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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, 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.

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