Now let's see the second component ...

  • Competition

One of the biggest misconceptions regarding niche marketing is that there is considerably less money in it than with the mainstream markets. Honestly? It’s just another inexplicable, stupid and hard-to-kill myth. In my opinion: when there is less competition it is far easier to penetrate markets and efficiently target your customer base! So, hear me out! Here’s an essential tip that will help you to crack the “how to affiliate marketing” mystery: the smaller the niche the better. And believe me, there is virtually no limit to how narrow you can go!

Your goal is to find a highly narrowed (sub)niche with enough people searching each month to make you a nice income stream (preferably at least 1,000 searches per month). With these smartly narrowed niches you will have less competition in both numbers of competitors and size of competition. As a result you’ll find the competition easier to deal with and that in itself is huge advantage in affiliate marketing. Additionally, less competition means that you have better chances to successfully sell even more expensive products.



So don't forget: very narrow areas of expertise can be very productive. Develop your own profile. Develop your own niche.


The easiest way to dodge the competition in affiliate marketing is to get more specific! All you have to do is to dig a little deeper. Believe me, a well-narrowed sub-niche can still have a lot of interest and more importantly, can be incredibly profitable. And there is one more important benefit: when you are focusing on a smartly-narrowed niche all your efforts are concentrated and you can easily become an appreciated, established “expert” in your niche.



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Ioan64 Premium
Thank you very much for responding to my private message through this lesson. Just half an hour ago I was able to read this lesson, number 5.
You have greatly synthesized the information about searching and choosing a niche that is always green with at least 1000 visitors a month, the importance of keywords and search engines, but especially the last chapter, the conclusions.
I think you are a good teacher and mentor.

With friendship,

Ioan
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for the time Ioan!
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Ioan64 Premium
With a good grace.
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Hello, I share the same sentiments, this lessons are very informative...
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Hey, I would like to ask you if Ballroom dresses niche would be a profitable one? Because I looked on Jaxxy and it didn't had more than 1000 visitors a month. What do you think about a WA Bootcamp is it worth to go in it or just stay in certification?
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smartketeer Premium
First of all, you'll be very happy to have 1K visitors per month ...

But more importantly, you are going to create hundreds of posts in your niche and each post should be built around a different keyword ... In other words, each post is an additional, separate traffic source.

If you are creating a niche website (and your niche isn't WA) you should focus on OEC. Bootcamp is mostly for promoting WA.
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OEC? So it's better to stick to my niche than to go in promoting WA?
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smartketeer Premium
OEC = Online Entrepreneur Certification

No, I haven't said that. That should be your choice. What I said: if you are focusing on a niche site, OEC is what you need. If you want to promote WA instead, than you need OEC to learn how to build an effective WA-centered site and you need Bootcamp too in order to learn how to promote WA efficiently.
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I keep seeing how I only have so many days left to ask questions and that worries me. I am not thrilled about another monthly payments. I guess I'll see what happens. What are keywords about? Are they words used in describing the website? Back in 08 I was trying to create a website using Yahoo templates. There was a big thing about meta tabs. Are keywords meta tabs?
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I don't understand how to use Jaaxy. Do I type that in the Google search box?
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smartketeer Premium
Here's the thing June ...

Each new topic or question will lead to even more questions ...

This is why we have a logically built training system ...

I suggest to start following the training otherwise you'll get even more confused ...
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marchanna Premium
Hi Zed, thankfully having a look at this first, of the many trainings you have provided.

What's throwing me for a bit of a loop is the liking of a niche, i.e. the passion of a niche. There are many topics I find interesting, but don't have bleeding passion about. So unless it captivates me, I may have trouble not being a 'niche drifter' and getting in trouble with that syndrome.

It seems I need to delve deeply into my own psychology here to sift through what is interest and what is impassioned interest, if that makes any sense.

cheers and thank you.
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Marc!

My suggestion: don't overthink it ...

