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There are two key questions to ask before you choose an affiliate network or market place. What’s your niche? Are you targeting would-be internet marketers? Survival enthusiasts? Golfers? People trying to lose weight?
The next question is whether you’re trying to sell physical products or information products also called digital products. For some niches, like survival enthusiasts, you could do both. For example, an info product might be a video course or eBook on small game hunting while a physical product might be a fire starter kit or survival rations. On the other hand, some niches will primarily be one or the other. For example, the internet marketing niche will primarily just be info products while the pet reptile niche will mostly just be physical supplies. If you’re in a niche where you can do both, pick the one you want to start with first and just focus on that.
If you’re selling physical products, you’ll be looking for online physical product stores with affiliate programs. You’ll want to pick the ones with the best combination of high commission rate and popularity. For example, you might come across an online store offering a whopping 30% commission rate, but they might be lesser known and therefore you’re less likely to make sales. On the other hand, a big store like Amazon, for example, might offer a low commission rate like 5-10%, but due to its popularity, you’re more likely to make sales.
For info products you’ll want to join one of the major digital marketplaces like ClickBank. Really all you’re looking at here is ease of use and selection. Ease of use has to do with how easy it is to set up an account and start promoting products. Typically, they’re all pretty easy as far as account setup, but some market places like JVZoo require you to request approval for each product and wait to be approved by the vendor while others like ClickBank allow you to pick one and start promoting immediately. Regarding selection, your number one concern is whether they have a lot of products in your niche. If you’re looking for internet marketing products, JVZoo is pretty good, but ClickBank has a larger selection of both internet marketing and other niche products like weight loss, finance, carpentry, music training, and so on.
There are a ton of affiliate programs and market places out there including JVZoo, Commission Junction, LinkShare, Share-a-Sale, and the list goes on. Not to mention you can also take any eStore or product online, google their name along with the word “affiliate program” and you’ll be surprised to see how many of them have their own in-house affiliate program! However, for the reasons mentioned above, this course will focus on Amazon for physical goods and ClickBank for digital ones. And that’s what we’ll be covering in the next lesson.
Chapter 2: Choosing a Product
So, we’re going to be looking at both ClickBank and Amazon in this lesson. We’ll start by going to ClickBank.com and clicking on “Create account”. Now we’re not going to go through the entire account creation process as it’s all pretty self-explanatory, but just note that you’ll want to put an address here where you want them to send your affiliate commission checks.
Now once you’ve created that account you’ll want to click on Affiliate Marketplace. From here, you’ll be able to drill down and select the product that you want to promote. Since this is an info product marketplace we’ll say we’re looking for Internet Marketing products to promote. So go down to the “categories” sidebar menu and click the arrow next to “e-business” and then select “SEM & SEO” from the drop down.
In the results, you’ll see hundreds of products to choose from. We’ll want to pick the one that we think will be most profitable with the one caveat being this: make sure you investigate it a little afterwards to make sure it’s not garbage. You want to be able to sleep with a sound conscience at night and to do that you’ll want to make sure you’re not promoting a rip-off. For the sake of this example, we’ll assume all of these products are legit.
Now there are several ways to filter these products. For our purposes, we want to focus on three main things: Popularity, Gravity, and Earnings.
Gravity is ClickBank’s in-house measure of how well a product sells. It’s based on a lot of things including number of sales and how recent those sales are. Generally anything above 30 is likely to have a solid probability of success while anything that’s way up there in the hundreds might have such a high rate of sales as to indicate a ton of competition – but this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
The amount of money you can expect to make per sale can be presented in terms of the initial sale commission and in the average rebill amount in the case of subscription products or products that offered something like a one-dollar trial period and then a full payment which is considered a single rebill.
You’ll want to look for a balance of both of these things. But the third, popularity can be somewhat important too…
Although gravity is usually a good measure of how well something sells, what about products that just started selling recently? Often times a hot product might launch but hasn’t been around quite long enough to earn a gravity higher than 30 for example. This is where popularity might be a good thing to look at because a popular, trending product that just hit the market might not be visible if you sort just by gravity.
Let’s go ahead and filter by popularity first. As you can see we’ve got Social Monkey at the top in popularity but it has really low gravity. This could be an indicator that it’s either new or on a recent upward trend in sales but hasn’t quite garnered enough sales yet to increase its gravity. Long Tail Pro, on the other hand, is in second place but has high gravity.Other Details
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