An Unbiased Look At Affiliate Marketing Products, And Its 7 Best Niches For Both Men And Women

A business in which products and services are distributed through a network of people is known as network marketing, affiliate marketing or multi level marketing (MLM). These transactions could be executed online while in the comfort of your home. Those who want to become affiliate marketers will find a variety of companies out there, and an even larger selection of products. However, differentiating the top affiliate marketing products from the rest can prove to be a tricky task since there are so many options. So for you niche-seekers that are looking for a Plan B to some day replace Plan A, in no particular order here are my top 7 choices:

1. Auto Accessories

Let’s face it. Automobiles are a necessity in today’s world for both men and women; not to mention, newly licensed teenagers. Our vehicles are a reflection of us and we jump at the chance to personalize it with accessories that would be uniquely in compliance with our individual personalities. There is a definite market for this niche.

2. Cosmetics

It is quite clear that women tend to be rather conscious about their appearance. For that reason they don’t mind spending money to enhance their beauty. Cosmetics, therefore, are ideal affiliate marketing products. However, rather than going for general cosmetic products, select one from a specialized niche. Like mineral makeup. Mineral makeup is a relatively new market. Catching on in 1998, it has gained popularity for its non-irritable ingredients. Even Mary Kate and Avon has recently jumped on the band wagon. Can you say “Ching-ching!”

3. Children’s Clothing and Toys

As long as there are children, there will always be a demand for children’s clothing and toys. Parents spend loads of cash to buy the best clothes and toys for their kids. Thus, a substantial amount of money could be made in this niche as an affiliate marketer. Coming from a father that loves to spoil his newly arrived baby-girl, I’d probably be your best customer!

4. Natural products

Also known as organic and ‘Go Green’, rather it’s for medicinal purposes, vitamin supplements or household cleaning products, there is an astonishing demand for natural or chemical free products. By the way, both phosphate and sulfate-free hair shampoo for women is also a winner!

5. Vacation Packages

In truth, there are a ton of vacation junkies out there, looking for the best deal on airline tickets, 4 to 5 star hotel rates, tourist attractions and more. Becoming an affiliate marketer in this niche can not only be lucrative, you and your family can also take advantage of the deals that you are promoting and take multiple trips yourselves. There’s nothing like having the freedom and resources to hop on a plane and leave everything else behind for a few days. It’s a necessity, and it’s called self-rejuvenation.

6. Self-Improvement/Help Products

Careers, friends and self-confidence are things that people want to gain during their lifespan. And for most, they’d like to make this happen sooner than later. Therefore, they are not shy about purchasing products that would lend a hand in helping them find a better them. The reason self-help products sell well is because everyone can benefit from it. Such products improves people’s lives. No sane person with this wish would dare frown upon it. In my opinion, self-improvement products is a must have in your arsenal of affiliate marketing products.

7. Vitamins and Anti-Aging Products

This is a very interesting niche. Although aging is inevitable, no one wants to look their age if they can help it. On the daily millions of baby boomers are surfing the web for age defying remedies. “Why” you may ask? Well the short answer would be to either maintain or get their youthful swagger back. There’s no need for them to be ashamed of this. We’ll all get there some day. Some sooner than later. Which is the reason I added this niche to my list. There’s a definite on-going market for it! On the other hand, health-conscious people are always in search of vitamin supplements. The market is large and targeting this market can be HUGE for your bank account!

Thus, it is obvious that the range of affiliate marketing products is rather extensive, and this is the reason choosing the right ones is not an easy task. While there are many other ideal network marketing products that you can take advantage of, the 7 that I mentioned above are my picks. Happy niche-seeking!

Promoting and Marketing Your Online Product

There are several ways that you can go about promoting and marketing your online product and you can even start marketing before your product launches. The key is knowing how to go about everything so that your product information reaches its targeted audience so that conversions can be made. Marketing and promoting your online product before it even launches is a critical step in your overall campaign.

Why would you want to start informing people of the online product you’re about to launch before it’s even ready? By doing this, you are creating hype or excitement for the online product. If your marketing campaign is done correctly and intrigues people than they are going to remember it and they are going to remember when the product is going to launch.

