If you haven’t noticed, I’m doing a week of lists, to experiment with List.ly to see how much my traffic / exposure / interaction changes, if at all.
Today, I decided to resurrect my past Weird Niche Wednesdays posts from my archives – in list format.
Please vote up your favorites. I’m curious which you liked the best. And, each niche is clickable so that you can see the original post if you would like.
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I need to give a shout out to my Mom from Remarkable Wrinklies for this week’s Weird Niche Wednesday
She was hanging out on StumbleUpon, probably finding a funny new cat blog to read, and ran across this.
Inflatable Thanksgiving Foods!
Every table needs an inflatable turkey, for … something? Unfortunately, they’re sold out!
Today’s Weird Wednesday was brought to my attention by Tracy Roberts.
Vampire Themed Cruises.
Yep. An entire cruise dedicated to Vampire fanatics.
Here. Let me show you. This is my puppy Einstein in the costume my daughter picked out for him. It’s not a very good picture of him, but you’ll get the idea.
Yes, that’s a Gladiator on his back.
So, obviously my family spent money on a Dog Halloween Costume. But does that mean we’re just weird, or could this actually be a decent niche?
Well, I bet you didn’t see this one coming!
It’s Handerpants – Underwear for your Hands! Thanks to my best bud, Spider, for sending me the link so that I could feature it here.
Watch the video below to see why you need a pair:
Today’s Weird Niche Wednesday has to do with something that Fido dreams of at night. A shiny silky toupee!
Yes, wigs for pets. And, not just for balding cats or dogs, either. These are just for stylin’ and looking cute.
Today’s Weird Niche Wednesday is all about Hello Kitty – a trend that I know nothing about, nor do I wish to. However, I did enjoy researching it!
You can find anything with Hello Kitty’s face plastered on it – from Hello Kitty Wedding Dresses to Hello Kitty Hand Grenades to a Hello Kitty Bee Hive. (Unfortunately, I’m not kidding…)
Today’s weird niche of the week is all about letting out your inner frustrations without yelling at your boss, giving your landlord the finger, and without kicking your dog.
Let's get into this week’s Weird Niche Wednesday!
This niche is just cool.
What is it?
Doggie Eye wear!
It’s a Bacon Extravaganza! Even though I actually don’t eat bacon myself and haven’t since 1992, I have to say I found these bacon products fascinating! Very very clever people are making money with – BACON!
For the person who has everything, but has no idea what day of the week it is –
Today’s Weird Niche Wednesday has to do with America’s Best Restrooms.
Yes, I know what you’re thinking. “That Nicole can’t go more than a few weeks without returning to bodily functions.”
It’s true, but, come ON. This is cool.
The Niche? Public Restrooms!
After last week’s Weird Niche Wednesday about Pet Wigs – I decided to stick with the cat theme.
So, we’re going where we haven’t gone yet. Cat Butts.
I hope you won’t be disappointed that it’s not weird enough.
But, this niche is such a clever one and solved a big problem for me, so I thought it worthy of Weird Niche Wednesday.
You see, I have two dogs – Einstein and Eddy. And, I love them very much. They are both goofy as can be and are total opposites.
You may not know this, but I’m a geek.
I was in the math club in high school and actually did pretty well. I considered going to college for Actuarial Science. Can you imagine my life if I spent all day analyzing numbers? eek! The horror. It’s probably a good thing I chose another major.
Well, over the (many) years since then, my brain cells have died off – mostly due to drinking copious amounts of wine and beer, but my love of math has not.
Fortunately, my son is interested in math and science so I get to live vicariously through him and shop for goofy math t-shirts and other geeky gifts on a regular basis.
So, I have been in Weird Niche Heaven while researching this niche! Can I say “WOO HOO” one more time?
I can just imagine the conversation now between the cruise ship owner and the marketing director.
Cruise Owner: “We need to get more people on board. Any idea?”
Marketing Director: “Let’s have a Nudist Night!”
The rest, as they say… is history.
“Cleaning up gum is a sticky business… …at GumBusters, it is our job.”
I’ve never really considered “Gum Pollution” as a problem that needed a solution, but then again, I don’t own a brick and mortar business where I may have to deal with it on an ongoing basis.
You guys seriously won’t believe this one. Well, at least those of you who aren’t fanatical about feathered friends sure won’t.
I can’t even figure out where to start with this week’s Weird Niche Wednesday. I could talk about this website every Wednesday for the next month.
Should I start with the bird diapers?
Or the flight suits (yes, bird flight suits — like little costumes) with the diapers built in?
The Topic for this week’s Weird Niche Wednesday is – PLASTIC Wishbones!
You read that right. Turkey Wishbones made of plastic. Go figure.
In case you’re unfamiliar with the significance of the Turkey’s wishbone, it is tradition at Thanksgiving in the US to play a game with the wishbone. Two people hold onto the Turkey Wishbone like the picture above, and pull until the wishbone breaks. The person who ends up with the larger piece gets good luck.
Call me old-fashioned, but my cats never warmed up to riding around in my little red wagon (or going on walks in my backpack), so I never considered zipping them into a stroller. Go figure.
Today, I found the exact opposite end of the spectrum. Instead of animals that are pushed around in strollers — these dogs are put on treadmills for exercise.
This week’s Weird Niche Wednesday is all about Fortune Cookies.
I found Custom Fortune Cookies one day while searching for some SEO tips. In fact, I don’t even recall how I found them. Once, I did, though, I was totally hooked.
FarmersOnly.com is THE place for farmers and ranchers to meet like-minded people.
At GiantGummyBears.com – you can get what is called the “World’s Largest Gummy Bear” – which is roughly 1000 times (yes, one THOUSAND times) the size of a regular gummy bear.
At MyObitList.com, their one duty is to deliver, upon your passing, a notification to your contacts. The emails are written by you and can be either sent via bulk to your distant friends, or they can be customized (with a personal note of love) and sent individually to your dearest friends and family.
This week’s Weird Niche is Cow Decor & Collectibles.
We’ve covered a lot of Bacon Products already in the past:
But, we haven’t ever talked about Bacon Vodka. So, here’s their press release to learn more.
If you find a weird niche that I’ve omittted, let me know so that I can blog about it.
Where Can You Learn about Finding a Real Hot Niche Market?
Recommended Resource #1
My friend, Susanne creates Niche Research Packs and can help you to determine if you’re entering a profitable niche or not. She’s done the research for you.
In each pack, you get…
- Detailed niche description
- Who your target market for this niche is
- List of affiliate products available
- 100 domain name ideas (plus list of modifiers for hundreds more)
- Detailed keyword report for over 1000 keywords
- 100 article and blog post ideas
- 15 different author resource boxes
- 2 different detailed marketing plans (beginner and advanced) with action steps to get you up and running right away.
- List of available PLR products for this niche
- Recommended tools and resources
Here’s the link: Niche Research Packs
Recommended Resource #2: Free Webinar by Kevin Riley
(You’ll find this hour long webinar free to listen to on that page.)