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I research and find niches to rank websites, i use the tool Long Tail Pro. Its actually quite easy to rank websites if you do the right research, you just need to find niches that are easy to rank in. With Long Tail Pro the tool gives you the option to check competitiveness, so you able to get a good idea if it is easy or not.
Although you may want to manually check the top 10 yourself, check if they are all root domains, you dont want thekeyword.com etc ranking in the top ten. You should be looking for generalniche/yourkeyword or even better ezinearticles.com/yourkeyword.