Are you a ‘niche collector’, like us? Seriously, we love niches. We first got interested in AdSense niches five years ago, when we accidentally found out that you can make either $0.02 or $2.42 per click. The difference? Topic of your article. So right away, we started wondering – what’s the most profitable Adsene keyword(s) out there? Then we stumbled upon unusual business niches. Then we found out that a lot of people are looking for a good website niche (aka profitable website niches) to start their business. So we decided to start a niche website that covers nothing but profitable (crazy, unusual) niches. If you are a nicheholic, you’ll love

Why People Raised With A Silver Spoon In Their Mouth Seldom Develop That Fire-In-The-Gut Motivation.

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Thu, 2007-03-15 09:41.
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I have now lived long enough, survived enough adventures, and observed enough other clueless people get a clue… that I can safely say everyone has a handful of moments in their life that shape who you are and how successful you will be.

Most of these life-changing moments involve some sort of crisis or problem. Finding true love is great… but it’s now you handle heartbreak, for example, that really defines you.

Nearly every super-successful entrepreneur I’ve met started out dead-broke, too. People raised with a silver spoon in their mouth seldom develop that fire-in-the-gut motivation necessary to achieve great things.

How Do You Franchise THAT?

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2007-03-14 12:16.
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Home Business Ideas

One of the most frequently asked questions that I hear, especially coming from my more entrepreneurial clients, is, “Why would anyone ever buy this franchise?”

This question is usually followed by a series of observations. “Anyone could do it.” “There’s nothing to this business.” “I don’t think this business can be franchised.” And of course, the final underlying question, “Why wouldn’t someone simply do this themselves?”

Their concern is a valid one. Some concepts are simply not well differentiated. Moreover, some of them have low barriers to entry.

Direct Selling: Dreams And Reality

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Wed, 2007-03-14 08:20.
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This is how I took 4 vacations last year. 

Direct selling of products such as cosmetics and cookware may not be the easy path to riches. But the flexible hours have made this the work of choice for some 14.1 million Americans, most of them women.

Though there are those who earn six-figure incomes from selling person-to-person or through the home parties that characterize this business, that is more the exception than the rule. More typical of the $30.5 billion industry, which includes names such as Avon, Tupperware, Amway and the Pampered Chef, is part-time or occasional involvement in distributing the products to friends, family and acquaintances. For many, it's a way to earn a bit of extra money during the holiday season or when households are pressed for cash.

How To Become A Super Affiliate And What Is It Anyway?

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2007-03-13 11:16.
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The easiest low-cost homebusiness in the world

Over the last few days I have been getting pounded by IM’s and emails from AM’s (affiliate managers) and brass from networks, most of whom I’ve never even heard of. Why? God only knows. I think someone dropped my name and email info in an atricle or post somewhere, but I have yet to find it and have them remove it. The reason they are after me? Not because of my forum or blog, but because I am labeled as a super affiliate. But what is a super affiliate really? And why is this label being thrown around more and more than ever before? Because it’s the spot that every affiliate wants to be in, and that every ad network wants to attract into it’s network.

How One Blogger Increased His Revenue From $300/Mo To Over $3000/Mo With Things Other Than AdSense.

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2007-03-13 08:15.
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10 Cool Online Home Business Ideas

When I first started my blogging adventure, my goal was never to make money from it - I just wanted a place to post my ramblings. However, because one of the rambling topics I cover is about making money on the Internet, it made perfect sense to use this blog as a case study on how to take a blog and turn it into an Internet money machine.

John Chow dot Com was monetized back in September, where it made $352.94 - all of it coming from Google AdSense. In October, I added Vibrant Media IntelliTXT to the revenue mix and posted $1,361.64 in blog income. In November, blog traffic went down but income went up to $2,139.93 thanks to additional advertising options. Traffic dropped even more in December but income continued to increase as I posted a record $2,790.05 of blog income.

Don't Amazon Me - How To Pick A Good Niche For A Bookstore

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Tue, 2007-03-13 07:09.
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Christy Coyne recently opened a second location of her Orange County children's bookstore, the First Page, and she's already working on the next chapter of what she hopes will be an ongoing business success story.

The plotline has her creating an e-commerce site by April and selling her first two franchises by September.

She'll also finalize contracts with three employees that she wants to turn into partners, which will give them ownership stakes in the growing operation.

Like many main characters in books, Coyne knew she had to buck the odds. In Coyne's saga, the goal is to create a children's bookstore that would be a profitable haven for harried moms and curious kids alike.

Do Sales Contests Work?

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2007-03-12 12:37.
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When managing sales people you'll actually be dealing with three distinctly different situations.

The first was the poor performers and all the problems that they bring to an organization. But now I would like to shift our attention to the group that is mostly ignored my management which are the high performers.

If you're looking for a prompt increase in sales a good way to get it is to divert some attention from the mediocre group to the high performance group. It's much easier to coach a successful person to even better performance than to get a mediocre performer to begin succeeding.

How To Profit From The Yoga Craze

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Mon, 2007-03-12 08:53.
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Once upon a time, yoga was a purely spiritual practice. Although this remains true for traditional practitioners, it stands to reason that today’s breed of yogis is decidedly different--with decidedly different gear to match. “They’re not necessarily deeply spiritual, but looking more to do yoga as another form of exercise,” says Jennifer McKinley, co-founder and general manager of Plank, a Charlestown, Massachusetts, maker of chic, high-end yoga mats, totes and other accessories. Launched in 2005, the company projects sales of $750,000 for 2007.

The Secret Power Of Marketing

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2007-03-11 12:06.
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How To Sell Reports 

There are marketing lessons everywhere you look.

In the (hopefully) final chapter of my unpleasant encounter with the cable company, I was reminded that a “tier” system is almost always in place when you’re dealing with businesses that have a product or service you want.

This mostly-hidden world of power is what fuels conspiracy theories and gets best-selling thrillers published.

And it explains something critical about customer management that entrepreneurs often miss.

How To Make Wads Of Cash As An Online Dating Coach

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2007-03-11 07:30.
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Marianne Kost, a divorced mother in New York, paid $2,000 for a profile, photographs and coaching from Evan Marc Katz, owner of two coaching services based in Los Angeles, and Ms. Kost was new to online dating, so Mr. Katz also helped her decide which dating service to use and which men to meet.

When Ms. Kost wrote her personal essay, Mr. Katz pushed her to tell specific stories, such as, “I came face-to-face with a bull moose during rutting season,” and, “I occasionally smear a glob of peanut butter on my dog’s nose, just for fun.” Ms. Kost said she had many responses when her profile went online at