How to Pick a Niche for Affiliate Marketing – The Simple Process

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Welcome! Today I am going to discuss what a niche is, how to pick a niche for Affiliate Marketing, and where you can go to get started at no risk to you.

Picking a niche was a struggle for me, but it doesn’t have to be for you. There are over 1,000,000,000 niches to choose from!

What is a Niche?

According to the Oxford dictionary, a niche is denoting or relating to products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population.

For example, – makeup, hiking, gaming, affiliate marketing, etc. Do you have a hobby or an interest in one? Is there a specific topic that you know a lot about?

You can build a profitable online business (in any niche). I am going to tell you where I got started and why.

The Beginning – Wealthy Affiliate

I chose Wealthy Affiliate as my host (after doing a TON of research), and I can confidently say that no other hosting company offers:

  • a website builder like the one at WA
  • keyword research tools (Jaaxy)
  • live video classes
  • training/teaching people how to make money with their site (step-by-step video training)
  • authoring and content tools
  • website development classrooms
  • Exclusive web hosting (SiteRubix)

The best part about Wealthy Affiliate is that it’s free to start, and I did not have to enter any payment information. That was the most important thing to me. I did not want to get involved in a pyramid scheme or scam. I knew that if a site was asking for payment upfront, it probably wasn’t for me.

When you start for free at Wealthy Affiliate, you will have access to Online Entrepreneur Certification – Phase One. WA includes ten lessons. Let’s talk about them!

Online Entrepreneur Certification – Phase One

These step-by-step video training will walk you through how to build and lay out a strong foundation for your online platform in any niche. Lesson 3 (explicitly) will give a more thorough explanation and an in-depth understanding of what a niche is and how to choose it. Here is a personal screenshot of it from my account:









It is a great lesson, and given the fact the first ten lessons are free, even if you don’t want to become a member at WA, the training will still really benefit you as an Entrepreneur. There is always room to grow and learn.

==>> Watch Lesson 3 Choose a Niche

==>> View/watch all of the first ten lessons (without an account)

Choosing a Niche – An extra tool to use at WA

You can do anything that you set your mind to! After you watch lesson 3, another resource you can use to choose a niche, is the Affiliate Programs located on the left bottom menu, 3rd one up from the bottom (see picture above).

You can see popular categories, popular keywords, and trending opportunities. It even breaks down the ones that have high commissions. This is an excellent resource to use to help you find a niche, or help you pick which one you want to choose.

You can also search on Google: Your niche + Affiliate Programs.

Please note that I am not recommending to apply for any programs at this point. Your website is not ready. The training at WA will help you get set up for success and will review how to incorporate Affiliate Programs into your website at a later time (in training).

You want to choose a niche that you are passionate about or wanting to learn more about. Doing so will help you with what content you will be writing for your website.

Penny for my Thoughts?

If you are an aspiring Entrepreneur, I highly recommend starting at Wealthy Affiliate. You can feel safe knowing that you do not have to enter any payment information.

You will get free access to 20 (thorough and educational) step-by-step video lessons.

==>>Read my Wealthy Affiliate Review 

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If this has helped you, please like, comment, and share! I am all about sharing helpful information that can benefit everyone. Let’s spread the knowledge around!

7 thoughts on “How to Pick a Niche for Affiliate Marketing – The Simple Process”

  1. Wow, this is such an inspiring personal review of a site and choosing a Niche the easy way.

    I like how you’ve boiled down a niche step by step, so useful for a beginner and remember, every one of us is a beginner in one thing, in one simple task or the other; and you’ve given a vivid explanation of not only a niche but also about Wealthy Affiliate University – the Internet Giant for affiliate marketers worldwide.

    The best part of your review is that anyone, with an affiliate marketing mindset, can start at Wealthy Affiliate without swiping the credit cards.

    Thank you for sharing your honest revelation of the journey you’re with as an online entrepreneur. You have the major points covered.

    All the best.

  2. Thank you for your insight into the world of affiliate marketing. It made it really clear that selecting your patch (or niche) is important and explained how to go about it.
    Would you recommend choosing one of your hobbies as a niche to talk about?

    • I would. I started the Affiliate Girl, and I have plans to also have a website for pet owners, and an adult coloring book site. The reason choosing a hobby is good, is because you may have a lot of knowledge in that niche. That will allow you to create better content for your website. Not only that, but you will enjoy what you are doing when it is something you are interested in or have a passion for. You will already motivation to follow the training and get started with a successful foundation.

      Great Question!

  3. You did a great job! I believe that this is the information that can’t be find on the web easily and you decided to share it with others for free, that’s really great!
    I didn’t know much about choosing affiliate marketing niche but I’ve been always interested to know more about this topic and your comprehensive guide helped me a lot. I don’t know if you wrote this post 100% by yourself or got help from other sources as well, anyway, it has really brilliant information which convinced me to share it with my friends on social networks.
    I think, the Internet needs more quality posts like yours these days, especially when we see a lot of crappy ads and scams about this topic. You can’t read a post easily on a website without seeing tons popups but your site and post is an ideal example of a quality article which is not covered by annoying ads, has very useful information and lets readers enjoy reading every piece of it.

    Thank you again and I wish you continue providing such that quality information in the future which turn the Internet and blogs into a better place to surf!


    • Thank you so much! Wealthy Affiliate taught me all I know about my Online Business! I did write this post %100 by myself – and I didn’t even think I was a writer!
      Turns out, with the proper training, I am! My main goal is to spread awareness of this incredible platform, and help others along their way.
      Thank you so much for sharing! I really do appreciate it!
      I always enjoy hearing from you Ali.

      Kindest Regards,



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