Baseball Affiliate Programs - Online Website Business Ideas

Last Update: March 03, 2019

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.

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AlanPrice1 Premium
Like the post great idea, but being English would not know what I was talking about.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you. Though it does help to know what you are promoting, a little research can help greatly. After all baseball is played in close to 100 countries all over the world, including the United Kingdom which currently has 74 active baseball teams.
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AlanPrice1 Premium
Hi I have been thinking about that, that baseball is played all over the world. I am going to research it, perhaps I can become the go to site in the UK for baseball related content.
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boomergp08 Premium
That is a good way to look at and approach a niche, especially one that may not be as popular in your country as it is in others.
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heljam404A Premium
Another great post Boomer you always come up with some of the best ideas. Thanks a million for sharing.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Robert. Seeing how I do not have the time and energy to create websites in many of these niches, I might as well share them for those who maybe struggling to come up with niche ideas.
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DaveAsprey Premium
Awesome post. Loved it! I will be going straight to work on it.
Cheers
Dave
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Dave. I hope you do well in it. Baseball is a very popular sport which is played in nearly 100 countries world wide, so there is a lot of interest in this sport.
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DaveAsprey Premium
I love baseball, but had never thought of affiliate marketing any products related to it.
Thanks again for the post
Cheers mate
Dave
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure Dave. Baseball is a very popular niche with so many affiliate marketing opportunities. Like is often said, a niche can be mostly anything and all sports have products that can be promoted. Because baseball is played in more countries around the world makes it the better of the sports niches.
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Wdcope Premium
Great post concerning a specific niche!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you. There are so many ways one can make money in the niche of baseball.
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GeoffGS Premium
I hear the the audience for baseball in the US is mostly senior. Games are way too long for the younger generation to come close to watching. Baseball will most likely go through some big changes in the next couple decades.
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Wdcope Premium
Not sure where you live, but that report is very wrong. Our ball diamonds are busier then soccer here in America. The football players would like you to think baseball is less popular than baseball, but use the same research used in the article and you will see for yourself. We have the Cleveland Indians top minor league team here in Columbus, Ohio. Many seniors yes, but the 20-50 crowd that fills the stands every game has their son and daughter also. Soccer is picking up, but maybe another 100 years! :) Great post!
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boomergp08 Premium
When it comes to watching the sport of baseball as a spectator, yes, you are correct. Most spectators are in the adult age range. However those who play the game are in the younger age range.

Little League Baseball is HUGE in this country and a very profitable niche to be associated with because both parents and coaches spend a lot of money buying related baseball equipment.

Another thing to consider is that baseball is not solely an American sport, though we like to claim that it is. Baseball is a popular sport played in approximately 100 countries at all age levels.

This makes baseball, though quite broad, a very popular and profitable niche market to get into. Finding that perfect or unique sub niche can be lucrative if the target audiences are those who are not so much spectators.
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boomergp08 Premium
I know some Little League moms and dads that will easily spend a few hundred dollars on baseball equipment for their kids. And have you ever been to a Little League or Junior League game? Those parents in the stands are more into the games than those at MLB games. lol
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Wdcope Premium
You are correct yet it is starting to move back. The Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico, Cuba all are big Baseball fans and are areas heavily recruited for college and major leagues. Perhaps if all sports would reduce their cost of admission more kids could afford to go like they used to. Thanks for the insight. got me thinking! :)
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GeoffGS Premium
Very true and all valid points. Research tells though, that the audience for Pro Baseball will be changing. Attention span is the killer in combination with fantasy becoming so big. That doesn't mean it's not going to be and is now a profitable niche.
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boomergp08 Premium
I agree about lowering the cost of admission. There was a time several years ago when I had season tickets to three local sports teams, the NY Yankees, NY Giants and NJ Nets (now Brooklyn Nets).

Of the three I would see more kids going to the baseball games than I would see going to the football and basketball games. Other than baseball being more kid friendly, it had and does have the lowest cost for admission.

I gave up my basketball tickets, mainly because I didn't want to spend so much money to drive all the way to Brooklyn from NJ and pay higher ticket prices. I also gave up my Giants football tickets because that got way too expensive.

But the Yankees baseball tickets, though they only went up slightly, I kept. The price I was paying for 4 seats at Yankee Stadium was the same as 1 seat for the Nets and nearly half of one seat for the Giants.

Most of NFL and NBA games are geared towards big corporate money and seems to be pushing out the middle class fans. Baseball on the other hand seems to be keeping that relationship with their loyal fans, for which I am happy.
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GeoffGS Premium
Sorry I couldn't remember the source. I was just having this conversation with my dad, who is a much bigger baseball fan than me. I played alot growing up.

The source is from a book called, "Why Baseball Matters". I may give it a read too, as I hear it's very insightful. :):)
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boomergp08 Premium
The baseball niche is so huge, I couldn't cover hardly as much as I wanted to in this post. You are correct. Fantasy Baseball is a growing and very popular sub niche of baseball.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks for that book title. I must look into that too.
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marsgram Premium
Just an fyi for anyone looking into kids baseball niche. In the USA the only approved bats for school, Cal Ripken and Babe Ruth leagues are: anything that has USA stamp on it. Same bat rules as travel ball and rec ball. So they can swing -10

I am going to go with this niche I think...since I have a very knowledgeable 13 year old who plays shortstop and pitcher on 2 teams.

Thanks for the great niche idea!

Lori
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Lori and it is always important to do thorough research in a niche that has different facets to the broader niche market. If there are rules involved, make sure to mention them. The more thorough your content the better your rankings.

For example, in 2018 USA Baseball banned the Easton Ghost X bat but only the 30" / 20 ounce option and the leagues that are affected include AABC, Babe Ruth, Cal Ripken, Dixie Youth, Little League, and PONY Baseball.
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marsgram Premium
That is all SO true! We parents have no choice but to spend hundreds of dollars on baseball equipment! Also baseball is huge where I live, and the sport that most kids choose to participate in.

Adults LOVE watching kids and teens play! I've given out schedules to many of my friends/neighbors who want to come and watch him play. Quite a few come to every game! We have a game tomorrow night and one on Saturday morning and I can't wait...it really is a lot of fun!
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boomergp08 Premium
It is pretty big here too. In my town alone we have about 17 baseball fields between the several public schools and parks, plus the one at the local FDU college campus.
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