How To Pick A Niche For Affiliate Marketing
Your niche should be in something you're interested in and that can make money easily
There's a few terms you're going to hear over and over again when you get into affiliate marketing..
"Niche" is definitely one of them.
A niche is just a market you're going to create your affiliate marketing business in - camping or basketball would be a good example of this.
There's a lot of things to consider when choosing your niche and here's what I think you should consider (at the end I'll give you some money ready niches that you can enter).
Pick a niche you'll be interested in
Basically anything can be a niche but you have to choose something you're interested in or have interest in learning.
You're going to be spending a lot of time creating content in your niche and it has to hold your attention.
Don't pick a niche based on how much money you think it will make.
You'll make more being passionate about something then being half assed in a "profitable" niche.
You don't have to be an expert
This is a question I get all all the time "how do I pick a niche if I'm not an expert in anything" or "can I pick a niche even though I'm not an expert."
The truth is you don't have to be an expert as long as you're honest.
People LOVE a good story. In fact, people might like a good story more than expertise.
Let's say you want to lose weight and you really don't know what you're doing.
You can create a brand and website around your weight loss journey.
People would rather listen to a normal person losing weight than some fitness guru who works out 3 hours a day and probably takes steroids.
You can always become an expert in a topic. Get the top three books about a niche and you will be an expert.
Don't be too general but don't be too narrow
There's two traps people fall into when picking a niche and they are:
- They pick a niche that's too general
- They pick a niche that's too narrow
The first example is just a random product review website where they review everything or they just pick something like electronics.
That's way too general and you won't get authority from Google if you're too general (this means getting traffic will be hard).
However, some people go way too narrow. An example of this would be golf putting tips for seniors.
That niche would work if you're more advanced with affiliate marketing but not if you're new. It'll be hard to create enough content to get traffic and make money.
A website about golf tips or golf driving would be a good niche - not too general but too narrow.
Pick a niche where people actually buy products online
Another problem people have is not picking a niche where people actually buy the products online.
For example, someone recently reached out to me wanting to create a website around outdoor sheds.
On the surface it seems like a good niche. The products are very expensive which means bigger commissions for you.
But how many people do you know that buy sheds online?
Don't you think that's the type of product people like to look at in person before buying?
I personally would rather go to Home Depot to look at sheds and not buy one online.
People are willing to spend big bucks online (I've sold products worth $3000+ online) but it has to be something people will actually buy on the internet.
You need decent commissions per sale
When picking a niche you need to consider how much you're going to make per sale.
You certainly don't need to make $100 per sale but generally speaking you want to pick a niche where commissions are over $5 per sale.
The only time you want to go under $5 per sale is if it's a recurring commission.
A recurring sale means you get a commission every month from a single sale (like a subscription service).
I know someone who made $1500 per month marketing VPN services for a computer.
He earned $1 per sale but he got it every month. Eventually he got it to where 1500 people were paying him $1 per month, every month.
I've personally made $5000 per month making $5 to $7 per sale. You just need a good amount of traffic to make that work.
Some people like high ticket commissions where they make $100+ per sale. If you're going to do that, again, make sure it's a product or service people actually buy online.
Here's some good niches
Here's some niches that can definitely work for an affiliate business:
- Car/RV accessories (radios, electronics, car alarms, etc.)
- Gardening/lawn care
- Baby products/mom blog
- Online dating
- Home security
- Home improvement
- Sports (golf, basketball, baseball, ect.)
- Pet care
- Household electronics/kitchen appliances
- Natural health
- Beauty (makeup, shampoos, etc.)
I'm sure one of the niches up top could interest you and you'd enjoy running an affiliate business around them.
You can always promote Wealthy Affiliate
The make money online niche is a niche that's going to be around for a long, long time.
Wealthy Affiliate has an AMAZING affiliate program that you can promote in the make money at home niche.
You earn $22 per month on every sale.
So if you can get 300 sales you would be making $6600 PER MONTH.
The average person stays at Wealthy Affiliate for 5 months too, so you'd only need to get 300 sales in every 5 month period to make nearly $80,000 per year.
There's plenty of people making $10,000+ per month promoting Wealthy Affiliate.
Let's talk about your niche!
As you can see there's a lot of different niches you can choose from.
And even if you have zero ideas you can start an affiliate website in the make money online niche and promote Wealthy Affiliate for big bucks.
Here's what I want you to do now..
Go to Wealthy Affiliate (you've created your free Wealthy Affiliate account, right!?!?) and send me a message about your niche idea.
We'll talk about it and get you going in the right direction!
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