2 - Creating a
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.
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
links register you as the referrer of the visitor to our website. If that visitor buys a product, you then receive your 60%
This is why it's so important to create your hoplinks correctly.
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.
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
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.
Author and affiliate
‘How To Start Running’