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How To Find Hot Niches With Dead Simple Market Research

Going on from my last post about market research, I’ve finally finished editing the video that shows you how you can find hot niches using a few minutes of your time and free tools from Google.

Google released a new search tool a little while back that pretty much tells you which niches people are searching for products to buy. It’s supposed to be used to assist AdWords users uncover keywords to match pages on their web sites, but you can also use it in reverse.

They don’t make it very obvious how to do that though and hide the link at the bottom of the page. 😉

The thing is, when you start using it you can quickly work your way down to a relatively quiet and valuable sub-niche with a little thought.

I say it in the video, and I’ll say it here too – it’s a gold mine!

This data is coming from the biggest database in the world, all pre-processed and packaged up for you. And Google are giving it to you for free.

No other market research tool can compete with Google – they know for a fact what products people are searching for – and they’re telling you where the hot markets are.

What I’ve done is uploaded a 15 minute video on how to do niche market research, and then I’ve put a much longer post about it which is a transcript of the video on the Warrior Forum.

You can read the post and the transcript, and get a link to the video and a downloadable PDF here:-

How To Find Hot Niches With Dead Simple Market Research

I hope you enjoy this, and if I get enough positive feedback about it on the Warrior Forum, I’ll do more.

If you like it and you’re a Warrior Forum member, then please say so on the forum. If you’re not a Warrior Forum member, then you should be – go sign up.

-Frank Haywood

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business

Personal Coaching Programme – part 2

I promised an announcement today about my coaching programme, but rather than just jump in with both feet, I thought I’d take the time out first to explain a few things.

I’d like you to see where I’ve come from and how I’ve managed to do it in a very short amount of time.

If you follow what I’ve done in the same way that I’ve followed in the footsteps of others before me, then you’ll achieve the same benefits. It’s as simple as that.

First though, I think it’s important you know what the four key elements of my coaching programme will be, and why by following what I’ve done, you’ll be set on the road to success, but in a far shorter time than it took me.

Notice I’ve said you’ll be on the road to success. No hype here, just the truth. I could have said something like “follow my footsteps and make incredible amounts of money faster than you would have believed possible!”, but that’s just not my style.

And it’s really not necessary to do that either. You can see through fluff like that just like I can, and it’s insulting to read isn’t it?

So…

Based on MY experience and research, the four key elements to a successful online business are:-

1) Product Creation.
2) Traffic.
3) List Building.
4) Automation.

Inside each of these are other lesser items which are still important, but these are really the keys to anyones success. For instance, inside product creation and even before the actual product creation takes place, is market research. After all, it’s no use creating a great product if no-one wants it.

Each of these four elements interact with each other at different levels. For instance, you can automate the first three elements. Or you can use your list for market research to feed product creation, and then sell the product they want straight back to them.

Okay?

Now let’s take a look at where I was 18 months ago in the Summer of 2006. No product. No list. No clue. No nothing…

I had an idea of what I needed to do, but no real proof. I’d spent the previous 12 months fighting through all the crap about “how to make money online”.

And I didn’t know where to start. I had the idea of SmartDD niggling at me as I could see the gap in the market where other products didn’t fit the bill. But how to get started?

Things changed for me in August when I bought a ticket to go to a marketing seminar about 10 miles from where I live, in September. My wife was flabbergasted. She knew how wary I was of events like this, but I could see no immediate way forward without taking a chance and attending.

There I met some people who were just like me. Some had products, some didn’t. Some had lists, some didn’t. But we all had the same intent to succeed online.

There I met a whole bunch of people, some who became friends I talk to daily.

I also signed up to a… wait for it… coaching programme.

It cost me $6,000, and was the best money I have EVER spent. Even better than the $6,000 that I’d spent buying stock a couple of years or so before, and that I turned into $36,000 in six weeks.

The coaching really has meant that much to me, and accelerated my learning to the point where I actually KNOW what I’m doing, and what will work and what won’t, what the benefits and pitfalls are, and why.

But…

It still isn’t as good as it should be. Because what their programme does is to teach general marketing methods. There’s no step by step detail to follow, and that’s what I really needed, and I’m sure that’s what you want too.

There’s been nobody there for me to turn to that was prepared to get close enough to what I was doing for them to say “do this, do that”, and that’s what I was after. (I did get some of that, but from my mastermind group, not directly from the coaching programme.)

What I’m going to be doing differently is show you exactly what it is you need to do, every little step of the way.

When you have me taking you by the hand and explaining every little detail, how can you fail?

