How to Find Profitable Affiliate Niches
Step one in anyone's affiliate marketing business plan is to figure out which niche you're most interested in
getting involved in.
But, for a lot of newcomers, that's the hardest part. You want to make sure you get it just right and don't make
any big mistakes.
So, instead of sending you into the wild with nothing but the shoes on your feet, I wanted to share a few tips
that I've learned over the years about how to choose your niches and how to make sure you start in something that
maximize potential profitability.
Two Ways to Get Into a Niche
There are two solid ways to get into a niche. First, you can find a source of traffic and put yourself firmly in
front of it. This is the most common method, and the one that I wholly recommend. It allows you to capitalize on
already existing interest in the niche while siphoning off traffic for products you already know will sell.
Of course, you can also start your own category - developing a niche that you have interest in or that has not
yet been monetized to great effect. Of course, this is usually where the product creators end up going and we're
generally going to stick with the affiliate marketing tactics we know and love.
Aiming for the Long Term
The key to real niche research and finding profitable
areas, though, is to aim for long term potential, developing new ideas in niches that already have a lot of
traffic. How do you find those high traffic niches? You go to Clickbank or any of the many other affiliate networks
and you find high gravity products.
After that, though, it's important to analyse what tactics your competitors in that niche are using to market
the products. One of the easiest ways to do this is to spy on
your competitors PPC campaigns. While you want to tap into the same traffic sources, you do not want to use the
same marketing tactics.
Say for example that you find a new product in the weight loss niche that everyone is writing reviews for or
developing blogs about. You could create a video or write up a PDF list that can be distributed from a squeeze
page. Both are original, new ideas that will allow you to create a new channel in an existing niche.
So, really, in essence, the idea of finding a niche is entirely too overblown. Your goal needs to be to find a
product with a lot of past success but room to grow. Narrow down the field by choosing products with gravity above
30 on Clickbank and a solid $ per sale number.
Then, look for ways that you can market that product without rehashing what everyone else has done. If you can
find a new angle or method to market a popular product, you'll be able to tap into that same energy and desire on
the part of the consumers.
Narrowing in on a Single Niche
I've said before that I like to choose one or two niches and stick with them - focusing my energies where I know
there is money to be made. So, how do you find those two niches and how do you ensure they will continue to make a
profit when you pick up a second, third or fourth product?
To start with, do your keyword research thoroughly. Have a
solid, well developed keyword base and continuously review new products based on their gravity and the strength of
If you can maintain a keen eye on what other people are doing in a niche that has a history of profit, you can
continuously develop new ways to make money.
There are hundreds of niches out there, and you could be missing most of them by not spreading your focus.
That's where Niche Blueprint comes in.