The Secret to Market Research-How to Find Your Killer Niche!

thinkingThis is where it all starts! The idea, the thought of going into business of your own. What are you going to promote or sell? Well if you already have an idea, that’s good. But if not-that’s okay too. Because with market research or niche marketing, I’m going to show you the secret of finding a unique brand or niche-to promote online with enormous success. Here’s how it works:
What Is A Niche?
A niche is define as a situation in which a business’s products or services can succeed by being sold to a particular kind or group of people. In other words it zero’s in to a specific group, making them special or exclusive. Weight Loss is a broad category for example, tremendous competition to compete with others. But if you can narrow it down to a special group or situation maybe like weight loss for post-pregnant women or overweight children under 12, then that becomes a niche under that broad category. And that idea will be your keyword and part of your website URL.
A killer niche is something really unique, something nobody has thought of-but you!
Market Research
Market research, or niche marketing, is simply a process of collection and analysis of data to find what people are looking for. What do everyday people want? How to create a new market, something different.
Where Do I Start?
Start by asking yourself: What is something you know about well? Something that you are passionate about? This is where you are going to start searching for keywords.
Yes the one key is keywords. The other is the competition. You don’t want to have to compete with a million other websites of your niche, and you certainly don’t want to have to compete with the “big dogs” either! So what are you going to do? Here are 4 methods that will aid you in an effective market research, to where you can find that one unique niche.
Google Ad-words
It use to be that one way of doing market research was just starting an Google Ad-word campaign with pay-per-click(PPC), and you would be able to determine what keywords is getting you good traffic, providing of course that your campaign was a successful one. With Google Ad-word you’re having to pay every time someone clicks on your ad. But the Internet is always changing and things isn’t what it use to be years ago. Now there’s a way to perform market research that is free!
Keyword Search
Once you have an idea of what your potential niche is going to be, then just do a simple keyword search. One tool you can use is Google Keyword Tool, which is a free tool. Just sign-in enter a keyword and it will show you a list of other keywords you can use depending on two things: The number of search, and the competition. You want the search volume to be high, but the competition to be very low. Once you locate a keyword with more than 1,000 searches per month or more, and at the same time the competition is at its lowest-then you may have discovered what I call a “potential website keyword.” In other words, a potential niche that you center an entire website around! But more on that later.
Amazon Bestsellers
Another market research strategy is the use of Amazon.com. Amazon has emerge to one of the biggest places online where you can find what people are looking for when it comes to information. So just go to the books section in Amazon, select a category, then select at the top the word “Bestseller.” Now you have an idea of what people are interested in. Take notice of something that you can use as a niche to promote as a product, service, or information to sell online. Now your potential niche becomes a keyword to do a keyword search as described above.
Trends.
What are the current trends? What are people talking or asking questions about? Trends can be an effective market researching strategy as well, if you can get an idea on what’s the next hot thing that people are going to want to get their hands on. Just remember, the Xbox, the iPod, and the Mac-book, as an example, were all just a trend at one time. Once you get an idea, again, do your keyword search. The best way to keep up with trends are websites like http://blogpulse.com/trend or http://google.com/trends. At http://boardtracker.com you can follow what people are talking about and  http://technorati.com keeps up with the latest technology in electronics.

Building A Site
Before you launch your site though, it’s important that you make your keyword part of your domain name. In other words you are going to build your whole brand around that one “killer” keyword, due to good research marketing. You can use your site to either sell a product, services, or information? Whatever you decide, I would suggest that you create a blog with your site and off-the-bat, write 3-5 articles on your niche-using your main keyword and start driving traffic to your new site.

Even though market research takes time and effort, it is all well-spent, because sometimes you may be surprise as to what you will decide on a niche. So get busy and go find your “killer” niche now, and be sure to leave a comment below please!

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Your Business and Social Media Advertising

In this modern competitive world of marketing, there are many ways to reach and engage customers. The “organic” way businesses advertise their products or services is the traditional methods that’s been used for centuries. Then there’s the method of targeting potential customers online with the help of social media and social networking tools. There are several reasons why to use social media to increase your business and improve your client base. Here are 5 ways in which your business can join the modern world of social media advertising.

Method Of Advertising has Changed
Businesses who use to depend much on the Yellow Page and newspaper classified ads are now finding that it doesn’t seem to be as effective as it did once before. The reason for this is because people read much of the news online and if they are in need for anything to purchase, they’ll just “google” it. Now even large industries are focusing on budgeting a large amount of their marketing expense to make their presence on social media.

