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Best way to test a niche market to see if it works?

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by seanjohn, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. seanjohn

    seanjohn Regular Member

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    Hi guys, this might be in the wrong forum, but... I'm really going to start pushing my niche marketing efforts this year.

    I'm not a total marketing noob, but I don't have experience in testing specific niches before either creating a product or spending my valuable time developing a quality blog with affiliate programs.

    I've been studying a lot from books and various websites; I got some cool tips from Frank Kern (he did a promo video for Mass Control 2.0, but the video had lots of good info). I read Ewen Chia's "How I made my first million on the internet..." book, which had a ton of good info, too.

    So far, this is what I have:

    After you find your favorite micro-niche keywords (using Market Samurai, etc.):

    1. Get 4 ClickBank affiliate links of different products (Low Ticket, High Ticket, and membership products)

    2. Setup 4 Lists, and have 4 different landing pages that redirect to different sales pages of affiliate products. Rotate these affiliate offers in follow-up emails (2:1 ratio, 2 emails having cool tips and finds from you; 1 email sales pitch)

    3. Find media to give away in the initial email

    4. Create Landing Pages that APPEAL to bidding keywords, of which addresses the market's "problems". Create a pop-in that convinces the visitor to subscribe to your list before leaving the site.

    5. Create a survey in Wordpress asking about why the prospect is researching on the topic (What are some key questions?)

    6. Write articles (2-4) on your keyword topic (~500 words) and submit them to article sites, hubpages, etc.


    What steps am I missing for a successful testing? Any suggestions? Things I should change, or add? What about PR?

    Cheers!
     
  2. dave1212

    dave1212 Newbie

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    IMO 2-4 articles isn't nearly enough to test a niche. Should be more like 15-20.
     
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  3. webworld99

    webworld99 Junior Member

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    lol to funny
     
  4. seanjohn

    seanjohn Regular Member

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    15-20 articles... wow that's crazy. I'll probably have to outsource them!

    Which part?
     
  5. seanjohn

    seanjohn Regular Member

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    So, I realize that I shouldn't pitch so many products at first, I should focus on getting to know 1 product and sell more advanced affiliate programs in the backend.

    But when it boils down to it, I'll probably need to outsource alot of articles. I can't see myself writing 15-20! It's not that I'm lazy, that's just a lot of workload ;)

    I'm also hearing that 2:1 ratio of emails is very likely to be 'spammy'.

    I really want to get into product creation eventually, which is something, in my mind, more sustainable than trying to scam people for money. I'm here because BlackHatWorld is always a step ahead of WF in terms of bleeding edge :)
     
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    outsourcing is the ultimate key, you want to be the boss, not the employee