There are some affiliate market niches – topics – on the Internet that are more profitable than others. Likewise, some are difficult for novice affiliate marketers to break into due to the level of competition.
Regardless, it is important that you choose a niche that will earn you a decent affiliate income. The niches you choose must have a few things to make them solid choices.
What makes money?
First, you want to think about niches that you have some interest in. Not all of your passions or interests are going to be good niches for affiliate marketing. An old saying “doing something you love” does not always apply to internet marketing. While it may be possible for you to enjoy your chosen niche, you also need to know how to stay away from obscure topics that won’t make you money even if you enjoy them.
Is there a Market?
For a niche to be profitable for affiliate marketing efforts, it should have a large following and internet searches. Since you’re going to build a website – and hopefully a mailing list – you want to make sure that your articles and emails are read by a lot of people.
You can evaluate the effectiveness of your niche with a keyword research tool. Google offers a free one, and it gives you an estimate of the number of searches for any keyword you want to research.
Are people ready to buy?
Once you find a niche that has a good number of searches each month, you need to know if the searchers are actually looking to buy anything. If they’re just looking for information, it’s unlikely you’ll be able to make any money.
The best niches have plenty of products that you can promote as an affiliate. You can check this by visiting ClickBank.com. If your niche is related to information products, you should find at least a few products there. If you have a niche that is more suited to physical products, check out Amazon.com.
Do your research
Finding affiliate marketing niches isn’t too hard once you learn about it. In the beginning, it can be easy to test an interesting niche, even if it might not be profitable.
Keep researching and you’ll soon find niches that aren’t too competitive but will earn you a nice affiliate income once you’ve set up your website and start getting traffic to it.