Reader Q&A: What Are The Most Profitable Niches For Affiliate Marketing? [Updated]

I received an email from a reader named John asking a fairly common question and instead of just replying to him personally (which I did as well) I've decided to write the answer up as a post so you can benefit too...

John asked "What Are The Most Profitable Niches For Affiliate Marketing?"

It's one of those questions that is kind of tricky to answer as almost any popular niche that has a lot of buyers and affiliate products to sell can be insanely profitable if you market correctly. However....

I share below 3 different 'niche types' which are VERY profitable for affiliate marketing purposes, due to higher demand and larger affiliate commission payouts than other niche markets (many of these are quite "exclusive" niches).

But first, would you like to get laid, paid and live forever?  No I've not lost the plot...

Genuinely, the answer to this weird "affiliate niche question" is very important if you want to find profitable affiliate niches.

All is revealed just a little bit further down this page...


To discover 200+ profitable niche markets click the image below now...


Here's What You'll Learn About Profitable Affiliate Niches In The Next Few Minutes:

  • The 3 main evergreen markets that are always profitable so you never waste your time on unprofitable affiliate niches.
  • Why passion and hobby based niches make such great niches.
  • High payout niches that pay you up to $5,000 commission and have low refund rates.
  • Why promoting high end offers is no more hard work than promoting a $7 ebook and yet brings in much more profit.
  • A list of popular and exclusive niches that rich people spend a lot of money on.


But First...Get Laid, Paid & Live Forever?

If you're ever wondering if a niche that's not listed below is profitable just ask yourself this question...

"Is this niche about someone getting laid, paid or trying to live forever?"

And no I'm not being crude. Here's what I mean by that...

Basically, the most lucrative markets that are evergreen and always profitable are ones involving dating / romance / relationships (laid), wealth / money / jobs / finance (paid) or health / fitness / illness (living forever).


Because that's something that EVERY ONE on the planet wants and needs, including you and me.

Those are the basic human survival instincts for modern day life...

  • We need money to eat, clothe ourselves, have a roof over our heads, without being "paid" we can't survive.
  • We need to be fit and healthy to live longer lives and avoid illness and disease, we essentially all desire to "live forever"
  • We need to procreate and have relationships with others to be happy, to gain pleasure and to continue our family name, without "getting laid" we can't survive.

So if it falls into the laid, paid or live forever category you can bet it's profitable.

I expand on how to use this 'Laid, Paid, & Live Forever Strategy' to finding a niche (as well as a lot lot more) exclusively with NicheHacks Insider members here.

Now let's look at the 3 specific different "niche types" I talked about earlier that are profitable for affiliate marketing...


The 3 Different "Niche Types" Which Are Lucrative Affiliate Niches

Here's those 3 different "niche types" which make great affiliate niches, the reasons why, and proof too...


Profitable Affiliate Niche Category #1: Health, Wealth and Romance (Aka "Laid, Paid & Live Forever")

These markets are evergreen and profitable and forever will be, for the "laid, paid and live forever" reasons I highlighted above.

The health market includes niches such as diets and weight loss, embarrassing problems, quit smoking and medical issues to name but a few.

Check out these stats as proof...

EuroMonitor report that the health and wellness industry will be worth $1 trillion globally in 2017.

We found out the Nootropics industry (smart drugs for brain function) was worth over $1 trillion too.

And report that over $322 billion is spent in America on it every year.

Meaning there's a lot of money around for the taking, if you're willing to help these people get fit and healthy.

See these niche 'hacks' on the paleo diet and this "ugly" niche  to get some ideas.

There's also over 50+ Profitable Niche Reports just in the health market (and 150+ more on other topics) exclusively available to 'NicheHacks Insider' members.

Or keep scrolling for more health niches...


The Paleo Diet was one of the first niches we analyzed

The Paleo Diet was one of the first niches we analyzed


Health Niches

The niches in health never slow down as people are always looking for the next best thing for fat loss, health improvement and much more.

Here are some more examples....


And there are some good reasons to get involved with the health niche as you'll see below...



Another very popular niche report


Health Affiliate Programs

  • (Bodybuilding Supplements): 15% commissions with 9 day cookies.
  • Nutracash (Supplements and male enhancers): Commissions range based on products and sales
  • Panic Away (Panic Attacks and Anxiety Disorders): 41$ Per Sale
  • eHealth (Insurance): 10-75$ Per Sale
  • Yuve (Protein Powders): 15-25% Commission on all sites
  • Al Sears MD (Health and Wellness): 25% Initial Orders and 10% Recurring Sales
  • 88 Herbs (Herbal Supplements): 18% Per Sale


(RELATED: Learn how to profit from affiliate marketing with step by step blueprints and execution plans in NicheHacks Insider)


Reasons To Get Involved In Health Niches

  • Products and information can cost up to hundreds of dollars and some even cost thousands and up (think treadmills and machines).
  • This is a market that has many niches with passionate people who put health first so you can expect big spenders.
  • Many health niches are ongoing, so that means repeat purchases are going to be made.

Now let's look at the MONEY niches...


Wealth Niches (Aka Exclusive Niches)

Wealth covers internet marketing, Forex, gambling, lottery, jobs and employment, affiliate marketing, multi level marketing, business opportunities and other popular niche markets.

