This is possibly the single biggest mistake beginners make while selecting a niche. They do not check how the demand for products in the niche varies over a year. You do not want to spend 3 or 4 months working on a amazon affiliate site that generate revenues for 2 months in a year. They can be very demoralizing. You want to create amazon affiliate sites that generate revenues all year round.
- Demand for certain goods and services varies over a year depending on the search
- Demand for many products varies from month to month. Demand peaks for a month or two and then goes flat.
- You don’t want to invest several months into building a amazon affiliate site, only to find the products sell only during 2 to 3 months of the year.
For instance if you are selling show shovels, you know for certain that the demand is going to be at its maximum in the winter and falls to near zero over the summer months. Likewise swimwear, bathing suits and the like sell very well in the summer months, and demands falls steeply during the winter months. And Halloween costumes sell extremely well in September and most likely will have near zero demand in February and March.
It’s the same with several other niches as well. Demand exists only during certain months of the year and for the rest of the year the demand curve is flat. If you do not take time to analyze if such demand patterns exist in your niche then may be in for unpleasant surprise.
After building out the amazon affiliate site, you may discover you missed the peak buying season by a month. And you will have to wait for several months before demand picks up again.