There are plenty of great niches out there that can generate an online income, from pets to weight loss to health. But if those don’t catch your fancy, and you’re stumped as to what niche to enter, I’m going to recommend the one I myself have entered on the side, namely Internet marketing.
I’m mainly in the education niche myself, with my Liberty Classroom and my (pretty darn good) affiliate site for the Ron Paul Curriculum. But on the side I’ve entered this other niche, and it’s worked out extremely well.
Here’s what makes it good:
(1) It’s something lots of people need. Anyone trying to make a living online will be interested in things like (a) attracting website traffic, (b) getting websites designed, (c) getting websites hosted, (d) getting graphics designed without breaking the bank, (e) social media marketing, (f) building an email list, (g) how to write copy that sells, (h) creating landing pages, and (i) plain old “how do I earn money online?” The products you promote will help people solve those problems.
(2) It’s really easy to be an affiliate in this niche. (In other words, it’s easy to find other people’s products you can promote and earn a commission.) There are tons of products launching all the time, they’re all looking for affiliates to help promote them. The affiliate payment is much more generous than with physical products: usually 50%, but sometimes as much as 100%.
(3) These products generally have some form of scarcity attached to them: either they come off the market altogether after a certain amount of time, or their price rises after the initial launch. It is much, much easier to make a sale when the customer knows there’s a chance of missing out.
(4) There are some jerks in this industry, so you’ll stand out just by being a decent person.
There are other reasons, too. I don’t know of any industry that has something like Michael Cheney’s 7-Figure Franchise, which he launched early this year. I’ve had tremendous success with it. I cannot get over how brilliant the logic of it is.
Michael Cheney is one of the most successful affiliate marketers in the world. Anyone in his right mind wants Michael promoting his products. I have earned a small fortune promoting products using Michael’s method.
Toward the end of March I promoted one of Michael’s products — The Commission Machine — to the smaller of my two email lists. This is a very inexpensive but exceptionally valuable product. As you’ll see if you buy it, it lays out the exact strategy I myself use for successful affiliate promotions: where to find products, how to make sales, how not to bore your prospects to death (as so many affiliates do), and a lot more.
As a member of Michael’s 7-Figure Franchise, I earn 100% commissions on all his products. So every cent of those sales went directly to me. When people buy his upsells, all that money also goes to me.
Once people enter their email addresses on Michael’s landing page, the fun really starts. They get placed into an 8-week email sequence in which, in his usual entertaining style, Michael pitches them on all his products. I also earn 100% commissions on every one of those sales.
So once I send traffic to Michael’s page, all I have to do is sit back and wait. Michael’s email sequences do all the work.
And if someone buys one of Michael’s high-ticket, back-end products, I earn a $1000 commission.
This has worked so well for me that a few weeks ago I revamped my Happy Earner email list so that all the new people who join it are automatically taken through a 7-day email sequence promoting The Commission Machine before they start receiving my regular emails.
It’s been just under six weeks since I sent out that week’s worth of emails, and it’s earned me $17,501.88.
The money in this niche is ridiculous. If people knew, they’d be shocked.
So if it’s plain old dough you want, you should at least look into it. Suppose you managed to build an email list of 1000 people (which is totally doable). That’s a little more than one-sixth the size of my (quite modest) list when I started that Cheney campaign. Would you be satisfied with one-sixth of $17,501.88 after a week’s worth of emails?
Don’t do anything you don’t want to do, but I’m just telling you: I’m in the middle of this pool, and the water’s great. Particularly this water.
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