Choosing the Best Affiliate Network to Join
It’s mind-boggling what the Internet has done to erode every obstacle to sales … no international borders, no geographical limitations.
When you promote digital affiliate products such as eBooks, audio courses, video series and so on there’s not even any delivery issues to consider. You don’t need to mail or transport physical products to people. All you need to do is make it possible for people to download digital products to any device anywhere, instantly.
Understanding Your Potential
The profit potential for affiliate products is limitless. There is no cap to the number of products you can promote or how many people you can promote them to. In fact, the larger your product line and the bigger your customer base, the more money you can stand to earn.
You don’t even have to worry about administration of your sales program because you are only the representative of somebody else. You don’t have to track sales, collect taxes or any of that stuff. All you have to do is promote products and cash checks. How easy is that?
Finding The Affiliate Products
Let’s look at where you find affiliate products to promote. The easiest place to find affiliate products are through affiliate networks. These are places that offer thousands … and in some cases millions … of products … both physical and digital … that you can promote as an affiliate marketer.
Essentially, these affiliate networks act as clearinghouses for affiliate products so you can simply go to them, find products you want to promote and then start promoting them to your customers … whether they be your friends and family, your social media network, your email subscription list, or whoever you want.
Now, you might think that affiliate networks are kind of careful about who represents their products, but that’s not really the case. Generally, just about anybody is allowed to promote affiliate products, as long as they are legitimate, don’t use underhanded tactics and don’t misrepresent themselves to their customers.
Finding Affiliate Networks
Now let’s look as some affiliate networks. Most affiliate networks are free to join. Obviously, you don’t need to create your own products. And, usually, the affiliate network will provide you with all the marketing tools you need to promote their products for free.
You usually will get emails you can copy and paste to your subscription list, ad copy you can use if you want to buy Pay-Per-Click Ads or other types of ads, even pre-written blogs you can use as your own to promote specific products.
One of the largest affiliate networks on the planet is Amazon.com. As you probably are aware, Amazon is one of the world’s largest online retailers. But what you may not be aware of is that Amazon sells about 40 percent of its products via affiliates … or people just like you that promote Amazon products on their blogs, on their Facebook page, in Tweets or wherever, and lead customers back to Amazon to buy them.
Targeting Product Types
For digital products, there are countless affiliate networks, some good, some not so good. One of the biggest is Commission Junction. But probably the best on is Clickbank. It offers over 40,000 different digital products covering every imaginable niche. Because Clickbank offers such a wide variety of products in so many different niches, it’s the top affiliate network for you to look for products to promote.
What makes it even better is that Clickbank offers commissions of up to 75 and 85 percent on the products you sell. No wonder it processes more than 35,000 transactions per day and generates about $350 million per year in revenue. Clickbank also operates in 200 different countries, so when you promote their products, you truly have a global customer base.
Once you learn how to create your affiliate marketing businesses, you can use any affiliate network you want to select products.
There are no limits to how many affiliate products you can sell. There are no borders to where yo can sell them. You can choose a network that gives you the best commissions for the type of products you decide to sell.
We'll talk more about how you decide what kind of products you would like to sell in the market research section.