How to make a friend in my niche.

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Ive discovered a affiliate digital product that is related to my niche which was not easy, but the comission is lousy, 10% of a 50$ product.

I could ask him to raise the comission, but that might void my chance of getting a guest blog post on his page. any advice?
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Find another product to promote. Or sell 10000 of this one.

    The commission is not lousy; the product is cheap.

    Originally Posted by Karl Sewon View Post

    Ive discovered a affiliate digital product that is related to my niche which was not easy, but the comission is lousy, 10% of a 50$ product.

    I could ask him to raise the comission, but that might void my chance of getting a guest blog post on his page. any advice?
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  • Profile picture of the author JPs copy
    Have you submitted guest posts before to their site before? Chances are if you submit a post, you won't hear anything anyways, so you might as well send one.

    What niche is this where this is the only affiliate product you've found?
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    • Profile picture of the author Karl Sewon
      Its the only digital product I found since my niche is physical product related (amazon)
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  • Profile picture of the author Rodrigo Olivares
    Why don't you first lock-down the Guest Post on his/her site... 2nd) work on developing a genuine relationship with them, and 3rd) pitch them the "increase" the commission or "product price", as by then, they will be MUCH more receptive to hearing you out on this (just my opinion).
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    • Profile picture of the author JPs copy
      Nice step-by-step relationship building in this order. And if it doesn't work out, move on to find another potential friend
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  • Profile picture of the author culpetm
    I would build the relationship and get some guest blog posts going. And sell the digital product as-is (at the 10% commission). Once you have an established relationship, and you've proven you can sell the product, then request an increased commission. Most digital product owners would agree to a higher commission for someone selling a lot of their products.

    If that doesn't work, then create your own digital product. Doesn't sound like this is a very crowded niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author razaIC
    Interesting suggestions in this post. I should spend time in reading such valuable comments. So much to learn.
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  • Profile picture of the author roger123
    You can negotiate with him for a higher commission only after sending him high conversions. Then, he will be in a receptive mood to raise your commission percentage.
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  • Profile picture of the author hannahcostales
    Honestly, if you think the product will benefit your market, just go ahead and promote it even though you're only making like $5 for every sale. As someone else mentioned, it's not really the commission percentage that's the problem. It's the price point. So you'd just have to sell as many of those products if you want to make some real money with it.

    But even if you're not making much per sale, you're still getting some experience promoting it to your audience.

    Which is really invaluable in my opinion and at the same time, you're also building up your relationship with your audience which is extremely beneficial if you think about this from a long term perspective as opposed to a short term one.

    You can always ask for a higher commission percentage later once you've proven you can produce results.
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