Every single year, affiliate marketers and niche site creators seek to find the most profitable niches and it is true that each year, there are new industries and topics set to boom. Speaking from experience, the 5 on the list I am about to give you are topics I personally either have an existing website in and/or have made profit from in the past.
These niches are booming and I can assure you, if you plan on making a site this year, if you choose on these 5 topics, and really get into it, you’re going to make bank, a lot of it.
1) Drones. An absolutely gigantic niche.
I actually started a drone site in 2017 as I was seeing the potential behind it. This is a booming industry that may actually change the way we look at deliveries of food, supplies, search and rescue and other operations, but for now, what is absolutely true about this industry is that it’s booming for 2 particular groups of people:
Hobbyists and commercial users. Hobbyists like myself fly these things around for fun and review them so other people (in masses) can also figure out how to do the same.
Commercial users use drones to take pictures and videos of real estate and they actually have entire businesses set up from this.
How big is this industry? Take a look at the following numbers:
With just 1 basic keyword search, the most generic term “drones” gets nearly 60k searches a month and speaking from personal experience, if you include popular models, YouTube videos that review them and their own independent searches done on Google and other search engines…
You’re looking at a topic which gets several 100,000 searches a month and that’s on the conservative estimate! But what about the trend? Well I did say booming industries didn’t I? And here’s proof:
That’s a pretty meteoric rise if you ask me…and I am putting my money where my mouth is on this as I already have a website trying to bank on this stuff. I’d already made a few sales, but it’s growing, and it’s still in it’s early stages, with all the opportunity to continue growing (which it will).
2) Raising pet pigs!
This is another big industry on the rise. Forget pet dogs, cats, turtles, you name it, apparently pigs are smart animals (I know, my cousin had one) and naturally with the rise in pet ownership of these adorable, “snorty” creatures, comes the need to know how to raise them properly.
As I said, my cousin had one (a pot belly pig) and let me tell you, they are a lot harder to raise than a cat or dog, but if someone can make a website which helps people who have pigs or are thinking of getting them help them raise one, believe me, that person will be very happy with the profits they make.
There’s special food, supplements and an entire industry here designed for pig raising and for affiliate marketers to make bank on. And if you don’t believe me that this industry is on the rise, here’s your evidence:
Crazy, isn’t it? But hey, there’s another topic for you to consider 🙂
3) Joint pain.
I have done case studies on joint pain before and about how big this industry is. There’s millions of people who suffer from it. Now you can either make an entire site devoted to joint pain or you can target a specific type of join pain, for example knee issues.
I actually have a website dedicated to helping people with knee pain that actually had very low content on it, but showed immense promise as with only 10 articles on it, I already had decent Google rankings, brought in some traffic and even did a test where I created an ad for people with knee pain to help them out. The result was quite incredible as I got a number of signups in a single day.
Had I run that experiment further, I could have collected an even bigger list and sold them products that worked for me.
But I digress. The point is, this industry isn’t so much booming as it is already huge, evergreen (what does that mean?) and there are no signs of this stopping. The reason why is because this is a major problem that consistently happens in our world and so long as it continues to be a problem, people will keep looking for solutions.
And here you go on the trends:
Now I did say it’s not really booming, yet you see an upward rise in popularity. Why is this? Well my theory is that it’s a mix of things:
1) More people are using the internet day after day (here’s some crazy stats on how many people are online!).
2) The population of the world is increasing.
3) Proportionally, more people will have joint problems and because more people are online, they will seek solutions there.
Either way, if you can help people out with this, this is a HUGE industry in 2018 and moving forward…
4) Hair loss (My favorite. Not).
I am a “bit bald” to say the least and while I very much dislike it, my issue with this led me to the general topic and seeing how many others have issues. Out of all the industries on this list, hair loss is the biggest by far. Millions of searches worldwide for people seeking solutions.
Now on this topic, I too started a website, but as my personal efforts in finding a solution to this problem halted, so did the progress on the site.
What I can tell you is that besides having a ridiculously large number of people with this problem, this industry is also easier to sell in depending on which demographic you target. For example:
Women generally are more likely to seek solutions for hair loss and buy the products vs men who generally procrastinate and I am an example of that.
Now if you make a website and target women, you’ve got a goldmine on your hands, but this is one of those careful niche topics I’d pursue as it’s extremely hard to find a solution and any successful affiliate marketer/online businessman has to give their audience a REAL solution.
What’s my advice? If you suffer from this issue and found your own solution, make a site on hair loss and sell the audience the exact same thing. If you have hair loss issues and don’t know of a solution, you can still make a website and figure out the solution as the website grows, just write up on different hair loss topics. It will help educate you on it and work your way to a solution, something I personally know exists.
And here are the trends for this monster of a niche:
Notice something? It’s quite stagnant (at the same area), but it’s literally at the top. In other words, this niche market is HOT 24-7, 365 days a year, every year.
No one can deny the rise of social media and people creating their own brands and names for themselves. Many people like Casey Neistat really pioneered the whole idea of V logging (blogging via video) and I’ll tell you this, it’s exploding in popularity.
People are buying cameras, traveling, recording their adventures and putting it up on social media sites and YouTube. What can one sell if they get involved in this? Cameras, V logging equipment (there’s way more than just cameras and by the way, drones are part of this industry too!), make your own YouTube channel to sell stuff (Look up Peter McKinnon and you’ll see what I mean…).
My final thoughts:
In 2018, the above 5 niche topics are set to explode, if they haven’t already. Naturally if you possess the knowledge on how to create a niche website, and utilize these topics, you’re going to really see some amazing growth in your business.
But if you’re not sure on how to get started, allow me to help you there:
Do note that you should never limit yourself to just the 5 choices above I listed. Any niche topic that has your passion/interest and the passion/interest of a large group of audience is always the #1 topic you should go for and I am speaking from experience here as those tend to provide you with the type of ambition and hard work that makes the website successful in the first place.
If you have a booming niche idea for 2018 that you feel wasn’t included in this list but should have been, do let me know below and I’d love to here your ideas!