If you want to make serious money online as an affiliate marketer, choosing the right niche is crucial.
I’m sure you have read plenty of times that you NEED to be passionate about a particular topic to write about it and thus make money through affiliate marketing.
Let me tell you that this is not always the case. Having personal experience in a particular niche can make writing content around that niche an easier task since you will have more ideas and more knowledge.
However, it’s not a requirement and won’t necessarily mean that you will make more money and be more successful as an affiliate marketer.
Let me give you a personal example :
I used to have a blog about Golf equipment. In this blog, I used to review golf equipment that I will link to my affiliate links. I made REALLY good money out of it.
Now, you may be telling yourself that I knew something about the topic. But in fact, I’VE NEVER PLAYED GOLF IN MY ENTIRE LIFE. Heck, I don’t even like Golf (sorry for all of you golf players).
I just educated myself and did tons of research to identify the best products based on the reviews and experiences of others.
I’m not saying that creating a successful affiliate marketing business around a passion or topic you know about is impossible (If you want a guide on how to create an affiliate marketing business, check out our guide).
Many people do it every day and still an excellent strategy to pick your initial niche.
Nonetheless, in this article, we’re going to review the most lucrative niches to make money in 2019, whether you’re familiar with them or not.
⇒ If you don’t want to read the whole article, here’s a quick overview of the four big affiliate marketing niches :
In today’s society, health and fitness are becoming more and more important. That’s why the health niche is booming and will always be a profitable niche.
From going to the gym and taking supplements to overcome obesity by eating paleo, people are always seeking to improve their well-being with innovative diets and workouts.
The health niche also has many sub-niches that you can focus on, allowing you to place yourself as an expert more easily.
Some Health niches are :
- Weight loss
- Healthy Cooking
- Paleo diets
- Muscle building
- Natural supplementation
- Quit smoking
There are many other sub-niches that you can study and use as topics to create your own blog or online platform to share information and educate your audience.
Besides that, the health niche has very good affiliate programs with HUGE commissions and passionate people (aka big spenders).
You will have lots of people coming back to your platform because health is an ongoing niche. People are always on the lookout for new information and guides to improve their health in any way possible.
Good health affiliate programs
- OnlineRXMaster (CBD Affiliate program)
- Cinderella Solution (Weight Loss Program)
- Halki Diabetes Remedy
- The Flat Belly Fix (Body sculpting program)
- Organifi (Natural supplement)
- Leptitox (Weight loss program)
Explaining why the wealth niche is so big is pretty easy. I just need to ask a question: Who doesn’t want to make money? (Easy, right)
It doesn’t matter how old you are or what your current situation in life is: We all want to become rich and that’s why we are always looking for ideas or ways to make money (online and offline).
That’s what makes the wealth niche such a lucrative and big niche. There are many topics you can write about and so many information and strategies to share with your readers.
As you can tell, the Practical Money Land is essentially in the wealth niche because we talk about affiliate marketing, making online and other topics related to wealth.
Online softwares have really solid affiliate programs that can pay you really well.
Since a lot of people like getting the best information possible and the best tools possible -especially in this niche- then you will make a lot of money promoting and reviewing amazing tools such as page builders, hosting providers, eCommerce platforms, etc…
Here’s a list of some of the most famous and profitable wealth sub-niches that you should look into :
- Affiliate marketing
- Social media agency
- Online businesses
- Amazon FBA
Good wealth affiliate programs :
- Forex Trendy (Trading)
- Woodprofits (Start a business)
- Binary options (Trading)
- Project Management (Management)
- Marketing For Hair Salons (Marketing)
Believe it or not, the romance niche is HUGE. Millions of people around the world are looking for ways to find their soulmate so it’s your opportunity to help them do so (while making money).
There are many different aspects when it comes to romance (reconciliation, online dating, picking girls in a bar, etc…) and a lot of amazing affiliate programs for each one.
This passionate niche is very lucrative because of the high demand for information and advice.
Just to give you an idea, Tinder has 10 million active daily users. That’s enormous. If you manage to become an expert in this field and build a community around your platform of choice (blog, Instagram page, podcasts, etc…), you can then make a fortune out of affiliate marketing.
Dating and finding a partner are always going to be famous topics so this niche is not going anywhere!
Romance sub-niches :
- Tips for better sex
- Dealing with infidelity
- Dating for seniors
- Picking up girls in college
- Gay dating
- Support your couple
Good romance affiliate programs :
Dogs, cats, hamsters, snakes (I don’t judge)… we love our little buddies!
The pet niche is filled with intense and loving people who will do everything for their pets.
You just need to scroll down your Facebook feed and you will see cute dog or cat videos every 2 seconds and thousands of comments and reactions.
From pet clothes to gadgets and special animal food, people are willing to pay absurd amounts of money to buy the best for their pets.
The best strategy is to build a community and show your expertise in this field by giving advice. You will then be able to promote other people’s products and get a commission for it.
The key to affiliate marketing is to have people who trust you and your knowledge.
When promoting products, stick to those that are proven to work or that you have personal experience with. This is going to increase your credibility and thus make your affiliate business more profitable.
Here are some pet sub-niches for you to consider:
- Pet health
- Pet housing
- Pet behavior
- Pet accessories and clothing
- Pet care
- Pet gadgets
- Pets for toddlers
- Pet for aged people
Good pet affiliate programs :
- Doggys Dans Online Dog Trainer (Dog training)
- Cat Spraying No More (Cat product)
- Building a Chicken Coop (Pet Housing)
- Chamaleon Care Guide (Pet Care)
- Cat Language Bible (Pet communication)
- 112 Amazon Dog Hacks (Dog Hacks)
As I said earlier, choosing an already profitable niche is a very good starting point in your path to success as an affiliate marketer. However, passion and hard work are even more important and are key elements if you want to make ANY niche profitable.
On the other hand, if you have trouble finding your niche, there are 2 requirements that I always base my research on :
- The niche must have a passionate audience because they won’t be afraid of spending a lot of money
- The niche must have good affiliate programs that pay high commissions
To summarize, you must do some research before choosing a niche. That being said, you can also stick to the basic niches that we talked about in this article. They are proven evergreen markets that, along with hard work and efforts, will make you a lot of money!