Hospital equipment is a rather broad niche that I am currently working with. So far, it provides decent results. First, I tried particular types of hospital equipment, namely MRI machines and X-Ray machines, but the average payout was still less that a quarter per click.
Usually, the pay out increases as you go from general to specific. But in case with hospital equipment I found the opposite to be true. The niche of hospital equipment provided better results than any particular subset of the niche.
I’ve also noticed a lot of ads for refurbished hospital equipment and used hospital equipment, as well as ads for hospital lab equipment. I’ll look into these further, if I have time.
I have discovered the criminal record search niche by promoting a website called RegistryRecords.Com. This site allows you to search criminal records, as well as other types of records, on practically anyone in US.
Not that I was that much interested in criminal records. Quite the contrary that 75% commission on each sale was the thing that got my attention. To make the long story short - I’m not making much money from the sales, but Google seems to love criminal records. (Not the first time Google saves my butt from financial misery.
Distance learning is a read hot niche. Thank you, Pete, for suggesting this niche (hey, finally I’ve got readers to submit their ideas to me). Distance learning is certainly a winner and I don’t think I’d ever try to play with it, had it not been for Pete’s advice.
Anyhow, getting education, diplomas and degrees online is very popular. So popular, in fact, that it’s estimated that diploma mills alone make over $500 million a year in US alone.
Can you image how big the legitimate marketing for distance learning has to be? Probably in the billions. And certainly you can claim a few grand of that distance learning pie.
This is most likely a seasonal fluke, but I see rather strong earnings from the pages that display ads on college textbooks. Textbooks are outrageously expensive so many students don’t shop at their on campus bookstores and look for cheap or used textbooks online.
As far as I could see, all textbook ads were from textbook stores and not MFA sites. My guess is that bids aren’t that high to attract this crowd. So if you are quick, go ahead and try college textbooks and see how it works out for you. I’m pretty sure that once the school starts, the textbook sellers will cut their ad budgets, but that yet remains to be seen.
Yes, government doesn’t just take your money, it also gives it away in the form of grants. There are so many government and state grants, that there are dozens of companies that publish hundreds of books about how you can obtain a government grant for school, business or just about anything else.
Go ahead, go to Amazon and enter “grants” or “government grants”. You’ll see a long list of publications, like
Foreclosure is one niche I’m watching closely. It doesn’t quite yet provide the payout I am accustomed to, but I think this one is a potential winner. Here is why.
Real estate bubble is deflating! The number of foreclosed properties was already pretty high last year and it’s likely to increase this year as home sale slow down and rates go up. This would increase the number of properties in foreclosure and pre-foreclosure and this niche is very likely to benefit.
So, what are some of the foreclosure niches you might want to look at. First, there are geographical niches, like Michigan foreclosures or San Diego foreclosures. Second, there are different types of foreclosures, depending on who financed the deal, like bank foreclosures or HUD foreclosures.
I haven’t seen selfstorage on any high paying keyword lists (one of those days I should experiment with that niche itself), but selfstorage surely worked for me. No dollar clicks, unfortunately, but the average is still fairly high and CTR is great.
I got the idea for this niche from one teleconference call I listened to several months ago. This guy (sorry, I don’t remember the name) who used to own four self storage locations in the past got a brilliant idea. He knew that the owners of self storage facilities spent a lot of money on advertising, since he was one of them.
So he approached several big self storage companies with a proposal that he would sell leads to them and get paid only for sign ups. I think he managed to get 20 bucks for every contract signed.
Here is how I stumbled upon computer forensics niche. Me and my business partner run a small domain business. Basically, we check for popular books or products sold through Amazon or eBay and see if domains for these products are registered or not.
Last week we bought a domain for a book called Break No Bones. It’s great book about a forensic archeologist and a series of mysterious occurrences that happen to him, after he uncovers some ancient bones. I won’t give away the plot, just take my word for it - get this book from a book store or a library, you won’t regret.
Safety training, workplace safety, what the hell am I talking about? Yes, it makes me wonder too. It’s not the first time I stumble upon a very boring mundane topic that works like a cash register.
Safety training and workplace safety is a very profitable niche, as I just recently found out for myself. There are tons of state, government and local regulations that companies have to follow (there is even an entire agency called OSHA, created by the government to keep track of workplace safety).
Because OSHA regulations are rather complex, a cottage industry that provides safety training and workplace safety materials has sprung up. There also are companies that provide diversity training, sexual harassment training and so on.
Online stock trading is a big business and don’t let low online broker fees fool you. While the day trading craze of the dot com era is over, I am happy to report that investment and stock trading niches do alright with AdSense.
Most of the clicks I get from my investment related websites fall in between 30 and 50 cents per click on average. However, I’m convinced that if I spend more time investigating this niche, I’ll be able to find subniches that pay well above the average.
I’m currently playing around with two investment niches – 401K and IRA rollover, which tend to be on the higher end of earnings. I plan to check out options and precious metals investments to see if these do any better.