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9 Tips to Successful Online Marketing
First off, before we hit this online marketing stuff, let me get something off my chest and say in a totally unqualified manner – that I am a dummy. Not just an ordinary dummy in the streetwise, colloquial sense of the word, but a true 100% “el stupido” as my Italian friends would say while my Spanish friends smirk and say, see i told you.
Tailors Kids with no clothes – Online marketing secrets
You have heard the story, surely, about the emperor’s tailor who …
As promised, you have probably reached this point by following my article how to use armor piercing kewords.
It is likely that you are either running a business or thinking about running a business in which case understanding how variations on words allow you to get through the shield that we all put up can be quite important.
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There is no affiliate link here, it’s just a great little video.
Cool Item. Words That Make You Money
You want to truly discover the handful of hypnotic words that make you money?
By the affiliate marketing guy
Some guy bought a new fridge for his house. To get rid of his old fridge, he put it in his front yard and hung a sign on it saying: ‘Free to good home. You want it, you take it.’
For three days the fridge sat there without even one person looking twice at it. He eventually decided that people were too un-trusting of this deal. It looked to good to be true, so he changed the sign to read: ‘Fridge for sale $50.’
The next day someone stole it.
Caution… They Walk Among Us! (And They Vote!)
While looking at a house, my brother asked the real estate agent which direction was north because, he explained, he didn’t want the sun waking him up every morning. She asked, ‘Does the sun rise in the north?’
My brother explained that the sun rises in the east, and has for sometime.
She shook her head and said, ‘Oh, I don’t keep up with that stuff.’
They Walk Among Us! (And They Vote!)
I used to work in technical support for a 24/7 call center. One day I got a call from an individual who asked what hours the call center was open.
I told him, ‘The number you dialed is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.’
He responded, ‘Is that Eastern or Pacific time?’
Wanting to end the call quickly, I said, ‘Uh, Pacific’ .
They Walk Among Us! (And They Vote!)
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The Niche market scam
Fast growing amongst the popular terminologies being thrown around by online marketers is the term Niche Market or Niche Marketing in its various forms.
It would appear to be dominating their every conversation and for good reason. It is actually where the money is.
So, to the heart of it – what is Niche Marketing ? Is it another of those over-hyped terms or does this fad have some legs?
So let’s see what it isn’t.
– It isn’t something you can buy
– It isn’t something you can make ( well not directly )
– It’s not a new job opening so don’t ask your boss for a transfer
– And as usual, the hordes of people taking a stab at it are nearly all probably going to fail.
Niche Marketing – An example
Here is my own quick definition : Niche Marketing is an examination or sales analysis of a very narrow marketing segment that is being under-served by the competition. Let’s see what this looks like.
Marketing to those that buy
– runners. Niche or not? Not
– Nike runners. Niche or not. Not (What did that surprise you?)
– Nike marathon capable running shoes. Niche or not? Feeling the sun yet ?
– cpu enhanced marathon capable Nike runners. Niche or no Niche? Jackpot !
So, the warmth of the sun is shining on our face, its going to be a great day. We can now see the light, yaddy, yawn… So where do we go from here? We have accurately identified a niche right? And isn’t that what everyone is talking about? Do we stock up now or wait for Christmas?
Not even! You have heard this street english before right? No, I am not keeping this niche area for myself, I wouldn’t do that to you, so don’t think I am holding back. Truth is, our premise of a niche marketplace sounds good but is still yet unproven.
The prior example was just that – an example. An niche marketing example of the narrowing market segment that a niche market might end up in. That wasn’t even close to the process used to find a niche market so please don’t jump on that phrase just consider it dead in the water, lol.
Even if half a dozen sports friends asked me for that product next week, I would neither stock nor drop ship this product for reasons that you will soon know.
Bad Niche market Example ?
So, did I just give you a really bad Niche Market example?
It might be and maybe it wasn’t but we don’t know that yet. When doing this kind of research one has to remind oneself that people use specific key words when searching for a product or service. Only the search engines, search engine tools ( like wordwatcher ) really know what is being searched for. And unfortunately only niche marketing software tools can give one the market intelligence needed in order to make a business decision.
If we know how many people are searching for the product and how many competing websites there are, isn’t this enough information to quantify this as a niche product? Wasn’t this what groups traditionally used to make their decision in the past? Well, it was, but its not enough anymore. There are tools out there now that can make a newbie 10 times more efficient and powerful than the traditional analysis used just 6 months ago.
Perhaps you are experienced and know that this was not the process used to find niches. Perhaps you are still using the tools inside google adwords, or google trends or wordwatcher.
They are time tested and have worked wonderfully for the past few years but a newbie using a niche market tool and having little or no knowledge of the existing search tools from Google could blow you and I out of the competitive water in less than 5 minutes.
Competitive Niche tool products go significantly further than just how many potential clients are searching and whether the competition has the keyword on their site. They use algorithms that use several additional variables for ranking competition. They can immediately open affiliate sites like clickbank and others with a related product already found and ready for you to use. They can find articles from Private Label Sources for reprint. And this is less than a 1/10th of their abilities.
At this stage in online marketing, it no longer makes sense to find Niche Market products the old way. There is a list of products on my site. Have a look.
P.S. I would NOT stock or drop ship a product like that because it has no upsell whatsoever and I would have worked my butt off just to give walmart or Nike or someone like that another customer that will never come back to me.