The elusive niche......

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Finding a general niche to analyze seems to be evading me totally. I'm super anxious to get started on keyword research and locating a profitable micro niche within, but seem to have a mental block identifying a general topic to begin with. My product will be an ebook. Help please.

Steve
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  • Profile picture of the author sirtiman
    I think you should dive into "what niche are you like?". Try great keyword (high demand & low competitors) and start action to make money.
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  • Profile picture of the author jikanv
    Try this. search for your idea in google keyword tool. find something that has over 10000 local searches. put the keyword in parenthesis and see how many results you get.

    after that type this; intitle:and your keyword and see how many you have now. Than type this; inurl:and your keyword and see how many results you have now.

    If your broad result is say 4 million or 2 million or whatever high number, but your phrase result is say 200 K or similar and your intitle:keyword result is say 1200 and you Than inurl:keyword result is similar or even less than you have a winner.
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  • Profile picture of the author scrofford
    Originally Posted by pertree View Post

    Finding a general niche to analyze seems to be evading me totally. I'm super anxious to get started on keyword research and locating a profitable micro niche within, but seem to have a mental block identifying a general topic to begin with. My product will be an ebook. Help please.

    Steve
    What do you like? What is your passion? What are you good at? What expertise do you have in any given area? What problem are people having that you can solve? These are some of the questions you should ask when finding a niche...
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  • Profile picture of the author pertree
    Thanks all, great ideas.........I'm off to find a niche!
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  • Profile picture of the author Kierkegaard
    Choose something that you actually like to write about rather than something you think will make the most money. Unfortunately, it can't be anything you like because some things just aren't very profitable. However, there are plenty of profitable niches and some - for me and I'm sure for others too - are really boring to write about! While others are really quite interesting.
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    • Originally Posted by Kierkegaard View Post

      Choose something that you actually like to write about rather than something you think will make the most money. Unfortunately, it can't be anything you like because some things just aren't very profitable. However, there are plenty of profitable niches and some - for me and I'm sure for others too - are really boring to write about! While others are really quite interesting.
      And the more interesting the content the better the chances of growing quickly.
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  • Profile picture of the author pertree
    Thanks again y'all, making progress here now.......
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    • Profile picture of the author marcuslim
      As all the posters have said, find the niche that is the intersection of your passion, skill, profit.

      Also think about Frank Kern's criteria for a profitable niche - large, reachable, irrationally passionate

      Also another point - it is counter-intuitive, but a niche that has no competition at all is probably not a good one to go into because no one's buying anything.
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      • Profile picture of the author Devid Farah
        Hello Steve,

        You are not alone if you are facing this problem at the moment.

        I had that when i was relatively new to the entire IM world.

        I overcame my initial block by trying to align with keywords in the fields of issues that really touches my heart.

        I remember my first offer was on 'how to keep relationships alive'.

        You may not see it clearly first but you will surely do better if you begin to research on the niche that draws your attention.

        The success you would get from your initial effort will be enough to spur you to greater challenges.

        All the best to you!
        Devid
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