Pick My Niche For Me?

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Niche selection is driving me crazy. I feel like I need a problem and a solution that works for customers. Nothing strikes me as being exciting or interesting.
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  • Profile picture of the author Artkantos
    I have struggled a lot with this, hopefully this advice serves you:

    Pick a topic you could talk about 30 minutes unprepared. If that's the case you probably will know more about that topic than most people, you can start there!

    It's better to start quickly and pivot that getting stuck in your head overthinking. It's easier to find your niche by taking action and learning on the way than just by thinking!

    Keep us updated
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  • Profile picture of the author savidge4
    To go with what @Artkantos said...

    Literally take a moment and look around you... if YOU are interested in the things around you... the things you eat, the exercise you do... so will 1000's if not millions of other people be interested in the same things.

    When looking what you jhave to offer to others...you have to look at YOU first... what YOU have to offer. Not having a clue about Forex and thinking "oh thats hot and there is money" and going that direction, is simply a recipe for disaster. But say you have a rainbow bright collection to die for... the money will be in the rainbow brite.

    Ther is literally NO niche that you cant make money from... and when I say no niche... I literally mean no niche... the niche of FREE as in free offers for this and that... there is money to be had.

    Go with YOU... go with what you know - a GREAT place to start!
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    • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
      Awesome advice.Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author blairquane
    What are you interested in? What experience and skills do you have? Write down everything which comes to mind around this and then pick the top 3 and write down all of the ways you could make a business from it.
    I like fishing, so I could:
    - sell fishing lures
    - write a fishing blog
    - sell video tutorials about how to fish
    etc
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  • Profile picture of the author janin miller
    Know your passion, what are the things that you like. It is best to start with the niche that your are interested in.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jamell
    I cannot pick a niche for you and neither can any one else .

    You need to test the market using your expertise then take the feed back and build upon it .
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  • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
    We operate with the eCommerce model exclusively and do the opposite. I find a high end product type where there is a great profit per sale and a lot of searches. I don't care what it is and almost never know anything about it. We then reach out to suppliers and once we've landed at least one, I do as much research as I can, reading the buyer's guides on other websites. I then build the site with my newfound knowledge.

    I have discovered that once you start making money, you become very passionate about a niche, learning more and more every month.
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    • Profile picture of the author Artkantos
      Interesting approach haha, I'll definitively say that it's easy to get interested in something that gives you good money! Can be a good solution for people that struggle with selecting a niche ^^
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    • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
      I believe this to be true. Many things I did not want to study in college but when I had to present a project and know information cold, the topic became interesting. Thank you!
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  • Profile picture of the author prasanth1964
    All niches are good for that matter. There are buyers for any niche. What matters most is the affiliate website you build to promote your niche product or service. There is market for every niche under the Sun!
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  • Profile picture of the author GordonJ
    Originally Posted by DorianSmith View Post

    Niche selection is driving me crazy. I feel like I need a problem and a solution that works for customers. Nothing strikes me as being exciting or interesting.
    Dorian, you would find me singing this tune for the past 20 years here at WF, a tune many get tired of hearing.

    But here goes: INTENT. What do you want? From this post, and your other ones, we can only guess your goal is to

    MAKE MONEY???

    Is this right? If so, you are going about things the hard way. In between the look around and see what you use, consume, buy...can talk about, or have a passion for...

    And find a product (with profits) and sell it. That advice is all about experience, or it is anecdotal, it is what worked for those Warriors.

    Will any of them work for you? We don't know.

    Any of them could, maybe even should...but what makes the IM thing work is


    YOU... And instead of asking about niches or markets or products or profits, tell us what you bring to the table, what do you have to offer us?

    It has been mostly rejected for the 20+ years too, and Warriors cover their ears when I begin to sing it...but when you approach the whole IM from a what do I have to offer, rather than what can I GET.

    You just may see some remarkable life changes.

    Think of yourself as an undiscovered niche at this point, and let us discover what you have, and not what you want.

    Song over.

    GordonJ
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    • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
      Thank you Gordon. You are wise.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Walk away from your computer - go to a large sports store and just browse around watching what other customers are looking at.

