Welcome to Niche Notebook, where I share ideas for niche websites that I’ve scribbled out. The Niche Notebook is an actual physical pen and paper notebook that I carry around with me all the time for when inspiration strikes! I obviously can’t put together every idea I have, so I’m going to share them with you for you to either use or maybe just for a bit of inspiration to get your creative juices flowing on another idea. That’s the great thing about ideas, they create chain reactions and little sparks of brilliance.
Today’s niche idea is Monopoly – yes, the board game.
This one wound up in the notebook last year around this time when I was putting together some Squidoo lenses for the special holiday guide they have over there. We do a family game night in our house and when I was shopping for a new Monopoly board I noticed there were several Christmas Monopoly boards, so I ended up compiling a Squidoo lens of those.
That led me to poke around and see what other themes there were – and wow, was I surprised. I knew there were Disney Monopoly boards and Star Wars Monopoly boards, but I didn’t realize there are literally hundreds of themed Monopoly boards. Many of them can be found on Amazon…
And as I dug deeper into the cracks and crevices of this niche I realized there was a whole underground filled with collectors and Monopoly enthusiasts! Amazing. For the rare or out of print Monopoly boards it would probably come in handy to be an eBay affiliate.
These Monopoly board collectors go crazy for these themed game boards… but that’s not all. Like most collectors they very much enjoy related items from inexpensive items like keychains and coffee mugs to medium price options like holiday ornaments and home decor to high ticket items like custom furniture. There’s a wide range of products that can be added to something in this niche.
I hope you enjoyed this edition of Niche Notebook! Happy marketing 🙂
Transcriptionist, passionate cross stitcher, writer at heart, wife, mom, and finder of lost shoes… Loretta Oliver, married to the comic book geek of her dreams and mother of four amazing young men, has been working from home full time since 2001. With a busy transcription service business, a few niche sites, and a handful of other internet marketing projects on the go, the computer is always fired up and the ideas are always flowing.