Weird Internet Businesses Make Money
Coming up with a profitable site that will make
money can be a bit of a challenge. If you go with a weird internet business,
you can make money hand over fist. Don't laugh!
Why Do Weird Internet Businesses Make
Okay, let us be clear about one thing. We are
not talking about porn sites or anything else of that nature. When we talk
about a weird internet business, we are really talking about a very
particular niche market.
A niche is simply a segment of a business area
or subject that isn't discussed much, but has a lot of consumer
interest. The classic example of a niche market is Star Trek. The show has
spawned a legion of fans. Those fans go to conventions, buy every kind of
Star Trek product imaginable and generally are very loyal to the brand.
Although some people consider Star Trek fans to be a bit weird, they are a
One approach to making money on the internet is
to focus on a very particular niche. Adult web sites are the biggest revenue
producers on the web. Regardless of your view of those sites, they offer an
important lesson. Every single adult site is a niche site. Revenue studies
show the adult sites that are very niche defined absolutely rake in the
cash. This is a lesson you should take to heart.
Focusing on a niche market has some serious
advantages. The level of competition in the niche is almost always going to
be lower than in a more general market. Since there are fewer competitors,
you will be able to become a leading figure in the niche should you so
desire. This leads to publicity and so on. This is good. Very good!
Going with a niche market is a great idea, but
finding a weird niche is even better. Weird niches tend to have a smaller
population of interested people [i.e. potential customers], but they are
also ready to buy if you can provide them with something they have been
looking for but can't find. Just as important, they will come
back to buy more and tell there friends. This is also very good.
A classic example of a weird internet business
are gourds. It took me some time to figure it out, but gourds are melon-like
bulbs. Apparently, people like to dry them out and then paint on them. A lot
of people like to do this; maybe 50,000 searches a month are
undertaken for gourd keywords. A few years back, there was almost no
competition for rankings. You can guess what happened. Gourd sites started
popping up everywhere. I apologize for saying this if you are a gourd fan,
but painting gourds is just weird. This makes it a perfect weird internet
So, where do you find weird internet business
ideas? You have to hunt. Ah, you knew it wouldn't be that easy,
eh? A good place to start looking is your own life. What odd little things
do you like that you don't tell anyone about. Do some keyword
research to see if there are others out there sharing your quirk. If so, you
have the perfect weird internet business because you know something about it
and have some passion for the quirk.
You probably started off reading this article
wondering why anyone would want to pursue a weird Internet business to make
money. Two reasons come to mind, they are interested in it and they can make
money. I'm off to paint a gourd.
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