The most profitable affiliate marketing niches are ones that meet a combination of factors, the primary of which are:
- A large target market,
- Common problems or desires,
- High commission products, ideally with a recurring commission structure, that address the markets needs and desires.
Seems easy right? It’s not, at least not for me.
The problem I have is that I focus on finding products that I think people will buy, then try to find a market for that product. It can work that way, but often just results in frustration.
Find Your Target Market
What I have found that works best, and I can assure you that I’m no genius, is listening to a group of people to find out what their common problems are. And by listening, it can be any number of things: focus groups, research papers, Facebook groups, bulletin boards, Quora, Reddit, etc. The key is to find out where a group of people with common interests hang, then find out what bugs them. What sorts of questions are they asking? Are there any decent solutions that are offered by anyone in the group?
Then Sell Them A Solution
You want to know what the number one affiliate marketing niche is? I can tell you but you aren’t going to believe me.
Kind of a big niche. But you don’t focus on sex. I mean you can focus on sex, but not selling sex, or sex products. Let me explain. Fast.
I’m not talking about becoming an affiliate marketer that focuses on the porn industry. Even if you wanted to do that you wouldn’t make any money because it is totally dominated by deep, deep pocketed people that you don’t want to compete with. Not worth it.
I’m talking about everything that leads to sex.
Solving problems that will lead to people having more sex is the way you will become a money maker as an affiliate marketer.
Sex Is The Top Of The Pyramid
Or maybe it’s the top of the pyramid. Yes, I think I like that analogy better because everything feeds into it like a big funnel. Many, many niches are associated with sex, let me explain.
High Blood Pressure
High blood pressure is a major cause of erection problems. A study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society found that about 49% of men ages 40 to 79 with high blood pressure had erectile dysfunction. Know what happens when dudes have ED? They have a hard time having sex.
The effects of high cholesterol in men can have a negative impact on a man’s sexual life. Why does high cholesterol lead to erectile dysfunction? High cholesterol and erectile dysfunction are seemingly unrelated conditions that actually go hand in hand. Know what happens when dudes have ED? They have a hard time having sex.
People who have sex four times or more a week earn higher wages than their less-sexually active colleagues at a statistically significant level, according to a discussion paper from Nick Drydakis, a fellow at the Institute for the Study of Labor, a private, independent organization focused on labor market research.
Obesity and Poor Fitness
When a person is out of shape and fat, their sex life often suffers. Desire for sex, performance, and enjoyment can nosedive. Many simply avoid sex altogether. In fact, morbidly obese people are 25 times more likely to report problems in their sex lives, compared with normal-weight people.
The List Goes On
The most profitable affiliate marketing niches will neck down to core TOFU content that gives advice on: no money, out of shape, bad haircut, smelly underarms of feet, bad teeth, bad car, bad this and that, need help fixing things, need advice on making more money, playing sports, getting into college, cooking, cleaning, learning sexual techniques that will blow someones mind, etc., etc.
Think about it. Everything you do is undercut by a desire to have sex. Sex is how we reproduce and keep people on the planet to buy all the stuff that is getting produced every day.
You have to have babies so people sell you shit. Get with the program.