The hardest part for affiliate marketers (whether they’re beginners or pros in the game) is to find profitable affiliate programs. In this article, I’ll show you where to find them. You’ll feel like you’re getting access to little-known affiliate treasures.
Before we dive in, let me tell you something about my approach to Internet marketing…
I like to build businesses that grow exponentially, and as fast as possible. I don’t have time for messing around, or goofing about anymore. My online empire requires I handle multiple sites and run a dozen niche projects. I create new ones on a regular basis too. Most of my income right now is put back into the business for different outsourcing tasks and content marketing. Only by doing this, can you grow your name as a brand and reap the profit.
So to me, a profitable affiliate program pays on time and offers lifetime commissions (or residual revenue).
A profitable affiliate program ensures you’re not struggling in vain like most affiliates, or wasting time with offers/items that don’t convert. There’s no fun in spending days, weeks or even months promoting a program just to find later on that the profit wasn’t there. If the product didn’t convert as it claimed or as you expected, you’re going to start losing faith in this affiliate marketing game.
If you go with a reliable affiliate network and promote high-converting offers, it’s impossible not to generate a profit on your promotions. However, no affiliate program/product in itself will make you money, unless you work (hard and smart) to generate relevant and high-quality traffic.
If you expect to join an affiliate program that pays $200 per sale, do nothing, and get paid, you’re thinking out of this world. That’s not how affiliate marketing works.
Also, if you expect to generate quality traffic with non efficient, old school methods such as FFA (free for all pages), forum “spamming” or SafeLists, you will probably not make it through.
There’s a right and a wrong way of marketing affiliate products online; your goal is to learn how to use the most profitable methods of driving traffic to your site/offer, and convert the maximum visitors in to sales/commissions.
In a nutshell, the BIG secret to affiliate promotion resides in:
1. Attracting quality & relevant traffic
For example, if you promote an anti-acne product called AcneRemoval, you better optimize your web page content for this keyterm and all the other relevant product names. That’s the first thing you need to do.
Next, you write (or outsource) acne related articles and post them on your website, as well as on other acne or health related sites, as guest posts. You’ll also blog comment on health relevant sites, and get the word out about your brand/website.
That’s how I promote HWA and most of my niche sites.
2. Preselling the offer or reviewing the affiliate product. This will “turn” visitors into sales…
If you’re new to preselling, here’s how I have recently reviewed a product… it’s the keyword tool I use, which is now responsible for my new niche site empire success. This is a nice presell article example!
A presell actually emphasizes the idea of using a product and talks on the benefits and advantages it comes with, usually before giving details on the product itself. It’s like selling the sizzle, not the steak. You got it?
Where to Find Profitable Affiliate Programs: Top 6 Ideas
In no order of importance, you could…
1. Browse the online marketing forums and ask about the top profitable affiliate programs in your chosen industry or any industry whatsoever (if you’re sure which niche you want to to tap into).
2. Read the TOP affiliate marketing blogs and find about the latest programs/products.
4. Ask your online contacts/buddies where to find sizzling hot affiliate offers/products/programs.
5. Interact with top affiliates on Skype/chat groups and get to know them better (you’ll soon discover offers they promote and networks they run with, plus other juicy details to trade secrets on).
6. Go to affiliate conferences and super affiliate seminars. This is where the top earners and best affiliate networks hang out. You’ll learn what works at the moment, and what’s hot in the marketplace. These seminars aren’t really for me at present, but I plan to get in to networking more in the future (when my rug rats are older and at school).
In this article, I’ve exposed 6 popular top paying tier 2 health affiliate networks. There are many more, many of which ‘lll expose throughout different blog posts and inside your free membership portal here.
Just these 6 options alone will give you insider access to plenty of affiliate products to go with. You just need to avoid over-joining them. Pick the most relevant niche product and learn the most about it. Buy or test the product in order to write a full blown, quality and in depth review/pre-sell.
Only affiliates who know the product (sometimes even better than the vendor) are able to pull-in top commissions and boost their sales.
All the Networks above pay for referral sales too.
There’s also an article I wrote recently where I talked on CPA (cost-per-action) affiliate programs, and mention some of the most popular CPA networks such as:
Do you know other profitable affiliate programs not exposed herein? Let us know. We can all learn from each other. Let’s keep building the HWA community…