Affiliate marketing is an excellent way to make money online. In my previous post I have explained about 4 strategies to know before getting started with affiliate marketing, and now in this post, I am focusing how to find right products for affiliate marketing. Choosing right products to promote on a blog can help to accomplish the dream to become a successful affiliate marketer and make a huge amount of money online.
Many bloggers who do not like to promote affiliate products on their blogs. The core reason, they don’t know the right method to pick the product for affiliate or they are not aware of the perfect strategy to promote affiliate products.
Getting success in affiliate marketing is not an easy task only if you do not know the right strategy. Here I have shared a perfect strategy with which you can choose the right products to promote as an affiliate on your blog.
Guide for Choosing Right Product to Affiliate
#1. Choose Right Affiliate Marketplace
Many affiliate marketplaces are available. Choosing the right affiliate market and product to affiliate is the key to getting success in affiliate marketing. ClickBank, ShareSsale, Amazon and Commission Junction are few of the popular and best affiliate marketplaces to find the right products to affiliate.
#2. Do Not Choose Irrelevant Products to Affiliate?
I have seen many bloggers who made this mistake by picking up the wrong products to affiliate and did not achieve their goals. Always choose the products to affiliate in which targeted audiences have an interest.
Let’s take one example: A blogger who blogs about Men’s Fashion and s/he affiliate about the furniture products. Here this blogger has picked the wrong products to affiliate.
This is evident that his/her targeted audiences are more interested to know more about the Men’s Fashion and selling them products related to Fashion will make money.
Understand the niche completely, understand the interest of your targeted audience thoroughly, know each and every likes/dislike of the targeted audience and based on that pick the products to affiliate. This will build win-win situation to make money online from the affiliate marketing.
#3. Usage of Best Affiliate Tools
For WordPress users, there is one handy plugin available, which make affiliate task very easy. And that plugin is “ThirstyAffiliates.” This will mask affiliate links and will create user-friendly affiliate links for the readers.
Pro version of this plugins adds more values in features of this plugin and enhance the money making chances for blogger. Azon, Geolocation, Google Click Tracking and more offered in pro version of ThirstyAffiliates Plugin.
#4. Pick Trending Products to Affiliate
Picking up the hottest discussed products on the blog where the engagement ratio of the audience is also higher, are the best products to affiliate.
Let’s take an example. The same Men’s Fashion blogger found that new Denim from Levis have been very popular among the targeted audience and also most engaged topic on the blog. S/he thought to start affiliate for that same denim. S/he logged into Amazon Affiliate Program, looked for those popular Levis Denim, built Amazon affiliate links and suggested to his/her audience to buy from the links. As a result, the blogger made huge money by affiliating those hottest discussed products on the blog.
#5. Choose Affiliate Product Relevant to Blog Niche
Affiliate marketing is not only about selling products on the blog. But it is also about choosing the right product to promote. For a successful marketing, every blogger must have a complete understanding of affiliate marketing.
A niche affiliate program is a product that related to the topic of the blog and content in the blog.
Example: Men’s fashion blogger published a post related to “Comfortable Running Shoes,” where S/he added 5 different shoes which are comfortable while running. Encourage readers to buy any one pair of the shoe and sharing links to purchase, which has affiliates can make more money compare to and another way of affiliate products promotions.
#6. Monitor Affiliate Products and Sales
Monitoring affiliate products have been added to blog posts is one of the best strategies in affiliate marketing. Tracking clicks on affiliate links and comparing the conversions can help to understand readers’ interest for the suggested products in the blog post.
If the finding is less or no conversion, then it is must change the affiliate strategy to promote the products.
Find the best products or the best way to promote the products to get more conversions.
For example: A post about “Comfortable Running Shoes” has excellent views and readers have clicked 100 times on the affiliate links. But out those 100 clicks no any single product was sold, which means something is wrong with the affiliate strategy.
That blogger is smart. S/he studied those data and understood where was the problem. S/he replaced those 5 pairs of shoes with bestselling and highly rated shoes. And also added beautiful product images in the blog posts. As a result, good click count on the affiliate links increased, and higher conversion happened.
#7. Best Materials of Affiliate Product Promotions
Many newbie bloggers have questions about which are the best materials to promote affiliate products. Banners, promotional matters, images, shorten links and more are various resources to promote. If you ask for my opinion then my first choice is to self-creating the material based on my audiences’ interest.
Every blogger like us has been smart enough to understand which things are moving in the right directions and what’s going wrong. Based on these understanding every time we must have to update the affiliate marketing strategy by choosing the right affiliate products to promote and sale on our blog.
The key thing to select the right affiliate products is, users have more interest in, the product has best sales counts and good reviews from the other customers, are the best products to affiliate and make money online.
This is it!!!!
How has this post helped you? Do you have any another strategy that I forgot to share?