A Crafty Way to Dominate Big Niches

I used to be scared of ever giving away some of my best ideas for some reason, but I’ve come to understand that the more you help people, the more you get in return.

Having said that, I want to explain one of my best techniques that will allow you to start a blog in a big niche that gets a lot of traffic and sales.

Most People Think the Wrong Way About Attacking Big Niches…

Before I explain this, I want to point out that you can make great money from super-small niches… and, with this technique I’m going to show you, you can also make great money in big niches… I’ve done both, so don’t think that this is the only way to do things.

Okay, so when people think about starting a blog in say the dating niche or the weight loss niche, they think that they need to be able to rank for keywords like ‘dating advice’ or ‘how to lose weight’. And, if they understand SEO and keywords, then they know they probably won’t do well trying to rank for something like that, so they don’t try.

Well, I’m here to tell you that you don’t need to rank for super-competitive keywords like that to be able to pull in a lot of search engine traffic and get sales. By being just a little bit creative, you can start a blog in a big niche and do great.

The Sneaky Fox Method I’m Referring to…

You might be guessing where I’m going with this… but if not, then I’ll tell you:

You just think of keywords that are unrelated to the niche per se, but that are actually related to the niche.

Here’s an example: You have a blog about weight loss, and so you have your foundational articles about how to accomplish that, and then you get pages ranked for keyword phrases like ‘calories in wheat bagel’ or ‘calories burned spinning’ or ‘best kettlebell workouts for women”.

So the basic idea is to think of and find keyword phrases that your target audience is looking for besides the direct ‘weight loss’ keywords.

When you do this, you can find keywords that get a ton of searches, but that there isn’t much competition for. For my niche sites, what keeps me in business is writing an article per day per niche site. So what I do, is on Sundays usually I’ll sit down and just brainstorm keywords like this for my niche sites, and then I’ll do the research on them and pick 6 keyword phrases per site for the week, so that all I have to do is write the articles during the week.

That’s the basic concept behind this, and it works great.

After I write each article, I do my standard process of submitting it to some of the article directories and document sharing sites, which usually puts my article on my blog in the top 10 results on Google. Not always, but a lot of the time.

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Nate is a blogger, fitness enthusiast, and designer.


  • good post. The problem is that big niches are hard to be successful in unless you really have solid SEO plan

    • Nate

      Reply Reply May 25, 2011

      Yeah they can be tough but you can get your piece of the big niches by using keyword strategies most people don’t think of.

  • Dan

    Reply Reply May 24, 2011

    Nate –

    I am experimenting with niche sites – great post on capturing the lower hanging fruit of long tail keywords. What do you use to keep track of all your article submissions? It seems like that is tough to track.

    Cool blog, I will come by more often.

    • Nate

      Reply Reply May 25, 2011

      Thanks Dan for the comment.

  • Jon

    Reply Reply June 6, 2011

    Great articles on here Nate.

    Just a question about this:

    After I write each article, I do my standard process of submitting it to some of the article directories and document sharing sites, which usually puts my article on my blog in the top 10 results on Google.

    I heard duplicate content wasn’t recommended, but this seems to be wrong.

    I can easily do this too but I haven’t been. Do you just submit the same article to multiple directories, every time you write something? Maybe this is what I’ve been missing.

    • Nate

      Reply Reply June 6, 2011


      Yes after you’ve posted the article on your own site or blog, you can submit it word-for-word to as many directories as you want- it helps your SEO rankings, it doesn’t hurt it.

      • Jon

        Reply Reply June 8, 2011

        That’s great thanks a load, pleased to have confirmed that ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Cal

    Reply Reply July 26, 2011

    Good idea, thanks. I will try this on one of my future niche sites.

    • Nate

      Reply Reply July 29, 2011

      Thanks Cal-
      One big tip is to spend as much time building links to each post as you do writing it, or more. That will make your traffic surge after a few weeks/months.

  • George

    Reply Reply July 30, 2011

    I like your plan and strategy. Do you ever outsource your articles. Or do you always write your own. If you do outsource who do you use?

    • Nate

      Reply Reply August 1, 2011


      I have outsourced articles recently to 99centarticles. The quality is really good, and I’ve ordered 25 at a time and it took a week to receive them.

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