I have done extremely well by promoting affiiate products and services to people on the internet, both to those on my list, and to others around the world. It is not an accident that this has been successful for me; I am careful about what and how I promote.
For my main niche, online writing and technology, I promote the products and services of the people I have learned from. When it come to blogging, Patsi Krakoff and Denise Wakeman, AKA The Blog Squad, are the ones I refer others to. Teleseminars are, of course, Alex Mandossian’s area of expertise, so I promote his Teleseminar Secrets course. And my original mentor, Tom Antion, has an 800 page eBook that covers just about everything there is to know about building a million dollar online business. Jeanette Cates is the go to person for technology, and her technology coaching program is affordable and detailed. Tony Laidig is the expert in public domain content, so it makes sense to refer people to his excellent products if they are looking for that type of information.
I know that my people will benefit from the products and services offered by these people, so it makes sense for me to promote them. You can do the same thing in your niche, by searching for the people who have something to offer your clients and prospects.
When it comes to promoting digital products in my smaller niches, such as Yorkshire terrier and weight loss information products, I first signed up with Clickbank. Then, after realizing that Clickbank’s site was so difficult to navigate, I signed up with Clickbank ProSearch, where I can easily find the products I want to blog and write articles about. I am paid directly through Clickbank, but use ProSearch to find the best products in my smaller niches.
You can do the same thing as I am doing and enjoy the affiliate income that comes along with it. Almost every day I receive a check or a deposit into my PayPal account, directly related to something I am promoting.