Amazon Affiliate Training: Picking Products to Promote

Ever since Amazon changed the commission rates for Affiliates, I have been VERY mindful of what type of Amazon products I spend my time promoting as an affiliate.

Let’s take a look at how to pick the best products to promote as an Amazon affiliate when you really want to amp up your earnings.

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If you read my Niche Post Conversion Strategies, you probably noticed that my case study niche post promotes products that are more expensive.

Why? Because the price of the products you spend your time promoting really matters now.

For example, these are perfect products to promote as an Amazon affiliate.

Amazon Affiliates Tips:  How to Pick GOOD Amazon Products to Promote as an Amazon affiliate.The price point is perfect to justify your time and effort, people buy these things like CRAZY,

and not only do they sell ALL year long, you will also get a really nice boost of additional sales during the holidays.

Plus, customers usually buy more stuff that goes with it.

This niche is a winner =)

Here’s my thinking:

Why would I do a ton of work on a blog post that only makes me an average of maybe $1 per sale –

when instead:

I can put the same amount of effort into a blog post that makes me $5 a sale… or more.

The number of sales we make each month as an Amazon affiliate does NOT matter anymore as far as our commission rates go.

Once upon a time, the more products we sold as an Amazon affiliate, the higher our affiliate commission rate would be.

That does NOT apply anymore – now, we make what we make – a flat rate commission.

If you’re going to do the work to get traffic to your post and then work to get the click and get the sale, wouldn’t you rather the commission for each sale to be $5 or more instead of only a few cents?

Yep, me too =)

Let’s put it this way:

If you want to earn $50 a day as an Amazon affiliate –

Would you rather make 10 sales to earn that $50?

Or would you rather have to make 50+ sales every single day to have a chance to earn that same $50?

To top that off, If you can make $50 a day just by making 10 Amazon affiliate sales – what would happen if you took a little time to learn how to make MORE sales from that same blog post?

Now we’re talking $100 days – or more =)

The way I do my Niche Posts, I have a goal for each individual Niche Post to earn me only $16.44 a day.

That’s it.

Why $16.44?

Because if that ONE Niche Post earns me $16.44 a day – that is $500 a month (from ONE blog post).

If I have only 5 individual Niche Posts online that each earn me $16.44 a day (or $500 a month each), well now I’m looking at $2500 a month as an Amazon affiliate – from only five blog posts.

Simple math, simple and CLEAR goals.

Just ONE of my Niche Posts surpassed its “job” of earning me $16.44 a day right away the other day.

First 3 sales of the day – boom, boom, boom – that ONE blog post put almost $17 in my pocket…. and it was still morning.

Picking Products

If you’re wanting to increase your Amazon affiliate earnings, pick products that are more expensive.

It’s really as simple as that.

When picking these more expensive products, really LOOK and READ the reviews of said products – be sure you are picking products that are actually GOOD products.

Also, when looking at the product reviews on Amazon, look and see how OFTEN people are leaving reviews.

If you look at my screenshot for the most recent reviews for this product on Amazon, you can tell that not only are people buying it like crazy, they LOVE it.

Heck, that’s 5 reviews in less than an hour!

These types of Amazon products get activity like that, too.

It’s really kinda nuts – but it’s a VERY good sign of GOOD products to promote as an Amazon affiliate.

And I’d guess that something like 1 in 10 buyers actually takes the time to leave a review? Maybe a little more?

Meaning: for every review, that’s probably equal to 9 or 10 recent sales of that “thing”, wouldn’t you agree?

Now, I do what I call “Niche Posts” – I’m not all that into Niche SITES that much anymore (I get bored blogging about the same thing over and over)

Between very limited time in doing my Amazon affiliate blogging and my very limited attention span to the same thing over and over and OVER – niche POSTS work much better for me.

However, that’s just me – perhaps you prefer to do Niche BLOGS.

If you have a Niche Blog, make your “cornerstone” content be what I call my UBG Niche Posts that help your readers pick the best and more-expensive products in your niche.

“…that HELPS your readers” (that is key)

Then, use all your OTHER content to help drive traffic to the UBG Niche Post.

Why More Expensive Products?

Not only is the commission better for YOU when you promote more expensive products as an Amazon affiliate, also consider this:

The more expensive a product is, the more info people look for online to help them decide WHICH “thing” to buy.

If people already KNOW what they want to buy – they just go directly to Amazon.

If people are not SURE about which “thing” to buy – they go to GOOGLE.

If your blog post offers genuine help AND you know how to convert that traffic to sales– everyone wins =)

Every single day I look at blog posts from other affiliates and I think to myself,

“Wow, if they’d only work that keyword a little better, they’d get a LOT more traffic!”

Or….

“Wow, if they would only do x, y, and z on that post, they’d make a LOT more sales!”

Plus, people regularly reach out and ASK ME how they can get their blog posts to make more sales.

Based on that, I am seriously considering opening up a Blog Post Conversion Consultation service for those who want/need it.

Blog Post Conversion Consultation?

Have you ever wished someone who was good at improving the sales of a blog post would look at YOUR post and tell you how to improve it?

Well good news!

I’m about to offer that to you =)

Here’s what I will do for you:

I will open your blog post that you want to improve and I would look at your blog post as if it were my own blog post.

Then, I will tell you every, single thing *I* would do to get more traffic and make more sales from your blog post.

Down to, “I would put a link here, here, and then there”

(because simple things, like WHERE you put your affiliate links in your posts, can make a HUGE difference!)

I will also share any keywords I find that you could improve on to get more Google traffic and/or keywords that you could rank a little better for and get more traffic.

I will also share any ideas I have for inter-linking your blog post for better results.

In short, everything and ANYTHING *I* would do if your blog was MY blog post.

And, not to brag, but I’m pretty darn good at it =)

If you read my Niche Post Case Study, you will see that just by making some simple tweaks, I tripled the earnings from ONE blog post.

I also talked about “Getting My Amazon Affiliate Earnings BACK after the Commission Change” here.

My point of all this is to see if YOU might be interested in a Blog Post Conversion Consultation with me.

Space would be very limited since I only have so many hours in a day and price will probably be about $100 or so.

If YOU are possibly interested in having me look at your blog post and tell you all the ways *I* would improve your post so you get more traffic and more sales…

Just enter your name and email in the form below and I’ll let you know when spaces are available.

Be the FIRST to Know:

As soon as spots are open, folks on that list above will be the FIRST to know.

Also, don’t forget to take a look at these high-ticket Amazon products

They are a perfect example of GOOD products to promote as an Amazon affiliate.

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  1. John