What niches are hot right now?

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Hey, I'm currently looking to start my first project but not sure what niches are 'hot' at the moment and could do with some guidance. I would prefer to find these niches without the use of software which costs X ammount of money as i really don't have any spare at the moment.

Thanks, B3
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    Take a look at google trends, dummies.com, best sellers at Amazon, topics of best sellers in books magazines, and even the media. This has always worked extremely well for me to find the hottest niches for marketing.
    • Profile picture of the author B3som
      Originally Posted by myob View Post

      Take a look at google trends, dummies.com, best sellers at Amazon, topics of best sellers in books magazines, and even the media. This has always worked extremely well for me to find the hottest niches for marketing.
      Thanks, I'll definitely check these sites and methods out.
    • Profile picture of the author TBInternetMarketing
      In my experience, niche's play a small part in it. What I focus on are the actual keywords. The bottom line is that if you target the right keywords, that people are using when they want to buy something, it doesn't really matter what they are buying or what niche it is in.

      If they have already decided that they are going to buy something and then search for it online with your keywords, and land on your site, you will make sales.

      So rather focus on finding the right keywords and then trying to rank in google for those.
  • Profile picture of the author Matt Poc
    Well, in my eyes it is best to enter big niches and big markets, like make money online, dating, weight loss, health.

    These are biggest markets and in my eyes it is best to stick with only one niche and only with that, that you really like, because if you want to make a lot of money, you have to create a backend as well and if you are in 10 different niches, it is almost impossible to create 20 products in each of these markets.
    • Profile picture of the author Pepperfly
      Originally Posted by Matt Poc View Post

      Well, in my eyes it is best to enter big niches and big markets, like make money online, dating, weight loss, health. These are biggest markets and in my eyes...
      Well, close. I think this requires some caution and clarification. I would stay away from niches that are too competitive, like "make money online." If you can find a profitable niche within these topics (e.g., "can you really make money online from home" or "how to make money online") then go for it, but these top level niches are already so saturated that entering it would be near impossible to catch up to the competition. I say that loosely. I have recently discovered what looks to be a competitive niche based on the PR for the sites currently ranking for the specific keyword, but then again, I feel I can beat producing the number of backlinks for the top 5 sites combined in a short few months (doing it at the right pace) and still get my PR0 site at the top of the SERPs above PR 4's and 5's.

      So, all that said, just make sure that as a newbie you can compete in the niche you target.


      Originally Posted by Matt Poc View Post

      ...it is best to stick with only one niche and only with that, that you really like, because if you want to make a lot of money, you have to create a backend as well and if you are in 10 different niches, it is almost impossible to create 20 products in each of these markets.
      I kinda agree here. If I can make a lot of money from one niche, why wouldn't I want to make a lot more money by duplicating the process with other niches? Again, that said, if you are new, start with one niche and spend the first year maximizing it (like Matt alluded, it requires getting tons of backlinks to your niche site, and as a newbie it will likely be difficult to focus when you're splitting time building multiple niches at once). Once you've learned the ins/outs of IM and feel very well seasoned (in other words, have learned from your mistakes), find your next niche or two to start earning more income from.

      Good luck! :-)
  • Profile picture of the author coach
    >>Hey, I'm currently looking to start my first project but not sure what niches are 'hot' at the moment and could do with some guidance. I would prefer to find these niches without the use of software which costs X ammount of money as i really don't have any spare at the moment. <<

    What are you irrationally passionate about?

    What do you know more about than most people?

    Then, follow the research advice you're getting here.

    The key is to find the overlap between a profitable niche and your passion.
  • Profile picture of the author Heat
    I would try two things going onto ezine articles and taking a look at different niches that strike your interested and scroll down to where you see most viewed articles. This will tell you were DEMAND is in people in that niche.

    The second thing I would try is going onto amazon and picking a category/product and drill down until you can find specific types of products in that categories and look at which ones have the most reviews.This will again tell you where the most demand is for a product. You can do the same with eBay.

    Use full links:
    https://shopping.paypal.com/index
    Shopping.com - Find, Compare, and Buy Anything in Seconds
    Most popular search keywords - eBay
    thefind.com
  • Profile picture of the author Jayshankar Dangre
    You can find a lot of free templates to start a dating site. Since it's a hot niche, there is always business in it, that means if you get a foothold in it then you can spend your whole life in that niche.
  • Profile picture of the author Robert20
    There are plenty of niches that are hot right now, but somebody that is making money with them wont tell you what it is
    The less competition somebody has the more money for them
  • Profile picture of the author mrozlat
    Stick to niches that always have and always will sell !!! Buyers are buyers
  • Profile picture of the author proxified
    anything you can think about health related issues. A graph of people who're searching a cure for their health related issues is growing at a rapid rate.
  • Profile picture of the author Brad789
    B3 - Looking for a niche is a challenge. Serving one successfully just a tough maybe more frustrating. I found Chris Farrell's Membership Program and use Yaro Starak's blogmastermind to augment my traffic.

    The make-money-on-line market seems very active. Lots of big names - but there are always small side niches. You might want to check out my site and see what you think about its potential as a way to spark your program.

    Best of luck ! Cheers !
  • Profile picture of the author John Wilkes
    It is Spring! Gardening.
    and in six months you get a second bite of the cherry with South Africa and Australia
  • Profile picture of the author money bubble
    Originally Posted by B3som View Post

    Hey, I'm currently looking to start my first project but not sure what niches are 'hot' at the moment and could do with some guidance. I would prefer to find these niches without the use of software which costs X ammount of money as i really don't have any spare at the moment.

