is Niche Blogging of Internet Marketing Dead?

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Hello my fellow Warriors,

I intend to start a blog about Internet Marketing and this will be my main website that monetize through Banner Ads, Affiliate Marketing and Adsense. In this blog, I will be sharing content such as how people make money online, what is internet marketing, affiliate marketing, traffic generation, seo, almost everything that is under the roof of internet marketing. My target audience would be more to the new internet marketers, or those experienced marketers but failed to make satisfied money online yet. On top of this, I will be sharing the technical knowledge needed for an internet marketer as well (I am a tech guy). I have passion in internet marketing so consistently generating content is not an issue for me.

I would love to hear from you whether this is still a good niche to enter because I am not an expert in this niche yet. And I understand that there are many top bloggers have been constantly producing a lot of good content in this niche, so it looks like already saturated to me? How do you think?

Appreciate every suggestion, advise, comments, ideas...

Thanks.
Jenhuei
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  • Profile picture of the author revjoe
    I believe niche blogging is hear to stay its very seo friendly and great software that makes life much easier.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alaister
      Niche blogging is definately very profitable - you just need to find a niche that you are able to offer "better" information and value to the target market then majority of the competition
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  • Profile picture of the author MLMTraining
    I would recommend that you narrow down your niche more.

    Internet Marketing is such a broad topic that I think you'll find it a never-ending blog with no real focus. Especially if it's designed to attract and help newbies...they will probably find it too overwhelming if you provide them with too much information all jammed in one website.

    Maybe just focus on one or two individual points and monetize based on that. Focus will make things much more clear for the new marketer.
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    • Profile picture of the author WPMaker
      Originally Posted by MLMTraining View Post

      I would recommend that you narrow down your niche more.

      Internet Marketing is such a broad topic that I think you'll find it a never-ending blog with no real focus. Especially if it's designed to attract and help newbies...they will probably find it too overwhelming if you provide them with too much information all jammed in one website.

      Maybe just focus on one or two individual points and monetize based on that. Focus will make things much more clear for the new marketer.
      I agree. If you like PPC write about PPC, if you do a lot of PPV write about PPV etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author jenhuei
        Hey guys, really appreciate all your feedback and advice!!

        I think right now what I need to do is narrowing down my niche, and be more specific.

        So to say, actually although there are already many top bloggers and successful Internet Marketers out there to share their knowledge and experience, but the niche of Internet Marketing is still worth to enter!

        I like the post - Niche Marketing is never dead!
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      • Profile picture of the author Alaister
        Yeh you can either write and blog about something you absolutely love or go down the path of doing keyword/niche analysis. Really depends what you are trying to achieve and if you have an actual plan in place. Planning can save you a lot of time and money in the future. Also it helps you to stay on track.
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        • Profile picture of the author jenhuei
          Originally Posted by Alaister View Post

          Yeh you can either write and blog about something you absolutely love or go down the path of doing keyword/niche analysis. Really depends what you are trying to achieve and if you have an actual plan in place. Planning can save you a lot of time and money in the future. Also it helps you to stay on track.
          Yo! Alaister, thanks for your reply again. I am also watching and learning from your "MyBloggingBlueprint". Ya, I agreed that planning can really save us bunch of time. Sometime it's just our mindset that we want to achieve result fast, and thus jumping from one strategy to another one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
    Just curious... Why do you want to teach others how to do IM? What makes you a worthy teacher? Are you already successful at IM yourself?
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    • Profile picture of the author jenhuei
      Originally Posted by Kevin_Hutto View Post

      Just curious... Why do you want to teach others how to do IM? What makes you a worthy teacher? Are you already successful at IM yourself?
      Hi Kevin, actually I am not trying to teach people how to do IM as I am not an expert on that. What I am trying to do is since I am learning how to do IM correctly and efficiently, then I think I should share the information I have collected as well into the blog. I have seen many new marketers struggling on where to get started and always lost focus on what they are doing. So in my blog I wish to share my experience on this too as I have felt overwhelmed many times too. While sharing, I am learning too!
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    • Profile picture of the author magiclouie
      Originally Posted by Kevin_Hutto View Post

      Just curious... Why do you want to teach others how to do IM? What makes you a worthy teacher? Are you already successful at IM yourself?
      This absolutely makes sense. There is really a great need for you to answer the questions being asked.
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  • Profile picture of the author dsprank
    Niche marketing will never be dead. That is the way most of the people on here are making money. They narrow their field down to be able to get those that are most likely to buy their product or service. That is the only way a marketer can make a dime in a saturated marketspace.

