One of the best ways to increase affiliate income is by adding quality and informative content, but if you choose the wrong affiliate product to market your efforts could be a huge waste of time and energy.
Adding Quality Content To Your Niche Sites Will Increase Credibility
To find the best affiliate programs to increase your affiliate income and knowing where to locate them is very crucial for your niche web site and your affiliate marketing career to survive.
Before you pick your desired affiliate program, it is necessary that you work out which vendors you will profit best from, you can do this and I will look at ClickBank as the example here by doing one of two things.
First you can select the category you want from the ClickBank marketplace once there look for high gravity products or can follow the same steps but this time selecting popularity.
When opting to go with popularity no matter how attractive that seems be prepared for some heavy competition.
Have a look at the video below on Finding Good Products To Promote On ClickBank.
Find A Niche That Solves People’s Problems In Every Day Life
This is what I call the holy grail of affiliate marketing and it’s having the foresight to realize a market is about to explode so that you can be the first to market that product and boost your affiliate income. This often happens in markets where a big problem needs to be solved with the most popular product when writing this post on ClickBank was Mass Article Control which was very popular with a ClickBank Gravity Of 620.59 at its peak and was solving the problem of writing article content.
The next closest vendor in this category was Maverick Money Makers at 396.02 Gravity. For those affiliates that saw this coming and acted by creating a review site or starting pay-per-click marketing campaigns they have enjoyed huge profits and potentially increased their affiliate income by many times.
Please remember these gravity figures above are used for example only.
Stay Ahead Of The Game
If you want to know how many profitable affiliates find products fast and always seem to be ahead of you in promoting hot selling products then you should really take a look at this website JV Notify Pro and its free to join and gives you all of the upcoming products being launched online not just in ClickBank.
Promote Affiliate Programs With Recurring Commissions
There is another market that has many problems and many solutions which gives you as an affiliate a big opportunity and that is in computer security. This is a much harder niche to break into but the rewards are limitless with the recurring affiliate commissions available. One thing that is going to ensure your survival as an affiliate marketer for years to come is having the ability to generate recurring commissions rather than one time affiliate income.
A lot of affiliate gurus will tell you to stay away from this market but if you do some research and are prepared to do the hard yards then you can make a lot of money from this niche.
I built a website around this niche about three years ago and have enjoyed a $70,000 USD return each year from just three products, first due to the big problems in this marketplace and secondly due to the recurring commissions that you receive. I am not saying that this was easy but what I am saying is that even though this market is tough you can still make money from it.
So Why Do Some Affiliates Fail And Others Succeed
One of the first reasons that I can see and by talking with other affiliates that just did not make it was firstly their understanding and attitude about marketing products online, they thought it was easy, build a website and the money would come.
Unfortunately this didn’t work as they were picking products that had large commission payouts with many competitors, they had no marketing skills or knowledge of how the search engines worked. Many jumped straight into Pay Per Click Marketing and lost their shirts within the first few weeks vowing that affiliate marketing is a scam.
So How Can You Avoid This Big Problem?
Simply by starting small, how many of you have ever started a new career and been the CEO of that company in the first week, it just doesn’t happen right and it is no different in affiliate marketing and the internet in general.
Find yourself a product that pays you around $20 or even $10 in commissions for each sale you make work on your niche site using quality articles and getting one way back links to lift your rankings, there are free tools you can use like the Authority Loophole that can help with back links.
Once you start adding your articles (Not PLR Articles) and you start to get some decent back links you will notice an increase in your search engine rankings and if you have picked the right product your affiliate income to. For me this usually takes about 10 good solid articles in my niche all pointing to the sales page before I start seeing results.
Then using Google Analytics I see what other keywords are being used to find my site in Google’s index and then see if there are any other products I can slowly add into the content of my website copy.
So now instead of only having one affiliate product that is making $10 or $20 in commissions I have four or five working for me that can potentially boost your affiliate earnings higher and higher. You need to take small steps to start and then slowly add, after all you are making this your new career so get it right from the start and success will follow over time. This is not a quick fix to wealth like many think you have to work at it to be successful.
Remember this however, if the website is for fishing, then promote only products that are going to be useful to fishermen. The consequence of promoting car accessories to fisherman I think are pretty straightforward right! If you do try this you will not make any affiliate income despite the fact that you might have hundreds of visitors, stay tightly themed on your topic unless you have a huge site with many different topics associated with each other in that marketplace and many thousands of visitors.
As you can see these are very easy steps to follow when you want to create an affiliate income but one thing you must always do is visit the vendor site you are going to promote this is essential to building a solid affiliate income.
If the sales copy on the vendor site is sub standard then you might not want to promote that site, but if it has good sales according to ClickBank gravity (which does happen occasionally) and you think you could create a better sales page then think about using GoTryThis so you can manage your affiliate links better and even bypass the sales page of the vendor by creating your own and then send any potential buyers straight to the payment page from your created page.
This is something a lot of Super Affiliates do to increase their affiliate income.