Is niche sites still profitable?

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I would like to make niche site but i am not sure if it still works?
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Vadim
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  • Profile picture of the author vadyan02rus
    And can you recommend a good course on that topic?
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  • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
    Niche sites will always be profitable.
    The million dollar question is ... What Niche Are You Targeting?
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    • Profile picture of the author vadyan02rus
      I am interested in Forex
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    • Profile picture of the author anurana
      Originally Posted by The Niche Man View Post

      Niche sites will always be profitable.
      The million dollar question is ... What Niche Are You Targeting?
      Yes,it is valuable question before choosing a niche.
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      • Profile picture of the author kilgore
        When you think about it, most successful websites are "niche sites" -- some just have bigger, more ambitious niches than others. For instance Amazon.com's primary niche is that you can (a) find anything just about anything you might want to buy and (b) you can get it delivered to you fast and cheap. The Warrior Forum has two primary niches: (1) a forum for people exchanging ideas and information relevant to internet marketing and (2) a marketplace of products for internet marketers. A niche site doesn't just mean that you've chosen a small or obscure topic like selling stainless steel toaster ovens for baking gluten-free, whole wheat French bread in Zanzibar.

        So by all means create a niche site, but the niche you occupy should be based on how you, your team or your company is able to bring value to users better, faster, or cheaper than your competition. For instance if you create a forex site, how will it be different than the 74.3 billion other Forex sites out there? Why should people use your forex site rather than someone else's? Is the information that you'll provide better (or perhaps better for a subclass of people interested in forex that aren't currently being served well)? Will you spot and post about forex trends faster? Will what you offer be cheaper (though given the amount of free information on forex, I'm not sure how you'd manage that)? Or is there some other way you'll be able to differentiate yourself from the competition?

        Unless you position yourself and your site well, it doesn't matter what niche you end up in -- you'll have a hard time making headway against the competition.
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    • Profile picture of the author vadyan02rus
      Originally Posted by TeKn1qu3z View Post

      I think you want to make money from Adsense, but what is your targeted audience for this Forex site? There are so many competitors for Forex Keywords.
      I want to promote clickbank products and put some adsense on the site, I am new in IM
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  • Profile picture of the author onSubie
    Of course it still works but not enough info from you for specific advice.

    It depends a lot on the niche you choose and your skill at finding good keywords and doing SEO.

    Find good buying keywords with low competition in the SERPs.
    Create very targeted highly converting content
    Use strong SEO to outrank your competition
    Build a lot of sites so the ones that get killed don't negatively impact your income too much
    Learn to sell/flip sites so you can turn dogs into positive revenue

    Also

    Use squeeze pages to build niche related lists
    Send PPC traffic to your squeeze pages to build the list
    Use your list as a source of traffic to send to your high converting niche blogs
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  • Profile picture of the author NeedBucksNow
    They are profitable but you would be better off to get in a niche that is not as competitive as Forex especially if you want to make money with adsense or clickbank. Both of these are going to depend highly on the amount of daily traffic that you are going to be able to get & clickbank does better after building trust with your repeat visitors I believe
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  • Niche sites will always be profitable.......

    Is it competitive? The answer is yes.


    The niche that you're in makes a big decision on whether it'll be worth your time or not. If it isn't all that profitable and it isn't in a buyers market, then nobody will bother to care. You need to be in a strong niche where there are tons of potential customers.

    Unfortunately, it is not easy at all to get into those profitable niches.

    Get started. Build a niche site from scratch. Take action. It's still worth it, but it is going to be competitive. There's a lot of money to be made, but be prepared to really try to rank for those high search volume keywords
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  • Profile picture of the author kushalshah
    I'd say that all niches are profitable, it just depends on how smartly you promote your website/blog.
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    • Profile picture of the author slammer81
      Originally Posted by kushalshah View Post

      I'd say that all niches are profitable, it just depends on how smartly you promote your website/blog.
      This above.

      When I got rid of my first website that I was making peanuts with, the bloke who took it off me killed it as he knew what he was doing.

      I was making less than $10 a month, he took it to $50 in an instant (till it got killed off in a lawsuit). He was far smarter at that point than I was.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMKing
    Yes always but try to get into some low competitive niches while starting.
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  • Profile picture of the author ronak1111
    Choose Festival niche, it will definitely work. But its for very short period of time. I am sure it will make you earn very much in that short period.
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    • Profile picture of the author Niche Blogger
      Yes of course niche sites are still profitable. Just as an example, I set up a brand new niche site 4 weeks ago with just 6 pages and it made £177.52 (about $265) in its first 2 weeks online - 4 sales.

