As your mentor and coach, it is my responsibility to try these various programs so you don’t have to spend a lot of money trying them all yourself. Today, I’m going to be talking to you about Clickbank University! What’s with Clickbank University? That’s exactly what we are going to explore as I work through the training modules.
As an affiliate marketer, I signed up to be an affiliate of this program as well, so if you do purchase through my link, I will receive a commission (at no extra cost to you). I thank you in advance if you do decide to purchase through my link!
There are two different sections of the Clickbank University training. There is the 8-Week Affiliate Track and the 12-Week Publisher Track. You can see the outlines of them here:
In this article, I’m going to review the 8-Week Affiliate Track. I do have a great interest in the publisher track as well. I purchased a program called Designrr E-book Creator, and I plan to make ebooks that I can market and sell on Clickbank as well. If you subscribe to my blog over on the right sidebar, you’ll receive a notification whenever I post a new article, so you will be able to read the posts about the 12-Week Publisher Track when I go through that part of the course.
Week 1 of Training
I promised you that as I went through the training, I would share my findings with you. Here is what I was trained on during Week 1 of the Affiliate Marketer Track.
Mindset & Motivation
I know this seems elementary, but it is critical to your success in this business. The plain truth is that if you go into this with a mindset that, “This is never going to work,” or “Some people make it, I hope I’m one of them,” you probably won’t be successful. You’ll give up before you’ve had a chance to succeed.
If you go into this business knowing that you are going to succeed (because thousands of people are very successful at it, and with a proven formula, anyone can do it, given they have the proper mindset), you will be a huge success.
If you’ve been in business before, you know that writing your goals and creating a business plan are essential for success. The program teaches you the importance of writing not only your long-term goals, but your short-term goals as well. Accomplishing goals feeds into your motivation, so it’s important to have milestones along the way to give you that success.
What’s with Clickbank University? Proper foundation! As I mentioned, the first week is about mindset. Short-term and long-term goals are especially important in any business, and affiliate marketing is no different. As part of your training materials for this weekly class, you’ll receive a sheet outlining goal-setting and motivation.
Motivation is what I’m here for at Coaching for Internet Marketers as well. I mean that. I am available through the comments section of any of my articles, and I am also available personally by email. If you want to contact me, please do so at any time, and I’ll get right back to you.
What you’ll need to begin
In order to implement what you’re going to learn in Clickbank University, and in order to start affiliate marketing, you’re going to need a website. There are strategies you can use where you don’t have a website, but you’re going to want to set up a real business which will eventually partially run on auto-pilot. You don’t want to keep working hard, you want to work smart.
My #1 Recommendation for a website is a free option you can get through the Wealthy Affiliate platform. Now, their Starter membership requires no credit card or debit card. It is 100% free to sign up and you will actually get two websites for free with full training to set them up.
That being said, once you get rolling, there are a lot of advantages to upgrading to the Wealthy Affiliate Premium membership. You get up to 50 websites, and a lot of benefits to help with the SEO (Search Engine Optimization) like website comments, traffic, community and unlimited training.
Here is the comparison chart to show you the two levels and what is included. Take a look:
Email Marketing Platform
You’ve heard the expression, “The money is in the list.” It’s quite true. You have to get yourself into the mind of a business person. You want to provide value to your readers and products to meet their needs, and you want to stay top on their mind when it comes to your niche.
Therefore, you need to set up email campaigns to send out to your readers. This is critical to your success.
The Clickbank University recommends the same email marketing provider that I recommend, and that is Aweber. I have written an article about this program, and you can read about it here and sign up when you’re ready. Part of the Clickbank University program is training on the AWeber campaigns, so I do recommend you sign up as soon as possible:
Another thing to consider
I am finding that while Clickbank University is getting into training your mindset (critical in this business), I am not finding (yet anyway) a lot of the detailed training on affiliate marketing. I’m not sure if they assume their students have a base of affiliate marketing knowledge, and I am just starting the training, so it may get more detailed as the training progresses (make sure you’re subscribed so you get alerts of my new articles on the subject), but you will definitely get a solid base of knowledge on affiliate marketing through Wealthy Affiliate.
Take a look here at a couple of articles on Wealthy Affiliate to give you an idea about their program. This first article will tell you about the program, the training you’ll receive in the starter program, and then it will link you to other articles if you want to explore further details:
This second article gives you a full description of the training you’ll receive inside the Premium platform. Note that there are new training modules added daily, and also weekly live trainings, so this is not a complete list by any means:
Clickbank University Instructors
I like the continuity of the Clickbank University. There are two successful marketers and the owners of the University, Adam Horowitz and Justin Atlan, who take you through the training. They are brilliant, and I like their teaching style. They also have a lot of amazing guest speakers they interview – talk about valuable! Here is a picture of Adam and Justin:
Do you have any questions or comments on Clickbank University? Please feel free to leave me a comment below on this article, or on any article on the site. I’m happy to help in any way I can! Don’t forget to go ahead and get your free Wealthy Affiliate membership to get the ball rolling!
Would you like to contact me personally? You can email me at Babs@CoachingforInternetMarketers.com at any time. I look forward to hearing from you!
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.
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