How do you identify a worthwhile niche?

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As per the title, I was just wondering, before you sink some time/money into your website, how everyone identifies worthwhile niches. Do you have any tips or tricks?

Could you please be as specific as possible as i am still learning and dont have the indepth backround knowledge that you may have.

Thank you
#identify #niche #worthwhile
  • Profile picture of the author AlexF
    Welcome to the forum!

    To keep it as simple and specific as possible:

    Since you are just starting - a "worthwhile" niche for you would be a niche where there is no competition.

    So basically look for keywords that have the following criteria:
    1. Google Pagerank of ALL first 10 search results on Google is 0.
    2. Exact monthly searches of the keyword ~500.

    That's all... You can start with that and try to make 1 easy keyword to rank first (don't care too much about high traffic and/or high CPC keywords when you start).

    Hope that helps!

    Alex
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    • Profile picture of the author spen
      Originally Posted by AlexF View Post

      Welcome to the forum!

      To keep it as simple and specific as possible:

      Since you are just starting - a "worthwhile" niche for you would be a niche where there is no competition.

      So basically look for keywords that have the following criteria:
      1. Google Pagerank of ALL first 10 search results on Google is 0.
      2. Exact monthly searches of the keyword ~500.

      That's all... You can start with that and try to make 1 easy keyword to rank first (don't care too much about high traffic and/or high CPC keywords when you start).

      Hope that helps!

      Alex
      I still have not found such a good result
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      • Profile picture of the author ranjith
        Competition may increase but it can't be low anywhere in online buzz. I bet this. So it is absolute waste of time to find a niche where there is no competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author mounds
    I find it an absolute grind to work on things that don't interest me. The first thing I'd do is create a list of things I actually enjoy doing. I'm a big personal finance and development buff, so that's what I'm targeting.

    Writing about this stuff is a total pleasure, and it's something that people are actually interested in. That's a win-win in my eyes.

    To find out if the niche get's traffic, check out the Google Keywords tool.
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    I start with finding a worthwhile product to sell. Then I do the niche and keyword research around that.
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  • Profile picture of the author johnnychest
    Thanks alot everyone. I appreciate all the feedback. Would like to hear from more people guys!

    How do you do it?
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    • Profile picture of the author germc
      Hi Johnny, good advice in this thread already, I generally start with something I'm knowledgeable about, I find if I'm the one people ask about a topic (say computing) then I should know enough to create a product based around it.

      Once I've found something like that I do something similar to what AlexF said and use google keyword tool, along with social media searching to try find the potential of the niche that way.

      This way I get something I like doing and a Niche with potential.
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      Makes finding customers for your product easy :-).

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      • Profile picture of the author BennyTheWriter
        I'm fairly new to IM myself, but one thing I've discovered thus far in regards to choosing my own niche and writing content on it, etc. is that forums are invaluable.

        If you can find some discussion boards surrounding your interests--ones that have a large, active membership, where people are asking lots of specific questions that don't have obvious or already-addressed answers--you might be good to go in targeting those niches. You can then be the one to answer those questions for them, in the form of your own products or affiliate offers.
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        • Profile picture of the author johnnychest
          Great info everyone. thanks alot!
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  • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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    There are so many places to find niches. They're literally everywhere, from the news, Google Hot Trends, Ebay Pulse, Amazon Best Sellers, offline magazine ads, ads anywhere you find them. Here's a long list of popular niches that I keep adding to over time.


