View Poll Results: What niches (other than online gambling) do you have sites in?

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  • Technology / Gadgets

    5 31.25%
  • SEO / Web

    4 25.00%
  • Travel

    4 25.00%
  • Finance

    3 18.75%
  • Dating

    2 12.50%
  • XXX

    2 12.50%
  • Fitness

    1 6.25%
  • Sports (non-gambling)

    2 12.50%
  • Politics

    1 6.25%
  • Food

    1 6.25%
  • Humour

    0 0%
  • Animals

    0 0%
  • Games (non-gambling: eg: chess)

    2 12.50%
  • Music

    0 0%
  • Other (Please Tell!)

    7 43.75%
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    Default What other niches do you work in?

    A while ago there was a poll asking whether the good folks at GPWA diversified into other niches and a large proportion did. So I figured why not find out exactly what floats everybodies boats.

    So.... What niches (other than online gambling) do you have sites in?
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    Personally, I'm a big believer in diversification and have some fitness sites as well as the beginnings of dabbling in SEO/Web (mainly about joomla) and travel. Travel is something that I'm a big fan of, so I want to start to devote more time to this niche.

    Seeing as my wife and I spend half our time showing friends and family around london (she's from the US, and we get tons of visitors) or acting as an information desk for anyone my father in law meets who is thinking about going to london/england/europe I figured why not make a specialist travel site for London (and the rest of the UK to a lesser extent) specifically targeted at Americans. What's nice about that site is that my wife will be able to work on it with me for the first time (although she doesn't know this yet! ).
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    I do sell books and music via Amazon (UK) but you have to sell a shedload of books and CDs to make much money at 5%-ish from Amazon, with a lousy 7 commission-per-item cap.

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    None. They simply are not as valuable.
    Amazon + Sports Tickets tried and rejected as quite low value alternatives.

    Anyone found a diversification niche that pays $1,000+ per month yet?

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    It's not necessarily the subject, it's how you go about doing it. Fitness ebooks are worth well over $1000 a month to some people. Granted they aren't residual income streams so if you stop then the income quickly stops too.
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    I appreciate that might not be your take on the subject Jarvi - but I was keen to cut to the bottom line.

    The OP question was "So.... What niches (other than online gambling) do you have sites in?"

    As most respondents have already proven an ability to earn money in this gaming niche - and are perusing online activities as a business rather than a hobby - I was just re-asking the question adding a rider to the end of the question ... that payout at four figures a month.

    Has anyone had that sort of success in a new niche? And how does it compare?

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    Once April 15th hit Black Friday And most said to deversify I did .
    My sites beside Gambling include:
    streaming of movies.free and membership type sites. both reg movies and adult movies
    clickbank sites ( product reviews and sales )
    a few sites in pharma.
    a site to unlock wifi ( 3 weeks old and making a
    an SEO VPS site sells slots( individual) on vps with many softwares all set up ! Huge profit !
    about 12 adsense( and other types) in several niches

    In process sites are:
    an ebook membership site
    an adult style forum/site affiliate product sales also


    I have left gambling projects undone since black friday and only update the done sites

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    I thought I answered your question by saying fitness ebooks. Perhaps what I should have said was, "many of the niches in the poll can earn 4 figures a month if you have the right methods". Gambling is seen as lucrative, however, if you have worked out some decent PPC and contextual advertising methods then gambling doesn't seem as attractive, particularly with all the non-payment/terms changes issues.

    Anyway, it's baldidiot's poll so I'm not going to hijack it any further.
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    Anything that will support our main business, i.e. online gambling, is a welcome supplement. No dating services, thank you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by jarvi View Post
    I thought I answered your question by saying fitness ebooks. Perhaps what I should have said was, "many of the niches in the poll can earn 4 figures a month if you have the right methods".
    I'm sure top earners can make it - I've read about top Amazon affiliates that apparently bring in five figures each month ... suggesting that they're selling thousands of books ... but these are not empirical experienced tales written by people I know.

    So is anyone here personally making a four-figure monthly return on these niches?
    Anyone been able to leverage their web-experience and make it pay in a different field?

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    It seems that many affiliates here are involved in more than just gambling.

    I think it is good to diversify. Just imagine if one of your websites loses its search engine traffic and you depend on this. If you have more than one website it is less of a problem. If you only have one website and you have problems then you have a big problem.

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    I'm thinking of getting into other niches very shortly. Its always a good idea to diversify, putting all of your eggs into one basket is a bit risky. Before Black Friday, I didn't even think about other niches. But since then, its definitely sounding like a pretty good idea.

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    Although gambling might bring you the best value for traffic doesn't mean you should only do gambling affiliate sites.

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    Casino City does over $1,000 a month in hotel reservation affiliate revenues for casino hotel properties through hotels.com and priceline.com. We also generate a smaller amount of revenue from sales of gaming related books through amazon.com. The biggest new business diversification we are involved with at the moment is the launch of Casino City's Worldwide Gaming Exchange which is like an ebay for land-based casino operators buying and selling equipment like used slot machines. That is not really an affiliate business, although the revenue stream is based on a commission on sales made, so it is somewhat like being an affiliate from that perspective.

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    Resources for Affiliates: iGamingDirectory.com, iGamingAffiliatePrograms.com, GamingMeets.com

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    Deals in Finance/ Travel and technology..

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