    Go to walmart or big box or department store... look at what is on end caps or featured and what shoppers are looking at.... read the fronts of magazines on the racks to see what topics are featured in various 'topics' and what 'niches' in those topics are on the covers.

    Keep a list of 'things' - products, general products, specific products, ideas...etc. What are your friends talking about - what are they buying? What you will find is the more you look and listen - the more your mind will open to possibilities.

    Learn to identify a 'topic' and a 'niche' and a 'subniche'.

    Make a note of every niche idea that comes to mind for a few days - then sit down and research those niches. Are there good products? searches? competition (competition is good)... When I was looking for niches I would start with 50-60 niche ideas jotted down and after a couple hours of research would have 5 or less workable niches on my list.

    That may seem like a lot of effort - but if you are new to choosing niches you need to open your mind to possibilities. Don't overanalyze or get emotionally attached to any niche - do the research and base decisions on the numbers you find.
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    • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
      I definitely overthink it,clearly. Lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author dave_hermansen
      Originally Posted by Kay King View Post

      Walk away from your computer - go to a large sports store and just browse around watching what other customers are looking at.

      Go to walmart or big box or department store... look at what is on end caps or featured and what shoppers are looking at.... read the fronts of magazines on the racks to see what topics are featured in various 'topics' and what 'niches' in those topics are on the covers.

      Keep a list of 'things' - products, general products, specific products, ideas...etc. What are your friends talking about - what are they buying? What you will find is the more you look and listen - the more your mind will open to possibilities.

      Learn to identify a 'topic' and a 'niche' and a 'subniche'.

      Make a note of every niche idea that comes to mind for a few days - then sit down and research those niches. Are there good products? searches? competition (competition is good)... When I was looking for niches I would start with 50-60 niche ideas jotted down and after a couple hours of research would have 5 or less workable niches on my list.

      That may seem like a lot of effort - but if you are new to choosing niches you need to open your mind to possibilities. Don't overanalyze or get emotionally attached to any niche - do the research and base decisions on the numbers you find.
      A lot of great advice here about brainstorming niches. One thing that I would add is that it is generally not a very good internet niche if you can find all of the products you intend to sell in a local retail store. If people can see it, buy it and take it home NOW, they usually will!

      That said, it is probably a great niche if you can find a few items at Walmart, etc. but not a wide variety. If you can offer a much more diverse product selection than local stores have on the shelves, it may be a perfect product niche.
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      • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
        Interesting Dave. You provide a lot of valuable insight,thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author DABK
    Me, like Gordon and Jay, say look at what you buy. Because of the reasons they gave and because I think it is easier to sell to people like yourself things you use.


    In addition, I suggest, you look at successful company websites:
    amazon.com, walmart, etc. and see their departments.



    Pick one that has things that interest you. Say you're interested in Sports


    You have the option of clicking on several, including Exercise and fitness. You click on that, you get more options, including Yoga and Cardio Training.


    You click on Cardio training, you get to choose between ellipticals and treadmills and a few other things.


    You click on ellipticals, you get products.


    Now take products (one or more) and combine them with a group of people that have one condition in common:
    they're over fifty
    they have heart issues
    they have diabetes
    they want a portable one
    they want one that folds
    they want to lose belly fat


    Then combine that with some other condition


    You end up with
    exercise machines for people over 50 who have knee problems.


    Now and elliptical might be just the thing for many of them (as ellipticals are easier on the joints than treadmills). But not for all of them... some might only be able to do Gazelle without issues, some can do none (for those you have to find another product / exercise that gets their heart running fast enough to count as cardio that does not put any stress on the knees... so you look for ab machines/ exercise and things that move your arms only and so on).


    You could also check the best seller list, see something that interests you, figure out who benefits (make sure you have several conditions...



    This is one of the bestsellers today on amazon: https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-...0U8QEXBS&psc=1


    Who wants this? Why? You keep asking till you find a reason that combines three restrictors:
    I do not know anything about this, have low requirements on bedsheets, so my examples will suck but will give you an idea:
    people who have allergies
    want things that are ecofirendly products
    have extra-large beds
    need it to be wrinkle free (I'm not one of those).


