There are lots of affiliate programs out there. You can choose from the thousands that are listed on Clickbank, or you can seek them out with a web search. You can even find out what other people recommend promoting and what they are having success with.
But one of the smartest ways to do affiliate marketing is to find products that you use yourself and promote them.
Of course, this cannot always be done. In fact, it might be more accurate to say that it can only sometimes be done. But you would be surprised how often you can find affiliate programs on the products that you use every day.
The question you might be asking is why is it important to promote products that you use yourself? There are a couple of reasons.
First of all, you are going to be much more excited to promote products that you like, and more willing to share them with other people.
The second main reason is that it is much easier to write honest reviews on something that you have used yourself and have first-hand experience with.
Finally, you will come across as much more genuine if you are promoting products that you actually believe in.
You would be surprised how often you can find affiliate programs. For example, everything that you purchase from Amazon can be promoted via their affiliate program. Lots of people who use the web hosting giant Hostgator do not realize that they have an affiliate program that pays you by getting people to sign up for hosting.
There are lots of opportunities to find affiliate programs on the products you use. All you have to do is do a little research whenever you come across a product that you like. Even if a product doesn’t publish an affiliate program, they might pay you a commission anyway if you contact them about it.