A lot of really good money can be made from selling or promoting products on Clickbank. For those who don’t know, Clickbank is a website that allows creators of digital information products to sell their stuff very easily. The biggest benefit of Clickbank to vendors is the huge army of affiliates ready to help you sell your product. The reason there are so many affiliate is because of the high commission rates offered. Affiliates often make more than the creators of the products themselves, many times up to 75% commission. And many affiliates make an easy full time living just from promoting products from Clickbank.
If you don’t have a Clickbank account you should get one. It’s free and you can make a lot of money from promoting products offered there. Get a Clickbank account here.
The problem many affiliate marketers run into however, after they’ve promoted several products and sales are starting to roll in, is trying to remember which vendor ID goes with which product they are promoting.
The screen capture above shows two sales from my Clickbank account for today. The vendor column tells you which vendor who’s products I am promoting and the TID column is an ID set by me (optional and highly recommended) that helps give a clue to where the sale came from.
If you notice I’m using a TID on the second transaction called “coupon”. This is a sale that came in from a coupon site I own.
If you look at the first row however, it tells me nothing. I don’t even know what product it is, where it came from, nothing.
Figuring out the Vendor ID
To help you figure out which vendor sells which product, I use a free website called CB Trends. There are many other sites that provide this same service, this just happens to be the one I use.
Simply enter the vendor ID is the text box and CB Trends will tell you exactly which product that made the sale.
Using a TID
To further help you understand your sales funnel you should really include a TID (Tracking ID) on the end of all of your Clickbank affiliate links. Clickbank makes this super easy to do. When you find the product you want to promote, click on the GREEN promote button. This will pop-up another window where you can enter your Clickbank nickname and a tracking ID.
Some suggestions for what to use as your TID are:
- Website Name (if you’re promoting the same product from multiple domains)
- Website page name (helps with analytics to know which pages are converting better)
- Website email campaign (help to know your email marketing is working)
- Website placement (Did they click on a banner, widget, or text link?)
The sky is the limit so use your imagination. As long as the TID helps you understand where sales are coming from, that is the key.
How do you track your sales from your sites to Clickbank? Leave a comment below and let us know!