Let me start by saying, the most profitable niches (at least long term) are almost always going to be evergreen. That means they have been popular for several years, maybe even decades, and are not going anywhere for a VERY long time, if ever.
So the latest fad or trend doesn’t make the cut — even if it is a hot topic right now and could make some quick money. The evergreen niches will always win in the long run! Therefore, these tend to be the best niches for building a website or starting an internet business.
If you want to start an online business with the highest chance of succeeding then your best bet is to enter a market that has already been proven to be profitable. That’s not too hard to understand. Nothing wrong with cashing in on a hot trend, but we are talking about long term profits here.
I get asked these (and similar) questions all the time:
- What are the most profitable niches for affiliate marketing?
- Is this niche worth getting into for SEO?
- What industries are the best to start in as an internet marketer?
- Can I make money online with [insert niche here]?
This is what I often tell people when they ask me these types of questions:
As a general rule of thumb, if you are ever unsure if a niche could be profitable or not; just ask yourself…
“Does it have something to do with getting paid, laid, or living a long time?”
What I mean is this…
Typically the most profitable niches that are evergreen are those dealing with wealth/money/finance (getting paid), dating/sex/relationships (getting laid), or health/fitness/wellness (living a long time).
Because these are things that virtually everyone on the planet wants!
Therefore, if it falls into one of these 3 categories, you can presume it’s more than likely a profitable niche.
That’s not foolproof advice but it’s a damn good start! Obviously those aren’t the ONLY niches that will make money, but they are certainly a good starting point if you aren’t sure where to begin!
So, with that being said, what are the top niche markets in 2018?
Our niche ideas are compiled based on many years of experience and solid data showing them to be among the most popular niches to make money online. These industries are loaded with prime opportunities to create a passive income business on the internet.
Alright, let’s get to it…
These are our choices for the top 8 most profitable affiliate marketing and SEO niches this year:
This is a huge industry that shows no signs of ever slowing down and will probably be around forever. Furthermore, if you read above, you will notice this one is in the “big 3” evergreen categories under “living a long time” so it’s a proven profitable market. There are already thousands of money making sub-niches inside this industry and more are coming in all the time. It just keeps growing every year.
Just think about it for a second, you have:
- Weight loss
- Gaining weight
- Building muscle
- Healthy eating
- Workout programs
- Curing diseases
- Preventing disease
- Hair products
- Natural health
- Cellulite reduction
- Exercise equipment
…and about a MILLION other things!
The list above barely even scratches the surface of this overall niche(s). Plus, think of ALL the hundreds or even thousands of micro-niches underneath each of these. The list pretty much never ends! These tend to make great affiliate marketing niches as there are usually a ton of different products in each category that are very popular and typically provide affiliate programs so you can promote them to earn money.
There’s money to be made hand over fist here, and the opportunities are virtually endless. Another great thing about this industry is that, even though it’s super popular, there are still a lot of untapped niche markets in it due to the fact that new things are coming out all the time. Also, in many cases, you will actually be helping people so there’s an added bonus of feeling good about what you are doing.
This is another one of the “big 3” (getting laid) and it’s not going anywhere, ever! It is highly lucrative and always will be.
Whether someone is looking for love, struggling to keep a partner, wanting to rekindle passion, trying to get laid, needing marriage help, or one of MANY other reasons why this is such a huge topic; there are tons of ways to build a business in the dating/romance niche with all the potential products & services available.
Here is just a small sample of the topics this industry includes:
- How to get a girlfriend/boyfriend
- Get your ex back
- Add excitement to your sex life
- General dating tips
- Save your relationship
- Online dating
- Sugar daddies
- Pick up artists
- Adult toys
- Intimate apparel
People are always looking for advice when it comes to these areas and are willing to spend money to get the help they need. This will continually be a huge market full of potential for building a profitable online business. There are a plethora of affiliate programs to promote in these niches already and plenty of room to create your own product or service as well.
Think about this one for a moment… There’s a reason you visited this website in the first place, and are reading this post right now!
The reason being this is another MASSIVELY popular niche that is evergreen, and will continue to be popular many years from now. It also wraps up the “big 3” previously discussed with the “getting paid” industry.
Some topics here include (but are certainly not limited to):
- Ways to earn money online
- Make money blogging
- Home business opportunities
- Search engine optimization (SEO)
- Social media marketing
- Affiliate programs
- Digital currency investing
- Video marketing
Even if you are just getting started with building your online business in one of the other niches listed here, you could still help others by teaching the strategies and techniques you used to create an online business. Share your successes, failures, tips, etc…
Plus, there are a ton of courses, ebooks, coaching programs, business opportunities, and so much more than you can promote as an affiliate marketer. The options here are virtually limitless for what you can do in the money/finance niche.
