So, you’re an affiliate marketer now. Sweet. Welcome to the wonderful world of never ending potential and opportunity. But, now what do you do? If you’re like most people, you’ve promoted products and made a little bit of money but not enough to sustain a business. Trust me, even though it may seem like everyone else is on the other side of the fence where the grass is nice and green, most people are struggling OR have struggled at some point in their online career.
The reason for this is nine times out of ten, people are promoting the wrong products. In my opinion, that is. There are TONS of ‘get rich quick’ schemes and matrix type programs that you can push. Chances are they will collapse or disappear before you have the opportunity to earn back what you’ve invested. At least that was my experience.
Here is my advice.
One, find a program that you use. There is nothing worse than signing up under a person for a particular product only to find out that the person doesn’t know anything about it. You want to be well educated and well versed so that you can help answer questions that your downline may have. Chances are if you can answer their questions and give them a better understanding of the product, the higher the chances are that they will upgrade and you will earn a commission.
Two, find a program or product that people need. What does that mean? Ever hear of the term “evergreen programs”? Those are programs or products that you know will not go out of style. Programs that people need for their business for everyday use or that will help enhance or expand their business in some way. Products like autoresponders, website hosting, trackers, etc. These are all tools that people should be using everyday. By choosing “evergreen programs”, you’re more likely to build residual income consistently because your downline is more apt to staying in and staying upgraded. Even if it pays less commissions then a lot of the cash grab products on the market, you’re more likely to earn more income potentially down the road. After all, we’re in it for the long haul, right? Right.
Three, do some research on the company that owns the product or program you are promoting. This ties into my first tip of making sure you’re using the program or product. If you are going to put your name next to something and you’re serious about building a reputable brand, then you’d better make sure the products you’re promoting and backing stand up to your standards. Trust me when I say – it doesn’t take long before you will be known as a program hopper (a person that changes what they promote with the wind) or someone who is known for promoting a certain program. Know the product inside out and know the people that back the program by doing research.
To recap – Know the products & programs you promote by using them. Be the “expert” before you bring it to anyone else so you can answer any questions thrown at you. Evergreen. Evergreen. Evergreen. I can’t stress it enough. Products and programs that will help you and other people expand their business and that will never go out of style, meaning, there will always be a need for them is key.
Hopefully this advice will help you understand perhaps where you should start if you’re new to the game. Or maybe it’s just a reminder if you’ve fallen off track, which we’ve all done. Trust me.