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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 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 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 commission in only one program out of the 10 affiliate marketing programs I promoted. And it was a very small amount.
I changed my mind and I dropped 9 affiliate marketing programs to remain with only one. This was SFI. There are many reasons why I never made money in the nine programs. One of them was that I didn’t properly understand them. The second reason was that promoting 10 affiliate marketing programs demanded a lot of work.
Lessons Learnt from Promoting Affiliate Marketing Programs
I learnt 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 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 regular training and support was not 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 for you program by program. I just 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 certain services and products. These are definitely 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 categorized 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 auto responder 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 good theme to design good layout and with functions that could enable you to create a winning website. Good themes are not for free.
When buying, buy a theme that you can eventually promote to people to earn internet income. One of the best theme which we have also using is Divi Theme.
4. Web Designing Software
There are people who 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 future to promote them for commission.
5. Designing software programs
To run an online business, you need designing software to design 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 grow your business, you need to market 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 a number of affiliate marketing programs with products related to your niche. Look for good programs and promote them. You will definitely create an extra source of income by promoting a product in a field you know very well. It will be easier to promote 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 own 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 you can best convince others about. Since you know them well, you talk from an informed view point. Besides, you lose nothing if you don’t get commission by marketing them. You will already be satisfied with 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 self-made 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!
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