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Freebie Friday - 6 Foolproof Steps In Picking A Great Niche

Friday 27 March 2009 @ 11:16 am

No matter if you are selling on eBay, your own website, or building niche websites, not all niches are created equal.

Anyone who has done any online marketing realizes that unfortunate truth.

Some questions you may have wondered about include:

“How do I pick a GREAT Niche?”  and “What determines if a niche is a good pick?”

In this post we’ll discuss four steps involved in going from idea to profitable niche website.

You’ll find links for all the resources at the bottom of this article.

 

Step #1: Thinking Of A Niche

No matter what type of online business you are going to have, you need to be able to select a great niche.

The other day I read a FANTASTIC 8 page ebook that described the process in an eye opening way.

It gives you 6 different tests to use to determine if you’re considering a winner or a loser niche.

Learn these 6 methods and you’ll have too many niches to work with :-) 

 

Step #2: Can That Niche Be Monetized?

Ok… so you’ve thought of a good niche that really touches the emotional buying buttons of your audience as learned in step #1.

The question is…. Can you make money with this niche?

You see, not only does a niche have to be one that your visitor has a strong impulse toward, there are also other factors you need to consider.

For example:

  • Are enough people searching for this niche topic?
  • Are they looking to spend money, or just obtain free info.
  • Is it a hot topic that they will act on now, or not for the future.

A great tool to help you with this process is called Micro Niche Finder.

This software allows you to easily uncover niches that aren’t overcrowded. It tells you how many people are searching the keywords of that niche, how much an Adsense ad costs per click for that phrase, the commercial intent of people searching on  that topic. (That is, are they likely to whip out their credit card and spend some $$$)

It even has buttons for “Hot Trends” and “Brainstorm” to help you if you’re simply drawing a blank.

Warning: This is a program that runs on your PC. It does not run on Macs.

But you’ll still learn a lot from watching the free video training.

 

Step #3: How To Monetize A Niche

So now you’ve found a great niche topic with lots of interests, growing in traffic, and people like to spend money on it.

Now how do you monetize it?

Most successful niche marketers have several, even many different niche websites.

Should you sell digital product? Should you sell physical product? Affiliate Marketing? eBay Affiliate links? Adsense?

My friend Joel Peterson has built a small army of “Money-Making Websites” that make between $75,000 to $125,00 per month. 

His best month has been $253,741.99!

I just finished his incredible video course, the man KNOWS his stuff.

Joel is a great teacher and his info is accurate and top rate. Double thumbs up and HIGHLY recommended.

In fact, I’ll be implementing and automating many of his techniques he teaches in this course in my Instant Niche Maker site.

 

Step #4: How To Build Your Niche Websites.

Let’s admit it…. Some people are technical and some people aren’t.

Some people love spending HOURS of time building websites and programming, while others would prefer to push a button and have a gorgeous website automatically created for them.

If you have limited time and experience then you need help in getting your niche sites created.

Instant Niche Maker is rocking the planet with it’s ability to make a site in about 30 seconds.

When people who describe themselves as “Computer Illiterate” are knocking out a dozen websites in a day, you know that they’ve got a secret weapon.

That’s Instant Niche Maker.

Note:  On April 1st, the price of Instant Niche Maker is going up $50, so if you’ve hesitated, now’s the smartest time to go visit so you can lock-in the lowest price ever before it goes up.

You can even get a full blown trial for 5 days for less than 5 bucks.

It’s making it possible for anyone to have their own army of niche websites.

 

Resource Mentioned In This Article:

Below are the links for all the information discussed aboved:

  • Instant Niche Maker.com: The member’s only site for instantly creating niche sites.
  • Joel’s videos on how to monetize niche websites.
  • Software to help uncover and research highly profitable niche topics.
  • Ebook on the 6 different tests to use to qualify a niche

 

Comments? Feel free to leave them below.




Cool Price Comparison Money Maker

Friday 20 March 2009 @ 11:40 am

When you surf the web, you probably have seen advertising like below.

 

InstantNicheMaker members can EASILY add these to their blog posts (like you see here) or any HTML page that they make.

When someone clicks ANY of the above links and purchases the item, Ka-ching, they earn an affiliate commission.

Talk about having the deck stacked in your favor!  It doesn’t matter which one is selected you get paid!

This is just another new money making feature that InstantNicheMaker members are gaining access to.

Members (some who call themselves “Computer Illiterate”) are flipping out over how easy it is to create professional, gorgeous, profit making niche websites.

But you need to be warned…

Come April 1st (No fooling) the membership price is increasing from $97 to $147. 

