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Make Money From A Narrow Niche
Make Money From A Specialist Niche
Narrow niches are those that people do search for but they are also niches that are part of a wider niche area and these are niches that require long tail keywords to actually find them and also including brand names and specific types of product names or specialist names for the exact match of niche market you are aiming for.
Drilling Down To The Exact Product Or Service Through Keyword Research
A specialist niche is one that you should know well and one that you can easily create content on so that you can start to target affiliate products in your niche that can easily relate to your niche content and should convert quite well meaning that you should start to make sales. Keyword research is a vital component of any online venture and you must know or at the very least have an idea what people interested in your niche subjects would search for and it always should be in the long tail keywords to start off with and then at a later time you can start to try and wrestle with the competition with some top keyword phrases.
An example to explain this could this top keyword phrase "Make Money Online which is a hard term to aim for and has lots of competition which means it will be harder to make money although not impossible but you'll be getting the small dribbles of income that will be cast offs from allsorts of search engines that you'll just feel frustrated that you are not earning a lot. Instead if you research your market and see what people would be searching for in make money online, then you will probably come up with a lots of ideas for a nice title for your article content. Remember, the specifics are what people will be searching for, the exact names of products and maybe not even the top products, people will search for the lower in demand products too.
So as a further example I would choose my niche which is the arts and then write about "Making Money With Drawing Programs"(Or something to that effect, as that was just off the top of my head!) and then start to write about different products on offer after carefully researching them of course to make sure they are worth promoting as an affiliate. Then the idea is to expand on the niche relevant stuff that will all tie together and create a worthwhile collection of articles that people will find as you add to it. Sometimes however it's not a case of writing and building your article content and your online visitors will arrive almost instantly as often you will find that you get no traffic or very little, if this is the case you have to actively promote your content and what better way than thinking up a great and highly relevant keyword domain name which will be a traffic driving force all on it's own too.
There are lots of keyword tools like the most used one from Google, but there are other really good keyword and traffic tools like the free Traffic Travis which you can find out a few things about your keywords and who are at the top of the search engine rankings for specific terms which is useful to try and boost your ranking for any website properties that you own. As you go along though, paid services like Market Samurai will help your online business more, so it's always best to have your keyword analysis into as many places as possible to compare certain metrics for your content.
Writing On Revenue Sharing Sites
This has often been what you should do to start out first online and I highly recommend you do this to get a feel for writing niche content online. Hubpages, Wizzley and Even Squidoo could be places that you can learn all about how to write and drive traffic to your online content and then from there you can get started building a few websites of your own, this is proper online real estate as you fully control your own websites and often can promote whatever you want, although you are still under the watchfull eye of the all seeing all powerful Google and you have to obey it's rules to get traffic.
Revenue sharing writing sites also provide an income from various sources and it also gets you used to looking at your affiliate statistics so you can measure what's working and what isn't. Never fall into the trap though of just writing on revenue sites as you do not control their fate and so ideally just use the site for around 6 months to a year to test the waters of the potential of online income if you are new to it all and then build a website of your own that you can then backlink some of your existing content which will lead to your new website. Of course you should continue to create new content on your website and on your revenue writing accounts.
Make Money From Multiple Sources Of Income
Once you have a lot of niche specific content you can then look at monetizing it with mutliple affiliate offers and this is not to over use affiliate links and make your content look spammy, no. Instead the idea is to affiliate text links into your actual niche content and then surrounding your content you could have relevant advertising that relates to your information whether that's a review of a product or an in depth how to tutorial. Adsense is the most widely used advertising, but there are others that you could use such as Bidvertiser, Chitika(Although you need lots of traffic for this also!) Check out other Affiliate sources such as affiliate networks which have campaigns that you can apply for and use within your own content with basic text links to banners that you can add. Datafeeds are really great and can be used creatively on your own site to populate a single page or collection of pages with affiliate products, so always look for affiliates that have Datafeeds.
The more affiliates you have access to the more your affiliate income will increase over time as you write and promote.