Niche Site Duel 2.0 – Choosing a Niche

For me, the hardest part of writing a book or building a niche site is choosing the topic. There are many techniques out there to help. Here’s my method.

First, I build a matrix in Excel. I will make headings across the top of categories that I want to compare. One example would be- “is the topic podcastable?”

Next, I start listing my favorite topics, topics that I’ve been researching, things that I’ve been searching for online, problems I’ve been trying to solve, etc.

Next, I give each topic a score from 1-5 in each category (1 is bad, 5 is good). At first I just give a score based on what I already know about the topic. As I do more research I change the scores as needed (for example, I might not be able to make as much money from a topic as I thought).

Then, I total all the numbers for each topic. The larger the number the better the topic would be for a niche. Here’s an example:

excel niche selection matrix

I then take each topic that ranked high and do more research. Long Tail Pro is a great tool for this research.

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That’s a simple method to get a few topics to write about. Do you have a different method?

Niche Site Duel 2.0 – Searching for Keywords with Long Tail Pro

I’ve been using the trial version of Long Tail Pro to find keywords that will help me find a niche for the niche site duel. I’ve found a keyword that I like. It’s in a field that I have experience in. I’ve wanted to write a book about it for a while now. This tool helped me to decide if I should write it or not. The market looks so good that I’m considering starting a niche site to go with it. I’m still in research mode, but I’ll give out the information when I make my decision.

I can recommend Long Tail Pro for helping you find niches. Click here for more info: Long Tail Pro

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Niche Site Duel 2.0

Non-fiction writers often write for specific niche’s. For this reason, many non-fiction authors run niche sites. To help me choose niche’s, and maybe even start my own niche site, I’ve decided to join Pat Flynn’s Niche Site Duel 2.0. The project will take you through choosing a niche, building a site around it, and make a nice passive income. This is an awesome project that I recommend trying. Even if you’re not interested in running a niche site, choosing a niche is still an important decision for non-fiction writers. You never know, you might end up with a nice passive income, but more importantly, you will learn a lot in the process.

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