I still cant find a niche!

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I don't know what to do I have spent soo much time trying to find a niche I feel like giving up. I have watched 50+ youtube videos, listened to 4 webinars, read lots of blog posts

What do i do??
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  • Profile picture of the author Fantastic
    Originally Posted by tasticz View Post

    I don't know what to do I have spent soo much time trying to find a niche I feel like giving up. I have watched 50+ youtube videos, listened to 4 webinars, read lots of blog posts

    What do i do??
    Go with what you know/like.


    If you can't decide on something outside of that...


    If you don't know how to make money, stay away from Wealth.


    If you aren't in shape or work out regularly...


    Stay away from fitness.




    Figure out 3 things you like/are passionate about...


    Then come tell us and I'm sure someone will know how to turn a profit from it.
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  • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
    Sounds like you got a case of information overload. No worries. It won't last long.

    First you need to make a list of things that INTEREST yourself. Then begin to go through whatever research process you need to go through (surely you learned something after watching all those videos right?)

    I would encourage you to pick a niche that you have an interest in, because it will make it easier to follow through with plans when things don't go your way the first time.

    So start brainstorming on what interests you, make a list, do your research (probably market analysis, demographics, keyword research etc.) and then make an actionable plan on how to market a product/service to that niche.

    Could be a blog. Could be a service. Could be a product. Could be anything.

    BP
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  • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
    Originally Posted by tasticz View Post

    I don't know what to do I have spent soo much time trying to find a niche I feel like giving up. I have watched 50+ youtube videos, listened to 4 webinars, read lots of blog posts

    What do i do??
    You did alot of research.

    Have you actually done anything, yet, as far as producing/publishing content?

    Sometimes you just have to pick something, and be a disturbing force. Find all the content you can on a given topic, and create something that is simply better.
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  • Profile picture of the author tasticz
    Hi guys thanks for quick replies, I have went out and bought long tail pro platinum for $67 and $17 monthly cost

    i have done some research for some key words i looked at spencer haws niche site blog post too it looks fairly similar to what i was planning to do once i find the right keyword


    these are the things I like just from the back of my head

    - playing online games
    - watching american tv shows
    - rollerblade staking
    - fixing computer problems
    - mobile phones / latest gadgets like ipads, ipods, mainly apple products

    I also have other stuff but I just cant think of it but if i keep going i am sure i can make a list of 20 or so...
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    • Profile picture of the author Fantastic
      Originally Posted by tasticz View Post

      Hi guys thanks for quick replies, I have went out and bought long tail pro platinum for $67 and $17 monthly cost

      i have done some research for some key words i looked at spencer haws niche site blog post too it looks fairly similar to what i was planning to do once i find the right keyword


      these are the things I like just from the back of my head

      - playing online games
      - watching american tv shows
      - rollerblade staking
      - fixing computer problems
      - mobile phones / latest gadgets like ipads, ipods, mainly apple products

      I also have other stuff but I just cant think of it but if i keep going i am sure i can make a list of 20 or so...

      Here are some ideas:

      1. Video game reviews/gameplay videos on YouTube

      2. TV shows, not sure but there has to be a market for something related.

      3. Sell roller blades/supplies/accessories?

      4. Start a computer repair/review type blog? Offer it as a service?

      5. This is the big one...review the latest gadgets. Do side by side comparisons.



      Hope this helps get you going or at least gives you some ideas.
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    • Profile picture of the author BloggingPro
      Originally Posted by tasticz View Post

      - playing online games
      Perfect there are A LOT of CPA offers you can promote with this niche. Don't even need a website either (although I recommend one) as you can do video reviews of free games you are promoting in the CPA offers.

      Originally Posted by tasticz View Post

      - watching american tv shows
      Maybe create a website reviewing the TV shows and then link up to Amazon for commissions. Or even CPA offers. Or Google Adsense. I wrote articles for a "online TV" blog most of last year. It's a hot niche.

      Originally Posted by tasticz View Post

      - rollerblade staking
      Didn't know people were still into that! How about an Amazon review website, or even find a high paying seller on Commission Junction or Share-A-Sale (affilaite program companies) and set up a faux storefront with affiliate data feeds.

      Originally Posted by tasticz View Post

      - fixing computer problems
      Could do something locally? Set up a website, get a facebook fanpage going and start your own custom repair shop in your town?

