Signing up to become an affiliate for Clickbank products is easy and free. Once you've logged in, you can promote any of the offers in their marketplace.
Have a look at the products you are interested in promoting and click on their 'pitch page' to see the sales page and other information such as the commission rate for selling the product.
Clickbank is obviously not the only place you can find to uncover products to promote as an affiliate. Other affiliate network programs such as PayDotCom and e-junkie are also popular as well as many others. I would suggest you join a forum such as ABestWeb; this is a forum especially for affiliate marketers and you can not only find more products to promote, you can also ask questions as well.
Another way to discover affiliate programs for companies that you would be interested in promoting is to look at the bottom of their page. If you see the link 'Affiliates', they will have a program for you to investigate. Be aware though that while many companies have affiliate programs that are open to everyone, this is not the case for all. Whatever the case, be careful to read the 'terms of service', because affiliate programs often have restrictions on how you promote their programs. Violating those, usually quite reasonable, restrictions can get you banned from their affiliate program permanently. Restrictions usually include that you must not SPAM to promote the company's offers.
There are loads of companies available for promoting CPA offers but most are not completely open and have an application process. But if you can convince them that you will bring them traffic, you will probably be accepted. When looking at a CPA network, you want to look for "publisher application" in order to sign up. Some common CPA companies are Azoogle, ModernClick, MaxBounty, NeverBlueAds and CommissionJunction (also known as CJ.com). There are many, many more to be found.
Choosing Your Offer
Obviously, you want to pick an offer that now fits your niche. As you are just starting out in affiliate marketing, it would be wise to pick a product or service that is well established and generates decent money. There is no sense in choosing something when it is not clear if there are interested buyers.
Return to Clickbank and find your favorite products amongst the most popular in your niche. Look at the pitch page. It will show you the sales page and the "create hoplink" will easily show you your unique URL to use so that you will get credit for the sale when people buy through your link.
If you decide to opt in for a CPA network, look for the oldest "open date" which indicates that the advertiser has been successful with this offer.
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