A word bigger than its own description: a collection, compilation, treasury, digest.
It brings to mind a huge repository of everything that is, and related to, one subject. In this case, evergreen affiliate marketing niches.
It’s quite lofty to say that this is the best of the best in all the lists out there of top affiliate marketing niches and top affiliate marketing programs. No, this is not that, although the affiliate marketing programs listed here have been carefully chosen from among many “top” lists.
What sets this large list of affiliate programs apart from the rest is that these are from proven “evergreen” niches, those niches that will always be lucrative because they will always have a steady-buying market.
Brace yourself for a lengthy read… Here are the top evergreen niches in affiliate marketing and their affiliate programs.
Health and Fitness
Even before 2020 and Covid-19, the health and fitness niche has always been one giant niche that includes several evergreen sub-niches: weight loss, muscle building, diet plans, nutrition, wellness… Anything and everything that has to do with losing weight and staying fit are part of this huge niche. This is one of those niches where you can start off with a sub-niche and then branch off to include other sub-niches. You can begin with its most popular, and arguably most profitable, weight loss sub-niche, and include diet and nutrition affiliate programs on your website.
Outside of affiliate marketing, the health and fitness market is one of the largest industries, valued at an estimated US$4.75 trillion. Despite the impact of the pandemic, the industry is still expected to grow 6 to 8%.
Social media and the emergence of preventative health care has helped boost the health and fitness niche. Fitness instructors and gurus are no longer confined to a fitness club or gym. They are on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube, sharing their fitness routines, their activewear, their diet plans. They are sharing (and showing off for their sponsors) their active, healthy lifestyle and their influence gave rise to more health-conscious consumers.
As this niche is huge, affiliate programs abound. Sub-niches help to categorize these programs and provide websites a specific focus.
Below are some of the popular sub-niches in the health and fitness industry and their respective affiliate programs:
Weight loss in itself is a big niche. It includes weight loss programs, supplements, equipment, and eBooks. We’ve featured weight loss affiliate programs and fitness affiliate programs before in the Affilorama Blog, and the few affiliate programs mentioned there are still active. Here are a few more that are worth looking into:
Fitness program that covers proper food and abdominal exercises to rid yourself of unwanted belly fat
A wellness company that helps individuals lose weight, and develop healthy habits to sustain and maintain their weight loss
Commission: US$15 per trial
Get a lean and toned body using their fat loss program
Fitness app for everyone, but their main target market are parents
Commission: US$30 to US$150
Nutrition and exercise programs tailored to an individual’s body type
Diet and Nutrition
Most diet and nutrition websites are focused on weight loss so you can promote them on weight loss websites too. But, the diet and nutrition niche is not limited to that. Diet and nutrition covers “healthy eating”, not just for weight loss, but for overall wellness and healthful living. You’ll find nutrition supplements in this category, along with different diet plans like keto and paleo.
Customized meal plans you can either pick up or have delivered to your home
Offers meal plans, calorie counting and skill-level based exercise plans to members.
Carries a whole range of all natural supplements that aid weight loss
Diet plans, recipes and other tools to help you gain a healthy wait. Also have products focused on lowering cholesterol and managing diabetes
This is related to the weight loss and diet/nutrition niche because you need those in order to gain and develop muscle. The primary market of this niche are men, but you’d find a large number of women are into bodybuilding too.
Most of the products you’ll find in this sub-niche are supplements, but unlike the diet/nutrition supplements, these are specific to building muscle mass.
We’ve featured bodybuilding affiliate programs before, and below are a few more to look into:
Their website has probably all you’ll ever need in your bodybuilding journey: apparel, supplements, and fitness programs.
High-quality bodybuilding supplements without the side effects
Bodybuilding website providing supplements and apparel
They provide training videos and expert guides on top of their store that carries 7,000 products to help you achieve your fitness goals.
Combines plant-based nutrition with bodybuilding as core of their fitness system
As a niche, self-help is similar to health and fitness in many ways: both are booming industries with self-help industry growth predicted to be at US$13.2 billion by 2022; both are about improving the self, and living the best life you possibly can with a healthy lifestyle and a robust mindset.
A healthy mindset is not what initially comes to mind when “self-help” is mentioned though. It brings to mind anxiety and depression as these are the leading mental disorders. At its core, self-help is self-improvement. It is the various ways we can grow mentally and spiritually. While you’ll find books and courses on helping curb anxiety and depression, you’ll also find ones on affirmations and on laws of attraction as featured on our post on spiritual affiliate programs, and on how to gain self-confidence like these self-esteem affiliate programs. There are even products on time management to help us be more productive individuals. Hence, time management affiliate programs. Yoga is also part of the self-help niche as it is not so much as a weight loss journey as it is a spiritual one as I found out when I did my research on yoga affiliate programs.
