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How to find a profitable affiliate niche


Too many affiliate marketers bounce around from one niche to the next, thinking the more they cover, the greater chance they have of making real money online.

But as long as the niche you choose is a lucrative one, your goal should be to go deep within it to effectively mine it for all its worth rather than taking a scattershot approach.

How to Mine A Niche Online

Mining a niche isn’t a matter of guesswork. It’s a very scientific process of going after the right keywords. The traffic you generate can come from PPC, SEO, or, in my preferred case, article marketing. What most budding affiliate marketers do when they target a lucrative niche is they go after the highest demand keywords thinking that’s where the big traffic is. This is a mistake.

High demand keywords are where the potentially big traffic is, to be sure,

but it’s also where the greatest competition lies. In a high profit potential niche, it’s going to be very difficult to compete against people who are dominating Google for those phrases and likely have been for years.

Success lies in going very deep, which means focusing your efforts on the

mid-tail and especially long-tail keywords. This will also mean you’re going to create content on the same topics over and over. Even if it seems redundant to you, I can assure you it won’t be to your readers, and you’ll also make a lot more affiliate sales, which is what we’re all after, right?

Let me explain what I mean.

Think Small To Get Big Results

If I’m trying to drive affiliate sales in the lucrative anti-aging skin care niche, I don’t just want to target keywords like “anti-aging” or “skin care,” I want to go deep. I want to go after keywords that contain 3 or 4 phrases in them that are

highly specific and less competitive, like “anti aging cream formulation” or “best anti aging skin treatment.”

These are the phrases that have much less competition. It doesn’t matter if

the demand is less because I want you to target a lot of these types of keywords.

Rather than try to get more traffic from a competitive keyword that you

probably won’t get a good ranking for that’s also less targeted, it’s much better to get less traffic from each article that is much more targeted. And, then, if you have enough articles out there on many of these long tail keywords, your overall traffic collectively from them will grow to large levels.

Your affiliate sales will, too.

Don’t worry if you’re creating content on similar topics because of the

keywords. Just remember, it’s a different person typing in “anti aging cream formulation,” that is typing in “best anti aging skin treatment” so even if you’re covering some of the same points in each, you want to rank for both phrases — and as many of these types of keyphrases as possible.

Most affiliates do not do the strategy I just outlined above. They think

it’s not worth it to target keywords that get only a few searches a day. Believe me, years of testing and experience has shown me this is where the low hanging fruit is.

If you follow through on what you’ve just learned, you will be ahead of the

vast majority of affiliate marketers competing in your niche.

About the Author

Super Affiliate Dan Ho has been a full time internet marketer for over 7 years. As the founder of Affiliate Article Writers , he teaches hundreds of students how to build recurring, lifetime income through this nearly turn-key affiliate training system. Affiliate Article Writers teaches highly focused article  marketing applied directly to high demand, lifetime income products to build significant passive income. Affiliates who had never experienced success online before are achieving results quickly by following Dan’s simple, proven strategies.

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  6. kimsea May 6, 2012 at 10:31 pm

    Great I idea, consider the target niche kwyword is the best way for choosing the right niche

  7. Mochelle Brown July 19, 2012 at 7:10 pm

    Thanks, for the advice on choosing highly specific and less competitive keywords..through article writing can increase traffic. will do…

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