    You get the idea.


    But, it's easier if you find a bestselleer that's a product you yourself have recently purchased...
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    • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
      Wow! You made my day. Thanks for providing such useful content. I sincerely appreciate you taking the time to write all of this out.
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  • Profile picture of the author blairquane
    Originally Posted by DorianSmith View Post

    Niche selection is driving me crazy. I feel like I need a problem and a solution that works for customers. Nothing strikes me as being exciting or interesting.
    I was thinking about this some more. You are correct in that finding a problem and solution for customers. But how to find the problems? In the past, I have used Amazon and searched a product I was thinking of selling. I would look at the top products of that type and then scrolled down to the reviews and clicked only on the 1 star reviews. What do you then get? Every problem that people have with that product being complained about. I would then list these down and look for the 3 most common problems and look to develop a similar product that solved these problems. Use this as a marketing tool when launching and selling the product as in "Our widget is 2 foot longer to better meet your needs" or something like that. You can do this even if you're not planning on selling on Amazon - use the system, use the data and make it work for you.
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    • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
      I like this idea Blairquain. You are taking the biggest problems and reframing a solution. I think that's mostly what sales is all about. The ads that target me on Facebook are all similar, but advertise from a different angle. It seems to me that most people say talk to customers and ask them what their problems are but this seems impractical for many reasons. Most problems are exposed through patterns, like you mentioned with the book reviews. Thanks.
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      • Profile picture of the author blairquane
        Originally Posted by DorianSmith View Post

        I like this idea Blairquain. You are taking the biggest problems and reframing a solution. I think that's mostly what sales is all about. The ads that target me on Facebook are all similar, but advertise from a different angle. It seems to me that most people say talk to customers and ask them what their problems are but this seems impractical for many reasons. Most problems are exposed through patterns, like you mentioned with the book reviews. Thanks.
        Yeah you got it. Another good one is Quora as you'll find people asking questions about all sorts of problems on there. You can put some keywords in the search function and see what pops up. Maybe another avenue for you to use when working on a product. Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author gogogoing
    you have to understand what do you want , stable income or maybe you will see another way to have this or that type of niche, anyways most profitable for now gambling and betting.
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    • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
      Gambling and betting? What did you mean by that? I did not understand. Sorry.
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  • Profile picture of the author Artkantos
    Originally Posted by DorianSmith View Post

    Niche selection is driving me crazy. I feel like I need a problem and a solution that works for customers. Nothing strikes me as being exciting or interesting.
    You can try crypto haha now is the winter, but is a good time to build in a really promising and exciting niche, though trading, gambling and betting (mixed with crypto) is really profitable. Your values and what do you want is important, even if you don't know exactly your niche at least you can make guesses, start learning and taking action, they gave you good tips here, hopefully is been helpful
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    • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
      Nothing personal bro but I hate crypto. lol. It looks so boring. It's never really piqued my interest. Too volatile I suppose.
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      • Profile picture of the author Artkantos
        Originally Posted by DorianSmith View Post

        Nothing personal bro but I hate crypto. lol. It looks so boring. It's never really piqued my interest. Too volatile I suppose.
        Boring? lol it's the first time I hear boring and crypto in the same phrase haha no worries man, I don't take anything personal it amazes me how different perspectives can be, for me crypto is like an amusement park, house of horrors included

        Gambling, betting and trading offers great affiliate programs that you can promote, I think he meant that
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        • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
          I feel the same way about stocks so I guess that in many ways I equate the two. Lol. Which goes to show how little I know about Crypto. Lol
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          • Profile picture of the author Artkantos
            Originally Posted by DorianSmith View Post

            I feel the same way about stocks so I guess that in many ways I equate the two. Lol. Which goes to show how little I know about Crypto. Lol
            hahaha well yeah, crypto and stocks are kind of similar in terms of volatility and price action, regarding the rest is more alike to deep tech, IT, finances and a long etc! Anyways, not a crypto forum, maybe for off-topic
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    To me, the real problem of trying to use affiliate programs in crypto or gambling...are quite similar to the problems in the porn sector.


