What happined to the Quit Smoking niche?

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Dear all,

I own a small squeeze page in Quit Smoking niche. I had no time to work on it so far but recenlty I got some spare time so I decided to check out whether it's possible to make some income out of it.

I (am) was considering building a list so I took a look at Clickbank products in that niche.

I was absolutely shocked with what I've seen. There's only 7-8 absolutely crappy products with HIGHEST GRAVITY BEING ABOUT 5 ONLY!!! I just can't believe it... Quit Smoking was a hottest niche few years ago and not it seem to be dead.

Why noone buy any Quit products anymore? There's about 40-50 mln smokers among US locals (not to mention Europe and developing countries such as China which has about 60% smokers).

What's the problem with that niche??? Is it possible to make some money working in it?

Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author feodor24
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by feodor24 View Post

    There's only 7-8 absolutely crappy products with HIGHEST GRAVITY BEING ABOUT 5 ONLY!!!
    Gravity figures don't relate to sales volumes.

    It's very common for products with gravities around 5 to be consistently outselling products with three-figure gravities (I'm an affiliate of several, myself), and there are good and valid reasons for that. Don't imagine that a gravity of 5 means that it's not selling. http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post2495251

    Originally Posted by feodor24 View Post

    Quit Smoking was a hottest niche few years ago
    It may still be at least lukewarm.

    Originally Posted by feodor24 View Post

    and now it seem to be dead.
    Not to me. I see electronic cigarettes being vigorously promoted all over the place.

    Originally Posted by feodor24 View Post

    Why noone buy any Quit products anymore?
    They do.

    Originally Posted by feodor24 View Post

    (not to mention Europe and developing countries such as China which has about 60% smokers).
    What proportion of credit-card/PayPal account holders does it have, though?

    I believe that in countries in which the proportion of smokers is so high, the societal pressures to quit may be very much lower, anyway? So maybe they're not really the best markets?

    Possibly, to the extent to which your assumptions are correct (and I think probably they are, to some extent, in spite of being only assumptions rather than conclusions), it may be because there are so many more "non-information products" about now, and they may effectively be competition for the "ClickBank-type products"? That's my suggestion, anyway.

    Originally Posted by feodor24 View Post

    What's the problem with that niche??? Is it possible to make some money working in it?
    I imagine so. I make a living and build my business from products with gravities around 5, myself ...
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  • Profile picture of the author feodor24
    Thank you Alexa, I guess I made a bit haste assumptions indeed. You see, I quit myself few months ago so neither now nor back then when I was a smoker I didn't consider electronic cigarettes a way to quit so I just havn't realized they're a giant market segment I could use for my good.

    And everything else you said - I 100% agree. Thank you for these tips, you really put me back on the right track
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    • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
      Originally Posted by feodor24 View Post

      I didn't consider electronic cigarettes a way to quit so I just havn't realized they're a giant market segment I could use for my good.
      I used ecigs to help me quit 3 years ago, they worked and I made a fair bit of money selling them through amazon back then, but the laws in the UK and US were that we can't claim them to be quit smoking aids. My sites were under threat of take down if I didn't stop claiming them as quit smoking aids. That knocked sales.

      Sales were good to start with on Amazon, but after a while the prices dropped a lot and earnings started to drop with them, then most of the ecigs were taken off Amazon and zilch sales there.

      There are other companies to affiliate to. I'm with e-lites who are on CJ for the US and Impact Radius for the UK. I do better for sales in the UK, but they aren't as good as they were 3 years ago. I haven't seen any in shops over here, but I've seen them advertised in magazines for much less than most of the ecig affiliate companies sell them for.

      Most of those that I know who are trying to stop smoking at the moment are using Champix, it seems easier to get hold of than ecigs.

      Correction. Today I saw them in a newsagents in town for the first time, e-lites too.
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  • Profile picture of the author dcristo
    Yeah gravity doesn't tell you the whole story. It could just mean not many affiliates are promoting the product, and thus fewer unique affiliates are generating sales.
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    • Profile picture of the author Witty
      Over here in the UK it's actually become easier to quit smoking ever since they introduced the indoor smoking ban a few years ago.

      Just in the first year after the ban, almost half a million quit the cigarette.
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  • Profile picture of the author Damien Roche
    This is devastating! If only more people would smoke and get cancer we'd all be making more money!! The selfish, nicotine-patch-owning, savages!
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    E-cig's possibly? Recession? Not in the news right now..?
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  • Profile picture of the author AuthorityRush
    Everyone quit already?

    Sorry, just kidding.
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    • Profile picture of the author WishfulDoing
      There are now very effective products like Chantex (sp?) available that are advertised quite heavily. Maybe that might account for some of the decline of this market. Just a thought.
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    • Profile picture of the author Dinospider
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      Originally Posted by VinBed View Post

      Tons of people are still smoking cigarettes. Walk down the street in an urban area and you will see this.

