Are you interested in Affiliate Website Marketing? Do you want to know what a niche website is for? Read it here. How to choose a niche. How to monetize your niche website.
Important: Chose something you’re passionate about!!!
Before even thinking about how to make a website and an online business, we have to concentrate on which “niche” we want to direct our focus and finally start providing help to an interested audience.
To create a niche website is a way to focus on a target audience for whom we have something to deliver. We want to deliver exactly what the targeted audience is looking for so we need to find the exact niche for the quality product we can deliver.
That means first we have to ask our selves “what do we have to deliver“
Content: What Is A Niche Website For.
What is a niche website?
A “niche website” is for servicing and providing useful information and quality products to a specific, “niche audience”.
Niche, what is niche in the internet jargon? Now that is a specific topic, a topic that interests a lot of people. This website, for example, has the topic of making money online and affiliate marketing.
Many of the websites you visit every day are niche websites. For example, if you want to know why your canary bird does not eat, you search on the search engine for “Why does my canary bird not eat?”
You then get many results and most of these results are niche websites. There are also forums but what we are discussing here are niche websites such as “wikihow.pet“
So the goal of a niche website is to provide as much as possible of helpful information as to which potential readers are looking for. And to add an earning potential to the niche website you can recommend a helpful, problem solving product on the way.
In the canary example, this can be a medicine. The above-mentioned website “wikihow.pet” dispenses with such recommendations, uses Google AdSense instead (not recommended), but provides a more or less detailed list of foods you could offer your canary.
The most important thing about a good niche website is, therefore, to inform as detailed as possible and possibly offer help when there is a need.
Why do I write about this topic?
Well, everywhere people are talking about online business opportunities, hundreds of products are offered to help you make money online, but the niche choice and also the idea of working with a niche website generally is often underestimated.
The most important in my opinion, to have a real chance of getting successful in online business is that you work in a niche that you enjoy and never gets boring.
It’s all about making money and business, true, but whenever you talk to successful business people, not employees, you soon realize that they really are passionate and love what they do.
You have to understand, building a real business always takes time, especially in the online industry and when you’re new to it, you don’t have any pedestrians seeing your shop.
Except if you choose to invest in advertising but this is quite expensive. You have to be prepared to work hard and for quite some time before you see any success.
What is the benefit of building your own business? Not that you can earn more, not that you can work when and where you want, but, in my opinion, the most important thing is that you can choose your niche freely and thus be able to deal with what really interests you.
Apart from that, of course, if you choose the niche website business, you’re better off when you like to write a lot 🙂
A motivational video 🙂
Sorry, I’m not good at creating videos my self so far that’s why I always use, in my opinion, useful video from others. In this case, it is an inspiring video from Jeff Rose.
I find it interesting and helpful how he explains that he too had to learn the business from scratch and only because he was persistent and working, learning hard he was able to make a lot of money online.
I didn’t get successful as fast as he claims he did and you should not think you can do exactly what he does. But to get the idea of how making money online with a niche website is possible, I think this video is great 🙂
Who can benefit form building a niche website?
Basically, there are only a few restrictions who cannot operate a niche website. As long as you are able to read and write there is no age or actually any restriction to who can start an online business with a niche website.
What you need to be aware of, this business model is “no make money quick scheme!”
Even as a student, you can start dealing with niche websites. Computers are certainly not unknown to you and you probably spend some time online anyway.
You could use your skills and knowledge by working on your first website instead of playing or chatting. Maybe you already have a blog, one your friends visit but is not set up to earn money with.
You can use this same blog and if you offer troubleshooting or share your shopping experience you can recommend some products on which you can earn percentages as an affiliate.
Or if you have enough visitors, you can apply for Google AdSense. But more about that later.
Young Traveling or Unemployed?
You too can think about taking your future into your own hands. I was traveling for a long time, but I would not have had the time to run a website.
Not everyone is as active as me though, I was more of the “experience” guy than the documenter.
I was also at home for a long time and without work. In that time, I would have been very interested in working on the internet, but at that time, the whole thing was still pretty new 🙂
Today, I’m not young anymore, not traveling, but again I am not able to do a normal job. I live in Thailand and pay here is not what I could live from. So, I create websites 🙂
In The Best Age and Looking for a Change:
You too, yes, you who are not really happy with your situation, how the daily routine is and your time is running, even you could consider a new path as a self-employed person.
I almost believe that one who has a job but is unsatisfied has the best conditions for a better future with a niche website. The advantage is that you have an income that is enough to survive.
