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$$ What kind of people are average in the USA $$

Discussion in 'Making Money' started by ScrapeboxWorker, Feb 7, 2013.

  1. ScrapeboxWorker

    ScrapeboxWorker Regular Member

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    Hello! I want to target US audience. And here comes my question, i dont live in the USA so i dont know how does the life looks there.

    Things for which they use the Internet?
    At what age people use the internet?
    Where doing shopping? what things they will prefer buy online than in stores?
    On what sites they are spending much time?
    What about forums, what age of ppl use forums?
    To they trust opinions? To they know much about IM?

    Etc.

    Thank you for your time,
    Cheers
     
  2. Reyone

    Reyone Elite Member

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    Are you serious dude? xDDDDDDDDDDDDDDDD

    You are asking for general questions related to a MASSIVE PLACE WITH MAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAASSIVE DIVERSITY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    You wont get exact answerS!


    /that being said, US is your best bet for online sales.
     
  3. ScrapeboxWorker

    ScrapeboxWorker Regular Member

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    I mean average... like in my country ppl are poor, they keep saying everything is shit life is shit give me more alcohol give me more money and they are not doing anything to get better.
     
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    Donestrgling Regular Member

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    Im from America, SO CAL. There's plenty of people like this, check out Venice Beach hahah!
     
  5. ScrapeboxWorker

    ScrapeboxWorker Regular Member

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    What about kids? youth ones, they do party all the time? are they going to school? taking drugs? etc.
    What about 16-20 age?

    what things they will prefer buy online than in stores?
     
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    howlin_wolf Newbie

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    Let's assume you want to sell shirts. I can tell you, people in America are either really obese (size xxxl) or anorexic (size xs).

    So, to target the average: buy lots of size m shirts!
     
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    Donestrgling Regular Member

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    16-20 Prime partying age!
     
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    iPinner Senior Member Premium Member

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    why don't you google some demographics and general info as this topic doesn't makes much sense at all?
     
  9. Given

    Given Regular Member

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    Seriously, unfortunatley you can't make much of an assumption (you can make one but it wont be very accurate). The US has a large population and is pretty big size wise, which means many areas will have different cultures, customs and origins.

    I suggest you do your reasearch backwards: first find what you want to market then search for the demographics concerning them.
     
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    The US is a dynamic diverse nation. By world standards we are a rich nation. Part of this comes from the (relative) equal dispensation of justice, and recognition of basic human rights. We are generally safe in our homes and out of them, and among us, even the poor have better housing and living conditions than most countries average citizen, especially third world countries dealing with forms of extremism or caught in the throes of anarchy. This is true of many of the stable countries in the world as well.

    Do not misunderstand that I think the US is a utopian society, we are not. There is plenty of crime, injustice, and corruption. But when it gets exposed, we do something about it. Even the powerful are subject to our laws. President Nixon believed that the president could commit a crime, and to quote him, "When the president does it, it is not a crime". We subsequently threw him out of office. (he was facing impeachment, and chose to resign instead of being impeached, but the gist of it was that even our president cannot disregard the law.) The enforcement of those laws is generally carried out by honest people who believe in the principal of "All men are created equal" and we consider basic right to be "the pursuit of happiness".

    We have reliable (for the most part) electricity, clean water, sanitation, public education,and equal protection under the law. Our government is prohibited from endorsing religion, so extremism in this area is not tolerated.

    This has produced a society that can generally be rewarded for their hard work instead of having the fruits of their labor taken by from them corrupt officials, criminals, ect.

    There is no average American, but there are some generalities.

    We tend to be able to make a good living, if we work at it and educate ourselves.

    Many Americans earn far more than needed to take care of basic needs, resulting in income that is available to make our lives more comfortable. We call this disposable income.

    Internet usage is widespread, though not as widespread in rural and remote areas as in larger towns and cities. Phones have cut heavily into this lack of access in these areas, and there are many free ways of accessing the Internet in larger cities. Many children, even very young ones, have phones or tablets and/or computers. We use the Internet primarily for entertainment, shopping, work, and education. (But I suppose everyone does)

    People start using the Internet at a very early age, and it is woven into our daily activities, especially among the younger generations.

    We shop on the internet for things we cannot get readily in our local community, but if something is available locally, we may buy it online because it is convenient to our busy schedules, or cheaper than acquiring it locally.

    We spend an obscene amount of money in our society on vanity and entertainment, and the acquiring of consumer goods, far more than we spend on food and housing. This spending pales when compared to the money spent on business needs.

    Our use of particular websites is a ebb and flow thing, something may be popular for a while, then fade into oblivion. Other things are always available to draw our interest, and we are used to more or less getting what we want when we want it if we can afford it. We refer to this as "Instant gratification"

    Forums are frequented only by people who are interested in particular subject, but not by a large part of the population. The same applies to IM. Most people are ignorant of IM, even when they're online taking advantage of it. People who are interested in a subject will spend money willingly, and are a very devoted audience, others don't even know it exists.

    We tend to be collectors and consumers. Paying to acquire consumer goods and items to add to our collections is very commonplace. This is why niche marketing is so lucrative.

    We respect opinions, especially from people we admire or know personally. (even when they do not deserve our respect) The level of trust in opinions depends on how much they differ from our own mindset. In the consumer world, positive reviews of a product or service carries a good amount of influence in our decisions.

    We Americans are incredibly ignorant of the world, indeed most Americans are ignorant of the US for that matter, and most Americans speak only one language. Writing in another language is almost unheard of.

    (My hat is off to all of you who have the ability to do this. I often see people say "sorry for my bad English" on the forum, and I immediately think "You know a hell of a lot more English that I do your language). I cant even say "HI' in most languages, and even though I am of German (Prussian) descent the only German I know is "eich liebe dich" and "kaput". I'm not even sure about "kaput".


    Sorry for the essay.
     
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