Baseball Affiliate Programs - Online Website Business Ideas
Baseball season is in full swing, pun intended. If interested in this sport, there are many baseball affiliate programs you can profit from. But like most niches baseball is too broad and you will have to break it down into a more focused sub niche. There are many ways to approach this.
BASEBALL NICHE IDEAS
When it comes to any sport, baseball is no different when choosing a specific niche to promote. Below is a listing of popular baseball sub niches that can be applied to Little League, Junior League and Major League Baseball (MLB).
The numbers below are from Jaaxy. I did a keyword search of each baseball sub niche and the numbers represent Keyword = Monthly Searches / Monthly Traffic / QSR = SEO
- Rawlings Baseball Gloves = 3968 / 675 / 70 = 88
- Youth Baseball Helmets = 238 / 41 / 80 = 93
- Discount Baseball Tickets = 468 / 80 / 93 = 92
- Portable Batting Cage = 203 / 35 / 97 = 93
- Left Handed Baseball Gloves = 242 / 42 / 90 = 96
- Nike Baseball Cleats Metal = 136 / 24 / 33 = 98
- Discount Baseball Bats = 210 / 36 / 64 = 93
- Catchers Shin Guards = 160 / 28 / 94 = 94
- Best Baseball Bat Bags = 178 / 31 / 22 = 98
- Baseball Pitching Machines = 341 / 58 / 80 = 92
- Fitted Baseball Caps = 217 / 37 / 80 = 93
- Portable Pitching Mound = 249 / 43 / 83 = 93
For the sake of discussion let us say you choose to start an affiliate marketing website in the niche of Discount Baseball Bats (see above keyword). You wouldn’t have to be more focused than this but could be a bit more specific within the same niche. Example…
Though wooden baseball bats are mainly used throughout all leagues of baseball, there are two other types of bats used in all other leagues that are not associated with Major League Baseball. You have aluminum alloy bats and composite (reinforced carbon fiber polymer) bats.
NOTE: I use Google Trends graphs often when researching the popularity of products and niche ideas as seen below.
These two non-wooden bats have different characteristics in terms to swinging and the speed of the ball as it hits off of the bat. When it comes to baseball stats in MLB, only those off wooden bats apply. But the average person looking to make a purchase may choose the others.
On your website you could set up four categories, Little League, Junior League, College League and Major League. Under each category you could offer both discounted and premium priced baseball bats that apply to each of those categories.
BASEBALL BAT AFFILIATE PROGRAMS
If you were to do a Google search for “Baseball Bats Affiliate Programs” you will get a listing of various types of affiliate programs in the niche of baseball. You will realize it is hard to find a website that just sells baseball bats. This is a good thing. Why?
There are many related products that someone looking to purchase a baseball bat will also want or need to buy. Remember, the larger the amount of the order, the bigger your commission. Someone buying a bat will most likely get batting gloves, pine tar and other associated products.
A really good example of this extra buying and larger commissions will happen as an affiliate of Amazon in their Associates Program. With everything else related to baseball being sold on Amazon, this should always be an affiliate program you should join.
But what about some other affiliate programs? I am not going to load up this post with links to many of the affiliate programs I found in this niche, you can Google them yourself, but I will give you the website names and how much their commissions are.
- Baseball Express 5% Commission, 30-Day Cookie
- Baseball Rampage 5% Commission, 45-Day Cookie
- Direct Sports 6% Commission up to 10% for over $10,000/mon sales, 30-Day Cookie
- Epic Sports 5% to 12% Commission, 30-Day Cookie
- Online Sports 10% to 14% Commission, 60-Day Cookie
The above websites are just a few with baseball affiliate programs that I would recommend in addition to becoming an affiliate of Amazon. Also remember that a majority of sporting goods stores like Dick’s, Modell’s and The Sports Authority have affiliate programs too.
This is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to finding a sub niche in baseball. You could even make your baseball niche more unique by focusing in on a particular player, team, or on baseball history. Here is an interesting piece of baseball history most people do not know.
A UNIQUE BASEBALL NICHE IDEA
Every February here in the United States is Black History Month. I personally like to learn something new each year having to do with my half black heritage. American History in general no matter what race is of interest to me and when it comes to baseball it is quite unique.
I learned something new this year that I didn’t know before about baseball and when the color barrier was broken. I also learned what the term “of the modern era” means and why most people take this into consideration when talking about the history of baseball.
If you were to ask the question, who was the first African American Major League Baseball player, what would most people answer? The name Jackie Robinson would come to mind. But Jackie didn’t start until 1947 and MLB started a little more than 70 years prior in 1876.
Jackie Robinson technically was the 4th African American to play in MLB. William Edward White played one game in 1879, Moses Fleetwood Walker played one full season in 1884 for the Toledo Blue Stockings, and his brother Weldy Walker two months later for the same team.
Looking at the top Google Trends graph of William Edward White, Moses Fleetwood Walker and Weldy Walker you can see that Moses is the most popular. But in the above graph Jackie Robinson dominates. Why is that? He is “of the modern era” starting less than 100 years ago.
This would be a very focused and unique baseball niche, and you do not have to be a person of color to create it. What products could you promote and where to find them? Seeing how this is about the history of baseball, you can promote any related products.
OFFERING RELATED PRODUCTS
Just because this unique baseball history niche is about the first black MLB players, doesn’t mean that what you promote has to be African American in nature. Regardless of race every baseball player uses a baseball, a bat, a glove, cleats and a uniform/clothing.
But if you would like to promote related baseball products associated to black baseball players there are lots of books, DVD documentaries and movies, retro baseball uniforms, artwork, and collectibles devoted to black players of both MLB and the Negro Leagues on Amazon.
When it comes to products related to Jackie Robinson, these can be found more readily at other affiliate programs, not just on Amazon. One affiliate program that comes to mind is at Sports Memorabilia and they pay a 12% Commission with a 30-Day Cookie.
Regardless of what kinds of products you intend to promote in any kind of baseball niche don’t just search Google for “Baseball Affiliate Programs” but also look into “Sporting Goods Affiliate Programs” and “Sports Collectibles Affiliate Programs” which are all related.
As with any niche you will need to do your research in finding the right affiliate program for your niche. I would recommend that you do not choose a program based solely on the amount of commission you can earn. Choose the one with the most related products.
You also want to look at the company history to see how long they have been in business. Most times longevity is a good sign that their affiliate program is reputable. If you should decide on a baseball affiliate program with a narrow product line, also choose Amazon as an affiliate.
Of course you can always get good low cost training here at Wealthy Affiliate to help you in creating your own unique online affiliate marketing business in whatever niche you choose. No matter what niche you decide on, success can be found within the WA training.
If you have any comments or questions about narrowing down the baseball niche, or any other niche of your choosing, leave your comments and questions below. I, along with others in this helpful WA community, will be happy to answer your questions.