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Finding Your Affiliate Marketing Niche

Aug 17, 2007
Before you join an affiliate program, you will have to research it to see which niche it will fit into. A niche is a category, area, or group of people that you will be able to market your affiliate program to. Popular niches on the internet include hobbies, entertainment, career and business, clothing, home design, and food related web sites, open forums, and blogs. If your affiliate program does not fit into a particular niche on the internet, then you will probably not be able to earn as much of a profit as you would like.

Those who are involved in affiliate marketing always research programs before joining them. They research possible niches to see how easy it will be to market the program. The only exceptions to this rule are companies that are well known to society. These are companies that have marketed themselves through television, radio, and print advertising. Marketing on the internet is much easier since people already know about the product. First time affiliates should find affiliate programs that are already established. This will make advertising them much easier.

If you find an affiliate program that you like, you should see which niche you will be able to sell to. The best companies are those that can be sold in different niches at the same time. This means your profit potential will go up. If you are new to affiliate marketing, you should stick to these types of programs. Once you are established, you may want to make more money each month by joining a few more programs. At this point, you may be able to join a program that can be marketed to a specific niche.

When looking for niches, you should:

- Use search engines
- Break niches into subtopics
- Learn about products offered from the company you will be promoting
- Decide if there is profit potential
- Think about marketing strategy

Planning in advance will save you from spending too much time marketing a product that will yield little in profits. Even though you will need to create a web site, start a blog, and submit articles to databases in order to generate more interest in your affiliate program, knowing which niches to advertise in will save you time.

Other ways to find a niche include:

- Surfing the internet for the most viewed web sites
- Visit bookstores to see which hobbies are popular
- Read about the latest information technology products and web sites
- Find out what people are looking for in homes, decorating, and food

A niche may be popular for a short time or for a longer one. While no one can predict which ones will last and which ones will fade away, you should find out where people are going when they are surfing the internet. This will help you be able to sell company products and earn more money each month. Understanding where the people are shopping is just as important as understanding the products that you are trying to sell.
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