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Why Some Affiliates Make Thousands Of Dollars Per Month With Clickbank

By Affiliate Under Affiliate Marketing, Featured

This article is guest posted by Franck Silvestre.

Do you want to start earning money on the Internet?

If yes, affiliate marketing is something you should consider. Before I give you a complete step by step plan and show you how I make thousands of dollars in commissions per month.

What is affiliate marketing all about?

An affiliate (also called associate or partner) promotes other people’s products on the Internet. There is no cost to get started since affiliate programs are free to join.

What some affiliates make an absolute killing while others fail?

There are a lot of reasons for this, but one of the most important is that they have the wrong information and make things way too complicated.

But this is going to change for you.

Today, I’ll start by explaining the basics,  and after that, I’ll explain every single step more in details. If you want to make your first commission, I am willing to help.


Let’s start with the affiliate marketing basics:

Here is how it works:

1. You pick a profitable market

There are thousands of profitable markets on the Internet. This step is pretty straightforward, but beginners make it complicated (I know because I struggled before I find a niche).

Here are some highly lucrative niches that you can copy: golf clubs, learn Spanish language, Save your marriage, registry fix, Internet marketing, yeast infection.

These are enough to get you started right away. Don’t over analyze and just pick one.

2. You find an affiliate product

Let’s say that you chose to make money in the yeast infection niche, all you need to do is to register to clickbank.com and choose a yeast infection product.

Tip: Make sure that the gravity is more than 30.

3. Create your money making affiliate website

Your are almost ready to start your affiliate campaign now. Before you start, you need to create a website to promote your affiliate links.

A few years ago, it was a bit challenging for beginners because many of them didn’t have a clue about html. And even if they had a site, adding links and new pages was extremely difficult. But today, nothing is easier than creating a website. Seriously.

Here are two free platforms that will help you to create your own website (or if you prefer, you can create a blog) in just minutes.



I suggest to my student any of these two platforms to start. Many people like Squidoo, but there are two many outgoing links, and you will lose a lof of commissions with Squidoo. Squidoo is good to get backlinks though.

4. Traffic, Traffic, Traffic

To make money on the Internet, you need two things:

  1. An offer (product or service)
  2. Driving traffic to this offer

The beauty of affiliate marketing is that you have thousands of products that you can promote today. And even better, you have the ability to know what products are selling like hotcakes.

There are no secrets.

Traffic generation method are well known. Some require your time, while others will ask for your cash.

Find a few that work well for me below:

  1. Article marketing
  2. Blogging (on my blog)
  3. Guest blogging on authority blogs
  4. Blog comments
  5. Press Releases
  6. Backlinks
  7. Forum marketing
  8. Social Bookmarking
  9. Videos
  10. PPC

With this, you have everything you need to drive at least 4000 potential buyers to your list every single month.

Let’s recap.

To make money online with affiliate marketing, you need a hungry crowd (a market), an offer, your affiliate links, and tons of traffic.

Next, I’ll explain why some affiliates earn pennies while others earn several thousands of dollars per month.

Franck Silvestre (the affiliate profit mentor) helps beginners to build a real affiliate business online at this affiliate marketing training. He earns thousands of dollars every years writing powerful articles like this one. Wonder what the secret of his success is? Visit http://www.mynetmarketingland.com

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31 Comments Add yours
  1. Teen Blogger
    November 24, 2009
    11:43 pm #comment-1

    Nice article.

    I think if toy want to make good money you need to target popular produts and target low competition keywords with high searches and rank number 1 on google.

    If you can do this you will make some great sales and be earning lots of money. Once you do this just rinse and repeat to scale things up and earn even more money.

    • Franck Silvestre
      December 5, 2009
      5:35 pm #comment-2

      When I got first started, I became pretty good at seo, and I made the mistake to think that getting on Google first page was everything.

      It doesn’t really work that way. You need to convert visitors… AND have a backend system in place.

      Your plan is good (first spot, scale and make money), but this is THE problem. I preach to my students that they are not here to make money, but to build a real business.


  2. Benjamin Cip
    November 25, 2009
    11:25 am #comment-3

    It’s always the same things, we know how to cook, but we don’t have the ingreadient. It’s a great post Carl, but I think most of advanced bloggers like me would like to know more details like how to get traffic concretly. I don’t talk for myself as I already know how to get traffic etc, but it would surely make your readers happy to learn a little more tips than they can read on other blogs… As a matter of fact I often read the same kind of post on differents blog, it’s like a same t-shirt with different brand name on it… but don’t get me wrong, I really like your work, that’s why I bought UBT from you. BTW, I’d like to have a talk with you soon about UBT, I have some problem with it that haven’t been solved, plus I’d like you to add an additional feature if possible… thanks.

