I wanted to see if there was a quick and easy way to make money from a Clickbank product. The quickest and easiest way I could think of was to go to Fiverr and ask somebody blast my link to loads of people. I thought it would be a good idea to document the process here so that other people can benefit from my experiment.
Step 1: Choose a Clickbank Product
Note: If you are not yet a member of Clickbank as an affiliate, click here to sign up.
First up, let’s go to the Marketplace on Clickbank, which is in the top menu section. Then we need to decide on which category of product we want to sell. Let’s choose “Green Products” because a lot of people are concerned about the environment these days. Also, a lot of people like to save money on their electricity bills.
I’m going to choose the 2nd product in the list, Earth 4 Energy because I like the look of the website. I also know that this product has been around for a long time. The sales page has a good video on it too, which some people might be convinced by.
Here it is listed within the Clickbank Marketplace:
To get our affiliate link, let’s click the Promote button. Then I’m going to shorten this link using the Pretty Link plugin that I have as part of my website. This makes it look like this:
http://earnmoneywithmarcus.com/earth4energy – when someone clicks on that, it will redirect to the affiliate URL.
Step 2: Find a Fiverr Gig to Promote the Link
Let’s head off over to Fiverr.com and click the Online Marketing section, followed by Social Marketing. Next, let’s restrict it to Level Two and Top Rated Seller. This is a quick way to filter out a lot of badly rated or inexperienced sellers. We’re looking for the best here.
It might also be a good idea to change it to show High Rating gigs.
Now we need to find a good promotion gig out of all those listed. Some things to be aware of:
- Just because someone says they will send your URL to a huge number of followers (e.g. 5 million Twitter followers), this does not automatically mean that’s a good gig. Unless they are a celebrity, it’s unlikely that someone will have that many genuine followers. So if a lot of those followers are fake, maybe they are all fake?
- Look for a more reasonable number of followers, but still high (e.g. 200,000).
- Look through their feedback to see what previous customers are saying.
- Ask the seller for the URL of the account they will be using, so you can take a look at it. If they can’t give you this, avoid them because it probably means they don’t want you to see that their followers are fake.
There are actually two Fiverr gigs that I have used previously which I recommend:
- I will blog mention you to 210,000 tumblr followers for $5
- I will reblog and Share with 245k Tumblr Followers for $5
Both of these sellers have genuine Tumblr blogs. They post a lot of popular pics to their blogs, which get reblogged a lot by genuine followers. The great thing about Tumblr is it’s very visual and it’s very easy for people to reblog other people’s posts. So if you post something eye-catching and they like the look of it, you can get reblogged by a bunch of people.
So I’m going to go right ahead and order both of these gigs:
Step 3: Get Image for Promotion… then Complete the Fiverr Order
We need to capture people’s attention, so we need to find a really good image that people will want to click on and/or reblog. Let’s see if Earth 4 Energy has anything we can use. Let’s scroll down to the bottom of the sales page and look for an “Affiliates” link. Actually, on their site it’s just called “Aff”. When asked for a name an email address, just make them up.
They have a whole bunch of different images available, but this particular one caught my eye:
This is great because the cartoon style of it is very similar to the type of thing that often gets posted to Tumblr blogs. The hope is that many people will be curious enough to click it to find out what the video is all about.
Notice that at this point we’re not trying to sell them anything or even get them to sign up to anything. All we’re doing is saying: here’s something that can save you money on your power bill, click here to find out more.
So now, on the order page for each gig, I’m going to attach that image as a file and send them the following message:
Please link this image to:
Step 4: Wait a Few Days… then Check for Results
To be continued…
Update 4th April 2015
One of the gigs has completed, and here are the Tumblr blog posts (this gig owner has two blogs):
- http://pleasingpics.com/post/115309552480 [URL no longer exists]
So as you can see, it has been liked 20 times and reblogged once. Not great, but it’s better than nothing.
Clickbank earnings at this moment: $0
Just waiting for the other Fiverr gig to complete…
Update 2: 6th April 2015
The 2nd Fiverr gig has been completed, and here are the two blog posts for it:
- Post 1
- Post 2
(Edit, 2nd August 2015: those posts are no longer on that site so I have removed the links)
As you can see, it has been liked 14 times and reblogged 4 times. Yet when I check on Clickbank, I have still not made any sales. It seems strange that people wold reblog something even though they haven’t tried it. It makes it seem like these people are just randomly liking and reblogging whatever they see.
What do you think of this method of earning money?
Have you earned money this way?
Would you have done it slightly differently?
Would you have chosen a different Clickbank product?
I would love to hear your thoughts. Please post them below. I always reply to all genuine comments.
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