The Internet Marketing Dream

Hi all – don’t ever let anyone believe they know what you are going to do next. Surprise them every so often, it’s fun and it’s what makes life interesting. Enjoy:

Ok, I couldn’t resist trying this out for myself. After Splork’s excellent movie “Talking About the Web Sewers” using the same tool on the topic of the proliferation of crap articles spammed across the web, I thought it might make a nice movie to bash the A-listers and their e-books that scam noobs into believing they can make easy money online. Its all a bit of fun, which is what life should be!

Finding a Niche to Target: Weight Loss

I can’t believe a month has flown past since I wrote that last tongue-in-cheek stab at the make money online niche that looked more like paella than money. Well, I have to say, I didn’t make a whole load of paella from it, but it gave me the idea to branch out into different niches and see where the land lies.

Only problem with doing that on a site like this is that too many people will read it and figure out which niches I’m looking at targeting. Now that’s a real nuisance as I want to make use of this blog’s authority to boost the fortunes of some of my other sites in niches where they can actually do very well, but I’ll also end up showing everyone else what to target and just create a whole load of competition for myself.

What to do, eh?

Well, I’m going to not post about a certain niche that I’m interested in here and see how many new sites crop up for the keywords in the next couple of weeks just to test this theory out. So here is a niche that you can really get your teeth into if you really must. But be warned, it may not be as easy as you think.

It has nothing to do with make money online, so if that’s where you’re aiming all your arrows, this will be of no interest to you. Its actually in the weight loss niche, so if you think that is too competitive for you, then you are probably right. Weight loss is one of the most competitive niches around and its is damn difficult to break into. But once you have, then it can also be quite lucrative if you know how to work it. All the usual suspects will work, some better than others and I’m bust testing different streams of income right now. Not here on this site, of course, but on other domains that I own and maintain.

Actually, this post isn’t even going to link to any of those site, just to annoy you if you were thinking of clicking through to see what I’m up to. Ok I lied a little. I’m going to link to my new weight loss page on this site. In any case, you won’t learn much from my weight loss sites any more than you will learn from all the other sites that exist on page one in the SERPs for their given keywords. They all do one thing and that is advertise this or that weigh loss program, diet food plan or exercise and fitness system that will help (or otherwise) people to lose weight. They do this while writing articles about them to pad their sites out with plenty of original content, which is what the search engines like to see in a site these days.

While this is supposed to be a personal blog and not really a money making niche blog of any kind, it is a useful tool for me to try things out with. After all, it is all about what I’m doing online – and I’m busy making a living here! So of course anything that I write about concerning my online exploits and business are valid, just they become less readable and more functional. Well, if functional is going to help my business more than readable (which it will), then so be it.

In this particular niche there are so many different keywords to target, its difficult to nail down any specific one right here from the long list of weight loss tips, diet food delivery plans, weight loss supplements, fitness exercise equipment and apparatus, specialized diets like low carb, high protein, low fat diets and all the rest.

Ok, this is just a toe in the water tester post to see what it does and what traffic it attracts from where, so if you were hoping for something more, sorry to disappoint, but some things need to be kept a little closer to the chest than others. If you want to go target weight loss as a niche to make money from, go knock yourself out!

Terry Didcott

Make Paella Online

Well, I hadn’t intended really going through with this, but then the silly side of it sort of hit me and I thought, what the hell… This blog is, after all my own creation and I get to fill it with whatever lunacy I want, so I decided to abandon the make money online niche for a while and pursue the make paella online niche instead.

Why?

Well, it’s obvious, isn’t it? The make money online niche is so saturated with wannabe marketers all clamouring for the same pot of gold at the end of the rainbow that I thought, why follow the madding crowd when I can change tack completely and go after the relatively unspoilt spoils of the make paella online niche. Just to reinforce the viability of this niche, you have to realise that there is very little competition and I hear the rewards are pretty good. If you like paella, that is!

But 40 million Spaniards can’t be wrong and to be honest, it is quite tasty stuff!

So how much paella can you make online?

Well, I reckon there is a lot of paella to be made online for those who know where to look for it. Remember, you need to build up an authority site with 100 or so posts about paella and the many ways of making fast paella online. Then you have to get lots of backlinks to it, but probably not as many as those crowds of hopefuls all climbing over each other for that valuable commodity, oh yeah I think its called Scotch mist cause most of them won’t be getting their hands on any hard cash because most of the real make money is heading to a remote fishing lodge in Canada…

Well, then you sit back and wait for all that paella to start rolling in by the truckload, cause everyone else is looking the other way and no one has figured out how rich you can be with a garage full of paella. It stands to reason that this is a very lucrative niche to get into, not least of all because Google couldn’t care less if you want to target the make paella online keyword (and all its long tails) because who in their right mind would want to waste their valuable SEO knowledge on such an uncompetitive niche?

Ha, fools! You are all going after MMO and I’m going to make more than most of you by going after MPO!

Yes, SERPs domination is within my reach and nobody is going to stop me. Today the rice, tomorrow the fish! Wold domination is the only possible outcome to my fiendishly cunning stunt…

Ok, that’s enough crap, cause the dogs want to go out for their walk. Bye…

Update 23rd August:
Ok, joking aside, I just looked and I rank No1 for “Make Paella Online” without the quotes. Told you I’d be dominating this niche really fast and before you can say, “Shit the pan’s on fire!” I’m up there with the real big hitters. By the way, that’s without any of that fancy SEO crap that in all honesty is totally useless to you once your name is known to The Almighty Ones. Yep, don’t even bother trying to game the system or start crowing about your success in your blog, cause you’ll get shat upon. That’s one thing you can count on.

Now when it comes to working any niche, when you find a good one, work it really hard. Squeeze it like you were trying to get blood out of a stone and when you start getting a flow, don’t let go! That’s another way of saying: “Never give up!”

Terry Didcott