Clickbank Affiliate Program

clickbank affiliate program
Clickbank is a digital marketplace where vendors offer digital products. Affiliates take the offered products and market them to buyers to earn commissions. Founded in 1998, Clickbank Affiliate Network is one of the oldest and largest affiliate marketing programs on the internet.

It handles 50,000 transactions every day and has over 1.5 Million affiliate marketers signed with it. This makes the platform to be among the most popular affiliate programs on the internet. The company has remained privately owned since the founding.

Clickbank Products and Services

As of 2018, ClickBank has an excess of 6 million clients and has a business presence in 190 countries. The company has created its own niche in being a trustworthy and easy-to-use platform for businesses and entrepreneurs, enabling reliable mobile and online commerce across a huge variety of product categories. Towards the end of 2017, ClickBank handled close to 40,000 transactions daily.

ClickBank serves to connect affiliate marketers and digital content creators (well known as vendors). As a result, Clickbank deals with predominantly digital related products such as ebooks and software. Through its robust affiliate network, ClickBank Affiliates Program also helps in building visibility, revenue-generating opportunities and products promotion for time-strapped entrepreneurs.


What it means to affiliates

To affiliates, the Clickbank platform is an opportunity to work from home by promoting digital products and earning impressive money without moving out of the home. It is also among the most generous affiliate programs out there with impressive commissions.

These commissions are decided by the vendors and range between 1 percent and 75 percent depending on the product on offer. The huge number of products on offer from the platform’s 1.5 Million vendors gives the affiliates many choices to pick from.


Ease of use

Clickbank’s affiliate marketing platform is built on a lightweight website that loads super fast even with increased traffic. The experience is great and you are able to navigate the page and select items with great ease.

You can quickly opt to go straight to the affiliate marketplace by clicking on its option on the top right section of the page or simply narrow down to a specific category of interest by clicking on one of the 25 product categories listed on the left-hand side of the page.



Here is how ClickBank commissions scheme works:

1. First, you find a product of your choice to promote and establish a customized HopLink.

2. You proceed to promote the selected product online.

3. When a customer clicks on the HopLink, s/he’s redirected to the vendor’s web page and ends up buying the selected product from ClickBank.

4. You will promptly receive credit for successfully promoting the sale. As a result, your commission will be calculated based on a net sale price (as seen below) and forwarded to your account in two minutes, shortly after the sale.


How Commissions Are Tabulated

All ClickBank products have commission rates that are set by the vendors, ranging from 1 percent to 75 percent. When you create a sale of a product, ClickBank processes that particular sale applies the necessary charges, and then completes the process by calculating the commission rate in accordance with the left net sale amount. Here is an example showing how much an individual could earn on the platform’s one-time purchase product carrying a 55 percent commission rate:

Retail Price: US$29.95

Subtract 7.5 percent + US$1: -US$3.25

Net Sale Amount: US$26.70

55 percent of Remainder: US$14.69

Therefore, as a referring affiliate for the sale, the individual would earn US$14.69.

Recurring products can, on another hand, can have a slightly different commission rating plan for their initial purchase as well as the rebill purchase, but the overall calculation is performed pretty the same way.

The maximum commission possible on a single product sale is US$150.


Getting Paid

As it is usual with affiliate programs, the main goal of being a Clickbank’s affiliate is to earn your promotion efforts. There are two requirements you need to meet before getting your first commission payment:

1. You must reach the payment threshold you set in Clickbank’s Settings section.

2. You must meet Clickbank’s Customer Distribution Requirement.


Products available to promote at Clickbank

Clickbank Affiliates has over 25 categories of products open to affiliates for promotion. As a result, there are close to 6 Million digital products to promote. The categories of products on offer are:

 Arts and Entertainment

 Business/Investing

 Computer and Internet

 E-Business and E-marketing

 Employment and Jobs

 Fiction

 Food Wine and Cooking

 Games

 Green Products

 Health and Fitness

 Home and Garden

 Languages

 Mobile

 Parenting and Families

 Politics/Current Events

 References

 Self Help

 Software and Services

 Spirituality, New Age, and Alternative Beliefs

 Sports

 Travel


Final Verdict

If you want to market products by signing with one of the affiliate marketing bigwigs then you need to consider using Clickbank Affiliate program. The platform operates flawlessly while ensuring satisfactory affiliate experience. The large variety of digital products on offer gives the affiliates more choices to pick from. Clickbank affiliates program is an affiliate marketing platform that I can easily recommend to any aspiring affiliate marketer.

