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How to Choose the Right Products to Promote as an Affiliate

How to Choose the Right Products to Promote as an Affiliate

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A major step in becoming a profitable affiliate marketer is to choose the right products to promote. You want to be sure that you choose something your audience needs, that has a good reputation behind it, and is made by someone you trust. After all, if people buy it due to your recommendation, it needs to be good so that you can maintain the trust of your audience.

 

Understand Your Audience

The more you know about your audience, the more you can be sure that you are finding products that they need and want. If you don’t know who you’re marketing to, it will be very difficult to choose the right products.

 

Solve Problems for Your Audience

You want to find products that solve problems for your audience. If you’re not solving a problem, you may be creating one. Find two or three pain points your audience has. Then search for products to see if you can find solutions for your audience for these pain points.

 

Try the Product

It’s probably better (at least at first) that you do not promote products you have not tried yourself. Consider the expense to be part of the cost of doing business, but also as an insurance policy against complaints. If you truly love a product, you’ll feel better about promoting it.

 

Check Conversion Rates

Any product that is worth selling should give affiliates some idea of how high their sales pages conversion rate is. This can help you know whether or not it’s worth it for you to spend time and perhaps money promoting the product.

 

Know How Much Your Commission Is

Always understand up front how much your commission is. Remember to subtract any fees you’re charged via the payment processing center that you use. Read the information on ClickBank so you know what it takes to actually collect there (or any other affiliate network for that matter).

 

Know the Payout Procedures

Every affiliate program out there has a different payout procedure. Some pay out monthly, some make you wait until you have a certain number of sales, and others have even more confusing rules. Read all the rules, and understand when and how you’ll be paid.

 

Stay Digital

The best affiliate products are digital over physical. The reason is that people will buy them faster and get their products sooner. Plus, you’re likely to earn more money per item when promoting digital items.

 

Trends Are Nice

Don’t be afraid to jump on a trend bandwagon if it fits. But, don’t force it. If you can find a way that the trend fits in with your audience, you can capitalize on it in a big way. If you can’t, just let it go.

 

Being an affiliate marketer can be a tremendous career. Your income-earning potential is truly unlimited. Only your imagination can stop you from making a good income via affiliate marketing. But, you want to be sure to pick the right products at the right time for maximum impact.

 

Here’s to your Success!

Jerry D Ross

 

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Using Product Reviews in Your Marketing

Using Product Reviews in Your Marketing

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The Internet is a great place for anyone to get information on just about anything. Students use the Internet to get information that they need to do their schoolwork. Hobbyists go online to find patterns and compare notes with others who share in their craft. And smart shoppers go online to research products before buying.

 

Product reviews are highly sought after online. Whether a shopper is looking for information to use in buying offline or wants to make a purchase online, a product review can tell her what she needs to know. Sites that exclusively feature product reviews get lots and lots of traffic. But can product reviews benefit an online marketer?

 

Reviews of Your Products

Having other people review your product can be scary. What if they don’t like it? Won’t that doom you to a future of no sales ever again? That’s highly unlikely, and if they do like it, you could experience a huge boost in sales.

 

There is certainly no shortage of negative product reviews online. But by being proactive, we can have some measure of control over how our products are portrayed. For instance, if we contact popular bloggers in our field and ask them to review a product for us, they will probably start out with a good impression of us and our products.

 

There’s always a chance that the reviewer will be unimpressed once she uses the product. But that good impression we made will usually lead to at least a neutral review. And we can use any constructive criticism received to improve our products, making them better for the next review.

 

Reviewing Products on Your Site

If you run a blog or informational website, product reviews make for great content. They tend to attract lots of traffic, and that traffic can lead to profits.

 

In order to get the most out of product reviews, it’s important to have a niche and stick with it. This will ensure that the traffic that comes to your site is targeted. Once they’re there, you could make money by presenting affiliate products that are likely to be of interest to them.

 

If you can become an affiliate for the product you’re reviewing, that’s great. But be sure to give an honest opinion even if you do stand to gain from a sale. This will help you gain the trust of your audience, and trust is essential in getting sales, even if they are through affiliate links.

 

Whether someone else is reviewing your product or vice versa, product reviews are great for marketing. They provide useful information to the reader, bring targeted traffic to the website, and give the product and business exposure. It’s a winning situation for everyone involved.

 

Here’s to your Success!

Jerry D Ross

 

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