Most Competitive, Fads and Profitable Niches for Affiliate Marketing in 2022

One of the most important pieces when starting out with an affiliate site is choosing a niche that you would like to create one in. This can sometimes be a tricky process, do you go with something you enjoy, do you go with something that has high ticketed items or do you go with something that is obscure and probably doesn’t have too much competition?

In a perfect world we would find a balance between all three scenarios but most times we choose two as its hard to find something that checks all three boxes.

Below we have compiled a list of the 10 most competitive niches as well as the 5 most profitable niches in 2022 for affiliate marketing. 

10 Most Competitive Affiliate Marketing Niches

  1. Insurance
  2. Legal
  3. Education
  4. Medical
  5. Weight loss
  6. Entertainment
  7. Make Money Online
  8. Stocks/Forex
  9. Cryptocurrency
  10. Fitness

5 Most Profitable Affiliate Marketing Niches

  1. Health & Lifestyle – 5 trillion dollar industry
  2. Technology – 2.5 trillion dollar industry
  3. Personal Finance – 13 billion dollar industry
  4. Pets – 11 billion dollar industry
  5. Food Industry – 11 billion dollar industry

There are also some fad industries that have come and gone as they were once popular but have slowly faded.

10 Fad Niches in Affiliate Marketing

  1. Fidget spinners
  2. Hoover boards
  3. Pokemon Go
  4. Heelys
  5. Loom bracelets
  6. Farmville
  7. Salt Lamps
  8. Instant Pots – still popular
  9. Furbies
  10. Monkey Fingerlings

Whatever niche you choose make sure to look at Google Trends, competition for the top spots in the SERPS as well as product prices. Building a niche site is a big time and financial investment so you want to make sure you set yourself up for success.