How can I build a niche evenif i don't know thing about it?

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Hello everyone,
How can I build a niche evenif i don't know thing about it's topic ?
For example I want to build niche about hair loss but I don't know anything about hair loss!
Note:I don't know anything about any topic to write in
#build #evenif #niche #thing
  • Profile picture of the author Cool Guy
    I mean, you could always do some research.
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  • Profile picture of the author Tom Addams
    You outsource to experts.

    But setting up a business in a niche for which you have no knowledge or interest is almost certainly destined for failure.

    Think about this in real world terms. If you had no interest or knowledge in the following, would you devote the startup capital and investment of time and in so doing would you expect to develop a flourishing enterprise?

    - A Restaurant
    - A Pub
    - A Clothing Shop
    - A Bakery

    In regards the necessity to know the subject-matter and have an interest for it, or better, a passion, an IM business is no different to a restaurant or a bakery.

    I have a feeling, being possibly new to IM, you've seen others do well in a certain niche, or, having seen the words desperate and evergreen mentioned in the same sentence as them, you're somewhat enticed to dive in yourself.

    Amr:

    1. Determine your interests and passions in life.
    2. Find out how to apply them to an IM business.

    Before I leave you to think about that, think about something else. One of the reasons successful IMers like myself enjoy the laptop lifestyle is because we can do whatever type of work we like. We're not forced to hop on a train every morning and commute to an office job. If we like zombies, heck, we make money from the little flesh-eating so-and-sos. If we like romance novels? Same. Surely you have passions in life, too.

    My advice, Amr: make money from them.

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    • Profile picture of the author Amr Alaa
      Originally Posted by Tom Addams View Post

      You outsource to experts.

      But setting up a business in a niche for which you have no knowledge or interest is almost certainly destined for failure.

      Think about this in real world terms. If you had no interest or knowledge in the following, would you devote the startup capital and investment of time and in so doing would you expect to develop a flourishing enterprise?

      - A Restaurant
      - A Pub
      - A Clothing Shop
      - A Bakery

      In regards the necessity to know the subject-matter and have an interest for it, or better, a passion, an IM business is no different to a restaurant or a bakery.

      I have a feeling, being possibly new to IM, you've seen others do well in a certain niche, or, having seen the words desperate and evergreen mentioned in the same sentence as them, you're somewhat enticed to dive in yourself.

      Amr:

      1. Determine your interests and passions in life.
      2. Find out how to apply them to an IM business.

      Before I leave you to think about that, think about something else. One of the reasons successful IMers like myself enjoy the laptop lifestyle is because we can do whatever type of work we like. We're not forced to hop on a train every morning and commute to an office job. If we like zombies, heck, we make money from the little flesh-eating so-and-sos. If we like romance novels? Same. Surely you have passions in life, too.

      My advice, Amr: make money from them.

      - Tom
      Thanks very much for this nice answer.
      I don't know tell know what field can I be creative on but I will think deeply about what's my passions
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  • Profile picture of the author techntechie
    Hi, There are two kinds of people in the web who are writing for the blogs.
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    • Profile picture of the author techntechie
      Originally Posted by techntechie View Post

      Hi, There are two kinds of people in the web who are writing for the blogs.
      Sorry, I have pressed the enter button and the comment got published. So, the full comment is here:

      There are two types of people who exists in web-1 who knows about the topic and 2. who are interested about the topic abut does not have enough knowledge.

      Those who does not have enough knowledge, always can gather knowledge from internet by researching about the topic. They can also know about the topic by reading ebooks or blogs which are related to that topic.

      I have a blog about pet. But I did not know about the blog. But I have researched in internet and started writing about pet and now the blog is a PR1 blog and gets good traffic and good comment from the readers.

      Thank You
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  • Profile picture of the author danieldesai
    Hey Amr, Tom pretty much spelled it out for you.

    However, I'd like to add that even if you're not necessarily knowledgeable about a niche now or you don't have any current passions that you can monetize, you can still start learning about a market you can see yourself at least being interested in.

    Once you know that it's interesting enough for you to build a business around, you can start educating yourself by reading books and other material on the subject.

    Regards,
    Daniel
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    You have to go and do some marketing homework about your niche. And you're not "building" a niche. You're simply entering an opportunistic niche that looks good financially for backend profits, and doesn't have a ton of competitors.

    At the end of the day, you'll probably wind up knowing alot more about a particular niche than you ever cared for - but it will probably be the one that makes your business successful.... possibly forever.
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  • Profile picture of the author john01a
    If you only want to focus on the promoting/marketing aspects of the site and not the content aspect, then outsource the content creation.

    But, you should still learn at least a little about the niche... you know, beyond just the keywords. For example, read blogs in the niche. Just treat it as part of the research phase.

    Knowing a little about the niche will help you understand your reader, better, understand what topics work well together, where to branch out and where to drill down, and which products to promote.

    Basically, learn at least a little about the niche you're about to enter... and then learn a little more along the way.
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  • Go for niches you have a little bit of idea, or something you are mostly passionate about even if you are by no means an expert.

