How to choose a niche that you LIKE and is PROFITABLE at the same time?

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Hey guys, my name is Wilson I'm from Brazil and this is my first post thread here. I hope someone can help me.

I'm having a bad time choosing the niche of my next blog. Whenever I find a niche that I like to write about, I notice that the niche is not profitable. And whenever I find a profitable niche it's about a boring topic that I wouldn't enjoy to write about like "weight loss" or whatever.


What do you do that helps you choose the right niche?
Do you use any tools for this?
Any tips?

Thanks in advance.
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  • Profile picture of the author Khemosabi
    Originally Posted by kretchi View Post

    Hey guys, my name is Wilson I'm from Brazil and this is my first post thread here. I hope someone can help me.

    I'm having a bad time choosing the niche of my next blog. Whenever I find a niche that I like to write about, I notice that the niche is not profitable. And whenever I find a profitable niche it's about a boring topic that I wouldn't enjoy to write about like "weight loss" or whatever.


    What do you do that helps you choose the right niche?
    Do you use any tools for this?
    Any tips?

    Thanks in advance.
    Hi kretchi!

    Every niche is profitable, seriously. I think choosing a niche is one of the BIGGEST roadblocks for most, you're not alone!

    With the things you like to write about, who would be your target audience? What kind of things would your target audience be interested in reading about and what do you think your audience is in the market for buying?

    Niches, are like trees. Lots and lots of branches. Yep, every single subject you can think of. From there you want to explore each branch, find social groups, forums, if any, and start putting your name out there!

    For monetizing, take your main niche subject and go snoop around Amazon, Ebay and such and find products/ideas that relate to your niche. That will help you branch out. You'll be surprised at the way you will get flooded with ideas.

    Don't forget that every search engine always has 'suggested searches'. You can use this to find ways to branch out, too.

    Without really knowing your niche(s) that you're interested in, it's kinda hard to help other than the generics I've posted.

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    • Profile picture of the author kretchi
      Originally Posted by Khemosabi View Post

      Hi kretchi!

      Every niche is profitable, seriously. I think choosing a niche is one of the BIGGEST roadblocks for most, you're not alone!

      With the things you like to write about, who would be your target audience? What kind of things would your target audience be interested in reading about and what do you think your audience is in the market for buying?

      Niches, are like trees. Lots and lots of branches. Yep, every single subject you can think of. From there you want to explore each branch, find social groups, forums, if any, and start putting your name out there!

      For monetizing, take your main niche subject and go snoop around Amazon, Ebay and such and find products/ideas that relate to your niche. That will help you branch out. You'll be surprised at the way you will get flooded with ideas.

      Don't forget that every search engine always has 'suggested searches'. You can use this to find ways to branch out, too.

      Without really knowing your niche(s) that you're interested in, it's kinda hard to help other than the generics I've posted.

      ~ Theresa
      Hi Theresa, thanks for your tips!

      What I really like to write about is politics, philosophy, etc. It's a topic that attracts my attention But I need to be realistic and know that this is not a good niche to sell things.
      So I've been thinking and I guess that the niche that comes closest to "being nice to write and being profitable" to me is digital marketing.

      My dilemma is if whether it's worth writing about a topic that I'm not interested in but that has many related products that sell well or if it would be better to write about something I like (which will give the content more quality, and will consequently attract more traffic and leads) but with related products that do not sell much or are not so profitable.

      For example, create a blog about weight loss and sell products that will give me a good profit or create a blog about marketing and sell products not so easy to sell.

      Thank you.

      Wilson Kretchi
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      • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
        Originally Posted by kretchi View Post

        What I really like to write about is politics, philosophy, etc.
        Depending on what you mean by "Philosophy" there could be a profitable Niche there. Basically if you could create a Blog about Philosophy that other People would find interesting/valuable ... It could be a successful venture.

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        • Profile picture of the author kretchi
          Originally Posted by Jonathan 2.0 View Post

          Depending on what you mean by "Philosophy" there could be a profitable Niche there. Basically if you could create a Blog about Philosophy that other People would find interesting/valuable ... It could be a successful venture.

          2C
          Yeah, I would find something to sell like books, courses, etc ...
          but the question is ... it's worth it?

          I mean, my fear is to create an extremely interesting blog but that makes me little or no money.

          Thanks you,
          Wilson.
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  • Profile picture of the author KevinVPhilippe
    Hey man !

    Most niches are profitable, meaning you can make money. How much, that depends !

    To find good niches, just look at ads. If you see ads about that niche, you know it's making someone money

    That's the first thing I like at.

    Second is "are people ready to buy stuff in that niche ?". If yes "Is there enought people" then "Can I reach them easily'.

