Take a look at some 9 best profitable affiliate marketing niches. Because choosing a profitable niche at the beginning is the first step to build a successful online business.
So this post is about 18 blog income reports on 9 niches. It is going to show proof that it is possible to make a living online. You will find inspiring to read a short review we did from the 18 blog owners who were willing enough to show us their success.
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How to know if a niche is profitable
If you do research on the search engine you will find tons of niche examples that they qualify the best. But how can we be sure and how successful businesses did it?
Well if you promote physical products it is quite easy to follow the listed niches. The way to go is to make a lot of in depth products reviews based on what is popular on the market at the moment.
But if you want to promote informational products you may want to start blogging. And it happens that a lot of bloggers did some posts about their income. Some were very diligent to post monthly income with all their expenses.
So we can learn a lot about the niches and how bloggers do their business. I find this invaluable proof of what is working and surely it gives an inspiration boost to build our own business.
Below is a list of 9 best profitable affiliate marketing niches. And under those nine, I show 18 blog income reports from successful websites. Surely it will inspire you to start your own blog.
9 profitable niches
I found a list of 200 blog owners who are very kind to put their income on their blog. Here is the link to this list from the blog: blogging her way I will make a review of the most successful one for 9 different niches.
The travel niche
The Reese family blog is about life style and travel. They did $147,888 on the month of December 2018.
The blog owner started her blog 10 years ago and started by writing about budgeting and saving money. The blog evolve into life style and travel overtime.
Her family spend 150 days travelling on the last year and are producing videos about their trip. They manage to find different ways to monetize offline although it is with affiliate marketing and courses that they make most of their income.
Here is a list of the affiliate programs they make money from.
- Revive social
- Theme forest
- Convert kit
- Warfare plugin
- Pretty link
- Constant contact.
Life is good.
Blog was started in 2016. They made a profit of $123,530 in the third quarter of 2019.
They start their blog in a way of documenting their travels with the goal of covering their travel expenses and inspiring people to do the same and realize their dreams. Over time and with the success they have with the blog and comments from readers, they realize that publishing reports have a way to make people believe that they can make their dreams come through even if not in the travel niche.
At the end, we should help and inspire each other.
They make money with affiliate programs, Google adsense, course, Paypal and Patreon and sponsors
Sponsors are brands who reach them for publishing review of their products on the blog.
Her is the list of the affiliate programs they use.
- Credit cards
- Epidemic sounds
- Convert kit
- Tube body
- Travel con
Thumbs up for Kate and Nate.
This niche is probably amongst the best profitable affiliate marketing niches.
Michele made over $132,000 for then month of October 2020. He started publishing his side jobs income reports. Now he run a full blown very profitable website.
He publish his income reports to help others, look back to what he accomplished and to show us what is possible.
Michelle write about saving money, travel, blogging, side job ideas, career advice, college, payoff debt, real estate, retirement, products reviews and more.
Michelle make most of his income from courses, sponsorships, advertising and affiliate marketing.
Here is a list of the affiliate marketing programs he uses.
- Survey companies
- Six figure blogger
- Convert kit
- Internet scoping school
- Bookkeeper business academy
- Personal capital
He make half of his income with sponsored posts. Brand and companies pay him to post their promotional content on its website. This means when you have visibility, sponsors may find you and pay you good money.
Great work Michelle.
Rosemary made $66,000 in January 2017.
She started by buying a course 2 years before, took 9 months to slowly implement the course. After 10 month she had $2000 revenue. After 15 month $20,000 and now $66,000.
She makes her money with affiliate programs, sponsored posts, ads networks and mostly with her own products. Two of them are a few pages pdfs and the majority of her income with a 60 pages workbook on budgeting.
She is doing Facebook ads to get her customers and spent $20,000 in ads for a $88,000 month before expenses.
We could say that building such a profitable business in just 2 years starting slowly is awesome.
This is great Rosemary.
Abby made $33,000 in December 2016.
Abby started her blog with her husband Donny 3 years before. She writes about organization, blogging, decorating, happy thought… She do her income report to help others and to show what is possible.
Abby wrote about 3 things she would have done differently.
- Grow her list earlier
- More confidence in her
- Have chosen a different blog name
And the two things she is proud of
- Took her time to find her niche
- Work with her husband
Her revenue comes with her own products and affiliate programs. The blog has 400,000 page views per month and an email list of 100,000 subscribers. This is great.
Here is the list of their affiliate programs.
- Feast desing
- Flywheel hosting
- Genesis framework
- Media temple
- List surge
- Affiliate marketing for bloggers
- Restore 316
- Pretty darn cute design
Silas and Grace made $19,889 in the last month.
They started their blog after listening to a podcast from Rosemary Groner. They made $5,000 from their blog after only 3 months. Now they are travelling freely around the world.
