Best Niche in Affiliate Marketing

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Hey there:

What is the best niche in Affiliate Marketing to start with?

How is the potential in this business?

How much can we earn every day/week/month? A realistic idea.

Objectives are:

- To automate a business (to some extent)
- Decent income in next 2-3 years time
- Financial Freedom in next 2-3 years time
- Travel the world with the family.

I wold really appreciate if you can share your practical experience or correct me on above objectives if wrong

Many thanks.
Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Naman1234
    There are many affiliate niches that are always good and there is one that I always recommend to everyone is LambdaTest. You can earn up o 50% commission. This is a very popular niche because it offers subscription products that get passive income every day.
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    • Profile picture of the author SEOptimization@1
      Hey Naman - Appreciate that.. from where I can use more info about LambdaTest affiliate commission etc ?

      Great MdJahidShah thanks

      Samsungtab: Great thanks.

      Can you share some more info about LTV / subscription based offers please?
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  • Profile picture of the author MdJahidShah
    If you want to business in the online for a long time then you should choose Electrical(camera, headphone etc) or Computer/Mobile(software, themes etc) related product as affiliate niche. If you create a website and write some blog about your niche, besides promote your affiliate niche, you will get a good response.
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    • Profile picture of the author millerp719
      Please do not take offense, I ask these because in 2018 I got caught in some sleazy guy's IM scam using what you propose...what you are saying does it involve 1) Clickbank in any way 2) writing and posting articles on Ezine articles 3) posting a link on Ezine article and on the blog...Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author Samsungtab
    Go for medium to high priced products. Never go for low priced and highly competitve ones. That is what i suggest with amazon affiliate.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    probably the niche you know something about would be the best to start with, or at least a niche you are very interested in

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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    I've been promoting affiliate / CPA offers for over 18 years. However, I do things differently than most.

    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 and they are fairly easy to cross-promote on the back-end.

    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 PPL 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.

    I have also done just as good with dating website sign-ups and pretty good with free trial + S/H offers. I also promote a very limited number of offers that are straight sales. For them, mass appeal is still the number one thing I look for and I also look for one of the following...

    1) The product is new and/or novel-unique and you can't purchase it locally or even something similar. I don't waste my time with it once something similar shows up in Walmart.

    2) The buyer can truly get what is being offered at a decent discount.

    3) Solves a house is on fire type problem.

    However, I mainly promote non-PPL offers on the backend.

    Bottom line, 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.

    I drive traffic and build responsive email lists by acquiring different forms of email data. Essentially what I'm really doing is monetizing the data using PPL offers.

    Fresh / targeted 3rd party data, which is email leads of users that have shown an interest in a specific PPL niche or offer and have given permission to receive messages from third parties. You get the opt-in record of each user and it's 100% can-spam compliant.

    Generate real-time Co-reg, which works by placing an ad for a specific PPL offer on a co-registration network and their publishers display it and users that view the ad can request more info about the offer. When a user requests more info, their contact info is automatically imported into your ESP (autoresponder) account / campaign and they are immediately sent details regarding the offer, along with future follow-up messages. You pay on a per lead basis.

    There is also rev-share data, which is basically 3rd party data (typically fresh / targeted) that you get for $0 upfront costs and you split the revenue generated from sending it with the data provider. Those that provide rev-share are typically just aggregating the data and aren't marketers and provide it to those that know how to monetize it.

    So with the above, I am getting fresh / targeted leads specifically for the PPL offers I'm promoting. However, they are not typically as responsive as a high-quality opt-in list that you build yourself. So to compensate for this you need to work with higher volume. This is not a big deal since the cost is much cheaper and highly scalable compared to traditional list building methods.

    When mailing, you want to skim off the top any fast-track conversions and then for long-term success, you want to always be collecting your opens / clickers, segmenting and removing unresponsive users...converting the leads from quantity to quality and into responsive lists. Which you can then also cross-promote other offers on the back-end.

    So basically the real reason I promote PPL offers because they provide the path of least resistance to generating conversions / $$$ and converting the data into cash-producing assets.

    There's actually more to it than it sounds, but done right it can be extremely profitable. Everyone that I know that is in the business and knows what they are doing, for the most part, does 6-7 figures. While that's a huge range, much comes down to one's ability to scale and effectively build / manage the infrastructure needed to scale.

    The above isn't for everyone and alternatively, you can use PPC to drive traffic. It's just not my cup of tea.

