How to Choose the Affiliate Program That’s Best for You!

If you are thinking about starting your affiliate business, you are most likely to face a problem. This problem is  “Who should I affiliate with?”.

That’s a really great question to ask yourself because it’s always more efficient and more entertaining to promote what you already like or/and use.

If you’ve never heard about affiliate marketing, well, to put it simply, it’s a way of earning money by recommending products and/or services to people.

The internet is full of guides and tutorials about affiliate marketing so instead of wasting my time and talking about it, check out this guide instead.

Finding by What You Like

The simplest way to choose is to look at what you like. What your values are, and what ideas you support. If you like education – affiliate with Amazon publishers or educational platforms. If you like science/startup you can always affiliate with startups as they usually have this option.

There’s a lot of things to choose from and once you do – dedicate yourself to that area, because you’ll need to learn a lot about your affiliate partner in other to deliver efficient results.

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Finding by What You Already Use

If the method above was the simplest than this one is the easiest. This sentence will only make sense if we presume that not all simple things are easy and vice versa. Just take a look at your room and find products that you already use.

For example, electronics, shoes, clothes, perfumes, kitchenware, SaaS you use, etc. The only reason it is easier than simple is because while you might be using those products/services you might not so knowledgeable and passionate about it.

Finding by how much you earn

The reason we promote affiliate products is to earn a commission. That’s why sometimes it’s important to pay attention to how much money you make generating sales for someone.

Generally, I would recommend tilting towards promoting products that pay recurring earnings. These are generally subscription platforms where members are billed periodically, paying you a commission each time a billing takes place.

Though it’s often more difficult to generate sales in high ticket products, it pays more to promote such than focusing energy in a market that pays cents in affiliate commissions.

Conversion, Customer satisfaction, and refunds

These are three more factors that affect my decision to promote any product as affiliate. The commission structure may look attractive but if the product has bad conversion rate and/or terrible customer reviews, it’s a reason to turn away from it.

The Importance Of Understanding Your Niche

One of the most important things is to be knowledgeable about the niche you select. If you are passionate about it, even better.

Understanding your niche is crucial because this is one of the criteria that impact your success.


Well, think about it, which one is easier to sell? The product that you’re passionate and knowledgeable or the product you know nothing about?

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Are you promoting any affiliate products? What were the reasons you settled for that product? Let me know in the comment box

11 thoughts on “How to Choose the Affiliate Program That’s Best for You!”

  1. Affiliate marketing is the best way to make money online. It helps in driving traffic to the website and also increases the rank of our website. If one wants to make money online then he should go for Affiliate Marketing with one of the best affiliate programs.

  2. Hey Enstinemuki,

    Great post with helpful tips to choose the best affiliate program. I really like the tips that you have listed, As these tips will helps many people and users to find the best affiliate program. As affiliate marketing has become one of a great source for users to earn income. Focusing on what we likes and the product we are already using are the simple ways to choose the best affiliate program. Its absolutely true that customer satisfaction, refunds and conversion are the three major factors that matters a lot and also affect the decision while promoting any affiliate product, so it is really important to focus on customer satisfaction, conversion and the refunds. Understanding the niche is really important and
    necessary, as it shows a very huge impact on our success. Your all the tips are effective but i truly like an idea of understanding the niche, finding by how much we earn and finding by what we are already using.

    Really helpful post, as this post will help many people and users to choose the best affiliate program for them. Thanks for sharing.

  3. I took some tips from your post, things I didn’t stop to consider. For me it’s gadgets I’m well interested so can you recommend any high ticket gadget affiliate programs. Thanks

  4. Hi Enstine,

    I have been inactive online for a while, as I moved to a new home, but I an starting up again, and have chosen affiliate marketing as the route to go, because I’m still pretty short of time – and there’s so much good quality material out there it’s simpler than producing my own product.

    I have one or two one-off products, but my favourite is a monthly program, and it’s also something I find useful!

    Joy Healey – Blogging After Dark

  5. Hello Muki Sir This point: it really helps to find out how much you gain. It is essential to know the transformation as you will put the effort into reaching the crowd and assisting the associated brand.

  6. Hi Enstine,

    No doubt, affiliate marketing is one of the best business models on the internet. If done correctly, affiliate marketing is enough to live fulltime on.

    Transparency, honesty, case study, review, etc…all these plays a vital role in making significant income from the business of affiliate marketing.

    Thanks for sharing.

  7. Hello Mr. Muki,

    Thanks for the great information and I was wondering if I belong to a platform that teaches affiliate marketing and I am using wordpress through their platform is there any way to market it individually? I am also an affiliate for this platform where I am learning.

    Thanks & Regards
    Azam Jafri
    Twitter: azam_jafri

  8. This point: Finding by how much you earn, really helps. It is important to understand the conversion as you will be putting in the efforts and helping the affiliated brand to reach the audience.

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