An “Early Stage” Niche Requires Hard Thinking and Time
A niche that is slightly ahead of the curve (or an "early stage" concept) requires some dedicated brain work AND time to develop a just-right Site Concept. So there is nothing to worry about if researching and analyzing several potential keywords in DAY 2 takes you a month or so.
SBI! Case Study Elad (www.coolest-kid-birthday-parties.com) is a great example. It took him 3 months to identify his best niche. And look where that hard work took him… he has one of the "coolest" brands on the Web!
So how and where do you start with an idea that you suspect is ahead of its time? Begin with a question. Actually, begin with these three "big picture" questions…
Does the idea/concept excite you? With an early stage concept, you can literally own that space if you do a good job.
Are there some encouraging signs of monetization potential with this concept?
Will your potential market expand as people catch up to you and start searching for that specific concept?
Now that you have the questions, you need to find the answers, of course.
Keep expanding the concept, brainstorming on more good keywords. Twist the concept. Branch it. The more you do this, the more the idea will either grow in your mind… or perhaps die. It's also how you become an expert in this field!
Some early stage concepts are tougher than others. But the good news is that it's a barrier to others entering this space. And that makes it easier for you to own it!