How to Set Up a Clickbank Account in 2022 (and where to get your affiliate links)

By Cecille Loorluis November 15
How to Set Up a Clickbank Account in 2022 (and where to get your affiliate links)

 

ClickBank is arguably one of the best affiliate marketing networks there is. If anything, it is the most popular, owing to the fact that it is open to new affiliate marketers that don’t have a website yet. Where most affiliate networks would ask about your website and how much traffic it’s getting, ClickBank only wants your personal details.

Considered as one of the pioneers among affiliate marketing networks, ClickBank is known for its wide range of digital products. They branched out to include physical products, and even launched their own training program to help budding affiliate marketers.

You’ll see in the following steps that joining ClickBank and getting started is a breeze. One thing to note though before jumping right in is that ClickBank has stringent security measures in place. You may have completed the sign up process but they do have review accounts so if you find that you’re unable to login after, get in touch with their support team.

There are also countries where ClickBank is not available. If your country is included in the list, do not despair. There are other affiliate networks that you can sign up with.

And now, here’s how to create a ClickBank account:

4 Easy Steps to Creating a ClickBank Account:

1.Go to the ClickBank website and click the button in the top part of the menu: Sign Up

2.Fill in your personal information, set up a password and then click the button: Join ClickBank

You’ll have to meet all the password requirements, otherwise, you’ll be stuck on this page.

Also, you need to click on the button to view the Terms and Conditions, scroll down to the very bottom and click on the Accept button before you’ll see a checkmark on the “I agree…”

3. You’ll get a popup to join a training program or not.

Click on the green “Yes” button and you’ll be taken to the Spark by ClickBank page. This is ClickBank’s own training program, and you can choose to join this.

If not, and you click on the “No” button, you’ll get to the ClickBank Dashboard.

On the Dashboard, you’ll get a popup about downloading a suppression list. Click on the button to download it, and you’ll get to see the entire ClickBank Dashboard.

If you get an error message, don’t panic. Hit the back button and you’ll be back on the Dashboard.

4.Complete Your Profile

On the Dashboard, you can click on the button to complete your profile. You have to put in your address and all that, or you won’t get to click on the button to save your information.

You’ll get all the bells and whistles on the sidebar once you complete your profile.

For the next few minutes or so, all you’ll be doing would be filling in your payment details and all that important stuff.

Back in the day, there’d be a survey and a confirmation email. But ClickBank has skipped all that. After registering, you immediately get taken to the ClickBank dashboard to begin your affiliate marketing journey.

5. Set up an “Account Nickname”

Once upon a time, setting up an account with ClickBank means getting a ClickBank username at the onset.

These days, it’s something you do after.

Click on the “Account” tab.

It’s pretty much straight forward from here on. Click on the “Create an Account” button, select “Affiliate” from the drop-down menu, then enter your desired username and click the “Sign Up” button.

Pick Products, Promote, EARN, Repeat!

Once you’ve set up your ClickBank account, you go to the ClickBank Marketplace and start picking out products to promote.

If you’d rather wait and do more research, like find out how to choose a niche and products, that’s ok.

Now, if you wish to start promoting ClickBank products, you’re going to need your affiliate links. This is the unique URL (also known as Hoplink) which you give to subscribers on your list, visitors on your blog page or whichever platform you’re using, to go and buy the product you’re promoting.

This unique URL allows ClickBank to track whether or not a customer bought the product through your link.

There’s plenty of literature about hoplinks on the ClickBank support page,  but generating or getting one doesn’t require so much instruction. Click on the Marketplace tab from the dashboard.

You will then get to the ClickBank Marketplace:

From here, you have the option of using the Search bar on top to search for affiliate programs or products, or you can click on the tabs on the left sidebar.

The search results will show you the gravity, links to the affiliate page and the sales page of the products:

Go over each one and once you’ve found The One, click on the blue “Promote” button. This will bring up the Hopelink Generator popup:

Enter the account nickname you will use to promote this product. This is important because all transactions relating to this product will be tracked and entered under the account nickname you specified.

The tracking ID is optional, but this is handy when you’re doing split testing.

Clicking on the “Generate Hoplinks” button will then get you the affiliate link/hoplink for that product:

You can then copy that link and place it on your website. All clicks on that link are tracked and any sales generated from that link will be awarded to you under that specific account nickname.

