Selecting Affiliate Products

This is part 4 of the Affiliate Marketing videos: Selecting Affiliate Products. Alexi Neocleous interviews me in Darling Harbour about the decision making process of  getting the product right when you market online.

Selecting Affiliate Products – Part 4 of 7

The art of Selecting Affiliate Products can be tricky for many internet marketers. In this video I cover what to look for in a product that you intend to sell for a profit. These 5 crucial steps are very straight forward, yet many affiliate marketers get it wrong in the initial stages of their decision making process.

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Your 5 Step Criteria

The 5 step criteria in selecting affiliate products is:

  1. Good rate of commissions.
  2. Quality of product or service.
  3. Passion. Believe in the product you sell.
  4. Integrity (reputation). Ensure the product owner has the carefactor to help and service their customers.
  5. A 30 Day Money Back Guarantee.

Affiliate Product Resources

Here are the 2 resources I promised in the above video.

  1. Clickbank
  2. Commission Junction

I mentioned my own affiliate program. The book Year Of The Affiliate is currently not available for sale during the Learn And Earn competition. You can however join the affiliate program if you wish. Make sure to use the same email as the one you comment with in the internet marketing competition.

Learn How To Blog Webinar

This Friday, the next Learn And Earn webinar is on: Learn How To Blog – For A Few Dollars More. This is the registration link. I’ll see you on the webinar or on the recording 😉

I hope you are enjoying this series with today’s episode: Selecting Affiliate Products. Stay tuned for the next installment of Replacing Your Income Online.

Sean Rasmussen
Success Communicator
Aussie Internet Marketer © 2004 – 2010

About Sean Rasmussen

Sean Rasmussen is a passionate blogger and has been a full time internet marketer since 2005. When he's not with his family, or dog Buddy, Sean is usually blogging or doing something related to the internet.

Comments

  1. I had heard of click bank before but not of commission junction, about to go check it out, thanks for yet another awesome batch of advise

  2. Jody Chambers says:

    Wow I have never even heard of commission junction! The more I learn the less I know…so much potential out there!

  3. Hi Sean,

    Another great video with top advise re selecting products to market. To ensure quality of product is it allways nescessary to purchase it yourself or can you believe testemonials in the advertising material.

  4. Sean McLaughlin says:

    Definitely handy to know that 5 step criteria Sean. I find it interesting that you sell products for other people for a commission, as well as your own which you commission out to people. Is this the secret, to have both? or Is one or the other fine??

  5. Hi Sean,

    This is a fantastic video series. Thanks for the great tips for selecting affiliate products. I’m sure that they will help narrow down my choices.

    Looking forward to the next installment.
    .-= Jazz Salinger´s last blog ..Learn and Earn – It’s a Marathon Not a Sprint =-.

  6. Selecting affiliate products can be a very tricky business with so many choices out there. The 5 step criteria above certainly helps the elimination process.
    Looking forward to the Learn How To Blog webinar on friday 🙂
    .-= Helen´s last blog ..Learn and Earn – Week One =-.

  7. Thanks for the five step criteria, Sean. The biggest problem I’ve had anytime I’ve considered Internet Marketing was on deciding what product or products to promote. The five step criteria look like another poster for the computer room wall. Soon I’ll be able to take “Repaint computer room” off my Honey-Do List. 🙂
    .-= Don White´s last blog ..Just A Little Bit Longer =-.

  8. Great information as always, thanks Sean.

    I know that all the criteria are important, but the one that really jumps out at me is passion. It really is so important to find something that you’re passionate about.

    Will have to wait for the recording on Friday :(, however I have no doubt it’ll be worth waiting for :).
    .-= Hilary´s last blog ..Indoor Air Quality =-.

  9. Sean
    Thanks for the help. It will save me hours and possibly days. It always seems so simple and obvious when you say it. A great talent.

    Dobbs
    .-= Dobbs Franks´s last blog ..Musicians Can Entertain Professionally =-.

