Stuck? Here's a list of niches with desperate buyers ;-)

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I was doing some research using the secret strategies that were discovered by the Russians during a secret Siberia experiment in the 80's and I've discovered this:

PhobiaGuide.com - List of Phobias



Really good list of the most popular (wrong word?) phobias that are out there. Great resource for those who're stuck with niche ideas

To be honest with you some of the phobias listed are really crazy and I don't think that someone would buy an info product on how to get rid of that specific phobia, but who knows... Nowadays people are spending thousands on some crazy s***...

Anyway,

Hope it helps.
Rob.
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Originally Posted by Robertas View Post

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    To be honest with you some of the phobias listed are really crazy and I don't think that someone would buy an info product on how to get rid of that specific phobia, but who knows...

    Anyway,

    Hope it helps.
    Rob.
    You could always combine some of the more obscure phobias into one guide...

    OR

    You could create a guide that explains the basics of getting rid of phobias. Regardless of the phobia, many of the general techniques are the same.

    Word of caution: This really isn't the kind of guide that should be written without serious research or qualified input. There are too many urban myths about how best to get rid of phobias - any of which can do more harm than good.

    That being said, it's a good example of a potentially hungry niche.

    All the best,
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    • Profile picture of the author ZelimirGraf
      Originally Posted by Michael Oksa View Post

      You could always combine some of the more obscure phobias into one guide...

      OR

      You could create a guide that explains the basics of getting rid of phobias. Regardless of the phobia, many of the general techniques are the same.

      Word of caution: This really isn't the kind of guide that should be written without serious research or qualified input. There are too many urban myths about how best to get rid of phobias - any of which can do more harm than good.

      That being said, it's a good example of a potentially hungry niche.

      All the best,
      Michael
      I absolutely agree with you on this one, and I urge everyone to rethink twice before getting them selves into phobia niches, because this is some serious stuff, and someone can get really hurt if some smartass marketer decides to write some poor e-book or e-course on curing some kind of phobia with poor knowledge and research on the subject, and gets someone killed. This isn`t as simple as getting rid of zits or stuff like that.

      Best,
      Zelimir
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      • Profile picture of the author braver55b
        Originally Posted by ZelimirGraf View Post

        I absolutely agree with you on this one, and I urge everyone to rethink twice before getting them selves into phobia niches, because this is some serious stuff, and someone can get really hurt if some smartass marketer decides to write some poor e-book or e-course on curing some kind of phobia with poor knowledge and research on the subject, and gets someone killed. This isn`t as simple as getting rid of zits or stuff like that.

        Best,
        Zelimir
        This could be profitable if done right and is well researched, if done wrong where a person has no clue about the subject and is done solely to make a buck, it could backfire.
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  • Profile picture of the author CarolSmith
    Thanks this helpful. Thinking outside the box is what makes millionaires.

    Carol
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    • Profile picture of the author ExRat
      Hi,

      The great thing about phobias is that you can just make them up.

      Just think of any kind of item, thing or situation, and you can almost guarantee that someone, somewhere, is using that phobia as an excuse to stay in bed all day and get people to feel sorry for them.

      Ergophobia - Fear of work.
      That one has been an epidemic as long as humans have walked the earth. We call it 'work-shy fever' - the bane of the 'professionally unemployed.'
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  • Profile picture of the author Amitywill
    Thanks for the list Robertas, very entertaining too...

    Ambulophobia Fear of walking
    = Lazy

    Apeirophobia Fear of infinity
    = What?

    Anglophobia Fear of England, English culture
    = LMAO

    Arithmophobia Fear of numbers
    = Those scary numbers

    Cacophobia Fear of ugliness
    = They're Fu*ked if they're ugly

    Chrometophobia/Chrematophobia Fear of money
    = More for me

    Chromophobia/Chromatophobia Fear of colors
    = WTF?

    Cibophobia/Sitophobia/Sitiophobia Fear of food
    = Those Damn anorexics

    Dishabiliophobia Fear of undressing in front of someone
    = Keep your clothes on then...

    Didaskaleinophobia Fear of going to school
    = I think most kids have that..

    Dromophobia Fear of crossing streets
    = Mumma said im not supposed to cross the road..

    Judeophobia Fear of Jews
    = LMAO

    I could go on, lol

    I'm gonna print this out.

    Will
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  • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
    Sorry, but a true phobia is no laughing matter.

    It may seem entertaining, but imagine trying to go through your day having a crippling fear of numbers, or anything else.

    Would you make fun of someone if they had cancer? Depression? Brain damage? Paraplegia?

    I know on the surface, these phobias can sound funny, so I'll get down from my soapbox now.

