Military Affiliate Program – How to Make Extra Money Online

Last Update: June 03, 2018

As many of you here in the Wealthy Affiliate online affiliate marketing training community already know, I do not have a problem finding niche ideas. I have created many tutorials on this subject alone, see links at the end of this post. But in this post, I want to focus on the Military Affiliate Program niche market.

YES, THE MILITARY IS A NICHE

When many go to choose a niche, they sometimes draw a blank in terms of finding a niche they can promote. You just have to understand that a niche can be practically anything. All you need to remember is that if a bunch of people have an interest in something, that something is a niche.

Seeing how there are tons of people who have an interest in military history, clothing, boots, helmets, knives, surplus and many other things, the military niche is a huge market. It doesn’t matter which country you are from, the interest in the military is worldwide.


This interest can be promoted by anyone, you do not need to be a veteran or still in the military. However if you are still in the military, a website connected with companies that have a military affiliate program can earn you extra income on the side.

There are so many sub niches within the broad military niche market. And this niche can also be of interest in the camping niche. How? Well there are many pieces of equipment that a camper will use that was either first created by or have been used by those in the military for quite some time.

WHAT CAN BE PROMOTED?

Like I said above, anyone regardless of the country you live in or whether you have or do serve in the military, can make money online in this niche. So what are some of the sub niches you could promote? Below is a brief list.

  • Clothing = Casual, Uniforms, Div. Unit specific t-shirts, and others for either men, women or kids
  • Headgear = Hats, Caps, Military Berets, Bandanas, Helmets, Knit Face Masks, Boonie Hats
  • Footwear = Military & Tactical Boots, Steel Toe, Training Sneakers, Rock Climbing Shoes
  • Accessories = Gun Holsters, Leg Holsters, Nightsticks, Defensive Pepper Spray, Handcuffs
  • Outdoor Living = Military Cots & Hammocks, Tents, Sleeping Bags, Hydration, Portable Stove
  • Survival Gear = Military Bayonets, Hunting Knives, Binoculars, Flashlights, First Aid Kit, MREs
  • Flags = State, National, Military, Specific Military Branch/Unit/Div Ex., U.S. Army 101st Airborne
  • Bags & Packs = Backpacks, Duffel Bags, Aviator Flyer Bags, Ammo Pouches, Combat Field Packs
  • Insignia = Specific Unit Patches, Rank Insignia, Medal and Badge Holders, Emblem Coins
  • Military History = DVD Videos, Books, Authentic Military Surplus, Reenactments, Battle Guides

Now you may have noticed that several of the above items can be promoted in other niches as well. Like I said above, many pieces of equipment that a camper will use, originally came from the military. This means that keywords pertaining to hiking or camping could be used to access a military niche site.

This is great because if you create content in some of your posts that may have a cross-connection between something military and something like hiking, you could selectively use keywords pertaining to hiking and attract that audience too.

ANYONE CAN DO THIS NICHE

OK, well almost anyone can do this niche. If you are someone who likes history, perhaps the military niche would be good for you. How? Well the events of military conflicts all over the world have shaped the history books. Most times when a great historical event has occurred, the military wasn’t far away.

You could make your niche website about Pearl Harbor and talk about many of the events of that day and many that were to follow. You could promote many of the items I listed above from both the American and Japanese perspectives.

Perhaps you have a son or daughter serving in the military, you could create a military niche website to represent and honor the branch, unit and division they are serving with. The cool thing about creating a website like this is that you could use authentic photos that your son or daughter can provide for you.


And if you are veteran you can take your vast knowledge of the military and come up with a niche website. Those of you who are still serving in the military, YOU TOO CAN GET IN ON THIS! It does not take any techie experience to have your own website and then join a military affiliate program.

WEALTHY AFFILIATE CAN HELP

With all of the advanced website building techniques exclusively at Wealthy Affiliate (WA), getting a website up and running is a snap and can be completed within a few minutes. And these are not cheap websites. You will get to build 2 WordPress websites and for free as a Starter Member of WA.

No matter what kind of niche you choose your first website to be about, most affiliate marketers have several different niche websites, WA can teach you, direct you, help you, support you and recommend you to other optional outside services, to get your affiliate marketing website business operating.

This community has many members who have been there and done that and are willing to help. I give back by way of training tutorials and answering questions when I can. My tutorials center around my strong points; use of keywords, finding a niche, finding royalty free images, and using social media.

