Christmas Eve I received the call. I had the rug pulled out from under my world. Things have been pretty bad, of late. I am a Real Estate Appraiser, and with the market the way it is, my income for 2008 is only 1/3 of what it was 2 years ago. I also am a recent victim of Identity Theft. All of my money gone (my last $4,200. It may not seem like much, but it was what I was supplementing my income/helping pay my bills with.)
December 24th I get a call from my main appraisal client telling me that as of January 1, 2009 they would be going out of business. I didn't see it coming. But, I am not as bummed about it as you might think. I've been a Real Estate Appraiser for 12 years, and I was really getting tired of all the work involved for the little pay I was receiving. (most of the lenders had made us cut our prices by $100 per appraisal, if we still wanted to receive work). The upside is, now, I can focus on my IM activities.
So, here's what I'd like to know from you. I am looking to fill the gap in my income situation (self-employed, independant contractor - so no Unemployment Compensation). I am thinking I will market my services doing the dirtiest, most dreaded tasks that you hate to do yourself.
I am thinking about doing a WSO where I will do "Niche Research" for you.
I am thinking of picking a theme and including 10 niches with the 500 top ranked keyword phrases for each niche. Included would also be the number of searches, number of competitors, PPC Cost, etc... (Let me know of anything else you think should be included. I'm brain-storming, here).
Theme - Health/disease
Niches - Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, etc...
Sub-niches - Alternative cures, treatment regimens, etc...
Theme - Collectibles
Niches - Toys, Teddy Bears, Dolls, etc...
Sub-niches - Hot wheel cars, Beanie Babies, Madam Alexander Dolls, etc...
So, my questions are:
What would you be willing to pay for such information?
How many of each grouping of 10 Niche/Keyword packages would you make available?
(The fewer sold, the more valuable would be the package...But the more exclusive the number of packages sold, the more I would need to charge.)
Would you make the offer for 50 units sold? 30? 20? How many?
What would you pay if the offer was to do the research on the niches YOU wanted done, on a exclusive arrangement? (you, and you alone would get the information. It would not be sold to others).
Any suggestions would be deeply appriciated!
I'm under the gun. I need to take action now. The job of an appraiser is mostly research. I am thorough. I have the technology (several of the paid programs), I have the know-how. (I'm sounding like the 6 Million Dollar Man, here... "We can re-build him!" ) I just need your input on what exactly you would want to see offered in this package, and how much you would pay for it.
Do you think the exclusive research is the way to go, or would you offer a limited number of the same package?
Finally, (without giving up your niches), is there a certain theme you would suggest I concentrate on for my first offering?
Funny, as I have been writing this, I am leaning more towards the exclusive packages. Or, maybe some of both.
Well, any suggestions you can offer will be definately appriciated.