Another way to get affiliate links is through a vendor's affiliates or JV page. Below is how you get one using a ClickBank product called Total Money Magnetism...

First, head to the products home page. Scroll all the way down to the bottom of the page and click on “affiliates”.

It’s then going to take you to a page where you must sign up for Total Money Magnetism’s affiliate program to access the affiliate links.

All you have to do here is enter your full name, your ClickBank ID (or account nickname), your email address and your website if you have your own.

Once signed up, you can then access the affiliate resource page. This is a page which gives you a bunch of cool resources you can use to promote the product. It has stuff like email swipes, page banners, and pictures.

To find your affiliate link, click on the “Promotion Links” on the top bar.

Please bear in mind that you’re going to have different links for different sales pages. One for a video sales page and one for a sales letter page etc.

For this particular offer you have to place your user ID (or ClickBank account nickname) into where it tells you to put it.

Scrolling down, you’ll see the hoplink or affiliate link that you can then copy and paste on your website:

NOTE: The way in which you get your links for affiliate programs may differ. Some may ask you to type in your ID and it will generate the links for you instead. Don’t worry though; you’re going to end up with the same affiliate links.

Now you’ve got your own hoplink, it’s time to promote the product. Depending on the strategy you’re using, make sure you always use your hoplink to redirect people to the product sales page.

If you don’t, ClickBank won’t be able to track that a sale was made through you, which means you don’t get your commission.

Now you’ve learned how to create a ClickBank account and where to find your affiliate links, you can get started right away by promoting offers and earning commissions! To find out how to find products to promote, have a quick read of this which will show you exactly how to do this.

In this lesson you’ve learned:

  • How to sign up for a free account on Clickbank
  • How to sign up for an affiliate programme on a Clickbank product
  • How to access affiliate resources
  • How to find your affiliate links that you can use to promote affiliate offers

FAQs

ClickBank is the preferred affiliate network for beginners.  It is user-friendly and newbies can start at once and make money online.  ClickBank offers resources to newbies such as access books, articles, videos that simplify the learning process.

Signing up as an affiliate doesn’t cost you anything. If you’re registering as a vendor, then there’ll be several fees you need to pay.

Two things. First, there are countries that ClickBank doesn’t support. Second, you might have a ClickBank account that has gotten trouble in the past. If either case do not apply to you and still you are unable to get a ClickBank account, please contact ClickBank customer support.

You might want to check for any third-party security add-ons that can block access to your ClickBank account. Try logging in with a different browser or computer. Make sure you have Java Script enabled on your browser. If these steps don't work and you're still having trouble logging in, do contact customer support or call Dial 1-800-390-6035 if you are calling from the US.

When you choose to receive your payment via direct deposit, ClickBank transfers your payment directly to your bank account. Direct deposit is only available in the US and select countries

 

24 Comments
Samson Rebite 4 years ago
I followed the steps you've provided above but after I filled up my banking information and proceed to the next step, Clikbank says,

"Thank you for your interest in ClickBank!Unfortunately, we cannot offer you an account at this time. Regrettably, we are unable to make any exceptions at this time".

I've done so many times but still get the same result.
Mark Ling 4 years ago
Please write to [email protected] and explain your situation. This isn’t something for their regular customer support.

If you are in a country that is not on the signup form, then sorry you are not eligible for a clickbank account.

If you are from a country that is on the signup form, but you are not in that country right now, e.g. You are in USA but you are logging in from Canada, then you will need to email [email protected] to explain your situation, and then they will email you back for more details to prove your legitimacy (photo ID, etc).
Peter 4 years ago
I have a huge problem with ClickBank. I am a US resident but I am currently in Hungary, Europe. I tried to sign up several times, but the site rejects my signup, saying that "no exceptions can be made". I tried this with American Address, phone number, Hungarian address, phone number, and I can't figure out why. Any ideas?
Mark Ling 4 years ago
Please write to [email protected] and explain your situation. This isn’t something for their regular customer support.

As I said to Samson... "If you are in a country that is not on the signup form, then sorry you are not eligible for a clickbank account.

