Lucrative niche for affiliate marketing

by Swe 16 replies
Hi warriors,

I'm a newbie, interested to get into internet marketing and learn all about it. I've been reading here a lot and have been looking for lucruative and "easy" niches to get started with. Please tell me about which niches you are active in, and how you started.

Are for example affiliate in forex, similar markets, or travel-niche any good, or would you say that the competition is too big to make it profitable for someone new? I would really like someone active in that kind of niche to tell me more, share some experiences and give some advice. Of what I've read the commision promised in forex and travel affiliate is pretty good, but how hard is it to get a sale?

I'm not interested in quiting my 9-5 job and don't want any "get rich in no time"-advices, just information and inspiration from other people with experience of affiliate.

/Swe
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  • Profile picture of the author yuxx109
    Visit clickbank and browse all the categories to find some niches you are familar with. They are "easy" niches to you. Use advanced search in warriorforum and you may find some good case study posts about affiliate marketing.
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  • Profile picture of the author fpforum
    First of all, DON'T use clickbank... Second of all, if you're just starting then it would be good to get in niches that aren't over competitive like travel or Forex. Personally, I would look actually look into more generic niches which might not pay as much per sale/lead, but will be easy to start ranking for and getting lots of traffic. Funny image websites, gaming websites, quote websites, and similar get millions of searches per month just like the Travel niche, but you will find its much less competitive.

    Once you've got some experience and money behind you, then you start hitting the tougher niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author xembergg
    Look for the lowest competitive niches and the broad ones initially, Dont go for the forex type niches, they are pretty hard for beginners
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  • Profile picture of the author khassani
    The most lucrative niches for affiliate marketing are actually the ones where people look for tangible solutions for the problem they face. Think for example :

    - Dating niche : How to pick up girls in a party / How to get your ex back...

    - Health niche : How to loose weight after pregnancy / How to loose belly fat....

    - Personal development : How to be productive at work / How to have happier lives.....

    - Internet marketing : How get more traffic to a website / How to get more sales....

    And the list goes on and on.....but the above niches would actually work pretty good for someone who's just getting started in affiliate marketing. Clickbank is a good marketplace where you find very good digital products but you need to be careful, not all of them are good quality products.

    Ideally, you'll have to be really interested in a given product to promote it on your website or to your email subscribers. Don't just promote any random product just for the sake of the commissions, this is what differentiate experts affiliate marketers from the beginners.

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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    Originally Posted by Swe View Post

    Hi warriors,

    I'm a newbie, interested to get into internet marketing and learn all about it. I've been reading here a lot and have been looking for lucruative and "easy" niches to get started with. Please tell me about which niches you are active in, and how you started.

    Are for example affiliate in forex, similar markets, or travel-niche any good, or would you say that the competition is too big to make it profitable for someone new? I would really like someone active in that kind of niche to tell me more, share some experiences and give some advice. Of what I've read the commision promised in forex and travel affiliate is pretty good, but how hard is it to get a sale?

    I'm not interested in quiting my 9-5 job and don't want any "get rich in no time"-advices, just information and inspiration from other people with experience of affiliate.

    /Swe
    Good questions.

    When you learn how to build traffic, you'll come to a different understanding about competition. That understanding being: it exists, but it doesn't affect you. To understand what I mean, let me give you a couple of examples.

    Example 1 : Competition

    Back in the '90s, chaps like myself would build SEO mini sites. The idea was to target a problem, purchase the EMD (exact match domain), add content to our site that solved the problem but required visitors to take action on affiliate offers, and optimize that site to rank positions #1, #2, #3 in Google. We would build 20 to 30 such sites a month. Most would rank in days to weeks, others either never would or took longer. We had competition for those 3 spots. In SEO if you're not ranked 1 to 3, you're not ranked.

    Example 2 : Competition Exists, but Doesn't Affect Us

    In 2015, I can identify a problem, create a solution (squeeze page or content-driven article, image, and video website), purchase a relevant domain (EMD or something short, catchy, relevant), and I can grow traffic platforms in relevant locations, where I'm essentially collecting pools of the relevant target audience: Facebook fan pages and groups, Twitter accounts, Pinterest accounts and boards, G+ pages and communities, listing building, white hat link dropping, viral marketing, and around a dozen other key systems. I can make a single video that targets one segment of the market and rank #1 in Google. Or I can infuse an article with viral potential and see it often shared a million times. Or I can grow a FB page to 250K likes of my target audience. Yes, competition exists, but do I feel it? No. Never, really.

