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  1. 1. Another Publication of eBookWholesaler Working with ClickBank (Version 2.0) Copyright © 2002 Tom Hua. All Rights Reserved.This eBook is designed to assist anyone who wants to set up anaccount with ClickBank to accept credit card payments on lineselling digital products and services over the Internet. This couldbe you, your customers or your web site visitors. Proudly Brought to you by Email
  2. 2. Table of ContentsIntroduction About ClickBank.comStep One Setting up your Free AccountStep Two Setting up your Sales PageStep Three Setting up your ThankYou PageStep Four Setting up links at ClickBankStep Five Testing your LinksStep Six Requesting Price Limit IncreaseAdvanced • Protection for your Downloads • Setting Up a Professional Affiliate ProgramRecommended Resources • Web Site Hosting Service • Internet Marketing • Affiliate Program 1
  3. 3. Introduction About ClickBank.comAccept Credit Cards with No Monthly Fee.ClickBank is the ecommerce solution for thousands ofweb businesses that deliver unique products andservices over the Internet itself (via web pages, files,or email).ClickBanks payment technology lets any webbusiness (a seller) automatically pay salescommissions to any other web business (an affiliate)that links a paying customer to the seller. Clickbankbills the customer, pays the seller, and pays theaffiliate.By acting as the trusted intermediary, ClickBankmaintains complete security and quality control inevery transaction. ClickBank offers significantadvantages over any stand-alone solutions for billing,marketing, or affiliate management:Affiliates can freely link to any seller and be assuredthat they will be paid for every sale they generate.Sellers can freely accept new affiliates without fear offraud or misrepresentation.For sophisticated international fraud control,ClickBank uses ccScansm to screen all purchases. Formaximum card security, all orders are sent directly tothe banking network for immediate authorization. Wedo not store card numbers. 2
  4. 4. Since sellers only pay commissions to affiliates whenthe customer makes a purchase, the sellersadvertising expenditure is 100% effective.ClickBanks services are underpinned by exclusivelicenses to four patents and patents pending thatprotect various aspects of the system including thelinking of the payment transaction with the distributionof commissions.We have been using the services provided byClickBank for a year and half now. We are extremelyhappy with the services we received from them. Toopen your account as an affiliate at ClickBank is free.If you would like to sell your own products, then theycharge a one time fee of $49.95 to activate yoursellers account and 7.5% + $1.00 for each sale. Thebest thing about ClickBank is that they offer the bestplug-in affiliate facility in the industry. You will be ableto set up your own affiliate program in no time. In thelong term that $49.95 fee is definitely a wiseinvestment.We highly recommend ClickBank to everyone whosells information products on line.Click Here to Visit 3
  5. 5. Step One Setting up your Free AccountClick Here to set up your Free Account first. Youwill not need to pay anything now.Once the sign up process is completed, you will see aconfirmation page as below.Important: Print this page, or at least write down yourNickname and the password ClickBanks system hasrandomly selected for you if you dont have a printerconnected to your computer.This will ensure that you are able to get back to youraccount at ClickBank even in case anything goeswrong and you dont receive your confirmation emailfrom ClickBank. 4
  6. 6. You now can click on the HERE link at this page tologin to your account. Or you can wait until theconfirmation email arrives from ClickBank then followthe instructions in the email with your nickname anda randomly selected password to log in to youraccount.After you log in you will see on that page ...Click on the HERE link, you will see 5
  7. 7. Click on the HERE link in the Second Line, you will seea Modify ACCOUNT INFORMATION page,Now the first thing you should do is to change thepassword to something easy for you to remember andhard for others to guess.Please note: Your password must contain 8 or moreletters & digits. 6
  8. 8. Input your password in the Account Password: fieldDont forget to check the box in front of Changepassword (confirm).Then click the SAVE CHANGES Button.Your free account is now in good order. 7
