Posts Tagged ‘finding niches’
People spend hours, days and even months researching for their campaigns. They get stuck coming up with niches. They have no ideas how to break down a niche. They don’t know how to find a good domain name. They are not sure where to generate ideas.
Because of this, I wanted to do a time based exercise. Starting right now, I am going to spend 10 minutes using Jaaxy to see how much research I can accomplish. I will document exactly what I do. I am going to break these down into 5 lists (below) and then I will spend some time explaining exactly how I performed this research after.
Here is what I came up with in 10 minutes…
Niches (16 new niches)
jobs for seniors
senior volunteer services
Low Competition Keywords (27 hot keywords!)
senior citizen job opportunities, 83 competing pages in Google
jobs for senior citizens, 300 competing pages in Google
careers retirees, 128 competing pages in Google
part time jobs for senior, 127 competing pages in Google
american senior community, 170 competing pages in Google
american senior communities, 296 competing pages in Google
50 plus magazine, 290 competing pages in Google
golden cuisine senior meals, 72 competing pages in Google
senior citizens victoria, 81 competing pages in Google
senior meeting people, 191 competing pages in Google
senior quotes, 283 competing pages in Google
senior discounts restaurants, 71 competing pages in Google
funny senior jokes, 57 competing pages in Google
senior meet people, 105 competing pages in Google
bateman senior meals, 304 competing pages in Google
virtual community online community, 191 competing pages in Google
engineering management online, 292 competing pages in Google
non profit management online, 131 competing pages in Google
att online account management, 49 competing pages in Google
chicago state online, 15 competing pages in Google
long distance miami, 36 competing pages in Google
american pie 2 online, 396 competing pages in Google
arizona college online, 67 competing pages in Google
gaming addiction help, 102 competing pages in Google
christian addiction help, 61 competing pages in Google
food addiction help, 322 competing pages in Google
ab and love handle workout, 14 competing pages in Google
Domain Names (12 available, keyword rich domains)
seniorcitizensjobopportunities.com (407 clicks per month)
jobsforseniorcitizens.org (4396 clicks per month)
americanseniorcommunity.org (260 clicks per month)
americanseniorcommunities.org (3746 clicks per month)
fostergrandparentprogramdirector.com (171 clicks per month)
seniordiscountsrestaurants.com (262 clicks per month)
funnyseniorjokes.com (420 clicks per month)
onlinecommunitytoolkit.com (171 clicks per month)
arizonacollegeonline.com (128 clicks per month)
foodaddictionhelp.net (280 clicks per month)
Brand New Ideas I Would Have NEVER Thought Of (14 new niche ideas)
no shave november
sex sign compatibility
kim kardashian divorce
vitamin D study
bathroom cleaning tips
diablo 3 beta
sons of anarchy
That is 30 new niches, 27 keywords, and 12 domains in 10 minutes of research. That is value based research, that is efficiency, and this was a reflect not of the techniques or strategies I was using, but having access to the right data and the right tool. I am going to explain exactly how I cam up with this keywords, niches and domains however, breaking down each of the sections for clarity.
Research should not have to take you hours per day. Here I have done enough research for a week in 10 minutes, probably more research than most can accomplish in an entire week. Here is how it is done…
How I Uncovered Niches
To find niches, I always use the “relevant keywords” to the side of every search within Jaaxy. I was actually watching TV when I started doing this exercise, and there was a speech on “jobs”. I typed this term into Jaaxy, starting broad and then working more targeted. I instantly got a bunch of ideas, but that just proves how simple the starting point of your research can be. Start with a single word, something that is in front of you, or if you have a niche in mind, start with that. Either way, to start research, you have to come up with a starting point…so do not overthink this aspect of it.
Here is what the “relevant results” look to the side of my jobs keyword search:
You will notice that I pulled some of these exact “niches” into my list. Every search in Jaaxy provides you with relevant ideas (I like to refer to them as potential niche ideas). Let’s look at another search that I did in Jaaxy targeting “online community”
I was able to pull a couple more niches from these “relevant results”. This is something that you should regularly do, keep an eye on relevant niches when doing research for something completely independent. You can never have too many niches in your back pocket!
How I Uncovered Low Competition Keywords
Take your initial keyword idea and plug it in. I typically look at the traffic results, if the number is very high, then you can almost assume that the competition is high. This is likely because the keyword is too broad. If the traffic is 1,000 and under, there is usually limited competition and I click the “Get QSR” button to find out the exact competition. If the keyword is longer tailed, ie, more than 3 words in length, it will typically be a lower competition term.
I suggest that you always aim for under a 400 QSR (Quote Search Results) rank. These are SEO friendly search terms.
Here are the results that came up with my initial “jobs” search. Of these, a few of them had a QSR under the 400 threshold that I trick to stick under.
That is all I do really, I look at the keywords, I click the QSR under one or many of them, and if the QSR is under 400 and relevant to the niche I am promoting, it is a keeper in my book. I know that I can easily rank a keyword with a QSR of less than 400 through article marketing or website content.
How I Uncovered Domain Names
Competition. If the QSR is lower than 400, there is a good chance that the domain is going to be available in the .com or .org TLD (the best choices). These are the domains with value and the ones that you can easily get ranked in Google under the keywords within the domains, can be flipped, or put a website on and sold for an even greater profit.
Here is an example domain search that I performed…
Both the .com and .org are available. If you bought this domain, put a site on it, you would likely be able to get ranked #1 in Google very easily under the term “senior citizen job opportunities” and reap the benefits of the traffic (this is an entire business model for many marketers). Domain flipping is a big business. People earn a lot of money from domains. People leverage keyword rich domain traffic to drive a lot of business.
I am not sure if you are aware of this as well, but I wrote an entire “blueprint” on the domain business and it is offered as a bonus when you join Jaaxy! We currently have a portfolio of 500+ domains that are worth far more than we paid for them. A domain is a low $8 investment compared to the upside potential. Like land, they are not making any more .com or .org domain names.
How I Uncovered Brand New Ideas I Would Have NEVER Thought Of
It’s been a long day, you are flustered and you do not feel like coming up with ideas out of “thin air”. Fortunately you don’t have to as there are many very easy ways to do this. With a few minutes to go in this exercise, I decided to dip me feet into the Brainstorm tab within Jaaxy to see what I could quickly come up with.
You may have noticed that I came up with a pretty big list of niches “I would have never thought of”…and I did so very quickly. This is primarily because the Brainstorm feature within Jaaxy gives me fresh, trending, and new ideas (several times daily!). It just so happens that I pulled these ideas from this tab (as shown below).
It really took very little thought and it took me more time to record the actual niches than it did to write them down. I was 9 minutes into my research when I decided to hit this tab, so I had less than one minute to scramble for niches here to complete the exercise. How did I do?
I hope that I have put things into perspective for you. I spent very little time (10 minutes to be exact) and accomplished a lot in this exercise. I hope you found this revealing and that the next time you go to perform research, you consider taking out a clock and seeing what you can accomplish. I would love to hear your feedback.
Here is a video Jay created outlining just under TWO minutes of research.