One of the more common questions I see asked about Clickbank is “what is my Clickbank affiliate ID”
When you’re promoting a product on behalf of a vendor, what you have to have is a affiliate ID because that’s what ties the link that someone clicks back to your account (and then when the sale is made you get credited)
So if you’ve created a Clickbank account and you’re sitting there thinking “how do I find my affiliate ID?” – what exactly do you need to know?
The truth is actually really really simple!
Your Clickbank affiliate ID is just your username that you use to log in on Clickbank.
If you’ve registered an account with Clickbank and the user name was johnsmith, then that would be your affiliate ID.
When you go vendor resource page and you create your affiliate link, it will ask you for your affiliate ID. All you do is you put in whatever your Clickbank username is there, and that becomes the affiliate ID.
How simple is that?
Now knowing what your affiliate ID is and Clickbank isn’t so important anymore in the marketplace, in the sense that when you create your affiliate links through the Clickbank marketplace, they’re all sort of jumbled and encrypted with a series of random digits and numbers.
The other reason you want to know what your affiliate ID is that you want to check all affiliate links coming off your site or your email campaigns, and follow through to the checkout process and check in the payment step if it shows the correct affiliate ID.
Some vendors in the past had been caught doing naughty things where they stuffed their own affiliate IDs and override affiliates have actually driven them the traffic ,so you want to be able to check that your affiliate ID actually matches what is shown in the checkout process.
Remember, if you’re struggling to find your affiliate ID all you need to know is that it is your Clickbank user ID.
I hope you found that helpful.
If you want to learn more about Clickbank make sure you read my Clickbank review here, and I’ll see you on the next article.