Must-Have Research Tools for Low-Content Books

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Must-Have Research Tools for Low-Content Books

Hey guys! As you might know, I talk a LOT about keyword and niche research and I’ve discovered some must-have research tools that help me create low-content books that will actually SELL.

I feel that getting this right has allowed me to level up my income every month I’ve been publishing.

In fact, I’ve surpassed last month’s income in the first 10 days of this month (my third month publishing notebooks and journals).

And I’m on track to more than double last month’s income.

I attribute my success partly to intuition, partly to being a consumer of notebooks and journals, and mostly to very thorough niche research.

I make the most of free tools and I’m pretty happy with a couple of paid tools I use – both help me select great keywords and choose lucrative niches to target.

I cannot stress it enough: you have to choose great niches and keywords in order to consistently sell your books.

This is an art form.

You’ll need to have a knack for thinking up possibilities and the skills for qualifying your ideas.

And tools. The right tools REALLY help me.

I use a few different ones, both free and paid.

Free Research Tools for Low Content Book Niche Research

I start with free keyword tools and Chrome extensions. 

The Google Keyword Planner is free to use and is THE source for all other keyword tools. So why not go directly to the source for our research?

There are some drawbacks, though. Namely, that Google no longer shares specific search data, so we have to interpret it a bit.

We can still use approximate data to give us an idea of what people are looking for.

And I’ve recently started using THIS strategy that resulted in over 1,000 related keywords in about 2 minutes.

The next free tool I use is the Keywords Everywhere extension for Chrome. This tool adds Google keyword data to search results pages. See the image below.

You’ll also be given a list of related keywords and search phrases on the right hand side of the search results page.

When you take your keyword to Amazon, Keywords Everywhere works there, too!

And my final must-have keyword research tool for low-content books is AMZ Suggestion Expander, and you can get that for Chrome (there is not an option for Firefox at this time.) 

Check out what it does!

See all those additional keywords? This tool gives you that information! 

And notice that the Keywords Everywhere extension is workin’ for me here, too?

So these three free keyword tools are essential for researching keywords and niches for low-content books.

The Two Paid Research Tools I Can’t Live Without

Next, I dig deep into my research with two paid tools – AMZ Scout and KDP Rocket. I started with AMZ scout and believe this tool helped me uncover FIFTY-FOUR potential niches that are NOT saturated and that are SELLING.

So if you’re ready to level up with your books, feel free to follow my lead. I will be doing in-depth reviews of these tools in the coming days, so be on the lookout!

My readers get a discount for AMZ Scout that’s already coded into my link. At the VERY least, take advantage of the free trial to gather some niche ideas and data.

AMZ Scout for low content book research

And if you’re interested in taking a look at KDP Rocket, watch this 2-minute video about it. And heads up, I hear the fee will be changing from one-time lifetime to a subscription, so keep that in mind!

Neither of these tools are meant for low-content publishing. AMZ Scout is meant for researching physical product niches on Amazon and KDP Rocket is meant for researching traditional Kindle books and paperbacks.

But they still offer us a wealth of data we can use to research, create, and publish our low- and no-content books.

Wrapping Up

Here’s a quick cheat sheet of the tools I use to research low-content books:

  • Google Keyword Planner
  • Keywords Everywhere
  • AMZ Suggestion Expander
  • AMZ Scout
  • KDP Rocket

Let me know in the comments how you’re doing niche research! Have you tried these tools? Are you using one I’m not?

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5 comments for “Must-Have Research Tools for Low-Content Books

  1. Richard
    July 17, 2019 at 5:07 pm

    Hello, I just wanted to tell you that AMZ Suggestion Expander does not have an extension for Mozilla Firefox. Not unless its called something else now. I’ve searched for it, and get a “not found” message.

    • Julie
      July 18, 2019 at 11:31 am

      That was a error on my part and this has been corrected in the post. Thank you for bringing this to my attention!

      ~ Julie

  2. October 16, 2019 at 12:31 am

    Looks like Keywords Everywhere is now a paid tool.

    • Julie
      October 17, 2019 at 8:35 pm

      Yes, and it’s such a bummer! But the good news is that any keyword tool gets it’s data from Google anyway, and their keyword planner is free. ;o)

      ~ Julie

    • November 29, 2019 at 10:27 am

      Although it is now paid, you do get the full data on 100,000 keywords for $10, or in other words it costs you 1 cent for the data on 100 keywords. So if costs you more than a couple of bucks a month you’re doing that much keyword research that it must be your mainstream activity!!!!!

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