Finding a niche and building expertise

by maf41
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Hello Everyone,

I recently stumbled upon the subject of Affiliate Marketing. As far as I understood, a rule of thumb is to find a niche and most preferably something I'm passionate about. However, let's say my interests won't necessarily be profitable in terms of AM, or the market is flooded with websites that exploit that niche. Should I just dive into it and see what it yields ? ( Buy a domain, write valuable content, etc..) If so, after how many articles would my site be considered "legitimate" (is there a minimum conventional number of posts, etc..) .
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  • Profile picture of the author superowid
    1. Find a niche with low competition. Preferably: software niche.
    2. Do it with youtube and facebook. No website.
    3. Learn the free traffic things.
    4. Get the money first until it's enough for the next move.
    5. Here, then you can build website to build your list on proven and working niche you have done.
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    • Profile picture of the author aizaku
      Originally Posted by superowid View Post

      1. Find a niche with low competition. Preferably: software niche.
      2. Do it with youtube and facebook. No website.
      3. Learn the free traffic things.
      4. Get the money first until it's enough for the next move.
      5. Here, then you can build website to build your list on proven and working niche you have done.
      couldnt disagree more

      stick with high competition and you need to set up your site, aweber and funnel.

      if you cant afford these basic tools to create your system then do something else.

      best of luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Adriene Tengan
    I am also doing affiliate marketing and hoping to get bigger as I continue.

    I don't think you should go into a niche where there's no money.

    Why will you want to waste your time for nothing?
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  • Profile picture of the author Barrellofmoney
    You really don't need to spend money on a website and hosing to do niche marketing. The hardest thing I find is getting good traffic that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Heck I wouldn't mind paying the arm and the leg if I got a good return on my investment.
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    • Profile picture of the author maf41
      Originally Posted by Barrellofmoney View Post

      You really don't need to spend money on a website and hosing to do niche marketing. The hardest thing I find is getting good traffic that doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Heck I wouldn't mind paying the arm and the leg if I got a good return on my investment.
      Thank you for your answer. But then how would why promote my affiliate links ? I know that I could do it over yahoo answers and forums, social media etc.. But is it really profitable compared to building a website around a niche? (given that the content is valuable of course )
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by maf41 View Post

    Should I just dive into it and see what it yields ? ( Buy a domain, write valuable content, etc..) If so, after how many articles would my site be considered "legitimate" (is there a minimum conventional number of posts, etc..) .
    Many will disagree but my answer to this question is YES. Experience is the best teacher. As far as the number of articles goes for your site... you don't have to stop at any particular number. If you want to write everyday a new article for your leads and prospects, do it. It only makes you look more like a guru for the people on your list who know NOTHING about marketing and selling online.
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  • Profile picture of the author MrFume
    Affiliate marketing is not an 'easy' path. While the barrier of entry is extremely low, you can get started with zero investment, the actual outcomes are not easy to attain. Quality is always the metric to be concerned with - you cannot expect people to respond to lazily and shoddily produced sites and articles/videos - these days everyone is hip and you need to be producing actually valuable materials. In terms of 'niche' selection, you need to drill right down and deep into a particular topic/problem/product/area. The vast majority of newbies seem to opt for the 'Health' niche, there are just so many sub-topics in health: Diseases, conditions, syndromes, exercise & muscles, Nutrition/Vitamins/Supplements... So the trick is to locate a highly specific area and investigate the affiliate programs available. For the Internet Marketing & Online Digital Economy area there are a huge quantity of affiliate programs- Done for you services, Themes, Plugins, SEO - I investigate many of these on my blog, it is an ongoing area of interest to me.
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  • What I always do is list down all possible niches and sub niches that I like to promote on my website. At least 5 of these niches/sub niches. Once I have the list, I'll research each niche to check if the niche is worth promoting. Once I have completed the research for each niche, I will then choose one niche that I like and I find profitable to promote. I do not believe on saturated niches as you can always find ways to be unique and to get your own list of subscribers/buyers through marketing.
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