    One other thing. Once you have experience promoting PPL/CPA offers via email, you can also find companies that have opt-in and/or buyer lists that do little with them or nothing at all via email marketing and help them fully monetize their data.

    These are mainly companies that call all the users and or don't know anything about promoting affiliate / CPA offers. This requires more work because you have to find the companies, wherewith the other options above it's easy to get access to data. This is what would be considered 2nd party data, as you manage the companies data and monetize it for a percentage of the net profits generated.

    Something to think about.
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    • Profile picture of the author agbaraojo sodiq
      Thanks for sharing your knowledge. However, for a total beginner that wish to start in your footsteps how would u advice such person to begin. Can you share some list of PPL networks such person can join to commence
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  • Profile picture of the author Lucasalto
    Hello ! There are a lot of great niches but as an experienced affiliate marketer I would definitely recommend you to select products or services related to health, wealth or relations. There are in my opinion the most profitable ones.

    I also recommend you to focus on digital products like ebooks, softwares, online courses...etc this is where the commission can be really high.

    Have a good day !

    Lucas
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    • Profile picture of the author cadtech08
      hello can you give me example on where can we get an affiliates software like microsoft or anything that you can think is selable.Thanks by the way its my new post.
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  • Profile picture of the author 420SOS
    Health is definitely one, fashion and luxury are good too
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  • Profile picture of the author propath
    If you are searching for passive income, subscription-based offers might be a good route to take so you can aim for LTV model.
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  • Profile picture of the author Edgar De Freitas
    Hi Steve

    I am also considering doing this type of work, to achieve my financial independence.

    I think your goals are correct and with effort I am sure that we will reach the goal.

    As mentioned in the multiple answers there are many places to carry out this work and looking for I have achieved this course that may interest you.

    The problem is that the course is in Spanish but it has a good price
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  • Profile picture of the author 55sadhikar
    Health ( supplements, exercise, anti-aging)
    Wealth ( biz opp, make money online, ecommerce,)
    Relationships ( dating, divorce, marriage etc)

    You need to learn principles of marketing and carry on that skills to niche that you are interested in. You should focus two niches max not more ; otherwise there is too many things to learn and have it wrong. If you really know a niche very well, you will lose less and make more bcoz you know it so well and what works and why it works. What ads to write; how to frame messages in that niche so ppl take action.
    Making sales in a niche is like baking a cake ......they say. You need to put things in order or that cake will not come good, got it? You need to follow the process-in-order to make sales or you'll have nothing to stare but a big hole in your wallet....mmm...not good!
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  • Profile picture of the author onwebbiz
    Hey,

    What is the best niche in Affiliate Marketing to start with?

    I would recommend I niche that you have some knowledge or interest in it, that is because you are thinking in the long term. Google it and see if people are advertising in that niche to make sure that exist enough market to work with.

    The other tip is to look for niches "evergreen", that means people will always need.

    How is the potential in this business? -

    What I know is that the sky is the limit, but will always depend on how much you are committed, what are your strategies, products, etc.

    How much can we earn every day/week/month? A realistic idea. -

    As I mentioned before it will depend on some factors, but let's put an example here.

    Let's say that you are affiliated in a company that pays you a $50 per sale.

    In a realistic world, let's say that your conversion rate is the only 1%, that means if you have 100 clicks you have 1 sale if you can get 200 people clicking per day and 2 sales so you have $100 per day.

    I believe that when you pick your niche and choose your products, you will be able to make the math and choose the best strategies for you. Success!
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  • Profile picture of the author jamesandersonicb
    Cosmetics, Electronic, phones, Gadgets, Shoes are the best niches these days.
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    • Profile picture of the author cadtech08
      Thanks for this, are you talking dropshipping sir?
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  • Profile picture of the author sanjanasingh
    Affiliate Marketing is a performance-based marketing that helps to drive sales and generate leads for your business. There are many niches to start affiliate marketing with. Some of the best niche that you should consider is- Electronics, Beauty, Cosmetics, Gadgets, etc. More and more people are using these niches to generate sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author DOO55
    The three mega niches for sure.
    (Health, Wealth and Relationship.)
    Digital products tends to pay more
    commission than Physical product, so
    start by promoting digital product that
    pays at least 50% commission.
    Some of the affiliate network to consider
    starting with are clickbank, Jvzoo, or Warrior Plus.
    Hope this helps
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  • Go for a SaaS affiliate program promoting software products for example Uptime Monitoring, Page Speed Monitoring and others simmilar products. The beauty is that the commissions are high for example 30% and recurrent lifetime commission, also, these products are only available online

