Retro Candy Online - A Sweet Way To Make Money At Home

Last Update: May 05, 2019

Remember the candy you ate as a kid growing up? Well you can still get that retro candy online and make money recommending it to others. That really could be a "sweet" way to earn money from the comfort of your home, or anywhere for that matter.

HOW DOES THAT WORK?

It's pretty simple. As a Free or Paid Member of Wealthy Affiliate you will take a few minutes to build and host your WordPress website using the Site Rubix website builder. Then do some keyword research like those listed below.

  • where can I buy retro candy - 96 Searches / 17 Traffic / 0 QSR / 94 SEO
  • the history of tootsie roll - 88 Searches / 15 Traffic / 10 QSR / 97 SEO
  • retro candy store - 171 Searches / 30 Traffic / 52 QSR / 94 SEO
  • candy from the 70s - 164 Searches / 28 Traffic / 67 QSR / 97 SEO
  • willy wonka chocolate candy - 72 Searches / 13 Traffic / 37 QSR / 99 SEO

Now you want to start writing content around the keywords that you researched. And yes, that first keyword I listed above has a QSR of 0. That is not a typo. That means this would be an awesome keyword to use because it has no competing websites currently using it.

If the content you write using that keyword is well written, you should find your post ranking on Google page one very quickly if not immediately. But seriously, it is still too early to worry about rankings when your website is not even a couple of weeks old.

So keep creating more and more pages and posts about your love of the different types of candy you ate as a kid, and perhaps still do. You could even write some interesting posts about the history of certain candy bars, Like how the Marathon Bar is now called Curly Wurly.


NOW COMES THE MONEY MAKING PART

After you have a sufficient amount of content written, a minimum of maybe 5 Pages and 7 Posts, you can then start researching Google for "Retro Candy Affiliate Programs" and select the one you wish to apply to. Remember, it is always free to become an affiliate.

Once you apply to be an affiliate of any particular candy website, do not stop writing new relevant content. The websites you are asking to be their affiliate will be looking through your website content to see if your site would be good for their free affiliate ads.

So keep doing your keyword research, writing your content, and sourcing your images. Maybe embed a few YouTube videos of retro candy commercials and look for other affiliate programs you may join just in case you get rejected from the one you applied to.

Once you are accepted to be an affiliate you will then have access to all kinds of image and text affiliate links for you to place within your content. You will also want to use your free spaces like the sidebar and footer areas of your website for Banner Ads.

Provide your website readers with an assortment of relevant information. If you enjoy talking about the fun times you had as a kid getting treated to your favorite candy, write about it. I am sure there will be other who can relate. Eating candy is something all of us have done.

When you can get your website readers excited and possibly relate to what you are sharing, they will want to make a purchase. Naturally they will click on your affiliate links, each having your unique ID number to make the purchase, and you get paid a commission.

ISN'T THAT A SWEET WAY TO EARN MONEY?

The reason I am sharing this information with you is to inform you of another possible niche for those having problems choosing one. I am sure the majority of you reading this had your favorites when it came to candy and chewing gum. One of my favorites is shown above.

Who remembers that bubble gum shaped like tiny gold nuggets and sold inside those little cotton bags with the drawstrings? I was doing some niche research, not on retro candy, but I came across the website below and noticed they have an affiliate program.

Old Time Candy Company - The Candy You Ate As A Kid

If you are interesred in creatiing a niche website about Retro Candy and you like the candy assortments provided at the company above, their Affiliate Program link is at the very bottom of their home page under "Quick Links." They pay a 3% to 12% commission.

What was your favorite candy as a kid? It doesn't matter what country you are from, share your childhood favorite with us in the comments below, along with any questions you may have with what I shared here. Though I liked many kinds my old favorite is below.

BABY BOOMERS WITH A SWEET TOOTH, THIS NICHE IS FOR YOU!

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OSegun Premium
Very many thanks to you for sharing this encouraging post.
It is really niche finding made easy.
In country where I was born and spent the early years of my life, there was goodie gooodie (the delight of the children then), I learnt Cadbury re-introduced it to the matket recently after they took it off the shelf for some years.
Can be a worthy venture for me.

Thanks
Segun
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Segun. No matter what country we live and grew up in, there was always some kind of sweet treat we were exposed to.

I know for me as an adult, when I have certain types of candy bars, it reminds me of my childhood and brings back fond memories of family and friends.

Cadbury is still one of my favorite chocolates and I especially like their creme eggs that they make available around Easter time. This is a "sweet" niche to consider as many people love sweets.
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Stella2 Premium
This is a great post, and very informative, Rob.

Such a cool niche and great example to show people starting out about the endless possibilities.

But it also takes me back. I can remember when my mom would give us 25 cents for a treat and we could buy a chocolate bar, a soft drink, and a bag of potato chips from it.