  10. Thanks for another great video Sean,

    Your 5 step criteria makes so much sense and will help narrow down the list from such a broad range of choices. Selecting affiliate products with a high commission rate sounds like a smart way to go however finding a product that I have a passion for may be a timely task : )

  11. Hi Sean,

    Thanks for the great information again. I like your 5 step criteria and looking forward to learn more about step 3 and Commission Junction. I’ve heard about it but haven’t explore yet!

  12. I realize how important the 5 step criteria is. Great learning experience thanks Sean

  13. HI Sean,
    I am looking forward to this Friday, and the Learn And Earn webinar so we can Learn How To Blog – For A Few Dollars More.
    Your 5 Step criteria is very helpful
    Thank You
    Rita
    .-= Rita pepper´s last blog ..Learn and Earn =-.

  14. Thanks for this extremely handy checklist. I’ve had a look through product ranges I’m passionate about on Commission Junction and so far a lot of the commissions are less than 10%. I will keep searching until I can meet all the criteria 🙂

  15. With a sea of affiliate products, it’s hard to know where to start. Thanks for taking us through a logical 5 step frame work to selecting affiliate products. This will be a great asset in making ‘head verses heart’ decisions.
    .-= David Moloney´s last blog ..What is the Best Domain Hosting =-.

  16. That was good. Having five steps really helps. The preview for the next video makes the wait for it unbearable. Keep them rolling out.
    .-= Lincoln´s last blog ..Grown Ups =-.

  17. Hey Sean,

    Also looking forward to Friday’s webinar, although I’m thinking I’ll probably have to wait for it to be posted here, as I’ll be at the cursed J.O.B.!

    Speaking of cursing the Paid Imprisonment, that is a clear reason why you should be passionate about the product/s that you decide to be associated with. Otherwise, it’s just a case of switching from one earning chore to another!

    The whole 5 steps is a great help! Just curious how you find out of the product owner gives a fig about the customer? Obviously, if they have a 30 day money back guarantee, then that is definitely one indication (as well as confidence in their product).

    Keep up the great work, and thanks again!

    Cheers,

    Pete

  18. G’day Sean,
    Another excellent video interview with Alexi. The point which came home with the most strength was when you said ” It’s all about reputation – Australia’s a small place and the world has become a small place.” You’ve been teaching integrity and honesty to us for as long as there’s been a YOTA. Good on you.

    Like most of the above commentors / commenters I really like the business-like way you discuss the use of your 5 criteria so as to not waste time on worthless projects. It comes back to SLOA and the Chapter ” Efficient Actions ”

    Thanks for these videos.
    Cheers
    Harry
    .-= Harry Lynn´s last blog ..SEAN RASMUSSEN’S ” LEARN AND EARN ” COMPETITION. =-.

  19. These videos are most enjoyable and also motivate me to get in there and take action. Its great to watch them, take notes and all that but, action must be taken else nothing will happen. I need to follow the five step criteria to the T. Thanks again Sean.

  20. Excellent tips to help narrow down our criteria and pick reputable products that do provide value and assurance for customers.. this will certainly help me “rinse and repeat”!

  21. Trish Rock says:

    Hi Sean, I have found both sites are good but Commission Junction has a selection of better products than Clickbank I feel. Cheers 🙂

  22. I absolutely love this 5 step criteria for finding an affiliate product. I now no I have been trying to make money from the wrong things. Most of the products I affiliate to only offer 4-5% and as you have said before, why spend all that time and money selling something which gives you a small return. Thank you for pointing out the obvious.
    .-= Jackie Stenhouse´s last blog ..Falling Pregnant =-.

  23. Leo Bookham says:

    Thanks Sean,
    Enjoyed the video and the 5 step criteria needed before taking on a product. lt’s good how you have pointed out the importance of reputation as bad news travels much faster and further than good news. Thank you again for making the easy to follow process.

