Let’s Recap Newbie Niche Site Month (And Answer Some Questions)

For those of you who are on the list and have been receiving my e-mails, you know that Newbie Niche Site Month has come to an end.  I know there were probably a lot of you who got the e-mail and went to register a particular domain, only to find that someone had beaten you to it.  Unfortunately, that’s how it goes!

Hopefully even if you weren’t able to grab any of the domains, you got a little bit of insight into exactly what micro-niche, exact keyword domains look like, and perhaps they inspired you to go out and find your own.  Anyway, I wanted to recap exactly what Newbie Niche Site Month consisted of for those who didn’t receive the e-mails (and yes, I’ll list out all of the domains I sent out).

First of all, this is basically what Newbie Niche Site Month was:

  • Each week, for 4 weeks, I shared with those on my newsletter list, a list of exact keyword domains.  Having an exact match keyword domain is extremely powerful when it comes to ranking for that keyword in Google’s search engine results.
  • The reason I targeted this special series toward “newbies” is because these keywords generally have 1,000-2,000 exact searches per month.  This is still plenty of traffic to create a profitable niche site, but those of you who are already experienced may have your sights set a bit higher.
  • As you may know, I’m currently focusing my niche site creation around an Amazon niche site challenge I’ve undertaken, so these domains I’m sharing with you will be best suited for Amazon niche sites.

These Were the Domains I Sent

I don’t believe any of these are still available (they were all snatched up pretty quickly after my e-mail was sent each week), but I wanted to post them here so that you’d get an idea of what kinds of domains I was sending (along with their exact monthly searches, for your reference).

  1. ovensandcooktops.net – 1,900 exact monthly searches
  2. ovensandcooktops.org – 1,900 exact monthly searches
  3. cheappcmonitors.net – 1,300 exact monthly searches
  4. cheappcmonitors.org – 1,300 exact monthly searches
  5. japanesebeds.org – 1,900 exact monthly searches
  6. 32inchmonitor.org – 1,000 exact monthly searches
  7. boysdesignerclothes.net – 1,900 exact monthly searches
  8. woodburningpizzaoven.org – 1,600 exact monthly searches
  9. computerlcdmonitor.net – 1,000 exact monthly searches
  10. computerlcdmonitor.org – 1,000 exact monthly searches
  11. trendytops.org – 1,900 exact monthly searches
  12. discountdesignerdresses.net – 1,600 exact monthly searches
  13. discountdesignerdresses.org – 1,600 exact monthly searches
  14. spacesavingbeds.net – 1,600 exact monthly searches
  15. retrokitchenappliances.org – 1,000 exact monthly searches
  16. designerclothescheap.org – 1,900 exact monthly searches
  17. computermonitorsreviews.com – 1,000 exact monthly searches
  18. computermonitorsreviews.net – 1,000 exact monthly searches
  19. computermonitorsreviews.org – 1,000 exact monthly searches
  20. designerbathingsuits.net – 1,600 exact monthly searches
  21. cheapflatscreenmonitors.net – 1,000 exact monthly searches
  22. cardiotwisterexercisemachine.net – 1,000 exact monthly searches
  23. cardiotwisterexercisemachine.org – 1,000 exact monthly searches
  24. fashiondesignerclothes.org – 1,600 exact monthly searches
  25. largecomputermonitors.org – 1,000 exact monthly searches
  26. dremelaccessories.net – 1,600 exact monthly searches
  27. dremelaccessories.org – 1,600 exact monthly searches
  28. tvcomputermonitor.net – 1,000 exact monthly searches
  29. tvcomputermonitor.org – 1,000 exact monthly searches
  30. printersandfaxes.org – 1,900 exact monthly searches

Days after these were sent out, I’ve gone back to some of the above URLs, and it’s cool to see that many of you have already started developing your sites.  It’s only a matter of time before these sites start ranking for their domain keywords and making money.

Questions & Answers

Here are a couple of the most common questions I received over the past month:

Why are you giving away domain names that have value?  Why not register them and keep them for yourself?

Although I do have sites like these that make money, and do believe that they are worth building, I’ve changed my focus to more competitive niches and keywords (and ones that have more traffic).  Because these domains are ones I’ve found and decided not to register myself, I thought it would make for a nice “giveaway” for my readers here.  If I’m not going to benefit from them, someone else should.

It seems to take me a long time to find exact keyword domains that aren’t already taken.  How did you find so many?

I love Market Samuari for this, but you don’t even need premium software to do it (although if you haven’t tried it, you can download a free trial version of the software).

Sometimes if I’m not at home and I’m on a computer without Market Samurai, I open up Google’s Keyword Tool and begin searching for keywords based on whatever item or category that comes to mind.  Then, I use Domain Whiz (free online tool) to see if the domain is available.

You might feel like all the good domains are taken, but the truth is, they’re not. Every day, profitable domains are invented.  Every time a new product is released, you could potentially create a review site based around that product.  Keyword searches are always evolving, so therefore, good domain availability is too.

I Want Your Feedback

Did you enjoy this series of e-mails?  Would you like me to do something similar again?  I received a lot of e-mail from people thanking me for the valuable information, but I’d like to get some more feedback about whether or not this is something I should do again in the future.