    acne medication
    AD/HD
    Addictions
    Adoption
    adult
    adult toys
    Alzheimers
    Anger Management
    Antiquing
    Anti-Spyware / Anti-Virus
    Anxiety
    Arthritis
    Asthma
    auto loan
    Auto Racing
    automotive
    Babies
    baby shower
    Back Pain
    Baking
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Baskets
    Beauty
    beauty products
    beer
    betting
    bill consolidation loan
    Billiards
    Bird Training / Train Your Bird to Talk
    Birds
    Board Games
    Boating & Sailing
    Bodybuilding
    Bowling
    Boxing
    broadband phone
    building muscles (especially pecs, biceps and abs)
    business finance
    business opportunity
    Camping and Hiking
    Cancer
    Candle making
    car insurance
    car rental
    Card Games
    cars
    casino
    Cats
    cell phones
    ceramics
    Certifications
    Cheerleading
    Chess
    chess
    Child Care
    chocolate
    Choosing A Career or Profession
    Chronic Fatigue
    Electronic cigarette
    classic car
    Climbing
    Collecting
    College Prep
    Communication
    computer games
    computer hardware
    Conflict Resolution
    console systems (Xbox, Wii, Psp)
    Craps
    credit cards
    Cricket Twenty20 league
    Crocheting
    cruises
    Cure Hemorrhoids
    Cycling
    Dancing
    Databases
    Dating
    Dating Advice
    dating/singles
    debt consolidation
    debt management
    debt/bad credit
    Decks & Patios
    Decorating
    dental
    Depression
    Desserts
    Diabetes
    Diets
    Digital Photography
    Discipline
    Divorce
    DIY
    Dog Training
    Dogs
    Dollhouses
    Domain Registration
    Domestic Violence
    Dropshipping
    Dvd rental
    Eating Disorders
    Educational software
    Electrical
    Electronic Games
    Equestrian
    Etiquette
    Exercise equipment
    Family Tree
    Fantasy Sports
    Farm Animals Care
    Fast cash loan
    Fat Burning
    Fatherhood
    Fertility
    Figure Skating
    films/cinema/movies (loads of CPA offers currently for Avatar)
    Finance
    finance and investment leads
    Fish
    Fishing
    fitness
    Floors
    Flower Arranging
    flowers
    Food Allergies
    Football
    Football/Baseball/Basketball/Cricket shirts
    forex
    Forex Trading
    Furniture
    gadgets (i-phone/pad, blackberry,)
    Garden Design
    Garden/plants
    Gardening
    gift basket
    gifts
    Girls
    Glass & Glassware Making
    Goals & Achievement
    Golf
    gospel music
    Grandparenting
    Graphics and Designing Software
    Green Home / Energy
    Greenhouses
    gym memberships
    Gymnastics
    Happiness
    Hardware
    Headaches
    Health/fitness
    Heart Disease
    Heating and ventilation
    hemp
    Hepatitis C
    Hockey
    holidays
    home improvement
    Home Repair
    home safety tip
    home security
    home theater
    Honeymoons
    Horse Care
    Horse Racing
    hosting reseller
    hotels
    How to Get Rid of Panic Attacks
    How to Get Your Ex Back
    How to Learn French
    How to Learn German
    How to Learn Guitar
    How to Learn Italian
    How to Learn Spanish
    How to Play the Piano
    How to Play the Violin
    How to Quit Smoking
    How to Save on Your Taxes
    How to Save Your Marriage
    Hunting
    Hypnosis
    Hypoglycemia
    Instruments
    insurance
    Internet Marketing
    Internet/ How To Use
    Investing
    Jewelrymaking
    Job Hunting
    jobs/careers
    jogging
    Juice
    karaoke
    Knitting
    Landscaping
    Language
    Lapidary
    Lawncare
    Leathercrafts
    Life Coaching
    Low Calorie
    Low Carb
    Low Fat
    low fat recipes
    Mac
    magazine subscriptions
    making money
    male beauty products
    Management/ leadership skills
    Marketing
    Marriage
    Martial Arts
    Massage
    maternity
    Math Games
    medicine alternative
    Memory Improvement
    Menopause
    merchant account
    MLM
    mobile phone service
    Models/ Building
    modern furniture
    mortgages
    Motherhood
    Motivation
    motorcycle
    Mountain Biking
    movie tickets
    Multiple Sclerosis
    muscle and fitness
    music
    music/charts
    nail care
    NASCAR
    Natural Health
    Needlecraft
    new age
    NLP
    Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
    office supplies
    online bill pay
    online casino
    online games
    Operating Systems (computers)
    Organic Foods
    Outdoor
    paintball equipment
    Painting
    Papercrafts
    Parenting
    Parkinson's Disease
    Personal Finance
    Personal Training
    pet friendly
    phone card
    photo developing
    Photoshop Users
    Pilates
    Plants
    Plumbing
    poker
    pottery
    Pottery and Ceramics
    Pregnancy
    prepaid credit card
    Programming/ computers
    property development
    psychic
    Psychology
    Racquetball
    Rafting
    Real Estate
    Real Estate Investing
    Registry Cleaner
    related embarrassing issues (snoring, sweating, bald, overly hairy)
    relationships
    relaxation
    Reptiles and Amphibians
    restaurants (eating out)
    ringtones
    Role Playing
    Roulette
    Rugby
    Running
    satellite tv
    Scrapbooking
    Scuba Diving
    Security
    Sexuality
    Single Parenting
    Skateboarding
    Skiing
    Skincare
    Sleep Disorders
    Slots
    Small Biz & Entrepreneurship
    smokeless cigarettes
    Snorkeling
    Snowboarding
    Soccer/ Football
    software
    Special Diet and Recipes
    Special Needs Children
    Special Occasions
    specialty music
    sports
    Sports Betting
    Stepparenting
    Stock Trading
    stop smoking
    Stress
    Stroke
    Surfing
    Swimming
    Tai Chi
    Teenagers
    Tennis
    Test Preparation
    textbooks
    Thyroid
    Time Management
    trading/forex
    Travel
    travel insurance
    Trivia
    TV's & Stereos
    Twins & Multiple Babies
    valentine's gifts
    Vegetarian
    Video Games
    Vitamins and Supplements
    Wedding Favors
    Wedding Invitations
    Wedding Planning
    Wedding Speeches
    Weed and pest control
    weight lifting supplements
    Weight Loss
    Weight Training
    Whiskey & Spirits
    Wine/ Wine Making
    WoodWorking
    World of Warcraft
    Wrestling
    Yoga
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    • Profile picture of the author germc
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      There are so many places to find niches. They're literally everywhere, from the news, Google Hot Trends, Ebay Pulse, Amazon Best Sellers, offline magazine ads, ads anywhere you find them. Here's a long list of popular niches that I keep adding to over time.
      Awesome list sbucciarel thanks !
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      • Profile picture of the author mounds
        Suzanne, can I thank you twice for that post?

