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Hey warriors. I'm looking to get going in IM and I was looking for some good ideas on how to get started with the gaming niche. I'm most passionate about gaming and I know I'd be able to apply myself better if I work with something I care about.

What route to take with this market is what is stalling me up. I don't know if I should go for the MMO market (WoW and future MMOs) or some other method like using being an affiliate for amazon and trying to sell games.

What it boils down too is I'm kind of clueless as to what options there are for making money in this niche. Any advice would be great! ^_^
#gaming #niche
  • Profile picture of the author Mission0ps
    There are far too many promoting games etc and sometimes in the WF it's like the blind leading the blind LOL (no disrespect intended)

    look at what games you like and what add ons make the gaming experience better an example ever heard of the "call of duty gaming vest"? OK search that in google and my blog comes up under the vest makers website .. niche means niche not generic like "sell games"

    I'm willing to give you some tips but I have to tell ya !! I take no prisoners PM me if you need a hand - I'll even let you link to your blog post from my gaming blog if you want to get you a little link juice .. we are all in this together
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    • Feel free to PM me for assistance, I specialize in helping affiliates make money with the world of warcraft niche.
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      • Profile picture of the author Mission0ps
        and look for a niche that is not too populated like the WOW niche hehe sorry Chris the blogger (or is it Marco Polo!) - I see your trying to recruit affiliates for your niche !!
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        • Originally Posted by Mission0ps View Post

          and look for a niche that is not too populated like the WOW niche hehe sorry Chris the blogger (or is it Marco Polo!) - I see your trying to recruit affiliates for your niche !!
          Yes so far there are 52 people selling the product, hoping to recruit more.

          Why you would want to AVOID a popular niche is beyond me. People need to learn that being different doesn't require you to be better than everyone else. There's always room for a new approach (mainly your personal approach) to a niche.
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          • Profile picture of the author rugerdooger
            Originally Posted by Chris The Traffic Blogger View Post

            Yes so far there are 52 people selling the product, hoping to recruit more.

            Why you would want to AVOID a popular niche is beyond me. People need to learn that being different doesn't require you to be better than everyone else. There's always room for a new approach (mainly your personal approach) to a niche.
            Chris,
            Sent you a couple emails today with some questions about promoting your product. I can't PM yet. Please drop me a line if you get a chance. Thanks.

            DF
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            • Originally Posted by rugerdooger View Post

              Chris,
              Sent you a couple emails today with some questions about promoting your product. I can't PM yet. Please drop me a line if you get a chance. Thanks.

              DF
              No worries rugerdrooger, I tend to answer my emails in one shot at night. I'll get to it tonight I promise.
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          • Profile picture of the author Mission0ps
            I'm not saying that you should always avoid a pop niche but for a newbie there is a hell of a lot of "low hanging fruit" where they can cut their teeth before jumping into a niche so populated - and YEP totally agree with you it really is about your own personal approach.

            BEST of luck to you
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            • Profile picture of the author Doug Wakefield
              There is plenty of low hanging fruit with WoW left open.

              But there are an abundance of new games like this coming out regularly. A new game has come out called Rift. Surely there will be guides for that game if there aren't already.
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              • Originally Posted by Doug Wakefield View Post

                There is plenty of low hanging fruit with WoW left open.

                But there are an abundance of new games like this coming out regularly. A new game has come out called Rift. Surely there will be guides for that game if there aren't already.
                Part of me wants to move into RIFT the way I did with wow; create a blog, forum, community, etc and sell a guide to them. It could very well be equal to wow in a few years.
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                • Profile picture of the author Doug Wakefield
                  Originally Posted by Chris The Traffic Blogger View Post

                  Part of me wants to move into RIFT the way I did with wow; create a blog, forum, community, etc and sell a guide to them. It could very well be equal to wow in a few years.
                  It suffers from far too much "metooism". The game is too similar to WoW to get much headway.

                  I have seen far too many games come in and claim to be a "WoW Killer" and end up being free to play within months. Nothing Rift has will draw enough of a base to matter.

                  Games I would look out for in the future.

                  Diablo 3 - here is a golden opportunity for some guides. Though D2 had a strong forum base of information too.

                  New Star Wars MMO - There is enough of a Star Wars fan base to make this work. They have to make sure not to repeat the flaws of Galaxies.


                  If I were to make a move right now, it would be into Final Fantasy 14. I played 11 for years before moving to WoW. The fan base there is loyal, though you would want to get things converted to Japanese to capture a big portion of the player base.
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                  • Profile picture of the author AmandaT
                    Originally Posted by Doug Wakefield View Post

                    If I were to make a move right now, it would be into Final Fantasy 14. I played 11 for years before moving to WoW. The fan base there is loyal, though you would want to get things converted to Japanese to capture a big portion of the player base.
                    Just gonna say... I wouldn't count on 14. Before 14 came out... tons of people quit 11 in hopes 14 would be amazing. They are almost all back on 11 now. 14 did way too much outsourcing and altogether made a poor game that they have had to make free to play over and over to make up for the fact no one will pay to play it. Honestly, i don't see it succeeding. (Just throwing in the opinion of an avid FFXI player that was saddened to find out FFXIV wasn't very good at all.)
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                • Profile picture of the author raradra
                  I run a few dozen gaming sites. I do forums as well as blogs and my approach that has been working for a number of years is to make the site be informative. No hard sell (gamers don't like to fee pressured to buy ANYTHING).