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27 Responses to “Let’s Recap Newbie Niche Site Month (And Answer Some Questions)”

  1. Hey Eric,

    Thanks for the informational article!

    You have a lot of good facts to back up your theories. I am new to your blog a first time visiter, so I’m not up to date about what’s been going on here behind the scenes. Sorry about that one! I do like the blog you have a nice thing going.

    My opinion on niche sights is different from yours I’m sure. Creating many niche sits and optimizing them for keywords is a great way to rank good for whatever keywords your trying too if done right.

    The only thing about that to me is, I blog because it’s fun. I chosse my domain not, because it would land me the number one stop in search engines, but because I know it was something that I would enjoy having as my brand for years too come. I think people get way to involved with all those numbers.

    Just my opinion.

    Thanks again!

    God bless,
    William Veasley


    Eric G. Reply:

    Hey William, thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment!

    I definitely understand what you mean about using domains that are more “brandable” instead of simply being keyword optimized. I agree that this is often better, depending on what you’re trying to accomplish.


  2. A really awesome giveaway I think…..I love what you done for us. I got these domains throw your newsletter.
    I know how much it’s hard to find a niche with available domain. But you did the work for us.
    I also use Market Samuari and Google’s Keyword Tool as like as you…

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    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks Shajjad, happy to have helped. :)


  3. I think it is something you should definitely do again. Unfortunately micro niche sites like these aren’t part of my plan right now so I didn’t get to really use the information as much as I could have. I still enjoyed reading the emails though and would really like to see more like them.

    Honestly I liked how brief and to the point they were. Very easy to read through the domains and get topic ideas.
    Mike Moyer recently posted… Minimalism Is A Bunch Of Crap


    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks for the feedback, Mike. I probably will do something like this again, later on.

    I need to evaluate how I distribute the information though, I think. Although I know many people enjoyed it and got a lot out of it, there may have been some people annoyed by it. I noticed quite a few unsubscribes from my list after the 2nd or 3rd installment. Perhaps I’ll set up another list or something.


    Andrew Walton Reply:

    A tricky situation, that. I thought the info was great (though as you probably know, not something I can pursue at present) and would definitely like to see more of it!
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    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks Andrew, I’ll definitely keep that in mind. :)

  4. Thre are still a lot of gems out there, I also use Market Samurai or the keyword tool, depends how much time I have or how niche the site/domain is.

    How is your other site going?



    Eric G. Reply:

    I agree, Ralph, there are still a lot of gems out there.

    Some of my sites are doing okay, and some are not, so it depends which one you’re asking about. 😛


  5. Hey Eric,

    I actually really enjoyed the series and got a kick out of the mention of computer monitors because I ended up doing a bit of research into them around the same time haha.

    I think if you coupled the email with templates, article ideas, resources and a few other goodies it would be a full on product – it’s a ‘weekly niche money maker’.

    Think of it like PLR content but instead, you’re delivering action steps – those that take them will greatly benefit.

    These hit around a great time as well because I’ve stepped up a bit in creating niche sites over the last 2 weeks.

    Keep at it man, I’ll be reading :)
    Murlu recently posted… How to Create an eBook using Existing Content


    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks for all the feedback, Murray. You really have some killer ideas when it comes to repurposing content, so I appreciate the suggestions.

    I still have yet to give thought to creating actual products (informational or otherwise). You’ll definitely beat me to it since you’ve thought it through in much more detail, so I’ll be watching to see how you launch your products and how they pan out. :)


  6. Hallo Eric,
    i see that the most of the Domains you chosed are linking to products that are over let´s say 100$ at amazon. My Question: do you set yourself an minimal ammount before you chose the niche? And where are the lowest limits?
    I supose that it won´t be a good ideea choosing a domain with only 1000 searches and then sell products over amazon that are only 5$ each.
    I would love to know your oppinion about this “Price-thingy”
    Kepp going and thank you for share with us


    Eric G. Reply:

    Hey John – excellent question. I do like to target higher priced products ($100+), but I don’t like to blindly limit myself to this target.

    The thing with Amazon is that your commission % is driven by how many products you sell (actually, how many products you sell that are shipped), so it’s important to not only sell expensive items, but to also sell a high volume of items.

    One way to do this is to have a few high ranking sites that sell less expensive products. The key is not that you’ll be making a lot off each product, but that you’ll be able to sell a larger quantity of them. This will allow you to get your overall Amazon commission % higher, so that when you sell more expensive products on other niche sites, you’ll make more from them.

    In other words, it’s good to have a mix of low-price products and more expensive products. Although I’ll generally focus on more expensive products, if I come across a low-priced product niche that I know I can compete in fairly easily, I’ll definitely pursue it.

    Hope that answers your question. :)


    John Reply:

    I’m working on 4 different niche sites right now and kind of testing the waters with different strategies both in the approach to SEO as well as the monetization strategies.

    Not all of these sites are Amazon affiliate but the ones that do are in the $100-200 (or even more in the case of some of the products on one site) price range.

