This might be a strange post to some of you, but to others, I really hope it’s quite helpful. I think it’s a really unprecedented idea for a post. I have spent the time doing the keyword research for you! This is for those people who think “all of the good ideas are already taken”.
First, let me tell you what I consider to be a niche site for purposes of this post. A niche site is a site that covers a very specific product or need (as you will see with the list below).
The general idea of a niche site is to build it up using SEO (although an aggressive social strategy could also work depending on your existing following and the virality of the content) and to profit from affiliate sources.
Clickbank is a popular place for people to find affiliate offers. Amazon is another great way to monetize a niche site. Others simply monetize a niche site using Google AdSense or by selling private ads.
Niche sites can be very profitable, but I like to use a less drastic approach. I keep it very realistic and just shoot for an extra few bucks a day. I mean hey, if you’ve got 3-4 sites set up and each one is making you $4/day, that’s an extra $360-$480/month with little or no work once you get them going.
Let me stop you right there.
It’s NOT going to be THAT easy. If it were, everyone would be doing it. It takes a lot of work and dedication getting a niche site up and running. This is why, even though this is going to be a secondary site for most, you should choose something that you are interested in. You’re still going to have to create content for the site, so it should bear some interest to you or you’ll give up.
You’ll notice that some of these keywords aren’t exactly going to be a breeze to write about and it’ll take some serious creativity to get the keyword combo together in your content. That’s another challenge of building a niche site and going after good keywords. The thing is, people ARE searching for these terms, so it’s up to you to provide the content they want and wrap it around those keywords in a way that makes sense.
Since I’m only providing the keywords, you really will be well-served to just go through my SEO posts and follow them to the best of your ability. Your site’s overall SEO and on-page SEO will benefit greatly.
Before I reveal the 18 low competition niche site ideas with keywords, I’m going to tell you how I am finding these low competition keywords and lay down my criteria.
What I’m asking from YOU
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Ok, now that we have that out of the way, let’s talk criteria and stuff. First up, I used Long Tail Pro to find these keywords. With LTP, I can very quickly search for keywords with a certain number of monthly searches in addition to sorting by competition. You can find keywords of your own with Long Tail Pro by signing up for a 10-day free trial right here! I’ve been an LTP customer for over a year now and wouldn’t blog without it.
Now, since I’m giving this list away, I am giving very basic stats on these keywords. The rest is up to you. I can assure you though that all of these keywords are very reasonable to go after and to try and rank for.
My criteria for choosing keywords.
The criteria is simple. Every keyword you see below receives at least 2,000 monthly Google searches within the United States and has an average keyword competition of under 35. What does that 35 mean? Well, Long Tail Pro judges keyword competition based on several factors and comes up with a number between 1-100. Anything above 50 is nearly impossible to rank for without monetary investment in link building and SEO services. 40-50 is HARD. 30-35 is possible, 20-30 is a little easier and anything under 20 should be a breeze.
In an effort to steer clear of ranking for these keywords (after all, they’re for YOU), the keyword list below is actually an image, that way Google doesn’t think I’m writing about these topics.
BOOM! There it is! All of the potential in the world for creating some passive income of your own! Tip: try one niche site at first – they take some time to get the hang of.
So what you do with these keywords is up to you! Have fun and remember to use HostGator (or GoDaddy for the domain only) when signing up for your new domain, it’s the best deal by far! See this post for help getting your new HostGator site up and running in about 20 minutes!