                  Include the lore, tips on gameplay, your experience with the game, it's history and future, whatever you can think of.

                  In the sidebar, offer adsense of course but also stuff like geek squad merchandise, or tech gear, or keyboards, mice, headsets, things of that mature.

                  I've noticed that your normal sales/squeeze pages do NOT work well with gamers. Passive info sites on specific games or consoles do much better in the long term.

                  (and yes, writing about MMO's works just fine. I do wow, warhammer, and now rift with good results)

                  BTW if you have not played the game, your readers will know. Pick games YOU have experience with for best results
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              • Profile picture of the author Rhodesian
                Originally Posted by Doug Wakefield View Post

                There is plenty of low hanging fruit with WoW left open.

                But there are an abundance of new games like this coming out regularly. A new game has come out called Rift. Surely there will be guides for that game if there aren't already.
                Hey Doug are you promoting Rift and how are you finding it if so?
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                • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
                  Originally Posted by Rhodesian View Post

                  Hey Doug are you promoting Rift and how are you finding it if so?
                  Hi,

                  Thought I would chime in here as I have a little bit of exeprience with the gaming niche.

                  Rift is converting very well - enough said!

                  I will not paste links all over the forum - don't want to get into trouble but will shortly be launching a Rift guide that is converting well - have a look for Rift Supremacy in Google.

                  Also if you need any tips advice on WOW products or Rift give me a shout I have both and can give you some tips.

                  All the best,

                  Chris
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  • There's a VERY fresh thread about WoW niche right here:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...t-niche-2.html

    Thought you might enjoy
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  • Profile picture of the author Dano77
    As a gamer, you probably have played these games and discovered all sorts of great strategies and advice you'd give newbies. Think of the things they'd search for, start a basic wordpress site....

    Give away the what and sell the how, and provide great value.

    Make up some $2.00 strategy guides that focus on one tiny itsy-bitsy strategy for level one of the game, level 2 etc... and then write basic posts about what you need to accomplish in each level, sell the guide on HOW to accomplish it.

    I'm not familiar with the games you mention, but anyone will tell you that being an affiliate is like being in an MLM. Nothing separates you from the competition and you're easily squeezed out.
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    • Profile picture of the author kellyburdes
      I bought the course that T-tub was selling a few weeks ago.

      He is one of the bigger IM guys in the Facebook games strategy guide market. It's a PLR package which is pretty big.

      I'm not doing anything huge in it right now, about $400 profit per week, but I have no passion at all for that market, and no connections there. I just took some action. There are buyers there for sure.

      I probably won't stay in the market for very long to be honest because it's one that I Just don't care about...but it's one that there is money to be made in for sure.
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      • Profile picture of the author zoeguy
        Originally Posted by kellyburdes View Post

        I bought the course that T-tub was selling a few weeks ago. He is one of the bigger IM guys in the Facebook games strategy guide market. It's a PLR package which is pretty big.
        In case anyone else besides me goes searching for T-tub & gets really frustrated,
        Google this: PLR Tony ‘T Dub’ Sanders.

        "Tony 'tdub' Sanders is relatively unheard of in the Internet Marketing arena... Tony has made more than half a million dollars in gross sales just selling a $27 Farmville Secrets e-book! Collectively, he has made MILLIONS from this niche."
        I believe this may be what Kelly was referring to:

        "ClickBank Gamers" OR "CB GAMERS PLR EDITION"
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        • Profile picture of the author kellyburdes
          you are correct


          Originally Posted by zoeguy View Post

          In case anyone else besides me goes searching for T-tub & gets really frustrated,
          Google this: PLR Tony 'T Dub' Sanders.



          I believe this may be what Kelly was referring to:

          "ClickBank Gamers" OR "CB GAMERS PLR EDITION"
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Yes, I have been in the gaming niche for a while and have got quite a few products out there.

    WOW, FFXIV etc...

    There is money to be made in the gaming niche.

    My advice is to look at the specifics of each game and what they REALLY need for ideas...

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author SimpleSpencer
    I started out hitting the gaming niche, specifically the WoW niche.

    ...From my experience, there is still A LOT of money to be made in the gaming niche.

    Call of Duty Black Ops is huge, as well as WoW (even still).

    I made a lot of sales by marketing Gold Making Strategy guides in the WoW niche.

    It's pretty hard to compete with Leveling strategies as most of the leveling strategy guides are awesome in-game guides...and most of those are top sellers on Clickbank.

