You have completed the hardest step — finding a niche market. It isn’t easy to come up with a product or service that hasn’t already been exploited in the market. Now that you have, you still have the task of turning your knowledge into cold hard cash.
1. Find the correct keywords. When people look for things on the Internet, they use words that describe them. Those search parameters are what you need to figure out in order to drive traffic to your website. There are tools on the Internet that assist you in finding a list of suitable keywords. You can also come up with some of your own and plug them into the search box and see how you are doing. Those words that return the fewest search results are the ones you want to use to build your business.
2. Use those keywords. A keyword is the search parameters that a person types into a search engine to get a list of results. With a niche, you want your name and website to grace the front page of the search results. How do you do that? By using keywords that pertain to your business but return few search results. Spread these words through your website in page headings, website content, and advertising. Try long tail keywords for better search results.
3. Create a domain name with keywords. You want people to find you, so don’t neglect your domain name as a keyword tool. Find catchy words from your keyword list and use them. If you aren’t sure how this will work out, create a free domain name and test it for a few months. Your domain name will bring in cash and you can change to a paid permanent website name similar to the free domain name.
4. Know your customers. Many businesses have spent big dollars marketing to the wrong customer and seeing very little profit. Learn where your customers originate using surveys and other incentives on your website. The more you know about your customers, the more you’ll be able to tighten up your marketing options to draw out more of them and direct them to your niche website and your products.
5. Open a virtual store on your site. Customers can peruse the pages and buy at their leisure after they’ve read about your products.
Are you looking for the next big thing that people need? Once you have discovered a viable niche market, learn how to make it profitable.
Transcriptionist, passionate cross stitcher, writer at heart, wife, mom, and finder of lost shoes… Loretta Oliver, married to the comic book geek of her dreams and mother of four amazing young men, has been working from home full time since 2001. With a busy transcription service business, a few niche sites, and a handful of other internet marketing projects on the go, the computer is always fired up and the ideas are always flowing.