A valid niche for a blog with a focus on affiliate marketing

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Greetings everyone!

I have decided to create a blog and using affiliate marketing as income. I have been brainstorming a few niches that I have an interest in, and have broad content. I will be hiring a writer for the first few months, while I practice my English grammar and article writing.

I have been thinking about creating a blog about health, with a focus on yoga, meditation, and dieting, but I'm afraid it's way too broad. I have also looked at Amazon, and I don't think the products are valid for a realistic income. I might be wrong.

What do you guys think?

Thanks for taking your time reading this!

EDIT: I do have an interest in the mentioned niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Meaney
    Either way it's going to take a while to get traction unless you're advertising, so it's good that you've chosen something you're interested in.

    Affiliate marketing is a smart way to monetize it - but maybe look at Clickbank products in addition to Amazon.

    Here's how to do it:

    Send targeted traffic to a blog post > offer them a freebie to subscribe to your mailing list > promote relevant affiliate offers.

    I see a lot of bloggers throwing up banners and ads for products, without sending them into an email list first.

    When you do that, you get to promote as many offers as you like as often as you like.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
      That is a great tip. I have been thinking about doing that because I have done a small amount of email marketing in the past.
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  • Profile picture of the author John47
    Apart from Amazon look at other health affiliate offers from Moreniche, Sellhealth, Market Health and even Clickbank. Try to promote residual recurring products and start building an email list that you can market to repeatedly.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
      That is a good idea! Thanks for telling me.
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  • Select some product form Clickbank or JVzoo and write some fresh quality content about the niche ( Health, Meditation and Dieting ) in your blog, it will generate some good income.

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    • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
      I have never heard about JVzoo. Thanks for telling me
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    I my opinion its best to choose a niche where you have the most passion and you can create content about it .For example if you choose yoga you will divesify the niche with diferent articles etc .Many people think in most profitable niche but if you dont have knowledge and you cannot create continuos content you will loose .Content its king
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    • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
      Thanks for your reply. I do have an interest in the niches listed in the thread, I'm sorry for not clearing that out.
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  • Profile picture of the author yanisheyd
    What is you have a strong interest but not enough expertise to write new stuff about it ? Can you be successful by researching and commenting on content that exists ?
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    • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
      Thanks for your reply.That is a good point. I'm very afraid of not knowing what to write about at some point. A lot has been written before, but it is always possible to try to do it better. I do believe it is better to find something new, and I'm not sure how to achieve that. I defiantly need to look into that
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    I agree that you're going too broad.

    What type of health issues?

    What kind of diet? Paleo? Raw food? Ketogenic? There are tons.

    Yoga or meditation? I don't think you want to try and cover both.

    There are some broad blogs on these topics but I think you'll have trouble competing.

    Look through Clickbank and find products you would feel good about recommending. This can help you narrow your focus. If there are no good products then it's not a good niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
      Thanks for your reply. I will try to narrow it down to a specific niche, but I'm afraid of not knowing what to write about, if it's too specific, such as Paleo diet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Netway
    Health and fitness is the most popular niche for blogging. You can promote products from other affiliate networks like ShareASale, Clickbank, CJ etc. You will find many affiliate programs related to your niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
      Thanks for mentioning the networks!
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Pick 1 of those niches you feel passionate about G. Just one.

    Then focus all of your attention and energy on giving. Not getting. If you hire a writer early on, pay up for a skilled, pro, inspired writer who publishes sensational content related to solving problems in your niche.

    Then promote other top bloggers from your niche through social media, through your blog and through other features. Comment on their blogs. Befriend them.

    After you have developed your skills, and have built your friend network some, then choose affiliate products that you feel passionate about and that fulfill the specific needs of your audience. When you have a big, loyal reader base, they can pad your pockets if you sell products that are moderaly priced, high-priced or even lower-priced. Because they are loyal, repeat buyers.

    If you want to kill it in blogging, develop your writing skills daily, by writing in a Word document for practice. Then you will gain the confidence and clarity to wow your readers, and wowed readers tend to buy your products - Amazon or otherwise - or hire you for your services.

    Give like 0.0001% of your attention to picking an affiliate product now, Give 99.9999% to developing your writing skills, to producing helpful content and to building your friend network. From my nearly decade's worth of experience, when you are seen as a problem solver and have a big network of buddies, you will generate steady affiliate sales and heck, will make money through virtually any stream, because once folks trust you, they buy from you, with no second thoughts.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
      Thanks for your reply. You are 100% right that I should focus on my writing skills for a more solid future. I will join a website that has a focus on that and do grammar exercises. It was a very nice idea to develop your network, and befriend with other bloggers. I never thought about that.
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  • Either you make a generic niche site or a sub-niche site, both are pretty much the same when it comes to getting success in affiliate marketing. You can be successful in each of this platform. However, if you are just a beginner, it is but practical to start with a sub-niche site as this kind of website helps you get things more easy and faster because you are more focused.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
      Thanks for the tip
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    Keep in mind that there is a big world outside of selling products and services.