Think about things this way: You have a brand new online product that is going to be launching soon but you found out that another company is launching a similar product around the same time. You haven’t started promoting or marketing the product yet but the other company has been campaigning for the past three months and they already have a strong interest and following on the Internet. That company is already three months ahead of you and now you have to play catch up. You never want to be stuck in a position of playing catch up and that’s why it’s vital to start promoting and marketing your online products as early as you can.

You don’t have to mention price if you don’t want to and sometimes companies like to leave the price hidden so that they can really capture interest without having to worry about people thinking it’s too expensive. The things that you should mention though include when the online product is going to be available and a good explanation of what it’s about.

As far as how you can start marketing and promoting goes, you should already have a website up with a blog as a good start. You should also be making use of the power of social media and email marketing (with permission of course) in order to create that excitement. Interactive videos are another great way to kick off a marketing campaign online.

You can have a lot of fun during the pre-launch period of your online product and you can also help increase the chances of conversions once the product is available to purchase. This is a time to meet people, interact with them, find out what they want out of your product and drive sales.

Online Products to Make and Sell

Imagination is the limiting factor when it comes to creating online products. When the attention is turned to selling these products, the ultimate purpose is to do so successfully and this means starting an internet business. A PDF (Portable Document Format) on ‘How to Cure a Limping Ladybird’ may well make interesting reading, but it is unlikely to have a large audience, and thus result in the desired amount of sales. Therefore it is best to concentrate on developing a product for which there is demand, and preferably to which we can apply our knowledge.

People buy all kinds of things whether or not they need them. Creating a product that people both want and need would be ideal. One may want to focus on a popular niche, e.g. Improve Your Golf and Take Your Opponent by Surprise, How to Reduce Scars from Spots, Feeding Your Dog to Optimize Its Health, etc. All the former involve popular niches. The key to marketing a niche related product successfully is to focus on a product which has little competition, but which is still popular.

For those new to selling and particularly selling online, starting with a digital product would make sense. There are a number of these to choose from. The largest market place for digital products to check out is ClickBank (ClickBank.com). Getting familiar with the site makes it easy to find out answers to important questions, such as how popular a product is, how many are selling, what it is about, average percentage per sale, etc.

Selling a digital product makes the rest of the process easier than selling a physical product for several reasons. Once it has been purchased access to the product is effectively immediate. This removes packaging, visiting the post office and mailing, and the normal associated time and monetary costs of these activities. In addition there is no need to keep stock, and to have or rent additional space for this purpose.

Selling a digital product can be done single-handedly, thus keeping further costs down, as well as remaining more independent when it comes to running a business by not having to rely on anyone else. Selling somebody else’s product is advantageous in that it does not involve Customer Care, thus making it possible to concentrate primarily on selling and marketing.

There are two types of online products – digital and physical. EBooks and PDFs are the most common digital products. In them links to Affiliate Products can be included. This has the potential to increase earnings beyond the price of the book alone. An example of this would be including a link to a cream that reduces scarring with regards to acne, a book on foods for beautiful skin, etc. Individuals desperate to get rid of acne are willing to acquire things that could free them of it. Getting rid of acne, becoming slimmer, healthier, more beautiful/attractive, salvaging a relationship, etc. are all topics that sell. Everyone can identify with this scenario, i.e. searching for a solution to a problem.

In eBooks links to YouTube videos, or anything else that can benefit the reader can also be included. To take this one step further, it is an idea to accompany an eBook by an audio that can be listened to whilst ironing, driving a car, etc. Many people like to do more than one thing at a time. To fully grasp any information it needs to be repeated several times.

Video is the most popular way of obtaining information. Seeing how something is done makes it a whole lot easier than translating text to the required actions. YouTube alone is living proof of how popular this kind of information is.

EBooks, audio/music, and videos all form digital products. Some are made of a combination of two or three different formats, so offering the user more flexibility and choice.

To summarise there are various kinds of online products to make and sell. They fall into two main categories either digital, or physical. It is possible to start selling someone else’s product pretty much immediately with marketing knowhow. The returns are bigger when selling one’s own product, as is the potential work load. Selecting the right market is one of the most important keys.