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How do I choose a topic?

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jing monet
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How do I choose a topic?

Dear all

After watching and learning Mark's video for the last 1.5months, I have finally decided to give a go on my first affiliate project. (yahh!! :D )

However, it seems like I am struggeling to narrow down a topic to focus... :? How do/did you make your decision on this? Mark's video mentioned "go to google.com and type in a keyword for subjects you are interested." Well, I have a wide interest in things, i.e.: money making, travelling (my major in the University), Sales & Marketing (I work as a Sales Manager in hotels), Martial Arts (used to be a professonal in China)...

Your experience and advice is much appreciated!!
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Hi Jing!

How about a Martial Arts website? (focussing on equipment, supplies, etc, but also lessons and stuff)

Here are some search results from overture, of course there are many other forms of martial arts:

212759 martial arts
19570 martial arts supply
1144 martial art schools
600 martial art movie
544 martial art style
498 martial art equipment

85651 karate
25892 karate kid
8913 karate uniform
7567 karate school
7267 karate equipment
4768 shotokan karate
4430 kenpo karate
4085 karate class
3569 karate high school
3104 karate kick
2921 karate kid soundtrack
2765 karate girl
2125 karate lesson
1832 audio karate
1638 karate move
1280 kempo karate
1149 karate belt

Here is an example of a karate site set up to do well using adsense:

http://www.all-karate.com/116/the-karate-uniform-gi

You could do something like this, but bigger and better, include all martial arts, plus schools, lessons and more on equipment and supplies. Plus a forum and newsletter.

I noticed using the overture bid tool that people are paying a reasonable cost per click, you'd probably earn about 25c per click on adsense. Not bad.

What do you think?
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Thank you Mark so much! :D

More than 200,000 visited Martial Arts on yahoo which represents 600, 000 in a month if we add up Google and MSN!! Wow!! This is not bad at all ! I see what you meant why I need to focus on the equipment and supplies according to the overture stats.

Ok, Martial Arts will be my first Affiliate project!

I guess my next step is to “map out my siteâ€Â
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p.s. Do I have to register at Overture in order to get the stats as nothing came up when I typed in Martial Arts.

no, www.overture.com works fine. not sure what you mean there.

p.s.s, Mark, can you please change the subject from "choose a topic" to "my week 1"? It seems I do not have the right to do it. I am on annual leave this week so I really aim to finish all the week 1 tasks as per your 90 days roadmap.


I'll figure that one out later, about to go back to bed ;)

check the searches and what they are paying in overture before you decide the topics for your first 40 pages on your website.

best regards,
Mark
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Thanks Again. :)

Below are the click rate from overture.com for the key words

KEYWORD Top 5 bids USD

martial arts supply 0.79 0.70 0.69 0.68 0.67
martial art schools 1.10 0.25 0.24 0.20 0.19
martial art movie 0.24 0.14 0.11 0.11 0.10
martial art style 0.11 0.11 0.10
martial art equipment 0.80 0.80 0.62 0.61 0.60
martial art weapon 0.23 0.20 0.19 0.18 0.15

What do you think, Mark?
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Martial Arts $0.50 $0.47 $0.47 $0.46 $0.42
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Hi

You can find topic easily using this trick
http://www.seoprotoolz.com/profitable_n ... 10_minutes

Search google for your topic of interest and insert each url from top 5 site using Marcin trick.

Thanks

Rento
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That's strange, I don't see wu shu among them.

There are more than a billion people practicing this martial art.

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belgian wrote:That's strange, I don't see wu shu among them.

There are more than a billion people practicing this martial art.

belgian


Tell me about it!! Indeed Wushu is the one I used to practice. Quite disappointing from worldtracker. I might use it as one of the key words.

wushu 224
wu shu 77
team usa wushu 21
wushu stretching 20
traditional wushu 14
kung fu wushu magazine 13
wushu weapons 13
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I used to practice Chang Quan but it's a loooong time ago.

I think I forgot most of it.

It made me so self-confident and gave me so much energy.

Maybe I'll try Tai chi in the future.

Hey that might be an idea for your keyword list:

thai chi
tai chi
tai chi chuan
tai chi quan
tai chi form

That's something that people know all over the world.

In fact you don't always have to use keyword tools, at times you can rely on your intuition to create keyword lists.

Maybe they're not high traffic, but they exist.

If you think of it, I'm sure others think of it.

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