Finding a Niche in 20mins or Less, with 3 Simple Steps! (This is How I Do It!)

by Chris C. Ducker · 65 comments

Finding a Niche in 20mins or Less

This is a post a lot of people have asked me to write. So, here goes! Finding a niche as an aspiring lifestyle designer, digital nomad, web entrepreneur, internet marketer – whatever you want to call yourself – is about as important as remembering to take your skiing equipment on a visit to Switzerland! If you don’t, you won’t get very far.

I’ve been in the ‘real world’ of marketing for 20-years. It’s only over the last 18-months that I have become a huge student of everything internet marketing related, as part of my quest to become a Virtual CEO, – leaving me to not only live the life I want to, but continue to grow my brick ‘n mortar business, as well create and launch a huge amount of online business entities as well.

I know what my ‘overall’ niche is. It’s mobile entrepreneurship. However, that’s just the beginning. If I want to create and market successful online products and services, I need to focus on finding a niche, not just once, but over and over again, to be able to create countless business opportunities for myself online.

Lets face it, when you start something new for business (anything!) there is always a lot to take on board. And if you’re like me, you really look at every angle so that when you do launch something it has the absolute best opportunity to succeed. Finding your niche and getting to the point of finding niche market keywords isn’t any different. Trust me.

However, instead of getting bogged down with all the flashing lights of plugins and software you can use and techniques the ‘pros’ promote and make money from, I decide to keep it surprisingly simple. Easy. Quick.

Step #1 – Finding Niche Market Keywords to Work With

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This is the really fun part when it comes to finding your niche! You get to play around here, and search for niche ideas, which is super-easy with Google’s External Keyword Tool. This is a free tool that allows you to find out both local and global search volumes for certain keywords, related keywords, as well as the competitiveness of those keywords, too.

For this example, I’ve chosen the keyword ‘how to kiteboard’.

It’s invaluable for the entrepreneur wanting to focus on finding a niche to exploit and make money from!

You’re basically going to want to find keywords that pull in an absolute minimum of 1,000 global searches a month (some people chose this number to be affiliated with local searches, however – its a global economy, right!?), but preferably, twice that amount. You’ll also want to be sure that they are not overly competitive, too.

Out chosen example of ‘how to kiteboard’ has a global monthly search volume of 3,600. Perfect!

Step #2 – Checking Out the Competitiveness of Your Keywords

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Once you’ve spent some time finding niche market keywords that you want to work with, and subsequently figured out what keyword you’ll focus on, you can then check out how competitive is really is!

Do this simply by going to Google.com and typing in your chosen niche keyword. You then get to see how many other pages get listed in the results for the keyword, along with any PPC competition, too!

You should also spend a bit of time checking out the video and image search results, too – not for any major reason, but its nice to see what other type of ‘competition’, other than the organic results and PPC customers, is out there when finding your niche in general.

Step #3 – Deciding on ‘No’, or ‘GO!’

Based on the results of the competitiveness test you’ll be able to figure out if you are going to move forward with your niche idea.

Here’s the deal – in our chosen example of ‘how to kiteboard’, there were just over 96,000 websites that popped up in a simple Google search on the keyword. Plus – I hit the refresh button 10-times and the only two PPC ad’s for the same keyword were the only two ad’s that were shown on each attempt. Meaning, there is very little ‘paid for’ competition.

This leads me to believe that because the organic competition is low, and there is very little paid advertising on the keyword, in this case, it would be a ‘GO!’, rather than a ‘No’. If there had of been a boat load of PPC ad’s on the sidebar and at the top of the results page, I probably would not have gone forward with this as a potential niche.

Once you’ve decided its a ‘Go!’, select a domain name that fits your keyword perfectly if possible. Also – try and include a few different keywords all within the same keyword. For example, with our keyword ‘how to kiteboard’, we could select and register any of the following:

  • howtokiteboard.com (includes our primary keyword and ‘kiteboard’)
  • howtostartkiteboarding.com (includes our primary keyword, plus the domain name itself is a keyword, ‘kiteboarding’ and ‘start kiteboarding’)
  • howtogetstartedinkiteboarding.com (includes our primary keyword, and lots more!)

