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Since this is the first post of its kind, let me explain what this is all about. My goal is to show you how you can take an ordinary topic and turn it into a niche site. I’ll give you some ideas to turn into blog posts or into full categories for the blog. You might even take a few of the sub-topics and use them as a completely different site. In essence, I want to show you that any topic can be turned into a profit-making site, if it’s done right. It won’t be easy, it will take some work and a little effort, but it can be done.

The one thing I’ve learned about blogging over the past 4+ years is that everyone’s trying to be the biggest name in their chosen niche. The problem with this is that most of those people want to be the top dog in the Make Money Online niche. This is probably the toughest niche to break into because of the fact that there are so many people already in it and more keep jumping in every day. That’s why I decided to do this series on finding lucrative niches topics that have nothing to do with the MMO category.

Now, keep in mind we’re still going to be talking about making money, just not about making it the theme behind our topics. We still want to make money, but we want to do it by becoming an authority in a totally different category. Our very first topic is going to be:

I’m sure the first thing that went through your head on this was, “I thought you said we weren’t going to talk about the MMO community”. I’m not. This isn’t about you selling stuff online, it’s about you talking about ways to sell stuff online. Here are some of the options you might consider.

The Various Venues

There are a lot of places out there where a person might sell their things. For someone wanting to provide information about this topic, the storefront options would be a good place to start. This could be simply part of a bigger blog topic or the focus of the niche itself. You might review any and/or all the different sites, offer news pieces on the industry as a whole, or simply showcase various deals per site.

Free VS. Paid

Some online stores allow users to open their own shops for free. Other require a monthly premium to have their store open to the public, or to upload more than just a few items. This is a big issue with a lot of the people in this industry so you might offer some insight by discussing both sides of this story. Let the readers make up their own minds, but give them plenty to think about in order to do so.

Advertising Options

Though there are a lot of professionals using this venue to sell their own products, most people are looking to sell stuff online in order to make ends meet at home. And because of this, advertising can be a big deal to them. A lot of these people either can’t afford an advertising budget, or they simply don’t know where to turn. With the right information, this topic alone could be huge in the online sales market.

Finding Products

When the online selling boom first hit, it was more about getting rid of stuff in your basement than starting an online business. Now, however, it’s more about selling brand new items or products. So where do these products come from? There are a lot of drop shipping companies popping up online. Most of these are membership oriented, meaning their clients pay a monthly fee to gain access to the company’s catalog. From there, they resell the items from their own stores for a profit. This could be an idea for a series of posts. Other ideas might be in creating your own products to sell online.

These are only a few of the ideas that could be used in the Online Stores/Selling Online niche. There are as many ideas as there are people to dream them up. How many more can you come up with that could take this idea to the next level?


About ChristineS

Hi I'm Christine of Graves Publications. I've spent the past 20+ years in the writing industry, most of which has been done online. A large portion of my writing career has been spent in the fiction genre, but I've spent the past 4 years ghostwriting for the SEO blogging community. If you want to hang out with me, you can find me on Facebook, Twitter, G+, or right here on BlogEngage.

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