Online Niche Marketing And Your Bottom Line
by: Titus Hoskins
The Internet is tailor made for niche marketing. As more and more people
turn to the web to find the information and products they need, opportunities for online marketers to cash in has never been greater. Buyers now look to the web to find countless products and services not
available in their own local areas.
Niche marketing is a simple marketing technique you should be using with your online marketing. Targeting small sections of the vast online consumer marketplace is
one of the fastest and surest ways to produce an online revenue stream. Are you taking full advantage of this marketing strategy with your own site or sites?
The web and niche marketing has opened up
this whole new area in the worldwide marketplace; delicately balancing supply with demand, no matter how obscure or unique the product or service may be.
Niche marketing is catering to these small
segments of the marketplace, from mountain climbing footwear to fly tying equipment to home entertainment systems. Narrowing down and targeting a specific market niche or group has proven to be a very
effective online marketing strategy.
Internet marketers and webmasters who have searched out and optimized for these small niche markets are reaping the rewards. Those marketers who find the niche
markets where there is high demand but very little competition are benefiting the most.
Finding these profitable niche markets is easier than most people believe, mainly because most of the activity
on the web is keyword driven or powered. All a marketer has to do is find the keywords or phrases potential customers are using to search for the products they want to acquire.
Savvy online marketers
use different keyword research software and online sites to find these profitable keywords. They use software like Nichebot or Keyword Elite and sites like WordTracker and Overture (Yahoo Marketing) to find
profitable keywords in their respective niches.
Before any content is created, before any sites are made, before any products are born - these marketers do extensive keyword research to find out
exactly what people are looking for on the web. How many searches are made each month and the keyword ratio or competition for their niche keywords.
The objective is to find little known niches where
there is great demand but very little competition. Many marketers also use the 'Long Tail' - a whole long list of keywords or keywords phrases that relate to their niche. Creating webpages or content for
this Long Tail has proven to be more profitable then targeting general popular keywords.
For example, someone searching for the keyword 'vacation' may just be shopping around or dreaming - whereas
someone looking for 'honeymoon vacation Jamaica' may have their minds already made up and are ready to buy... finding a whole (Long Tail) list of keyword phrases where the customer is ready to buy will
obviously prove more lucrative than a general list of keywords.
Many niche marketers also use this Long Tail keyword list in combination with targeted articles which they submit and syndicate around
the web through such sites as Ezinearticles, GoArticles or IdeaMarketers. Thus, creating high search rankings for the profitable keywords in their particular niche.
Many smart marketers also tie in
an informative 'How To' 'Further Information' or 'Special Deals' autoresponder series to keep in touch with their visitors. Knowing that many interested parties may not buy on their first visit, it has been
shown that it takes around six or seven follow-ups before many consumers will buy.
For those webmasters who are not extensively into web marketing, joining a free affiliate program like the Amazon
Associates program and creating an aStore is an effective way of promoting niche products on the topic of your site. Products can be hand-picked to perfectly fit the content of your site or niche.
Niche marketing is not a complicated process. Anyone can take advantage of these small marketing niches and exploit the demand for countless products and services that have no or little competition. There is
no reason why you shouldn't turn the information highway into your own private source of income.
Your bottom line will be the first to thank you!
Copyright (c) 2006 Titus Hoskins
This article was posted on February 12,2007
About The Author
The author is a full-time online marketer who has numerous websites, including two sites on Internet marketing. For the latest web
marketing tools try: http://www.marketingtoolguide.com.
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2006 Titus Hoskins. This article may be freely distributed if this resource box stays attached.