Affiliate Marketing – Promoting Other Peoples Products Or Services
Affiliate Marketing is a way of making money online by promoting other peoples product, service or website. There are a number of forms of these types of promotions but in most cases they involve you as an affiliate earning a commission when someone follows a link on your blog to another site where they then purchase the product or service. Other possibilities are where you earn an amount for referring visitors who take some kind of action. For example when they sign up for something and give an email address, where they complete a survey, where they leave their personal information etc.. Commissions are often a percentage of a sale but can also be a fixed amount per conversion.
Affiliate Marketing Promoting Digital Products
There many Affiliate Marketing opportunities out there for promoting products and services others are selling. You may have heard of ClickBank and PayDotCom. These two are one of the biggest digital product affiliate programs and people are making hundreds of thousands of dollars there every year. I know a few affiliate marketers who make tens of thousands of dollars EVERY MONTH!
Register an account (free) and have a look around on their “marketplace”. You can probably find lots of products in your Niche, if you already chose one, or get ideas for a Niche to conquer.
I recommend to promote products above $ 30.- and under $ 100.-. Above $ 30.-, because otherwise your commission is not a lot and you have to make a LOT of sales to actually make a nice income. Under $ 100.-, because people do not tend to buy products like these for too much money. It has to be affordable for the potential customers in your Niche. The choice is yours to make though.
If you want to create your own product (i.e. an e-book) you can sell it there and have your own Affiliate Program attached to your product. A merchant account for ClickBank costs a one-time fee of $ 49.- and on PayDotCom it is free for your first product.
Affiliate Marketing Promoting Real Products
There are many affiliate programs out there for products or services of your interest. Just do a search on any search engine for “product or service affiliate program”. Still pretty hot niches are for example skin care, weight loss, hair loss, affiliate marketing, anger management, food supplements (wellness), etc..
If you are considering to start an internet business and set up an Affiliate Marketing Plan yourself, you can probably think of many products that people need and will probably buy it because they need it. Just use a search engine to find “product affiliate program”. There are countless possibilities. I talked to one guy about a year ago who was promoting commercial refrigerators and made a lot of money with it. He also tried an experiment to prove any affiliate program works and started promoting birdcages. Oh my god! Birdcages? Yes, and he made over 100,000 dollars in one year on it.
No one can tell you what the best affiliate programs are, because every one of them will tell you they are the best to make a lot of money. Find something specific for the Niche of your choice.
The Best Products to Promote
The products that sell best are the ones people need, to be able to do what they are doing already, but better or faster. ClickBank and PayDotCom have plenty of those in their marketplace.
To your online success.