Okay, you have now learned the “BIG 3” niches for getting paid, laid, and living a long time! However, those aren’t the ONLY great industries out there, so let’s continue with 5 more of the best niches for 2018…
People absolutely LOVE their pets! In fact, many consider them a part of the family, and won’t hesitate to spend a lot of money on them. I am personally one of those people. I love animals and would do just about anything for them. There are millions of people just like me out there.
There’s food, treats, toys, crates, boarding, grooming, bedding, training, and a whole lot more. Many people spend more on their pets than they do themselves in a given month, and some people would go hungry before letting their pet miss a meal.
If that doesn’t scream “Hot Niche” then I don’t know what does?! Plus, people will always have pets, so this is a very evergreen industry that will almost certainly never die off.
Another huge niche that has only been growing in recent years, and will likely continue to rise in modern society.
Some of the sub-niches and topics include:
- Home defense
- Bug-out bags
- Survival knives
- Self sufficiency skills
- Growing food
- Survival kits
- Tactical tools
Plus many others!
Many preppers will spare no expense when it comes to emergency preparedness and doomsday readiness. So there are definitely some potentially lucrative niche ideas in here and likely will be for the foreseeable future. These also often seem to work well as profitable SEO niches because most of the research into these things and purchases are normally done online, and the overall competition levels are not super competitive yet. That also makes this one of top niches for affiliate marketers for many of the same reasons.
Obviously there are a nearly endless amount of sports & hobbies out there, and they come with millions of different ways to make money from them. This is more of a general niche in that it doesn’t really have a defined list of specific top-level industries to discuss.
You have to use a bit more creativity here in finding your sub-niche, but it’s really not very difficult at all once you start getting the ideas flowing. Every sport has some sort of equipment needed, and just about every hobby has some sort of product or service associated with it too. You just have to find what you enjoy and sell the products and/or service associated with said hobby or sport. It’s actually quite simple if you don’t overthink it!
New technology and subsequent products are literally coming out daily. Everyone wants the latest product or coolest new gadget on the marketing, and people will spend a LOT of money to get it!
Whether it’s the best new computer, tablet, smartphone, or the newest device on the block… people will pay for it. Everyone wants the latest and best technology. Then, you have accessories galore to go with these devices, which provides an entire world of opportunity for the saavy business people.
You can typically buy and sell these products on Amazon, eBay, Alibaba, and a whole bunch of other online marketplaces. You could also create your own video tutorials, information products, an authority site, and so on. There’s a lot of opportunity to cash in on the ever-growing tech industry.
Learn Another Language
There’s not really much of an explanation needed for this one. People all over the world are wanting to learn other languages for various reasons, so you can do quite well for yourself by giving them the resources do to so.
Whether it’s English, Spanish, French, Chinese, German, Portuguese, Russian, Japanese, Italian or any of the other hundreds of languages in the world; there are thousands of people wanting to learn them at any given time.
You don’t have to teach classes or be some master of multiple languages to make money in this niche. All you have to do is build a website or community where you can promote affiliate products that do teach people wanting to learn other languages. This can be a quite lucrative niche!
Okay, that concludes our list of the top 8 most profitable niches for 2018. This is not to say these are the only worthwhile industries to get involved in. There are plenty of hot niches out there that you can make an absolute fortune from. How you decide to build your business is entirely up to you. We have simply provided these great niche ideas to help you get started. Use them as the foundation for your business and build upon it until you have achieved all your goals!
Also, before we wrap it up, let’s make something else very clear…
There are some other industries that are super popular, and therefore tempting, but they are also VERY difficult to get into (if not impossible). So they are NOT recommended unless you are a battle tested veteran of the internet marketing world with a large budget and a ton of experience & connections.
Some of these include…
- Payday Loans
- Real Estate (Unless it’s local)
- Credit Cards
That’s not an exhaustive list but you get the idea!
These are certainly profitable niches in the grand scheme of things – that can’t be denied – but in most cases they are FAR too competitive for the average person to succeed in, at least online, so we don’t suggest trying to get into them unless you are a high level marketer with deep pockets and a badass team! Don’t be fooled by their numbers, you would be very lucky to ever make money online in any of those industries.
Stick to the main 8 niches discussed above and you will have a much higher chance of succeeding with your business! As stated before, there are obviously millions of other industries that you can build a business in and be very successful, but we feel these are the best niches in general for the average person to start an online business and be successful. Once you have mastered a few of them, you can start branching out into others, or just dominate an entire niche subset. The opportunities are virtually endless with what you can do with these evergreen niche ideas.