In this post we’ll show you how to find a niche market in order to make money online.
It’s not as complicated as you may think. You want to keep it simple, fun, and relatively easy.
Today we’ll focus on…
- Finding you a niche.
- Building a simple niche website.
- Use affiliate marketing and keyword research techniques to bring in free online traffic and sales.
You may not be familiar with these topics, but I guarantee you see and use them every single day.
If you’re looking to build a profitable niche website and need help, keep reading and we’ll get you started on the right path.
How To Find A Niche Market?
When looking to build a niche website for profit, take the dollar signs out of your mind for now.
Instead, think of what makes you happy or what you enjoy doing in life.
Do you have hobbies, passions, or interests that are unique to who you are? Maybe you have a special knowledge base or set of skills that other people can benefit from.
Take a second to think about this and jot down some ideas on a piece of paper and then put it aside for now.
If you can’t come up with any ideas, that’s OK, just put this information in the back of your mind and we’ll apply it here in a second using the video below.
The Key to Online Success: Help People
If you can help people that are interested in the same niche that you enjoy, you can connect with people on a personal level.
This will lead to trust in you, your website, and your content.
In turn, this will result in sales from products that you recommend that are based on helping the needs of your niche audience.
Passion and Niches Go Hand in Hand:
Another reason it’s important to be passionate about, or at least enjoy your niche is because your passion will reflect through your website content (written &/or video content).
This can be a major factor in how successful your niche website will eventually become.
Also, can you imagine writing 20+ articles based on your niche? If the answer is no, then you need to keep looking for niche ideas.
If the answer is yes, then perhaps you’ve found your niche.
Let’s watch this video below that’s produced by the Wealthy Affiliate online business training center, they specialize in helping people create niche websites.
This class and video explain the whole process.
This video will also give you more ideas on how you can come up with niche ideas for your website using retail giants like Amazon.com.
If you wrote down any niche ideas before, take out your list and think about your niche ideas as you watch this video.
As you can see, you can come up with a ton of ideas for niche websites just by looking for hot products using websites like Amazon.com.
You can even go to Walmart.com, HomeDepot.com or any other major retail site.
The key is to try to identify products that are hot sellers in today’s market, and that spark your interest as well.
You can use this method to come up with a ton of great niche ideas for niche websites.
Quick Niche Website Tips:
1). Stay away from seasonal niches. Things like costumes for Halloween, Christmas decorations, etc.
The reason is you want your niche website to produce consistent monthly income and not just spike once or twice per year.
2). Make sure your niche idea has products that are related to your niche.
If you have a passion, hobby, or interest that doesn’t have any products associated with it, you’ll have nothing to sell on your website.
Now if your site sees a ton of traffic, you could sell ads, Google AdSense, etc., but you will make more money by selling products that are related to your niche that benefit your niche audience.
3). I know I said it before but I really want to drive home the point of helping people.
Niche websites that solve problems, help someone learn something, and benefit a particular audience will make all the difference in the success you have with a niche website.
What’s Your Niche Competition:
Niche competition is important to understand because you don’t want to choose a niche that is too competitive or too broad.
Nor do you want to choose a niche that is not popular or is outdated.
You could end up spending a massive amount of time, energy, and resources building a niche website that will never rank or generate sales.
On the flip side, if you understand how to do keyword research for your specific niche, you can get your website content ranked in almost any niche.
Now the more defined and less competitive your niche is, the easier it is to target a specific audience and see quicker results financially speaking.
But this shouldn’t discourage you from exploring a niche you love, even if it is competitive.
Let me show you what I’m talking about.
Use Google Trends & Keyword Research for Every Niche Idea
Every niche idea you come up with should be checked by two sources.
- Google Trends
- A good keyword research tool.
With Google Trends I just want to see that there’s not a downward trend. That’s it, forget the rest of their metrics.
The decision making process as to whether to move forward on a niche idea is based on keyword research.
Keyword research allows me to find how many people are search specific niche related search phrases.
Things that people google every single day? Basically questions and niche related phrases about topics.
It also always me to see the completion and traffic and that will make all the difference in the success of any niche based website.
Example Niche: Home Brewing
If I go to Google AdWords to find out how competitive the keyword/niche of Home Brewing is, I find these results below.
Now 12,100 average monthly searches (world wide) is a decent amount of monthly searches if I want to develop a niche website that’s based on love for brewing beer out of one’s garage.
Who doesn’t love Home Brews, right?
But we also see that the Competition for this phrase is High, so we might think to stay away from the Home Brewing niche.
However, if I take a good look at this keyword phrase and do a little research on it, I can find that there are many low competition keyword phrases (and website names) that I can use to break into this niche.
Check out my Home Brewing Niche Research video below.
How To Make Money From Your Niche:
Once you have produced quality content that is based on keyword research using long-tail keyword phrases that focuses on building helpful information to your niche audience, you will see your website content start to rank in the search engines like Google.
As you continue to write content based on keyword research about your niche, you will see your posts and website rank grow daily.
As rankings rise, the traffic builds and your start to build a reputation within your chosen niche.
Then you will place affiliate links within your articles that are related to information your niche audience is searching for online.
This strategy will produce excellent results and can be applied to video marketing on YouTube.com as well.
Special Note: In general, you want to internally link your targeted post to a product review. Then on the product review you want to place your affiliate links naturally within your content to take the user to your affiliate product.
This way you won’t come off as a spam website in the eyes of search engines.
Google will actually lower your rankings if they see a lot of affiliate links throughout your posts or pages.
Got Your Niche, What’s Next?
If you understand SEO, writing content, building out your website, the next step would be to get a keyword research tool.
Then you can start writing targeted posts to your niche audience based on phrases that your niche audience would be searching on a monthly basis.
Like I said from the start of this article, keep it simple using Jaaxy.
Since I’ve been using this tool, I get every post I write to rank well, many in position one on the first page of Google.
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