As an affiliate marketer, one the things you will be doing is figuring out what niche to get into to build a website around.
Often times, selecting a niche is a huge stumbling block for many affiliates. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be.
Niches are everywhere! I will explain how to pick the best niches for affiliate marketing so that you can get started with your niche website quickly.
The Most Obvious Places to Locate a Niche
When I say niches are everywhere, they truly are. You just have to be open to spotting them.
There are some obvious places that you can go to in order to generate some niche ideas.
One of them being your local neighborhood magazine stand. You can find them in bookstores or downtown if you live in a big city.
Magazines are created around niches. Think about the different ones you come across on topics such as cooking, traveling, arts & craft, novel writing, cigars, cars, home decor, weddings, healthy & fitness, music, and more.
There are niches within niches that you can explore by flipping through any number of magazines.
If you don’t have access to a magazine stand, check out the plethora of magazines on Amazon.com’s magazine section.
Another good place to check out is your local library. You can spend hours in a library browsing through the different sections.
When you find a niche you’re interested in, check out some books on the topic and learn more about it.
Why You Need a Good Keyword Tool
Part of your niche research will involve using a keyword tool to figure out how popular your niche is.
The last thing you want to do is spend your time and energy creating a website around a niche that isn’t getting enough searches per month.
While there are several keyword tools online (some free and some paid), my keyword tool of choice is Jaaxy.
I really like Jaaxy because it not only is affordable, it is extremely easy to use. Let’s say that I wanted to build a niche website based on ukulele lessons.
However, I want to make sure that this is a niche that people are interested in. I head on over to Jaaxy and type in the keywords “ukulele lessons for beginners“.
Here is what Jaaxy returns:
Avg – the average number of searches the keyword receives per month.
Traffic – visits to your website if you receive first page rankings in the search engines.
QSR – Quoted Search Results: the number of competing websites ranked in Google for this exact keyword.
KQI – Keyword Quality Indicator: Green is great, Yellow is OK, Red is poor.
SEO – a score based on traffic and competition, the higher the score the more likely you will rank for this keyword on the first page (scale of 1-100, higher equals better).
If I were interested in creating a niche site around ukulele lessons, this would be a good niche according to Jaaxy’s results.
It has low competition but it gets enough searches per month to make it a profitable niche.
I could then create my website based on ukulele lessons and monetize it with affiliate products related to the niche. For example, promoting ukuleles as well as ukulele lessons.
Try Jaaxy Out for Yourself Below:
You’ve Found a Niche – Now What?
Now that you’ve discovered a viable niche, it is time to put it all together so that you can begin earning income online.
The first thing you’ll need to do is build yourself a website. Don’t worry, it is easier than ever to create a website.
Learn How to Build a Niche Website
First of all, what is a niche website? A niche website is a website which focuses on one specific topic.
In our example, we would create a website based on playing the ukulele. I create all of my websites using a free niche website builder called SiteRubix.
No technical knowledge is required. SiteRubix will install your free website in a few clicks.
Here is a video tutorial I’ve created to show how simple it is:
Should You Buy a Ready Made Niche Website?
There are services that will create ready-made niche websites for you. Some are pre-made and some can be custom made.
While there is nothing wrong with buying a ready-made niche website, they can be expensive. Most cost $500 and up.
These pre-made websites can save you time but if you are on a budget, they are not the best option.
There are many benefits to creating your niche website on your own.
You learn how to do your own niche research, you learn the ins-and-outs of SEO, and you learn how to maintain and troubleshoot your own website.
What Does a Niche Website Look Like?
It isn’t difficult to find niche websites. Think about any niche and do a web search and you’ll likely come across a niche website by page two of the search results.
As you may notice, the website focuses on the football niche and promotes one specific item which is the football snack helmet.
It uses the Amazon affiliate program for monetization. That website is an example of a specific niche product.
You do not have to be that specific. You have the option to create an authority website around a niche topic.
For example, there are many bloggers that have created authority sites about personal finance such as paying off debt and increasing income.
Wrapping It Up
As you can see, picking the best niches for affiliate marketing requires a bit of research. It is important to select a niche that gets enough search traffic and has low competition.
This is easily accomplished by brainstorming various niches and checking potential web traffic and competition using a keyword tool.
The next step is to build your niche website, generate web traffic, and monetize via an affiliate program.
You can learn the essentials on how to do all of this for free inside of Wealthy Affiliate.
I am an active member of this online business community. Everything you need to get started is inside from niche selection to creating your website.
Building niche websites is a fun and profitable online business that anyone can do.