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How To Find the Perfect Affiliate Product to Sell That Your Audience Will Love

November 22, 2019


– One of the most asked
questions I get is, “Neil, how do I choose products
to sell as an affiliate? “I don’t want to ruin my
reputation selling things “that my audience won’t like.” Well, there’s a framework
to find the perfect affiliate product, and if
you follow it step by step, you’ll end up selling much more than if you just copy and
paste an Amazon affiliate code on your website hoping that
you’re going to generate sales. So you’re probably
wondering what it is, right? Hey everyone, I’m Neil Patel, and today, I’m going to break down how
to find the perfect affiliate product to sell to your
audience that they’ll love. (gentle music) Before we get started,
make sure you subscribe. If you’re on YouTube, click
the alert notification. That way, when I go live,
you’ll get notified. First, if you don’t know
what your audience’s main problems are, what their needs, what their wants are, you need to start by surveying them and talking to them. Ask them questions like,
“What is the biggest “challenge that you’re facing? “What are your most burning questions “that you want answered? “What’s not out there, what
product, service, or tool, would you like someone to create? “What level of expertise do you have? “Are you a beginner, intermediate, expert? “What’s your preferred method of learning? “Is it reading, listening,
watching, practicing? “Do you pay for any subscriptions “that can help you in your life,
in your basketball journey, “in your musician lessons?” I don’t know, whatever category you’re
in, but you get the point. “Have you ever bought
any products or services “to improve your,” and let
them fill in the blank. You can modify all of these
questions to your audience. You can always install live chat tools, or use tools like Qualaroo or SurveyMonkey to figure this out, or you could just ask open-ended questions. By figuring out what your audience needs, what their problems are, if they’ve paid for other products or services, it’ll tell you what you can sell to them, and what you shouldn’t
waste your time with. For example, if you’re selling
musician-related products, or your blog or your
website’s about music, and you find out that everyone’s a expert, and you decide to sell
beginner-related products, you’re not going to get many conversions. But if you find out that
everyone’s a beginner, and you sell beginner-related products, and then intermediate as people go up, and then expert products
as they go up even more, you’ll do much better. That’s why it’s really
important to figure out what your audience is
all about, the issues and pain points they have. That way you know what to sell them from an affiliate standpoint,
to generate the most income. Second, you want to brainstorm
all kinds of solutions, the products, the services,
that can help your audience out. Create a blank document. Jot down any ideas that cross your mind, whether it is something
that you’ve already seen, or no one’s invented yet. There’s no filter. You can do whatever you want. You can even browse other
affiliate sites to see what’s out there, and this will
give you ideas as well. Third, look for products that fall into any of these categories, and are top sellers in their categories. For example, if you go on Amazon, they clearly show you what
are top sellers in a category. You can install Affilitizer’s
Chrome extension. It’ll tell you if there
are any affiliate programs for products or services that
you come across on the Web. It’ll even give you a direct link to affiliate programs so you can sign up. Even when you’re browsing content, it’ll let you know if you’re looking at a piece of information related to an affiliate program out there. Now if you want to sell
retail, search for products in any of the following programs. Amazon Associates, eBay Partner Network, Jet.com Affiliates, Target Affiliates, Walmart Affiliate program. If you’re open to selling
other kinds of products, like educational-based, or even software, check out ClickBank,
JVZoo, OfferVault, Rakuten, Warrior Plus, FlexOffers,
ShareASale, Commission Junction, Avangate, MaxBounty, and PeerFly. And if you want to focus
on educational products, check out Udemy, Treehouse, Coursera, QuickStart, and 360training. Those sites should give you
an idea of what could work, and what won’t work for
you and your audience. The fourth thing you need to consider is whatever products or service you consider selling as affiliates,
here are the criteria that they need to meet. Because if they don’t
meet these criterias, one, you won’t do well, but two, you’re going to look bad to your audience. So let’s go over the criteria. It needs to be directly connected to the content that you write about. So if you’re writing about music stuff, your offers, your products, services, need to be about music. If you start offering something else, not only will you not make any money, but people are going to
be pissed off at you. It also needs to help people out. This is a huge criteria for me. If something doesn’t
help out your audience, then why would you sell it to them. Sure, in the short run,
you may make some money, but in the long run, you’re
going to burn your reader base, you’re going to lose your trust, and you won’t do well in the long run. Warren Buffet always has this philosophy: If you have a choice
between something that can make you money in the short run, or something that’s
going to burn your brand, take the option of not making the money, and protecting your brand. Why? Because it creates longevity. So this is how I really figure
out if this helps people out. I look at my audience, and be like, “All right, is this going to help them out “in an educational way? “Is this going to solve a nagging problem “that they’re facing in life? “Is this something that removes friction “from something that they
experience on a daily basis? “Is this something that
speeds up a process “in your audience’s life? “Is this something that
makes things easier, “cheaper, more effective,
or even more elegant, right? “Is it something that raises your status “among your peers, your
family, your friends?” If it meets a lot of those criterias, if it’s something that
you would use yourself, if it’s something that
you would easily recommend to your friend, then you have something that’s worth promoting. The fifth thing that you need to do is don’t just put links and
ads all over your website to these products and services. They need to play an active
role in your content. You’ve got to blend them in contextually. That way, as people are reading, they’re getting education,
they can also buy. You need to teach people
how they can accomplish their goals using these
products and services. You need to put out tutorials, in-depth reviews, product comparisons. By doing those things, you’re
much more likely to get sales. And when you’re doing
a product comparison, you can also sing up as an affiliate to the other product
that you’re promoting. Sure, it may not perform
as well as the main product that you’re focusing
on, but hey, if someone decides to sign up for that other product that you don’t think is that great, eh, at least you’re going to get an
affiliate commission from it. And subtly mention these
products and services within your content when
there’s other related topics. And of course, make sure you
include a call to action. If you don’t have a call to action when you’re promoting affiliate offers, you’re not going to do well. Now if you’re a company that needs help getting more sales, whether
it’s through an affiliate or just any form of digital marketing, check out my ad agency,
Neil Patel Digital. Of course, if you enjoyed this video, make sure you like,
subscribe, comment, share. I look forward to helping you out.

