Hot and Trending Niches for 2017 – Profitable Ideas for Affiliate Marketing

If you have been following my posts, you know choosing the right niche to start a blog is crucial because what you really need is a market, not just an idea. If you are still struggling to find a niche for your website, we have selected ten hot and trending niches for 2017. We have cross checked these profitable ideas in Google Trends. These niches have a huge potential for affiliate marketing.

Hot and Trending Niches for 2017 - Profitable Ideas for Affiliate Marketing

NOTE: Google Trends tool shows to the trend of product/niche ideas based on total search volume, starting from 2004. Not only it shows the total search volume, but it will also display the countries and cities that the ideas are most popular in.

If you have not started an affiliate marketing business and would love to learn more, you could do further reading on how to start your own affiliate marketing business.

Hot and Trending Niches for 2017 – Profitable Ideas for Affiliate Marketing

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#1 Car Dash Camera

With the booming of the sharing economy, Uber and other ride-sharing companies have been taking on the taxi and transportation industry for a few years now. With very few cons for drivers and rates for riders now nationally running lower than taxi fares, more and more people become drivers to fetch a few dollars as a part time job.

Driver safety is a huge topic right now and one that has elicited a lot of reaction from drivers. People start to realize that spending some money owning a good dash camera is a good investment. It is a really cheap insurance policy.

As evidenced in Google Trends, we can see a massive increase in car dash camera. Searches for this niche have almost tripled over the last five years. This illustrated a significant growing trend of having car dash camera not only for Uber drivers but for personal usage too.

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#2 Virtual Reality

Virtual reality (VR) has become a more popular technology in the wake of high-profile product launches like the Oculus Rift and HTC Vive. Believe it or not, there are still a significant amount of people who are skeptical about virtual reality at the time of time writing. Attempts at virtual reality go back to the 1960s, of which was never caught on. With the advancement of technology today and years to come, the interest is going to go up in time.

In the recent years, big firms such as Facebook and Alibaba have already seen the future of virtual reality.

Social VR provides a powerful way to conduct business, make friends, and keep in touch with loved ones when not physically near them. From virtual and augmented experiences that bring budding fashionistas to the FROW (Catwalk Front Row), to in-store virtual journeys, VR is giving customers the opportunity to view products from all angles, enhancing the presentation and bringing real-life experiences to e-commerce.

It is clear why Facebook spent $2billion to acquire the Oculus Rift virtual reality system in 2014 and Alibaba is working to bring virtual reality into its e-commerce services.

VR is not going to be just a hot and trending niches for 2017 but for the next five to ten years.

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#3 Reduce Belly Fat

Younger generations are trending toward more health-conscious than they used to be. People have become more aware of calories, the energy value of food and exercise routine to reduce weight. To be more specific – reduce belly fat.

The World Health Organisation states across the world 35% of women aged 20+ are overweight (Source). This is a niche that is waiting to be dominated and with all the research that’s done for you in this post, there is no reason to reject it.

The weight loss (reduce belly fat) niche is one of the most popular and biggest niches in affiliate marketing. One of the reasons the weight loss niche is popular is because there is not much difficulty finding a unique selling proposition for it. Whether it is purely aesthetic or for medical reasons, people want to lose weight. You just need to make sure that you target a specific market as well as provide value to users who visit your site.

There are several good products you could become an affiliate such as and 7Day Belly Blast Diet.

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#4 Coconut Oil.

Coconut oil is creating a buzz in health food stores these days and is fast becoming more and more popular as a health aid for both young and old. Coconut oil has antifungal, antiviral, and antibacterial properties. The lauric acid in coconut oil acts as a powerful antibiotic to kill off almost all kinds of harmful organisms. If used as a part of a low-carb diet, coconut oil may actually help weight loss. Now if you merge both #2 and #3 ideas, they can become your profitable niche.


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#5 Ketogenic Diet

If you are new to this terminology, ketogenic diet is a high-fat, adequate protein, low-carbohydrate diet that in medicine is used primarily to treat difficult-to-control (refractory) epilepsy in children. The diet forces the body to burn fats rather than carbohydrates.

Ketogenic dieting is more popular than ever these days. It has a lot to offer to a wide range of people who want to burn fat, hold on to muscle, and live the healthiest life possible. Keto-adaptation is a unique metabolic state in which your body shifts its primary fuel source from carbohydrates to fat and ketones. The process involves increasing your tissue’s ability to oxidize (burn) fat and utilize ketones.

As you can see from Google trends, it has been a very popular topic starting from 2015. It has hence spiked up recently because ketogenic diet is now more understood with numerous researches.

