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 NicheGeek.com

ATM Machines - **** Niche

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2006-07-30 15:13.
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ATM Machines, if you play it right, can be a godsend niche. I kid you not. You can buy ATM machine online, you can lease ATM machine online, you can order a sign for your ATM and you can order ATM supplies, like thermal paper, all online.

Seriously, you can buy ATM machine for about tree thousand dollars and plenty of convenience store and gas station owners do. There is a market for used ATM machines as well. There are famous automated teller machine brands, like Triton or Tranax, and there are lesser known ATM manufacturers. There are ATM repair technicians and ATM installation specialists.

CCTV and Surveillance Systems - *** Niche

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2006-07-30 08:47.
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One thing that experienced AdSense professionals know is the importance of acronyms and how much money some of them can make for you. A quite profitable one (although not as profitable as some others I know) is CCTV.

CCTV simply stands for Closed Circuit Television and it’s basically a video surveillance system (another great key phrase, by the way). CCTV and other types of surveillance systems are creeping up everywhere – not just convenience stores and warehouses, but offices, homes, parks, streets, schools, etc.

In fact, due to rise in terrorism threats, CCTV is almost mandatory now for a lot of public projects. But businesses and individuals spend a lot of money on Closed Circuit Television and surveillance system as well.

Raising Dirty Laundry Up a Flag Pole

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2006-07-30 07:16.
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Picture this. You’re talking to a prospect, trying to sell him or her a product when deep inside you know that the product has a flaw in it. Let’s say it is the worst-looking product you could possibly offer. Furthermore, it has a stupid name. Even worse, you normally sell the most advanced-looking products—ones that win awards for their beauty, design and technology—and this one is plain ugly.

That’s exactly the challenge I faced when I offered a thermostat made by a small company in the Detroit area. The Magic Stat name was not very memorable, the plastic case looked cheap and the entire unit looked like it was a throwback to Thomas Edison.

How To Make 22 Million Dollars A Year From A Clubbing Website

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sun, 2006-07-30 06:55.
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http://www.clubplanet.com/

In 1995, this oft-rejected newcomer to New York City's club scene found a way to get past the doorman of every hot club he longed to enter--start a website offering club-goers free club reviews and information. The now-savvy Fox recalls his earlier, awkward days: "I showed up at a club wearing green shorts, and everyone was in black. The bouncer looked at me and said, 'There's no way.'"

Lessons From The Vice Squad, Part I

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2006-07-29 15:15.
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Link of the day - Coupons For Godaddy

 

It’s no secret among top marketers that some of the smartest salesmen are con-artists. I do NOT suggest you get involved in any sort of unethical project... and, in fact, I hope you rot in hell if you do.

Online Logo Creation

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2006-07-29 13:38.
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http://www.logoworks.com/

Sarah Hawley, a 10-year public-relations veteran, was moving from a job at a large agency to launch her own business, Mockingbird PR, out of her home in Gilbert, Ariz. She soon discovered that her experience bringing in clients wasn't enough. Appearances mattered too.

"Freelancing without a logo or Web site or identity really hurt me going up against agencies or even small boutique firms," she says. "If I went to pitch business to someone, I would give them my proposal. But if they wanted to check me out, there was no image to put in front of them. I had to do something to be more professional. I was committed, but I looked like someone just doing it on the side."

Car Donations - **** Niche

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Sat, 2006-07-29 13:08.
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I’m telling you folks, the REAL profitable niches are A LOT DIFFERENT from what you see in so called “profitable keyword lists”. Forget credit cards, home loans, car insurance and other nonsense. The niches that pay out may appear very strange and unexpected.

Like car donations! Car donations? Yes, you heard me right – car donations. If you live outside US, this may not make very much sense to you, but people here donate their cars to charities and write this off as a tax break. Say, you have a total clunker that doesn’t run that you wanted to get rid of. You donate your car to charity and get a fat tax break for that year (the value of the car, which is often judged much higher than what the car you donated is really worth, had you tried to sell it).

4 Simple Promotional Ideas (Dan Kennedy)

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2006-07-28 17:33.
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This was a great example of how anyone can succeed in promoting their business by following these four simple ideas:

#1: Worry less about image than everybody else does.

#2: Write like you would talk - selling face-to-face, person-to-person.

#3: Be friendly, not stuffy

#4: Be courageous.

As a final comment on this subject, I'd like to encourage you to really work at putting together good direct marketing campaigns for your business. Don't just hastily throw something together or just wholesale copy an idea you got from these emails.

It takes time, effort, research and sweat to make direct marketing work. One friend of mine in the business forces himself to write at least fifty different possible headlines for the same ad before settling on the best one.

Geese Chasing Millionaire

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2006-07-28 16:00.
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http://www.geesepoliceinc.com

David Marcks discovered a lucrative business opportunity when he used his dog to solve a problem that he constantly faced working at a golf course - the proliferation of geese. Geese love to inhabit open spaces that provide them with water and plenty of food (such as short, tender grasses). While adding a "natural look" to golf courses, no one would want to play in a golf course where the grass couldn't be seen under the cover of goose droppings. Imagine wading in the middle of goose droppings to hit a golf ball. Yikes!

Breathalyzers And Alcohol Tests - ***, sometimes **** Niche

Submitted by Dmitri Davydov on Fri, 2006-07-28 14:55.
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I know what you are thinking. What? Breathalyzers? A great niche? It is indeed. And I did not know it either or wouldn’t have even known it, but I just happened to reprint an article written by a Colorado lawyer about how to avoid false breathalyzer results.

The next thing I see is a bunch of dollar clicks coming from that article (the average, as usual, was lower after a while). Baffled, I started to examine my logs and see what ads are being displayed and clicked. These weren’t DUI lawyers ads, as I originally suspected (a niche that is solidly occupied by MFAs anyway), but rather ads from breathalyzer manufacturers (like ACE Breathalyzer) and breathalyzer resellers.