    Ad venues are limited - places where you can post about the topics are limited - and the competition in those niches is experienced and tough.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
    Dorian, use the "Quote" button when responding so we know who you're replying to.

    Now...

    Let me piggyback on Gordon:

    Who do you want to IMPACT?

    Who do you want to help, bring joy or relief to, improve something for, make better?

    You'll be automatically enthusiastic about those things. Make a list. At least a half-dozen. Come back and share them.

    You need the enthusiasm to fuel you because IM is a slog and there will be many boring days of showing up and not getting the results you want yet.



    This is ultimately what you're looking for.
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    • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
      Dorian, use the "Quote" button when responding so we know who you're replying to.

      Now...

      Let me piggyback on Gordon:

      Who do you want to IMPACT?

      Who do you want to help, bring joy or relief to, improve something for, make better?

      You'll be automatically enthusiastic about those things. Make a list. At least a half-dozen. Come back and share them.

      You need the enthusiasm to fuel you because IM is a slog and there will be many boring days of showing up and not getting the results you want yet.



      This is ultimately what you're looking for.
      I'll make that list and share it with you. Thanks.
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    • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
      Originally Posted by Jason Kanigan View Post

      Dorian, use the "Quote" button when responding so we know who you're replying to.

      Now...

      Let me piggyback on Gordon:

      Who do you want to IMPACT?

      Who do you want to help, bring joy or relief to, improve something for, make better?

      You'll be automatically enthusiastic about those things. Make a list. At least a half-dozen. Come back and share them.

      You need the enthusiasm to fuel you because IM is a slog and there will be many boring days of showing up and not getting the results you want yet.



      This is ultimately what you're looking for.
      Made a small list of people and some solutions.
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  • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
    Ok guys,I've had a breakthrough or "Ah-ha moment".

    There are these things we have all agreed(due to social engineering) to call niches. Within the niches are problems that need solutions.

    The problems are very REAL to the customer, but the SOLUTION is very much subjective to them.

    Think for a moment about a problem in a niche that you've solved.

    What I'm trying to say is there are NO NEW SOLUTIONS. The same solutions have been presented from new angles over and over and over again.

    Am I making sense or do I sound crazy? Lol.
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    • Profile picture of the author savidge4
      Originally Posted by DorianSmith View Post

      Ok guys,I've had a breakthrough or "Ah-ha moment".

      There are these things we have all agreed(due to social engineering) to call niches. Within the niches are problems that need solutions.

      The problems are very REAL to the customer, but the SOLUTION is very much subjective to them.

      Think for a moment about a problem in a niche that you've solved.

      What I'm trying to say is there are NO NEW SOLUTIONS. The same solutions have been presented from new angles over and over and over again.

      Am I making sense or do I sound crazy? Lol.
      "Subjective" as in the solutions are subjective, may not be the most accurate way at looking at this.

      The subjectiveness of how the customer may relate to the solution is what I consider to be the "niche".

      Weight loss in the broad sense is NOT a niche... it is what many would call an evergreen topic. You get into weight loss for men over 40 - and then we are talking niche. Weight loss for men over 40 is dealing with the slowing down of metabolism and getting older etc... but switching to say weight loss for a beach bod to impress the guys is shooting for say a 20 to 30 yr old female... and switching again there is a whole other set of criteria for weight loss after giving birth.

      ALL of these particulars are niches. The solution is no longer subjective, it is defined. More importantly who you are targeting with your solution is defined. And its this concept that is what makes or breaks an amount of success.

      Hope that Helps!
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      • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
        [QUOTE]"Subjective" as in the solutions are subjective, may not be the most accurate way at looking at this.

        The subjectiveness of how the customer may relate to the solution is what I consider to be the "niche".

        Weight loss in the broad sense is NOT a niche... it is what many would call an evergreen topic. You get into weight loss for men over 40 - and then we are talking niche. Weight loss for men over 40 is dealing with the slowing down of metabolism and getting older etc... but switching to say weight loss for a beach bod to impress the guys is shooting for say a 20 to 30 yr old female... and switching again there is a whole other set of criteria for weight loss after giving birth.

