Say you want to enter the coffee niche, and your goal is $1,000/month. Having gone through the steps above, you know that the average product price is around $40, and the commission rate for most coffee-related products is 4%.
However, you don’t yet know the average clickthrough rate (the percentage of visitors that click an Amazon affiliate click) of your posts, or your Amazon conversion rate (the percentage of clicks that turn into sales).
So let’s be pessimistic and assume a 10% CTR and a 7.5% conversion rate.
The workload like this whatsapp number list allows both the vendor and the affiliate to focus on. Clicks are the number of clicks coming to your website’s URL from organic search results.
Let’s plug everything into the calculation:
1,000 / (40 * 4% * 10% * 7.5%) = 83,333
Looks like we’ll need ~83k monthly visits to “money” pages to earn $1,000/month.
Of course, this is far from an exact science. We used pessimistic numbers for a reason.
Now that you know how much traffic you need to make the numbers work, you need to estimate whether the niche has enough search traffic potential.
Here’s an easy way to do this:
Install and activate Ahrefs’ SEO toolbar, then search Google for:
best [product in your niche] inurl:best
For example, in the coffee niche, our search might be this:
If you’re wondering what the inurl:best part of that search does, it restricts the search results to pages with the word “best” in the URL. You’ll see why it’s important in the next step.
From here, eyeball the search results for a niche site that gets at least the amount of traffic you need.
The key word there is “niche.” You should ignore any big generic sites like Forbes, The Wirecutter, or The Guardian in the search results. Although they may have tons of traffic, they’re not what you’re looking for. If you don’t see any niche sites, try searching for a different product.
Here’s one that fits the bill for our search:
SIDENOTE. Make sure to look at the domain-level traffic here, not the page-level traffic.
It gets an estimated ~210,000 monthly US search visits, and we can see from the domain name that it’s a niche site focused on coffee.
However, we don’t know how much of this traffic is going to “money” pages. If most of it goes to irrelevant blog posts, that doesn’t bode well for us.
Luckily, we can get a better sense of “money” page traffic using Ahrefs’ Site Explorer.
Just paste in the domain, go to the Top Pages report, add the word “best” to the Include filter, and choose “URLs” from the “Any target” dropdown. You should end up with a filtered report of almost entirely product roundup posts.