Once you’ve decided to pursue an affiliate business as either a part or full time job, you need to figure out how to find the best affiliate marketing opportunities quickly and effortlessly. That way you can get down to building your business and earning income as quickly as possible.
In this post I’ll cover a few guidelines to keep in mind as you’re looking for affiliate marketing opportunities. Click here to read more about how to learn affiliate marketing.
There is No One Golden Niche
The first thing to keep in mind is that there is no one, single perfect niche.
Yes, some niches have higher traffic potential than others. And yes, other niches have higher commissions per sale. But the thing to keep in mind is that neither of these factors mean that the niche is perfect.
Not to get into heady economic theory or anything, but the niches that are “better” than others tend to be weighed down with more competition, which means that there’s a large scale ‘smoothing out’ of the opportunity to competition spectrum.
The flip side, however, is that there are tons of niches that have excellent potential. So don’t worry about finding the “perfect niche,” just find a good niche and start building out your business.
Affiliate Marketing Opportunities Are Everywhere
Once you get that you’re not looking for perfection, you’ll start to realize that opportunities are everywhere.
If you’re trying to brainstorm good niches, just think about your own past behavior. Chances are you belong to at least a dozen (and probably more!) possible user groups that buy things online.
- What were your last few purchases online?
- What do you do in your spare time?
- What might others buy in relation to your interests?
Chances are, if you would purchase something, other people with similar interests would too. If you still can’t come up with something, check out these free niche ideas.
The Most Profitable Sites Aren’t Sexy
Finally, it’s important to remember that many of the best affiliate marketing opportunities aren’t sexy.
By this I mean that a lot of people want to write about something that sounds cool, has high commissions, or is otherwise in vogue.
This can be a terrible mistake because these niches tend to have higher competition. You could wind up frustrated with little results to show for your work!
Stick to what you know, and it’s ok if it isn’t overly exciting. Most of our normal purchases are “boring” …right? That’s also where there’s money to be made.
For more tips, I suggest you work through this free affiliate course, and get started building your business!