I wrote this post on the spiritual niche as a response to a request made on my Parenting Advice Affiliate Programs article a few weeks back. I've been meaning to write a few words and reply to the comment but have not had the time. My sincere apologies and I hope this post more than makes up for it. :)
We always recommend that you go for a niche you're familiar in, a niche you have a knowledge or interest in. The spiritual niche is neither for me. It's one of the niches in ClickBank I haven't looked into and don't plan of going into. But I wanted to show you that you can enter any niche you want, as long as you do your homework.
The Spiritual niche is a big one made up of several smaller sub-niches. There's the law of attraction, mind power, meditation and healing, affirmations, and motivation. If you're interested in this niche, then I suggest you focus on a specific sub-niche, like meditation or motivation for the youth. You can expand to the other sub-niches later on.
I am unable to find any direct reference to the spiritual niche being profitable as a whole. You need to take it apart, and look at the profitability of each individual sub-niche. I kept coming across the following page on spirituality and statistics that says Americans spent about USD $33 billion on complementary and alternative medicine. This was back in 2007, but looking at the monthly global searches for keywords in the spiritual niche and the amount of products being promoted in it, not to mention the competition, it's safe to guess this is a busy and productive niche.
This is one of those niches that don't have any obvious keywords. You can go into Traffic Travis or Affilotools and look at the apparent ones like "spiritual" or "enlightenment" but for really good ones, it's best to focus on a specific sub-niche like "law of attraction" or "meditation."
Most keywords in this niche have low to medium competition so it's easy to get carried away in building your keyword list. Having a sub-niche keeps you focused on a specific set of keywords.
The keywords for the spiritual niche are mostly information-only or product and author names. You need to have done your research and chosen your products before starting keyword research.
If you feel like you're running out of keywords variations, you can go to Ubersuggest.org to get more and to gain inspiration on what you can write too.
The Spiritual Affiliate Programs
There are several spiritual affiliate programs in the ClickBank Marketplace and the top two with the highest gravity are as follows:
The Secret of Deliberate Creation
The Secret of Deliberate Creation was created by Dr. Robert Anthony. It is a series of books on how you can transform your thinking and attract more wealth. Affiliates receive 50 percent commission for each sale.
Miracle Brain System
While The Secret of Deliberate Creation focuses on acquiring more wealth, the Miracle Brain System shows you how to be wealthy, healthy and youthful. Affiliates enjoy 60 percent commission on each sale.
I moved on to looking for spiritual affiliate programs online and below are some of the good ones I've found:
Mind Valley, according to the website is, "a global brand and company that invests in, creates and builds businesses that align with its goal to push humanity forward." The program produces and promotes products like The Silva Method and Quantum Jumping. They also have products on fitness, healing, and personal development.
Mind Valley affiliates earn 50 percent commission for each sale. You can also get to earn an additional 50 percent for all up-sells. Payment is sent every month to your PayPal account.
Spiritual Cinema Circle
Spiritual Cinema Circle provides its members with four inspiring and motivational movies each month on DVD. Members have access to Gaiam TV, which features entertaining and enlightening films, documentaries and interviews.
Affiliates of Spiritual Cinema Circle get 40 percent commission on each member's first monthly subscription fee. The program also delivers newsletters with information on the films they offer, along with banners, to help affiliates increase their sales.
The Lightning Path
The Lightning Path is an "intellectual, emotional, psychological, and spiritual system of awakening and empowerment." They offer several levels of study that will help you come into an enlightened state of being.
The affiliate program offers 50 percent commission from sales of their electronic study packages and 20 percent from the sale of the print packages. Payments go through PayPal.
Lay The Path to Discovery
After getting the website up, the next big step is to let the rest of the world know that your awesome site is now live. There are a lot of ways to do this and some of them are:
Blog and Forum Commenting
There are forums and blogs on various aspects of spirituality. Depending on the sub-niche you decide on (meditation, law of attraction, etc.), you can search for blogs and forums that are also on the same niche. You can then participate in those discussions and share your thoughts and experiences.
Always make sure to check the terms of each forum you're participating in, and be mindful of the comments you leave on blogs. Blog and forum commenting is not just about building backlinks. This is one of the ways you can build relationships within the niche, and interact with your target market.
Amazon Kindle Traffic
There's plenty of information and information-sharing in the spirituality niche. This can be a disadvantage because it means there's a lot of websites out there already with more or less the same information. What you can do is to gather as much of this information, form your own opinions and thoughts about it, then publish it as a small eBook on Amazon.
Another, much easier, way is to buy PLR packs on the spiritual niche, re-write them and publish as an eBook you can share on Amazon. You can charge a small fee for each download of the eBook but I think free is better because who doesn't want a free book?
The key to this method is to make sure that your eBook has links to relevant articles on your site. That's how you'll get traffic from your eBook to your site.
This is an easily overlooked or forgotten off-page SEO method. Track your backlinks as you make them and then create an RSS feed of your backlinks and submit them to RSS sites. You can ping them, and post them on Facebook or Twitter. Let search engines and users know where they can find references to your site.
Spiritual Affiliate Programs: The Path to Better Health and Wealth?
There are plenty of products in this niche you can promote and you can take your pick from several of the sub-niches. The commission are good enough, but I am not sure if it can more than make up for the competition because there is quite a bit of competition in this niche.
There are plenty of good keywords you can target though, so with the right products and a steady stream of content and link building, you can find success in this niche, whether you are on the quest for enlightenment or not.
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