Affiliate marketing is a booming field nowadays, no doubt. You can earn huge from this field; this is also true.
But for getting success, you need to follow the basic steps and avoid the mistakes that most affiliate marketers do.
In my previous article, I have discussed 17 Affiliate Marketing Mistakes That the Experts Will Never Tell You.
But many times I found my friends and students telling me that even after avoiding the mistakes, they are sometimes unable to earn good and get success in affiliate marketing.
When I scrutinize their site, I am often surprised to see how wrong they selected the products that they want to promote.
Even you will be surprised to know that 76% of affiliate marketers don’t get success just because of selecting the wrong products.
It’s not only about avoiding mistakes, but selecting the right product is also much important to flourish in the market in this field.
In this article, I will give you an idea of selecting the best products on which you can start your affiliate marketing so that you can get a good ROI if not more!
Not all products work well. Not all products work badly. It’s the tactics and USPs that make your product different from others and make the product more sellable.
Check out these simple steps that you MUST follow while selecting the right product for you and BANG the Affiliate Market.
Start with selecting the right marketplace to promote your product
This is the first and foremost step to get success in affiliate marketing. For the newbies, I will suggest ShareASale, ClickBank and Commission Junction as the best marketplaces to start your affiliate marketing work. For the niche marketers, I will say that ClickBank and Commission Junction are the best for you.
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Join individual affiliate programs to get more success
Whenever you see any product sold online, stay assured that the product has an in-house team to promote the sales of the product. What you need to do is try to sell those hottest selling products of the niche that you choose to work on.
But how would you do that?
Let’s say; you are working on health and fitness niche. So for making a good affiliate marketing business in this niche, you need to select products like muscle enhancement, fat burner and so on.
You can find the companies online that are selling such products and by visiting their site, you can get the affiliate link that you need to promote.
But how to find such companies?
Wait, let me tell you the secret.
· “site:domain.com affiliate” or
· “(Product name) + affiliate program.”
Gotcha, you get the right product just by Googling this text. Select yourself the products that are selling like hot cakes, and that will give you a good return.
Many marketers think that these manual searches won't work well.
But trust me;
You can find a secret gem from the hidden treasure of the search results that are going to fetch you a huge revenue.
Now lets come to the main point.
How to select the right product from the heap of products that you find online.
Which is the best?
Which will give you the best return?
Check it out-
STEP #1- DO A GOOD BRAINSTORMING BEFORE SELECTING THE RIGHT PRODUCT
When you are going to start promoting a product, you need to spend a huge time on studying and thinking about the product. Now, if you are not much interested in any particular product, and try to sell it as others are selling it, then you are definitely going to fail. Because it is impossible to work and study on something whole day that you don’t like at all.
Ask yourself about your love and passion.
Ask yourself, “do I like pets? Do people ask me about fitness? Have I suffered from any ailment that helped me gain a huge knowledge on it? Do people ask for relationship advice from me?”
Trust me; your inner soul can answer you the best. Nobody else can answer those questions other than you.
Once you love the niche and product you want to promote, you can be the King of the show.
You can write persuasive sales copies; you can convince your readers more, you can spend time knowing about the product and what not.
Ultimate result; You become a Pro.
STEP #2- READ THE MIND OF YOUR CUSTOMERS
But how to do it?
Suppose you are working on health niche. Let’s say you selected product on muscle enhancement for promoting. But, maybe the readers are looking for the products for burning fat. So, of course, you will lose sales if you don’t identify as to what exactly the readers are looking for.
For reading the thoughts of your potential customers, you need to visit several forums that discuss on the buyers need. You can even narrow down your niche by doing a good research on these forums.
It's obvious; you will get more customers and more sales.
STEP #3- SELECTING THE PRODUCTS THAT SELL LIKE HOTCAKES
Would you like to promote any product that does not have any demand in the market? Would you desire to wish your valuable time for promoting the products that have very few users?
Of course NO.
So, target the hot selling products to get the value of your time and investment.
STEP #4- CHOOSE PRODUCTS WITH HIGH COMMISSION PERCENTAGES
If you find a product offering you 2% commission and another product offering you 4% commission, which one should you select provided they are of the same niche and brings interest to you?
For me, it's better to sell 100s of products and getting 1000s of profits instead of selling 1000s of products and getting 100s of profits.
STEP #5- SELL EVERGREEN PRODUCTS
I always prefer selling products that are evergreen. Because, once I invest my time and money in promoting one product, I expect to get passive income from it even after I stop working on it. Who would like to get a sale for a few months or years, even after working hard on it for several long months?
It's an intelligent idea to work on some evergreen products and get passive income as long as possible.
STEP #6- TRY THE PRODUCTS BEFORE YOU SELL
Let me give an easy example. Suppose you are working on health niche and you want to sell fat burner.
Tell me honestly, will you be able to write about the exact feelings of an obese person who suffered a lot due to his/her obesity without walking in their shoes? If you are obese, and you suffered the difficulties, then after you used the particular fat burner, you can write a good review on your before and after experience using the product.
You are the best judge of any product if you use it, and your unbiased judgment will help the customers to trust you, take the decision and buy the product.
STEP #7- TRY SELLING PRODUCTS OF THE REPUTED BRANDS
The reputed brands already have a strong customer base. Hence, you will not require convincing the customers much on the good sides of the products of any reputed brand as people already trust them.
In fact, people search products of the reputed brands mainly, and they are more likely to buy them also. So your effort for promoting the product and making a loyal customer base is lessened at least a bit.
STEP #8- WHAT WORKS FOR OTHERS MAY NOT WORK FOR YOU
Often my friends tell me that one product is working for one of his friends, but he is getting no revenue from it.
What I say is, don’t go for what your friends and other affiliate marketers say about a product. If you are not comfortable with it, then don’t promote it. Don’t get allured with the high commissions paid by different sites. If you are not comfortable, you will end up earning no penny.
You are the best judge for selecting any affiliate product for your affiliate marketing campaign.
Never go for any product that others allure you to promote, never flow yourself in the common stream. Try to ask yourself, decide your strong points, see if you are comfortable, see the market demand.
You have found the best product.