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Finding Niche Market Ideas Using Forums

November 3, 2008 by  
Filed under Niche Ideas

Finding a niche market is the key to making money.  If you can find the right niche market and marry that with a great product or service, you can put money in your pocket.

There are tons of niches in the world today, and there are many more being created each day.   There are niches that stay around for years (such as credit repair) and niches that don’t last as long (like music from singers that turn out to be one-hit wonders).  The important thing is to find a niche and make money from it.

Look on forums, message boards, etc.  A good way to find out what is on the minds of average people is to visit some moms’ forums.  (Do a Google Search for “moms + message board” to find them.)  What are they talking about?

Finances, parenting, weight loss, beauty – all of these are seen when you visit these boards, but look at the specific questions, too.  You can also post a question on forums, as well, and find out what people need or want.

Here is an example of how I used this idea to find a niche in less than 20 minutes:

I went to a parenting message board and found about 10 threads asking about potty training.  Moms were at the end of their rope about this!  They were literally begging for help!

I created a blog that targets parents who need help potty training their children.  I created 10 posts with general potty training tips and topics.

Then I went to Clickbank and found a product that helps with potty training and is guaranteed to help train the child quickly.  I put an affiliate link in the sidebar.  Done!  (If I wanted, I could add other child-related products such as potty chairs, etc.)

It really is simple to find a niche and make money from it, if you take a few minutes to look around you.

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2 Responses to “Finding Niche Market Ideas Using Forums”

  1. Paula on November 25th, 2008 11:07 am

    hi Jerry,
    just trying to get ã sense of time needed to carry out something like this;
    – how long would you say it took you to write the ten posts (assuming no prior knowledge on the subject of potty training which would likely include ã bit of internet research I presume? )
    – would it be possible to have ã look at your potty training blog for the purpose of having ã guideline?

  2. Oscar Contreras on January 8th, 2009 7:36 pm

    I like how you explained how to search for a niche, I have been having trouble with understanding it. I am from Mexico and my english is not my dominant language. But I understood this. Thank You so much and one last question do you have more help Ideas? if so please email me.