For the first few years, you should not expect to live fully off a website. If you have free time, you can invest it in your self-employment. The basic cost of my career is not expensive, maybe 500 Dollars per year.
Home Part-Time Engaged Mothers or Fathers:
You too may be able to earn an interesting extra income if you still start helping people through the internet sharing the things you know. Blogging It can be entertaining, you can communicate and share your little-known knowledge with the whole world.
Also you, you don’t have the pressure to cover your living expenses directly, you can take your time and developing your website is possible as fast as you can.
You have at least two reasons to engage in such an activity. Firstly, you can certainly help many with your experience and thus get meaning back in your life.
On the other hand, it is an adventure that throws you back into life. I know of a lot of older students at my school who jump into it and become successful with niche websites.
Another advantage is you don’t have to run around doing this work, you sit comfortable were you like it and share your experience and open the opportunity to elevate your pension money drastically.
You see, if you want to disseminate your knowledge or experience online and build a business doing so, a niche website is suitable for everyone. How you find a suitable and satisfying niche for YOU, I’ll explain in the next chapter 🙂
How do you find YOUR niche?
Before starting with an online business, there are several criteria that you should consider when choosing your niche. For me, the most important thing is that I am interested in my own niche.
- Interesting and fun.
- Search volume.
We can share our experiences – everyone has unique experiences.
We all have a lot of experiences, some come from hobbies, some from our jobs and others from where we live or how we live. First, I want to make a list of things that I have experience in (preferably more experience than any other x neighbor).
In the following, I have shown a way to explore a niche. This system is not the easiest but just have a look at what you could do. There are 4 steps involved:
- Make a list of your skills, experience.
- Find broad niches within this list.
- Check the monetizing potentials of these broad niches.
- Find your sub-niche within the broad niche.
We can deliver our experience – everyone has unique experiences.
We all have many experiences, some come from hobbies some from our jobs and others from where we live or how we live. First I want to make a list of things I have experience in, (preferably more experience than every other Jim and Joe).
You, if you want to find a really good and lucrative niche yourself do exactly the same. We won’t have the same list but I will discover a moneymaking niche for myself here and you have to research your own. The steps are the same but the experiences and skills are different.
- I used to ride offroad bikes when I was young.
- Playing the drums in rock bands was my hobby a long time.
- Electrician is my profession, I have diplomas and practical experience of 20 years.
- I have skills as an all-rounder in renovating building interiors.
- Traveling the world and see many countries is a favorite experience.
- Living in Thailand as an expat.
- Writing websites and learning internet skills, my current passion.
- My wife and I were taking part in several courses for permaculture practices.
I am a father of an 8-year-old daughter.
Okay, that’s my list, as I can think of at the moment. Do you have your list? Do a brainstorming, that means you write down everything that comes to your mind without valuing and judging. You will ditch most skills anyway until you have found your perfect and lucrative niche.
I think being a father of a daughter is nothing special and I want to through that one out right away. If I was educated in pedagogy it might be another story but father experiences are quite common LOL.
Next, we have to dig a bit deeper into every topic listed above. Many niches can be involved in every skill we have and we now want to extradite the belonging niches for every point in the list.
I know, it is becoming to be some work here, but believe me, the result of these researchers, is going to occupy you for many, many more hours, months and maybe years, than you spend here defining a money-making niche.
Detect possible niches’ within “your” list of skills.
1. I used to ride offroad bikes when I was young.
2. Playing the drums in rock bands was my hobby a long time.
3. Electrician is my profession, I have diplomas and practical experience of 20 years
- Planning, Engineering
- Electrical Supplies (Lamps, Switches)
4. I have skills as an all-rounder in renovating building interiors.
- DIY Renovating
- Recommending customers and services
5. Traveling the world and see many countries is a favorite experience.
6. Living in Thailand as an expat.
- Expats life
7. Writing websites and learning internet skills my current passion.
- Building websites
- Online Business
8. My wife and I were taking part in several courses for permaculture practices.
Now before we go deeper into every one of these possible niches’, we are to determent whether there is a possible audience and demand for them, a clientele.
These are still very broad niches’ so far and will not be easy to compete with existing sites within a reasonable time frame. But before we research “under categories” we want to exclude uninteresting niches’, just to save time after.
Today I would recommend, you go for a stroll and check a newspaper agent. Ha, why that? In today’s world magazines and papers are very expensive, means, only topics that sell very well are interesting to produce.
For a free magazine, publishers have to spend a ton of money. A nice looking magazine is very expensive and they need to finance it with advertising.
