If you want to know how to find Affiliate Marketing Opportunities, then you have come to the right place. Let us look at what affiliate marketing opportunities are, how to find them and also what to look for.
What Is An Affiliate Marketing Opportunity?
An affiliate marketing Opportunity is a company or organization that lets you sell or promote their goods for them and then they pay you a portion of the profits for every sale you get.
There are many companies who do this worldwide and you won’t need to look very far to find a whole bunch of available opportunities to partner up with.
We all probably already know which are the biggest and most popular companies. In case you don’t, here is a list:
- Share a Sale
- Commission Junction
- Link Share
Amazon is considered a low paying affiliate marketing company. However because they are so well known, many people do not hesitate to buy from them as they know they are to be trusted, so selling goods through Amazon is relatively easy compared to other lesser-known companies.
Here is a list of five really high paying Affiliate Marketing Opportunities that you may like to take a look at:
- WP Engine (you can earn about $200 per sale you make)
These are the big well-known ones, and you should find just about anything under the sun simply using these five companies, but there are actually hundreds more in various niches that you can also cash in with.
Do You Have To Pay To Join An Affiliate Marketing Opportunity?
You should never have to pay to promote somebody else’s products. This just doesn’t make sense, so if you are charged, rather move on to another company.
Many of the MLM Marketing Companies charge in some form for you to sell their products, so if you don’t want to build up a downline of your own, you won’t make much with these sorts of ventures.
Make sure to read all the small print well before joining up with any affiliate marketing companies you may find, because some of them have rather strict rules.
Amazon, for instance, gives you ninety days to make your first sale, otherwise, you get suspended. This can be difficult to achieve if you are just starting out. I advise that you only join Amazon once you are getting enough traffic to your website so that you can be certain that you will make a sale in the required amount of time.
Clickbank will actually take money off of your commission if you don’t make a sale for a long time. I think at the moment it is $1 for every two weeks you don’t make a sale after 90 days.
How Do I Find Affiliate Marketing Opportunities
Luckily I am a member of Wealthy Affiliate. If you are a member of this awesome platform you will know that they have a whole section devoted to finding the best affiliate programs to join, so this is a massive time saver and you know that you are only joining reputable companies who do pay their affiliates.
This is a picture of the dashboard within Wealthy Affiliate that enables you to find affiliate marketing opportunities that relate to the type of website that you run.
I have a website about knitting so I searched knitting and this is a screenshot of the affiliate companies I could team up with in order to promote knitting related products, as well as the commission structures and how their affiliates are paid.
Once I clicked on my chosen product, this is the screenshot that comes up that lets you make a more informed decision.
From this page, I can either view the website to see what type of product they are selling, or by clicking the My Affiliate Links button I can save the affiliate links that I get so that I don’t need to go in again if I want to promote the product again further down the line.
This is just one of the reasons that I love being a member of Wealthy Affiliate, as it just saves me so much time when it comes to running my online businesses.
What If I Don’t Have A Wealthy Affiliate Membership?
If you are not a member of Wealthy Affiliate, you can simply look for affiliate programs by using your friend Google.
Simply type in the search term followed by the word ‘affiliate program.’
I got this when I searched for knitting affiliate programs.
Now you simply go into each one and see which one will be the perfect match for you. It will take a tad longer, but you should soon have a partner that will be well matched to your website.
Here are some great tips to help you find affiliate marketing opportunities that are best suited to you.
It is important to be your own client. If you sell what you know about and love this won’t even feel like a job. If at all possible try out the products that you promote, or learn as much as you can about them so that you can give honest reviews to your potential customers.
Make sure that the product that you are promoting on your website does fit into your niche. It is no use selling soccer balls on a golf website, as your visitors will be looking for golf-related items, and if they find soccer there they may move off somewhere else.
However, if you do have a golf website you could sell everything ranging from golf clubs, to golf balls to golf holidays. The trick is to make sure that you stay relevant. You need to find out who your target audience is and give them what they want.
Make sure that the commission levels you earn will be worthwhile and if necessary pay for your advertising costs.
Make sure that the product in question is getting sales. Many new affiliates think that higher commission levels provide the most attractive opportunities, but remember to look at the bigger picture. Higher commissions are often offered on products with low sales, and a product that sells well may well have a lower rate of commission.
Sometimes it is easier to sell many low commission products that a couple of high commission ones.
However don’t avoid the higher-priced items altogether, as sometimes you find a gem of a product that solves problems for people and this may be a great one to promote.
It is also great if you can find good quality products with recurring commissions, as then you only sell to your customer once and each month you get a cut as long as your customer keeps paying for the service.
I find it best to promote a wide spectrum of products within my website, as someone will always be looking for something other than what you are promoting, so it’s good to have variety within your niche.
Make sure that the product you are promoting is good. If the return rate is high, it generally means that the product is substandard. If you make sure to only recommend quality items, your customers will trust you and possibly end up buying from you again in the future.
Never put your name behind substandard products. It is just not worth the frustration, no matter how high the commissions are.
Make sure that the vendor that you choose supports his affiliates, as this can make a huge difference between a great or poor experience.
Your life will be made easier if your vendor offers a good return policy or a guarantee on his products as well as marketing materials to help you market the products.
Some vendors offer live chat groups and support for their affiliates which also helps in the long run.
Make sure the vendors you choose have a good reputation. Google them and see what complaints they have against them. It is no use working hard to promote a product, and then the vendor ends up not paying you for your hard work.
Although how much you can earn is important, you will definitely find you are most successful with the programs that you are genuinely passionate about.
When you sell something you care about, your customer can tell. This can be one of the most important choices of all – do you love the product?
Please feel free to comment below if you have any other thoughts on how to find affiliate marketing opportunities for yourself.
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Hi Michel Maling, your post is educating, I learnt a lot from all the listed tips on how to find good affiliates to market on my website, I am just a new user in Wealthy Affiliate and if I tell you that I have never once noticed the area of the affiliate button on this platform until your post talked about it. Thank you for pointing this out for me.
All the tips for selling for a company that has quality products are noted for future trust by my customers.
Thanks for sharing your experience
Thanks for stopping by, and yes it is amazing how many people miss that important button on the side in Wealthy Affiliate.
Hello Michel, you have covered every part of affiliate marketing that made it a very cumbersome task for me to start with.
I always thought it requires some certain payments made upfront before being allowed to become an affiliate marketer and other misconceptions too. I’m glad you have helped me to clear these misconceptions.
Also, the tips you have given are really helpful and will go along way in helping me to get started with things. I’m delighted I read through this post of yours.
Thank you Stepho.
Remember you should never have to pay to become an affiliate of anything.