  24. David Hiscox says:

    Another enlightening video Sean! Have checked out a number of Affiliate sites including Clickbank and Commission Junction – quite impressed! Need to do thorough homework so I can get the best sites to promote, by the looks of things. Looking forward to your Webinar on Friday.

  25. Willem Broekers says:

    Great video, very informative. Can’t wait for the next video, selling a product without a website!!

  26. Great information again Sean, no we’ve got to put the 5 steps to good use… Can’t wait to learn more… Thank you

  27. Would like to revisit Webinar 3. Not sure how to if its at all possible?

  28. Thank you for this. I can’t wait to figure out how to be an affiliate without a website.

    Oh wait, I’m not waiting – listening to it now through YouTube 🙂
    .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..The Magic of Believing Review =-.

  29. Great tips on selecting a product. There are so many choices out there. I have found some don’t give resources to use so I stay away from them. I need all the help I can get.

    I’ve been accepted into the Goggle affiliate network so it’s time to getting cracking.
    .-= Gee Hollings´s last blog ..Are Keyword Research Services Really Worth It? =-.

  30. If you have the belief and passion in the product you don’t have to ‘sell’ it – it will sell itself. People listen to how you say something not just what you say.

    • You’re absolutely right. I have so many articles on my computer that my husband is interested in but can’t bring myself to bother trying to sell them. If I read something I truly enjoy and believe in I can spend hours telling the world about it. It’s all in what you like – not who you know, although knowing Sean helps too 🙂
      .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..The Magic of Believing Review =-.

  31. Elizabeth says:

    Great video, Sean! I can’t wait for the next one where you detail how to sell a product with no website, no money outlay, and even advertise it for free! 😀

  32. These are some great tips on selecting Affiliate Products.

    As selling online depends totally on trust, having a good quality product and believing in it is fundamental. But as an affiliate marketer, promoting someone else’s product, I agree that the money back guarantee and quality of customer service are extremely important, otherwise my own reputation will suffer.

    You mention a 40% rate of commission for products around a few hundred dollars. By how much will this change for more expensive products (eg $1000 or more) or cheep products (below $100), or should it always be at least 40%?
    .-= Renee´s last blog ..Motivational Music =-.

    • I would definitely recommend 40% or more on low priced products. The commission rate is usually smaller for high priced products but can still be very viable depending on the actual sale price and the commission. It’s something you would have to weigh up on an individual basis Renee.

  33. I’ve been looking for a good affiliate product to promote for a while now… I reckon I might have finally found the right one for me 🙂
    .-= Lina Nguyen´s last blog ..I hate my job =-.

  34. Five important criteria for choosing the right affiliate product, such sensible advice to remember. No point jumping on any old product and not reviewing it properly first – could lead to trouble.
    .-= Melanie Braggs´s last blog ..Building Chicken Coops =-.

  35. Tara McGhee says:

    This 5 step formula is invaluable, thank you for sharing. Really important what you say about integrity. I believe the products you choose to offer are representative of you, so its important you have complete confidence in them and they reflect an aspect of yourself. This makes the whole process much more organic and enjoyable. Let it flow! See you on the next webinar!

  36. Hi Sean

    I love those lists and especially this one as I am about to start looking at a few products to enhance my earning potential and monetize my blog and up until now I had no clue as to what the criteria would be..

    I liked what Pete said and I quote “you should be passionate about the product/s that you decide to be associated with. Otherwise, it’s just a case of switching from one earning chore to another!”. So very true. Thanks Pete.

    I have alot more confidence in choosing a product now thanks to your wonderful guidance here.

    Once again many thanks,

    Elly

  37. Hey! Can’t wait too see your next webinar – sounds great! Wont be able to see it live so will look forward to the video’d version!
    Have a top night,
    Cheers & sunshine!
    😉
    Sue
    .-= Sue Brown´s last undefined ..If you register your site for free at =-.