      Originally Posted by tasticz View Post

      - mobile phones / latest gadgets like ipads, ipods, mainly apple products
      A competitive niche, but if you focused on a sub-niche like say "ipad educational games" you could do reviews and probably bank it off mobile CPA offers.

      The sky is the limit buddy, especially when it comes to affiliate marketing--because if someone is already selling a product for it you know there is a demand.

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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by tasticz View Post

      Hi guys thanks for quick replies, I have went out and bought long tail pro platinum for $67 and $17 monthly cost

      i have done some research for some key words i looked at spencer haws niche site blog post too it looks fairly similar to what i was planning to do once i find the right keyword


      these are the things I like just from the back of my head

      - playing online games
      - watching american tv shows
      - rollerblade staking
      - fixing computer problems
      - mobile phones / latest gadgets like ipads, ipods, mainly apple products

      I also have other stuff but I just cant think of it but if i keep going i am sure i can make a list of 20 or so...
      So you have all these interests and can't find a niche? Um............You're over thinking things. Take the one you like that you will be most able to slide the other ones into as peripheral (closely related) subjects now and then and just fly with it. You can change your mind later, but right now - you need to activate.
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    • Profile picture of the author Geri Richmond
      Hi there,
      Once you decide what you are passionate about, you have to do some research to find out if it is a viable niche.
      You don't want to waste a lot of time on a niche if it's not profitable. You have to pick keywords, which means you have to find the lowest competition and the highest amount of traffic.
      There are 4 main markets: Internet Marketing/Make Money Online, Religion, Health and Fitness-Wellness/Weight Loss, Relationships/Dating. There are lots of sub-niches as well within these 4 main markets.
      Hope this helps! Come and take a peek at my blog. You might get some ideas. You have to PM me if you want to take a peek.
      Good luck
      Geri Richmond
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    • Profile picture of the author Mary Popowa
      Originally Posted by tasticz View Post

      Hi guys thanks for quick replies, I have went out and bought long tail pro platinum for $67 and $17 monthly cost

      - playing online games
      - watching american tv shows
      - rollerblade staking
      - fixing computer problems
      - mobile phones / latest gadgets like ipads, ipods, mainly apple products

      I also have other stuff but I just cant think of it but if i keep going i am sure i can make a list of 20 or so...

      I have web where I'm talking about niche in general and on "Resources" page I have affiliate links to iPhone/iPads apps that related to my niche.
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  • Profile picture of the author Big Kahuna SEO
    You are now stuck with analysis paralysis. At this point, stop researching and start building. Through all your hours of research take the best idea and just go with that.
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  • Profile picture of the author DeanJames
    What makes people compelled to buy?

    The guy that wants to buy new golf clubs - Passion

    The person that wants to lose weight for their wedding - Fear (of not looking their best)

    The person that wants to make money on Forex - The lure of return on investment and thrill + lifestyle.

    The person that wants to cure their piles - Pain

    The person that wants to fix their computer because it's been infected by a virus - Pain/necessity

    All you need to do is find a niche where people are compelled to spend money if you solve their problem and you're golden.

    What makes you pull your wallet out? That's one of your answers right there. We're all human beings and as long as humans exist they will be compelled by basic emotions and needs to spend money in return for something of greater perceived value than the money they are parting with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
    OP, get some sense of real life. You know, where people buy stuff like fish rods, scuba gear, or clothes for their pets. Please stay away from niches coming from software - use the best machine you can get: your brain.

    And find something people search for cause they want to buy it.
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  • Profile picture of the author tasticz
    Another question, what do i do if my competitiors are all very old they all have domains aged 10-15 years + is this a no go??
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    • Profile picture of the author Fernando Veloso
      Originally Posted by tasticz View Post

      Another question, what do i do if my competitiors are all very old they all have domains aged 10-15 years + is this a no go??
      I am sure you can find something new, with proven sales and demand right now. Just search for it in TV news, magazines, advertising, etc etc. There are hundreds of new products every week, and they're selling like hot cakes. Choose one of those niches - avoid if possible a saturated market.

      P.S. - If you intent to follow the classic "website + content + seo = rankings + adsense or affiliates", then why not pick a travel niche no one is exploring right now? Or a upcoming trend?
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    • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
      Originally Posted by tasticz View Post

      Another question, what do i do if my competitiors are all very old they all have domains aged 10-15 years + is this a no go??
      Be better than them.

