What are the most competitive niches

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Just curious what niches would be the most competitive. I am trying to build up a mental picture of what I should stay away from - or at least go into with my eyes open.
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  • Profile picture of the author Underxman
    There is competition everywhere. The smart thing to do is to figure out how to be different in any niche because when you're different you will surpass everyone in line.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeff Lenney
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    Every Niche is competitive - I make the most money myself FROM the niches with the most competition as they've got a TON of low competition sub-niches.

    Don't stay away from any niches, just don't try to target the main keywords of them (for example, weight loss - or make money online)
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    • Profile picture of the author desbravador
      I think all niches have competition, but there might be some niches where the compitition is low. the best idea is to do key work research on adwords and check the compitition on google and bing
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      • Profile picture of the author PaulSolid
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        Originally Posted by desbravador View Post

        I think all niches have competition, but there might be some niches where the compitition is low. the best idea is to do key work research on adwords and check the compitition on google and bing
        You are right. And that's why using keyword tool comes in, which that you can narrow down your niche. One of the good tool i use sometimes ago is wordstream tool, they have section where you can research for a sub niches and keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Payday loans is super competitive for example due to the high demand and high payouts. Gambling similarly.

    Any major niche, weight loss, internet marketing, forex, dating is competitive but as someone else has said above because they are so big you can find sub-niches if you do a bit of research.

    In smaller niches there will still be competition but there will be far fewer sub-niches to get involved with too.

    There are no new or undiscovered niches as such, it's just that YOU don't know about them, so there will always be someone marketing there.

    Remember competition is a GOOD thing. If there's already established people marketing and making money in the niche then it's a good sign - there's money to be made, products to be sold and buyers to be found!

    If I found a niche that appeared to have no competition I'd be wary because it's likely to be a niche that isn't viable, has no resources, no products, difficult to find target audience.

    I did once find a niche that appeared to be totally untapped, based on this rare but common enough sleep disorder that I heard about on a late night news feature, problem was there were no products to sell, no online hubs (forums, blogs, social media groups etc), no obvious places to get traffic from etc.

    Don't think of finding a niche as having to discover something that no one else knows about - that's not the idea at all.
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    • Profile picture of the author Skywriter
      Weight loss and personal injury lawyers are a couple more highly competitive ones.

      I agree with the others, though. Just because a niche is highly competitive, that doesn't necessarily mean you should stay away from it. Rather, it means there is money to be made.

      In highly competitive niches an approach based solely on SEO is unlikely to be successful, though. You need to find more creative ways to drive traffic to your site. A free report or e-book that includes links back to your site could work well, for example.
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  • Profile picture of the author goldbear
    Pick whatever strikes you as something you'd enjoy or have a passion for. No niche is too competitive. If you go full bore and work hard, you'll be successful, no matter what the niche.
    Look at what your competitors are doing and do it better.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Originally Posted by Cryptonomicon View Post

    Just curious what niches would be the most competitive. I am trying to build up a mental picture of what I should stay away from - or at least go into with my eyes open.
    Competition is all relative. It's not only about how many other individuals or organizations are offering a similiar product or service as you, but also what distribution channels they are using, their resources, their knowledge base, and their monetization models.

    I don't stay away from a niche because it's too competitive, I only stay away from a niche if I cannot find some area where I can compete in.

    For example, over ten years ago I asked a very successful Warrior (who started posting here again recently) what he thought about the dating market, specifically, the dating advice for men niche. He admonished me to stay away from it because he had tried it and he had failed.

    He stated it was "too competitive". He was correct that it was competitive, but was it too competitive for a new marketer? Probably. But my gut told me it wasn't that simple. So I took it upon myself to do some deep market research.

    I learned as much as I could about that specific niche. I joined newsletters, forums, ordered products and services from some of the leaders in that niche and while it took a few months of research to pin all this stuff down, I decided to join a few of the top affiliate programs and began testing using paid traffic.

