What is the best affiliate products for newbies to market?

What is the best affiliate products for newbies to market?

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  1. Michael

    Michael Member

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    I'm pretty new to internet marketing and trying to learn as much as I can when I can but I have not been able to find out what products are best for newbie marketers to try to sell.

    Any advice or help from you veteran internet marketers or anyone else will be very much appreciated.
     
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  2. Maria Marketing

    Maria Marketing Active Member

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    I'm pretty new at internet marketing too and have been doing it a little for less than a year but I think that you should market products that the people that come to your website would perhaps be interested in.

    If you do not have a website then I really would not know where to start.
     
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    This is most likely going to be a different answer for different people. It will depend on your knowledge and skills that you have and also the people that you will be marketing to.

    If you do not know who you will be marketing to and starting from the beginnings then you should pick some things that you like or know well.
     
  4. Michael

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    I will be having a website to help with my internet marketing. I just don't know how to tell what people would be interested in.
     
  5. Michael

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    You mean the type of people?
     
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    Yes in part. Often the age, race, gender and other things will make a big difference in what is best to market those people. Take age for example, if you are marketing to elderly people then technology things do not sell well because that age group does not use much technology typically.

    I was also meaning that if you are marketing to people who love auto's then marketing them fashion and clothin items might not do very well.
     
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    Speaking as a newbie myself I found that the best things to market are things that you know something about. It can be hard to market things that you know nothing about, trust me because I have gone through that.
     
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    If you are a new internet marketer then it can be a lot easier to market things that you have knowledge about or some kind of expertise with. Starting out and trying to market things that you know nothing about can make it a lot harder to achieve success.

    If this is not an option for one reason or another then find some products or services that you are interested in or interested in marketing and go and do some reading and research on them. Knowledge can be a powerful sales tool, especially for a new internet marketer. ;)
     
  9. Michael

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    I think I just need to look around and see what kind of affiliate things are available that I know about. I just really don't know where to start looking because I don't know many of the things there are.
     
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    I will probably just look for things that I think I might do ok with and then learn about them. It's just going to take time I guess.
     
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    I had to do that same thing when I started doing affiliate marketing. I spent a lot of time just looking around to see what is available and that might work for me and my needs.
     
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    If you are going to have a website then it will be best to pick things that complement the type of content that is on your site as well as be of interest to the type of people that your target audience is.

    Picking things that are way different than would normally be of interest to the visitors of your site will probably make earnings a lot tougher to grow.
     
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    well it would be the types of people that are interested in what your website is about. If your website is about sports just to say, then people who like sports are the type of people.

    I may not be explaining it the best but hopefully you understand.
     
  14. eMonetize

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    I've been promoting CPA / affiliate offers for over16 years.

    More specifically, I heavily promote PPL (pay per lead...lead generation) offers. This is because there is no credit card / purchase required. All a user has to do is fill out a form, so conversion rates are typically much higher than offers that require you to make a sale.

    I favor offers that have a make, get or save money benefit to them. This is what has overall worked best for me and they tend to have the greatest mass appeal (will be of interest to a large general audience). So the potential exist to generate high volume and they are fairly easy to cross promote on the back-end.

    Some of the PPL verticals that I have done extremely well with are: insurance, education, loans, debt, credit, assistance, mortgage, discount offers, homeowner offers, etc...

    The bulk of the offers that I promote pay around $20-$40 per lead, but I also promote offers that pay more and less. However, you don't want to get caught up solely on what an offer pays because how well it converts is just as important. For example, if you have an offer that pays $9, but if it converts at 2X or more of a $20 offer, then it will perform about the same and possibly better. At the same time, if you have an offer that pays $90 and it converts poorly, it may not even be worth promoting.

    Bottom line, it is far easier to get someone fill out a short form than to get them to pull out their credit card and make a purchase. So why struggle with trying to sell this or that, when you can provide free information that users want/need and get paid well doing it.

    In addition to the above examples that don't fall into the make, get, save money angle. Promoting website signups (dating for example) can also be very profitable. I have done just as well with dating compared to the other verticals.

    Free trials + S/H can work well. Weight loss is pretty evergreen. You really need to promote what is hot...For example, what is Dr. Oz talking about? You ideally want to promote something with a $50-$60+ (the higher the better) value and the user can get it for like $5-$9 S&H.

    I promote a "very limited number" of products. I would stick with the above before trying to promote products, making straight up sales is harder. To make the same ROI or at least close, you need something that has mass appeal then it also has to be one of the following... 1. unique / not available locally. 2. something that the user can buy at a true decent discount. 3. solves a house is on fire type problem.

    Anyway, that's what has worked for me.
     
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    Thanks for the great detailed reply.

    Basically anything that people get for free but just have to pay shipping and handling fees is good?
     
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    I wouldn't go as far as saying anything.

    It needs to have a high enough perceived value that just paying S+H seems like a great deal to the buyer.

    Also, the payout / conversion rate that you get needs to be high enough that you can turn a profit promoting.
     
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    Sounds great. Thanks for taking the time to help a newbie. Info like this helps me out,
     
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    I have been learning the hard ways on this because I was always trying to market many different things. I learned that it is better to market some things that you know some things about and also things that are proper for your site if you have one.

    I was always trying to market things I knew nothing of and just trying for bigger profit items and that methods has not worked too good for me.
     
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    You would definitely want to promote something you are passionate about. How do you expect someone to come and suggest you a niche, when in reality you know nothing about that niche?
     
  20. Michael

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    I have to admit that I was looking at the amount of money you make from sales mostly. I understand that it can be easier to promote things you know about. I just need to find some things like that.