The resources (mainly URL links with a fair amount of elaboration) I will be touching on are mainly focused on the following area:
- Idea Generators (What’s Hot)
- Affiliate Programs
- Keyword Tools
- Answers, “How To” and Self Help
- Article Directories
- Public Domain
- Interesting Facts
Okay, let’s cut to the chase and move! Happy sleuthing. I’m sure you will be able to unearth some untapped gems.
**Starting off nice and slow….**
Knowing the latest trend is important as you get the hint of what are the areas that may potentially be the future ‘hot’ niches.
It’s like early reconnaissance. Get in early before the rest and get a profitable head start.
You can get some ideas here too by looking at some of the websites listed there in categories you are interested in…
Open Directory Project
3. Monster Ideas Generator
You can get some serious kick-ass ideas down here. These are where you can find niches that already popular. And profitable.
In short – where the money is!
You have to bookmarked and explore every one of these links.
Lycos Movers and Shakers
Alexa Top 500 Movers and Shakers
Barnes and Nobles BestSellers
Squidoo Top Lenses
Shopping.com Top Searches
Yahoo Recreational Hobbies
Yahoo Buzz Index
Technorati Top Searches
**Think I’m done? Think again….**
4. Affiliate Programs
You can research lucrative affiliate programs you can promote. The uses do not end there! You can also discover which programs are HOT and then youcan go along – AND CREATE A PRODUCT OF YOUR OWN IN THESE NICHES!
5 Star Affiliate Program
**How about I throw in some killer F.R.E.E keyword researchtools?**
5. Keyword Tools
Keywords analysis is essential for research. You are finding for things that people are actively searching for.
There are many paid keywords tools out there. Fortunately you do not have to pay to use the following tools. They are FREE!
Google Adwords Keyword Tool
Webmaster Toolkit Keyword Research Tool
WordTracker FREE Keyword Tool
DomainCountry Keyword Tool
**Tired? Brace yourself…More good stuff coming your way!**
6. Answers, “How To” and Self Help
These are great not only for niche research, but you can also use them for traffic generation. Contribute content, leave a link…and watch the trafficstream in…
How Stuff Works
So You Wanna?
Tips and Answers
This is a good gem to look out for. Use it to create custom report and offer to your list to add value. You can also use it as an incentive for opt ins.
=>Find All About –> http://www.findallabout.com/index.php
This site is damn good! It is a big resource on “How-To” videos. I have to add that the videos are funny! And entertaining.
Throws up a lot of useful ideas as well.
It’s a must watch! => VideoJug -> http://www.videojug.com
EarlyToRise (POWER POWER POWER resource! From investment to copywriting to marketing, you can learn it all here! Absolutely wonderfulresource!)
7. Article Directories
Article Directories need no introduction to most marketers here. Great source for new information and ideas.
8. Public Domain
Looking for information which you can take and claim as your own? Public Domain sites allow you to do that as there are no copyright. You can legally use them and change them as you wish.
Wikipedia list of public domain directories
Online Books Page
Google US Government Search
Public Domain Books Online
Health Research Books
Electronic Text Center
9. Interesting Facts
Useful and interesting information you can user as content on your site or newsletter to spice things up.
**Phew! Long list ain’t it? One last one!**
Forums are a good place to understand people’s problem and sentiments, their wants and needs. From there, you can think of coming out with solutions to solve their problems.
In any case, the amount of stuff and tips generated there are more than enough to give you an overkill of information.
WarriorForum (No Brainer here!)
Okay. There you go. My big rolodex list of research resources. Now I want you to think of the possibilities you can do with these information.
You can use this information to
1. Drive traffic (Remember the self help bit section?)
2. Create new products to sell. Create PLR, resell rights products
3. Create niche sites
4. Create value-added information for your list and build relationship
5. Create membership sites
6. Submit to article directories
and MANY MANY MORE….
I sincerely hope you have found these resources useful. Do use them. And profit from them. If possible, drop me a note if you have benefited from these resources.
All the best!