  38. Thanks Sean, again great video,great tips..decided not to waste time anymore..heading off to check the links..
    Cheers
    Rose

  39. Hi Sean,
    Clickbank doesn’t enable the country I live in to enter/register and also Commission Justion requires a registration fee of $995. Is there any other links out there that’ll suite me? Pls advise..
    Cheers
    Rose

    • It’s unfortunate that Clickbank is not available in your country Rose, I wasn’t aware of that situation. I am not sure if commission junction requires a registration fee in your country (it certainly doesn’t here), are you trying to join as a “publisher” or as an “advertiser”? Publisher is the one you want 😉

      • Hi Sean,
        Certainly Publisher is the one I’m looking at. I’ll work hard at it though but this won’t stop me from learning important stuff you’re teaching online. Who knows I might be moving to Australia in the near future so I’ll put what I’m learning into practise. Thanks for replying.
        Cheers
        Rose
        .-= Rose Kawe´s last blog ..Selecting Affiliate Products =-.

  40. Hi Sean,

    Time to start implementing your 5 criteria. My main problem is I get lost in all these affiliate programs and time slips away.

    • Hi Tori,

      I sometimes have the same problem – the Internet really can take you away and keep you surfing for hours on end.

      I have found that it helps me to set a kitchen timer to eg 30min when starting such a thing like a product search. When the timer goes of I definitely come back to “reality” and get a chance to check if I am still doing what I set out to do – or if I drifted of into reading all that interesting stuff I am coming across.

      Maybe wort a try 🙂
      .-= Renee´s last blog ..Self Improvement Books – What Are Your Favourites =-.

      • Very good idea as I often go online for a specific reason and walk away without that being accomplished. Selecting an affiliate product takes some time, research and hard work but it will pay off. Making notes as you go, starting with a list of specific things to look for and sticking to that is the best way to be productive.

        Of course it makes it easy when you’re passionate about the outcome but that also may be detrimental to staying on task. Finding competitive sites can keep you entertained but learning for a long time…
        .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Kelly Moran Took Me On Summer’s Road =-.

  41. Hi Sean,
    The video series is information packed and very helpful for marketing. Luckily I’ve found this article in time to join the “Learn How To Blog” webinar today. I’ve also joined your great affiliate program via this link.

    The 5 step criteria for choosing affiliate products is also very helpful. Making wise choices is made so much easier by having these guidelines to follow. Thank-you.

  42. I’ve just tried to sign up to Clickbank and it won’t take me to the page. Goes to other pages on the site…
    I can’t get to Commission Junction either… It’s just not there!
    Anyone else having problems?

  43. geoff harnden says:

    Sean, it’s really good to get these series of videos in tandem with the webinars. Just simplifies it down and is making the program really easy to follow. Had a quick look at the 2 directories… pretty easy to see why you need the criteria!!! Really looking forward to your “blog” webinar in a few hours. Cheers GH

  44. I like tick box – black and white – but one question. You advised in an earlier part that ideally you should be a customer as well, so do I need to go and invest money first so that I know the value of the product? I have found with clickbank that I only get a snippet of information, also had problems getting money out of clickbank previously (will investigate this again!)
    .-= Nateele´s last blog ..Hello world! =-.

    • You don’t have to buy every product but it is a good idea to know the products. If it is a higher end product, then being a customer works better.

      • Using the product means you know what it’s like, enhances your belief and results doing the selling for you. People listen to not just what you say but how you say it.

        • Agree here with Bernadette. It’s one thing to do some research and choose to promote a product with a good commission, it’s another to buy, try and promote a product that will bring some value to others.

          If you market a dodgy product because it has a great commission, people are going to get burned and most likely you are going to start building a negative rep for yourself.
          .-= Cemil´s last blog ..Entrepreneurs Mindset Releases First eBook – Finding Your Passion =-.

  45. These videos continue to teach how to select affiliate products and make decisions about what to choose. The 5 tips help you to decide why are you choosing to promote this product. Great advice.
    .-= Tania Shipman´s last blog ..For a Few Dollars More Competition Rules =-.

