Author TJ Books
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Is your niche market really a market? Is there competition showing that there is money there to be taken? Years ago, our company decided there was a special market and we produced prototypes for the market that were evaluated by consumers. Our marketing department asked the wrong questions. The question was, "Which of these products do you like the best?" The question should have been, "Would you buy this product?" The answer to that question was, "NO!" We developed an unwanted product for a non-existent market. Our first impulse is to find a niche that we think is a niche, but it is not. We have to join our niche to see what the wants and needs are. If there is competition, we may have a profitable niche. If their is no competition, Beware! John

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PhyllisE1 Premium
I enjoyed this post John. Thanks.
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TJ Books Premium
Your are welcome, Phyllis. Thanks for reading my stuff. Snowed here today so roads are icy. My grandson cooked me breakfast and shoveled my walks. My granddaughter didn't want me to drive, but I did go to the store and the pharmacy. lol J
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PhyllisE1 Premium
Rainy here all day. You are blessed to have grandchildren that love you so much. Mine are thoughtful and loving too. We are both blessed. Stay in and stay warm my friend.
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TJ Books Premium
My granddaughter is here with her two kids today. Georgia, my wife's caregiver, is ill. J
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PhyllisE1 Premium
Aww, I'm sorry to hear that. How is your wife?
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She slept fairly good last night, been asleep most of the day.Will probably wake up when we feed her dinner.
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PhyllisE1 Premium
I didn't know she was ill. What's wrong with her, I hope you don't mind me asking. You don't have to answer if you don't want to.
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RickBell57 Premium
Or we either join a niche overly filled with thousands of others already at the helm, or we tend to pick something with limited traffic. Like you mention above.

Promoting affiliate programs is also a very difficult thing to achieve online as well. Better to promote a limited product than try to talk someone into signing up for someone elses training program! LOL

Can you give us some middle of the road niche's? Where we can go in and evaluate the competition quickly and decide if it is something worth pursuing? I'd like to make even a few bucks each week rather than nothing at all. :)

Like you say we tend to either develop and promote marketing for an underdeveloped niche, or one that's not feasible at all....

Or in my case a highly over developed one taking years to achieve a decent income and beyond many of our abilities time and money.

We are talking using SEO Marketing correct, Mr. Books? Because if not that could change many factors we are discussing.

Thank you for your Discussion. Back to my highly competitive niche!
To Success in 2015!
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TJ Books Premium
There is always that balance between the number of competitive sites and where folks are actually spending money. I have always done better with real products than affiliate or digital products. Yet, about 10% of the affiliate marketers make 90% of the sales. That is why you should not bother too much with affiliate programs unless you have contact with the affiliate manager. Thank you, Rick! John
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JAZZmom41 Premium
Definitely something to ponder..... Thanks TJ. Is it possible, the business and the people in certain niches are just not spending any time on line?
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If that is true then you would have to work their magazine. lol J
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kennnyb Premium
Thanks again John. You as always at the top of the game if you want to call it that.
Ken
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the game of life! lol
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abellrings Premium
Hi John:
As always,your wisdom is to the point. You are a very wise man.Your insight is very unique.I enjoy your post;. abellrings
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I thank you! john
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