    But there is still a TON of WoW players that will fork over their $$$ if they think they'll be able to make some quick gold in-game, that's where you come in.

    Hope that helps!

    -Brady
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    There is a certain handheld video game system that is coming out next month. It's an updated version of a current system already out--which means people are going to be running rampant through the internet looking for any information they can find.

    What kind of information? Well its just a system update, so they will desperately be searching for information on if its worth it for them to get! Adults will be looking for that one thing to approve of the $250 upgrade...

    The gaming niche is FAR from easy to break into, but just like in every other niche there are opportunities to see great success.
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    • Profile picture of the author JBroyer44
      Originally Posted by BloggingPro View Post

      There is a certain handheld video game system that is coming out next month. It's an updated version of a current system already out--which means people are going to be running rampant through the internet looking for any information they can find.

      What kind of information? Well its just a system update, so they will desperately be searching for information on if its worth it for them to get! Adults will be looking for that one thing to approve of the $250 upgrade...

      The gaming niche is FAR from easy to break into, but just like in every other niche there are opportunities to see great success.


      hehe funny me and my bro are quickly developing a site for this with a sweet domain! My first foray into gaming niche. However in my Amazon site production i came across an awesome little product niche inside gaming, it seems so obvious now but i wouldn't have thought of it if i was trying to get into the gaming niche i found while just trying to get good amazon products. The site just went live but the projections look awesome!
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      • Profile picture of the author Hoody
        Don't forget you can make a few dollars from affiliate selling game time codes via Shattered Crystals affiliate scheme, they even have some products used in F2P games you can sell.
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  • Profile picture of the author Nico985
    Thanks for all the great replies guys! I was thinking of getting into the WoW scene since I was a hardcore player of the game for a good time. I ended up quitting the game on the 2nd expansion pack and haven't played since. I'm giving serious thought into investing on a future released MMO. I actually already registered a domain for said MMO... but I'm going to need to do a lot of work/learning in order to get my the website I'm going for up and running.
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  • Profile picture of the author warrior rakib
    recently i saw the Warcraft is being used as a niche. it may bring profit but it makes addiction a lot...
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  • Profile picture of the author Rongg
    Try not to overlook the simple things, to play any game on a home computer requires some basic components, mouse, keyboard, headset, mic. Finding and promoting 'gaming' desktop accessories is pretty easy. Often times the 'gaming' version of mice and keyboards and other accessories have higher than normal price tags attached which can provided a pretty healthy commission.
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    • Profile picture of the author Doug Wakefield
      Originally Posted by Rongg View Post

      Try not to overlook the simple things, to play any game on a home computer requires some basic components, mouse, keyboard, headset, mic. Finding and promoting 'gaming' desktop accessories is pretty easy. Often times the 'gaming' version of mice and keyboards and other accessories have higher than normal price tags attached which can provided a pretty healthy commission.
      World of Warcraft has a line of these products produced specifically for this purpose too. Perfect addition to your promotion.

      Also consider that you can buy a low end computer to play these games on for a few hundred bucks, but to be truly competitive with some games you are going to spend thousands.

      My brother-in-law just spent about $2500 on a laptop a year or so ago for this very purpose (Eve Online though, smaller niche.)
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  • Profile picture of the author MrDoughBoy
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    I recently entered the gaming niche (Call of Duty, WoW) about a month ago and the traffic in that niche is HUGE.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
    Your best bet in the gaming niche is to start a site focused on one main keyword, get it ranking in the top 3 positions in Google for that keyword (i.e. something like "free online games" -- competitive yes, worth it though) and then load the site up with links/banners pointing to high paying CPA offers where you can earn $5-$10 per lead.
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    • Originally Posted by Andrew Maule View Post

      Your best bet in the gaming niche is to start a site focused on one main keyword, get it ranking in the top 3 positions in Google for that keyword (i.e. something like "free online games" -- competitive yes, worth it though) and then load the site up with links/banners pointing to high paying CPA offers where you can earn $5-$10 per lead.
      Well that's completely untrue :rolleyes:
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    Originally Posted by Nico985 View Post

    Hey warriors. I'm looking to get going in IM and I was looking for some good ideas on how to get started with the gaming niche. I'm most passionate about gaming and I know I'd be able to apply myself better if I work with something I care about.

    What route to take with this market is what is stalling me up. I don't know if I should go for the MMO market (WoW and future MMOs) or some other method like using being an affiliate for amazon and trying to sell games.

    What it boils down too is I'm kind of clueless as to what options there are for making money in this niche. Any advice would be great! ^_^
    I do belive mr john reese went into this niche...so there must be money in it. LOL.

    All I can tell you is do not set foot in the IM MMO business unless you have real experience. I have been selling stuff in there for years. So I am qualified i guess.

    But these newbies that come straight in that have not sold 1 ebook, and think they are going to make a fortune are idiots.

    I actually make good money in NON im niches, and its more fun helping out your clients there too. Good luck.
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