Not only that, but once we finish adding some additional “kick-butt” features the membership will then go to $197.

Existing members need not worry. Since they took action, they will be locked in at the $97 price.

If you’ve wanted to build your own empire of profit making niche sites, there is no easier way than InstantNicheMaker.

In fact you only have to invest $4.95 to test drive it for 5 full days! 

You have nothing to lose.. unless you don’t take action.

Go check it out for yourself and save $50 (or $100) while you can.




Want Your Own Price Comparison Website?

Monday 16 March 2009 @ 12:28 pm

Have you ever visited a price comparision search engine site?

Sites like  nexTag.com, pricegrabber,shopzilla, etc… ?

These sites are awesome when you are looking to buy ANYTHING. They show you a dozen or more online merchants selling the exact item and give you the best price (including shipping)

Isn’t it nice of them to do that?  :-)

Wanna know a SECRET?

They don’t do it to be nice! I know you’re shocked! 

Here’s the scoop…

These sites receive MILLIONS of visitors daily and earn affiliate commissions by sending visitors to these sites. They don’t care which merchant is chosen because they make money no matter which merchant the visitor chooses.

Talk about stacking the deck in your favor!

Can you imagine thousands of people holding their credit card in hand, hungry to buy an item, coming to your site and clicking on your affiliate link putting money in your pocket all day long?

Sweet way to make money isn’t it!  No inventory, no sales, no customer service. VERY Sweet.

Now here’s the bad news…. If you think you’re going to build a site that competes with the giants, you may as well forget about it.

But… here’s the good news.

Imagine having your own NICHE site that shows the best prices for the best products from the best merchants.

In the past this was IMPOSSIBLE to do. The search engine “back end” capability required hundreds of thousands of dollars in programming and hardware.

Think about it. Being able instantly scan the inventory of thousands of merchants selling millions of products requires a LOT of computer horsepower!

We now have the automation technology in place where we can create and run these sites rather inexpensively.

For example, take a look at this pet oriented shopping site.

This site provides an instant online petshop for you. The great thing is that you don’t stock anything and no matter who the customer buys from you get a commission!

In the past you EASILY could have paid more than $25,000 to have this custom site created for you.

In recent months we’ve been secretly and quietly developing technology to create these niche shopping comparison sites.

While perfecting our technology we have created some live test sites that we are letting go at a fraction of their value.

In fact, the pet oriented shopping site site mentioned earlier is for sale.  You can buy it outright for only $1195 (first come first served) or we can work out a payment plan where you invest $495 and make payments on the balance.  We’ll even host it for you for a year for free.

You will have to sign up for a few affiliate programs in order to start receiving the affiliate payments. We’ll walk you through the simple steps. It’s free to join these programs. You just have to fill out some forms.

If you want to “flip” the site and sell it for a huge profit, that’s allowed too.

If you are interested, drop an email to shoppingsite@auctiontnt.com Subject=Pet Site

While we developed this technology for our in-house usage, we might be able to schedule in time to create a few of these for interested readers.  The cost will be around the same as the pet site. If you have an idea and want to create your own niche shopping site then If you are interested, drop an email to shoppingsite@auctiontnt.com Subject=Custom Site

I know many of my readers are looking for ways to supplement their eBay selling income and create additional streams of income. 

Having your own website that create it’s own content to help bring itself traffic and generates commissions for you totally hands-off is simply incredible.




Great Graphics Tool

Monday 16 March 2009 @ 8:10 am

The other day an InstantNicheMaker member asked me about how to resize images that they use in their niche site.

It reminded me of a tool that I have used daily for at least 4 years now.

It’s a graphics tool called JPEGMagic.

I use it for scanning in pictures, resizing images, and compressing them like crazy so they load as fast as possible.

Back when I was researching graphics tools to do this job I didn’t like most of what was out there. Some of these software tools cost $100 or more and none had a feature that I wanted, the ability to see two views of the graphics file, the before and after showing side by side.

So I finally came across a graphics tool that an unknown programmer from Russia had created.

It blew me away! It was not only exactly what I wanted but even better.

You ever hear the commercial where someone says “It was so good that I bought the company” ? :-)

That’s what I did. I purchased the product, had some changes made and started selling “JPEG Magic”.

Thousands of people who build websites and sell on eBay love this tool and use it daily.

If you need a simple to use tool to obtain, crop, scale, rotate, brighten, or modify images then check this one out.

You can read more here.

You can watch a demo video of it in action.

JPEGMagic is a great tool for working with photos and images, so go check it out.

..Mike