Why Clickbank is Not a Success in India?

Anyone who wants to make money online must have come across ClickBank. If you do not know then let me tell you ClickBank is an affiliate network that pays you money in commission

if you sell products to online customers who are looking for this. Many individual from India come to this site with a desire that they will make hell lot of money in a short period of time. We also call them affiliate marketers. Unfortunately their enthusiasm is short lived and all dreams come to an end when they don’t find Clickbank success.

So why does it happens?
Why affiliate marketers overestimated the Clickbank affiliate program?

In reality if you are an affiliate marketer from India you will really find it difficult to sell products and make money. Hence we must try to analyze those factors because of them Clickbank has not become a success in country like India.

This is equally applicable to other Asian countries where Clickbank is not that much successful. It will really help you plan your career in affiliate marketing in a much better way so that you may avoid failures. Therefore let’s discuss them one by one. clickbank-success-india

E- Connectivity in India

The first and foremost reason why Clickbank is not a success is lack of E-connectivity in India. In India people who are connected to Internet is very less compared to countries like USA, Europe etc.

This really makes a difference. If you have less people connected to the Internet then off course less people will come to know about your product or even anything that is going on the Internet.

Quantity does matter here if more individuals are joining Internet daily then only it is going to make any difference.

In china there are about 500 million internet users but in India the number is still very low. In fact not just Internet in china number of book readers are in million compared to India where they are few thousands.

Let’s hope that as India grows more and more people will be connected to the Internet and your opportunities may increase to make money with Clickbank.

Purchasing Power

Second impediment for affiliate marketers of Clickbank in India is purchasing power. Yes! As a matter of fact purchasing power of people here in India is too low. For your kind information per capita of this country is only $1400 which is very low. Huge population in this country really cannot afford to buy things online.

They are not capable of swiping their credit cards because they do not even have a bank account. So purchasing power of people is really a big concern for any one who wants to make money with Clickbank.

If you know per capita income of USA is about $48,000 hence affiliate marketers in that country can get a lot of customers who are ready to swipe their credit cards for some great products and it makes the Clickbank success there. Until people’s purchasing power increases in this country affiliate marketers have to wait for now.

However on a good note things are improving in India.

Way of Life also adds to Clickbank success

Third most important factor to consider here is way of life of people in India. It may sound you how does way of life is related to Clickbank success. My dear there is a lot of connection.

As any affiliate marketer of Clickbank knows that you make money through selling eBooks or software products. Basically these products are instantly downloadable. However in India still many people do not read ebooks. For any help or advice they go to their family members or friends.

In one sense this good thing however lack of reading capabilities makes them less attracted to books online. In fact they do not know that many solutions to their problem can be easy solved by products which are available on Clickbank.

For your information let me tell you in China a book is called best seller when sales are in millions but in India it becomes best seller when sales is only few thousands. Hence you can identify the big difference.

Lack of Affiliate Marketers

Next factor that is not allowing affiliate marketers to become successful with Clickbank would be lack of very affiliate marketers who can reach out to needy audiences or people who are desperate for solutions of their problems.

Only few dare to promote Clickbank products here in India because they know there is no one who is going to buy products like eBooks and software programs in India. So many people who are online and want to buy eBooks have not enough knowledge about Clickbank.

Most of the affiliate marketers who are making money through Clickbank are from USA or other English speaking countries. Here in India affiliate marketers only promote campaigns like membership to certain dating site.

They are not willing to sell hardcore products which may earn them anything between $30 to $100 per sale. Therefore for anybody to be successful in Clickbank in India must build a strong network of affiliates that can reach out to potential customers.

Trust Deficit

Next factor to consider here is trust deficit among Internet users in India. People do not trust that transactions are genuine and they believe some one is going to steal their money. This is the reason even if few individuals want to buy products but they do not.

However I do think there is a genuine reason behind this trend. It is actually cyber crime that is responsible for this trust deficit between affiliate marketers and their customers.

In USA this is very less because thousands of people daily buy something online. So transparency is more compared to India. If customers show confidence in online shopping then only it is expected that Clickbank affiliates can make money here in India. Till then we can only hope for the best.

