In the past I have done several posts on finding niches and what niches tend to be profitable. You can even find 50 niches to get you started as well as easy ways to find profitable niches. Since I have been around this Internet marketing game for several years now I decided to change the way I choose my niches. I definitely still recommend that beginners to marketing online use these techniques to finding niches, but since I already have 80 domain names I won’t be looking for any new niches any time soon! (Yes, you saw that right, 80 domain names)
I set some huge goals for 2012 especially when it comes to the amount of words that I want to publish. Before the New Year started I was all excited about writing and even made a schedule for the whole month of January of what sites I was going to work on.
Let me just tell you that January 1, that schedule got thrown into the garbage. It wasn’t because I don’t like being organized and on task but it was because it was holding me back. There was no way I was going to accomplish my goals if I followed that schedule.
How Turned Procrastination Into Productivity
The first website that I had listed to work on was one that had 3 posts on it (selling Amazon items) and I had planned on expanding the site to at least 20 posts. But, the thing is that the site is about the most boring items ever and I simply couldn’t bring myself to write a review of the product.
On January 1, which was supposed to be the start of my super productive year, I sat there staring at a blank page and then at Facebook and then at my email and then at The Pond and then back to a blank page. This actually happened several times during the day until it got to be late at night and came to be my real working time when the kids were sleeping.
It was procrastination at its finest. But the thing is that 2012 is supposed to be different. I have to be super productive and take massive action but I was already failing on the first day.
I thought about it and the only reason why I was procrastinating was because I didn’t want to write that stinking boring review of the product. I was wasting my day away all because of that one product review that was on my schedule to write. I had no interest in this product and truthfully haven’t even used one of them before.
Right then and there I changed my tune for the year because I couldn’t continue to keep wasting time. I would never reach my goals that way. I decided I wasn’t going to let profitability or how much money I could make with this popular niche decide what type on website I worked on.
Instead, the niches I am going to focus on this year are ones that I have an interest in. The ones that I have actually used the products. The ones were it doesn’t take me 3 hours to write a review because I know nothing about the product and find it completely boring.
After letting myself off the hook for the review I was able to write almost 3,000 words for one of my other websites. I turned my procrastination into productivity with one simple switch of my business plan.
This may not work for everyone and some people actually enjoy the challenge of writing on things they aren’t familiar with. But for me, I have plenty of websites that can make a great deal of money and they are in niches that I don’t find completely boring and can easily write on.
That is what I love about internet marketing that there are no straight guidelines or rules that you have to follow to grow your business. I want to be productive and make my income goals and for me that means concentrating on the niches I enjoy. Otherwise I would most likely find myself sitting there staring at the blank page or Facebook or watching TV instead.
Now that I have done what is best for my business, I am being productive and am motivated once again to reach my goals and succeed beyond my wildest dreams this year.
Do you concentrate on niches you enjoy or know about or you the type of person that goes for any niche no matter how boring?