Selling Products Online

The key to success in Internet marketing is having the skill to promote products online. It doesn't matter whether you are selling wholesale merchandise or single items directly to consumers. The skill to promote products online is crucial to your online success.

In this article, I will share with you some proven techniques you can use to promote affiliate products online and make some good income.

First, find a topic or subject. If you have no idea what topic or subject to choose, go to and take a look at the available categories sub-categories. There are ton of interesting topics there. I am sure you will find something that will interest you.

Next, start a blog. I recommend self-hosted Wordpress blog. You will need to get a domain name and web host account to host your blog.

I won't discuss how to set up a self-hosted wordpress blog in this article, you can search the web and learn about it on the Net. In this article, I will share with you the techniques I use to promote products online.

Once you have your wordpress blog up and running, start posting your stories. When posting on your blog, try to share your experiences related to the products you want to promote. Do not use hard sell; tell a story and then move your readers to check out the products.

For example, you are currently promoting an Xbox website which caters to online gamers. The products range from Xbox accessories to online downloadable games. Your blog is about your everyday living experience, sort of a journal like website. So how would you shift your blog so it could help your affiliate to boost up its product's sales? It is pretty simple. You could make your entry for one day something like - you are bored and tried to look for something to do. Luckily your cousins arrived and look what they have brought - an Xbox! So you hurriedly setup the console and played to your heart's content! You must emphasize how you have enjoyed the experience, hence, now you are longing to buy yourself that same console.

After you share your experience and story, then recommend your readers to check out the product that you are promoting (with your affiliate link of course). When someone buys the product through your affiliate link, you will earn commissions.

The next promotion technique I want to share with you is Article Marketing. This is a very powerful method to drive targeted traffic to your blog. But the catch here is that you need to write an article (400 - 500 words) and then submit it to high-traffic and high-ranking article directory sites such as,, and; these are very powerful sites and have a lot of visitors. If you write and submit articles to these sites on a regular basis, you are going to get a lot of traffic and make a lot of sales.

Next promotional technique you should consider is using social networking sites such as facebook and youtube. For example, you can make a short video and talk about the product you like and then submit it to youtube. Youtube has millions of visitors everyday, so make sure you take advantage of it. The best thing is that it is 100% free to submit videos there.

I also recommend you to create a facebook account and share your product experience there regularly. Facebook currently has over 500 million active users. Facebook provides huge opportunity for you to get new buyers and make some good money. Again, it is free to use facebook to market your products. So make sure you take advantage of it.