How do you find profitable small niches

by tjc348
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What are some websites or sources that you guys use to find the right low competition/profitable niches.

I'm looking to do a bunch of blogs on very small low competition niches but coming up with niche ideas is driving me NUTS.

I know how the whole system works, but I can't seem to come up with any niche ideas.

How, or where do you guys find ideas for your profitable low competition niches?
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  • Profile picture of the author WSO Scholar
    If you are low on cash and cannot afford any software, I would go with the adwords tool. This will show how competitive each keyword is and suggestions.
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  • Profile picture of the author WSO Scholar
    Otherwise market samurai
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  • Profile picture of the author Terry Hatfield
    Hi,

    ODP - Open Directory Project has more niches than you could ever need.

    You can also go to The largest Message Boards and Forums on the web! and find many different forums that you can drill into and find so much to promote that you head will spin.

    What I like to do is go to dmoz first and find a niche and then go search the big boards site for message boards in that niche.

    Then just read the forum and see what products and problems the users are having. This will give you low competition niches that you will never find in a keyword tool.

    These 2 sites should be all you need.

    Terry
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  • Profile picture of the author imdomination
    I use the adwords tool 100% of the time to start with. Then, when I have a shortlist of keywords, I run through Market Samurai to check competition.

    It takes a while, keyword research is definitely the hardest and most important part of SEO.
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  • Profile picture of the author Miguelito203
    Originally Posted by tjc348 View Post

    What are some websites or sources that you guys use to find the right low competition/profitable niches.

    I'm looking to do a bunch of blogs on very small low competition niches but coming up with niche ideas is driving me NUTS.

    I know how the whole system works, but I can't seem to come up with any niche ideas.

    How, or where do you guys find ideas for your profitable low competition niches?
    All niches worth going after are going to have some competition, but this is not a bad thing. This is good because it means that you have a lot more options open to you in terms of finding products to promote and what not. This is important because people who are looking for specific product names are at the end of the buying cycle, which also means that product-related keywords convert the best. Also, the more products, the more ways you have to get your foot in the door.

    I would recommend you go for a bigger niche. Although smaller niches might be easier to rank for, they often don't get very much traffic (necessity for making money). It's also difficult to find products to promote in these niches, which translates to fewer opportunities. I don't mean to be a downer, but I speak from experience.

    Good luck,
    Joey
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    • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
      How do you find profitable small niches?

      Start with profitable 'big niches' and look for gaps. Look for groups with special requirements that, for one reason or another, are not being served by the existing marketplace.

      For example, my brother is a golf nut. He's also left-handed. While there is plenty of left-handed equipment on the market, there is very little in the way of instruction. Most instructors give the right-handed version and dismiss the southpaws by saying "lefties, just do the opposite."

      Another gap might be golfers who, for some reason, have a limited range of motion and can't contort themselves through the classic golf swing.

      Terry gave you a really good resource with the forum link. Pick a big niche and scan the various forums looking for problems and desires that keep coming up and for which there is no solution currently addressing those problems or desires. That's a gap in the market.
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  • Profile picture of the author Mizzy Princess
    I used google keyword tool because i cannot afford to buy any software.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Hilton
    Have u tried using Google Keyword Tool?

    It's a great competition research tool that I use.
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  • Profile picture of the author angela99
    Originally Posted by tjc348 View Post

    What are some websites or sources that you guys use to find the right low competition/profitable niches.

    I'm looking to do a bunch of blogs on very small low competition niches but coming up with niche ideas is driving me NUTS.

    I know how the whole system works, but I can't seem to come up with any niche ideas.

    How, or where do you guys find ideas for your profitable low competition niches?
    One word: magazines.

    See Discount Magazine Subscriptions & Deals | Magazines.com

    Ask all your friends and relatives to give you their old magazines. (Or buy them, of course.)

    Choose your target market, grab a couple of magazines they read, and then drill down to find your profitable niches.

    Check the Google AdWords keyword tool to be sure that there's traffic. Check Google to see whether there's AdWords advertising.

    Tip: READ EVERYTHING in a magazine.

    Read the Letters to the Editor, read the articles, read ALL the advertising, including the classifieds.

    You can find literally hundreds of niche market ideas from a pile of magazines.

    By the way, magazines work great to get info product ideas too. Mass market mags spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in market research. You get to use it free, when you read the magazine.

    Angela
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  • All products are sold for a Profit, thus all products can be profitable.

    I don't even care about competition because I write about products I use and know about. I write in a way that describes how they can be used and are actually useful. When a person reads one of my reviews they can make a decision because they can relate to the product when they are done.

