Niche Affiliate Marketing - The Best Way to Get Started
When you finally make the decision to make a living online, you're going to be bombarded with all sorts of verbiage with respect to different types of marketing. One of the most lucrative of those terms is niche affiliate marketing.
Niche affiliate marketing is my favorite way to profit online and one of the quickest and easiest ways to do so. Let's break it down just a little.
If you don't already know what affiliate marketing is, well just type that term into any search engine and you'll get plenty to choose from. Affiliate marketing is simply selling someone else's product and getting paid a commission for each sale. Some affiliate programs pay a small fee for each click to their website from your link or banner.
Niche affiliate marketing is affiliate marketing while targeting a specific niche or target market. In other words, you might be interested in sports, but that's a really broad niche. You would be better to consider a niche market a bit more specific like golf, or tennis.
When choosing a target or niche market, you need to strike a happy medium. If you get into too small of a niche, you might find there isn't much to market. For example, if your niche were golf tees, rather than golf in general, you might be limiting your topics and affiliate choices too narrowly.
It might be better to choose the entire golf niche. That way you can sell information about golf resorts, golf balls, golf shoes, and even target specific golfer products -- like Tiger Woods products. By the way, it is, in fact, a very popular niche to be in but be careful, there is also a lot of competition.
Way back in the 1990's, when the Internet was new and everyone was learning to market online, each of us created everything from scratch. We figured out what the most lucrative keywords were, how to market with them and then designed and built a website, created graphics, and brought traffic to our sites. And, traffic is a whole major niche of its own and I don't mean the freeway kind!
Things have changed a lot over the last few years since I started online. Today, you can buy packages for niche affiliate marketing that contain prewritten niche websites with all the graphics included. All you have to do is load them up to a web host and drive the traffic to them.
Some of these packages contain prewritten articles and bonus packages to entice your prospects into signing up for a list and purchasing your products. A word of caution though, be careful when choosing these packages.
The amazing thing to me is that you really don't have to pay a lot for these packages and some of them even include training to teach you how to make money with them. Well, think about it, the marketer who created the package stands to gain from you when you promote it, so the training is in his or her best interest.
I highly recommend that when you're starting out, it will help you a great deal to find a package that includes training. Some have very high price tags but those prices don't really ensure you're getting a quality product.
There's a lot more competition today than there used to be and that has pushed the prices lower while still retaining a lot of quality.
So, find a good product that includes a pre-designed web page you can load up quickly. Make sure it also has good training to teach you how to market the site. Then you can build a small niche affiliate marketing business around it.
Just do it once and repeat and repeat and repeat. And, over time, your profits will grow and grow and grow. You get the picture!
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