Whilst affiliate marketing for digital products is reserved mainly for people who buy a domain with “review” in the name, and then put up some great articles about the features of the product, there are other very easy ways to shortcut the whole “buy domain, write article, get ranked” method/approach. One of the best ways is forum marketing.
If you are looking to promote a product, you need to take a look at JVNotifyPro and JVAlerts firstly, which we’ve spoken about before, and get yourself on a mailing list so you are up to date with all the latest up and coming JVs.
As soon as you get the email through from the JV notifying website, you need to get in touch with the JV manager for the vendor. This is very easy, and most of them have Skype. Get them on Skype, or contact them, and ask if they have any tiered affiliate commissions.
What this means, is you get paid for any affiliates who sign up under you. So rather than you promoting the product, you are going to recruit affiliates (JV’s) on behalf of the vendor.
You now need to have at least three or four memberships with forums like The Warrior Forum, Digital Point, and other entrepreneurial and internet marketing sites. The reason for this is you are going to perform some quick affiliate marketing, whilst staying within the rules of the forum entirely.
Every forum has a paid section for advertising your products or services. You will also see that they often have a section for JV opportunities. All you need to do, once you have agreed a tiered affiliate commission with the JV manager for the product, is create a post on the forums, asking for people to sign up as a JV or affiliate for the product. You can point them directly to the JV signup page, using your affiliate URL given to you by the JV manager. That’s it! People will begin signing up under you, and you will receive a commission for every sale they make. Note: Clickbank products will be difficult to set up in this way, but most JV managers will be able to work out a method of you getting paid if they think they’re going to get free publicity en masse.