How do you find good affiliate programs?

by nika24
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Hi. I've been blogging since 2007 but I'm quite new to affiliate marketing. I've only done a few affiliate plugs on my blogs and only earned maybe around $10 from those since my focus was on blogging.

With the recent black friday deals, I managed to get a $0.99 domain that I'd like to use for affiliate marketing. It's focus is on beauty and cosmetics, and while I know my way through wordpress and customizing themes, I'm not well-versed on this topic. However, I have friends who are and they're interested in doing paid articles as well as profit-sharing.

I was wondering how you guys find good affiliate programs and how you determine if it's worth plugging a certain affiliate product? I'm currently a member of Shareasale, CJ, Amazon and MoreNiche. I joined them a long time ago but I've never really used them a lot.

A nudge to the right direction greatly appreciated. ^_^
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  • Profile picture of the author akirlew
    I am sure you will get a range of replies, but here is what I look for:

    1. A trusted network. I want to make sure I am going to get paid.
    2. A product in a field that I know well. This makes it easy to write/blog about. You might want to start with products you use currently.
    3. I look for higher commissions and recurring commissions are optimal. This allows you to spend more money on promotions.

    I hope that helps to get you started.

    Best wishes for success!

    ~ Anthony
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    • Profile picture of the author tsuccess
      I usually review programs that I've heard about. You've named some pretty popular ones (Shareasale, CJ, Amazon). I review them and decide which ones I'd like to join. Some of the factors that I have in mind when deciding which ones to join is what do they offer (I'm referring to tangible/physical products or digital/downloadable ones), how often they pay (the sooner the better for me), and which has the most products with my niche. These are the things I look at.
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      • Profile picture of the author nika24
        Originally Posted by akirlew View Post

        I am sure you will get a range of replies, but here is what I look for:

        1. A trusted network. I want to make sure I am going to get paid.
        2. A product in a field that I know well. This makes it easy to write/blog about. You might want to start with products you use currently.
        3. I look for higher commissions and recurring commissions are optimal. This allows you to spend more money on promotions.

        I hope that helps to get you started.

        Best wishes for success!

        ~ Anthony
        Thank you very much for your reply and your well wishes!

        Originally Posted by HatKing View Post

        Depending on which level you are at, you can find good sites to start with. The usual one is usually clickbank and/or amazon affiliates to start off.
        Ah, I remember now that I joined Clickbank before as well. Unfortunately that site confuses me more than the other ones I joined.

        Originally Posted by Looking4Mentor View Post

        Hello nika24,

        There is an affiliate forum on WF that would probably be a better fit for your questions. The top 2 affiliate companies would be Clickbank.com and arguably paydotcom.com

        There are affiliate programs on WF that will offer higher conversions and higher commission%.

        Peace
        Oh, sorry for that! I'm just new here (despite the old sign-up date) because I signed up before and totally forgot about it. ^_^ I'll check on that forum for more information, thank you!

        Originally Posted by tsuccess View Post

        I usually review programs that I've heard about. You've named some pretty popular ones (Shareasale, CJ, Amazon). I review them and decide which ones I'd like to join. Some of the factors that I have in mind when deciding which ones to join is what do they offer (I'm referring to tangible/physical products or digital/downloadable ones), how often they pay (the sooner the better for me), and which has the most products with my niche. These are the things I look at.
        I started doing it that way before, which is why I only promoted a few products on my blogs. I thought it would be a different route for affiliate sites but now I understand that it's still roughly the same. Thank you very much for the help! ^_^
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  • Profile picture of the author HatKing
    Depending on which level you are at, you can find good sites to start with. The usual one is usually clickbank and/or amazon affiliates to start off.
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  • Profile picture of the author Looking4Mentor
    Originally Posted by nika24 View Post

    Hi. I've been blogging since 2007 but I'm quite new to affiliate marketing. I've only done a few affiliate plugs on my blogs and only earned maybe around $10 from those since my focus was on blogging.

    With the recent black friday deals, I managed to get a $0.99 domain that I'd like to use for affiliate marketing. It's focus is on beauty and cosmetics, and while I know my way through wordpress and customizing themes, I'm not well-versed on this topic. However, I have friends who are and they're interested in doing paid articles as well as profit-sharing.

    I was wondering how you guys find good affiliate programs and how you determine if it's worth plugging a certain affiliate product? I'm currently a member of Shareasale, CJ, Amazon and MoreNiche. I joined them a long time ago but I've never really used them a lot.

    A nudge to the right direction greatly appreciated. ^_^

    Hello nika24,

    There is an affiliate forum on WF that would probably be a better fit for your questions. The top 2 affiliate companies would be Clickbank.com and arguably paydotcom.com

    There are affiliate programs on WF that will offer higher conversions and higher commission%.

    Peace
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  • Profile picture of the author opt in
    Hi Nika24,

    Being in IM for a few years now, I've tried many things and what I've learned in Affiliate Marketing is, it's easier to base your income on leads rather than sales.

    What I mean by that is, you can still make money selling affiliate products but it is harder to convince a customer to buy something even with the best copy-writing skills. That's why I would suggest that if you want to become serious about affiliate marketing then get paid when you create leads instead of selling a product. In this case you only have to convince your customers to fill out a form or give out his email and that's when you get paid. There's is a lot less commitment from a customer to simply give his info than for a the same customer to use his credit card to buy no matter the price.

    To have access to thousands, yes thousands of Affiliate Offers that pays on each lead you create, you have to be a member of a CPA network like Maxbounty.com, Clickbooth.com and many more out there.

    The general people on the internet thinks that becoming a member in those CPA networks is very difficult to achieve and that isn't through for most of the CPA network.

    Many people on this Forum knows that and can help you get into those CPA networks and help you succeed in Affiliate Marketing. Chad Hamzeh ('ChadH' advanced Warrior Member) is one of them, he helped me becoming successful in Affiliate Marketing with his thorough course on CPA Networks and CPA affiliate offers.

    I've learned to create a good relationship with my affiliate managers within the different CPA networks that I'm a member of and ask them questions about the best offers available in my niche right now. It's important to have those relationships because those affiliate managers usually know what sells right now.

    Hope this help.
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  • Profile picture of the author daviddeschaine
    Hey how you doing I'm no expert by any means with affiliate marketing- but I have made some money using some programs but what I've found is that I've made more money by creating Some of my own products.

    The best thing you could do is create something that you like to do, and sell your information - most people that sell digital products for digital information products are not really the experts.

    just create something you love to do or something that you do for work if it will help people in some way. We all have problems which need do is create a solution or just do what you love....

    I hope this helps this was a good post... Nice job!

    Originally Posted by nika24 View Post

    Hi. I've been blogging since 2007 but I'm quite new to affiliate marketing. I've only done a few affiliate plugs on my blogs and only earned maybe around $10 from those since my focus was on blogging.

    With the recent black friday deals, I managed to get a $0.99 domain that I'd like to use for affiliate marketing. It's focus is on beauty and cosmetics, and while I know my way through wordpress and customizing themes, I'm not well-versed on this topic. However, I have friends who are and they're interested in doing paid articles as well as profit-sharing.

    I was wondering how you guys find good affiliate programs and how you determine if it's worth plugging a certain affiliate product? I'm currently a member of Shareasale, CJ, Amazon and MoreNiche. I joined them a long time ago but I've never really used them a lot.

    A nudge to the right direction greatly appreciated. ^_^
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  • Profile picture of the author Flowithit
    Join a CPA network that way you get paid per lead and not on the sale
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