So you pick a niche.. but know nothing about it.

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Ok guys, how does this work? People pick niches that they probably do not know much about (especially when you are new to IM). Then they make a blog, get subscribers and send them emails every so often. How the heck do you learn the niche as you go? Wouldn't you lose credibility by B.S.ing your way through it? Plus I would like to actually provide valuable information and provide a good service to my subscribers while making decent money on the side.

Sorry I know that was long winded.. but I want to do this right the most efficient way possible.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tim P
    I'm computer programing but I got success on Hairstyles niche.
    You learn while you're working on that niche. You don't need to be expert on that niche before.
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  • Profile picture of the author RWBiggs
    I would pick a niche that I knew something about or at least something that I have an interest in.

    But, you can research the niche and simply tell your readers what you have found as you research the niche. That way you wouldn't loose credibility and you can tell your readers right up front that you are doing the research so they don't have to. That way its a win/win for each of you. I think you would gain your readers trust and be credible by being right up front about it.

    That's my opinion anyways.
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    • Profile picture of the author Christian B
      Hello,

      if you have money, you can buy articles and emails about your niche, you can outsource.
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      • Profile picture of the author MrJoeRed
        Originally Posted by Christian B View Post

        Hello,

        if you have money, you can buy articles and emails about your niche, you can outsource.
        Good idea.. I hear there are relatively cheap options for people to write articles for you. If I am doing 1 blog a week it shouldn't be overly expensive.

        What kind of content do people send out whenever they are emailing their subscribers? I know you don't want to suggest a product to them every time otherwise they will spam you...
        Do I email them free articles and videos to keep them interested?
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    • Profile picture of the author MrJoeRed
      Originally Posted by RWBiggs View Post

      I would pick a niche that I knew something about or at least something that I have an interest in.

      But, you can research the niche and simply tell your readers what you have found as you research the niche. That way you wouldn't loose credibility and you can tell your readers right up front that you are doing the research so they don't have to. That way its a win/win for each of you. I think you would gain your readers trust and be credible by being right up front about it.

      That's my opinion anyways.
      The only niche I know anything about is weight loss and muscle building.. I am a certified pesonal trainer and former tx a&m football player.. But I wasn't sure if I should start off with a niche like that since it is most likely very competitive. But I like that suggestion.. I can advertise it as research that way people will be gracious if I give them information that is not 100% accurate.
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  • Profile picture of the author rwhite10
    I have sites that are both on topics that I know and others on topics that I was not that knowledgeable when I first got into them. The secret for me was that those that I did not have a lot of background in I did have an interest in. If you choose niches that truly interest you it becomes a lot less work as you are learning along with your readers.
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  • Profile picture of the author alvinhy
    That is why you should be picking a niche that you are passionate about.
    If you don't know anything about that niche it is hard to become an authority and get people to trust you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by MrJoeRed View Post

    So you pick a niche.. but know nothing about it.
    Originally Posted by MrJoeRed View Post

    Ok guys, how does this work?
    Badly.

    Typically very badly.

    Originally Posted by MrJoeRed View Post

    Wouldn't you lose credibility by B.S.ing your way through it?
    Oh yes. Credibility, and subscribers and opportunity-cost.

    You need to choose niches that either you know something about to start with, or you want to learn all about (in which case you need to be a fast study and a good learner, and it needs to be a niche which won't make you need to go to night school for 6 months just to understand the vocabulary of the niche. They all have their own vocabularies!).

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  • Profile picture of the author Chris30K
    Originally Posted by MrJoeRed View Post

    How the heck do you learn the niche as you go?
    The cool thing is, you don't have to have Ph.D in Human Anatomy & Physiology to do basic C.P.R You just have to be an expert at a specific problem to be useful. Just find one problem in a niche, become an expert at THAT PROBLEM, and improve lives.

    Originally Posted by MrJoeRed View Post

    Wouldn't you lose credibility by B.S.ing your way through it?
    Of course - The best way to offer value is to go to message boards, forums, and find out what your customers are thinking.

    Originally Posted by MrJoeRed View Post

    Plus I would like to actually provide valuable information and provide a good service to my subscribers while making decent money on the side.
    If you provide valuable information, everything else will take care of itself, maybe not today, but do it regularly, and you'll be making money before you know it.
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    • Profile picture of the author MrJoeRed
      Good stuff.. I can't wait to make my first profit!

      Also, I never made a website before.. I am not really sure how to structure it and what kind of content to put where. Originally I thought the only good way to make money email marketing was blogging but apprently that is not necessarily true.

      Is there anywhere I can go that would give me a legit crash course on how to make money email marketing affiliate products? i would rather not blog if I don't have to lol
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      • Profile picture of the author isaacsmithjones
        You don't "have" to blog. I don't really blog. But if you're not willing to blog, then you're gonna need to find another source of traffic. Which often means you're gonna need to pay for traffic (either directly or indirectly), or put A LOT of effort into social media stuff.

        Once you know which niche you're gonna be working on, then think about where your potential customers hang out, or products they've already purchased, and if you can get in touch with, or set up some kind of deal with someone who already has those customers.

        But I'll tell you right now - When I say to think about where they hang out, it doesn't mean that you should start spamming forums and facebook groups lol.
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        • Profile picture of the author MrJoeRed
          Yeh I figured that is a no no lol I hear a lot of people have success with solo ads.. But don't you have less of a chance hitting your targeted audience?
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  • Profile picture of the author KristofferIM
    Here's the formula that really works.

    1. DO NOT B.S. your way through it. Yes, people will notice.

    2. Instead, learn about your niche and become an expert and deep thinker yourself. OR, find someone who is and joint venture with them.

    3. Provide high quality content in your sales funnel and products.

    4. Make $$$ because you offered value to the world.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author dynamicsuccess1
    My mentor once taught me that you don't have to be an "expert" in something to be perceived as an "expert". If you're serious about your business you would focus on one niche and learn about it everyday for at least a half hour. The problem is, most people wont do that. But you cannot shortcut your way through success. It takes learning and dedication.




    -Ed
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  • Profile picture of the author Developer99
    I would also suggest getting some high quality PLR and converting it. Then you are an instant expert!
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