Close and nearby folks who buy our produce had asked this; they got themselves a nice dot town domain name because they live in a small town.

And locals in a small town are close-knit; they know each other well.

What would be an ideal niche for them?

I know someone must be passionate and genuinely interested in a focused subject and believe they can create lots of content. But if you came across a close-knit community that wants to develop a dot town, what would be your recommendations?

Apologies, I could have included it in a blog post, but thought it is short by my standards.

What would you say to them?

Thanks guys.

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JeannineC Premium
They can tell the world about the town.

Write posts on individual businesses, especially those that have websites that can sell something. Tiny websites can have a version of an affiliate program tracked on an excel spreadsheet.

Write about the town's history.

Write about the town's special events, or nearby events, or upcoming events. For example, what are the town's traditions for Christmas? Easter? Summer?

Write about local restaurants. Who has the best pie? Roast beef? Pancakes?
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FrankMelton2 Premium
Do they want tourists? Tourists come with problems of handling large group of people. If they do, Matne an annual festival would be good to have . How far are they from larger cities they could draw from? A farmers' market might be a good idea to set up and advertise.
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ClaudiaDich1 Premium
Great Ideal!!! But can anybody just put a festival? How does that work?
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FrankMelton2 Premium
You pick out something you are known for, or have an old car owners gathering or hot rod group meet on the square or downtown. You could have a cornbread festival or strawberry festival. a festival for anything commonly grown or make up something else. See what other festivals are happening in other states . The group that got the domain name could have individuals in charge of vendors, parking, donations from the community. You could coordinate with Airstream trailers, corvettes, bmw 's, or any other group that has rallies.
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LiveOnLeyte Premium Plus
A cornbread, pinto beans and home fried tater festival and I might fly in from the Philippines. Yum yum, I would not be here today if such fine cuisine had not been available! ;-)
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YumaBloggers Premium Plus
I have a good friend that has multiple community happening blogs where he writes an of interest or around town article to about 3 times a week on each site. He then ask readers to share their news, events, opinions and more and in total over 20 post per blog are added a month. His niche is people and his target audience is the small communities and he earns off Display ad sales, paid post, and Adsense. Chuck told me each blog is not enough to retire on, about $600-$2300 a month depending on which city in his county but he is making more in retirement than he did as a newspaper publisher. Much of the content he provides is from a small staff of 3 work at home writers, and he only writes about 4-6 pieces a month himself and spends more time practicing taking great local photographs.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Wow, that is quite impressive, Andy!

Jeff
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countrylife Premium
So inspiring story Andy, thank you so much.
This could be it actually, I'd like to suggest it. Writers preferably locals as then they would know their town. Amazing!
Wishing you well and a terrific day.
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countrylife Premium
Hey Jeff
Good to see you, apologies I missed your blog post today :) Running late again lol
But hope you are well and having a terrific day.
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JeffreyBrown Premium
As long as you are getting your stuff accomplished, then running late is no issue, Lula!

Jeff😎
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ClaudiaDich1 Premium
Wow. Awsome.
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1Rudy1 Premium
I would want to know what their intent was when they chose to buy the domain.
They must have had some notion of what they could do.

How would you define a dot town? What is it exactly?

Once the initial ideas are realized, then it's a matter of selection and coming up with the best idea that can be initiated, and has room to grow down the road.

Rudy
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countrylife Premium
So helpful, Rudy, thank you.
I don't believe there was; they came to say they've got a nice memorable domain name that would work wonders with the close-knit community in their small town. And because they knew through a relation that I am trying to set up online by word of mouth, they came to see me and asked me what I would suggest to them would be useful. I asked all those questions, but those folks were affected by the pandemic and trying to find a different route to their situation. As I was puzzled too to come up with a suggestion, I asked the question. GMTA! (Great minds think alike)
To define is communities connecting online. But yeah, I see where you are coming from. So I got few ideas (a couple of members here suggested a people as niche, but yeah, I will figure it out.
Wishing you well and a terrific day.
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1Rudy1 Premium
Great answer! Thanks for the reply.
There are so many things they could do, knowing the direction they want to go would help.

I wish you the best and would be interested in the progress of this website.

Let us know if you need help with anything!

Rudy
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LiveOnLeyte Premium Plus
Who are they going to market too?

If only their small town why build a site when word of mouth would probably be better and certainly easier.

If they are going to sell the value of their community then that is their niche.

If they intend to market goods to the the USA or more then any niche will do.

Your request for info does not include enough meat to give a better response than this so, I hope you get the idea.
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countrylife Premium
Valid points Bill, thank you.
Wishing you well and a terrific day.
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