Video Game Niche Breakdown
So many people love video games, it would be a pity if your own love of video games wasn't turned into a niche website.
The trouble is, I know a lot of "gamers" just like killing time playing games, and haven't really considered what it takes to turn that casual interest into a business. I'll just let you know right off the bat that playing a couple of games and giving them a "rating" is not going to earn you any money.
So I wanted to write a post today on how to turn your love of video games into a business, according to me, and by using Wealthy Affiliate's training of course.
PROVIDE UNIQUE VALUE
One concept that you need to think about as you're building your website is "What value an I'm providing to the visitor?". It's easy to get caught up in the "I just want to make money" mentality but you really need to think about whether or not you would want to visit your own website.
Is your information valuable?
Doing a Minecraft review is not valuable. No one cares what you think of Minecraft.
That's a tough concept to learn, so if you aren't 100% sure, that's OK. It's just something to keep in the back of your mind.
ADDITION: One thing to think about is how you can help people increase their enjoyment of a game. People play games for pleasure, so if you can help them play better, or have more fun, or even just understand more about the game, you are definitely providing some kind of value to them!
FIND A NICHE AUDIENCE
"Video Games" is not a niche!
Gamers are as diverse as any other group of people, so you need to think about WHO you are making your website for.
Will a 13 year old girl enjoy the same games as a 45 year old man? Maybe, but probably not. Will a indie game developer be looking for the same information as someone looking for PS4 cheat codes? Nope. Find an audience!
Here are some cool ideas to start with
- vintage console repair
- rare NES and SNES game reviews
- creating computer game mods
- genre game reviews (racing, horror, indie)
- gaming chair reviews
- gamer gear reviews
- computer gaming headset reviews
- easter eggs
- arcade games and MAME
- Minecraft tutorials
- MMO (can also be broken down further)
- how to start a letsplay channel on YouTube
- virtual reality
- portable gaming consoles
- browser based games
- games where you can make money
- family friendly video games
- video games for kids under [age of your choice]
- imported video games
- rare video games
Yes, I did list a few games in there, but not all games will be good for website topics. Things like DOTA and WOW are big and intricate enough that there's a lot to say about them, and a large following dedicated to these games.
Making money with a video game website is absolutely possible! If you are passionate enough about the games you play, there is a vast and connected community of gamers online that can help grow your site if the content is good enough
What are some other possible video game related niches you can think of?