Hello, my friends. Welcome back to our series on Affiliate marketing programs and how to successfully sell products online. We will continue today with the afro hair care niche and how to successfully sell afro hair care products online. Stay tuned for many more articles on how to sell online.
In 1905 there were no options for black hair care, so Madam C.J. Walker invented her own line of products and went on to become the first self-made female millionaire. Today with more than 37 million people comprising the black population, there is plenty of opportunities to offer afro hair care products.
Where Will You Begin To Sell Afro Hair Care Products?
From the knowledge above, it appears that afro hair care products are a lucrative business to start. But just saying it isn’t good enough. We need to take a look at what people are searching for and what the numbers mean.
What Is The World Searching For With Sell Afro Hair Care Products?
There are a couple of tools, Jaaxy Keyword Research and Google Trends, that we can use to see what people are searching for and what the trend is for afro hair care products.
How Many are Searching For Aftro Hair Care Products Per Month
When I take a look to see how popular a niche is, I use a keyword research tool. There are a few good ones, but the one I use is Jaaxy. It serves my purpose well and rarely steers me wrong.
I plugged the words “afro hair care products” into the search bar in Jaaxy to see how many are looking for this niche idea.
Our results are good but not that impressive, so we will need to get creative. The average search for afro hair care products is only 104, which means not a lot of people are searching for the exact term “afro hair care products.” It looks like “natural afro hair care products” is a bit better with 128 average searches. You can use these numbers to broaden or narrow down your niche. OK, let’s take this a step further and open our minds. What might a person look for to solve their problem? What about “black hair care products,” or “curly hair care products?”
We hit a gold mine with this keyword phrase. What I did is put the words we came up with and found that “curly hair products” is the phrase that fits best. So we will run with this and use many of the phrases here to write articles. Since it doesn’t specify black women’s hair as the type of products, we will need to pick and choose and make the exact phrase fit into our niche.
Trends Are Popular So, What Is The Trend With Sell Afro Hair Care Products?
We looked at the search results now let’s look at how afro hair care products is trending over time. Is it popular most or all of the time, and does it keep a high level of interested people? Let’s head over to Google trends to check this out.
I have found it will be best if we remove the word “care” in afro hair care products because afro hair products appear to have better search volume. And the search volume for “curly hair products” is much higher. So let’s compare the two phrases.
The trends for curly hair products are above 50 and up to 75% year-round. But the other ones are below 50%. But wait, this is a good thing. You can have a niche in Afro hair care and leave the products off and write about all the different things you can do with curly hair. Or have a niche in naturally curly afro hair care. You can go many directions with t his niche as long as you search for keywords and use those on your website to help you sell products.
I want to try one more thing here. Take a look at this google trends search.
Can you see in the image above what a difference one word like “care” can make? It is important to choose your words and experiment around to find the best words for the niche you love.
Sell Afro Hair Care Products – How Do You Know What Your Niche Will Be?
We have found some interesting and positive information with our research along with the searches and trends. Let’s take a look at how to proceed from here. What will your niche be? Will you narrow it down or broaden it to fit the market and create a lucrative business online. What you decide will depend on what niche you choose.
What are your options for afro hair care products?
- spa treatments
- accessories like extensions
- combs and brushes
- the list can go on and on
It appears to me that you can incorporate these ideas into one niche. Your goal is to supply your followers with valuable information that runs along with the same subject. Such as curly hair versus kinky hair. But you can use both on the same site if you are providing written information and how-to blogs.
If you use both, make sure your niche isn’t so broad that your readers lose sight of your purpose, which is to give information regarding curly hair or afro hair care products. You can write about the difficulties of curly hair just to provide information without selling and turn it back to the black hair community.
As you determine which route to take, keep in mind These tips.
Is There A Problem?
When your readers find your site, it is because they have a problem that needs a solution. We will cover this in-depth in the next section.
Do You Have Knowledge In or An Interest In Afro Hair Care Products?
If you are reading this and want to make money with, then you probably do have some knowledge and an interest in it. If this is not the case, we will cover different niches as we move through this series.
A passion or interest in what you are selling makes your job easier. We all love to talk about something that makes us feel good, and people love to hear what we say when we know what we are talking about. Not to mention, it will make it much easier to find subjects to write articles.
When you love something, you will stick with it when you don’t; it is a burden.
Let’s move forward to the problem and the solution.
The Problem-A Solution-A Happy Consumer?
Affiliate Marketing is all about the problem and your solution.
Think about when you search for something on the internet.
- You do so because you need information, that is the problem.
- When you find the information you are searching for, that is the solution.
As the marketer, you are the solution. So if someone searches for afro hair care products, you want to have the right keywords to attract them. You want to know who your audience is and anticipate their problem.
