Best Selling Affiliate Products 49 Comments
Best Selling Affiliate Products

One of the most common questions I get asked by people is “what are the best selling affiliate products?” It’s a great question and one that we all ask at some point, so in this post I’m going to discuss this topic and also tell you about a great free Google tool that I use.

Although I do sell and will continue to promote information products as an affiliate, I am preferring to target physical products more these days, because I am simply getting better results from them. My conversions are higher and the opportunities are huge, because there are more products to choose from.

I find health supplements sell very well, as people who have some sort of health problem are very willing to pay good money to remove the problem, and get their quality of life back. Any kind of health related product tends to fall into the category of best selling affiliate products from my experience, just make sure you choose good keywords to market them on.

Google Trends

Google provide some fantastic free tools to help online marketers, and one of my favorites, that I use when analyzing potential products to promote is Google Trends.  This tool allows you to see the search volume of keywords over time, which is a great indication of how well the products in the niche sell.

Recently I was looking for more affiliate marketing physical product ideas to set up a site for, and the niche I was looking at was Snowboards and Ski gear. I thought it could be a great niche to be in, as the keywords I was looking at had decent search volume.

However it didn’t take long for me to see my flaw, because when I typed in “snowboard gear” into Google Trends, there was a huge spike in the North American winter.

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This is a more obvious example of trending, as it is caused by seasonal variations, however if I had just gone on the average yearly search volume, I might not have made many sales during the Snowboarding off season for North America.

However you can also look at the trend over years and see if the niche is growing over time, or slowly dying out. If you search in Google Trends for “Buy Halloween Costumes” you can see that the trend seems to be going up since 2007, therefore you might be able to find some easy to rank on keywords with search volume, and whip up a Halloween blog promoting costumes as an affiliate and make some decent sales, even if it is only once a year.

Best Selling Affiliate Products

Google Trends also provides some other interesting info about the location of people who are typing in keywords. This info can be very useful if you want to do geo targeting. For example you might be selling product XYZ, and decide to target a keyword with the city name in it, EG. Product XYZ New York. Building large geo targeted sites can often work well, even if each keyword has lower search volume, you can make up for it with many pages on your site.

The best selling affiliate products are ones that are evergreen, and potentially bring in sales all year round. However you can still make some great sales at certain times of year, such as Halloween if you are selling costumes, but just be aware that the sales will not last long. Also as mentioned anything health related is also sells well.

***IMPORTANT NOTE***

For those of you who are not aware, I’m running two in depth workshops on selling physical products over a 2 week period for anyone that grabs CWealthsystem through me, where I will be going into a lot more detail on marketing physical products as an affiliate and revealing some great niches to target, how to pick the best keywords, SEO, link building and much more…

Plus you get a whole lot of extra stuff too, such as templates and the Keywords Academy product for free also. To join the others who have already signed, up all you need to do is grab cwealthsystem through my affiliate link and email me your receipt.

For full details you can either watch the webinar I did recently with Daniel from Cwealthsystem here: Cashing in with Physical Products Webinar, which has got some awesome free content in their for you. Or you can skip straight to the bonus video here: Mega Bonus Pack. which contains the link you need.

All the best with your marketing

Matt Carter

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36 Comments to Best Selling Affiliate Products

  1. Mark Secor's Gravatar Mark Secor
    June 19, 2010 at 12:48 am | Permalink

    Matt,
    I recently bought CWS through your link but either missed the bonus link or did not catch that they were coming later. Please advise.
    thx, mls

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Mark

    Did you email me your receipt. I have no way of knowing your bought through me without seeing your receipt. If you send it to me I can send you the bonuses.

    Thanks

    Matt

  2. June 19, 2010 at 12:52 am | Permalink

    Matt, I always appreciate your blog posts. I was on the physical product webinar and it is right on and what I really like to engage in. I have started a new niche site after being inspired by the call you hosted. Another webinar I was on and you probably were too was hosted by Mark Ling with Jason Jell on Linking Strategies. I appreciate your efforts to help people succeed.

    Cheers

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Bill

    Thanks for your positive feedback

    Regards

    Matt

  3. June 19, 2010 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    Matt,

    Nice post, as always.
    I have a question, though about promoting a physical affiliate product and using geo targeted keywords.

    Example: someone types in ‘xyz brand halloween costumes’. Does that mean the searcher is looking to buy in person at a retail location, or based on your experience have you found that geo targeted searchers buy online?

