How to find a niche within yourself. Unusual technique!

Last Update: March 13, 2014

This may seem pointless to you at first but the deeper you look the more you may find out.

If you are struggling to find a passion or niche for something, here is an unusual technique I came across quite some years ago.

See yourself in the time where you were between 7 and 14 years old. What was your passion then? (They say this is what you should proberbly have done all your life).

What might that have been? (Airplanes = pilot)

Mad about ..., collected ..., wrote ..., drawing..., dancing ..., acting..., stamps..., collecter cards..., a sport..., and so on.

Give yourself a break with pen and paper and the brew,(drink), of your choice and get those juices flowing! If you still have parents, ask their opinion of your behaviour or creativity etc during those years?

The next step is making sure you are not being too broad about the subject, think of it as a more specialised subject, product, genre, etc.

Then hit the keyword search and away you go.

I hope this may help some of you crack "that thing"!

Best wishes

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Have a great day!

OldMule


With 20 plus years in the internet and marketing arena I will happily answer your questions.


Something you want me to write about? Just shout me.


Will write more often when I pass the 1 per day limit in 2 and a half months time!! Bah!!

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Linlin Premium
Great posts.
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Kav Premium
Great idea, will struggle to remember that far back but can try.
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OldMule Premium
Feed the brain - forget about it - just think - "loosely" about it.
The answer will come to you!
Good luck with it all. Chat soon.
OldMule
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caylynn Premium
Been finding you while I am posting to people who are following me for the past week.
Made an apple pie just like my Grandma would make early this am. Sent you a note, which you have already answered!
Now this one. Yep, my niche is cooking just like Grandma.
Now off I go to write! Cheers and flutterby kisses my friend! ^_~
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OldMule Premium
Hmmm, grandma's apple pie - my abso favourite - with custard or cream or ice cream - yummmmmm!!!!
I pop up like a bad penny - I know! Special hugz n all!
Oldmule
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I'm thinking about Yugioh cards. Is that too broad or too limited?

Thanks!
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OldMule Premium
Hi there.

My answer is simple - do the classes and as you develop your skills you will reach the level where you will understand "keyword research".

Typing - Yugioh cards - into Google gives 4.130 000 website pages.
What does that tell you/ what are the top 10 sites doing with them? Etc.
Hope this helps.

