Hi again 🙂 I'm going to continue my review on “Niche Review Website Blueprint” and make it a case study at the same time. You can find part 1 here.
In his first video, step 1, Kurt Chrisler spends 12:57 explaining the best way to find potential products to review.
He says that we're not limited to Amazon. In fact, you can also use AdSense, Commission Junction (CJ), ClickBank, and others.
He tells us that some of his sites make $200 per month on auto-pilot, and then he gives us tips to find things that area off the radar (which means low competition) and which people would still buy online.
In this video, he shows us several ways that we can find these products. He mentions price and ratings, but doesn't go into detail with it. I later discovered that he came back to this questions in step 2.
I will do the action steps for the first video now, and then continue with the second video below.
Okay, I wrote down four potential product groups. Now, let's see in step 2, which one I should use.
Step 2: Keyword Research
Kurt uses Market Samurai for his keyword research. So do I, so it was easy to copy his research method and save it for the next time.
Update: You can use Domain Samurai instead, if you don't want to invest in Market Samurai. You can do the same keyword research in Domain Samurai (which is free to use), except for the second part where you check for SEO competition. You can perform that with a simple Google search instead and by using a plugin that shows pagerank.
This is not too complicated. I started with the first product group I jotted down at step 1 and tested it with his keyword research method. That one looked good. I could find keywords with high search volume and reasonable competition. According to what Kurt says, this should be very easy to rank for.
Nevertheless, I continued with my second product group, which also look good. Not as good as the first, though.
The third one was a bommer. Nothing really to go after. At least not, if I stick with the propositions Kurt gave about what good buyer keywords could be.
Here I would have loved to have more to go after than just those two. I will ask him if he uses others when he finds good niches himself.
I'm waiting for the analyzes to get done for the fourth product group now. I kind of hope that one will be a winner, because it will be more fun to write about (for me) than the first product group.
Right, results are in. The fourth one would work, too, but probably not as good as the first. Hm… Decisions, decisions.
Okay, let me check what domains I can get.
Step 3: Get Your Domain Name
Kurt explains in this video how he picks his domain names.
So let me check the two products I've found and see if I can get domains for either of them.
Well, the first one is taken in .com, so I try my next product (which was the one I found it more fun to write about), and that one's available, so I go ahead and buy it.
Tomorrow, I'll continue this review and case study. You've probably figured out by now that since I spend a lot of time reviewing it, and I just invested in a domain, which will also cost me more time to set up, add content to, etc., then it's because I'm pretty confident that this is going to work.
And I am.
I have watched all ten steps (videos), and it sounds very reasonable and doable to me. Doing it, acting on it, will show if I'm right or wrong.
If you want to go along with me and build an Amazon review site, too, then check out Niche Review Website Blueprint here.
Or you could continue with this review part 3 here.