Can I have more than 1 niche in a website?

by momo11
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Hi Guys,

I'm new to affiliate marketing and have been researching for few months now. I have already came up with a plan to target the customers.

Currently I have 3 niches and my Social Media account (one account for each niche) has many followers. I will be using my Social Media as one of the way of targeting. I do have other ways too.

My questions are:

1) I was about to register myself with Affiliate networks. However they were asking for a website. Do I really need a website to sign up?

2) This is my most important question. If I want to start a website, say a Blog. Can I have 3 niches in same website (with different catogery)?

Please advise.

Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author DropshipPower
    Nearly every affiliate program I've signed up for requests info about your site and promotional methods. So while I don't know if it's required, I'd definitely recommend putting up a site and populating it with some content before asking to join any affiliate programs.

    As for blogging, why would you want to have 3 different niches on one blog? How will that impact your user experience? Remember, successful blogs are those that are valuable to the reader first, and you second. If your reader goes to your blog and finds your blogging about weight loss, email marketing, and aftermarket car accessories will that be a positive experience for them? Will they trust you as an expert and come back for more? It's doubtful.

    The only times I'd say that multiple niches in one blog would work would be for a large cohesive themes like a lifestyle type blog or a mom blog where you're blogging about things like cooking, gardening, family, education, etc all at the same time. In this instance, it makes sense because there's a larger umbrella tying them all together.
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      Originally Posted by DropshipPower View Post

      Nearly every affiliate program I've signed up for requests info about your site and promotional methods. So while I don't know if it's required, I'd definitely recommend putting up a site and populating it with some content before asking to join any affiliate programs.

      As for blogging, why would you want to have 3 different niches on one blog? How will that impact your user experience? Remember, successful blogs are those that are valuable to the reader first, and you second. If your reader goes to your blog and finds your blogging about weight loss, email marketing, and aftermarket car accessories will that be a positive experience for them? Will they trust you as an expert and come back for more? It's doubtful.

      The only times I'd say that multiple niches in one blog would work would be for a large cohesive themes like a lifestyle type blog or a mom blog where you're blogging about things like cooking, gardening, family, education, etc all at the same time. In this instance, it makes sense because there's a larger umbrella tying them all together.
      Thank you for your reply DropshipPower.

      True on what you have said. My niches are not related to each other and to gain the trust of the customers on what I'm posting, it is good for me to concentrate a website on a particular niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
    Originally Posted by momo11 View Post

    Hi Guys,

    I'm new to affiliate marketing and have been researching for few months now. I have already came up with a plan to target the customers.

    Currently I have 3 niches and my Social Media account (one account for each niche) has many followers. I will be using my Social Media as one of the way of targeting. I do have other ways too.

    My questions are:

    1) I was about to register myself with Affiliate networks. However they were asking for a website. Do I really need a website to sign up?

    2) This is my most important question. If I want to start a website, say a Blog. Can I have 3 niches in same website (with different catogery)?

    Please advise.

    Thank you.

    Yes, you can have 3 niches in the same website with different categories, but I personally would NOT advise it for these reasons:


    1. A niche is a subset of a market and it is easier to profit from visitors that are interested in a niche. Example: the market is Toys and the niche is Wood Toys, i.e. toys made of wood.



    The online competition is already huge for Toys, but not as huge for the niche Wood Toys.


    2. To earn sales from a product we need buyers and it is important to drive targeted traffic to a niche website that promotes the niche product. That can be done with targeted advertising via paid advertising and/or free traffic methods. It is easier and in almost every case more profitable to drive targeted traffic to a website that promotes a product that a potential customer is already seeking.


    Conversely, substitute a niche website with a website that promotes 3 categories. When the 3 categories are all related to the niche there is usually no problem other that the potential customer may become confused and decide not to buy. However, a niche website will not confuse potential customers if done right.


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    • Profile picture of the author momo11
      Originally Posted by Jeffery View Post

      Yes, you can have 3 niches in the same website with different categories, but I personally would NOT advise it for these reasons:


      1. A niche is a subset of a market and it is easier to profit from visitors that are interested in a niche. Example: the market is Toys and the niche is Wood Toys, i.e. toys made of wood.



      The online competition is already huge for Toys, but not as huge for the niche Wood Toys.


      2. To earn sales from a product we need buyers and it is important to drive targeted traffic to a niche website that promotes the niche product. That can be done with targeted advertising via paid advertising and/or free traffic methods. It is easier and in almost every case more profitable to drive targeted traffic to a website that promotes a product that a potential customer is already seeking.


      Conversely, substitute a niche website with a website that promotes 3 categories. When the 3 categories are all related to the niche there is usually no problem other that the potential customer may become confused and decide not to buy. However, a niche website will not confuse potential customers if done right.


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      Thank you for the reply.

      Yes. True on what you have said.

      I'm just thinking. Lets say as a start I open my Blog/Website for my first Niche. And I register under a affiliate network with my first niche website. As time goes by and I start my second niche Blog/website, Can I update or add my second website under my affiliate network account? Or I don't even have to inform them about my second website?
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      • Profile picture of the author Jeffery
        Originally Posted by momo11 View Post

        Thank you for the reply.

        Yes. True on what you have said.

        I'm just thinking. Lets say as a start I open my Blog/Website for my first Niche. And I register under a affiliate network with my first niche website. As time goes by and I start my second niche Blog/website, Can I update or add my second website under my affiliate network account? Or I don't even have to inform them about my second website?