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author PremKumarOnline
    You can go for
    1. Web Hosting affiliates with big shots like godaddy, bluehost etc.
    2. Marketing Automation Affiliates with hubspot, constantcontact, mailchimp etc.
    3. Cloud ecommerce platforms like shopify affiliates.
    4. Website builders like wix, weebly, godaddy affiliates.
    5. Template sellers like themeforest etc.
    If you are really care about affiliate business you must have professionally written content with optimized landing page for every niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author toysoldier80
    The best niche in affiliate marketing is whatever is inside your heart. If you love for instance golf they have affiliate marketing programs involving golfing. You can center your business around your love for golfing and other people who share your passion will flock to your business and feed off your passion. So when you go to grow your business its not like your working... your just sharing what you love and you just happen to make money off of it. This entails sharing unique experiences, tips, programs that not only benefit you but also your friends, business partners, and your customers. Your many years of playing, watching, learning, discussing, golf will make you an expert and as you grow your business you will become more of an expert because your constantly learning, and applying what you learn.

    Almost anything you love to do you can find affilite programs for. Golf is so large which means it has affiliate programs direclty related to golf. Other niches may not be so large so you may have to sign up for Walmart affiliate programs or Amazon affiliate programs to find products and services related to your niche to sell.

    So if you have a love for :

    Fishing
    Dating
    Love
    Family
    Shopping
    Smoking
    The Lottery
    Watching Movies
    Cooking
    Putting Crafts Together
    Nursing
    Learning
    Buying Houses
    Etc..

    They have affiliate programs attached to these niches. They are the best because you love to write, talk about, learn, and participate in the niche as much as you can. You get to add your own personal flavor, expertise and experiences into the niche or niches that you love and it just so happens you make money with them.
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  • Profile picture of the author bruno smith
    Nowadays, affiliate marketing is growing exponentially, and it is all commission-based. There are many best profitable niches in affiliate marketing and you can get revenue from that. Some of the niches are listed below.
    Weight loss and fitness products.
    Pets.
    Gadgets and technology.
    Finance.
    Computers/internet
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  • Profile picture of the author George Flm
    Based on empirical experience, I would say that almost *every* niche can be a winner if you can drive volume traffic. It all boils down to SEO (which changed dramatically since the last week).

    The possibilities are endless (especially with the tools provided).
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  • Profile picture of the author virusfindyou11
    Hi Guy's,
    Just to give you heads up.. try to watch John Crestani videos on youtube. I pretty sure you can learn more about emarketing online.
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  • Profile picture of the author newbieleoling
    1. Ask your Best Friend Google this question, How to choose best converting product in Cb

    2. Good cb products will provide good resources and tools for you

    3. Learn what are the ways to drive traffic and convert into sales

    4. Focus, keep doing and be consistent until you reach your goal

    But the question is, can you last until you reach your goal?
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  • Profile picture of the author palmtreelife
    What is the best niche in Affiliate Marketing to start with?

    - It's not that simple as most of the answers here have made it out to be. AM is just a vehicle to make money online. There are many fast vehicles out there, but if you're not passionate or an expert in the gas you put into the vehicle, you won't last, I'm sorry.
    - figure out your top 3-5 passions or strengths. Search sites like Reddit and Quora (and just general Google searches) to see the popularity of those 3-5 topics. The most popular one wins. Simple. When times get tough (and they will), only your passions and strengths will keep you consistent and persistent.
    - do not get fooled into the popularity of AM, thinking it's a matter of finding a product on Clickbank, making a sales page and spending $100 to drive traffic to the sales page and you retire in 3 months.

    How is the potential in this business?

    - HUGE. That's the problem. Everyone is learning the HUGE potential with AM and making money online. It's at the tipping point (not saturation point) where many people are learning about MMO and they're all diving in, expecting to get rich in a few months. Don't make that mistake, but do realize the huge potential is real.

    How much can we earn every day/week/month? A realistic idea.

    - Realistic? This isn't a good question. It depends who you ask. The sky is the limit with making money online. For some people, only a few hundred a month is realistic. For others, tens of thousands per week is possible and real.
    - a better question to ask would be "what is the monthly average income for new people getting started in AM or any MMO business?" Answer: very low if it's not actually $0 for many months. It takes time to learn the business. Some make money in their first week and don't look back, but do not believe this is the norm.

