Is it possible to make a great income selling products that are not yours? Can you make enough money to stay in your online business if you do not create your own product? We all know that creating our own digital product online can be very profitable but we sometimes forget that selling someone else’s product may create the cash flow to allow us to build our product and then the expertise to market it when the time comes.
It is really not difficult to set up an affiliate marketing program as most people think. The internet has created a huge market for knowledge. People know that to learn you have to pay. And your key is finding the sources for this knowledge.
The first thing that you must do is build a website that will be your hub. Ideally your name should be a part of the name. Something so if a searcher can only remember your name they can find the site. You can add the type or the name of the product either to the front of the URL or as a subscript to get good SEO ranking.
Next preferably find a product that you will have a product that you strongly believe in and can recommend without hesitation. Remember people will buy this from you not because of the product but why you are promoting it. They will be able to tell if you use it or if you are just selling the next great shiny button.
As you build your site to promote this product remember that testimonials will help promote it. Make sure you have a plan to get recommendations from the people who buy it through you.
While you will need an auto-responder to promote this product you will need to create only introductory emails and then follow-up emails for those who did not buy on the first pass.
An area that is often overlooked is the unopened emails that you sent out. Your auto responder should have tracking software to let you know who did not open the email. This way you can send them a nudge reminder and then a countdown reminder. You never want to leave this as an open-ended purchase rather you want to add a sense of urgency to the sale.
I cannot state this enough, you must believe in the product. Your followers have come to trust you and hold your opinion in high regard, once you breach that trust you will lose this follower. Granted there are billions upon billions of people on the internet but the cost to acquire new followers is huge. Always look back on the days when you had no followers and remember how precious that very first one that stuck with you was.