      Find their achilles heal and exploit it. (Isn't that what Warriors do?)
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    • Profile picture of the author Rod Cortez
      Originally Posted by tasticz View Post

      Another question, what do i do if my competitiors are all very old they all have domains aged 10-15 years + is this a no go??
      It depends, how do you plan on reaching your audience? Very rarely does any one person or entity own all the channels of distribution.

      Also, what's to stop you from checking out your potential competition and see if they have an affiliate program? You can then contact them for a possible joint venture partnership.

      Think of niches as specific needs and wants. Once you've written down a few niche ideas do some basic keyword research, take those keywords and see who your main competitors are going to be. Join their lists. Study them. What products are THEY marketing?

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    • Originally Posted by tasticz View Post

      Another question, what do i do if my competitiors are all very old they all have domains aged 10-15 years + is this a no go??
      Don't worry about the competition. Be creative rather than competitive and you will find things that set you apart from the rest. What can you add that is uniquely you? Good luck
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      • Profile picture of the author x3xsolxdierx3x
        Originally Posted by Online Income Partners View Post

        Don't worry about the competition. Be creative rather than competitive and you will find things that set you apart from the rest. What can you add that is uniquely you? Good luck
        There is ALWAYS a weakness in armor.

        There is always something you can do better than your competition. Even the most seemingly immune business operates under certain limitations and constraints that being a one person shop can actually pose a huge benefit. Big name brands--especially with social media now--have found that they are gradually relinquishing market share because others are simply apple to connect better. Social media has leveled the playing field in a way.

        Today, I came across a perfect exchange between a customer and Xerox.

        (I was going to post a screenshot...but, low and behold, their Facebook page is loaded with complete massacres of social presence...that make you do the proverbial "palm to forehead move" over and over again until your brain hurts...)

        Essentially, their Facebook page is a serious case study in the risk a major corporation stands to become disconnected, even to the point of annoyance. People don't want to hear run-of-the-mill responses any longer, no matter how 'professional' they may sound. They should study up on some of the things Old Spice has done...
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  • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
    Rollerblades sounds interesting.
    Plenty of other sites for the other stuff. Not easy to break into.
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  • Profile picture of the author Greenville
    I'm a little against the grain but I do not think you need to choose a niche based on what you like. If you can, great, but it is not "mandatory".

    As an example, if you love to cook, you can definitely find deals for this niche, but you will quickly deplete your subject.

    If you want to make money on the Internet, find a desperate market and fill a need.
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    • Profile picture of the author David Burnett
      I think you should just go with what you like and enjoy. This way you probably already know about it, and you will love to work because it's something you enjoy. That's my opinion.

      David
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    • Profile picture of the author kpmedia
      Originally Posted by Greenville View Post

      but you will quickly deplete your subject.
      I totally disagree.
      There are several things that I could write on daily for years, and still not be out of material.

      Disclaimer: Though not "old", I have plenty of life experience, and a college education. If you're young (under 25-30), and have neither, it will be harder for you. Even some older people lack those two things, though not as bad.
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  • Profile picture of the author Randall Magwood
    Are you good at anything? I used to be a Nike All-American basketball player in high school... i created a product around that. I have 4 certifications in the information technology field, and have worked for a major company doing so. I have a product around that. The more you know about things that you love to do... or are an expert in... the easier the search for a niche will be.
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  • Profile picture of the author Lance K
    This data's a few years old, but I had it handy...

    In 2010 this was the number of people in the U.S. who did these activities 2 or more times per week

    * Baking - 10,394,000
    * Barbecuing - 12,497,000
    * Board Games - 2,890,000
    * Cooking for fun - 19,162,000
    * Dining out - 20,158,000
    * Entertaining friends or relatives at home - 6,976,000
    * Painting/drawing - 2,360,000
    * Photo album/Scrap book - 1,237,000
    * Photography - 4,358,000

    That's just a partial list. Again, that many people do each of those activities 2 or more times PER WEEK. And that's just in the U.S.

    There are plenty of niches within each of those categories.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Just find one, any niche will do. Find the niche the hard part is finding the micro niche to use for it.
    You like animals. Then use that niche, now find a sub niche hey horses, now find a sub niche, how to train horses, now find a micro niche. how to train your horse fast.
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  • Profile picture of the author ModernDomains
    Find a low competition niche that has some commercial potential. There are a lot of discussions about tools that can help you find these kind of niches.
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    Maybe this might help your beaten brow....

