I have decided to give a hobby niche a go and see if I could make it work. The niche is in the arts and crafts which I know is profitbale as ebooks on it sale well on ebay, ebooks on it have a decent gravity on clickbank and there are many selling supplies and ebooks on adwords.
Now, im really thinking about starting a membership site in this niche. The problem is there is alot of information that can be found free in this niche, really all of it can be. Yet ebooks are still being sold on the subject which is a good sign.
But I think this is a rather passionate niche and I wanted to created a membership site where I charge $3.99 a month. Of course I would build a list and offer this membership site to my list.
Since I feel these people in this niche are passionate about the subject I think a forum would be good. However the niche already has free forums on the subject, so im wondering if communication between these people would only result to them discussing more popular forums etc.
I really want to create a little community in this niche where users can help each other. It seems that I need a forum for this, maybe I could spice things up a bit and make it a bit more like myspace where users can create profiles and everything?