USE OF KEYWORDS

SEO Benefits of LSI - Latent Semantic Indexing Keywords

FINDING A NICHE

What is a Niche - How to Make Money in Niche Marketing

FREE IMAGES

Free Images for Websites - Use Without Restrictions

SOCIAL MEDIA

How to Use Twitter for Social Media Marketing

If you have any questions or comments about what I have written above, please leave them below. It does not matter what country you live in or your gender or age, you too can create a website having to do with products you can find with a good military affiliate program.

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Elijah1916 Premium
Most military gear/wear are supplied to them, not bought. I am a bit taken aback.
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boomergp08 Premium
Those who purchase the products are not in the military but are veterans, family members of those who are serving, patriotic people, those who like camping, the outdoors, hunters, and anyone into military collectibles.
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Elijah1916 Premium
Thanks for the clarification.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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Dhind1 Premium
Great tip
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you.
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mbouteiller Premium
Wow Rob... excellent idea, thank you for sharing this brilliant niche. You got me thinking...
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Monica. Happy to have stimulated your thought process.
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Sally73 Premium
Thanks for sharing this. Great!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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carolbinger Premium
I gave no thought to the military as a niche. There is so much to do with this. I am so thankful that you shared this.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. This is just more proof that there are so many niches available that many people overlook something that is evident in almost every country.
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CherylK Premium
That's a terrific post, Robert! It has made me think more clearly about my own niche and how to maximize it.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Cheryl. I am happy it has helped to get your creative juices flowing in terms of your own niche.
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RAFStuart Premium
What a super post, despite my connections with the armed forces never gave this one a thought. Definitely one for the file, many thanks.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. There are so many niches out there that many people overlook. I always ask myself, Is this something that many people have an interest in? If the answer is yes, then I know it is a niche worth looking into.
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RAFStuart Premium
It has certainly got me thinking about having a niche eventually.
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boomergp08 Premium
I am happy that it has sparked your imagination.
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RAFStuart Premium
Have bought a domain name ready for when I launch the website in a few months.
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boomergp08 Premium
Good thinking. All the best with that.
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RAFStuart Premium
Many thanks.
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Hollshope Premium
What a great niche. I'm looking forward to reading your other articles. Thank you!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. I hope my other posts and tutorials not only help but inspire you with ideas.
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NWTDennis Premium
Very interesting idea Robert ... well done.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Dennis
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
I like this. Great post!!!

Tried and True

Elaine
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Elaine. Happy you liked it.
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Kyle Premium
Excellent post here and very insightful. It offers a lot of perspective when you dissect a niche and the opportunities within them, such as you have done here with the military niches.

The thing is, there are a vast number of affiliate opportunities within any niche direction that you head. I have never found a niche to date where I have felt out of ideas, in fact quite the contrary.

Excellent insights into the variety of affiliate programs that can be leveraged within this particular space.
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boomergp08 Premium
I agree Kyle. I too have never run out of ideas within any given niche. When you sit back and look at the broader niche, you can start picking at it to find all of the mini sub niches within.

Unfortunately there are many people both inside and out of WA that seem to struggle when coming up with niche ideas. I find the process easy and fun, which is why I write these posts/tutorials on niches.

I frequently get people telling me that they never thought of something as a niche until I have explained it to them. I think the problem is that too many are so focused on the making money aspect and over-think the simple process of finding a niche.

As for the military niche, I got this idea during the Memorial Day Weekend. Every year we have Fleet Week here in the NYC area. There are troops, sailors and Marines everywhere along with many events, tours and parades.

I saw so many civilians buying all kinds of military collectibles and military-inspired items like I mentioned above. Ever since becoming a member of WA, every time I witness something like I did last weekend I always say, That's another niche.
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kjdahlin Premium
Well done boomer, that is a great post, you have just helped many people who are looking for a niche. Thank you.

Karen
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Karen. I hope it does help many to possibly find a new niche.
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Archfiend Premium
Nice post!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you.
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FlorencioQ Premium
I learn something new everyday, thank you Robert. I've also been reading a lot of your training, great stuff.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Florencio. I am happy you like reading my trainings.
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DrSpy Premium
Great informative work!!!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you.
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NScholz Premium
Hey, Robert, what an idea this is. I never thought of the military
as a niche. I personally spend 24 years in the U.S. Army. Who would have thought of this but you? Thanks for the information.
I will keep this in mind. Norbert
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Norbert and thank you for your service in the Army. Yes, the military can have many different sub niche markets one could promote.
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QAVAVO Premium
Thanks for the great lessons
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure.
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Lazyblogger Premium
Great idea Rob. I wrote an article on how veterans can make money online, this would be a good article to link to as well. Thank you for this.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Bishop. I am actually doing a post on my website about this very subject and will be linking to this blog from that post.
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Sui_generis Premium
I retired from civil service but never thought of the military as a niche. Great idea.......not for me but none the less good. Kudo, Robert.

