My Top Secret* Niche List
*Granted, it’s no longer a secret now that I’ve shared it with you. Oh well, enjoy it!
Over the years I’ve been compiling this list of niches one by one. Some of them I added because they’re obviously hugely profitable. Others intrigued me. A few of them look pathetically small, and yet they are being used by people who earn 7 figures a year in these exact niches.
And all of them are worth looking into when choosing your next project.
I’m not sure if I recommend this or not, but it is interesting and certainly something to consider.
There’s a marketer who offers to build you an email list of 1,000 brand new subscribers for $1,000.
He takes on 3 or 4 clients at a time, charging each of them $1,000. Each client supplies a quality lead magnet, and all of the lead magnets are displayed on one squeeze page.
So let’s say the lead magnets are a video on driving traffic, a PDF on list building, a course about...
There’s a marketer I know who launches a new funnel with a new product every three months or so. He pays 100% commission on the front end as well as 100% commission on all of the upsells, too.
AND he runs an affiliate contest that pays thousands of dollars.
This brings in a LOT of affiliates who promote the new product hard, and it builds a brand new list of buyers.
How does he make his money?
First, he promotes the funnel to his list. I suspect the commission he earns from this is...
Last month we covered why you might want to have a podcast, things to consider before you start podcasting, how to contact potential podcast guests and even what to do for your first couple of podcasts.
This month well cover how to build listener engagement; questions to ask your podcast guest; podcast music, intros, outros and editing; where to host and list your podcast; calls to action and monetizing your podcast.
Building Listener Engagement with Q and A’s
A great way to get your...
Fortunes are made when people think out of the box and ask questions no one else is asking. What happens when you pair X with Y to make Z? Sometimes nothing happens, and other times fortunes are made. Pairing two ideas together to create a third is ‘idea sex.’ I don’t know who coined the term, but I’ve heard James Altucher use it often.
The founder of Netflix had to pay Blockbuster $50 for a long-overdue movie. Then he went to the gym, got on the treadmill, and started...
Did you just lose your job?
Did your business just close?
Are you feeling like less than a success?
You’re not alone -and in fact, you’re in very good company.
These folks all experienced failure before reaching their ultimate success.
1: This guy dropped out of Harvard and co-owned a failed business called Traf-o-Data. Not an auspicious start. But then Bill Gates went on to build the world’s largest software company.
2: This aspiring writer received this rejection notice:...
TikTok is growing fast – it’s been downloaded 1.5 billion times and has 500 million active users who spend an average of 52 minutes per day on the platform. 90% of active users access TikTok at least once per day. Users are overwhelmingly young, with 66% of users under the age of 30.
Yet just 4% of marketers use TikTok.
TikTok users upload videos of 15 seconds or shorter or create and share 60 second stories-type videos.
Gene Wilder was a movie star, director and arguably one of the funniest people who ever lived.
During an interview, he gave this account of his start in comedy:
“I was 8 or 9 years old when my mother had a heart attack. When she came home, the doctor said, ‘Don’t ever get into an argument with your mother because you might kill her.’”
No pressure there, right?
“And the second thing he said was, ‘Try to make her laugh.’”
“I had never...
While people are getting better at Zoom meetings, there are still a few things we can do to improve the experience for everyone:
1: Don’t use your built-in microphone and speaker. They’re designed to pick up as much information as they can, which will include background noises and voices. Instead, use a wired headset, preferably with a boom mic, because it will pick up just what is in front of the mic.
2: When you are speaking, look a little to the side of your screen. When we...
Some online marketers just naturally do far better than others. Why is that?
They get heard, they are remembered from one week to the next, they are followed socially online and they sell stuff. A LOT of stuff.
So the question is, how do they stand out from everyone else in their niche? How do they keep from looking like everyone else, and thus becoming nearly invisible like everyone else? I’ve been watching, and here are three things I’ve noticed that they all have in common and...