      Most of the action is in electronic cigarettes because it's a product that most marketers can sell without needing FDA approval. That's important - actual smoking cessation aids need to be FDA approved before they can be sold to consumers, and the business opportunities for the typical marketer are severely limited.

      Don't need to be in a urban area to see anyone smoking. Smoking is still one of the biggest trades in world. The governments aint going to stop it anytime soon.
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    • Profile picture of the author cjreynolds
      Originally Posted by mrultra View Post

      The quit smoking niche is still valid, it's just that people don't want to read an ebook on how to quit.
      I think that's the crux of the matter - you can buy e-Cigs at many convenience stores now - no doctors appointment, no education needed. just swing by the 7-11 and pick up an e-Cig - no more hassle than picking up a pack of cigarettes.

      Who needs an eBook to learn about e-Cigs?
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        I didn't consider electronic cigarettes a way to quit
        They aren't - they are a way to keep the habit in a way that doesn't make everyone else around you angry about the smoke.

        If you do some research you'll find the "quit smoking" rush has ended. The number of smokers (in the US) has leveled off. There will be some activity in the stop smoking niche - but I think the days of big ebook sales, etc, are over.

        You can buy all sorts of nicotine replacement products - e-cigs are cheaper than cigs and widely available. Become an affiliate of one or more e-cigs and switch over to promoting that product instead of CB...using the same site.
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  • Profile picture of the author Keeslover
    Hmmm - I was a quitline coach 5 years ago. Maybe it's time to launch my own coaching program for quitting - people seem to want personalized, one-on-one coaching for everything else.
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  • Profile picture of the author JSL Publishing
    The Economy is breathing smokers.. NO one wants to Quit..

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    Originally Posted by feodor24 View Post

    Dear all,

    I own a small squeeze page in Quit Smoking niche. I had no time to work on it so far but recenlty I got some spare time so I decided to check out whether it's possible to make some income out of it.

    I (am) was considering building a list so I took a look at Clickbank products in that niche.

    I was absolutely shocked with what I've seen. There's only 7-8 absolutely crappy products with HIGHEST GRAVITY BEING ABOUT 5 ONLY!!! I just can't believe it... Quit Smoking was a hottest niche few years ago and not it seem to be dead.

    Why noone buy any Quit products anymore? There's about 40-50 mln smokers among US locals (not to mention Europe and developing countries such as China which has about 60% smokers).

    What's the problem with that niche??? Is it possible to make some money working in it?

    Thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author george b
    The electronic cigarette business in the UK is booming!

    Every supermarket, corner shop, market are selling the things.

    If I had the the time I would start a review site on Ecigs.
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    • Profile picture of the author Doug Wakefield
      The problem with the niche is that many smokers may want to quit, but enjoy the act and "benefits" (if you call it that) of smoking. While I managed to quit cold-turkey, many others at my work followed suit but by using e-cigs to progress back. One of them simply just keeps using the e-cigs as he enjoyed the act, just wanted to lose the tar and feel better.

      And like Alexa said, ignore gravity. High gravity doesn't make for a good product every time, if at all. I am currently researching a niche where the prominent product is a .87 gravity. To be fair, there are a lot of other angles to take with that niche if the sales don't happen, but I see a pretty open opportunity with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author RogueOne
    Another avenue to investigate is the ability to use e-cigs in public places where smoking is banned. I recently had a friend tell me that a lot of people are doing it.

    He buys them all the time, with his cigarettes.:confused:
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    • Profile picture of the author Doug Wakefield
      Originally Posted by RogueOne View Post

      Another avenue to investigate is the ability to use e-cigs in public places where smoking is banned. I recently had a friend tell me that a lot of people are doing it.

      He buys them all the time, with his cigarettes.:confused:
      Yep. One, now retired, co-worker plays keyboard for local blues bands and keeps his around for his gig's. He says it makes a great talking point between sets.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ryan David
    People who wanted to quit probably quit within the last 5-10 years. Smoking in High Schoolers has been on the decline for years so you're left with either a) Less "customers b) People that have quit trying to quit.

    The rest are smoking e-cigs. They are all over now.
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  • Profile picture of the author tpw
    I am a smoker. I don't need no darned ebook to tell me that I need to quit or to tell me how to quit.

    I have used nicotine-replacement gum several times.

    About one month ago, I got an e-cigarette. Now I simply have to remember to inhale from the ecig instead of the cigarette, and I might successfully quit this time.
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  • Profile picture of the author Brendon Zahrndt
    From a year ago:

    https://flippa.com/2713789-76-527-an...-store-network

    Looks like there's money to be made.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kal Sallam
    I heard that e cigarets could also be bad for you. So if you switched to e cigarets thinking your safe now you might wanna do a little research.
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