How to Find the Most Profitable Affiliate Product - Part 1

Monday, August 22
For most of my internet marketing career I've been an affiliate or niche marketer. I've found that this is the easiest way to get something out the door to get some online income with a busy schedule (as I was when I started out).  Being new to this game can be daunting if you are caught up in many internet marketing or affiliate marketing products and trying to learn how to make money online.  And, as I mentioned in my last post, if you don't have a strategy then you'll find making those first dollars online few and far between.

So, here's your strategic goal - build one highly profitable affiliate niche site as fast and as easily as you can. If you are a new internet marketer or feel like you're struggling to find a niche this is where you need to start.  I've built niche sites in as little as five hours and made thousands on them.

The good news is that building a niche site quickly isn't really that difficult and to start to see some returns. I use some pretty simple methods that get me results fast without the pain and suffering of building something that doesn't convert.  My method is going to be focused strictly on Clickbank informational products in this article but could be extended to other markets.  If you follow these easy steps you should be able to find a product to market in one night.

Affiliate Product Principles

So, let's get started!  The basic principles for any niche affiliate product site are:

1. Choosing a popular subject area - if you scan through the Clickbank marketplace you'll see quite a few categories such as Sports, Travel and Health.  It's just a fact that some markets are going to have a much larger audience than others.  I'll talk about that in the next section.

2. Finding a product with low competition - this principle is the tough nut to crack, because, if you choose a popular subject area to market chances are the competition is very high.  This is where most of your time will be spent.

3. Picking products with higher payouts - I have found that many forget this basic rule of thumb which seems to work against common sense. You'll find yourself drawn to lower cost products initially.  I'll talk to this point later.

Basic Product Categories

As I noted before there are many Clickbank categories to choose from many of which are very narrow in interest. If you go to the Clickbank site and click on 'Marketplace' at the very top of the screen:

you'll be taken to the main product search page:

Now, choose the 'Advanced Search' right next to the Find Products text entry to open the Advanced Search window and click the 'In this Category:' drop down to see the major categories of all Clickbank informational products:

As you can probably guess, some categories are going to be much more popular than others. From all of the research that I've done, the most popular ones are - Betting Systems, Business / Investing, Computers / Internet, E-business and E-marketing, Health and Fitness, Self-Help and Travel.  Some of the other categories are a close second but I would generally stick with these.  (For example, you may think that Games is very popular online but what you don't see is that people tend not to buy products as much in this space - they typically look for free information).

Searching for Niche Products

Now that you have a good handle on the full list of categories, your next step will be finding the right niche product for you. This is really a bit of an art for what you promote - since you might find yourself not wanting to promote, say, products about dating vs. forex trading. That is really up to your own personal preference as long as you stick to the popular categories.

You can use Clickbank directly to find products, however, I think the best place to begin searching for products is by using the great online tool called

With this tool you can narrow down your search using my best tips on ways to find something that will give you a HUGE advantage over others.

Stay tuned for Part 2!


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