When You Begin Your Niche Start With Good Habits
Start with What You Know
Niche research is really very important
The first thing you want to do is create a file or place where all of your research ideas are stored. This can be digital or tangible, if you prefer to write in a spiral notebook or notepad, then go ahead and do so. I use online tools like Google Drive or folders on our computer’s hard drive to track, store and work on my files. To create a file on my hard drive I create a folder with my domain name. Quite literally the full domain name such as www.insertyourown domain here.com. The reason I use www. is because then all my websites appear in one place, under WR my hard drive. If I filed it under weightloss.com it wouldn't be obvious and it would get lost in a sea of folders and files. This might seem pernickety but you can't create good habits early enough.
Within that folder, I will have folders called:-
Optimized images (these are images that I have optimized using RIOT
Login and hosting details
These are on a spreadsheet. In the first column is the idea, the second column is the date I wrote the article. The third column is the date the article ranked, the fourth column is the article page rank, and the fifth column is the last date I checked the rank.
These keyword ideas may seem over-the-top when you first start, but when you've written 50 or 60 articles or even 150 articles you really need to start organizing how you track things.
Ironically, in the house, I am the untidiest person on the planet! Without my cleaner, I would be absolutely out lost. Yet my computer has six hard drives and millions of files and I know where every one of them is!
You’ll be preparing your business for quicker results when you take care of this early on because when the time comes for you to create content, you can quickly and easily pull from your files to see what needs to be covered, and you can use it to track which topics you’ve already created content for as well. Do a brainstorming session of what you already know about the niche topic. This can be things you’ve experienced yourself, such as losing weight, earning money online, or learning how to motivate yourself, depending on your niche topic.
Start by mapping out all of the questions you had when you first developed an interest or need in this niche. These questions will come in handy for future info product development and to showcase your expertise. Also, go to Quora and spent two hours researching the questions people are asking within your niche. Then do the same with Reddit.com.
Next, go over the various pain points, frustrations, and obstacles someone may encounter in this niche. It might be cravings for sugar or reaching a plateau if you’re in the diet niche – or not converting visitors to buyers or not getting subscribers if you’re in the online marketing niche. Brainstorm all of the potential avenues for success. This would include strategies as well as specific solutions, like products. For example, to lose weight, the strategies might be calorie deficit, eliminating carbs, etc. For products, you might cover a variety of tangible and digital options, such as cardio machines to do at home workouts, or HIIT courses that teach people how to increase activity and burn fat faster.
When you do a brainstorming session, don’t just think about your own personal experience. Go ahead and brainstorm common sense ideas, too – things almost anyone would know, regardless of whether or not they had to deal with this issue. You can also ask friends and family or think about what they’ve confided in you about this – or maybe what they’ve shared on social media posts. Sometimes people open up about the struggles they have, and you can use this to your advantage to help people. Once you have your list of brainstormed topics and ideas, you can move on to the integration of other outside methods of niche research. These will help fill in the gaps of things you may not have considered, especially when everyone has a unique experience and journey – not to mention struggles that may not be what others have experienced.