You and I want to monetize our websites, so why not look over the shoulders of the big ones and learn something from them.
Take your “niche list” and see about which niches you can find a free magazine.
- Motorbikes Yes/Yes
- Music Yes/Yes
- Drums No/Yes
- Bands No/No
- Tools No/No
- Planning, Engineering Yes/No
- Solar Yes/Yes
- Electrical Supplies (Lamps, Switches) No/No
- DIY Renovating Yes/No
- Recommending customers and services Yes/No
- Traveling Yes/No
- Countries No/No
- Foods Yes/Yes
- Thailand No/No
- Expats life No/No
- Building websites Yes/Yes
- Online Business Yes/Yes
- Permaculture No/Yes
- Gardening Yes/Yes
Great, I have now ten possible broad niches that have the potential for traffic and business.
The second search tool I used and that is the second Yes or No in every line is, I checked “dummies.com“. They too don’t want to spend money on authors writing books about stuff no one is interested in. So do the second check on dummies.com, in their online bookstore.
That leaves me with 7 potential money making “broad niches”. Motorbikes, Music, Solar, Food, Building Websites, Online Business, and Gardening. These are all niches’, themes, I like and have more knowledge of than the average consumer and have a huge crowd of potential customers.
For me, now I can ditch some niches’ because I already use them, Building Websites and Online Business are gone. Leaves me five.
Now I want to sell expensive stuff, I want to have a few reviews on my website with good quality and high-value products. My priority is to write helpful content and secondly write reviews about quality products.
Google likes websites with quality and helpful content that many people are looking for. They have more than enough Websites only concentrated on selling stuff.
I have my Choice, Motorbikes or Solar
Both themes are familiar to me, I like to learn more about them, can stand behind them, can build a passion into the topic and don’t mind spending many hours researching helpful content and write about them. Now there is only one question left, are there any products available matching the niches’?
I am an Amazon affiliate (you will learn about that later) and now do a quick research on Amazon if they have related products for sale. You can do that too for your funneled niche results, log into Amazon. Com and find relevant products for your niche.
1. For “Motorbikes” they have:
Model Bikes, Paintings, Decor, E-Bikes for kids, Rugs, some Biker Outfits and some Bike Parts. Down from around $1300. Dollars. That is not bad but the most relevant, most sold articles are the rather cheap ones. I am not very happy with this result.
I could ask real motorbike companies for affiliate partner contracts but for now, this is too time-consuming for me and for you as you are probably new in the business not the way to start off. The “Amazon associates” program as it is called by definition is easy to get accepted and has a huge assortment of articles you can sell.
2. For “Solar” they have:
Lights, chargers, up to solar-powered refrigerators and roof panels for over $17’000.00. This is what I am looking for. Pricey products for a good deal that can earn me some good provisions. Loads of relevant articles in a price segment of $1-3’000 Dollars and interesting small stuff for less than $100.00.
Got it, I will look into the solar segment. There are far more articles available and the price level goes higher as well. It will be easier earning commissions as the solar business is a growing one and already highly rated.
Now I want to find a sub-niche, there will still be a ton of interested people.
I now need to narrow down my niche. If I google for “Solar” I have 719’000’000 competing search results and that is not easy to deal with. “Solar system” already less, 184’000’000, still too much. Solar power, 87’800’000. Solar Power For Homes, 37’100’000. Solar power for homes best price, 8’960’000, still too much but much better.
All this researching is easy done, actually, Google helps me do this. I search on Google search with the instant search bar, the one under the top search bar, with the magnifying glass. (See Pic below) I started with “solar” and enter.
Then you have the instant search bar field in view, there I put my cursor and click once at the end of the word solar and several results to choose from appear.
After I chose one, I click it and go on doing the same again and again until I am satisfied and found a good word combination.
From the result of the 9 million competing articles, I go into my keyword search tool and do some more digging. If you don’t have that one yet you can use Jaaxy* for free, for 30 searches. (use them wisely, only 30 for free).
Now I come up with a great niche, “XXXXXXXXXXXXXX”. From here I will direct my domain name and website name and build a brand. I should not make this too public, as it is a company secret, at least until I published the first posts.
* (Before you buy Jaaxy check my WA review, you can save a lot of money like that, you’ll see. It is the best keyword program but I have a cheaper way to get it).
I don’t worry much about industry espionage yet LOL, as this website is still very young and I imagine not too many of you have found it so far. Once it is more popular and you as an organic searcher will find me, the business results of this project will already be visible and proven.