The online business industry in the UK alone is worth £100bn according to The Guardian, that's twice as large as the hotel and restaurant industry.

Then the gambling industry is worth over $35.5 billion US dollars according to StatisticsBrain.

And the Forex industry trades over $5.1 trillion per day according to Wiki.

Are you beginning to see how lucrative some of these can be?

If you're interested in more wealth niches or advanced information on the ones listed here there's over 30+ in-depth Profitable Niche Reports on wealth niches (finance, investment, online business, marketing, gambling etc) available inside 'NicheHacks Insider' which you can join here.

Look at these niche ideas...


There are lots of good reasons to get into these niches which I'll cover in just a second...


This Amazon FBA niche report was popular

This Amazon FBA niche report was popular


Wealth Affiliate Programs

  • BitBond (50% commissions, 90-day cookies)
  • Linkconnector ($2.00 Lead, and $100.00 Sale commissions, 45-day cookies)


Reasons To Get Involved In Wealth Niches (And Other Exclusive Niches)

  • Many wealth niches require people to spend money and products / information can range anywhere from a couple bucks to hundreds and even thousands of dollars.
  • People are always looking for ways to make money so they will not stop looking, which means ongoing success for you as a marketer.
  • Many of the wealth niches are expensive and need ongoing purchases as people can be obsessed with getting the most up to date and complete information.

And the romance niches are also a good choice which we're about to uncover below...


Romance & Dating Niches

Romance obviously refers to online dating, attracting members of the opposite sex, pick up, finding a husband / wife, getting your ex back and many more.

StasticsBrain reports that 49,250,00 people in the USA alone have tried online dating, showing the huge demand.

Marriage Counselling costs up yo $200 an hour on average according to SelfGrowth, which shows just how lucrative it is.

And Neil Strauss sold 2,5 million copies of his "pick up artist" book The Game and he's just one of thousands of well known "pick up artists" and writers on the subject.

Does this show you how popular and lucrative these niches can be?

If you want to discover more dating niches and get in-depth research on them you should take a look at 'NicheHacks Insider' where there are 30+ dating and relationship niche reports available.

Just take some of these other niches for example...


And you know what, there are good reasons below to be in these niches...


This was a niche I was surprised to find out about, Senior Dating

This was a niche I was surprised to find out about, Senior Dating


Romance Affiliate Programs

  • Cupid (135$ per order)
  • Kasidie (35% recurring monthly commissions as long as your referral is a member)


(RELATED: Discover the 7+ different affiliate marketing business blueprints in NicheHacks Insider)


Reasons To Get Involved In Romance Niches

  • People are passionate about finding a companion so they are willing to spend constantly to learn the skills required.
  • Dating is evergreen and is of interest to picking a demographic and marketing to them is all that's left for you to do.
  • Plenty of other websites in this market so limitless connections to influencers and traffic for you.

Want more?

Then check out these niches...


Profitable Affiliate Niche Category #2: Hobby and Activities That People Spend Loads of Money In

Hobbies and activities are also stupidly profitable if you target the ones where the customers have a lot of money to spend on their passion.

When something makes someone feel happy or gives them pleasure they will spend money on it over and over again, these niches are insanely popular.

Hobbies, sports, travel and other activities fit into this category perfectly.

Think of expensive activities like golf, sailing, fishing, travel, hunting.

And expensive holidays and travel like cruises, safaris, round the world trip.

Some interesting statistics for you... report the Golf industry alone is worth $70 billion.

And $22.9+ billion a year is spent on hunting according to HuntingBusinessMarketing.

Both are dwarfed by the online travel booking industry which has online booking revenues of $498bn according to StatisticBrain.

People are forever buying new equipment, tools and gear for their passions.

They need accessories, they are willing to pay for training and guides or things that promise to make them even better at their activity of choice.

They will spend, spend, spend if it makes them feel good and happy.

Endless sub-niches to be explored and no shortage of both digital and physical products available to promote as an affiliate.

Which is why hobby and activities are crazily profitable.

If you'd like to dominate any general interest or hobby niches then there are 50+ in-depth profitable niche reports available on everything from golf to pole dancing to whisky to DIY Jewlery to Numerolgy and beyond inside 'NicheHacks Insider' which you can check out here.

Do you see the potential for you to get involved?

Then keep reading for more ideas...


It might surprise you but the Woodworking niche is VERY profitable

It might surprise you but the Woodworking niche is VERY profitable


Examples Of Popular Hobby Niches


Hobby Affiliate Programs

  • Levenhuk (Telescopes, 20% commissions)
  • MakerBot (3D Printing, 8% commissions)
  • Agoda (10% commissions)



Need proof that some of these weirder hobby niches like Woodwork, Survival and Steampunk are profitable too?

Here it is....


Teds Woodworking (Monthly Woodworking Plans) has consistently been one of the top selling products on Clickbank for years.

CBEngine say it's the #1 selling product in the Home & Garden category for the past 5 years.


Stats from CBEngine showing how popular this product is

Stats from CBEngine showing how popular this product is



We discussed how does over $1 million dollar in sales EVERY month here. 

And there's 347 products on Clickbank in the Survival niche alone...


