Doing this involves product research and time so you can effectively find products and do the testing. (Think of the testing as a school science project.) This also involves spending some money. If you are just beginning a business in affiliate marketing and don't have the funds to put into product testing, this can be difficult. But if you made money from affiliate marketing, you need to take some of that money and invest it back into your affiliate business so you can produce more income.
In the long run you will make more money and the investment will be well worth it. This will become more important because ClickBank will be implementing their new color coded risk management and all accounts will be judged based on this system, which I talked about in a previous post. To avoid the refunds, charge-backs, and boost your reputation, product testing is the route to consider taking. There are other changes Google and other major search engines make daily such as the SEO penalties and post panda changes to their algorithms that is making it difficult to rely on the search engines for traffic and affiliate product sales.
After you test 3-4 products within your niche, you can share it in the form of YouTube videos, a kindle eBook, blog post, and through emailing your subscribers/followers. The kindle eBook is definitely good because you get the option of giving it away for free and you can get many people to download for free to their kindle readers or they can download the book on the kindle app for their computers. People are giving away their kindle books for free and getting free advertisement in this way.
All you have to do is write a short kindle book that talks about the products you tested and your results, take screen shots of your demonstrations, and put links to videos of your demonstration in the book. You can also put your affiliate links to all three or four products in the kindle book. Just enroll in the KDP Select program with Amazon and you will get the 5 free days during a 90 day period. Make sure you price the book at $0.99 and pick your free days.
We constantly have to change the way we run our affiliate business because changes are constantly being made in the internet/affiliate marketing world. If you have a huge following you can surely take advantage of testing products, especially the new products. If you keep up-to-date with the new products' launch dates, you can be one of the first to try them out and share the results. Even if you don't have a huge following, writing the kindle book and doing the video demonstrations of the products you're promoting will help you increase your affiliate profits.