Is it safe if I start working on 4 to 5 niches simultaneously?

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Hello,

Currently, I am working on just one niche. Is it all right if I add 4 to 5 more niches simultaneously and start working on them? I am planning to do it from March. Or, should I concentrate on one niche at a time and add others - one by one - after a few months?

What would be the best approach?

And, how many minimum books should be availabe on Clickbank for a single niche? What if there are only 2 books available and both of them have an opt-in form? Should I still beat the drum for them?

Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author butters
    Depends on your niches, how competetive they are, how much skill you have... People work in many niches at once but ONLY when their systems are refined enough to allow them to do so.

    Edit: Don't pick a niche based on books available on click bank... There are many niches out there which don't have ebooks and are still heavily profitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author TeamBringIt
    Originally Posted by Chris Lengley View Post

    Hello,

    Currently, I am working on just one niche. Is it all right if I add 4 to 5 more niches simultaneously and start working on them? I am planning to do it from March. Or, should I concentrate on one niche at a time and add others - one by one - after a few months?

    What would be the best approach?

    And, how many minimum books should be availabe on Clickbank for a single niche? What if there are only 2 books available and both of them have an opt-in form? Should I still beat the drum for them?

    Thank you!
    Doing too many, things at once reduces the greatness,,,,of doing only one thing and finishing it. Focus on one niche, accomplish goal...Then, move unto next project/niche...
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Originally Posted by Chris Lengley View Post

    What would be the best approach?
    The best approach is the approach that works for you

    If you can handle tackling that many niches simultaneously, there's no one to stop you from doing so

    But if you feel you might get overwhelmed, get less done, or find yourself less motivated, then it might be just too many to tackle at once.
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  • Profile picture of the author Chri5123
    Originally Posted by Chris Lengley View Post

    Hello,

    Currently, I am working on just one niche. Is it all right if I add 4 to 5 more niches simultaneously and start working on them? I am planning to do it from March. Or, should I concentrate on one niche at a time and add others - one by one - after a few months?

    What would be the best approach?

    And, how many minimum books should be availabe on Clickbank for a single niche? What if there are only 2 books available and both of them have an opt-in form? Should I still beat the drum for them?

    Thank you!
    It depends on you.

    I have tackled about 3 niches at once and it is hard work. I would say it is easier and more productive to put 100% of your efforts into 1 than try the others unless of course they are related in some way.
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    • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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      I maintain 8 niches, but they were built up gradually over 4 years and maintaining them is very different from starting them.

      I've never started more than two at the same time, and wouldn't try it.

      The income structure from affiliate marketing, compared with the work done, isn't exactly linear: in the early stages of a new niche, it's inevitable that you do the most work for the least reward. I wouldn't want to have multiple niches all in that phase at the same time.

      For me, two new ones at a time are plenty (and one is easier).
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    • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
      Originally Posted by Chri5123 View Post

      It depends on you.

      I have tackled about 3 niches at once and it is hard work. I would say it is easier and more productive to put 100% of your efforts into 1 than try the others unless of course they are related in some way.
      I've got to agree with this post right here. It is generally better to put your focus and efforts on trying to dominate one niche as opposed to 5
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      • Profile picture of the author Estia Joard
        I would personaly not suggest to use 4 or 5 niches together. Find a niche that you will love to work with and profitable as well. Put your all efforts on that Niche only rather then spliting your time in different Niche. If you try 4 to 5 niches together, you will be there where you are now! you realy cant go further like this...

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  • Profile picture of the author zpoll92
    If you work with more niches, you'll not have full time for each one so the quality could decrease. However if you are doing great you might could get out more money of it. You need to try it out to know how would it work for you.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
    Question - are the niches complimentary? If so, put all of your products on one site, and cross promote them.

    You're much better off building out ONE SITE, developing your skillsets, refining the process, and building systems (essentially doing one thing well, rather than doing lots of things terribly). Which, if you're relatively new at this - you will.

    Use the offline principle.

    Would someone open a hairdressers, then the following week a DVD store, then 2 days later a florist, then a bakery?
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  • Profile picture of the author Nail Yener
    Originally Posted by Chris Lengley View Post

    Currently, I am working on just one niche. Is it all right if I add 4 to 5 more niches simultaneously and start working on them? I am planning to do it from March. Or, should I concentrate on one niche at a time and add others – one by one – after a few months?

    What would be the best approach?
    What are you working on for that one niche that you are focusing right now? Did you expand it as much as possible?

