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How to find products to recommend that will pay commission

Thursday, March 2, 2023 by Gemma Wilkins | Digital Marketing

The Overwhelmingly huge array of options

Affiliate marketing can be a great way for music teachers to earn some extra income while promoting products or services they believe in. But with so many options out there, it can be overwhelming to know where to start. 

Tips to reign in your research

Here are some tips on how to find music products to promote as an affiliate:

  • Look for products or services that align with your niche. If you specialize in teaching guitar, for example, you may want to look for products like guitar strings, picks, or instructional videos.

  • Check out online marketplaces like Amazon. These sites have a wide variety of music-related products, from instruments to sheet music to accessories.

  • Search for music-related affiliate programs on Google. You can use keywords like "music affiliate programs" or "guitar affiliate programs" to find relevant programs to join.

  • Ask your followers what products they're interested in. You can do this through a survey or by simply asking for feedback on your social media channels. This can help you tailor your affiliate marketing strategy to your audience's needs.

  • Attend music industry events and trade shows. These events can be a great way to network with other music professionals and learn about new products or services in the industry.

  • Reach out to music companies directly. If there's a product or service you're particularly passionate about, consider contacting the company directly to see if they offer an affiliate program.

  • Check out music blogs and websites. These sites often have affiliate programs of their own, and can also be a good source of inspiration for the types of products or services to promote.

  • Keep an eye on social media trends. Pay attention to what's popular among musicians and music lovers on platforms like Instagram and TikTok, and consider promoting products or services that are in line with these trends.

  • Use affiliate networks like Clickbank or Thrivecart. These networks connect affiliates with a wide variety of advertisers and make it easy to find relevant products to promote.

  • Don't be afraid to get creative! Think outside the box and consider promoting products or services that may not be immediately obvious. For example, you could promote an app that helps musicians tune their instruments or a service that provides music transcription.

First step to searching for options

So before you go, let's do a very quick activity so you can see HOW many choices there are to support music teachers.

We're going to go to google and type: Music Product Affiliate Program

There should be about... 79,400,000 results

Any of these results may show you something you already use and recommend for free.

If you chose to, you could choose any of those suggestions, request to be an affiliate and receive your link, and then strategize on how you can then drive customers to it.

Learn more nitty gritty about maximising commissions here
In the mean time, if you now want to learn MORE about setting up a stream of income using affiliate programs then take a look at my Side Gigs for Music Teachers Ebook, which details exactly how I got started. 

The sooner you do, the sooner you'll understand how this method can add income to your studio

You won't regret it, I promise. Happy Selling