Don't know the niche.

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How do you research and write articles if you don't know the Niche?.
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  • Profile picture of the author NickR06
    Go to Amazon Books. Do a search for your niche. Buy five or six books which have 5 star reviews. Read and digest them. This will make you enough of an expert to get started. Never stop learning.
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  • Profile picture of the author Sgt Kraut
    I first go to Wikipedia. It is perfect for getting a general overview and finding further information (especially the websites used as resources for the article). Then I usually have further material I can search in Google and check the results from blogs, forums, YouTube etc. in detail.
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  • Profile picture of the author jamescanz
    Originally Posted by philipsimbahan View Post

    How do you research and write articles if you don't know the Niche?.
    Invest in a few books, read a few forums, get a feel for the 'lingo'

    Every niche has their own specific terms, questions, struggles, etc.

    No better research than being surrounded by your target audience !
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  • Profile picture of the author foxlogo
    I'll say something not popular - If you don't know the niche - don't write about it.
    If your purpose is to make money - You want the articles to be good so people will read them - therefore, find people who know what they are writing about and pay them.
    Shitty articles = no traffic
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    • Profile picture of the author Kalambur
      First of all you have to think about what you can give your clients or your customers. Only after that think about finding a niche and writing articles, creating a website.
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      • Profile picture of the author The Niche Man
        The question is a bit confusing to me. You ask how do you research and write articles if you don't know the niche?

        That's how you know the niche ... by researching and writing about it. The more you research the better you get. The more you write the better you get. Don't make it too complicated.
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      • Profile picture of the author Umpyman
        Agree on a few of the above - getting into this from square one I decided to stick with niches that at the very least I'm interested in and have a bit of familiarity or experience with, or ones that I want to learn about. If I don't do that I fear I'd lose interest quickly, regardless of quality of articles written, and enthusiasm will grind to a halt. I'm sure the sexual dysfunction niche can make a lot of money, but I hope to never be experienced with it...

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  • Profile picture of the author lovebeingdaddy
    Yes definitely do the research by the methods mentioned above, remember soon as you start researching and learning you are already ahead of some of the people in the niche, you don't have to know everything, people pay for information because they don't want to do all the research..time versus money.
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  • Profile picture of the author lotsofsnow
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    • Profile picture of the author themarvelous
      I love this article! Get it all the time on blog templates LOL
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    • Profile picture of the author philipsimbahan
      Originally Posted by hpgoodboy View Post

      You simply write:

      Lorem ipsum dolor sit amet, consectetur adipiscing elit. Sed viverra orci ut urna interdum, non tincidunt massa congue. Pellentesque quis rutrum lectus. Pellentesque rhoncus ante nibh, sit amet dictum ligula viverra vitae. Phasellus ultrices tincidunt arcu eu ultrices. Aenean accumsan ultricies ullamcorper. Pellentesque ut magna et turpis imperdiet cursus. Etiam sit amet rhoncus lectus. Phasellus nec velit mi. Nulla condimentum posuere arcu ac ultrices. Ut velit orci, cursus sit amet porttitor a, gravida malesuada metus. Sed vitae rutrum augue.

      ... and if you need more you write:

      Praesent a nunc sed mi semper rhoncus at sed nibh. Nunc varius varius eleifend. Quisque at dignissim nulla. Suspendisse quis dapibus odio. Aliquam erat volutpat. Nulla facilisi. Phasellus sit amet congue dolor, a blandit ante. Donec elementum feugiat sem. Donec a accumsan leo. Nunc augue nibh, bibendum at sollicitudin vel, commodo at metus. Phasellus in blandit sapien, vitae sodales mauris. Fusce ullamcorper purus vel faucibus molestie.

      Vestibulum dapibus commodo massa. Suspendisse iaculis risus id justo pellentesque, vitae pulvinar lacus congue. Vivamus libero elit, aliquet ut blandit in, ultricies eu mi. Nam ut sodales erat, sed ultricies quam. Donec massa diam, aliquet dapibus velit id, posuere tempus sem. Nunc mattis molestie porta. Fusce laoreet congue sem, ut elementum lacus dignissim eget.