    This wasn't for the faint of heart. It was a lot of work, a lot of note taking, a lot of testing, tracking, and tweaking my website until my conversions were at a point where I was making a profit.

    This was only ONE monetization method, mind you, and I began testing others.

    The dating, weight loss, and how to make money markets are very competitive. You have to be a savvy marketer to know how to navigate them. I see people put up a blog or a website all the time that doesn't work and then they quit because they said the market was too competitive.

    Usually it's not because it's too competitive, but because enough market research wasn't performed, the budget was too small, not enough testing, not understanding the psychology on what makes people buy, and a whole host of other reasons.

    Don't let fear guide your choices, market research should be guiding your decisions when it comes to deciding a niche.

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  • Profile picture of the author gamestoenjoy
    The arcade niche is definitely the most competitive.
    I work in this niche for four years, and it is very challenging with millions of game sites competing against your site.
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  • Profile picture of the author figuringmoneyout
    Every niche is competitive these days. I'd say finance and weight loss are two that have really high competition, but there is always still room for success!
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    • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
      Originally Posted by Cryptonomicon View Post

      Just curious what niches would be the most competitive. I am trying to build up a mental picture of what I should stay away from - or at least go into with my eyes open.
      Just curious.. Why you should stay away from the "competitive" niches?

      First off, there are MARKETS and BIG with their relative subcategories, niches, sub niches and micro niches.

      The fact that there's "competition" means that THERE'S MONEY TO BE MADE there.

      Look, niche saturation is honestly a big myth. Typically is spread to get people to change from a PROVEN money making system to something UNPROVEN that maybe some guru has just rolled out and wants to people to pay for.

      There's a partial truth to this myth; yes, it's true that some specific niche markets are saturated, but those ones are such BIG moneymakers.

      For instance, unless you have a unique way for people to lose weight, you probably don't want to try breaking into that particular market. However, competition in a market means that market is making money. What you can do is narrow down your target market and come up with a more specific niche inside that big market

      Look, there's weight loss (BIG market) and there's "home workout for busy dads/moms". Dig and dig deeper.

      The real secret here is researching an HUNGRY crowd in a niche that isn't "saturated". There are literally hundreds of thousands of niches out there! There are great techniques for finding highly profitable niches. Guess what, the important part of the technique is looking to make sure there is at least some competition. Competition is good, because it means money is being made in the niche.

      The real secret to niche marketing is out performing your competition. Just like it is in any business.

      When you do niche marketing right, it gives your business real power. It allows you to define exactly whom you are marketing to. That enables you to focus your energy and marketing dollars on the exact audience you are trying to reach. Niche marketing done right enables you to rise above your competition.

      Don't reinvent the wheel my friend...
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  • Profile picture of the author MarketerRon
    I think 2 of the most competitive niches are weight loss and internet marketing. I plan to enter the internet marketing niche but under the sub-niche of baby boomers.
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    • Profile picture of the author figuringmoneyout
      Originally Posted by MarketerRon View Post

      I think 2 of the most competitive niches are weight loss and internet marketing. I plan to enter the internet marketing niche but under the sub-niche of baby boomers.
      Internet marketing for baby boomers? Interesting idea! I actually think that's brilliant since lately I've had multiple soon-to-be-retired boomers ask me about blogging and how to create a website that earns money when they retire. You are on to something sir!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jo Stone
    I think insurance and credit cards at the time are the most competitive.
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  • Profile picture of the author FlippedLifestyle
    I agree with the above. I have a very successful education site - made it to 6 figures last year. Education is very competitive, but I found a niche within that niche.
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    • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
      Originally Posted by FlippedLifestyle View Post

      I agree with the above. I have a very successful education site - made it to 6 figures last year. Education is very competitive, but I found a niche within that niche.
      The Education Market is massive! Many are finding niches and even more niched downed specialized niches (some call these micro-niches) and are doing pretty well.

      I once had a financial education website (authority) whose target audience was baby boomers planning for retirement and how to continue investing if one was already retired. Though I sold it to an entrepreneur who was a former financial planner, I think that type of site would do very well with the right planning, content, and execution.

