Still in the brainstorming phase of your niche research?
The first time I set about to find an ideal niche I ended up heading back to the brainstorming phase three times. The first two times didn’t generate profitable ideas. It happens. It’s common and it’s great that you are still working hard to find your ideal niche.
In fact, often when I’m looking at new niches today I can work on trying to make the numbers work for several weeks! This is always time well spent though because it results in better results long term.
Consider using these niche marketing brainstorming tools:
#1 Online Forums and/or social networking sites
This tool requires careful and regular attention. It generally won’t generate immediate results.
However, when you pay attention to what people are saying, and responding to on social networking sites and industry forums, you can learn a lot. Pay attention to forums and tags that relate to topics you’re interested in.
Study the bestsellers. Amazon is home to millions of books and many of them are self published. Study the bestselling lists in categories that you’re interested in. For example, you might click on Bestsellers – Outdoors and Nature – Bird watching and see what people are reading.
Visit eBay and review the categories in your area of interest. What’s selling? You can also visit eBay pulse and explore their popular searches and trends. http://pulse.ebay.com/
Think outside of the box and explore ideas that may at first seem like they aren’t notable. You might be surprised.
#4 “For Dummies” Books
The “For Dummies” series of books are very well targeted at people looking to learn various things. However, because the cost of publishing and printing a physical book is so high… they are also very well targeted at a hungry audience. Skim through their selection and look at what niches they have identified that might interest you.
These four “tools” can give you a quick way to look closer at not only what is available in terms of niches… but just as importantly – what people are buying!
~ Kim ~
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