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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    Number 20 Cord Blood, What the @!?! up with that lol.

    Ohh. Just googled it, what will the Internet Bring us next.
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  • Profile picture of the author dgiles63
    Originally Posted by tasticz View Post

    I don't know what to do I have spent soo much time trying to find a niche I feel like giving up. I have watched 50+ youtube videos, listened to 4 webinars, read lots of blog posts

    What do i do??
    Writing about what you know is a lot easier than trying to research something.

    I usually type what I like into amazon.com, clickbank.com, and ebay, and see what is selling before I decide on a niche.

    The evergreen niches revolve around health and wellness, making money, and relationships. You need a sub niche inside one of those. I would suggest that you find something that is fairly new that will integrate with the evergreen niche.

    As an example, how to use facebook to aid in weightloss. Organic or green compounds that also improve your complexion. If you find products that are popular--determine how they might fit in one of those evergreen niches.
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  • Profile picture of the author hbhanot
    It's better to first go with what you like and type in Adword tool. If not then Use Google trends. Don't try to move fast because if you do so then you may end up with bad niche and hence bad keywords. Calm yourself down and focus on your efforts not just niche. Marketers make money with smiley niche with adsense. I was blown away by this. One thing lock in your mind only you can do this for your self no one else. I use a tool if you interested let me know.
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  • Profile picture of the author hustlinsmoke
    I put up sites each week, I try to get one up and maybe two or three.
    Nothing major. I see a product I do keyword research for 10 minutes if it passes.
    I get the domain, write an article like Ten best things to do in an or something lilke that.
    I find a pic and or video for the heading. I pick three keywords or phrases to rank for.
    I put my affiliate link at the end and beginning. No ad-sense, amazon or anything like that, just a basic page with call to actions. I seo it some. I let it sit.

    It doesn't make me rich but those sites do produce over the year. I will watch them if they do a fair amount, I mean even two or three sales a week, I will put a little more effort into them, If I sell at least one a month of what I'm selling I will continue to build it a little bit at a time.

    I call them sitter's, just because they sit there and do nothing but pay for there selves and give me a little allowance each month.

    Man if I dwell on keyword research I would never get nothing done. Ten minutes is really all it takes. Find a product, don't find a niche, a product can be anything an article, something tangible something downloaded something that is just there, now look at the product. what description would you write for it. Throw some words into Google see how many searches. Did you find some at about 5,000, find out if the urls are saturated out there for the product. If they are not then good. Not too many .gov or .edu or master websites then go for it.
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  • Profile picture of the author Steve B
    Originally Posted by tasticz View Post

    I don't know what to do I have spent soo much time trying to find a niche I feel like giving up.
    Tasticz,

    A few suggestions for you.

    1. Read Eben Pagan's "Niche Intelligence Report." It lists 29 evergreen "super" niches that he feels are the very best for information marketing. (He has sold over $20 Million dollars of info products) It's short and to the point (about 25 pages). Here's the link:
    Niche Intelligence Report

    2. Focus on things that you are educated in.

    3. Focus on things that you have training in.

    4. Focus on things that other people would say you are an expert at (or at least that you can do better than most other people).

    5. Focus on things that you have experienced that others haven't but may want to hear from someone who has. (fishing in Alaska, traveling by rail across Europe, how to stay up on a flow-rider, how to bounce back after a divorce, etc)

    6. Focus on things you would like to learn so that you could be seen as an expert. (More than one person has become an expert online while they were building a business)

    7. Focus on things you enjoy doing but are having a hard time finding much information about it online.

    No one is going to be able to hand you a niche - you will have to decide where you stake your claim. If you're the perfectionist type (I have that curse as well), list your top five niche choices then randomly pick one knowing that you can add another and another over time. Too often, paralysis keeps us from doing something. In reality, moving forward with any niche on your list is better than quitting.

    Good luck to you,

    Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author solado
    Do not pay for "Coaching" & "eBooks" - avoid them, they will just reiterate all the information you can get online for free. There is no quick solution or hidden trick to making income from niche websites - only hard work and action.