Your Domain, Hosting and Developing Your Niche Site

Registering your domain and hosting your site - Once you’re ready to go ahead and register your domain name, seriously consider doing so through BlueHost.com, as you get your hosting taken care of at a great price and the domain name is on the house! I personally use these guys for ALL of my websites and blogs. One of the really cool features from Bluehost is their one-click WordPress installation. You need know absolutely ZERO coding or programming, it does everything for you!!!

Designing and developing your blog / niche site – When it comes to themes and designing your blog/website, WooThemes absolutely kick butt. Their framework is awesome, they have tons and tons of great designs to chose from and their prices are bang on the money! I use them pretty much exclusively (even this blog was built on a WooThemes template!) for all of my sites.

Passion Will KILL Competition – Always!

Here’s the deal… If your chosen niche keyword has a certain amount of competition, more than you would usually be happy with, but you are super passionate about the niche you’re thinking of getting involved in, go for it! In my mind passion will always overcome plain old competition. It’s the passion behind Zappos that’s made them the driving force behind shoe sales online – even though there are a ton of people selling shoes online.

So, I hope my simple 3-Step process to finding a niche has got you all excited and about ready to click over to the Google’s External Keyword Tool to start checking out your own ideas. Remember, finding your niche is just the beginning, however. Once you’ve done it, and the domain is registered, and your theme is installed – then its time to start creating your content, building your links and kick-starting your email marketing list – but, that’s another post for the future… Good luck everyone!

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wilson usman February 9, 2011 at 21:12

Nice and simple. Once you do this for the first time, it gets so much easier I remember when I was just getting started. It was like someone talking Japanese to me. Now it’s just like English or Spanish, I get it.

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Chris C. Ducker February 9, 2011 at 23:49

Hi Wilson

Awesome. It’s like anything – the more you do something, the easier it becomes.

Thanks for dropping by, and passing on your feedback – always appreciate your presence on the blog, bud.

Regards,
C

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Murlu February 9, 2011 at 22:45

I’ve been taking a blitzkrieg approach to niche selection now; what I’ll do is find a hobby or interest I like (either something I do or want to get into) and then call up keywords in Google, export the list as a CSV and do a bulk domain check – I sort out the results and if the two align (topic + high traffic keyword for my domain) than it’s on!

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Matthew Needham February 9, 2011 at 23:42

Great bit of analysis! To be honest, that’s the same approach I’d take too. Perhaps better to have a bit from a lot of sites that a lot from one site.

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Chris C. Ducker February 9, 2011 at 23:52

Absolutely.

I like the idea of selecting ONE primary keyword and then a bunch of long-tail keywords, that, when added together make up the primary’s monthly count, if possible.

It’s take a lot of work, but if you have some solid help in the form of VA’s, etc., it’s made a lot easier!!!

Thanks for the input, mate.

C

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Paula Lee Bright April 15, 2011 at 15:03

Can you tell me what parts of this work you would delegate to the VA’s? That’s what I don’t understand. How can I be sure to have someone who knows what to do?

I’m new to this, can you tell? ;) Duh!

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Chris C. Ducker April 20, 2011 at 07:54

Hi Paula

No problems… Basically all of it!

The research, the competition checking, the domain name registration, pretty much the entire thing – with the right person.

But, you could at least start with using a VA to do all the keyword and competition analysis first.

Hope that helps out.

C

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Chris C. Ducker February 9, 2011 at 23:48

Hi Murray

That is a great way to rock out the checking side of things. Excellent feedback.

And doing them in bulk is a great way to then go ahead, get those domain names and have a VA build those sites out and select affiliate products, or even help you create your own products (where the real money is!).

Awesome bit of feedback, thanks, bud.

C

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Stuart February 9, 2011 at 22:57

Niche sites are an area which I’ve been meaning to explore, to get some income headed over my way. Some great information here Chris, thanks for sharing this!

