Below I've listed some more great resources for finding and researching niches for your
new SBI website if you are coming up blank so far.
But first, please take a few minutes to watch this video. These are my latest
thoughts on finding a profitable niche.
One of the most important things I can tell you as you do your research is this -
pick battles you can win... In the land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.
When nobody else is doing it properly in a market, or you don't have a lot of
competition, all you have to do is follow the fundamentals of building a successful business
and the SBI process and you will clean up.
While everyone else is slogging it out in the most difficult markets (golf, sport, travel,
dogs, cats, sales, ring tones, student loans, mortgages, credit cards,
insurance, marketing and Internet marketing are included in these) there are literally MILLIONS of markets that are crying out for people to build sites
and service them.
By fundamentals I mean things like -
Building properly optimized web pages built around keywords that people are searching for
when they are about to BUY something
Having as your site's Most Wanted Response getting your visitor to join your newsletter or a Mini course of some kind instead of trying to sell them something on the first visit. This gives you multiple chances of making sales long-term to the same person
Knowing something (or better
still, a LOT) about the market are interested in so you can brand yourself as an
expert, if not immediately, then at least over a period of time
Being passionate about the market to be able to write about it every day, or at least three times a week, without getting bored with
Now of course, within all the the markets I mentioned above there will be smaller, much easier niche markets to work in.
Golf has - Clubs, putters, holidays, training (swing, mental, fitness, putting, driving, fairway shots, etc.), balls, buggies (lots of
scope here), clothes, hats, memorabilia, and probably hundreds of other golf niches I can't even think of.
The other niches I mentioned above are the same - many different topics inside the main niche.
These are the battles you can win...
To find your perfect niche, start by listing everything you've ever done -
every club you've been in
every association you've worked
every holiday spot you've
every job you've ever had
every business you've thought you'd like to
own (or have owned)
every consultant or contractor
you've ever hired
every hobby you've ever had
every game you've ever played
every sport you've watched and/or
you get the idea...
Your perfect niche is there, and you WILL find it. You've just got to unlock it from your memory
and bring it out to where you can see it more easily.
If you are stuck, it's always a good idea to spend a couple of hours visiting the
Sitesell Results website and sift through the niche markets other people have built top ranking SBI sites around.
As you search, look for sub-niches in the main markets these sites are built around (like the ones I mentioned above for golf) and see what you come up with.
There's a mine of information and inspiration inside the directory at http://dmoz.org
Just pick a general subject, go to that section and then burrow down through the levels. It always sparks off an idea or two.
The Yahoo News Most Popular is a good source of popular current events. You can often find current stories about long term trends that are great for autoresponder messages
and customer/prospect follow up messages.