Here is Days 6-10 of the 30 Day Niche Research Blueprint to help you with selecting a niche for your online business.
On these days, you will be taking a deeper dive into the niche you’ve chosen for your online business.
Day 6: Know the New Information in Your Niche
Because niches can trend, you have to stay on top of what’s going on, so you want to start practicing that on Day 6.
You’ll be able to learn this information by doing simple Internet searches.
You can just type in whatever your niche is and add the phrase “what’s new”.
For example, if you were in the health niche, then you would type in “what’s new in the health niche” and you would get results showing what was new in fitness, treatments, hair loss, digestive, etc.
You also want to pay attention to what big names or sites are saying about the niche.
So for some of these, you would see what Fox, CNN, MSNBC or other mainstream media outlets have to say.
Whenever you type in your topic in whatever search platform you use, always look for the words “trending” or “news” and it’ll tell you what’s going on that you may not have heard about yet.
Day 7: Visit Consumer Hangouts
To connect with people who want to buy your products or services, you need to interact with them in forums and find out what it is they’re looking for or what they’re interested in, so that’s what you’ll start doing on Day 7.
Then you’ll have a good idea of how to structure certain items you’re offering.
For example, if you’ve built a business based on wealth building, then you would want to take part in discussions on financial forums or like sites.
When you get onto these sites, you’ll start to notice recurring topics among the people.
They might be talking about building wealth as a side hustle while working a full time job.
They might be devastated about current inflation or gas prices specifically and wonder how they’re going to get to work or put food on the table.
These emotion-driven forum discussions can be a great source of blog content for you as well as ideas for lead magnets and digital info products, if you want to take that route and create a course to help solve their problems.
Day 8: Look for the Tie-Ins for Your Main Niche
When it comes to choosing a niche, you don’t want to just focus on that main issue.
You need to see the potential for niche tie-ins because these mean potential income in the future.
You’ll be searching for those on Day 8.
These shouldn’t be random things that have no similar ties.
For example, if you’ve been thinking about the weight loss niche, other things that can tie-in to this are topics like anti-aging (because losing weight when you’re middle aged is harder), digestive health, thinning hair (that sometimes results from extreme diets or nutritional deficiencies), etc.
You can specifically target groups under your niche like pregnant women or busy moms, those over 50, or men.
You can also turn one tie-in topic into several, like those over 50 with mobility problems.
As long as the topic relates somehow to your original niche, it’ll work.
Once you find these tie-ins, you can then look for ways to discuss and promote items your audience can purchase.
Day 9: Look at Information That’s Already Available
You can start from scratch and try to figure out what’s related to your niche.
On Day 9, you can work on creating a list based on what you think of, but you can also look at information that’s already out there.
Don’t neglect video sites.
The biggest video site online is YouTube, which doubles as a huge search engine.
Whatever your topic is, if you search for it on the site, it’s going to automatically have other suggestions and information that you can use.
For example, if you’re in the pet care niche, when you look up videos that tie-in to this topic, you’re going to have a trove of information that you can glean through.
Look at the notes under the videos.
Look at related videos.
Look at any keywords that are used.
Scroll down to see what other people are saying or what they’re linking to.
You might see information about supplements or food.
But you might also see where people are discussing problems with dog bedding – like for an extra-large dog or for dogs that tend to chew up their bedding.
Make a note of what you’re seeing, especially if you see someone who is talking about a problem that they’re having with pet care.
They might be discussing pet beds specifically for arthritic dogs, and this could lead to a sub-topic or niche and you could use that to create a product or service in the future as well as promote products as an affiliate.
Day 10: Get Social Proof for Your Niche
You obviously want a niche that’s going to do well.
One way to discover that is to see if people are talking about it online on various social media sites.
So, on Day 10 you’ll want to start with Facebook.
Scroll through other businesses that are in or linked to your niche topic.
Look at the comments and the amount of engagement.
This will give you some insight into the behavior and buying habits of what the people want or need.
What you can do is act like a newbie and search out groups to join where other people are talking.
This might be time consuming, but it’ll allow you to have access to what may be missing from your niche or what problems aren’t being addressed.
This gives you an opening to be able to fill that gap.
Plus, you’ll meet other niche business people and this can expand your business growth potential.
You can do nothing more than observe silently if you want to and you never want to be a disruption or content thief from other marketers who have started these groups or pages.
You just want to use them to become well-informed.
This concludes Days 5-10.
Next in the 30 Day Niche Research Blueprint, will be Days 11-15.
