9 profitable niches you don’t want to miss as a webmaster in 2016 to earn best returns on your efforts

Many of our customers at Crowd Vox are constantly hunting for the gem of opportunities which has low competition and high potential returns.

So we decided to do some research of our own to see what will be hot in 2016, and we came up with this list.

We think it will do wonders to your profit if you can monetize in any of these niches. Of course this is no sure-shot but this is as close to sure-shot as you can get in the Internet world.

1. Drones

Drone is basically a flying robot. Initially meant to serve military, Drones started appearing under common/fun use after high cost barrier was broken. Not only for fun, they are useful for firefighting and rescue, surveillance, traffic monitoring, weather observation and search, among other things.

As Drones continue to gain popularity in US and other countries, the market is still growing at very fast rate. It can even turn into a billion dollar industry in future. See google trends report below:

2. Drone accessories

As Drone market grow up, Drones accessories demand will rise up too. Infact accessories being less mainstream means less competition from big companies. Not only that, but this is one of the areas where you can get innovative. Maybe build a drone accessory catalogue website or drone accessories comparison website. There are many ideas to explore.

The interest is yet to catch up in other places outside US – so this might be a good time to think about this niche.

3. 3D printers

3D printer is unlike of the common printers. On a 3D printer the object is printed by three dimension. A 3D model is built up layer by layer. Although it came into existence in 1986 but it achieved breakthrough in recent years. The market still shows solid growth – 3D printer shipments are forecast to more than double every year between 2016 and 2019.

We believe this might just be the right time to dig deeper and understand what ‘information problems’ people are facing while choosing 3d printers and solve it through your website.

Some examples could be:
– Comparison engine of 3d printers (affiliate with vendors to earn commissions per sale)
– Feature-wise comparison website (Include information about running costs)
– Maybe even on-demand 3d printing service (Not everyone can afford a 3d printer, but many can be served from a 3d prototyping business)

4. Olympics merchandise

With Olympics 2016 in full hype, it might be a mistake to not consider Olympics merchandise this year as a niche. In 2012, Olympic success triggered merchandise sales of £100m. Watch out what happens this year. Need a little inspiration? Look for ‘olympic merchandise’ on google and try reselling them on a website.

5. Legal Cannabis

Marijuana (Cannabis) is a controversial substance – but the benefits it offers cannot be ignored. Because marijuana plant can be used to treat a range of illnesses or symptoms, many people argue that it should be legal for medical purposes. In fact, in US number of states have started legalizing cannabis for medicinal use. It is legal already in many countries.

Google shopping trends upwards for ‘legal cannabis’:

Proceed with caution in this area – research well on legal status before marketing it.

6. Wearable technology

Slowly, but gradually, wearable technology is catching up. Gadgets like health bands, smart watches, and Google glass etc. are gaining people’s interest. It’s only a matter of time when we see explosion of this market. With the rise, one can easily find problems an end-user face or a prospective buyer is likely to face. Some ideas for this niche could be:

– Building a site dedicated to wearable devices reviews
– Technical reviews of such gadgets
– Price comparison engine
– Guides on how to make best use of wearables
– Solve business problem with wearables

7. Green tea

Green tea is the healthiest beverage on the planet, and many people are just discovering this fact. We’re not talking about frequent dieters but common people. They are just discovering green tea’s benefits and you could build something beneficial while educating them.
The rise in curiosity of Green tea cannot be doubted:

As a webmaster: Study the benefits green tea has to offer, and pick your market and work from there. Or research into sub-niches you can target.

8. Coconut oil

Coconut oil is one of the few foods which can be called as ‘superfoods’. Unlike green tea, coconut oil is not popular yet but it’s getting there. It might be a good time to get into this niche and do your research.

9. Nootropics or smart drugs

Nootropics or ‘smart drug’ covers variety of drugs like memory enhancers, neuro enhancers, cognitive enhancers, and intelligence enhancers.
These can be drugs, supplements, nutraceuticals, and functional foods that improve one or more aspects of mental function.

They are rising quite fast:

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