        ALL of these particulars are niches. The solution is no longer subjective, it is defined. More importantly who you are targeting with your solution is defined. And its this concept that is what makes or breaks an amount of success.

        Hope that Helps!/QUOTE]

        A Lexus is not a Toyota; Toyota manufactures the Lexus, and Toyota positions or reframes the Lexus differently than a Toyota. I'm not talking about features and benefits. Value is the raw psychological, irrational decisions buyers make to avoid pain or gain pleasure. Value can be framed and positioned(Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs). As far as a solution, a Lexus and Toyota will both get you from point A to point B.
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    • Profile picture of the author blairquane
      Originally Posted by DorianSmith View Post

      Ok guys,I've had a breakthrough or "Ah-ha moment".

      There are these things we have all agreed(due to social engineering) to call niches. Within the niches are problems that need solutions.

      The problems are very REAL to the customer, but the SOLUTION is very much subjective to them.

      Think for a moment about a problem in a niche that you've solved.

      What I'm trying to say is there are NO NEW SOLUTIONS. The same solutions have been presented from new angles over and over and over again.

      Am I making sense or do I sound crazy? Lol.
      Not sure I agree. There are always new solutions coming out all the time. That's where the term invention comes from. People are inventing solutions to solve problems. Yes, this isn't that common and most people are tweaking existing solutions to solve peoples problems, but there are still new solutions being produced.
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      • Profile picture of the author Artkantos
        Originally Posted by blairquane View Post

        Not sure I agree. There are always new solutions coming out all the time. That's where the term invention comes from. People are inventing solutions to solve problems. Yes, this isn't that common and most people are tweaking existing solutions to solve peoples problems, but there are still new solutions being produced.

        I'm with you on that. You could argue that at the root, the real problems have always been the same...Lack of financial security, fear to disease, fear of being alone, lack of love and a long etcetera of things related to basic needs and desires, but if we talk about specifics, for example, the problem of automating some tasks of your social media accounts didn't exist so new softwares and companies got this solved with NEW solutions
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      • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
        [QUOTE]Not sure I agree. There are always new solutions coming out all the time. That's where the term invention comes from. People are inventing solutions to solve problems. Yes, this isn't that common and most people are tweaking existing solutions to solve people's problems, but there are still new solutions being produced./QUOTE]

        EVERYONE MUST AGREE WITH ME blairquane :-)
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    You are making sense - but if you did sound crazy, you'd fit right in here
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    • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
      You are making sense - but if you did sound crazy, you'd fit right in here
      For example, instead of selling Balsamic Vinegar, you sell grape must from the Province of Modena. Both the same product, but the second one sounds more novel.

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      • Profile picture of the author savidge4
        Originally Posted by DorianSmith View Post

        For example, instead of selling Balsamic Vinegar, you sell grape must from the Province of Modena. Both the same product, but the second one sounds more novel.
        So let me throw this out Toyota and Lexus... both are Toyota's.

        In Marketing, at some point you have to go face to face with USP ( Unique Selling Proposition )

        At the same time, you start dealing with VALUE.

        Yes, the products may be the exact same thing, but the perception of value has been changed - the packaging may be nicer, leather instead of vinyl, colored glass over clear glass.

        As much as the item may be "the same" Through USP and VALUE, the items are no longer "the same"
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        Nope. Grape must from Modena is exotic, raises my standing in front of my lady friends. I, therefore, will gladly pay $8 more for a liter of it.

        Positioning, my friend, is where value is created.


        Originally Posted by DorianSmith View Post

        For example, instead of selling Balsamic Vinegar, you sell grape must from the Province of Modena. Both the same product, but the second one sounds more novel.
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  • Profile picture of the author spartan14
    Well my friend you cannot ask for someone to decide on your niche .Its like going on street and ask someone to take a decision for you .The most important thing its to find the topic with the most passion but also the niche you chose it needs to have some affiliate products
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    • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
      [QUOTEWell my friend you cannot ask for someone to decide on your niche .Its like going on street and ask someone to take a decision for you .The most important thing its to find the topic with the most passion but also the niche you chose it needs to have some affiliate products
      [/QUOTE]

      I'm not going to argue with a spartan. I wrote the headline in jest, but it does sound really annoying and whiny.
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  • Profile picture of the author Serene Carmen
    Are you looking for a niche for an Ecom store or a blog? Or just can't decide the best business model for you?

