Did you succeed in a niche you knew NOTHING about?

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.... That you had to outsource everything? it's possible to succeed?
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  • Profile picture of the author nicholasb
    When I first started I knew absolutely nothing. I used the provided capture page, the provided email follow ups given by the vendor. And just went crazy driving traffic.

    I made almost $1,000 my first 14 days online and almost $3,000 my first 30 days.

    As I learned more and more about the market and industry I was in I started to create my own content and share my own opinions on what was working for me.

    So yes I did make money in a space I knew nothing about, and almost 9 years later I know a whole bunch about it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Evan H
    When I first started out online, I started my marketing in the weight loss niche which was absolutely NOT my speciality...

    I ended up making a few hundred bucks there before I switched over to the Internet Marketing niche.

    Anything is possible, but you would like to give yourself the best possible chance by choosing a niche you know at least a little but about.
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  • Profile picture of the author ChrisBa
    Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

    .... That you had to outsource everything? it's possible to succeed?
    It's really easy to learn almost anything on the Internet, I don't know if I'd trust everything outsourced
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  • Profile picture of the author rakota
    I don't know if succeed is the right word but I made money in the weight loss niche by outsourcing my content and putting it on blogs, lens etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author violet0176
    Why not just thoroughly research the niche? Every.single.day.
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  • Profile picture of the author chyan007
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    Yes it is very much Possible,

    When i started IM a few years ago ,I did not know anything about MMO,

    I did not even know if it was even possible to make money online

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  • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
    Well, I am succeeding in a niche I had no clue, at all, about.

    When I first started online a few years ago, I had no idea about blogging, internet marketing and affiliate marketing. I mean, I did not even know what "Blogging" was, or what a "Domain Name" was.

    I had no idea about ANYTHING.

    Plus, I was still learning English too! hahaha ...

    So, I started from the very bottom. From the very scratch.

    And I worked my way up from there.

    I started to invest in my internet marketing education. And I started to learn a lot about blogging and affiliate marketing.

    I spent countless hours, and long nights, studying, testing, implementing, and just being all over the place, to learn it all. It took about 2 years to make my first dollar online.

    It was a very long and challenging journey for me.

    But, I never gave up. And I'm going to be honest, there were many times when I did think about quitting.

    I just kept on pushing, and kept on studying, learning, testing, and implementing.

    Today, I can build you a very nice WordPress Site in just a few minutes. I have made good money selling my skills. I have built many WordPress Membership Sites and simple WordPress Sites for hundreds of people.

    I'm also building a passive income stream from Blogging - in the Internet Marketing Niche and also with Network Marketing.

    I have helped so many people online too. I teach a lot of knowledge, every week, to a lot of people. And I truly love it!

    It became a big passion to teach others about internet marketing, blogging, affiliate marketing, SEO, etc.

    I'm shooting straight to the stars in this Niche. And take note that the internet marketing niche is one of the most competitive niches!

    But that did not matter to me.

    I had a dream.

    I had a vision.

    That one day, I will be doing what I am doing today. hehehe

    And look, I am a high school dropout. I moved to the US at the age of 15.

    When I first started online, I was 22 years old - and let me tell you, I was still learning English! LOL

    So, if I can come this far - how far can someone who graduated high school, and maybe even went to college, and English is their first language - can go???!!

    You tell me!!

    Anything is Possible my friend!


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    • Profile picture of the author dgeramemo
      Originally Posted by FreedomBlogger View Post

      Well, I am succeeding in a niche I had no clue, at all, about.

      When I first started online a few years ago, I had no idea about blogging, internet marketing and affiliate marketing. I mean, I did not even know what "Blogging" was, or what a "Domain Name" was.

      I had no idea about ANYTHING.

      Plus, I was still learning English too! hahaha ...

      So, I started from the very bottom. From the very scratch.

      And I worked my way up from there.

      I started to invest in my internet marketing education. And I started to learn a lot about blogging and affiliate marketing.

      I spent countless hours, and long nights, studying, testing, implementing, and just being all over the place, to learn it all. It took about 2 years to make my first dollar online.

      It was a very long and challenging journey for me.

      But, I never gave up. And I'm going to be honest, there were many times when I did think about quitting.

      I just kept on pushing, and kept on studying, learning, testing, and implementing.

      Today, I can build you a very nice WordPress Site in just a few minutes. I have made good money selling my skills. I have built many WordPress Membership Sites and simple WordPress Sites for hundreds of people.

      I'm also building a passive income stream from Blogging - in the Internet Marketing Niche and also with Network Marketing.

      I have helped so many people online too. I teach a lot of knowledge, every week, to a lot of people. And I truly love it!

      It became a big passion to teach others about internet marketing, blogging, affiliate marketing, SEO, etc.