Although it’s off-topic, I must ask this: how did you get that ‘About Me’ widget (with picture) in your sidebar, underneath your e-book/audiobook advert? I want to get something similar onto my website but I haven’t got the faintest idea how!

Thanks Chris :-)

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Chris C. Ducker February 9, 2011 at 23:47

Hi Stuart

Glad the article was useful for you, mate.

As for the sidebar widget – no idea. My developer took care of it all. As always, I let the pro’s do the hard stuff, and I concentrate on what I like to do best… Sorry I can’t be of anymore help.

Perhaps one of the VBL Community can recommend a plugin or something… Can anyone help Stuart out on this one??!!

Thanks for the comment, bud.

C

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Stuart February 10, 2011 at 19:55

Hi Chris,

Just to let you know, I found a plug-in which let me have an About Me widget on my website. Saved a lot of future hassle! Thanks for asking and for your help :-)

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Chris C. Ducker February 10, 2011 at 22:07

Hi Stuart

Thanks great, bud. Glad you were able to figure it out. Looks great, too!!!

Good job.

C

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Moe February 9, 2011 at 23:06

Great starter tips, Chris. I specialize in finding gaps in markets with very little competition, and would throw in a couple of tips, based on my experience:

(1) When doing keyword research on Google’s Keyword Tool, make sure to select Exact Match. This will show you how many people typed the exact keyword into Google during the previous month.

The default setting in the Keyword Tool is Broad Match, which includes variations of the keyword you’re researching. This can greatly over-inflate the numbers you’re seeing.

(2) When checking the competition in Google, make sure to type your keyword with quotation marks around it (e.g. “how to kiteboard”). This will show a more realistic number of competing web pages.

Beyond that, there are many research techniques that can be used to deeply understand the problems that people are having in a niche, and are willing to pay to solve. If anyone’s interested, they can download a free 60-page report on my site on how to find a profitable niche.

Cheers,

Moe

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Chris C. Ducker February 9, 2011 at 23:45

Hi Moe

Great additional input there, buddy.

And great plug for your report, too – which I will totally allow, as its relevant!!!

Thanks for stopping by and giving us your input.

C

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Rudy February 18, 2011 at 05:43

What is Moe’s website? How do I connect to “download a free 60-page report”?

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Chris C. Ducker February 18, 2011 at 15:45

Just click on his name for a link to his site, Rudy.

Enjoy…

C

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David February 9, 2011 at 23:14

Hi Chris

One thing I REALLY don’t understand:

Why on earth didn’t you use this to make some money off of your followers by suggesting them a really great and helpful software such as MarketSamurai?

I found out about it from Pat Flynn, I suppose you have heard of it too. The potential of this tool is amazing. So you’d give your readers some great advice, both with your above article as well as with the right tool. I am sure, as is the case with Pat Flynn, that your readers wouldn’t mind at all giving back to you by signing up through your affiliate link, after all, it’s a software that can make life extremely easy, especially when it comes to choosing the right keyword, etc etc. Further info and a free trial here: http://www.marketsamurai.com/c/daltmann

Just a thought :)

Regards from Greece,
David

P.S.: I follow Pat’s good example and honestly state: yes, the above link is an affiliate link :)

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Chris C. Ducker February 9, 2011 at 23:43

Hi David

I hear ya! I thought about it – but, only for a split second.

You see, this wasn’t right for the article (although you including your link in this comment is fine, as its relevant). The article was not about using a piece of software, as I mention at the beginning. It’s about using tools, which are free, and easy to use, to get started in niche marketing.

Market Samurai is excellent, and yes, I’ve seen Pat’s videos, which are great. But, again – wasn’t for this particular post. However, the Bluehost and WooTheme mentions are affiliate links – so, if anyone wants to help me pay my VA’s this month – feel free to click and sign-up – they will thank you… Virtually, of course!!!

:-)

Thanks for dropping by, buddy.

