Where to find high end ($1000+) affiliate products?

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Recently there's been some threads about how you should focus on selling high end products to make more money.

My question is: where the heck do you find these high end products? I am talking about products where you can make hundreds or even thousands of dollars per sale as an affiliate, not selling your own product but someone else's.

I am very aware of Clickbank but most of their products seem to be in the $20 to $100 range. Is there any affiliate portal that focuses on more expensive products?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
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    • Profile picture of the author dana67
      Amazon comes to mind again. They have some expensive stuff.

      Also, the Google search suggested above is a great idea!
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      • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
        Originally Posted by dana67 View Post

        Amazon comes to mind again. They have some expensive stuff.

        Also, the Google search suggested above is a great idea!
        Yeah but Amazon limits the affiliate percentage to a tiny cut. If you sell a $1000 computer part you only get like $25.

        I'd rather sell a $1000 digital course by [random internet marketer] and get a $500 cut.
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          Originally Posted by Curtis2011 View Post

          Yeah but Amazon limits the affiliate percentage to a tiny cut. If you sell a $1000 computer part you only get like $25.

          I'd rather sell a $1000 digital course by [random internet marketer] and get a $500 cut.
          The unique commission payout of Amazon actually can be far more lucrative than any other affiliate program of which I'm aware.

          For example, if you're promoting a computer part, Amazon's powerful suggestion algorithm often leads to additional sales for which you are also paid.

          It really is not uncommon for affiliates to get orders totaling several thousands of dollars.

          Consider promoting consumables, of which your customers may buy repeatedly month after month.
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          • Profile picture of the author kilgore
            Originally Posted by Curtis2011 View Post

            Yeah but Amazon limits the affiliate percentage to a tiny cut. If you sell a $1000 computer part you only get like $25.

            I'd rather sell a $1000 digital course by [random internet marketer] and get a $500 cut.
            If you were going to sell equal numbers of the Amazon product and the random internet marketer's product, I'd agree. But of course, some products sell better than others.

            McDonald's made over $27 billion gross revenue in 2014 (with a net income of almost $5 billion) primarily by selling cheap hamburgers. How much money does your top celebrity chef selling $1,000/plate dinners? A fair bit, no doubt, but nowhere close to $5 billion/year.

            The reason is simple most people purchase far more $5 hamburgers than they do $1,000 dinners. In fact, speaking personally, I've never bought a $1000/plate dinner, but I've certainly spent over $1000 on hamburgers. Likewise, I've spent well over $1000 on books, recorded music, and tons of other inexpensive items that can be bought online through Amazon or other affiliate programs, but have never bought a $1000 internet marketing course. Granted I'm a sample size of one, but I very much doubt if I'm not typical in this. After all, how many $1000 internet marketing products have you bought?

            Originally Posted by myob View Post

            Consider promoting consumables, of which your customers may buy repeatedly month after month.
            Repeat sales are the key to any business and consumables can be a good way to get them -- the trick of course is to get people to keep coming back to you instead of shopping directly at Amazon or whatever vendor you're promoting. But then again, the challenge to any business is to provide value to your customers in a way that others aren't.
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            • Profile picture of the author 1Bryan
              Originally Posted by kilgore View Post


              Repeat sales are the key to any business and consumables can be a good way to get them -- the trick of course is to get people to keep coming back to you instead of shopping directly at Amazon or whatever vendor you're promoting. But then again, the challenge to any business is to provide value to your customers in a way that others aren't.
              Yeah, I was going to ask.

              How do you get them to come back to you when they're more inclined to go to Amazon?

              Amazon's not paying continuity. With smaller companies, sometimes you can negotiate exclusive coupon codes for your audience only. But Amazon doesn't give a rip about that. They're too big to be bothered with exclusive coupon codes for single affs.

              I'm genuinely curious. I've never really done much with being an Amazon affiliate.
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              • Profile picture of the author kilgore
                Originally Posted by 1Bryan View Post

                Yeah, I was going to ask.

                How do you get them to come back to you when they're more inclined to go to Amazon?

                Amazon's not paying continuity. With smaller companies, sometimes you can negotiate exclusive coupon codes for your audience only. But Amazon doesn't give a rip about that. They're too big to be bothered with exclusive coupon codes for single affs.

                I'm genuinely curious. I've never really done much with being an Amazon affiliate.
                It's a good question. It really gets at the heart of how you create a successful business -- any successful business, whether an Amazon affiliate or not. But of course, that's not an easy question to answer.

                The short answer is that you add value. You make it so that your customer gets something out of going to you that they wouldn't get out of going to Amazon directly. How you do that is up to you and depends on your own business, your own skills, your own talents, your own resources and of course the needs and wants of your customers. There's no single easy way to do it.

                One example that I love to talk about is GoodReads (Share Book Recommendations With Your Friends, Join Book Clubs, Answer Trivia). If you're not familiar with that site, it's basically a social network for book lovers. People talk about books, recommend books, and share books with both friends and strangers. And while it's different now, they started off monetizing primarily through the Amazon affiliate program. So any time you saw a book you might like there was the button for you to purchase on Amazon. Sure, you could go directly to Amazon to buy all your books, but without GoodReads, you probably never would have found them to begin with. That's the value add. And that's why people keep going back to GoodReads over and over and over again.