        -Tim
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        • Profile picture of the author sbucciarel
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          Originally Posted by mounds View Post

          Suzanne, can I thank you twice for that post?

          -Tim
          lol. Doubt that will work, but thanks anyway.

          Going back to what I said about finding a profitable product first, same goes if you are targeting Adsense. Makes no sense to build a niche around low paying Adsense keywords so do the research to find those very high paying keywords and build a niche around those.
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    • Profile picture of the author aviiasmedia
      Thanks for the insight and suggetions
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    • Profile picture of the author magnates
      Originally Posted by sbucciarel View Post

      There are so many places to find niches. They're literally everywhere, from the news, Google Hot Trends, Ebay Pulse, Amazon Best Sellers, offline magazine ads, ads anywhere you find them. Here's a long list of popular niches that I keep adding to over time.


      acne medication
      AD/HD
      Addictions
      Adoption
      adult
      adult toys
      Alzheimers
      Anger Management
      Antiquing
      Anti-Spyware / Anti-Virus
      Anxiety
      Arthritis
      Asthma
      auto loan
      Auto Racing
      automotive
      Babies
      baby shower
      Back Pain
      Baking
      Baseball
      Basketball
      Baskets
      Beauty
      beauty products
      beer
      betting
      bill consolidation loan
      Billiards
      Bird Training / Train Your Bird to Talk
      Birds
      Board Games
      Boating & Sailing
      Bodybuilding
      Bowling
      Boxing
      broadband phone
      building muscles (especially pecs, biceps and abs)
      business finance
      business opportunity
      Camping and Hiking
      Cancer
      Candle making
      car insurance
      car rental
      Card Games
      cars
      casino
      Cats
      cell phones
      ceramics
      Certifications
      Cheerleading
      Chess
      chess
      Child Care
      chocolate
      Choosing A Career or Profession
      Chronic Fatigue
      Electronic cigarette
      classic car
      Climbing
      Collecting
      College Prep
      Communication
      computer games
      computer hardware
      Conflict Resolution
      console systems (Xbox, Wii, Psp)
      Craps
      credit cards
      Cricket Twenty20 league
      Crocheting
      cruises
      Cure Hemorrhoids
      Cycling
      Dancing
      Databases
      Dating
      Dating Advice
      dating/singles
      debt consolidation
      debt management
      debt/bad credit
      Decks & Patios
      Decorating
      dental
      Depression
      Desserts
      Diabetes
      Diets
      Digital Photography
      Discipline
      Divorce
      DIY
      Dog Training
      Dogs
      Dollhouses
      Domain Registration
      Domestic Violence
      Dropshipping
      Dvd rental
      Eating Disorders
      Educational software
      Electrical
      Electronic Games
      Equestrian
      Etiquette
      Exercise equipment
      Family Tree
      Fantasy Sports
      Farm Animals Care
      Fast cash loan
      Fat Burning
      Fatherhood
      Fertility
      Figure Skating
      films/cinema/movies (loads of CPA offers currently for Avatar)
      Finance
      finance and investment leads
      Fish
      Fishing
      fitness
      Floors
      Flower Arranging
      flowers
      Food Allergies
      Football
      Football/Baseball/Basketball/Cricket shirts
      forex
      Forex Trading
      Furniture
      gadgets (i-phone/pad, blackberry,)
      Garden Design
      Garden/plants
      Gardening
      gift basket
      gifts
      Girls
      Glass & Glassware Making
      Goals & Achievement
      Golf
      gospel music
      Grandparenting
      Graphics and Designing Software
      Green Home / Energy
      Greenhouses
      gym memberships
      Gymnastics
      Happiness
      Hardware
      Headaches
      Health/fitness