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    • Profile picture of the author Amitywill
      Originally Posted by Michael Oksa

      I'll get down from my soapbox now
      Bout time, I wasn't being nasty, just showing the lighter side of it

      Was anything I said in that post malicious or nasty? Just because someone has a phobia doesn't mean they don't have a sense of humour, maybe you should lighten up a bit... Or are you the new proculator for the society of people with phobias?
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      • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
        Originally Posted by Amitywill View Post

        Bout time, I wasn't being nasty, just showing the lighter side of it

        Was anything I said in that post malicious or nasty? Just because someone has a phobia doesn't mean they don't have a sense of humour, maybe you should lighten up a bit... Or are you the new proculator for the society of people with phobias?
        LOL

        No problem, I didn't think you meant any harm. It was more the overall tone of your post I guess.

        And I did lighten up when I got off my soapbox. It was way too high up in the air anyway.

        People with phobias may or may not have a sense of humor, but that would have nothing to do with the phobia itself.

        I don't know what a proculator is.

        All the best,
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        • Profile picture of the author Karen Keyes
          I agree with Michael anyhow, it's a tad childish to make fun of anyone's problems or shortcomings (even though you didn't do that directly).

          Nonetheless I did chuckle at a few you listed myself, then went "tsk tsk" to myself afterwards haha. No not really....

          Life is full of oddities isn't it?
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        • Profile picture of the author Amitywill
          Hey Michael, to be honest I know the first post was a little stupid I just thought people may find it a bit funny. I didn't mean any harm. And my second post was quite defensive. Which makes me look like a stuck up idiot lol. Any way no hard feelings.

          Oh a proculator is just a fancy way of saying spokes person.

          Peace.

          Will
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          • Profile picture of the author Michael Oksa
            Originally Posted by Amitywill View Post

            Hey Michael, to be honest I know the first post was a little stupid I just thought people may find it a bit funny. I didn't mean any harm. And my second post was quite defensive. Which makes me look like an stuck up idiot lol. Any way no hard feelings.

            Oh a proculator is just a fancy way of saying spokes person.

            Peace.

            Will
            Hi Will,

            No hard feelings at all.

            Plus, as a writer, I always appreciate learning a new word. Thanks.

            ~Michael
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            • Profile picture of the author Karen Keyes
              Careful I have a fear of proculators! What's that called, procuphobia?!
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              • Profile picture of the author ExRat
                Hi Michael/Karen,

                Michael said -

                Sorry, but a true phobia is no laughing matter.

                It may seem entertaining, but imagine trying to go through your day having a crippling fear of numbers, or anything else.

                Would you make fun of someone if they had cancer? Depression? Brain damage? Paraplegia?

                I know on the surface, these phobias can sound funny, so I'll get down from my soapbox now.
                To be honest, if someone had a 'true phobia' and was looking to be offended, then I would guess that it would be more offensive to see a bunch of us commenting in a thread about 'desperate buyers' on how to create info products to sell them in order to help them solve their problems, than it would to see me implying that at least some of them are either imagining it (in order to avoid something else) or simply 'swinging the lead'.

                It's virtually impossible to talk about nitty-gritty marketing subjects whilst trying to be politically correct to every possible reader. And as it happens, I don't personally operate in 'desperate buyer' niches myself.
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  • Profile picture of the author TiAndrine
    Wow! It seems like the list is endless. It reminds me of the six basic fears mentioned by Napoleon Hill in his book "Think and Grow Rich:"

    The fear of:

    1. Poverty
    2. Criticism
    3. Ill Health
    4. Loss of Love of Someone
    5. Old Age
    6. Death

    Napoleon offers great insight into how we can "outwit" them. Possibly it can add to Robertas suggestion of helpful niche information.
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  • Profile picture of the author sunnyman
    OK, phobias can be treated but let's leave that to the professionals.

    If you are looking to *sell* something to "desperate buyers", then just check out some Clickbank products in the Self-help related area.

    Promote one of those, or clone it and sell your own...
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    • Profile picture of the author bluet
      Well, at least one phobia could be funny?
      Imagine having this one and someone asks you what you have?

      Hippopotomonstrosesquippedaliophobia- Fear of long words


      excellent keyword BTW, covers lots of niches all in one domain, LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author aborana
    Rob,

    I looked at the list. It was very interesting. I agree with you that some, or most, of the phobias are crazy. On the other hand, some of them are legitimate. In fact some of them are healthy too. Like fear of death and fear of drinking (if drinking means alcohol). Death is the ultimate truth--it is the unwelcomed end to everything that lives. I think everyone fears the thought of not being around anymore. As for drinking, people that fear drinking are better off than those who fear getting sober. I don't feel that this phobia needs any treatment. After all, you wouldn't want someone to cure you into being an alcoholic. but then again, this phobia could mean other things too.

    The only phobia that I didn't see in the list was the fear of Demons. I don't know how many people in the forum believe in demons; but there are millions around the world who believe in demons as well as fear them to death.
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    anyone who is offended by the comments on this thread.... you have the absolute RIGHT to be offended.

    Anyone who has contributed to this thread - YOU have the absolute right to offend others.

    That's the way it is and the way it should be.
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