Get Started Step 1: Get an Offer

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As it was mentioned before, offers can be found in affiliate networks. The affiliate network we recommend and use in this guide is Clickbank. We have chosen it for two reasons:

  • It is a particularly good option for a beginner with their vast offer selection.

  • It is integrated with Voluum through the Automizer, which will make the set up process easier and more reliable.

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Note that this step is long because there are some preparations to be made prior to getting an offer, but the remaining steps are shorter. We promise.

Table of Contents

I. Preparations: Create an Account in Clickbank

In this part, we describe how to create an account in Clickbank.

Affiliate networks usually take their sweet time to vet applicants because they want to know who are they doing business with. However, Clickbank is a very inclusive network and will work even for absolute beginners.

If you already have an account there, you can jump straight to the next part of this article.

To create an account in Clickbank, follow the steps below:

  1. Use the following link to go to Clickbank's sign up page: https://accounts.clickbank.com/master/makebank.html

  2. Provide basic account information.

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  3. Click the Continue to Terms and conditions button, read them and accept them, check the box that you did so and click the Join Clickbank button.

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  4. Login to Clickbank. You will be prompted to complete your profile.

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  5. Provide all required information. For US residents, this also means providing a valid tax ID. In the I want to... drop-down menu, select the option I want to promote products as an affiliate option. Once you do all this, click the Save button.

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II. Integrate With Clickbank

As we have said before, Voluum and Clickbank can be integrated with each other. Integrating your accounts will enable Clickbank to pass information about conversions via the reliable API connection. To integrate your accounts, follow the steps below:

  1. Get Clickbank's API keys.

    API keys are used to authenticate your account in another platform. Clickbank has two types of API keys:

    • Developer key

    • Clerk key

    The procedure below describes how to get them both.

    1. In Clickbank, go to the ACCOUNT SETTINGS tab.

    2. Scroll down to the Developer API keys section and click the Edit button.

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    3. Click the Create new developer key button.

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    4. Provide a name for the developer API key.

    5. Click the Save button.

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    6. Copy the developer API key and paste it to any text editing tool.

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    7. Go back to the Account settings tab.

    8. In the Clerk API key section, click the Edit button.

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    9. Click the Create new clerk user API key button.

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    10. Provide a name for the key.

    11. Tick all checkboxes.

    12. Click the Save button.

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    13. Copy the generated Clerk API key and paste it to any text editing tool.

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  2. Integrate your accounts.

    This step is about performing an actual integration of both Voluum and Clickbank accounts.

    1. In Voluum, click the profile_settings.png button to go to the Settings page.

    2. Go to the Integrations tab.

    3. Click the Add integration button.

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    4. Select the Clickbank network and click the Add integration button.

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    5. Provide a name for the integration in the Integration name text field.

    6. Paste the developer key in the Dev key text field.

    7. Paste the Clerk API key in the Clerk API key text field.

    8. Click the Add integration button.

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III. Find Offers

To find offers in Clickbank, do the following:

  1. In Clickbank go to the Marketplace view.

  2. Select an offer category from the menu on the left. If you are unsure which one you should pick, we recommend reasing our ranking of the most profitable niches and verticals in 2020: https://voluum.com/blog/affiliate-marketing-niches-and-verticals/

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  3. Use the filtering options to narrow down your search.

  4. Once you have located an offer you want to promote, click the Promote button.

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    A new page will open

  5. Click the Generate HopLink button.

  6. Click the clickbank_copy_icon.png button to copy the HopLink to the clipboard. This is your offer URL. This is where you want to direct your visitors to. Usually at this point you should configure tracking parameters. In this guide, we will follow the most user-friendly path and use Voluum's affiliate network's template feature that will configure them automatically. Some explanation about tracking parameters will be provided later.

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That was a long step, wasn't it? But the most difficult part is behind you. Go ahead and click the checkbox to check off the first item on your checklist.

  • Get an offer

  • Set up tracking

  • Find traffic and start advertising

For now, you can take some rest. You can access and copy an offer URL anytime later if you decide to finish for today.

Ready to proceed to the next step? Click the image on the right.

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