Unlock the Law of Attraction using their course on how to manifest what you want
“Know, grow, and flow through life” using their program
Their course will help you become a Reiki Master so you can heal yourself and others
Go-to website for subliminal audio covering topics from weight loss to life success to confidence
Course on how to manifest wealth and happiness in your life
Source of NLP training, CDs, DVDs, and NLP coaching to help you improve leadership and relationship skills
World-renowned self-improvement coach that has helped millions transform their lives
Non-traditional education that focuses on the mind, body and spirit
Their seminars are multi-sensory, multimedia and multi-dimensional events that transform and empower its attendees
A large online library of books and audio on self-healing and meditation
Dating and Relationships
We go from one mental disorder to another: Love. As the great philosopher Plato said: Love is a serious mental disease.
And it affects all of us.
This is yet another Life lesson that 2020 dished out: we, as humans, are wired to want to be with others of our kind.
While you may not be suffering from anxiety or depression, you can be one of the many who are suffering from a break up, divorce, or rejection from someone you are seriously crushing on. Thus, the dating and relationship niche continues, and will continue to be one of the biggest niches in affiliate marketing.
Online dating has evolved to be a worldwide phenomenon and a million-dollar industry with earnings of over US$912 million. It is a fast-growing industry with over 1,500 dating apps or websites competing to help you find “the One”.
Once you get “the One”, the game shifts to making sure “the One” stays and so there are books upon books on relationships, on how to make him or her happy, how to satisfy, to have and to keep.
And when love has run its course, we have courses and books on how to get over “the One”, to get over divorce and to start dating again. Or… you could try and get your ex back. There are books and online courses to guide you in getting back together with an ex.
It can be vicious; this cycle of loving and losing, but that is love. And love as a business is a tale as old as time. Back then, matchmakers were hired (old school dating apps/websites), and marriages were contracted. Nothing much has changed. We still go to a matchmaker and marriage is still a contract.
A collection of different dating and relationship products you can promote on your website
Established relationship website that offers courses on how to meet your sweet… and keep them
Offers paid courses, counselling and coaching to keep your burning love aflame
Similar to Digital Romance in that they also have different romance products, but is based in Europe
Another dating affiliate network like Digital Romance, only their products are dating websites like Singles50 and New Honey
Commission: up to €25 per lead
Online course on how you can become an Alpha male and easily attract the opposite sex
The name might indicate otherwise, but this is about dating to strengthen your marriage. Their store offers various products all focused on keeping you and your partner in love
Their course will teach you how to bring back that missing spark in your relationship
Leading publisher of digital information products on dating for men and women like The Penguin Method and Mend Your Marriage
Sells Game of Love bedsheets — a couple’s game, printed out on a bed sheet
Commission: from 4% up to 10%
Travel and Tourism
“Where do broken hearts go?” the great diva Whitney Houston once asked.
Well, in this day and age of seatsales and AirBnBs… anywhere.
And while the Covid-19 pandemic has clearly put a damper on the travel and tourism industry causing lockdowns in major cities resulting in massive flight cancellations and loss revenue, the industry is slowly getting back up again as all of us adapt to the “new normal” this 2021.
Technology has helped propel the travel and tourism industry into one of the strongest industries with an economic contribution of over US$9.2 trillion. Plane tickets can now be booked online, including hotel rooms, even entire vacations, all within a few clicks on your computer or swipes on your mobile phone.
The travel and tourism industry is a giant umbrella of related industries all offering services: hotel, rentals, airlines. Your typical modes of transportation like buses and trains are all part of it too. We’ve covered airline affiliate programs and cruise affiliate programs. As sure as there are plenty of places to see, there are plenty more affiliate programs to look into in the travel niche:
A popular hotel booking site featuring hundreds of hotel properties spread across different countries
Yes, they do have an affiliate program. They actually have two, the affiliate program and the referral program. I’d recommend the affiliate program but the requirements are a bit steep (1million monthly visits). Their referral program will give you up to US$95 for each user that signs up to their service.
Commission: up to US$95
Hilton is a chain of 5,600 hotels spread across 133 countries
Another well-known chain of hotels with properties in various countries
Commission: 4% to 6%
Not as large as other chain of hotels but their resorts guarantee exquisite vacations
Online reservation hub for hotels, flights, even airport taxis
Commission: 25% to 40%
Beauty and Skincare
I should have named the niche “cosmetics” as that is its appropriate name. But “beauty” and “skincare” sound better, and are more familiar words than “cosmetics”.