  9. 9. Step Two Setting up your Sales PageYour sales page is the web page where you convincethe customer to make the purchase. On this page youwill need to put a sales link. When the customer isready to pay, this is the link they need to click on. Onthis page you need to: 1. Explain what you are selling. 2. Explain how the service will be delivered (web page, email, etc). 3. Explain how long it will take for delivery (5 seconds, 5 minutes, etc). 4. Include your sales link.You need to set up a sales link (something like OrderNow, or even a small image) on your sales page. Thisis where your customers should click on when theyare ready to order. You need to use a HyperLink todirect your purchasers to a URL as below is the most important part:YourNickName:You need to replace this part of the URL with YourOwn Nickname you have with Clickbank.1:This is the number of your selling product. You canleave it as 1 for now since you are setting up theorder link for your 1st product. 8
  10. 10. Clickbank allows you to sell up to 50 different products. Youwill use 2 when you set up the URL to sell the 2nd product,and 3 for 3rd product. ...The_Product_Name:This is what your customer will see when they arriveat the Credit Card Submission page at Clickbank asthe name of your product. Please note to put a _between each word.Below is an example of the sales link I used for myFreeToSell Package.The link I used to accept Payment for my FreeToSellPackage is is my Clickbank Nickname.10 is the product number I am selling. 9
  11. 11. FreeToSell is the Name of the product.If you click on this order link you will see a pagegenerated by Clickbank with the specifications I haveset up as below, 10
  12. 12. Step Three Setting up your ThankYou PageYour Thankyou page is the page that ClickBanksends the customer to after they pay. The customerwill only reach this page if their credit card is valid. Onthis page you need to: 1. Thank the customer for making a purchase. 2. Display your email address so that you can assist the customer if they have any questions about what they bought. 3. Remind the customer that their credit card bill will show a charge by: "CLICKBANK / KEYNETICS". 4. Collect additional information from the customer, if you need it to complete the sale. 5. Make an "exit link". Once the customer sees your thank-you page make sure they have at least one link to follow.You dont want people to easily type in and downloadyour products for free -- So best to bury it under adifferent file name, even under a subdirectory for yourthankyou page!If you are selling eBooks, you need to set up aDownload Link (something like Download Now) onyour thankyou page. This is where your customersshould click on to download your product. You need 11
  13. 13. to use a Hyper Link to the URL where you store yourproduct.The HyperLink should look something like needs to be pointed to where your product is onyour web server including the name of the file.Below is an example of a thankyou page I used formy FreeToSell package.The URL I used for my customers to download myproducts is is my Domain name.dlbin is the sub-directory I store my digital products.freetosell6.exe is the File Name of the eBook.Click on the - CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE YOUR PURCHASE -link, you should be directed to your Thankyou pagewhere you should continue to test your Download link. 12
  14. 14. Shortly you will also receive an email notification sentby ClickBank informing you that you have just made asale. 13
  15. 15. Step Four Setting up links at ClickBankClick here to log in to Clickbank with your nicknameand password.After you log in you will see on that page ...Click on the HERE link, you will then come to youraccount settings page as belowClick on the HERE link in the Second Line to go toModify ACCOUNT page.At the lower part of the page you will see a sectionlike the image below. 14
  16. 16. This is where you put the URL of your thankyou pageand the price you are selling.As you can see Clickbank offers ready-to-use affiliatefacility. You can nominate a percentage you offer toyour affiliates here as well.When you are ready click on the SAVE CHANGESbutton.You will now come back to your Account SettingsPage,At the bottom of the page you will see 15
  17. 17. Click on the link to do a Test.You should see your Thankyou Page if the URL isset correctly with Clickbank. 16
  18. 18. Step Five Testing your LinksGo to your order page and click on the order link. Ifeverything is set up correctly you should see a pagegenerated by Clickbank very similar to the one below. 17
  19. 19. Check the left bottom corner to see if your Nicknameis displayed correctly.The Link price is set to $0.00 now by Clickbank foryour testing purposes.Click on the Continue button, and use your owncredit card for testing. You should see a page similarto the one below when your card is approved.Click on the - CLICK HERE TO COMPLETE YOURPURCHASE - link, you should be directed to yourThankyou page where you should continue to testyour Download link.Shortly you will also receive an email notification sentby ClickBank informing you that you have just made asale. 18
