Which blog/niche to focus on?

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So at the moment I am trying to work between blogs on vegan bodybuilding/diet, my forex trade log and how to gain height. Not sure which one to focus on at the moment.

What's the method for finding out easily if there is an audience for a niche? What about affiliate products to promote - I've looked at Clickbank and there are several products but how would I incorporate them without seeming 'pushy'?

I am mostly doing this for the profit and to put my experience out there, if it may be of some use... so the fastest route to cash is the best at this time.


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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    which ever topic is more fun for you will be the fastest road to profit... You have got to absolutely love what you do other wise you won't do it.

    DOn't worry about being pushy, just provide good value and always make calls to actions to check out an offer at the end..
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by Foreignwares View Post

    What's the method for finding out easily if there is an audience for a niche?
    Here are a couple of suggestions ...

    (i) Have a look in a big newsagents' shop and see whether there are magazines selling which include articles in your niche. If there are, then there's "demand";

    (ii) Have a look at the AdWords listings, on a Google search, for what you think are probably reasonable "medium-level keywords" for the niche (don't drive yourself mad over-analyzing them - a few guesses are perfectly adequate for this purpose!), and see if there are plenty of AdWords ads being used, and repeated over a period of time: people aren't continuing to spend on money on advertising without any return (you can look at all their sites, too, from which you can often learn some interesting things).

    Originally Posted by Foreignwares View Post

    What about affiliate products to promote - I've looked at Clickbank and there are several products but how would I incorporate them without seeming 'pushy'?
    Only really by building email subscriber-lists, I think: it will be extremely difficult (if it's possible at all) to sell them any other way. This thread will help you: http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post7110523

    Be aware that some of your niches are fiercely competitive, and it's very likely indeed (especially if it's search engine traffic you're attracting) that many of your visitors will have seen the relevant ClickBank products before. That doesn't mean you can't sell them, of course! But it does mean that you'll need to establish great credibility and trust with your audience, as well as keep them returning regularly (extremely difficult without list-building). This might possibly help, too (to try to avoid some of those issues): http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...ml#post2161932

    Originally Posted by nicholasb View Post

    DOn't worry about being pushy, just provide good value and always make calls to actions to check out an offer at the end..
    "Just to present you with a range of opinion", I must say that I think exactly the opposite to this advice.

    The key is to brand yourself, establish your own authority and credibility. If you do that, it becomes far easier to promote ClickBank products to audiences like that. "Calls to action" on your website, trying to sell them "off the page", are not typically a formula for success at all, and of course there are reasons for that.

    It's very easy indeed, in contexts like these, to come across as "pushy" and drive away exactly the traffic you're trying to retain. And in order to sell ClickBank products to it, you really do need to retain it. So your concern is entirely appropriate and justified, and you're asking a very good and important question!

    Originally Posted by Foreignwares View Post

    So at the moment I am trying to work between blogs on vegan bodybuilding/diet, my forex trade log and how to gain height. Not sure which one to focus on at the moment.
    From your niches, personally I'd choose vegan bodybuilding/diet by far. No comparison at all. But that doesn't necessarily make it the right one for you to choose! My perspective stems from a very low opinion of the "height-gain" and "forex" products on ClickBank: there's nothing there that I'd be willing to recommend to my subscribers, but for two very different reasons - I know nothing about "gaining height" (other than by putting better shoes on) and am a total skepchick on the subject; I know plenty about forex, being a forex-trader myself, and it's a niche I totally avoid as a marketer because I find it very hard to believe that those products will actually help people. This paragraph was personal opinion only!
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  • Profile picture of the author simonthewebguy
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    firstly I dont know how well you have researched your niches as they seem a little unusual nothing wrong with that, but are people searching and more importantly buying

    the forex niche is huge but highly competitive and lots of sceptics out there as most systems dont really work,

    as regards the vegan diet its a minority niche and can be tough to establish credibility and its not something most stick with as i am a qualified nutrition and fitness instructor not trying to be negative here just dont want you wasting time and getting frustrated

    the height one is a little strange as apart from platform shoes and a leg operation most will dismiss this

    here is my advice for what its worth but been online awhile and try to help people out
    do some research on buyers, see what products are in your niches and type in buy x product on google see if actual market and volume of traffic there, go to the dummies website and check if books there on subject also check magazines.com

    It is hard to make all 3 work I would think which niche really excites you just forget about those 3 sit down and do what is called a purpose finder exercise
    here is link to page.

