The most over saturated IM niches?

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What are the most over saturated IM niches in your opinion?
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Originally Posted by Norveilex View Post

    What are the most over saturated IM niches in your opinion?
    Hmmmmm, I'm not clear on the question for two reasons:

    1. "IM" is not a niche. It's not even a market per se, but a medium for conducting business.

    2. In most niches, saturation is mostly a myth. Sure, there are exceptions such as highly specialized niches or markets with inelastic demand. My "saturation" usually isn't what people think it is.

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    • Profile picture of the author Norveilex
      Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

      Hmmmmm, I'm not clear on the question for two reasons:

      1. "IM" is not a niche. It's not even a market per se, but a medium for conducting business.

      2. In most niches, saturation is mostly a myth. Sure, there are exceptions such as highly specialized niches or markets with inelastic demand. My "saturation" usually isn't what people think it is.

      RoD
      How do you suggest that I rephrase the question? I'm looking for the most over saturated niches out there. The niches that have the most competition.
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      • Profile picture of the author Steve B
        I think what you mean is . . .

        What are the most competitive markets? As Rod has stated, Internet Marketing is really not a niche . . . it's marketing via the Internet which is a tool and a particular set of strategies to reach prospects.

        So if you're talking about ultra competitive markets, I would have to say . . .

        - Make money online
        - Weight loss and dieting
        - Travel and vacationing
        - Dating and relationships
        - Health, supplements and exercise
        - Gaming and role playing

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        • Profile picture of the author Norveilex
          Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

          I think what you mean is . . .

          What are the most competitive markets? As Rod has stated, Internet Marketing is really not a niche . . . it's marketing via the Internet which is a tool and a particular set of strategies to reach prospects.

          So if you're talking about ultra competitive markets, I would have to say . . .

          - Make money online
          - Weight loss and dieting
          - Travel and vacationing
          - Dating and relationships
          - Health, supplements and exercise
          - Gaming and role playing

          Steve
          That is a good list. Anyone care to add to it?
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        • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
          As others have stated, you kinda have your terms mixed up. Not your fault, most people in this forum constantly mix those two terms up.

          People have already named some of the most saturated markets (supposedly). Personally, I don't believe in "saturated markets' the way most people label them. Most people crown markets "saturated" far too early and fast to suit me. But that's another story.

          My purpose hear is to let you know that's the importance of knowing how to research, find, create and position yourself in a niche. Then you'll discover why the most money is made by people who run to competitive markets ... instead of away from them.
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          • Profile picture of the author Norveilex
            Originally Posted by The Niche Man View Post

            As others have stated, you kinda have your terms mixed up. Not your fault, most people in this forum constantly mix those two terms up.

            People have already named some of the most saturated markets (supposedly). Personally, I don't believe in "saturated markets' the way most people label them. Most people crown markets "saturated" far too early and fast to suit me. But that's another story.

            My purpose hear is to let you know that's the importance of knowing how to research, find, create and position yourself in a niche. Then you'll discover why the most money is made by people who run to competitive markets ... instead of away from them.
            That's actually my goal. I want to create a few sites in these markets.
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            • Profile picture of the author Hesaidblissfully
              Originally Posted by Norveilex View Post

              That's actually my goal. I want to create a few sites in these markets.
              If that's the case, you're probably looking for the most popular markets, then. In which case, just think in terms of products that appeal to a mass audience (weight loss, fitness, dating, self-help), as opposed to products that appeal to a narrow audience (landing page optimization, ostrich farming).
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          • Profile picture of the author Daniel Monk
            That's one of the most informative answers ever.
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        • Profile picture of the author KenThompson
          Originally Posted by Steve B View Post

          So if you're talking about ultra competitive markets, I would have to say . . .

          - Make money online
          - Weight loss and dieting
          - Travel and vacationing
          - Dating and relationships
          - Health, supplements and exercise
          - Gaming and role playing

          Steve
          This is a better perspective, ultra competitive, and it's a more accurate way of expressing the state of affairs. Calling them saturated is a subjective observation. Saturation implies there's no more room and that's certainly not the case.


