If you’re going to be an Affiliate Marketer then you need to find a product or program to promote.
Fortunately, or unfortunately, there are affiliate networks available where you can select the products you want to work with. This path has it’s good, bad and ugly to consider but it isn’t one we will be discussing today.
You can also create a JV (joint venture) partnership with a supplier or even create your own product and promote it though that isn’t affiliate marketing in the traditional use of the word.
I was asked just yesterday what an Affiliate Marketer is, and it was a great question. Before I start with the meat of today’s post let’s answer that.
An Affiliate Marketer is someone who promotes for profit a product or program that someone else is offering. For example, I am an Affiliate Marketer of WA (Wealthy Affiliate) and I must admit that I have never found an affiliate training center that comes anywhere close to what Kyle and Carson have created with their WA world. I love it.
While all the above is, important and could be spoken of in much more detail, it’s not the focus for today. Instead we will be looking into the exact strategies to use in-order to find free affiliate programs that pay, instantly with Google.
Accessing Google to Start Searching for Affiliate Products and Programs
Google is a search engine. People like me, use it to gain rankings within Google search. When someone else see’s that ranking, they can click it. If they do that for one of my affiliate marketing attempts I then have a chance of making money if they then go on to make a purchasing decision.
You can access Google by using Firefox, Chrome, Internet Explorer or whatever Web browser you use for searching the Web. I prefer Chrome these days but used to be very connected to Firefox and before that it was Internet Explorer. They all serve the same purpose for me in being able to surf the Web.
Preparing to Use Google Search to Find Affiliate Products and Programs
Once on Google you see very little.
There’s that bar where you can enter words in the middle of the screen. And that’s it.
We will be using that bar today.
Google responds to what is typed into its search bar by providing high quality results once enter is selected. You can also take advantage of Google suggest but that is a topic for another discussion.
As you can see, there are a lot of things to know about when it comes to affiliate marketing, but I like to stay as laser targeted as possible within each post.
Before we start searching you need to decide what type of product or program you want to market. There are hundreds if not thousands of affiliate marketing websites managed with excellent opportunities. Knowing where you want to go before you search will help you to arrive their safely.
There are many ways to decide what type of product or program you want to look for and they all boil down to defining your niche and its purpose. This is yet another topic that we won’t be going into detail with today.
Do you feel like there is a ton of stuff you need to know about affiliate marketing before you even get started? There is. Wouldn’t it be nice if there was an affordable coaching program that could guide you through the whole process and into successfully becoming an Affiliate Marketer? If you consider free affordable then there is and I wrote about it in my Wealthy Affiliate review.
Using Google Search to Find Affiliate Products and Programs
However, for purposes of this article we will assume that we want to find affiliate products that deal with cats. Everyone else gives examples of dogs so I thought it only fair that we should use the niche of cats today.
Simply enter the word: “Cats” into the Google search bar.
Don’t select enter yet or all you will receive are results on Google that use the word cats and likely none of those will be affiliate product opportunities.
Next enter a plus sign “+”
And finally enter the words “affiliate products”
Your entire string should look like this…
Cats + Affiliate Products
No need to first letter cap each word.
You now have a listing on Google for affiliate products related to the niche or topic of cats. You can change this to any topic (yes, even dogs) and search again.
Not All Affiliate Opportunities Are Created Equal
In closing, I must say that affiliate opportunities are not all the same just as Affiliate Marketers (that’s you and me) are not all the same. Unfortunately, some opportunities are better to stay away from while others have awesome payouts and should be used.
Just do your due diligence in research and you should be fine if you know what to look for. For me personally, this is another reason why I love Wealthy Affiliate. The whole community is ready, willing and ready to help anyone learn the finer points of achieving success as an Affiliate Marketer.
I’ve never seen anything like it, and I love what they have created.
Best part is you can get started for free and remain free forever if you like. Within their free training, there are more than enough details shared to make a serious dent in your understanding of how to learn affiliate marketing fundamentals.
However, whatever method you choose to use, just be sure to do your due diligence in research and you too can watch the momentum of success build in the form of dollars being added to your bank account while you’re busy taking care of more important aspects of life.
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