Affiliates are always on the lookout for ways to earn money online without having to spend the big money. Clickbank and Youtube seem to be the match made in heaven. People love to watch videos and driving traffic to offers without paying for it gets much attention.
Youtube is probably going to be the first place that people go to watch videos. Just think about it. It is a google property and it is known worldwide. Where do you go when you want to watch something entertaining online without paying for it? Youtube is known for their viral videos. You might be watching the nightly news and they talk about some story and the next thing they say is it’s on youtube and the number of views that it has already received. Youtube is the place where people go to learn and to have some fun.
Clickbank is an affiliate marketplace where people can promote products. They have all kinds of ebooks and software that people can download. Information is not going out of style anytime soon. One of the first things that people do when they want to learn something is they do internet searches. This is how some savvy internet marketers use video sites.
You can go right now to google dot com and do a web search. What pops up is the google search engine results page. This is the page that people from around the globe are looking for. This contains the information that google thinks is best related to the search keywords that were just entered. Take a lok at that page. There are sponsored links, regular web links, and videos that appear.
People searching on the web might be big readers, but there are going to be some people that are not ready to dive into the deep end of the pool to read a super long article. Wouldn’t you rather watch a short video that explains everything that you need to know about a subject? Think about when you had to read that long book and there were the crib notes that you could skim to get the overview or summary.
Youtube can be the shortcut that people are looking for. They want to get at the information fast. They want to know if the information provided is what they are really looking for. Getting views for your videos is only the first step in the affiliate marketing process. Just like getting a lot of people coming to your website won’t add any money to your bank account. The views are important, but they are only the first step.