Did you feel me in your energy field a couple weeks ago? LOL. Heading back there AGAIN at the end of month. UGH. That drive SO requires wine at the other end!

~Debbi
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, the military or the love of the military, its history and its equipment/clothing is a niche.

Were you responsible for that Wizard of Oz like weather we had around here a couple of weeks ago that caused so many downed trees and limbs? lol
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Sui_generis Premium
Well, it WAS a couple weeks ago that I was there but I thought I was the good witch. lol We'll test it out at the end of month. I'm heading up again.
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boomergp08 Premium
Uh Oh...I better prepare by removing any outdoor items that can blow away. lol
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Sui_generis Premium
LOL. Smart Alec! No cupcakes for you!!!
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ThankfulOne Premium
Need a "heart" button.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you. :-)
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bpais1 Premium
What a great idea for a niche, Rob!

I'll have to keep that in mind for a future website - once my current site is steadily producing.

Jim
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks Jim. I hope this post helps you down the road.
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newlive Premium
great idea I was a fan of military clothing and gear growing up so yes why not..have to look into that on my next niche website. Thank you
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Gus. I personally love wearing military-style pants and shorts when I go hiking. They are better made and offer plenty of pocket storage. The military does make some great items to promote.
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MKearns Premium
What a great idea Robert. Saving this!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thanks Michael. Happy to contribute some ideas.
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skendrick4 Premium
Fascinating!

Sheila
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you.
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HarveyBrown Premium
Interesting Robert, sometimes the niche is right under your nose, but you cannot see it because of its perception. Good blog.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you. I agree that some times a niche can be right under our noses but because of how it is perceived, many will just overlook it.
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Robert. I work at Ft. Detrick.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Roger. A website could be made about the history of Ft. Detrick and its role in biological weapons. Then the products promoted on the website that are relevant could be protective gear like, gas masks, gloves, hazmat suits, goggles, air and water purifiers,...
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DIyaya66 Premium
Thank you. This is a fantastic post.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Happy you liked it.
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SachiKashi Premium
Another great post! I'm trying to reach out to the military as well to join WA. Thanks for the tips.
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure. I think those in the military can benefit from WA just like any other group of people.
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Neb4412 Premium
Hey this is great idea I've been thinking of this for my self as I'm a vet and want to start a surplus store yeah thankyou take care speak soon.

Kind regards
Nick.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Nick.

First off, thank you for your service in the military. Secondly, the military niche can take many paths and can conjure up memories and stories that can enhance your content.
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LSteven Premium
Hi
I just found your post and wanted to express my thanks, I am going to enjoy building this niche. I served in the 60's and 70's
so it has been a little while since being involved with this type of activity.
Have a great day.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome and thank you for your service to country.

There are many angles one could take with this niche but someone like you who has served, should be able to find one.

In doing so you will probably remember certain things and stories you may want to tell through your niche content. Lots of possibilities.
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SueKolman1 Premium
Fascinating. I gotta say, I never thought of that! If anything is universal, it's war.
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes, war is universal and this is why practically every country has a military. Those who serve and have served in that military will most likely have an interest in it. The military and its role help to shape history.
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RobFore Premium
Thank you for a look into how another proven marketer goes about conducting niche research and finding resources to support an online marketing project. Good stuff.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Finding niches is the easy part, doing the research on that niche if you are not already familiar with it, is a bit harder but not impossible.
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JooKwang Premium
Hi Robert, thanks for sharing your idea on military as a niche. It is indeed refreshing and I guess you're right - there is definitely a market out there for this.
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Yes, there is definitely a market out there for military and military-styled products. This niche is perfect for those who are still serving and for veterans alike. Plus it doesn't matter what country you are from. Practically every country has a military.
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JooKwang Premium
That's so true. Still, it never amazes me whenever someone brings up a niche that has never crossed my mind. It's a vast market out there for everyone.
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes it is
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JeanR Premium
Thanks Robert for sharing your Ideals. You always have great information.

Jean'
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you Jean. I always try to help people realize just how many things can be niches.
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AlanJE Premium
Thanks for sharing Robert, very good training, Best Alan
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Alan. I am happy you enjoyed it.
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