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Choosing the most profitable topics that target valuable keywords to drive lots of juicy organic search traffic is quite hard - especially when you factor in competition levels.
That's why I've compiled this list of five niche ideas that focus on niche markets that have reasonable amounts of Web traffic, but also command a fairly high CPC (Cost Per Click). But, just because you have a good idea doesn't mean the hard work is done. The more valuable a niche, the more competition there is to capture the top page rankings in search results.
In addition, for each idea in this list, I'll explain how and why I chose it, and why I believe it is a great topic to make money from - even if there is a bit of competition.
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Creating a site focused on personalized gifts is an absolute winner because there is virtually an unlimited number of products available to be reviewed. Not only that, but I think that this is also a fun topic that you will be able to enjoy doing - something that is really important for success in blogging.
You can cover a range of sub-topics, including everything from gift ideas to corporate gifts, including deals and specials to save readers a bit of money when buying gifts.
It has a moderate CPC, weighing in at $3. What makes this particular niche so valuable is that you will find plenty of retailers willing to pay to advertise or review their products, once the site is established.
I was absolutely floored when I discovered just how big business cards search volumes are.
Capturing the top ranking for this search, assuming a modest average CTR (Click Through Rate) of about 30% will drive 73 800 visits per month.
The phrase business cards also has a really good CPC of $8, so there is a relatively high average value on conversions. Not only that, but there is a huge printing industry that will pay top dollar in advertising or affiliate earnings for any blogger who is able to get to the top of the SERPs (Search Engine Results Pages) for topics related to business card printing.
Naturally, there is a lot of competition in this niche, but I believe it is still possible to capture really high page rankings with a dedicated site, because most (but not all) of the leaders in this niche are general printers who also print business cards - i.e. they aren't completely dedicated to business cards.
What I like about plus size clothing as a topic, is that it has a really broad selection of sub-topics, which means that you will always have plenty to write about in well-defined niches. For example, a blog on plus size clothing could have sections dedicated to swimwear, wedding dresses, and the all important maternity clothes.
While these figures aren't as impressive as others we've looked at there are lots of related terms that can be easily targeted to bring in high volumes of Web traffic. Obviously, being a part of the clothing and fashion industry, there would be no shortage of retailers and advertisers clamoring for coverage on your site.
This is a really interesting niche because current events is just that... current. Google favors topical and current content matter, so the very fact that you are writing about things that are happening right now gives an advantage.
Of course, the problem is that you are potentially competing with the big news networks, which is, effectively, impossible for a small blog. To get around this, you'll have to bring a unique and original perspective to your coverage. In other words, don't position yourself as news, but rather as opinion.
If you can talk about serious issues with real humor, you'll quickly become popular. If you can write in such a way as to spark action and emotion, you'll become popular. If you can bring unique insight to current events, you will become popular.
It will be slightly harder to make money from this topic, but what you lack in CPC, you'll make up for in high website traffic volumes.
Identity theft (the crime, not the SEO keyword) is a serious problem, and one that many individuals and businesses need to take seriously.
What's nice about this topic is that you can create plenty of articles that are genuinely useful for readers - like how to cope with identity theft, what to do, what precautions to take, what to look for, and so on. Naturally, you would need to become an expert in this niche in order to really be able to help people, but if you crack it, you would have a really loyal following of readers and fans.
Helping people is a fantastic way to grow a business, and it feels good at the same time. Making money from talking about identity theft would be relatively easy because there are a number of services that would advertise or set up affiliate relationships with a leading blog in this field.
So those are my top 5 suggestions for niche topics that will generate goodly amounts of money online - if you can capture some top page rankings.
What other topics are profitable? Share your suggestions in the comments.
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