    I've been promoting affiliate / CPA offers for over 16 years.

    I heavily promote PPL (pay per lead...lead generation) offers. This is because there is no credit card / purchase required to complete an offer. All a user has to do is fill out a form, so conversion rates are typically much higher compared to offers that require a sale to be made.

    I favor offers that have a make, get or save money benefit to them, as they have overall worked the best. They also tend to have the greatest mass appeal (will be of interest to a large general audience), so the potential exists to produce high volume.

    Some of the verticals (niches) I have done extremely well with are: education, insurance, loans, debt, credit, mortgage, assistance, discount offers, homeowner offers, etc...

    The bulk of the offers that I promote pay $20-$40 per lead, but I also promote offers that pay more and less. You don't want to get too caught up on what an offer pays because how well it converts is just as important. For example, if you have an offer that pays $9, but if it converts at 2X or more of a $20 offer, then it will perform about the same or possibly better. At the same time, if you have an offer that pays $90 and it converts poorly, it may not even be worth promoting.

    Bottom line is that it's far easier to get someone fill out a short form than to get them to pull out their credit card and make a purchase. So why struggle with trying to sell this or that, when you can provide free information that users want/need and get paid well doing it.

    Something to consider when deciding about affiliate niches.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
      Thanks for your reply and you got a very good point. I will remember that!
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    • Profile picture of the author TheMentorGuy
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      Some really good points here. I remember getting too caught up on what offers pay etc. My biggest lesson was realising how traffic reacts differently to certain offers etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brandon Hunter
    Have you ever heard of Budokan?
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    • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
      No, I have never heard about Budokan, please tell me more about it
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  • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
    Thanks everyone for the high quality and very helpful replies. I really appreciate it, and I have learned a lot.
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  • Profile picture of the author mrjackpowers
    Political gossip is a pretty hot topic these days and probably will be as long as Trump is in office. Lots of angry and/or passionate, even paranoid people out there looking for the next juicy topics. As long as your affiliate offers match your audience, could be fun.
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  • Profile picture of the author ma247
    You will find a lot of profitable product on Clickbank relevant to your niche. If you have enough targeted traffic to your niche, you can easily make a huge amount of money from it. But health, fitness, weight loss, diet etc keywords are most competitive. You should work with low competitive buyer keywords to get a faster result.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
      Thanks for pointing that out. I do believe it's going to be hard to find a low competitive keyword, that is popular in search, in the niches mentioned in this thread.
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  • Profile picture of the author j3d
    Keep earning the bread and butter while you gradually build this. Also, build email subscribers. Put the name of your blog in the email title as it may be mistaken for spam otherwise. Run competitions to draw people. More likely to get spread virally.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
      Thanks for the tip!
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  • Profile picture of the author Eden A
    Choose the niche that you are going to
    talk about in your blog.

    Because when you have information
    about the topic and you share it and
    start to bring valve to people, they will
    want to go with some one who know's
    what is he talking about.


    those niche are hard to go with but....

    if you will put the effort and provide some
    good quality products plus value and mix
    it up with some good SEO and advertising
    you can start see results,

    but it won't happen in a day it will take time.

    so put that in mind(no matter what niche
    you will go, everything will take time and
    afford).

    Now just focus on one top 2 niche.
    If you take a lot of topics you will
    get so confused that it will be hard for
    you to promote it.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
      Thanks for the reply. I will remember that.
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  • Profile picture of the author TheMentorGuy
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    I have had good success with Sellhealh.com and Markethealth.com
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    • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
      Thanks for mentioning the two sites. I have never heard about them before!
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  • Profile picture of the author Roland Bradford
    Digital marketing, cybersport, games...
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    a DEEP Market Research is often understimated.

    You have to focus also considering a minimum of 5K researches on Adwords Keyword Planner.

    With medium/low competition. Look also for Traffic Travis: free tool which gives u an insight.


    AND Facebook Audience? Go to facebook ads and look for audience insight for your keyword.

    Focus on Diet OR Yoga, health OR meditation, and which health? paleo recipe? vegan? Go narrow.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
      Thanks for the tips!
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  • Profile picture of the author reham saboura
    before affiliate i think comparing prices is useful
    try elprices.com
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  • Profile picture of the author Affportal
    Once you do have traffic coming in, make sure you add an exit intent pop up to capture your exiting visitors to your email list.

    Use a different lead magnet for the pages that are in the different top level categories like "yoga".

    Then start following up via email.
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    • Profile picture of the author Gulogomi
      I never thought about the exit pop up. Thanks for telling me
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