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#6 Smart Watch/ Fitness Tracker

The global market for smartwatches is projected to exceed 110 million units by 2020, driven by robust demand for wireless fitness and sports devices, rapid penetration of smartphones, and launch of advanced versions with improved functional and operational efficiency. World’s technology giants like Apple, Garmin, Vivoactive, Samsung Gear etc. have introduced their own smartwatches to club with their smartphones or other compatible devices.

With the advancement of technology, wearable devices have become hot consumer products. Today we look at two of the most popular – the Samsung smartwatch and the Apple smartwatch. Both have hit it big time in the tech world, and loyal converts to this wrist revolution will often tell you they won’t leave home without these wearables.

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Note: Red – fitness tracker, Blue – Smartwatch

#7 Probiotics

Probiotics are one of the most important supplements for our health. Probiotics are also essential for optimal digestion of food and absorption of nutrients, and they help your body produce vitamins, absorb minerals and aid in the elimination of toxins.

Enthusiasm for Probiotics products/ foods has lagged in almost everywhere in the world, but interest in probiotic supplements is on the rise. This is evidenced in Google Trends where more and more people realize their importance to health.

There are many affiliate programs available in the market such as RenewLifeNutri-Health Supplements, and Dr.David Williams.

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#8 Bluetooth Headphones

The main benefit of Bluetooth headphones is obvious: They’re cable-free.

According to The NPD Group’s Retail Tracking Service, Bluetooth headphone revenue overtook non-Bluetooth for the first time last year. The price is rising because headphones are becoming a fashion gadget. Statistic shows that using headphones on a portable device is the second most popular way of listening to music in the U.S in 2016.

With the strong increase in demand in Bluetooth headphones, Apple, too, has decided to launch their first-ever wireless headphones to capture the market share.

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#9 Beard Oil

One cannot imagine that he or she can make money selling beard oil. Beards boom, and so do businesses catering to them. Beard is a new trend ever since 2011. More and more men are embracing facial hair whether it’s longer sideburns, a goatee or whatever.

The men’s grooming was traditionally treated by brands and retailers as an afterthought to women’s beauty, but that has changed as men take more interest in their appearance. Beard care products such as beard oil is in high demand at the time of writing. The range of products aimed at men is increasing all the time and reflects evolving consumer habits and a desire for more sophisticated products.

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#10 Drone

The global market for Commercial Drones is projected to reach US$1.8 billion by 2020. One of the major trends we are seeing in the commercial drone industry is the desire for more fidelity – that is, better image and video resolution. This is not just true for commercial drones but also consumer drones. With the on-going research and development of high-definition camera, there is still some rooms for improvement. As evidenced in Google Trends, the consumer drone market continues to show dramatic growth, as the interest in the technology for recreational use grows ever since 2011.

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What’s Next?

Making money online as an affiliate marketer is no doubt the best way to become an internet entrepreneur or a stay-at-home parents. Finding hot and trending niches to start off is often hard as it should not only be your passion but the market demand. We searched in a strategic way to come up with ten initial ideas that may make for great products to sell online. I hope you could take the above mentioned ideas into your consideration.

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22 Responses

  1. stuart bowler says:

    Hi Alex!

    What an informative page. As someone who has been after a niche for the last two weeks I can totally relate to your niche ideas.Particularly ones like the drones which are popular and quite pricey. That also implies a good commission in your pocket. The car dash cam is also a good recommendation since it is hard for young drivers to get insured nowadays (in certain countries).

    Thanks for these brilliant ideas!


  2. Rika says:

    Thank you for the great information you provided in your post. This is definitely helpful for someone like me who is always doing niche hunting.
    This gives me some great ideas for my next niche. I like the detail and stats you give for each option.
    From this list, which is your favorite?


    • Alex Y says:

      Hi Rika,

      I am glad it help!

      If I am going to create my second website, I am going to focus on Virtual Reality as it is still a new born and there is a long way to go. I am confident this is going to be big (although it is already a big topic today).


  3. James says:

    Hi Alex,

    What a great post!! I’m fairly new to this affiliate marketing gig and it can be quite difficult finding a niche. You have really helped me with ideas for my second website. I’m loving the smart watch idea. It is right up my alley 🙂

    I have started the training course that you have been guiding me. I simply love the platform and it is not difficult at all to start a website and run an internet marketing business. I didn’t know it can be so straightfoward. Of course, I wouldn’t be here without all the guidance from the community!

    Anyway, I am going to start my second website. Smart watches will be still trending! Wish me luck!



    • Alex Y says:

      Hi James,

      I am glad the training helps! Let me know if you are stuck somewhere in future. Good that you are running your first site. I am looking forward to your second niche and make money from it!