    You will probably find your first website will fail which is OK! You will have taken action and just make sure you learn what works and what doesn't. My first year of niche websites I built around 20 and only 2 were worth keeping – I decided to ditch reading more material online because I found something that worked (Haven’t been on the Warrior forums in a long time) . More information will lead to more overload.
    You said you like gaming and this is probably one of the best ways to make a niche site, constant new titles are being released. Some games have such obscure names that can be used as keywords you can snap a niche up in seconds. Build a website based on that game title, SEO articles, build backlinks and give it time.
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  • Profile picture of the author vishwa
    You Can't find any niche by doing research or viewing videos. First of all find in what field you are doing best or you can put your best. For example When you are child in what subject you are doing best and made high score. If you will look in to yourself you will definitely find it.
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  • Profile picture of the author edwardmmp
    For me the best niche ever is making money online or Internet Marketing niche, because we know that everybody wants to make money or increase their present income. there are more people want to gain money than spending. It's almost 80-20 are the general statistics between income seeker than spender.
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  • Profile picture of the author TonyNorton
    Hey,

    I see a lot of people posting here almost daily asking about how to pick a profitable niche. So don't feel too bad, you're not alone. Here is a quick outline of the process I use. Hopefully this will clear up some of the questions.

    --NOTE-- I posted this already in response to (yet) another person asking how to evaluate a niche, but I see this come up so often that I thought it would be better to repost it here instead of just linking to the other thread.
    --/NOTE--

    People make this whole niche selection thing too complicated. They WAY over think it.

    When it's all said and done it boils down to this. If you want to know if you can make a profit in any given niche you have to test it and see.

    I'm not saying to just test any hair brained idea that comes along. There are certain signs (or qualities of the market) you can look for that should then lead to testing. There are 3 qualities you need to look for, they are...

    1. Are there a lot of people with a passionate (more than just casual) interest in the subject?

    2. Are those people ALREADY spending money on products and services related to that market?

    3. Can you get your message in front of those people easily?

    That's really about it. Of course each of those questions requires a bit of research to answer. But if you find a market that says "yes" to all those questions then it's worth TESTING that market out.

    Here are the overall steps I use when going into a new niche...

    1. Brainstorm ideas. I like to come up with a list of 15-20 potential ideas before moving on to the next step.

    I also tend to lean towards markets that are pleasant in nature like a hobby or something the person enjoys doing instead of helping them fix some problem they're having.

    You can make plenty of money helping people with their cheating spouse, and other stuff like that, I just find that the customers are a little more pleasant to deal with when it's a hobby or something they really like instead of something unpleasant going on in their lives.

    That's just my personal choice though, you can still make plenty of money in what I call the "negative markets".

    2. Qualify your list of ideas. Basically you answer the 3 questions I listed above and use the answers to narrow down your original list. Usually, during the process of answering the questions you'll have 2 or 3 markets that jump out at you. They'll have all the qualities I listed to varying degrees.

    If all the markets have about the same number of passionate people, who are spending about the same amount on related products and services, and you can easily reach the people in each market, then you can just pick one at random or (and this is what I suggest) you can pic the one that seems interesting to you, at least to some degree.

    This is important because if you decide to go deep into the market (this is where the REAL money is made) you're going to be spending a lot of time in that market. You don't want that time to be a grinding experience so you might as well choose something you have a chance of liking if business takes off.

    If one of your finalists clearly has more people spending more money and you'll be able to reach them easier then just go with that one.

    3. Test the niche. The easiest and quickest way I've found to get real proof of spending in the market is to promote an affiliate product. This is where the proverbial rubber hits the imaginary road.

    You'll be making an investment of either time or money to verify that people are spending money on the market.

    Along the way you'll find out what kinds of marketing approaches are working, and you'll have a good idea of what will be required (in the way of sales and conversions etc) in order to make a profit in the market.

    If you determine the market isn't as profitable for you than you originally thought it might be you have a choice. You can try to test and tweak and improve your marketing to make it profitable, or you can start the testing process over again with one of your other niche 'finalists" from step 2.

    If the market looks profitable you can move on to the last step in the process...

    4. Build out. Simple, create your own product and sell it instead of the affiliate product you were promoting. You get to use all the experience you've accumulated from selling the affiliate product in the promotion of your new product and you get to keep all the money from your sales since you're now the product owner. Plus you can form joint ventures, swap promotions with other list owners and all the other stuff that brings in the real cash.

    And that's about it. I could add that once you max out the potential in that market you can use the process again to find a second and third market etc.

    The beauty of this process is that it's "ever green". Meaning that the same basic process will always work, whether it's today, tomorrow, or a hundred years from now.

