Building your own product is a lot of work. Not only do you have to come up with a great idea and develop it, but it’s also a challenge to market it properly. There’s a lot of steps involved in launching a successful product, and if you fail to execute any of these steps properly, you’re not probably not going to succeed.
That’s why, instead of building their own products, many people get into affiliate marketing. By doing so you can purely focus on the marketing aspect of a product. It’s an extremely lucrative income source if you promote the right product.
The problem is choosing the right products to promote. There are literally thousands upon thousands of potential affiliate products to try and sell. And the majority of these are really not worth the effort to promote. Ideally, what you want to do is identify affiliate products that can provide you with a legitimate long term recurring income stream.
Here are some tips for picking good affiliate products to sell and how to promote them by writing affiliate product reviews. Sugarrae also wrote a great post on the same topic, which I would encourage you to check out as well.
Promote products you have tried yourself
This is a key. Too many people write reviews of affiliate products where it’s obvious that they have never used the product in question. Instead, they base their writeup on the product’s sales page or other people’s reviews.
The problem with this, is that it is super easy to spot by your readers. Superficial reviews offer no value, and are a waste in time for you and your visitors. To get people to click on your affiliate links, you need to establish your credibility. And not actually using the product you are promoting is a huge red flag to this.
Make sure the product is reputable
There are a lot of affiliate products on the market that are based pure hype. The problem with promoting these types of products is that you will typically only be able to earn money of from them for a short period of time. And if these products are scams and fail to live up to the hype, then that makes you look bad as well. Remember, your reputation is everything in the affiliate marketing space and once you ruin it, it’s hard to get back.
Instead, look at products with a proven track record. Research how longs it’s been on the market and who’s behind it. For example, autoresponders are great products to promote because they provide recurring affiliate commissions and they are back by actual real companies. Take a look at Aweber (coupon code), GetResponse, and Mailchimp and you can see what I mean.
Make sure the product offers good support
Support is often an underrated aspect of any product. But it is super important especially when things go wrong. A product that offers good support will provide you with answers to your questions in a timely manner. Whether it’s a bug you found or a feature you would like them to add.
Products that offer good support is a good indicator about the quality of the product itself. So when reviewing a product test this aspect out by submitting some tickets and seeing how fast they respond and the quality of answers they give.
Hopefully, you find these tips for choosing and affiliate product useful. Affiliate marketing can be an extremely lucrative business to get into, but only if your approach it in the right way.
Have you had success with affiliate marketing? Let us know in the comments.