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    Picking a niche in sports? Need suggestions...
    I am very knowledgable and passionate about sports, this is going to be my niche market. Im just not sure how I would go about trying to effectively monetize it. Any suggestions/input on how to monetize a sports website would be greatly appreciated.

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    Think about HOW you express your passion about sports. Do you collect memorabilia? Buy jerseys of your favorite teams or players? Do ya put stuff on your walls? Buy tickets to sporting events? You can find merchants that have affiliate programs for all of these products and more.

    These are just a few of the ways that you can monetize a site about sports. But be warned; it's all been done before. So start giving some thought of how you can do it different or better.

    Good luck.
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    What about a sportsbook affiliate, and turning it into a sports betting website?

    Would that be better than trying to sell tickets and memorabilia?

    I am very knowledgable in sports betting and the gambling industry, have been doing it for many years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nj1980 View Post
    What about a sportsbook affiliate, and turning it into a sports betting website?

    Would that be better than trying to sell tickets and memorabilia?

    I am very knowledgable in sports betting and the gambling industry, have been doing it for many years.
    You'll need to look into the legalities of that as well as the availability of merchants in your region.

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    Besides what rematt posted, sports betting is probably of one of the most competitive, shark infested categories out there. Established sites, big players, big money, aggressive SEO etc. Trying to start up today, probably not a good outlook.

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    Any other ways one could monetize a site somehow utilizing sports?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nj1980 View Post
    Any other ways one could monetize a site somehow utilizing sports?
    What makes this industry great is that every marketer has a unique way of looking at a site. The way you would market a sports site would be totally different from the way that I or anyone else would do it.

    It's time to "Just Do It" to steal a phrase. Create your niche and find out what works. If nothing else, start off marketing to your friends. Pick a local team that you and your friends support and find all the different ways that you can make money promoting products to people that share the same passions as you. Once you get a feel for what sells, expand on that.

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    I am also considering acquisiton.

    Where would be a good place to buy a sports site, (preferably one with an alexa rank of under 200,000)

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