How to Dominate Etsy with Deep Niche Marketing - Secrets Revealed!Feb 06, 2024
In the vast world of online commerce, it's often said that "riches are in the niches." But what exactly does that mean, and how can you successfully navigate the process of narrowing down your market to find your sweet spot? In today's episode, I break down the steps to help you discover your niche and capitalize on it.
Step 1: Define Your Niche
The first step is to identify your niche. This typically involves selecting a specific subject matter or item that you want to sell. For example, you might want to sell baby-related products or create products featuring funny sayings. But here's where the magic happens - you can't stop at the general idea. Dive deeper.
Step 2: Niche Down Further
To stand out and connect with a more specific audience, you need to add layers to your niche. Let's say your initial niche was "baby stuff." Ask yourself, what kind of baby stuff are you interested in? Is it baby clothes, baby shirts, baby art, or something else entirely? Then, consider the designs or themes you can incorporate, such as funny sayings, animal prints, or other creative elements.
Similarly, if your niche is "funny sayings," determine what products you want to put these sayings on, like cups, shirts, mugs, and more.
Step 3: Go Deeper Still
If you think your niche is specific enough, think again. The deeper you go, the better. For instance, if your niche is "baby wall art with animal prints," take it a step further. Specify the types of animals, like giraffes, elephants, or other safari animals. But don't stop there; you can even delve deeper by incorporating additional elements like animals playing with toys or engaging in sports.
Likewise, if your niche is "funny sayings on shirts about wine," consider adding another layer by incorporating graphics of cute women enjoying wine. The more specific you get, the more likely you are to connect with a highly interested audience.
Step 4: Build a Product Line
Now that you've niched down effectively, it's time to build a product line within that niche. Remember, having just one product in one sub-niche may not be enough to attract traffic and sales. Create a variety of related products that align with your niche. For instance, if your niche is "safari animal pants playing sports," you can design a range of options, such as elephants playing soccer, giraffes playing soccer, rhinos playing football, and so on. The possibilities are endless.
Step 5: Pivot and Cross Over
As you deepen your niche, don't be afraid to pivot slightly to test the market further. Sometimes, a subtle shift in perspective can open up new opportunities. For instance, if you started with "baby pants with giraffes playing soccer," try pivoting to giraffes playing with other animals, playing in different settings, or engaging in various activities. This flexibility can help you discover what resonates best with your audience.
Additionally, consider crossing over from subject matter to different items within your niche. If "funny wine sayings" are selling well on shirts, explore offering them on cups, sweatshirts, art, and more. You can even offer matching accessories to increase your revenue per customer, such as safari animal print hats and bibs or funny wine sayings on keychains and koozies.
In the competitive world of online business, finding your niche and going deep into it is a proven strategy for success. By following these steps, you can refine your niche, build a robust product line, and adapt as needed to meet your audience's preferences. Remember, the more specific your niche, the higher the probability of attracting loyal customers and thriving in your chosen market.
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