Hi again. It’s Weird Niche Wednesday time.
If you're new to Weird Niche Wednesday, you're in for a treat. I find weird niches and websites and share them. We'll discuss whether it's a viable niche and also have some fun.
Today's niche is just cute.
Halloween Costumes for Dogs
Here. Let me show you. This is my puppy Einstein in the costume my daughter picked out for him. It's not a very good picture of him, but you'll get the idea.
Yes, that's a Gladiator on his back. 🙂
So, obviously my family spent money on a Dog Halloween Costume. But does that mean we're just weird, or could this actually be a decent niche?
I started to look around…
Are dog costumes available in Stores?
I noticed dog halloween costumes at PetSmart and Target while shopping. So, yes, they are available offline.
Are they being sold online?
Yes. They've got tons of Dog Halloween Costumes at Amazon.com.
Here are a few… (Click on the pic to see more.)
At DrsFosterSmith.com they have a nice selection. This one is my favorite:
Are Other People Making Money in this Niche?
I checked eBay.com where I found tons of Halloween Costumes for pets. The listings weren't getting many bids, but it is only a few days away from Halloween, so I'm not sure if that's a true indication of shopping habits.
This one is my favorite on eBay…
One last search – Google.com. Are there paid advertisers? Oh yeah…
Is this Niche Actively Searched?
I used the Google External Keyword Tool, and yes, it does appear that the terms “dog costume” and “dog halloween costume” both get a decent number of searches. I didn't even look into “Pet costumes” but that's another possibility for more traffic.
Is this Market one that Spends Money?
Oh yeah. Pet people are CRAZY when it comes to dropping cash.
Is there a Way to Monetize this Niche?
There are tons of ways to try to monetize this niche. Here are two quick ideas…
- Apply for the eBay.com & Amazon.com affiliate programs and find products on there to promote.
- Adsense Ads – since there are advertisers on Google, this could be another stream of income.
- Make patterns for dog costumes and sell them to sewers.
- Design your own costumes and sell them in boutiques.
So, is this a viable niche?
As always, Weird Niche Wednesday is just a starting point. I recommend you do more research before deciding whether or not you want to enter a niche. But, I would certainly say this one is worth looking into — especially if you're already established in the pet market.
Thanks, as always, for hanging out for Weird Niche Wednesday with me. Please leave a comment below – and a picture of your dog in his costume if you have one. 😀