Yesterday, one of my followers on Twitter asked me this exact question. It’s a very important question that I’m sure many of you can relate to. I also bet that this question is holding many of you back from starting your own business. I’m here to clear up all the confusion on what to sell, what not to sell, and what to do if you have nothing to sell.
Making money is not about selling. As I said in my first blog post, the more you try to sell, the less you will actually sell. Making money is about providing value to people by capturing their attention with something you have to offer. With that being said, ALL you need to start making money right now is something you’re passionate about. Whether it’s be fishing, or baseball, or Yo-Yo’s, if you can constantly deliver information about it, you will make money. Now technically speaking, yes a sale does have to be made in order for you to physically make the money. But the beauty of it is, you yourself don’t have to come up with a product to sell! Yes, it’s true!
Now many of you may know about this already, but those of you who haven’t heard of the term, listen up.
Affiliate Marketing is a way for you can make money by simply driving traffic to a website, and selling someone else’s product. With Affiliate Marketing, you become an Affiliate of someone else’s product and earn commissions as high as 75%, each time you sell their product. It almost seems too good to be true! They supply the product, they supply the fancy websites, and you make 75% of the sale. On top of that, it doesn’t even cost any money to become an affiliate. The key to being a successful with affiliate marketer is selecting the right product. There are millions of products that have affiliate programs, but the majority have annoying websites that make it impossible to even locate the “Buy” button. The easiest thing to do is conduct a small survey. Narrow your choices down to about 5 products you think you can sell, and then ask 20 friends which they would be most inclined to buy.
You may be wondering, wow this sounds awesome, but where do I find these affiliate programs? This is very easy – just google Affiliate Marketing Programs, there are millions out there. However, arguably the most popular one and my personal choice is ClickBank.com . It has programs for just about every niche and is truly a wonderful site. So to wrap things up, I hope I’ve cleared up all the confusion regarding “what to sell”. If you have your own product that’s phenomenal, but if not, it shouldn’t hinder your progress as an online entrepreneur ONE BIT. Good luck guys and feel free to ask me any questions. Cheers!