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[Help]Finding profitable niches/Checking a niche for demand and competition

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Kaparadox, Sep 21, 2016.

  1. Kaparadox

    Kaparadox Junior Member

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    So...I'm trying to find a way to look up for some profitable niches and checking if a niche that i want to choose have demand and have low competition.

    Anyone here can post a recommended way?
     
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    Search China wholesale and browse product. I am always fond of buying at $0.25-$0.50 and selling for $15 with free shipping. Anything with a nice ratio of cost to revenue that is in a popular product category should do the trick as long as you don't spend too much in ad spend to get the sales.
     
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    People actually willing to buy an item that costs for you 0.5$ for 15?

    While this is a good advice it doesn't really answers my original question :/
     
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    Have you ever think about keyword research tools?
    Long Tail Pro or the Keyword Planner will help you in
    get the search volume of the keywords you want for
    your niche.

    Choosing the right Niche for your Blog is the first thing
    that you should decide when you want to start a new
    online business.

    The importance of making the right choice of the Niche
    Site resides in understanding who would be your
    readers,
    as well as to know the ideal client of your
    service so in the future, you can monetize your Blog
    knowing the products to promote.

    What could happen if you don't choose the right niche?

    Many things could happen, for example, you can find
    yourself in your sixth month of blogging and you don’t have
    any followers in your email list or even not comments
    at all. I am pretty sure that would demotivate you deeply.

    The worst situation is that you would be determined to
    continue working in your Niche and after a year, for example,
    you would realise that all the work done was wrong because
    of the strategy followed.

    There is an abandon rate of 90%, meaning that 9 out 10
    people starting a blog abandon it before one year. So it is
    important to decide which one is the right blog Niche for you.

    Conclusion: keyword research and do something you feel passionate about. :D

    Good luck!
     
  5. validseo

    validseo Jr. VIP Jr. VIP Premium Member

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    Oh yeah... Getting things like pendants with faux leather cord and magnetic clasps cost like $0.25-$0.50 per unit and they totally sell for $15 with free shipping http://www.pandahall.com/

    Your original question is loaded by the word "profitable". So I told you how to be profitable and you can figure out the keywords to use from there. :)
     
  6. Kaparadox

    Kaparadox Junior Member

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    Actually i want to open up am ecommerce store and i want to find a good niche

    Maybe i'll simplify my question.
    What are good sources to finding a profitable niche and how can i research its demand,competition and best keywords?
     
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    Figure out what you can afford to sell and promote... keywords come easy after that.

    You are pretty much choosing from what you can afford to buy wholesale... Keep in mind that filling an online store with 50 SKUs of $0.25 pendants from china will probably cost $500-$1000 all told... the start-up cost isn't zero. Your budget will limit or expand your choices quite a bit.

    For example, if you wanted to sell purses then the per unit cost goes sharply up so you need a budget of $5000-$10000 to stock 50 SKUs in a store.

    See...your budget effects what you can choose from to fill the online store. You can't have a store with 1 SKU and you need multiple units of each SKU to keep making sales.
     
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    Kaparadox Junior Member

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    Again,Thank you for the informatiion but it doesn't answer my question.
     
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    You are welcome! We'll have to agree to disagree on that. :) You can't just declare a niche as profitable (or look for profitable niches)... it starts with your finances, moves on to your costs, and ends with your margins. I think maybe the question you are trying to ask is about finding high traffic with low competition niches? Which I know less about, but that's not where profit comes from. Those are opportunities that may not be profitable at all. So if you are looking for "profitable" you are starting from the wrong end.
     
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    check out the cpc rates, if high you know it's good
     
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    I think the first thing to consider before choosing a niche is your interest and passion, just to make sure that you have a sufficient knowledge for that. Then follow with the resources and then the profitability factor of this niche. Best of luck man.
     
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    you need to read lot if you are not willing to spend some money on keyword tool
     
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    How much costs a good keyword tool and what exactly it does?
     
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    A keyword tool for ex: Google Keyword Planner will help you research with your keyword ideas. For instance I searched for a keyword such as "Hand Blender" It displays the Search Volume it had for the last month, the competition being High, low or Medium. It also gives you the ability to filter it according to Geo, even as per States or cities. It can give you other relevant keyword ideas, Negative keywords (error specific most of the time) and all the stats are shared by Google and its search partners.
    I haven't used any other tool because I majorly emphasize on PPC and Display ads. You may need to check for other options if need be. Secondly, this tool is completely FREE!
    You can signup with Google Adwords with your gmail id and access the Keyword Planner in the TOOLS tab

    Let me know if it helped you :)
     
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    Check article directories and web2.0s for latest articles posted. You could use google to check posts published in the past week or month etc for platforms like ezinearticles, wordpress.com etc. Then see what niches people are targeting.
     
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    What do you consider a high CPC when targeting the US only?

    and how do i know my competition in a certain niche?