6 Product Types You Can Promote As An Affiliate Blogger

A common question that comes up for affiliate bloggers is…

“What kind of products or services should I actually promote?”

Of course, this is dependent on your niche. The short answer is that you should promote things that your readers actually want, and hopefully, need!

Products that help to solve issues, elicit an emotion (recalling a memory, making others laugh, etc.), or that meets a need are the best ones to promote.

Yes, items that people just “want” are also excellent choices, but if you want your site to rock out the sales, focus on the aforementioned.

Sticking with products that have worked for you, that you’ve tested for yourself, that come from reputable brands, and that are evergreen (unless you have a seasonal blog) are also good “rules of thumb” to follow.

All of the information I’ve given you thus far is useful in general, but now let’s speak about specific product types.

Services Offering Recurring Commissions

This is listed first because I want you to go find as many of these as you can. Being an associate for items that pay recurring commissions is fantastic because you sell it once and get paid again and again. This is the closest thing to passive income you can get.

Now, depending on your niche, you will be able to find these types of products and how many there are, but for most niches, you should have at least a few possibilities. Because certain niches have numerous alternatives, you could have several of these functioning for you at the same time. Consider having three, four, five, or more of these programmes paying you every month.

People tend to pay for services longer than any other form of recurring product you might promote, therefore services are the ideal option for this.

Make a list of all the services you think that individuals in your niche would want to use. You may also do a Google search for “your niche + service” to find some that you might not have considered.

Once you’ve compiled your list, look for affiliate networks that offer those services and start promoting them on your site.

Membership Sites Offering Recurring Commissions

I just got you all pumped up about recurring commission affiliate programmes, so let’s move on to another type of programme. The membership type.

Again, depending on your niche, this may or may not be a possibility for you, but you can find these by searching on Google for “your niche + membership site or “your niche + membership.”

Look to see whether they offer affiliate programmes that you may join once you’ve found them. If you don’t see anything that indicates they do, simply contact the site’s owner and inquire. Many will likely say yes!

Find as many as you can and start promoting them for many recurring income streams.

Digital Products

This is my favourite type of product to promote because the commissions are usually the highest. Whereas a lot of physical products (which we’ll speak about next) pay extremely small commissions (like 1% to 5%), digital products can pay you anywhere from 30% to 100% of the transaction in some niches.

Ebooks, software, courses, pintables, and other types of downloadable products are types of digital products.

Return to Google and begin searching for digital products in your niche. Look for all of the product kinds I described above, and then check if any of them offer affiliate programmes.

You can uncover a number of these types of products to promote as an affiliate in a lot of niches.

Books

Even in this digital age, many people like to hold a physical book in their hands and read it. If you have written a blog post about a particular topic, see if there is a book about it that you can recommend.

This can be as simple as going to Amazon and doing a topic search. Then simply grab your Amazon Associates link for it and include it as a tip for additional reading in your posts.

This is a terrific strategy for popular topics for which you want to develop content but can’t find a product to promote and profit from as an affiliate.

Physical Products

Because there are so many physical things out there, and so many affiliate programmes for them, this is a really broad product category.

Only promote physical products that you have personally used and liked, or that have benefited you in some way. There’s no need to promote a tangible product merely for the sake of promoting it when there are so many other options available.

Although it is not a requirement, recommending things that you have used and enjoy will almost certainly earn you more money.

There are now a number of affiliate marketplaces where you can look for physical products. ShareASale, CJ Affiliate, and the ever-popular Amazon Associates programme are just a few examples.

Do a quick search on these or go back to Google, and you’ll find that there are many options to choose from.

Food

One thing that we all have in common is that we all eat food, and most of us enjoy eating, therefore this is an excellent product to market.

Aside from obtaining your Amazon Associates connection for different sorts of food you write about or recommend, many businesses now offer cooked food delivered to your door, food boxes with everything you need to cook, shopping boxes, and speciality food boxes.

If you’re not in the food niche, this is an often-overlooked type of product to promote as an affiliate, but you’d be surprised how well you can work your affiliate links into this type of product.

So there you have it! As an affiliate blogger, there are just six ideas of products you can promote.  Although not every product type may be available to you due to the type of niche you’re in, you should always be on the lookout for new things to promote in order to keep the money coming in from your site!

Follow these affiliate marketing tips, and you’ll be on the way to becoming a successful affiliate marketer in no time. And if you want to know more about affiliate marketing check out the featured resource below for a free report; download, read it and take action 😊

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