How To Pick a Product to Promote on Your Affiliate Site

JillAffiliate Marketing, Blog10 Comments

Peep this: If you want to build and monetize an affiliate website, you need a product to promote. After all, you can't really make money if you don't have anything to promote, can you?

Simple answer: No.

But how does one find a profitable product to promote? Oh you know, you hit play and follow our simple step-by-step process.

As always, you can read the full transcript if you would rather read along than watch the video.


Hey guys we're Jill and Josh Stanton and you're watching Lifestyle Affiliate Series. This week we're talking about one of the most basic fundamentals you've got to get right if you really want to make money online.

What is it?

Picking your product. Obvs.

That's right. So at this point in time we've talked about finding those micro-niches. The problem is you can't just have a micro-niche and expect to make money out of it. You need to be able to find a product in that niche that you can then go ahead and promote through affiliate marketing.

And that's what we're going to be talking about today: Finding those products.

So, the first thing we're going to be looking at is we're going to be taking a look at some of your competitors and actually using them to let you know which products in that niche are sellable. the full transcript

Skip to the Good Stuff:

1:14 – how to use your competitor's website to find the hottest products in your niche
1:25 – how to structure your search to find these competing websites
1:56 – an alternative way to structure your search 
2:19 – how to know whether your chosen product has an affiliate program
2:37 – how to structure your search to find affiliate programs
3:17 – how to know which product is going to be the most profitable
3:45 – the one exception when it comes to low commission rates
4:31 – why the product's official website matters
5:00 – why we prefer products with their own affiliate program

A Little Bit About this Episode:

Ohhhhh look at you. You're motoring through this series of ours. If you keep this up you're going to be a full fledged, money-makin' affiliate marketer in no time! Hot cha cha!

Alright, let's get into it…

In last week's video you learned how to pick which niche you want to target. We tried to cover it all, however if you're still unclear on anything, re-visit this post of mine which breaks down the process even further.

Remember, it may take a bit of trial and error, but trust me, it does get easier once you've found your first niche.

Now this week we're going to build upon niche selection and walk you through our entire process on how to pick a product to promote on your affiliate site.

Because let's keep it real: If you ain't got a product to promote, you ain't got no chance at making money online.



So either click play on that big MOFO up there, or download your PDF transcript and let's find you a product!

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Discover the EXACT process that we used to build & grow our first ever 6-figure online business!

  • Diana Jo

    Thank you so much, really needed this!

  • cat mario online

    To say that your post is eye opening would be an undertatement. My business has evolved to where 100% of my launches and promotions are carried out online. The access to a variety of platforms most of which come with little or no cost sets up an interesting set of choices for those looking to boot strap a launch.
    What you have shared here is a method which comes with more cost, but I also would assume the speed at which you see the results and eventually the scale and profitability of the launch is much greater as well. I also like that everyone of these tactics are scaleable.

    I am a couple of weeks from publishing my first infographic, so I was glad to see this new media make the list as well.
    Great post and wonderful overall content on your blog!

    cat mario online

    • Thanks so much, Cat! I’m so happy to hear that this series has been a big help to you…that’s what we wanted 🙂

      And YES! These sites are VERY scaleable…that’s what we love about them!

  • cat mario online

    Thanks Dear for being an example of give, give and receive!! You truly add value to our lives and I am also enjoying the posts. Yes, it can become
    overwhelming as we embark on the journey of building our Empires. Thankfully we have authentic mentors, coaches and trainers like Milana whom we can glean from and up-level our businesses that in return allows us to invest in their wonderful programs, thereby becoming a link in the circle of give , give and
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    • I don’t know how the heck I ever missed this!

      Thank you so much for the kind words 🙂

  • It kills me how Josh is sooo serious while you are being a fun crazy person! lol! Great stuff! 🙂

    • Hahaha I’m shocked he puts up with me sometimes 😉

  • Carlos H. Castillo

    Hi Jill! Just came across your site because of your comment at EOF’s blog. This is a very valuable resource, and I’m a huge long time follower of Pat Flynn by the way 🙂

    • Wicked! Welcome to our little slice of the web, Carlos!

      Stoked to have you here with us 🙂