The Halloween Niche is a great place to start making money online. In 2009 the Halloween niche did $4.7 billion in costume sales. While the average sale for this year was down by 18% the costume budget average has jumped up to $66 which is $10 more than the previous year. Considering that this holiday is not just a US holiday but it is also celebrated in many different countries around the world like England, Scotland, New Zealand, Canada, some parts of Western Europe , Eastern Europe and the Middle East just to name a few. Do you think you can make Money in the Halloween niche phenomena?
The great thing about the Halloween niche is that it’s one of the easier niches to start with when you are pursuing niche marketing in my opinion. There are a few reasons why I believe this; the first reason is because the competition for Halloween niche marketing is not as fierce as other niches. You can quickly and easily rank for Halloween related websites in Google or other search engines by using Keyword Driven domains. The benefit is that you should rank in Google fairly easily for your related keyword. The Result will be that you’ll get more traffic which in turn can convert into sales for you.
The second reason I love the Halloween niche is because it has an abundance of affiliate programs that are available for you to use like Amazon, eBay, Anytime Costumes, Spirit Halloween, and my favorite is BuyCostumes (their starting commission start at 10% and can go as high as 25%). You can join their affiliate program by going into commission Junction at CJ.com which is easy to do. When you are inside CJ all you have to do is opt in by going to get links then click on general categories and search for BuyCostumes. The main reason I like BuyCostumes so much is that they have a great affiliate program, they have dedicated affiliate managers that would help you in whatever you need, their affiliate center has a lot of features and options that you can use to help you with your Halloween website.
The third reason I like the Halloween niche so much is that there really isn’t a shortage of keywords that you can target and promote your Halloween sites with. Using Amazon, or BuyCostumes you can find hundreds of Halloween costumes ideas that you can promote, this can make your life a lot easier because you’re not targeting a keyword like “Halloween Costumes” which is extremely competitive, but rather you will be targeting a keyword like “Fairy Halloween Costumes” which has less competition but it’s highly targeted and very specific keyword for people looking for that specific costume.
So to summarize it all up for you: basically all you have to do is sign up for Commission Junction account: opt in for BuyCostumes Affiliate program. Do some keyword research in the Halloween niche; pick a handful of keywords that you wish to target. Build your websites with those targeted specific keywords just remember it doesn’t have to be a big website it can be only a couple of pages and you’ll be fine. Once you get all that done enter your affiliate links into your website and your done.
Now let’s talk about link building there are few ways that you can get your links to your website using free methods that I use, First is social bookmarking like propeller, digg and stumble upon or you can use social media sites like twitter and Facebook.
Another Way That You Can Promote Your Sites by creating videos and posting them on video sharing sites like You Tube. I would recommend that you use a video submission site like Tube Mogul so your video will be submitted to various video sharing sites.
You can also write articles, post them on article submission sites like Go Articles and EzineArticles, Make sure you write useful information that can help people and educate them in some way. Then place your link to your site in the resource area pointing back to your site. A side benefit about submitting articles to an article submission site is that if someone wants to place your article on their site they need to copy it entirely including your resource box which has your link in it which will get you free backlinks as well.
You can also set up a general Halloween information blog using Blogger or HubPages and build some backlinks using that site to yours. But I wouldn’t dwell too much on back linking having a couple backlinks should be enough to rank well for keyword specific driven sites. But I would rather you do is continue building new sites and move forward it’s always a numbers game so the more websites you have the more you stand in making more money just remember that every websites not to be successful but if you stick to the basics that I have lined out for you I believe you can do pretty well within the Halloween niche.
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