There's endless products in the Survival Niche

There's endless products in the Survival Niche


Showing there's a HIGH demand for products in the niche.

That doesn't count the other 240,000+ on Amazon.



A weird one yet totally popular as we found out here.

And just look at how many products the niche has on Amazon...




Yep, that's over 200,000 products just on Amazon for this weird niche.

And these products sell too,  you can tell by the volume of reviews on Amazon.

And there are more lucrative niches covered below...



niche ideas



Profitable Affiliate Niche Category #3: High Paying Affiliate Products and Services That Pay Up To $5,000

This includes pay day (and most other type of) loans, private jet charter, yacht rental, online casinos, luxury goods such as watches, handbags and jewelry, travel, home design blueprints and an almost endless list of other exclusive niches.

It takes just as much time and effort to promote a $7 eBook as it does a luxury yacht program or private jet charter that pays hundreds to thousands of dollars in commission per sale

And you don't need to make many sales to make a serious profit.

The refund rate on high end products is much lower than on $7 eBooks too.

People don't make rash decisions when spending thousands so if they buy something they usually plan to see the purchase through.

People who buy high end goods don't have money problems so they've no problem spending their cash on luxuries.

These are recession proof niches.

Consider watches and jewelry...

There are over 1.2 billion watched sold annually according to StasticBrain.

If you could sell to just 0.1% of that audience, how would that be?

Or payday loans...

The payday loan niche is reported to be worth over 2.2 billion.

That's just in the UK alone and doesn't factor in the USA or Global costs, it will be even higher.

With products like pay day loans there's no shortage of people needing money and those who borrow once are likely to do so again.

If you're bad with money you're likely forever bad with money.

People who are bad with money tend to forever be bad with money so they always need help.

Are you seeing the potential here to help them and make money for yourself?

And remember, as we discussed earlier...

The gambling industry is worth over $35.5 billion US dollars according to StatisticsBrain.

Gamblers rarely quit so they'll be back time and time again to hunt out the new 'lucky' casino and grab that new bonus.

And with many casinos paying affiliates a percentage of a players life time losses you continue to get paid month after month.

And look at this interesting niche...

With the home design blueprints ( sell PDFs for $1,000+) you're targeting a luxury niche as only the seriously rich can afford to build a custom house from scratch.

If you'd prefer to follow money over passion then definitely pick a niche that fits into one of the criteria above.

All have endless customers, are high ticket, and are hugely lucrative.

For 'NicheHacks Insider' members there is access to dozens of luxury / high ticket niche reports from luxury travel and expensive hobbies niches.


High Paying Affiliate Programs

  • Zoara (8% Commission and 2% Sales)


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Example Exclusive Niches


To discover 200+ profitable niche markets click the image below now...


Take Action And Pick Your Profitable Niche

All of these major markets have near endless sub-niches to be explored and are definitely VERY profitable because people are desperate for solutions to their problems and willing to pay for them.

Most of the consumers are looking for a 'magic bullet' (or magic pill in the case of weight loss) and aren't really willing to put the effort into losing weight for example.

And still for those who are serious about trying not every product will be a good fit for them.

Meaning, either way, they'll try multiple products before finding the right one.

So they will buy products over and over again from you.

There's no end of affiliate products to promote both digital and physical either in many of these niches.

So definitely highly profitable as I'm sure you can see.

You could start a blog, create an affiliate site, start an email list or any number of other business models.

To discover all the different online business models, 200+ niches, all the necessary marketing lessons and step by step execution plans to complete the essential marketing tasks join 'NicheHacks Insider'.

Before you go let's wrap things up below...


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The Conclusion On Profitable Affiliate Niches

The question was...

"What are the most profitable niches for affiliate marketing?" and I hope I've answered it for you and the tribe member John who originally asked the question.

To recap...

Niche Type #1: The big evergreen niches of health, wealth and romance will never be out of demand as people ALWAYS have problems they want solved in these areas and rather than work hard at it they'd prefer to buy a product and hope it performs magic for them.

Niche Type #2: People will never give up things that make them happy so hobby and activities are always going to be around and there's always some new equipment or gear to buy that promises to make them better.

Niche Type #3: You'll forever have both rich people who have an endless amount of money to spend on high end goods in the exclusive niches and poor people who are constantly seeking money who turn to loan companies and gambling (please be ethical if you enter into any of these niches).

So whilst there's no 1 niche that is the 'most profitable' for affiliate marketing (or any other) purposes if you want to get involved in big money niches then pick one of these three popular niche types.

Just don't forget the most lucrative niches that are ALWAYS in demand are the ones that fall into the...

'Laid, paid and live forever' categories (relationships, money, health).

So if you're ever wondering whether a niche is profitable just ask yourself if your idea fits into any of those categories.

Hope that answers your question John. Here's to getting laid, paid and living forever (and profiting from affiliate niches too)!

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  1. Gjaggi says:


    These ideas opened my mind. I am looking to try affiliate marketing for a long-time, but stuck on adsense. I am now looking to decide a niche for affiliate, I know how to SEO sites to rank high. I have a question; how do we decide the best niche/sub-niche based on competition? Because SEO is the only method I can rank my sites, and bring traffic, and if there is less competition on top, then only we can rank the sites. How do we know which site has less competition/good traffic? and could you suggest some niches which match this criterion?

    thank you so much.

