Friday, April 22, 2011

What is the Best Way to Sell Affiliate Products Online?

The Best Way to Sell Affiliate Products

I'm just starting out in the world of affiliate marketing, and I have no formal training, and I'm trying to work out the answer to this question myself. 

From what I've seen, there is a lot of competition for every method of selling affiliate products, and every profitable niche seems to have been filled by professionals in the game. That doesn't mean you can't find a way around them.

The most profitable way seems to be building a website with good SEO, in a specific niche which doesn't have as much competition as the more expensive affiliate products. 

Then, you use link building to get it on the first page of a Google search for the title, and in multiple related searches, and you also use pay per click advertising, social promotion, and perhaps email marketing to drive more traffic to the site.  

So What is the Best Method of Affiliate Marketing?

There isn't one specific way to do affiliate marketing, it's more about finding what you can do that makes money, and doing that. 

Personally, I'm mainly selling products through Amazon Associates on my blog because I lost my Google Adsense account. I have sold a few books, but nothing big yet. 

I write titles that are specific, so they get on the first page of that exact Google search and stay there, (hopefully). I get a thousand Twitter followers a day through Twiends, and tweet out links to all my good pages. 

It's slow going, and I'm sure there are faster ways, such as paying for advertising, or having a well-optimized website, but I don't feel like risking money, until I have a better idea of what it is I want to sell.

For SEO, you can do some keyword research by typing in a keyword phrase in the Google Adwords keyword tool, and seeing the search volume globally and locally, then you do a Google search, and check the page rank of the first page results. Type the keyword phrase in quotation marks to see the exact match results. 

Write articles, and use social bookmarking sites to make back links, which improves your Google rating, and make sure you pick a title that hasn't got too much competition. 

As I said, I'm just learning about all this stuff, and there aren't any magic solutions to earning $10,000 a day from an hour's work as some scam sites would claim, cause if they could do that, why would they bother telling you so you could compete with them? 

I would recommend reading these cheap books from Amazon though, as I'm sure you would learn something helpful.


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  2. Just checking in, I think if anyone could succeed it would be you. I like what you're doing with amazon so far.

  3. I Really like your back link idea. Thanks for taking the time to put this information out. You MUST see this...