different affiliate programs or....

by zonkow
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As a newbie, is it a good idea to promote products from different affiliate programs in one website?

What is the best affiliate program for a newbie? Is clickbank too challenging?

I want to promote both clickbank and amazon products (make reviews) in my first website. Does it work?
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by zonkow View Post

    As a newbie, is it a good idea to promote products from different affiliate programs in one website?
    I don't know.

    I never did, and I think on balance I'm probably glad I didn't - there's quite enough of a learning curve in affiliate marketing as it is.

    I (much) later and very cautiously added some Amazon products, and some other things to some of my "ClickBank product niche sites", and it went perfectly well, and I sometimes wonder whether I might have done that equally successfully at an earlier stage, but I don't know.

    Originally Posted by zonkow View Post

    What is the best affiliate program for a newbie?
    I don't think there is one "best affiliate program" for a newbie. People vary. Some people (especially those well suited, psychologically, by higher conversion-rates with lower commissions) are going to prefer Amazon, I think. At the time, I thought I preferred ClickBank and I think (for me) I was right.

    Originally Posted by zonkow View Post

    Is clickbank too challenging?
    "ClickBank" is simply a retailer.

    I'm never sure quite how meaningful it is (though I sometimes do it myself) to speak in generalisations about "ClickBank products".

    "ClickBank products" have their sales pages on their vendors' websites. It's the order pages and payment processing system that they have in common, more than anything else.

    Yes, they tend (apart from some software, and some physical products) to share the characteristic of being "information products" but I'm not sure how much commonality that really gives them. The cooking, cake-decoration and wine-making markets are radically different from the make-money-online, internet-marketing-advice and registry-cleaning markets.

    It makes far more sense, to me, to classify/separate products according to their kinds of market, and perhaps according to their customer demographics, than it does according to whether or not they're "ClickBank products". This classification doesn't signify much of importance, really. (Apart, perhaps, from what it "signifies" to very ill-informed beginners who think of ClickBank as being for "make money online" and "internet marketing" products only, ignoring 498 other niches, but those people are stacking the deck so well and truly against themselves, and their overall success rates are so low, that they're not really worth bringing into the discussion at all).

    Originally Posted by zonkow View Post

    I want to promote both clickbank and amazon products (make reviews) in my first website. Does it work?
    I don't know.

    For me, I think it would have been a distraction and imposed additional difficulties, to try to do that at the outset, and on balance I think I'm glad I didn't try to. But that doesn't mean it won't work for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nicola Lane
    I would suggest that a newbie sticks to just one affiliate program - to start with. This is so that the first payout is reached quicker. Otherwise you run the risk of having several accounts that are just below payout threashold.

    Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author MiFortuna
    One important factor is to make sure that the affiliate products are closely related to your niche, otherwise you will not have targeted visitors viewing your ads. If you can keep it to one as suggested by Nicola that would be best initially.
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  • Profile picture of the author ebusinesstutor
    Yes, you must make sure all the affiliate products you promote fit your niche. Don't offer ebooks on Dog Training, Weight Loss and Making Money Online. Choose one niche and stick with it.

    Build your list first and then you can market as many of the niche affiilate products as you want to your list for free whenever you want.
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