11 Simple Ways to Be the Worst Niche Marketer on the Planet

Filed in Niche Research by on January 15, 2015


This is a guest contribution by Karol K.

Since the new year is here already, there seems to be no better time to learn how to screw things up big time with your niche marketing!

Wait, what?!

Yep, you're reading this correctly. Today, we're looking into every (well, a lot of them, at least) bad practice in niche marketing there is.

We're doing so to find a creative way in which we can fail in 2015 and going forward!

So if you want your niche site(s) to fail, read on, it's going to be a treat!



1. Be addicted to niche marketing porn

Let me ask you something, how many online courses, ebooks, teleseminar subscriptions have you bought in 2014?

Is the number less than 50? If it is, you clearly need to ramp things up in 2015!

There really is no better way to fail than just to stay caught up in educational material all year and take absolutely no action.

After all, you're not ready to take action yet, aren't you?

You absolutely need to check out this one more course and then you'll be ready.


2. Have a "get in quick, get out quick" attitude

Okay, here's me letting you in on a secret...

There really is no point to develop any long term strategy or presence in a niche.

You should just get in quick - do basic keyword research, launch a site, sell something, and then get out quick once Google figures you out and bans your site anyway.

Long term strategies are for wussies!


3. All you want is for someone to "give you some of that passive income"

Passive income is why we get into online marketing, isn't it? We all want to be like Pat Flynn.

The dream is to launch a site, do a minimum of setup, publish "some content" on it, put up some ads/reviews, and that's it.

Then, once the site is online, you just have to wait for an ultra engaged audience to come to you, and at that point everything starts working on autopilot.

So make this your strategy for 2015:

  • launch a site,
  • forget about it,
  • launch another one,
  • repeat.

Speaking of launching sites ...


4. Launch like 100 niche sites in one week


Let's make volume the keyword of niche marketing in 2015.

Niche marketing is simple math, really. Just look at it the following way.

If you have 100 sites and each makes even a mere $10 a month, you end up with $1000 of extra income / month!

This really is a goldmine (especially considering the site building strategy listed in #3).

Never mind that 100 x $0 is still $0. Let's be quiet about that part. Shush!


(P.S. If you'd like to download a free list of 1,781 profitable niches click here or the image below)

1781 niches [new]


5. Jump into new niches right away

Let's stay with the topic of niche selection for a while here.

When you're launching a lot of sites, it's hard to do proper research for all of them and for every single niche you're thinking about getting into.

So don't even bother (reread #2).

Do just the minimum - you just need to make sure that there is a niche, no matter if you know anything about it, or about the problems that people in this niche need solving.

Here's a shortcut, answer these questions:

  • Is there a keyword?
  • Are there other sites?
  • Are there affiliate products?
  • Boom!


6. Keep launching only 5-page sites

In case you didn't know, niche means small.

Small sites are quicker and easier to launch, keyword research is simpler, and you can narrow down on specific promotions and products.

Never mind Google ... they surely won't care about the size of your site and will be more than happy to rank you for whatever keyword you wish.

Oh, and never mind the audience either ... they surely won't be suspicious at all seeing an extra small site that tries to sell them on some medications.

No problem at all here.





7. Publish only 300-word articles

You'll be amazed at how impressive a 300-word article can look on a webpage. Especially once you add in some stock photos from iStock, include an infographic built with Visme, use a bigger font and set ultra-short paragraphs.

Besides, writers usually charge by the word, so why would you pay for a 600-word post if you can get two 300-word ones, right?

And again, don't worry about Google or your audience, they will be happy with you even taking the initiative to share anything on the topic, and thus will be forever grateful for it.

No matter what the topic is, it can always be explained in 300 words or less in a quality and in-depth manner.

Or ...


8. Use only PLR and spun content

PLR was made for a purpose.

Specifically, made for marketers who don't have the time for puny things like quality content creation or relating back to real problems of real people in their niches.

No, why would you lose your time on that when you can just simply (1) get a PLR article, (2) spin it, (3) publish it as yours.

Don't worry about other marketers doing the exact same thing and even using the exact same PLR articles.

Your spun version will surely be unique by some miraculous turn of events.

Oh, and as always, Google won't find out either.

I mean, they might notice if you used the PLR stuff without altering it, but they have no chance against your spun articles ... even though they look exactly the same as everyone else's spun articles.


9. Be too SEO-centered

Something you literally can't forget about is to publish tens of articles all targeting very similar keywords.

For instance, if the niche is "guitar playing," go ahead and publish separate posts targeting keywords like: "guitar playing advice," "guitar playing tips," "guitar playing tricks," "guitar playing hints."

I'm sure they won't all talk about the exact same things. The readers will appreciate.


10. Publish fake reviews

Now, let's also not forget about the best affiliate-related monetization technique there is - publishing fake reviews.

A fake review is a review where you just go to the official promotional material given by the affiliate manager, copy and paste the best sounding bits and pieces, and publish the whole thing as a "review."

So in short, you didn't even lay your hands on the product, or tested it yourself, but you're publishing what you call a review.

Bonus. Add some fake flaws - flaws that don't matter. For instance, if the product is a downloadable piece of software, say that the file is large or some nonsense. This will make the review sound more factual.


11. Jump onto any affiliate launch there is

This really is crucial. How else are you going to make money if you're not promoting every possible affiliate product there is?!

Just go to Clickbank or some other network, subscribe to affiliate newsletters and be on the lookout for every launch that's going on, even if it's not 100 percent hand-in-glove related to your niche.

Some people will buy the thing anyway, right? Even if it's 0.0005% of them, it's still something.

Of course, after a while, your audience might get annoyed and leave you altogether, but let's not worry about that right now.

After all, you can always sell the site on Flippa and move to the next project (reread #2).


Back to reality, please

Okay, I guess it's a good moment to call it a day and stop this madness already.

Let me just be really honest for a minute here, so that we're clear about the purpose of this guide.

Please, don't implement anything you've read in this post!

This was a somewhat reversed look at common niche marketing mistakes.

I've chosen this angle because sometimes it's easier to talk about some common problems if we adapt a satiric and sarcastic tone.

And even though the tone here was not very serious, the core of the topic is as serious as it can get.

So please beware of these mistakes ... unless you want to achieve the goal advertised in the headline, in which case, go ahead.

Anything else we could place on this list, did I forget about any mistake that's equally dangerous?


(P.S. If you'd like to download a free list of 1,781 profitable niches click here or the image below)

1781 niches [new]


Author Bio: Karol K. (@carlosinho) is a blogger and writer for hire. His work has been published all over the web, on sites like: NewInternetOrder.com, MarketingProfs.com, Lifehack.org, Quick Sprout, ProBlogger, Six Revisions, Web Design Ledger, and others. Feel free to contact him to find out how he can help your business grow by writing unique and engaging content for your blog or website.

To date, Stuart has revealed well over 1,500 hot niches.

He's living his dream of being location independent, and having traveled the world, thanks to internet marketing.

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