    Anyway, I hope that helps make things a little clearer for you and all the other folks who are frustrated with the niche evaluation process. It's not a difficult plan to implement, you just can't skip any of the steps along the way.

    If you still don't know what to do let me know, I have a product I wrote a while ago that covers this specific topic in great detail. I'll be glad to shoot you a copy if you really need it.

    Tony.
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  • Profile picture of the author arojilla
    I have started with video games not because it is a very profitable niche but because it is a niche I know a lot about and love so much that it won't feel boring after the first months. My first goal won't be to make a lot of money (though it won't hurt if it comes!) but to gain the needed experience to later pick a larger and more profitable niche. We have the saying that "you have to learn to walk before you try to run" and that's what I'm sticking to.

    EDIT: BTW, I'm an inline skater too! These days I do mostly fitness, a little slalom, and sometimes I play inline hockey!
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  • Profile picture of the author MaderC
    In fact you learn enough, you can try to do something you love, you can find your way.

    Come on, try to do it.
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  • Profile picture of the author hngems
    If you want to understand how to find niches, the very first question for you to consider can be what you want. Exactly what can you find pumped up about? Do you have particular topics that you will be knowledgeable about, think about what you are interest in that will create value all-around? Do not forget that you'll possibly be dedicating time and effort and also energy in this and if you go for a topic which is not involving almost any wonderful fascination, then its likely that you are not intended for following through and also may not stay enthusiastic that you have to be.
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  • Profile picture of the author AndrewPower
    It certainly does sound like you are over-thinking things.

    Write down the 5 to 10 best topics that you have some experience with and then look at those topics and ask yourself what it is that you know that you didn't know when you first got interested in that topic.

    Remember that a product can be something that takes a complete beginner from level 0 knowledge to level 1 in knowledge (where an expert might be level 10 in knowledge). you can always refine the product once you have it to market, however if you focus on just taking people to the next level then you have something to work with.
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  • Profile picture of the author Joe Stewart
    Originally Posted by tasticz View Post

    I don't know what to do I have spent soo much time trying to find a niche I feel like giving up. I have watched 50+ youtube videos, listened to 4 webinars, read lots of blog posts

    What do i do??

    One thing that I think is very important is focusing on niches that have products to offer on the backend. I'm not saying that there's anything wrong with occasionally promoting something in a small market, but without products to sell on the backend you'll constantly be struggling to acquire new customers. On the other hand, if you enter a sub-niche of a larger market you can build lists of prospects and market to them again and again for as long as they remain on your list.

    Think of it like this. Let's say you're selling a widget. Not the best example, but it's getting late and my brain is fried. Anyway, let's say you set up a nice blog, had some excellent articles written, syndicated your content, paid for traffic, or both, and made a few sales. Pretty cool, eh?

    Well, yes and no. The reason it's cool is because you made some money! On the other hand, the relationship with that customer has now run its course because you don't have anything else to sell them on the backend. No upsells, no cross sells, no membership site, no big ticket items...nothing, nada, zilch, zero. You're "one and done".

    It's much, MUCH easier to sell someone that's already bought from you than it is to find new customers. The thing is, most people don't realize this and they continue to beat that one item to death for a few bucks when they could be building a business instead.

    Now imagine this. Instead of a widget, you decided to focus on a broad market like Parenting. You found a sub-niche of the market where you could get traffic fairly easily, either by paying for it or writing quality articles around long tail keywords.

    You then put together a very targeted 5-10 page report called something like "10 Things That Every New Parent Should Know During Their Babies First 3 Months", set up an autoresponder with short follow-up messages that educate them first, then start promoting related products that you've reviewed, send them back to your blog to read new content, etc.

    Now you'll have entered a market that has an unlimited backend! Parenting has an enormous amount of physical products, information products, services, insurance, etc, etc that you could promote.

    Also, those babies will eventually grow into different stages of life. If you've positioned yourself as a trusted resource then you could continue to sell products to some families for many years. People buy from people that they know, like and trust. Become that person they trust by taking care of them and it can pay dividends.

    Doesn't that sound much better than making a one time sale? It does to me and most other marketers that have been in business for awhile, online, offline or both.

    There are multiple markets that you can do this in. Health, wealth, hobbies, pets, vanity and many more. Yes, most of them are competitive, but that also means that people are spending a lot of money there. You'll just have to get in their and gradually establish yourself. Heck, team up with people in the niche you choose! Interview them and have the content transcribed. That's a great source of information.