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Gjaggi, thanks for commenting.

      Well if you are confident you can rank sites and that is what you plan to do find low competition keywords with buyer intent and focus on them.

      How do you find your keywords for your Adsense sites? Do the same process for these affiliate sites too.

      I wouldn't recommend all your traffic just being from search engines though as they are unpredictable. Bring in traffic from more sources to diversify.

      • Gjaggi says:


        Thank you so much! You've been an inspiration throughout. The way you wrote about TIWIB, and how they drive insane traffic from social media is mind blowing. I am amazed that even going viral on a social site like pinterest for one day can build our brand identity huge. Am I correct? Now I need to get going with my first affiliate site, come up with a unique idea and learn how to drive traffic from each source. I feel Adsense is not so rewarding.

        Btw, I mainly work on upcoming smartphones and rank on top to drive traffic from GOOGLE, And yes SEO is unpredictable sometimes, if not done in the right manner.

        Hey thanks again and I hope I will have your full support while I go on a new online journey of affiliate marketing, changing the lives of people for better.

        Best regards,

        • NicheHacks says:

          Hello again Guarav,

          Yes sure if you go viral across the web or a certain platform it can cause your brand to be recognized in your niche overnight. As pointed out TIWIB went viral overnight thanks to someone posting about them on the first page of Reddit and it took off from there.

          I used to do similar to what you do now around 2 years ago - use Google news to find about upcoming but unreleased products and rank sites or YT video reviews before launch then cash in when they were finally released with Amazon affiliate links.

          I found it was getting harder and harder as Google changes their algorithm constantly so I moved onto other things.

          Seems to me you can continue doing what you do but swap the adsense for affiliate links.

          • Gaurav says:

            Thank you so much mate. I deeply appreciate your honest help and suggestions for your readers. There are very few people online who are generous and helpful like you. Keep the great work up!

            I will kick myself harder and hope that one day I will reach there.

            Hey I really like the whole concept of your website, your knowledge and may I ask, how you started and what all have you done step by step to get you here? Have you written a post on that like most other successful bloggers do>

          • NicheHacks says:

            Hey Guarav, thanks for letting me know you enjoy my work. I haven't written a post on that subject yet but there's more info on the about me page. The blog is only around 3 months old so not sure it's a success quite yet but it's going well.

      • Niktar says:

        Hi NicheHacks,

        Good post with information. I have SEO Knowledge. Now intend to jump affiliate marketing. Recently I attended a Affiliate Guru's workshop. Actually expert. He suggested "competition is not the matter. As a product has huge buyer, there will come huge seller/affiliate. So matter is how the product is selling"

        Still you suggest to pick low competition niche?

        Thank you.

        • NicheHacks says:

          Hey Nikitar,

          I don't think I did suggest to pick a low competition niche.

          I said the following niches were profitable...

          1. The big profitable evergreen markets like health, wealth, and relationships

          2. Hobby and activity niches people spend lots of money in.

          3. Niches with high product price tags and payouts.

          In fact I am constantly telling people that the big niches with lots of competition are great niches to be in as there's tons of customers, demand, products , easy to find target audience and so on.

          In low competition niches there is usually low competition for a reason - no demand!

  2. jake says:

    I like the way you don't sugar coat the realities surrounding the motivations (or lack thereof) of the buyers. It's not a put down of them on your part, just a very accurate description of human behavior. You tell the truth, and I appreciate that very much. Thanks.

  3. Prince Molak says:

    Finding a good niche within the hobbies category is a great idea because even though I don’t have many hobbies of my own, there are a lot of hobbies I would have liked to have gotten involved in. So I can sort of experience the hobby vicariously through being an affiliate in that area, learning everything there is to learn about it and sharing that knowledge with others. And if it turns out to be not very lucrative as an affiliate niche, well, at least I will have learned a lot about the hobby! 🙂

  4. Darmi says:

    Hi Nick
    I am newbie and looking to start a niche. I do not have luxury to spend more money because I have debt.
    Any help where do I start finding good profitable niche than I will have website and on on.

  5. David says:

    Hi Stuart, Thanks for all the great info here. I have a strategy that maybe you could be kind enough to advise upon?

    Let's take your info regarding the Yoga niche - I am thinking of making a main Word Press page myself and then build individual pages using software mentioned on your blog called "speedxxx" (can't remember full name 555) These pages can be quickly constructed and easily linked to each other via contextual links. Obviously making sure each page-product are closely related plus the normal traffic generation techniques, do you think this is a viable way to build an authority site Stuart and also overcome this idea that some Amazon products sell whereas some don't?

    Any advise would be much appreciated : )

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hi David,

      Sounds like you're trying to mix together 2 totally different methods that don't really compliment each other.

      It doesn't sound like an authority site to me - an authority site is a site which is one of the best, if not THE best, website in it's niche. A hub for people in that niche to find out everything and anything on the topic. High quality content, a team of writers, a site so good that everyone is talking about it and linking to it. Etc.

  6. David says:

    Thx for reply Stuart much appreciated. I'll go with an authority site, use long tail words initially, get traffic and hopefully build up site which will be found on various search terms. Any advise upon this and do you think wp sites load slowly?

