Help? How do I find a Niche

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Hi:
Honest, I have done searches, I know this topic is in here somewhere, sorry for asking yet again

I've got Market Samurai - *great* product
I've poured over keywords, I've scoured facebook fan pages.
I've looked at product after product.

So my question - obviously to you ultra super IM'ers -
How do you go about finding a brand new market/niche to enter?
#find #niche
  • Profile picture of the author Jill Carpenter
    I think about what problems I have and look for ways to solve them.

    Sometimes I just hit on things unexpectedly.

    For instance, I was looking at grilling up some Tofu a couple of weeks ago. I went looking for some marinades, etc that I might want to try. One thing when grilling Tofu is you want to use the firm stuff, and you want actually remove as much extra water as you can.

    So then I went looking for any new tips on getting the water out other than pressing it like normal, and I came across a fantastic new product that presses tofu as well as helps make homemade cheese, etc.

    I noticed the product available on Amazon, but I also contacted the company directly to see if they had an affiliate program. They are actually working on getting one together, and will contact me when they have it together.

    Now I could start up a site all about tofu, with recipes, etc - and I could even promote currently through Amazon for this. When the program becomes available I could go direct with the promotions. And this would be a great site to promote additional house hold appliances, recipes, etc.

    Eventually you need to just pick one, look for the different ways you can monetize on it, and just get it up. Have some fun, find something you like, and just run with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author mr2monster
    Originally Posted by MAtkins View Post

    Hi:
    Honest, I have done searches, I know this topic is in here somewhere, sorry for asking yet again

    I've got Market Samurai - *great* product
    I've poured over keywords, I've scoured facebook fan pages.
    I've looked at product after product.

    So my question - obviously to you ultra super IM'ers -
    How do you go about finding a brand new market/niche to enter?

    Take a step back from being a marketer.

    Take yourself back to a time when YOU bought something online.

    Make a list of as many things that YOU bought online as you can

    Figure out WHY you bought those things.


    Start with that niche.

    Honestly, there is no better way to cut your teeth into this than by doing something that truly interests you.

    A lot of time people will just try and think of their interests and come up blank... let your wallet do the talking. What's the last thing YOU bought?

    Chances are, there are several other people out there buying the same stuff.
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  • Profile picture of the author Karan Goel
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  • Profile picture of the author Lou Diamond
    Hello,
    I have found many a new niche by watching my teenagers trends on the computer,
    Social networking and the marriage to marketing to it is getting bigger and bigger.
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    Something new soon.

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  • Profile picture of the author tj0575
    If you want some great ideas, I belong to this news letter called niche a day and this guy gives you some great ideas along with a list of key words you can use. It is totally free and the guy is great. website is nicheaday.com
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    • Profile picture of the author Pradeep Bhagwat
      If you want to find new nitch then you should go with the people. Simple thing is you should follow the people. Now days everyone is engage at social media. Then go there and participate. You will find what is there likes, dislikes and what is their problems? Same way you can contribute at any nitch forum and you will find what type of product should we sell. Go to amazon, ebay and you will find what is HOT selling their. Just watch TV and you will get many nitch ideas. I think you got the idea. Follow the people!

      - Pradeep
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      • Profile picture of the author rft123
        1. Go to the bookstore and look at the magazines.
        2. If there is a magazine that sells well, then there is a niche. Check out Amazon's best sellers and the major bookstores' best sellers... there is another method that you can use.

        3. Forums are great. If there is a forum for it, then there is a market for it. Just go to any search engine and type in: "[Some topic] forum"] , and you'll find forums for it.
        4. Once you find a forum, then check out what questions people are asking. you'll quickly find out if there is a potential market which needs a product.

        There are a lot of ways, keep an open mind and use your imagination.

        Hope that helps. Have a great day!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jared Felt
    I ask family members what they've recently bought online. I just keep a list as I go throughout each day. Don't over-think it.
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  • Profile picture of the author MAtkins
    Lots of great ideas.
    tj0575 thanks. I signed up, noticed a squeeze page but didn't bite
    We'll see how that goes.

