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    Skills to choose a new focus
    I would like some input to help me make a decision about promoting a new affiliate program.

    I have spent all my time focusing on one program and now I think I'm reading to try another.

    Can someone give me some guidelines to consider when choosing a new focus?

    Thank you....

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    Nobody knows what work for you better than you. Are you successful with your first program? If you are, pick a merchant closely related if not select one in a different vertical.

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    I will take your advice and choose a product that is close to the one I'm adverstising.

    Any comments about commission junction?

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    There are good merchants everywhere. You're going to know your sites, what you're interested in, what your skills are better than anybody else. It's the kind of thing you should just jump in and try out, experiment. Do some homework as best as you can like searching on merchants you might be interested in thru the forum here, see what comes up. But in the end, you actually have to try things out and see how they work for you, that's all that matters.

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    Moved out of the Shareasale forum because it is a non-network specific topic.
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    Perhaps an unrelated point, but diversification has worked really well for me... while I have maintained my niche, promoting a variety of programs can pay off when a top performer takes a bit of a dip.

    Expansion also gives you a better understanding of your own niche..

    I say promote more.. rather than less...

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    I would think your next focus should be something you're really interested in so it feels more like a passion than a job. I would also say you should choose a niche where the programs you would be working with are ones that have good reputations (i.e. good affiliate management, reliable payout, support, good communication, and a lot to offer the affiiliate in terms of promotions and creative)
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    Really depends on the type of sites you build.
    I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die
    to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there
    isn't and die to find out there is.

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