Make a short list with your bleeding passions than try to prioritize using the questions/tips included in this training
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marchanna Premium
Yes, maybe I'll determine the top three that 'rock my boat' or have done for long periods of time... then go for one of those. What I've done is misidentify the actual niche that I am passionate about. No biggie, better to catch that now at the early stages.

Thank you kindly! Marc
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smartketeer Premium
Godspeed!
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Nick-at-WA Premium
Thanks Zed, it's very good training. I have a question though. The Health niche is evergreen, right? But also very broad. If I find a subniche with enough searches and relatively low competition, is it worth it to pursue? Since the people or groups in this niche are health professionals like doctors, nurses, etc. with whom you have to compete.
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smartketeer Premium
As you said, is very broad.

In my opinion is an excellent niche and with a little research you can find sub-niches where there is no need for any proffesional "medical" knowledge ... Just one example healthy food
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Nick-at-WA Premium
Thank you...
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smartketeer Premium
Anytime!
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SFacey Premium
Good info. I will certainly bear these in mind. My niche is on your list that do well. Finance -"Saving and investing."
with this training I definitely am closer to start blogging

What I want to know though , what kind of products can I sell on this blog # affiliate programs.?
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smartketeer Premium
On which blog?
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CLandi Premium
Zed
As always, your posts are training tools for us to learn ins and outs of the internet world. Sometimes it is hard to remember that you are giving us training tips, and not Kyle.

Thank you for caring so much about those who need help, and providing it for us.

Chuck
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your time and your kind words Chuck!
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CLandi Premium
What I tell you in my comments comes from the heart because I want everyone who needs help to have you in mind. I read many comments because I find answers to many of my questions. I never fail to see your comments that help a member/s in need.

Sometimes I wonder if I will ever come to the of your helpful post. lol.

Thanks for the like, Zed.
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smartketeer Premium
Once again, THANK YOU!
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CLandi Premium
I meant to say "I wonder if I will ever come to the END etc..." That's why I put the "lol" in there.
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SJM62 Premium
Thanks for the clarifications on this 'niche' narrowing....as it confirms what I was thinking on 'why' for this ....Could you please just expand on exactly what 'conversion' means? I have an idea but am not sure if I'm right. Say for example starting with a narrowed down nich of say 'portable emergency preparedness kits' that could later easily expand broadly into 'emergency preparedness supplies' , covering thousands of available products? Is that what we mean by conversion? Thanks in advance.... Steve
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your feedback Steve!

Conversion ... Here are two examples

(1) The number of visitors who turn into buyers (i.e. conversion rate is calculated as a percentage of visitors)

OR

(2) The number of clicks that turn into sales (i.e. conversion rate is calculated as a percentage of clicks)

You might want to check these out
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Richard91 Premium
Thank you Smartketeer! Very insightful.

Im really new to this and having a hard time deciding. I know my niche should be something Im passionate about, but Im not sure if it would be a profitable niche. Or if I should use it to earn money from?

As a Christian, I’m passionate about sharing my faith, helping and encouraging others, family and relationships, raising kids and personal development. Do you think this is profitable? Or should I find something else?
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smartketeer Premium
Well, I don't know too much about those niches, but I assume that would be harder to monetize them.

So depends on your goals ...If you simply want to create helpful content they are OK. But if you want to make some money, you should probably choose something else.
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Richard91 Premium
Thanks for the advice Smartketeer, really appreciate it.
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smartketeer Premium
Anytime!
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FKelso Premium
Very good, Zed. Makes me wonder about my niche...I know there is a lot of competition in my chosen topic, but hopefully, I can build a good enough "brand" to infiltrate the competition.

For now, it will do. Next year I might start up a second website. We'll see. Thanks for the post.
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your time and your feedback Fran!
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Petra4 Premium
I have needed to add this as one of my TRAINING tags. Just about to start my second and third websites so input is valuable as well as critical at this stage of the game.

and yes, unfortunately, one of my niches are very competitive so I cannot help it as I am very passionate about the topic so just hoping for the best now and not backing down (if I help it, that is).
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your feedback Petra!

