What niche(s) are you currently in and hows it doing?

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As im currently obsessing about which niche to start in. i thought it would be interesting to see what other members are in.

How long have you been in your current niche(s) and the cheeky bit if i can ask.... how much approx are you making per month /per year in your top niche?

I'm guessing about 70% of you are in the make money online niche.

Ill post a poll with this out of interest.
#hows #niches
  • Profile picture of the author nettech
    Hi Jay,

    Somehow I doubt anyone will reveal info like that. The only way to know is to carry out some research yourself.

    Good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
      Originally Posted by nettech View Post

      Hi Jay,

      Somehow I doubt anyone will reveal info like that. The only way to know is to carry out some research yourself.

      Good luck
      Zaheer
      I think the same way.

      Finding a good niche takes time, research and effort so I don't think someone's gonna reveal their secrets.

      Just start with something and find out for yourself.
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    • Profile picture of the author jayaron
      Originally Posted by nettech View Post

      Hi Jay,

      Somehow I doubt anyone will reveal info like that. The only way to know is to carry out some research yourself.

      Good luck
      Zaheer
      I wasn't after ideas for myself, just interested in what members are into,
      and of course they only need to reveal what they want to reveal.
      Apologies if i was being too nosey.
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      • Profile picture of the author Joseph Then
        Originally Posted by jayaron View Post

        I wasn't after ideas for myself, just interested in what members are into,
        and of course they only need to reveal what they want to reveal.
        Apologies if i was being too nosey.
        And you will get none. Take it as been nosy then.
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        • Profile picture of the author jayaron
          Ok Ok! I see where this is heading, just dont quite understand the big secrecy.
          After all its a huge market, what the harm of telling what niche your into?
          If you want to keep it a secret that's ok with me, just interested how the market is divided up, that's my main interest.
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          • Profile picture of the author Mohammad Afaq
            Originally Posted by jayaron View Post

            Ok Ok! I see where this is heading, just dont quite understand the big secrecy.
            After all its a huge market, what the harm of telling what niche your into?
            If you want to keep it a secret that's ok with me, just interested how the market is divided up, that's my main interest.
            Well what if you have a budget of $50,000 for getting articles written for you and you totally dominate ezine articles.

            Won't I go out of business.
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            • Profile picture of the author innocent07
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              I think your question is too broad, and that there are far too many variables involved to get a pinpoint answer,

              but i think if you do research well, keyword research well, content creation and generate traffic etc, then im sure that you can do well in any of the niches you have described above.
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              • Profile picture of the author ozduc
                According to your poll, the one niche that seems to be the most popular is "other". So I think I will be coming out with a WSO very soon on how to make a killing in the "other" niche. You cant get your name in here for the early bird WSO special of only $47 for the first 1000 warriors. Hey I need a new car ok.
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      • Profile picture of the author nettech
        I can see where you're coming from but it will still come across as being a little bit too nosey.

        I think that there are genuinely people that will want to help but unfortunately where money is involved then people obvioisly want to protect their interests! I'd love to tell you mine but unfortunately can't sorry!

        I would grab hold of a copy of some keyword research tools (or use the Google AdWords Keyword Tool) and just try and figure some out.

        What I normally do is just look around me and type some stuff in and take it from there, its amazing what you find. :-)

        Zaheer

        Originally Posted by jayaron View Post

        I wasn't after ideas for myself, just interested in what members are into,
        and of course they only need to reveal what they want to reveal.
        Apologies if i was being too nosey.
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        • Profile picture of the author marcdonovan
          That is one thing you will not see on here. IM'ers guard there niches like elves guard their gold.
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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    Going very well this year. We've been able to grow our staff by two employees, and expand our methods for producing revenue. Everyone needs software, and that is something that will only increase.
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  • Profile picture of the author Olgi
    As dvduval mentioned, the big money is on software / scripts / app's but it takes more than that, a good support, regular updates, a community which will create templates, plugins etc ... So an interaction for the same purpose, basically its like creating a new niche

    Personally I'm spread in almost all the niches you mentioned in your poll, some are doing quite well for me however a lot of time and dedication is needed
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    • Profile picture of the author jayaron
      Thanks Dvduval and olgi,
      Good to see your doing well and i know its a great felling actually being able to expand your bussness and take on employees.
      Good luck in the future.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    Last year we decided to grab our share of market in females desires.

    Fashion, weigh-loss, career, babies, etc etc.

    Their market share is growing every year
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  • Profile picture of the author scrofford
    I am in the dog niche for right now. I think when I get it fully automated I am going to venture into some others. I don't know why the niche thing is so secretive here. I mean it's not really hard to see what a lot of people are into here anyway.
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    • Profile picture of the author dmpeterson
      CATS, Cats, cats.......It's a dog's world but cats rule! And it's costing me a fortune.

      Oh, and software.

      If you look in my signature you'll see the best kept secrets on the internet.
      Nobody can find them ):
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      • Profile picture of the author scrofford
        Originally Posted by dmpeterson View Post

        CATS, Cats, cats.......It's a dog's world but cats rule! And it's costing me a fortune.
        ):
        Why is it costing you a fortune? Just curious.
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        • Profile picture of the author dmpeterson
          Originally Posted by scrofford View Post

          Why is it costing you a fortune? Just curious.
          Building the sites, buying the software, advertising (not accomplishing anything) then buying more software.