    Having said all that . . .

    I've been at this for 21 years come September. If you're new, then what I suggest you do is forget SEO for now (just for now), and concentrate instead on some of the things I've mentioned or alluded to. Use socials to discover your markets (what engages people a lot?) and combine that research by looking at appropriate offers that solve their "evergreen" problems on the networks. Dig around PeerflyOffers.com and OfferVault.com. Start out with PPL offers (easier for a beginner, since you get paid when people simply complete an email form). If you do go the PPS route, look at "desperate" niches.

    Two niches to consider: dating and gambling. I'm a traffic junkie and have a lot of it, but I can write a single article and often see 20 PPLs or more in a day from it. That's 15 minutes of work for over $100 in 24 hours and only from 1 traffic source. Now combine that with some of the others I mentioned above and you'll see the potential if you read between the lines. Then there's gambling. I'm a big fan of bingo : not playing, promoting. These offers pay around $100 for a £10 or £20 deposit from a UK audience.

    One final tip: If your network allows it, filter offers for EPC. The highest ranked are usually being promoted by folks like myself by PPC. When you pay to promote an offer, you've researched the offer and the market extensively. This is a great way for you to uncover what's currently hot or working.

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  • Profile picture of the author Swe
    Thanks for helpful answers. I'll look around a little more and try to fond something to start with, and then just do it and try to learn as much as possible from both failure and success.

    Another question: should I just build a simple site using Wordpress? Or should I spend more time on designing an more unique site from the beginning? I don't want the site to look like a blog, but I guess that's something that also can be fixed pretty easy with Wordpress.

    I would be happy if the income from the site just covers the costs to begin with.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
      Originally Posted by Swe View Post

      Thanks for helpful answers. I'll look around a little more and try to fond something to start with, and then just do it and try to learn as much as possible from both failure and success.

      Another question: should I just build a simple site using Wordpress? Or should I spend more time on designing an more unique site from the beginning? I don't want the site to look like a blog, but I guess that's something that also can be fixed pretty easy with Wordpress.

      I would be happy if the income from the site just covers the costs to begin with.
      Another good question. Wordpress is not synonymous with simple or second-rate. The majority of experienced marketers - myself included - use WP as their CMS of choice. If you want it to look pro, and don't want to pay for a designer, check out ThemeForest.net.

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    > Health/Fitness/Weight Loss
    > Personal Development
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  • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
    Originally Posted by Swe View Post

    I'm a newbie, interested to get into internet marketing and learn all about it. I've been reading here a lot and have been looking for lucruative and "easy" niches to get started with. Please tell me about which niches you are active in, and how you started.
    Consider my post more Peanut Gallery stuff than direct answers. Lucrative and Easy really do not go hand in hand, or at least should not be assumed to be, nor searched for at the expense of more realistic entrance points. If it is truly lucrative, you will have competition. And competition that is not interested in inviting more people to their party and make it harder for them by detailing out what 'niches' they are making money in and how they are doing it.

    Expect mostly general answers, use common sense, and research (meaning look for answers first instead of asking questions).

    Are for example affiliate in forex, similar markets, or travel-niche any good, or would you say that the competition is too big to make it profitable for someone new?
    While there may be exceptions, to be sure, you should go into this expecting competition in ANY 'niche' you decide to enter. It is 2015, not 1995. After a quarter century, you should expect most profitable niches to have people making money, already, in them. As far as how stiff that competition is, well, any 'niche' that is lucrative will be stiff. Any 'niche' that is lucrative and highly scalable will be really stiff.

    I read a post on here from a dude calling himself GodofCPA where he stated in response to a newbie asking about any good free ebooks, etc., to learn about Aff Mrktng:

    Nope. It's not rocket science, just browse the web on a VPN and check out other people's ads to get an idea of what's going on. Everybody is a liar in this industry, only way to learn is by doing and spying.

