Today, I want to share what I believe are the top 17 affiliate marketing niches. About a week ago, I wrote a detailed post sharing my top 25 affiliate marketing tips. In that post, I shared what I believe were the top 13 niches you could focus on to build a thriving affiliate marketing business. I have since expanded that list.
In this article, I am going to go into more detail about each niche. We’ll cover why you should consider it and what types of affiliate products you could promote. Keep in mind, this article is just my opinion, based on 9+ years of successful affiliate marketing.
Top 17 Affiliate Marketing Niches
What you see below are the best of the best. These niches have a hungry audience of people who are WILLING and ABLE to spend money to help them solve a problem, just what you are looking for.
# 1 Weight Loss
I’m going to put weight loss as the number one affiliate marketing niche you could focus on. Why? Because tens of millions of people are looking to lose weight AND they are willing and able to spend money on ANYTHING that will help them do that. Obesity is a huge problem in America and the rest of the world.
While there is a TON of competition in this affiliate marketing niche, there is also a ton of opportunity. Even if you capture just a small piece of the pie, you can make a fortune.
You could promote home study courses, training products, seminars, weight loss products, coaching and hundreds of other things to the weight loss crowd.
# 2 SEO
SEO stands for search engine optimization.
Search engine optimization (SEO) is the practice of increasing the quantity and quality of traffic to your website through organic search engine results.
Let’s keep it real for a minute. Anyone with a blog or website wants more traffic. More traffic leads to more sales and more money!
You could create a blog or YouTube channel about SEO and promote different affiliate products to your audience. What I like best about SEO is that is expensive. Many of the programs you can promote offer GENEROUS affiliate commissions. Even generating one or two sales per month could lead to a full-time income.
# 3 Website Design
Website design, website themes, custom plugins, and hosting are all BIG business. There are hundreds of millions of blogs and websites in existence, and many new ones popping up each day. This is a HUGE market that is willing to spend money.
You could sell a service and help people build websites. You could sell custom themes. You could create your own custom plugin. You could promote a hosting serving. You could do website reviews for people and give them ideas about how they can improve their website. The options are endless.
# 4 Make Money Online
The make money online niche is one of the biggest and best affiliate marketing niches you could focus on. Millions of people want to make money online, but don’t know how to do it. These folks are looking for coaches, courses and business opportunities.
You could leverage your expertise and offer these affiliate products to people in this niche. While it is a BIG and COMPETITIVE niche, there is plenty of opportunity to go around.
# 5 Network Marketing
Love it or hate it, network marketing is a huge industry. This is my primary niche and biggest passion. This niche does over $100 BILLION a year in sales; actually much more than that. It’s bigger than the movie industry. You could join a network marketing company and build it like an affiliate marketing business. That is what I do.
You could also sell leads, training courses, and business tools. I like to focus on the picks and shovels business in network marketing, because every network marketer needs more leads and more training.
# 6 Work from Home
Similar to the make money online niche, the work from home niche is also HUGE. In today’s world, people are tired of having crazy bosses and long commutes. People want to retreat to the comfort of their own home and earn their living while working from home in their pajamas. I can’t say I blame them.
These people looking to work from home need guidance. They are willing to buy courses about how to do it. You could serve as a coach or consultant. You could promote different work from home opportunities. The options are endless.
# 7 Blogging
There are several hundred million blogs in existence, if not more. According to some online stats, there are more than 360 million blogs on TUMBLR alone. That is a huge number.
Bloggers are a great affiliate marketing niche because most of them are willing to spend money to learn new skills that will help them grow their blog. They are looking for ways to get more traffic, make more affiliate sales, generate more leads, and make more money!
You could promote auto-responders, custom themes, hosting services, custom plugins, and many other things to bloggers and make a great income doing so.
I like to promote Wealthy Affiliate, because it is a training platform for bloggers that will teach them everything they need to know to build a money making blog.
# 8 CBD
If you haven’t heard of CBD yet, get ready to.
Cannabidiol—CBD—is a cannabis compound that has significant medical benefits, but does not make people feel “stoned” and can actually counteract the psychoactivity of THC.
CBD is growing in popularity because people are tired of taking prescription drugs and they are looking for ways to get healthy naturally. Many people claim that CBD helps them with anxiety, sleep, pain, depression and inflammation. I expect this niche will surpass all other niches on this list in the next year or two, even the weight loss niche.
