I have an email list in the IM niche.
I often promote affiliate products to people on the list.
By FAR, the most profitable method has been to do an honest, in depth review of the product (video walk-through as well), and offer people bonuses for buying through my affiliate link.
Here's the problem: Doing these reviews and coming up with bonuses require enormous amounts of time and energy from me - to the point where I can't focus on other important parts of my business (creating products for example). So, this is an opportunity cost issue.
I have been thinking of hiring someone to do these reviews, and I may do so (finding someone with the complete skill set will likely be an adventure in itself, but oh well).
But other than that, can you think of another way to promote such affiliate products, in a way that generates sales and builds goodwill with the list, without requiring 8-10 hours to do it?
Thanks in advance!