Trending Niches for Affiliate Websites

When you’re starting a website as an affiliate marketer the most often asked question is “what should my niche be?”. The truth is there is no wrong answer. But a good start is always the trending niches for affiliate websites.

Unfortuntely, that is correct. There is no perfect niche.

First off, a website will not do well unless you put time, effort and hard work into it.

Your website will perform for you, just put time and hard work into it.

Two people could start our own separate websites at the same time about dog toys. One of us will eventually get more traffic and more sales because we put more time and effort into it, usually in the form of content that is engaging and original. Kinda like what you’re reading right now.

The perfect niche for you is the niche you can still be interested in talking about after 6 months, a year or longer. Or it can be a niche you want to learn more about because you will be doing research and answering questions about that niche.

But, there definitely are niches that work better than others. Niches that involve items in the $30 to $60 range seem to do better than costlier items. You could pick always in demand or “evergreen” niches or trending niches for affiliate websites.

However, if you’re still stumped for a good niche I would suggest a niche that is popular right now and will be popular for the foreseeable future.

10 of the best trending niches for affiliate websites:

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CBD Oil

You’ve probably heard of the increasing popularity of CBD oil. It has been linked to health benefits and more and more states are legalizing its use.

They do have affiliate programs and the popularity of this product has just begun so the market and demand for it is only going to increase. One such opportunity can be found here.

CBD Oil search trend over last 5 years

Shapewear

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What used to be called a girdle or corset is now called shapewear and is much more comfortable to wear.

This is a niche that has been trending upward for the last 15 years and it is not going away any time soon.

Maybe you are familiar with Spanx?

They are probably the most well known brand of shapewear. It comes in many forms – some lift the butt, some compress and slim fat – and can be worn under your clothes or as outer clothes. What started out as a women only item is now also being made for men.

Shapewear search trends since 2004

Drones and accessories

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The good thing about this niche is good drones have a higher price point than some of the others things on this list.

That will mean better commissions for you.

Also, because this is a trending niche new people are getting involved all the time.

You could focus on the beginner drone pilot or make a website targeting those that have being doing it for a while and are experienced like an aerial photographer or the professional pilot. Plus there are many accessories you can market as well like skins and decals, cameras, addons and parts.

Drone search trends in the last 9 years

Smart Home Devices

The future is here and so is the increase in sales of devices that are networked in a smart home.

As you might have guessed, this involves a lot of electronic gadgets.

You could get really specific and make a niche out of a particular smart home device like TVs or computers or smart home systems.

Or have an all tech website and discuss them all. Best of all, many of these smart home devices are usually high dollar and in turn the commission you can earn is usually high.

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Smart home devices search trends in the last 5 years

Active Wear

athleisure is a trending niche

Even if you don’t know what it is, I’m sure you’ve seen it.

Basically, it’s athletic wear that can be worn every day.

Yoga pants would be something that would fit this niche, as would shoes, t-shirts and leggings.

Any type of clothing that would be comfortable and durable and worn as workout attire could be described as active wear.

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Athleisure search trends over the last 5 years

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Hemp Oil

This trending product can find a place on a healthy living or beauty website. This is made from hemp seeds.

And is reportedly beneficial for the skin and helps to reduce aging of the skin.

It contains omega oils for healthy heart function and fatty acids that studies show are good for the brain. There are many studies that suggest it is beneficial for much more that – treating skin conditions like acne, eczema and psoriasis, reducing muscle pain, decreasing PMS symptoms.

If you have a natural life or healthy living website this is something that is trending and still hasn’t peaked.

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Hemp oil search trends in the last 5 years.

Matcha Powder

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If you want to get into the healthy living niche you might try doing something with Matcha powder.

The popularity of Matcha powder has been increasing for the last 15 years and shows no signs of slowing down. Use is expected to grow by nearly 10% over the next 5 years.

This powder comes from green tea leaves and has been used in China and Japan for over a century. The powder can be used in tea and for cooking and has been shown to reduce stress levels.

It comes in a few different grades and the better the grade is, the more expensive it becomes. And you can see that demand and searches for it are trending upward.

Matcha powder search trends over time

Avocado Oil

Another of these health benefit products that has been increasingly trending in the last 5 years. And demand is expected to increase by 13% over the next 4 years.

Avocado oil is used in cooking, by amateurs and professionals both, because it is used in salads and is also used as a natural preservative for fruits.