Using Social Media to Find Potential Customers
A good fisherman knows where to look in order find the fish, as well as what bait to use. He goes where the fish is! Your business needs to know where to find their potential customers or client. Since millions of people now spends a lot of time on the net-on social media, you need to be where the people are- and that’s online. For example, 1.4 billion people are on Facebook and that’s just one social media channel. So learning how to leverage social media to reach potential customers is like finding that spot where all the fish are. It can certainly prove to be advertising that works.

Being More Sociable
Businesses, corporations, and industries are now learning that just throwing a good sales pitch in front of people may not be enough. The rules are different now on the net. With social media is all about engagement and mastering the art of interaction. Companies are even hiring or outsourcing social media managers to do just that-engage with potential clients. So because of social media, businesses are learning how to be more sociable, more conversational, in retrospect to “cold advertising,” and to many that’s a good thing.

Keep Up With the Competition
There’s no doubt that your competitors have already leverage the use of social media for their own advertising campaign. So to keep one step ahead of the competition is a good reason why a business would want to seriously consider using social media to promote their goods or services. There are so many tools, free and paid, that helps any business keep tabs on what the other guy is doing and how to adjust their advertising campaign accordingly.

Having a Social Networking Presence 
With millions of people searching online everyday using search engines-Google, Yahoo, Bing, and others, it’s not only a matter of how to find people online, but how they can find you. A strong social networking presence can include the following tools:

• A website (Learn how to optimize to drive traffic to your site)
• A blog (A good blog shares content that can draw traffic)
• Social Media (Twitter, Facebook, Google+,Youtube, Linkedin, Foursquare, etc)
• Google Maps (Put your business on the map)

Advertising That Works!
Getting your small business one stage further, demands a new influx of promoting attempts you may not previously experimented with before. Social media marketing could very easily be this new wave that you are looking for. Whether you learn for yourself or hire a Social Media Manager-either way you will find accomplishment within your new advertising and marketing endeavors. You will  discover that it truly is advertising that works!

 

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Internet Marketing for Beginners: How to Build Your Own Website?

Internet Marketer BeginnerA question that has often been asked is “Can I build a website myself?” In other words can I start a business online myself which includes building my own website? The answer is yes-compared to just a year or two ago when building a website required that you knew a lot about html and other things, or you had to hire someone to build your website for you for a “pretty penny.” But my how times have quickly change when it comes to building a website and how easier it is to start a business online and get up and running for very little cost-and we’re talking about nice looking sites! Now there are free website builders where you don’t have to purchase a domain name. Just enter on any internet search “Free Web Builders” and choose one.

Reasons For Building Your Own Website

  • Sell a product
  • Promote a service
  • Share or promote information
  • Start your own blog
  • Start a membership site
  • Share something professional like photography
  • Share something personal like a family story or history

Of course if you’re wanting to sell multiple products or create an online store, then you would have to have a commercial website built for you.

Building Your Site

There’s one important thing about free websites and that is you do not own it yourself-they do. You build a website like a Word-press website for an example where you own everything on it. If you already did a search for free websites, you probably noticed one called Word-Press.com. But at Word-Press.org you can build you a site that is all yours. Just purchase a domain name for no more than $15.00 per year. Then you will have to pay for hosting of that domain name for no more than about $15.00 per month. Again you do a simple search online for “web hosting” and choose one you like. Most web hosting allow you to purchase the domain name also. Be sure you put a lot of thought in choosing your domain name since this is very important in internet marketing to help people find your business online. If you don’t want to do this, then you can use a free website builder.

Building a site at word-press.org however is something you can do all yourself but you may need some assistance with tasks such as theme selections and plug-ins. What theme would be a good theme for you and what plug-ins will you need and how to find them and install them?

Where To Find Help

This is where a Social Media Manager or a Social Media Virtual Assistant can help you-but with some cost. You can for example consider those with the “Let’s Get Social” Social Media Managers group headed by a young woman name Kate Buck Jr. These Social Media Managers trained under this logo, are also specifically trained to set-up Word-Press sites. So if you do happen to have a small start-up budget and would like a little help, these individuals are not hard to find on the web. An example of a very simple word-press site is this one where you are reading this post.

Building your own website has truly gotten a lot easier in recent times. Free website builders like “Weebly,” “Web.com,” or “Yola,” and many others have easy to follow instructions. But before you start any business or build a site, DO RESEARCH. What would be a good product or service to promote? How would you choose a good name for your website? For more information on branding, visit https://regjackonline.com/?p=218. To find out how to research a good niche, this article will be helpful to you at http://ezinearticles.com/?&id=6633136. And if you would like to speak with a Social Media Manager, just click here.

Start Building Your Site

Hopefully this information will help you to get started as a beginner. Once you get your website created, internet marketing begins. You will learn much more as you go along such as how to get people to find your site online. But for now, do good research and get started building your site.

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