If you’re having difficulty coming up with some new niches, this post is for you! The Challenge suggests two places to get niche ideas: Amazon and Google.
1. Magazines in Amazon
The premise with this approach is that if there is a magazine for a topic, then there is a market!
Head to Amazon.com, point your cursor at the Books link on the left hand side nav bar, and then select Magazines from the drop down menu.
You can then see the list of subjects (eg Crafts & Hobbies). Click on a subject and it will display niche areas (eg “applique”, “baskets”, “beadwork”).
Write down any niche ideas that interest you.You will then explore these niches in detail tomorrow.
2. Google Search-based Keyword Tool
This is another tool to help generate markets and niche ideas. You can find it here:
Scroll to the bottom of the page and click on the link that says:
Or see top keywords across all categories
Click on a category (eg Hobbies), then a sub-category (eg Arts and Crafts), and you will see niche ideas. This table also gives you an indicator of monthly searches and competition, but that will be explored in details in subsequent lessons.
3. Other Ideas
If you still need more inspiration, check out:
- bookstores (particularly non-fiction categories)
- the Yellow Pages
- eBay (check out eBay Pulse)
–> Brainstorm seven market or niche ideas.