Popularity of Niches
Before you start promoting affiliate products, you want to make sure the products or the niches you choose to work in are popular. You don’t want to waste your time working in niches that there aren’t a lot of customers. Instead, maximize your potential revenues by only working in the best niches that have scads of customers.
So how do you find out what niches are popular? Like anything else these days, you simply use the internet. There are plenty of places you can go to measure the popularity of a particular niche. The first place I always recommend is Google Hot Trends which lists the top 100 searches on Google during the previous 25 minutes.
Researching Niche Statistics Online
Google is the largest search engine and is used by more people than any other, so it is a reliable source to tell you what is hot at the present moment. Another site is Yahoo Buzz, which shows also shows the top searches but on Yahoo, which uses the Bing search engine. But Yahoo Buzz also gives a little more information than Google.
Two other similar sites are Trend Hunter and Trend Watching. These are more geared toward consumer goods, such as electronics, appliances and other hard goods rather than digital products, which are what you probably will be promoting.
Sources for Niche Data
ClickBank has a lot of information about the products it offers. A similar site that also has a lot of data you can use to measure popularity is Commission Junction.
With the affiliate products you promote on ClickBank and Commission Junction, you make a commission every time somebody clicks through and buys that product.
‘Cost Per Action’
But another affiliate model is called, “Cost Per Action”. This is slightly different because you can get paid every time somebody clicks through to a page whether they buy anything or not. Obviously, the CPA amount you are paid is usually less than that of a sales commission, but a lot of CPA click-throughs can quickly add up and make you some real money.
CPA networks for you check out include Peerfly.com, ShareASale.com, GoOffers.net, and CPALed.com.
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