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Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Sell Information Products through Clickbank for a Passive Online Income

Guest post by Paul McCarthy

You're probably here because you want to make money online which is why I wanted to put this quick post together for you. I'm going to tell you how you can make money online by harnessing the knowledge that you already have....And if you don't already have the knowledge, then you can learn it in no time at all!

It's really important that you read to the end of this article because you'll be armed with all the instruction you need to earn a passive income online by selling digital information.

Did you realise that selling information products is a multi-million dollar business online? In fact, one guy alone (he goes by the name of Eben Pagan) has generated over 100 million dollars in revenue solely by selling digital information products online. So, now you understand the overwhelming potential of this business, let me tell you how to do it!

How Do You Make Money Online by Selling Information Products?

Firstly, you need to decide whether you want to sell your own information products or whether you want to sell other people's information products for commission. If you're starting out in this business and you want to get your feet wet, then I'd suggest selling the work of someone else to learn the marketing strategies that you'll need before you start to create your own products.

Let me just quickly say that once you have made money online as an affiliate, I recommend that you become a product creator as soon as you feel comfortable doing so. As an information product creator, you can then have an army of affiliates selling your products (rather than the other way round) – and of course you'll make money with each sale. In short, you have a high earning potential as a product creator instead of being just an affiliate.

In this article, I want to tell you about a web site that will allow you to find thousands of digital information products that you can sell today....The site is called Clickbank.

Tell Me More About Clickbank...

Clickbank contains a huge library of digital assets that have already been created and are ready to be sold. This means that you don't have to go through the time consuming process of creating your own information products.

There are a few great features about Clickbank that you should be aware of:-

Firstly, they handle all transactions which means you don't have to worry about payment processing and security – all that complicated stuff is taken care of.

Secondly, Clickbank pay out on time, every time. I have been an affiliate with Clickbank for a long time now (I also have a few products on there too) and they have never missed a pay cheque. You can paid every two weeks directly into your bank account or by check if you prefer.

Thirdly, they provide sophisticated analytics so you can see how many people you have referred to the sales page of a product, how many of those visitors viewed the order form and, of course, how many of them purchased the product.

So, What Do I Have to Do to Make Money with Clickbank?

The first thing you need to is sign up for an account at http://www.clickbank.com. By doing this you will be set up with a unique username (the correct terminology in Clickbank is “nickname”) and this will be the nickname that is used to form what's called affiliate links.

Now, to make money as an affiliate you simply need to get people to click on your affiliate link so that they are taken to the product sales page and then when they buy the product you earn a commission.

One of the great reasons for promoting information products online is that the profit margin is so high. If you tried to become an affiliate for Amazon.com (to sell physical products) then you'd typically only expect to earn 5% of the total value of the product. As a Clickbank affiliate, it is normal to earn 50% and sometimes even 75% of the product value for making sales.

Where Can I Find The Products to Promote?

There is a section within Clickbank called the “Marketplace”. In here you'll find a series of categories (“Health and Fitness” for example) and under each category there are a list of products. You can choose any one of the products to promote and you can generate your affiliate links by clicking on “Promote”.

Once you have generated your affiliate link (or “hoplink” as they're known on Clickbank) you can then add the link to your web site, email signatures, articles...Anywhere you like...to get people to buy through that link.

Once you've decided on a marketing strategy, you then simply need to get traffic. I will be publishing another post that will talk about all the traffic strategies I use to make money by selling information products (the majority of my online income comes from selling digital products) very shortly.

Information Products are the Way to Go!

I have to say that once you've got a system for marketing digital products online, it is really just a case of replicating that system for different products. And once you're at this stage then you can pretty much scale your income up to heights you wouldn't believe.

Author Bio:
My name's Paul McCarthy...And I hope you enjoyed and got some benefit from reading how to make money online from information products.

Now, if you want somebody to show you each and every step in great detail and tell you exactly how to make money online with information products, then you should sign up at my page here: http://www.fromzerotowebsite.com/mmi2 and I'll teach you personally myself, for free.

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