This niche covers makeup, fragrance, lotion… anything you put on your face and body to make you look your best is in this niche. Even the grooming that goes into your appearance: hair salons, waxing salons, spas, barber shops. They are all part and parcel of the beauty industry.
This niche has grown since we covered beauty affiliate programs, and as with all other industries, suffered losses in 2020. Still, estimates show that this industry earned US$93 billion in the US alone. Globally, this industry is predicted to reach a value of US$438 billion by the year 2026.
We also did a post on anti-aging affiliate programs, and there is still plenty more ground to cover in this niche, like the proverbial get rid of acne sub-niche.
All-organic skin and makeup line
Another online skincare store offering its line of high-quality, all-natural skin care products
Online skin care store selling products that address various skin issues like acne and keratosis pilaris
3-step prescription strength skin care system set to help get rid of acne
Hair cleansers and conditioners formulated specifically to take care of natural curls
Clinically-proven hair growth product to battle hair loss
One-stop shop for all-natural skin care, hair care and body products
Commission: 15% up to 18%
Subscribe and get a monthly box of beauty treats
Sells perfumes and colognes on top of their Pheromone line
Commission: 20% to 30%
Another beauty box subscription where you subscribe and get a box of beauty products each month
As Miranda Priestly scathingly said to Andy in The Devil Wears Prada: “However, that blue represents millions of dollars and countless jobs and it’s sort of comical how you think that you’ve made a choice that exempts you from the fashion industry when, in fact, you’re wearing a sweater that was selected for you by the people in this room from a pile of stuff.”
Like Andy, we might think that all clothes are the same; just pieces of cloth to cover our backs. We might scoff at shopaholics who go into debt buying shirt after shirt. But at the end of the day, we buy clothes still because we have to. It is a basic need that even Maslow himself recognized.
The fashion industry has been around for as long as the beauty industry has been, maybe even longer. Worldwide, the fashion industry earned US$718 million, with apparel as its largest segment. Clothing is not just clothing as there are different sub-niches you can go into, like plus-size clothing affiliate programs and organic clothing affiliate programs.
Fashion is from head-to-toe. It’s not all in the clothes, but the bags, shoes and accessories that help you be your own fashion icon. We did a number on jewelry affiliate programs, but have yet to touch on bags and shoes.
Large online store of women and men’s clothing and accessories
Another online store with a considerable collection of clothing and accessories for men, women and children
Their affiliate program includes promoting other trusted brands The Gap, Banana Republic, Athleta and Intermix
Fun boho- and gypsy-inspired clothing for men and women that will have you embracing a mindful bohemian lifestyle
Commission: 10% cash back
Fashionable bags and accessories along with tops and bottoms to complete your look
Stylish clothing for expectant mothers
Designer clothing, bags and accessories within your fingertips
Started in 2000, this is the online shopping haven for luxury fashion
Rent, buy and sell luxury handbags
Commission: US$20 on first order, US$5 for succeeding orders
Since 1999, they have become one of the leading online resellers of pre-owned authentic luxury handbags
There is no such niche as a “children niche” but there are several niches that cater to their needs: baby food, toys, clothing, books, and baby products like carriers, cribs, beddings, etc. There are even fertility affiliate programs to help you have your own little version of yourself.
more affiliate programs to promote with children and their parents as target market like parenting advice affiliate programs.
Outdoor and protective gear for children
An online space for parents to buy and sell pre-loved children’s clothing
Let Dana Obleman, “the Baby Sleep Boss”, show you how you and your baby can have a good night’s sleep
All-natural skin products made especially for babies and mommies with sensitive skin
As their name suggests, all their carriers are specifically designed for your and your baby’s comfort
Ergonomic yet stylish ring slings and carriers for hours of baby-wearing
From baby bottles to sippy cups and everything in between, all designed for safe and healthy feeding
Safe and educational toys designed by certified Montessori educators delivered to you every 3 months
Commission: US$30 on all first-time orders
Connects parents to background-checked babysitters through their online booking system
Commission: US$30 for every new parent subscriber
A parent’s one-stop shop carrying information and products on healthy eating for babies and clothing for playtime
Comedienne Dulce Sloan started one of her jokes with “I was at the grocery store the other day buying food… cause I’m a human.” explains this entire niche. Food, as a niche, as an industry, is evergreen in that, as Dulce and my mother put it: we’re humans and we need to eat. In fact, we have evolved to not just need it but want it too.