  46. Actually the best site for find affiliate programs is AffiliateFind.com.au, they actually use a 300 point criteria to assess the programs for you, then they tell which ones are the most profitable, highest converting, safest etc. They link in with all the networks and extract the best ones.

    Just thought I would share. 🙂

  47. Tiffany Davis says:

    Another great video, these vidoes are great short and sweet but packet full of great information. Will be checking out click bank and commission juction tonight.

    Tiffany

  48. Brenda McNutt says:

    Am I too late for the link for the free blog Sean. Can’t see it on seanrasmussen.com ?

  49. Thanks Sean. Looking forward to learning more to have a steady stream of income coming in.
    .-= Anthony The Travel Tart´s last blog ..Grandfather Rock- Koh Samui- Thailand – Suggestive Profile Photo =-.

  50. Great video Sean and especially the crucial points to look for with affiliate products.
    The biggest one for me is the personal ‘connection’ and money back guarantee.

    These core factors are always something that I look for and aim to implement when I open my products up for affiliates to promote.
    .-= Cemil´s last blog ..Scribe SEO Plugin – Making SEO Easy =-.

  51. Jean Follington says:

    Thanks for another helpful video Sean, the 5 steps are very clearly explained.

  52. Jacqui Emery says:

    Thanks Sean, You explain things very clearly Cheers!!

  53. Jayne Pleysier says:

    Thanks Sean for anther video outlining the principles for affiliate marketing. You can hear things and hear things – but until you actually listen, you wont be successful!

    • I have certainly had my share of listening but not hearing. The thing is when you are only listening you are probably not ready to act on it so when you actually ‘hear’ something it’s because you are ready to take it on board and put into practice.

  54. Cathy and Trevor Howitt says:

    Selecting Affiliate Products that fit all of the criteria can be challenging (especially fitting in with your “passion”, but I’m finding there are more and more products available now.
    eBooks are happy to offer high commissions as there are no overhead costs for them. Once the book is written, it just duplicates itself through sales (no extra work needed for the person who has produced the eBook.)
    Some new products to the market have a low gravity to begin with, but this builds up as they become more and more popular.
    Thank you for the 5 step criteria. It was very helpful in selecting Affilaite products.
    Cheers Cath

    • Yes choosing e-books as an affiliate product makes it e-asier to manage.

      • And, if you are looking for some e-books – I have a few that I have written! JV anyone? – shameless plug!

        • Would be keen. Send me a message through facebook. JV?

          • JV = Joint Venture. You earn some as does Peter.

            Peter – I, too, am interested depending on what they are about. Although I have so many ebooks on so many hard drives now that I need them to be worthwhile. 🙂 Seriously, I’m getting into the learning and earning and want to start earning before I have to go back to work.
            .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

        • My ebooks are ones I write. Gardening (x 2), Beginners guide to Internet Marketing; and some on family and health – managing depression, Anger management, Parenting with kids, suicide ideation management, teachging English.

          I think the additional benefit of writing your own is that visitors know you aren’t just passing on stuff nilly willy. It also helps build cred too (I hope)

    • You do want to keep an eye out for ebooks you can make your own, though. If all of Sean’s followers find that same ebook and try to sell it to the other people looking to sell it the ebook will become redundant and not sell. If we choose something we’re passionate about and have full rights on it then we can modify it and make the ebook unique hence the unique selling point.
      .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

      • That’s true, but also the market is huge, so folks can sell the same e-book and not saturate the market. Or use them as giveaways in exchange for signing up to your newsletter (building a list)

        The key is that any e-book must be useful and of quality. As Bernadette mentions above, we all have heaps of them gathering digital dust on our desktops – there both for future reference but also because they really didn’t stand out as good immnediate value.

        I prefer to write my own – takes some time for the research, but then the result is in my voice

        • Oh, absolutely. The buyers are out there for sure and it’s up to each and everyone of us to find different avenues to find them. We just have to work that much harder to stand out if we run in to the same customers which is what Sean mentioned as the Unique Selling Point.

