More Niche Research Ideas For
Your Solo Build It Site...
Here's some more great resources for finding and researching niches for your
new Solo Build It website if you are coming up blank so far.
One of the most important things I can tell you as you do your research is
this - pick battles you can win... In the
land of the blind, the one eyed man is king.
When nobody else is doing it properly in a market, or you don't have a lot of
competition, all you have to do is follow the fundamentals of building a
successful business and the SBI process and you will clean up.
While everyone else is slogging it out in the most difficult markets (golf,
sport, travel, dogs, cats, sales, ring tones, student loans, mortgages, credit
cards, insurance, marketing and Internet marketing are included in these) there
are literally MILLIONS of markets that are crying out for people to build sites
and service them.
By fundamentals I mean things like -
Building properly optimized
web pages built around keywords that people are searching for when
they are about to BUY something
Having as your site's Most
Wanted Response getting your visitor to join your newsletter or a
Mini course of some kind instead of trying to sell them something on the
first visit. This gives you multiple chances of making sales long-term to
the same person
Knowing something (or
better still, a LOT) about the market are interested in so
you can brand yourself as an expert, if not immediately, then at
least over a period of time
Being passionate about the
market to be able to write about it every day, or at least three times a
week, without getting bored with it
Now of course, within all the the markets I mentioned above there will be
smaller, much easier niche markets to work in.
Golf has - Clubs, putters, holidays, training (swing, mental, fitness, putting,
driving, fairway shots, etc.), balls, buggies (lots of scope here), clothes,
hats, memorabilia, and probably hundreds of other golf niches I can't even think
The other niches I mentioned above are the same - many different topics inside
the main niche.
These are the battles you can win...
To find your perfect niche, start by listing everything you've ever done -
every club you've been in
every association you've
every holiday spot you've
every job you've ever had
every business you've
thought you'd like to own (or have owned)
every consultant or
contractor you've ever hired
every hobby you've ever had
every game you've ever
every sport you've watched
you get the idea...
Your perfect niche is there, and you WILL find it. You've just got to unlock
it from your memory and bring it out to where you can see it more easily.
If you are stuck, it's always a good idea to spend a couple of hours visiting
Results website and sift through the niche markets other people have built
top ranking SBI sites around.
As you search, look for sub-niches in the main markets
these sites are built around (like the ones I mentioned above for golf) and see
what you come up with.
Before you read further, click on the play button below to hear my thoughts
on using these resources for finding your perfect market -
Here are some
of the places I've used to find
profitable, hot niche markets...
Two I use regularly are the Want It Now
section in eBay at http://pages.ebay.com/wantitnow
Two more of my favorite places to search for ideas are:
There's a mine of information and inspiration inside the directory at http://dmoz.org
Just pick a general subject, go to that section and then burrow down through the
levels. It always sparks off an idea or two.
The Yahoo News Most Popular is a good source
of popular current events. You can often find current stories about long term
trends that are great for autoresponder messages and customer/prospect follow up
To find it, go to http://news.yahoo.com
and click on the 'Most popular' tab on the
Of course, http://www.about.com
has heaps of topics covering just about everything you can imagine. A great
place for ideas...
You can also do your research by asking your friends what they are into and what
they search for online. You'll no doubt get ideas from them that could turn into
The AOL hotsearch page can yield all sorts
of ideas. Visit at http://hotsearches.aol.com/search/hotsearch.jsp
is a network of experts giving advice on a wide range of topics - check it out.
Education and Online Classes or College Programs available are also great for
generating ideas. Visit http://www.universalclass.com
for a start.
I hope this helps you to find the perfect niche market for your SBI website.
To your success,
P.S. If you are having trouble getting
the most out of your Solo Build It website, then check
out my new Solo Build It Mastery Mini Course (it's free) here.
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