    Another thing, most of those markets are stable (with the exception of some money markets). They've been around for decades and they'll continue to be around for many more.

    Your goal should be to build a high quality asset or assets that you can sell someday. Your site would be an asset, your customer list would be an asset, the traffic you've built to your site would be an asset, any physical or Kindle books you've published would be an asset, any downloadable products, membership sites, etc, etc....

    Do you see where I'm going? I've changed a lot of things in my own business by massively downsizing and plan to only focus on a handful of projects that I can establish a solid presence in, using much of what I've written above.

    Anyway, I hope that makes sense to you. Good luck.

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  • Profile picture of the author wfjason
    Investing too much time to decide on which niche market to get into does not seems like a good decision. For me personally, I will want to start a business in a market where it is evergreen and people will still be willing to spend money on products.

    There so perfect market as you will simply just need to decide on one that is profitable and just get on with it.
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  • Profile picture of the author MKCookins
    Finding a niche sometimes is a major roadblock for most beginners -- but the truth is you can find 100's of profitable niches very very fast.

    Once quick way to find a profitable niche is through magazines. You can go to a local store and have a browse -- or go to magazines.com and look there.

    Each magazine you see is a niche (A broad niche) but still all profitable niches.

    People pay big money to advertise their magazines -- and if there was no profit to be made, they would not spend the money in the first place promoting them.

    Now once you find a magazine you want to drill down and get as specific as you possible can within your niche.

    Here is an exmaple:

    Niche (Magazie): Men's Health
    Sub Niche: How To Get Abs
    Super Niche: How To Get Abs For Men Over 40

    How To Get Abs For Men Over 40 is the niche you want to target! By drilling down you eliminate a lot of your competition -- while aslo making your future business more profitable by talking to a select group of people on a specific subject.
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  • Stop viewing from the training videos and try to apply what you've learned from them list the newest product right now based on the advertisement in tv, magazine etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author AlwaysAwa
    I apologized in advance if this sound sarcastic, actually finding a niche itself is the niche. And there lot of beginner who want to learn how to find niche. Since you already know how, why wait?

    Use the knowledge you have to start earning money. You know all the tool of the trade. The more you wait and think what niche to find will only make it harder, for yourself.

    Trust me niche research and keyword research is still in demand.
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  • Profile picture of the author carol951
    Make a list of the things that you love to do, and do some research to see if there are niches... Then pick one and master it.

    I hope this helps

    Cheers
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  • Profile picture of the author zahanega
    Go with a niche you have a personal interest in.

    If not that, just go for one of the popular niches (weight loss, forex, mmo)
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  • Profile picture of the author ironman2000
    Its simple my friend...........................chose a niche which is closest to your heart, if you succeed then it just a roller coaster ride along the way about something which interests you and your targeted traffic will feel your honesty and follow you all the way!!!

    GO GET THEM !!!!!!!
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  • Profile picture of the author sree94
    Focus on niches where people are desperate to buy, and they are willing to pay what they need to in order to get a solution

    Look up "Desperate Buyers Only" for more details
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  • Profile picture of the author evas
    No one will tell u what products exactly they sell, u have to choose the one relating to your traffics.
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  • Profile picture of the author Patrick Brown
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    Your passion is your niche.

    Simple.

    Do you love motorbikes? Go in...

    Do you love dating and can write meaningful stuff about it? Go in....

    Or are you into cooking and recipes...dive in then!

    Finding a niche is not really that hard.
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  • Profile picture of the author Bit Designs
    People get too caught up in thinking which niche would be good for them, rather than thinking which niche they would be good for.

    If you like gaming, get into the gaming niche. Yes it is big and saturated, but focus it down to sub niches. So gaming > Game > Specific part of game > target low competition keywords.
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  • Profile picture of the author MonopolyOnline
    Take a look at your browser's History and your browser's Bookmarks - can you see a niche within where you are already spending your time?
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    Stick with what you know well first time round and you'll have a much easier time making a success of it.

    Easier to stay motivated and focused when it's a genuine passion of yours.

    You don't have to find some unknown niche that no one else knows about (someone else always known) or a market with no competition (competition is a good sign!).
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  • Profile picture of the author brettb
    Just make a list of everything you've done in the last 3 years. Surely you've done something interesting or worth writing about?
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