      I'm shooting straight to the stars in this Niche. And take note that the internet marketing niche is one of the most competitive niches!

      But that did not matter to me.

      I had a dream.

      I had a vision.

      That one day, I will be doing what I am doing today. hehehe

      And look, I am a high school dropout. I moved to the US at the age of 15.

      When I first started online, I was 22 years old - and let me tell you, I was still learning English! LOL

      So, if I can come this far - how far can someone who graduated high school, and maybe even went to college, and English is their first language - can go???!!

      You tell me!!

      Anything is Possible my friend!



      Too motivational. I am not going to quit
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      • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
        Originally Posted by dgeramemo View Post

        Too motivational. I am not going to quit
        Thank you!

        It makes me happy to know that my life's journey is inspiring others!

        Keep on going, and always keep on growing forward!

        You will make it happen!
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  • Profile picture of the author writeaway
    People do it all the time.

    Your real job is to STRATEGIZE and BUILD SYSTEMS

    Everything else is secondary.

    Everything else can be delegated or outsourced.
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    • Profile picture of the author AhmedFouad96
      Originally Posted by writeaway View Post

      People do it all the time.

      Your real job is to STRATEGIZE and BUILD SYSTEMS

      Everything else is secondary.

      Everything else can be delegated or outsourced.
      Good point
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      • Profile picture of the author Durell217
        I also think that people can easily get away with doing this. Everything is basically on the internet so you can easily appear to a customer to be an authority on a subject. This will of course convert higher because people will trust you.
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  • Profile picture of the author Geeked Labs
    No. I've never done that. I've only succeeded in niches I've researched heavily to be honest.
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  • Profile picture of the author SmartTim
    Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

    .... That you had to outsource everything? it's possible to succeed?
    You should know your stuffs first before outsourcing to other people. If the things are done at 80% at your expectation you can delegate those tasks without a doubt. John Chow is making money just by outsourcing. Yes, it is possible to success just like John Chow. His blog is full of ideas which you can make use of.

    YES, it is surely possible to succeed without hard work, just by outsourcing with your dollars. That's the hard truth.
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    • Profile picture of the author arthurnyc
      Originally Posted by SmartTim View Post

      You should know your stuffs first before outsourcing to other people.
      Outsourcing is a great way to save time, cut costs and grow but you need to know what you are outsourcing first.
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  • Profile picture of the author rfharris
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    It is difficult to succeed in such niche but not possible if you know what you are doing.
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  • Profile picture of the author HCFGrizzly
    Well, it would be better if you create your website in a niche you have some knowledge about, but with the internet being what it is today, you can become an expert in almost any domain in no time.

    It`s logical that it will be a little harder at first in a niche that you aren`t familiarized with but it won`t be impossible to obtain a revenue.

    The trick is to find a system that works for you and try to apply that system with adaptations to different niches.

    Also, please don`t get discouraged, give it time, you can`t make money overnight .
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  • Profile picture of the author Pete Lauder
    Just to show how it can be done, a few years ago, I was looking for weird things to sell on an ebay store, I decided to go way out there, and went for meteorites.

    All I needed to do was write up a few pages, which I researched, and added the categories.

    I made several hundred dollars from my meteorite site, and I have never even held one in my hand.

    I no longer have the site, it was an automated script that ebay has since banned, shame on them...
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

    .... That you had to outsource everything? it's possible to succeed?
    Yes you can succeed. And I didn't outsource. Just learned as I went along. Niche is Mobility Products, Mobility Scooters, Wheelchairs

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  • Profile picture of the author Hockey
    It's important to succeed in a niche that you like or you will not have passion for your business.
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  • Profile picture of the author MarkYoung
    No, I definitely knew about programming in order to make the software.

    I wouldn't want to do nothing I don't know.

    You must learn top to bottom what it is you're selling, in my honest opinion.
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  • Profile picture of the author dvduval
    I tried to go into niches that I knew nothing about, but the problem was I was more successful in the ones where I had prior knowledge. Over 15 years later as I look back it was the niches that I was most interested in that I did the best in. In some cases I did a lot of my own research and became interested of course.
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  • Profile picture of the author Matthew Trujillo
    Go for a niche that is not only profitable but where you ENJOY being in ie: Body Building.

    That way when you are doing a niche you love the work becomes second nature.

    The stronger you can build a relationship with your list the better.
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  • Profile picture of the author david2015
    It is possible to success because you can find any information on the internet. Besides, you can also purchase a PLR (Private Label Rights) product to sell for the niche you are interested. PLR would provides the tools you need in the niche you choose.
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  • Profile picture of the author bostjan33
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    Nope, not possible. Well, if you want to make a couple of hundred bucks, sure. But if you want to make ... ehm.. a little more, then you'll have to be a real expert. It all comes down to this: are you satisfied with a couple of bucks, or do you want millions?
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  • It can be done, infect it's done...

