3 Tips For Selecting The Best Affiliate Programs For Your Blog

Affiliate Marketing is Practiced by many bloggers but Most of them struggle with getting clear affiliate sales that could make some real money.

Not because they are getting low traffic or they are beginner, this happens due to some small mistakes, the first and most importantly the selection of programs/ merchants to promote.

In this post I will share some tips which you can use to select the best affiliate programs. This will help you increasing your credibility as well as sales.

There are many things to consider before choosing one,  but I will share some of the points I keep in my mind before applying to a new program.

Needless to say that the first thing I always look forward to is

1. Relevancy

Relevancy is extremely important. An affiliate program you choose should relate to your niche.

For example, I write about blogging, WordPress and SEO etc, so I should choose a program that sells something which my readers can also relate. That’s why I promote SEMrush, WPBuffs, SEMalt etc. I also promote web hosts at times.

Now imaging I’d promote a watch or a perfume or women’s apparels or a credit card which indeed pay sky high. In such cases, My audience would never come back to me.

Always look for something which can easily get merged together with your content. This will ensure the legitimacy of your recommendation.

2. Quality And Reputation

The quality and the reputation of the product as well as the merchant your are promoting should be considered.

You shouldn’t be promoting those things who won’t give your readers or customers the satisfaction they deserve.

They trust your recommendation and they spend their hard earned money on that,  you can simply can not deceive them.

I promote SEMrush , my theme shop and leadpages because they are seriously the best at what they can do.

Before promotion, take time to research about the merchant. Read the reviews and always highlight the flaws, if any.

3. Commission And Consuming Cost

No matter how great a product is, if the commission for you as an endorser is low,  it’s better to choose another one.

Bit this shouldn’t be done at the cost of your readers’ satisfaction. There are always alternatives to choose from. You just need to find them.

Why?  Because to keep working you need money. Obviously the consumer satisfaction is your priority and that’s why you need to keep the price of your promotions as low as possible.

I won’t promote a web host that charges you $10 a month and gives you pathetic service. Just like that,  I also won’t promote a host that gives me peanuts on the name of commission.

It should be affordable to consumer but at the same time it should also give you a financial aid. Find a program which maintains this right balance of price at both ends.

The Best Practice

At this point,  you should be using analytical data for finding the perfect thing your audience is looking for.

We love things we get for free or at the minimal cost. However, this isn’t possible with most of the ring over web and most of the people understand that.

That’s why when you are honest, making sales as an affiliate marketer isn’t tough.  The primary aspect to get your first sale and keep it through is the quality at the consumer end price.

I’m pretty confident that I didn’t miss much in this 3-only-tips post but as I am an human just like you,  I would love to hear back from you in the comments section below .

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