Hello, all. I'm relatively new to internet marketing but I've been doing a lot of reading the past few weeks. I recently picked up Christine's 500 page WSO and it's been an amazing read, so much so that I think I'm ready to get started. I know how to do all the basic stuff like get a domain, setup hosting, install WordPress, etc. (I used to do a lot of programming). I also understand the basics of SEO and want to start working at it so I can learn as I go. I know that action is the best policy, but I'm trying to abstain from blowing my money on a bunch of pointless content out of excitement. Because of that, I'm somewhat confused on the best practice of seeking out and choosing a niche to work with. I understand the ideas behind keyword research, long-tail keywords, etc. But I'm not sure if I should be choosing a product and looking up keywords that revolve around that product, or if I should choose a general micro-niche and try to make a content site with ads and affiliate links by targeting keywords specific to said niche.
What I mean is, should I browse ClickBank and find a product like "Proactol" in the weight loss niche, then target long-tail keywords like "Buy Proactol online fast" and "Where can I buy Proactol?" with pages tailored for each keyword?
Should I be browsing ClickBank for a product in a general niche, like "How to write a eulogy," then try to make a site all about how to write eulogies with targeted keywords such as "How to write a eulogy" and "How to write a eulogy fast and easy"?
I don't know which would be the better approach, and they actually sound kind of similar in nature. Wouldn't both work? I'm finding it difficult to assess competition because of it. I think I have a good niche, but it falls more into the second category than it does the first.
Does anyone have experience with this?