Like many of you sewage dippers, I have long tried to figure out exactly what would be the best topic for creating a money hoarding delightful webpage. Seemingly since the dawn of affiliate marketing time there has been some joker who has thought himself worthy to provide the key to collecting the perfect niche topic.
Never mind that you could give a shit about 95% of the potential topics available to write your 444 words on. Nay fuckers, for you are to write about a passion. About something you know. About something you are interested in. Why hell, IM goobsters will even send you a topic each month with all the relevant goodies for you to create that boss-ass webpage for monetary glory.
I concluded long ago that this was so much horseshit. You know the deal. Open up WebMD or About.com or Amazon and find a subject that sparked an interest. That niche which you could sub-niche. Maybe create that (said in a loud echo-ey voice) authority site. Then open up your keyword toolbox and figure out if enough people gives a shit or if Adsense was paying more than a buck a click.
You know this kind of marketing research just makes little sense. I’m not fan of trying to create a market. Whether I like something or not is irrelevant to how much money I can collect. Most of the shit I care about would be exceedingly difficult to make money in. I want to know what people like to buy.
You know, despite the zoological scat that Google provides us for their entertainment, niche sites still work. It’s not like it used to be but you can still get a sale or two from traffic within Squidoo, Tumblr or Facebook. Maybe you can get lucky with Google. Yahoo and Bing are still decent search engines.
Anyway, I don’t go looking for niches. I go looking for product to sell. Instead of researching through directories, categories, magazines, stores, etc., for a niche why not go to affiliate programs and see what sells the best? Maybe you don’t care a thing for vitamin D beta block douche but if you can get residual monthly cashola from some free-spending dipshit that does then maybe it’s worthwhile to create a few webpages (or videos).
I still see people struggling to find the perfect niche. In my contrarian mind I believe it to be the wrong struggle. Find something you want to sell then get busy selling that fucker. Stop running around trying to find some groovy niche you can ease into for the glory of Google. Quit trying to be an authority. It ain’t going to happen, pap. Go to Amazon, find three diamond rings over $2K and sell the shit out of them. Go to some health site and find some nut bag full of nutritious weight loss properties that you can get some loser paying for a residual monthly plan.
Sell some stuff. Quit writing web pages. If you want to write then stop wasting time creating content for Google and become an author and sling some books up on Kindle. Build a blog and promote all those great books you are selling on Amazon.
Man, so many people worry about what niche topic to use to build a site on. Screw that. Worry about the product to sell into the marketplace. Now is not the time to be gentle about IM. Put that cart straight up in front of the horse and tell that fucker to push.