I was talking recently to Richard Martin of SmartIncomeDetective.com. He happened to revisit sites that he’d built and abandoned years ago. Forgotten sites were bringing in revenue long after he’d turned his back on them. With a little bit of effort those neglected sites could become very profitable businesses.
Richard encouraged me to create an affiliate site for an ongoing passive income without putting in any effort at all beyond the initial set-up. He proved it could work so I was inspired to delve more deeply into the profit potential of a good niche.
You’ll find advice across the internet on how to find a niche but here are the bestsellers on Amazon to give you a working blueprint from the experts.
The Niche Website ATM: how you can set up a stupid simple niche website and make hundreds a month on complete autopilot
If you’re looking for simple strategies that work this kindle-book gives you all the information you need. It’s ideal for both the beginner and someone with more experience in online marketing. It shows you how to make money online using simple websites. The book covers the first steps from how to find a niche and setting up your site with the right host, to choosing the most effective keywords and SEO, back-linking techniques and email opt-in forms for list-building.
Redd Myles writes in a witty style that keeps you reading. The text is short and to the point. He focuses on what you have to do to find a niche with potential and gives lots of case studies that show it working. I recommend this for people who want easy-to-understand information with proven results.
How to Make $2000 Each Month Building Niche Website Portfolios
This is a practical guide on how to find a niche and make money as an affiliate marketer. It covers a wide range of areas that an affiliate marketer must know, including building a WordPress website, WordPress plugins, page speed, generating traffic and converting that traffic into customers. The plan is to create multiple sites to generate a steady income. Darren Stock not only tells you what to do but also what not to do.
A key feature of this kindle-book is that it focuses on how you can create an income that is realistic, rather than dreaming of a fortune. It’s an enjoyable read in a straightforward and easy-to-follow style.
Authority Affiliate Marketing: 12 Steps to Long-Term Profits with a Single Niche
The opposite of a ‘get-rich-quick scheme’, this kindle-book sets down a blueprint to generate a long-term passive income. It gives clear explanations for how to find a niche with an audience ready to buy affiliate offers from some of the biggest affiliate networks. You get actionable steps to build an affiliate marketing business from scratch – how to find a niche, assess its profitability, set up a website, creating content, building an email list and other critical information.
Steve Scott has a loyal following for his books. They’re based on the lessons he’s learned as a successful online entrepreneur. That includes the mistakes he’s made too so you can avoid them. This book is a good read with good advice that works.
Niche Websites – How to Create a Passive Income Online Today!
A step-by-step guide to generating a passive income from niche websites. Ed Lange covers all the practicalities from how to find a niche, selecting the best products to promote, how to set up your website, finding a good host, keyword research and generating traffic. All this and this kindle-book shows you how to make money from your niche. You’re encouraged to state a figure as your goal and then aim for it.
Ed Lange has written many books and has a loyal following. The book is slightly longer than most in this area so you can expect lots of detail and advice. The style is straightforward with 80 pages of an easy-to-understand good read.
Niche Marketing Ideas & Niche Markets. Finding Niches Made Easy
At last, a book made of paper!
Christine Clayfield is a successful internet marketer with a string of successful books to her name. Here she gives you the tools and strategies she uses herself to find a niche. And then she tells you how to target that niche to make money. The book is a comprehensive step-by-step guide to researching niches, establishing whether a niche is really profitable, what to avoid, online and offline tools, the impact of trends and many more personal recommendations.
This book delivers everything you need to find a niche and says it in a straight-up easy-to-understand style.
I began this article by pointing out that a niche site can generate income on autopilot. You need to remember that autopilot isn’t a fast route to riches. You can find a niche but to succeed with internet marketing takes a lot of time and effort. Study the advice given in guides like those I recommend here.In general what I’ve learned is to expect a small but continuous source of revenue from each niche. Clearly it would make sense to have more than one niche in your portfolio. When you find a niche you should plan to rinse and repeat for a combined income from many niches.
You can find some suggestions for markets to research in Top 10 niche markets for new internet business ideas.