I’m asked all the time how I’m able to decide which niches are worth of building sites on. Which ones will sell for a lot, and which niches to avoid. It’s quite a simple answer, and I’m going to share it with you here. I go in depth in my membership site, and I just created a video about the topic today… but I’ve got some simple solutions that you can use right now to decide what’s profitable, and what’s not worth your time. So here we go.
Choosing a niche is all about finding something that’s profitable to sell. Leave your own feelings out of it, they don’t have anything to do with what’s profitable. You have been told since you started blogging to write about a topic that you love, well, now I’m telling you to throw that information out the window. You no longer care to write about your favorite topic, now it’s time to find topics that are relevant for others, and profitable too!
I can simplify niche research into one simple question. What have you been hearing about? If you’ve been hearing about it, it’s almost guaranteed to be profitable enough to create a flipper site about. Some great starting points, green/environmental issues, the election, gas mileage, etc. These are topics you hear about every single day, and that’s most of what you need to be successful in choosing a niche.
People tend to make things a lot more complicated than they are. If you are hearing about it, it’s profitable enough to sell. It’s that simple.
Now, where do you go for ideas? I recommend magazines.com. This is a great resource that shows not only the worlds most popular magazines, but also features dozens or even hundreds of smaller, niche-type magazines. If you are looking for an idea, you can’t go wrong by browsing these pages. Remember, if someone is printing a magazine about it, that means there are readers interested in buying it. If there weren’t, the magazine wouldn’t be in business long. Anything that has a magazine topic, is generally ok to sell. Need ideas? Browse that site, and you’ll have tons!