I think I just found a killer niche.

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Don't laugh at me but I was just fiddling around with some keyword tools and came upon, get this, the shoe lace niche. Huge potential, little competition.

Definanetly some potential there. Unfortuneatly, I am working on something else at the moment and don't have the time. Thought someone might be interested
#found #killer #niche
  • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
    Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

    Don't laugh at me but I was just fiddling around with some keyword tools and came upon, get this, the shoe lace niche. Huge potential, little competition.
    I was just talking about this niche the other day! Zeus66 got all mad at me for it, because now he'd officially seen everything and needed to leave the internet.
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    • Profile picture of the author bravo75
      If people buy dry dog sh.t made into necklaces, herb gardening e-books, electronic downloadable party planning books then I don't see why shoelaces is not a profitable niche. Everyone needs shoelaces, right? Who on earth needs dry poo.


      Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

      I was just talking about this niche the other day! Zeus66 got all mad at me for it, because now he'd officially seen everything and needed to leave the internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author Paul Guilfoyle
    You may be onto something here. "Tie shoes" gets 3,616 daily searches,and only 101,000 competing pages. I haven't yet got to researching the strength of the competition so I don't know whether this is a niche for me. Also, any thoughts on montetization?

    Maybe I'll spend Christmas day making a video on how to tie my laces. Maybe it would be better to do it after lunch and call it how to tie laces after several glasses of wine.
    Happy Christmas,
    Paul
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    • Profile picture of the author ASM Marketing
      Originally Posted by Paul Guilfoyle View Post

      You may be onto something here. "Tie shoes" gets 3,616 daily searches,and only 101,000 competing pages. I haven't yet got to researching the strength of the competition so I don't know whether this is a niche for me. Also, any thoughts on montetization?

      Maybe I'll spend Christmas day making a video on how to tie my laces. Maybe it would be better to do it after lunch and call it how to tie laces after several glasses of wine.
      Happy Christmas,
      Paul
      Possibly as an entry point to something else but:
      1. Nobody is going to pay to learn how to tie their shoelaces. It's something passed down through generations, just like brushing your teeth is...
      2. 'Tie Shoelaces' is not a buying keyword in any sense.
      3. Commission wise, you'd be wise to target something with a higher payout IMO.
      So I don't think there is any money to be made here unless you own/create a product that is specifically aimed at that market.

      I DO like the suggestion for tying your shoelaces whilst drunk though!

      Merry Christmas,
      Alex
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      • Profile picture of the author LynnM
        My teenager is really into neon shoe laces (720 exact UK searches last month). Easily scope there for an affiliate blog with fancy shoe laces, if you can find the products; Amazon have a few. Small commissions maybe but every little helps.


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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Oh dude, sorry but I just LOL'd big time.

    This is as interesting as it is funny
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    • Profile picture of the author thedogtreatjar
      Wasn't shoe laces on a credit card commercial or something? I remember watching something about opening a shoelace business and losing a ton of cash...commercial...sitcom... It's early I have no idea.

      Maybe one of you guys can youtube it or something.

      Anyway, definitely a unique idea. As a runner I can tell you I go through shoe laces like crazy!
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  • Profile picture of the author paulie888
    It's amazing what people actively search for over the internet. I'd imagine that there are a whole bunch of fancy shoe lace designs out there that have a cult following. Imagine the possibilities if you could persuade the sellers to offer some kind of affiliate program on their shoe lace sales...lol!
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Hmm, I just had a quick peek and dont see anything outstanding? Maybe I've missed something?
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    • Profile picture of the author Taylor French
      Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

      Hmm, I just had a quick peek and dont see anything outstanding? Maybe I've missed something?
      I'm guessing it's a joke. :p
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

      Hmm, I just had a quick peek and dont see anything outstanding? Maybe I've missed something?
      Okay, you asked for it.

      Ian's Shoelace Site - Introduction

      I challenge you not to be fascinated.
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      • Profile picture of the author Agnes Lyle
        Thank you, CDarklock, for making my Christmas so happy. I'd say Ian has just about got the Shoelace Empire sewn up.

        Best wishes for 2010 shoelace millions to you all.
        Agnes
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        • Profile picture of the author whateverpedia
          Originally Posted by Agnes Lyle View Post

          I'd say Ian has just about got the Shoelace Empire sewn up.
          You of course mean laced up don't you.

          (Someone had to do it, might as well be me).
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          • Profile picture of the author lexilexi
            A trick for finding all sorts of great micro-niches is to scale down from existing niches. Thus, from shoes you can get shoe laces, shoe polish, etc. It's easier to own a micro-niche, and once you do this you have a stake in the bigger niche and can "build sideways."

            I think it's great to start with a small sub-niche - crushing it will give you a better chance at a bigger niche, which might be outside of your resources at the outset. For example, I would not have stood a chance if I had gone for "ringtones" - there's too much competition with too big budgets for me. But starting as I did with "free iphone ringtones" provides a foothold. You can then replicate this foothold with say a dozen micro-niches within the sub-niche, and the next thing you know you've got more leverage to bring to bear in the bigger picture.
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      • Profile picture of the author David Spyres
        Originally Posted by CDarklock View Post

        Okay, you asked for it.

        Ian's Shoelace Site - Introduction

        I challenge you not to be fascinated.

        Dang it Caliban...I just wasted 30 minutes on that site!!! Just to find out I have been tying my shoes the wrong way all this time ... sheesh.