                Obviously you're probably not going to create the next GoodReads. But the idea is the same: Add value beyond what Amazon's already doing. Create a reason for people to come back to you. And that's true for any business, not just affiliate businesses.
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              • Profile picture of the author myob
                Originally Posted by 1Bryan View Post

                Yeah, I was going to ask.

                How do you get them to come back to you when they're more inclined to go to Amazon?

                Amazon's not paying continuity. With smaller companies, sometimes you can negotiate exclusive coupon codes for your audience only. But Amazon doesn't give a rip about that. They're too big to be bothered with exclusive coupon codes for single affs.

                I'm genuinely curious. I've never really done much with being an Amazon affiliate.
                Other methods to "add value beyond what Amazon is already doing" may include;

                *An online/offline funnel system promoting niche-relevant products, ideally with incrementally higher price points. Never use direct links nor mention Amazon in your emails or any other off-site marketing collateral, because this is against their TOS.

                *Produce downloadable (pdf) "white papers" or spec sheets for high-end products with application recommendations. Encourage customers to share this with their colleagues and friends. All links must point to your own website per Amazon's TOS.

                *Offer unadvertised Amazon gift cards to your best customers based on sales volume. For example, I send my top customers holiday gift cards, anniversary, and birthday cards roughly equivalent to one dollar for every twenty dollars spent. This expense is always covered by previous commission receipts.

                *Produce videos of Amazon products in use by satisfied customers. Share these on social media, webinars, live seminars, group networks, etc, with links to your website.

                *Participate memorably in forums related to your niche(s), and share your posts with your non-forum member customers and prospects through email, webinars, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, etc, again linking only to your website.

                *Publish articles regularly and submit to online/offline trade publications, magazines, newspapers, specialty newsletters/ezines, etc. Share reprints with your customers and prospects.

                Some affiliates may complain of Amazon's "measly commissions", but 8% on high-end products and 4-6 figure orders makes them well above any other affiliate program I know.
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                • Profile picture of the author kilgore
                  Originally Posted by myob View Post

                  Other methods to "add value beyond what Amazon is already doing" may include;

                  *An online/offline funnel system promoting niche-relevant products, ideally with incrementally higher price points. Never use direct links nor mention Amazon in your emails or any other off-site marketing collateral, because this is against their TOS.

                  *Produce downloadable (pdf) "white papers" or spec sheets for high-end products with application recommendations. Encourage customers to share this with their colleagues and friends. All links must point to your own website per Amazon's TOS.

                  *Offer unadvertised Amazon gift cards to your best customers based on sales volume. For example, I send my top customers holiday gift cards, anniversary, and birthday cards roughly equivalent to one dollar for every twenty dollars spent. This expense is always covered by previous commission receipts.

                  *Produce videos of Amazon products in use by satisfied customers. Share these on social media, webinars, live seminars, group networks, etc, with links to your website.

                  *Participate memorably in forums related to your niche(s), and share your posts with your non-forum member customers and prospects through email, webinars, Twitter, Facebook, Linkedin, etc, again linking only to your website.

                  *Publish articles regularly and submit to online/offline trade publications, magazines, newspapers, specialty newsletters/ezines, etc. Share reprints with your customers and prospects.

                  Some affiliates may complain of Amazon's "measly commissions", but 8% on high-end products and 4-6 figure orders makes them well above any other affiliate program I know.
                  I have nothing to add, but the fact that I really, really hope that someone besides me reads this response. It's chock full of good ideas, many of which are really easy to implement.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomas Lodén
    Originally Posted by Curtis2011 View Post

    Recently there's been some threads about how you should focus on selling high end products to make more money.

    My question is: where the heck do you find these high end products? I am talking about products where you can make hundreds or even thousands of dollars per sale as an affiliate, not selling your own product but someone else's.

    I am very aware of Clickbank but most of their products seem to be in the $20 to $100 range. Is there any affiliate portal that focuses on more expensive products?
    Well, the first place that pops up is High Paying Affiliate Programs - Best Paying Affiliate Program Directory. Here you can find some programs that pays $1000 and more.. I'm in no way affiliated with that site. Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
    Usually, you can earn really big commissions in network marketing.

    The new network marketing companies of today, do a lot of business online and have a lot of digital products. And sometimes they are not cheap. And you can treat them as an affiliate program.

    You can make big commissions in this industry. Just do your research, and find the companies you would like to work with.

    Best wishes to ya!
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  • There are 2 ways to find those backend offers:

    1. Product launches.
    Look for top marketers that you can promote as an affiliate for there next launch.

    2. Affiliate Marketing Systems
    Systems like MOBE/Empower Network/iPas/etc allow you to earn backend commissions
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    • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
      Originally Posted by selfdisciplineacademy View Post

      There are 2 ways to find those backend offers:

      1. Product launches.
      Look for top marketers that you can promote as an affiliate for there next launch.

      2. Affiliate Marketing Systems
      Systems like MOBE/Empower Network/iPas/etc allow you to earn backend commissions
      One thing I don't like about product launches is that they are typically only available like once per year per product. As an affiliate, you have to make all your sales in a small window of time.

