Selling products in a niche you don't like

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Hello,

I have opened a dropship webshop but i don't like the niche.
Anyway, my thoughts were that the market was good.
Wondering how you guys think about it, should i continue with it
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  • Profile picture of the author Kay King
    Is this the site yous tarted two months ago? If so, maybe give it a chance.

    As for the question in your title - I don't try to sell products in a niche I don't like or don't have an interest in.

    Too many marketers base their niche choice on where 'the money is' (or where others SAY the money is). There is no money if you are bored by or have a dislike for the niche. That attitude will come across to potential buyers...and they won't buy.

    I'm not one who believes you must be 'passionate' about your niche...but I do think you need to have some interest in it.
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  • Profile picture of the author bxqzb
    Originally Posted by SupplementNL View Post

    Hello,

    I have opened a dropship webshop but i don't like the niche.
    Anyway, my thoughts were that the market was good.
    Wondering how you guys think about it, should i continue with it
    Short term or long?

    Short term, maybe.

    Long-term no because the people who actually like the niche will have an advantage you'll never match. Uphill battle.
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  • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
    Hi S,

    Why do anything in life unless you love doing it?

    Life's a blur to me; unless I love doing it, I don't waste my time with it. Have fun, enjoy the ride, work a niche you genuinely have a passion for and let go all else.

    Ryan
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    • Profile picture of the author bxqzb
      Originally Posted by ryanbiddulph View Post

      Hi S,

      Why do anything in life unless you love doing it?

      Life's a blur to me; unless I love doing it, I don't waste my time with it. Have fun, enjoy the ride, work a niche you genuinely have a passion for and let go all else.

      Ryan
      Paying bills, eating which is always nice, taking care of your family?

      All valid reasons why I'd personally do something I don't like for money.
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  • Profile picture of the author affmarketer101
    It's your business, if you don't like it, you won't have motivation to work on it and devote on it. Unless, the niche is still making a lot of money to you, so keep going while you can find your true passion.
    P/S: May I know what the niche if you are still making a lot money from it and don't want to give up. Just PM me.
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  • Profile picture of the author FiveStarFiverr
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    Originally Posted by SupplementNL View Post

    Hello,

    I have opened a dropship webshop but i don't like the niche.
    Anyway, my thoughts were that the market was good.
    Wondering how you guys think about it, should i continue with it
    Why in the world would you spend one second longer working on something you don't like doing?

    If you don't enjoy it or like it, stop and find something you do enjoy and like.

    There are hundreds of niches out there. Money isn't a good enough reason to work in a niche you don't like.

    I just encountered this the other day with a WSO product I purchased. The guy selling it used the adult industry as an example and said you could make a ton of money in this industry.

    That may be true, but I cannot and will not support the adult industry. However, his marketing strategies will work with other niches, so I am using them in other ways.

    Don't live a life of compromise just for money.
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  • Profile picture of the author Regional Warrior
    Originally Posted by SupplementNL View Post

    Hello,

    I have opened a dropship webshop but i don't like the niche.
    Anyway, my thoughts were that the market was good.
    Wondering how you guys think about it, should i continue with it
    Why asked strangers what you should do? if it makes coin sell it and reinvest it into the business you want !
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  • Profile picture of the author DripRevenue
    Originally Posted by SupplementNL View Post

    Hello,

    I have opened a dropship webshop but i don't like the niche.
    Anyway, my thoughts were that the market was good.
    Wondering how you guys think about it, should i continue with it
    If the performance isn't there, I would probably switch to something that is performing. It is going to be difficult for you to do targeting if you don't know the niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author FreedomBlogger
    Originally Posted by SupplementNL View Post

    Hello,

    I have opened a dropship webshop but i don't like the niche.
    Anyway, my thoughts were that the market was good.
    Wondering how you guys think about it, should i continue with it
    It is alway recommended that you get into a niche you are passionate about so you can work on it with no problems and have no risk of burning out. You gotta at least like the niche.

    I would say if you are making good profits with what you are doing then keep at it and look to outsource as much as possible. But, if you are not having any success then I would say stop and choose a niche you actually like
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    If it's profitable, then do it. If the business doesn't RUN YOU, then do it. If you dont like the niche, so what? It's dropshipping. All you're doing is selling the product, then paying the company a shipping fee to ship it for you. What are you afraid of?
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  • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
    Making money -- even lots of it -- is nice ... (And you can do great things with it.) However ... It doesn't even come close to doing something that you're passionate about. (And/or something that really helps People in some way.)