Godspeed!
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How can i add my niche to my website?please
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CravenATAT Premium
You start writing about your niche and publish your content to the website. It is all in the training.
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smartketeer Premium
Andrew already answered you question.
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littlemama Premium
Your niche is just something you decide before creating your website, once you have decided, then that's what you'll be using to build your website with. The training will teach you how to write about your niche, how to build your website out, so just continue with the training.
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your input Grace!
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lesabre Premium
Thank you for the share.
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smartketeer Premium
Thank you for your time and your feedback Michael!
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Jadatherapy Premium
Thank you for sharing this very informative helpful information
Much appreciated

Jennifer
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your time and your feedback Jennifer!
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Jadatherapy Premium
You are most welcome
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bigrog44 Premium
Thanks for sharing.
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smartketeer Premium
Once again, thanks for being my loyal reader Roger!
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bigrog44 Premium
No problem.
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smartketeer Premium
:)
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5kDave Premium
Great tutorial. Perfect timing too, I'm getting ready to start looking for a new niche. I'll keep your ideas in Mind.

Dave
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your feedback Dave!
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BobMargroff Premium
Thanks Zsolt, interesting training. I’ll keep this in mind when actually doing a niche site later.
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your time and your feedback Robert!
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Zsuzsita Premium
Hi Zsolt!
Thanks a lot for this useful tutorial!
My question is that how can you check the demand and the competition of a given niche?
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smartketeer Premium
Hi Zsuzsita,

Thanks for your feedback!

So ...

Demand .... Well, are many ways and indicators. Here are a few tips:

First of all any keyword research tool will give you some information regarding the associated search volume, expected traffic, etc

Second: Google Trends ...

Third: successful niche-related products promoted by the major affiliate platforms; each major platform has some sort of profitability indicator

Fourth: related online activity, interest and engagement on blogs, social platforms, forums, etc

And so on :)

Competition ... Putting aside the complex (paid) competition analysis tools and methods, it's quite easy ... Once you have a general idea regarding your niche, you'll find them everywhere: the Google Search Results Page, the niche-related online and offline communication channels, on social platforms and so on.
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Zsuzsita Premium
Thank you Zsolt, it helps a lot! :-)
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for your feeback Zsuzsita!

Godspeed! And if you have any questions I'm here :)
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newmarketpro Premium
That sounds simple Zsolt.
At the same time, I would believe, it is the initial part of finding a profitable niche that really make the difference if you will make or break it - the searching and a bit analyzing parts. Once you hit it 'bingo', you will be cruising to collect the big bucks.
Thank you for taking time to create this important tutorial.
Bookmarked.

:)Joe
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smartketeer Premium
Once again, thanks for your time and your feedback Joe!

And I agree ... That's the secret: analyzing a bit those componenets ...

If you are talking about the cash credits, yes, I might collect those big $5 bucks :)

But the really important thing is to help others in finding a good niche. It's a quite common question for newcomers.

Zed
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newmarketpro Premium
:)
I believe the tutorial will be very useful to our new members who struggle with finding a profitable evergreen niche. I have seen, while many managed to identify their niche after the training, there are still many who stuck at that level.
Thanks again.

Joe:)
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smartketeer Premium
Thank YOU Joe!
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Wealth2018 Premium
Hi Zed. Thanks for the info. One of my niches is very in demand right now but it has a ton of competition. So much so that I am having trouble finding topics that haven't been discussed a gazillion times. I am trying to put a different spin on the articles but it is getting difficult. Less competition would be great :).

I don't want to give it up because I know it is here to stay for the long term.

Mary Ann
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smartketeer Premium
Never give up Mary Ann!

Can I help you?
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Wealth2018 Premium
Thanks.

Probably :).

Mary Ann
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smartketeer Premium
Well, you know where to find me :)
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AlanBenney Premium
Very informative many thanks
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smartketeer Premium
Thanks for time and your feedback Alan!
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