    As a way of supplementing that, I am toying with the idea of ranking a niche site or two that promotes products on Amazon that are less expensive but that may sell in higher quantities which would then allow me to earn a higher commission rate on all of my Amazon affiliate niche sites.

    @Eric – As far as feedback on your emails, my only criticism was that some of the domains include the word “cheap”. And while that may be a high searched phrase, I think I would be hesitant to target a phrase that has the word “cheap” in it because it would imply to me that those people are not prepared to buy the product at it’s full retail value and may not end up doing anything after you get them to Amazon(or may not click your Amazon links in the first place). Perhaps you have had a different experience with that though? I haven’t tried it personally that is just based on my gut instinct.

    Other than that I think it was helpful (though I only caught the last couple of emails and didn’t actually use any of the niche ideas as I already had my own projects in mind).
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    Eric G. Reply:

    John – good thinking about the word “cheap,” but I think you may be looking too deep into it.

    The reason we like the word “cheap” is because it indicates “intent to buy” for the visitors. If someone was just Googling “lcd monitors” they may just be searching for basic information, or may be very early in the buying process (just doing research).

    We want people on the site when they are ready to buy, or close to buying. By targeting people who use the word “cheap” in their searches, we KNOW these people are looking to buy – the word cheap obviously has to do with price, and you’re only considering price when you’ve decided you probably want to buy. We’re looking at a much more targeted group of people now. (Just an aside: This is one of the nuggets of wisdom I learned from the Niche Profit Course).

    As for Amazon, they probably do have the lowest prices on many occasions, so I don’t think it’s a stretch to think that Amazon would sell products that are relatively cheap. At the very least, they have the best selection for most consumer products, so it gives people the option to do a lot more comparison.

    Let me know if that doesn’t make sense!

  7. Hey Eric,

    I think that it was great that you decided to help others get their feet wet and start building niche sites with the potential of making money.

    Keep up the awesome work! :)

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    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks Christina!


  8. Hey Eric,

    I thought this was a great series of posts. Very cool to see such a big list of compelling exact match domains available.

    I’d definitely say you should do something like this again. One idea I had for you (and it’s an area you’ve already helped me out) is to have a series of emails recommending specific vendors you’ve outsourced to who deliver high quality work (e.g., a vendor or 2 for backlink building, a vendor for article writing, etc).

    I bet you could even set up a relationship with those vendors such that if people mention your name they get 10-20% off the standard price (and you could probably even negotiate a commission for yourself),



    Eric G. Reply:

    Thanks Dinesh. I like the idea of doing a series on outsourcing, and I’m sure people would find that to be pretty valuable.

    Right now, it’s definitely something I’m still experimenting with (seeing how tasks can be outsourced effectively). I’ve concluded that article writing is an easy one to outsource, but backlink building is often tricky.

    I’ll keep your suggestion in mind though and see if I can put something together.


  9. Hello Eric.

    Great job on this site. You provide great info. I have 1 questions. You mention domainwhiz.net and i started to play with it. I notice that the search volume is broad and not exact. I like searching for exact match. what is your take on this and do you verify these numbers with gogle keyword tool.



    Eric G. Reply:

    Hey Alex, thanks for the comment.

    I use Domainwhiz more to look at domain availability, not to evaluate search volume. I still like using the Google Keyword Tool or Market Samurai to look at search volume.


  10. I used DomainWhiz.net for a few days, and I have to say it’s such a great tool, so much better than what’s out there.

    Thanks, Eric!


    Eric G. Reply:

    I agree – sometimes free tools are the best!


  11. Hi Eric,

    I hadn’t got the chance to subscribe to your newbie niche newsletter, seems like I missed this great serie, I’m very sorry for this… But the next time I’ll be sure to subscribe. Though, I’ve read this article and I think the domains given are very good, you gave a lot of great tips and domain names for free, you’re a real philantropist, hehe. It’s very good to see that all the domains given were snatched by the readers, this shows how your readers trust you and this is just awesome, the readers trust you very much and I’m sure every reader is grateful as I am for you helping us.

    Oh, and not to forget, the questions:

    Did you enjoy this series of e-mails?
    – Hadn’t got the chance, my fault..

    Would you like me to do something similar again?
    – BIG YES!

    Thank you for sharing this good article!

    Best regards,

    Maria Pavel recently posted… CNA Online Training And Certification


    Eric G. Reply:

    Sorry you missed out on this round, Maria! Hopefully you’ll be able to participate in it next time, if/when I do it again. :)


  12. Hey Eric! I’m starting my first amazon niche! I’m going to ask a few questions as I’ve been hearing a few different opinions of course. I know I’m looking for right around 2000 EXACT keyword phrase matches, however, my biggest concern ( I use market samurai also ) is the SEO competition on 1st page, and SEOC ( the keywords in quotations in Google ) I’ve been trying to look for keywords with less than 40,000 SEOC, and a weak competition, and then I found 300 products on Amazon under bestseller. Am I right on track here? have I missed anything? what more should I look for? If you could personally email me when you have the time, I’d like to get a really concrete idea about keyword research before I have difficulties again online ( my first niche is tougher than expected )

    Hope to hear from you, as I’m eager to start making some commissions for once!

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