Help in choosing products as amazon affiliate

by suzee
16 replies
Hi, all~
Here's a real newbie question. I've been trying in vain to choose a product to promote.
Do you take notice of the fact that there may only be 5 or 6 products left in stock when you decide to pick your product(s)?
If that factors into the decision, what is the number you might consider too small to work with?
#affiliate #amazon #choosing #products
  • Profile picture of the author mikeroosa
    Not really. I don't build a site around one product though. For example, I build a site around cameras, not one specific camera. I may write a post about a specific camera but that's just one post.

    I look more at the quality of the product, number of reviews, and price of the product.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3748638].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author JMcGee2010
      Generally, those numbers change on a very frequent basis, depending on the quantity that Amazon's suppliers have in stock.

      I agree with Mike, promote a few products within the same niche, just in case one of them does sell out.
      Signature
      James

      Tired of Making No Money Online? You can make money with this system! Free "Quick Start Money Making Guide"


      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3748647].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Think niche. Position yourself as an expert in that niche. Then "recommend" a few relevant products.
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3748654].message }}
      • Profile picture of the author celente
        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        Think niche. Position yourself as an expert in that niche. Then "recommend" a few relevant products.
        pretty much bad advice.

        You cannot just instantly position yourself as an expert in a niche as you so put.

        that takes time.

        But what can get you massive fans is to offer FREE help and offer other things like videos (text and speech works well) and articles...and offer you email. that is a big tip. But offer them free...so people know what you are talking about.

        Most the times the guys and gals out there do not want to learn from the guru, that want and averge joe that has good results to help them.

        Say no more.
        {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3749677].message }}
        • Profile picture of the author myob
          Originally Posted by myob View Post

          Think niche. Position yourself as an expert in that niche. Then "recommend" a few relevant products.
          Originally Posted by celente View Post

          pretty much bad advice.

          You cannot just instantly position yourself as an expert in a niche as you so put.

          that takes time. ...

          You're right, it does take time, but that was not bad advice at all. It's time well spent to build up a reputation in your niches. Then you'll be able to get huge orders, and sell high-end products over and over again to your subscribers. That's how I always make the really big bucks in the most competitive niches.
          {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3749726].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author ManieE
      Originally Posted by mikeroosa View Post

      Not really. I don't build a site around one product though. For example, I build a site around cameras, not one specific camera. I may write a post about a specific camera but that's just one post.

      I look more at the quality of the product, number of reviews, and price of the product.
      I agree, a site for one product is a bit risky
      Signature
      It is happening at Go-247.com. Sign up for my
      FREE Ezine, "YES, You Can Make Money Online"
      Free BacklinkSearch Engine
      No Hype, No Spam, Just The Truth
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3753481].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author lstoops
    That's funny I was just about to write a blog post on this topic. Basically, I make sure the product is between $100-500, has lots of reviews (4 star plus), and has a lot of cross promotional products. I don't really look at the only 5 left soon because I'm almost sure that is a marketing ploy by Amazon. So that doesn't play a part in my decision. I'm just looking for well received products.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3748673].message }}
    • Originally Posted by lstoops View Post

      That's funny I was just about to write a blog post on this topic. Basically, I make sure the product is between $100-500, has lots of reviews (4 star plus), and has a lot of cross promotional products. I don't really look at the only 5 left soon because I'm almost sure that is a marketing ploy by Amazon. So that doesn't play a part in my decision. I'm just looking for well received products.
      This is exactly how I do it, too. Dan Brock created an excellent thread about this topic over a year ago. It's closed for posting now, but there is a lot of good information in there from both him and other Warriors. Here's the link:

      http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...print-you.html
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3748778].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Sam90
    I have a cooking niche blog and I sure wish I had items that converted in the $100-$500 range. My sales average only $20-30.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3748706].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Banks
    An easy way to pick a product is to browse the best sellers list and go through the categories. Items that are over $100 are nice to sell, and it helps if they are on sale and have lots of positive reviews. If you sell smaller items try to find things that people need, and tell them to buy in bulk to get free shipping. That will increase your sales!
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3748740].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author fitz10
    Is it an item being sold by Amazon or a third party? If it's a third party I'd be a little weary, if it's being sold by Amazon I'd be less concerned.
    Signature



    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3749221].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author Deltia
      When choosing products i follow a couple of basic strategies.

      Pick a range of products, not just one. This means if one does sell out then there are alternatives on your site, although just my getting them on to amazon through your site may be enough even if the product is out of stock.

      I try to aim for products around 100$+ with a number of reviews on amazon page and reasonably high rating (3 stars +)
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3749512].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author jideofor
    Well for me, this what I would do. I would find a demand first before looking for a product to promote. This is makes it easier.

    Though I have not done any Amazon promotion, but I am in the process of doing that.

    Research first, make sure it is a physical product, gauge the competition, go look for the product on amazon( You will surely find it there) and then make sure that you register the keyword for the product which people are searching for. The keyword exact search for the keyword should be 1000 and above.

    Set up a site for this and ensure that you do on-site SEO, add plugins, then write a very good product review.

    Using this method, I have discovered over 20 good Amazon products with their main keyword being available in .com or .net or .org

    Thanks to the WARRIOR FORUM for all I have learned
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3749513].message }}
  • Profile picture of the author JamesGw
    I usually go for high priced items that have good reviews. That's the best way to make money with Amazon imo.
    {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3753714].message }}
    • Profile picture of the author suzee
      Thanks, everyone!
      I was pretty sure I was getting stuck on something that didn't matter. I think I spent so much time on the research, I kinda got overwhelmed.
      Appreciate all the input~
      Sorry I waited so long to say thanks, the dang weather around here has kept me unplugged for almost a week. Spring storms go away!! : )
      {{ DiscussionBoard.errors[3785398].message }}

Trending Topics