How To Choose The Right Affiliate Offers To Promote

PURPOSE OF THIS ARTICLE: The main reason I'm writing this article is because one of the most common questions I get from people who invest in my affiliate SEO course is "How do you choose offers and products to promote?"

Well, it's a little bit of an art and a science, but if you live long enough and pay attention to trends it's really not that hard at all to predict the future because you'll begin to recognize patterns.

And patterns are simply trends that repeat themselves. This article will give you some context of an offer I like, why I like it, and how I discovered it.

In the fall of 2010 I moved from my small hometown of Starkville, Mississippi (population 25,000ish) to the big city of Austin, Texas (over 1 million) to start my life as a young adult after finishing my art degree from SCAD in Savannah, Georgia.

I didn't really have much of a plan when I came to Austin and had never even visited before I moved out. But, since it was a larger city than anywhere I had ever lived, it presented more opportunities than what I could find back home.

I spent the first couple years bouncing from freelance to contract design job and spending my nights and weekends surfing the web, exploring ways to make money on the Internet.

Thinking back, I had been pretty entrepreneurial ever since grade school when I would sell baseball cards to my classmates and make more money in a week than my parents paid me for allowance in an entire year.

But, since I didn't have any immediate family that owned their own businesses, I had no mentors to guide or point me in the right direction for how to start a business or make money on my own.

So, I did what I was told I should do...I went to school, got a degree, and then did my best to get a job (which I was never very great at).

I did manage to make a little money online during college and when I first moved out to Austin.

But, since I was treating the little money I was earning as a hobby this significantly delayed my success in earning a job-replacing income from my online efforts.

Within about a year or so of moving out to Austin I was already making a few hundred dollars a month online. But, I guess because of some limiting beliefs, I just couldn't seem to put two and two together and double down on what was already working so that I could replace my 9 to 5.

$3,000/month (which was pretty much what I needed to make) was all that was standing in between me and a full-time job. But, I guess since I had never made that much at a job before, in my mind it seemed so far way at the time.

And I suppose I was still looking for "the secret" to making money online...

A magical push-button software to solve all my problems and make money for me.

But during these first couple years I remember a trend that was brought to my attention (this was years before Bitcoin was in the mainstream)

And that trend was SILVER

As you can see in the graphic below, around 2011-2012 silver hit around $30-$50 an ounce, a price that it hadn't reached since the 1980s.

So, everybody was shouting "BUY SILVER! BUY SILVER!" And there were all these sites and business opportunities that popped up out nowhere for people to hop on the silver train.

But, if you know anything at all about investing...the one time you definitely DO NOT want to be investing in something is when it's trending.

You need to get in BEFORE it takes off...

So, how do you do that?

Well, with silver, it's pretty simple.

The chart above SHOWS YOU what the historical price of silver has been...

So, all you have to do is wait for it to come back down.

This same investing principle applies to almost any other natural resource.

They go up in price, then they come down in price, then they go back up again.

But nobody is talking about them when the price is low...because it's not sexy then.


Really really simple.

So, that's a lot of context...

What about that offer you mentioned in the beginning?

Well, one of those many sites that popped up out of the blue around 2010 was a site called (first off, I'm a sucker for alliteration, so I immediately liked these guys).

Then, a few years ago, they changed their name to OWNx since you can now invest in more than just silver with them. But I was attracted to what they offer for a variety of reasons.

  • The company has been around now for several years, so it's pretty solid (it wasn't just here today, gone tomorrow like many of the other biz opps, sites, and other silver offers that have since vanished)
  • It makes it extremely simple as well as automatic to invest in silver and other precious metals (which saves you a lot of time, because once you set everything up you really don't have to think or login that much)
  • They store the metals for you, which I really like, because if you decide to be a digital nomad you don't have to worry about storing and protecting large amounts of precious metals (very convenient because metal is also super heavy)
  • They make it fast and easy to sell it back to them when the prices go back up
  • And they also offer a referral program (my favorite)

So, how do you recommend getting the most from this offer and promoting it?

In order to earn referral rewards you need to have made a purchase within the last month. The easiest way to do this is to connect a bank account to make purchases automatically each month.

The rules used to be you needed to purchase at least $50/month to qualify for referral rewards, so that's what I have my automatic monthly purchase set at. (However, you may want to email support to double check what the minimum required purchase is to qualify for referral rewards though, as it might have changed by the time you read this article)

So, I recommend investing in the minimum monthly purchase to qualify for referral rewards.  Then, when you notice the price of a precious metal is lower than it has been in the past, you can just buy a large one-time amount of that asset and hold it until the price goes back up.

And as far as referring others, you can create content that targets long tail keywords around things like...

  • Easiest way to invest in silver and gold
  • How to invest in silver online
  • Buy gold each monthly automatically

To ideas for long tail keywords to target and create content around you can use tools like

Once you have your list of keywords, which will be a compass and direction for what kinds of content to create, simply create blog posts or YouTube videos that answer the questions for the search phrases and keywords you are targeting.

Buying silver and gold may not be a "sexy" niche but it's fairly evergreen, and new people are always going to be searching for how and where the best places to buy it for years and years to come.

So, putting in a little effort to create highly targeted, quality content that answers the long tail search queries that people are typing in one time can lay the foundation to potentially create a very solid passive income for yourself for many years.

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