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What's your niche?Let's share it here...I am serious!

Discussion in 'White Hat SEO' started by thesmashge, Sep 24, 2010.

  1. thesmashge

    thesmashge Power Member

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    Before you get ready to ask yourself "what kinda idiot is him?" let me explain....

    I would never give out my money making niche to anyone...But let me ask another question....Hope we make this thread useful,Afterall... one man's mysery is anothers oppurtunity...

    What niche have you tried out in past and it proved to be a complete failure?Why?

    Let me start it myself.

    My failure niche is 'orgasm'.I purchased dozens of domains like 'howtohaveorgasms.com' or 'howtogiveorgasms.com' etc...and try to sell some ebooks.

    I failed miserably?Why?
    I can't get to google page 1 obviously....
    I think the niche is too broad....
    Maybe all people know how to make their own orgasms:)

    Now it's your Turn....
     
  2. Claudiu

    Claudiu Regular Member

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    the ideea is good, the title sux :)

    orgasm as a niche sounds good. without making any research on this i have a feeling it's a good niche for g. maybe you haven't targeted the right keywords ?! maybe ..

    my failure niche (just one for now) would be to sell laptops
     
  3. Brutus69

    Brutus69 Newbie

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    Niche: "how to destroy Facebk's Zuckrbrg with an army of midget wrestlers."
    Reason: too specific of a niche - but still working on the concept.

    Seriously...

    Niche: helping people find jobs
    Reason: not smart enough yet to compete with the big dogs and there are a Lot of them in this niche
    Opportunities: target specific industries, go after some govt money or try to sell books in bulk to organizations

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  4. Tyrone

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    Niche: info products(providing information to obtain said info), and porn(various). Shock media is a good one, but it's hard to keep people to stick around.

    Failure: A lot. Electronics is one where I flushed money down the toilet.

    Don't give up, just learn and try again.
     
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    i was a newbie back then, tried weight loss and failed miserably after 3 months. lol! i also tried cheap webhosting, boston events, discounted even tickets, free concerts.. all failed. but those were the learning curve, and i dont feel sorry with my actions i actually feel funny when i think of those days.
     
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    You have just given me an awesome idea!! lol
    I just checked, the domain is even free... Shame I cant be bothered to write 500 pages of content for it :p

    Personally I think selling ebooks wasnt the best idea. I can imagine that while some people may be tempted (although small % given the amount of info probably available on the net), they would simple be too worried about ordering it!
    After all, would you want on your bank/credit card statement "PAYPAL: howtohaveorgasms.com" or similar if you didnt use paypal?
    Of course you may not have used that on your Paypal account (e.g. Healthy Books, etc instead) BUT your customers dont know that!!


    Anyway, the only one I have failed at to date is free hosting. Ok I have little over 100 active accounts, but its hardly worth bothering with anymore.
    Why? because in all fairness I didnt put any effort in like I planned to, and its far, far, far too saturated.
     
  7. edgematch

    edgematch Elite Member

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    Sorry OP but, IMHO What is the point here? 1 year ago my niche was "hosting". How helped others this failure? Now I knew It was totally a big mistake.
     
  8. fabio

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    My first internet venture was a failure, see below:

    Niche: Lyrics Site
    Why it Failed: I had no clue what I was doing, way too much competition, no unique content, lack of SEO knowledge etc.

    At least I learned from and the site is PR4, not that it matters, I don't get any traffic to the site, it just sits there.
     
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    Same niche for me as well; tried naughty videos, funny adult humour videos all on Youtube; only one sale not a complete failure. LOL
     
  10. thesmashge

    thesmashge Power Member

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    Point 1:
    (negative viewpoint)
    Don't try the 'hosting' niche as edgematch has already Tried and failed.

    Point 2:
    (positive viewpoint...maybe)
    MMM...Hosting seems to be a good niche....Edgematch failed because he did the mistake#1 and #2 and #3.But let me not make these mistakes and conquer the niche.

    And that's just for starters...
     
  11. thizzladen

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    Niche: Movie site
    My problem: I was trying to do EVERYTHING by myself and never thought of outsourcing. In the end, I couldn't keep up with dead links and got too lazy to update it. That, and there was too much competition so the money sucked. Might try again in the future once I save up enough for XRumer/Scrapebox.
     
  12. Claudiu

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    some of the thread fellas misunderstood the point of the thread about posting niche failures and why they failed :)

    purpose of saying why it failed is to help you and others to learn from your mistakes .. lamo
     
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    I bought a tourist guide website for my state from Ebusiness Engineers about two years ago for $14000. They were supposed to train me in SEO and other aspects of the business. Their idea of SEO was crap. There was no way that I would ever rank using their methods. It's a good looking site, but I tried selling it for half of what I paid and had no luck. I think it has potential still, but not real sure how to even approach the SEO. I did some, but clearly a lot more needs to be done. I've never had too much success with anything yet.
     
  14. zverr

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    Niche: how to get pregnant
    Problems: Ok I got on page one for the keyword and I was getting good traffic. I tried to sell a digital product from clickbank. 2 months on page one and not even one sell. Well I guess people don't want to buy ebooks about pregnancy ...
     
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    thetraveller Senior Member

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    My first biggest failure was "new mp3 music", then the second was "mobile games", the third "cheap web hosting".. and so on.. :)

    Now my successful niches are only the ones I'm passionate about, if you follow your passion you may have higher chances.
     
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    Its actually quite interesting this thread, easy to see why some of those already posted failed :) good learning for others.

    Im a newbie to,
    Got my first 7 websites up and running, mix of all types of income, eventually some will fail, then ill focus my energy on the rest and build those. I call it "My Niche" heh
     
  17. powforlife

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    So I have never failed in any niche that I have done so far..... Im not cocky or have a big head btw. I have done very well because im converting what im bringing in.... for instance if I was running a plumbing company and I built all the sites and did all the marketing I could get a couple bucks for selling the leads or big money (and headaches) for converting all of the leads myself. It works but takes some solid planning and some serious motivation. When I started i answered phones 24/7 365, I still do 40% of the time :D Plus these are residual I never need to find a new method or niche it builds on itself!

     
  18. polocolto

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    LOL. Almost everyone tries ( and fails ) this one.
     
  19. tendulkar2

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    If you get to first page for that keyword.. why bothering about clickbank ? I think it is a high paying niche..so, I guess if you add adsense to site.. it will get you some big bucks $$ :)
     
  20. MisterGemini

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    What I see most people talking about here are not niches, but sectors. A niche is suppose to be a subset of a market sector. Almost all are identifying sectors here, not niches. Or in some cases, some that could be considered a niche, but so huge, it is practically a sector. :)

    As many have noticed, some of the miserable failure was the amount of competition etc. I think people get caught up in the numbers though and think they can go after everything. I personally do prefer approaching sites from a sector standpoint, but I always identify the essential niches to start off in first for that sector, and then build my way out into the others so that it can eventually become a macro authority.

    As for my failure story. I don't really have any. My only real failure has been at times to get paid from the affiliate/cpa/ppc networks. That has been my only sore point. It sucks when you have $10k pending and suddenly they tell you to f*ck off.

    What did I do?
    You broke our "Terms".
    Which one?
    Look in this "Section".
    Nope, didn't do any of that. Can you specify?
    Nope, go away.
    Gee thanks. Can I have my 10K 12K 7K pending since it appears I haven't done anything wrong you can show me?
    Nope, go away.
    Mother F&(*@#.. hope you sit on a rusted nail.

    Guess you could say my failure is to not kiss my AMs asses long and hard enough until I have a nice brown mustache. :) ... mind you this doesn't always happen. Happens less frequently now.
     
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