# 9 FOREX
We should start out by defining FOREX. According to one online website:
Forex, also known as foreign exchange, FX or currency trading, is a decentralized global market where all the world’s currencies trade. The forex market is the largest, most liquid market in the world with an average daily trading volume exceeding $5 trillion.
FOREX is big business, even bigger than the world’s stock markets. You could sell books, courses, coaching, software programs and anything else that might help someone make money with FOREX.
# 10 Gold & Silver
I love buying gold and silver. So do millions of other people. It’s one of my favorite affiliate marketing niches. You could make money in this niche by:
- Selling gold and silver coins
- Selling Training courses on how to buy and sell gold and silver coins and bullion
- Selling Gold 401k accounts
- Promoting seminars and courses
There are lots of great affiliate programs in this niche, many of them paying several thousand dollars or more per sale.
# 11 Day Trading
To be quite frank with you, I know NOTHING about day trading. I’ve never done it. That being said, millions of people do it. Most of these folks are looking for any type of “insider secret information” that will help them become successful. You could promote software programs, courses and seminars. Just like gold and silver, many of these affiliate programs pay whopping commissions.
# 12 Health & Nutrition
Just like the weight loss industry, the health and nutrition industry is a great affiliate marketing niche. Why? Because people want to live longer and look and feel good on the inside and out: especially the Baby Boomers. People will fork over BIG BUCKS to improve their health and image.
You could promote things such as:
- Courses on health and nutrition
- Seminars & Courses
# 13 Cryptocurrency
Bitcoin… ever heard of it before? People in the cryptocurrency niche are extremely passionate about it. They’re always looking for ways to make more money with cryptocurrency. They take courses, buy books, software programs and whatever else will give them the cutting edge. There are so many cryptocurrency affiliate programs to choose from, and many of them pay big commissions.
This is definitely a growing niche. Cryptocurrency gets more popular each year. It’s definitely an affiliate marketing niche worth exploring.
# 14 Sex
Sex… Well, I shouldn’t have to elaborate on this one too much, but SEX is a big industry. It’s something MOST people want more of. People want it more often, they want to be satisfied, and they want excitement in the bedroom. Many people are willing to pay BIG BUCKS to learn the tricks of the trade.
You could promote affiliate products such as sex toys, sex seminars, books, training courses, and hundreds of other things, to make money online.
# 15 Cell Phones
Everyone’s got one. Cell phones are a great niche. Amazon alone offers TONS of different cell phones you can recommend and earn a commission by doing so. You could write reviews of different cell phones. You could sell cell phone services. You could compare two different cell phones in a video. The options really are endless.
# 16 Credit Cards
Just like cell phones, just about everyone has at least one credit card. In addition, there are many different credit card affiliate programs to choose from. Plus, you can earn $100 or more per referral with many of these programs. You could write articles about how to find the right credit card.
# 17 Credit Repair or Debt Relief
Many people struggle with debt and are looking for a solution. There are several high paying debt relief affiliate programs you can promote and earn affiliate commissions. I like this niche because it’s HUGE, and it keeps growing. I’d bet at least 98 out of every 100 people you meet have a TON of debt. Even if you are a small fish in this big pond, you could rake in piles of affiliate commissions.
How to Reach These Affiliate Marketing Niches
There are many ways to reach these affiliate marketing niches. You could:
- Start your own website
- Set up a YouTube Channel
- Focus on Email Marketing
- Start Your Own Podcast Channel
- Build up an Instagram Following
- Leverage Pay Per Click Ads
- Build up a Facebook Audience
- And so much more!
The options are endless. Ideally, you should set up your own website or blog first, and then leverage social media and advertising to get added exposure. That way you have a hub of operations.
Where to Find Affiliate Products?
Finding affiliate products to promote is actually quite easy to do. Here are a few places to start your search.
- Commission Junction
- Share a Sale
Whatever niche you choose, just go to Google and search for “your niche affiliate products” and you are bound to find some great options.
One Final Tip
When it comes to these affiliate marketing niches, you really want to look for a product or service that offers residual commissions. Generate the customer one time and keep getting paid every time they come back and reorder.
This is why I focus on network marketing. I simply build my network marketing business like an affiliate marketing business, and get leverage and residual income. Best of all, I do not have meetings or bug friends and family.
There you have it folks. These are my top 17 affiliate marketing niches. Which one of these niches stands out to you and why? Leave a comment below to let me know which niche you focus on. I look forward to hearing from you. Have a great day!
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