Can You Promote an Affiliate Product You Haven’t Used? [VIDEO]

30 Days of Q&A - Day One

Over the past few years, I’ve had a ton of great questions come my way. Unfortunately, I’m not always able to answer all of them…at least publicly. Well, that’s about to change. For the next 30 days, I’m doing a video each day, answering many of the backlog of questions I’ve had from awesome readers like you. This is day one.

If you’ve ever wondered if it’s OK to promote something as an affiliate if you haven’t used it yourself, this video answers that question.

Thank you to Heidi Bender for a great question. And thank you to Jeff Walker, whose recent 30 day video series inspired me to do this series.

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10 thoughts on “Can You Promote an Affiliate Product You Haven’t Used? [VIDEO]

  1. I love this! I’m just starting to think about affiliate launches. I want to build a list more first. Any tips on what kind of affiliate launches I could do if my list is Christian parents wanting to raise their kids in the faith?

    • As simple as this sounds…google the products you use for that.

      If they have an affiliate program, great. If not, ask them to start one. 🙂

  2. Good stuff Matt! I’ve always wondered how to handle this. Thanks so much for sharing!

      • We did! Thanks again for that connection. He’s been super encouraging! And Mark and I have a call next week to figure out the best ways for me to be a part of Scott’s next launch 🙂

  3. Watched this yesterday. This is a topic that has sadly held me up for a long time.
    “How do I promote something I can’t afford to buy?”

    I’ve always felt that it was ok. I used to sell cars, but I would pay attention to the pain points of the customer and guide them to the car they needed or if you listen close enough, people will tell you what they want and need and you just have to put it in front of them.

    Great video and knocked another mental barrier down.


    -Carl, Jr.

  4. I will also promote of it’s something I’ve signed up for myself but haven’t yet gone through. I’ll share WHY I signed up and make it very clear if I know the person, if I’ve taken something else from them, or if I’m taking a leap of faith. 🙂

    Transparency – that’s my criterion!

    In fact I think you can be MORE trusted if you are NOT BFFs with the course creator. There’s a lot of inbreeding online and I think customers are starting to become leery of that.

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