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3 Niche Marketing Mistakes To Avoid
Every niche marketer makes mistakes and you will, too. But if you can learn from the mistakes of others and avoid even some of the common mistakes beginning marketers make, you will be ahead of the game. Following, are some of the most common mistakes niche marketers make and how to avoid them.
Choosing the Wrong Niche
In the brick and mortar world, location is everything. After all, if very little traffic passes by your place of business and few people know you are even in business, guess what? You're out of business. It works the same way online. Your url is the virtual equivalent of your location so you must choose a domain that properly reflects your niche; therefore, you must choose wisely when choosing the topic for your niche marketing business. Sometimes, beginning marketers get so caught up in the current trend of the day that they fail to conduct the proper research to see if their idea is feasible. Take the time to properly research a handful of niches and then pick the best one based on your research.
Marketing to the Search Engines Instead of Customers
Keywords are important, search engine optimization is important, and driving traffic to your website is important. Without traffic, you won't make sales. However, traffic alone won't ensure sales either. What you need is targeted traffic. While there are various ways of getting targeted traffic to your site, you must ensure that your site is built to cater to the needs of your potential customers instead of getting so caught up in where your site will land in the search engine results that you are more concerned with keywords than you are with content. While keywords may land visitors on your site, they won't keep them there. It is your job to ensure that once individuals find your site that they are met with quality content that will keep them on your site long enough to make a purchase. When you market to real people, you find a need and you fill that need. We've all been disappointed to find ourselves on sites that obviously cater to the search engines and have nothing of real value to offer. Make sure your website offers real value and you'll profit accordingly.
Giving up too Soon
Despite the late night infomercials and the thousands of online pitches, no one works 30 minutes a day and makes $5,000 a week, or even a month. At least, not in the beginning. In the beginning, you'll work hard and be lucky to average the federal hourly minimum wage. The trick is to keep working hard because you are building an empire; one that will serve you well in the long run and pay you for years to come. Eventually, you'll get to the point where all you have to do is update your site but that position only comes to those who work very hard.
Niche marketing isn't rocket science. While it is very possible to make a lucrative income in this business, it also takes tons of hard work and persistence. There is no telling how many more successful niche marketers there would be if thousands didn't give up every day. But the sad fact is that too many of us want instant gratification and don't have the patience it takes to build the empire brick by brick. This isn't' a get rich quick scheme. What it is will offer you the opportunity of a lifetime; the chance to work for yourself for the rest of your life doing something you truly enjoy. Never, ever give up!