Time Has Not Yet Come

Last but not the least reason I believe is that the time has not yet come. I hope in coming future, if India grows and its middle class expands we can have more people coming to Internet and buying things from website like eBay, Amazon or even Clickbank.

Still India has to go far in terms of e-commerce. In future we can hope that affiliate marketers in India can get a better deal.

Hence affiliates can wait for some time in meanwhile they must hone their writing skills because in the end you have to persuade your customer to buy things. To sell a product to US customers as an affiliate marketer in India is very difficult job. Hence you must learn art of persuasion.


Finally in conclusion I would only say know why Clickbank is not a success in India. First reason would be lack of e-connectivity, second purchasing power of the people, thirdly their way of living, fourthly lack of affiliate marketers, fifth one is trust deficit among consumers and last would be time has not yet come. Hence before you decide to start your career as an Affiliate marketer for Clickbank you must consider above mentioned factors.

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  1. omprakash teckchandani says

    i wish to ask – there are some cos. in india who have started click on commercial product/service and earn money per click whether you are buying the product or not. They ask you one or two questions about the product and give options and till you click on the right information, you don’t get paid. I wish to ask – is it some sort of scam or cos. do spend that kind of money on such promotions. The cos. are all based in india and not necessarily branded or famous. The money paid to the clicker is about $0.5 per click. The whole show/ service is managed by one particular co. or affiliate marketier and they do earn their buck for providing platform and service.

    Please tell me if the same is genuine and would last or is it a scam?

  2. Nilesh says

    This is rubbish and seems to be unmatured tone. You really dont know about Indian people.
    Fact is exact reversal as briefed above.
    I will come back to you with a presentation on Indian people and their online sales mostly regarding ebooks.
    You need to think before making such comments.

    • madan says

      dear sir
      good evening i am rs 6000 paid in clickbank but i am not know what i do, please tel me detail.
      madan lal sharma

  3. says

    Dear All,

    I dont understand one thing that why are you all concerned about India ? it is true that purchasing anything online is still not that big but see this.

    Internet is global business
    your website is accessible from all around that world
    create one site with good content , images, design etc and trow it on internet.
    People will see , read and purchase the items for sure.

    Click bank is a success all around the world.

    Conclusion: I will suggest you to not put such thing in other’s mind because I am in this field for last 8 yrs and I am earning a good money on internet :)

    Vaibhav Nadgonde
    Founder, Itgenesys
    Owner: flat-stomach-truth.com

    • yogi says

      Dear vaibhav

      how can start making money on internet. plz give me some right suggestion for making money on internet. plz guide me because you are 8 yrs experience in this field.

      • says

        Hi! Yogi
        Thats a good question and request you’ve put up to Vaibhav . I also am keen to know where I could find a really honest site where I can make ‘some’ if not a lot of cash, cause I’ve duped more than once these cheating B’s . my mail is filled with these money making sites that all lead to a dead end. I am now in with Wom Vegas that upto now seems OK just that their training is too lengthy

    • ANAND says

      Greeting from me vaibhav sir,
      because you are professional with this field and i wish you all the best for your future sucess.
      i request you to guide me through mail for how can intimate these things and get a place like you…

  4. Akh Ahmed says

    Nice to read your post. What about adsense or ad earning method from google , chikita etc. b cos I know people are earning good money from google adsense.


  5. surupam says

    hey i have been click bank user for 5 months but there one thing u need to know is to find the successful niche that can earn u money and u have built ur own web to promote products..
    wish u luck……..!!!

    • Ravi says

      Hi friend, Nice to read your comment here. I want to start a click bank product service…can you help me to understand what kind of products are actually sold in India or even worldwide and what could be be the right method of reaching out to customers. Thank you

  6. Sunjen says

    This is a question to people from India. If I have a product (ebook or software) and want to promote it in India, would it be wise to translate it to Hindi language?


    • seema says

      Dear All

      The product is used by well educated people so there is no need to traslate it in Hindi. Moreover the end user know English as English is to be read by Indians as a second language.

    • seema says

      Why Clickbank is Not a Success in India?.

      Very good question “why clickbank is not a successin india?”. There are many reason of this. I am listing here few comments:

      * Corruption: As per gentery in India there are veryd much fraud cases so people are afraid about there hard earned money

      * Limited resources: If people have money then they do not have enough time to spend on this and if they have time then resources are not available.

