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5 Easy Tips On How to Find Niche Ideas for Creating Your Niche Website

Finding niche ideas isn’t as difficult as you may think. Niches are everywhere if you are on the lookout.

What is challenging is finding a niche that you enjoy enough to write about on a regular basis. In this post, I will share how to find niche ideas for creating a niche website.

I will also explain why it is beneficial to select niches that you are genuinely interested in.

1. Start with What Interests You

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I find that the easiest way to begin niche research is by starting with what I find interesting.

For example, I enjoy the topic of internet marketing, niche websites, and online businesses.

These are topics I can write about on a regular basis because I enjoy them so much. Thus, I created the blog that you are reading right now.

The best way to figure out what interests you is to take a look at what you enjoy doing in your free time. What are your hobbies? What do you do for fun?

Here is a list of things that I enjoy and could possibly create niche websites about:

  • Food and cooking
  • Photography
  • Movies
  • Playing my ukulele

Why It Helps to Choose a Niche You Enjoy

A niche website requires a lot of content. If you have no plans on outsourcing your content creation, you are likely the only person who will create content.

If this is the case, it helps to choose a niche you are truly interested in. You do not have to be an expert on the topic as you can always share what you are learning.

Since I am genuinely interested in the topics above, I could create niche sites as follows:

Food and Cooking
I could create a niche website about low-carb cooking or cooking with particular kitchen appliance such as a crockpot or oil-less fryer. I could review kitchen appliances, utensils, gadgets, and any other food related gear.

Photography
As a novice photographer, I could create a website detailing what I learn about photography. I could also review any new photography equipment that I buy.

Movies
We enjoy watching movies in our household, particularly action and sci-fi films. I could create a niche blog reviewing all of the movies I’ve watched. I could link to affiliate products related to those film within my reviews. I could also include reviews of home entertainment equipment such as televisions, speakers, and more.

Playing My Ukulele
This would actually be a really fun niche website as I could create video tutorials of songs I’ve learned. I could review and recommend different ukuleles. I may actually consider this niche!

2. Search Top-Seller Lists

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Another great idea is to browse the top-seller lists for major e-commerce websites such as Amazon and eBay.

Here are links to both of their top selling products:

Amazon Best Sellers
eBay Top Products

The thing you’ll want to keep in mind with these top-seller lists is that some items may be trendy.

The key is to consider products that are evergreen. If you can find a niche around a top-selling product, you will have good products to promote on your website.

The categories on both Amazon and eBay will help you to narrow down a niche—hopefully on a topic you will enjoy.

3. Check Out Pinterest

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I don’t use Pinterest all that much but my spouse uses it often. When I do use it, I am amazed at how much stuff people pin on a daily basis.

You can search for just about anything and there will be products related to your search. If you do a general browse, you will definitely come across some cool niches.

When you come across something cool, ask yourself if it is a niche that you could develop. Would you become bored of it after a month?

This actually goes for any niche. If you think you’ll become bored with it, don’t pursue it. I have made the mistake of jumping into a niche I thought I’d enjoy only to abandon it after three months.

4. Check Out the Magazine Stands

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You can find a plethora of niches just by browsing a magazine stand. There are magazines for tons of niches.

Here are some magazine topics I’ve found from browsing Amazon’s magazine section:

  • Home & garden
  • Health & fitness
  • Outdoors
  • Finance
  • Travel
  • Business
  • Cars
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Photography
  • Yoga
  • RVs

Pick up a magazine and check out some of the articles. The various articles will help you to generate sub niches.

I enjoy stopping by a Barnes & Noble and browsing their magazine section. There are so many topics and you are sure to find some that pique your interest.

5. Talk to Family, Friends, and Co-Workers About Their Current Needs

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Pay close attention to the people who you are around the most. If you listen to what they talk about, they are mentioning niches all of the time.

Many people talk about home repairs, stuff for their children, pets, cars, health, education, and the list goes on and on.

Listen to what people are discussing when you’re in line to order your coffee or breakfast. Niches are all around you if you pay attention.

Things to Keep in Mind

Keep in mind that not every niche you choose will be a winner. You may think you’ve picked a great niche and start off writing for it on a regular basis only to quit after a few months.

I used to waste so much money on buying domain names for niche websites I thought I’d keep up with.

Fortunately, I don’t have to waste money on domains when testing out a niche. If I find a niche I’m interested in, I develop it first using a SiteRubix website.

SiteRubix is free to use and is especially for internet marketers. If I realize that the niche I chose is not one that I will follow through on, all I have to do is delete the website.

If I discover that it is a niche I enjoy and want to maintain, I can buy a domain name within SiteRubix and as a premium member, Wealthy Affiliate (creators of SiteRubix) will point my niche site to the new domain. No loss in rankings and it includes free SSL!

In Conclusion

I hope the tips above will help you with brainstorming niches. Don’t give up on your niche website(s). If you are feeling stuck or need some guidance, become a free starter member at Wealthy Affiliate.

Before I signed up, I was in an endless cycle of creating niche websites and abandoning them. I knew I needed help and the free training got me started off on the right foot.

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4 comments

  1. Awesome information. Maybe I’ll start a niche site about parenting or holistic/ naturopathic medicine. Those are things I could write about all the time. Thank you! Great article!

    1. Hi Constance,

      Those are both great niches and even better that you are truly interested in them. Your interest will show in your content and writing content should be about helping your readers first. Also, there are many products that you could promote as an affiliate to earn income from your websites. If you are ready to get started for free, consider becoming a free starter member of Wealthy Affiliate. You can learn what you need to start for free including a free website!

  2. Another fine post! I always thought that your niche needed to be something you were already expert at. I love writing, reading, knitting, photography, and fitness. I am so NOT an expert in any of these areas, but could probably write about them all day. Thank you for the eye-opener.

    1. Hi Deb,

      That is the great part about choosing niches you enjoy. You do not have to know everything about the niche. You can always write about new things you’ve learned, what you are becoming an expert at, and so on. Thank you for your feedback!

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