Deadly Resources

The resources (mainly URL links with a fair amount of elaboration) I will be touching on are mainly focused on the following area:

  • Trends
  • Directories
  • Idea Generators (What’s Hot)
  • Affiliate Programs
  • Keyword Tools
  • Answers, “How To” and Self Help
  • Article Directories
  • Public Domain
  • Interesting Facts
  • Forums

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….**

1. Trends

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.

Google Trends

=> http://www.google.com/trends

TrendWatching

=> http://www.trendwatching.com/trends

2. Directories

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

=> http://www.dmoz.org/

Yahoo Directory

=> http://dir.yahoo.com

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.

Google Suggest

=> http://www.google.com/webhp?complete=1&hl=en

Lycos Movers and Shakers

=> http://50.lycos.com/

Alexa Top 500 Movers and Shakers

=> http://alexa.com/site/ds/top_sites?…al_=none

Amazon Bestsellers

=> http://amazon.com/gp/bestsellers/books

WikiSuccess

=> http://www.wikisuccess.org/wiki/Main_Page

Barnes and Nobles BestSellers

=> http://www.barnesandnoble.com/gatew…lers.asp?z=y

43 Things

=> http://www.43things.com/

Squidoo Top Lenses

=> http://www.squidoo.com/browse/top_lenses

Magazine.com

=> http://www.magazines.com/ncom/mag?redirect=1

Ebay Pulse

=> http://pulse.ebay.com/

Shopping.com Top Searches

=> http://www10.shopping.com/top_searches

Yahoo Recreational Hobbies

=> http://dir.yahoo.com/recreation/hobbies

Google Groups

=> http://groups.google.com/

Yahoo Groups

=> http://groups.yahoo.com/

Google Blogsearch

=> http://blogsearch.google.com/

BlogCatalog

=> http://www.blogcatalog.com/

Google Catalogs

=> http://catalogs.google.com/

Yahoo Buzz Index

=> http://buzz.yahoo.com/

Technorati Top Searches

=> http://www.technorati.com/

**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!

AzoogleAds

=> http://www.azoogleads.com/corp/index.php

Joe Bucks

=> http://www.joebucks.com

MoreNiche

=> http://www.moreniche.com/

ClickBank Marketplace

=> https://www.clickbank.com/marketpla…5&keywords=#

PayDotCom

=> http://www.paydotcom.com/homepage.php

FreeIQ

=> http://beta.freeiq.com/index.dhtml?a=1

Associate Programs

=> http://www.associateprograms.com/

LifeTimeCommissions

=> http://www.lifetimecommissions.com/

2 Tier

=> http://2-tier.com/

Affiliate Directory

=> http://www.affiliatesdirectory.com/

5 Star Affiliate Program

=> http://www.5staraffiliateprograms.com/

**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

=> https://adwords.google.com/select/K…ToolExternal

Webmaster Toolkit Keyword Research Tool

=> http://www.webmaster-toolkit.com/ke…h-tool.shtml

SEO 20/20

=> http://www.seo2020.com/seo-tools/ke…search-tool/

WordTracker FREE Keyword Tool

=> http://freekeywords.wordtracker.com/

Digital Point

=> http://www.digitalpoint.com/tools/suggestion/

Nichebot Classic

=> http://www.nichebotclassic.com/

DomainCountry Keyword Tool

=> http://www.domaincountry.com/

NicheTaxi

=> http://www.nichetaxi.com/

Freeaddlink

=> http://freeaddlink.com/domain/research.php

**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…

eHow

=> http://www.ehow.com/

WikiHow

=> http://www.wikihow.com/Main-Page

AnswerBag

=> http://www.answerbag.com/

How Stuff Works

=> http://www.howstuffworks.com/

So You Wanna?

=> http://www.soyouwanna.com/

About.com

=> http://www.about.com/

Yedda

=> http://yedda.com/

Yahoo Answers

=> http://answers.yahoo.com/

Tips and Answers

=> http://www.tipsanswers.com/

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!)

=> http://www.earlytorise.com/

MyGoals

=> http://www.mygoals.com/

7. Article Directories

Article Directories need no introduction to most marketers here. Great source for new information and ideas.

EzineArticles

=> http://ezinearticles.com/

iSnare

=> http://www.isnare.com/

Associated Content

=> http://www.associatedcontent.com/

SearchWarp

=> http://searchwarp.com/

Article Dashboard

=> http://www.articledashboard.com/

GoArticles

=> http://www.goarticles.com/

ArticleBase

=> http://www.articlesbase.com/

ArticleDepot

=> http://www.articledepot.co.uk/

ArticleCity

=> http://www.articlecity.com/

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

=> http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Public…in_resources

Gutenberg

=> http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page

Online Books Page

=> http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/

Creative Commons

=> http://creativecommons.org/

Google US Government Search

=> http://www.google.com/ig/usgov

Public Domain Books Online

=> http://www.pdbooksonline.com/

ibiblio

=> http://www.ibiblio.org/

Health Research Books

=> http://www.healthresearchbooks.com/

Bibliomania

=> http://www.bibliomania.com/

Electronic Text Center

=> http://etext.lib.virginia.edu/

9. Interesting Facts

Useful and interesting information you can user as content on your site or newsletter to spice things up.

Amusing Facts

=> http://amusingfacts.com/

Strange Facts

=> http://www.strangefacts.com/

**Phew! Long list ain’t it? One last one!**

10. Forums

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!)

=> http://warriorforum.com/forum

Big Board

=> http://www.big-boards.com/

Digital Point

=> http://forums.digitalpoint.com/

Sitepoint

=> http://www.sitepoint.com

IM4Newbies

=> http://www.im4newbies.com/forum/

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

etc…

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!

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