      I would prefer having an "evergreen" product that I can sell year round on a website that has a constant source of new SEO traffic.
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  • I recommend MOBE for high ticket affiliate products. They have low and high end products that you can sell at high commissions. I know people that regularly make between $5k and $15k per sale in commissions there. I've made a couple of $1k+ commissions from there myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Have you ever sold a product for $20? If not... what's wrong with scaling that up?

    If you have never sold a product for $20, what are the odds of you selling (and advertising) a product that is $2000 and above?
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  • Profile picture of the author Neiluk80
    A good site on this subject:

    http://www.highpayingaffiliateprograms.com/

    Sometimes the most obvious URL names provide your answer...
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  • Profile picture of the author parmarjeet
    Try some recurring affiliate program where if someone buys annual package, you can make commission in thousands. Depends on the commission rate they offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author shellerik
    I'll also chime in to say that Amazon can be a good way to go. I'm in a niche where the product prices have a huge range and the information provided by Amazon is not sufficient so people look in forums for help. Most of the orders I earn commissions on are small (average price is $60) but I sell enough of them to earn 7.5% so even though my average commission is only $4-5 every once in a while someone will buy a $2,500 item and I'll earn nearly $200.

    I looks like this will be my first month over $2,000 from Amazon with about 60% of the items ordered and 80% of the earnings being in my niche. I made $20 yesterday on kitchen knives and that is most definitely not in my niche. I do love the holidays!

    I'd stay away from categories where Amazon only pays 4% like cameras, cellphones, computers and mobile electronics - to name a few. Industrial and scientific pays 8% minimum so that's probably worth a look.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Originally Posted by shellerik View Post

      I'd stay away from categories where Amazon only pays 4% like cameras, cellphones, computers and mobile electronics - to name a few.
      There really is no reason whatsoever to "stay away" from any category on Amazon. Low payout items such as cameras, cellphones, computers, electronics, etc are often used by experienced affiliates to drive specific demographic traffic through their links to Amazon. This method usually produces additional purchases at the higher commission rate as well as valuable marketing data for subsequent promotions.
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    • Profile picture of the author 2try
      When you say "the info provided by
      amazon is not sufficient"
      What do you mean exactly?

      Is it about how the product properly works/ some other technical detail?

      Usually Amazon describes very well each product and there are reviews from the shoppers as well

      OTE=shellerik;10438852]I'll also chime in to say that Amazon can be a good way to go. I'm in a niche where the product prices have a huge range and the information provided by Amazon is not sufficient so people look in forums for help. Most of the orders I earn commissions on are small (average price is $60) but I sell enough of them to earn 7.5% so even though my average commission is only $4-5 every once in a while someone will buy a $2,500 item and I'll earn nearly $200.

      I looks like this will be my first month over $2,000 from Amazon with about 60% of the items ordered and 80% of the earnings being in my niche. I made $20 yesterday on kitchen knives and that is most definitely not in my niche. I do love the holidays!

      I'd stay away from categories where Amazon only pays 4% like cameras, cellphones, computers and mobile electronics - to name a few. Industrial and scientific pays 8% minimum so that's probably worth a look.[/QUOTE]
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  • Profile picture of the author chyan007
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    MOBE but you need to spend 10k before you get your hands on that...

    Hehee

    Chyanit
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    • Profile picture of the author Curtis2011
      Originally Posted by chyan007 View Post

      MOBE but you need to spend 10k before you get your hands on that...

      Hehee

      Chyanit
      Isn't that just another pyramid scheme?
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      • Profile picture of the author Jarrod
        Originally Posted by Curtis2011 View Post

        Isn't that just another pyramid scheme?
        Yes. Yes it is. Avoid MOBE at all costs. (Seriously, anyone thinking of joining MOBE, please PM me.)
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      • Profile picture of the author David Osaduke
        Applied to MOBE in December 2015. $49.00. Signed a business non-disclosure agreement up-front. RED FLAG. Within 10 days, told them thanks but no thanks. Giving up $49.00 is a pittance to sacrificing business ethics for a MAYBE buck. Go to their web site and examine their marketing materials about how their business really functions before signing up. You may agree that it is multi-level marketing. Do you fully understand how this process works and why? If not, you may be spending time and money for frustration and failure. Your choice.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheZafraGroup
    Lower cost products are still critical because they sell easier and faster. It's always easier to sell to someone who's already bought from you. If they buy the low cost first, they're already in your circle.

    Selling the higher end products all depends on your ability on upselling them. Unless you have a good system or sales funnel that does all the upselling for you.
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    I know of someone who has done very very well selling high ticket products over the years. This particular person has shared that Karatbars has converted especially well for him and his organization.
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    There are a lot of offline consulting offers which offer white label products such as Reputation mgmt
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