Video Game Niche Breakdown

Last Update: April 14, 2016

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)
  • DOTA
  • WOW
  • COD
  • 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?

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NanMarie Premium
This something my oldest son should think about. He is big into League of Legends. My other son prefers World of Warcraft and my daughter prefers Minecraft. So there are a wide variety of niches within the gaming niche. Peronally, I like Tetris and PacMan...sorry I'm a product of the 80's LOL. So quick question you might be able to answer. What would be a good software screen recording like game play or even just basic on screen tutorials?
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wolfricwild Premium
Camtasia is great for screen recording. It costs money but it is worth every penny if you plan to use it.
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nathaniell Premium
80's video game nostalgia is definitely a great niche! There are tons of YouTube videos on it.
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uga23 Premium
I am a fan of the pacman family as well. The kids have the x box and they said, look Dad its has pacman on this game. I was disappointed because not one thing was correct about the game. They changed the boards and so on. Guess I am getting old, HD TV does not even excite me, oh well.
Rob
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Crittercraft Premium
This is something my brother should think about! ;-D
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megamatt Premium
Wow is something iv thought about, and all of what you listed has tons of potential. Yep, I'm coming out of the closet to say that I play Wow Haha Especially games that have frequent expansions that come out every so often. there is always something to talk about amongst a niche community, gaming Is massive. Great post! :)
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nathaniell Premium
Yeah, games with a cult following will always have things to share, especially if they are competitive and frequently in the news!
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StuartI Premium
This very valuable information, for I thought about creating a website regarding RPG games. I like the part about "Doing a Minecraft review is not valuable. No one cares what you think of Minecraft", it made me chuckle.
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Bart87 Premium
Don't forget about JRPGs (Japanese role-playing games).
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nathaniell Premium
Another cool niche idea!
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BushiAntz Premium
There are so many JRPG related stuff out now you can have a field day with it. I am getting into JRPGs myself and it's like a different world.
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