    Karen, I've been in the dojo but haven't exhausted it yet.
    Guess I better get back in there and start working out some more huh? hehe.

    Thanks all for the ideas.
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    • Profile picture of the author Adria.John
      Hey,

      At the end of the day I would advise that you do not just leap into what you deem to be a profitable market, do some research, look at the market from all angles, see what people are searching for and look at the ways that you can supply it. Remember once you have done your homework, picked your niche and what you are going to promote, these customers will be on your lists and you have the backbone of business for a long time to come.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Al
    Sometimes it's less about how do I find a niche and more about ... just doing it and not being scared of failing.

    I procrastinate over picking a niche that isn't profitable and if it is profitable then that it's too competitive. All I'm doing is making excuses.

    I've spent days pouring over niches and never even started taking action when I could have choosen, got the sites up, started marketing and actually got REAL results and feedback from the market.

    Now I just think if there are other people making money .. then it's profitable and I just need to DO IT. If it fails or bombs ... chances are it's down to poor marketing afterwards rather than the niche wasn't profitable.

    And then you've got EXPERIENCE which Bill McRea said "Means you made a lot of mistakes".

    That's life and even the best billionaire entrepreneurs have businesses that flop. Can we really be any different or better than them? Just accept some you win, some you lose and do your best to stack the odds in your favour.
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  • Profile picture of the author tyroneshum
    It's way easier to start a niche of your passion and interest then do business with it. That's also how I got started.
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  • Profile picture of the author badboy_Nick
    Originally Posted by MAtkins View Post

    Hi:
    Honest, I have done searches, I know this topic is in here somewhere, sorry for asking yet again

    I've got Market Samurai - *great* product
    I've poured over keywords, I've scoured facebook fan pages.
    I've looked at product after product.

    So my question - obviously to you ultra super IM'ers -
    How do you go about finding a brand new market/niche to enter?
    My problem with NICHE markets is that it is exactly what it is ... SMALL!

    I'd rather take a tiny bite out of a MASSIVE market than a bigger out of a very small one. The reason is simple: There's more money in it and its easier to make a truckload of cash for yourself!

    Think about it

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  • Profile picture of the author DrGUID
    I agree with badboy nick - niches are overrated. My best performing pages are on big assed topics EVERYONE is searching for. I don't care about the competition - I'm getting a small bite of a truly massive pie!
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  • Profile picture of the author tribros
    Originally Posted by MAtkins View Post

    Hi:
    Honest, I have done searches, I know this topic is in here somewhere, sorry for asking yet again

    I've got Market Samurai - *great* product
    I've poured over keywords, I've scoured facebook fan pages.
    I've looked at product after product.

    So my question - obviously to you ultra super IM'ers -
    How do you go about finding a brand new market/niche to enter?
    Just go to "Google Product Search" at:
    Google Product Search

    and simply choose and copy the keywords you like from recently found section and do a research with Market Samurai. If you need more niches then simply refresh the page and repeat.

    I hope it helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Medway1
    Sites such as Yahoo answers where people are asking questions. If they are asking questions many more people have the same problem.

    All these problems need a solution. Find a lot on one topic and you have a niche with people asking for solutions. Provide a product that gives them the solution and away you go.
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  • Profile picture of the author PatriciaJ
    The easiest way that I use is to get ideas is go to the google start up page and click on shopping. There you will find 5 lists of 5 products with 'A few of the items recently found with Google Product Search:' above them.

    If you keep refreshing the page you will see different lists. I go back fairly regularly and if the same products come up in the searches again and again over time I know that they are strong possibles.

    When I want to build some new sites I enter those possibles into either g trends or market samurai depending upon which computer I'm using and check searches and competition. Then I get domains when the possibles become probables.
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    • Profile picture of the author DeadGuy
      Finding a niche for internet marketing is no different that selecting a niche in the offline world... and none of this has changed for 10,000 years.

      "Find a need and fill it."


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      You are making this work at home stuff way harder than it is. Ready for some sanity? Clear your head and start over.

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