If you are from a country that is on the signup form, but you are not in that country right now, e.g. You are in USA but you are logging in from Canada, then you will need to email [email protected] to explain your situation, and then they will email you back for more details to prove your legitimacy (photo ID, etc). "
Peter 4 years ago
I signed up for your affiliate program, but I cannot do anything, because the confirmation email hasn't arrived.
Wignal Edwards 4 years ago
Wow... what fantastic content! I've already got a Clickbank account, and yet I've learnt so much more. Just goes to show that there is always much to learn in this business. Now I know what I[ll be doing this weekend. No TV for me!

Thanks, Mark!
Rajabu Athumani Lasima 4 years ago
I need to join ClickBank but I saw is not present my Country in lists
Mark Ling 4 years ago
Sorry you won't be elibile for a clickbank account then. You will have to go with another model for making an online income.
Recy 4 years ago
Hello Mark,

I have tried to register but my country Kenya is not eligible for sign-up. Is there a way out through which i can register and be an affiliate to promote the offer in ClickBank?

George, Nairobi, Kenya.
Mark Ling 4 years ago
Sorry Clickbank does not allow users from Kenya.
Thangjam Kishorchand 4 years ago
Hey Recy ,
You can check out - 10 Alternatives to Clickbank if your country is not eligible for signup- https://www.affilorama.com/blog/alternatives-to-clickbank :-)

cheers
Tony 4 years ago
Nice write up! Im a Nigerian and live in Nigeria, will this method of creating click bank account work for me? If not are there alternatives? Thank you.
Mark Ling 4 years ago
Sorry Clickbank does not allow clients from Nigeria.
Gerald C. Morales 2 years ago
How about from Philippines?
Paul 4 years ago
Hi Mark,
Thanks for the informative article.

I have a question:
If I find a niche (by assumption, colic relief) that is profitable but the training program for colic relief on ClickBank has a gravity of 0.

should I promote that ClickBank product or look for another training program for colic relief elsewhere to promote?
Cecille Loorluis 4 years ago
A gravity of zero on ClickBank does not necessarily mean the product isn't making any money. It could be that it's a new product and not a lot of affiliates are promoting it yet.

You can try promoting the product and see how it goes. You can also promote another product in the same niche with a higher gravity and see how the two compare with regards to sales.

Mitan 4 years ago
Hi,

I did try to sign up from India but getting below message. What could be the reason? My country is in the list of sign up form.

"Unfortunately, we cannot offer you an account at this time. Regrettably, we are unable to make any exceptions."

Thanks
Cecille Loorluis 4 years ago
As Mark mentioned in a previous comment :
Please write to [email protected] and explain your situation. This isn’t something for their regular customer support.

If you are in a country that is not on the signup form, then sorry you are not eligible for a clickbank account.

If you are from a country that is on the signup form, but you are not in that country right now, e.g. You are in USA but you are logging in from Canada, then you will need to email [email protected] to explain your situation, and then they will email you back for more details to prove your legitimacy (photo ID, etc).
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All the best!
Nathaniel Samuel 4 years ago
I tried to set up mu clickBank account, on the process i noticed my country Nigeria is not listed among the countries. What will i do? Is it that they don't accept registrations from Nigerians?
Cecille Loorluis 4 years ago
ClickBank doesn't allow clients from Nigeria at this time.
I suggest you looking at alternative affiliate networks:
https://www.affilorama.com/market-research/10-alternatives-to-clickbank

All the best!
Richard 4 years ago
Do you have the post show how to choose the best profit products on Clickbank?
Cecille Loorluis 4 years ago
You may refer to one of our lessons on finding a profitable niche in ClickBank
https://www.affilorama.com/introduction/how-to-find-affiliate-programs

Hope that helps. All the best!
mick 4 years ago
Hi Mark,

1.What is the most efficient form/platform of promoting a product and earn commission?
2.Which markets to target?
Cecille Loorluis 4 years ago
I don't think there is one platform that is the best among the rest. These affiliate networks may look as if they operate the same way, but they have their own payment methods, products and unique system of tracking clicks and sales.

We have always recommended ClickBank because they have one of the most newbie-friendly interfaces, and it is relatively easy to sign up (you're not required to have a website or a specific amount of traffic)

As for which markets to target, the best ones are those in their late twenties to late forties. People in this age group have the capacity to pay.

Hope that helps. All the best!
Dev Pandey 4 years ago
Hi, this is a nice and useful article. my 75% revenue comes from affiliate and adsense business.
Svetoslav Stoyanov 4 years ago
Yea, I got the same problem:
"Thank you for your interest in ClickBank!Unfortunately, we cannot offer you an account at this time. Regrettably, we are unable to make any exceptions at this time".