All the best,


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16 thoughts on “Clickbank Affiliate Program”

  1. Gary

    Selling products from Clickbank is how I got started in affiliate marketing several years ago. I’ve even sold products on the platform too.

    There’s generally no approval required to become an affiliate (unlike JVZoo for instance). And, as you mention, there’s a huge range of niches you can promote products for.

    As a seller, it’s easy to get your product listed, though there is a fee involved. But because it’s still the most popular affiliate network, it’s easy to get affiliates to promote your products.

    Commission payments come in regularly like clockwork and you can have commissions paid directly into your bank account.

    1. Thank you Gary. There are plenty of opportunities available there. 


  2. Erick

    I am pretty sure this site is top quality since its pretty much recommended to people who build their own website , I started with commission junction but that doesn’t necessarily mean I cant go to Clickbank If I don’t see the affiliate programs that I am trying to target, after all being part of different networks will give you more reach advantage in the long run.

    1. I  couldn’t agree more. It’s good to join different networks and have more products to promote.

  3. Kohl

    Thank you for the informative and to the point information about Click Bank. I personally don’t like it when websites drag on about a topic and provide way more then the necessary detail. I have looked into Click Bank before but didn’t really find any good information to spark my interest, this definitely has! Especially since I am trying affiliate marketing myself! It seems like Click Bank is a great recourse, especially considering it’s large amount of products, and high amount of daily transactions. I can’t believe there is over 1.5 million products and over 50,000 transactions daily! Thanks again!  

    1. Your welcome Kohl. Good luck with your site!

  4. Heidi Yates

    I am an affiliate for Amazon now and looking around for other sources and products to promote. Amazon has quite stringent terms and conditions so I was just wondering what your experiences with Clickbank are. Are they really strict about use of images? I am finding this seems to be the hardest thing to find are images that you can use without infringing on someone’s copyright.

    You said there is a commission threshold you need to meet before you can get paid I am also wondering what the lowest amount is?

    I think Clickbank is definitely something I need to join to try and get into the digital sales market, so really appreciate you giving me some great info to go on with.

    1. I find Clickbank very easy to deal with. I have not had any issues when promoting Cickbank products.They even give you options when you want to get paid. You can set the payment threshold in the settings of your account

  5. Vanna Denham

    Hi Ed,

    I have to agree with you about Clickbank.  If you can’t find a good product for your niche in Clickbank, I don’t think you’ll find it anywhere else.  That is unless you work directly with a company.  I have worked with a couple of them directly outside of Clickbank in the past but I did not have success.

    I’m a strong believer in trying different things until I find what will work.  For someone like me Clickbank is the place.  I like to promote several things to see what works best.  I used to think just go with what’s in demand, but now I look at others as well.  If I like the product and think it’s useful to people and something that they will buy more than once, I’ll try it.

    Anyway, good post about Clickbank.

    V. Pearl

    1. Thank you Vanna. Good luck with your site!

  6. jessie palaypay

    While clickbank is a really good affiliate network especially when it comes to promoting products. Although I do not like the fact that there are a bunch of low quality products being sold on the platform. I really shouldn’t blame clickbank though considering they have a money back guarantee and all they are really doing is processing payments. 

    1. Thanks Jessie. You want to make sure that the the products that you are promoting, be it with Clickbank, or any other organization, are quality products. It’s your website’s reputation at stake.

  7. Dale

    Clickbank is a great place to make affiliate money.  They are about the best commissions anywhere in the industry,  If done properly you can make a great deal of money promoting Clickbank products.

    The only thing I would urge you to do is make sure you research the products you are going to promote because there does tend to be some products that aren’t so good.  Otherwise like I said a great place to make some good money.

    This was a great review.


  8. Billy.W.

    Hi Ed,great article here on the clickbank platform.As an affiliate marketer myself,I am always on the lookout for the right affiliate program.For me a good fit affiliate program has to be ethical,moral and make me “feel” ok to be promoting.I had heard in affiliate marketing circles about click bank but had never really looked into it.Your article has helped fill me in on the details about that so thank you for this.Good article here Ed.Thanks.

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