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How to Choose a Profitable Niche for Affiliate Marketing 2019

What Is a Niche

Niche is basically a group of people that have a specific interest or a specific problem. Niche is your target audience. For instance, a group of people want to lose weight in 7 days, that’s a niche, a weight loss niche, or a group of people like to play basketball, that’s a basketball niche.

A good example of niches is Amazon. Go to departments you can see how many categories there are, each category has their own sub-categories, and each sub-category can be divided into even more specific niches. Like I went to Home Audio & Theater under the Electronics, Computers & Office department, then chose Surround Sound, my niche can be Surround Sound under $200.

 

 

But how to choose a profitable niche, first, we need to focus on the pain…

Business is Solving Problems

Where has pain, there is a niche, always remember, business is solving problems.

Like this website, this is a make money online niche, why will you read this post, because you have a problem, you want to know how to make money online, to be more specific, at this point, you want to know how to choose a profitable niche for affiliate marketing. You are reading this post because I’m solving your problems, so if I’m selling something that can solve your problems even more, you may buy it.

Selling something that can solve people’s problems, that’s how businesses are.

The biggest problems of people are Health & Fitness, Wealth and Relationship & Self-help.

Health & Fitness

The biggest problem on earth, also the most profitable niche.

– How to eat healthy, organic foods, diets…

– How to lose belly fat, weight loss…

– How to grow six packs, workout, training…

– How to be pretty, makeup, skin care…

Wealth

People in this niche are more skeptical than other niches because there’re too many scams, but still the second big problem people have.

– How to make money fast, earn money online, marketing…

– How to save money…

– How to invest, cryptocurrencies, stocks…

Relationship & Self-help

It may not biggest as Health & Fitness and Wealth, but still a big profitable niche.

– How to get laid, romance, dates…

– How to make him/her like me…

– How to be a better person, humor, confidence…

If you can be an authority in one of these niches, you can really earn much as you want. But what if you know nothing about these niches, and don’t have any passion about them, there still lots of niches in your interest…

Profit or Passion

Yeah, earning a full-time income from internet sounds great, but how about making a living from your hobbies, sounds even better. If your hobbies are one of the most profitable niches we’ve talked about, then congratulation, but most people are not in this case.

I highly recommend you go for your passion, you must be happy about what you are doing, if you find yourself OK with the top 3 profitable niches, then that’s great, but if you hate those niches, and have no idea what you are doing, you won’t make any profit. Choose a niche you are involved and interest in, you can make tons of profit. People buy from those they know, like and trust, this will only happen when you really engage in that specific niche.

Again, the best ways to make profits from your hobby niche is to solve their problems, here are some examples…

I can’t cover all hobbies in the world, but I can list some of the common hobbies, you will get the idea.

Sports & Outdoors

This includes all kind of sports and activities, this can be divided into many different niches.

– Basketball, how to shoot, tactics…

– Water sports, swimming goggles, life jackets…

– Climbing, climbing shoes, backpacks, water bottles…

Games

Like video games and board games.

– Gaming computers, monitor for gamers…

– Board games for kids, easy board games…

Traveling

This one is a great high ticket niche because traveling is more expensive than other niches, you can earn more profit per sale.

– Where to book an airplane ticket, which one is better…

– Where to go, recommend place…

– Book hotels online, cheap hotels, 5 stars hotels…

Photo & Video

Most people in this niche will use Instagram or YouTube to promote their websites.

– How to take good pictures…

– Cameras, lighting system, stabilizer…

Music

It can be divided into different niches in listening to music, learning musical instruments and producing music.

– Speakers, headphones…

– How to play guitar, singing…

– Musical instruments, music production software…

And more…, I hope you get the idea. Find your hobbies, divide them into more specific niches, pick one and work on it.

Industry v.s. Niche

You may have already noticed I keep using the word “specific”, this is the most important thing when choosing a niche, it’s not choosing a profitable niche, is choosing a specific niche and you will start to make profits. This is the secret of choosing a profitable niche, one word “specific”.

Just imagine, when you got a problem, let’s say, you want to lose 7 kilos in 7 days, will you go to Google and search “weight loss”, or you will search “how to lose weight fast”, “lose 7 kilos fast” or “weight loss plan 7 days”. If you target the niche of weight loss, they might be interested, but they will end up buying 7 days weight loss plan on a different site.

Notice the difference between industry and niche, I have a passion for music, can I choose music as my niche? Absolutely no, music is an industry, niche must be specific. I have another niche website, my niche is budget music production gears. I’ve narrowed it down from Music >> Music Production >> Music Production Gears >> Budget Music Production Gears.

The more specific your niche is, the better. People will go to the internet and search for something specific, don’t worry about your target audience is too small, see how many search results in my specific niche, over 2,290,000 results! I can make tons of money from it. In fact, you will start to make profits when you narrow down your niche.

Too Competetive

Then you will be asking, is my niche too competitive? The answer is NO. Although there are many people in your specific niche, there’re more people who need your help or your products.

For example, there’re millions of McDonalds around the world, but why they are there because their customers come from different countries, different cities, different blocks, each person goes to the nearest McDonald. In the internet, people are also from all corners of the world, each person has the chance to go to different sites, so that niche is not as competitive as you think.

Supply is always greater than demands. There’s no too competitive niche, the point is doing keywords research and targeting low competition keywords. Keywords can be too competitive, but not niches.

Monetize and Branching

Now you have your specific niche, you can now start to sell something to help your target audience solving their problems. To do that you need a niche website or a YouTube channel, and learning about how affiliate marketing works. I won’t cover those things here, but you can click the hyperlink to learn more.

Remember I told you to choose a specific niche? When you start building your audience, you can start to branch out, it’s not meaning branch out to different niches, but doing something relative to your specific niche. Like my niche website that selling budget music production gears, I also sell some high-end music production gears and make some music producing tutorials. My website is still about budget music production gears, but I also include some relative contents.

And also, it’s totally fine to have multiple niches, you can run different niche websites at the same time, I mean you don’t only have one hobby, don’t you? It’s a great way to earn multiple incomes, but remember, those niches must be specific.

 

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4 thoughts on “How to Choose a Profitable Niche for Affiliate Marketing 2019

  1. You said that traveling is a high ticket niche and I agree with that. I want to build a site which focuses on traveling and obviously I will promote some products however I wonder something. Is it good for ads? I always thought that traveling sites are good for ads. What do you think about it?

    1. Hi Furkan,
      Yeah, I think traveling sites are good for ads, because not everyone comes to your site will find what they are looking for, so rather than have them go back to Google, give them an option to click on relevant ads. it’s good to monetize your traffic with ads like Google Adsense, but too many ads on your site will lower viewers’ experience, which will ultimately impact on your sales conversions.

  2. Hi,
    Thanks for sharing your knowledge and research with us its really very helpful for newbies to get right niche idea from your niche list given above . newbies can get right blog/affiliate site idea to start their own site .Unfortunately as i am new in this field so i have less amount of knowledge that’s why i am searching some informative sites only for this purpose just like yours and this one also revglue(.)com/blog-detail/29-how-to-make-money-everyday-with-a-niche-affiliate-website .These guys are providing everything in a single platform as i am thinking to use it .If you have any idea or experience about this site please share with me thanks.

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