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Does that mean, you can’t succeed anymore? Not at all.
In fact, I would guess that the average potential in one of these niches is higher than in most other niches.
Let’s take a look at how you can reach as close to that potential as possible.
Start Small & Make Steps
My first tip is to start small and make steps.
When starting your blog, you will want to start off with the lowest competition keywords and work your way up.
While you haven’t yet built up your authority and content relevance, you should go for the low-competition keywords.
Once you have built up your authority and content relevance, you can go for the higher-competition keywords.
By working your way up, you can grow consistently.
My next tip is to create product (or anything else) reviews.
Hear me out on this one.
Let’s say, you’re in the weight-loss niche.
Imagine trying to rank for “how to lose weight”… Impossible.
Now, imagine trying to rank a review for a ton of different weight-loss E-books and maybe some supplements… Doable. Why?
Because there are so many.
But, the intent of the people you’re reaching is quite similar. Someone interested in a weight-loss E-book is interested in losing weight.
This goes back to starting off small, as you can start with less popular E-books or supplements.
If they’re less popular, then there will be less reviews on them, meaning less competition.
From here, you can gradually build up your different keywords and content relevance.
Every popular niche has hundreds of sub-niches.
Sub-niches that you can dig into, cover the best, and rank for.
If you’re just covering the most generic parts of a niche that everyone has already heard thousands of times, you will find it hard to get anyone to listen to you.
But, if you cover sub-niches which the bigger guys’ have not covered as well, people interested will come flying.
Find Long-Tail Keywords
I feel like finding long-tail keywords is the most generic advice you hear everywhere.
But, it’s true.
Long-tail keywords are great, especially if they have some buyer-intent.
The way I like to find long-tail keywords for affiliate sites at least is taking a look at the problems that product solves.
Now, put yourself into the perspective of a potential customer and use Google to search about that problem.
Google will also show you suggestions and if Google shows you suggestions, that means people are sometimes searching for that keyword.
Play around with it, you can often find a mix of keywords that you can then cover which haven’t really been covered well before. If you are looking for long tail keywords, there are some great all-in-one SEO tools to help you do so.
SEO, Networking & Link-Building
Whatever your preferred method of traffic is, do it properly.
If your main focus is on getting traffic from Google, then take your SEO seriously.