    Robert G. Allen on Discovering Your Purpose and Setting Goals

    go through this exercise, take it seriously it does work many people benefited from this and get a feel for what is your primary motivating factor

    you will be happier if it really interests you then check if what you find is profitable using some of above methods before you go to work- hope that helps
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  • Profile picture of the author johnben1444
    You have the new Google Keyword Planner to decide which keywords generate sufficient amount of query monthly..
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  • Profile picture of the author sk8tavou
    If you are doing this for the profit check which one has the biggest audience ( Check keywords on google tool ) and then also check which one provides biggest pool of affiliate things to promote
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  • Profile picture of the author Moneymaker2012
    something you are familiar and passionate about,
    there are some evergreen niche to be in, like Health & Fitness, Dating & Relations, Forex, MMO ect.
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  • Profile picture of the author troy23
    You won't get very far with this unless you are somewhat passionate about the subject.
    Writing articles and blog posts won't come easy unless you know what you are talking about.
    Pick something that you know a lot about and go from there.
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  • Profile picture of the author maddyy
    The key in this industry is to do something you are interested in, if you don't have passion and drive in internet marketing and the niche you are working in, you won;t get anywhere.

    Forex is quite a challenging and mind stimulating niche also, so if you have interest in ti, i would say that
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  • Profile picture of the author Malcolm Thomas
    Here's the best advice that I can give to you if you hope to be successful online:

    Focus on ONE niche/blog and dedicate all of your energy, passion, and effort into it.

    Most people struggle online because they all attempt to spread themselves too thin, juggle multiple niches at ONCE, and end up losing focus and giving up in the end.

    Focus on only ONE method/niche/blog until it becomes successful, then once you have achieved success in that niche, THEN you can worry about duplicating your success in OTHER niches.
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    • Profile picture of the author adamj2
      Not sure I like the sound of the "how to gain height" niche....is actually possible?!

      In anycase, I would go for the subject area you know the most about.

      It is much easier to create decent content when you already know your subject area inside out.

      And then when you know your stuff you have a much better chance of writing genuinely informative comments on other high traffic blogs/forums that give value and can drive traffic your way.

      As well as being able to write higher quality content with the increased chance of getting it accepted on other existing high traffic sites as either a guest blog post, syndicated article etc.
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      • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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        Originally Posted by adamj2 View Post

        Not sure I like the sound of the "how to gain height" niche....is actually possible?!
        There are orthopedic surgeons who divide, lengthen and reset lower leg-bones for girls who aren't quite tall enough to be models/airline-stewardesses/whatever. It's a highly contentious industry that gets plenty of publicity - but not something you can be an affiliate for, as far as I know. But apart from that, nah, pretty scammy. (And some of us, especially those of us who actually trade forex regularly, think that of virtually all the forex products we've ever seen, too: just saying ...).
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  • Profile picture of the author MatthewWoodward
    Originally Posted by Foreignwares View Post

    So at the moment I am trying to work between blogs on vegan bodybuilding/diet, my forex trade log and how to gain height. Not sure which one to focus on at the moment.

    What's the method for finding out easily if there is an audience for a niche? What about affiliate products to promote - I've looked at Clickbank and there are several products but how would I incorporate them without seeming 'pushy'?

    I am mostly doing this for the profit and to put my experience out there, if it may be of some use... so the fastest route to cash is the best at this time.


    Cheers
    Out of all of those things - which are you most knowledgable/passionate about?
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