    Could you clarify?

    Thanks

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Michigan SEO

    They may be looking to buy something locally when they type in city name, but that is where your site convincing them to buy online!

    Thanks

    Matt

  4. June 19, 2010 at 1:03 am | Permalink

    Matt

    I missed the webinar about physical products but Im gonna be listening to the replay. Thanks for all the great info.

  5. June 19, 2010 at 1:16 am | Permalink

    Excellent advice, Matt! Thank you for sharing in such detail and showing a real world example – very helpful.

    Another killer Google tool I’ve been using to find niches is “Google Insights For Search”. You can drill into categories and find the most popular keywords and rising search terms. It’s almost like stock chart for product name keyword searches.

    If you use the “Categories” pull down on the right hand side of the tool, you can drill into sub categories and hit the “Search” button.

    Important Note: Don’t enter any keywords (center boxes) at first. Once Google suggests keywords at the bottom, you can start comparing search volume over time for the keywords you are interested in.

    You should find some product name keyword ‘nuggets’ in each sub category.

    The coolest part about Insights is you can relatively compare up to 5 keywords over time to find the best performing product name keywords. It also has the same geographic targeting and a cool ‘video’ feature that let’s you view the trends by territory over time.

    Insights is a little known tool that provides wonderful marketing data for free.

    Cheers,
    Brett

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Thanks for you extra tips there Brett! Great stuff

    Matt

  6. Gideon's Gravatar Gideon
    June 19, 2010 at 1:20 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt thanks for this information i already purchase the course from your link and i’m looking forward for your mega bonus.
    Thanks

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Gideon

    Great to hear from you again and the bonuses for CWS with be great indeed

    Thanks

    Matt

  7. June 19, 2010 at 1:36 am | Permalink

    Hello Matt,
    I have logged into 3 of your webinars thus far and must say that the information you provide is amazing. I own a yahoo store that I am working hard to get off the ground. Due to an injury back in 08′ I will never return to my former trade in construction, which I have mixed feelings about. I am 35 years old and my experience as a journeyman Glazier is now useless. I only wish I had known about internet marketing sooner.
    I have watched the video on Rapid Re-writer about 20 times and as soon as I can will be grabbing that up. Also the video on marketing physical products hit me right on target, I am currently searching for my niche.

    Thank you for the priceless information, it is always a joy, listening to your presentations. Good day sir.
    Chaz

  8. Ann's Gravatar Ann
    June 19, 2010 at 4:51 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt,
    You recommended the Program “cwealthsystem” and I signed up thru your link for the 7 day trial
    I received your Bonuses and I want to thank you.
    However I have sent 5 emails to their Support at progress.zendesk.com and so far I have not been able to get into that site. They keep telling me my website is not valid and than they send me a link back to support.
    Can you help. I don’t know what else to do and since you recommended it I thought you should know!
    Thanks Ann

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Ann

    You need to send your receipt to me matt@mattsmarketingblog.com and I will send you the bonuses,

    Thanks

    Matt

  9. June 19, 2010 at 5:37 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt, thanks you for recommending CWS. I have read the course completely and highly recommend it myself. I’ve already pick a couple areas I’m going to promote because the competition is low and the traffic is very good.
    Matt I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you. A little while back I purchased your Rapid rewriter because I was interested in the bonus you offered with it, your backlinking training course. I discovered what a great teacher you are. You are very through and complete. I purchased this program because of the bonus, which includes some teaching from you.
    WOW! the people like myself that have a copy of your Rapid Rewriter have the perfect tool for CWS. No Matt didn’t pay me to say this, but you need to check out his rapid rewriter, it will blow you away.

  10. Stuart Bell's Gravatar Stuart Bell
    June 19, 2010 at 8:21 am | Permalink

    I’d recommend the above webinar (and CWS course). It is another piece to the puzzle & goes well with Matt’s own Back Link / Rapid Rewriter course. Thanks Matt. Two new sites going up this weekend based on the CWS info & looking forward to the upcoming webinars. Stuart

  11. June 19, 2010 at 8:46 am | Permalink

    Thanks Matt for sharing great info and Free 12 Videos.
    I purchase CWealthSystem 3 days ago from your link and
    I can’t wait for all the Bonuses.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Anthony

    Just make sure you email me your receipt so I can send you the bonuses

    Thanks

    Matt

  12. Mary's Gravatar Mary
    June 19, 2010 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matt,
    I’ve been following your training in your blog for some time now and purchased your Rapidrewriter/Back Link training course. I signed up for CWS through your link and sent my receipt to you a couple of days ago. I know you said your first training webinar was going to be on the 22nd and since I haven’t received any confirmation of my bonus, I am concerned that I will be left out of the webinar.
    Please advise.