Chasing foxes writes about lifestyle, money, style and beauty, travel and they have an online store.
They make moneys as affiliate with those programs
Congratulation Silas and Grace.
Lindsay and Bjork made over $100,000 in November 2016
The purpose of their income is to show people what is possible and hope people will get some tips, information or whatever to encourage them to start their own blog.
They build their blog slowly and steady over 7 years. They have now a small team working fulltime on the blog.
Basically they have recipes and a shop to sell kitchen related physical items.
They make money with affiliate programs, sponsored content and ad network.
- Sponsored content
- Adthrive video
- Tastyfood photography
- Gourmet ad
- Genesis theme
- elegant theme
- Active campaign
Congratulation Lindsay and Bjork and good appetite.
Trevor and Jennifer made $44,181 in December 2016
They started their blog in November 2014 and now have 450,000 visitors per month. They say that it seems out of reach but this is not. Both were able to quit their job and do blogging full time only after 8 months.
Basically they publish recipes and do worshops.
Here is the list of their sources of income.
- Show me the yummy digital food video
- Sponsored content and freelancing
This great Jennifer and Trevor. Have a good diner.
Diy/craft and home blog
Gina made $23,360 in November 2016
She started her blog part time and quit her job after 8 months. Gina now has 500,000 visitors a month and do her income reports to inspire and shows that it is possible to make a living blogging and do what they love.
Gina is doing this for 8 years and she said she has a degree in copyrighting but says that it is not particularly important for succeeding.
The blog is about about couture, eat, make and decorate.
Here is the list of her income source.
- Affiliate income
- Sponsored post
- Display advertising
- Products sales
This is great Gina
Pam made $14,925 in November 2019
The Pam’s business is about to teach people how to make a business about crochet. She has a podcast, courses and she is all about how to.
She has numerous source of income and making money only about selling crochet items is not viable.
Pam sources of income are:
- Affiliate sales
- Pattern sales
- Digital products
- Crafts fairs
Alida and Corey made over $12,000 in January 2018.
Alida started the blog in 2014 and 18 months later Corey quit the job to help with the blog. A month later they put 20% down on a 15 years loan for their house. They put 20 to 25 hours a week of work together on the blog.
Alida says that there is a multiple ways to make money with a blog and nothing is saturated. She is the living proof.
After a hundred blog posts she was able to write a book. She never thought she would do that.
The way they monetize.
- Advertising revenue
- Affiliate income
- Sponsored post
- Freelance writing
- Direct sales
- Virtual assistant work
Congratulation Alida and Corey.
Stacey made $9,688 whit her blog in a month
Stacey says that she is just a normal person and wanted to show that it is possible to make awesome income with blogging. She learned everything by herself and made a full time income within a year.
She says that although it is possible to blog on a free blogging platform, it is better to use a self hosting platform like Siteground (affiliate link). This is because free platform limits your monetization potential.
She has between 400,000 and 500,000 visitors per month.
She said the keys to get success is to be authentic posting content that would be helpful for herself.
Here are her sources of income
- Tap influence
- Sits girls
- Clever girls
- Other brand/pr opportunity
- Her book.
She also listed her expenses.
Nice job Stacey
Health and fitness
Kath made over $11,000 with her health blog in January 2018.
She had her health blog for 7 years. Now she started Kathkyle.com to show people how to do it. She said that she was always motivated when she read about other blog income reports.
She says that you will get what you think you will get. So better keep focusing on a positive attitude.
Most of her income comes from her own products.
She did Facebook ads to grow her email list.
Her blog had 231,000 views on January 2018
Kath income sources
- Banner ads
- Network marketing
- Her own products
This is great Kath
Tammy made $13,162 in March 2016
She is blogging for 5 years now and have a lot to share. Tammy made income reports to show what is working or not every month.
The blog has around 500,000 visits per month. She talked a lot about what it is to run the blog in a business point of view. Mostly about traffic.
Here is her advice about traffic.
- Diversify the traffic
- Create content readers want
- Post 3 to 4 times a week
- Build your email list
- Create a social media strategy
She stopped her post at 2000 words saying that she has a lot more to say but that is enough for now.
Tammy income sources.
- Aolkitchen daily
- Her ebook
- Her meal plans
- Plan to eat
She also gives her expenses.
Congratulation Tammy. You are a very energic woman.
Best Profitable Affiliate Marketing Niches Conclusion
I tried to make a resume of what it is like to run a blog business by showing you 9 best profitable marketing niches. I did it in multiple niches and found all kind of people having success. From the cartesian business man to the humble mom with her family.
What we can see is it is possible to have success and live the independent life. All it take is posting with consistency and resilience over a relatively short period of time. Some did it within 6 months.
I hope that this report will inspire you and make you believe that you could do it. Just make the step one at time, but make a step everyday.
To your success.
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