      The site is currently ranking on page 1 of Google for 2 buyer keywords - 'where to buy product name' and 'product name results', and that's for just 1 product (the site will eventually feature 5 or 6 products when I get around to adding more content).

      I haven't done anything to drive traffic yet, just basic onsite SEO. The site currently has 5 backlinks from blog commenting and I do have plans to buy some backlink packages that will hopefully get many more keywords ranked on page 1. Niches sites aren't really much more difficult to rank than they were before all the panda, penguin etc. updates and are definitely as profitable as before.

      My long term aim for the site is to build up to at least $1500 a month. Once it has built up a traffic and earnings history I'll probably sell the site - hopefully on Empire Flippers as they sell sites for 20x monthly income. If I can't sell it there then maybe on Flippa.

      I don't know of any niche marketing courses that were released recently as I've been doing this a long time myself so don't read up on it that much. The last course I bought was one called Forever Affiliate but I think that might have been a year ago now. I thought it was pretty good and things haven't changed much in the last year so maybe it's worth checking it out if it's still for sale?

      You don't NEED to buy any ebooks or courses though, if you Google something like 'how to build a niche site' there are lots of blogs with really good free guides on how to do it. Just follow the instructions and build one for yourself. Practice makes perfect and alot of your learning will be done along the way.
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  • Profile picture of the author heroboy
    Originally Posted by vadyan02rus View Post

    I would like to make niche site but i am not sure if it still works?
    Best regards

    Vadim

    Yes, they work. Instead of course, I would suggest you hire a coach that can guide you build a Niche site and how to get traffic to it.
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  • Profile picture of the author astral walker
    Originally Posted by Niche Blogger View Post

    Yes of course niche sites are still profitable. Just as an example, I set up a brand new niche site 4 weeks ago with just 6 pages and it made £177.52 (about $265) in its first 2 weeks online - 4 sales.

    The site is currently ranking on page 1 of Google for 2 buyer keywords - 'where to buy product name' and 'product name results', and that's for just 1 product (the site will eventually feature 5 or 6 products when I get around to adding more content).

    I haven't done anything to drive traffic yet, just basic onsite SEO. The site currently has 5 backlinks from blog commenting and I do have plans to buy some backlink packages that will hopefully get many more keywords ranked on page 1. Niches sites aren't really much more difficult to rank than they were before all the panda, penguin etc. updates and are definitely as profitable as before.

    My long term aim for the site is to build up to at least $1500 a month. Once it has built up a traffic and earnings history I'll probably sell the site - hopefully on Empire Flippers as they sell sites for 20x monthly income. If I can't sell it there then maybe on Flippa.

    I don't know of any niche marketing courses that were released recently as I've been doing this a long time myself so don't read up on it that much. The last course I bought was one called Forever Affiliate but I think that might have been a year ago now. I thought it was pretty good and things haven't changed much in the last year so maybe it's worth checking it out if it's still for sale?

    You don't NEED to buy any ebooks or courses though, if you Google something like 'how to build a niche site' there are lots of blogs with really good free guides on how to do it. Just follow the instructions and build one for yourself. Practice makes perfect and alot of your learning will be done along the way.
    I agree with you niche sites are profitable if the right niche is targeted. Keep adding high-quality content atleast consisting of 1500 - 2000 words. You may think I'm paranoid but trust me it works. Just a suggestion. Instead of adding additional products, focus and target the existing ones.It will give you an unexpected result and you will be surprised.I did the same thing. In fact, I stuck to one product and worked hard for it. Now results have started to show. I have gained around $1500 in exactly 20 days now.

    One of my major source of referral is twitter. What I did is, I analyzed the best timings to tweet and targeted certain twitter accounts.

    And if you build up $1500 per month then do not sell as it could be a source of regular income. Do not just giveaway something for which you worked really hard.


