Most online products have their own in-house affiliate programs.
All you need to do is find the hottest selling products in your niche and find the opportunity to market these products.
For example, if you run a blog about dogs, you can try to find an affiliate program related to dog food or dog care.
To find these companies, you can simply use Google search with the following query:
“Site: domain.com affiliate” or “(product name) + affiliate program + Country”.
WordPress (Product name) + Affiliate Program Fashion (Niche) + Affiliate Program
Fashion (Niche) + Affiliate Program + Country Site: Domain.com + Affiliate
You can see an example of one such Google search on below:
These are manual searches, of course, but this works in most cases, especially when you are in a niche where it is difficult to find an affiliate product on a marketplace.
What is a “niche affiliate” product?
You must have noticed that I have used the phrase “niche product” multiple times in this eBook so far.
Let’s dive deep into this:
A niche affiliate product means a product based on your blog’s topics and your blog’s readers. Suppose you run a blog about health (i.e. ‘the health niche’), you should be promoting a product related to health on your blog.
My advice for you is to select the best selling products in your niche and start writing about them. It will help you drive traffic and boost your conversion rates.
The difference between successful and failed affiliate campaigns are determined by conversion rates.
If you are getting 100 or so clicks on your affiliate campaign but a 0% or 1% conversion rate, you need to re-think your strategy.
One big mistake:
The most common mistake a newbie affiliate marketer makes is spending hours of time promoting a low quality product. With this approach, a marketer fails before even getting started.
Pro Tip: Don’t make this classic mistake!
What you can do instead is spend quality time learning about the product.
Test it out yourself or read reviews by experts or authority bloggers. Review the previous products launched by the company.
Take time in finding the right product to promote.
Don’t fall into the trap of marketers who will promise tons of money and ultimately don’t pay anything.
Pro Tip: Sign up for a free-trial of the product if it’s available, or ask the product owner to give you a review/sample piece. The latter technique is popular among fashion & gadget bloggers.
In a worst-case scenario, you can buy and use the product to come up with an educated review.
Note: 60% of my affiliate sales come from reviews & tutorials related to the product.
When you are signing up for any affiliate program, here are the features that you should pay attention to:
Affiliate control panel
Tax form requirements
In-house affiliate programs: Things to keep in mind
Don’t limit yourself to a specific network or program
Some products may not have an affiliate program today, but it doesn’t mean they will not have one later. Last year I used a growth hack method to earn $1,200 in one month from affiliate marketing. This trick is perfect for anyone with an existing blog.
These things will help you to decide if you are ready to promote this product.
Suppose you select a seasonal product, and its minimum payout is $1000. Are you sure you are going to get that many conversions in an off-season?
Bonus Tip: Associating with famous brands will be an added advantage to your affiliate marketing campaign.