    Now keep in mind that this is talking about PPC Aff Mktng (what your post is hinting at you wanting to do - SEO ain't gonna get you to page 1 for Forex Aff Mkgtng stuff anytime soon - or at all). And people can argue the degrees of such accusations and who is making them and their experience, but if you are new and want to get into Aff Marketing, I would suggest this at least a good mindset or lens through which to view this stuff.

    I would really like someone active in that kind of niche to tell me more, share some experiences and give some advice.
    You and everyone else. I'd share something my Old Man used to tell me about wishing for things as a kid, but it is a bit crude, lol. His point being it often an affair in futility. Someone 'active' I guess meaning a successful affiliate marketer, is not going to hand out their playbook - at all. General tips and advice is all you'll get.

    It can be helpful general advice, but that is all it will be. I'm guessing you are looking for more specific advice though. Think about it. People make things harder for themselves if they give out info and advice to help you; for what they would really be doing is helping you compete against them - much of this is a Zero Sum Game.

    Helping you often means screwing themselves. There ain't gonna be a real long line of 'active' people, who are also QUALIFIED to give such advice, lining up to help you. The quicker you realize that, the quicker you can get on with trying to figure out how some of them are doing it and how you can too.

    Of what I've read the commision promised in forex and travel affiliate is pretty good, but how hard is it to get a sale?
    For who? How hard will it be for YOU to get a sale? Or how hard for a 10 year veteran Aff Marketer spending $X,XXX (or more for those 'lucrative and easy' niches) on advertising everyday?

    I'm not interested in quiting my 9-5 job and don't want any "get rich in no time"-advices, just information and inspiration from other people with experience of affiliate.
    If you have time and a job, you can get into it without a lot of money (and not a lot of initial profit). Nothing wrong with that. If you really want to jump into Aff Mrktng, though, one thing all of those experts (big affiliates) tell newbies is they better come to the party with a few thousand dollars they can afford to lose while they are trying to get things figured out on their first campaign, certainly in any lucrative 'niche' and quality traffic source ...
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  • Profile picture of the author n3o
    health , money & dating is evergreen niche
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    If a good niche exists, then that's fine. Doesn't really matter how "competitive" or "difficult" it is. Question is as an affiliate.... how will you make money from your prospect after they buy the product you're promoting? How will you do backend marketing to them?

    Me personally, i would look at webhosting... or whatever kind of residual income model there is. Even porn. (i dont care...well actually i do). I would use a blog as my main page and my platform for selling whatever. Gives you leverage. You can put Adsense ads on it, affiliate products, charge people for advertising slots, etc. Think about it enough and you'll be find.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author Robert999
    Originally Posted by Swe View Post

    Hi warriors,

    I'm a newbie, interested to get into internet marketing and learn all about it. I've been reading here a lot and have been looking for lucruative and "easy" niches to get started with. Please tell me about which niches you are active in, and how you started.

    Are for example affiliate in forex, similar markets, or travel-niche any good, or would you say that the competition is too big to make it profitable for someone new? I would really like someone active in that kind of niche to tell me more, share some experiences and give some advice. Of what I've read the commision promised in forex and travel affiliate is pretty good, but how hard is it to get a sale?

    I'm not interested in quiting my 9-5 job and don't want any "get rich in no time"-advices, just information and inspiration from other people with experience of affiliate.

    /Swe
    You should visit clickbank marketplace, select your preferred main category like health or finance. Then within that category browse the products with gravity between 6 and 30. You will get list of all products in that category that have good demand and lower competition.

    For more detailed and step-by-step instructions, follow my link in signature.
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  • Profile picture of the author maxweb
    Hello Swe,
    if you have no experience you should start with the affiliations.

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  • Profile picture of the author solab
    please i am a newbies on this forum. please can anyone give me an idea about copy writing in IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author MayWJans
    I would assume a lucrative niche would be any company offering effective advertising solutions. For example, when people are low on money, they will need to advertise and promote to potentially make more. When people have lots of money, they will gladly fork over dough to try and grow their business. Advertising services or more accurately, traffic generating services are pretty much a recession proof niche. At least that's how I see it.
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