    For ecom, do consider seasonality, average order value (can you make money taking your CPA into account), ability to add more products and get repeat customers from email marketing.
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    • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
      [QUOTE]Are you looking for a niche for an Ecom store or a blog? Or just can't decide the best business model for you?

      For ecom, do consider seasonality, average order value (can you make money taking your CPA into account), ability to add more products and get repeat customers from email marketing.[QUOTE]

      It's for a digital product. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author TobiMDD
    Lots of great answers here!
    I hope they already helped you a bit to find your niche.

    I was at a similar point at that time and often asked myself which niche I could take.

    but since i didn't feel i had any interests at that point or had nothing that interested me overly i automatically drifted into the make money online niche. because the only thing i wanted and was interested in was making money online.

    and so i learned everything about affiliate marketing and my niche became just that, helping others to build up a business online.

    over time i got other areas of interest like mindset, spirituality etc. that means if i would start again today i would know exactly which niche i would take.

    i told you this because i wanted to illustrate that the previous speakers are right and that it makes everything much easier if you can choose a niche from the beginning that you feel passionate about. my path to online success would have been much easier that way.

    nevertheless, it should also show you that sometimes you have to try and do things first. you sometimes find your passion only after you have started something that is not 100% suitable.

    so don't make this decision unnecessarily difficult for yourself, choose something, start with it and if you realize over time that there is something else that triggers more fire in you then you can always change.

    the most important thing is that you master the basics of online marketing regardless of the niche. a certain skillset is therefore necessary in any case.

    good luck
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    • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
      [QUOTE]Lots of great answers here!
      I hope they already helped you a bit to find your niche.

      I was at a similar point at that time and often asked myself which niche I could take.

      but since i didn't feel i had any interests at that point or had nothing that interested me overly i automatically drifted into the make money online niche. because the only thing i wanted and was interested in was making money online.

      and so i learned everything about affiliate marketing and my niche became just that, helping others to build up a business online.

      over time i got other areas of interest like mindset, spirituality etc. that means if i would start again today i would know exactly which niche i would take.

      i told you this because i wanted to illustrate that the previous speakers are right and that it makes everything much easier if you can choose a niche from the beginning that you feel passionate about. my path to online success would have been much easier that way.

      nevertheless, it should also show you that sometimes you have to try and do things first. you sometimes find your passion only after you have started something that is not 100% suitable.

      so don't make this decision unnecessarily difficult for yourself, choose something, start with it and if you realize over time that there is something else that triggers more fire in you then you can always change.

      the most important thing is that you master the basics of online marketing regardless of the niche. a certain skillset is therefore necessary in any case.

      good luck /QUOTE]

      I really like this response. Wise words indeed. Just because you CAN do something doesn't mean you SHOULD do something. We can buy all the tools and tricks that are marketed to us, but if we don't understand the basics well, we're not going to learn WHY and HOW something works. That's part of the innovation process. Thank you.
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  • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
    Clearly, I'm not quoting correctly....what am I doing wrong?
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    • Profile picture of the author Frank Donovan
      Originally Posted by DorianSmith View Post

      Clearly, I'm not quoting correctly....what am I doing wrong?
      Hover over your user name in the black toolbar at the top and select "view classic". Then you'll be able to use the quote function under any particular post.
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      • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
        Originally Posted by Frank Donovan View Post

        Hover over your user name in the black toolbar at the top and select "view classic". Then you'll be able to use the quote function under any particular post.
        Knew I was missing something. lol. TY Frank.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kay King
        Good - the default is the 'modern view' (a/k/a feed view) - which is almost impossible to use effectively in discussions here.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jason Kanigan
      Originally Posted by DorianSmith View Post

      Clearly, I'm not quoting correctly....what am I doing wrong?
      Use the Quote button.

