Baseball Affiliate Programs – My Top 4 MLB Favorites
Baseball is a sport played in over 100 countries. Learn how you can earn a lot of money with my four favorite baseball affiliate programs. Anyone can do this and I will explain how this works and where you can get started for free.
Do you have a favorite baseball team?
It doesn’t matter if you are an avid fan or a casual fan of baseball. Heck, you do not even need to be a fan but rather just someone with an interest in it. Obviously the more you know about baseball and even a specific team or player, the better you can promote products.
And promoting different kinds of products related to baseball, even tickets to games, is how you will make your money. You will not be required to buy or sell anything, unless you want to. I am going to go into much more detail in just a bit.
My favorite team is the NY Yankees. If I were to do a baseball niche website it would be about Mariano Rivera, the greatest closer of all-time, who just entered the Hall of Fame. His theme song at home games was Enter Sandman by Metallica, see video.
Though there are dozens of baseball affiliate programs that you can freely join and get paid by, the four I highlight in this post are my favorites. So get ready to learn how you can have a profitable baseball website business in affiliate marketing.
What kind of products can you promote and make money on?
The kinds of products you can promote are just as numerous as there are baseball players. Team or player specific collectibles and clothing. Baseballs, Bats, Gloves, Cleats, Helmets, Catchers Masks and Protections, Game Tickets, and more are all products you can earn on.
When starting any kind of affiliate marketing website you first want to identify what your niche will be about. You want this niche to be focused on one or two aspects of the sport and not cover a broad range of products. This will help your chances at earning some serious cash.
For example, let us say that you want your website to be about the different kinds of baseball bats. Well when it comes to Major League Baseball they only use bats made of wood. You would probably want to support a division grade that uses aluminum and composite bats too.
By doing a quick Google search you will find which age level uses only wood and which levels use all three material bats, like the Intermediate (50-70) Division and the Junior League Baseball Division. By choosing either or both of these divisions you can promote all kinds of bats.
Do you see how this kind of focus will yield better sales than a website promoting every kind of wooden bat for Major League Baseball? Players and the parents of the more junior players will be wanting to purchase these specific bats. You target that specific audience.
How to focus in on a specific sub niche
I just gave you an example of how you would focus in on a specific sub niche in the broader niche of baseball bats. But how could you focus in on a niche related to the Major Leagues? That is kind of easy too but you may want to use Google Trends to help you decide.
I use Google Trends to find all kinds of niche ideas and even related keywords that are popular and trending. It really helps when you are trying to find the popularity of something or someone anywhere in the world, including comparisons.
In the above graph I decided to see the popularity of the two oldest (original) Major League Baseball stadiums. Let us say you wanted to create a baseball website about the oldest MLB stadiums. These would be the ones to write about.
You could create a website on the history of MLB and answer the following question. Which Major League Baseball stadiums are the oldest? Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox was built in 1912. Next is Wrigley Field, home of the Chicago Cubs built in 1914.
Then you could promote products related to both teams, stadiums and even notable players who had played with those teams like Babe Ruth and Ernie Banks There is a lot of history in Major League Baseball that anyone who loves the sport can make money with.
The easiest way to make money online
The process of earning money on the internet takes on a few different forms, some more time consuming than others. I have done auction sites like eBay and have done free dropshipping using wholesalers, but I knew there had to be an easier way.
So I searched Google with the question, what is the easiest way to make money online? Affiliate Marketing is the easiest because you do not have to buy or sell any of the products you make money on. All you do is promote them and get paid a commission for each sale.
I love using the above image to show the simple process of affiliate marketing. This form of marketing is very popular and beneficial for both you and the companies you are affiliated with. Companies like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, and even MLB.
You first have people who look for products or services on social media and the search engines. They find a review you have written and through your affiliate link they make a purchase at an online store. Now that store pays you a commission.
The way that people will find your website content and reviews is through a process known as SEO, Search Engine Optimization. This may sound complicated now but I assure you it is not as hard as you think. I will give you examples below.
How to find keywords for your baseball niche
When it comes to being found in the search engines, every website whether it is an affiliate marketing site or not, needs to utilize SEO. When you use certain techniques to “optimize” your website content, it helps the “search engines” find you.
The main way for this to happen is to find keywords. What are keywords for SEO? Keywords are the word, questions and phrases people either speak to or type into a search engine like Google to find answers.
There are several different kinds of keyword research tools, but my favorite is one called Jaaxy. Not only do I use the free version of Jaaxy but I also get other great perks that are associated with keyword research. More on this later.
As you can see in the above image, I did a search for “Most Popular MLB Teams” and the results were given below that query. Though the two most important numbered results are Avg in the first column and QSR in the third, let me explain what you see.
- Avg = the amount of monthly searches for that keyword phrase
- Traffic = the amount of monthly search traffic for that keyword phrase
- QSR = Quoted Search Results or competing websites using this exact keyword
- KQI = Keyword Quality Indicator (Great / Green, OK / Yellow, Poor / Red)
- SEO = A score. The higher the score the more likely you will rank on Google page 1
- Domains = Availability of website domains related to the keyword
The general rule for finding great keywords are if the monthly searches “Avg” is above 50 and if the competition “QSR” is less than 200. The lower the QSR the better your chances of getting ranked on Google page 1. My searched keyword would do quite well.
Keywords for your baseball affiliate marketing website
I will provide you below a list of a dozen different keywords anyone can use for their baseball website. I will use my free Jaaxy keyword research tool and provide you with the results for Monthly Searches / Monthly Traffic / QSR and SEO.