      Heart Disease
      Heating and ventilation
      hemp
      Hepatitis C
      Hockey
      holidays
      home improvement
      Home Repair
      home safety tip
      home security
      home theater
      Honeymoons
      Horse Care
      Horse Racing
      hosting reseller
      hotels
      How to Get Rid of Panic Attacks
      How to Get Your Ex Back
      How to Learn French
      How to Learn German
      How to Learn Guitar
      How to Learn Italian
      How to Learn Spanish
      How to Play the Piano
      How to Play the Violin
      How to Quit Smoking
      How to Save on Your Taxes
      How to Save Your Marriage
      Hunting
      Hypnosis
      Hypoglycemia
      Instruments
      insurance
      Internet Marketing
      Internet/ How To Use
      Investing
      Jewelrymaking
      Job Hunting
      jobs/careers
      jogging
      Juice
      karaoke
      Knitting
      Landscaping
      Language
      Lapidary
      Lawncare
      Leathercrafts
      Life Coaching
      Low Calorie
      Low Carb
      Low Fat
      low fat recipes
      Mac
      magazine subscriptions
      making money
      male beauty products
      Management/ leadership skills
      Marketing
      Marriage
      Martial Arts
      Massage
      maternity
      Math Games
      medicine alternative
      Memory Improvement
      Menopause
      merchant account
      MLM
      mobile phone service
      Models/ Building
      modern furniture
      mortgages
      Motherhood
      Motivation
      motorcycle
      Mountain Biking
      movie tickets
      Multiple Sclerosis
      muscle and fitness
      music
      music/charts
      nail care
      NASCAR
      Natural Health
      Needlecraft
      new age
      NLP
      Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
      office supplies
      online bill pay
      online casino
      online games
      Operating Systems (computers)
      Organic Foods
      Outdoor
      paintball equipment
      Painting
      Papercrafts
      Parenting
      Parkinson's Disease
      Personal Finance
      Personal Training
      pet friendly
      phone card
      photo developing
      Photoshop Users
      Pilates
      Plants
      Plumbing
      poker
      pottery
      Pottery and Ceramics
      Pregnancy
      prepaid credit card
      Programming/ computers
      property development
      psychic
      Psychology
      Racquetball
      Rafting
      Real Estate
      Real Estate Investing
      Registry Cleaner
      related embarrassing issues (snoring, sweating, bald, overly hairy)
      relationships
      relaxation
      Reptiles and Amphibians
      restaurants (eating out)
      ringtones
      Role Playing
      Roulette
      Rugby
      Running
      satellite tv
      Scrapbooking
      Scuba Diving
      Security
      Sexuality
      Single Parenting
      Skateboarding
      Skiing
      Skincare
      Sleep Disorders
      Slots
      Small Biz & Entrepreneurship
      smokeless cigarettes
      Snorkeling
      Snowboarding
      Soccer/ Football
      software
      Special Diet and Recipes
      Special Needs Children
      Special Occasions
      specialty music
      sports
      Sports Betting
      Stepparenting
      Stock Trading
      stop smoking
      Stress
      Stroke
      Surfing
      Swimming
      Tai Chi
      Teenagers
      Tennis
      Test Preparation
      textbooks
      Thyroid
      Time Management
      trading/forex
      Travel
      travel insurance
      Trivia
      TV's & Stereos
      Twins & Multiple Babies
      valentine's gifts
      Vegetarian
      Video Games
      Vitamins and Supplements
      Wedding Favors
      Wedding Invitations
      Wedding Planning
      Wedding Speeches
      Weed and pest control
      weight lifting supplements
      Weight Loss
      Weight Training
      Whiskey & Spirits
      Wine/ Wine Making
      WoodWorking
      World of Warcraft
      Wrestling
      Yoga
      Wow !! What a List !!! 317 niches !!! That is all your questions answered . II think it is safe to say that we can all go home now . That is all the niches done HEHe

