I'm taking about dating, weight loss, gambling, how to make money online, etc.
If you're just starting out, why not build something in a niche that gives you the best probability of success? Something in a smaller market, without a ton of competition. Something you have unique knowledge in, where you know you can create the number one resource in that niche?
I created a site where I teach people how to use a certain piece of software. I can count on two hands the number of other websites in my niche out there that have any sort of traffic going to it. I knew I could create the ultimate resource, and it was HARD work, I've been at it for two years, but it has paid off. I recently left my job and I'm now working online full time selling my informational products.
There are so many opportunities out there, why put yourself in a position where you're competing against so many others? Now, of course you have to make sure your niche can be profitable. If there is literally zero competition, chances are there's no market. But you don't have to pick some of the most competitive niches out there. You're likely to just get frustrated and give up. That's just my two cents, anyways.
Here are some of my favorite free resources:
- I really like the Pat Flynn approach, The Smart Passive Income Blog -- Smart Ways to Live a Passive Income Lifestyle On the Internet with SmartPassiveIncome.com.
- Derek Halpern is great too (If you can put up with his personality, lol) Online Marketing Strategy - Social Triggers.