  20. 20. Step Six Requesting Price Limit IncreaseMake sure that you have completed all the previoussteps and also click here to double check everythingwith Clickbanks Guidelines.Do not request a price limit increase until you havecompleted all the previous steps.When you request a limit increase you must provideClickbank with 10 things: 1. What is your ClickBank nickname? 2. What do you wish to sell? 3. How much do you wish to sell it for? 4. Are you legally entitled to sell it? 5. Do your pages match our guidelines? 6. Did you make a $0.00 test purchase yet? (see previous steps) 7. How do you fulfill orders? (web page, email, etc) 8. How fast do you fulfill orders? (5 seconds, 5 minutes, etc) 9. What is the address (URL) of your sales page? 10. What is the address (URL) of your thank-you page?When you have everything in place send an email with all the information theyasked for.And, wait. They will soon send you a letter (USUALLYtwo or three days), that accepts your request. 19
  21. 21. When you get it, log in to your Clickbank account.Follow the instructions to make the payment toactivate your sellers account, and then wait for a fewminutes.Then go to Modify your account and put the dollaramounts in. AND double check that everything isworking perfectly.AND you are now in business!!! 20
  22. 22. Advanced Protection for your DownloadsClickbank offers you and your customer the securityof the payment processing. However, you areresponsible for the security of your products. Thevisitors to your web site could download your productswithout paying you, if you dont take care of thesecurity of your products.Here are your potential problems:1. Not hiding your download page deep enough.You should make a directory to put your thank youpage in, such as mpage or tcpage2. Making a page that says thankyou.htmlYou need to give it a different name something liketpage.html or 4789.htmlUsing the above information you might have: Not putting a meta tag in your html code that says"no follow."This keeps the search engines from finding it anddisplaying it into search engines.Example:<TITLE>No Title</TITLE><META NAME="keywords" CONTENT="None"> 21
  23. 23. <META NAME="description" CONTENT="No Description"><META NAME="ROBOTS" CONTENT="INDEX,NOFOLLOW">4. Not changing your thank you pages once in awhile(About once a month, it does not hurt to changewhere you have your thank you page)5. Not having an index page in your directory that youmake.Many servers do not protect you when you make adirectory such as tcpage and put several thank youpages in. If you dont have an index.html file in there,a person can type in can get a list of all of your thank you pages in thatdirectory.Some people want to passcode their sites. Mostservers have a control panel or a menu nowadayswhere you can make a directory and passcode it. Ifyou dont have one, you can make a directory andthen write your web host and ask them to set up an.htaccess for your directory that you just made.Another more favorable option is when your customerpays, and clickbank sends them to your thank youpage, is to have a form set up that gathersinformation, and then sends your customer an emailto pick up his passcode to get to your product ormembership site. You can search for sign-up scriptsin 22
  24. 24. Advanced Setting Up a Professional Affiliate ProgramClickbank has an automatic set up for giving you aURL to give to your affiliates. They pay the affiliatewhen it is time to be paid, and do your bookwork foryou.This URL you are going to give to your affiliates forthem to send the visitors to your site will look like:, giving someone a URL is not the best wayto manage your affiliate programs. When you areserious about helping your affiliates make you money,then it is time to consider the following:Have a web page that they can market, have somebanners and some sales copy that they can use, andhave a way to reach them.One way to begin that professional way to go aboutyour business is to purchase an easy to install replicascript which allows your affiliates to sign in and gettheir own sales page, that is personalized for them.After they sign in, then you can direct them to whereto sign up so you can reach them, and where to go toget their sales material.Click Here to find out more. 23
  25. 25. Other Recommended Resources • Web Site Hosting Service • Internet Marketing • Affiliate ProgramI wish your online journey to be enjoyable andprofitable!Tom Hua 24