How much research you do before you refer a product to your list as an affiliate?

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Before you mail to your list referring a product as an affiliate , How Much Research Do You DO???

1. Check the clickbank gravity...
2. Check the clickbank popularity...
3. Check how many sold in warriorplus...
4. Check the refund rate...
5. Check the affiliate commission...
6. Recurring bill or not...
7. Check the product matches to the list interest...

And what else?
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrian Int
    Originally Posted by shawoon98 View Post

    Before you mail to your list referring a product as an affiliate , How Much Research Do You DO???

    1. Check the clickbank gravity...
    2. Check the clickbank popularity...
    3. Check how many sold in warriorplus...
    4. Check the refund rate...
    5. Check the affiliate commission...
    6. Recurring bill or not...
    7. Check the product matches to the list interest...

    And what else?
    I don't want to sound crazy here but...
    I do a bit of research and talk to the product creator if at all possible.

    This probably won't help my not-crazy case either but...
    Buying the product to make sure it's worth referring is also helpful.

    I have always found that it is much easier to sell a product that you believe in, than it is to sell one you're pretending to believe in.


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    -Adrian
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  • Profile picture of the author MattCatania
    You're missing the most crucial element here - CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT YOURSELF.

    Is it a quality product?
    Does it match your customers interests and needs?
    Does the product meet the expectations given in the sales copy?

    Gravity is irrelevant. You can find spectacular products that have a gravity of < 10

    All you really need to do is buy the product yourself and go through it - that'll tell you whether it's worth referring or not.
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    • Profile picture of the author shawoon98
      Originally Posted by MattCatania View Post

      You're missing the most crucial element here - CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT YOURSELF.

      Is it a quality product?
      Does it match your customers interests and needs?
      Does the product meet the expectations given in the sales copy?

      Gravity is irrelevant. You can find spectacular products that have a gravity of < 10

      All you really need to do is buy the product yourself and go through it - that'll tell you whether it's worth referring or not.
      How do you measure quality?
      How do you measure customer interests and needs?
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    • Profile picture of the author loi77
      Originally Posted by MattCatania View Post

      You're missing the most crucial element here - CHECK OUT THE PRODUCT YOURSELF.

      Is it a quality product?
      Does it match your customers interests and needs?
      Does the product meet the expectations given in the sales copy?

      Gravity is irrelevant. You can find spectacular products that have a gravity of < 10

      All you really need to do is buy the product yourself and go through it - that'll tell you whether it's worth referring or not.
      Spot on. I totally agree with you man.

      You only recommend products that you would buy yourself.
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  • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
    Originally Posted by shawoon98 View Post

    Before you mail to your list referring a product as an affiliate , How Much Research Do You DO???

    1. Check the clickbank gravity...
    2. Check the clickbank popularity...
    3. Check how many sold in warriorplus...
    4. Check the refund rate...
    5. Check the affiliate commission...
    6. Recurring bill or not...
    7. Check the product matches to the list interest...

    And what else?
    I only recommend products that I'm currently using in
    my business (or have used before) or have vetted
    thoroughly beforehand.

    My main driving question is: will this product be of high
    value to my subscriber?


    If yes, then I will recommend it thoroughly.

    If not, I don't promote it. Period.

    I mean, c'mon. What do you think of someone who
    promotes any old offer that comes down the pike?

    I take responsibility for my recommendations so I don't
    promote things willy nilly like most pseudo-marketers.

    Instead, I purchase the product and see how good the
    product is and also look at how vendor treats me.

    If they pass that test, I'll consider promoting.

    Dedicated to mutual success,

    Shaun
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    • Profile picture of the author shawoon98
      Originally Posted by Shaun OReilly View Post

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      Instead, I purchase the product and see how good the
      product is and also look at how vendor treats me.

      If they pass that test, I'll consider promoting.

      Dedicated to mutual success,

      Shaun
      Very good point. What treat do you expect from the vendor? Or in other words how should a vendor treat his/her valued affiliate?
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      • Profile picture of the author Shaun OReilly
        Originally Posted by shawoon98 View Post

        Very good point. What treat do you expect from the vendor? Or in other words how should a vendor treat his/her valued affiliate?
        I'm talking about how they treat me as a CUSTOMER,
        not as an AFFILIATE.

        After all, how they treat me as a customer is how they'll
        treat any of my valued subscribers who buy based upon
        my recommendation.

        So, if I buy from the vendor and they provide a great
        product and support - then I'll recommend them if it's
        appropriate.

        However, if their product is mediocre or I don't like their
        sales process or after-sales support - then I WON'T
        recommend them AT ALL.

        Remember that each time that I make a recommendation,
        I'm putting my reputation on the line - and that's something
        I protect ruthlessly.

        Some other marketers will do anything for a buck but I
        ain't one of 'em.

        Dedicated to mutual success,

        Shaun
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  • Profile picture of the author AndyBlackSEO
    I guess it is about building some kind ofrelationship up with your list / readers. If they listen to you and 'trust' what you say, advise and recommend... then some will follow your advise and purchase a product based on your personal recommendation.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndyBlackSEO
    ... also to add to that. You can go one further than simply recommending a product. If the product is software for example, why no create a free walk-thru video showing them what it does and highlighting the benefits. This way you're adding mroe value and will likely earn more money in the process.
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  • Profile picture of the author Val Wilson
    I only ever buy a product if I think it is going to add value to my business and help me get to where I want to go. Anything I promote to my list must do the same for their business - and the only way I can tell this is by buying the product myself. Sales copy, gravity, etc are all irrelevant - if you want a long term relationship with your list, you must only promote products that you know are high quality. Remember if you are thinking of promoting a clickbank product & want to try it out yourself, there is nothing wrong with buying it through your own affiliate link.
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  • Profile picture of the author paul nicholls
    i keep things pretty simple and you should too

    i NEVER recommend anything or any product unless i have gone through it to make sure
    it has plenty of value and it is a good solid product which will help my subscribers

    if i havent already bought the product myself or gone through th entire course myself then i wont even think about promoting a product

    thats pretty much it

    paul
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  • Profile picture of the author Enirose Gabales
    it should be when you get a good niche and the keywords are very low competition with high searches globally and locally.
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  • Profile picture of the author Exel
    You need to make sure that the product is quality and will give great value to your
    subscribers. I don't promote many products, and what I promote are from only a few
    creators who always have great information and take great care of their customers.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by Shaun OReilly View Post

      So, if I buy from the vendor and they provide a great product and support - then I'll recommend them if it's appropriate.

      However, if their product is mediocre or I don't like their
      sales process or after-sales support - then I WON'T
      recommend them AT ALL.

      Remember that each time that I make a recommendation,
      I'm putting my reputation on the line - and that's something
      I protect ruthlessly.
      I agree with what Shaun wrote here, so I won't repeat it...

      If you follow my posts, you know that I spend a lot of time telling people that something is not an either/or situation.

      This is an exception. Either a product provides fair value - in my sole judgment - or I will not make that recommendation. I don't give a flying you-know-what about 6 of the 7 items on your list (OP) and the only one I do care about, you didn't touch until #7.
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  • Profile picture of the author longdouble
    Yeah, just the good products. That's the way you keep your business in long time.
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