Finding suitable white-hot markets in your niche can be difficult and there is absolutely nothing more frustrating than designing a website, creating valuable content, writing reviews and reports, and investing time and energy into a website that flops because there wasn’t a suitable market.
Finding a market – that is, a community of people with passionate interest in buying products in your niche – is a critical component of affiliate success. It’s so important that it should be your first step. Before you start writing blog entries and sending traffic to your site, follow these tips on uncovering profitable markets!
Knowing What You Can Achieve
Whenever you’re starting a business, you’re always your own best asset. Market research is no different. Ask yourself what your strengths and passions are.
Also give a thought to the resources you have available – it might be easier to break into a niche if you have a friend with credibility and expertise working there.
Topics that you know well enough to speak about authority and depth are always worth investigating. Just remember that broad topics that are entertaining but don’t have any desperate need (video games, movies, and things like that) are a little more competitive and tougher to earn a profit from.
So look for desperate, pressing needs that people are inclined to look online for help for.
Check Out The Many Article Directories
Article directories like E-Zine Articles and Go Articles are great places to start your market research. Customers always find good content in article directories, and just as importantly, articles posted in a niche are a good sign that other webmasters have seen promise in the niche and have a lot of interesting topics to write about.
Best of all, these niches have already been categorized which makes it easy to browse around and find something suitable.
Visit Online Marketplaces
Sites like eBay, Shopping.com, and Amazon are all places where you can find top-selling physical products, and like an article directory, everything is smoothly categorized so that it’s easy to find related products. Remember to look for categories with products that are at a high enough price point to deliver you a good commission, have handy accessories at lower prices, and are well-liked enough to be an easy sell.
Check Affiliate Marketplaces
Affiliate marketplaces such as Clickbank and JVZoo that contain categorized listings of a lot of digital products, with in-depth statistics that make it easy for you to make an informed decision about what products you will promote.
In the screen shot below you will see where JVZoo gives you all the information you need to make an informed decision about which products you want to promote. You can see the date the product or service was launched as well as the conversion ration and even refund rates which is very important to affiliate marketers.