You have heard it over and over again.
And you’re thinking. . .
“Ah, so I can make profits by just selling affiliate products online!”
The truth is you can make profits.
But let’s be more realistic here, right?
Your blog is costing you money right now.
You see, web hosting, renewing a domain name, internet connection etc they all cost money.
You have realized that they’re costing you money every month.
You really want your blog to foot these monthly costs.
But the problem is that your blog isn’t generating enough money even although it is receiving a lot of traffic each month.
Why is your blog not generating enough money to foot its costs?
Let me guess why this is happening. . .
You’re relying only on one way of monetizing your blog.
Most likely, it is Google AdSenses.
Yes, you have already read that you can make money online selling affiliate products but you haven’t taken a step to find the most profitable affiliate products you can sell on your blog.
You just don’t know how you can do this. You think the process is too complicated for you.
I assure you the process isn’t complicated.
Read on and you’ll realize that you only need to follow simple steps to find the best affiliate product that will earn you enough profits to foot the costs of running your blog.
7 Steps To Find An Affiliate Product For Your Blog
It takes more than just a Google search to find a profitable affiliate product for your blog.
Finding the most profitable affiliate niche won’t come from a simple Google search.
If you Google the phrase “Most Profitable Affiliate Program,” you’ll have every affiliate product trying to get you on board.
Instead, take the following steps to discover a profitable affiliate marketing product for your blog.
Step 1: Determine An Audience
Affiliate marketing products will frequently change.
Many of the products which are trending today, might not be trending a year from now.
Find an audience that is receptive.
Typically go for an audience that you already know what they need.
Alternatively, you can pick an audience based on the niche you have a passionate for. If for instance you’re passionate about health care and you are well versed in health products, then you can target the people who are interested in health products.
It is then possible to build an audience on a topic you know and love.
Step one is all about you finding an audience that is receptive.
Step 2: Make A List Of Problems
People who are interested in the niche you have chosen are in need of solutions to their problems.
They want products that they can use to solve their problems.
Based on the audience you have chosen, make a list of problems.
As an example, hangover is a problem facing people who drink too much alcohol.
Step two is all about you finding problems based on the audience you have chosen.
Step 3: Find Solutions
Find solutions based on the problems you listed.
From the example we had, we know that people suffering from hangover need a solution.
How can you provide them with a solution to relief them from hangover which is a problem to them?
Provide a solution to relief them from headache, dizziness and nausea.
Pain killer medication is what you might recommend for headache.
But what other hangover cures would you have in the above scenario?
Is there something unique that cures hangover that most people don’t know about that works so well apart from pain killer medication?
Start finding the different approaches to the solution.
Before you know it, you’ll have an amazing list of solutions to use.
Step three is all about you finding solutions to the problem.
Step 4: Are There Affiliate Products For These Solutions?
Now you have a list of solutions. Actually, you’re supposed to use these solutions to find affiliate products to sell on your blog.
The fact is, products are the ones that provide solutions to problems.
“Now that I know the solutions to the problem, where do I find affiliate products to sell?”
I’m pleased you asked this question.
There are many places online you can find affiliate marketing products to promote.
Here are some websites where you can search for affiliate marketing products:
Step four is all about you finding affiliate products that provide a solution to a problem.
Step 5: Facts About Affiliate Marketing Marketing
Do your research well about the affiliate marketing product you’ve chosen to sell.
You should have all important facts about the affiliate marketing product.
It will be very difficult for you to promote a product on your blog that you don’t know how it functions.
Most important, you should only promote affiliate products that you feel comfortable selling to people or you feel satisfied using them.
Step five is all about you having important information about the affiliate products.
Step 6: Contacting Merchants
Now that you have affiliate products to sell on your blog, the next step is to contact the merchants who are looking for publishers or affiliate marketers to promote their products (in this case the affiliate products you have chosen).
Some of the websites providing affiliate services that are mentioned above will handle this process for you.
Step six is all about you requesting merchants to promote their products.
Step 7: Write Content That Presells
Once you’ve found profitable affiliate marketing products that provide a solution to a problem and you’ve all important information regarding them, the next step is to create content that presells.
The content you create should be persuasive and interesting to read while it promotes your affiliate products.
Don’t annoy readers with your sales pitch.
There is a way you can sell affiliate products without your readers feeling that you’re pitching them with sales.
The content you write should highlight a problem and provide a way on how to end the problem.
Focus on your readers while writing content to publish to your blog.
Don’t focus writing for search engines.
Write in a way that is natural while optimizing your content in the search engines.
Ideally, you’ll want to blend some of the most searched keywords with those that have fewer searches.
Google’s keyword suggestion tool is a great way to find the best keywords available to use in promoting the affiliate marketing products you have chosen.
As you search for keywords using a keyword tool, find out how many searches are posted for different keywords relating to the affiliate marketing products you have chosen to sell.
Use keywords to make it easy for people to find your affiliate products online and also to find your blog posts that are promoting these products.
Step seven is all about you writing and publishing content that is promoting your affiliate products.
Do You Still Want To Know More Ways You Can Make Money Online Blogging
Google AdSenses and selling affiliate products aren’t the only ways you can make money online blogging.
There are many ways you can easily use to monetize your blog.
Check out here 10 legitimate ways to make money online blogging.
N/B: Just like any other online business, you’ve to do online marketing for you to sell the affiliate products you’re promoting on your blog.