You write a post on kinky hair. You talk about what it is, different types, and how to calm the kinky curl. Eventually, you link to where they can find products to help. You use keywords like curly, kinky, afro hair products, for black women. You can use how-to words that you find in your keyword research tool. Keywords are the things people are searching for the most.
A potential customer goes onto Google and searches for “curly hair care,” and Google will show them your post because of the keyword curly in the article. You have provided a solution to their problem; they trust you and will purchase from your link.
In the beginning, when you are planning your strategies, be sure to search long and hard for every possible problem you can solve. Your search will help you to dive deep into your niche.
Once again, the problem-a solution-a happy consumer.
How Will You Get People To Buy Your Stuff?
Know Your Target Audience For Sell Afro Hair Care Products
Take time to learn who will buy your products. With this in mind, look at the gender, age group, and interest of the people who search for what you are selling?
In the baby product niche, your targeted audience will depend on what sub-niche you choose to promote. Are you trying to reach new moms, grandmas, or maybe dads?
Searching, researching, and doing it again will help to lay the blueprint for your future income.
Review Products For Sell Afro Hair Care Products
An excellent way to start is to review products, with the intention they will see, feel, and hear each product with your words. Equally important, don’t leave out any detail.
Let your reader know that your product is better than your competition; consequently, people will pay more for a product that they can see is better. Next, use testimonials and first-hand experience if you have it to prove your point.
In addition, always lean on the positive side by stressing the positive points of your product before you point out the negative of your competition.
Engage Your Audience With Sell Afro Hair Care Products
Ask open-ended questions that provoke a thought process which will lead them down the road to a purchase but give them valuable information before you throw a “buy my product” at them.
Just be you when you ask questions and do so as if you are talking to your best friend sitting in front of you.
Be Descriptive In Sell Afro Hair Care Products
I read once that the millennial shopper wants all the information they can get their hands on.
The online shopper cannot feel, hold, or taste your product, so it is up to you to use words to convince them. For example; explain the size, texture, experience, and use of descriptive words.
Leave nothing to the imagination, yet be transparent and upfront about pricing, shipping, and how to access links. Direct your audience to your link with a clear call to action tab. Instead of “shop,” you may want to use “click here to choose your new baby stroller.”
How To Successfully Sell Resume Writing Online
Now that we have established what your niche is and if it is a trending one with possible traffic, it is time to get to the meat of how will you sell resume writing successfully online. We do have a few options that I will discuss, and when we finish, you can choose the best route for you.
Affiliate Marketing Programs
Affiliate marketing is a 3 part circle: you, the affiliate, and the consumer. For instance, in your niche, you will find companies that sell what you are promoting, such as resume writing. You become a partner with the company, then the company supplies you with links to put in an article you write. Your visitors find your site, read your article, and click the link to make a purchase. As a result, your affiliate partner then pays you a commission.
When you partner with a company, it is free because you are like a free advertiser for their products. But in return for free advertising, you will make money. In turn, you are happy with the income, the affiliate company is pleased with the sale, and the consumer is satisfied because you solved their problem.
Finding affiliate programs to partner with is a reasonably straightforward process. For example, you can search Google or your favorite search engine by putting in “affiliate” along with your niche “afro hair care products.” See the results here.
You can narrow down or hone in on one type of “afro hair care products” affiliate program if you choose. In our next search, I changed the words a bit. Instead of afro hair care products, I put in the word curly hair and searched for different ideas. Check out the results below.
Another important aspect of searching affiliate programs is what to look for in a good program. Some networks manage many affiliate programs, all on the same platform. Some of these are well known like ShareASale, Pepperjam, and Commission Junction. These are just three, but the list goes on and on.
What To Look For In An Affiliate Partner
When you find an affiliate program, there are a few things to pay attention to, so you will know if the program is one that will benefit you with a good reputation.
- How much will you make-know upfront what your partner plans to pay with each sale
- When will you get paid-Knowing when your money is coming in is helpful. Does the affiliate program pay weekly, monthly, or another frequency?
- How long is the cookie life-How long are your customer’s clicks recorded? Look for a longer cookie span such as 60 days or more, but don’t let this one be a deal-breaker.
- The ease of application-most applications is easy to fill out. You will need to put in personal information and detailed information about how you will promote their products. Is the application process clear and free to affiliate with that company? Affiliate programs should not cost you a dime.
- Do they provide adequate marketing information-Can you properly promote their products with the banners and links they provide?
Make sure you are providing the best experience for your customers. Use reputable affiliate programs that stand behind their products and exhibit a sound support system.
Dropshipping is a second method to sell your niche products. With this method, you don’t keep an inventory of products. You promote a product on let’s say a website your customer makes the purchase and pays you for it, then you pay the company for the product, and they ship it to the customer. It allows you to set your price above the product price and make a profit from the sale.