      Before I forget, did you know Site SSL is free for all domains you have on WA? Anyway, you can watch this training video for more information.

      Wish you all the best!


  4. Fadhil says:

    Hi Alex,

    I am so lucky to find your website. I have been searching for ideas on what topic should I choose to make my first website in order for me to start making money online.

    Your article has opened my mind to a few other niches that seem possible for me to write on.

    I have a question for you however, from all of the niches that you have mentioned, which one do you think has the least competition for a beginner to start with?

    You have lots of valuable content!

    • Alex Y says:

      Hi Fadhil. I am glad it helps.

      I think car dash is a good niche for a beginner as there aren’t so many experts on the market and it is still relatively new to many countries around the world. There is a huge potential market for this earning opportunty.



  5. Phil says:

    Hi there,

    I have been following you, Alex. You have made some great posts here on you site and you’ve written about some very topical niches like finances, new technologies and health issues.

    The stay at home moms and dads like me are in the middle of searching for niches and profitable ideas for affiliate marketing. Thanks for giving us so many recommendation! I guess I have come to the right site to discover these hot and trending niches!

    Well done and best wishes

    Phil Browne

  6. Nick says:

    What a well thought out and informative article Alex. You definitely did your research to provide us with some quality ideas moving forward.

    I am big fan on health, but I am on the opposite end of the spectrum from most people.

    Is there a niche to target putting on healthy weight? Just think I would be better at that than losing weight since I have had no experience with it.

    • Alex Y says:

      Hi Nick.

      Very interesting! This could be a good niche! I guess you are not referring to bodybuilding? Healthy weight gain could be a good niche as the trends are quite consistent over the years. If you know some tricks and tips on this niche, why not!?

  7. Sherry and John says:

    I am retired and your page has sparked a lot of interest. You have obviously done much research to provide information on several possible opportunities for a Home business. You have my attention with the Hot and Trendy Niches. I have been looking for a work from home business for some time. I most always eat healthy foods and try to get exercise. However weight has been an issue for me. The Ketogenic diet sounds like the Niche for me. Probiotics could also be a Niche for me. I appreciate your research. Will you have more research on other Niches in the future?

    • Alex Y says:

      Dear Sherry and John. From time to time, I will publish some posts on niches that are profitable. I am glad it helps. Thanks for giving your feedback here.

  8. Derek Marshall says:

    Hi there Alex,

    WOW! thank you kindly for creating sharing this article about some very interesting and trending niches. It is appreciated. Thanks

    Got to admit some of these niches are really grabbing my attention, but how many of them are what you would call sustainable long term (10years +).

    I have seen a different kind of dash camera from what you mentioned, one’s that point out towards the road.Use of them is save on insurance premiums and claims I guess as they record the traffic and possibly accident and could save against a claim against you.

    • Alex Y says:

      Hi Derek,

      I think virtual reality, fitness tracker, and drone are going to be our next big things that we can’t live with. Look at the investments that the companies have put on these three sectors, it’s enormous. Yes, if you are going to choose a profitable niche that are going to last for more than 10 years. These are the top three on my list.

      Hope it helps.


  9. Rosa says:

    Hi Alex,

    Thank you for sharing these trending ideas. You provided so much information on your post for the most profitable niches. I had a difficult time trying to decide on a niche for my first site. When I start on a second website I will consider the car dash camera niche.

    Thanks so much for sharing this post.

  10. Rob S. says:

    These are really good choices for trending niches. I see ads for dash cams all the time. I think it’s a niche that will do very well. Belly fat will always be a popular niche as long as there are people who are overweight. Coconut oil is extremely popular. I use it every day because it’s so good for many things. I would use any one of these niches for affiliate marketing.

  11. karlene says:

    Hello Alex,

    Thanks for providing great detail on Niche ideas. I struggled a lot when it came to creating my first website that could be profitable and has a great niche.

    It was a real drag especially since I had several ideas but I had no clue how to make up my mind. Your article here gave me some great ideas and I managed to build my first website. Thanks for the suggestions.

    On top of that, thanks for your email course. The training course really works! I am amazed with the step-by-step as it is so easy to follow. It is fun to be part of the community too as I receive a lot of help and support.

    I am looking forward to making my first online income from my website.



    • Alex Y says:

      You are most welcome Karlene. You know where to look for me if you have questions in the near future.

      I wish you all the best!

  12. kevin says:

    Hi I started a website after reading your article here and my niche is VR. Thanks for the recommendation as I found a lot ô for affiliate programs that I can monetize my website. Thanks for your guide, my website is up and running now! The training courses help and very effective

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