If you have ever thought about starting your own online business you have probably asked yourself this question, “What are the best or most profitable niches/businesses for Affiliate Marketing?” I had that same question as well when I started looking for ways to earn money online. Actually, I didn’t even know what a Niche was when I first started looking or how many possibilities there was.
I had to look up the word and this is what I found:
Niche Marketing – (From Wikipedia), Concentrating all marketing efforts on a small but specific and well-defined segment of the population. Niches do not ‘exist’ but are ‘created’ by identifying needs, wants, and requirements that are being addressed poorly or not at all by other firms, and developing and delivering goods or services to satisfy them. As a strategy, niche marketing is aimed at being a big fish in a small pond instead of being a small fish in a big pond. Also, called micro-marketing.
If you put that in terms the average person can understand, essentially, Affiliate Marketing is the way by which, a company sells its products, through individuals or other companies, who in turn receive a commission for the sale of a product that another has purchased through their marketing website.
I thought I would like to write a post on the specifics of this subject. However, as I started my research, I ran into a slight problem. When it comes to picking a Niche, there are literary thousands to choose from. THOUSANDS!!! So, I’m just going to show you what my research turned up and what I think are some of the more profitable niche opportunities on the Internet.
No matter where I go or where I look, (on the Internet), most searches point to these three niches in particular. People seem to really want to buy or gain more knowledge on these subjects more than anything else. “What are they”, you ask?
It probably will come as no real surprise when I tell you they are:
1. Wealth and money: There seems to be a lot of us looking for ways to make money, on the internet. E-commerce grew faster in 2016 than any of the past three years. Here are just a few examples.
- Alibaba Group – the companies 2016 revenue set a record because of online sales jumping 56% to almost $23 Billion US.
- Slice Intelligence – SI reported that 43% of all online retail sales in the USA were purchased through Amazon.
- BI Intelligence – Forecasts from this Company predicted that US consumers would spend $385 Billion in 2016 through online sales. That number was expected to grow to $632 Billion by the year 2020.
- Black Friday – Not that far away. Last year sales were predicted to reach a record $3.5 Billion US by the end of the day. The final tally was $3.34 Billion – a 21.6% increase year over year.
Clearly, there is a lot of money to be made through online marketing. Wouldn’t it be nice to have even a small chunk of that?
2. Health and Fitness: Just typing these words into the search bar, Google came up with 348 Million results. In the Health, Fitness and Wellness area, it was estimated that sales would be $3.7 Trillion worldwide, with most of that being spent in the areas of healthy eating, fitness, beauty/anti-aging and, travel/wellness tourism.
Assenture predicts that the global health and wellness market could grow to $737 Billion in 2018 as people continue to move towards self-improvement and better health. Things like “FitBit, Apps designed for fitness and diet recipe books are good examples of online marketing.
This is definitely a place for multiple niche opportunities.
At the top of this post, I wanted to talk about three specific areas of Online Niche/Affiliate marketing but, I think you can see that the possibilities are endless. Other opportunities lie in the areas of:
Love, Dating, and Marriage – You could offer advice on where to find the various dating platforms that are available, the DO’S AND DON’TS of dating, how to have a healthy marriage.
Technology – Now…there’s a market with multiple possibilities. You could write reviews on computers, tablets, the newest smartphones, Bluetooth devices, headphones, stereos, smart TVs, Gaming technology. This area of marketing is endless.
I know of one Affiliate marketer who has a website promoting some of the best High Tech Cables for stereo and other sound equipment. His business is growing.
Cooking and Food – Another area that has many possibilities. Everyone has to eat, right? And, lots of people are looking to learn new cooking techniques and about food related to other cultures.
What’s Your Passion?
So, what’s your passion? Is there something that you really like doing, a hobby or craft, a service you can offer. What’s your passion? Whatever it is, would you like to share it with others? Would you like to help others discover the fun and joy of something new?
What’s your passion?. You have been thinking about doing something like this for some time and perhaps you have even researched it to some extent. “Well”, you say, “I wouldn’t even know where to start. I have no online experience let alone computer skills”. You have been thinking for a while that you would like to start up a website so you can share your passion with others.
Maybe you have tried something like this before and failed or you’ve been scammed in the past. Are you saying, “YES, that’s me! I really want to do this but I keep coming to a dead end. I need some help.”
Well, you don’t need to be fearful. Experience is not a must and, even if you have failed in the past it doesn’t have to continue.
If you ARE a beginner with no experience I want to help you by getting you started on the right track. All you need is a computer, a website, a niche/passion and, a place where you can get some training. Oh, and you need commitment and determination.
What’s The Answer?
I was in the same boat and I want to help you by showing you the best way, I know, to get you on track to success.
When I first got involved with Online Marketing, I was just researching ways to make some money online. That was when I found Wealthy Affiliate.
They are an online “University” that has been around for about 12+ years teaching people like you and me how to start a website and develop the skills to be successful. You can check it out here.
They offer a vast library of written training and video training as well as live training, each week. There is an excellent support network which involves Tech support, web hosting, site backup, a keyword research tool onsite, as well as a community of 10s of thousands of people, of various levels of expertise, all around the world, many of whom, were or are just as inexperienced as you might be.
They are constantly updating and improving the training and tools for us and they do all this without charging us more money.
Yes, I used the M word. There is a cost involved but only if you wish to upgrade to “Premium” but, there are no further upgrades. You can join as a free member. You can learn more about this on my WA review page.
I mentioned before, there are many opportunities to earn a living on the internet. All you need is a niche, a passion, something YOU DO that you want to share with others. The internet is constantly growing every day and more and more people are gaining access to the Internet every day. Somebody, somewhere out there is looking for what you have to offer and if it’s done the right way I think the sky is the limit.
Wealthy Affiliate is a proven way to get the skills everyone needs. The owners have learned everything from scratch on their own and want to pass it on to us.
And the “fear” part? I get it. I was there too and still experience some from time to time. But, you/we/I can get through those fears simply by pushing forward, not letting them take hold. Some of you will recognize this, “We were not given a spirit of fear.”
I hope you have found this post helpful and I want to thank you for hanging in there and reading the whole thing. I want nothing more than to help you and I hope I have accomplished that.
If you have any questions or comments, good or bad, please leave them in the box below and I will reply ASAP. In the meantime, I hope you have an awesome online experience as you move forward, If you choose, and build an online business of your own.
Al the best, Wayne
Owner and Operator of: