The Ultimate 100 Profitable Affiliate Marketing Niches for 2021


In this article, we will discuss 100+ profitable affiliate marketing niches. Once you pick a niche, you can either create a micro niche off it or start a blog and regularly publish articles. 

That’s quite a big list! All the niches listed here have either high payouts in the popular affiliate marketing networks or are in rising demand so that you can jump on the bandwagon and start making money before others flew in. 

This list is handy if you want to start your own blog and are looking for ideas and inspiration to start making money through affiliate marketing right away. 

But before that, first, some essential tips that you will certainly find useful.

What is a niche?

The Ultimate 100 Profitable Affiliate Marketing Niches List for 2021

A niche is a defined topic that you will blog about, a narrow subject if you wish. It means that you tailor your blog to a limited number of topics and not just write and publish blogs about everything. That’s useful because it helps readers know what your blog is about and why they should subscribe to you.

Why choose a specific niche?

There are quite a few reasons why choosing a particular niche is a good idea. 

For example, someone some people ask whether it would make sense to publish articles about meditation and about cryptocurrencies on their blog if both niches are profitable in terms of affiliate earnings.

The problem with such diversity on a blog is that people can feel that they have ended up on the wrong blog. 

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Another example is to think about what to put on your homepage to clarify that you are discussing fashion and motorcycles. Of course, you may find them both really fascinating, but that won’t be the case for most of your readers. It is better to choose between the two blog niches or possibly set up two different blog websites.

As I have mentioned earlier on this blog already, it’s easier to make $100 from 10 affiliate marketing websites than to make $1000 from 1.

Marketing niches and free visitors from Google.

Another important reason to choose a specific niche is Google. 

If you have ideas on making money blogging, it will likely come largely from free visitors you get through Google. 

For example, your blog will rank high in the search results, and so many “free” visitors will come to your website every month, which will then earn you money.

Visitors from Google are not only “free,” but they are also highly targeted and will be interested in all the affiliated products you offer them if you make your niche website laser-sharp on the topic.

The Ultimate 100 Profitable Affiliate Marketing Niches List for 2021 - google analytics

Getting this type of organic traffic is a lot easier when it is clear (to you, Google, and the visitors) what your website is about. 

So, choose a niche and focus on it, and on it only. Read our guides about targeting a micro niche in affiliate marketing:

Remember that every blog post you write around your niche contributes to increasing the authority within your niche.

If I publish an article on this blog about ‘making money with affiliate marketing,’ it will be ranked high by Google within a few days. Because our blog is an affiliate marketing blog. 

We’ll get many free visitors (aka organic traffic from Google). 

If I post an article “outside” this blog’s niche such as ‘best makeup of the year,’ then I can forget about traffic from Google. 

Google knows that my blog is not an authority in the field of makeup, and writing about that topic is pointless. I’d never be able to rank a makeup related blog post on a tech blog.

In short, choose a niche and stick to it.

What do you have to take into account?

Choosing a niche if you plan to make money through affiliate marketing is a long-term decision. Especially if you want to make your blog big and earn a lot of money with it (some people earn $10000 a month). Ideally, choose a niche that you are really passionate about so that you will be able to write blog posts even if you don’t really feel like it.

3 questions you would need to answer with ‘YES’ to:

  • Are you passionate about this niche?
  • Are others passionate about that niche too?
  • Is there enough money to be made in your niche?

If so, then you’re all set. 

Then you can choose a niche with confidence. Take a look at the list below to make your choice from one of the 100+ niches that were proven to be profitable in the affiliate marketing business.

100 best niche for affiliate marketing

Looking for blog niche ideas 2021? We’ve got your back. You can use this profitable niches list to create your business in 2021 or optimize your existing one. More than 100 niche ideas for inspiration for your new affiliate website are divided into categories:

Health and sports affiliate marketing niches

  • Weightlifting
  • Yoga
  • Jogging
  • Meditation
  • Fitness sports
  • E-sports
  • Hiking
  • Mental health
  • Psychology
  • Alternative medicines
  • Natural medicines
  • Massages
  • Skincare
  • Aging / Anti-aging
  • Lose weight
  • Muscle growth
  • Exercise at home

Lifestyle affiliate marketing niches

  • Pregnancy
  • Traveling
  • Digital nomads
  • Van life
  • Tiny houses
  • Dating / online dating
  • Marriage
  • Separation
  • Pets
  • Education
  • Self-study
  • Ecological products
  • Sustainable living
  • Education

Hobbies affiliate marketing niches

  • Cars
  • Engines
  • Gaming
  • Technology
  • Gadgets
  • Music
  • Gardening
  • Photography
  • Videography
  • Fishing
  • Survivors
  • Do it yourself/ DIY
  • Painting and art
  • Movies
  • Poker and gambling
  • Writing
  • Drones
  • Books
  • Cameras
  • Virtual reality
  • Computers

Food blog affiliate marketing niches

  • Recipes
  • Veganism
  • Vegetarian food
  • Cooking advice
  • Baking
  • Diets
  • Cakes
  • Home brewery
  • Beer
  • Liqueurs
  • Wine
  • Kitchen supplements
  • Cookware
  • National dishes

Finances affiliate marketing niches

  • Personal finances
  • To invest
  • Cryptocurrencies
  • Shares
  • Stock market
  • Housing market
  • Financial independence
  • Passive income
  • Local businesses
  • Career Advice
  • Freelancing
  • Doing business online
  • Retire
  • Budget lifestyle

Fashion and beauty affiliate marketing niches

  • Nail stylist
  • Makeup
  • Personal style
  • Fashion clothing
  • Haircare
  • Celebrities / gossip
  • Tattoos
  • Watches

Personal development affiliate marketing niches

  • Self-development
  • Productivity
  • Time management
  • Get rid of bad habits
  • Quit smoking
  • Stop drinking
  • Relationship advice
  • Learning a language
  • Learning to play an instrument
  • Motivational
  • Healthy habits
  • Breathwork / Wim Hof

Although this is not a complete personal development niche list, these are the highest paying and most popular personal development niches you can start promoting right away.

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Now let’s cover some of the most common frequently asked questions about affiliate marketing niches.

What are the best niches 2021?

You can you the entire list above to choose a profitable affiliate marketing niche for your business in 2021. However bear in mind that some of the 2021 niches also include products related to the recent Coronavirus outbreak, such as face masks, hand sanitizers and disinfection sprays.

What products will be trending in 2021?

The top trending and most popular E-commerce niches for 2021 are considered to be home exercise equipment, natural care products, pet products, keto supplements and natural oils.

What’s the most sold thing on Amazon in 2021?

The most sold products in 2020 were Alexa TV remote, Alexa Echo Dot Smart Speaker, Fujifilm INSTAX Mini Film, Fujifilm Instax Camera,
Instant pot, PlayStation and Nintendo giftcareds and games.

How to choose a niche for affiliate marketing?

I always suggest you choose a niche that you have interest and knowledge in, that way you can have fun and enjoy creating content and finding products to promote along the way. If you don’t know how to choose a niche for affiliate marketing, just have a look at the list of niches above and try to pick something that resonates with you.

So much for all the affiliate marketing website niche ideas, it’s all we could come up with. Good luck making money with it!

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Elizabeth Sramek
Elizabeth is a Senior Content Manager at Scaleo. Currently enjoying the life in Prague and sharing professional affiliate marketing tips. She's been in the online marketing business since 2006 and gladly shares all her insights and ideas on this blog.
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