You may not realize it, but this
time of year (Spring time) is prime earning season. It's
time to make some money to pay for your upcoming summer
holidays. So just what are you doing to boost your
business, and to stay up to date with what is going on?
As an affiliate marketer, you need to be up to speed with
the right products. The right products means having the
most current ones. There is such a high turnover in
products, that staying up to date has become a challenge.
New products are being released at breakneck speed, every
week sees a new high-powered program.
And they get more and more expensive. Most of the new
releases are not just ebooks, but rather massive
collections on CD or DVD, or are specialty products or
programs. New membership sites proliferate, and they cost
anywhere from $29 to $100 per month. Incredible.
The hot products being released cost from $200 to $1,000.
The promotions are so well orchestrated, and executed by
the powerhouse affiliates, that the products are gobbled
up like crazy. Of course, the products have great value
and one can learn a ton from them. But the prices really
are reaching heights never before seen.
Our biggest challenge is to get in as an affiliate in time
to promote them before the big guns gobble up all the
sales. Well, you just can't. Unfortunately, if your list
is not big enough, you just don't get an invitation to JV
with the owners of these new products. It is very
frustrating. Makes you feel left out. For now.. but in
time, your turn will come.
Do I have an easy solution for you? Regrettably, I do not.
But you should realize that the next step you must take,
is to continue to grow your mailing list, and as quickly
as possible. These things are never that fast, and it
takes time to build trust and rapport with your readers.
But be patient, persevere, and it will all come in due
Meanwhile, you need affiliate products to offer your
people, so you should accept the better ones available,
products that are not the over-priced high flyers, and
that you can easily sign up for as an affiliate. Here is
Please go to Best Affiliate Products at my Best Products
tab. At the top you see a brand new section called the
Newbies Corner. Here you will find 2 brand new products on
CD specially targeted to newcomers who want to set up an
They both have affiliate programs, and you could promote
these products successfully. That are both reasonably
priced, and that's good for both your customers, and you
as an affiliate. Your clients don't feel they are being
taken advantage of, and you still can make a fair
commission on each sale.
I own ezWeb Business Builder, and find it well worth the
price, it really has terrific value. Not only do you get
advice on what to do, but you are also prompted to
actually perform the task. So it's a real hands-on
experience, and a unique concept. Kudos to Jim Daniels.
The authors were smart enough to price them both
reasonably, because they realize newbies shouldn't have to
pay too much to get started online. So sales are brisk,
and you could do well reselling these products.
Furthermore, these products have the potential to endure
for many months, or more. Some new products get promoted
so hard, the market is saturated in no time.
I find it to be a great advantage when you own what you
resell. Of course you can't buy them all, so you must
choose carefully, and fight the urge to overspend by
buying everything that is released.
To round out your affiliate portfolio, you also need to
offer products that are business basics, that business
owners need to operate their business. Web hosting
services are a perfect example, and you can see that I
offer SBI on my Best Products page. The beauty of this
type of income is that it's recurring. You get your repeat
commission every time a subscription is renewed.
One more example I should give you, as to what you can
sell. You need the medium priced products from a winner
like Corey Rudl. I purchased his Insider Secrets course
for $197. It sounds like a lot, but the value is really
there. And the 2005 Upgrade version was released in April.
They sent me 2 huge binders with all the lessons, plus 2
CDs, plus other bonuses. One reason I bought it, is the
advantage of owning the product gives you the ability to
write about it intelligently. Giving your readers a full
review is always a good idea.
Another advantage in offering these medium priced products
from 'brand names' like Corey Rudl or Jim Edwards, is that
they are well established winners. They pay a very good
commission, and the dollars add up fast. Just one sale of
the Insider Secrets course can make you $65 or more.
One final tactic for your affiliate efforts, is to make a
deal with the product owner, and offer a discount for a
limited time or a limited quantity. You sometimes can have
exclusive rights to the special discount.
Again, an example... At my Best Products tab, at:
Affiliate Products you can frequently see super
So, enough for now. You have my thoughts as to what type
of products to sell as an affiliate. Keep up the good