          Ken
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  • Profile picture of the author nicolasmd2112
    I think you mean niches within IM? Or niches that are marketable to? If that is the case, then i would say the most saturated would have to be the Make Money Online, Health&Fitness, and Relationship niches. These or other 'evergreen' niches would be the most saturated in terms of marketers trying to promote products within them...
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    • Profile picture of the author Norveilex
      Originally Posted by nicolasmd2112 View Post

      I think you mean niches within IM? Or niches that are marketable to? If that is the case, then i would say the most saturated would have to be the Make Money Online, Health&Fitness, and Relationship niches. These or other 'evergreen' niches would be the most saturated in terms of marketers trying to promote products within them...
      Niches that are marketable to.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    There's always a way to penetrate a market.

    It's a big subject, but here are a couple of examples:

    1. Target online traffic platforms with weak competition in the market.
    2. Offer the target market something better.

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  • Profile picture of the author Dennis Ray
    Nearly every niche market out there that is profitable is saturated. The chances of stumbling across one that has not been found yet is slim... but it does happen.

    Even in a saturated market you can find a way to get the word out there about your site/product. If one product along was able to magically corner a entire market, it would be all over.

    But people will continue to look for so called "new" things even if they are not new. It's just your job to find a way to make it new to them.
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  • Profile picture of the author John Pagulayan
    I don't think this answers your question but ...

    The IM market was declared saturated 4 years ago. Look at where it is now ... marketers in this market are still racking up new customers every day.

    Same thing with the health and fitness market. If you're a serious marketer you'd know that it is far from saturated. Check it out for yourself and you'd notice display ads running for a solid 3 years.

    Who in their right mind would run an ad that long unless it's profitable?

    No one.

    Competition doesn't mean saturation.

    In fact I'd be more afraid to venture into a competition-less market than a competitive one. I mean I could always outsmart and outspend the competition but I can't create demand - I can only redirect that demand and tailor my offer accordingly to the demand.
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  • Profile picture of the author verial
    In my field, the most saturated niches (defined by the ratio of marketers to consumers) are forex and binary options - in other words, those that appeal to people who fall for "make money fast" claims.

    It's probably the same in IM.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Monk
    I think the weight loss, or diet pill niche is the most saturated.
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  • Profile picture of the author chaksmiths
    list building, CPA , Traffic booster kind of saturated market. but you smart IM gurus always find a way to penetrate this
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  • Profile picture of the author owenlee
    The funny thing about such niches is that, there are still people making money with it, new players are still going into the niches.

    If the niches that i could not make money,i would think its saturated. lol

    What do you guys think?
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    online pharmacy
    watch "insert tvshow/movie" online
    minecraft related stuff
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  • Profile picture of the author seoboyz01
    Anything about mortgage or credit/credit repair seems to be a very saturated niche. Lots of websites competing for that and also very expensive to use Adwords to drive traffic to those sites.
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    • Profile picture of the author Norveilex
      I didn't ask the question properly. Luckily, I still got some good replies. Thank you all for responding. I now have enough information to do some research.
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  • Profile picture of the author Darkangel95
    Well to me the saturated ones are the "Make money online" niche and "dating"

    Then again a real Internet marketer with skills wouldn't worry of such thing as "Saturation"

    Even though some niches have been overly saturated, marketers always find a way to make a success out of it.

    So basically there's no such thing as saturated "Niches"
    More like "Saturated methods" to get around those niches.
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    • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
      Originally Posted by Darkangel95 View Post


      Even though some niches have been overly saturated, marketers always find a way to make a success out of it.

      So basically there's no such thing as saturated "Niches"
      More like "Saturated methods" to get around those niches.
      You said it, no such thing as saturated niches only saturated methods. In fact, excuse this next hair splitting statement, "if it's saturated, it's no longer a niche - from a marketing standpoint".

      Only the non-creative, safe-thinking, crowd followers see saturated markets. IMO.
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  • Profile picture of the author DenEdBiz
    Originally Posted by Norveilex View Post

    What are the most over saturated IM niches in your opinion?
    I would say the health and wellness industry is the most over saturated.

    They say its a multi-billion dollar industry or whatever, but there is also thousands and thousands of products/vitamins/gadgets/magic potions of all shapes and sizes at every single price point, so getting into that niche and trying to carve out your own living is a very uphill battle.
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