Easy Website Idea: Book & Movie Lists
Lists are a super easy way to get traffic to any webste in any niche. People want to know the 'best' of any topic. Very often, when creating a list, you'll discover that there are ways to divide, and subdivide further than you thought, as you become an expert in the topic.
For example, I really like Sci-Fi movies, and for a while, I was watching 1-2 sci-fi movies every day. Pretty soon, I ran out of movies I really wanted to see, and had to do research to find movies I hadn't heard of yet.
So of course, I went to the internet and started searching. Naturally, I searched for my favorite kind of sci-fi movies: zombie movies.
My first search was best zombie movies
Of course, that turned up famous zombie movies like George Romero's Night of the Living Dead.
Of course, that movie set the stage for almost every other zombie movie for decades to come, so from there, I searched for best George Romero zombie movies.
Then best black and white zombie movies.
Then best independent zombie movies
After a while, I got tired of all the art house stuff, and started searching things like:
best zombie movies 2012
best zombie movies 2013
One of my all time favorite zombie movies was 28 Days Later, so then I searched for
best zombie movies with fast zombies
best outbreak zombie movies
best british zombie movies
Of course, as I got into British zombie movies, I found Shaun of the Dead, so I searched for best comedy zombie movies. Suprislingly, there are a LOT of comedy zombie movies out there.
All of this is just what I personally know and remember off the top of my head. I'm sure there's a lot more specific things which a true horror fan would search for. Plus, this is just about zombie movies, and we haven't even gotten into "true" sci-fi, with aliens and time travel. You could really go down the rabbit hold with this stuff.
I Think A Book & Movie List Website Could Be Really Successful!
Books and movies go hand in hand IMO, and when you really get into something, you want to know EVERYTHING there is about it. For example, right now I'm reading a lot about Bitcoin, and once you get into Bitcoin, then you start reading about Austrian economics, global monetary policy, then the history of money, then the history of government, and it keeps going.
I think you could build a website which just created lists of sci-fi movies or books. Or maybe date night movies. Or maybe trashy romantic novels. Or kids movies. Or Christian media. Or bedtime stories.
So many options out there.
Though Amazon doesn't pay much for book referrals, I'm sure there will be many jumping off points where you could promote larger items related to the niche. There's always a way to connect things if you get creative.
Plus, at the end of the day, with display ads like Adsense or Mediavine, you can always make money without selling anything at all (as long as you have traffic)!