          We all have a story to tell but as a platform we can make money selling someone else’s and I’m fine with that. I just don’t want to sell someone else all my life. 🙂
          .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..Asking the Universe =-.

      • Niche, as Sean described it, is the ideal thing to have but some people with the same product can initially do well as Peter has said provided they don’t all start with the same network.

  55. In creating your own, with your own voice and own style, can create a following if you hit the right ‘chord’.

  56. Hello Sean,

    Great to hear information about affiliate products and where to go….Clickbank and Commission Junction.

    I have not really tried too hard with affiliate Marketing because I am a person that has too really believe in the product to be able to sell it….so I guess I should look at some of the products that I have brought over the many years of being on line and see if there are any affiliate links for them:)

    Great information and clears my confusion on how to Select Affiliate Products. Love your five step criteria process.

    Cheers
    Lisa
    .-= Lisa Wood´s last blog ..Follow Your Heart =-.

  57. General rule of thumb – as an affiliate I like to look for products to sell through the eyes of a customer – ie: Would I buy this product, at that price & feel comfortable about clicking the order button & handing over my credit card details?..

    A lot of the time I AM a customer of the product that I’d like to sell, so that makes it easier, as I already believe in it enough to have parted with my own cash! 😉
    But I do pay close attention to what kind of “Money Back Guarantee” is offered (check the fine print – details, details!) & the sales page – if it looks dodgy or even just an annoyingly lonnnnnnnnnng boring read to get to the point, I rarely follow up on it, as my ‘customer’ instinct has spoken!..

    • Woohoo, I just signed up & opened my Commission Junction account too!
      Geeeeez, they have some fine print to go through, I needed two Milo’s & a TimTam to get through that…. 😀

      • It’s not quite as simple as Clickbank is it Mel? Still their range of products and services is wide.

        Many companies now use CJ for their affiliate prgrams rather than handle it themselves.

    • This is an excellent practice to follow as you do need to be familiar with the product or else someone is going to see right through your pitch and know you’re simply selling something. If you find something you love the sales pitch will be so natural and you won’t be able to stop talking about it.

      Affiliate marketing is more effective when you have been sold yourself.
      .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..So Absolutely Thrilled I’m Shaking- =-.

      • People listen more to how you say it than what you say. It’s also getting a balance in the enthusiasm and stopping to listen to them. Been passionate is great but you can also talk your way in and then out of a sale.

        Stop to breath in between sentences and pauses in appropriate places is also good to have your brain keep up with your mouth.

        • It’s fun to see what happens when you make decisions quickly too. That doesn’t necessarily mean on impulse but not dwelling on what may or may not happen.

          I’ve been trying that, since reading Think and Grow Rich by Napolean Hill, and find that it frees up so much time when you can just get, get out and get on with it.
          .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..So Absolutely Thrilled I’m Shaking- =-.

        • For me, I think the opposite is true – I am too dispassionate! You are right that there needs to be a balance and it comes across in the way we talk, more than the what we say.

          The corollary to that is how do we listen to them and respond to what they are saying – to help them etc – instead of just blabbing on about what we have to say.

    • Great general rule of thumb – especially if you are buying a product from the other side of the world. How much do you trust the company?

      If you’ve experienced it then you know what’s likely to be on the mind of the customer.

  58. Had a little brainwave this morning!

    I was thinking how I’m feeding the boys minds with the possibilities, self worth and affirmations. I had encouraged Mitchell to think outside the square and come up with an idea that would be a little sideline earner for himself. He started with a couple of things but now has one that isn’t a niche market but is earning him so nice pocket money and savings plus money aside for investment (that part being managed by mum or I’m sure he will have eaten his seed corn by now).

    Now I was thinking why couldn’t I be showing him some of the things I am learning now. There’s no reason why he couldn’t be looking at affiliate products which could tick away and earn money.

    I have no idea if there is an age limit but could certainly be managed through an account I could have.

    Oh, the possibilities!

