Low Competition Amazon Niches in 2017 – Is It Too Crowded For a Beginner?

With all of the people that are getting into Amazon affiliate, are there really low competition niches where you can make money without doing hardcore SEO or owning your own private blog network?

Yes, there most definitely are.

Of course, it’s getting harder and harder to find them, and you won’t be able to make millions from untapped niches, but you can build a steady income that you can reinvest into creating larger authority sites.

My Story

Here’s my proof:

I created a site in the beginning of February and published 4 articles on it.

1 was a big pillar article. 1 was a vs post, and the rest were simple supporting articles to increase relevancy in Google.

I was planning on adding more content to it later, but I haven’t gotten around to it.

The site currently has no links (in Google Webmaster tools or Ahrefs), and here are the rankings for 2 keywords I’m targeting:

 

QuickRankings

I’m very close to cracking the top 10, for a keyword with more than 1,000 monthly searches, with no backlinks whatsoever and only a 4 page site.

Both of my keywords started around the 40th position in Google right after publishing (which is amazing in itself), but now the rankings were nearly halved with no effort on my part. (Other than having a solid pillar post that is more detailed than any other posts I’ve seen on this topic.) 

Here’s what my first keyword looked like:Keyword 1

As you can see, there’s been a couple rankings bumps, and the most recent one bumped me straight to page 2!

Interestingly enough, this pattern resembles something that most people call the Google Sandbox.

That’s basically the idea that Google doesn’t rank new sites until a couple weeks/months, and from what I’ve seen myself and read online this seems to happen on a case-by-case basis.

Either way, these rankings are amazing for a new site!

The second keyword had an interesting spike back in April, and now the rankings seem to be stabilized right in the middle of the 2nd page.Keyword2

What’s next?

After seeing this site’s potential, I’m going to start growing it out this summer and post more updates on my site in regards to how the other keywords are doing and how much I’m making from the site.

Let me know if there’s anything else you would be interested in seeing! 🙂

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