Hi everyone! I’m about to share something with you – and what’s so funny to me about this is that each one of you is going to say to yourself, “Well she announced it so now it’ll be saturated, so I won’t bother.” So what will probably happen is NO ONE will pursue it. LOL!
Anyway, I forget what I was researching one day – some sort of sports or fitness crap. And I stumbled upon a little item that had a lot of reviews for Amazon, like 200+ almost five stars. Sold for a nice little $80-130 or so. I did some keyword research, and there was decent traffic.
So I slapped up a lens. I really wrote it horribly, too because I know NOTHING about this topic, nor do I care to – which is why I thought I’d pass this niche idea along – it’s too good for someone not to take advantage of. So please, someone do it.
The niche is… bike racks.
Yeah giggle – I won’t be using this product myself. But some people do! And they range from about $30 to really expensive ($698 for a BMW version).
What I’ve done is created a keyword file for you in TXT that I downloaded to get you started. You can grab that here.
All I did was build a Squidoo lens about it. It gets a small amount of traffic (300/month-ish?), but they’re BUYERS, not tire kickers. This crowd needs a bike rack. They’re shopping. So they convert high. Most don’t buy through my Squidoo module. I’ve made about $13 this month with the lens and an additional $6 in ad revenue. Most buyers click out on my Amazon Associates links and convert where I get to keep the revenue myself. That’s added up, too.
So today I thought, “somebody’s gotta do something with this niche – it’s too easy to rank and if you put ANY effort into doing some real reviews, you’d have a very profitable affiliate niche to rule in.”
You could do it many ways but I’ll tell you what I’d do if I cared about the niche at all:
1. Grab a generic domain about bike rack reviews. Godaddy says bikerackreviews.com is available, but they’d like you to bend over and pay them over $600 for it. Pffft! So maybe this: topbikerackreviews.com It’s avaiable and it’s just $12.99.
The fact that bikerackreviews.com is available amazes me because it has almost 10,000 searches a month.
2. Build a site for it – I don’t care if it’s a blog or static. Blog would be easier. I would have categories for bike racks.
- Roof Mount
- Hitch Mount
- Trunk Mount
- Spare Tire Mount
- Truck Bed Mount
- Storage Bike Racks
- Garage Bike Racks
3. I would build up content reviewing each one of these, using consumer reviews to point out flaws and perks.
4. I would blog DAILY if you truly want to dominate in it.
5. I would begin outsourcing to a Squidoo lens builder (there are good $10/lens people now) and have one built for each blog post you create, pointing back to it. You’ll garner two spots in the search results – one lens and one with your blog.
6. In your blog post, talk about the features bike rack buyers want to know about. Look at the negative reviews to find this out. IE: is it stabilized on the car? Will it fit two adult bikes? That kind of stuff. Negative reviews say a lot. So do positive ones. Read them ALL.
7. Most have free shipping, emphasize this.
8. Blog using the following titles: generic, like bike racks; specific, like spare tire bike rack, brand, like Allen bike racks; and product name, like Allen 103a bike rack. Conduct your keyword research like this, too. My file is for “bike rack” to start with. Then use the free Google keyword tool to do search lists for the types “roof bike rack,” for the brands “Thule bike rack” and for the specific products. This is perfect for Squidoo lens building because each MODULE has a title.
9. Have a section for bike rack accessories – adapters, locking hitch pins, stabilizer straps, etc.
Now if you want to go broader, you can do kayak racks, canoe racks, cargo boxes, ski racks, snowboard racks, and so on. But only do these AFTER you’ve got the car rack one going. (Or, choose one of these instead).
Told ya this cuz I love you guys. Someone(s) run with it!