Affiliate marketing is one of the best ways to make money online in Kenya. And of the many affiliate marketing platforms available, ClickBank is highly regarded for its high commissions and the sheer volume of products you can promote.
This article answers the questions affiliate marketers in Kenya frequently ask about ClickBank. The most important of these is, is ClickBank available in Kenya?
ClickBank is an affiliate marketing platform and online marketplace that connects affiliate marketers and digital product creators. It is an ideal platform if you sell or promote digital products such as e-books, online courses, and anything that can be digitally downloaded.
It allows affiliate marketers to earn a commission on every sale they generate for the sellers on the platform. For product creators and sellers, ClickBank offers a marketplace to sell their products. Either way, the platform is a legit way to make money online.
After you sign up as an affiliate partner on Click, you will choose a niche and products to promote. Your account lets you generate a special link that you will place in your content to funnel buyers to the products you are promoting.
Your affiliate link is unique to your account and allows the platform to attribute all the sales promoted through your content to your account. The ClickBank online marketplace has thousands of products and services you can promote through your content.
As an affiliate marketer, you are, first and foremost, a digital content creator or publisher. You either run an info content website, a Youtube channel, a large social media following, or an email list to which you can push your affiliate offers.
ClickBank is not available in Kenya. When you try to sign up, Kenya does not appear on the dropdown for supported countries. So you can’t open a ClickBank account in Kenya.
Are there other ways an affiliate marketer in Kenya can use ClickBank?
If you search platforms like Quora, you will find people advising on different ways people in unsupported countries can use ClickBank. Many of these alternative ways are risky.
Some advise using a VPN that hides your IP address or asking a relative in a supported country to sign up on your behalf. However, you must trust this person to remit your payments because ClickBank will pay them, not you.
Another Quora user claims they were initially blocked from signing up on ClickBank but were eventually allowed after pleading their case with customer support.
We can’t verify if the customer support route will work for people signing up from Kenya as circumstances may differ. ClickBank does say it cannot provide the full list of countries where it does business, and the 150 countries it says in does business in is more than the number on the dropdown they ask you to choose from when signing up.
They also encourage applicants to contact support if they can’t sign up or their account is disabled. So, you could try contacting their support team and impress on them why you should be allowed to sign up.
In our opinion, all the suggested ways of signing up for ClickBank from an unsupported country aren’t worth the risk. For one, your account may get disabled or shut down without notice, leading to a loss of earnings.
ClickBank was founded in 1998, so it has had plenty of time to perfect its systems. As well as its reliability, or because of it, ClickBank is home to over 6 million product creators and affiliate marketers.
However, what makes ClickBank so popular with affiliate marketers is the high commissions it offers. You can earn as much as 70% commission per sale promoting other people’s products.
As an affiliate marketer, your most important task is to find a profitable product to promote. Ideally, you also want to use an existing, proven affiliate marketing platform than manually research and contact product sellers with offers to promote their products for a fee.
Most online retailers and marketplaces operate affiliate marketing programs in some shape or form. For example, Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, Aliexpress, and locally, Jumia all run affiliate marketing programs.
Many of these platforms, however, offer very low commissions compared to what you can earn with ClickBank. Amazon, for example, pays less than 5% for most products on its marketplace.
ClickBank does not work in Kenya, so are there any alternatives that local affiliate marketers can sign up for?
If you cannot sign up for ClickBank, do not despair. There are ClickBank alternatives that are supported in Kenya and which are worth their weight in gold.
Many of these options are free but some require you to pay membership or transaction fees. Your alternatives will be ShareASale, Commission Junction, and JVZoo, but a more like-for-like option supported in Kenya will be DigiStore24. All these platforms are supported in Kenya.
However, to earn good money from many of these affiliate programs, your website must attract most of its traffic from the United States. That’s because the best-paying merchants on these platforms are American.
Remember, too, that there are affiliate programs you can join. The Jumia affiliate program is very popular. The marketplace has millions of products you can promote and users you can target with offers in your content.
Affiliate marketing is a legitimate way to earn money online in Kenya. For marketers with traffic to monetise, it can be quite lucrative. But after a month of watching those affiliate commissions roll in, you must withdraw your earnings.
Many affiliate marketing platforms support multiple withdrawal methods. Among these are direct deposit, wire transfer, Payoneer, and PayPal. The Jumia affiliate program adds M-Pesa as a withdrawal method for Kenyan affiliates on its platform.
Intasend offers the best way to receive your affiliate commissions in Kenya. The digital wallet supports direct deposits and M-Pesa.
Once your commissions have been remitted, you can withdraw them through multiple ways, including M-Pesa and ACH, or manage them from your Intasend digital wallet. Through your Intasend digital wallet, you can also request a Visa or Mastercard virtual card that you can use to pay for goods and services online.
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