        That depends on the affiliate network. Some do not require it and some do require it. Those that do require it do so for reasons that are usually in the terms and conditions that you are required to agree to before they will accept you. Its that simple.
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  • Focus on one niche at a time. Don't think of the affiliate commission you will generate, but rather focus on the people who will be helped by the products you're promoting. Being all over the place will show your website visitors that you are not focused on solving their problems.

    Once your prospects see that you have the product that will provide a solution, to their problem, then and only then will they be willing to buy from you. Just remember to offer unique bonuses, to ensure that the sale transaction happens via your affiliate link.
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  • Profile picture of the author Benjamin Ehinger
    Originally Posted by momo11 View Post

    Hi Guys,

    I'm new to affiliate marketing and have been researching for few months now. I have already came up with a plan to target the customers.

    Currently I have 3 niches and my Social Media account (one account for each niche) has many followers. I will be using my Social Media as one of the way of targeting. I do have other ways too.

    My questions are:

    1) I was about to register myself with Affiliate networks. However they were asking for a website. Do I really need a website to sign up?

    2) This is my most important question. If I want to start a website, say a Blog. Can I have 3 niches in same website (with different catogery)?

    Please advise.

    Thank you.
    Yes you can, as long as those niches are somewhat related. It doesn't have to be perfect, but if you were doing a site about Beauty, Car Racing Parts and Internet Marketing, it might now work.

    However, if your site is about Internet Marketing and your other two niches are Social Media Marketing and Blogging, that works because they are related. They can even be less related than that. For example, you could have a website about Success/Goal Setting that also talks about Health and also talks about Marketing because there are ways to tie it all three together.

    If it's done right, you can have a site covering an endless number of niches.

    Benjamin Ehinger
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    Originally Posted by momo11 View Post

    Hi Guys,

    I'm new to affiliate marketing and have been researching for few months now. I have already came up with a plan to target the customers.

    Currently I have 3 niches and my Social Media account (one account for each niche) has many followers. I will be using my Social Media as one of the way of targeting. I do have other ways too.

    My questions are:

    1) I was about to register myself with Affiliate networks. However they were asking for a website. Do I really need a website to sign up?

    2) This is my most important question. If I want to start a website, say a Blog. Can I have 3 niches in same website (with different catogery)?

    Please advise.

    Thank you.
    By default all affiliate networks ask for a site. It's possible to get accepted but you just need to outline and show them how you plan on driving traffic to their offers.

    You could have a generic website for all 3 niches to start out
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    Hi Momo,

    1: Yes.

    2: No; do not be a jack of all trades; master 1.

    3: You are a delicious snack in Nepal
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  • You don't always need a website. It depends on the requirements of the network.

    People are driving plenty of traffic to YouTube and Facebook these days.

    However, if you have the money it would be easier.

    You need something though. It could be just s Facebook page.
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  • Profile picture of the author DaveMartin
    I would not worry too much about your blog in terms of the affiliate network it is something I have never had a issue with.

    I have been a member of affiliate networks for years and used numerous different websites, in fact I dont think I have ever even used the website I signed up with to promote offers.

    The bottom line is though that if in doubt always seek advice from your affiliate manager.

    Good luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Highest And Best
    I Can Answer Your Questions

    First off, good for you that you already have followers in your niches on social media!

    Question 1
    Your first question, do you need a website to sign up as an affiliate, can be answered this way: It Depends

    • Generally, no, you don't need a website but sometimes you do. If you are signing up with a company that manages their own affiliate system (as opposed to an affiliate platform), then they may want to make sure that you have experience in the niche, and that your website is developed and applicable to the niche. Note that some vendors do not allow PPC traffic, or the like. If you are planning to drive traffic directly to the offer, then there are two things you should know. One: A vendor that requires a website will not be suitable for you; Two: You should not be trying to drive traffic directly anyway, that technique does not work easily anymore, but there are a few exceptions (I have a campaign that has been running for a while that still works).
    • If you are signing up for an affiliate platform such as ClickBank, you do not need to have a website.
    • If you are signing up for an affiliate platform such as Commission Junction, then they ask you for a website, but you don't need it. They ask you so that your reporting can show where the traffic is coming from.

    Question 2
    You asked if you can have three niches on the same website, and stated that it is your most important question.

    Here is your simple answer: No

    Never have more than one niche on the same website. All the content on that website should appeal to the niche and the audience. If not, you will lose your audience quickly. If your site is a niche landing page, then your audience will not feel comfortable to make a purchase due to your lack of focus and dedication to their interest. I say that with few exceptions.

    I hope this helps.

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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    I'm trying to figure out why you would try to do it all on one blog. If you'e just tossing up a blog that you'll never really use so that you can fill in the blank that says "website", create three free ones at WordPress or Blogger. If you are actually going to post to them, definitely make them separate. Other than the very minimal cost of three domain names, you should be able to run all three blogs as a main domain and two add-on domains, so you really are only paying for hosting for one of them ($6-9/month).
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  • Profile picture of the author digital55
    I would recommend having a website. You don't really want to send traffic directly to the affiliate offers.

    I would have 1 niche per site. Focus each site on the niche you choose and target those specific customers.

    Your customers will lose interest if your site has too many different topics that are unrelated to the main reason they visited in the first place.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jay Brazen
    You could have more than 1 niche on a website if they all go together some how. I have seen a lot of sites that combine bodybuilding, health, and make money online and it goes together perfectly.
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  • 3 different nitches won't perform well. You need to provide valuable content for a topic. Focusing on one nitch will be more useful and will get you better results. Try getting traffic with some solo and native ads.

    Hope that helps.
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