C

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David February 10, 2011 at 17:48

Hi Chris

Have to admit that I was kinda worried about adding that link, but I really do think that Market Samurai is a must-mention-tool in this context. I bet there are thousands more out there, but MS is the one I know because I have bought it and it totally convinces me.

What I find so great, next to the work load it takes off when it comes to finding your niche and targeting the right keyword/s, is their amazing tutorial that contains some high-class videos on the subject. Not that I am an expert but whatever I know about niche finding, keywords,… is almost exclusively from their videos. Great stuff.

The fact that you didn’t mention a tool like MS, although you could easily make some money off of it because it’s a great piece of software for this purpose, shows that your main goal is indeed the reader and the content. Your readers, including me, value that and will pay it back to you by trusting your non-finance driven suggestions.

Keep up the great work but don’t forget to feel safe to benefit financially from the good info you provide ;)

Best regards from Greece,
David

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Chris C. Ducker February 10, 2011 at 18:32

Great reply, David.

Thanks, buddy – appreciate the words.

I’ll do my best to keep the good stuff comin’. Promise.

C

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Rudy February 18, 2011 at 06:07

Here, here, amen! We trust you because you show you really care, and aren’t just in it for the M-O-N-E-Y.

Thanks and keep up your excellent work!

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Chris C. Ducker February 18, 2011 at 15:47

Thanks, Rudy.

I appreciate that, buddy.

Thanks for the kind words.

C

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Red February 9, 2011 at 23:34

It’s amazing you’re giving this for free.

Thanks Chris. :)

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Chris C. Ducker February 9, 2011 at 23:41

Hi Red

You’re well, bud. Not really a dollar value on this though – it’s just my way of cutting to the chase of niche selection, thats all really.

Cheers,
C

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Kelly February 9, 2011 at 23:42

Thanks Chris! Great info. I had this exact topic on my to do list for today so good timing on your part :) I’ve looked into Market Samurai and it seems like a great tool but I also want to be able to do this manually and cheaply since I’m just starting out in this area.

Also, thanks Moe for your additional hints.

Kelly

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Chris C. Ducker February 9, 2011 at 23:50

Hi Kelly

Oh, sorry I beat you to it, but, hey – do the post anyway and then link to here. Let me know when its up and I’ll do the same in this comment!!!

Great minds do, indeed, think alike – obviously!

Thanks for dropping by, bud.

C

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Kelly February 10, 2011 at 00:47

Hi Chris,

Sorry, I meant it was on my to do list to investigate how to do manual keyword research. However, it could be a useful post for me to do in the future when I have more experience with the process.

Have a great day!

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Chris C. Ducker February 10, 2011 at 00:56

Ah, okay!

*penny drops*

No problems, bud. Well, if thats the case – I hope the article made some sense and helped out a little…

Cheers!

C

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Adam February 11, 2011 at 06:42

Kelly, Traffic Travis has a free version that’s good for suggesting alternative key phrases, learned this from Corbett Barr

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Kelly February 11, 2011 at 23:50

Awesome! Thanks for the tip Adam. I’ll check that out right away.

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Chris C. Ducker February 12, 2011 at 00:06

Awesome.

This is what its all about… Community. Helping each other out and supporting one another.

Thanks for the interaction, guys!

C

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Matthew Needham February 9, 2011 at 23:45

This is something I’m definitely getting going with this year. Time is my biggest handicap at the mo. I will be needing another VA sir. Know anyone that can help? ;-)

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Chris C. Ducker February 14, 2011 at 00:45

I can think of one particular service that might help out, my man…

Check out Virtual Staff Finder – it’s run by a really cool guy, too!

C

News on changes to the VSF service coming up on Wednesday, too!

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Jonathan February 10, 2011 at 01:51

Great Intro Chris,

The WooThemes is bookmarked as marketing is a new game for me!

Thank you,
Jonathan

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Chris C. Ducker February 10, 2011 at 02:04

Hi Jonathan

Great – glad to be of help.

Like I said, I’m really only just getting started with this stuff, too – but, I have made some great strides in the last 3 months or so. If I can share and help a few likeminded souls, then all the better!