      The syntax looks like "[ quote ] This is what was quoted [ /quote ] " except remove the spaces before and after the squre brackets

      Where's your list
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      • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
        Originally Posted by Jason Kanigan View Post

        Use the Quote button.

        The syntax looks like "[ quote ] This is what was quoted [ /quote ] " except remove the spaces before and after the squre brackets

        Where's your list
        Thanks Jason. I switched over to the classic version and now I know what you meant by "quote button."
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  • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
    Here is a list of people/solutions I could help people with....Let me know what you think, please. I appreciate the feedback.

    Somone's who's had their reputations tarnished by the media(spokesperson or PR reputation site)

    A person who suffers from shopping addiction(breaking the habit)

    Men who need assistance(How to fill out the paperwork) while going through a divorce.

    People who want to add humor to their writing.

    Teaching First Principles of product design.

    Teaching people how to remember names.

    How to give a eulogy at a funeral for someone whose friend has passed away.

    Elderly people who still have cognitive faculties but don't know anything about blogging/facetime/Facebook. Feel like they are missing out on seeing Grandkids.

    This is it for now....
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  • Profile picture of the author Alex Fountain
    Are you you looking to do seo, lead gen, ecommerce, coaching? I would really start with that and then think about the niche. Just picking any niche randomly and then picking any random product or service is a bad idea in my view. You ultimately have to want to do the thing you are getting into and therefore you should try and focus on the area first and then select the niche. So what do you enjoy doing? What part of digital marketing excites you the most? What do you think will be around in the next 10 or 20 years? I would start with that. And then pick a niche that will also be sustainable and future proofed. If you focus on your skill you can ultimately do it for a variety of different niches anyway...
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    • Profile picture of the author DorianSmith
      Originally Posted by Alex Fountain View Post

      Are you you looking to do seo, lead gen, ecommerce, coaching? I would really start with that and then think about the niche. Just picking any niche randomly and then picking any random product or service is a bad idea in my view. You ultimately have to want to do the thing you are getting into and therefore you should try and focus on the area first and then select the niche. So what do you enjoy doing? What part of digital marketing excites you the most? What do you think will be around in the next 10 or 20 years? I would start with that. And then pick a niche that will also be sustainable and future proofed. If you focus on your skill you can ultimately do it for a variety of different niches anyway...
      Hi Alex,

      I want to write. Copywriting has always interested me because I love words. Ok, so I found the topic. How niche-oriented should a copywriter be? If you don't know that's fine. Copywriters seem to sell their personalities. All are similar but still different in many ways.

      Thanks for the advice.
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      • Profile picture of the author DABK
        Hi, Dorian.


        Copywriters do not sell their personalities, they sell results.


        You want me to hire you to write copy for me? I currently have some pieces that convert at decent rates. Create/tweak them to convert better, even a little better, and you're in business.


        How niche specific? You do not need to be niche-specific at all, if you can produce good results.


        It is, however, easier to specialize... Because you will have an easier time coming up with copy that converts and because, as a specialist, you are more likely to command higher prices (or, at least, get hired more often).


        Imagine this scenario:


        You own a shoe store. You get a pitch from two copywriters.
        The first one says they've been in business for ten years and have produced good results for 100 clients. They give you a list of happy clients: a pizza place, a mortgage broker, a butcher.


        The second one says they've been in business for ten years and have produced good results for 100 clients, 48 of them were shoe store owners. Then they give you a list of happy shoe store owners.


        Who are you more interested in?


        Originally Posted by DorianSmith View Post

        Hi Alex,

        I want to write. Copywriting has always interested me because I love words. Ok, so I found the topic. How niche-oriented should a copywriter be? If you don't know that's fine. Copywriters seem to sell their personalities. All are similar but still different in many ways.

        Thanks for the advice.
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    Joining to see updates
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  • Profile picture of the author Mike Summers
    Use Amazon's categories or another big site with lots of subcategories and find one from that list....


    Pick:
    -one you know about.
    -one you want to learn about.
    -one that challenges you
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  • Profile picture of the author danwalker
    Stick with something that interests you most. As long as its not something like knitting. Go broader, think real estate, finance, or business. These 3 can pay loads.
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