    • NicheHacks says:

      WP can load slowly if too many plugins etc used but they are fine if you don't over do it and I wouldn't persoally work with any other platform. So easy and powerful.

  7. Darmi says:

    This is a very good tips to start with once I have decide with my niche I will buy domain , webhosting service and auto responder. Do you know any one can help me with setting up website and SEO process to rank site to build traffic.

    • NicheHacks says:

      You can set up a website yourself, it's very easy, and all the information you need if you get stuck is free online.

  8. David says:

    Check out rankyaseoservices on youtube for seo and vids how to build a word press website.

  9. Darmi says:

    thank you david

  10. I am currently on adsense and two other affiliates. This information is very helpful especially after revenue from adsense had drastically dropped.

    Thank you for the tips.

  11. Rob says:


    Please re-send the AFFILIATE MARKETERS TOOLBOX. This email was not received for some reason.

  12. Lawrence Mak says:

    I think for internet marketing owners who want to success online should follow the steps of the experts who have already success online.
    In order to boost your online business, you should consider link building, SEO, participate in blogs and forums, write and submit your articles to ezines, make use of Facebook and other social media, and consider investing in paid advertisement to expose your site.

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Lawerence, yep following a proven business model and a tried and tested system flat out works. No point in trying to re-invent the wheel.

  13. sa seo says:

    Hi Stuart; thanks for all the work you do - makes my life a lot easier! Just one point though; I`m running Avast Antivirus, and it gives me a big red no-no while your site is opening up - hope you don`t have malware or trojans or something!!

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hi Sa, glad I'm making your life easier. 😀

      I run Avast myself and I don't get any problems opening it. I'd check your machine. My web host also runs a test every week to check if there's any spam / hack problems and it's all clear.

      • john says:

        hi Stuart, thanks for the zippy comeback! yeah maybe there was something else trying to crap me out; had the same thing happen after I closed your site.

        One of these days I will be able to attack some niches - right now my back is to the wall, trying to make some money with web design and local seo - got my first nibble and it looks like it may happen; thanks again for your effort!!

        • NicheHacks says:

          You can create a site based around most niches pretty cheaply John. Don't let that put you off. Good luck with your web design and SEO services though.

        • sa seo says:

          ha ha, I know! My problem is that "cheaply" in your world is not cheaply in my world.
          Example: buy an expired domain for $9 (R110.00) 1$ hosting (R120.00 PA). Buy articles at say $5.00 each, need + - 20 (for web 2.0`s), $100= R1100.00, buy 5$ backlink packages from fiverr (for example), another R1100.00

          Etc, etc, so a really frustrating scenario - that is why I had to "find a job", or start a l`il bidness to make some dough to get going again.

          Thanks for caring!!

          • NicheHacks says:

            John most of those things you mention aren't needed.

            You don't need an expire domain to start a new site. Just buy a regular domain for $10 from NameCheap.

            Cheap shared hosting with HostGator for $4.99 a month (or maybe even less)

            Blog on a topic you know well and write the articles yourself. $5 articles are junk anyway.

            Never point backlinks from Fiverr or any other source you buy for so cheap at your money site, you'll end up deindexed from Google not ranking.

            You can be up and running for about $20 (domain and hosting) if you really wanted to be.

            I think offering a service is a great way to make money and build up your bankroll however.

  14. john says:

    hi again Stuart; yep, whether I go your route or mine (expired domain + super cheap hosting,) I can get going after Friday; however that cost is only the beginning because the REAL work starts after that - the backlinking process.
    My opinion (for what it`s worth) on this subject is as follows:

    Some linking can be done for "free" - directories, comments, but "pillowing needs to be done. This is where web 2.0`s come in. They are free to set up but require some backlinking to them to add "weight".
    Thereafter a PBN must be instituted and this is where the cost comes in.

    On a brighter note for me I have a corporate karaoke gig happening 1st Aug and will make the dollar equivalent + - 270 so I will have a bit of "seed' money

    so; - YAY!!

    Also it looks like my first web design job is happening soon.

    Still not sure what niche to go for because I will build only "Authority" sites; got my fingers burned with tiny niche sites, but looking into it - your ideas all solid, so thanks for that!!

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hi John,
      You don't need backlinks to get traffic to a site. Google is not the only source of traffic.

      You certainly don't want to be building forced links to your authority money site. Sure with small disposable niche sites it's OK as you expect to churn and burn or sell them on but with your main money site it's too risky.

      Real authority sites can easily get traffic from blogs, forums, social media, video, email, content marketing etc.

      And most of these things don't have to cost money.

      See these resources....

  15. Harry Quinn says:


    Thank you for this website everything is very informative and really is a great help to people like myself who are new to affiliate marketing.
    I have an issue and i wonder if you could give me a little advice 🙂
    I have an email list of over 8 million clients from some of the worlds largest online gaming sites I won't start naming names. Ok but now i have all these what the hell do i do with them? I am thinking of putting a landing page together and run a promotion what do you think?
    Thanks in advance.
    Harry Q 🙂

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Harry, how did you acquire these email addresses?

      If you're new to this I'm guessing they didn't opt in to receive emails from you nor did they give you permission to email. Did you buy or scrape them?

      If that's the case you should delete them all and NOT email them. You don't have permission to it will just be pure spam and is illegal.