    Originally Posted by vadyan02rus View Post

    I would like to make niche site but i am not sure if it still works?
    Best regards

    Vadim
    Yes they do. Focus on products or services which people use on a daily basis. Example: hosting, seo products, theme affiliate program, wp-plugins etc. Target long tail keywords as they will rank.
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    • Profile picture of the author Niche Blogger
      Originally Posted by astral walker View Post

      Keep adding high-quality content atleast consisting of 1500 - 2000 words. You may think I'm paranoid but trust me it works.
      I don't think you're paranoid at all - most of my sites have articles of 1000-2000 words. It's an easy way to rank for many different long tail keywords.

      Originally Posted by astral walker View Post


      Just a suggestion. Instead of adding additional products, focus and target the existing ones.It will give you an unexpected result and you will be surprised.I did the same thing. In fact, I stuck to one product and worked hard for it. Now results have started to show. I have gained around $1500 in exactly 20 days now.
      Over the years I have had quite a few sites that focus on just one product. That's an okay business model and an easy way to build up a reasonable income with quite quickly. This is a site that's going to be an authority site however so I intend to compare a number of different products in the same niche which will increase my bottom line in the long run. The type of product I'm promoting is very different from yours and is definitely not a 'one size fits all' product.
      Originally Posted by astral walker View Post

      One of my major source of referral is twitter. What I did is, I analyzed the best timings to tweet and targeted certain twitter accounts.
      Again it depends on the type of product - I would imagine Twitter might work well for selling hosting depending on your followers interests however it wouldn't work in my niche at all unfortunately.
      Originally Posted by astral walker View Post

      And if you build up $1500 per month then do not sell as it could be a source of regular income. Do not just giveaway something for which you worked really hard.
      Some of my sites I build for myself, some I build specifically to sell. I've been doing this for years so have more than enough regular income already. A $30000 payday is nice now and again though when I want to buy something or invest. Many of my sites get the majority of their traffic from Google so I don't get too attached - with Google they could be here today and gone tomorrow.
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  • Yes, niche sites work!

    It all depends on the niche that you go into...

    And the EXECUTION of your niche marketing
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  • Profile picture of the author AuthorityBuilder
    Originally Posted by vadyan02rus View Post

    I would like to make niche site but i am not sure if it still works?
    Best regards

    Vadim
    Niche sites definitely still works but you need to understand the difference.

    Basically, every site is a niche site.

    Now, if you regularly write epic content on your niche site and over time, it becomes one of the most established sites in your niche with almost all types of answers (in the form of articles/infographics/videos) related to your niche that people often seek for, it becomes an authority site.

    So, the thing is every one is starting out with a niche site and then you need to turn it into an authority with time.

    An example would be - Say you want to build a site in the Weight Loss niche. Now, that's a multi-billion dollar industry with big companies competing. So, you need to drill down into the weight loss niche where the playing ground is more even.

    Weight loss > weight loss for men > weight loss for men over 50 > weight loss for men over over 50 with heart problems.

    Look at this:

    "weight loss for men over 50" is a niche with good search intent because there is possibility you can write much content over a period of time on t write much content over a period of time on the niche.

    But

    "weight loss for men over 50 with heart problems" becomes a micro niche and the possibility of creating regular content becomes limited.

    So, plan out well.

    Important thing is every site is a niche site. You have to drill down into an industry and find out a niche where there's level playing field with good search intent.
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  • Profile picture of the author AuthorityBuilder
    Originally Posted by vadyan02rus View Post

    I would like to make niche site but i am not sure if it still works?
    Best regards

    Vadim
    Niche sites definitely still works but you need to understand the difference.

    Basically, every site is a niche site.

    Now, if you regularly write epic content on your niche site and over time, it becomes one of the most established sites in your niche with almost all types of answers (in the form of articles/infographics/videos) related to your niche that people often seek for, it becomes an authority site.

    So, the thing is every one is starting out with a niche site and then you need to turn it into an authority with time.

    An example would be - Say you want to build a site in the Weight Loss niche. Now, that's a multi-billion dollar industry with big companies competing. So, you need to drill down into the weight loss niche where the playing ground is more even.

    Weight loss > weight loss for men > weight loss for men over 50 > weight loss for men over over 50 with heart problems.

    Look at this:

    "weight loss for men over 50" is a niche with good search intent because there is possibility you can write much content over a period of time on the niche.

    But

    "weight loss for men over 50 with heart problems" becomes a micro niche and the possibility of creating regular content becomes limited.

    So, plan out well.

    Important thing is every site is a niche site. You have to drill down into an industry and find out a niche where there's level playing field with good search intent.
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