Free traffic Affiliate marketing - How do I choose a niche to work with?

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Greetings, hope you're all doing well.


I'm starting affiliate marketing from zero, I don't have enough money for paid traffic, which means I'll have to use free traffic - in other words, creating content on social media - to get sales.

I've found that in order to sell through organic (free) traffic, you don't simply choose a product and create videos about it and you'll go off selling.

With free traffic, I think it would be like this:
1. Build an audience in a certain niche
2. Promote a product to that audience

So, what should I do to find the right niche?
What kind of research you guys do to find a good niche?

ps. I'm still learning this business, so I appreciate any advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Monetize
    Originally Posted by Arthurs99 View Post

    Greetings, hope you're all doing well.


    I'm starting affiliate marketing from zero, I don't have enough money for paid traffic, which means I'll have to use free traffic - in other words, creating content on social media - to get sales.

    I've found that in order to sell through organic (free) traffic, you don't simply choose a product and create videos about it and you'll go off selling.

    With free traffic, I think it would be like this:
    1. Build an audience in a certain niche
    2. Promote a product to that audience

    So, what should I do to find the right niche?
    What kind of research you guys do to find a good niche?

    ps. I'm still learning this business, so I appreciate any advice.

    How do you choose a niche?

    You may be putting the cart before the horse.

    If I were just starting with AM, I would first find a product.

    But you should do what works for you.

    Research:

    See what is selling in your affiliate network.

    Ask your affiliate manager.

    Search with Google.

    Ask ChatGPT.

    Find something evergreen.

    Something that is profitable.

    Something that interests you.

    Something that people are buying.
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    • Profile picture of the author Arthurs99
      Hi Monetize, thanks for the advice


      YouTube and TikTok recently made a few updates about links:

      YouTube: Requires ID verification for "advanced features" (these features includes links in description and comments). Or just keep uploading videos, and YouTube will analyze your channel (this will probably take some time) and unlock the features if you meet the criteria.

      TikTok: A minimum of 1000 followers to be able to add a link in bio.

      Due to this, I thought it would be better to first build up an audience in a profitable niche, so when I meet the platform's requirements I could promote a product ('cause it wouldn't make sense to create content about a product and not be able to provide a link).
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      • Profile picture of the author Monetize
        Originally Posted by Arthurs99 View Post

        Hi Monetize, thanks for the advice


        YouTube and TikTok recently made a few updates about links:

        YouTube: Requires ID verification for "advanced features" (these features includes links in description and comments). Or just keep uploading videos, and YouTube will analyze your channel (this will probably take some time) and unlock the features if you meet the criteria.

        TikTok: A minimum of 1000 followers to be able to add a link in bio.

        Due to this, I thought it would be better to first build up an audience in a profitable niche, so when I meet the platform's requirements I could promote a product ('cause it wouldn't make sense to create content about a product and not be able to provide a link).

        "cause it wouldn't make sense to create content about
        a product and not be able to provide a link"

        Really?

        What do you plan to create content about?

        Some unrelated topic, build an audience for that and
        then switch over to something else?

        YouTube, TikTok and all the other platforms are always
        going to change some rule, don't let that deter you.

        Keep going. Try to think outside the box and figure out
        a workaround.

        I don't think I need to tell you how money works, but
        we all need it all the time. Whenever that money hits
        your bank account, you will have some use for it.

        I got very lucky with my affiliate marketing because I
        hung out on an affiliate forum with product developers,
        and so I setup a couple of websites to promote those
        products and I made money pretty quick. I didn't have
        to promote them or anything, people just found what
        they were looking for on my sites.

        That was 20 years ago and those build a little website
        days are over because now there are a gazillion other
        little websites. So now I have to do other things. But I
        still get happy when I get paid and I never get tired of
        money.

        Anyway, you have to keep going, keep making your
        videos, other content, and doing whatever you can.
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  • Profile picture of the author aduttonater
    Start with something you are passionate about and have a good taste of knowledge on. Then, start producing marketing material and adding value to potential clients.
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  • Profile picture of the author Usamanaeem
    First of all, select a niche with low competition and starts with blogs related to that niche or product and linked these blogs with the parent blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Blanksteve909
    Hey,
    I run a home renovation business in over 10 US cities, offering wall painting, tiling, etc. I'm new to affiliate marketing and looking for advice.

    I aim to get 1000-3000 more leads per month in these cities, which is within my budget.

    What's the best model - pay per call or pay per deal? What are typical rates? We have our own CRM system to track all stats related to your leads, including income from phone numbers linked to your channels.

    I'm already on Houzz, HomeAdvisor, etc., but I think working directly with affiliate marketers could open more doors.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by Arthurs99 View Post

    Greetings, hope you're all doing well.


    I'm starting affiliate marketing from zero, I don't have enough money for paid traffic, which means I'll have to use free traffic - in other words, creating content on social media - to get sales.

    I've found that in order to sell through organic (free) traffic, you don't simply choose a product and create videos about it and you'll go off selling.

    With free traffic, I think it would be like this:
    1. Build an audience in a certain niche
    2. Promote a product to that audience

    So, what should I do to find the right niche?
    What kind of research you guys do to find a good niche?

    ps. I'm still learning this business, so I appreciate any advice.
    Originally Posted by Monetize View Post

    How do you choose a niche?

    You may be putting the cart before the horse.
    g.

    Monetize hits it right on the mark. Instead of "picking" a niche you should have a niche "pick" you. In otherwards what can you OFFER ( personal experience, knowledge etc..) to enrich the audience of a particular niche and solve their problems ?? Thats where you need to start
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    • Profile picture of the author Usamanaeem
      IF someone has a niche that relate to his personal knowledge or part of daily life of the person. then it is the best idea to pursue with
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  • Profile picture of the author TobiMDD
    Yes as others are saying, probably the best way is to start with your personal challenges in life: Quick example:

    Lets say you are someone who always wanted to gain weight. You can immediately choose this topic and take your audience for example on Tiktok with you on your journey to reach your goal of more weight.

    Others with the same problem will find your content, resonate with you, and later they will buy products you recommend to them that helped yourself on the way. Know - Like - Trust factor is very important in that approach.
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  • Profile picture of the author Moodesburn1977
    i think you should choose a niche that resonates with you and that you have or would develop a passion for, and not focus on sales, but just begin to share your passion why you love the industry the best way is blogging and videos
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  • Profile picture of the author mazhar
    If you are interested in doing affiliate marketing for free and gaining targeted organic traffic, then I think you should first find a profitable niche or blog topic by following a specific method.

    You said that you are a beginner, so you may read below the steps that I have acquired according to my experience: They are:

    1. Finding a profitable blog topic (niche)

    As a beginner, you don't do any hard work to find a profitable niche for starting affiliate marketing. So to find this type of profitable niche easily, you may use any professional SEO tool where you will find a blog niche finder.

    2. Only create a WordPress blog site.

    After finding your targeted blog topic, you now need to create a professional WordPress site to get regular organic traffic.

    3. Creating high-quality and unique articles

    To get free organic traffic from the internet, you also need to create unique and quality articles. To increase the quality of your writing, you may use any content optimization tool.

    4. Correct the grammar errors in your writing.

    You will get a free grammar checker online to fix the grammar error.

    5. Remove plagiarism or duplicate content.

    Don't copy others words, and you also need to check the availability of duplicates in your writing.

    6. Add low-competitive long-tail keywords to your writing articles.

    To get easily targeted organic traffic for free, you also need to add long-tail keywords to your articles, and these are the keywords that you will find in any reliable SEO tool.
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