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Importance of your interest in your Niche?

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by Hytek, Dec 22, 2014.

  1. Hytek

    Hytek Registered Member

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    So Basically I believe I found a Niche that I can rank to page 1 with patience and effort.

    The stats for my Keyphrase are as follow:

    SEOT: 5,400
    PR: 1 PR3. 2 PR2. 2 PR1. and 4 PR0/
    BLP: 0 - 23 for all sites.

    So basically I should be able to get this site to first page BUT my problem is I'm not enthusiastic about the subject and find it hard to create content, backlinks etc for the site.

    I'm not giving up on it because I am committed and need to prove to myself I have what it takes to get it to page 1 so I can continue on other sites. This site is the last attempt at IM and if I give up on this one I will give up on it completely ( Which is the last thing I want )

    So how important is it to find a Niche or Long Tail Keyword in a Niche of interest to take on? Since finding any real good keyword or phrases in a interesting niche is probably already taken or has higher competition than you would like.

    Is it worth it to take on the increase in competition to blog about something you like and make it successful?

    Let me know what your thoughts are, thanks!
     
  2. Zwielicht

    Zwielicht Moderator Staff Member Moderator Jr. VIP

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    I need to be interested in a niche to work in it, so it's very important to me. I can't imagine myself ever starting and maintaining a website around a topic such as balloon fetishism when I have absolutely no interest in it.
     
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  3. Hytek

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    LOL Amen! That is very true but eventually you'll have to go to the deep end of the pool to fully submerge. I'm definitely struggling to keep motivated on this particular niche I am working on so I think getting into something I am interested will help keep me going.

    Do you always stick to your interested or have you gone out with some niches to where there was little comp but room for monetization?

    Thanks for the reply!
     
  4. infoasian

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    I think doing a task for the sake of doing it right is a much better challenge than trying to squeeze money out of something you enjoy. Let's put it this way: it's less likely to disappoint you.
     
  5. Zwielicht

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    Back when I was more active with affiliate marketing, I would promote products in niches regardless of whether or not I was interested in them (weight loss, reverse phone lookups, etcetera). I successfully sold many products, although my lack of interest in these niches caused me to look into working in a niche that I was interested in (which I've been doing for a while now).
     
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  6. Hytek

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    Can you elaborate on this a bit?

    I'm a bit confused on the direction you are going with :)
     
  7. Hytek

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    Does that convert though? If so, less or as much or possibly even MORE than other niche sites?
     
  8. Nicheblogger

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    In my case, making sites around niches I enjoy mean I will actually try harder to make them successful. I have tried many times to make sites where the most money can be made in high dollar niches, but I always find myself making the most money from the sites I enjoy working on. Your enjoyment and passion shows to everyone who visits our site and they come back to visit because of it. If I had to write about viagara or the breeding habits of the fox squirrel all day, I would be a very depressed person.
     
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    Well, different people have different opinions, but I go with something that I feel is profitable, You would automatically start loving a niche if it would bring $$ in. I take IM as real life job, I do what I enjoy and don't try to squeeze money out of it, and I try to cash from something attractive even if I hate it.
     
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  10. Hytek

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    That's exactly how I feel. I think the best thing for me to do at this point is to niche even more into a subject I am passionate about. Start off with a smaller search base most likely but should be a great starting point and should be able to branch off from there. Definitely will make it easier to make a blog/site I will enjoy to share and create great content for.

    Yup, I'm definitely in it for the money as well. I think starting off with a subject I am passionate about is the first step. No doubt I wan't to make money and going into niches I am not interested in is going to be an inevitable path but seeing results with this first site is key to my long term success. Just might be better with something I can provide good information on than something I have to force out.
     
  11. Zwielicht

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    Does what convert? Those niches I worked in as an affiliate? I remember one of those affiliate websites for a language product had a decent conversion rate (3%) when I maintained it, but I haven't really maintained them in a while so I hardly receive any impressions on them now (only 2 of those affiliate websites receives steady traffic).
     
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    If you're working on the content yourself, then it's best to go for niches that are of your interest. But if you have plans to outsource content writing, then I don't think it really matters.

    The most successful marketers out there with hundreds of sites making good chunks of cash, I don't think they just stick to what interests them. That said, if you're beginning with your only site, then it's must to have a bit of interest in what you do.
     
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  13. Hytek

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    I think this was a good summary :)
     
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    You can always outsource things if you are interested, regardless of how good you may be in a niche.
     
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    Totally agree with you. These days most of the marketers rely on the platforms like fiverr, iwriter and freelancers for their content and at the end of the day, its money you are after. Interest should be put away for your personal projects.
     
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    Imagine a news reporter saying: Oh, I have no interest about this shooting in a school. Let somebody else do that (but I want to keep my job). I just want to write about fire department saving cats and dogs.

    Do you think such a reporter is any good? Of course not. That's why he will do the report and try to exceed his own expectations to proof he can do a great job no matter he likes the news or not.
     
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  17. Hytek

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    That's true. I just got 1 article for the niche I'm currently working on and although it's about 500 words the content was no better than what I am writing up. Although each article is under $5 so I guess you have to take the into consideration.

    I don't mind spending $$$ at ask to outsource a lot of the leg work. I make a comfortable living already so putting money into this business didn't bother me. I guess what I'm looking to do is see RESULTS, just making results and nothing else right now so I'm confident in putting in the money.

    I guess ranking takes time so we will see how this are going after a month.
     
  18. Hytek

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    That's so true, I think what my dalema a is that I want to make money doing this and also make a blog/website that I'm interested in.

    So why not do both? :)
     
  19. infoasian

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    Nothing wrong with dreaming. I know I sound like a dick. In my experience it's been easier to separate professional and emotional topics. It's much easier to set realistic goals and accept failure when you look at work from a professional point of view rather than attempting to succeed because that topic is your favorite hobby. Just my 2 Cents.
     
  20. Hytek

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    No question about that and I agree 100% but what I meant was to make one as a hobby for fun etc in something I do enjoy and if it makes money it makes money.
    It would be more for the enjoyment of creating content I actually know about.

    But definitely go full force in the subjects that do produce the $$$ whether I am interested in them or not. I've come to the conclusion that it's business and putting in the work, outsourcing etc. is what it will take to be successful, even if the subject isn't interesting, but the end game doesn't change. Making $$$ is ultimately the end game :D

    EDIT: Definitely don't sound like a dick, I prefer the truth over everything else, hard to find that now adays ;)