I’m sure you’ve read on more than one blog how the best way to make money is to have something to sell. They will then go on to tell you that even though you don’t have a product of your own, you can promote other peoples products as an affiliate. All true but while you can make money promoting other people’s products the amount of money you can make from promoting an affiliate product is very limited!
Let’s look at an affiliate marketer who has a list with a thousand subscribers. He’s just started using a new theme and he excitedly emails his subscribers telling them how great his new theme is. Let’s say that 10% of his subscribers click on the link. That means 100 people are now checking out his affiliate product. Now let’s say that 10% of those follow through and buy the theme. So out of the thousand subscribers he has made 10 sales! Now what?
In desperation he will email his list again, and again trying to sell the same product. After several attempts and banging his head against his keyboard he decides to promote other affiliate products thereby flooding his subscribers with more and more emails. This explains why you get so many of these emails in your inbox.
The Problem With Affiliate Products
This is true even of the so called pro bloggers. I’ve seen some who have promoted a particular theme saying it was the best ever theme. Then some time later I notice they now have a new theme which they are promoting. Is that because they no longer believe in their old theme or because sales of the old theme as stagnated and they had to do something to get more sales? What better way than by finding a new theme to promote.
I believe this to be greatest failing of promoting affiliate products. You will never make enough money promoting just one product. How long do you think a department store would last if all they sold was one product? Not very long at all!
You Can Make Money As An Affiliate
So while you can make money selling affiliate products it will take a lot of effort and work. Naturally the more traffic you get and the bigger your list the greater the potential to make money. Being the person that I am I prefer finding easier ways to make money.
For years I’ve been promoting OZLotto in the sidebar on this blog. Check the image below.
Even though it was bringing me in some money it was years before it dawned on me that this would make the ideal affiliate to promote. Why? I’m so glad you asked :cheesy: Every time someone joins as an OZlotto member they become my customer for life! That means every time they buy a lottery ticket I get my commission!
When it finally did dawn on me I decided to create my Buy Online Lottery Tickets niche site. Once I had the site up and running I realised I could increase it’s earning potential by offering my potential customers ways of buying lottery tickets from all over the world! Why just settle for selling Aussie lottery tickets?
So I researched other well know Lottery Agents and joined the best ones as their affiliate. I can now offer potential customers the means of buying lottery tickets from almost any of the worlds major lotteries. Once I had that site up and running I started a new lottery site, Get Online Lottery tickets so I could capitalise on new keywords increasing my customer base even more.
Recap On Selling Affiliate Products
While you can make money selling affiliate products it’s major downfall is that you have to constantly look for new products to sell so that you can continue your money stream. This means constant emails to your list which will piss off many of your subscribers causing them to leave you. This results in you continually trying to increase your list so you can piss them off with your constant emails promoting your growing list of affiliate products.
Benefits of Becoming A Lottery Or Sports Affiliate
Oh, did I forget to mention I’ve started a brand new Easy eSports Betting site?
- Every time someone joins one of the lottery or sports betting sites they become your customer for life. This means every time they buy a lottery ticket or place a sports bet online you get paid!
- No more constantly having to find products to sell.
- Even when traffic is down, especially when Google comes up with a new dinosaur update, or whatever it wants to call it’s next update, the money continues to comes in.
- The more customers you get to join the more money you make. Remember, it’s not a one off either.Generally, people who buy lottery tickets or place sports bets online, do so on a regular basis. This generates a true passive income.Something affiliate product sales will never become.
While an niche site will make you more money you can actually make money by using a normal blog. I’ve proved this with this blog. All you need do is to find the right lottery agency sites join. I’ve made this easy by listing the ones I’ve joined on my Become A Lotto Affiliate page.
Now it’s up to you. Will you continue to struggle looking for the right affiliate products to sell? Or will you really start to make money by promoting lottery or sports betting sites?
Sure, I know it’s not for everyone but I wouldn’t be doing this blog justice if I didn’t offer it as a choice to my readers.