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      Etiam tincidunt massa neque, sed mollis nisl pellentesque dictum. Donec tristique iaculis nisi quis porttitor. Nam malesuada eros erat, eget varius orci mollis at. Proin ornare, ante quis egestas lacinia, purus erat mollis odio, ut accumsan mauris urna vitae leo. Morbi gravida lorem malesuada ipsum condimentum aliquam at eget augue. Vivamus dapibus neque in orci tristique, quis faucibus nisl facilisis. Nullam sapien odio, mattis sed nunc ac, blandit feugiat mauris. Praesent aliquet turpis eu sodales volutpat. Sed egestas dui cursus sapien ultricies, in viverra ipsum dictum. Donec lacinia, purus et elementum tempor, nulla dui fermentum diam, et ultricies odio nisi nec justo. Pellentesque enim purus, bibendum sed nisl imperdiet, suscipit cursus ligula. Proin ultrices, nibh vitae ullamcorper gravida, neque odio sagittis erat, facilisis porta nulla urna vitae diam.

      That was is an article with 415 words... fits any niche. LOL
      This is the most stupid advice I ever get. If you don't have anything good to say just shut up. Gaining lots of post with irrelevant advice will not make you an authority.

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  • Profile picture of the author John D
    Easy, become to know the niche. Read an article about the niche, then write about what you just read. Look at a video, then write an article or make a video about what you just saw or read.

    Sign up to a few authorities in the niche email list. Get their emails, and write about what they had to say in their emails. Hope this helps.
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  • Profile picture of the author Kerryrus
    Question is "are you passionate about the niche?"

    If not then don't do it! If so, you don't have to be the expert to begin with. You can set up a niche related blog and share everything you learn as well as useful resources as you discover them - that is your content.

    You can interview experts who do know about your niche and use that as content to help solve the problems, needs and desires your target audience are having. Or, you can get others to write guest posts for you once you have traffic.

    Hope that helps!
    Kerry
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    • Profile picture of the author Alast
      Originally Posted by Kerryrus View Post

      Question is "are you passionate about the niche?"

      If not then don't do it! If so, you don't have to be the expert to begin with. You can set up a niche related blog and share everything you learn as well as useful resources as you discover them - that is your content.

      You can interview experts who do know about your niche and use that as content to help solve the problems, needs and desires your target audience are having. Or, you can get others to write guest posts for you once you have traffic.

      Hope that helps!
      Kerry
      Although being passionate about a niche definitely helps - you're just fooling yourself if you only choose a niche based on interest. Unfortunately you're stacking the odds against yourself with that attitude.
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      • Profile picture of the author Kerryrus
        Originally Posted by Alast View Post

        Although being passionate about a niche definitely helps - you're just fooling yourself if you only choose a niche based on interest. Unfortunately you're stacking the odds against yourself with that attitude.
        Totally agree Alast, but that's just the first phase in selecting your niche. When you know what you're passionate about you then need to do some basic research to make sure there's enough interest and profit potential.
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  • Profile picture of the author RowenaFanning
    How can you not know the niche?That is like the first thing you must have when starting to write something. Invest time and do things right or you are doing them superficially and this will reflect in the final results.
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  • Profile picture of the author wndrshare
    You don't have to know everything about your niche. Your passion for your topic and curiosity will sustain your blog.
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  • Profile picture of the author Melissahoster
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    Originally Posted by philipsimbahan View Post

    How do you research and write articles if you don't know the Niche?.
    Grab a couple of keywords and put them into Google followed by "," (comma) and "blog" or "articles". Should pull up some sites with written content and from there you can widen your search using the industry terms, following links etc.
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  • Profile picture of the author MaxGalitsyn
    In case you are asking about finding the niche:

    1. Think of your favorite niche first.
    2. Research the trends if you don’t know which one topic to decide on.
    3. Narrow down the main topic and show your special attitude in a focused niche.
    4. Listen to your readers for any new and fresh ideas.
    5. Do keywords research to “please” search engines.