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  • Profile picture of the author Amelle
    Make money, finance including loans, credit cards, insurance, weight loss, supplements, dog training.
    But if you are determined and keep digging down, you may come across a less competitive sub niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author vojohn33
    even though I'm in a highly competitive niche: health and fitness, hard work and determination is getting me places I've only dreamed of when I started out. Keep on trucking no matter what, and always have the will to do more than the people you are competing against and you will be fine.
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  • Profile picture of the author submit_articles
    Well, if there's money to be made, there's sure to be competition.

    To improve chances of success, I think being creative really helps. Being creative helps you to be different and unique, and hopefully, you stand out from the crowd.

    Also, competition isn't going to go away regardless of what niche you pick. So be prepared to spend time acquire more skills and knowledge in order to increase your own level of competitiveness.

    Hope that helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author joseph7384
    If you are trying to stay away from a lot of competition, maybe you can try the mountain top knitting niche.:rolleyes:

    Only 455 results on Google.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tim3
      Originally Posted by joseph7384 View Post

      If you are trying to stay away from a lot of competition, maybe you can try the mountain top knitting niche.:rolleyes:

      Only 455 results on Google.
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  • Profile picture of the author humbledmarket
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    1. Make Money Online
    2. Health & Fitness
    3. Web Hosting
    (my opinion)

    Doesn't necessary mean you should stay away from these three; you can generally find smaller niches within theses that might be suited.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    Here's a few hot niches that come to mind...

    1.) Make Money
    2.) Health / Fitness
    3.) Dating
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  • Profile picture of the author Arshid
    I think, arcade game is good niche..
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  • Profile picture of the author senecahester
    It seems as if so many people are on the internet these days it is hard to find non-competitive niches. So you just have to do your keyword research, find words in your niche that aren't as competitive, and start there. Check out Market Samurai, that use to be a great program for determining which words are good to go after.
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  • Profile picture of the author workoutstuff1
    By far the IM niche is the most competitive. With that being said, if you don't mind having your face plastered all over the place, you can still do well in that niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author noorahmadmughal
    i think health niche is best and competitive and best for handsome earning
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    1) Weight loss

    2) Forex

    3) Home business

    4) Internet marketing

    5) Porn
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    • Profile picture of the author Samuel Adams
      Originally Posted by Randall Magwood View Post


      3) Home business

      4) Internet marketing
      Seems like every new internet marketer wants to stick up a quick blog and journal about their recent paycheck from this company or that. And, really these fan blogs do no more than pollute the internet. It would be better to just post that type of info on your personal Facebook timeline than trying to start a blog in an overly crowded market of internet marketing/affiliate blogs, if you are only going to be dabbling.
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  • Profile picture of the author Victor Edson
    Forget the competition and choose whatever niche you want to work in.

    Competition online is the opposite of offline. You want competition online! (it creates more opportunity for you to get infront of their audiences)
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Better question is.......Is there a non competitive niche nowadays?
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  • Profile picture of the author koubain
    I think any niche related to make money online and health
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  • Profile picture of the author digitalproducts
    If you want to make money then you have to go into competitive niches because money is in competitive niches. Less competitive niches have less money, In fact the money is too little there thats why they are less competitive niches.
    Go for competitive niches if you want to make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author vanillablueskyy
    I can tell you for a fact that car/auto donation is one of the most highly competitive niches out there but the CPC can go through the roof.
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  • Profile picture of the author Deephappy
    Originally Posted by Cryptonomicon View Post

    Just curious what niches would be the most competitive. I am trying to build up a mental picture of what I should stay away from - or at least go into with my eyes open.
    You can check with clickbank, magazine and some CPL/CPA offer resources together to figure out which one is suitable for you. Hope it is helpful.
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  • Profile picture of the author loaf1011
    Here's a quantitative answer to your question, showcasing the most expensive keywords on Google Adwords:
    The Top 20 Most Expensive Keywords in Google AdWords Advertising | WordStream
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