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3 Ways To Find Products to Promote Via Affiliate Marketing

by Missy Ward in Affiliate Marketing   6 Comments

One of the most common questions that I receive from new affiliates pertains to their indecision over the products and services they plan on promoting using affiliate marketing.

While there are numerous methods of selecting affiliate offers to promote, I've stuck to a three-pronged approach, which has done me proud over the years.

Promote Products & Services That You Are Passionate About

Let's face it, affiliate marketing isn't easy. Promoting products and services that you already use and believe in will help you pump out great content on a consistent basis. If you're marketing a product that you don't care for, nor have an interest in, it can easily lead you down the path of affiliate site abandonment. {Raise your hand if you have one or more abandoned affiliate sites. I know I do!}

Don't Market What Everyone Else Is Marketing

If you plan relies on simply copying the products that other successful affiliate marketers are promoting, you should just give up now. These successful affiliate marketers got successful for a reason and they are light years ahead of you. You'd be hard-pressed to generate the same amount of traffic to your affiliate sites that they can for the same product. It's just not worth it.

Find the Next Big Thing in YOUR Niche

If you're a smart cookie in a particular niche, use that to your advantage and create content around it. Look to tools such as eBay Pulse and Google Insight which deliver a good snapshot into popular products that people are already searching for. Find the next big thing in your niche and get a jump start on marketing it.

Monitoring Google Alerts, Twitter, Facebook, Pinterest and TV advertising are other good avenues for finding products that people are talking about.

Trying to figure out what to promote through affiliate marketing does not have to be frustrating. With a little “sleuthery” and diligence, you can be well on the road to finding a winning affiliate campaign.

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Missy Ward

Co-Founder & President at Affiliate Summit, Inc.
Missy Ward has been in affiliate marketing since 1999. She is the Co-Founder of Affiliate Summit, FeedFront Magazine, GeekCast.fm, itsaWAHMthing.com; the Co-Publisher of Revenews.com, Founder of AffiliateMarketersGiveBack.com and manages many of her own affiliate sites. If she's not making money through affiliate links on the post you're currently reading, it's an oversight on her part and it will be corrected soon.

Comment & Add Your Voice

1 Antwain Conner May 30, 2012 at 4:05 pm

Hi Missy, Faithful Feedfront Reader and aspiring Affiliate Marketer here. Appreciate that advice, I knew nothing about Google Insight until I read this article…Thanks Missy.


2 Mark May 27, 2012 at 4:04 am

I’d like to be on the list as well if possible.


3 MP Crosson May 9, 2012 at 1:33 pm

Missy –

I’d like to see a followup with more specifics as to where to find offers – for example, how to find PLRs, how to source the most productive offers from CJ and other networks, lead gen sources such as TradePub and Madison Logic, etc. The more actual hard sources the better!


4 Missy Ward May 11, 2012 at 2:24 pm

On my list 🙂

5 Brett Burky May 8, 2012 at 9:48 am

You hit the nail on the head with this one for sure. I have a question for you if you know. I promote stuff that isn’t IM. I was wondering if you have ever heard of a site that is like JVnotifyPro but for stuff not related to IM.

I have searched hard but had no luck so far. I would like to be able to find out about some launches before they drop.

Any help is appreciated. Hope all is well.


6 Missy Ward May 8, 2012 at 9:55 am

Hey Brett — off the top of my head, no. But if I come across anything I’ll be sure to hit you up!

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