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Step 2 - Creating a Hoplink


After you’ve signed up as a Clickbank affiliate and you've got your affiliate nickname, you're now ready to start promoting and marketing the eBook.

The process of marketing ‘How To Start Running’ is easy.


Don't worry you'll see some ideas and suggestions to the left of this page. 


All you need to do is place your special referral links on your own web pages, in e-zine articles or in any articles that you write and then when your readers click on the link, they will be automatically sent to the HowToStartRunning.com website.


These special referral links are called “Clickbank hoplinks” and it's by using these ‘hoplinks' that Clickbank is able to keep track of the traffic you send to our site so you get paid for any sales that you've helped to generate.


The links register you as the referrer of the visitor to our website. If that visitor buys a product, you then receive your 60% commission.

This is why it's so important to create your hoplinks correctly.


If you use the wrong hoplink, you won't get the credit for the sales that you generate and all your efforts will be in vain.


But don't worry, it's actually very easy to create a hoplink. Simply follow these 2 easy steps:

1) This is an example of a typical Clickbank hoplink:-



xxxxxxx = your affiliate nickname

vendor = product ID (my product ID)

newimage11 is my vendor name (our product ID), so if I insert that in to the example above it would then become: -



2) So now, all that’s needed for a complete hoplink is to add YOUR Clickbank affiliate nickname.


Let’s say for example that YOUR affiliate nickname is ‘jwhite’, you would need to insert this affiliate nickname in to the place where xxxxxxx is located.

If we insert the affiliate nickname -  jwhite in to the example above, then the hoplink would look like this:


That's all there is to it, nothing more.


When you add this code to your pages and someone clicks on YOUR hoplink, they will be redirected to www.howtostartrunning.com and a small tracking file known as a “cookie” is left on their computer.


This "cookie" records that visitor as having come from your link and if he or she buys the program, you’ll be credited for the sale and receive your commission.

Note about Clickbank cookies:


Clickbank uses 60 day cookies (tracking files that are dropped onto the visitor’s computer), so if the people you send to HowToStartRunning.com purchase the product that day or if they return to the site and buy any time within the next 60 days, you’ll get the commission for that sale (currently 60% commission rate of net sale)

If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact me personally.

Jago Holmes,
Author and affiliate manager

‘How To Start Running’


email: jago@howtostartrunning.com