Niche Marketing is not just one of the most popular trends in today’s online marketplace, it is essentially one of the most important aspect of all profitable online businesses. If you can find a profitable niche, you can really exploit the possibilities and make heaps of money online. While this might seem obvious, it’s not always that easy to find the correct niche market to enter. In fact, it takes a lot of niche market research and some common sense to get things right. Read on to find out how to choose a niche market that works for you.

Let’s start off by taking a look at the top five things you should consider when choosing a suitable niche market to select.

1. What is the common thread between users of this market? Do they have a common concern that spans across everyone in this particular target market? Luckily, this can be easily determined with a bit of basic niche market research. Just by doing a search on the major search engines like Google or going through the related forums via Big-Boards, you should be able to determine what are the “dying” needs of your target niche relatively easily.

2. Does this market really want a solution to their problem? Unfortunately, this isn’t always easy to determine and you kind of have to use common sense on your part to figure this one out. The problem may exists, but if a solution to their problem doesn’t seem like something people would spend money on, then stay away. However, if enough people are actively searching for a valid solution and are willing to spend real money to fix their problem, then perhaps you’ve got a winner on your hands. Figuring out whether your niche market has any real potential boils down solely to this factor.

3. Can you figure out a solution to their problem with a practical means of distributing a product or service? Even if you have the “perfect” solution to the problem your niche market is facing, how are your potential customers going to get their hands on it? A popular method of online product dissemination and distribution is through the use of an e-book. Although e-books are vastly popular, e-books may not always be the best option for certain niches like the fitness industry. If your solution can’t properly be portrayed with words, consider other means available, perhap using audio / video capabilities instead? There are a lot of different ways to rely information online and you need to determine the best method before you get involved.

4. Does someone already have a product out there that solves your target market’s needs? Again, this can also be determined by a little niche market research. Check out popular affiliate networks like Clickbank and Commission Junction to see if they have already have a product that can solve your niche market’s problem. If you are able to find one, that’s great. You can become an affiliate of that product immediately and start generating sales. In the event if you can’t find a product that adequately solves your target market’s problem, you can always create one yourself. Although it may require a little more time and work, but ultimately it can be more profitable. At the end of the day, you’ll have the full rights to the product and truly benefit from it in the long run.

5. The last thing that you need to figure out is whether the niche market is overly competitive. The question here is whether you can enter this niche market and be successful in it. This is definitely one of the most critical factors on how to find a niche market that will make you money. If there are already thousands or millions of affiliates and varying solutions for this niche market, then you need to stay away from it. Chances are you’ll be spinning your wheels and losing money trying to promote this product. Focus only on selective markets that are sure winners and not on target markets that may only have a 50/50 chance of success.