So you’ve decided to try your hand at affiliate marketing. You’re ready to get going. You’re doing the research…
But how do you start MAKING MONEY?
There are countless products and many different methods you can use in creating your affiliate marketing income. How do you know which to start with?
While this depends on your personal business and preference, one of my own favorites is ClickFunnels. It’s an easy product to start with, and there is more than one way to make money as an affiliate. In this blog post, I’m going to share five different ways you can start making money with ClickFunnels.
To begin: what IS ClickFunnels?
ClickFunnels is a company that specializes in sales funnels, which are direct pages that can – in some ways – “replace” your website. Many people have tried for years to drive traffic to their websites, where they keep all their affiliate products. When you add in pop-ups and advertising, these sites can get very busy and annoying. In contrast, a sales funnel provides a single page that keeps your audience focused on a singular topic.
For example, let’s say a company offered a lead magnet on how to lose 10 pounds in a month; this magnet is a cookbook with a month’s worth of recipes in it. The audience member clicks on this sales funnel, which ONLY includes information about losing weight and about the free cookbook. It doesn’t go off on other tangents.
The first – and most popular method – of making money with ClickFunnels is the recurring membership commission.
Someone joins through your affiliate link and becomes a member, thus accessing a certain number of ClickFunnel’s pages and funnels, free training, and a free domain (at the time of this publication). It’s easy-to-use and helpful for individuals who are just entering the marketing business. And once someone becomes a member, you get a commission on their monthly membership fee.
Second, you can receive a bonus after signing up a certain number of active members.
At 100 active monthly members, you receive $500 towards a vehicle payment. And if you subscribe 200+ active monthly members, you receive $1000 a month toward your vehicle payment – and if your payment is less, you can keep the extra. Who wouldn’t like that?
Third, you can take advantage of the “One Funnel Away” challenge.
This is a highly recommended 30-day training opportunity that provides daily training (both live and recorded) to help you get your first business started. It’s only $100 and can be repeated – even if you or an audience member has already taken the training, you can apply the training to start scaling your business.
When you become an affiliate for ClickFunnels, you have access to the dates for their upcoming training. This is continually updated, and all you have to do is share your unique affiliate link with your audience. And when you sign people up – YOU get the full $100 fee. Sign ten people up, and it’s $1000.
Fourth, you can promote ClickFunnels’ affiliate products.
You can sign up for ClickFunnels’ affiliate bootcamp, which provides everything from swipe files to banners, and begin promoting all the products inside. There are many different products you can promote, and you can pick and choose which products you want to use and which would be best for your audience.
How does this work?
Believe it or not, you can even leverage “free” products to start making money. For example, ClickFunnels offers a “free” book that your audience member pays shipping for ($7.95), and you receive a dollar as a commission (and the email leads as well). No, a dollar isn’t much – BUT after your audience member receives this book, ClickFunnels provides upsells and additional products as well (a value ladder). They keep offering more to this customer. And as long as that person has a “sticky cookie” with your name – the unique code connected to you – you receive commissions on anything that person purchases. So from the book you “gave away”, you could potentially earn up to $967 in additional commissions.
Of course, remember that your commission percentage goes down as the value of the product goes up – this is why it’s also a funnel. But this provides an idea and overview for you.
Fifth and finally, you can share your sales funnels.
Sounds funny? Well, when you begin building sales funnels, you can share this with others. If they want to use that funnel too, they’re going to need to set up a ClickFunnels account in order to use it. ClickFunnels provides a 14-day free trial, which allows your audience member to decide if they want to sign up or not. And if they do, you receive a commission on their membership.
What sort of funnel could you share? Some people have made funnels that encompass a certain idea or outcome, such as “Business in a Box”. They put everything in this funnel that a person might need, so that someone else can take the funnel, personalize it, and start using it for customers. This is a more complicated or advanced way to make money with ClickFunnels, but if you have the experience, it can be a great method.
In conclusion, there are many different ways to make money with affiliate products, and specifically with ClickFunnels – but these five are the ones I recommend most highly. If you have questions, let me know in the comments! You can also check out my YouTube channel for great free training and content on how to get started in affiliate marketing.
You’ve got this!