You Can Choose a Trustworthy Product Without Buying It First

In order for you to be a successful affiliate, you must select the products you want to promote carefully. If you fail to do this, you could hurt your reputation and lose sales on any current products you’re trying to earn commission off of as well as future products.
Yes, you could buy the product and try it out before you promote it, which is the best way to choose a trustworthy product. Nevertheless, you may not have the money to buy all the products you want to promote, especially if you’re just starting out in the business. Have no fear, there is a solution!

Research, Research Research

This is the key to choosing a trustworthy product without buying it. What you’re looking for are reviews of the product you’re thinking about promoting. You want to know what others who have bought the product have to say about it. There are a few ways to find these reviews, but keep in mind that the research could take more time than you intend. However, spending an hour or more searching for this information can be worth it. That said, if you’re willing to sacrifice an hour or more to protect your reputation, read on…

Start With Google

Enter the product’s name into Google and look for links to people who have reviewed the product. Searching blogs in addition to the web is another great way to find honest reviews.

Turn to Social Networking

Ask your Facebook friends and Twitter followers if they’ve ever used the product. If so, ask them if it was worth the investment, and find out what the pros and cons were. In addition to Facebook and Twitter, search relevant forums and groups to see if the product is being discussed.

Talk to Other Affiliates

If you come across other affiliates promoting the product you’re researching, contact them. Let them know you’re thinking about promoting the same product and would like to know if they’ve had success selling it. Moreover, if any of those affiliates are promoting the product through a blog, check out all the posts they’ve published about the product. They may have actually bought the product themselves and blogged about it. Another thing to do is read through the comments to see if any of their readers purchased the product and left a comment stating what they thought.
If you find several positive reviews and comments on the product, I’d say go ahead and promote it, but if there are more complaints about it than compliments, look for a different product. Just be sure you research every product before you start recommending it.
May 2011 bring you many commissions!


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