    I think it will be better to focus on one niche at a time and get whatever you are doing to its maximum potential before moving into another niche. Entering into 4-5 niches simultaneously and becoming successful in them is not something that everyone can do. In fact, I don't think such a person exists.
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  • Profile picture of the author ezplr
    To be honest, I suggest that you do one at a time, because if you are working on multiple niches you might lose focus. So, just do one at a time, finish it and move on.
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  • Profile picture of the author rmolina88
    I'm in 3 niches and I spent time learning each of them separately until I felt comfortable to the point where I could work on all of them at the same time.
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  • Profile picture of the author warriorkay
    If you focus on just one website and spend every minute of
    your working time making it a brand that won't need only search
    engines or any one form of traffic to succeed, you will be
    amazed at how much you will achieve in a year or more, from
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  • Profile picture of the author WordpressManiac
    I think it's totally up to you. You could expand one niche and try to dominate it or split effords on different topics. In the end it all comes together in profit. Try it and leave the niche if it isn't profitable.
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  • Profile picture of the author mysterrio
    This is a hard question to answer because all of us do not know about your work ethic. Do you set goals? Meet those goals? Fall short of those goals? Do you work a few hours each day or one day a week?

    The best thing to do is to find what works for you. Do as many as you can handle. Keep in mind that you can outsource your articles by using a source like textbroker or picking up some PLR, fiverr and even here on WF. (etc)

    You can create your own products or find one in clickbank or ask other people her in the WF if they have products that fit in. There are so many ways to do it. It all depends on what you are happy with. Do as many as you can keep up with. You can always sell them later or drop out if they don't work.
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  • Profile picture of the author Heart Cardio
    That would be up to you. Do you feel that you can handle it? And make each niche the best that it can be? If yes then go for it. If you do not feel that you can handle it, then stick to only one or two. If a few of your niches suffer because you are too busy with the others then it would not really be worth it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Get your first one working properly first then start on others, broaden your horizons past Clickbank too. There's a while big wide world of affiliate marketing out there and CB is somewhere down near the bottom IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author joshcohen
    You can enter 100 at once if you like... it all comes down to your system

    If you are outsourcing the content (which I would recommend) then there is nothing stopping you from jumping into multiple niches at once.

    Never pick a niche based on what products are available, find the traffic (un competitive niches) and then match them with products. Rather than finding the products and matching them with traffic.

    I am putting together a detailed guide with my process at the moment, you can see the first part in my signature.
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    • Profile picture of the author LilBlackDress
      When I started some years ago, I jumped right in with some of the most competitive topics ever. I started one on going green, work at home, relationships, weddings, weight loss, supplements etc. You name it I probably had it. It was pretty brutal. (I still have quite a few but sold some).

      What I found was that working on multiple sites can make it difficult if you are building authority type sites. For example if you are trying to rank multiple keywords organically, on different sites, by the time you get a couple moving up, Google changes something. Had you just ranked a few you would have made your money. By trying to do to much you can end up with nothing when changes happen.
      And you can bet many of your competitors are laser focused making your scattered efforts less effective.

      My thought is that having several sites is a great idea in case something happens to one. But spend a bit of time developing each before starting another.

      It also really helps to have them in related niches, saves time.
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      • Profile picture of the author warriorkay
        Originally Posted by LilBlackDress View Post

        My thought is that having several sites is a great idea in case something happens to one.
        "Put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket." ― Mark Twain


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  • Profile picture of the author actnews
    if you want to o it you should outsource the tasks, because it will take you a lot of time and effort to maintain 4 or 5 niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author NewRiseDigital
    “The successful warrior is the average man, with laser-like focus.” — Bruce Lee
    That says it all really (great quote!).

    You'll burn yourself out and give up too soon if you overwhelm yourself with too many niches. If you already have a proven system that's working in one niche, it's pretty easy to replicate it quickly in others, so unless you have a tested funnel and backend system that's already working for you I'd advise sticking to one niche and refining your results there. It'll be easy to replicate in other niches once you've worked out what business models and systems work for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author biggcapp
      The problem with just focusing on one niche in IM is that there is a period of time where you do have to wait for results. Idle time can prove dangerous. You start over doing things and becoming to aggressive and get you site hurt, then you have nothing.

      I think in the downtime between one niche, start another niche. Starting 4 at once could be tough but staggering them is the way to go, until you reach your personal limit.

      People say only one niche, but if that one niche gets killed then you are dead. Like the lady above mentioned, once you have some niches that are earning, you might only have to pop in on those puppies a few times a week or just once a week.

      In IM you should always have something brewing. Never rest on your success. At the end of the day....you can always pull back.

      Good Luck
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      • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
        Originally Posted by biggcapp View Post

        The problem with just focusing on one niche in IM is that there is a period of time where you do have to wait for results. Idle time can prove dangerous. You start over doing things and becoming to aggressive and get you site hurt, then you have nothing.
        Two things here.

