Copyright (c) 2007 Peter Blake

Niche marketing means finding things out of the mainstream to sell.

The term’ niche marketing’ can mean different things to different people but generally it means the developing of websites in sub mainstream market segments to profit from selling products, generating advertising revenue or other forms of website monetization. Another term could be Micro-trend Marketing.

Niche marketing allows you to operate in less competitive markets, thus giving you greater opportunities and potential to succeed with less cost and effort.

Niche marketing can be particularly good for people new to Internet marketing and niche marketing can be the key to riches because it allows you to compete on a level playing field. You don’t have to compete with thousands of heavyweight competitors and you can use the experience to develop your skills in the junior divisions before moving into the big leagues.

If you pick the right niche you can build your site, establish yourself as an expert, sell your own products, recommend other people’s products – the opportunities can be endless and good money can certainly be made.

Niche marketing is becoming increasing popular. So much so that markets that were once called niches are almost as hard to break into and make profits as many mainstream markets.

The markets that spring to mind are ones like acne, dog training, or anxiety. Markets like these, while they can still be profitable, will not make the average web marketer a lot of money at all. Even the more nichey versions, acne treatments, dog training videos or anxiety relief are often difficult for most people to compete in and make money from.

It is possible to go to the opposite extreme. You can go to such tiny niches that they get almost no search volume. Yes, you can find “long-tail” keywords for specific markets, such as ‘pug training in Atlanta’ or “acne treatments that work in 2 days” but they will be too specific to make much money. etc, but the problem with these are a) that they often don’t get enough traffic and b) they are so specific that even if you can drive traffic, there isn’t much you can do to serve those people except show them ads. Again this can be profitable if you know how to do it but, as I’m sure you are already thinking, there just has to be an easier way – and there is!

Finding the perfect balance between competition and search volumn is the way to make the most money from niche marketing. Not only that but they know how to analyze the nature of a niche market to determine how much potential it really has before they enter it.

By doing this they find markets that can make them big money very quickly, faster than most people think possible.Then when they do find the markets they will also know how to make sites that will capitalize on them as effectively and efficiently as soon as possible. The result? Make big profits quickly, and without too much cost or effort.

There is no doubt that niche marketing, though often a tricky game, can be wildly profitable when done right. It’s just a question of knowing where to look!

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