Sorry? No skills, too young, – no worries….
Now, this is how I do my niche research. I am 54 years old and have done quite some stuff in my life. Actually, my best niche would be the “what not to do” niche LOL. But anyways, for you, the younger or just less experienced readers, don’t worry, there are other ways to find a niche.
Three interesting websites providing niche ideas I want to demonstrate now.
Is amazing. There are tons of broad niche ideas for you chose from. On the left, you can click a very broad topic, like maybe “green Products” or anything you like of course. With that, it opens a wide spectrum of possible smaller niches.
Take some time and check Clickbank itself too. This might be another “affiliate program” you want to work with. Them, like Amazon, have products you can promote and get commissions on your website.
Check for high commissions and products they say “convert” well. Check your chosen niche, what can they offer, how good are the chances to make a profit out of the effort of writing a “review”.
Stumbleupon.com, today Mix.
Is another interesting site for researching niches. You might have to log in for free but then you can explore what people are interested in and what you somehow relate to. You find fantastic website ideas from which you let yourself get inspired and get an idea what others present.
Is a public forum sharing articles about most popular things. Here you can get some ideas what people are talking about, things they ask questions about and even things they are looking for.
Probably now you know where I am getting at here, check every resource you can think of where you might find top interests of today. It can be FB, Google, Pinterest, or Amazon.
Even your friends and family are potential customers. Everyone has different interests but out of 7 billion people using the internet daily, there are interest groups that are bigger and smaller.
Having said that, within 7 billion+ daily users, I think there is not one single topic where you will not find a group of people interested in. Try out yourself, If you find a theme, topic and google it, I bet you won’t be able to think of one single example that does not provide a website.
Other ideas about niches I wrote down in this post: Best niches in 2018, these are of course also valid this year.
Or in my post about how to start a business with a website, a niche, and Pinterest.
Or of course my not complete but still interesting course on how to create a lucrative niche website.
Pros and Cons of a niche website.
Conclusion: What Is A Niche Website For – Monetize Your Niche
Well, the details of how that all works with the earning process, I can’t cover in this article. But, the fact is, billions are being made with niche websites.
If you like writing, researching, editing pictures, graphics or videos and sharing something valuable with your fellow human beings, you can nowadays succeed with a niche website.
The process is basically simple, you have to follow these steps:
- Choose a niche.
- Build a website.
- Publish helpful content.
- Sell products.
Everything I have done on this website and for every step you can find information if you click the “Good To Know” menu-item.
In this article, I’ve talked mainly about niche choice and its importance. For me, this is a concern, because as many have experienced with the right or wrong niche choice success with a website stands or falls.
I have made this experience too, my first niche website was way too broad, “Thailand”, exploringrealthailand.com, that’s one of my main interests and I can say a lot but to make money with that is not suitable.
My second attempt was my flip-flop page, again not optimal because the monetizing potential is unfortunately low since most of the customers looking for these sandals don’t want to spend a lot of money.
With my third project, the Super Affiliate University, there is a big market, people spend a lot of money and although this market is highly competitive, with time, the whole thing can become very lucrative.
I have I decided to stay with this project until it works, that is, until I make about $5-10’000 per month with this page. It is a steep long way but I have to say I enjoy it, especially when I realize that it is moving forward.
In the last section, I would like to briefly introduce you where I have learned all my knowledge and skills regarding niche websites and where I am a member until today because all I need for this business is offered by this one membership.
If you are really interested in starting an online business with a niche website I recommend:
You click here and see everything you get offered. You will find a platform in English where you can create your first niche website for free.
- Websites Editing.
- SEO Search Machines Research Tool.
- An Open-minded Hardworking Community, 1’000’000 + members.
- Live Chat.
- And me 🙂
All this and much more you can already check out today, try for your self and ask questions if you get lost. For me, until today, there is still no alternative that I could recommend.
If you want to know more details from me check out my Wealthy Affiliate Experience Report.
If you’re interested in success stories, check this out.
If you just want to create a free website, click here.
If you want to check out my most recommended WA training modules you can find them here.
Do not miss this chance 🙂 See you soon, I’m here for you.
So that’s it for today.
Well, hopefully, now you know what a niche website stands for. You also know how to find a niche where you can offer help. And you have understood that before you create your first website, you should have some idea of which niche you would like to invest your time in.
At this point, I would like to briefly mention that I am currently working on my SEO and even more to make my website more user-friendly. It is quite possible that many of my articles are not yet updated at the moment.
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