As a new affiliate marketer – even sometimes for veterans – one of the biggest questions you’ll have to ask yourself is what niche am I going to go after today. I’ve compiled a short list of some of the top niches I’ve worked on over the past 4-5 years in my history of being an affiliate marketer.
People are always going to be looking for love. According to Statistic Brain, over $1b in revenue is generated from online dating sites per year. That’s a whole lot of people signing up for a whole lot of dating sites. Dating has always and will always be my number one niche because it is easily accessible and believe it or not, you can cut out a giant chunk of the pie if you are creative enough. Dating isn’t always the most glorious niche to work in, but its a consistent one once you can figure out where the money lies.
I’m a born gamer. I can’t tear myself away from testing out this new game, or getting addicted to complex MMOs. This makes gaming offers a natural cashcow for me. Understanding what gamers think and what sells a new game to them is exactly how you make money from them. For my platinum coaching students, I have a well documented sheet of statistics, demographics, key terms and research papers that can help anyone understand just how to break into the gaming niche. That’s how I go into any new niche, basically. Anywho, gaming is great because its got such a grand audience of people it can appeal to through a variety of different outlets. With the expansion of mobile gaming in the past couple years, this is a niche to keep your eyes on.
Online degrees, scholarships, and loans are a huge part of the market for me. This isn’t always the most simple niche as it takes some careful planning, but with the collapse of the economy, the education niche is stronger than ever. People want better degrees to get better jobs, and they need loans and scholarships to pay for their education, so you can hit one user up on multiple levels through a funnel. This niche gets especially strong with long lists. Do your research, understand why certain people are applying for these offers, and half the job is done for you already.
With Summer rolling in, now is the time to hop on this. People love their beach bodies, and people are willing to pay to get them (if only they were willing to workout to get them!). We all know that a nice body comes from a great diet and exercise, but good for us that most people think taking a berry pill is all they need. Sure, this is a niche that’s been plagued by farticles and flogs, but that doesn’t mean you can’t hop on the party bus now. There are ways outside this to make money, including several lead gen offers and legitimate sales offers that anyone with half a brain could figure out how to run.
This goes hand and hand with the above. Double whammy them with a weight loss offer to trim the fat first, then a muscle pill to bulk them up. You’ve also got some great traffic sources to pick from including adult traffic. I’ve even seen these pushed as male enhancement pills. Just part of the creativity some affiliate marketers go through to make a buck. While some of their tactics aren’t the most agreeable, there is no denying that this niche is a strong one that is here to stay. Some of my biggest $5000+ days came from male muscle traffic, so don’t be afraid to jump on board this niche!