There are many different methods to earn real money on Instagram. Some methods require a lot of time and sometimes a certain investment, but others are actually quite simple to understand and monetize. Affiliate marketing is probably one of the easiest methods to make money on the internet. Especially if you already have a high reach.
Affiliate marketing is nothing more than a partnership program where you refer visitors or potential customers to a website, product or service and if they then choose the product or service, you receive a commission. How high this commission depends solely on the network or the provider. You surely know this under “Refer a friend” or similar terms. Basically, it is the same.
There are many different networks. Amazon is probably one of the biggest and most popular affiliate networks, but in recent years they have been cutting commission over and over again. In the meantime, Amazon has become quite unattractive. You don’t necessarily have to rely on Amazon though, there are a few other reputable networks out there. One of them is Clickbank.
ClickBank is a global internet merchant and affiliate marketplace. ClickBank was founded in 1998 and is privately owned. The company has more than six million customers worldwide, which makes it the 87th largest Internet retailer in North America. You’ll find all sorts of products there. From software to beauty tips. How reputable these individual vendors are and which products you want to promote is up to you. ClickBank is an old, established affiliate network that you don’t see that often on Instagram.
ClickBank is pretty similar to the Amazon affiliate network; but instead of selling physical content, the ClickBank marketplace is focused on selling digital products. This platform can be incredibly useful if you want to sell your own products, sell someone else’s product, or have someone else sell your product.
If you are selling your own product on ClickBank and have a link to your website, then you can safely place that link in your bio; however, if you are trying to sell someone else’s product, you must have your website in the bio and then link to that ClickBank affiliate link.
Instagram does not like affiliate links of any kind. So if you sell your own digital product on your own website, that’s great and you can add it to your bio. However, you can’t put an affiliate link from Clickbank (e.g. www.example.hop.clickbank.net) in your bio; Instagram sees that as spam. If you want to sell someone else’s product, you should create your own landing page and link to it from there. A solution to this problem is if you upload a video to YouTube with the affiliate link in the description from the video and then add the link from the video to your bio. Thus, YouTube or the description serves as a landing page.
Important: You can’t just share affiliate links from Clickbank or other providers on Instagram or you will be banned.
You should create posts that promote your products. You need to convince your followers to buy the product through your own content. You can’t just put the link in your bio and then hope that everyone presses the link.
Of course, it’s best if you promote products that are in the same niche as you. If you have an account about cats, you can promote a product for or about cats. If you are an influencer, you can promote an ebook about beauty tips. You don’t have any niche account? No problem, here is how to create an appealing one.
That depends entirely on your reach or follower count. However, you can expect to receive a commission of about 30% per sale. Clickbank itself offers many statistics and filters, with which you can find a suitable product.
Affiliate marketing is actually quite simple to understand. Promote products and earn a commission – that’s it. Clickbank itself is a bit more difficult to understand. Here I recommend you to visit Clickbank.com or the support and there everything is explained.