How to Choose a Good Niche For Affiliate Marketing
Affiliate marketing is always associated with products or leads via survey or geo-targeted visitors. In return for pipe lining traffic or bringing sales to the company you as an affiliate will earn a commission that falls between $1-$40 USD depending on the product you are endorsing. Some company offers product samples for valid customers for free except for shipping and handling. Most of the time, trials give the largest commission of all ranging from $10 to even $30.
But before thinking about the possible cash incentives you’ll get you need to plan how to setup your marketing tactics. And that begins with choosing a niche. A niche could be affiliate marketing to dog flaps, anti-depression supplements, fixing your car, debt and many more. There are tons of niches to choose from the question is: Is it a good one?
You really can’t tell if it is the best niche or not. One affiliate marketer may have the worst niche in the world but still manage to make sales out of it while the best niche with a poor affiliate can’t make a penny out of it. It depends how you use that niche to your advantage. A couple of guidelines I would like to share are the following:
Several software will make your job faster in finding a good niche you could dominate. There are several programs available but a few good ones I have used are Micro Niche Finder and Market Samurai. These 2 can save you a lot of time narrowing down your list up to super specific niches.
Your ultimate goal is to find a niche with good number of visitors which you can dominate easily. Again, software can make this job for you. Remember to get low competition and high traffic niches so that you can start making money in no time
Don’t fall unto the trap of thinking, “more is better”. Try to narrow your choices to just 5 niches so you can concentrate on building your content and website around them. Having several niches at a time will do you nothing but confusion and lack of focus. Don’t worry of losing prime niches. There are more than enough for everyone.
Lack of focus can do many mistakes on your part and eventually your business. Try to focus on one and only one thing at a time. Focus all your energy and intelligence on how you can grow your affiliate empire on that niche.