Hi again. It’s Weird Niche Wednesday time. Woo hoo!
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? 🙂
Let’s see some examples of the cool things I’ve found … and then we’ll dig into dollars and cents.
We’ll start with Think Geek.
NOTE & HIDDEN BUSINESS LESSON:
Pay close attention to the copywriting that Think Geek has in these descriptions. It’s quite clever. I shop there just for pure entertainment value. Their print catalog is even more awesome. (You get one when you place an order.)
Check these out… (You’ve got to click the “BUY” button for more details.)
Pi T-shirt – for the Person who May, at Any Moment, Need to Know the Fifth Number after the Decimal Point in Pi
Pi Ice Cube Trays – for the Person who Needs Math in His Coke
Math Clock – This Made My Brain Hurt Because of Course I Had to Check All of the Numbers.
Here’s what I found when I looked around the ‘net. (click on images to see more info)
Math is Sexy
There are several variations of “I Love Math” but this is my favorite:
Back to whether or not this could be a good niche, let’s dig in and see what’s there.
Is this Niche Actively Searched?
I did a little research into the following keywords and phrases:
- math gift
- math shirt
- nerd gift
- nerd shirt
- geek gift
- geek shirt
Is the volume high enough? It looks like it is. (But of course, as always, do you own due diligence.)
Plus, if you throw in the word “Science” or “Gamer” it looks like you could find more traffic, but I’ll save that for another day. 🙂
Are Other People Making Money in this Niche?
I searched Google for several of the keyphrases listed above and I’m seeing paid advertisers, so it looks like this niche has potential. Plus, it’s fun!
Is there a Way to Monetize this Niche?
There are tons of ways to try to monetize this niche. Here are a few ideas…
- Promote Think Geek’s products through their affiliate program. (And, find others like it.)
- Create some designs and set up a Zazzle store.
- Apply for the eBay.com affiliate program and find products on there to promote. (I checked and there are bunches.)
- Amazon.com also has several designs including this one: 5 Out Of 4 People Have A Problem With Fractions Men’s Tee Shirt
- Adsense Ads – since there are advertisers on Google, this could be another stream of income.
Thanks, as always, for hanging out for Weird Niche Wednesday with me.
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