Examples of dropshipping companies are Shopify, Salehoo, AliExpress, and so many more. Here is a list of the steps to find a supplier and sell online.
- Decide on a niche-More than likely you have already made your decision.
- Check out your competition-you have completed this step above.
- Find a supplier-I will show you how you can do this in a bit. But the essential things to look for once you find your supplier is: are they easy to communicate with and willing to stay in touch? When your business grows, can they handle the increase in products?
- Create a website-you will need a place to showcase the products you promote. A website is an excellent way to begin.
- Set a plan for customer service-you are responsible for the communication with your customers and dealing with all issues.
Search For a Dropshipping supplier
Again head over to Google or your favorite search engine and put in the search bar “dropshipping: “afro hair care products” And here it is. Please note that your results may appear different on different search engines or locations.
Once you find a company you want to check out, here are a few things to check. You can choose more than one company and have supplies shipped from many suppliers if you like.
How To Determine A Good Supplier
- Reviews-check out the reviews on Google for the company you choose. See what others are saying about their shipping times, availability of products, and consistency.
- Reach out to the supplier-communicate with the supplier directly or per email. Find out what their missions and goals are to serve your customers. Find out what volume they ship and can they handle it when your business grows.
- Get your customer experience-order from them to see what your customer will receive, what the packaging looks like, the time frame of shipping, and reliability.
- Check out the competition-search for other dropshipping websites that sell what you plan to sell and order supplies from them. Take note of your experience and how you can improve the purchase for your customers.
Red Flags To Avoid
- You should not have to pay any ongoing or monthly fees
- Do not choose a company who requires a minimum purchase
Let’s move onto the next method to promote your niche.
Sell Your Own Afro Hair Care Products
Our third option does take a bit of overhead. You can create your own line of supplies that you can sell online, or you can use a white label method.
The white label is you buying supplies and setting up an inventory from the supplier. You brand these supplies as your own. Not like saying you made them, but you can ship them under your label as a store would do.
As I said, this option is more expensive and not usually one chosen by the beginning entrepreneur. But if this is a good fit for you, then you can find suppliers by searching Google or your favorite search engine with the words, “Supplier: “afro hair care products.”
With this information, take a look at the steps we covered in affiliate programs and dropshipping to find a good supplier.
Also, take a look at eBay or local selling markets on Facebook. You may find excellent deals for products here that you can make a good profit reselling.
You can market your own products on social media platforms in the form of ads, quizzes, free giveaways, and surveys.
Where Do You Go From Here?
WOW! We have come so far. You have chosen a niche, searched for popularity and trends, learned all about the problem and what solution you can offer and gained valuable insight into how to promote your product.
Now it is time to take a look at what you will do next to move your business online and make a passive income.
Now is an excellent time to decide which method you will choose to successfully sell scrapbooking online. No matter which one you prefer, you can promote your business in the same basic ways. Let’s take a look at 4 of those ways.
Create A Website On Afro Hair Care Products
The most important of these four methods is to create a website. You can use your branded site to do Affiliate Programs, Dropshipping, or Sell your own products.
You may be a newbie to the internet world or a well-established entrepreneur. I am going to assume most are just beginning and explain a bit about the process of using a website to promote your niche. Creating the site is relatively simple. But you are more than likely wondering what you have to do on your new site to draw in traffic to see your products.
Your task is to write reviews and provide your followers with valuable information. When people come to your site, they come to see your products, but they want to learn about them first. Are your products the best, are they popular and do they solve your customer’s problems?
Set Up Social Media Groups Or Business Pages
After you create your website, you will want to make your products and content visible to the world. Social media is a great platform to do the job. There is Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Pinterest.
Word of wisdom from me to you. Don’t overextend yourself trying to manage all four platforms. Pick a couple and master them first. I prefer Facebook and Pinterest, but you may find any of these four helpful to promote your niche. You can run ads on each one if you choose. But better yet, you can post on Pinterest and gain followers free. As for Facebook, it is also free to set up a business page or start a group of followers.
Create a YouTube Channel
If you are the outgoing type and love to make videos, which I do, you can start a YouTube channel. Google likes to see a video that is associated with a website. Not to mention your followers will appreciate seeing your products upfront and personal in a video.
Join Groups And Communities With Like-Minded Interest
Facebook has many groups to choose from in your interest. In groups, you can find out what your target audience is and how to reach them. Go to Facebook to your home page. In the search bar at the upper left type in your niche. In this case, it will be afro hair care products. Here are three of the results I received. The list goes on and on.
You can also try different search words like “afro hair care products groups” that will result in different groups.
Groups and communities are not a place to promote your site or your products. They are, however, a great learning platform and a way to establish authority. Be sure to interact each day and get to know the people in your communities and groups.
Congratulations, you have just finished a crash course on making money online with your passion for afro hair care products. Now let’s put it all into action.