    I'm making passive income from over 300 niche products of mine I know nothing about. They were all built from UPGRADED plr products.

    Through out the years of selling these products I've got to learn about most of them, mostly from checking through my outsourced work like articles, videos... etc
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  • Profile picture of the author tahoecale
    yeah i guess so i made a weight loss site that promoted a CPA offer and i got no clue on weight loss lol
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  • Profile picture of the author jimmcdonald909
    THIS.....IS WHAT P**** ME OFF ABOUT I.M'ING.

    Would you take advice offline from someone that pretended to be an expert?

    But online it's all good.

    This is why the general public are buying less and less info/knowledge online because it has been abused to death but the "quick buck" mentality.

    Even on this post most are fine with churning crap out they know nothing about
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    • Profile picture of the author discrat
      Originally Posted by jimmcdonald909 View Post


      Even on this post most are fine with churning crap out they know nothing about

      Fine then. Please expound since obviously you must know something as everyone else here knows nothing.

      Please enlighten us and at least ATTEMPT to add to the community as it relates to the OP's question instead of just venting some nonsense.

      Remember that saying : "What someone says about others says more about that person than it does the others"
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    • Originally Posted by jimmcdonald909 View Post

      THIS.....IS WHAT P**** ME OFF ABOUT I.M'ING.

      Would you take advice offline from someone that pretended to be an expert?

      But online it's all good.

      This is why the general public are buying less and less info/knowledge online because it has been abused to death but the "quick buck" mentality.

      Even on this post most are fine with churning crap out they know nothing about
      Clearly you know nothing about online marketing...
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      • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
        Originally Posted by Makabongwe Maseko View Post

        Clearly you know nothing about online marketing...
        I think many people here are actually confused as the focus tends to be upon digital products, which is only actually a mere fraction of what IM consists of. The term simply means promotion via the Internet.
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  • Profile picture of the author jimmcdonald909
    Discrat: out of interest..how much time do you spend posting on this forum every day? Do you not think you need to post less and spend your time more constructively?
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  • Profile picture of the author Brent Stangel
    Nope, not possible. Well, if you want to make a couple of hundred bucks, sure. But if you want to make ... ehm.. a little more, then you'll have to be a real expert.
    Not even close to true.

    I made most of my money online from MMORPG guides. I've never played an MMORPG. I do however have excellent research skills.
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  • Profile picture of the author sandalinasan
    Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

    .... That you had to outsource everything? it's possible to succeed?
    Yes, it is possible. Nowadays there are many works which is done by the freelancer. Today one can get a freelancer at a rally cheap price. The freelancer will do everything for you. So it is really easy to succeed in any sector. Best of luck. Thanks.
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  • Profile picture of the author extrememan
    You can succeed in any niche and outsource most of your business. But I always say to stay in a niche you have some knowledge about and passionate about. It's easy in the long run.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

    .... That you had to outsource everything? it's possible to succeed?
    It probably is possible (blame quantum mechanics), but I don't advise you do it. And when things that are outsourced don't meet your standards and expectations... you're going to be pissed.
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    • Profile picture of the author Tony Marriott
      When I first started working online I knew nothing about any of the niches I entered and made money in everyone. For every niche (around 100 different ones) I outsourced content creation to Mechanical Turk for literally $0.30 an article.

      Was it sustainable? NO. Various Google updates later put paid to a lot of the sites and any plans to add new ones using the same process.

      Would I recommend it? NO. If you outsource work about something you know nothing about how can you possible know if it is any good when it comes back?

      Six years later I am much wiser (and still doing this as my full time job) and I make sure that I fully understand the niches I am in. Of course I didn't know these things when I first started, I had to learn them.

      What have I learned?

      1. You can go into niches successfully that you know nothing about BUT you need to learn about them first. So, if you have some interest, at least, in the niche then the learning experience can be a good one. If you have zero interest then you will have difficulty learning anything.

      So from that respect it's clearly better to go into a niche that interests you.

      If you narrowed down a niche to a marketable chunk then the amount you need to learn (to become proficient enough to create a small product) is actually quite small.

      Certain niches that involve "physical" skills are an exception of course. If you plan to teach someone how to program, or play the piano or become martial arts master then you really need to already posses those skills. You won't learn those overnight.

      But the information about how to lose 10 pounds in 30 days, how to reduce acne scarring, puppy potty training etc can all be found online and learned in a few weeks.