Avocado oil use is high in North America and Europe. This is due to the health benefits from consumption of avocado oil. It is high in good fatty acids that increase healthy cholesterol. Some companies have developed avocado oil cooking spray and virgin avocado oil. And it being used in health and beauty products also.

This could either be a niche website or a product that is featured on a website that focuses on cooking, healthy living or beauty.

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Avocado oil search trends for the last 5 years.

Smart Watches

Smart watches have seen phenomenal growth in the last 5 years and it only makes sense that will increase as their price comes down. In fact, the smart watch market is expected to grow 16% over the next 6 years.

You know these. Apple watches, Android watches, Fitbits. There are also watches made by lesser known manufacturers that work with Apple and Samsung smartphones.

Interestingly, this niche can be marketed toward the techie and fitness and health consumer. Smart watches are useful to people who are always on the go and don’t like to carry a smartphone everywhere.

They are also useful to those that are fit and health conscious. They can now track blood pressure and heart rate. And will, in the near future, give your doctor real time readings.

Smart watch search trends for the last 5 years

Denim products

denim is a trending affiliate niche

You know denim. It’s used for jeans and jackets. There are even purses, bags, backpacks and shirts made out of denim.

This material will have a 4% increase in demand over the next 5 years. It is a durable and comfortable material.

Denim is showing up everywhere. And with more and more companies moving to casual wear you see denim jeans in more offices.

The biggest market is North America but the use of denim has been overseas into Europe for a couple of decades.

Denim search trends for the last 5 years

The Conclusion?

You can see that these trending niches for affiliate websites have been trending upwards in the last 5 years. Some are anticipated to increase even higher than what is shown here.

But some of these you want to get in on now before the market is saturated, before the trending levels off and before you are competing with more affiliate websites. Or you can see my post for evergreen niches, for niches that will always be in high demand.

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8 thoughts on “Trending Niches for Affiliate Websites

  • January 7, 2020 at 8:36 pm
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    CBD and Hemp Oil is a very interesting business idea that I have been considering very closely, but I never considered it as a potential niche for my website! I appreciate the insight, and you opening my eyes to the potential that these two products have.

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  • January 7, 2020 at 8:41 pm
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    Very interesting post!
    I really like how you included the Search Trends with the likely progression upwards for all of these niches. There clearly are great opportunities to get started now.
    I have seen quite a few CBD oil websites start up and I can see how this market will get increasingly more competitive over the next few years.
    Where would you say the personal finance niche is trending right now?
    I am interested in this niche and would be curious to know where it is trending.
    You have done a lot of great research here and there is hope for many website niches, which is exciting!
    Thanks for sharing this information!

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    • January 8, 2020 at 8:09 pm
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      The personal finance niche is already pretty competitive but that is not to say it wouldn’t work for you. That’s not really a trending niche, it’s more of an evergreen niche – internet searches about personal finance will stay about the same over time. With that niche you probably hyper focus on a part of it like debt resolution or bill paying. That’s not to say those are trending just you might get more traffic focusing on a smaller part of that niche.

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  • January 7, 2020 at 10:11 pm
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    Hey how’s it going I really like the graphs that show the progress that these Niches have been making. I have learned something new today and will definitely try out some of these ideas. Thank you for your help.

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  • January 8, 2020 at 3:46 am
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    You have compiled a great list of suggestions for people looking for a niche. Looking for a niche might seem complicated but it doesn’t really have to be so. Your post shows that anyone can literally pick a niche easily and be successful with it. I have never heard of Matcha Powder, so it’s surprising to hear that it is a trending niche right now. What do you think of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies? Do you think that is a trending niche that should be looked into?

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    • January 8, 2020 at 7:24 pm
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      Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies are an interesting one. Because it’s not really a product right? It’s an investment and the value of it fluctuates. Just a few months ago it was at $13,000 and now it is around $8,500. Plus there are so many new cryptocurrencies whose value will probably never get as high as Bitcoin. But I think it could be classified as a trending niche, fluctuation not taken into consideration, more and more places accept Bitcoin as payment and as long as the acceptance of it as a form of payment gets more widespread it will be trending.

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  • January 8, 2020 at 6:41 am
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    Hi there and thanks for this informative article,
    I was quite surprised at the top niche list and wonder if the popularity of these is a help or hindrance. Of course if the niche is successful, there will be many people searching for these items but also, there will be a lot of competition.

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    • January 8, 2020 at 7:18 pm
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      That is a big question. Some people like to get involved in a niche that they know is in high demand. And sometimes these trending niches don’t quite have the competition you might think because they are relatively new.

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