My promise to you is (and I don’t make promises lightly), that at the end of 60 days, you will have created at least one product, have an autoresponder and a web site set up, and know how to drive traffic to it.

Maybe even more importantly, you will also know what not to do. I see plenty of web sites with the same mistakes being made.

Here’s a good example… confusing the buyer.

I see sites that on a single page try to sell something, try to get a buyer to sign up to a mailing list, have links off to other products, and worse still have AdSense running as well.

What do you think the outcome is of a mess like that?

Don’t get me wrong. In some cases it’s appropriate to have a centralised site such as a blog (like this one), but you shouldn’t try to directly sell off the main site. Send your traffic to the sales page for your product.

So…

Once you know how to do the right things your success is guaranteed. And I’ll show you what to do, step by step.

On Tuesday the 18th of December at 9.30 EST, I’ll give you a link to the home page of my coaching programme. There you’ll find all the detail of the programme and be able to sign up.

There will be NO HYPE on that page.

This is your chance to start 2008 with a plan, and the proper learning you need to begin your successful internet business.

It will be the best money you have ever spent.

Tomorrow, I’ll give you more detail, and explain the marketing funnel and how it will work for you.

On Sunday, I’ll show you a video inside my Aweber account. Remember I said 18 months ago I didn’t have a list? Well 15 months ago I started building one, and about 11 months ago I realised how vitally important it was to build a list as quickly as possible.

On Monday, I’ll explain why lack of focus is killing your chances of success, and what you can easily do to fix that.

On Tuesday, well… you know what happens on Tuesday.

If you don’t want to miss any of these posts, then I suggest you sign up to my blog post notification list. You’ll find the sign up box at the top right.

Until tomorrow…

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business

Personal Coaching Programme

After many requests for help I’ve received from people over the last few months about how to set up their sites, how to create a product etc., I’m finally able to offer a coaching programme.

On Friday 14th December I’ll make a further announcement as to how you can sign up for coaching with me.

This will be a little different to the usual “run-of-the-mill” progammes as you’ll be getting direct access to me via Skype or phone. And I’ll also expect you to be open to doing other projects with me under my guidance.

It will be a 12 month programme, although you will have at least one product and web site at the end of the first 60 days intensive coaching. There’s no reason why you shouldn’t have at least two products and web sites, and you’ll soon learn how you can create one per week with ease.

The focus will be on market research, product creation, traffic, list building and earning lots of money.

Due to the very personal nature of the coaching, you will be one of only 10 other people that I’ll be working with. I don’t believe I can offer the kind of attention you need to succeed with any more than that.

More details will be announced on Friday.

Please leave a comment with your thoughts.

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business

Two, no THREE great traffic tools

The guys over at Portal Feeder have just recently released two free traffic tools.

The first is Comment Kahuna (CK) and is a tool for finding blogs based on key words you enter. CK will then pull back the results for you in Google page rank order. You can then enter relevant comments that add value to the blog post, together with a link back to your site.

This is NOT a spam tool, all it will do is find the blogs for you, you still then need to enter your comments manually. However, it will auto fill in the name, email and web site fields for you which can be saved as one of many profiles.

If you use this responsibly, it will save you a lot of time and will result in back links from highly visited sites. Just be real with your comments so that the blog owner approves them, otherwise you’ll rapidly be marked as a spammer.

I used this for a few minutes yesterday and got two links back from PR5 sites. Cool!

The second tool they’ve released is AdSense Finder (AF). What this does is allow you to search for sites based on your keywords that use AdSense, and it displays them in the order it finds them from Google, ie position 1, 2, 3, etc. It also pulls the Alexa ranking data for these sites, so you can find which ones are getting lots of traffic.

What you can then do is set up a Google AdWords campaign targetting these high PR, high traffic sites. If you do this properly, you can generate a huge return on your investment, as up to now, using AdWords on the content network has been pretty much a waste of money except for a few niches.

As Google now allow you to say exactly which sites you want your ads to appear, you can be sure of receiving highly targetted traffic.

I really don’t know which of these tools is the better.

Complementary to these two tools I also have a free keyword tool for you called Keyword Inspector which allows you to generate a set of key words from a seed key word and then finds the number of searches per month. It then shows you the number of competing pages on Google, Yahoo and MSN.

Now you have absolutely no excuse for not being able to do market research, and drive traffic to your sites.

These three free tools between them have the capability of generating thousands or even tens of thousands of dollars for you.

Posted by Frank Haywood in internet business