Make Money On The Internet-What Is Your Niche

Written by Jeff Schuman

Make Money On The Internet-What Is Your Niche Written by: Jeff Schuman

If you want to make money onrepparttar internet then you absolutely have to look into niche marketing. If you can find your niche you will be well on your way to an internet income.

If you haven't heardrepparttar 146061 word 'niche' being batted around by Internet Marketers then you haven't been listening. Finding a niche has becomerepparttar 146062 antidote to competing in overly saturated online markets.

What is a niche?

According to Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary a niche is described as "a place, employment, status, or activity for which a person or thing is best fitted... a specialized market".

Have you noticed that despiterepparttar 146063 closing of many businesses in these sometimes harsh economic times thatrepparttar 146064 local hobby train store is still around? Thatrepparttar 146065 'hole-in-the-wall' eatery is thriving? Or that trends such as scrapbooking can start with a bang and then close within a year as four similar businesses start up inrepparttar 146066 same area?

Making Money On The Internet Making money onrepparttar 146067 internet reflectsrepparttar 146068 same trends as experienced inrepparttar 146069 offline world - often with faster turnover and startup rates.. Those who promote a product or site that targets a small, select audience can tap into a market that is otherwise not being served. Despiterepparttar 146070 limitations ofrepparttar 146071 client base,repparttar 146072 targeted nature ofrepparttar 146073 business creates a devoted and active market -repparttar 146074 aim of any business.


Finding a niche requires diligent research. Whether you have access to software that harvests and sorts information, or you take a manual approach, you must start with ideas.

Using Overture For Keyword Research

Written by Steve Gillman

Many of us who build websites get inrepparttar habit of usingrepparttar 146034 Overture "Keyword Suggestion Tool" to do keyword research. It's convenient, and one ofrepparttar 146035 few remaining such tools that is free. Be careful, though, because there are four problems you may run into with it.

1. Singular and plural forms are lumped together. I once optimized a site for "mountain hiking" based onrepparttar 146036 search traffic indicated by Overture. I later discovered that over half of that traffic was actually for "mountains hiking." Unfortunately,repparttar 146037 search engines don't lump singulars and plurals, so those searchers didn't find their way to my site.

2. Alphabetizing. I hesitate to mention this, because it only seems to happen occasionally, but that makes it worse. Sometimes Overture alphabetizes search phrases. If you see "bag lightweight sleeping," you might guess thatrepparttar 146038 searches are actually for "lightweight sleeping bag," but what about "hiking mountains?" That could reasonably be searched for both ways. Look downrepparttar 146039 list to see if other phrases are obviously alphabetized.

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