Affiliate marketing is one of the most effective ways to make money online. As an Affiliate Marketer you do not require your own product or services, but rather you promote the site of your affiliate business and thereby earn a commission.
Essential to being a successful affiliate marketer is choosing a successful affiliate program. Often people find a product that they think is great to sell and then find that there is no market to sell it to. We want to ensure that we only enter markets that have proven successful to others.
According to research, there are three main domains from which sound business stems. The Big Three Market Areas are Wealth, Health and Lifestyle. You could spend your entire online career in one niche of just one of these markets.
Under the umbrella of wealth there are many niches open to the affiliate marketer.
Working from home, internet marketing, businesses opportunities or start your own business are all niches within the area of wealth that speak to people as a possible solution to securing their financial future.
Other niches within the area of wealth are mortgages, government grants, credited online university courses, credit cards and how to purchase foreclosures.
There is no need to branch out and find some undiscovered and unproven market when all of these areas contain multi million dollar brands within the market of wealth
Health is a huge market. People are always looking for solutions to their health issues. Again you could work in just one niche within the umbrella of health and do well by marketing products related to your area of interest.
Some suggestions to research in this area are healthy eating, obesity, weight lose, diets, skin care, vitamin supplements, quit smoking, headache relief, children’s health, and women’s health, mental health, depression and stress management.
The third of the Big Three Market Areas is Lifestyle. It is important for us all to develop a work – life balance. So much of our time and energy goes into our work life. We need to strive to find that balance between work and the rest of our life.
Mind, Body, Spirit is one niche that many people are examining to bring balance to their lives.
Within the area of personnel development, you have the niches of dating, divorce, relationship advice, stress management, self-improvement and motivation, and religion.
Under the lifestyle umbrella, you also have computer games, online study courses, pets, sports and astrology, just to name a few.
The opportunities for affiliate marketing are almost endless – so where do we go to find profitable markets?
Never guess about which product to promote.
There are many networks online to assist you in finding a profitable market.
OfferVault is a great website. It is a service that finds products to sell. It is a good site to find strong products that convert well as an affiliate. They are an overriding service that amalgamates all the products available online and puts them together in one central location.
They take into account the many different contributing factors that products have like how much you get per sale and how many people are selling the product, and they put the results together in one search. You must sign up for OfferVault but it’s free.
ClickBank is the largest network online. It is the webs’ largest digital retailer, which means that everything on this site is downloadable. They have over ten thousand digital products.
This is a good place to look for an indication of profitability for your potential product.
Affiliate Marketing is a fluid business – there is no right or wrong product or service. Find a product that you like the look of – either the sales page or the product itself and get involved.
If you are going to promote someone else’s product, it is a good idea to buy it first so you can talk about it first hand and be aware of what the product is all about.
Never guess about which product you will promote.
Do the research to determine the profitability of each product or service that you are considering promoting and get started.