What Is An Affiliate Marketing Niche?
That’s a tough one isn’t it?
Oh dear oh dear….indeed an important question, and sometimes a bit of a tough one to answer too.
You see, if you’re planning to become an affiliate marketer, it is somewhat important to figure out what your passion is, because it is highly recommended that you develop your affiliate marketing business in the area or niche of that which you are passionate about.
This is where it gets interesting, because there’s just so many niches you can choose from, given you probably have interests in a number of different niches.
So do you choose a …
As you can see I can just keep listing niche infinitum.
This is not a set rule though
Some gurus will vehemently oppose such a statement and with good reason too.
You see, it’s no use you’re passionate about the molecular gastronomy of the Drosophila Melanogaster fruit fly. The problem with this is:
a) Nobody will understand what the hell you’re talking about, except maybe the 13 or so fruit fly experts scattered throughout the world.
b) Hardly anybody else, except maybe the 13 previously individuals, will be interested in this particular topic.
c) It’s going to be extremely difficult to monetize this specific niche unless you can convince the rest of the world that the molecular gastronomy of the Drosophila Melanogaster fruit fly is a hot topic.
I’ll tell you one thing though – if you can convince the world that this little creature can increase your sex drive or make you loose weight, then you are going to be a bazillionaire in no time.
But until then, rather choose something people can actually pronounce.
So what am I saying?
I’m saying, yes determine what your passion is and find an affiliate product you can market that is closely related to your passion.
Because once you start with a campaign to market this product, you are going to be spending a lot of time on this subject of yours, and if it is not really something that tickles your fancy, you are going to find it hard to keep focused and write articles about it.
Write articles about it?
Yes indeed – how else are you going to entice the visitors to your site to buy your product?
A couple of years ago it was good enough to set up a squeeze page and send you visitors to the merchant’s website.
No longer is that the way to go.
You see, Google is evolving, day after day, and Google wants to send their users to websites with good information, good content.
Have you ever come across a website which consists only of a lot of nonsensical garble, repeating the same words (Keywords) over and over again?
Yip those days are over – content is king and if you want to be a successful affiliate marketer, you’d better make peace with that and be prepared to do a lot of writing, or, alternatively, let someone else do the writing for you.
Whatever the case might be, you are going to be spending a lot of time with your topic.
Go where the money is
Some gurus will simply say – go where the money is, and that might be true to an extend, but if you have no interest and no knowledge in a topic where the money is, like weight loss, for instance, then you are going to find it really difficult and tedious to come up with engaging content for your affiliate website.
Many affiliate marketers do this and then, for lack of knowledge or interest, they revert to one or more of the following tactics to get content on their websites:
So to be on the safe side, it is my personal opinion that you rather stick to that which is your passion, that which gets you going.
Share that knowledge with your audience, try to teach them something or solve a problem which they might have and you’ll soon be on the way to becoming a successful affiliate marketer.
Sounds too much?
If all of this sounds a bit too much for you, it simply means that you need to know more about becoming an affiliate marketer.
This is not something you just automatically become. You need someone to guide you through specific training, giving you regular feedback and showing you what to do and where to do it.
For this very reason I strongly recommend you check out Wealthy Affiliate.
These people have their bearings together and they are passionate about helping other become super successful affiliate marketers.
Why don’t you head on over there and sign up for a free account, just to check things out and see if it is for you.
I guarantee you that you are in for a very pleasant surprise if you do.
Let me know if you need any help or want to know more about this topic.
I’d love to hear what you think.