          Lot's of money going in but no money coming out.

          Tomorrow is check day so I will be buying another bunch of plr articles and a spinner.
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          • Profile picture of the author craigc1980
            Originally Posted by dmpeterson View Post

            Building the sites, buying the software, advertising (not accomplishing anything) then buying more software.

            Lot's of money going in but no money coming out.

            Tomorrow is check day so I will be buying another bunch of plr articles and a spinner.
            Still not understanding why its costing you so much.

            I mean maybe the site is costing you what 10 bucks a month but buying software is costing you money?

            I have went through your list of software and there is nothing there that is unique.

            Everything you have you can get for free from free giveaway sites.

            Either that or you can join a plr program and pay 10 bucks a month and get the same software your selling accept you will get all new software.

            I actually had a laugh at cam studio.

            Wow 9 dollars for cam studio. Good Luck
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            • Profile picture of the author jpf239
              There is a lot to work with, like others mentioned you can use tools to do this research, I'm working in different niches or markets as I go instead of just one.

              Jon
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            • Profile picture of the author nadia712
              Originally Posted by denningmedia View Post

              How can a potential supplier try to serve a potential market eg. PLR, etc. when they're potential market won't make their needs known? If they want articles or ebooks they have to either pay out the nose for custom work or settle for worthless nonsense at cheap prices.
              True.. But my guess would be that profits made from the niche in question would be much higher without competition than with, even when you take into account the cost of custom work vs. PLR.

              Don't forget that PLR is intended for a pretty large market, which would almost necessitate competition before its availability would be viable. Marketers would probably stand to lose a lot more money by revealing their profitable niches than they would gain by saving a few bucks per article.
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              • Profile picture of the author nadia712
                Originally Posted by denningmedia View Post

                True, but not every niche that's under served is a micro niche. That's why I say that those who are afraid of competition can just keep it to themselves. I just don't see the point in belittling someone trying to carry out market research. That's how business thrives regardless of whether it's online of off. IM is the only niche I know of where sound business practices are frowned upon. Maybe that's why so many fail.
                Yeah, true. Most niches (and microniches) do grow naturally sooner or later, though, if they're actually "hot."

                But, no, don't get me wrong - I totally disagree with the notion that people who ask should be belittled.

                However, it's probably a better idea for those people to use software or carry out some independent research of their own if they want any actual guidance. Whether it's good or bad, IMers are seriously unlikely to give up anything more than their general umbrella market.

                I've never been involved in any sort of a serious offline business marketing effort, so I can't speak to that.
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      Originally Posted by scrofford View Post

      I am in the dog niche for right now. I think when I get it fully automated I am going to venture into some others. I don't know why the niche thing is so secretive here. I mean it's not really hard to see what a lot of people are into here anyway.
      HAHAHA! So true. Just look in their signature...
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  • Profile picture of the author slanier2
    NO ONE gets my niche. I mean NO ONE. :p I will tell you this though, you find a good niche...its like free money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Barry Unruh
    Hmmmm, I'm not in the Make Money niche, nor do I have any plans to be.

    You do realize you are listing markets, not niches. Diet is a Market, filled with literally thousands of niches. Make Money is a market, filled with offline, at home, online, direct mail, and hundreds if not thousands of niches. And so on....

    Your best bet is to choose a market you enjoy, then start finding niches and sub-niches within it to carve out your corner of the market.

    I create content for people in almost all of those markets, and create some content for myself in several markets. As many people have already said, I'm not going to tell you my niches within the markets.

    You surprised me with one major market missing from your list: Dating/Relationships
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  • Profile picture of the author Tomwood
    Most people are not going to tell you specifics because you're a competitor you near to brainstorm up yourself a big list and sort the wheat out from the chaff I use this criteria.

    Does it fill a desperate need or a burning desire is it does neither I normally drop it like a hot stone.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    There are so many niches other than make money online and the ones you listed. You won't get seasoned marketers telling you what niches they are in, how much money they make, or what their profitable niches are.

    It wouldn't take long to saturate a good niche by telling everyone on the Internet what it is.
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      • Profile picture of the author Bill Farnham
        I'm crushing it in the 'Biodegradable Headstones" niche. That niche is even better than the 'DVD/CD Rewinder' niche, which, by the way, outperforms 'Turtle CPR' by a long shot.

        My WSOs were sold out before I had time to even write them.

        So I didn't. That kept the refund rate at below zero. You can't beat that...

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  • Profile picture of the author nadia712
    I'm into the "make money online" market, mostly. I'm also of the school that you can penetrate pretty much any market you want, as long as you're decent at keyword research. There are practically endless niche possibilities in every market, and there are new search trends popping up all the time. Those trends aren't competitive when they first start - they just get that way after everyone finds out about them. If you learn what to look for and find a new one as it's starting out, you're golden.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    So far 50% say "other", god knows that that means/is....

    Im going to spend this year moving away from info products and focus on software. Im hoping that Im right, but I think the customer mindset is a lot different in terms of those buying software as opposed to those buying $7 ebooks.

    I could be wrong. If so, Ill see you all back here in December, asking "Hey does anyone here do ecovers?"
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