      If I'm wrong then let me know how you got them and I will give further advice...

      • Harry Q says:

        Hi Stuart,

        Thank you so much for the advice, the data i mention, I got from a friend where he got it from i don't know?
        I wasn't aware it illegal to just email people! (god i know less than i thought i did) so they aren't of any use to me.

        Back to the drawing board for me then!

        I am finding it difficult to find a niche, I'm not looking to make thousands ill be honest if i can make just $10 online then I know if works and I would be happy.

        I feel like i have a mountain to climb or maybe thats my issue I am over thinking things to much.

        Thanks again for your advice its very much appreciated.

        Harry Q

        • NicheHacks says:

          If you start sending unsolicited emails to people that is spam. Don't go down that route.

          Plus if they've no idea what you are or why you are emailing very few will open or click and the ones that do will mark your email as spam and that could get you banned from your Internet provider.

          What struggles are you having finding a niche?

          Niche marketing boils down to 1 thing.

          Find a problem. Offer a solution.

          Pick something you know well (a hobby or interest for example) and if it's something other people also enjoy and spend money on then you've got a niche you can get involved with.

          Now work out what problems people in that niche have. If it's golf for example maybe they struggle to drive the ball far off the tee or can't putt very well. What's the solution?

          Yes many people over think things too much.

          Of course making money online is possible. Why wouldn't it be?

          It's like any other business. Not everyone can do it but some can make money from it. With online business it's much easier as the barriers to entry are low - low costs, all the information is available online for free, much can be outsourced for cheap etc.

  16. sonali says:

    Hi Stuart,

    Im very much a beginner in a Affiliate Marketing as im searching how to go about it step by step ... Can u pls help me ?

    To check the weight of my selected niche , what source do i use ? and once i fixed n finalized my Niche , how to go further?

    Kindly need your advice

    Thanks n God Bless


  17. sonali says:

    Yups I got your emails .. Its so helpful .. Thank you so much.. Following the advice ..

  18. sonali says:

    Hey ,

    Need to know about some queries below :

    Can you suggest :

    1. a domain name reseller website who can provide with good n proper URL for cheaper or free minimum for 3 yes period ?

    2. Excellent hosting & template for proposed blogsitrle or web site cheaper or free


    How much is the cost for shopping cart which connects to payment getaway ? Any cheaper but good suggestions pls

    • NicheHacks says:


      You want someone to give you a domain for free for 3 years?

      That of course isn't going to happen. Domains are usually around $10 for a year but if you search around you can no doubt find a discount or promo code.

      Free hosting would be more of a hassle than it's worth. Hostgator do cheap monthly hosting for less than $5 but cheap hosting can be problematic and IME no longer worth it

      I don't know anything about shopping carts but you'll only need that if you plan to psychically sell goods and seeing as you appear to have a small budget that doesn't seem like it will be possible.

  19. Petrus says:

    hi guys

    ive been thinking about this affiliate website thing for quite some time. those gurus make it sound so easy till i started researching reading up a bit here and there. all these things which needs to be done... blogging, pillowing, backlinking, wordpress, finding niches etc etc... the physically doing it on the pc, and finding content and pics and vids etc is whats stressing me out. at the moment im so confused !! haha i read that its best if you decide on a niche on which you have allot of knowledge, like a hobby etc. i dont have hobbies due to working away from home, and i build substations for a living. i cant think of a niche involving substations. are there videos somewhere which nicely shows exactly where to click what while building the website and doing the blogging, pillowing, backlinking etc? and honestly, with all the websites on the net allready, does new websites have a chance in 2014 to make some money?


    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Petrus,

      Yes there's a lot to be done. Nothing worth having comes east and it IS hard work. If that's something that puts you off them internet marketing is not for you.

      If you're willing to work hard, focus, put the time and effort in it can be very rewarding.

      Yes it's easier to make money online now than it'#s ever been. So many opportunities. Just avoid the blatant scams and fake promises of being rich over night without any work and you'll be fine.

      Everyone has interests whether they work away from home or not. What are yours? It doesn't need to be an activity as such but there must be things you like or are passionate about. Skills that you have etc?

      Here are some resources you should read in order...

  20. johnno says:

    Hi Stuart!

    Many thanks for fixing your popup!!

    • NicheHacks says:

      I didn't change anything Johnno but OptinMonster had an update which aimed to make change so might have been that.

  21. Hi NicheHacks

    Thanks for your guidance.

    I'm a complete newbie into AM and have no knowledge in this area but I have been looking into ways of sourcing residual income... AM being one.

    I suppose this is my question, If you were back in my shoes (being completely new) where would you start and what would you do first?

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Michael,

      I'd pick a niche I was passionate about and start a blog, monetize through affiliate marketing. It has the most chance of success IMO.

  22. iñaki says:

    Hello there!

    I don't know if you've heard of Anik Singal's Inbox BluePrint? Basically it's setting up a one page website where you get a prospect's email and you offer them something to buy after signing up.

    Would you recommend this kind of business for newbies?

    Much Thanks

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey, yeah I've heard of it but never bought it.

      I googled his name and found a lot of bad press about him. Don't know if it's true or not but worth looking into if you're considering buyinh.

