For many businesses being all things to all people is just not a good idea. Some business models are geared to a specific market. This article looks at niche marketing tactics. There are additional resource links at the end of this post.
Marketing to niches is a great way to focus in on specific groups of people and sell them the products and services they want. But, doing business online has grown more competitive over the past few years. Increasingly aggressive niche marketing tactics are required as the landscape has become filled with marketers hawking their goods to the same groups of people. If you want to compete in many of these markets, you need to use tactics that other marketers are either too lazy to use or of which they are simply unaware. This article will give you a few ideas that you can use to competitively market to your niches and grow your business.
Watching Your Competition
Most markets have multiple competitors. One of the key niche marketing tactics you should be using is to closely watch what the existing competition is doing. For example, search Google for keywords related to the niche. Find who buying ads. Then, look at who is ranking organically for those keywords on Google. Take notes because both of these listings (ads and organically-ranked sites) will change over time.
Next, visit these sites and watch how they’re marketing to the people in that niche (take notes here, too). Are they asking for people to subscribe to a newsletter? Are they using a blog? Is there a forum on their site? Knowing what your competition is doing can provide a guide for your own marketing efforts. Watching the strategies of other marketers is one of the most overlooked niche marketing tactics in your arsenal.
Building The Relationship
A lot of marketers focus only on getting visitors to buy something. For some markets, that works well. For others, it doesn’t. One of the key niche marketing tactics used by top marketers is building a relationship with the people in your market. Get them to sign up for a free e-mail course. Start a blog and encourage visitors to participate through comments. You can even use pay-per-click marketing to draw these visitors to your site. Once there, you create a relationship by getting them involved.
Attracting Attention With Videos
Many people are bored with their lives. They crave something new and exciting that gives them something to look forward to. That’s why niche marketing tactics that leverage videos can be so powerful. Use small videos to attract a following in your market. Though simple videos are an incredibly-effective marketing strategy, this tactic is most effective when it’s a multi-prong approach.
For example, create small videos (Camtasia works well for this) that both teach people something and entertains them. Then, load those videos onto YouTube, MySpace and other social networking sites that allow videos. Get viewers to visit your blog, on which you can have a few additional videos. Once on your blog, ask them to tell others about your videos. If you can give a bit of helpful information while making the viewer laugh, cringe or cry, videos can be a fantastic tactic to attract attention to your site.
Marketing will continue to become more competitive. Your business will require more aggressive niche marketing tactics over time. By constantly watching your competition, building and nurturing the relationship with your visitors and using videos to attract people in your niche market, you can create a marketing process that keeps your business competitive. While others are trying to market to niches with boring ideas that everyone uses, you can use these niche marketing tactics to increase your sales and build your business.
Originally posted 2017-05-26 21:38:26.