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I'm planning on starting my own website - which niche do you suggest?

  1. lobobrandon profile image83
    lobobrandonposted 5 years ago

    Hi everyone,
    I'll be having holidays in Jan and would like to start my own website. It could be in any niche as I'm good at all other than finance. What would be best? I need a niche that has low competition in the search engines. Any tips? Just mention the niche and I'll do the research.
    Thanks
    Brandon

    1. Susana S profile image91
      Susana Sposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      This guy shares good niches that he doesn't have time to develop himself, so you *mind* something good there >> http://www.viperchill.com/

      His blog is well worth following too. Posts some great information smile

      EDIT: *might find* DUH tongue

      1. lobobrandon profile image83
        lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Thanks Susana - I'm off to check it out smile

      2. lobobrandon profile image83
        lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        I did thanks smile

    2. Paraglider profile image91
      Paragliderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Check out Synesthography - it's the coming thing.

      But if that doesn't appeal, how about Reticulated Moleskin Wipes?

      1. lobobrandon profile image83
        lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Oh wow! Will check these out smile Thanks

        1. lobobrandon profile image83
          lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          nope I'm not doing those smile thanks anyway paraglider there's 0 traffic big_smile

          1. Paraglider profile image91
            Paragliderposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            I know - I was joking smile

            1. lobobrandon profile image83
              lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              lol smile

    3. psycheskinner profile image80
      psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Um, it needs to be something you are actually an expert on and very interested in--we can't tell you that.

      1. lobobrandon profile image83
        lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        Ya  I know that smile Thanks for replying.
        I'm an expert in the gardening niche, health niche and travel

        1. psycheskinner profile image80
          psycheskinnerposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          health has more profitable niches generally as their are products associated with it that address peoples problems.  Just look for undeserved chronic conditions.

          1. lobobrandon profile image83
            lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            Thanks for the help psycheskinner will do some research and get a sitemap ready before I begin writing.

  2. QuestionMaster profile image90
    QuestionMasterposted 5 years ago

    People who have a good niche are unlikely to share it.

    The best thing you can do is learn about keyword research and find a good niche yourself.

    Just remember - topics like finance, weight loss and SEO are usually quite saturated so it's best to steer clear of them.

    1. lobobrandon profile image83
      lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

      Ya that's what I wanted to know smile
      I'm good at research and SEO; but building backlinks - I've got to practice that smile
      Thanks for answering big_smile

      1. brittanytodd profile image92
        brittanytoddposted 5 years ago in reply to this

        QM is saying that those niches are way too crowded to have yours stand out.  You should focus on something unique and particular and also be an expert in the subject; it will give you more credit on search engines.  I have a blog on Hawaiian Funk and it does pretty well because it is a pretty untouched niche.  Good luck!

        1. lobobrandon profile image83
          lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

          Yup I understood what he meant big_smile and thanks for the concern - I have a website on 11th & 12th grade Indian education (my state in particular) it was pretty untouched as well and all my pages are on the first page rank 1 for their keywords but since it's not in vogue to research online here in India - especially amongst students at that age I get a meager 12 visits a day

          1. brittanytodd profile image92
            brittanytoddposted 5 years ago in reply to this

            That's a bummer.  Sorry about the confusion.  I thought you were saying you were going to write about SEO.  I think music blogs, movie blogs and tv show blogs on really specific genres and artists/actors is pretty good for getting a lot of views.  Good luck with your blogs!

            1. lobobrandon profile image83
              lobobrandonposted 5 years ago in reply to this

              Hmmm, I'll check those out then smile
              I meant am good at keyword research and SEO not write about SEO hehe big_smile

  3. skyfire profile image72
    skyfireposted 5 years ago

    If you're asking others about Niche then that means you don't have any interest to stick into that niche. Trust me, that's the case. Remember that if you don't have any interest or remote idea about any particular niche then it shows in your writing. If you're planning for hiring writers or buying content from others to build that niche site then it's totally different matter.

    Find something you like and write it down in a list. Search for the market potential of those niches and then dive into the one which is profitable. Just because personal finance, forex, SEO and health niches are crowded doesn't mean you can't compete in it. Everyday many TV celebs and their cameraman or fitness trainer starts a site in one of these niches and perform better than the previous performers. It's about timing, connection, promotion, little bit of content and lots of show-off.

 
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