Secret Niches?

by cdispoto 14 replies
I'm new to the board and notice a lot of people talking about their niche without specifying what it is. Is that an intentional practice out of fear that someone will steal your niche since it is likely profitable?
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  • Profile picture of the author wfhblueprints
    Originally Posted by cdispoto View Post

    I'm new to the board and notice a lot of people talking about their niche without specifying what it is. Is that an intentional practice out of fear that someone will steal your niche since it is likely profitable?
    A lot of people will not discuss their niche in order to prevent people jumping on to it also and increasing their competition.
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    • Profile picture of the author mowse73
      Originally Posted by wfhblueprints View Post

      A lot of people will not discuss their niche in order to prevent people jumping on to it also and increasing their competition.
      This is spot on.
      I was at work the other day(day job) and I announced I was booking three days off in june adding them to the extra bank holidays we are getting in the uk this year which would give 9 days off for 3 days holiday.
      "thats a good idea" said my colleagues. Before putting in their requests for the same 3 days.(guess who didn't get the 3 days they wanted):rolleyes:

      It's Human Nature.

      If you talk about a great new niche you have found on a marketing forum, chances are, people with greater knowledge than you will think "thats a good idea" before kicking your ass.

      Regards

      Martin
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      • Profile picture of the author phoenikz
        Do some keyword research,
        use google adwords tools to find what are people looking for by search volume, then find the low competition, find the ratio logically suits you.
        Then jump into that niche
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      • Profile picture of the author riaanvdl
        Originally Posted by mowse73 View Post

        This is spot on.
        I was at work the other day(day job) and I announced I was booking three days off in june adding them to the extra bank holidays we are getting in the uk this year which would give 9 days off for 3 days holiday.
        "thats a good idea" said my colleagues. Before putting in their requests for the same 3 days.(guess who didn't get the 3 days they wanted):rolleyes:

        It's Human Nature.

        If you talk about a great new niche you have found on a marketing forum, chances are, people with greater knowledge than you will think "thats a good idea" before kicking your ass.

        Regards

        Martin
        Dont you hate it when that happens! LOL
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  • Profile picture of the author officer_iron
    Also, some people spend a lot of time and money before they find a niche that's converting well. They don't necessarily feel like sharing what they've worked so hard to find on their own.
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  • Profile picture of the author Alexa Smith
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    Originally Posted by cdispoto View Post

    Is that an intentional practice out of fear that someone will steal your niche since it is likely profitable?
    Sometimes.

    People vary, according to their beliefs, attitudes, business models and niche-selection methods.

    Some people put a lot of work into selecting niches which are financially viable but non-competitive, and they certainly don't want too many others discovering the niche or realising how successful it can be, because that would make it competitive.
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    • Profile picture of the author myob
      Well, here's just a select few of my secret niches: health and fitness, weight loss, telecommunications, robotics, astronomy, ancient history, geology, archaeology, medical diagnostic equipment, software, renewable energy, agriculture, apparel, personal development, interior design, pharmaceuticals, video games, gambling, golfing, tattoo removal, condoms, circumcision, mammagrams, baby products, baby boomer products, funeral products, sports, security, janitorial services, water treatment, weddings, mesothelioma, asbestos litigation, pet services, conspiracies, UFOs, Mayan 2012 calender, end of the world prophecies... etc. Hope that helps.
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      • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
        Originally Posted by myob View Post

        Well, here's just a select few of my secret niches: health and fitness, weight loss, telecommunications, robotics, astronomy, ancient history, geology, archaeology, medical diagnostic equipment, software, renewable energy, agriculture, apparel, personal development, interior design, pharmaceuticals, video games, gambling, golfing, tattoo removal, condoms, circumcision, mammagrams, baby products, baby boomer products, funeral products, sports, security, janitorial services, water treatment, weddings, mesothelioma, asbestos litigation, pet services, conspiracies, UFOs, Mayan 2012 calender, end of the world prophecies... etc. Hope that helps.
        Hmm that etc niche looks cool...
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        • Profile picture of the author myob
          Originally Posted by Sillysoft View Post

          Hmm that etc niche looks cool...
          ETC is an acronym for electronic transfer chain.This is a rather esoteric field, but has many applications in biology, botany, cytology, medicine, pathogens, virology, neurology, chemistry, physics, physiology and applied science such as in agriculture, environmental microbiology, pharmacology, toxicology, green technology, sports medicine, molecular gastronomy, food processing and fuel cells. There is a plethora of books on Amazon for your marketing pleasure.
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  • Profile picture of the author bonaventure
    cdispoto,

    Since there is a relatively low barrier to entry in many niches, an IM business tries to minimizing the amount of competition (for ranking its niche website in search engines or for developing niche-related products, for example) by not specifically mentioning niches and/or keywords in a post.

    There is human nature involved, too.
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  • Profile picture of the author Genycis
    Hey, you get your hands off that etc niche Sillysoft, I was looking at it first! lol!
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    • Profile picture of the author Sillysoft
      Originally Posted by Genycis View Post

      Hey, you get your hands off that etc niche Sillysoft, I was looking at it first! lol!
      Well then, to much competition. Im out!
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  • Profile picture of the author Troy_Phillips
    I think a lot of people confuse niche. I swear I learned somewhere that was a group of people or a group of people who create a certain environment through interest and need .. but that could of been after Momma dropped me on my head.

    But to use niche as most would here ... My niche would be the needs of internet marketers. That being a little broad we will scale down some.

    Some days we give away basic education in hope of creating a sufficient income for the reader so they can invest in our advanced studies.

    Another day finds us creating and testing new products to sell to internet marketers. Some days we sell a lot of shovels.

    Needless to say this is a pretty competitive "niche", but there is always room for a few more .. so come on in .. if the water is warm .. you are standing next to the service providers .. they work crazy hours and drink a lot of coffee.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Some niches can be easily detected just by looking into the signature of people's posts.
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