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Finding a Niche that you wanna work with.

Discussion in 'Affiliate Programs' started by macpaulos, Jun 10, 2010.

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  1. macpaulos

    macpaulos Regular Member

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    As with with 75% (random number picked out of the air) of the people on this forum, I've read shed loads of e-books, forum post and watched video tutorials. I understand the methods of keyword research, promotion ect but yet something still manages to stop me from taking action. :(

    One of the biggest hurdles that I keep coming across is finding a niche. I tried looking at things like gravity on clickbank products but nothing takes my interest. Am I being too fussy here?

    I would like to know what method people use to find a decent niche. Should I just pick any random thing and just go ahead with it?

    Thanks to those who provide insight.
     
  2. H2oBoy

    H2oBoy Regular Member

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    macpaulos - I can definitely relate to wanting to find a good niche to promote that is going to hold my interest over the long haul!

    I've been at IM'ing for almost three (3) years now and have had limited success "Here and There", but it came from just being in the right place at the right time, if you know what I mean!

    IMHO, I think the HARDEST PART for any 'newbie' to the areana is actually finding their first niche...the one that's really going to get them excited to really "do what's needed" to sustain a lasting, profitable business, and I should know...I've still not found 'the one', but my gut says finding it is right around the corner.

    As far as what one should do in this situation, I would just say this: "...Really ask yourself what really interests you? What would you really love to do and get paid for it? Then, once you have the answer, take the knowledge you have about internet/affiliate marketing and start doing the necessary keyword research, then follow that up with reviewing all your perspective competition to see how you can beat them!..."

    Once you have an idea as to 'how' you're going to set out on beating the competition, pick one aspect, such as PPC, PPV, article marketing, Facebook, etc., etc., and stick to it until you start seeing results. The minute anyone starts hoping back and forth between a few of these, or whatever else comes across their minds, is when you begin to start seeing a decline in your enthusiasm, which in turn starts to drive you to finding something else to start and/or try and before you know it, you're trying this and trying that all at the same time and then you dont' start seeing results and then...BAM...you get burned out, start thinking that maybe you just can't do this and start looking for a real job, or spend money on another type of 'work from home', such as Forex, real estate investing (short-sales, foreclosures, flipping homes, etc., etc., ) and then before you know it, a few years have passed and you're in the same rut as you were two or three years earlier.

    And I'm talking from experience here! ;-)


    Anyway, that's my take on the subject matter.

    Take it for what it is...one man's opinion on another man's question!

    Peace!


    H2oBoy
     
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  3. orangeblossoms

    orangeblossoms Regular Member

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    I pulled this out of one of the interviews with Brian Evans (guy from Daily Conversions). It finally made things *click* for me, and it might help you as well.

    So look through what's proven/selling/and will continue to sell (evergreen issues like losing weight, relationship recovery, dating/seduction), and find something you like about it or are curious to know more about. That would be a good starting point.
     
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  4. Chronos

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    I'd suggest buying a big ass whiteboard. It sounds wierd, but I used to, and still do write down the general direction I wanted to go with a plan and often times would either completely erase and/or make side notes in the way that the plan direction is going. It's sort of like having a working thesis for all you english buff's out their.

    I've noticed a 50% increase in conversions when I did this. So many times people have these very specific plans that they don't want to stray away from and are not willing to adapt to a given situation.

    The whiteboard helps!
     
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    I havent had much success in finding niches I am truly interested in.. so this lead me to change my thinking.

    Now I am totally interested in niches in which I can make the most amount of money possible :D

    In all reality though I enjoy learning about new things so the research somewhat keeps me interested for a few days.

    I know a ton about odd stuff like baby shit, weird ass acne problems, female problems I never wanted to know about ect... but these usually turn into my set and forget sites of 20 pages or so.
     
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  6. macpaulos

    macpaulos Regular Member

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    Wow, cheers guys. I think H2oBoy really hit the nail on the head. It's exactly how I feel. I'm currently going over a few of the good shares on BHW and instead following the whole get rich scheme I'm just taking the niche finding methods mentioned (Kim Roach is very good at explaining this). I'm now starting to understand a few things in this weird game and reading the advice from you guys is really good. I thank you all :).
     
  7. miracon

    miracon Newbie

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    Wow! I just read through this post and have to say the answers were very helpful to me as well! I am sort of in the same boat...I started in IM about 3 years ago with very limited success. I've been bouncing around from having my own sites with dropshipping, trying to promote an MLM product online, and affiliate sites. I've now invested in a few SEO DVD courses that I am following through with and they are definitely putting me on the right path to actually knowing what to do with what I have!

    I am certainly not in the position to offer advice, but after struggling myself to find what I wanted to market, I found that my niche found me. It seemed every product I thought valuable that I either researched or was informed about, ended up all being in the natural health field. So that is what I have decided to stick with for now and I should be able to cross-promote products when I am more established. Right now just getting one working is my goal! Haha! So maybe just being open to the fact that your niche will present itself to you somehow (dare I say..."The Secret"), you may find an "Aha" moment around the corner! Good luck!

    And again, thanks to all who replied here with awesome advice! :)