      2. If you go into one niche and learn about it, focus on it become a true expert and put in the time, you will find it very easy to succeed.
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      • Profile picture of the author discrat
        Originally Posted by Tony Marriott View Post





        Certain niches that involve "physical" skills are an exception of course. If you plan to teach someone how to program, or play the piano or become martial arts master then you really need to already posses those skills. You won't learn those overnight.
        This is a really good point. I do not see anyway around it with examples like this. I guess you could be an affiliate with a Piano Course and have kind of a generic site with videos of piano players or something. But I just think you would really need to know something about playing piano to maximize your success


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  • Profile picture of the author Daniel Evans
    Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

    .... That you had to outsource everything? it's possible to succeed?
    'Success' is really subjective.

    There might be someone who regards a few hundred Dollars per month added to several other product income streams as a success. There might be 'success' but great margin for more in contrast to having experience in the product, and this is probably something some people might never know unless they go on to research and release a future version.

    Others, with more focus on the single product (or few) might regard it as unsuccessful.

    Outsourcing is rife, but it's perhaps only truly plausible if we are also outsourcing to a handful of people who effectively check the developed content, otherwise we'd be playing blind. This would then reflect in the success of the product in whatever context that might be measured.
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  • Profile picture of the author CutPasteProfits
    This is why most "warriors" won't succeed online and is probably the joke of the real internet marketing community online. Everyone wants a shortcut without putting in the hours to research a niche and become knowledgeable on it, and then building a website that people will care about. I only started to "succeed" (as in create a reasonably sustainable, organically growing income) when I got heavily invested into a niche I am passionate about.

    Any other way you will either lose interest, churn out shitty content nobody cares about (and then have to use crappy link building methods because no authority site would dream of linking to you organically), and then be paranoid constantly about losing your income on the next google algo update.

    If people just spent at least 6 months to a year looking into a niche very carefully, gathering knowledge, and doing personal research, and THEN bothered building a quality website, they might have some success. But everyone wants to sell eachother "make money online" methods and call it a "business" (or other popular niches where everyone copies eachother). More and more hype isn't the solution. If you are serious about IM then you will need to have some serious motivation, it's nowhere near as effortless as everyone thinks it is going to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author aleatorio
    Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

    .... That you had to outsource everything? it's possible to succeed?
    Someone has said above "success is relative". I agree. I wouldn't say I have had success. But i have done websites with a niche that I know nothing about it and hired writers and monetize it with adsense and other Ads and I have been earning a decent amount of $$$ for years. This being said, nowadays the content quality is the most important thing, so this "method" is no longer working for me. So I'm focusing on creating really good quality myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author banditsroost
    I have my own digital products in various niches. I knew a little, but a lot of researching and testing resulting in some very good profit making products. I have sold everything form physical products, digital products, kindle, affiliate marketing, private labeling, etc. Now I concentrate on 1 thing until I am successful then I move to the next. I use to jump around from method to method. Just do your research and test out the market.
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  • Profile picture of the author dndoseller
    Sure yes. Its much more important to actually find hot niches than to know anything about them.

    If you find a niche that you can generate optins on using a simple landing page and a very small adwords budget, then you are on to something.

    Once you know you have some proven demand *then* learn more about it and become an expert.
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  • Profile picture of the author PassiveIncomes
    Originally Posted by AhmedFouad96 View Post

    .... That you had to outsource everything? it's possible to succeed?
    YES, John chow is one of them.

    This is not my blog, but I keep reading his blogs frequently.

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  • Profile picture of the author southcoaster
    You don't need to be an expert in ANYTHING to build entertainment sites that make a shedload of money through Adsense, Outbrain, etc. All you need to be able to do is build a half decent Wordpress site, install some plugins and hire someone to write bog standard - but unique - content. Learn how to drive social traffic and dig your nails in for the long run... code systems to automate if you know PHP, CRON and databases.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jon Crimes
      Eventually yes but there was very little outsourcing, especially at the beginning!

      I started off doing amazon affiliate marketing and I was following the many sites are best (even if they only have a few pages!) and some did great, others not so much but it was paying the bills so the wife was happy.

      One thing I did notice is that even creating basic sites, using Wordpress, you notice your skillset increases very quickly and you start to become experienced in areas where others haven't got a clue.

      I suppose that's half the battle with anything online (or offline for that matter), you just need to take action. If something doesn't work for you, don't forget that you've learnt a bunch of stuff along the way and others will pay for your knowledge!

      Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author supereek
    My first niche was gambling casino niche.. some dude got me with some lame strategy but his sales copy was amazing. Back then i didn't even knew about Internet Marketing.. so what i did was i copied what he used on me and made my own similar product. Made about 20k with it in 2 years.. could've had more but i was a noob and didn't knew anything about traffic and such. Got all my traffic from torrents..
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