How Do You Research Your Chosen Niche?

by Emily Meeks 7 replies
It's almost 3 AM over here and I'm halfway delirious, but I figured I'd ask this anyway.

Looking for efficient, effective ways to research a non-IMrelated niche. I've always had a certain detest for the research part of a project, especially if time's a factor or I'm feeling disorganized. I'm sure I'm not the only one.

Work smart, not hard, yes? So, I'm not looking for any handouts, or anyone to do it for me or anything like that. No cut corners or gimmicks.

So to narrow down:

If you had one day dedicated to research, how would you make the most of it? Hell, how would you make the most of your time if you only had two hours?

Sorry this is not very coherent, but I'd like some ideas... thank you
#main internet marketing discussion forum #chosen #niche #research
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  • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
    Best way is to go to Forums and find out what people like best about certain products.

    This is the short answer but it's one of the best possible ways =D
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    • Among the hundreds of of forum sites which one I should choose then?thanks
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      • Profile picture of the author Chris Chicas
        Pick a forum that allows you to post a link back to your website with every comment you make.

        Originally Posted by homebasedentrepreneur View Post

        Among the hundreds of of forum sites which one I should choose then?thanks
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  • Profile picture of the author wfhblueprints
    Originally Posted by Emily Meeks View Post

    It's almost 3 AM over here and I'm halfway delirious, but I figured I'd ask this anyway.

    Looking for efficient, effective ways to research a non-IMrelated niche. I've always had a certain detest for the research part of a project, especially if time's a factor or I'm feeling disorganized. I'm sure I'm not the only one.

    Work smart, not hard, yes? So, I'm not looking for any handouts, or anyone to do it for me or anything like that. No cut corners or gimmicks.

    So to narrow down:

    If you had one day dedicated to research, how would you make the most of it? Hell, how would you make the most of your time if you only had two hours?

    Sorry this is not very coherent, but I'd like some ideas... thank you
    Hey Emily,

    I highlighted how I do the large majority of my niche reseach in this post:

    http://www.warriorforum.com/main-int...g-started.html

    In terms of researching for products etc this is what I do..

    1) Go To Google
    2) Search "keyword + Forum"
    3) I then open the top 20/30 forums.
    4) I close any forum that hasnt been active in the last year.
    5) I then browse through the forum looking for Questions being asked.
    6) I then make a list of questions and if the solution has been provided in the thread I write the solution to the problem down aswell (Copy paste is excellent!)

    One piece of advice:

    Make a document that contains all the URLS of the forums in one place for quick reference.

    Hope this helps

    Kind regards

    Chris
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  • Profile picture of the author Tenzho
    Go to google keyword tool

    Search for :

    How to get rid of
    top ways to
    how to cure
    how to solve

    and other variation

    You will get tons of niche, find the one you think is interesting, continue researching the niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author thebitbotdotcom
    Definitely check and make sure that organic results have Adwords Ads several pages deep...the more, the better...that means that there is money to be made in that niche, otherwise people wouldn't be paying for targeted traffic.

    That is always the first thing I look for.
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  • Profile picture of the author MattCatania
    There are a few ways that I research credible information for niches... these include, but are not limited to:

    - My university library (via the website)
    - Google Scholar
    - Looking through magazines in my specific niche
    - Finding authority websites in my niche and extracting information
    - Scan relevant journals
    - Look for studies conducted pertaining to my niche (if viable)
    - Search for personal experiences documented (almost always online).
    - Sift through social bookmarking websites for popular links

    **BONUS TIPS**
    Go to How-To Dummies Guide and buy the book in the niche you're researching. The website itself is a goldmine of information for many viable niches.

    Search Google for niche + glossary. This is extremely useful because you'll be able to use the jargon that your target audience use (making you more trustworthy in their eyes, and that's a really crucial point that I cannot stress enough) as well as getting a better understanding of the actual niche itself. It will allow you to write more fluently, and fluency plus accurate knowledge of the subject at hand is the recipe for successful syndication (in my opinion, anyway).

    Interesting (and accurate) facts spun into an easy-to-read article will hook the reader, build your credibility and trust with them whilst demonstrating your expertise in your given field and will ultimately translate into more sales (as you direct them into your funnel).

    But it all starts with research!

    This list should get you started, anyway.

    Enjoy!
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