Today you’re going to discover how to pick the very best solutions for your Market. In other words you’re going to learn how to find affiliate marketing products. Not just any old product, but, the best affiliate products for your market. So read on.
Once you find a profitable market (check out How To Find A Target Market), then you need to find out what these folks are already buying . Don’t try to reinvent the wheel here. If your market is gardening and you’re trying to sell people hand saws to build raised beds you may well be “S.O.L”
So don’t do that. Instead look for popular products that your market is already buying. Like heirloom seeds, organic fertilizer, and composters. That’s because, barring some major shift in buying behaviour, if people are buying it today, they are more than likely going to be buying it tomorrow.
Finding Affiliate Offers To Promote
Okay so now that you know who your audience is. You need to find the best solutions (IE affiliate offers) to promote to them. The first thing you want to do is a bit of market research, pop on over to Amazon, type your keywords into the search box and just see what you get.
What to look for
You’re looking for two things here, first thing you’re looking for is best sellers, second you’re looking for products that have all kinds of competition. When you find both of those things in one product, then you know you have your hands on a product that your market is already buying.
Let’s say your market is weight-loss, don’t know if you’ve noticed but there’s a whole bunch of low-carb diet products out there. Better yet some of those products are best sellers in their category. That tells you people are buying low-carb products. So if weight loss is your gig then low-carb might just be a thing to promote.
You can also browse affiliate marketplaces like clickbank.com, and jvzoo.com. These are a couple of marketplace sites that are going to help you find affiliate offers that are popular in your Niche. Now just in case you haven’t figured it out already these are also good places to start when you’re looking for specific products to promote.
Just ask Google
Here’s another way to find products to promote is to just go ask Google. Simply type a popular product or solution into the search box followed by words like, affiliate or affiliate program.
Let’s say you’re looking to market L.A.R.P.ing (live action role playing, yeh I’m a geek) supplies, search for something like, foam sword affiliate programs, or L.A.R.P.ing affiliate, maybe even L.A.R.P supply associate programs.
This little trick should provide you with access to a bunch of companies and a wide range of affiliate opportunities. Just remember your market needs to already be buying this type of stuff. Right? Right, okay remember that.
Don’t Do This
So here’s a thing, you might look at the price of an affiliate product you’re interested in, and then look at the commission rate, and say to yourself I’ll just pick a product that’s going to stuff enough money in my pocket to choke a goat.
I wouldn’t do that if I were you. See there’s a problem here. Let’s say you start promoting some product and it sells like crazy but you get a ton of refund requests, or worse yet it doesn’t sell at all. You might even be doing okay and selling stuff people just can’t seem to get enough of. Then along comes affiliates payday and your PayPal account looks like it was hit by Bonnie and Clyde.
Yep that’s right some vendors will try to cheat their Affiliates, so let’s make sure this doesn’t happen to you. If you would, let me share a few tips with you for finding an affiliate offer that’s going to fill your PayPal account like a firehose on full blast.
How To Find The Best Offer To Promote
So you already found the most popular whozywhatsit and you know your Market is already throwing cash at this thing. Let’s take it from there. Okay, you found this thing. It’s an awesome thing, seems like the best product to solve your market’s needs and you want to sell it. Whoa put the breaks on Scooby.
Is it good?
Your very first job is to make sure it’s actually good. This means using the product, reading it, watching it, tasting it, whatever, just to make sure it’s good. Then ask yourself. Would I recommend this to Mom, or my best friend? If the answer is not a snowball’s chance, then don’t promote it as an affiliate, unless you want your own reputation to float like a lead balloon.
Now if you can’t actually review it personally, read reviews to be sure that people are satisfied with the product. Just remember sometimes these reviews are created by biased Affiliates, and shills, and sometimes by competitors who are out to destroy the product. So take these reviews with a grain of salt. Sadly when it comes to making money, it’s kind of a dog-eat-dog world out there, and this stuff really does happen.
Does it Pay?
Next you want to take a peek at the overall price of the offer, and the commission rate. In other words. You want to be sure that it’s worth your while to send paying customers the vendors way. Pretty much what you want to know is how much money you are going to make every time you do that.
Does it convert (will people buy it)?
After that, have a gander at the conversion rate. Keep in mind not every vendor shares this. If you don’t see it just ask them. A vendor may not provide that info, no big thing just take a look at the sales letter. Do you think it’ll convert? Meaning do you think people will purchase after reading it.
Truth is, a solid conversion rate does make your job much, much easier. However, you can overcome a low conversion rate by writing awesome sales copy, and doing some solid pre-selling (but, that’s another article). So yeh it really isn’t a total deal-breaker.
Check the sales process
Next go through the entire sales process yourself very, very carefully, pay attention to make sure there’s nothing dubious going on (Like I said earlier it can be a dog eat dog world). For instance, does the vendor do something sneaky like insert ads and links to some of their other products which you won’t get credit for. Or do they send the buyer off to some other payment option that again won’t give you an affiliate credit. The point is, take a good solid look at the whole sales process, and make sure you don’t see any weird commission leaks.
Are they Legit?
After you do those things, it’s time to do a bit of research. Of course you could do this first and maybe save some time. Go ahead, hit up Google and search the product name as well as the vendor name.
Sure you might find a few disgruntled customers with complaints. I mean every big company has a few of those, what you’re looking for though is a pattern of legitimate complaints. The sort that signals something is wrong with a product or the vendor. You know things like not offering refunds, shoddy products, poor customer service. Not paying Affiliates those kinds of things.
Things to remember
Don’t reinvent the wheel. Use Google, Amazon, Clickbank, Etc to find products. You’re looking for best sellers with lots of competition. If possible use the product or service. Do your due diligence, that means research everything. The vendor, the product, the sales process, everything.
Well there you go folks. If you want to uncover the very best affiliate products and services in your niche you should be able to do that by doing the research you just learned about.
Here’s one last little piece of advice. Make sure to find several products and services to promote. It’s going to be really hard to make a living promoting just one of two affiliate offers. Your best bet is to set up a sales funnel with a lot of different related offers and promote those to your prospects. It’s up to you now, go ahead and start your research and get yourself that much closer to becoming affiliate marketing royalty.
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