    In case you face writer's block or don't know what to write about:

    1. The Quotes : Lists of inspiring, motivational or useful quotes are hugely popular – with good reason
    2. The Interview: it gives you content you couldn’t have written yourself
    3. The Discussion: Instead of writing about a topic yourself, you simply ask a question – and watch the comments come in.
    4. The Recap: covering what was written on the topic before - is a great way to showcase some of your best work … without doing much writing.
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  • Profile picture of the author Daones
    Research and more research... you will spend a lot of time learning about the topic... The goal is you have to actually enjoy the niche. Hopefully you picked one that you like.
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  • Profile picture of the author Leon Zykos
    For me personally,

    I will go to google search and do some relvevant searches there. All the blogs, affiliate sites will throw up some really good information...You can also contact product owners around the niche that you are interested in. More often than not, you will find they are very receptive to proving related content to you in a collaborative manner or even for FREE! Amazon also provide really good insight by you just going to search related books in your niche and see what are the contents page like or even read the first few pages...Then you will get massive idea about what to write and knowledge about your niche even if you are not too expert in that area...
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  • Profile picture of the author Stuart Walker
    If it's your first project then I'd pick a niche you know well, it will make your life easier.

    If you know nothing then go to Wikipedia and read all about your niche and any related pages / alternative terms for the niche, i.e. beekeeping is also known as apiarism and beekeepers are Apiarists (Wikipedia told me all this when doing niche research, I didn't know!)

    Then go to Amazon and read the most popular book on the subject and look at the various 'look inside' sections available to see different chapters.

    Browse niche forums and read topics.

    Read the most popular posts on blogs.

    Find an expert and question them OR even better get them to be your content creator!

    Grab a niche pack / PLR content and read it / use it.
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    • Profile picture of the author philipsimbahan
      Originally Posted by Stuart Walker View Post

      If it's your first project then I'd pick a niche you know well, it will make your life easier.

      If you know nothing then go to Wikipedia and read all about your niche and any related pages / alternative terms for the niche, i.e. beekeeping is also known as apiarism and beekeepers are Apiarists (Wikipedia told me all this when doing niche research, I didn't know!)

      Then go to Amazon and read the most popular book on the subject and look at the various 'look inside' sections available to see different chapters.

      Browse niche forums and read topics.u

      Read the most popular posts on blogs.

      Find an expert and question them OR even better get them to be your content creator!

      Grab a niche pack / PLR content and read it / use it.
      No, Its my second project. My first project runs smoothly. So I want to try other things that I don't know about. I know some here make money even though they don't know their topic.

      I've found a niche for my second project with less competition, but I don't know the topic.
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  • Profile picture of the author webcosmo
    For fast results, if you don`t have the time to read books, the first stop is wikipedia, then google for related articles, read some, take notes, then build your original content.
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  • Profile picture of the author IMDealBox
    Ahhh...so simple...

    READ - ReWrite!

    You're Welcome!
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  • Profile picture of the author Taylor Stewart G
    Originally Posted by philipsimbahan View Post

    How do you research and write articles if you don't know the Niche?.
    Research it thoroughly on Wikipedia, Google, go to the library and check out books, order books on Amazon, etc. Spend a week or so doing this. Use smart SEO keyword tools like Market Samurai and UberSuggest. Join forums and communities.
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  • Profile picture of the author cheehien
    Google is your best friends. Frankly speaking, i wont jump into the Niche that i am not interested or familiar.
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  • Profile picture of the author DoubleOhDave
    Find forums full of passionate people about the subject - and ask a couple of questions. That's usually enough to get three or four articles done.. once you mix it up with info from elsewhere. Also - what info are people looking for? Yahoo Answers is good for finding out what info people want - but don't always trust the answers to be correct!
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  • Profile picture of the author ssparks81
    And if all else fails you can always hire a freelance writer
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  • Profile picture of the author superiorwd
    Read books, join forums and try to come up with useful information. Although I have personally found out that you also need to like the niche. I was able to successfully write content about orthodontics for instance (after undergoing the treatment and reading a lot of stuff) and really loved the topic. Couldn't write about real estate though or anything that I don't fancy
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    • Profile picture of the author Steve B
      Did you know that the U.S. is the world's largest consumer market? And the U.S. government caters to that market with all kinds of regulations, guidelines, best practices, tips, warnings, and how-to articles.

      Did you know that most of the information released by the U.S. federal government is in the public domain? And most of that information is well-written, professional, and up-to-date?

      Those who say public domain material is all useless, vintage, out-of-date garbage that no one would be interested in . . . don't know anything about the public domain.

      The federal government makes available to you millions and millions of pages of great content, images, videos, data bases, and other article information that is free for the asking. It's online right now and there for the taking if you are willing to spend just a little time learning how to find it.

      You will never lack for quality written niche articles on every topic imaginable if you simply go get it.

      The best to all of you,

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