I see some huge opportunities in 2010 in a few niches.
Real Estate – Most experts believe we are seeing the bottom floor of the housing market. Wether or not thats true there is big buzz again about making money with real estate. Just this morning I heard a couple commercials about how now is the biggest opportunity ever to make a fortune in real estate. The hype machine is going full bore and people are searching for more information about products that can give them a competitive edge. I think applications and web services that cater to the real estate investor are going to be huge in 2010.
Android applications – My prediction last year was that the Android platform would be dead before I would ever be able to try it. I was kind of close.. I just had to leave Sprint to get a decent android phone. But Android is not going anywhere… in fact its gaining market share like crazy. There is a huge market imbalance right now on the Android platform and developers are getting away with making very sub-par applications for 10x the price of their iPhone counter parts. Good Android applications sell for $10-$20 all day. and they sell tens of thousands of applications. Android developers right now have it extremely good. Very crappy applications are selling really well. Its really a developer/sellers market right now on the Android but I think by the end of 2010 it will be more of a buyers market as the marketplace is saturated with quality low cost applications.
Starcraft2 – 2010 will finally be the year that Blizzard releases the sequel to one of the best selling games ever created. Its already in private beta and they are scheduled for a late q1 release. This game is going to be huge and people who build communities/news sites around it and become authorities in the space are going to make a ton of cash. I still can’t believe that the original (created in 1998) is still usually in the top 100 best selling games daily on amazon. Starcraft2 is going to be huge!
But these are just my thoughts on 2010. What niches are you looking into?