Success Is Never Accidental - Broad Market VS Niche Market

Last Update: July 10, 2021

Hi Guys,

Good night from Guyana.

A few days ago I wrote about the importance of market research and how to do it.

I also said that I'd write one about choosing your niche soon. However, due to some feedback, I got last time I thought I'd write one to make the distinction between niche and market first.

Market Vs Niche Market

Your market is not your niche. It is broader than your niche.

Niche: Segment of a broader market.

So if you are a great Mathematician and you decide to start a site where you will teach Math. Well, this is the broad market.

Let's break this down in a diagram.

The red represents the market. It is broader. The blue represents several niches in that market.

As such when I said research your market to ensure it is profitable I was talking about the red part.

Once you establish that the market you are getting into a profitable you go deeper to find the different niches in that market. From there, you will choose one.

You may of course build a website for a broad market but you will typically want to start in one small niche, build out that (covering it thoroughly) then move on to do the same with the others.

In so doing you first prove yourself an expert at trigonometry. As such when you begin Algebra, the people who benefited the first time will be happy to give you a recommendation.

If they are pursuing Algebra as well they will be more open to learning from you than someone new because of the great job you did the first time.

That's it. My two cents this Saturday evening.

I hope this helps.

Like, comment and share.

I look forward to your feedback.

Candy Benn

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richardgb Premium
Hi, Candy
A nice analogy. Thank you.

Whether a market or a niche, it is the people that make it up that count. A market is a group of people. A niche is (normally a smaller) group of people. In either case, it's the people and their interests that count.
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Richard
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DCaribbeanQ Premium
Hi Richard,

Thank you for stopping by and for your input.

Candy Benn
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JeffreyBrown Premium
Nicely broken down, Candy!

Jeff
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DCaribbeanQ Premium
Thank you Jeff. Have a great day.

Candy Benn
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JeffreyBrown Premium
I did, Candy, and I hope you did too!

Have an excellent new week!

Jeff
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Newme202 Premium
Thank you Candy for showing a simply approach to show the difference between a niche and a market..

When starting out, if this is not clear , we are already setting up ourselves for a fall because we will be targeting the wrong group of people.

Sometimes when we start off writing for the market instead of the niche, we will find that we are focusing broadly instead of a specific group or part of the market.

Understanding the difference between the two, will give us much better scope in the future when we are deciding to scale up your business
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DCaribbeanQ Premium
"Sometimes when we start off writing for the market instead of the niche, we will find that we are focusing broadly instead of a specific group or part of the market."

Simone this is exactly the point.

There is an old saying we have here in Guyana. "A jack of all trade and a master of none."

This is what we demonstrate when we go too broad.

Candy Benn
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Newme202 Premium
Confusing and frustration are the next things that follows
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Grace131 Premium
Thank you for sharing.
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DCaribbeanQ Premium
You are welcome.

Candy Benn
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