Enjoy and go niche crazy!! :-)

Great having you on the blog.

C

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Jesse Lee February 10, 2011 at 05:45

Chris,
Great read man! Do you mind if I use this as a guest post on my blog?
Jesse D Lee

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Chris C. Ducker February 10, 2011 at 14:08

Hi Jesse

I prefer to keep all content on VBL 100% original.

But, if you like, I have no problems putting a similar post together for you sometime…?!

C

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Chris Alta February 10, 2011 at 06:48

Hey Chris, Chris Alta here lol..

just linked through to your website from Pat’s smartpassiveincome site..saw your comment on his 100word post of things to do and your 20 minute post sparked my interest in a flash! I completely agree with everything you say, and passion definitely does crush the competition. You HAVE TO LOVE YOUR READERS! Haha digital nomad, that’s a good one I haven’t heard that yet. I’ll have to use that. Anyways you should try using the MSN Intent Tool..just search it in google and it’ll be numero uno. Then in the box use your keyword and hit the query button, then search it. If it’s over 70% then it’s profitable. Just a little trick I use. Great post though brotha!

cheers!

I’m always in the kitchen
-Chris Alta

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Chris C. Ducker February 10, 2011 at 14:13

Hi Chris!

Hehe… I wonder how many other people popped over from Pat’s post!? Actually, I was chatting to him on Skype as I wrote the comment out!!!

LOVE YOUR READERS – That’s what I’m talking about… I’ve be fortunate enough to be able to create a really cool community at VBL. And it continues to grow everyday, which is phenomenal.

I’ll check out MSN – thanks for the tip!

Now you’ve discovered us, I hope to see you around here more often… :-)

C

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Chris Alta February 10, 2011 at 19:11

Hey man nothing less than success brotha! Keep doing your thing, I’ll be sure to keep in contact with your blog and maybe I’ll see you more often as well on pat’s. But dang didn’t know you had Pat’s Skype! That’s epic! haha

For shurr the msn intent tool is dope, you’ll love it.

cheers!

I’m always in the kitchen
-Chris Alta

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Ian McConnell February 10, 2011 at 12:02

Step 4 – make sure that other people are making money in the niche. Use offervault.com to check that there are at least 4 other products being sold and selling well.

Personally, I would have made this step 1, because in niche marketing you want to test quickly with affiliate products, before you invest in your own product.

My son has built us over 40 niche sites and the ones that make the money tend to have very low search volume, according to Google. Google’s KW tool says there are 22,200 global monthly searches for [model trains] and 5,800,000 Google search results with 5,730 videos in YouTube. Most people would not consider entering this marketplace because of the low search volume and high amount of pages and videos on the web, yet we made over $100k in this market in 2010…

I believe that basing your niche decision on keyword data is a mistake. This is the way I do it… Look at the magazines in your newsagent or use magazines.com and pick your niche from those. If there is a magazine on the shelf, you immediately have a potential backend. If those magazines are on the shelves they are selling and people are buying subscriptions.

In the model train market there are usually 3 or 4 magazines on the newsagent shelves. I created a beginners guide and then upsold them into the online club at $27/mo… 1,128 members have been through the club with the average stay being 4 months.

Running Market Samurai each week I can tell exactly where my competitors are weak and then I just create an optimized blog post that out ranks them. It’s a game and these niches are ripe for the picking…

Have Fun!
Ian McConnell
Western Australia

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Chris C. Ducker February 10, 2011 at 14:19

Great feedback here, Ian.

I actually also use Amazon.com, too – best seller lists, etc. – forgot to mention that! I love the idea of magazines though, thats a great idea!

This is what I love about business..!!! Everyone has there own views, the own ways of getting things done. And we can ALL learn from them. I’m going to check out OfferVault and see what’s going on with my current niches – hopefully I wont be too upset!!! :-)

Saying that, for me, its the fun of creating things and seeing whether you can GET them working – not necessary just running off the success of something else.