      * Safty: many people do not find themselfs secure in dealing.

      * Instant: People want the results instant they do not have patiance.


  7. says

    I totally agree with the part that Indian don’t trust Clickbank products and they don’t buy. But that’s not a reason that any affiliate marketer from India or any other Asian country could not be a successful affiliate marketer. You need to reach out to your audience and in case of Clickbank, majority of your audience is US, Canada, UK and Australia.

    I make sites and target people from these country. Remember we are on internet and we are connected to each and every part of the world. It really doesn’t matter you are India or US, you can make money from anywhere just with a laptop and internet connection.

    • Part Time Online Jobs says

      Yes, you are right. You need to target the US & UK if you want to sell Clickbank products. Either you can do this through AdWords or targeting US through webmasters. If you don’t specify target country in webmasters account, you will receive majority of traffic from India only.

  8. K.J Roy says

    i’m very interested in clickbank affiliate marketing. My questions are
    1.Do I need business license for getting started?
    2.Do I need any permissions for online marketing like this?

    • Part Time Online Jobs says

      Hi K J Roy,
      1. You don’t need any such license for Clickbank. Just signup & start.
      2. No, you don’t need any permission for online marketing.

  9. says

    India is changing rapidly and ClickBank is looking for ways to make it easier and better to business in India. The blog at in.clickbank.com is intended to help people to find solutions to the challenges online information entrepreneurs face selling to customers in India.

    • says


      Hello, I am Jeff Leget, the VP of Strategy and International Expansion for ClickBank. I am excited to announce that I will be attending the Internet Retail Expo 2013. I will be in Gurgaon, India January 28 to February 2, 2013. ClickBank already serves thousands of clients and customers in India today. The world is changing and India is at the forefront of those exciting changes. ClickBank very interested in making it easier for clients and consumers in India to transact online. I am currently arranging meetings with some select clients in India. Please let me know if you have any comments or suggestions for this trip or if you will be in Gurgaon or at the Internet Retail Expo 2013.

      • Gaurab says

        Hi Jeff,

        Would be great help if you can clarify some of the issues discussed in the comments .

        1. Can an Indian sitting in India sell product to an American/European sitting in America/Europe ?

        I guess internet throws the whole world as a market i.e. What I understand by globalization .

        Can I become an affiliate to Americans and sell them a solution .

        Would be great if you can clarify these issues ?

        Aspiring Digital Marketeer

  10. Joel George says

    Guys Click bank is a really good site which helps u to make money for free!!! like u have to do some work that’s the other part … but when u do that its automatic.. you get money through tat every day without any work……..its like u set a machine and its gives you money everyday for free………….India is on its way of developing it will soon be a developed country by 2020 a few more years i hope so.!!!…………ITS ALL IN YOUR TALENT THE WAY YOU PRESENT IT……good luck :)

  11. says

    Join indian Leading Affiliate Adnetwork in world signupearn.com work with big brands jabong,myntra etc.optimize your website to get max revenue

  12. soundarajan.p says

    i have invest some money in click bank, now what i have to do, i do know what i have to do, please reply, regards

  13. Tony Jacob says


    I have to say that this article is amazing. I totally agree with the facts and figures he/she has mentioned. The person who wrote this article has done a lot of research. Really it is not the right time now to start this Click Bank business. Maybe if we see in the future people in India have started to do all of the facts & figures like America or English speaking countries, then we can consider. Right now go get a job for your self or start you own business but not E-commerce.

    • N Manojkumar says

      Hi Tony,

      I totally disagree with you. People in India can start Click bank online business. Have to do some more research on the same, and People in India too can make good money with E commerce. I am one of the few who had got cheques from Clickbank.

      • Mahesh Raikhelkar says

        I am from India and i just start to work as a Affiliate Marketer for Click Bank. So please tell me your experience how to promote the product and earn money through Click bank


        Mahesh Raikhelkar

  14. Johnson says

    Dear Priya, I can not agree with you of the reasons why Clickbank affiliate programme is not a success story in India because internet and ClickBank is a worldwide network and as an worldwide ClickBank internet site affiliate you don’t have to limit your horizon to the country where you reside. OK but for Indian companies’ / Indian sites’ affiliation where products are delivered in India only the reasons you say may be applicable to the failure.Thanks.