    Other than that, look for people to do the job for you and pay them for building content on the niche you don't know anything about. While it is easy to research on these topics online (even for unfamiliar topics), you have to make sure that the people you pay for outsourcing are capable of writing original content, not something copy pasted off someone's site. Goodluck!
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    There are tons of people who sink their life savings into opening a restaurant or bar without ever having worked in one. Unfortunately, for most of them the daily special is "For Lease".

    Originally Posted by john01a View Post

    If you only want to focus on the promoting/marketing aspects of the site and not the content aspect, then outsource the content creation.

    But, you should still learn at least a little about the niche... you know, beyond just the keywords. For example, read blogs in the niche. Just treat it as part of the research phase.

    Knowing a little about the niche will help you understand your reader, better, understand what topics work well together, where to branch out and where to drill down, and which products to promote.

    Basically, learn at least a little about the niche you're about to enter... and then learn a little more along the way.
    There's another reason for having a basic knowledge of your topic, a very practical one even if you plan to outsource all the content.

    If you know nothing about the niche topic, you'll have no basis on which to judge the quality of the content your outsourcers are selling you. I recently came across a fishing website where it was obvious that the site owner knew nothing and trusted outsourced writers who also knew nothing. Basic mistakes, like not knowing the difference between a flat bottom hull and a deep-vee hull, or knowing local regulations that have been in place for a few years now. If you followed their advice, and survived to tell about it, you'd still be chancing a large fine for using prohibited methods.

    If you want to be a laughingstock in your chosen niche, go in blind and trust your content to the lowest bidder.
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  • Profile picture of the author discrat
    I didn't know jack when I got hired by Frito Lay out of College years ago. I simply went to Library and researched. (Yeah, back in those days we actually had to refer to books. lol)



    My point is if you have Passion about growing a business but just because you do nt know a particular Niche ... well don't let that be a deterrent.

    Contrary to what many spew out in here you do NOT have to have head over heels Passion for yor particular Niche to be wildly successful


    - Robert Andrew

    P.S. I have in the past gone to some Expert Authors with some solid reps at Ezine Articles in the past to retrieve some solid information about a Niche. There is garbage in there so beware. But I have found some golden nuggets as well
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  • Profile picture of the author 3wCorner
    The best thing for you to do is be comfortable and have confidence in yourself first. For a start, pick a topic you're good at. If the niche is doing good, add more niches. Just do research.
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  • Profile picture of the author uce
    You do not need to know anything about a subject to start a business but it helps if you do your research. If you want to build a business about hair loss and you cannot write buy some PLR articles about this subject or even better go to upwork and have somebody writing you original articles about the latter. Build a professional looking website where you capture leads through a funnel. Do you want to do sell affiliate products or your own brand? Christina
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  • Profile picture of the author ahmedezzezz
    You Can Ask a Doctor about hair loss to know more information .. search the internet .. look up for different products online
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  • Profile picture of the author wolfmmiii
    Originally Posted by Amr Alaa View Post

    Hello everyone,
    How can I build a niche evenif i don't know thing about it's topic ?
    For example I want to build niche about hair loss but I don't know anything about hair loss!
    Note:I don't know anything about any topic to write in
    Why would you WANT to get involved in a niche that you know nothing about it???

    John and Tom gave you sound advice. Follow it.
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  • Profile picture of the author littletoot
    Search hair loss on every search engine, im pretty
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  • Profile picture of the author kaitlam14
    The best way which you dont know is searching google LOL, or you can ask your friend who know about it !
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      There are fundamental marketing skills common to virtually any commercially viable niche. It's really not essential to have knowledge or even a passing interest in the niche itself. For example, affiliate programs and network marketing companies often provide relevant tools to succeed with minimum knowledge in the niche or product. The niche itself is insignificant relative to the marketing process.
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      • Profile picture of the author Christopher Fox
        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        There are fundamental marketing skills common to virtually any commercially viable niche. It's really not essential to have knowledge or even a passing interest in the niche itself. For example, affiliate programs and network marketing companies often provide relevant tools to succeed with minimum knowledge in the niche or product. The niche itself is insignificant relative to the marketing process.
        I agree with most of that, and roll my eyes when people's first suggestion on niche selection is, "choose something you are passionate about." Yea, I'm real sure Sam Walton was passionate about toilet paper, and everything else, every other 'niche', Wal-Mart caters and sells to.

        The disconcerting part of all of this is yer "who cares if you don't know anything about the niche". But, Paul, how do then mislead people in yer articles into thinking you have a deep and expert level understanding of the niche? Apparently you don't care, and see no problems blowing smoke up people's asses, talking about subjects you know nothing about (except what 30 minutes of Googling taught you) simply to fatten yer wallet?

        John brings up an excellent point:

        If you know nothing about the niche topic, you'll have no basis on which to judge the quality of the content your outsourcers are selling you.

