October 13th, 2006
New ideas. I am always short of new and good ideas for my current projects or for launching new ones. Every day I assign 20-30 minutes searching for emerging trends and ideas that might help with my projects. Not always fruitful time, in fact 70-80% is wasted time. When you try to artificially get inspiration it seldom comes. But I think this sort of activity – researching new niches and trends on purpose – is helpful and is likely to pay in the future.
One of the sources to learn what is hot at this time with other website publishers – this forum
It is no doubt one of the most popular webmaster forums. It is a respected source of information for thousands and thousands of webmasters worldwide. I do not state that any adv on this page is worth your attention and is a sign of the global online business tendencies, but if you browse the section regularly for a couple of months you will notice those repeating ads that come from various forum members. And it is a sign. The task is to make use of your discoveries before they become mainstream.
Just a short analysis of the page shows that webmasters are particularly interested in:
Directory Sites and Half Finished Projects
YPN Account Wanted – Will Pay $XXXX
myspace resource script
Looking to buy motorcycle & snowmobile sites
WTB: Webmaster Traffic
Seeking Formula 1 Racing Forum
WTB Text Links -PR9’s or PR8’s
Looking for a site that that makes about $500+ per month
Web Hosting Directory / Forum / Site – Budget: $3000
Want to buy adspace using Digitalpoint coop ad network
WTB: Links, Blog Posts, Signatures Budget: 500$
Proxy Browser Script Wanted !
Arcade Scripts Wanted !
WTB: Sites & Forums with Revenue (Budget: $6,000)
WTB: Youtube Type Script
WTB: Entrepreneur (maybe webmaster) forum
WTB MYSPACE TRAFFIC (Bullentin/Accounts/Banner Space)! (I’m Paying Top Dollar)
WTB: Small, Old and/or Neglected Sites
Buy websites producing over 2k/month( net) with good traffic
WTB: Established Proxy Websites
- Yahoo! Publisher Network accounts – no surprise as its payouts are much higher than Google’s;
- Proxy scripts and websites – these websites are extremely popular. As well as mentioned here arcade websites. How they survive with that level of competition? No idea;
- Established websites with good traffic in miscellaneous niches. Yes, it is hard to start new websites nowadays as you will get just a few visitors, so some webmasters hunt for established websites bargains;
- Text links from high PR websites are still in demand;
- MySpace traffic and other MySpace bulletin adv, etc – it looks like this type of marketing still works;
- Forums are in demand. Yes, it is not an easy task to monetize them, but if they have good traffic (the ones the advertisers search) it is quite easy to maintain them.
Summary: Yes, these are the conclusions you can easily draw after your first analysis of the page. Are they correct? Just visit the section on a weekly basis to make sure that these things are really hot with webmasters.
In addition to the mentioned forum section I am a regular user of this section. It is a good place to see what types of websites webmasters run, how they monetize them, how they advertise their websites, how profitable this or that niche might be (for instance, if I browsed this forum a year back I would have never started a music website – it looks like they all get tons of traffic that is next to impossible to monetize. And it takes much time to delete spam that is posted to the forum).
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