What more can I say, its all the rage! Every where you go somebody is asking about niche marketing, preaching about niche marketing or complaining that there are not any good niche markets left to make a profit.
The truth of the matter is, there are tons of niches just itching to be exploited, if you know where to look. Finding a good niche is the number one most difficult part of making money in niche marketing.
Here is a breakdown of some various tools to help you get the hard part over with and get on to making money.
WordTracker Keywords Tool – A lot of marketers are familiar with this tool but what you may not know is that you can add this directly to you search bar within your browser. If you are running Internet Explorer 7 or Firefox 2 you can install this plugin and perform a wordtracker search right from your browser. Get the plugin here.
Cant Find on Google – I know, you thought Google was the number 1 source for everything but, believe it or not, it isn’t. CantFindOnGoogle.com is a website that allows Google users to post specific search terms they were unable to find on the Information giant. You will have to weed out the garbage but there have been some very good niches found on this site.
NameBoy – Once you find your niche, your going to need a domain name to get your project off the ground. These days finding a domain can be a full time job in itself. NameBoy.com is by far my favorite tool for generating domain name ideas.
Overture Keyword Tool – By far the most popular and well known tool for niche marketer, but always worth mentioning. If you haven’ t yet used it, the Overture Keyword Tool is an excellent free resource for discovering niche keywords and phrases.
Ebay Marketplace Research – Just because your not selling on Ebay doesn’t mean you can’t use their resources. Ebay is the worlds largest online marketplace so they have a pretty good idea of whats hot right now. Check out the latest trends for shoppers with their marketplace research tool.
What Not to Do When Starting Out
Don’t waste your money on internet garbage. Ninety percent of what you find on the web for niche marketing will not tell you any more than what I just did. Do not spend your money on E-books, E-courses Newsletters or anything else. If you have money to spend, spend it on marketing your affiliate products. Typically, no matter how good the deal sounds, it isn’t.