32 Comments

  • Reply Emiway Lover November 21, 2019 at 3:03 pm

    Love you so much Neil and your advice world classs

  • Reply tech infocript November 21, 2019 at 3:05 pm

    hey Neil hello, good information

  • Reply Matt Rinkerman November 21, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    Hi Neal, off-topic but good timing. Can I use Ubersuggest as a teaching tool. Developing a Digital Marketing class at a local high school. Let me know if ok. Thanks

  • Reply Harry Parmar November 21, 2019 at 3:13 pm

    sir do I have to make a blog and post the affiliate link there ?????

  • Reply Harry Parmar November 21, 2019 at 3:14 pm

    can we share links in Instagram in WhatsApp group etc…….?

  • Reply Awkward Media November 21, 2019 at 3:20 pm

    'Tis the season for affiliate marketing

  • Reply Young Indian motive November 21, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    Thanks Neil GBY (GOD BLESS YOU ) Again thanks 🇮🇳

  • Reply Seemu November 21, 2019 at 3:25 pm

    HI Neil, can I ask what theme do you use for your website?

  • Reply Bronson Lee November 21, 2019 at 3:33 pm

    Neil u are so brilliant naturally born smart anyway i am very interested in ur angel investing program i was told once u had a free pre ipo class if u can let me know i can find this thru youtube search Anyway keep up ur great work so it helps a newbie like me hope u cover more contents about pre ipo Mahalo from Hawaii

  • Reply FS CREATIONS November 21, 2019 at 3:37 pm

    Sir please make a series of affiliate marketing strategy and seo

  • Reply Tusher Imran November 21, 2019 at 3:38 pm

    Alhamdulilla ❤. Thanks neil.