- What Is The Most Expensive Baseball Card = 359 / 62 / 19 and 90
- Indoor Batting Cage Nets = 128 / 22 / 43 and 98
- Youth Baseball Uniforms = 316 / 54 / 72 and 92
- Fenway Park Tickets = 849 / 145 / 114 and 90
- Free Online Baseball Games = 356 / 61 / 118 and 94
- Left Handed Catchers Mitt = 93 / 16 / 67 and 98
- Nike Baseball Turf Shoes = 217 / 37 / 22 and 97
- When Did Jackie Robinson Play For The Dodgers = 136 / 24 / 12 and 92
- Custom Baseball Uniforms = 399 / 68 / 109 and 91
- Under Armour Catchers Gear = 306 / 53 / 57 and 95
- Banned USA Baseball Bats = 48 / 9 / 0 and 100
- Yankee Stadium Seating Chart = 10385 / 1766 / 106 and 88
The above are just a small sampling of the types of keywords people type into the search engines looking for answers about topics related to baseball. Once you decide what your baseball niche website will be about, you will start researching keywords.
The keywords you decide to use will optimize your website content so that the search engines will know which keywords you are ranking for. The more thorough your website content is in answering your chosen keyword, the higher you will appear in the search results.
Why is SEO important for your online success? Search Engine Optimization helps search engines like Google to provide the best website content that answers the query being asked by people looking for information. Ranking on Google page 1 is the ultimate goal.
Why is Google page 1 ranking important? The majority of search traffic, around 95%, do not go past the first page of search results before they click on a website. If you want people searching for information you can provide, getting on page 1 will greatly benefit your business.
Baseball Affiliate Programs – These are my top 4 favorites
Now we get to the money making aspect of your baseball niche website. After you decide on what your niche will be about, you research keywords for that baseball niche, you optimize the content you write with your chosen keywords, it is time to join affiliate programs.
All affiliate programs are free to join. If they ask you to pay them to be their affiliate DO NOT join them, they are most likely a scam. As an affiliate you are helping them make money through your promotions of their products. They have no need for you to pay them.
There are many different kinds of affiliate programs dealing with the various aspects of the sport. Searching Google is the best way I know of in finding the right one for your niche. An example of a search is captured in the above image for Little League Baseball Affiliate Program.
My number one pick is an obvious one. If baseball is going to be your niche there are a ton of items you could promote that are being sold on the MLB Shop website. Products such as clothing, caps, gear, collectibles, artwork, team and player specific items and much more!
You can earn up to 6% commission on the net amount of the order and the cookie duration for the order to be completed by the person making the purchase is 7 days. For more information and how to join their free affiliate program, click the below link.
If MLB Shop was not solely about baseball the Fanatics affiliate program would be my number one choice. But it comes in at a close second place for two great reasons. One, your commission goes up to 10%. Two, you get paid even if the buyer purchases other sport items.
Fanatics offer many of the same products as the MLB Shop but they also offer these choices for other sports like the NFL, NBA, NHL, NASCAR, Soccer, College, Olympics, and more! For more information and how to join their affiliate program, click the link below.
My third choice is a company I am quite familiar with as a customer. Steiner Sports is the industry leader in authentic certified game-used and autographed collectibles. I often have people marvel at some of my unique and rare NY Yankee items I have displayed.
The majority of their memorabilia is authenticated by their certified official and authenticators of MLB and all other major sports leagues they are associated with. All of their collectibles come with a Certificate of Authenticity with matching serial numbers on the item itself.
When you have a sports item authenticated by Steiner, those in the world of sports collecting know it is legit. Their affiliate program commission is 9% on all sales with your first sale at double commission and they have a 7 day cookie. To join click the link below.
Though Amazon is not a retailer of sports related items only, they do carry and sell a wide range of products associated with the sport of baseball. They partner with industry leaders, including the three above companies, to offer a broad range of products.
Commissions range between 5% to 10% depending on what is purchased. Your total is based on the total net cost of the customers order, no matter what they purchase. This means if your website visitor buys a TV and DVD player, you get paid even if the item is not baseball related.
This is why regardless of the niche you choose that you include the Amazon Associates Program as a company you affiliate with. My only complaint is their 24-hour cookie. To learn more and join for free, click the below link.
Start your Baseball affiliate marketing business for free!
The key to becoming a successful affiliate marketer is to first know how affiliate marketing works and how to do keyword research to SEO your website content. I briefly explained how above in this post. I also provided you with some affiliate program examples.
But you will also need free access to the Jaaxy keyword research tool, the initial 10 lessons explaining how you will make money and write optimized content, and free access to the Site Rubix website builder that will program you a website in 30 seconds.
Though there are two other legit affiliate marketing training programs online, neither of them give you 10 lessons, 30 keyword searches, basic SEO training, two programmed for you WordPress websites with hosting all for free. You have to pay to start those other programs.
When you join Wealthy Affiliate you only need to give them a valid email address. You do not have to give them your real name nor any kind of payment information. And they do not spam your email address or share it with other companies.
You maybe wondering, why does Wealthy Affiliate give you so much for free? Quite simply because they know their training is the most up to date and it really works. They want you to experience what you have available to you before spending $49.00 per month.
Will you become another Wealthy Affiliate success story?
Wealthy Affiliate started in 2005 and they have helped over one million members to become successful at earning income online working from home. Since joining in 2013, I have made far more money online doing affiliate marketing than I invested.
I may not have a baseball affiliate marketing website (yet), but from the websites I have in health and wellness, online entrepreneurship, and video games, I am making some great passive income. I am just another WA success story and you can be too.
The sports niche is extremely popular and profitable, whether it be baseball or any other sport that millions of people love watching and/or participating in. For only $49.00 per month you get full access to every piece of training and support you need.
I personally help thousands of WA members in their journey to becoming successful. I just recently wrote a training blog about baseball affiliate programs that give similar and more detailed steps than I have explained in this post. I believe in helping others to succeed.
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