While there are endless sites you could write for depending on your experience, one common option for freelancing is UpWork. While the actual amount you make will vary greatly depending on your experience, the site, and how frequently you freelance, you could make well over $1,000. And, lots of sites pay by hour as well, earning you an average of $15 to $20 per hour.

Don't take that as a green light to rush over to CB. Though you can still make money on Clickbank as I have demonstrated here today, it's not any easier than any other affiliate marketing setup. There's a lot of useless stuff on CB, and if you're not sure what to promote, it can be hard to find exactly what you want. Part of why I don't promote CB products anymore is because many of them are junk and I've never found a good one that's in a niche I'm interested in.


As a programmer one thing that annoys me are web designers who cant do any better than me but get paid thousands for non-functional designs made mostly of stock photos and bad frameworks. I have to go in and do at least 80% of the work and only make hundreds.. This demonstrates the power of a portfolio that is visual and making technical aspects and rigor nuances..
Another angle worth considering with Fiverr, is to advertise in other places and on other sites for work and then outsource the job to someone advertising on the site with the required skills, such as a logo designer or whatever it is you need doing. This way, you could quickly turn a $5 cost into a profit by charging your customer at a higher rate.

Totally awesome Gael. Thank you so much for sharing. Yes, the per-engagement presell sequence strategy is the way to go in 2015 – pulling folk in with front end value content building that all important relationship factor and enticing them to opt in for more…, then offering them a solution at a lower price as it’s the first offer on TY page…and then promoting the opt in throughout your posts starting out with the problem, then turning it into finding the solution (as you have done above, lol!), plus Outbrain to LINK relative content, AND get affiliates on board + repeat with many blog posts and many offers, specially ads via FB and Pinterest Pin posts – man this is a powerful win-win. Makes SO much sense to me – am doing this right from NOW…Will be following your CB success and I’ll report back mine… R.


If you’re in a college town, then there’s probably a thrift store that you can pick things up from on the cheap. Flipping these items on a site like Ebay or BriskSale can earn you some decent cash. One of my favorite tactics is to buy things from the people going home for summer break from out of state. These people often can’t take things home with them and just want to liquidate, so its a good opportunity to get stuff like TV’s or microwaves on the cheap (some of that stuff will be better sold on Craigslist or BriskSale local though).

It doesn’t pay much, but if you’re a healthy person and want to make a bit of extra money online, the AchieveMint app will reward you for doing things like walking, tracking your food, or taking health surveys. AchieveMint works by connecting to fitness apps you might already be using like Fitbit, RunKeeper, Healthkit, and MyFitnessPal and then giving you points for certain actions. For every 10,000 points, you earn $10 with no limit on your earnings.

Thanks for the informative post. I certainly agree that there are many poor quality products on Clickbank but there is certainly an opportunity to make money through Clickbank. The trick as you point out is to sort the good from the bad. Personally I will not even consider a product with a gravity lower than 10 but prefer a gravity above 50. Like everything we do it is about doing good research first.

For example if a student purchases your course using an Instructor Coupon code, either from promotions to your own audience (e.g., your email list or YouTube subscribers) you can make 97% revenue share. Alternatively if the course is sold via an Affiliate, the split is 50% affiliate, 25% Instructor and 25% Udemy. If the sale comes directly via the Udemy website (not an affiliate or an instructor promotion) the split is 50% Udemy, 50% Instructor.

Are you an interesting person or do you do a cool job? People are always looking for interesting people to officiate their weddings, and you could get paid for it. For example, if you're a skydiver who officiates weddings, you could get paid to host a sky diving wedding ceremony. Since most pastors don't do these extreme sports, it's a great side income for those that do.
Sorry to hear you had such a bad experience with Clickbank. Refunded 5 weeks later? That’s pretty extreme! I could not find any info on CB on whether gravity takes into account refund rates, but from other blogs, I read that NO, it doesn’t take it into account. The Earned/Sale category however does take this into account, which is why the average $ earned per sale will sometimes be different from the actual commission you make.
For instance, you could write about one of the major industries (although boring) that are always looking for content: Insurance, Car Sales, Dentistry, LASIK, Business Technology, AI, or Finance. Even if you are not a master of these topics, with a little research you can build up a knowledge base that lets you speak with authority in your writing. That's great and all, but how do you find clients?
Pretty Nice Article Gael. This is much better than playing the waiting game of 4-6 months for the site to rank in Google. Much faster to test the funnel right away with paid traffic and get leads in your funnel for future marketing as well. These funnels might take time to build initially but once set they are truly source of passive income unless offer is taken off.
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