Clickbank is advertised everywhere it seems, bragging about how affiliates are earning an extra income. The websites are able to sell a variety of products without ever taking stock or shipping a single item. The website owners simply place a banner of another member site on their own webpage and will be paid for each click or each click that results in a purchase on the members site. It is so easy to earn money as an affiliate it almost seem like it is a scam. The reality is you have to be a super affiliate to see any real profit from using this program. Before joining you should take the time to learn how to become a super affiliate so you are not wasting your time or your website precious space.
You have to first understand how the clickbank program works. You are aware that the members have the affiliates place a link or banner on their site and that link or banner when clicked will direct traffic to the member site. Affiliates are paid either by each click or through clicks that lead to a purchase. Most member sites already expect that little money will be paid out to these affiliates as they do not believe nor care that traffic will be generated by the affiliates. The members main concern is increasing page rank to naturally increase their traffic through the backlinks you have placed on your site by way of a banner or direct link. The search engines will rate a site on how many backlinks it contains and the more they have the higher their page rank could be. With the higher page rank they are more likely to show up in the top searches and this will generate more traffic than any affiliate ever could with click thru.
Since you now know the real reason the members want you, you should realize that making any money as an affiliate will be left solely up to you.
The one thing to realize is the amount of traffic your site gets. The more traffic you get the more chance you have at finding traffic to click the banners of the members sites. If you are generating enough traffic then you need to focus on the target audience of your own website. Who is coming to visit your site? This is a huge concern an affiliate should have before choosing a member site. The member site should be as closely related to your own site as possible in order to ensure that your visitors will find some interest in what the member site has to offer.
If the traffic on your site is not interested in what your members sites have to offer then you are wasting valuable space on your website as well as doing nothing to benefit yourself but are helping the member site to increase their PR and their traffic and not getting paid to do so. If your website is full of healthy recipes and your members are selling deep fryers or cotton candy makers your traffic will never click those banners and therefore you will never earn any money as an affiliate.