Thanks for the comment, mate.

C

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Adam February 12, 2011 at 00:38

Hi Ian – I don’t want to overcomplicate this thread since it’s inappropriate for a simple initial explaination of keyword research that Chris has very kindly put together – I am a little confused over what you term “low” search volume – I would consider around 2000 global searches per month to be ripe, not in excess of 20,000; I bow to your greater knowledge of course but would love to get your help on this point?

Thank you for a fascinating insight into what you do.

Adam

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Ian McConnell, InMyHomeOffice February 12, 2011 at 23:40

Hi Adam, there is no right or wrong answer to what is a “low” search volume. Search volume means people are looking for information, but it doesn’t mean they will buy anything. That’s why you need to look at the commercial intent of the keyword phrase.

My strategy used to be to build 2 new niche sites every month. I looked for the niches with lower search volume and a low level of competition like koi fish, keeping parrots, freshwater aquariums, bad breath remedies, etc.

The idea was that each site would make an average of a sale a day and be great little passive income generators… After 40+ sites I realized that strategy was a big mistake, for numerous reasons, but the biggest was that I hadn’t made sure that other people were making money in the niche selling information products.

This mean’t I was blazing new trails and had no potential JV partners. It just wasn’t worth the effort, so I started selling the sites off and the koi one sold for $1,050 with a subscriber list of 1,200. In a money niche this would have been worth a lot more.

Now, I ignore the keyword research initially to choose the niche and look at who is already selling in the niche and if they are successful. I want at least 4 strong competitors because then I’ll sell their products as an affiliate. I get on their radar with my sales and build a relationship. If the product sells well, I create a complimentary product, which is of the same standard or better, and offer it to the buyers as a free bonus for buying through my link. This will usually improve my affiliate sales conversions even more and the vendor takes notice.

All this time I’m emailing the vendor telling him or her what I’m doing and building the relationship, because after about 100 sales I am going to ask them to promote my product to their list. They don’t have a problem with that because it is a win-win situation for both parties and I can get a few hundred sales in a week, which was taking me 12 months or longer with the old strategy.

The huge benefit for me is I don’t have to waste time trying to get an article or blog post to rank or waste money on PPC. It’s quick and fast… That’s the way to win in this game.

Have Fun!
Ian McConnell
Western Australia

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Chris C. Ducker February 13, 2011 at 17:35

There is some great additional input in this comment, Ian.

Like I said in the post, I’m only really just getting going with this stuff, and this is what works best for me right now. I have other businesses that make me the money I need to make to look after my family, etc., so its not a focus of mine. However, I have to admit that I’m gonna seriously look at some of the ways I am taking this part of my online plans, forward going further into the year. You’ve given me food for thought.

Thanks for contributing so unselfishly to the VBL Community. I’m sure I’m not the only one that appreciates it.

Best,
C

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Adam February 13, 2011 at 22:39

Ian, thank you so much for such excellent advice, I’ll make sure that I act upon it – and everybody reading this should appreciate the effort that has gone into such a detailed reply, as well as Chris raising the whole subject in the first place.

I earn my passive income offline, but am still interested in creating Online income streams; for some reason I’ve been holding back, but your information has reassured me enough to give it a try, knowing that I’m not heading down a blind alley.

all the best

Adam

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Peter Hutyr February 10, 2011 at 15:45

This post has come in handy considering that I got started blogging this month. Thanks Chris, great info you have here, I learnt about your site from Pat Flynn’s Smart Passive Income and your podcasts, I downloaded almost all of them a week ago and have been listening to your interviews and they are awesome. I hope one day to be interviewed on your podcasts. I have learnt a lot from podcasts and “How To” like this one.

Thanks Chris.

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Chris C. Ducker February 10, 2011 at 17:39

Hi Peter

Welcome to the world of blogging, bud! Hope you’re enjoying yourself.

Also, very happy to hear you’ve been getting into the VBL Podcast, too – thats awesome.

Thanks for the support, and continue to follow – plenty of cool stuff coming up!!!