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  • Profile picture of the author IGotMine
    I guess I 'm one of the fortunate few who enjoy the process, making "liking" the niche inconsequential.
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    • Profile picture of the author Jonathan 2.0
      Originally Posted by IGotMine View Post

      I guess I 'm one of the fortunate few who enjoy the process, making "liking" the niche inconsequential.
      Well I had a quick look at your Signature and it seems like you're passionate about sharing your knowledge with it. (Which is partly what I meant.)

      Jonathan
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  • Profile picture of the author Renata78
    Personally - I wouldn't do it. There is no passion, no interest and customers can feel it...if it brings you good money then outsource who can do/run this for you or do the job you hate about this niche...but in the meantime look for something you 'd be interested and passionate about.
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  • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
    I must admit, you're one of the first people I've met who goes into a business they admit to not liking and not making any money at. You sound like a glutton for punishment.
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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    Hard slog if you are entering a business and/or niche you don't like...some people aren't crazy about their niche, but they love the challenge of e-commerce (for example), while other people enter a niche because they like the market - lots of different ways to get passionate about your business - find one or change your niche
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  • Profile picture of the author yukon
    Originally Posted by SupplementNL View Post

    Hello,

    I have opened a dropship webshop but i don't like the niche.
    Anyway, my thoughts were that the market was good.
    Wondering how you guys think about it, should i continue with it


    Considering you had an option to pick a niche you like, yea, it's pretty silly.

    Move on to something interesting.
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  • Profile picture of the author JohnVianny
    You don't have to love the product or the niche, but the SYSTEM.

    You have to fall in love with the system, the marketing system, which can be applied to different products.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randy McLean
    A big factor that determines success is consistency. If you don't like something, you lesson your chances of sticking with it.

    It's not so bad if you can automate the process but if you're writing content for example, it can be excruciating.

    For example, I know that conversions are often high for quick cures for certain types of ailments.

    So I started promoting a mini-site around skin tag removal. Enough said

    The question I ask myself is if money wasn't an issue, would I still do it for free?

    To me, the whole idea of starting a business in the first place is doing what you love.

    If not, you're just buying a job.
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  • Profile picture of the author cearionmarie
    If it pays the bills regardless you love what you do or not then it's still something I would personally consider. If it can give you and your family comfort and a good life, why not? But let it be your source of income only, and still plan for what you love to do.
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  • Profile picture of the author myob
    The path to mediocrity and failure is paved with those who will only do what they like.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by SupplementNL View Post

    ... my thoughts were that the market was good.

    As far as the market being "good" ...

    I would suggest you should always begin from the standpoint of knowing (as opposed to guessing) that the market you plan to enter is ripe and ready for your particular business model. Through some basic and simple online market research, you will be able to tell what the market audience is looking for, what the competition is offering prospects, and how/where you can gather an audience that is looking for whatever it is you plan to sell or offer. You should know that there is a viable place in that market for your new business. Never just guess or proceed on a hunch!

    The second issue ... "liking the niche" ... is obviously a very personal one.

    No one but you can decide. I've known people that successfully worked 40 years or more at something they disliked very much because they felt they had no viable alternative. That is really sad and a shame IMO.

    I have always encouraged people to try to enjoy what they do in their business. It gives them some natural "staying power" when others might abandon the business because they hate it so much. Often, it's easy to tell from the customer's standpoint that a business owner doesn't have much love for what he is doing or that he would rather be somewhere else - and that's not a good thing.

    May I suggest you dig a little deeper and identify exactly what it is about the niche that you don't like? Maybe you can outsource that task or take on a partner that can do what you don't want to do. Maybe there are ways to automate or accomplish what needs doing without your direct involvement.

    Another alternative is to position your business in such a way that you don't focus on the negative things. By going vertically deep in the niche you may be able to bypass the things that are causing you grief.

    Please don't rely on random strangers to tell you what is best for you.

    Discover the root reason(s) for your dislike in the niche, then work your way around them or beyond them. Understand that happiness in business is not necessarily a prerequisite ... but it supplants a lot of stress, anxiety, and internal short-term pain.

    One last thought. If your business in the hated niche really took off ... I mean like netting you $20,000 per month or more ... would that help you like the niche a little better? I thought so ...

    The very best to you in whatever you decide. Remember, this is your business - so choose for YOU, not for anyone else says.

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author Williams Thomas
    I suggest you if your not Interested then leave it.. I think so if you love your work then you will success otherwise you are fail in your work.
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  • Profile picture of the author DIABL0
    My core business is lead generation.

    Really could care less about what the businesses do.

    My passion is the lead generation process.
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