Daily Facts - Day #34: Top 10 best-selling affiliate niches

Last Update: November 24, 2018

Everything starts with a niche ...

It's a vital step ...

Why? Because, all your site building, product creation, marketing efforts could be in vain if there are no actual customers out there who are interested in your stuff.

And the most important rule I've learned: it's always about the market first and the product second.

In plain English: usually, it's a lot easier to go after a proven market that already exists.

Hence the idea to perform a quick research regarding the most profitable affiliate niche markets.

And here are the results ...

According to TheBalancesMB the top 10 best-selling affiliate niches are ...

1. Fitness & weight loss

For centuries, people have been obsessed with losing weight and getting in shape. Supplements, diets, weight loss programs, exercise programs, etc, etc, etc.

You simply can’t go wrong on this niche. Just about every demographic in every country in the world is into this.

And don't let the idea that this market is very crowded fool you into thinking you can't compete in it. Where there is a lot of competition there are plenty of profits to be made.

2. Health

You’ve seen products in this niche everywhere: gluten-free, herbal remedies, supplements, detoxing, healing arts and products of all types, alternative health, etc, etc.

Anything that will promote a healthy lifestyle that helps avoid disease and makes you live longer.

And the profit opportunities are almost endless: books, supplements, information products, physical products, coaching, etc.

Also, there are always going to be new growth areas in this market. For example, right now medical marijuana and CBD oils are an emerging trend.

3. Dating & relationships

We don't like to admit, but the fact remains ... People always need advice when it comes to this area — one of the essential elements in life but so difficult to navigate.

Dating and relationships, whether for single people, couples, divorced people, religious groups, gay couples, etc. will always be a huge niche market that sells and is full of profit potential.

4. Pets

Yep ... Finding the perfect partner could be time intensive and meanwhile you could share your love with your pets :)

More seriously, there are hundreds of millions of pets in the U.S. alone! Whatever you want ... Dogs, cats, snakes, guinea pigs, parrots, and dozens of other exotic creatures ...

And the reality is many people treat their pets and spend more on their pets than they do on themselves, and this is a niche market that is only growing bigger and bigger each year.

5. Self-improvement

I have to admit, I was surprised to see how huge is this niche ...

There are courses, programs, books, videos, online training, coaching, etc.

Whether someone wants to build self-esteem, experience career success, increase their confidence, set and achieve goals, overcome adversity or obstacles … there is a self-improvement product out there.

6. Wealth building through investing

People want to make money. And most people don’t really know how to do that ...

That’s where a variety of products related to investing come in. Trading services, financial newsletters, trading systems … all different ways that show people how to invest successfully - whether it's basic budgeting and investing advice or advanced day trading strategies and speculative penny stock recommendations.

Whether the market is going up, down, or sideways… whether it’s a recession, depression, or boom time… bull or bear market… investment products do well.

7. Make money on the Internet

Yep ... Sharing your expertise is trendy ...

You can teach others the strategies and tactics you've used online to build your own success.

You can create your own information products, courses, ebooks, coaching programs, reviews, etc.

8. Beauty treatments

Looking younger and more attractive is a goal of MANY people. In fact, this is one of the largest markets on this top 10 list!

And the possibilities are almost endless ... Having smoother tighter skin, being more radiant, erasing wrinkles, and so on ...

Creams, formulas, anti-aging cosmetic treatments, skin care products, etc, etc, etc ...

Industry watchers say it will grow to nearly $200 billion in sales annually by 2019!

9. Gadgets & technology

Yep ... The digital pets ...

Tablets, smartphones, computer accessories, gaming gadgets, mp3 players, smart devices for the home, thumb drives, cellphone cases, earphones, etc, etc.

And we are taling about a desire that can be capitalized in many different ways: affiliate products sold through an e-tailer like Amazon, products "imported" through a site like Alibaba, blogging, review sites, product-related tutorials, etc.

10. Personal finance

Credit scores, mortgage refinancing, debt relief, personal loans … there is a shortage of needs when it comes to the personal finance niche. People need help managing their money or securing money they need for important expenses.


So ...

These are the best-sellers because they appeal to people’s deeply-held wants and desires.

These are evergreene niches that will never go away and will always be part of the human experience.

