How to Find the Right Niche

I highly recommend that you first do a little soul searching and see what subjects would make you happy working with on a regular basis. You know the old saying…”Do what you love and you’ll never work a day in your life.” Well, I think that definitely applies to starting an online business.

If you pick markets that you are passionate about you will find the work of article writing and blogging to be much easier. If you love doing something you will probably be pretty good at it thus turning a hobby into a money maker. You will have insight into this community and be able to better identify their needs and wants and satisfy them with your online products.

First find the niches you love and then you will be able to determine if these are hungry niches looking for products to buy.

Make a list of the hobbies you like. It could be anything…cooking, car mechanics, gardening, computers, weightlifting, bird watching, playing an instrument, etc. Write down everything, even if you don’t think it would be something that you could sell a product in. Just write for now.

Now that you have these broad subjects written down, we’re going to drill down and find the some of the what is healthywage – Stealth Secrets niches in these subjects. For example if one of your passions is gardening then niches would be…organic gardening, flower gardening, herb gardening and vegetable gardening. See how you can find many different niches in just one subject!

You may be knowledgeable enough to create an information product about one or more of your niches – that’s terrific. I encourage you to embrace ways to make money from home and a new, fresh product is definitely one of them.

However, if you want to get your online business up fast then you can use products that have already been researched and written by an expert in the field. Using a Master Resell Rights (MRR) or Private Label Rights (PLR) product will help you leap frog over the tasks of writing the report or book, creating a sales letter, creating a website, etc. Once your business is up and earning money you can always devote time to creating your own product.

Once you have a list of niches that give you a spark then you will need to search for products to sell. You can search Google for MRR or PLR products or you can join a membership site such as and get a monthly feed of new products every month. Some will be in your niches and some may even spark a new niche you never thought of before.

If you need help digging for Niche nuggets then check out Finding Your Niche video series. This set of 7 videos will take you step-by-step through the process of brainstorming for niches, evaluating the popularity of a niche and determining a profitable angle. You will be surprised at the free in depth tools that are available for you.


Write Articles for Traffic

We all know the formula for being successful online:

– Find a great product to sell
– Get lots of traffic to your website
– Rinse and repeat!

As I’ve talked about in other posts, getting the products is easy.  Using private label rights products is one of the easiest and fastest ways to earn money online.  So that leaves us with the traffic tasks.

Writing articles has become a truly effective way to drive targeted traffic to your websites.  Articles are helpful in three ways:

1) The link in your resource box is a way for Google and the other search engines to index your site for content relevant to your product.

2) Your article can be used by other webmasters for content on their sites, thus spreading your backlink other sites and again getting indexed by the search engines from that site.

3) Your article will be read by real people and if you have helped them and intrigued them to know more about you or your product they will follow your link and perhaps become a customer.

There are a lot of articles available on the internet but you can still find new and fresh angles to present information.  Do not bother with buying “canned” articles as the best directories (Ezine Articles, GoArticles and Article Dashboard) want original content.

An article between 300 and 600 words is a good size.  Be generous and give information that you would want to find if you were researching a subject. Remember you are the expert, you want the reader to want more from you so they will following the link in your resource box and visit your site.

Set a goal of at least 1 article per site per week.  You can always write more but writing less will seriously hurt your traffic generation attempts.