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Are there any research on which niches are the best to start an affiliate business?

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asked Oct 29, 2016 in Other Questions by jcasia IBO Specialist (21,760 points)

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The first thing you will want to know is if there is any money in the niche, because if there isn’t then the rest of these steps would be a waste of time.

Then you should do a quick check for the presence of PPC advertising. Use Google to run searches for some of the core terms in the niche. You want to see how many PPC advertisers the terms bring up. If there aren't many PPC ads for the terms (or only a handful of them) it might be a warning flag.

Typically, if a term has monetary value, then you can count on advertisers to bid on it. The exceptions to this rule would be regarding terms that are 1. trademarked or 2. disallowed for advertising on via Google’s Terms of Service.

Finally, check for the presence of multiple affiliate programs. The last thing you want to do is build up traffic around a niche where products or services are only offered by one merchant.
answered Oct 29, 2016 by JamesDoan IBO Guru (4,930 points)
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I think mobile affiliate marketing is very interesting if mobile websites and payment gateways can make affiliate purchasing (or purchasing in general) to have a seamless, friction-less experience for mobile.

Everything's compressed and simple in mobile browsing - so if mobile purchasing could be as compressed and simple, I think affiliate marketing could see a huge boost in sales volume.

YOU are the business!

For most affiliate marketers, it's a one-man operation.

This means you are going to be responsible for your own success and failure.

Don't let one winning campaign get to your head.

Instead, think about how you can grow and scale into something much bigger -- this includes building out your own sites, ad campaigns, mailing lists and actually owning the data and products you are selling.

Affiliate marketing is here to stay... Anyone can make money with a fly-by-night ad campaign or website, but if you want to make long-term money, you need to think like a real business.

answered Oct 29, 2016 by ebest IBO Specialist (67,000 points)
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I'd say the first thing you research is yourself.

You're not going to want to spend time doing something you don't enjoy, and

If you're already good at something, you'll become an authority figure that much faster.

The former keeps you motivated, and the latter expedites your chances of success.

Once you've determined your affinities, do a search on related niches and determine which are economically viable. Then start planning what you can add to those you're considering in order to determine what value you can bring to them.

Obviously, you'll want to be an affiliate of quality products, but most purchases are made on trust. You'll cultivate it more effectively if you can provide a depth of knowledge and experience, and that includes being a customer of the products you're representing. If you're not using them, why would you expect anyone else to buy them?
answered Nov 4, 2016 by Kjell Sherman IBO Guru (4,440 points)
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Search for "ever green" niches as these are likely to carry on being subject that people want and look for

Examples: Gardening - Health - Money - Home based work
answered Nov 6, 2016 by gray48 IBO Guru (3,750 points)

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