- Clickbank – Awesome affiliate network for digital products like ebooks and video courses.
- Amazon – The standard affiliate program for physical products like tents, shoes and golf clubs.
- Amazon Best Sellers List – Some of the top sellers on Amazon (awesome for figuring out what people are already buying!)
Prerequisites: Affiliate Marketing 101 Course (free!)
Today, we’re going to talk about how to get your affiliate links, so that all the sales you send are credited to you… And you get paid for them!
For some of you, this might be second nature, which is awesome! You can skip this section if that’s the case… If not, and you’ve never gotten an affiliate link, this is for you!
To put it simply, an affiliate link is a special link that tracks your commissions for you through a special piece of software. All of the major affiliate networks have software that ‘cookies’ the web browser of everyone who clicks your link…
With that ‘cookie,’ the affiliate network know if someone makes a purchase or not! And if you sent them, you get your commission!
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Today, we’re going to talk about how to get affiliate links for your affiliate promotions. It might be easy for some of you, but it can prove to be quite a task for others… I know I was unsure when I first started!
We’re going to discuss Clickbank and Amazon in today’s lesson. Commission Junction is a little different in that you have to apply for each program, get accepted, and then get your affiliate link.
With Clickbank and Amazon, once you get an account you can promote whatever you want!
We’re going to walk through the steps here…
Step 1: Clickbank
To get your Clickbank affiliate link, you have to be logged in… So go ahead and click the ‘Login’ link, enter your Clickbank ID and password, and hit ‘Log In.’
Step 2: Marketplace
Hit the ‘Marketplace’ link in the upper right.
Step 3: Find Your Niche
Find the niche you are getting into, and hit the ‘Promote’ button for the product you want to promote…
Step 4: Enter Your CB ID
Go ahead and enter your Clickbank ID (your Clickbank username) in the ‘Account Nickname’ field.
You can also include a tracking ID if you’d like. It’s not required.
Then, hit ‘Create.’
Step 5: Copy Your Affiliate Link
The top box is your affiliate link!!
Every person who clicks that link will be tracked by Clickbank and if they buy anything, you’ll get credit for it!
Keep that link in a safe place. You can come back and redo the process, if you have to – but it’s way easier to just save it in a spreadsheet or somewhere safe.
Now, let’s look at Amazon.
Step 6: Amazon Affiliate Link
Amazon is actually quite a bit easier!
Whenever you find something you want to promote, all you have to do is hit ‘Link to this page,’ and your affiliate link is baked right in!
I’ll show you…
Step 7: Customize Link
Amazon allows for lots of different ways to customize the link… Do you want an image? Do you want a description?
I personally like the ‘Text Only’ links, so we’ll click on that.
Step 8: Grab Amazon Affiliate Link
Next, we’re going to grab a very specific piece of the code that they give to us…
This code they give us formats text and stuff so we can put it into the code of our webpage… We actually want to make it a live link, so all we need to copy is this:
Basically, it’s everything including and after the http:// … Up until the final quotation mark after your Affiliate User ID.
That’s it though! Keep it safe. Use both links in your websites, Facebook or Twitter… Have fun!
Tomorrow, we’ve got a really awesome lesson for you! We’re going to be showing you EXACTLY how to set up a Facebook Page so you can start posting your affiliate links and getting some traffic!
Just wait – it’s going to be AWESOME!
Talk to you tomorrow!
QUESTION: Getting ready for tomorrow’s lesson… How comfortable are you with Facebook?