      Imagine if you earned just $10 a day from 30 of these niches .

      Or be yet at least $100 a day from 30 niches of these niches . that would mean $3000 days . Every day ...That would be something

      I am taking notes .Thanks for the sharing a huge list of niches

      Much Love Femi
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  • Profile picture of the author MoneyMonkey
    Depends on whether you want to create an expert site or a micro niche site. The big ones have high paying keywords and are long run projects so competition etc doesn't really matter.

    If you are micro niching then worthwhile products and low competition are the order of the day.
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  • Profile picture of the author stellaandreapark
    Mine are simple... if the keyword for that niche has more than 300 monthly searches and the competition is less than 2,000,000.
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    • Profile picture of the author twotoofs
      Originally Posted by stellaandreapark View Post

      Mine are simple... if the keyword for that niche has more than 300 monthly searches and the competition is less than 2,000,000.
      Then what do you do with these? I have a few niche sites that I just monetize with Adsense. I have a couple e-commerce sites that I work on most of the time but I'm wanting to do more affiliate marketing or Adsense. I have some micro niches in mind.
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  • Profile picture of the author nuruddeen710
    There are a few ways to do that... First of all I would look at the "for idiots" or "for dummies" book on Amazon. For example if I would like to venture into kite making niche I would look for "Kite Making For Idiots" book. If it is available then I would know that it is a worthwhile niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author ranjith
      You can identify through Google search results. It is simple method-just type in your query and google displays the exact results you need. For instance, Type in "MICRO JOBS" In google if you are looking for online jobs, or small jobs

      You get many results like fiverr.com, 3to30.com, jobsfor10.com
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  • Profile picture of the author focused
    I like to put my time and effort into something that I enjoy and
    am knowledgeable about. And that always seems to work out
    best for me. I find that there is always at least a micro niche in
    an area I enjoy that will turn out to be profitable with good adsense
    income.
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    • Profile picture of the author ranjith
      Don't worry for competition. You will get chances in online world (since demand is more) just select the niche when you like it. If you start spending quality time on your work then surely you can get benefit from niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author plongmire
    I made a video for another person needing the same advice...so I just decided to share it here. A warrior showed me this and it has really changed the game for me...this is not the re-hashed stuff you see everywhere else...

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  • Profile picture of the author jmdw99
    When just starting out, I would suggest picking a topic you are excited about and then finding a profitable niche product under that umbrella. You will be elbow deep in the subject for at least a month. If you are not interested in the information, you could burn out before making headway. Once you have your system down, then you can just plug-in-play with whatever profitable product you want to promote.
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    • Profile picture of the author Eli Junior
      Hey Johnny,

      There are a lot of great tips so far and everyone has a different angle that they like to take when it comes to figuring out what to sell.

      I have a WSO on the forum called Ultimate Guide to Starving Crowds and that is my angle 99% of the time. A starving crowd has always allowed me to make sales faster and easier.

      If you have the best bottled water ever made, and I have a crowd almost dying from thirst, my job will be easier with even the worst water.

      Another reason I go with a starving crowd before picking a hot product is that it allows more flexibility. I can sell a starving crowd many different things and not just a single product.