    • Franck Silvestre
      December 5, 2009
      5:37 pm #comment-4

      Traffic is not a secret. What most people don’t get is that they need to outsource to get MORE traffic. I learned from several millionaires, and they all say that you should buy traffic AND use ALL the traffic sources available.

      There is no secret.


  3. Make Money With Clickbank
    November 27, 2009
    12:25 pm #comment-5

    Hey Frank,

    great points you outlined here. However, I don’t think it is just the wrong info that some people have why they don’t make a lot online. A lot of persons have different types of hurdles that they face. Some have technical hurdles and other hurdles.

    However, i think if a person is determined to make money online they can do it by following a proven system. What you have outlined is great but for a complete beginer they may need s more detailed step by step process to follow.

    But you have hit the nail on it’s head. Overall great post.

    • Franck Silvestre
      December 5, 2009
      5:48 pm #comment-6

      Hi Casey,

      This is the first of a series of articles. Even with the best plan, many newbies will not follow through. That’s why I am going to write more articles that focus on a single aspect of affiliate marketing. I’ve mentored dozens of newbies, and those who got the best results did everything one step at a time.

      When I try to give too much, information overload comes. As for determination, you are right on. but this (determination) is a subject in itself. As for me, I am a martial artist (and former body guard), so I really know this subject (mindset, determination)… but for many newbies, even with the best blueprint, it’s STILL difficult to get started.

      Glad that you like the post.

      the Body Guard marketer.

      • Hadee Roslan
        December 10, 2009
        2:29 pm #comment-7

        Salam n Hola

        Franck, I agree with you. I myself have been a victim of information overload many a times. It’s certainly best, especially for newbies, to not fall into the info overload trap. I believe many are stuck in there and as a result fail in their IM journey. Seriously, there’s just too many information about this out there at the moment.

        I am looking forward to your future affiliate marketing articles. Yes, keep it short and simple please. Focus on one aspect of it per article.

        Hadee Roslan

    • Dr Charlie Smithdeal
      December 10, 2009
      6:46 am #comment-8

      Excellent article, Frank, and terrific comment, Casey. Your points about driving traffic are right on. Plus having a system that trains you and shows you what has proven to work for others. There’s nothing like experience–but it doesn’t always have to be your personal experience that you benefit from. It’s great to learn from mentors like you.

  4. Golden Blogger
    November 28, 2009
    6:36 pm #comment-9

    Nice post/article :) thank you

  5. Kentucky Internet Marketing
    November 30, 2009
    5:11 pm #comment-10

    Great article Carl! A link builder like me is proud of you. Mabuhay ka!

  6. Clippers Tickets
    December 1, 2009
    8:35 pm #comment-11

    Great list of traffic generation method! I can attest that those really works. Thanks for sharing what your bright internet marketing ideas.

  7. Albert
    December 7, 2009
    9:40 am #comment-13

    Congratulations for your article, the information is very good, the key on the internet is traffic,product and the wish of people for the product. Other piont is the cost of the trafic to your site to be profitable.

    • Franck Silvestre
      December 21, 2009
      3:03 pm #comment-14

      Hey Albert,

      Thank you for the kind words. I think you forgot one important thing: Conversion. Most people focus on product and traffic and forget conversions.

      All the best,

  8. Mathew
    December 12, 2009
    1:00 pm #comment-15

    Just being honest Carl, a lot of these guest posts are aimed at the Newbie who just stepped in the door of Internet Marketing. I mean I read the title and was like hmmmm… sounds interesting and the post itself had really nothing to do with the title. Same goes for many of the other guest posts I’ve been reading.

    Just being real…..

  9. Franck Silvestre
    December 21, 2009
    3:14 pm #comment-16

    Hi Mathew,

    Thank you for your comment.

    You are right on. My post is for newbies because they are the one who need more help.

    As for the title having nothing to see with the article, I don’t really agree (but my opinion is biased).

    At the end of the article, I stated what an affiliate needs to make several thousand dollars per month. There is nothing else.

    “Let’s recap.

