must have passion. That was where I missed it then when I started as an affiliate marketer. I was more interested in the commission. How I wish ClickBank can introduce non-digital products

    1. Yes, you need an Amazon type company for the physical products as Clickbank focuses on digital ones!  I love that they do, though, and I can always find something to go along with an article on Clickbank.  It’s kind of cool!  – Babs

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