So there you are wrapping your head around this lifestyle affiliate thang and learning the ropes when it dawns on you: You have no effing clue what you are going to base your site around!
Sure, you found a great niche to enter, but what about the product you are going to promote?
You don’t just want to pick any old product. No, you want to find the bee’s knees in products. One that people want to buy without even having to read through your post to make a decision.
You want the obvious choice.
Fortunately it’s easy to find these products. And best of all, you can do it in 4 simple steps.
Can I get an Amen?!
4 Steps to Picking the Perfect Product to Promote
First off, I love alliteration. In case that wasn’t already clear. Now that that is out of the way, let’s get into it…
Before we dive into the 4 steps it’s important that you narrow down exactly what sub-industry (or niche) you want to enter.
So, if you are wanting to focus on the weight loss niche you could break that down even further into smaller industries (or niches) such as: getting fit after 40, bodyweight workouts, supplements, diet pills, appetite suppressants, fitness equipment, muscle building supplements, yoga, juicing, smoothies…anything you can think of that would fall under the general category of weight loss.
Once you have narrowed down your focus, you can begin to find the best product for you.
Step #1: Start Searching
See? How easy is the first step? I told you this was going to be a cinch.
All you have to do is open up a Google search and run a search looking for the “Top 10” products in your chosen niche.
So, if your niche is diet pills your search should look like this:
From there you just have to comb through the results and open any websites that are dedicated to your particular industry (or niche).
Then simply take a look at what other reviewers have listed as their top choices and make a list of the most common 5 products.
This simple search should give you a good indication of the top products within that industry, and ones people are spending money on.
Once you have that list, it’s time to drill down even further and see which ones can make you money.
Step #2: Hunt for an Affiliate Program
Now that you have your list of 5 products in your industry, it’s time to search for an affiliate program.
To find the right program for you, all you have to do is run another Google search. This time your search will be focused on the particular products you found.
So if you were choosing to enter the diet pills niche then your search for a particular product would look like this:
Once you have your results all you have to do is check out your options and choose the program you think is the best fit for you.
But how do you know which product is the best product?
Step #3: Vet the Product
Now that you have found a few products you can promote it is important that you go through each one and see which is the best option for you.
The easiest way I know of doing this is to look for a product that has it’s own designated website.
Because this is typically an blatant indicator of a well-converting product, and one that offers higher commission rates, ultimately resulting in more sales.
Once you have found a product that has it’s own website you need to look for certain elements, such as customer testimonials, visual elements (so it’s not just all text), and even a promotional video.
It may take some searching to find the best product for your website, but trust me you will find it.
Step #4: Apply
Once you have found the perfect product all you have to do is apply for the affiliate program.
You can usually find the link for the affiliate program at the bottom of the website and may say either “affiliate program”, “affiliates”, “partner program”, “referral program”, “apply to be a partner”, or something along those lines.
Then simply fill out the required fields and submit your request.
And just like that you have applied for your first affiliate program! Hot cha cha!
Of course, if you would rather save yourself the time and fast-track the process of picking your product, you can click here and I’ll do the work for you.
It’s a simple, quick, and a sure-fire way to ensure you only promote the best of the best (and most profitable!) in your chosen industry.