OldMule
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great idea but struggling to remember that far back
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OldMule Premium
I can't remember if I had breakfast tody!
Relax with it - feed your subconcious and the answer will come!!
Focus on other things, walk the dog, let your mind do the work.
Good luck - hope you find it soon.
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affiliatesun Premium
The best advice on the subject. Can not be said any better. You are right ...every word. Right in line with what I came to believe. Thank you for the great post.
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OldMule Premium
Thank you kindly for taking the time out to read and make such a great share comment!
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OldCodger Premium
Crikey! A re-wind to 50 odd years ago! Come to think of it, all the years have been a bit odd... I think I'd joined the Scouts around about then. Must continue plumbing the depths...
:) george
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OldMule Premium
I know how you feel - though it may be easier than remembering what it was I was "going" to do 5 minutes ago, which has crept up on me already! Ah well!
Sorry ... forgot what I was about to say?! Ummmmm ...
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sadie345 Premium
Great advice!
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OldMule Premium
Thank you kindly.
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Thanks for the tip. I'm new to this, but I know my passions, and I already have an idea of what I wish to write about.
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OldMule Premium
That is fab! Look forward to sharing in your success story!
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Sui_generis Premium
This is what I've been telling people. Your dreams are so uninhibited when you're a child and your true passion comes out. I use the ages 5-10 though. Beyond 10, you (well at least I) start noticing the opposite sex and life becomes more complicated. To have those complications now........ LOL
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OldMule Premium
Hi. Yes - I am happy not to be going through that growing up thing. Then again, not sure I have grown up yet! Just lots older! Ha!
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Funmine Premium
Good job, Andy! Looking forward to many more guidance.
Ade
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OldMule Premium
Thanks for the nod! Have a great day!
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GatorGal747 Premium
Looking forward to more from you Old Mule....thanks for sharing your helpful thoughts and ideas. ~~Suz
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OldMule Premium
Cheers and welcome Suz! Have a magic day!
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GatorGal747 Premium
Thanks, guy.....I believe I will....and the same to you. Must plug in to the headset soon, so gotta go...but will chat with you later on. Magic is the word....
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Roimen Premium
Hi Oldmule,is plus size beauty too broad a niche?
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OldMule Premium
Hmm - Plus Size Beauty, ... for men, women, children ???
Just my thoughts - maybe more Google Alhabet Soup here??
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Freedomseekr Premium
Very thought provoking, OldMule! I'm going to think on this one a bit more, but lately I've been thinking of trying out a new niche. It's been something I've always loved doing, especially as a kid, but as I got older, I rarely had time for it anymore...always busy working or doing stuff I had to do, not what I really wanted to do.
It's been on the back of my mind for a long time now and it's actually bothering me, lol. Well, with that, I'm off to bed...must get sleep! I didn't realize I've been up almost 24 hours already.
Thanks for sharing this great advice! :) -Sherry
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OldMule Premium
Looking forward to hearing the results - sounds like you have it in the bag!!??
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best 4 you Premium
I will have to sit down and think about this. That time takes me back between 48 to 55 years! Almost ancient history, but your right, the ideas could lead to some interesting niche choices. " How to think like a kid"!! On the trail already. Thanks...
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OldMule Premium
Shout me what comes of the thinking! Have fun with it!
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reesejacobs Premium
Oh man.. This is tough..my passion was reading... Books books books!!! I would read two or three at a time...but I don't have time like that anymore.... But I love researching sharing info AFTER I have read! Which is what I though my niche would be...sharing the info I've learned or read on a particular area,...and promoting through books..oh my I think I found it..my niche that is lol!!
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OldMule Premium
I think you just did too! Do not rush - take the thought and think yourself to sleep. We see!
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SowAndReap Premium
Great info thanks for sharing.
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OldMule Premium
Welcome, thankyou.
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ask4scott Premium
That's very insightful. takes me back and got the brain working! Thanks for sharing ya OldMule! :)
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OldMule Premium
Anytime friend!
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ReveBoraBora Premium
That is so true! I've been searching for myself a lot and looking into my past, I found out so much but unfortunately, I haven't followed my inner self and NOW, I don't want to give up on the 2 most important things in my life that are within myself since I was a baby I believe. Helping other people and creativity! That became so important that nothing can stop me to achieve those 2 most important things! Thank you very much for your wisdom on that! So your name is OldMule, I believe that means that no one can stop you either if you have an idea in mind, is it?
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OldMule Premium
Also means I can be an ass....! But hey - thank you. So glad you got something from it. May you be blessed to make great things happen - REAL SOON!
Would love to see the results!!
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ReveBoraBora Premium
I will be glad to show you the results as they happen!
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OldMule Premium
I truly look forward!
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edgie Premium
Good advice mate, everyone was deeply passionate about something when they were young, and it's a good idea to tap back into those passions
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OldMule Premium
I wish it was my invention - but goes back to Napolean Hill and his fellows days - still though relevant! (Ooops beer - can not spelll). 24H30 UK time. Ha!
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Very good ideas on finding a niche. I've been having a problem with a finding a good niche. I believe it's due to the fact that, like everybody else starting out, are trying to find that gem that nobody else has.
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OldMule Premium
Exactly right - but if one does the classes, they will soon feel the motivation building inside - the rest will follow! - and of course, reach out for help when it is needed!
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gusti Premium
ok, this is me shouting : write more valuable post!!! ;-D
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OldMule Premium
Sorry - I am just learning to write. (Going home to sulk - do not want to play anymore!).
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gusti Premium
I like the way you write your post, Oldmule.
Easy to follow but right on the spot. Do not make long boring circling around post, I will be sleep right at the beginning of it. Swear!
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OldMule Premium
Thanx Gusti
That is my style - even when I talk to someone I tend to call a "spade" a "spade".
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Ersonp24 Premium
Great idea. Thanks for sharing!
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OldMule Premium
Appreciate.
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Kav Premium
Thanks for another way of treating the niche bug! Love it.
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OldMule Premium
Welcome.
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Expression01 Premium
This is a very good idea for coming up with a Niche. Well done!
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OldMule Premium
I heard it years ago - believe it goes back to Napolean Hill and those guys all those years ago!!
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