        1. Be patient
        2. Don't be an idiot
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  • Profile picture of the author jgant
    It depends on your traffic generation strategy. If you're going only SEO (not a good idea), it takes time to rank new sites so you can set foundations for a few niches at one time waiting to rank ... as long as you outsource some of your SEO saving you time for content generation.

    However, if you're building a more diversified online business with email marketing and attracting traffic from multiple sources, starting with one to two is best until they're up and running and generating profits.

    For every successful niche I'm in, I started it with at most one other niche. I'm only in 6 niches currently and focus on them ... there is some cross promotion opportunity.

    I've tried launching more than 2 niches at the same time and it didn't work very well. Getting to profitability takes a bit of time (with my model) unless you really hit the jackpot with paid advertising early on and/or article syndication or some viral campaign.
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  • Profile picture of the author konakid
    I've tried to work on multiple niches at once and it is a LOT of work! After trying it myself I wouldn't recommend that you do it unless you have a ton of time, and even then I wouldn't do more then 2 or 3.

    When you start trying to do too many things you just end up spreading yourself too thin. I find it a lot more efficient to focus on one thing until I am successful with it and only have to maintain it periodically. Then I move onto the next project.

    I learned this the hard way after failing with so many multitasked projects!
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  • I think it's better to focus on just one niche first then when you mater it to move to the next one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sava Vuletin
    It's very difficult to work on multiple projects at once. If you want to work in a few niches then you should probably stick with 2. Definitely not 4 or 5 at the same time.
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  • Profile picture of the author MKCookins
    I personally would pick one niche until you see start earning sales. Then choose whether or not you want to pick another niche or keep expanding on your current one.

    Staying focused on one topic at a time will generate better results then doing multiple things at once. This goes for traffic generation, creating products, how many niches your in etc etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author FarisYagh
    Hello,
    as my mentor would want to say ' don't cut your self too thin'
    If you're an expert then please by all means do s many niches as you like, if not I would advice not to.
    This is because if you are too diverse you won't be able to generate the best possible results
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  • Profile picture of the author JasonBennet
    For me personally, I will start off with one niche market at a time. This is more practical because when you are able to have one profitable business in one market, you will be able to simply clone the whole system in another market. Staying focus is the key to getting results.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stevie C
    I'm juggling a lot of different things but I am doing this full time now and work a lot of hours. As others have mentioned there are a lot of different variables to determine if you can achieve results by working on 4 or 5 niches simultaneously.

    These include how much time you have

    I'm assuming when you say 4 or 5 niches you mean 4 or 5 niche sites not multiple sites in 4 or 5 niches?!!

    Your depth of knowledge - for instance it took me a month to set up first my ugly little website, I can now make something a whole lot better in a few hours.

    How big are you planning on making these sites? You could easily set up 4-5 sites if they were small highly targeted niche sites of around 15-20 pages at a rate of 2 new pieces of content a week.

    Lots of variables but yes it's doable
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  • Profile picture of the author smodha
    I work on several niches at the same time. There's no point creating one site and then sitting around twiddling your thumbs.
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    • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
      Originally Posted by smodha View Post

      I work on several niches at the same time. There's no point creating one site and then sitting around twiddling your thumbs.
      If you have time to "twiddle your thumbs" then you're doing it wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author bbjumpman
    From experience I'd recommend focusing on the one niche (especially if competitive) IF it's your first time trying to rank/convert for it. Once you have some experience it should become more of a smooth process for you and you'll have the ability to work on multiple niches.

    Best of luck.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Originally Posted by Chris Lengley View Post

    Hello,

    Currently, I am working on just one niche. Is it all right if I add 4 to 5 more niches simultaneously and start working on them? I am planning to do it from March. Or, should I concentrate on one niche at a time and add others – one by one – after a few months?

    What would be the best approach?

    And, how many minimum books should be availabe on Clickbank for a single niche? What if there are only 2 books available and both of them have an opt-in form? Should I still beat the drum for them?

    Thank you!
    I'm glad you asked these questions because this is where a lot of marketers get it wrong. It's not about how many niches, it's about your business plan. Does your business plan and marketing plan call for getting into that many niches?

    In other words, who do you plan on targeting? What problems do you plan on solving? And how many products / services will it take to acheive a high value offering that maximizes your profits?

    You see, you could go into one market and then branch out to 3, 5, or even more sub-niches within that market. You can dive into one niche and go really deep and offering dozens or even hundreds of products (if it's that type of market) and tons of content, IF that's what your business plan outlines.

    How are you going to obtain traffic?

    How are you going to track that traffic?

    How are you going to increase conversions?

    These are the questions you should be asking before even thinking about how many niches you should get into. It's the difference between starting a one or a few money-makers and a real business that you can eventually sell or will or trust off.