If your own consumption and the vast and varied fast food joints and restaurants within your reach have not convinced you how lucrative this niche is, then let the numbers speak for themselves. This industry remained strong despite the pandemic, with earnings estimated to reach US$276 million by 2021. Annual fast food revenue in the US alone is valued at US$239 billion last year.
We featured several Niche of the Week posts related to, or about, food: cooking affiliate programs, baking affiliate programs, wine affiliate programs, and coffee. We even published one on food crisis affiliate programs.
The affiliate programs you’ll find in this niche are as varied as your daily food options.
Like children, there is no “make money industry”, but there is such a niche and it is made up of different niches that help you make money online. There are courses on dropshipping, affiliate marketing, internet marketing and the like that you can promote. Web hosting companies and domain registers have affiliate programs too, and you can include them in your product lists because most of the “make money online” methods require having your own website.
I do not have statistics to show as this niche is not one big industry as the other niches I’ve mentioned, but if you do a quick check on Affilotools, Traffic Travis or Google Trends, you’ll see the “make money online” keyword has high search numbers and equally high competition.
We’ve featured shopping cart affiliate programs for those who are into eCommerce. We also did one on SEO affiliate programs since SEO plays an important role in getting organic traffic.Below are a few more courses and tools you may recommend to those who want to make money online.
We offer both free and paid courses on affiliate marketing to help aspiring affiliate marketers establish and earn from their online ventures
Supplier directories and guides to help you get started and grow your online business
A popular domain registrar and web hosting company
Another popular domain registrar offering web hosting and VPS
Commission: starts at US$65 for each signup
Email marketing platform that provides small business with affordable email marketing packages
Commission: 50% recurring
Established email marketing service provider
Commission: 30% recurring
Create high quality websites that works and looks amazing across all platforms without breaking a sweat
Commission: 30% recurring
Another website builder that guarantees good-looking websites using their drag-and-drop interface
Helps content marketers get more backlinks by connecting them with authors who can do outreach and guest author for them
Commission: $300 per sale, recurring
Whenever my kids would ask for a baby brother, I would jokingly reply “I’ll get you a dog instead.” To my mind that is a cheaper, definitely pain-free, way of adding another member to our family.
One that I do not have to send to college.
We eventually did get a dog. A cute male apricot-colored toy poodle. He is adorable, active, loyal. And boy, is he expensive! Monthly grooming, routine check ups, vaccines, food and accessories. Pets are a great addition to the family, but they add up to the family expenses too.
Despite the added cost they bring, the pet industry is on the rise. Its revenue reached US$99 billion in the US alone last year, and it is expected to climb up to US$358 billion by 2027. This industry is probably one of the few industries that not only remained stable during the pandemic, but even earned more.
Doggy Dan is an established dog trainer whose training has helped a lot of pet owners manage their dogs
Allows pet owners to monitor their dogs throughout the day, even give them a treat or two
A subscription meal service of “human-quality” food for dogs
Manufacturer and retailer of food products for dogs and cats
Adrienne Farricelli, certified CPDT-KA certified dog trainer and founder of Brain Training for Dogs, has 21 simple games that are fun training for your dogs
Carries a large assortment of flea and tick treatments, working treatments, first aid and other pet products to help you keep your pet in top shape
They sell everything your dog needs to venture into the great outdoors with you: from harnesses and boots to life jackets.
Offers all natural, organic and vegan skin care for your furry best friend
The FitBit for your dog, FitBark, helps you monitor your furry friend’s activity and set fitness goals for him
Customized meal subscription plan for your dog, delivered at your doorstep
Your eyes must be bugging out by now as mine are. Or not, if you skipped to read only the information you need. Kudos and big thanks if you didn’t and read through!
Now that you are aware of how many niches there are, the next question is: Which one do I pick? Which niche do I go to?
I say go with the one that you have a natural interest in. If anything, this compendium of affiliate marketing programs show that there is an affiliate program to cover whatever your natural interests are. Going with what you are interested in will make it much easier for you to invest time and energy into your website.
Remember what they say about doing what you are passionate about will ensure that you do not work a day in your life? That applies in affiliate marketing too. It’ll be easier to read, learn and write (if you have to) about things that you are interested in versus doing it for the sake of money. You can argue that is enough motivation, but that doesn’t last long. There are plenty of challenges in getting your affiliate marketing website off the ground. Working on something that you care about will make it worthwhile.
And with that, let’s do what Mark Ling always says to do at the end of his lessons: Take action!