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Three Huge Mistakes Marketers Make When Identifying Niche Product Ideas

Aug 17, 2007
Niche marketing is becoming more popular than ever. Finally marketers are starting to realise that they should focus on smaller niches rather than trying to market to other marketers. By focusing on niches you can target a more select group of people and produce an info product designed specifically for them.

In this article I will outline the three major mistakes marketers make when choosing a niche to target and why these mistakes are costing them HUGE amounts of money and time.

Mistake #1
Being product orientated rather than market orientated

The major mistake marketers make when creating a niche product is being product orientated rather than market orientated. Too often do they get an idea for a new product, go ahead and create it, set up the sales page, promote it and wait for the sales - but they never come. This could be for a number of reasons. Firstly, the market could have no desire for the product. Secondly, the market could have no money to spend on the product. Thirdly, the market may be too saturated with other products. Fourthly and finally, there might not be any market!

When creating your products, make sure you focus on the market and the people likely to be buying your products rather than on the product.

Mistake #2
Not adequately researching the market

When selling anything on the internet, whether it be a service, a physical product or an informational product, you NEED to know your customers. You need to know who you're customers will be, you need to know the problems they are facing, whether they are prepared to pay to cure their problems, you need to know where they hang out, whether or not they have money to spend on your product and whether or not they are comfortable buying online.

Once you know about your target market, you can identify how to create your product to suit their needs and how and where to market your product to push the right buttons and start generating the sales.

Mistake #3
Following ones passions rather than the pot of gold

Many marketers create a product because they are passionate about it or they are an expert in the field, unfortunately this can often be a major mistake. It's similar to being product orientated rather than market orientated.

Having said this, some do make a profitable business by selling products they are passionate about, but like I say, that's just some.

Selecting a niche market is the most essential step in the process of developing and marketing a product online and offline, make sure you don't make these 3 critical mistakes!
About the Author
James Penn is an experienced niche marketer who has developed a library of niche products. To discover how to create an auto-pilot income online by creating tiny reports, visit http://www.shortreportprofits.com Plus, visit his blog to follow his marketing adventures at http://www.teenagemarketer.com
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