    I think mlmtraining is correct. You have a very broad focus that has been targeted heavily for years now. It is going to be very hard to break into it.

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    • Profile picture of the author Fazal Mayar
      Originally Posted by dsprank View Post

      Niche marketing will never be dead. That is the way most of the people on here are making money. They narrow their field down to be able to get those that are most likely to buy their product or service. That is the only way a marketer can make a dime in a saturated marketspace.

      I think mlmtraining is correct. You have a very broad focus that has been targeted heavily for years now. It is going to be very hard to break into it.

      Regards,

      Dave
      Very well said.

      Why would niche blogging be dead when they provide good informations that people are looking for? Obviously there will be a big number of customers interested.
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  • Profile picture of the author fazlerocks
    Hey Man, It's a great niche to start with. If focused in the right direction then your are sure to get fruitful results. I would suggest you, instead of involving so many topics, you should focus on any one area of IM.

    Well, as you have mentioned that you too are in the learning stage, blogging about this niche will be great for u. You will simultaneously learn a lots of fact.

    Good Wishes!!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
    Ok, i get it... but I am not sure this will make you money. It sounds more like your diary of your journey into IM...

    You have to think about solving problems that you can solve for people. Even if they are small. You said you are a tech guy... Think of a common problem you could solve techwise for people and that is where you would make more money.

    For example, do you know how to network a computer system real well? You could blog about all the different routers and all the different problems with them and why x,y and z router suck but special router W is the way to go... and have an amazon affiliate link there... Think about SPECIFIC problems you can solve. Create content that helps people solve them and then make them offers that compliment the content you created and gave away.

    That will work way better than another generic IM blog out there.
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    • Profile picture of the author jenhuei
      Originally Posted by Kevin_Hutto View Post

      Ok, i get it... but I am not sure this will make you money. It sounds more like your diary of your journey into IM...

      You have to think about solving problems that you can solve for people. Even if they are small. You said you are a tech guy... Think of a common problem you could solve techwise for people and that is where you would make more money.

      For example, do you know how to network a computer system real well? You could blog about all the different routers and all the different problems with them and why x,y and z router suck but special router W is the way to go... and have an amazon affiliate link there... Think about SPECIFIC problems you can solve. Create content that helps people solve them and then make them offers that compliment the content you created and gave away.

      That will work way better than another generic IM blog out there.
      True, my blog may not make me any money if I make it like a boring yet-another-IM-diary... I have to be creative and think of a way to make it stand out.

      As you suggest, maybe I should start to look into the tech side of IM. Problem solving content will always help people and make people like to share the content too! Thanks for this advice.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
    No problem... and dont forget, if you share a solution to them and can think of a great product to recommend to make their life better or easier or whatever, you will make sales.

    For instance, you could go into email marketing and make tons of posts on how to do lots of little cool techniques with list segmentation and stuff. Then just let them know that you recommend aweber (or whatever AR you like) and have a link with your aff code. Or you can link to a course where you learned all these tips. Or whatever. Just get them there with the specific help and then you get to offer a chance for them to reciprocate by buying thru you if they are looking to buy a solution.
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  • Profile picture of the author jenhuei
    Thanks Kevin!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kevin_Hutto
    No prob... Glad to help out :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author addice
      Hi,

      In my experience, I don't really suggest that you teach about Internet marketing if you are not a guru/ expert in this line... Cos I think I was trying to do that previously and nothing really worked out right (with other causes like not using the correct URL, not even able to build list, not to say earn money from that).