And most likely, you can't go wrong entering a market that is already proven to be profitable. Just be sure, to evaluate correctly all your options ... Here are a few ideas that can help you to (re)evaluate your niche ideas.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/how-to-choose-the-p...

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macri4 Premium
Very good list! Thank you very much. The list is perfectly accurate because it covers all the deeply profound desires of us.
Do you remember Kyle's instructions for discovering our niche? Our niche is about what we are passionate about. But our prospective clients should be passionate about the same niche, I think.

So we can easily expand our niche list, towards what are the people really ardent about!
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your feedback Christie!
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macri4 Premium
It was really my pleasure! I always like the niche subject. I even had a little debate about going deeper inside the niche:” a broad or narrow branding”.
(Please see my questions list).
Best regards,
Christian
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ColleenLVSJC Premium
I'm re-evaluating my niche and how I want to move forward. Within the niche where I have served clients for a number of years, I can write content and promote products from several of the niche categories above. I have been leaning more toward the self improvement and health categories. Seems like either of those put me on a good track, but I'll be digging deeper to solidify my direction.

Thanks, Zsolt!
Colleen
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smartketeer Premium
Thank YOU!
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TommyVTE Premium
your so right that's why health and wellness everybody wants to look better, feel better performed better. I live in this niche for about 40 years and being a coach for more than 25 years so it was an easy choice.

So nice another hobby that will start to bring in money
Have a great day
Tommy
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your time and your feedback Tommy!

Have a great day!
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marchanna Premium
this is great information; I'd conclude that sub-niches of these main competitive niches could very well be where the action is. thanks for the niche ideas link. cheers Marc
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks Marc!

You are the first one who even mentioned the sub-niches :) AAA!
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Cynthia1423 Premium
and I was thinking the exact thing you just said, don't think you can't do it because of the competition, so you confirm that I can go for it.
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smartketeer Premium
Go for it Cynthia! Where is competition, there is money!
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Cynthia1423 Premium
Thanks Zed,
I was thinking about doing Weight Loss next and Personal Finances, I have a lot of experience in these niches.
Cynthia
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smartketeer Premium
Good choices!

Godspeed!
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Talk2Ray Premium
You gave me much to think about Zed. Thanks for sharing...
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for reading Ray!

Bad news ... More to come :)
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Cass51 Premium
For anyone struggling to decide on their niche, the research is all here to help. Thank you for putting the work in and paying it forward Zed:) cheers Cass
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your time Cassandra!
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suzzziq Premium
Thank you, Zed:). I think I chose the wrong niche, but it's something I'm extremely passionate about!

It might be fun to learn about one of these other niches, and create a new site! Food for thought...
Blessings:)
Suzi
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smartketeer Premium
If you are passionate about, it can't be that bad :)

Thanks Suzi!
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suzzziq Premium
It's not at all! I really love my niche, and am enjoying connecting with people who are needing help:) This is what it's all about...
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smartketeer Premium
I agree!

Godspeed Suzi!
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suzzziq Premium
Thank you! Same to you:)
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Vickic3 Premium
Yay- I'm on the right track
Thanks, Zed- good news for many :)
Vicki
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smartketeer Premium
Of course you are on the right track :)

Thanks for stepping by Vicki!
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Vickic3 Premium
Keep bringing it Zed :)
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing, Zed.
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for reading Roger!
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bigrog44 Premium
No problem, Zed.
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smartketeer Premium
:))
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OzLand Premium
Thanks my friend. I've got to ask are, no you must be a techie? You always have the answers. I need you on my side. Because I'm lost most the time!!!!!!!!!!
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smartketeer Premium
The whole WA community is on your side Steven!
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keishalina9 Premium
Super list! ... actually the potential for success is limitless! ...

thanks kindly for collating this very impressive array of niches to work in and to build upon a foundational fortune ..

... people everywhere want a better life, how best to help them get it? ...
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks Keisha!

I have to say ... You are very serious today ...

No cheeeri-ooooos and icons at all :)
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keishalina9 Premium
it's ok -- just in a rather meditative mood -- and you've said it anyway ... lol ... 🎈 ... there go fly a balloon! ...
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for the ballon :)
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keishalina9 Premium
🎈 ... you're most welcome! ... cheerio ... ⭐️
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