ClickBank In South Africa

Clickbank In South Africa

ClickBank is one of the biggest and most popular affiliate marketing networks in the world. They have a long list of affiliate products that internet marketers can promote. All of their products are hosted on their website, that you can browse to see more.

Can You Use ClickBank In South Africa?

You can use ClickBank from South Africa, and practically anywhere in the world. Your audience can also be from anywhere in the world. It is an online business so it is not limited by location. Some South Africans have encountered problems in setting up their ClickBank account and are not allowed to do it because their region is not accepted. This problem is only linked to the sign up process. There are two ways around this process.

The first is to simply sign up from your cell phone. For most people, this usually solves the problem. You can sign up from your phone and, thereafter, access your ClickBank account from your desktop.

In the unlikely event that the first option does not work, you can use a Virtual Private Network (VPN), which allows you to sign up for region locked programs easily. A VPN allows you to create a secure connection to another network across the internet. In other words, using a VPN, you can make your computer seem like it is located in a different country. This will help you to circumvent some annoying issues like region-locking as is the case in being unable to join ClickBank from South Africa.

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How Does ClickBank Pay To South Africa?

If you are using ClickBank from South Africa, you will have to get a Payoneer Account. Unfortunately, Clickbank does not pay directly into a PayPal account. The three ways that ClickBank pays are by a mailed cheque, by direct deposit or by Payoneer. The first two present a lot of obstacles if you are operating from South Africa so Payoneer is the best option.

Payoneer is a reputable online payment gateway that we use for freelancing and for popular affiliate programs like Amazon Associates. You can read our article on how to set up a Payoneer account and how to withdraw your money from Payoneer to a South African bank account.

How To Set Up Payoneer on Clickbank

  1. Login to Clickbank
  2. Click the Settings Tab
  3. Look for your payment information at the bottom of the page and click on Edit
  4. Choose Direct Deposit in the Payment Information Editor. The information entry screen will be shown
  5. Choose “Unites States” as your country
  6. Choose “New York City” as your city
  7. Use the information from your Payoneer acccount for Bank Name, Account Number and Routing Number
  8. Choose Checking Account as your account type
  9. Save your changes. You will get an email from Clickbank to confirm the changes

My Opinion On ClickBank

Unlike other big affiliate networks, ClickBank specializes in informational products. This means that a lot of the products found there aren’t physical products. One thing that we take issue with ClickBank is that the quality control there is limited compared to other big affiliate networks. A lot of the products found there are not of much value to buyers and border on unethical. So if you care about your reputation with your audience, then you would have to do a lot of research into any products that you find on Clixsense before marketing them to your audience.

ClickBank does, however, remain popular because of the large share of revenue that many of the products offer to affiliates. The products there range from as high as 50% to even 85% commission on sales of the products. This is largely because the creator of the digital product does not have overhead costs. Once the information product is created, it is duplicated at the click of a button. So the major input to the value of the product is created by the marketer and not the product itself, so the creator can get more sales by getting more people to market the product with an enticing high commission.

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Alternatives To ClickBank

There are products that have high commissions but they are not as easy to sell because of possible trust issues. The lack of trial periods on many of the products also requires a big commitment from customers which will cause most to shy away. For products to convert well, the customer either has to have an existing relationship with the product or knowledge of the brand to buy easily. Better alternatives that offer these features are Amazon’s Associate Program, which sells products that people are already looking for.

For informational products, something like Wealthy Affiliate, that allows customers to try the product for a month to determine its value, convert much better because the customer is able to ascertain whether what they are buying into is valuable, and commit after testing for themselves.

Money-Making Potential of ClickBank In South Africa

In South Africa, ClickBank does not offer the same potential as it does across the globe because South Africans at large are not yet comfortable buying online. There is still lack of trust to online shopping and it will take time for consumers to get used to online transacting. This is even more so with digital products. There is also the fact that the South African consumer base for online spending is comparatively small.

So if you are selling digital products, to increase your chances of success, you have to target a wider audience. You can do this by making your content appeal to any- and everyone, and not including localized nuances that will exclude other people, such as speaking a vernacular language or referring to things that are only available in a specific country.


ClickBank is definitely available in South Africa but it’s applicability is comparatively limited. There is a large selection of products to promote. You should make sure to do sufficient research before you promote the products, so that you can back up what you are selling to your followers. You can sign up for ClickBank on their website, and if you are struggling, you can try any of the workarounds mentioned above.

Have you had success with Clickbank? Share your experiences with us in the comments below.

11 thoughts on “Clickbank In South Africa”

  1. I tried logging in from my phone but it still gives me the error message ,I am not very tech orientated but I know my way around certain function .So I really appreciate if you told how create an account with a VPN

    Thanks !

    1. Hello Rino.

      Just so you know, VPNs are not free. Here is the link to the one that I use.

      Once you install it, there will be a Wizard that takes you through how to use it. But in short, all you have to do is go to the “Personalized Selection” menu and then choose the country and city. So if you choose New York, for example, your computer will access the net through a server in New York. So the internet will see you as being in New York.

      You can then just open your browser, go ClickBank and set up.

  2. By reading this article I am extremely impressed by the honesty and goal of your blog as a whole. Keep it up, I will now be looking for other things to learn from your online business guide.

    1. Thank you so much for the kind words, Logan.

      The beauty of this digital age is that information is valuable and if you give people helpful information, you can benefit from it.

      It’s a win-win for everybody.

  3. Hi Greg,

    I tried both registering through my phone as well as using a VPN but I still get the same message. Do you still select country as South Africa on both the personal info and the banking info or do you select another country there as well (don’t see the use going through VPN if you are telling them where you are from)?


    1. Hi Estiaan, Sorry for the late response.

      As you have said, the whole point of a VPN is to hide your location. So when you are using a VPN, you must set it to a country where Clickbank is allowed. Have a look at my response to Rino in the comments up above.

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