  13. June 19, 2010 at 1:22 pm | Permalink

    Great post and good advice. I have been trying to sell physical products for a while now without much success. I suppose I have not been working the right niches. Another thing is that the cookies have not been of a long enough duration as pointed out in your last seminar.
    Most of my traffic has been from Canada. The U.S. market has been in shambles with 10 times the population of Canada. I have noticed that over the last month that the U.S. traffic has been gradually improving along with their economy. One surprise is that the traffic from Russia is about the same as that of the U.S.
    My best site is one where I have been selling my own product and services in my own local market. It started to show good results after being up for 3 months. I find that when I capture new customers, business increases more by word of mouth.
    Business cards are an ideal way to advertise, I always leave a bunch after a service call.

  14. Bill's Gravatar Bill
    June 19, 2010 at 1:39 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matt,
    Thanks for the Google tips.

    The physical products aspect in CWS is something I can really wrap around. Much better than trying to sell info on how to sell info.

    It took me about a half hour to find a very, very good-looking market which I will be pursuing.

    I’ve sent you my receipt and looking forward to the bonuses.

    Bill in Texas

  15. David Ringor's Gravatar David Ringor
    June 19, 2010 at 4:35 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matt,
    Thanks much for tip on using Google Trends. I also appreciate the information at keywords academy and for the other great bonuses!

    Thanks Much,
    David ~ California

  16. Izzy Robinson's Gravatar Izzy Robinson
    June 19, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    I love the information you provide.

    I purchased CWS through your link right after the webinar and emailed you. Perhaps my email went to spam, I didn’t receive an answer from you. I emailed again tonight, could you check? I look forward to the bonuses.

    Thanks a lot,
    Izzy

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Izzy

    Never got your email, sorry about that, but I have just sent you an email now

    Thanks

    Matt

  17. Izzy Robinson's Gravatar Izzy Robinson
    June 20, 2010 at 3:54 am | Permalink

    Thanks Matt. That was very quick! i look forward to the webinar on Monday.
    Cheers,
    Izzy

  18. June 20, 2010 at 9:52 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt, I ordered CWS through your link Monday nite after the webinar. I didn’t listen to all the questions and answers at the end and probably missed the part where I was supposed to e-mail my receipt . So I e-mailed it to you Saturday. Looking forward to your webinars and bonus. Thanks John

  19. June 20, 2010 at 11:06 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    Actually, I found these things before. But I am still on the process of practicing other method to make money as an affiliate.

    Regarding the webinar, I noticed you speak about Daniel. Who’s Daniel is that? Is it Daniel BrocK?

    If so, then that guy is really awesome because he knew and practice what he preach. I know this guy from his Profitzon.com blog where he also shares how to make money with amazon.

    I was also surprise when he said that clickbank is dead.

    - Felix Albutra

  20. June 20, 2010 at 7:16 pm | Permalink

    That’s some great advice Matt.
    I’m thinking of getting into the health niche hopefully.
    And i haven’t really sued Google Trends so will be using that now
    Thanks
    Abdul

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Abdul

    Nice to hear from you, and I think health niches are good, one thing to be aware of which I forgot to mention in this post is that supplements get watched closely by Google, so you need to build backlinks wisely, but they can make great money if done right.

    All the best

    Matt

  21. June 21, 2010 at 4:11 am | Permalink

    THanks for the Tip Matt.
    Jorge

  22. June 21, 2010 at 9:15 am | Permalink

    Matt….As always another very informative post! I’ve seen the google trends tool but really didn’t know much about it. Thanks for taking the time to write about it in your blog and for showing us how to utilize it for niche research! Again, very informative as always!

    Chris

  23. June 21, 2010 at 11:53 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matt , I still haven’t received my bonuses!!

  24. June 22, 2010 at 2:02 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt,

    I saw the video and I didnt realize that physical products have
    less competition and a billion$ industry. Im working on something
    right now, but I will definitely consider this.

