Choosing the right niche is the first step to creating your website and joining the wonderful world of affiliate marketing own website. Now obviously this is part of the initial steps of affiliate marketing but before we can create your website we need to take care of a couple details first. In this article we are going to start your make money online journey and the steps we need to take before creating your website.
Niche Means Topic
Niche is a fancy affiliate marketing word for topic and that will be the focus of the article today. Now chances are you have a million ideas going through your head about what you want your website to be. In order to maximize your odds we need to find a topic or niche that fits a set of parameters or else you are going to end up with a website that no one knows about it.
The mistake most newbies make when choosing their first niche is that it is too broad. The person picks a topic like book reviews and they are already dead in the water. I just put in Book Reviews into Jaaxy, the keyword tool provided for free to Wealthy Affiliate members or you can pay twenty to forty dollars per month for it, and this is what it revealed
Number of searches – 6909
If you rank first – 1175
QSR – 300
KQI – Poor
SEO – 43
Now QSR stands for Quoted Search Results, basically “Book Reviews”, which is the number of websites competing for that exact keyword. KQI is Keyword Quality Indicator and the SEO is the score determined by competition and traffic. So needless to say Book Reviews would be a horrible keyword to base your website off of. The QSR we want to be much lower, KQI should be good or great and the SEO you want near 100.
Now let’s look at a niche of Book Reviews, let’s try Young Adult Book Reviews
Number Of Searches – 64
If you rank first – 11
QSR – 124
KQI – Great
Seo – 97
Needless to say Young Adult Book Reviews would be much easier to rank for and the better your rank the higher you will appear in Google search. With a Keyword Tool such as Jaaxy it saves you a ton of time and money by ensuring you are going after the proper keywords
Obviously before you start researching keywords we need to figure out what your interest are. Lets say you have no interest in reading or books so promoting a book review site would not be a good idea. Now when you are creating a website you do not have to be an expert in the field, if that was true the internet would be an empty place. It is a good idea to have a niche that you are interested in for your website is going to need a number of articles before it ever catches Google attention. So you want a topic that you enjoy for it will make creating content much easier
A while back I created a website that I have a lot of interest in. Turns out there were very few sites similar to this one and it was incredibly easy to rank well in Google and the other search engines. Now this site gets a lot of traffic somewhere in the neighborhood of 750 visitors per day. The problem was at the end of the day there was nothing that I could sell and because of the nature of the website advertisers were also not interested in advertising. So I hit two out of three on the niche scale: Great Keyword, Ton of interest but when it came to making money it failed on an impressive level. If we go back to the book reviews obviously what would make sense would be to sell books. Take a look at what you are considering for a niche and come up with a list of products that are available that would make sense to your website.
Well there is the first step of joining the world of affiliate marketing and it is essential to your success. Take your time and come up with a niche that fits the above three criteria: Solid Keyword, Personal Interest and Products Available. If you are looking to learn more about affiliate marketing and keyword research give Wealthy Affiliate a shot. First seven days are free and no credit card is needed.