Within the numberless list of niches that are out there, some have affiliate opportunities that extend beyond just a small or recurring commission, some of them have high ticket items within which 1 single sale can equal what is for some a month’s worth of income they’d get at a full time job.
What are high ticket items?
They’re just extremely expensive products or services that offer a chance for people to promote them and depending on the commission rate, make anywhere from $100’s to $1,000’s per each sale. That is the most obvious pro to this topic.
But there are also many trade offs of promoting something so expensive, the biggest is that the traffic numbers for people who seek these things is also much smaller because most people generally cannot afford something like this so the audience numbers greatly decrease, but at the same time, 1 sale can make up for what would take dozens and hundreds or sales to make a lot of money.
Note: They are also known as “big ticket items”.
The types of niches I will reveal to you:
Although there are 3 on the following list (Here are more, specifically #s 1, 7, 8 and 10), you need to know a few things:
1) The first is that you can find way more than ones I show you here and on the article.
2) The key is to open your mind, look at different niches and find the most expensive items there, then see if there’s an affiliate program offered as well as if the products within the niche are searched on Google.
3) There are 3 categories with high ticket items:
- Very expensive products and a very small number of buyers.
- There’s also very expensive products with no buyers in them, well maybe just a handful (we’re talking 1-5).
- Then there’s ones which can a great deal of traffic, buyers who are willing to spend the ludicrous amounts.
Ideally, you want to try and find that third category and the 3 topics I have listed here do that.
Before you see the list, there is one topic however I will recommend you avoid promoting within and that is…
The make money online niche. It appears to be, at least in my recent findings that the make money online industry has shifted what it promotes.
Before it used to be small package, information products. Then it was software products to help your site rank better.
Now it appears that high ticket coaching and products are on the rise and at a scary level. There’s MLM programs like this one and straight up affiliate products like this one which are costing people $1,000’s for inflated information.
I warn you about this industry because I find it completely unethical to promote anything that is so expensive within this particular one, simply because the vast numbers of products that have been coming out of it lately aren’t really products, they’re just informational training tutorials for the most part.
The only thing lucrative about them is that they pay you so much for each referral and their prices would put some college tuition rates to shame…
But anyway, I have been comfortable recommending or promoting these things personally because I felt the audience, no matter how rich or poor wasn’t in need of these things and from my personal experiences, once I had a good program that worked for me, it didn’t cost me so much to become successful so it wouldn’t be fair that I try to lead other people in anything but a similar direction.
The only ethical, high ticket niche topics I personally endorse are ones where:
- The people buying know exactly what it is and that it’s worth it. They aren’t being ripped of by hype products where they only know the product once they buy it, that’s utter nonsense.
- Typically the product needs to be physical so people have a sense of satisfaction.
The 3 topics:
1) Washing machines.
How much do you think the cheapest washing machine costs? A few hundred for an OK one. But what about the high end ones? Several $1,000’s.
So let’s me personally show you how fantastic this topic is, by just showing how many people search for a given keyword for it:
With a traffic potential of at least 10,000+ every month, as well as individual washing machines which can cost a lot, every sale you make can have you living quite comfortably…
But where would I go to sell them? Honestly, Amazon is perfect. What I did was, I went to it and selected washing machines which were in the range of $1,000-$10,000 to see which ones were selling and look at this:
Now I only briefly went through the list of results, but there’s ones which surpass $3,000 from what I saw. Some of them are washer/dryer combos you get and many of them have over a dozen ratings meaning that people are buying it.
Now I did specify that ideally you want the topic that has the most buyers willing to spend a lot of money and in this basic niche, you do have that, but for these specific products, you do not, but that’s always going to be around.
If you target the main topic and within it promote these high ticket items, you can sell them, not often, but remember that the 1 sale you get for it can totally justify the marketing effort. Obviously, you want to promote something that has good ratings and won’t break down.
If you’re someone who fixes, understands and even builds laptops, computers, you’ve got yourself another high ticket niche. I’ll let you figure out the keywords for it (tutorial on them), but here’s a brief look at all the expensive ones being sold on (again Amazon):
Although the following screenshot displays the ones which are a little over a $1,000, on that page I saw more expensive ones, but I decided to screenshot this area because of the VAST numbers of people who are buying them.
With these 3 laptops alone, you have over 600 people who have rated it and possibly way more who have actually purchased them.
There’s people who go beyond buying those ones and aim for the higher up products. Fine, as long as it’s a good quality product and it makes them happy, you can sell it.
3) Watches (the obvious one you never though of, admit it!)
Yeah, we all know Rolex watches are expensive, but if you’re a watch freak like many people are, know that within that topic, you have a select number of people who are willing to buy them for so much money. $10,000’s or more even.
And guess what? Amazon has them too:
Yeah people buy those too and while for someone like me, those prices are insane (and I’m not into watches personally), you may be and your niche certainly may be, specifically the ones above.
What I would do if you were in this niche, is I would target the high end company that sells the watch (Rolex, Omega or whatever other company known to have the most expensive ones) and then make product reviews for each one.
It helps if you own one of these so you can be seen as an authority, but knowing the information on these watches is enough to sell them.
My final thoughts:
Like I said, there’s far more than just the 3 above but as long as you know how to find niches and then the most expensive products in them that won’t scam people, you have a great opportunity to sell them.
As long as your marketing efforts are correctly targeted, making just a few sales is enough to carry most people on for a year…
Keep in mind that this route isn’t the only one for affiliates. I personally don’t sell anything high ticket (yet) because a majority of my niche audience isn’t ready to spend that much. If that’s the case, fine, then focus on more sales volumes to make up for the money.