      I don't think it's a good business model anymore. It's old and outdated and not effective IME.

      If you land on a squeeze page and get asked for your email address then the person who you don't know and have no relationship with instantly tries to sell you something...what would you do?

      I wouldn't buy and I doubt you would either.

      People are so fed up with being forced to enter their email to get some free gift that's usually junk then bombarded with promo emails they don't even bother to put in real email addys half the time or they enter ones they never check.

      Then never bother to open your emails after that or mark them as spam.

      You need to build a relationship with someone BEFORE you ask them to opt in to your email list and definitely before you ask them to buy.

      You can do that through a content rich website, paid product, blog or content funnel but not through a squeeze page.

      • iñaki says:

        Thanks for the quick reply!

        I was thinking of going down that route but I guess I'll just go back to the drawing board. Back to blogging and article marketing for me then.

        • NicheHacks says:

          By article marketing do you mean submitting articles to places like EZine Articles etc?

          How's that been working out for you? It doesn't seem like an effective traffic method to me in 2014 and beyond.

          Or did you mean guest posting? That still works.

  23. nalin says:

    Hey Stuart! How's it going?

    I think you have nailed it in this post. Health, wealth and relationships. THE most lucrative and evergreen niches out there. And my belief is if you enter these niches with a good intent and think of really making a difference to your users life by adding value, you can definitely make it big.
    The hobby niches are good too but in my opinion it always helps if you have some prior knowledge of the hobbyu coz then you can add your own unique angle or story to the content.

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Nalin, yeah I agree with everything you've said and yeah in hobby niches it's easy for enthusiasts to spot if you're not the real deal so being involved helps a lot.

  24. david nelson says:

    hi brother
    am new in the field and i seriously need your advice on which 1 to start first because i realy wanna grow fast in this business

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey David,

      Where to start is a difficult question as it depends on you, your skills, your knowledge and what you want to do.

      What sort of business model are you considering? I.e. Blogging, product review sites, info-products etc?

  25. Thanks, Stuart, for the great information that you have been so generous with sharing. I have found the information on niches invaluable.


  26. Emmanuel says:

    hello Stuart, i must confess that you've been fantastic here with all your posts and i want to say here and now that I've learned a lot, but my problem is that i don't know the one to go for now, I'm confused i want to make my full time living online but i don't know were to start from. pls i need an online business model that will make money and last forever with a low start up budget. your advice is highly needed please.

    • NicheHacks says:

      Well you need to pick the business model that suits you as there's many - it could be blogging, ecommerce, kindle books, info product launches or whatever. Just stick with something tried and tested. No shiny new systems that are unproven.

      Nearly all online businesses are low start up cost and can be done for a few hundred dollars.

  27. Mike says:

    Hi Stuart,

    What is going on with your 65 High Paying Affiliate Programs report? Your sales page says it is currently not for sale.

    • NicheHacks says:

      That's been offline for a while now as it needed updated but currently ALL my products are offline until I decide what I'm doing about the new EU Digital Tax Law.

  28. Ken says:

    Hi, what an informative website! Sweet!
    I have one affiliate website that I recently launched. SEO hasn't been done yet other than basic stuff. What I need is an expert to look at it and tell me whether I'm on track or need major changes. I don't know if you guys do that here or know of someone who does. (free or for a fee) The site is . It's a site using datafeeds for golf equipment.

    I'm also looking at creating another niche site but want to keep it a lot smaller. Something that people need but not one that has so many different products like the golf store.

    But any suggestions on the above would be really appreciated. Thanks so much.

  29. Bakersen says:

    I just stumbled on your site, Its a new year and I really want to start up something on the internet that I can make an income from. I've browsed through various topics but havent figured out yet where to start from. I've heard the term Affiliate Marketing but dont know how it works, then I've seen some of protifable niches you listed in '1781' . How can I affiliate with a niche that I know nothing about but its profitable?

    Thanks, Lots of <3 from Ug

    • NicheHacks says:

      Like anything you don't know about but want to - you go learn about it. Read up on it and learn as much as you can. Or alternatively work on something you DO know about.

  30. Madelyn Valera says:

    Hi there.. thank you so much for the information you are giving to us especially to newbie in online marketing like me. I already have a niche in mind which i am passionate about. My query is how would i know if it would be a profitable niche for affiliate marketing? Thanks

  31. zara says:

    hello there.
    how are you. I've got just some questions.
    I have enough information to start as an affilliate marketer for the first time,the only thing is that i want everything that I do be legal and no one or no company can sue me for the product that i sell or etc.

    I'm living in australia, how can i make a legal website and make sure that i pay tax for whatever that i earn ?
    is sending emails via facebook to many email addressess as an invitation for friend request on facebook considered as spam email?and illegal?

    thank you in advance.
    you have a great website.

    • NicheHacks says:

      Talk to a local accountant to make sure you pay your proper taxes. Anyone earning money online. No one here can give you tax advice.

      Mass sending messages via FB will get you banned. This isn't how to promote your business.

  32. Alex says:

    Hi Stuart,

    You mentioned private jet charter as high paying niche but I am unable to find any active affiliate program. Looks like these programs discontinued. Any recommendation?

    Thank you!

