In my first article Making Money with Niche Sites – Part 1, I walked through how to find niches sites based on a formula that Adam Short has put together and shared in his interview with Yaro Starak.
I’m intrigued by this because I’ve walked through the 30 Day Challenge by Ed Dale, which is kind of like what Adam talks about, but sounds more appealing because of not having to work with Google Adwords campaigns and other tasks that take a bit more time to find out if a niche is really profitable.
Again, the idea behind creating niche sites, according to Adam’s rules, is to find a niche that draws at least 1,000 searches per month and less than 10,000 competing pages for that niche. How do you do that? You can use Amazon.com to review a bunch of different categories or niches in the magazines area to pick areas to research.
When you’ve found something interesting, you use the Google Adwords Keyword Tool to find those two numbers – at least 1,000 searches a month and less than 10,000 resulting search pages a month.
Don’t want to use Amazon.com to search for a niche? Here’s a list of 6 sites to check out for niche ideas.
1. Yahoo Answers – Ruffle through the Categories list to get niche ideas from what folks are asking questions about.
2. wikiHow – wikiHow also has a Categories list on their home page.
3. Magazines.com – There’s a whole list of magazines to browse through for ideas.
After you find a few niches that look interesting, do some keyword research using the Google Adwords Keyword Tool and see if you can fit that niche in the – greater than 1,000 search per month and less than 10,000 search results.
A site that Adam’s talked about in the interview and you can check out and start reviewing is the Betta Fish Center. Check out the Site Map for this site and you’ll see how he sets up these niche sites – at least the Betta Fish Center site.