It’s possible to make a lot of money by promoting other people’s products. I know that right now in my niche, I see a constant stream of people selling Essential Oils. I got caught up in the craze (Hey, people are making 20K a month, it’s hard not to get all starry-eyed) and so I decided to get on my soapbox and start promoting them.
Two things happened:
1. I hated having a boss. I’m so used to creating my business as I desire to be that the rules of the business model didn’t mesh with me.
2. My content got flagged and they asked me to remove my posts (which I did immediately). I’m not about being a rule breaker and I don’t want the FDA to come down on me. However, it’s interesting that 90% of their successful bloggers are using the content I was flagged for. It still wasn’t enough and them they asked me to take down my website and social media completely. I politely said Hello No and parted ways with them.
Now, the E.O.business is a MLM structure so it’s vastly different from Amazon (which still has rules that you have to follow that can also change on a whim of the business). I would never consider affiliate products to be the main source of income from my website.
Places to Find Affiliate Products
Your network: Seriously, ask your friends if they have products that you can promote (great relationship builder).
Bonus section for Amazon