The Lowdown On Niches
What is a niche?
Simply put, niche means a defined
subject or area of interest. Examples of niches are weddings, parenting, pets, health, crafts,
Christmas, real estate, and so on. Each of these niches needs written materials to sustain them.
I’ve been ‘working’ the internet for
a few years now, and have discovered that most writers are leaving money on the table – simply because they don’t
understand, or even know about, niches.
This is an area that can bring you expert
status, or can help fill your wallet, depending on your goal. Usually it will do both.
As you are probably aware, I am the author of several
ebooks for writers – all of which I self-published. Each of these was written because of a distinct need in the
writing niche. In every case, I did research before I began, and asked myself several questions:
v Who is my target audience?
v Are there any books of this type already available? If so, how many? (With at least two,
I had no competition whatsoever!)
v Will my book address anything that isn’t currently addressed? (Different angle?)
v What makes this book stand out against the others? (What can I bring to this book that will
make it unique?)
v Why would people pay money for this book when other books on this subject exist already?
v What value can be placed on this book – both monetary and usefulness?
v Would a publisher pick this book up for its commercial value? (Commercial value = saleability)
v Will the resultant sales cover the cost of the time involved in producing this book/product?
(This was an excerpt for the book)
Cheryl Wright ends by saying:
When I wrote my first ebook, there was very little information
around. I struggled for months trying to put it all together. The help simply wasn’t there.
I don’t want you to struggle, I want you to learn
some of the ‘tricks of the trade’ and make your writing career the best and most profitable
it can be.”
Book Price - $12.95 (US)