      Plus, if that product happens to die off (Christmas is over for example), I now have to go find a new one. That doesn't mean I won't tap into a hot product that is selling but I tend to start with the hungry market/starving crowd first.

      They generally fall into two categories.

      1. They need to solve a big problem (acne, hair loss, weight loss, money issues, etc.).

      2. They have a big time passion for something. (golf, pets, fitness, making money, etc.)

      I like to begin my search there. If it's a gigantic niche with a lot of competition, you can always go after a specific group. For example, women that want to lose stomach fat versus weight loss in general.

      Hope that helps.

      Eli
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  • Profile picture of the author joshmstanton
    Personally I prefer to target offers instead of specific niches. I check out the search volume of the main offer keywords, then I check some forums to see what people are talking about when it comes to the offer. ie. are people in forums speaking highly of the product.

    Finally I take a look at the landing page I'll be referring people onto, because the last thing I want to do is work my butt off to build traffic, but then send it through to an offer that doesn't convert.

    If you've got a good offer to promote, then everything else kinda just falls into place. :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author angela99
      For me a "worthwhile" niche is any area in which I'm interested -- luckily I'm interested in lots of things. :-)

      For anyone, the things which interest you change over time. When I was raising children, I was interested in parenting stuff.

      I love photography and travel, so they've always been prime areas for me. I also love clothes, so I have a couple of handbag sites...

      Just look at what interests you -- what do you talk to your friends about? Spend money on?

      Assuming that you're enthusiastic about a topic, next look at magazines. Check Discount Magazine Subscriptions & Deals | Magazines.com

      If there are magazines with advertising in an area, that's usually a sign of a niche that's worth pursuing.

      Get your friends to save magazines for you. I defy anyone to check out a mass market women's or men's magazine, and not come up with dozens of profitable niches.

      Niches are EVERYWHERE, truly.

      Angela
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  • Profile picture of the author TopKat22
    It is really 2 steps - find a market (you got a long list of those in a previous post)

    and then find keywords that will be more likely to be profitable without so much competition.

    Yes, the experienced people can do well in any niche. But if you starting out, I recommend you find keywords that have over 2500 exact match global monthly searches in the google keyword tool and less than 25000 results when you Google it without quotes.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Wilson
    I'd first check on its seach volume, how will I earn with it (if adsense = if CPC is high, or with CPA or affiliate offers) and the top 10 competition.

    You can do it all with google's tools and traffic travis.

    Anyway you'll need some imagination as many profitable niches have already high competition.

    Long-tail keywords can be equally profitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author Increase Media
    A quick way to find a good niche is to simply look at magazines. If there is a magazine made specifically for that topic, then that's a sure sign that there's a niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author joshmstanton
    Competition may increase but it can't be low anywhere in online buzz. I bet this. So it is absolute waste of time to find a niche where there is no competition.
    Yeah man fully agree, those niches are pretty few and far between.

    Have you ever tried the relevant results method that a good friend turned me onto? Check this out -

    1. Set your G search settings to show 100 results at a time.
    2. Run a search for anything on G in quotes.
    3. Scroll to the very last page that is available and you should see something like the following show up:

    "In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 264 already displayed."

    That number - 264 - is the number of page results Google deemed relevant to the searched keyword term and guess what...

    Google will only ever pick up max 1000 relevant results.

    Therefore what we have is a scale from 0-1000, with 1000 being the highest competition and 0 being the lowest.

    Yes you're right, this technique isn't absolute, however if you come across a keyword term with less then say 50 relevant results, you've probably got a pretty good chance of getting on page 1.

    Try it out next time you're running some research.

    PS. I'm sure this isn't the first time someones mentioned this technique, so I just wanted to say that I'm not claiming it as my own and I was referred onto it by a friend(they know who they are) :-)
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    • Profile picture of the author ranjith
      Originally Posted by joshmstanton View Post

      Yeah man fully agree, those niches are pretty few and far between.

      Have you ever tried the relevant results method that a good friend turned me onto? Check this out -

      1. Set your G search settings to show 100 results at a time.
      2. Run a search for anything on G in quotes.
      3. Scroll to the very last page that is available and you should see something like the following show up:

      "In order to show you the most relevant results, we have omitted some entries very similar to the 264 already displayed."

