Obviously, you need to have a great product or service first, to sell to a “hungry market”
Once you do, then you need to look at where , who and how you will get potential clients.
Finding your Niche and Sub-niche markets involves a combination of research, analysis, strategic thinking and planning
How to Identify a Niche Market?
“a specialized segment of the market for a particular kind of product or service.- “he believes he has found a niche in the market”
Identify Your Unique Value Proposition (UVP)
Define what sets your product or service apart from the competition. This will be a key factor in narrowing down your niche.
Start by conducting comprehensive market research to understand the broader industry landscape, customer needs, and existing competitors.
No niche is too small if it’s yours.- Seth Godin
Evaluate Potential Niches:
Passion and Expertise: Consider areas where you have personal passion, expertise, or a unique perspective that can position you as an authority.
This is where you can use your personal Drivers or Motivators to push forward!
Unmet Needs: Look for segments of the market that have unmet needs or gaps in solutions.
Market Size: Assess the size and potential growth of each niche to ensure it’s viable.
If there is no ‘hungry market” you will have to create one from scratch- if you are lucky!
Many people have to come to regret the “next best thing” they created & wanted to market, as no one is aware of it, so no one will buy.
Creating awareness of a “new” thing is tough and expensive.
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Customer Persona Creation:
Develop detailed customer personas based on demographic, psychographic and behavioural characteristics.
Problem Identification: Clearly define the specific problems or needs that your product/service addresses.
This will help you focus on specific segments of the market.
Study competitors to identify areas where they might not be fully addressing the needs of certain customer segments.
It’s useful to see what your competitors are doing, but do not slavishly copy them.
Divide your broader target audience into smaller segments based on shared characteristics, preferences, or behaviours.
Test and Validate:
Develop a minimum viable product (MVP) tailored to one or more potential niches.
Test the response and gather feedback to validate your assumptions.
Refine Your Niche and Sub-Niche:
Niche Focus: Based on feedback and data, refine your focus on a specific niche that shows strong potential.
Sub-Niche Exploration: Within your chosen niche, explore sub-niches that might have even more specific needs or preferences.
Tailor your customer personas to match the characteristics of your chosen niche and sub-niche markets.
Leverage Online Tools:
Keyword Research: Use keyword research tools to identify specific search terms related to your niche. This can provide insights into demand.
Social Media Listening: Monitor social media platforms and online communities relevant to your niche to understand discussions, trends, and pain points.
Network and Gather Insights:
Attend industry events, join forums, and engage in networking to gain insights from potential customers within your chosen niche.
Craft Your Messaging:
Develop marketing messages that directly address the pain points, needs and desires of your niche and sub-niche markets.
This message is vital to clearly demonstrate how YOU can help.
Create content that speaks directly to the concerns and interests of your chosen niche and sub-niche markets.
Test and Refine:
Continuously test your marketing strategies and offerings within your niche and sub-niche markets. Adapt based on feedback and performance.
As you establish a foothold in your primary niche, you can consider expanding into related sub-niches while maintaining your UVP.
Remember that finding your niche and sub-niche markets is a continuous process.
It requires a balance between market research, customer feedback and strategic decision-making.
By refining your focus and consistently delivering value to your chosen segments, you can establish a strong presence and build a loyal customer base.
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