How to find out what people want?

by fekfek
19 replies
Most successful sites provide something that people really wants. Are there any resources to let me figure out what people want? Beside keyword research tools.

I'm not talking about niche level. I want to find a topic and create something better than competitors. For the ideas I came up with, either entry barrier is too high for me, or the site I thought of is not something people wants.
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  • Profile picture of the author creative
    You can look at successful products on Clicbank.
    Sort them out by gravity and it will tell you what people buy the most.
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    • Profile picture of the author suggs
      Hi

      here are some simple tips you could try

      1. Google trends
      2.Yahoo Trends
      3. Twitter Trends
      4. EBAY Trends

      If you have a niche already,
      1. Find forums and see what people are saying
      2. search yahoo answers and similar sites to see if you can spot a problem, find a solution and sell that solution to those people with the problem

      One thing is for sure, from JAN until the start of summer people are going to be looking to LOSE WEIGHT, GET IN SHAPE, ETC... Its always the same.. NEW YEARS resolutions
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      • Profile picture of the author internetmarketer1
        Originally Posted by suggs View Post

        Hi

        here are some simple tips you could try

        1. Google trends
        2.Yahoo Trends
        3. Twitter Trends
        4. EBAY Trends

        If you have a niche already,
        1. Find forums and see what people are saying
        2. search yahoo answers and similar sites to see if you can spot a problem, find a solution and sell that solution to those people with the problem

        One thing is for sure, from JAN until the start of summer people are going to be looking to LOSE WEIGHT, GET IN SHAPE, ETC... Its always the same.. NEW YEARS resolutions


        Great post. See what is selling at the moment. See what others are enjoying today. Find what people in a certain niche are mainly in need of.

        In the end, your goal should to be to:

        Find a need (or problem) and fill it (or solve the problem)
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        • Profile picture of the author nitro37
          Try jvzoo.com and see what the top products are selling in the last week or 30 days.
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    • Profile picture of the author onSubie
      Originally Posted by creative View Post

      You can look at successful products on Clicbank.
      Sort them out by gravity and it will tell you what people buy the most.
      Gravity tells you the number of sellers- not the number of buyers.

      Gravity is an indicator of how many affiliates have made at least 1 sale in the past week. It gives ZERO indication of the numbers of buyers or sales in that week.


      1 Seller + 100 sales = Gravity 1

      2 Sellers + 50 sales each = Gravity 2

      10 Sellers + 10 sales each = Gravity 10

      100 Sellers + 1 sale each = Gravity 100

      In this example, Gravity 1, 2, 10 and 100 all have the same total sales of 100.

      Gravity shows the number of affiliates who made a sale, not the number of sales.
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  • Profile picture of the author olayinka00
    You can use free Google Planner or Long Tail Pro to research on keyword you want to talk about. But i will advice you to check on forum sites, blog comment in your niche to get new post ideals.
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  • Profile picture of the author Ted K
    Search for a forum for whatever niche you're in and see what people are saying. You will usually find some very good ideas this way
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  • Profile picture of the author BizMath
    Originally Posted by fekfek View Post

    Most successful sites provide something that people really wants. Are there any resources to let me figure out what people want? Beside keyword research tools.
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    Simple, first, think about yourself...... What do you want? there are people like you..................
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  • Profile picture of the author Adrianhenry
    The problem here is people dont always know what they want. A good example of this would be a quote from Henry Ford, "Before I invented the automobile if I had of asked people what they wanted they would have said faster horses"
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    • Profile picture of the author Jeff Burritt
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      Your point is spot on. And thanks for sharing. I think it is true of people.

      However, I think it's popular myth attributed to Henry Ford. https://hbr.org/2011/08/henry-ford-never-said-the-fast/ Even so, it's a good concept to remember.

      Also, here's a great article which I think goes deeper into innovating:
      No one said they wanted faster horses, they wanted less horseshit | Experience Design at Hello Erik



      Originally Posted by Adrianhenry View Post

      The problem here is people dont always know what they want. A good example of this would be a quote from Henry Ford, "Before I invented the automobile if I had of asked people what they wanted they would have said faster horses"
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    • Profile picture of the author onSubie
      Originally Posted by Adrianhenry View Post

      The problem here is people dont always know what they want. A good example of this would be a quote from Henry Ford, "Before I invented the automobile if I had of asked people what they wanted they would have said faster horses"
      That is just Henry Ford not understanding what people want.

      When someone says "I want a faster horse" they really mean "I want to travel faster".

      It is important, when asking people what they want, to read into the feedback to find out the true desire.

      You need to figure out the "what do they really want" not "what are they asking for".

      I want a faster horse = I want a vehicle that travels place to place more quickly

      The most successful marketers answer the NEED behind the request.

      Since the car wasn't invented yet, what did Henry Ford expect people to want?
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  • Profile picture of the author skyro
    Googles trends
    Reading forums
    Doing surveys
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  • Profile picture of the author Nathan Fortune
    I agree with BizMath.

    Sometimes we make things hard and yet they're not !

    If you want to sell something, you have to become a buyer !

    In addition if you want to sell weight-lose pruducts,
    you have to think what YOU want to hear.

    So as we say .... KISS ! ( Keep It Simple Stupid )
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  • Profile picture of the author smoor2012
    I like Adrianhenry's reply and the quote from Henry Ford. I think it's best to have a general idea of what people want in an area that you have quite a bit of passion.

    You then have to keep up with the current products and attitudes around that passion and write/email people about things related to this. You ask people for comments and questions as you write.

    You will know from the comments you receive and the replies to your emails if you are in the ballpark. If not, you know you need to make adjustments.
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    • Profile picture of the author agmccall
      IF you have a list, then you could ask them

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      "Opportunity is missed by most people because it is dressed in overalls and looks like work." Thomas Edison

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  • Profile picture of the author Salma08
    There are few sites or social medias through which you can find out what people want like Facebook trends, Digital trends, India trends, Twitter trends, Google trends, etc. Try it and get connected to people.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Check out Amazon

    Search for the best sellers in your niche.

    You can get a plethora of ideas from that tactic alone
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  • Profile picture of the author Carter Boatright
    Another way you can think of it is not necessarily what people want but what they need.
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  • Profile picture of the author Carlos Stratton
    Forums, Q & A sites are your friends!

    Carlos
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