    If I get 3 yes, I know I'm onto smth
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    • Profile picture of the author kretchi
      Originally Posted by KevinVPhilippe View Post

      Hey man !

      Most niches are profitable, meaning you can make money. How much, that depends !

      To find good niches, just look at ads. If you see ads about that niche, you know it's making someone money

      That's the first thing I like at.

      Second is "are people ready to buy stuff in that niche ?". If yes "Is there enought people" then "Can I reach them easily'.

      If I get 3 yes, I know I'm onto smth
      Hi Kevin, I think I'll try to do this.

      Thanks for the tips.

      Wilson.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by kretchi View Post

    Hey guys, my name is Wilson I'm from Brazil and this is my first post thread here. I hope someone can help me.

    I'm having a bad time choosing the niche of my next blog. Whenever I find a niche that I like to write about, I notice that the niche is not profitable. And whenever I find a profitable niche it's about a boring topic that I wouldn't enjoy to write about like "weight loss" or whatever.


    What do you do that helps you choose the right niche?
    Do you use any tools for this?
    Any tips?

    Thanks in advance.
    What niches have you found that are not profitable?
    Perhaps there are other ways to make them profitable?
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    I go where the demand is. If you want to have fun in a profitable but boring niche.... automate it, then go live your luxurious life.
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    • Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      I go where the demand is. If you want to have fun in a profitable but boring niche.... automate it, then go live your luxurious life.
      Automate it? How? I thought auto-blogging sites have been getting banned for years already now, is that not so?

      Or do you know something others don't about that? What are the best tools to automate in a way that does not get banned?
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      • Profile picture of the author extrememan
        Originally Posted by AffiliatePrograms View Post

        Automate it? How? I thought auto-blogging sites have been getting banned for years already now, is that not so?

        Or do you know something others don't about that? What are the best tools to automate in a way that does not get banned?
        If you are referring to auto-content that posts to a blog, then NO - it's a bit waste of time. But you can schedule posts in advance (say over the weekend) to post on set dates and times. That's perfectly fine and could save considerable amounts of time.
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        • Originally Posted by extrememan View Post

          If you are referring to auto-content that posts to a blog, then NO - it's a bit waste of time. But you can schedule posts in advance (say over the weekend) to post on set dates and times. That's perfectly fine and could save considerable amounts of time.
          Thanks Carl. If auto content were safe to do I would certainly want to.
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    • Profile picture of the author kretchi
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post

      I go where the demand is. If you want to have fun in a profitable but boring niche.... automate it, then go live your luxurious life.
      Hi Randall, what do you mean about "automate"?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dave d
    Why don't you try to combine niches like philosophy and IM for example. Or at least try to go micro niche and you might find some crossover with more popular subjects like philosophy and dating.

    Basically break down the philosophy niche further.
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    • Profile picture of the author kretchi
      Originally Posted by Dave d View Post

      Why don't you try to combine niches like philosophy and IM for example. Or at least try to go micro niche and you might find some crossover with more popular subjects like philosophy and dating.

      Basically break down the philosophy niche further.
      Hey Dave, you gave me a good idea!
      Maybe I can talk about IM using a philosphical approach, I can write about marketing but focusing more on the individual than on the product being sold, Write about choices, mistakes, etc.
      I think it's going to be something interesting.

      Wilson Kretchi.
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  • You should target buying keywords in your niche. Identify what the buying keywords in your niche are first, then you formulate your blog posts around those same keywords.

    When you have pre-qualified buyers landing on your sales pages, they will be more likely to buy from you. Especially if they have purchased similar products in your niche before
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    • Profile picture of the author kretchi
      Originally Posted by Internet Trillionaire View Post

      You should target buying keywords in your niche. Identify what the buying keywords in your niche are first, then you formulate your blog posts around those same keywords.

      When you have pre-qualified buyers landing on your sales pages, they will be more likely to buy from you. Especially if they have purchased similar products in your niche before
      Thank you for the idea, I'll try to do that.
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  • Profile picture of the author rockerjaw
    Im going through a similar process. Looking for gaps in the market, listening to the language being used, looking for questions that are being asked repeatedly...determining my strategy etc...
    "Seek and ye shall find"
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  • Profile picture of the author shmeeko69
    Hi Wilson,

    The key to any successful online business is not only one which produces
    a tidy profit, but one which you enjoy.

    Can you imagine pushing a niche which you make money on, but don't
    have a passion for. In the end it would come back and bit you on the bum,
    as the chore of doing it would finally takes it toll with your brain.
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    • Profile picture of the author kretchi
      Originally Posted by shmeeko69 View Post

      Hi Wilson,

      The key to any successful online business is not only one which produces
      a tidy profit, but one which you enjoy.

