If you have a presence online and you’re re not earning money through affiliate marketing, then you’re leaving money on the table.
Whether you’re a blogger, some kind of online influencer, even a coach or counsellor, you can create an additional income stream through affiliate marketing. And you can do it in a trustworthy and authentic way. But it isn’t as easy as throwing up a review post with some links and hoping for the best.
It requires the same learning curve and the same commitment that any new income stream would.
The first step in becoming a successful affiliate is to decide on a sphere of influence you want to be known for. Then only promote products that you genuinely believe will benefit your audience. This way you won’t turn your followers away, you’ll turn them into customers.
The bottom line in any successful business is to provide usefulness that you can be fairly compensated for. Affiliate marketing is no different.
Choose products to promote that naturally fit within your brand and then put effort into the promotion. If you don’t have a “brand” start thinking about what a brand might look like for you. What kind of branding would you most like to be associated with.
It makes sense to promote products from people you can build a relationship with. That way it’s more like building partnerships. If you get to the point where you create a product, or have a service that would be useful to their client base, they’re likely to promote you.
You can do guest posts for each other with sign-up forms on each other’s sites. Interviewing each other on podcasts is another good way to create synergy between your brands.
Perhaps you’ve tried affiliate marketing in the past, or you’re trying it now with limited success? Why not change it up and see what happens? What have you got to lose?
Invest some time researching products and services that you think would be useful to your audience if you have one. If you don’t have an audience yet, think about your ideal audience and what would benefit them.
BUT REMEMBER THIS!!! If you are looking for a niche, BEFORE you commit, make sure that others in that niche are making good money in it. It’s hard enough starting out …. starting where no one has gone before is not something you want to try.
Not all niches are created equal. Pick something you have a passion for, that other’s are profitable in, that fits with your brand and that has the opportunity for growing needs. Building a business is a lot of work, you want to be able to grow with your customers and keep offering them products and services that they need. And that they’re willing to pay for.
The Personal Development Niche?
Richard Bach: “You teach best what you most need to learn.” This quote highlights what a great niche personal development is. You get to develop your audience at the same time as you develop yourself. It’s a niche that’s endlessly interesting and can be targeted to more specific audiences like parenting, seniors, entrepreneurs, mental health, the law of attraction. The possibilities are huge!
If this sounds like something you’re interested in, or that you’re already in and our partnership philosophy sits well with you, we’d love to partner with you.
We’ve just opened up our online course “How to Deal with Stress and Anxiety Effectively” to affiliates. If you’re interested in learning more you can click the button to sign up.
We also have just released a bundle of new PLR content to support sales of our course but also for anyone in MMO, Parenting, Productivity, Wellbeing, and Law of Attraction Niches. Sign up as an affiliate, use your link to buy it and you’re effectively getting it at half price! This material is brand new and hasn’t been widely promoted. If you get in now it’s like having your own articles because you might be the first to use a post. For a few cents you can run the posts through Copyscape to see which ones haven’t been used yet. Click the button to check that offer out. There’s an example of the quality of the posts on that page.
If you have any questions you can leave a comment and we’ll get back to you asap.
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