      That number - 264 - is the number of page results Google deemed relevant to the searched keyword term and guess what...

      Google will only ever pick up max 1000 relevant results.

      Therefore what we have is a scale from 0-1000, with 1000 being the highest competition and 0 being the lowest.

      Yes you're right, this technique isn't absolute, however if you come across a keyword term with less then say 50 relevant results, you've probably got a pretty good chance of getting on page 1.

      Try it out next time you're running some research.

      PS. I'm sure this isn't the first time someones mentioned this technique, so I just wanted to say that I'm not claiming it as my own and I was referred onto it by a friend(they know who they are) :-)

      Okay and let me check this one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
    I just stumbled on a hot niche that looks quite promising. I was even able to locate a perfect domain name that is not registered yet. I'd love to enter this niche yet due to my 2 other big projects I don't have the time to do so.

    Anyways if anyone is interested and willing to put it into action - PM me. I'll give you all the info for free. I'm curious t see how good this niche is. Find out for yourself. Just a thought.
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  • Profile picture of the author RentItNow
    First thing is to see if that niche is making money (usually thru adwords research). In other words, are others paying for ads to do with that niche? For how long (use spyfu) How much, etc. etc. Why get into a market and put time into it if it's not making money...even if its a market you know or enjoy?
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    Get niche base words and use it with google keyword tool.Then filter them with market samurai.
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  • Profile picture of the author iyazam
    Another way to check a good niche is by checking out the bestselling section on Amazon and see what the popular 'niches' are in each category. This can give you a direction to focus on when choosing a niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author celente
    worthwhile niche.

    You should be looking for competition.

    HUH?

    you are crazy right, i hear you say.

    NOPE!, some of our most profitable niches are the ones with massive amounts of competition.

    Just means there are very passionate people willing to spend their hard earned dollars on this. Yes! even in a crappy economy.

    Just find a good market, with lots of competitions and jump infront and take your smaller chunk of the bigger pie. You will be amazed at how easy it is.

    Most people fail because they choose the wrong niche to start with. It is the most important part of this whole thing, so spend time doing it....as its really a make or break thing as you will soon find out.
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  • Profile picture of the author Osman_M
    I honestly don't really believe in this promote what you like idea. I mean if you wanna make money, you are probably missing out on many other niches that can make you tons of cash.

    1) use google trends to identify hot searches
    2) conduct some keyword research using GKT
    3) test those keywords for actual traffic by launching a PPC campaign worth $30
    4) keep the keywords that actually got good enough impressions
    5) make site and rank for keywords

    This is a very simplified version of the entire process but thats primarily what I use.
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  • Profile picture of the author flamewave
    here is my step by step

    1. Download Traffic Travis free edition.
    2. Do a keyword search and it will show you the top 20 websites and the competion.
    3. It has a range of factors with Red Cross or a Green Tick from site age to <h1> keywords, back links and domain age
    4. If the niche your looking at has the top 10 with alot of Red, then it means it should be easy to target that keyword, solid green means your pushing against stiff competition.
    5. Use google adwords keyword tool for niche keyword narrowing and cpa prices

    rinse and repeat
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  • Profile picture of the author sekhar203
    Originally Posted by johnnychest View Post

    As per the title, I was just wondering, before you sink some time/money into your website, how everyone identifies worthwhile niches. Do you have any tips or tricks?

    Could you please be as specific as possible as i am still learning and dont have the indepth backround knowledge that you may have.

    Thank you
    well...i use to find out a running hot niche going to ezinearticles.com and some googling...simply type site:ezinearticles.com "" Submitted On * *, 2011. Viewed 5000..times then copy and pase this in google search bar...it will show many threads which has been viewed more than 5000 in 2011...you may vary the figure 5000 upto 9999....the most viewed topics are most probably the hot niche....
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  • Profile picture of the author BlogtoBlog
    many people look off-line (or semi off-line) like what people are buying at Amazon & Ebay. but be careful doing this at this time of year because what's popular may just be temporary.

    once you find a niche & a keyword, make sure you download the free version of traffictravis.com

    this is an incredible free tool to see how competitive it will be to rank for that keyword/niche
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