You don’t even have to create or develop your own product to sell online products. Affiliate marketing is a strategy where you sell other people’s products.
In affiliate marketing, you are the middleman between a buyer and a seller. Your job is to pre-sell products and deliver warm buyers to the end seller’s home page.
Pre-selling is an art that not everyone has mastered. You may be so used to the continual onslaught of advertising that you think that in order to sell online products you have to “sell, sell, sell.” In fact, you are better off providing a good user experience to your visitors and then making softball recommendations to people who have come to trust you.
For instance, if you want to sell an ebook on planning a wedding on a budget, you could create a blog about your own wedding. You could talk about the trials and tribulations of mother in law interference, dieting so you can fit into the Wedding Dress, and how your caterer cancelled at the last minute.
Then, from time to time, you will mention just how much good advice you’re getting from an ebook you bought which has helped you to plan your wedding on a budget. Include a link to the wedding book with your affiliate code imbedded into it.
Another way to pre-sell to your visitors is to offer a free report in exchange for their email address. You can put affiliate links for 5 or so products in the report.
But, once you have their email, you can continue to promote products. There are two ways to do this. One is to offer a series of emails offering useful advice and have an inconspicuous link to an affiliate product at the end of the email. The other is to send stand alone advertisements to your list from time to time. Remember that you can’t just “sell, sell, sell” even in email marketing. You have to continually deliver good value to the customer.
If you want to sell online products, the opportunities for the type of products available abound.
· One way to find products is to look at major networks like linkshare, shareasale, and Commission junction for physical products and clickbank for digital products.
· Another strategy is to go to large stores such as Wallmart and Amazon that offer a variety of products to promote and set up an account directly with them.
· A final strategy is to type in your keyword plus the phrase “affiliate product” into a search engine. For instance, a search of “Debt Relief” + “Affiliate Program” turns up more than 90,000 results. Many of these are affiliate programs in the debt relief niche.
Start to sell online products today through affiliate marketing strategies.
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