Affiliate Marketing Programs – What Programs Should You Promote?
You want to make money online. But you don’t have yet products to sell. You have come across so many affiliate marketing companies looking for people to promote their products online for a commission. You don’t know the affiliate marketing programs that will best satisfy your needs. As a result, you are in a dilemma. What do you do?
I was like you. When I ventured into an online business, I joined many affiliate marketing programs. I spent money to join them. And it wasn’t small because I spent every month to maintain my membership with those affiliate marketing programs. I did it for several months expecting to earn some income. Disappointingly, I got a commission in only one program out of the ten affiliate marketing programs I promoted. And it was a tiny amount.
I changed my mind, and I dropped nine affiliate marketing programs to remain with only one. This program was SFI. There are many reasons why I never made money in the nine affiliate programs. One of them was that I didn’t properly understand them. The second reason was that promoting ten affiliate marketing programs demanded a lot of work.
Lessons Learnt from Promoting Affiliate Marketing Programs
I learned the following lessons:
- Promoting affiliate marketing programs that I didn’t use in my business led me to disappointment. I find it much easier to market a product I know very well. Secondly, even if I fail to earn money out of it, I still benefit from using it to satisfy my business needs.
- Secondly, promoting affiliate marketing programs without a good compensation plan was a wastage of time.
- Thirdly, promoting affiliate marketing programs on which I spent much money every other month emptied my pockets and led me to disappointments. It’s more so if there is no return on investment.
- Fourthly, promoting affiliate programs where there was no regular training and support provided made me market them blindly.
- And lastly, promoting programs that were not reliable with minimum costs wasted my effort for nothing.
Having thought over this for some good time, I decided to focus my energy on promoting specific affiliate marketing programs. These are programs we use in Goleza Designers Ltd. My work here is not to list down the affiliate programs. I want to mention the type of affiliate marketing programs you need to promote. It will suffice. It will perhaps help you to have a good strategy.
Which type of affiliate marketing programs should you promote?
When venturing into online marketing, you need specific services and products. These are the services or products you use to establish your business online. Your focus should then be on identifying those products/services that best meet your needs. You can then consider promoting them to other people to earn extra income. The different affiliate marketing programs I would recommend to you are categorised as here below:
1. Web hosting
You need to host your website to establish your business online. When hosting a website, look for web hosts with good affiliate marketing programs. Host your website with a web hosting company that you will eventually market to your customers to earn extra income.
2. Email marketing programs
You need an autoresponder to promote your website. Select a reliable email marketing program with a good compensation plan. Use the program to do your business. Also, consider marketing it to others to create a second source of income.
3. Website themes
Most people use content management systems (CMS) like WordPress to set up their websites. With such platforms, you need a beautiful designing theme to design a good layout and with functions that could enable you to create an attractive website. Good designing themes are not for free.
When buying, buy a theme that you can eventually promote to people to earn internet income. The best designing theme is Divi Theme, and it’s the one we are using.
4. Web Designing Software
Some people prefer designing a traditional site using website designing software. They use HTML editors. If you are such a person, why not buy software that you will promote to earn extra money? For instance, we designed our main website with CoffeeCup HTML Editor.
5. Web Designing Companies
If you don’t have designing skills, you need to hire a professional web designer. Select companies with good affiliate marketing programs. You may want in the future to promote them for commission.
5. Designing software programs
To run an online business, you need software to create the graphics you post to your site. I would recommend that you buy software that you can market to get money.
6. Article writing programs
To build your business, you need to promote it. Article marketing is one of the methods through which online business owners market their businesses online. It’s a strategy we also use to market our business online.
However, most people don’t have the time and skill to write articles. They choose to source the service from someone else. If you prefer doing it that way, I advise you to look for a reliable company with a good compensation plan. You may market their service to others to create another source of income.
7. Affiliate Marketing Programs related to your niche
There are several affiliate marketing programs with products related to your niche. Look for suitable programs and promote them. You will create a new source of income by promoting a product in a field you know very well. It will be easier to market it. People buy from experts. They buy from people who know what they are selling. Why not take advantage of that?
Affiliate marketing is a way through which most online marketers create a second source of income in addition to selling their products. However, a good number of people get disappointed by marketing products haphazardly.
If you want to avoid such disappointments, it’s advisable to promote programs you know very well. And the products you use in your business are the ones about which you can best convince others. Since you know them well, you talk from an informed viewpoint. Besides, you lose nothing if you don’t get commission by marketing them. You will already be satisfied with the value you get from using them in your business.
Which affiliate marketing programs would you recommend to others? Why? Please share with us through the comment section below.
Hello! My name is Charles Kiyimba, a creative engraver, a professional teacher, a passionate blogger, a confident graphic/web designer and the founder of Goleza Designers Ltd, an engraving business that turns images into real products. Through my hands-on experience, I share with you free helpful information on our products and services, business, marketing and personal development. Always dive in for more!