I wrote to their customer service and things got even better:
"Unfortunately, you have triggered several flags in our Fraud system and we cannot offer you an account at this time. For security reasons, we are unable to release specifics regarding why the system has declined the transaction"

I am from Bulgaria (its in the list), I am currently in Bulgaria, never done advertising, made a fresh email for the courses in Affilorama and i have "triggered several flags" that they dont even want to tell which...Outrageous!

I read alot of people have the SAME problem and noone have a solution.
Good I saw this threat and saw Mark mention the need to email [email protected] about this.
I just wrote them, will see if there is a result.
Thanks
Yasmeen 4 years ago
Hi Mark,

Could you please provide some effective free traffic sources to promote click bank products.

Further please advise if we go in paid resources then which is the most effective one? either is it google adwords or is it google display ads?

Thanks
Cecille Loorluis 4 years ago
Hi Yasmeen,

There is no one method that is sure to get traffic. It's always a combination of different methods, both paid and free.

If getting paid traffic, we recommend solo ads or media buys, but again, it's a combination of a paid method and free methods that work best in getting regular traffic to the website.

Hope that helps. All the best!
Adedipe Ojo 4 years ago
My country is ineligible to use Clickbank, what other platforms can I use that can serve same purpose and still allow someone from Nigeria?
Cecille Loorluis 4 years ago
You can check out the following lesson:
https://www.affilorama.com/market-research/10-alternatives-to-clickbank

Hope that helps. All the best!
Valerie Heath 4 years ago
I try to create account but was unable to do so
Cecille Loorluis 4 years ago
Did you get any error messages? You can always contact ClickBank support through their Help page: http://clkbank.com/

kwamemende 3 years ago
I already have a clickbank account. But when I tried filling my bank details, I found out that my banking country is not in the list. What should I do?
Cecille Loorluis 3 years ago
Sorry to hear that. It means that ClickBank's service is not yet available in your country. I suggest you check out other affiliate networks.

You can find a list at
https://www.affilorama.com/market-research/10-alternatives-to-clickbank

Hope that helps. All the best!
Abdullah Rubel 3 years ago
I didn't find my country. Plz, tell me how to signup?
Cecille Loorluis 3 years ago
Do you mean you are unable to find your country in ClickBank's list? If so, then it means their service is not yet available in your country. I suggest you check out other affiliate networks. You can find a list here :
https://www.affilorama.com/market-research/10-alternatives-to-clickbank

Hope that helps. All the best!
KOBY 3 years ago
does it work in ghana?
Cecille Loorluis 3 years ago
I suggest you try and sign up first. If your country is on ClickBank's list, then you can sign up as a ClickBank affiliate. Otherwise, you can check out other affiliate networks like the ones here: https://www.affilorama.com/market-research/10-alternatives-to-clickbank

Hope that helps. All the best!
Kean Matthew Dela Gente 2 years ago
I have no idea where to promote my links. please help
Cecille Loorluis 2 years ago
Hi Kean,

I suggest you watch our lesson on doing affiliate marketing without a website:
https://www.affilorama.com/introduction/affiliate-marketing-without-a-website

Hope that helps. All the best!
KIIZA HILLARY 2 years ago
When I click on create account it doesn't bring to me those options I mean personal information,banking information and account information. I don't know the reason
Cecille Loorluis 2 years ago
Hi Kiiza,

I suggest you clear cache and try again, or use a different browser. If it still persists, I suggest contacting ClickBank directly as their service might not be available in your country.

All the best!
John Ross 2 years ago
My only gripe with CB is their payment method being Cheque Only which is a pain for non-US affiliates. Personally I prefer networks like Market Health and Sell Health and other vendors who direct credit to Paypal, Skrill or Payoneer. Why can't CB do likewise?
Tobinho 1 year ago
Am in Cameroon but any time I tried to create my clickbank account it always say SERVICE CURRENTLY UNAVAILABLE
Kibegwa A Kibegwa 6 months ago
I want to know if my aaffliate accounts in clickbank are joined together.
1.kibegwakibegwa02gmail.com
[email protected]
I want to know if arlre kept separetly or joined together
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