Hello All -- I am hoping that the community would be willing to provide a bit of advice for a newcomer to affiliate marketing. I am working right now on putting together an ad funnel in Wordpress, and excited to start testing things out with a paid ad...but before I put in the time to setting it all up, I am hoping that the community might be willing to provide a bit of advice.
My challenges/goals/areas where I'm seeking guidance...please feel free to offer advice in any or all of these areas!
1) Choosing a product: I would love to promote an informational product or a software product because they offer good commissions for affiliates. My interests include outdoors, diy/repair, web design, personal finance, and related topics...and ideally it would be good to find a product that aligns with my interests.
2) Make sure it's going to work: There are a number of products out there that seem exciting to promote but that do not seem very accessible for new affiliates without existing email lists/blogs. So -- I will need to identify a product or products (or network) that would be able to offer value to customers while also offering me the opportunity to promote it as a total newcomer using a sales funnel and paid ads.
3) Optimize: If possible I would like to identify products, networks, niches etc. that I can promote with as much likelihood of success as possible when considering my interests...Is lead generation one such way to optimize? e.g. is it easier to generate leads than to make paid sales using a funnel? I am hoping that the community might be willing to provide advice and recommendations about steps that I should take or avoid in this realm so that I start out on the right path.
Thank you very much for your time, advice, and ideas...please feel free to message me directly if you might feel better about sharing ideas that way...I am at a stage right now where I am seeking as many ideas and as much feedback as I can.