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Selling Online: The Main Reason Why People Fail To Make Money Online

May 31, 2008
Do you know one of the main reasons why people fail to make money online? The answer is simple. They are trying to market to the wrong people. Failing to identify your target audience is a sure way to fail miserably online. Being in the wrong market is like trying to sell a car to a blind person. So how do you find your niche market? This article will hopefully put some light on that question.

No matter what kind of business you have, or what kind of good or service you are selling, you have to make sure that you are marketing to the right group of people. This is called niche marketing. It does not matter what you are trying to market, every product has its niche that you are going to try to sell to. So the first question you have to answer is, what is your niche?

In other words, what is the group of people that are most likely to buy your product? If you are not selling to that group of people, then you are selling and marketing to the wrong audience. To maximize your profits, you have to focus your marketing and ads towards that people that are actually interested in whatever you are selling. For example, you would not try and market dress for boys, because we all know that it would make more sense to market the dresses for girls.

When you are trying to find the group of people that you are trying to sell to (or your niche market), there are a few questions that you should ask yourself. First, is this product more for males or females? What is the age group of people that are more likely to use this product? Is this a product for upper class people or lower class people? These are all questions that you need to ask yourself to make sure that you do not start selling to the wrong market. You could have the best idea in the world for a product or service, however, if you try to sell it to the wrong market, then it is not going to matter at all! Not selling to the right audience is a sure fire way to kill any business.

After you figure out who you should be marketing to, you have to find out how to market to these people. Look at the questions that you just asked yourself (the ones that help you come up with your niche market). Then ask yourself, where are these people more likely to hang out? For example, you know that if you are trying to market more towards women, you would not place your ad on a car website. Although some women may look at car websites, the majority of them are not spending most of their time on those kinds of sites. You have to think about where you can place your ad so that it gets a lot of views from your niche market.

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