Here’s a list of niches I’ve put together.
Where does the data come from?
Back in 2013 when forum marketing was a big thing I started a list of forums and discussion boards on FindAForum.net. On the site I added a site search facility, and it’s been logging search requests for the last 4 years. The niche ideas here come from what people have been typing into the search box on FindAForum.
Disclaimer: I’ve only included search terms that have been searched for more than 20 times. So anyone searching for a particularly secret micro-niche won’t have their niche revealed. Also I’ve removed any adult niches (there were a few of those lol).
Enough waffling already. Here’s the list. The most frequently searched for topics are at the top:
used car dealer
make money online
law of attraction
work from home
These niches are pretty high level. It would be extraordinarily difficult to launch a new website about headphones for example. But you might do better drilling down and making a micro-niche site about sports headphones, or headphones that cost the price of a small family saloon car.
What Else Have I Noticed?
The top 20 search queries are pretty much consistent with the most popular niches for marketing people like yourselves. Weight loss, fitness, dogs, travel and forex all appear in the top 20.
So it’s nice to see that FindAForum is primarily being used for internet marketing research purposes.
Coffee is a surprising entry in the top 10. However, it’s a very popular “niche” in that there are 4 coffee shops within 2 minutes walk of my Central London office.
What other good niches are in the list? My pick would be:
- survival – the preppers niche is huge. Sites also make good money in this niche since preppers buy so many supplies!
- health – a popular topic and there are so many micro-niches. Click here to read about my own experiences in this niche.
- pets – from the data I’ve collected dogs are 2.5 times as popular as cats.
- women – it’s interesting that the women niche occurs just above the stress niche. Coincidence? Probably not.
You can also find some good micro-niches by combining two or more of the phrases in the list above. Here are some examples:
- sports for pregnant women
- make money from woodworking
- military bikes
- golf holidays
- plumbing software
- stainless steel furniture
- diets for cats
- meditation for stressed parents
- astrology and yoga
- camping games
If you spot any more good ones then leave a comment below.
There are probably over 18,600 different combinations you can make from this list of 137 niches.
What’s not in the list?
I’m surprised so few people are searching for cars. Is this an overlooked niche?
While I was adding the initial batch of 1300 forums to FindAForum a huge percentage of the forums I added were related to cars. These forums are easy to start if you’re an enthusiast of a particular make/model of car. Plus they’re really easy to monetise.
Anyway, I hope you find this list useful. If you have anything to add, please leave a comment below.