Inspiration can strike even in the bad times.

Last Update: January 26, 2014

I am in a strange place at the moment. Well not so much strange as strained. Money is tight and the overdraft is ballooning. Not in the "drifting peacefully over the early morning countryside" kind of way either.

My wife is adamant I quit as she really doesn't think I should be paying to learn how to run my business especially given the less than $5 I have made so far. Pointing out how much a bricks and mortar business would cost to run is not worth doing a third time.

And yet things are looking interesting. I have just discovered a keyword/niche with the most traffic I have ever seen. I should clarify, not the most ever traffic for ANY keyword but the most traffic for a keyword that I think I can realistically work with. (QSR is good too, not mega super good, but very solid) And this the week after I messaged Kyle to ask about a leave of absence. He must be busy as I have had no reply. That's ok with me though.

I guess there are a couple of points to this post.

Firstly there can be a mix of circumstances, good and bad, happening at the same time. Which will win out and change what is going to happen is hard to tell. I may miss out on the new niche or it may save me from early exit from WA. Or something totally different may happen. I just don't know. I do know that I need to be OK with whatever happens and keep angling at the goals.

Secondly niches and keywords can strike out of the blue.

We have always been told to stick with our passions, something we know a lot about, or something we would enjoy learning about and essentially turning into our "job" or perhaps livelihood is a nicer word. That was a hard one for me as I am "interested" in a lot of things. Choosing one of them to "take to the next level" was daunting. I have found a couple so far though they need more work. It took a lot of thought and research.

The latest one was the closest to a flash of inspiration I have ever had in my life. I am so impressed with the keyword I started with that I don't even want to HINT at what it is.

All I can say is take a look at your life. What do you enjoy doing? What do you spend time doing? What do you think about when you should be doing something else? Not all of those will be suitable for a niche but don't dismiss something because it sounds daft or trivial. If you spend time on it or it is important to you, go check the keyword tool or Jaaxy.

You may be very surprised.

Good luck!

Join the Discussion
Write something…
Recent messages
KD6PAO Premium
Good going Josh!
lane2000 Premium
Its tough when other people that you are close to cannot see the potential that you do. I'm sure she means well, Hang in there!
Jaweda2k Premium
Josh, I am really hoping that everything works out for you here as you have the right attitude to be successful here. When starting any business there is more investment then return up front and it is getting over that hump that is the hardest part. If there is anything I can do to help please just let me know.
georama Premium
Wish u good luck and good going.
msdj8163 Premium
Josh, Kyle is now back and hopefully he can answer your questions. If you can, keep going especially if you have found a new niche. Thanks for sharing. Debbie