In my experience I find it’s best to incorporate a mix of high income affiliate programs and moderate income products, since high commissions don’t always translate to higher income for you as the affiliate.
Here’s 3 ideas of how you might incorporate this into your own site.
Relevant products in these categorys can be found in almost any niche! For more information on how to find programs, click here.
3 High Income Affiliate Programs
I know this sounds counterintuitive, but low price subscription services can be extremely profitable for an affiliate markter.
Many affiliates overlook these programs because the commissions are lower than alternative products they could offer, which means that competition is often lower to sell a $9.99/month subscription than a $99.99/month subscription.
What many neglect to consider is that subscription products pay recurring fees over time and that people are more likely to shell out the money for and then “forget about” a $9 product than a $100 product. That means both conversion and retention rates can be significantly higher.
Online courses are great affiliate products to promote, for two reasons.
Firstly, digital products in general have much higher commission rates than physical products, because there are basically no cost of goods sold. That means it’s not uncommon to make a 50% commission or more from selling a course.
Not only that, but people who take one course online are likely to take multiple courses in the future, and many companies, like Udemy, will provide you with additional commissions for those follow-on sales as well.
Human resources affiliate programs are often over-looked, but if you have a blog catering to a professional niche, these might be a great add-on product you can incorporate.
Even if you’re site is not focusing on professionals looking for work, including a few recruiting agencies might draw the eye of some. Commissions often range from several hundred dollars to several thousand, depending on how the fee structure is setup with that agency.
The downside? It’s usually a long process when someone’s looking for a job, and it can be difficult to track the results of your campaigns accurately.
High income affiliate programs do not necessarily equal higher earnings. There are a number of factors to consider in terms of when and how your readers might purchase one of your products, so you need to think about the overall structure of your site, how you’re targeting your audience, and how the products you’re promoting is going to help them solve their problems.
If you want to learn more about how to structure a good affiliate sales process into your site in order to earn more income, you can click here to learn more.