There has been some useful posts of late that discuss the pracitical methods to get started at developing a new site or blog specifically for affiliate marketing. In particular Aaron Wall discusses practical tips for starting a new site and Dosh Dosh looks at choosing the right blog niche.

So along with the new Google hot trends report and analysing the top peformers within the affiliate programs, what other tools are available? I have put together a list of tools below that can help inspire & provide ideas to identify trends, potential niches or opportunities that could provide decent traffic and monetisation opportunities for a dedicated blog or site.

Search Engines

Blog Sites

Shopping Sites / Products

News Sites


Can you add to the list?

Hat tip to the Search Anyway blog, it was about time I spoke a little more about affiliate marketing.