Choosing a niche frustration

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Newbie here (obviously), but I have done a lot of study and reading, and am trying to find my niche. I have read all the start with a niche you are passionate and or knowledgable about. So that is where I started, and it has led to frustration and confusion.

I know I am not the only person in the world that has the hobbies I have and the passions I have, but after hours and hours of research with Google and Market Samurai, it appears that these people do not do any searching on the internet. Of course the competition is low but the search numbers are truly abyssmal.

I am reall not passionate about the "evergreen" niches of weight loss, relationships and acne. But could learn alot if needed.

So in the opinions of those with much more experience, should I try to squeeze something out of the turnips which are my life, or abandon that and try to squeeze my way into a more proven market?
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  • Profile picture of the author Dayne Dylan
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    It's amazing how much you might like a niche when you start making money in it. The first niche I ever got into I had no desire in it, but it made me tens of thousands of dollars. I learned to like it a bit more.
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    • Profile picture of the author erange
      Originally Posted by Dayne Dylan View Post

      It's amazing how much you might like a niche when you start making money in it. The first niche I ever got into I had no desire in it, but it made me tens of thousands of dollars. I learned to like it a bit more.
      Okay...I need to learn what you did then! First niche - tens of thousands! Sign me up for your training program! ;-)

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  • Profile picture of the author jbush2404
    If you can't find a niche that you are passionate or knowledgeable about then choose a niche that you are somewhat interested in. Pick something that makes you say "That would be pretty cool to learn about" and start doing your keyword research.

    Finding the right niche isn't easy but it will payoff when you do find the RIGHT one.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marcus Rockey
    Here's what I done at when I finally switched on to making money online...

    1. I asked my partner and friends what they thought my strengths and weaknesses were and made a list.

    2. I emailed other people who knew me and asked them too.

    3. I tracked back through my life to try and remember where I had the most fun and why.

    Then I compared the lot together with what I thought I was good at, had a natural skill for (sweet spot) and loved.

    The result...

    There may not be a niche that exactly suits your strengths and enjoyments but it is quite easy to adapt.

    I had spent years mentoring people in addictions. When I finally made some proper money online I naturally fell into helping people to do the same. The skills are transferable.

    I strongly recommend that you do something you love.

    You will write with passion...
    You won't find it much like work...
    You marketing skills don't have to be so good cause you connect with people through your love for the area you are in...

    I could go on but working in a favourite area is a prerequisite for me. Don't discount and force something else. You will likely regret it.

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    • Profile picture of the author erange
      Originally Posted by Marcus Rockey View Post

      Here's what I done at when I finally switched on to making money online...

      1. I asked my partner and friends what they thought my strengths and weaknesses were and made a list.

      2. I emailed other people who knew me and asked them too.

      3. I tracked back through my life to try and remember where I had the most fun and why.

      Then I compared the lot together with what I thought I was good at, had a natural skill for (sweet spot) and loved.

      The result...

      There may not be a niche that exactly suits your strengths and enjoyments but it is quite easy to adapt.

      I had spent years mentoring people in addictions. When I finally made some proper money online I naturally fell into helping people to do the same. The skills are transferable.

      I strongly recommend that you do something you love.

      You will write with passion...
      You won't find it much like work...
      You marketing skills don't have to be so good cause you connect with people through your love for the area you are in...

      I could go on but working in a favourite area is a prerequisite for me. Don't discount and force something else. You will likely regret it.

      Marcus Rockey
      Marcus...
      I love that approach! Great advice. Thanks.

      Eileen
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      • Profile picture of the author captainron4
        Yes, good advice, I will bring in those that know me best and try to find strengths I did not know I had.
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          • Profile picture of the author captainron4
            Originally Posted by AntonioSeegars1 View Post

            This will lead to failure. If you want to be successful, learn how to drive traffic to a website. After you have done this, learn how to setup a webpage to sell a physical product or to optimize ad clicks. After this, you will be able to make money from anything, so all you will have to do is randomly select a starting point and start building.
            This is the first post I have seen that says just randomly select a starting point. It seems a little silly to just choose a market without at least some thought about what might be wanted and or sold.
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  • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
    Originally Posted by captainron4 View Post

    Newbie here (obviously), but I have done a lot of study and reading, and am trying to find my niche. I have read all the start with a niche you are passionate and or knowledgable about. So that is where I started, and it has led to frustration and confusion.

    I know I am not the only person in the world that has the hobbies I have and the passions I have, but after hours and hours of research with Google and Market Samurai, it appears that these people do not do any searching on the internet. Of course the competition is low but the search numbers are truly abyssmal.

    I am reall not passionate about the "evergreen" niches of weight loss, relationships and acne. But could learn alot if needed.

    So in the opinions of those with much more experience, should I try to squeeze something out of the turnips which are my life, or abandon that and try to squeeze my way into a more proven market?
    Let's start at the beginning. Which markets and/or niches did you look into first? And how did you determine there weren't any buyers?

    Here's something else to think about. Many entrepreneurs develop a passion around the business they build around their customers first over the actual niche they are in. When I first got into wedding planning, I had very little interest or passion about the actual topic, but I did have a passion about delivering solutions to my customer base.

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    • Profile picture of the author captainron4
      Originally Posted by Rod Cortez View Post

      Let's start at the beginning. Which markets and/or niches did you look into first?

      RoD
      My hobbies and interests, I thought that was clear, sorry.
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      • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
        Originally Posted by captainron4 View Post

        My hobbies and interests, I thought that was clear, sorry.
        Yes, but which hobbies and interests? Could you name a couple of them? I've researched a lot of niches so I might have some insight for you.

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  • Profile picture of the author jbsmith
    In the odd case you will hit a dead-end - I operate in one "hobby" niche with a blog that I just do for pure fun and networking...it generates enough money to pay for updates and to feed my hobby (on music side), but I know it will not ever be massive.

    However, there are many other interests I have had that do tie into the bigger niches (but entering through a sub-niche angle and positioning) where it has been a great marriage between interest and money.

    It may help you to share some of your interests/passions here - you may get more direct help.

    Jeff
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    • Profile picture of the author johnmorrisonlive
      Why don't you flip around your niche research? So your post title "frustration" provides the hidden clue. Find any niche where users are experiencing immense frustration and painful problems (that are solvable).
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      • Profile picture of the author captainron4
        Originally Posted by johnmorrisonlive View Post

        Why don't you flip around your niche research? So your post title "frustration" provides the hidden clue. Find any niche where users are experiencing immense frustration and painful problems (that are solvable).
        That is exactly waht I am asking if I should do, find the niche that can be worked even if it's not my passion.
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  • Profile picture of the author rohitreddy
    I always pick up a niche in which I can write up content easily.Thats simple strategy
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