        ;-)
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        • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
          Originally Posted by David Spyres View Post

          Dang it Caliban...I just wasted 30 minutes on that site!!! Just to find out I have been tying my shoes the wrong way all this time ... sheesh.
          I know, the Ian knot is awesome! I showed this site to my girlfriend, and after about three hours we started trying different styles of lacing our shoes and ultimately settled on the Lattice method.

          Total time: just over seven hours.

          Crap. I want to make a site like that. Just once, I want to build something so cool, people will spend hours looking at it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    This proves we need to think outside the box or outside the shoe...
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    • Profile picture of the author bravo75
      Or outside the shoebox

      Originally Posted by Fernando Veloso View Post

      This proves we need to think outside the box or outside the shoe...
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Velcro straps - thats where the money is. Shoe laces are soooo 70's
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    • Profile picture of the author Paul Guilfoyle
      Originally Posted by ramone_johnny View Post

      Velcro straps - thats where the money is. Shoe laces are soooo 70's
      Like shoulder pads and bell bottom trousers they'll be back. Just give it time.
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    Keyword Searches Per Month | Google Results | Money Word Rating
    how to shoelaces 3600 5 Excellent
    glow shoelaces 2400 4260 Excellent
    shoelaces tying 1900 2410 Excellent
    cool shoelaces 1600 6710 Excellent
    shoelaces red 1300 3790 Excellent
    converse shoelaces 1000 1690 Excellent
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    Here is another good one. home based medical transcription job
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  • Profile picture of the author GeorgR.
    Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

    Don't laugh at me but I was just fiddling around with some keyword tools and came upon, get this, the shoe lace niche. Huge potential, little competition.

    Definanetly some potential there. Unfortuneatly, I am working on something else at the moment and don't have the time. Thought someone might be interested
    Well..time to go to amazon and promote the **** out of those shoe laces. I am sure you make like $0.002 per sale
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  • Profile picture of the author markgilbert
    Aren't the last two generations using velcro, or just leaving their shoes untied?
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    • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
      Butt plugs.......howz that for a micro-niche?
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      • Profile picture of the author thedogtreatjar
        Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

        Butt plugs.......howz that for a micro-niche?
        Don't knock the sex toy market. There are a lot of repressed people in the world

        I can't tell you how many sex toys I have and they are all gag gifts...okay, most of them are gag gifts. lol
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        • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
          Originally Posted by thedogtreatjar View Post

          Don't knock the sex toy market. There are a lot of repressed people in the world

          I can't tell you how many sex toys I have and they are all gag gifts...okay, most of them are gag gifts. lol
          I was actually half-serious/ half-kidding. Sex toys can sell pretty well online if you know how to target the buyers.
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  • Profile picture of the author actionplanbiz
    maybe set up a kiosk in the mall in front of skater and footlocker stores.
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    • Profile picture of the author Michael Kohler
      That is hilarious! However, if you could do a high ranking site on it, it would have related niches like shoes, sportswear, etc. Could run a CJ ad from Zappos. Maybe that is a niche in and of itself. Find these types of niches that relate and build Squidoos and Hubs on them. Might work.
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  • Profile picture of the author SuiteJ
    I meant to pop in and check out the OP, but now between laughing at the other posts and visiting the links, it's taken about 30+ minutes of time...enjoyable though...thanks! lol

    Happy Holidays!

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author Oscar D
    This is a good idea, but I would do a little more research if I was you, just to ensure that I don't trip ... if you know what I mean LOL

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    • Profile picture of the author bravo75
      Oh dear, that old chestnut. You are right though, no use getting tied up in something if it is not going to make money

      Originally Posted by Oscar D View Post

      This is a good idea, but I would do a little more research if I was you, just to ensure that I don't trip ... if you know what I mean LOL

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  • Profile picture of the author Dave777
    Here's another intriguing idea to Spin around into a variety of other misc. Shoe related niches! Social networking communities are Standing by and waiting for you...
    Shoe-trading community for those with uneven feet - Springwise

    And don't forget the story of Black Socks and endless other membership Club related sites...
    How a Black Sock Service Began | Samy Liechti's Story

    Dave
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  • Profile picture of the author Todd Sampson
    Holy crap! Ian owns the shoelace niche! man, he even has an iphone app. This dude
    gotta be making some bank. Just goes to show you that money can be made from
    some niches you would never think of.

    -Todd Sampson
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  • Profile picture of the author bravo75
    Great thing about the net, I just give away two defo killer niches and I can still own them in a week or two. Here is another %100 money grabber : the Bearded Dragon
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    • Profile picture of the author CDarklock
      Originally Posted by bravo75 View Post

      Great thing about the net, I just give away two defo killer niches and I can still own them in a week or two.
      When you're good at what you do, you can tell the world exactly what you're doing, secure in the knowledge that most people are losers and can't compete with you... while the rest are arrogant and won't lower themselves to such a thing.
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  • Profile picture of the author gautam42
    Go with your heart, pick the niche you resonate with.......it will take you to heaven....Though it may seem like a laughter riot to others.....remember you brightened up everyones life.....So i would have fun....your the master creator....inacharge of your destiney.....so make it fun............A toast to your magnanimous ideas & insights......Love it..............
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  • Profile picture of the author FreelanceSally
    Well that's a first (@ Ian's Shoelace Site).That guys has either got loads of time on his hands or a few great writers.... writers that will never want to tie a shoe again.
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