    Objectives.

    - You have great objectives and realistic timelines. However, remember that this is what every single person wants, so why isn't everyone achieving these objectives?
    - These things could happen sooner for you and they could take longer. Keep in mind the income in this type of business is not linear. You could make nothing for over a year and then have it all click in 2-3 months and explode. You have to ask yourself if you're willing to work on this every day and not get paid (remember the first step in figuring out your passions and skills? that will help here) for a good chance of "making it" 2-3 years from now.
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  • Profile picture of the author luciesmazanska
    : First and foremost, your interest is a determining factor. Also, trends change but it is best to sell digital products as they are easier to deal with. Also, products relating to health have always done well, generally speaking.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by SEOptimization@1 View Post

    Hey there:

    What is the best niche in Affiliate Marketing to start with?

    How is the potential in this business?

    How much can we earn every day/week/month? A realistic idea.

    Objectives are:

    - To automate a business (to some extent)
    - Decent income in next 2-3 years time
    - Financial Freedom in next 2-3 years time
    - Travel the world with the family.

    I wold really appreciate if you can share your practical experience or correct me on above objectives if wrong

    Many thanks.
    Steve
    Imo there is no best niche. There are many good niches that seem to always do decent but are also very saturated.

    It's good to have some goals/objectives.

    But how do you plan on achieving these? Any idea on traffic sources to get started?
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  • Profile picture of the author MARYROSE EZEKWE
    Hot trending niches in affiliate marketing
    Health
    Relationship
    Self help
    Wealth..

    I have ran a diverse ad campaigns on these niches and it is good and convertes,because the products on those niches provides solutions day by day..

    But from my observation recently in digital products promotion .I will say that..they converts more..
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  • Profile picture of the author zaccks
    You should start with digital products from Jvzoo, Warriorplus and ClickBank.

    Jvzoo and warriorplus Pay instantly, that way you can reinvest your money into promotions and your business will rise fast.

    Master paid traffic or start a blog, that's what i am currently doing before i quit freelance job.
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  • Profile picture of the author Top Web 3
    I think all the niche are good if you like. If you have a niche that is good and your friends making pretty well, its not means the niche is good for you.

    So, first of all you have to identify whats the products that you love. I am working with affiliate marketers. So, I have experiences to this field.

    And you can also research the niche by using google trends. But my recommendation is digital products good enough.

    So, after selecting your niche then you have to research your audience and you have to find out the audience interest, activities and where's from.


    Abd Raaz
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    I believe the niche you choose matters most. It determines whether you will continue earning a passive income in future or not. I have read comments here and I am certain if you pick a few and implement the suggestions you will be on your way for making passive income.
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    The most lucrative niche is the one you are personally most passionate about. Do something you love and you will find success.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jennifer Wright
    the best niche to start with is health,mmo,weight loss those are the best
    but i suggest to start with anything you love focus only on 1 niche
    with low competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    Hello! Great question, me personally I go for Health, Wealth, and Self Development!

    Wealth can be something such as Affiliate Marketing, List Building, Forex, etc..

    Health can be something such as Weight Loss, Body Building, or Six Pack Abs.

    Self Development can be something such as Personal transformation, Spiritualism, Self Help.

    What is most important is that you find something you love to do and find a market hungry for it!

    There are really a ton of niches follow your passion. Do you like woodworking? If so go for that
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  • Profile picture of the author MyLead Official
    Hey,
    The best niches in affiliate network ( for me ) are still ( and I think will be for at least these 2-3 years you asked ): dating, fitness, diet and traveling ( travel agencies ), but there is a lot of people who earn good money in other niches, just like George Flm said "almost *every* niche can be a winner if you can drive volume traffic".
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  • Profile picture of the author JonAnthony
    Depends a lot on what you're good at. It's hard to write content for something you know nothing about, and adds a lot of unnecessary time.

    Fitness and dating are usually good niches. They're pretty competitive, but it's often better to have a small piece of a big pie, than a big piece of a small one.
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  • Profile picture of the author tokochi
    mobile gaming is a very hot niche, fortnite and PUBG and you can jump on any new battle royale games, even old game like clash of clans are still popular and very hot
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  • Profile picture of the author Medon
    When it comes to making money, I don't think it is necessary that you chose a niche you are passionate about. The objective is to make money. I am passionate about planes but I don't think I can make any coin from Boeing.
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