Niche Keywords - Sub Niche Keywords Are Your Key
There are many great markets you can make money in online. But you will save yourself a lot of time and effort if you don't try to go toe to toe with the 'big boys'.
For example, lets say you want to make money in the weight loss market, which is an extremely competitive market. Why make your life harder than it needs to be by trying to go straight on against millions of competitors? That's just silly.
Instead, why not find a 'little' sub section of that market where there will be much less competition but still enough interest for you to make a very nice living (and remember, this is just one website. You can repeat this method as many times as you want and have dozens of niche websites all making you money).
So, instead of focusing on such a broad term as weight loss, why not find a niche that targets "middle aged women and weight loss"? Or how about "teenage boys weight loss"? See what I mean, you are still in the weight loss market but you are targeting a more precise sub section of the market instead of trying to throw a net over the whole ocean.
Doing this will make it so much easier to make money online. It will just make your life so much simpler and you can find a great list of highly targeted keywords that you can rank for a lot more easily than you would if you went with the broad weight loss terms.
To find highly targeted keywords for your niche all you have to do is to use the free Google Keyword Tool online. Start by entering a broad search term related to your niche, say weight loss for moms. The tool will give you a list of up to two hundred variations of that keyword.
Some of the variations will work, some won't. But it will give you a great place to start. From there you can drill down even further until you have a nice big keyword list to work from.
You also want to make sure that the keywords you choose are highly relevant to your website. Don't choose a bunch of keywords that have a high monthly search volume if they are not highly relevant to what your website is all about. The traffic that you get won't be very targeted and your conversions will suffer.
Finding great niche keywords is one of the most important tasks you can master to have a successful online business. Good keywords may take some time to find but when you do they are like money in the bank. Use the free tools online or invest in some down loadable software, it's up to you. Just make sure you know what you need to look for and the difference between a good keyword and a not so good keyword.