C

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johns online February 10, 2011 at 15:46

I agree
If you are starting out just stick with your passion and 1 other niche or you will get bored and fail.
there are loads of good ways to find a niche and this is a very easy simple way for nebs – Oh and it works!!!!

so if your a newb follow the above and post articles for 3-6 months and it will work
if you need some simple quick money therte are some good tips for that too

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Chris C. Ducker February 10, 2011 at 17:37

Hi John

It sure does work – and the additional tips in this comment section make the process even better, too!

Thanks for dropping by, John.

C

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Simon Oliver February 10, 2011 at 21:36

I’ve heard a lot about niche sites but this is really good and clear advice.

Would you say that finding a niche site in Asia would be easier than let’s say in Europe or North America as here products and services aren’t represented as formidably online (yet)?

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Chris C. Ducker February 10, 2011 at 22:54

Hi Simon

Great to see you over here, following us connecting on twitter! Nice.

My stand on the territory thing is that the whole point in finding, picking and going live with a product (or affiliate product) in a niche market online is so that it can be PASSIVE. Meaning absolutely no, or very little involvement, from you needed. I don’t think its easier or harder in any one area in the world. However, the US market does account for the majority of my niche sales. But, that might be because Americans are that much more turned on, and okay with buying online.

If, however, you create or market a product specifically for a local market – lets say Australia as an example, then it might be easier to control that niche, because you can focus on getting ranked in the LOCAL version of Google, etc – meaning more targeted visitors and, hopefully, customers.

Hope that sheds some light on things for you, mate.

And welcome to the VBL Community – its great to have you on board.

C

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Will February 24, 2011 at 22:50

Market samurai is great to save time and also analyze the competition for domain age, inbound links, etc to see where weaknesses are, and also uses adwords data to analyze the value of each keyword phrase.

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Siegfried March 14, 2011 at 00:08

awesome post, i didnt thing about adwords – were usings trends to do the research, thank you!

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Jayme March 15, 2011 at 05:51

Thank you for this resource. I have never found a resource on the subject such as this – it’s very good. You made the subject easy to understand to non-technical people like me. Again, thank you.

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Chris C. Ducker March 16, 2011 at 02:24

Hi Jayme

Happy to be of help. Good luck with the niche selection!

C

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Ashley McFarland June 10, 2011 at 09:38

Hi Chris – I really appreciate that you took a cost-free approach for explaining how to find profitable keywords. This is the first blog post I’ve found that doesn’t push MarketSamurai to the forefront and it’s refreshing (and helpful!) Thank you!

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Chris C. Ducker June 10, 2011 at 12:25

Glad you liked it, Ashely. And welcome to the VBL Tribe – I believe that was your first comment. I look forward to many more from you.

Good luck with your online endeavors!

C

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Joseph July 18, 2011 at 01:24

Nice post Chris, this is good for Niche site beginners like me. This is my first time here but i enjoyed my stay Here.

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Hezi September 6, 2011 at 17:29

Passion will kill competition !!

Love this and all your post !!

Tks

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Chris C. Ducker September 6, 2011 at 18:54

Hi Hezi

Thanks, buddy!

I appreciated your comment and kind words.

Now – go get passionate!!!!! :-)

C

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Steven November 2, 2011 at 03:10

I’m not sure I follow why you look at a low amount of PPC advertisers as a good point? I tend to think that a high amount of PPC users is a good sign of potential advertisers for my website.

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George June 19, 2012 at 17:05

Hello from Greece. I’m having the same kind of question with steven. I think that a high amount of PPC ads is a very good sign. Could you be a little more specific on this subject. Thanks for the advice

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anthony July 7, 2012 at 11:11

everyone talks about finding the keywords , but they never say anything about how
to find a NICHE. Like you skip step 1 and go to spet 2 why?
I did’nt have any idea’s on how to pick a niche and would like to know if you
can help me.
I have been looking for that simple answer and I have email alot of people
that are doing this type of business but I have not got’en an answer.

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