How to Find the Perfect Affiliate Product to Sell
How do I choose the perfect affiliate product to sell as an affiliate? “I don’t want to ruin my reputation selling things “that my audience won’t like.” Well, there’s a framework to find the perfect affiliate product, and if you follow it step by step, you’ll end up selling much more than if you just copy and paste an Amazon affiliate code on your website hoping that you’re going to generate sales. So you’re probably wondering what it is, right?
First, if you don’t know what your audience’s main problems are, what their needs, what their wants are, you need to start by surveying them and talking to them.
Ask those questions like, “What is the biggest “challenge that you’re facing? “What are your most burning questions “that you want answering? “What’s not out there, what product, service, or tool, would you like someone to create? “What level of expertise do you have? “Are you a beginner, intermediate, expert? “What’s your preferred method of learning? “Is it reading, listening, watching, and practicing? Do you pay for any subscriptions “that can help you in your life, in your basketball journey, “in your musician lessons?” I don’t know, whatever category you’re in, but you get the point. “Have you ever bought any products or services?
“To improve your,” and let them fill in the blank.
You can modify all of these questions to your audience. You can always install live chat tools, to figure this out, or you could just ask open-ended questions. By figuring out what your audience needs, what their problems are, if they’ve paid for other products or services, it’ll tell you what you can sell to them, and what you shouldn’t waste your time with. For example, if you’re selling musician-related products, or your blog or your website’s about music, and you find out that everyone’s an expert, and you decide to sell beginner-related products, you’re not going to get many conversions.
But if you find out that everyone’s a beginner, and you sell beginner-related products, and then intermediate as people go up, and then expert products as they go up, even more, you’ll do much better. That’s why it’s really important to figure out what your audience is all about, the issues and pain points they have. That way you know what to sell them from an affiliate standpoint, to generate the most income. Second, you want to brainstorm all kinds of solutions, the products, the services, that can help your audience out.
Create a blank document. Jot down any ideas that cross your mind, whether it is something that you’ve already seen, or no one’s invented yet. There’s no filter. You can do whatever you want.
You can even browse other affiliate sites to see what’s out there, and this will give your ideas as well. Third, look for products that fall into any of these categories, and are top sellers in their categories. For example, if you go on Amazon, they clearly show you what are top sellers in a category? You can install Affilitizer’s Chrome extension. It’ll tell you if there are any affiliate programs for products or services that you come across on the Web. It’ll even give you a direct link to affiliate programs so you can sign up. Even when you’re browsing content, it’ll let you know if you’re looking at a piece of information related to an affiliate program out there.
Now if you want to sell retail, search for products in any of the following programs. Amazon Associates, eBay Partner Network, Jet.com Affiliates, Target Affiliates, and Walmart Affiliate program. If you’re open to selling other kinds of products, like educational-based, or even software, check out ClickBank, JVZoo, OfferVault, Rakuten, Warrior Plus, FlexOffers, ShareASale, Commission Junction, Avangate, MaxBounty, and PeerFly. And if you want to focus on educational products, check out Udemy, Treehouse, Coursera, QuickStart, and 360training.
Those sites should give you an idea of what could work, and what won’t work for you and your audience. The fourth thing you need to consider is whatever products or services you consider selling as affiliates, here are the criteria that they need to meet. Because if they don’t meet these criteria, one, you won’t do well, but two, you’re going to look bad to your audience. So let’s go over the criteria. It needs to be directly connected to the content that you write about.
So if you’re writing about music stuff, your offers, your products, services, need to be about music. If you start offering something else, not only will you not make any money, but people are going to be pissed off at you. It also needs to help people out. This is a huge criteria for me. If something doesn’t help out your audience, then why would you sell it to them? Sure, in the short run, you may make some money but in the long run, you’re going to burn your reader base, you’re going to lose your trust, and you won’t do well in the long run. Warren Buffet always has this philosophy: If you have a choice between something that can make you money in the short run, and something that’s going to burn your brand, take the option of not making the money and protecting your brand.
Why? Because it creates longevity. So this is how I really figure out if this helps people out. I look at my audience, and be like, “All right, is this going to help them out “in an educational way? “Is this going to solve a nagging problem “that they’re facing in life? “Is this something that removes friction “from something that they experience on a daily basis? ”Is this something that speeds up a process “in your audience’s life?