I'm dating myself, but what a change to today's prices. Lol

Thanks for the walk down memory lane,
Stella :-)
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boomergp08 Premium
It was my pleasure Stella. This post and many of the comments are helping me to remember and relive memories of my childhood when it came to candy.

I just remembered when the Hershey candy bar called Whatchamacallit first came out in the late 1970s. I was the envy of the block for having free access to candy and soda pop.

My dad who had his own vending machine company received several cases of the candy bar. I remember tasting it for the first time and liking it.

Back then my father was charging in his candy machines, 20 cents for most candy and 25 cents for the more popular Hershey and Nestle candies.
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PeteWeaver Premium
There are two side hustle niche's that I'm interested in the Baseball niche The Retro Candy niche

Any would be crazy not to jump onto this opportunities.

Thanks for these million dollar ideas

Pete Weaver
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure Pete.

Both the Baseball and the Retro Candy niches are ones I would definitely do if I had the time. I have so many cool niche ideas but can only do one at a time.

Since I was brought up to share what I have if it will help others, my feeling is to share these ideas if I cannot do them myself at the moment. And there are many ways to approach each niche.
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ERichardson1 Premium
Good evening my brother, as always I love reading your words, by the way, my favorite candy bar has always been a Hershey bar only when I was a kid all candy bars were nickel. They were all twice the size of what they are now, oh my god did I tell my age, haha yes indeed I do understand everything that you have to say, and you are absolutely correct. May you have a beautiful outstanding week my friend.
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you and yes, the candy bars were twice the size when I was a kid too. I think the cheapest I remember them was 15 cents back in the late 1960s.
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FKelso Premium
Sweet!
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boomergp08 Premium
Pun Intended. LOL
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hkwaszenko Premium
Awesome article, thank you! I loved Chocolate Nibbles, Rhubarb and Custards, Sarsaparilla Drops and BonBons. I still love sweets, great idea!
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boomergp08 Premium
Thank you and I think the majority of people can relate to eating some form of candy. Most of us have a sweet tooth. It's part of human nature and I think this would be a fun niche to get into.
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Jadatherapy Premium
Thank you for sharing much appreciated

This looks like a great niche to get into. Who would have thought it. lol

Have a great week

Jennifer
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome Jennifer. I didn't think of this as a niche until I ran across a candy website earlier today. Then I was like, what a fun niche!
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Karin13 Premium
Thanks for sharing this! Loved candy as a kid. Still do have a sweet tooth!

Best wishes,
Karin 😎
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boomergp08 Premium
It was my pleasure to stroll down "sweet" memory lane of childhood candy. :)
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CandP Premium
Chunky. It was a pyramid of chocolate and nuts. Heath bars were great and also Good n’ Plenty. Thanks for a constructive walk down memory lane.
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boomergp08 Premium
I remember Chunky. I also liked Heath bars. I wasn't that big on Good n' Plenty because I wasn't a fan of licorice back then. But I think I remember a fruity Good n' Plenty or maybe it was Mike and Ike.
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CandP Premium
Ahhh... Thank you for a pleasant stroll down memory lane.
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boomergp08 Premium
My pleasure C&P
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Shellback Premium
Great info...Thanks!
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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kpercival55 Premium
What a wonderful niche!
I used to love the multi-colored ribbon candy. It had different flavors in the same box and was only available around Christmas time.

KyleAnn
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boomergp08 Premium
That sounds vaguely familiar. I think I remember a candy like that. Personally most candies that were chocolate or caramel were my favorites. Still like that to this day. :)
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kpercival55 Premium
Don’t get me wrong, I haven’t met a candy I DIDN’T like!
But chocolate and caramel were around all year, this one was was made to feel special because it was only around for a short time.

KyleAnn
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CandP Premium
Oh gosh remember that!
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boomergp08 Premium
I can relate to that. My problem, or perk to my love of candy, was that my dad had his own business and it had to do with vending machines. So growing up I had direct access to all kinds of candy, cakes, soda pop, snacks, chips,... If my parents were not strict on what I ate I probably would have been as fat as an elephant. LOL
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CandP Premium
🤣🍫🍬🍭
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Karin13 Premium
I loved that one too. Never was sure how to eat it without getting everything sticky!
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Djefferds Premium
How did you know i have a large sweet tooth LOL
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boomergp08 Premium
I think the majority of us do. LOL
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LLettau1 Premium
I think you are right and someone in WA might just snap up that opportunity. Also you have laid out a great lesson on finding a niche with keyword.

Larry
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boomergp08 Premium
It is a sweet niche for someone to get into. Just don't make it a point to try out all the candy. Wouldn't want a trip to the dentist. LOL
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Cav1966 Premium
Awesome infomine was the chocolate coins in the same rype bags and salt water taffy
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boomergp08 Premium
YES! I remember the chocolate coins in the bag. If I remember correctly they were individually wrapped in gold foil to resemble gold coins.
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Cav1966 Premium
YES
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boomergp08 Premium
Oh to be a kid again. :)
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