This is the first part of the series Niche Marketing (or whatever name you may call it) which I will be discussing this month up to July. Everything stated here is based on my experience and WILL NOT guarantee anything. However you can always put you’re views on it and I’ll be glad to know it.
One of the first things to do when you try out affiliate marketing is to make a simple research on what product to promote. Though it may sound very easy, the truth is, it is REALLY easy. Many of us do our research differently. But here I am going to show how I do mine.
So before can even start affiliate marketing, you need first to find products to promote. You’ll be needing to narrow down your choices of what niche you are going to promote. You have to find out what is hot, what people are exactly looking about and what they are prepared to buy. The best thing about the world wide web is that it gives is us a free market research. So what I’m talking about here is 43things.com
43things.com is one of the better sites for marketers like us. This is where people put things that they want, things that they crave for. The thing here is that if people desperately want it, they are willing to pay for it. 43things.com operates on what is called tagging system. The tags there vary. Some are written big, some are underlined, others are small.
Any of the tags can be promoted. It just depends on what you feel suits you more. You can put up a list of the tags and you can narrow down and promote. The bigger and more bold the tag, the higher the number of people who are demanding information. It’s always advisable to promote anything outside internet marketing (at least that’s what I feel and do). You can do it very easy just be focused.
Another great tool is Yahoo Answers! Members there post public questions. All can certainly answer the question but at the end only one answer can be said the best one. The whole point of this from a marketer’s perspective is that you can look through the archives of questions, and find questions that are being asked on a regular basis. It all helps to give you an overview of the type of topics people need information on, as well as narrowing it down to specifics if there are multiple entries of the same question. Answer a question that appears over and over and you have an insane hot report on your hands.
The last thing is looking for stats. One great example of an affiliate program that gives stats is Clickbank. Clickbank is very popular (that’s why I don’t use it). You can browse Clickbank and look for your selected niche and the products under it. There you can easily see the best sellers, high converting products and distinguish them for crap products. There are many information provided as well such as how much you are going to paid, tools they provide and so on.
So that’s it. Of course others are common sense so you can be able to do it yourself. Just remember that there isn’t such a thing as perfect. Research is very important and if you’ve done it properly then there will be a demand.