  • Reply Passive Income Tom November 21, 2019 at 3:39 pm

    This is so true Neil. I have bern offerred to mention products on my page but had to decline since their products were not related to my channel. Sometimes we have to wait for the right offer or find the right product ourself. 👍

  • Reply FS CREATIONS November 21, 2019 at 3:45 pm

    Sir what the main content should be present in affiliate website

  • Reply Sagar Deva November 21, 2019 at 3:59 pm

    This is the video i was waiting from your side. Trust me sir what you say direct hit the mind. Thanks once again.

  • Reply SEO Tools TV November 21, 2019 at 4:06 pm

    I think it's better to create content where you're passionate like Neal does about digital marketing. Get the organic reach and only after this to use keywords + the combination of words: affiliate program. Don't try to set up affiliate program if you have no organic traffic.

  • Reply Talking life November 21, 2019 at 4:07 pm

    In figuring out what people need.Always remember that People buy emotionally

  • Reply Motivational Speech November 21, 2019 at 4:27 pm

    You are great boss….I'm from Bangladesh…

  • Reply Crypto Teller Machine November 21, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Nice one Niel..!! I started watching your videos and used ubersuggest even before I started with my blog. If followed, understood and implemented well your content is better than paid digital marketing courses. Thanks a ton and keep up with qualified helpful content.

  • Reply JONATHAN PALACIOS November 21, 2019 at 4:40 pm

    Great resume Neil, but how could I search for hi ticket affiliate programs? 🧐🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤓🤑🤑🤑🤑

  • Reply Rishi Shokeen November 21, 2019 at 5:23 pm

    My takeaway – Teaching and selling will go together hand in hand

  • Reply P Keishing November 21, 2019 at 5:31 pm

    Neil sorry to bother you again but can you please make a video on the latest November update. Tips on how to recover and how to bulletproof yourself from future Google update.

  • Reply Alankrit Mathur November 21, 2019 at 6:21 pm

    Nice video. 👍

  • Reply Sana Zia November 21, 2019 at 7:38 pm

    Neil i have a business blog and i dnt have a good idea which amazon products to put on my blog…how can we figure out for such blogs? Also kindly tell are you saying that we need to put some title or call to action on the top of the ad to make ppl buy it?

  • Reply Qualityium November 21, 2019 at 7:48 pm

    amazing
    why you don't share something practical?

  • Reply Chey Potier November 21, 2019 at 7:50 pm

    Can your make 10,000 in 4 weeks program work in conjunction with affiliate marketing?

  • Reply LaptopShopee November 22, 2019 at 2:03 am

    Super sir nice speech..i am big fan of your videos…. 😍

  • Reply Tech With Sd November 22, 2019 at 2:11 am

    #Neilpatel
    Please make a video facebook marketing's

  • Reply manya quinn November 22, 2019 at 2:14 am

    Thanks for the timely content Neil, would love a video series on the customer journey!

  • Reply James Scott November 22, 2019 at 3:12 am

    Thanks for the info Neil 👍 yeah it gets annoying when u follow a certain channel/blog and then they try selling/promoting you something that has NOTHING to do with their niche lol.

  • Reply Anthony Noronha November 22, 2019 at 7:07 am

    Neil, thank you for your valuable tips mentioned in this video regarding how to promote affiliate offers. I enjoyed this video. By the way, in the past, you had agreed to make a video on video SEO. Do you remember I told you that I make medical video presentations for doctors ( plastic surgeons, Orthopedic surgeons, etc)? I intend to learn the perfect way to optimize my video in Google. I am tired of buying products after products on jvzoo and warrior plus. Please suggest ranking videos on first page of Google. This is Anthony from Santacruz, Mumbai, India.

  • Reply Whatsaap Vicky November 22, 2019 at 7:10 am

    I need your t-shirt 😍
    Please share me link👉

  • Reply e-Genius November 22, 2019 at 7:40 am

    Thanks Neil

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