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How do I determine what to sell?

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by Derviie, Feb 25, 2012.

  1. Derviie

    Derviie Regular Member

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    Hey,
    I would love to get into Affiliate Marketing, however, I'm not sure how to determine the products to advertise. Typically, when people dive head first into Affiliate Marketing, I would assume they go for the "high paying" products, or the most popular ones, but in my opinion, there's a reason their so high paying (hard to sell). Also, similar to blogs and websites, choosing a niche would often be assisted by your passion, and in my case it is Technology, Computer, and Games of the sort, so should I try to promote something along those lines?
     
  2. ryanjm

    ryanjm Junior Member

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    I started with things I knew a lot about and had an interest in, and that worked for me. At the same time, you need to be smart about targeting realistic niches. A lot of high tech niches are targeted by seriously experienced IM'rs. Still, I would always recommend starting with something you know about and have an interest in because your content will be much better than your competitors.
     
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    568129 Newbie

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    think about products that you would buy and products that already know something about.
     
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    Find a problem and offer your solution, thats the key. Also instead targeting major/popular niche, try to find desperate niche and sub niches on it. Passion about the niche isn't a must, but would help too. Since knowing ins and out about it will gave lot advantage than other competitor.

    example:
    instead targeting for "how to learn guitar" which is overcrowded, i'll target "fingering exercise" or maybe "pentatonic mastery" and so on.

    My 2cent, hope this help



    yay , my firs post :D
     
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  5. Derviie

    Derviie Regular Member

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    Okay so for example I like games, would it be a good idea to open a blog that is targeting "strategy guides" and offers different guides for different games? Obviously It's been done to a larger scale, but there are some new releases that have either not been tapped into yet, or are easily ranked over.
     
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    ^Yep, exactly.
     
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    jillybop Newbie

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    Hi,

    Using the games guide strategy is a good example but before you dive in, it may be beneficial to determine your purpose first. Are you going to have a website that offers reviews of the top 3 or 4 guides for a particular game or several sites dedicated to one guide. Or a website that offers games for one system, you may be able to come up with other scenarios.

    Take a wee bit of time looking into which one may work best for you and give you a good return. For example if you get bored easy single guide sites might be best and eventually you will have enough of them to make a big site. If you start with the big site you may give up before you get any results since it will take so much longer to build.

    Faster money might be made if you use the 3 or 4 guide website because the people may buy more than one product guide.

    Hope this helps, good luck to you.

    Jilly
     
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  8. Derviie

    Derviie Regular Member

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    I'm thinking of that. For example, a website that offers guides for 4 different games: Game A, B, C, and D. For each game, there are about 3 different guides in which I will try to harvest some reviews about them each. So there will about 3 different products for each game. However, Clickbank doesn't offer a wide variety for the games I had in mind. Yes, they're quite popular, however there's a game that only has one guide out (the game has yet to be released).