    For most beginners, I recommend getting into one market, preferably one that has plenty of product and service offerings. The reasons for this are too many to list, but think about it, if a market has a ton of product / service offerings there's a reason for it.

    You can monetize your business(es) a lot of different ways, again too many list here (affiliate commissions, Adsense or Adsense-like programs, CPA offers, selling advertising, your own product / service offerings, licensing, etc.).

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  • Profile picture of the author WillR
    One niche. How can you expect to conquer 5 niches without getting one right first?

    Put all your focus into making one work -- only then move on. It will get you much faster results.
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    • Profile picture of the author Steven Wagenheim
      Don't do it. Concentrate on ONE. Get THAT one making money for you and
      THEN move onto another one.

      Most people can just about handle that much.
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      • Profile picture of the author cobwab
        Originally Posted by Steven Wagenheim View Post

        Don't do it. Concentrate on ONE. Get THAT one making money for you and
        THEN move onto another one.

        Most people can just about handle that much.
        Follow Steven's advice; ignore the rest.
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        • Profile picture of the author John Romaine
          Originally Posted by cobwab View Post

          Follow Steven's advice; ignore the rest.
          lol .........................................
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        • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
          Originally Posted by cobwab View Post

          Follow Steven's advice; ignore the rest.
          Just for the record, some of us have been at this longer than Steven. lol

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  • Profile picture of the author usmanuk
    Yep, one at a time, become a master of one thing, then once you are at full speed with one niche, you can consider another. Plus its much easier running into a new niche once your already good at one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Andy Money
    One at a time dude, Jesus, I can't stress that enough. No better way to completely shoot yourself in the foot then to try multiple things at once, many people have had to learn this the hard way -- heed the warning.
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  • Profile picture of the author bigslamgyrl
    I think one thing we can all agree on is that it is crucial that you don't take on so much that you get yourself burnt out. You may be able to turn out 100 sites easily, but successfully monetizing all 100 sites is a whole nother story.

    Here are a few questions I would ask myself if I were you:

    1 - is my current niche making me money?
    2 - do I make enough money in my current niche that I can outsource tasks so that I can expand on my new niche without losing the momentum in the niche that I currently have?
    3 - how will I keep traffic coming to my current niche while I am focusing on my next niche?
    4 - do I have the processes in my current niche nailed down so that I can simply 'lather, rinse, repeat' my current tasks and keep it running smoothly?
    5 - do the other niches I want to start on compliment the niche I am already in?

    In my opinion, if you are going to be successful in another niche, you need to first be sure that you are maximizing the niche that you are currently in. You also want to be sure that you can keep your current niche running and growing without having to pull money from your household funds to supplement what you are doing online.

    In other words the money that you make online should be the only thing that you need to grow online. Does that make sense?

    I know marketers who are able to turn out products and make profits at lightening speed. They can handle throwing up multiple sites at one time because they know the processes that they need to go through to make each niche successful. They also have their outsourcing team built up so they know who to call to get their tasks done quickly and they have their business funds built to a point where they can do these things with business funds instead of personal funds.

    But for every one of these marketers there are at least four others who get themselves in over their heads way to quickly and wind up being burnt out and feeling like this online thing is a huge waste of time.

    Building complimentary niches would be an easy way to keep your customer base steadily growing. For instance, if I am heavily into dieting and I love your dieting site I will be more likely to follow your exercise site as well. Then you have an instant customer in your new exercise niche as opposed to starting from scratch.

    So in my opinion the best way to figure out what you can handle is to first really evaluate where you are now. Maybe you are in a place where you can get into more niches at one time, but that is something that only you will know for sure.

    Good Luck
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  • Profile picture of the author Velant
    Originally Posted by Chris Lengley View Post

    Currently, I am working on just one niche. Is it all right if I add 4 to 5 more niches simultaneously and start working on them? I am planning to do it from March. Or, should I concentrate on one niche at a time and add others - one by one - after a few months?
    The question is how many niches at a time can you properly handle? If you can handle 4-5 niches by yourself (which I doubt) then why not, but however many niches you eventually go for - put the quality first: unique informative content, frequent updates, adequate seo etc.
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    • Profile picture of the author Chris Lengley
      Thank you all for the helpful answers. I just have a question.

      Is it possible to achieve $2k to $3k mark with just one niche - through article marketing?

      I asked this question because right now I am in a very competitive niche. Although, I am making some money, but it's like I am playing in the battlefield. The waves of reality are compelling me to work at more niches diligently.
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  • Profile picture of the author agmccall
    It really depends on you. I, for example, currently handle 3 niches. But, I did not set them up at the same time. They were put together one at a time and once I got a site to where it could be maintained and updated in an hour or two per day, then I moved on to the next niche.

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