      Try to find a niche that is suitable for yourself that you're expert in. I find that when you know what you're teaching about, writing squeeze page and all that would probably be easier for you to convince your pre-customers.

      My 2 cents opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    I am not sure I agree with the phrase "yet another boring IM" case study. I have one and it gets fairly decent traffic. When I figure out how to do things, I post "how to's". I have gotten some great responses. Plus, over time you basically learn so much SEO, SEM and IM, that you practically set up you own SEM business which then opens the door for marketing B2B...offline. Just my opinion.
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by jenhuei View Post

      True, my blog may not make me any money if I make it like a boring yet-another-IM-diary... I have to be creative and think of a way to make it stand out.

      As you suggest, maybe I should start to look into the tech side of IM. Problem solving content will always help people and make people like to share the content too! Thanks for this advice.
      Ding, ding, ding, ding... We have a winner!

      If tech stuff is your thing, you can do a lot of good for a lot of people by becoming the go-to tech guy. You have to find that thing that makes you stand out, that makes you special.

      Otherwise it's a YAMBO - Yet Another Marketing Blog Online. You can succeed with a YAMBO, but it's much easier if you have something unique to offer.
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  • Profile picture of the author jenhuei
    Actually I was not trying to "teach", I am just sharing what I learned. Teach is more like I already know and I am showing people how to do it correctly. But what I really wanted to do is... perhaps like what thebitbotdotcom said, a "case study". I am the life example and I am actually testing all those strategies around one by one and trying to see how to make it works. Then, share the how to kind of information. I would expect no money coming in within the first few months, or even years.. lol.. To make faster money, maybe I will stick with something that I am really expert in... (hmm, wondering what would that be... ?)
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  • Profile picture of the author kartikkhattar
    You can share your experiences and also share reviews for WSOs and IM softwares that you have purchased and used, that will give you content to write as well as be interesting to the readers
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  • Profile picture of the author JonAlfredsson
    I agree. This niche is very broad so you may want to limit your search to some topics that have been untouched. It’s not dead, I believe it will remain until the internet is still working.
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  • Profile picture of the author jenhuei
    Ya, I am going to narrow down the niche in this case, probably focusing on Blogging (my passion) and some technical knowledge how to.

    If I put up some content that is taught in the programs or courses that I joined, am I consider copying their content and share in public?
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      Originally Posted by jenhuei View Post

      Ya, I am going to narrow down the niche in this case, probably focusing on Blogging (my passion) and some technical knowledge how to.

      If I put up some content that is taught in the programs or courses that I joined, am I consider copying their content and share in public?
      It depends a lot on HOW you do it.

      If you gain knowledge from programs and courses, put it into practice, and share what you've learned, you're in good shape. You weren't born with any specific knowledge. So, in one way, everything you know is something you were taught.

      If you buy a course or program and just start putting chunks of that program up on your blog, then I would say you were stealing their content. The same goes for giving it a line-by-line rewrite, at least in my eyes.

      Short version:

      Share what you learned from the course or program?

      Good.

      Share the actual course or program?

      Bad.

      (jenhuei, you're obviously smart enough to get the first version, but there are those who will read this that need the short version.)
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  • Profile picture of the author snapcontent
    Niche marketing will never die, but the methods of doing it effectively will of course change over time. Recent search engine changes seem almost designed to curtail the effectiveness of longer tail key phrases. Even if that wasn't their intention, it's their effect. Google 'Instants' for example.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    Every newbie and his mother creates a Make Money Online site. There are so many profitables less saturated niches to get into. If that's what you want to do, then do it, but don't limit yourself and your business to that only.

    Explore some less saturated niches that have nothing to do with Make Money Online and you may end up making money online.
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    • Profile picture of the author tpw
      If you can attract regular visitors to your website, it certainly has real potential for you...

      If you added a service to your website, it could have even more potential...

      For adsense, banners and affiliate marketing, perhaps you would be better to target a consumer market, because we IMers are a much harder sell than general consumers...
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