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What are the most difficult niches to monetise and make money from?

Discussion in 'General Business' started by tradester, Sep 1, 2011.

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    My guess is humor/ comedy niche, quiz/ tests niche. cos most web users expect these niches to be free. And there is less stuff and limitations to what advertisers can advertise on such sites. Comedy videos/ humor books? Quiz/ tests books?
     
    tradester, Sep 1, 2011 IP
  2. Terry Hatfield

    Terry Hatfield Well-Known Member

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    I think most would say the more competitive niches like weight loss and internet marketing or loans where it is harder and more expensive to get traffic.

    However, I once tried to sell some bass amplifiers and got thousands of product name hits to my site and sold like 3 amplifiers.

    So I would vote the most difficult niche to make money in is one where people don't want to buy or don't want to buy online.
     
    Terry Hatfield, Sep 2, 2011 IP
  3. hostclearly

    hostclearly Member

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    I'd have to go with social networking, with Facebook and Twitter it's prolly really really hard to compete with them meaning it's harder to get users and users equals money.
     
    hostclearly, Sep 2, 2011 IP
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    EpicShred Peon

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    You’d be surprised what niches have buyers in them. Really any niche that solves a problem has monetary potential. And Terry, topics like weight loss & internet marketing are some of the best niches to make money off of, you just have to approach it right – no targeting the top level, super competitive terms. You’ve got to dig a bit deeper into a good sub-niche for these markets but they are excellent markets.

    You’re worst niches to make money off of from an internet marketing standpoint are those niches where the audience really is not internet savvy (i.e. they buy things from physical stores but haven’t jumped on the internet bandwagon yet).
     
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    YDGH-Wayne Peon

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    Yah I have two comedy websites, and they do get a fair amount of adsense however due to the subject of humor, the clicks are normally very low. http://sayingsfunny.com and http://picsfunnypics.com both get a fair amount of traffic but again the adsense clicks are next to worthless!

    I imagine free hosting would be hard to profit with as well.
     
    YDGH-Wayne, Sep 2, 2011 IP
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    Free Hosting is not hard top profit at all. These hosts have so many users on their sites. They have multiple methods to make money from. Few place ads on their users' sites, few have upgrade to paid plan option where they make money from Affiliate accounts, few sell links and the list goes on..

    IMO, the hardest way to make money online is from general blogs. There are thousands of blogs and to optimize such general blogs is too difficult.
     
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    sambling Well-Known Member Affiliate Manager

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    Directories, all asian and indian traffic
     
    sambling, Sep 2, 2011 IP
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    JonRhodesUK Active Member Affiliate Manager

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    I had a lot of difficulty selling ashtrays for motorbikes ;)
     
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    How to cook an egg ;)
     
    dandaman0808, Sep 4, 2011 IP
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    thephoneguy Greenhorn

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    Gaming is a hard niche... so is web creation and web blogs.
     
    thephoneguy, Sep 4, 2011 IP
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    Every niche has turned out to be competitive these days...
     
    Reena J, Sep 4, 2011 IP
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    ApocalypseXL Notable Member

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    #1 Hosting
    #2 Design
    #3 Ice for Eskimos
     
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    i think any type of sits or niches wherer visitors can normally get free info or are at your site to get free stuff
     
    glorifierx, Sep 4, 2011 IP
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    If you are looking at an adsense type site, you really want to stay away from gaming and tech. These users are just too savvy usually to click any ads.
     
    malcolmmcgrath, Sep 4, 2011 IP
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    I would say highly competitive areas like casino and how to make money online etc definitely ones that you can't really sell a product or something to. Its hard to say tbh because at the end of the day its probably possible to make money in them all even with the likes of adsense. However ones that are extremely competitive can be near impossible to get on top of but if you do you can make a lot. smaller niches may have no competition what so ever but they may be so dry there could be little money made which is better than none.
     
    broombroom, Sep 5, 2011 IP