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When deciding to be an affiliate marketer you have a choice in what type of product to promote. As the product owner you also have a choice as to what type of method that you will use to sell your product. You also as the owner of the product can decide how much you are willing to pay to make these sales. It makes sense that as the affiliate marketer that you would seek out well paying products to promote. If you are going to go to all the trouble to set up a web site and fill it with meaningful content then you wish to receive the highest commission possible.

By promoting digital products you have more of an opportunity for larger commissions than with concrete items. It is possible to find hard goods that are very expensive and as a result the commission is higher however the number of sales are substantially less.

What is a digital product? It can be any product that the buyer can down load. It can take the form of a text file, an audio file or a video file. The joy of digital products is that they are available 24/7. They can be acquired whenever you are on your computer.

Interestedly these digital products usually sell for more than the equivalent product at a bookstore. Sometimes the digital product will sell for as much as three times the hard copy from the store. Again it stands to reason that your commission on these products would also be higher.

For instance if you are top producing Amazon affiliate making 7% on your sales and you sell this book for $14.95 you will earn slightly over a dollar. But that $49 digital download – an eBook about the same topic – offers you 50% commission, giving you $24.50 per sale!

It definitely makes sense to be promoting the digital edition. It is a win win for the producer of the product also. By creating an eBook you can charge more, which enables you to pay your affiliates more, and will increase your sales.

Your digital product does not have to a written item instead consider making either a series of MP3 files or a series of videos. There is an insatiable appetite for information products that can be either listened to or watch on the many electronic devices that everyone now owns.

With programs like Camtasia for producing and YouTube for uploading the use of video has become wide spread. For a series of lessons video is just like being in a classroom. It is great to be able to follow a lesson on video and then to read it. Both formats allow for reinforcement of the message. By the combined use of text, MP3 and video you are able to increase the price of your product.

With this combination you may be poised to market a high-ticket digital download that takes in upwards of $1,500 for a single sale – something affiliate marketers will jump all over.

We recommend that you have a look at the following opportunities to promote digital products from reliable sources:

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For the content of your website should you hire a ghost writer or should you source some great PLR material on your niche? What can you expect from a ghostwriter? Are there any quality PLR sources?

PLR has been a savior to many marketers. You can buy a fully fleshed out 50-page eBook for $50 or less that was written by a professional ghostwriter, slap your own name on it, and market it for whatever price you want.

Ghostwriting fees could run as high as $50 per page, which meant that same 50-page eBook would cost $2,500 to own if you outsourced it to a private freelancer. There are, of course, perks that come with having your content ghostwritten as opposed to purchased as PLR.

Will you be investing in private label rights – or saving up for a private ghostwriter to create your courses? Perhaps the answer is both! You can use PLR as a cheap way to get traffic to your site where you sell your individually ghostwritten eBook.

A typical PLR pack can provide you with all of the elements you need to build a formidable list of targeted prospects. You can buy web content, email autoresponders, content for social networks, and reports that serve as a viral freebie where you can hyperlink to your paid product.

Regardless of whether you’re using PLR or ghostwriters, you have to be careful about how you spend your money. With both, you want top quality. It doesn’t make sense to have a budget set aside that only allows you to purchase poorly written content – because the time you’ll have to invest in repairing it to make it viable for your promotions will eat into your cost savings.

Let’s say you had a dollar limit of $10 per page for ghostwriting that you were willing to pay for your 50-page eBook creation. For this amount, you found you could only find sub-par writers.

At that price, you saved $500 off what it would have cost you to hire a really good writer. The work you had to do to repair it took up three workdays of 8 hours each – a total of 24 hours rewriting and fixing what the cheap ghostwriter delivered to you.

Now ask yourself what you price your hourly wage at. Is it over $20.83? I certainly hope so. If it is, then you’re in the hole. You worked yourself out of the $500 savings. If you’d spent that extra $500 and hired someone who delivered perfection, you’d be ready to roll with your info product and your 24 hours could have been spent on other marketing tasks to help you generate traffic and sales right away.

This same mindset can be applied to what you budget for PLR. Private label rights won’t replace outsourcing. Marketers will still use both. And both can have advantages over the other – whether it’s cost savings or the perk of having a unique product. It’s predicted that more PLR sites will pop up, giving marketing consumers a wider selection of affordable content. A very good discussion of how you can use PLR eBooks plus much more can be found in Martin Avis’s eBook “Unlock the Secrets of’Private Label’ eBooks”.

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