Work At Home
Become an Niche Marketer Online
NOTE: This is the second article in a series of articles focusing on work at home models. The first article focuses on service jobs online.
So you’ve decided that you want to work at home. Becoming your own boss, controlling the hours when you work, taking a front row seat to watch your kids grow up – all of that appeals to you. All you need now is a successful work at home business model to help you meet your financial and lifestyle goals. You might want to think about building and maintaining niche websites online.
When we talk about a niche site, really we are talking about a website or blog with a narrowed focus in terms of topic. Some examples of niche sites: a dog training website, a coaching soccer players blog, indoor gardening site or homeschooling site. How can you make money from your niche websites?
By selling affiliate products on your niche site. An affiliate product is a digital or physical product that has been created and is owned by someone else. You as the niche site owner can sell the product as an affiliate and earn commission on your sales, sometimes as much as 50%
Where can you find affiliate products to sell?
The first place to start (because it is the easiest) is with Amazon. Amazon gives their affiliates widgets to add to their sites that showcase the products fitting the site’s specific niches.
Another place to check for products is ClickBank. ClickBank offers a huge variety of digital products across many categories so they should have items that fit your site’s topic or niche.
PayDotCom or e-junkie also offer affiliate products for sale on niche sites.
On the LinkShare network, there are products available for you to market from Walmart, AT&T, and the Microsoft Store.
Here are the steps involved in setting up a successful niche site:
- This is probably the most important step: Find a niche where people are buying.
- Set up your site. These days most niche marketers use WordPress to set up their site even if they aren’t setting up a blog.
- Add content to your site. You need to have articles on your site that will help you pre-sell your affiliate products. They could be product reviews, comparisons of the kinds of product you’re offering, interviews with product developers or articles on how the products you’re promoting that can offer a solution to a problem.
- Be sure to include affiliate links in your articles so that people can click through your links and you get credit for the sale so you can be paid the commission.
- Do it again.
As a business model, building online niche sites appeals to people who want to be their own boss and work on their own time. The challenge of setting up great niche sites to generate affiliate income appeals to them. Does this sound appealing to you?