    • That’s good Bernadette – start them young and they could become entrepreneurs in their own right and then keep you in a style to which you would like to become accustomed!
      Seriously though, sometimes there are age limits, but no issues if it is your account – which would also be a good way to keep a witchful eye on what is happening.
      The founder of SBI – great website company – let his daughter set up a website promoting an island in the Caribbean at age 14 (I think) – She was soon making big dollars.

      • Oooooooo I might get on to the tout de suite. I like the idea of being kept in my dream life style.

        Having said that I’d feel left out and want to be part of it. I think that half of the glory of achieving it is the satisfaction that I did it.

        As I go about selecting an affiliate product I’ll be keeping my out for something suitable that might take his fancy. Hmmmm – a toy soldier factory hehe. Though seriously it would have to take his interest or he’d get bored and it would be a chore.

    • Oh Bernadette, that is such a wonderful start for your boys. And soak it up they will. The younger the better for our next generations to learn how to create the life they want for themselves. I would have loved a different, perhaps less limiting, belief system growing up. Never too late to change that though 🙂
      .-= Nicole´s last blog ..Apple iPad accessories … what protection you need =-.

      • It is NEVER too late to learn and change.

        It is great to share the wisdom of now rather than what was bestowed on me. I’m going to be the RICH MUM not the POOR (educated) MUM. Hmmm. Maybe I could rewrite Robert Kyosaki’s book from the mum perspective.

        I am seeing the benefits already. Children cotton on to things far quicker and earlier than most people give them credit for.

    • Jayne Pleysier says:

      Have you any ideas about what age? My son (9) shows interest in what I am doing….and loves using powerpoint. I think I remember Sean at one stage saying his son runs a Pokemon site. I would love to teach him – but I think content creation at this stage would be a challenge.

      • Any age they are interested in literacy is the best time to embrace it. If there’s spelling errors gently guide him to correct them so he learns. Content is nothing for an excited child as most believe everyone will want to read what they have to say just because. Get him a site and let him learn, you’ll be pleasantly surprised what grows from such a tiny seed.
        .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..A House of Straw =-.

      • Jayne

        My oldest is 9. He is pretty onto things. Yes he may still find the technical side of things and challenge and may require help and guidance but as far as following and processing I think he would be fine.

        Especially when it starts to translate into dollars. With Mitchell’s little business (offline), having some spending money in his hot little hands is very exciting. It doesn’t matter if it’s only a few dollars at a time. He’s also accumulating some good savings.

      • You could be surpised Jayne. Why not Google along those lines and see what other kids are doing. I have seen references to sites that are by little kids and they do well. The usual parental oversight should keep them safe and focused on the the right track.

  59. Jayne Pleysier says:

    Does Amazon actually have any 40% products? – I can only seem to find the 4-15% commission items.

    • Not that I’m aware of but there is different amounts depending on the products sold. I also find it’s always a good thing for an author to promote books – no one can have enough. Whether or not you’re making a fortune off encouraging someone to buy a book is minuscule to knowing someone is reading.
      .-= Sarah Butland´s last blog ..A House of Straw =-.

    • Amazon is renowned for only paying small commissions. Many of their items, e.g. books, are also discounted and that drops the % down too. The only way to get a decent return with their commission rate is to focus on higher priced items such as their Kindle reader – though how it is going compared to IPad i don’t know.

  60. Thanks Sean for this video.
    As someone who always has problems when faced with choices I know that the 5 Step Checklist for selecting a product will come in very handy.
    As I joined the competition late I’m currently trying to watch all the videos and take a few notes but can’t afford to take much time in between to check out things.

  61. Hi Sean,
    Thanks for the 5 step criteria checklist for selecting Affiliate products.

    I found that CJ closed my membership after the account is dormant for a certain amount of time. It’s probably a good policy. I can always join up again if I have found an affiliate product that suits me.
    .-= Jill Brown´s last blog ..Lifestyle with Sean Rasmussen =-.

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