Marketing Affiliate Products As A Business
Marketing affiliate products is the simplest, most direct, most low cost entry path into becoming a business owner and taking advantage of the Internet as a global market. To be an affiliate marketer all you have to do as a place to start is to determine what kind of products you want to market and for what companies you wish to market.
The process can be as easy as simply clicking on the ‘affiliates’ link at the bottom of the page, supplying the required information and putting up a one page website explaining the product and why you think it is such a perfect solution to whatever problem or need it is trying to fill.
IF someone finds your page in all the billions of pages out there currently indexed by Google and they find your case for buying the product persuasive and click on your link and buy, congratulations. You are profitable.
…and very lucky.
Marketing Affiliate Products
In the section before, we talked about your need to determine what kind of products you want to market. Here are a few considerations.
Services, Physical Products, or Digital Downloads
Services require you have a skillset or access to willing folks who possess that skillset. Physical products are really not so bad. 90% of them are available, most likely, on either Amazon or eBay and in many cases they will dropship with no shipping fees.
Digital downloads are the simplest product to deliver. You make the sale, they make the purchase. You get paid; they download the product. Sale complete.
Commission Rates Matter
Now, it may sound like I am stating the obvious, but you need to remember that you are in business to make a profit. You need to run your business keeping in mind that reaching profitability as quickly as possible is job #1. For this reason, I strongly recommend you not bother with products that pay you less than 40% to 50% and higher.
If it is a subscription product that pays you monthly, so much the better. A subscription base which you are adding to each month is the holy grail, in my opinion. Naturally, you can have a stable of products such as items off of clickbank and other sites that pay a one time commission, but recurring commissions in my opinion are the main goal for an affiliate marketer.
Higher commission rates mean a shorter path to profitability. Monthly commission rates mean a sustainable business that can stand bad months.
Market Affiliate Programs
That heading has a double meaning, actually. You can act as an affiliate in marketing programs for ‘stuff,’ whether it be as I say services, physical products or digital downloads that provide information and training. You can also act as an affiliate for affiliate programs, generally in order to sell subscriptions to ongoing marketing and training programs that provide a small business owner with proven sales and marketing plans, whether he own a vitamin store or a doughnut shop.
There are a few really good online marketing affiliate programs out there and quite a few copycats. Because the good programs are so profitable it seems everyone thinks they can run one. This particular business model is less than 5 years old, so make sure you pick a good one that has a reputation amongst its afiliates for treating them right. If you want a recommendation on that you will need to ask me directly.
If you want to join the ranks of profitable online marketing affiliates, I suggest you look at My Lead System Pro’s Mastery program. It directly addresses the question of how do you make your pages and offers seen.
My Lead System Pro will provide you professional training by folks who have proven track records in their various fields such as:
- Facebook Marketing
- Twitter Marketing
- LinkedIn Marketing
- Meet-Up Groups
- Instagram Marketing
- Paid and Free Marketing Strategies
…the list goes on and on.
If you have a channel you are wanting to exploit, chances are we have the training available to make you profitable.