    • NicheHacks says:

      Hey Alex, sorry don't have any other than the ones talked about here and it's an old post so maybe out of date.

  33. Nicholas says:

    Can I do affiliate marketing only with article marketing.?

  34. Nick says:

    Hey Niche Hacks,

    How do you go about finding luxury products to promote?

    Do you have any certain websites you can refer me to that you use yourself to find good luxury products to promote?

    Thanks a ton,


    • NicheHacks says:

      No specific website that I know of but you can just think of luxury items (such as the ones mentioned in the post) and then search for them on Amazon or look on Google for specialized stores.

  35. TechSonite says:

    This is inspiring.
    What is your take of affiliate marketing on technology blogs?

  36. LH Louis says:

    Wow! love your post here. Weight loss niche would also be a great one, don't you think? But apart from picking a niche, would love to hear more about your marketing strategy.

  37. Hello bro,
    am glad to visit this page. Actually, you listed the best paying niches in the industry.

    As per my hobby, I love writing about android games and phones. So, selling big phones like galaxy and I phones can fit in.

    What do you think bro??

  38. Amar kumar says:


    Finding a niche is one of the most difficult steps in an affiliate marketer’s journey. Now-a-day, we need to be realistic and address the problem that people take seriously. In modern era, women are very likely to follow a good page which offers great ideas to lose weight.

    This kind of Niche is very famous because people are more concerned about their health these days. Everyone want to be fit and healthy.In social media and video streaming websites, many fitness trainers sharing their fitness training tutorials, tips, healthy dietary, etc. Eventually, thanks for exploring much interesting facts.

    With best wishes,

    Amar kumar

  39. Mathew A says:


    I would appreciate your efforts that you do for your blog readers. I have the same question in mind about the profitable niche. But, I have realized that the topics that we are passionate would bring a lot of profit for us as we can write & research a lot about the subjects that are interested about. Do you agree with my views?

    I agree that the health, wealth, and romance are the lucrative niche, but the one who would like to blog about should be familiar with these matters. Even though we have the option to hire the freelance writers to craft the valuable content, we would be missing the personal touch and can't present the post in a better way.

    This is the reason that I have chosen the IM niche! Correct me if I'm wrong!

  40. Mike says:


    I definitely agree with #3. High Paying Affiliate Products and Services That Pay Up To $5,000, I love recession proof niches.

  41. Filjun says:

    Great Info...Very informative indeed!

  42. Paul says:

    I am new to affiliate marketing. This is very informative. But the thing is high profitable niche has high competition. How can I compete with the Big Players of the market ?

    • NicheHacks says:

      Within all niches there are sub-niches or groups of people not being catered to all that well. Go niche, do something different or unique, be better, take a different approach to the masses. Endless options. The biggest competitive niches are the best as there's almost unlimited demand in them.

  43. Saif says:

    I was little bit confused about my selected niche. I read lots of articles about it. Today I bookmarked your site, I think it will help me in details.
    Thanks a lot.

  44. Edmond says:

    Hey. Thanks for this wonderful Article. At first I was thinking that promoting expensive products will not be good. I even didn't think about the refunds. ☺. I like Wealth Niche. I focus on blogging. Do you think I can be able to monetize it in future? How can I grow this blog? I love what I am doing. Thanks again keep it up.

  45. Filjun says:

    Hey. This is very interesting topics indeed. There are so much useful information from here.
    I'm just new to affiliate marketing and i love the post on this website!

  46. GyaniHub says:

    I am new to affiliate marketing. This is very informative. But the thing is high profitable niche has high competition. How can I compete with the Big Players of the market ?

    • NicheHacks says:

      Find a niche where YOU can be the big player i.e. something you know and love. To compete you have to be better / different / more unique / serve an audience which is being neglected.

  47. Mike Jones says:

    I kept on squandering to pick a best workable niche for affiliate marketing that has to offer me some decent income. Still, I couldn't stick to anything. By reading this article you have narrow down my options to explore. Now, I can filter out one of these few suggestions that deserve to be successful. Thanks for sharing few top blogs in each niche to navigate and get more ideas on a particular topic.

    • Picking one is the hardest part, get to action and let us know how you get on.

    • NicheHacks says:

      Don't focus on "money" as there's a good chance that's the reason you probably aren't making any money.

      Instead pick a niche / topic you know well and are interested in and spend money on (and that other people are too) and focus on giving value and solving problems for your audience and the money will follow.

  48. Mike says:

    Hi Stuart, is it wise to chose a big ticket niche site or rather something that a low on value and high conversion? I read that costly products sell less but make substantial margins compared to products that are low on cost.

    • NicheHacks says:

      A niche with all of the above, low priced right through to high priced products. Your job isn't to sell products remember it's to solve problems.

      • Mike says:

        you nailed it. Thanks and I liked it and this will be my principle for affiliates hereafter, "Your job isn't to sell products remember it's to solve problems". You changed the way I looked at things. Got it now. Thanks again.

        • NicheHacks says:

          It's true, the only way you'll make long term, sustainable, and life changing money is by offering value to peoples lives and solving their problems.

  49. Harish Kumar says:

    Thanks for the useful article, I am newbie affiliate marketer, This article really helpful, these programs are giving passive commissions, I am going to sign up with this program, keep doing this great work and keep sharing.