  15. pawwala says

    hii frenz.
    Can anyone tell me how to register/sign up new a/c in clickBank.

    Thanks lol.

    Mr Pawwala.

  16. Shiva says

    Earning from Clickbank for Indians is no doubt difficult but the reasons are different. Most successful Clickbank affiliates use PPC advertising which are contextual and Geo-targeted. Geo targeting for Clickbank products is very important . The ebooks are written mostly by the European and American authors are more related to the people residing in these regions. Clickbank also has ebooks in Spanish and other languages which will require Geo-targeting. One has to become an expert in advertising before taking up marketing of ClickBank products to achieve success.

    Clickbank affiliates are earning six figure income in dollars monthly. Once again proper learning and implementation alone will fetch results. Treat it like a business it will earn you lie a business. If you treat it like a hobby it will earn you like a hobby.

  17. Suresh K says

    Affiliate marketing with Click Bank is not difficult as people think in India as when you become affiliater, whole world is your market and one should target English speaking countries as you will be dealing in English ebooks. I would suggest google sniper for this.
    Google Sniper 2.0 is an online course that teaches how to make money online with a niche website. If you have a dream of making money online, and wish to break free from the daily boring routine of a regular job then there is no doubt, Google Sniper 2.0 is for you. It is not scam and you can know more here:

    • parthik says

      hey suresh i make a great bog but do you get more traffic on your blog because if you have click bank a/c+ traffic = money so my reply if you see my message about online marketing other thngs because i am newbie’s so want to learn more your experience

  18. bipinchandra patel says


  19. mohamed iqbal says

    Hello Priya Madam Ji.

    Im Mohamed Iqbal ashik from Tamilnadu…
    Im a Graphic Designer from News paper publication Agencies ..im still working

    and i had a clickbank affiliate account.. i have a 5 years experience in this all type of online jobs … bt i still cant sucess :(

    im going to ask some question for u please kindly answer to help me madam ji.

    my i use the autopilot software for clickbank affiliate account… it use full or not?
    which autopilot software best legit..

    kindly answer to email : smi.ashik@gmail.com

    if possible to give ur contact no i will tel u more quest about in this online jobs..

    Thank you
    Priya madam ji
    Mohamed iqbal ashik

  20. says

    Hi Friends I Have Gone Through Every Single Comment. My Suggestion Is To Every One Just Join Click Bank And Start Earning.Because It Gives You Huge Money Without Any Investment But Need To Little Hard Work. To Earn Huge Commission Stick With One Category Like (Health Products/Fitness/Mobile/Education/Arts And Entertainment Etc….) Choose According To Your Choice And Make A word Website Or Blog And Paste Hop Links Generated By Click Bank .Write A review About Your Product, Introduce Your Self, Be In Touch With The Customers. And Share Your Blog/Website In Social Net Working Sites Like Face Book, Twitter,Google Plus Etc…. , Make A video About The Products On You Tube Divert Customers To Your Blog. Share In Yahoo Answers As A Source. Post In Forums. Definitely These Methods Will Help You To Make Make Honey. Money Hai Tho Honey Hai..

  21. says

    I Appreciate Priya Madam She Has Done Lot Of Research About Indian Market.. .She Was Absolutely Right In Some Ares..But Many Indians Are Buying Products Through Online Like Flipkart, Ebay.in, Snapdeal Etc…So Guys Concentrate On Click Bank Join And Advertise With Many Sources…All The Best…

  22. azad chauhan says

    hi i am azad chauhan from up i atempt to sinup clickbank affiliate progam as a advtiser i filled all required field sucssesfully but password field does not please advise me which process i create my password thanks

  23. Amar says

    Stupidity at its height in this post .. Good Way to demotivate and misguide people , if you dont know how to earn money then please dont tell others they also cant make money form click bank .


    hello sir/maim

    seriously i want to make money online
    but how can i earn money online withought investment
    plz send me the full detail or web

  25. says

    click bank so many people doing this thing by doing lots of usages like softwares but the situation is real we only target the countries like u.s. Australia or u.k. thank u


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