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My Online Journey
You don’t know me. I’m not some flashy internet marketer with my name and face all over the internet.
Nope. I’m actually way too introverted for that 🙂
I’m just an ordinary person that had to figure out a way to make money online when I lost my job in 2008, due to health issues.
In the offline world, I gained several years experience in Customer Service, Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivable and various other clerical type positions.
Much of it was drudgery, especially working in call centers.
I was good at my various jobs, but I did not enjoy being hostage to a cubicle and headset..lol 🙂
But, you do what soul sucking jobs you have to do, in order to make money to pay the bills.
As a free spirit, I always had the deep desire to break free from the cubicle-zombie-robot rat race world and have full control over my time, income and life, without having to have permission from a boss.
I was tired of being just another “number” that was expendable, no matter how dependable I was or how hard I worked (just to help build someone else’s wealth and make their dreams come true).
I wanted to create MY freedom…not just build it for someone else.
Unexpectedly in 2008, severe neck issues forced me out of the 9 to 5 corporate world rat race (before I was actually ready financially, which really sucked a lot and was pretty scary).
My neck issues got worse after years of being trapped at a computer, with little to no permission to get up and move around and stretch.
This is not good when you are suffering from old car accident injuries.
This was especially the case in call center jobs with low cubicle walls. They didn’t want you standing up, due to the noise while on calls.
And although losing my job and the paycheck was a less than pleasant experience, my goal was to be an online entrepreneur anyway.
But, I was forced to make it happen at that point…which was not ideal.
Wasted Time Dabbling
It’s better to have a 2nd income already coming in regularly before losing your main source of income, but I had no control over what happened.
I had already been “dabbling” in internet marketing, on the side, since 2004…basically wasting time.
I treated it as a hobby, instead of an online business.
I actually made a little bit of money with affiliate commissions and some advertising revenue, but it was nothing to write home about because I did not build it up.
If I had realized that my health was going to go sideways so badly in 2008, then I would’ve taken my online business “side gig” much more seriously.
I would’ve hustled, even while still working a full-time job, because 4 years would’ve been more than enough time to have built that online business into a full-time income.
Just an extra 1 hour per day consistently over that 4 year period…would have made all the difference.
So, after I lost my job in 2008, I was in a real bind for more than one reason.
I needed to get serious and stop dabbling and start hustling to make money online, but it takes time to build an online business that brings in consistent income.
I was out of time. My household went from two incomes to one and I needed to get moving.
The problem was my severe neck issues and the accompanying dizziness from nerve damage in my C1 Vertebrae, the Atlas.
So, this meant that I couldn’t exactly hustle like I needed to because being on a computer for hours each day at home is no different than doing it at a job.
I was no longer able to do this, if I wanted to not end up completely disabled or bed-ridden.
The years 2008-2011 were extremely tough in trying to heal, but with proper therapy, the worst of it got better, but it’s not 100%.
Even now in 2022, I still can only be on a computer so much each day, without causing flare-ups.
So again, if I had taken it all more seriously, then I wouldn’t have ended up with so many financial worries, when I lost my job.
I would’ve had something more substantial to fall back on during times that were difficult money-wise and health-wise.
Then, add in beating my head against the wall, jumping from one “program” to another and basically flushing more time and money down the toilet.
Losing my job made me act in desperation because I wanted to make something happen right now.
So, I ended up doing what a lot of people do, which is looking for a shortcut and something “quick” or “push button”…which is not realistic because it doesn’t really exist.
Then in 2012, I joined Wealthy Affiliate because it had the tools and resources I needed all in one place, to help me build an online business.
Fast forward to 2020, I joined The Home Business Academy to add even more great tools and resources to my online business arsenal.
I now use both of these resources to build my online business.
I enjoy making money online because I can work from anywhere and on my own schedule, while still being able to take care of my health.
You Can Do It Too
So, why do I tell you all of this?
I share all of this with you, so you’ll know it’s possible to make money online and have total freedom from the 9-5 grind.
It takes time to build an online business, but it’s worth it to build either a side-income to supplement your full-time job or replace your job.
If you have found yourself in a similar situation to me or you simply want to get ahead of things and plan for the future, your goal going forward should be to not waste any more time.
Whether you love your job or hate your job, it’s always a good idea to have a Plan B to supplement your income or replace your income.
You never know what can happen with your job or even with your health.
Don’t waste time, like I did.
Just get started and keep going.
Do not dabble.
Take action now.
And most importantly, believe in yourself.
You can do it!
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