I have been online for over 11 years now and dabbled with quite a few niches including Internet Marketing, blogging, Adsense, online dating, self-development, web traffic generating, lead capture, email marketing, list building, you name it.
And I’ve been always hit by the “bore” syndrome. I’m sure you’ve encountered this feeling yourself too. You tap into a new industry, build a site, blog and/or a list. Write a few articles, or emails. Promote one, two or 10 affiliate products. Maybe even create your own info-product or coaching program. Weeks (or months) later you quit, or jump into a new niche.
Why does this happen? Here are two common (or not so common) reasons…
#1 – Getting into a niche in which you’re not keen on (passion shows in your talking, writing and learning) – how many hours you spend doing these three key tasks reflects your passion, or lack of it
#2 – Doing it for the sake of making money or getting out of debt (I learned this the hard way: the Internet is not a lottery ticket and never will!)
Niche Marketing Ideas for the Stuck Brain:
When you’re stuck, when you’re bored, when you’re ready to give up (quit or enter a new niche) do this (or at least, try it, it’s well worth the effort)
Ask yourself these three questions (for real) and jot down the answer you provide (get a pen and paper – it will cause a positive impact on your brain cells for a few hours, and your subconscious mind might give you further insights and solutions to help out)
A. What am I really passionate about… what do I like to do in my spare time, with others, or when nobody else interferes with me?
B. What do I really enjoy learning about (in form of reading, listening or watching)?
C. How can I turn my passion into a profitable “opportunity” platform (forum, blog, mailing list, etc) where I can share what I know, learn and discover with others (my tribe, my fans, my target audience)?
Niche marketing (making money online) and living life with meaning revolves around YOUR PASSION and not around what others want from you, nor around what “GURUS” recommend (or advise) you to embark on…
Let me give you an example from my own experience: I love reading business/self-development books (and listening to audios) because this is how I learn about new methods (and principles) of business growth and human personal developing… and this inspires in my own activities. But that’s just half part. I also like to share what I learn and discover with others (like-minded people), thus blogging is my favorite platform.
I can reach fresh, new, growing audiences online and offline. Social media channels helps me (and you) to connect anywhere in the world, at the push of a button.
And because blogging and book reading is my passion, I’ve made a commitment to myself to enter the book marketing industry and stick to it.
Helping authors and info-marketers sell more, easier, better is my new passion because I can now use the IM principles and strategies which I’ve learned during these 11 years, with authors ; that’s my #1 focus with Codrut Turcanu dot com BLOG. At least, for 2011!
What is your passion? What is your niche? Why?
I’d like to hear from you. Share your comments with us right here on the blog.
P.S. Did you know that your passion will fuel new opportunities… new people and new skills? Just because I started into Internet Marketing and was determined to learn more about different ways to make money online and marketing a business, I developed dozen of skills including (but not limited to)…
- Blog install
- Blog SEO
- Blog product launches
- Blog commenting
- Article writing
- Email writing
- Copywriting (sales letters, ads, landing pages)
- Info-product creation
- Coaching programs
- Screen-capture video tutorials
Skills + passion = PROFITABLE ASSETS (better than money in the bank)