    The biggest mistake I see all the time is people "reviewing" things they know nothing about, things they have no experience with, and this is readily apparent when you read what they write. This has NO CREDIBILITY and no CREDIBILITY means no money.

    You don't have to worry about competition if you have CREDIBILITY because there are plenty of people in nearly every niche just CRAVING GOOD CONTENT - real reviews they can trust.

    This Credibility leads to word of mouth which leads to the KIND OF TRAFFIC YOU REALLY NEED TO MAKE MONEY
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  • Profile picture of the author ossie
    Well you would want to engage in niche that has buyers because remember the main reason to get into any niche is to make money by providing value. A sure guaranteed way is to just uncover these niches and the best place to go is "dummies.com". A dummies book is only made after they have done their due diligence testing and market research. We can just piggy-back on their efforts.
    Go to dummies.com and dig deeper into the different categories to find good sub-niches and also go to amazon and see what are the best sellers in that niche.
    Then find out where they hang-out online forums, groups, sites, and analyze these site see what value they provide and their weaknesses, as you implement you strategy.
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  • All products are sold for a Profit, thus all products can be profitable.

    I don't even care about competition because I write about products I use and know about. I write in a way that describes how they can be used and are actually useful. When a person reads one of my reviews they can make a decision because they can relate to the product when they are done.

    The biggest mistake I see all the time is people "reviewing" things they know nothing about, things they have no experience with, and this is readily apparent when you read what they write. This has NO CREDIBILITY and no CREDIBILITY means no money.

    You don't have to worry about competition if you have CREDIBILITY because there are plenty of people in nearly every niche just CRAVING GOOD CONTENT - real reviews they can trust.

    This Credibility leads to word of mouth which leads to the KIND OF TRAFFIC YOU REALLY NEED TO MAKE MONEY.

    Think about how hard it is to find an Auto Mechanic you trust. Once you do... you just keep going back. It's human nature. Same with Insurance or any other profession. People gravitate towards "Experts" who treat them with respect.

    So stop worrying about finding some magical niche, write down a list of everything you know about, everything you are really good at, and start writing. You can use Social Networks and other large sites as your Page Rank Traffic Vehicle. You don't even need SEO or Google to make money if you do this.

    The trick of course is you have to know what you are talking about and you have to be able to convey your message to people in a way that makes them... makes them trust what you are saying.

    Good luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author godinu
    1st, think about something you enjoy -- something you could at least write about, because blogs require decent writing. You will have to write a bunch of articles. Now think about other terms similar to your interest. Go to google's keyword tool and see what's being bid on those keywords and whether those terms get a decent amount of monthly searches. U can also find products on amazon for the keywords.
    Make blogs pertaining to what u found, but specialize in tiny niches rather than huge ones.
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  • Profile picture of the author ProScribe
    In terms of my technique for selecting profitable product related sites (for amazon review etc) I generally start at Google Shopping of just by browsing through Amazon bestsellers. I jot down ideas that look they might be interesting. Until I have a list of about twenty different products that might be worth promoting.

    I then take the that list over to google keywords tools plug in my product names and get a list of closely related keywords.

    I then take that large list to an keyword analytical tool (like market samurai, although I don't actually use that program) and run analysis to check keyword competition.
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  • Profile picture of the author zamzung
    It's not all about that Google keyword tool... try to think outside the box... check online websites, buzz sites, facebook, google trends, youtube, or even your local newspaper... try to look around yourself and think about the things you are seeing... each "thing" you can see around yourself can be a potential niche...
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  • Profile picture of the author shawoon98
    Let me get to a summary.
    Niche research tools- market samurai, niche finder by brad callen.
    Clickbank research tool- mass profit formula of nigel richards, cb surge of brad callen.
    Niche ideas- Google keyword tool, look for missed outs in common niches like lefty golfers example, amazon, dummies
    Competition research- high competition proves higher profit, higher search results doesn't mean higher numbers of buying traffic
    Competition research tool - traffic travis (free),
    Business stability & returning traffic- building credibility by research and producing high quality and helpful content.
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  • Profile picture of the author vtotheyouknow
    Here's a method that works well for me:

    Go on to EzineArticles and randomly pick a topic. Then browse articles and look for various niches that you could get into - the more specific, the better.

    Example: "how to get rid of foot fungus" or something like that.

    Now look at the adsense blocks and see whether there are plenty of relevant advertisers. If there are, you may have a winning niche because there are clearly plenty of advertisers interested in solving the visitor's problem or otherwise marketing to them.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author iceberg81
    All you need is Google, google keyword tool and your imaginations. Relax your mind and start with brainstorming.

    You don't need any other software, don't waste your money.
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