How to Find the Best Selling Niches
This is an awesome question if I have ever heard one… Where to find the best-selling niches for your new website? And this question leads to other questions like:
- Do I want to be in the best selling niche?
- Will the competition be too much for me in a top niche?
- Is the trend nearing an end or is it just beginning?
And honestly, I could go on and on with respect to the questions you will ask yourself when you are selecting a niche. The best method to answer to the question of… “Which Niche is Selling Best?” is RESEARCH, plain and simple.
Solve a Problem for a Select Group of People
When you are looking for a best-selling niche, all you really need to do is solve a problem. The problem doesn’t need to be earth shattering or life changing, it just needs to be a problem that a select group of people face every day. The problem can be as simple as “What new TV should I buy?” or “What is the best Air Filter to use in my Home?” The point here is that you do not need to get overly elaborate with your niche, I know several people who have very successful businesses selling everyday household items like athletic shoes, needle point, artificial flowers, carpet cleaners and even portable toilets.
I promise that by the end of this article, you will have a list of over twenty potential niche ideas and will be well on your way to selecting a few that will be profitable. So let’s get started by doing some research. The best part of researching for a popular niche is that you don’t need to go very far and you don’t need to spend a lot of money. Let’s review some of the best methods for find a best selling niche:
Number one: Your own Family
Simply look around you and ask, What are the problems that we have as a family and how can we solve them? You will be amazed at how many niche ideas you can generate by simply looking around your own home. Just thinking about my personal situation I can think of over a dozen niche ideas in just a few minutes.
- How to Organize a Walk-In Closet?
- How to Maintain a Family Budget and stick to it?
- What are the best Golf Clubs to purchase for a teen golfer?
- What are the Healthiest Toys to buy for a German Shepard?
- What are some Training Tips and Tools to use for a puppy?
Number Two: Social Media
The world revolves around social media. Social Media is so powerful that if you can find a problem to solve through Social Media, you can probably make on up. One of the most popular places to find a top selling niche on Social Media today is Pinterest. I have just logged onto Pinterest and within 3 minutes, I found ten perfectly viable niches to work with:
- Teeth whitening
- Travel Packing and Luggage
- Waterproof Sneakers
- Shaving / Men’s Grooming
- Coffee / Espresso Makers
Of course, Pinterest is not the only social media platform on the internet, I’m sure you have heard of Facebook and Twitter and you may have heard of Reddit or Linked In. Regardless of your favorite each of these Social Media outlets is a gold mine of niche ideas and suggestions. Facebook is full of groups that talk about everything from Jeep parts to Swim Lessons and Reddit bills itself as the “Front Page of the Internet”. What better place to find niche ideas than on the front page?
Number Three: Search Engines
People search for things on the internet by using Search Engines and the top three search engines are Google, Bing and Yahoo. So using a search engine to find the most recent top searches will clearly give you an idea of what people are looking for. There have got to be some pretty valuable niche ideas on that list. So let’s take a quick look. I did a Google search on “The top searches on Google” and quickly found the top 100 Google searches, supplied by a very helpful website called Ahrefs.com .
Scanning down the list I found some pretty common stuff in the top 20, but at 23 I found Calculators. They were probably looking for online calculators but it did give me an idea, scientific calculators, calorie calculators or printing calculators… Three pretty good niches. At 87, I found Bed, Bath and Beyond and at 91, I found Credit Karma. Aroma Therapy and Credit Repair are two of the most popular niches on the internet and that’s why these two searches are in the top 100.
Remember this… According to SEOTribunal.com, Google receives 63,000 search requests per second, that’s 3.8 million per minutes and over 5.8 billion on any given day.
Number four: Amazon
Now you should all be aware by now that Amazon will soon own the planet, that’s my theory anyway. And if that’s the case, I want to be a part of it. Sorry, just having a little fun, but honestly Amazon does sell to more people than anyone, except maybe Walmart. So as you might expect, Amazon and Walmart for that matter are great place to find popular niches. Using our old friend Google, we can do a search and find many of the top selling items on the two powerhouse retailers.
When I Googled “Best selling items on Amazon”, I quickly found this web page “Top Selling Amazon Products” by www.Startupbros.com”. All 10 of the suggestions on this page are awesome niche ideas, from pet grooming products to stainless steel straws, they all seem like perfect candidates for a niche website.
You may not know this but Walmart is working very hard to compete with Amazon for the online market and as such is an awesome Affiliate Partner. So taking to Google again, I found a list of the top selling items at Walmart and “WOW”, what a list… 50 top selling niche ideas all on one page: pool supplies, oil-less fryers, water softeners, RV and Maine supplies and humidifiers. It just never seems to end.
The point is that awesome niche ideas are all around us and all we need to do is pay attention to what other people want. Remember the trick to being successful online is to solve other peoples problems and if you do that for a lot of people then you will make a lot of money.
Make a list of 50 popular niches
Now I want you to do some homework. Use the four methods I have listed above to make a list of 50 popular niches. Do not concern yourself with whether you are an expert or if you like the particular niches, just list them. Once you have created the list, you can continue on with the article and learn how to narrow these options down to a select few and you might just find your next niche website idea.