      Can you imagine pushing a niche which you make money on, but don't
      have a passion for. In the end it would come back and bit you on the bum,
      as the chore of doing it would finally takes it toll with your brain.
      Yes friend, I agree with you on this.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    Moving from interest/passion toward commercial viability is definitely a critical part of business planning. It usually means immersing yourself in top sites around your interest/passion and discovering what they are promoting...this will give you some ideas on the commercial side.

    You can also take a look at top political videos on Youtube and see what ads are being placed against them - same thing on Facebook.

    In addition - "politics" is not really a niche, "liberal politics" or " environmental politics" or "conservative politics" are closing in on niches and within those, you can even drill down further...if you really want to target an audience within politics you have got to narrow your niches...at least if your intent is market them offers down the road. Once you have a specific audience you can identify what it is they will want (liberal political books, certain products they tend to trend toward, fashions, etc...)

    There is always a way to segment a market to find commercial viability - it takes some detective skills :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author kretchi
      Originally Posted by jbsmith View Post

      Moving from interest/passion toward commercial viability is definitely a critical part of business planning. It usually means immersing yourself in top sites around your interest/passion and discovering what they are promoting...this will give you some ideas on the commercial side.

      You can also take a look at top political videos on Youtube and see what ads are being placed against them - same thing on Facebook.

      In addition - "politics" is not really a niche, "liberal politics" or " environmental politics" or "conservative politics" are closing in on niches and within those, you can even drill down further...if you really want to target an audience within politics you have got to narrow your niches...at least if your intent is market them offers down the road. Once you have a specific audience you can identify what it is they will want (liberal political books, certain products they tend to trend toward, fashions, etc...)

      There is always a way to segment a market to find commercial viability - it takes some detective skills :-)
      Thank you for the helpful insights
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  • Profile picture of the author echelon
    I think that you may just focus on niches that are profitable before only targeting those that you have the most interest for. Having quick victories seems more important at the start. Picking a niche that has shown its potential for marketers can be fairly easy to do. Once you have sales or conversions on that niche, you may try to implement what you have learnt to less profitable niches that you feel more attracted to.
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    • Profile picture of the author kretchi
      Originally Posted by echelon View Post

      I think that you may just focus on niches that are profitable before only targeting those that you have the most interest for. Having quick victories seems more important at the start. Picking a niche that has shown its potential for marketers can be fairly easy to do. Once you have sales or conversions on that niche, you may try to implement what you have learnt to less profitable niches that you feel more attracted to.
      I'm not sure, I've never been in a profitable niche so I'm not sure what outcome to expect, I do not want to be another one talking the same

      Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    What do you do that helps you choose the right niche?
    Determine if the profit potential is sufficient.

    But I'm an advertiser so my requirements may be different from those chasing search traffic.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
    Don't be so fast to rule your passion out, which you stated were politics and philosophy. They can be profitable IF ...

    You can attract a large audience or what marketers call Eyeballs. That's the key. If you can do that other marketers will gladly pay you money for the eyeballs you attract.

    So, try thinking laterally in regards to your niche. Not what you can sell, but what niche content you can provide in regards to politics or philosophy that would attract a larger amount of eyeballs.Then sell those eyeballs (readers, subscribers, etc.) to other marketers. That's basically what Facebook, Twitter and other social media sites do, who also first wondered how they could monitize what they were doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author bdock3
    You can view a large list of self publishing GURU Adrian Ingram's best selling niche books via google with the following search (and include the quotation marks):

    "Grab this GREAT physical book now at a limited time discounted price!"

    They all appear to follow the standard DIY and self-help modus operandi

    Also of interest, Adrian is blogging about how he has at least 3 active KDP accounts and tried to sell one.

    See blog post here: MARCH 2017: MONTHLY PROGRESS REPORT – Driven living

    Wont Amazon ban you for doing this?
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  • Profile picture of the author DURABLEOILCOM
    Originally Posted by kretchi View Post

    Hey guys, my name is Wilson I'm from Brazil and this is my first post thread here. I hope someone can help me.

    I'm having a bad time choosing the niche of my next blog. Whenever I find a niche that I like to write about, I notice that the niche is not profitable. And whenever I find a profitable niche it's about a boring topic that I wouldn't enjoy to write about like "weight loss" or whatever.


    What do you do that helps you choose the right niche?
    Do you use any tools for this?
    Any tips?

    Thanks in advance.
    You need to choose a niche that you are passionate and knowledgeable about. Chasing popular niches will not always make you extra money. There is profit to be made on any niche big or small but the first step is becoming an expert in your field of niche.
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