free niche research

Inspired by a sale I made yesterday on a niche mini-site, today’s niche research will be just a little bit different.

A couple of years ago I purchased Info Product Killer, also known as IPK and put up a few sites. I never used the entire method: just part of it, which I modified to suit my style. I never touched these sites after the initial week they went live. At that time, I wrote one article, and built a few back links (maybe 10). That’s yet! Yesterday one of these sites made a large  sale (commission over $75) from just one click: that’s the power of a very specific keyword. Anyway, let’s get on to today’s niche.

When I am creating a niche mini-site, I research differently. I first go to, pick a category, and off I go looking for that nugget of gold. Today I picked the Electronics category (BTW, most people look there, so you may want to choose a different category).

Once I picked my category, I dug deeper into the subcategories and decided on the “Memory Cards & External Storage” sub-category.  Once in there, at the top of your page you’ll see several tabs: I picked “Most Wished For”.

most wished for at

I scrolled through the items people wish for, and found something that looked interesting.

SanDisk Cruzer Micro at

Some of the criteria I am looking for is:

  • good price: I usually look for $50 or more, but I made an exception for this one.
  • must be a popular item
  • 4 starts or more
  • several customer reviews (the more the better)

My next step was to click through to the item I picked and get acquainted with it. One of the more important thinks I look for is a part number specific to that item (see below).

item number

Nest, I start my keyword research: not for “flash drive”, but for the pat number: SDCZ6-016G-A11

Google shows no searches for the part number, but I know people are buying this stuff. So after a little more looking around Amazon, I see that there are a lot of part numbers starting with SDCZ6. Now I do another Goggle search for the shortened search, and here is what I get:

amazon final item

That first keyword gets 6,600 exact searches a day, and the domain was available: BINGO!

Now, you’ll still need to do some more keyword research to come up with some good topics for your articles. Here are the top searches keywords, as well as the top paying AdSense for the niche, in case you actually want to use AdSense on your site (WOW, with those payouts you may want to :)):

Top 10 Highest Paying Keywords (from the Google keyword tool)
personalized flash drives $12.41customized usb flash drives $11.92logo usb flash drives $8.67logo flash drives $8.16personalised flash drives $8.08

custom flash drives $7.82

flash drives with logo $7.27

custom usb flash drives $6.70

customized flash drives $6.46

promotional flash drives $6.27

branded flash drives $6.18

Top 10 Most Searched Keywords (all phrases are exact matches in Google)

flash drives 49,500

usb flash drives 33,100

cheap flash drives 2,900

usb flash memory drives 2,900

custom flash drives 2,400

bulk flash drives 1,900

cheap usb flash drives 1,600

custom usb flash drives 1,600

flash memory drives 1,300

personalized flash drives 1,000

SanDisk 2 GB Cruzer Micro ( SDCZ6-2048-A10, Retail Package)SanDisk 2 GB Cruzer Micro ( SDCZ6-2048-A10, Retail Package)
Possible Affiliate Programs has all types of flash drives: you can’t go wrong with it.

Monetization Suggestions

AdSense payout is amazing! If you enjoy writing, and you know the technical side of flash drives, you ‘ll amazing money in this niche.

This type of site doesn’t need  a lot of content pages. Create your site with the mail product on the home page, and a few carefully selected complimentary pages. You’ll need to write some articles, do some guest posting, create some back links  and you are good to go. If you want to learn step by step how to create these sites, you can learn all you need to know from the  Info Product Killer ebook.

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1 comment on “Free Niche Research: Flash Drives”

  1. Great information here. There really are a lot of different things that people are looking for when it comes to buying stuff online. Finding something that is not that competitive really can give you an edge and help you to actually make a lot of money if you play it right. It will take a lot of work and a lot of dedication but if you really want it, and work for it you will get it!

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