    To make money online with affiliate marketing, you need a hungry crowd (a market), an offer, your affiliate links, and tons of traffic.”

    It’s all here. The only thing is that most affiliates only drive a couple of hundreds visitors to their affiliate links while they need to drive thousands.

    There is no secrets. Just offer, conversions and traffic (lot of traffic).

    To your success,


  10. Muhammad
    January 6, 2010
    5:03 pm #comment-17

    Great article, keep these coming in.

  11. Milan
    January 10, 2010
    3:37 am #comment-18

    I find it difficult, but I’ll try a new affiliate form on here ( http://urbansplasher.blogspot.com/ )

  12. Deviled Egg
    January 13, 2010
    9:20 am #comment-19

    I have never had much luck with clickbank. It took me two years to make payout! That’s pathetic!

  13. Calvin
    January 21, 2010
    4:01 pm #comment-20

    Great article!

    I did’t know that need to drive SO MANY buyers… With that number of buyers, sure will get people to buy and make commission.

    guess I need to work hard on it. :D

  14. Sasha
    January 28, 2010
    12:53 pm #comment-21

    Hello! I read with hunger interest everything you guys disputing! Men, I do not understand a lot.
    How EXACTLY to get traffic?!
    I just started with my new website and got about 70 new vizitors a day (but average returned vizitors-6, so I think they like it) Nobody bougtht nothing yet though. I think to buy traffic is a good idea and I will go for it as soon as I earn something. But what about right now?
    Thank you for the article! I will definetly come back for the next.

    • Vlad
      February 19, 2010
      2:23 am #comment-22

      Hey Sasha,
      my website is very informatical in all aspects of real life. All links there are the highest rated. Click on “PR” on the first page menu and start using all article based websites. Post your articles on each of them and do it as often as possible. Good luck!

  15. Matt
    February 3, 2010
    4:32 am #comment-23

    Hi, I am 15 and I really want to get into internet marketting. I have purchased a guide in the past that didn’t work for me. Most of the methods required PAYING for google space. I didn’t do that. After seeing no money come in I left that Idea in the past untill now. I was wondering if anyone could HELP me start off. Some free methods and some tips. thanks, matt

  16. shamiul
    February 4, 2010
    8:29 pm #comment-24

    hi Franck,
    i am really got over informed, over directed from lots of “best 10 way to earn money from internet” type article and $150/h type fake site. recently i am learning about niche market and really feeling something like “i can do” lile carl ocab or as you directed, its not overstated, really you wrote quite convincingly but i am believing in you so looking forward to you for the next step. :-))

  17. cashflow online
    February 17, 2010
    1:40 am #comment-25

    Good stuff, keep it up

  18. surozo
    March 5, 2010
    6:03 pm #comment-26

    Hi Franck, I’m still confused with article marketing. Can I submit one article to many article directories?

  19. Eduardo
    March 8, 2010
    9:41 pm #comment-27

    Excelent Article! Yes, the best formula to the success on internet: Clickbank + Traffic(Blogging, Adwords, Bookmarking, etc) = $$$$$$

    Thank you,


  20. Hector Jayat
    May 23, 2010
    7:10 am #comment-28

    Excellent Blog, I don’t know if you still are a 16 years old boy but congratulations this is a great blog.
    I already bookmarek and put a link back to you on my blog.



  21. Peter Paul
    June 19, 2010
    9:22 pm #comment-29

    Great info Frank
    Finding a product, putting up a site are just preliminary activities. And now a days they are very easy to achieve. The hard part is driving traffic to your site. How and where can you find those hungry buyers just waiting for your site to pop out from their screen. I mean, it’s really hard to drive traffic that has a good to high conversion ratio. It would be useless if there are hundreds of people visiting your site but no one buys from your site. Finding quality traffic is really difficult.

  22. tael
    July 2, 2010
    5:28 pm #comment-30

    hi carl hope you answer my questions. I’m just a beginner and I bought from atomic blogging.
    I don’t know to install it in process.Yet still learning it. can’t follow the video that fast! Please help me or advice me of? Do I have to buy the 4.2 version or something just to install it! I used word press also. I’m really an avid fan of yours and I visit alot! here.. Hoping for your favorable response..Thank You! :) mwahhh..heheh..lolz

  23. Gayleg Zangmo
    September 17, 2011
    11:20 pm #comment-31

    Thank you very much for these great ideas. I am going to try the above tips and hope to succeed well in affiliate marketing.

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