        What say you to that, myob? Seeing how you have claimed to be doing well over million dollars in sales PER DAY (at least a couple years ago) from article marketing lead generation, you must have done a LOT of bullshitting to people about what you DON'T know about the 100 lists you claim to operate, you don't see an ethical problem being DISHONEST and MISLEADING about your experience level and COMPLETE LACK of knowledge (other than a little Googlin') concerning the subject you're selling?

        None of this stuff is black & white, and I believe there to be plenty of cases when one can jump into a niche with little knowledge - just not every niche. As far as this one, OP, well you AIN'T a doctor, so be careful - people's hair falls out, not just because of that men-going-bald thing, but because of stress, vitamin deficiencies, other medical conditions, etc. If you're targeting 'male pattern baldness', well, yer officially a Snake Oil Salesmen, which ought to give you some issues sleeping at night ...
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          Originally Posted by Christopher Fox View Post

          The disconcerting part of all of this is yer "who cares if you don't know anything about the niche". But, Paul, how do then mislead people in yer articles into thinking you have a deep and expert level understanding of the niche? Apparently you don't care, and see no problems blowing smoke up people's asses, talking about subjects you know nothing about (except what 30 minutes of Googling taught you) simply to fatten yer wallet?

          John brings up an excellent point:

          If you know nothing about the niche topic, you'll have no basis on which to judge the quality of the content your outsourcers are selling you.

          What say you to that, myob?
          Of course I usually agree wholeheartedly with John's perspicacious insights. And in all of the niches in which I currently market (247 totally disparate niches at last count), there is a body of central authoritative experts and organizations which provide peer reviews and generally accepted information for comparison.

          For example, when writing or outsourcing articles in scientific and medical fields, citations are heavily referenced to primary sources. Certainly no claims are ever made that I am an "expert" outside the realms of my knowledge. These articles tend to be journalistic in nature.

          With rare exceptions, I had no interest or knowledge of the niches I marketed in, and most of them even now are quite boring. But, they are all extremely lucrative, and this strategy has served me quite well. BTW, toilet paper is an $80 billion a year industry.
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  • Profile picture of the author surudhu
    You can do it by doing the following:
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  • Profile picture of the author surudhu
    1. Find a pain that you can people have you believe can solve 2. Find out whether customers are driven to solve to the problem or they want the product just for luxury use 3. See the broad market and find out what product is selling the most, and among that attack one product, be highly disciplined not to focus on other shinny opportunities 4. Register domain name based upon your niche 5. Start selling your product
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Originally Posted by Christopher Fox View Post

    I agree with most of that, and roll my eyes when people's first suggestion on niche selection is, "choose something you are passionate about." Yea, I'm real sure Sam Walton was passionate about toilet paper, and everything else, every other 'niche', Wal-Mart caters and sells to.
    Bad example. Walton's passion wasn't about toilet paper, cat litter, etc.

    It was about building retail stores that provided common people with goods at the lowest prices he could. It's why you won't find a union Walmart (nothing against unions in principle, but they do tend to drive up labor costs). It's also why most rural Walmarts are located just outside town limits (cuts the cost of property taxes).
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  • Profile picture of the author Rose Anderson
    The least you need to know is who will be your target audience. Who will buy your products?

    This requires doing some research of your own.

    After you have at least some knowledge of the niche you can then hire writers.

    You can also do interviews with those who are experts in the field.

    Some people have a passion for their niche, others have a passion for the process of setting up a business and watching it become profitable Either one can work.

    Rose
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Al
    I think you can go into a niche you know nothing about.

    By the same logic only a slim person can blog about weight loss.

    Think about people who blog about their weight loss journey's and document what they're learning and what they're applying.

    You could definitely blog about hair loss by sharing what you learn about hair loss. Essentially you're doing the research, organizing and sharing what you've learned on your blog.

    Perhaps you shouldn't present yourself as a "hair loss expert" that's B.S. but you can IMHO blog about hair loss.

    No laws will be broken and no one is going to arrest or stalk you for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnMcCabe
    Richard Nixon's secretary of state got himself into hot water back in the seventies for something similar. When asked his opinion about the Pope's stand against birth control, he said, "he no play-a the game, he no make-a the rules."

    Managed to offend both Catholics and Italians. In today's PC world, he would have been crucified on social media (pardon the expression).

    You can build within a niche you start out knowing nothing about, and the "follow my journey" model is one proven way to go about it. Now the trick is to get people to follow your journey, as opposed to the likely hundreds or thousands of others documenting their journeys.

    Of course, if you follow this method for any length of time, you leave the "know nothing about it" part in the rear view mirror. Ignorance can be either a temporary affliction or a terminal disease. It's your choice.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyronne78
    Outsourcing is out of the question in my opinion. Pick a niche and immerse yourself in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Jon Crimes
    Just do some research, it won't take long!

    Search through the web, youtube, kindle (probably only cost you 0.99c or less!) and do a bit of reading.

    You don't want to go into a niche without knowing at least the basics. If you start to slip up with the niche language (think acronyms and abbreviations) then you'll stick out like a sore thumb (or bald head!!).

    Let us know how you get on.

    Cheers
    Jon
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