It’s time for another contest!
Once again, I’m giving away a free copy of my course: Affiliate Marketing without the B.S.
The rules are simple. All you have to do is answer a question in the comments section and I’ll pick the best response.
Let me explain…
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There is a major obstacle that many budding affiliate marketers have – They don’t know how to find profitable affiliate products.
Usually all they’re told is to go look on sites like Clickbank.com and CJ.com. The problem is everyone else uses these same methods. So it’s hard to succeed because of the competition.
So I’m asking YOU…
What “secret” method do you use to find affiliate products to promote?
Here are a few questions that can help prim the pump:
- What sites do you use?
- How do you decide if an offer will convert?
- What type of commission structure do you look for?
Answer below and you’ll be entered in the contest…Take Action. Get Results.
13 thoughts on “Find Affiliate Products to Promote? (YOUR Suggestions)”
I don’t have much of a secret. I usually promote the products I use and have been using for a while. I want to promote things I’ve tested, and this is not the most profitable way, but I understand “everything” about my products and can answer most of the questions I get.
I’d love to learn more about your methods.
First, it can’t set off the “ick meter”. So, many high selling products on Clickbank, do set off that meter for me. They are not products I would want to attach my name to.
Second, I have to use or read it before I will recommend it. To me an affiliate link is a recommendation so I have to know the product is real. I’ve found products both on Clickbank and on people’s own websites.
Sometimes if it’s something I bought for myself and like, I’ll go back to the sale site and look for affiliate info.
I never go to clickbank or CJ to look for affiliate offers. I am promoting only the programs and products, which I am using and I find it useful to me. And then I am looking if they have an affiliate program. That’s it.
Only, when you tried the program or product by yourself, you can see if it will convert. If it is useful to you, if it eliminates a problem or it gives a solution to you, that means it should do the same to others. That’s why it should convert well.
Well, I haven’t tried affiliated marketing as yet. But I can share what I have heard from many people about affiliate marketing. First visit any affiliate offer site like clickbank.com then choose the product related to your niche. Try to find about the product or services so that you can be sure that it’s not a scam or any kind of fraud and finally publish on your site.
Similar to the above they tend to be products I’ve used and liked.
One leaf I’ve taken out of Pat Flynn’s book is “show your visitors how to use the product”. I’ve created several videos and posts about how to use a certain premium WordPress theme and the affiliate commissions for that have been coming in very nicely.
In addition to whether I like the product I also like to be able to write a lot about the product (not always the same thing – sometimes you like a product but can’t say anything else about it except “it’s good”!)
On Clickbank I tend to look for a gravity of around 10. I also favor products that offer ongoing payments.
Great question Steve, and one that should be explored the old “go to clickbank and look for high gravity” doesn’t really cut it any longer.
I look for products I have used, but also look for friends who own a product. if I haven’t seen the product, will ask for a review or perhaps just flat out buy it if I really want to check it out.
I look all over. I have products from CB, CJ, Amazon, E-Junkie (just put mine up for sale there actually) and privately run affiliate programs as well.
I have had the above blog for a few years but have not made any money to speak of, probably because I only sporadically applied any efforts to it and sometimes neglected the blog altogether to chase other offers!
I signed up to your ‘$100k’ list with the intention of 1. following your advice because reading your blog has convinced me that you’re an expert at what you do 2. I’ve made it my USP to ” I want to help you develop work at home online income so you have the option of escaping the daily commute to work at home, and live your life on your own terms” and I plan to build my mailing list by writing solid content and sharing information from you and a few other solid marketers.
I believe that’s a path that takes the emphasis on trying to please Google and instead attracting repeat visitors by giving them what they need.
Recently I’ve had some success promoting WSOs (Warrior Special Offers) on the Warrior Forum as an affiliate. The products sold here – the best of them anyway – are bang up to the minute and sold at very competitive prices, often via dimesales. There is a $3 monthly fee to become a WSO affiliate, but I’ve found it well worth it. Normally I look for a WSO that is selling well (it’s easy to see this from your homepage once you’re an affiliate) and buy it myself or request a review copy. I then post a review on my blog and share via Twitter, FB, etc.
I also highly recommend joining the WCCL affiliate program (see link above). I make the largest part of my affiliate income from this.
Affiliate marketing is a type of performance-based marketing in which a business rewards one or more affiliates for each visitor or customer brought about by the affiliate’s own marketing efforts. The industry has four core players: the merchant (also known as ‘retailer’ or ‘brand’), the network (that contains offers for the affiliate to choose from and also takes care of the payments), the publisher (also known as ‘the affiliate’), and the customer.
First, I want to say that I have not promoted affiliate products online yet. I’m just starting to research what I would like to do online. However, I’ve been successful in sales, and here’s how: finding something I’m passionate about. Whether it’s a toothbrush or a gourmet food product or a makeup how-to ebook, I’ve found that the best way to do so is to believe what you’re selling will improve someone’s life in some way. I’ve never done well looking for a profitable product and trying to sell it. I’ve done much better with smaller margin items that I believed were the best in the world (jewelry sales). So, I’ve been watching myself – making note of which products did I try to convince someone to try? What did I try that made a big difference for me? I have a few ideas right now, and the next steps will be to research keywords around these items and research what’s already out there online.
When I started buying WSO’s to help my affiliate marketing efforts my affiliate income rapidly increased, what I do is go though the traffic reports of my website and look for trending product keywords and promote keywords based on these products, look what searches are coming in and then build quality content around this linking in affiliate products.
Good work all the while. I think its very important to first research deep enough as I take the long plunge online (of which the outcome is unknown). But most of all, everything i encounter as a problem is a good subject that i often use as guide for others. My idea is to sell stuffs that solve my kind of problems online because, i know people are online who are jinxed at a particular stage just as i Have been, without a mentor at the onset they need your experience as light on their path anyway.
I have my standard affiliate programs that have many different products in their database that I can promote… so every time I want to promote a new product, I just tap the database for highly active niches with not too much competition in Australia and set and forget my SEO sites 🙂
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