    Thanks, B3

    I'm currently involved in a training program that helps out with things like this. They focus on training people how to market & find their "niche" & offers a couple of little money making bonuses. It's COMPLETELY free & helps out alot. While you have to go through a couple of minor steps to get started, it's definetely worth it. & totally, absolutely, 100% free! Click the link in my sig if you're interested. & just a suggestion... instead of worrying about "what's hot", you'd probably be better off going for something you're passionate about or a hobby since that alone will help when it comes to blogging & creating content to get & keep your clients interested in what you're offering. Hope this helps & good luck
  • Profile picture of the author samjaynz
    Evergreen niches - lose weight, dating, etc always do well.

    I'm liking the prospects on any alternative energy product, or gold/silver investment product too- interest in these as inflation soars is gonna be huge.
  • Profile picture of the author convert2audi
    Skin care, credit report, Facebook apps, dating
  • Profile picture of the author VOnline
    Check popular news, Amazon, etc, or there are those sites that show you popular sites. If you go on social networking sites (digg, stumble) those will also show some good sites.

    Going to Flippa.com and looking at what is selling high, you can learn why it's selling high and what the niche is there too.

    I prefer to at least start in something I know a little bit about, then I can research more. Find something you are preferably interested in.
    • Profile picture of the author FredJones
      Make a good balance of evergreen niches and currently hot niches in your overall portfolio. What's hot today can easily be found using Google and Yahoo trends, eBay pulses etc.
    • Profile picture of the author Cyberkntsean
      Here are some Ideas:

      Travel

      Work at Home

      Pets and Pet problems

      Parenting

      Weddings and Green Weddings

      Divorce

      Baby Showers

      Love and Relationships

      Making More Money

      Health

      Retirement

      Diet or Weight loss

      Fitness

      Credit problems

      Foreclosure

      How to Solve ' whatever Problems '


      OK.. I'm done...


  • Profile picture of the author phpnetpro
    I don't have any specific niche ideas to give you here, but I have previously posted a very nice thread on this topic that you may find useful:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/adsense-...e-markets.html
  • Profile picture of the author jeffersonfaudan
    niche ideas can be studied through keyword research... jot down all your hobbies...go through keyword study and check out the competition and that's when you decide if the niche is worth investing into
    • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
      You can get a free full copy of Market Samurai that will still partially function once the free time has run out. With that you can figure out which niches are profitable, the best keywords and what has the least competition etc.

      It's great if you can find a buying niche in something that you are truly interested in, but that isn't always possible.

      I like to promote physical products mainly and use Google shopping to find niches, and/or check out the products with the most good feedback on Amazon. Affiliating to Amazon is just about the easiest way to make money in my experience.

      Another way of choosing niches is to list what you and your friends are buying on the Internet and then check out the potential of each type of product.

      What's hot? Think about what you and your friends and neighbours will be doing at given times of the year. For the next few months it could be barbeques/recipes, patio furniture/heaters, travel accessories. Those are the type of things that I would be checking out.

      I would ignore those who are telling you to click on the link in their signature, that's against the forum rules.
  • Profile picture of the author Amanda Craven
    Go look at the magazine racks and take note of both the titles and the cover headlines - physical publishers only ever target hot markets as their costs prohibit doing anything else. Magazine headlines/straplines are written by people who know how to target their market like nothing else. So, with the titles you have an idea of niches and with the headlines you know how to approach them...
  • Profile picture of the author ibmethatswhoib
    Usama Yo! Cha Ching
  • Profile picture of the author PaulSolid
    To include among the useful info that has been shared on this thread.

    Here are the list of all the places you can go when trying to find popular niche hot topics. These are 99% of the time profitable topics also.


    1. Alexa Top 500
    - http://www.alexa.com/site/ds/top_500


    When you go to this site it will just give you the most popular sites. Treat
    these as topics. On the left hand side, is where you’ll get the good
    information. You can look at these sites by category. You’ll get some great
    ideas from this!


    2. Amazon Magazines & Newspapers

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/browse/-/599858/103-1634407-8836647

    Like the Alexa Top 500, but this part of Amazon gives you popular
    magazines and newspaper subscription information. Chances are if there
    is a publication on a topic, you can write a profitable article on the topic.


    3.eHow.com
    - http://www.ehow.com

    This is one of my favorite sites to find great topics on. It’s basically a great
    big how to site. How to topics are among the most popular and profitable
    topics. This site will be a huge source of information for you.


    4. MeetUp.com
    - Find a Meetup Group near you - Meetup

    If there is one site out of all of these that you go to, this one is a must.
    They actually list popular and sites that are growing in popularity right on
    their site. They are telling you exactly what topics are hot and what topics
    are going to be hot. This site has been a secret weapon of mine for a
    while with my niche marketing.
    though!

    5. Forums
    are another great place to find good topics. you can mainly create products and sites for the Internet marketing niche because that’s where a lot of my knowledge is, but there are forums on just about any topic you can think of out there.

    All the Best.



    PaulSolid
  • Profile picture of the author James-
    I would focus more on keyword research than the niches themselves. Find a buying keyword phrase that has enough volume and low competition and you will be doing fine!

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