  25. June 22, 2010 at 3:58 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt, I am in the natural men’s health niche at http://www.menshealthcures.com. I have a few natural health e-books as well, but prefer health products. Recently, I have added health products from Amazon on to my website. The nice thing about Amazon is that you can target the big sellers on your website. I write my own product review and then add the product link.

    Oh, By the way, a month or so back you graciously reviewed and commented on my website. I implemented your recommendations and my Alexa rating went from nearly 6,000,000 to just over 3,000,000 in about a week and got 40 unique comments.

    Thanks for your help!

    Ken

  26. June 22, 2010 at 2:30 pm | Permalink

    Looks like physical products are back in rage again.
    I bought the Niche Blueprint Course from Steve and Tim Godfrey last year.
    How does that compare with CWS?
    cheers mate
    my

  27. June 27, 2010 at 3:59 am | Permalink

    Matt,

    Just signed up for your free video series. Thank your for these great videos. Your first video brought to light some great research ideas that I haven’t tried. Again, looking forward to all your great videos. Very useful information.

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Lyle

    Really glad you are enjoying the free videos, and great to have you as part of the community hear.

    Chat soon

    Matt Carter

  28. Karen Perese's Gravatar Karen Perese
    June 30, 2010 at 9:08 am | Permalink

    I am really enjoying CWS Matt and enjoying all the comments from other members here on your site so I’m just picking up lots of valid relelvant tips, its awesome and totally learnt a whole lot more with your bonus webinars from CWS, finally getting this system down packed and I love the long term approach and look forward to the rewards of this system over time. Very happy over this purchase! Great cool stuff thanks Matt…!

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Karen

    Thanks and I’m glad you like the CWS course, I am building a few sites right now myself, both authority style, so I can grow them over time and turn them into big earners hopefully! Keep up the good work.

    Thanks

    Matt

  29. July 21, 2010 at 4:27 am | Permalink

    I also like using the trends data and searching by location. I like market samurai because it makes doing this research so super easy.

    I plan to move towards more physical products in the future as I believe that the competition is weaker, but for the moment I will stick with info products while I find my feet.

    Good post Matt, thanks for sharing

  30. September 16, 2010 at 3:06 pm | Permalink

    Hi Matt
    i already got CWS before i found your site, dang, missed them bonuses. It sure is a great product, highly recommend it.
    cheers

  31. Brian's Gravatar Brian
    September 30, 2010 at 9:07 am | Permalink

    Hi, Matt

    Recently received your WP theme 2 template. Thanks for that. It looks to be good quality. I do have a question, though. On a WP Physical Products Site are we (should we) be trying to capture prospect emails also?

    I’m curious about that as I haven’t seen it discussed yet. Thanks.

    - Brian

    Matt Carter Reply:

    Hey Brian

    I don’t do much email capture, only in the IM niche.

    Thanks

    Matt

  32. February 25, 2011 at 2:29 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt
    i already got CWS before i found your site, dang, missed them bonuses. It sure is a great product, highly recommend it.
    cheers

  33. February 28, 2011 at 5:29 am | Permalink

    Thanks a lot matt.
    Plz have a look at my Blog to advise me what i’m gonna do the next.

  34. Olayinka's Gravatar Olayinka
    March 13, 2011 at 1:45 am | Permalink

    Hey Matt,
    I have been one of your ardent students and always make sure to open your email every time. Please i live in Nigeria and i have constraints buying your products via the clickbank marketplace. Can you provide me an alternative? Google checkout will be great for me or wire transfer. I have been trying had for several months to purchase the rapid rewriter course and more recently the rapid profit formula course all to no avail.

    Thanks and will appreciate a favorable response.
    Cheers

  35. April 15, 2011 at 9:19 am | Permalink

    Very well covered points but the major catch of selling affiliate products are they take user to their site and next time they will visit it directly, so you are just paid once for diverting traffic and making a sale.

  36. July 14, 2011 at 5:22 am | Permalink

    Hi Matt!

    I have a domain name that don’t mean anything and it is not being used either. I have not done any internet sales nor any blogs although I have read extensively on the subject. now I am unemployed and with time to put in practice all the reading and learning and since I don’t have any free money or time to waste nor can you advise if getting involved with your program is the right place to start my internet business?

    Thanks!

    Marc

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