Niche Based Affiliate Marketing

When you finally make the decision to become an online marketer, you're going to be bombarded with all sorts of terminology regarding different types of marketing. One of the most lucrative of those terms is Niche Affiliate Marketing.

Niche affiliate marketing is the best way to profit online and one of the quickest and easiest things to do. Let me give you a breakdown.

You may already know what affiliate marketing is, but if not, just type that term into any search engine and you'll find many answers. Affiliate marketing is just marketing somebody else's products and profiting from each sale. Many affiliate programs will also pay a fee for each click to their website from your link or banner.

Niche affiliate marketing is simply targeting a specific affiliate niche or target market. In other words, you might be interested in sports, but that's a really large niche. You would be better to look for a niche market a bit more specific like tennis or golf.

When choosing a market, you need to make sure it isn't too small or too big . If you get into a very small niche, you might find there isn't much to market. For example, if your niche were golf clubs, rather than golf in general, you might be limiting your topics and product choices.

It might be better to choose the entire golf niche. That way you can sell information about golf courses, golf balls, golf tees, 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.

When the Internet was new and we were just learning to market online, each one of us had to create everything from scratch. We had to figure out what the best keywords were, how to use them and then design and build a website, create the graphics, and find the traffic. Geez, 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 14 years since I started out online. Today, you can buy packages for niche affiliate marketing that contain precoded 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 many of them are very reasonable in price. And some of these niche affiliate marketing packages also include training to teach you how to promote them. The marketer who created the package will also grow from your efforts when you promote the package, so the training is in their best interest.

I highly recommend that when you're starting out, it will benefit you a great deal to find a package that includes training. Some have very high price tags on them, but those prices don't really ensure that you're getting a quality product.

Because of the competitive market today, the prices have gone down while still retaining a great deal 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 over and over. And, over time, your profits will get bigger and bigger. You get the picture!

By: Ginger Coleen