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How to discover trending niches for newbies

Labeled as question in Niche Domain Discussion started by Fastfingaz, Mar 15, 2017.

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  1. Fastfingaz

    Fastfingaz Established Member

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    Hi Domaining veterans, how do newbies discover trending niches to invest in? I've heard a lot about finding a trending niche but need pointers. Guides will be appreciated.

    Pls don't be too vague in your guides. Pls give specific examples so I and other newbies in same shoes can learn faster.
     
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  2. biggie

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    Hi

    a trending niche`, can also be called a "bandwagon".

    now when the wheels get to rolling on that wagon,

    first you have to decide if this is just a sight seeing tour, a roller coaster, an express train or maybe a ride to nowhere

    but, if the wagon picks up steam, then the time that you got on or when you got off the wagon, will determine your roi for that ride.

    though, i've noticed over the years, that by the time the trend hits the hype, a majority of proper keywords are already taken.

    so, how do you get ahead of the game?

    you gotta figure whats coming before it gets here.

    so, ask yourself this question.....

    how can one guide me to a trend, before it happens?


    imo....



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  3. Jv1999

    Jv1999 King of the Tower VIP

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    oh wow! this is a really helpful post, biggie, thanks! it opened my eyes a lot and will help me with my future reggae... ty so much <3
     
  4. Bannen

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    The trick is not in finding possible new trends, the trick is having the DISCERNMENT to pick the words/phrases wisely. There are new 'possible trends' popping up by the hundreds every week. Everybody seems to be tossing their 'new thing' into the mix online. You can check sites daily, like TrendHunter, Gizmodo, even just type into google phrases like 'latest trend' or 'new invention' or 'latest gadget' or 'new word' or a dozen other phrases like that. Also just watch the news, check news online daily, watch shows like Dragon's Den and Shark Tank on their first airing (some domainers watch those shows just to pick up any new terms and reg them before anyone else. I have done it myself, regged 3 or 4 domains while watching those DD and ST shows. The only one I made a sale from: some company was pitching a product called Bioflavia, which was their branded term for 'grape skin powder'. I liked what they were doing, thought this generic term had traction, so I regged GrapeSkinPowder.com. I contacted the company, they bought my domain for I think it was $700 and are still using it now, 5 years later).

    You're not looking to register new branded terms, of course, but generic descriptive terms of whatever that new thing is. Stay away from the branded term someone has come up with for it, just see if the generic descriptive term is available to reg.

    Once you find these each day - and there are a ton of them, I see them all the time - then you have to make very smart gambles/guesses. Because if you don't have a good trend-reader inside you, you can reg new possible trend domains all day long, and end up broke and with a bunch of non-selling domains. It's not about finding nascent new trends - they are everywhere - it's about your discernment. It's about ratios: how often you can discern a good possible new trend, from one that is going to go nowhere fast.

    There are so many factors to look for that I could write a book right here and now, but I won't. A couple things I look for specifically: does the term, even if it's generic, sound 'cool', does it just have a nice sound and look to it and anyone involved with that product/service might like the generic term as well as their branded term... or is it long and clunky and looks really unattractive? This isn't necessarily a 'rule' for me, sometimes I will reg an ugly domain if I really believe the term will still be important.

    Another big checkmark for me is: how recently does that term seem to be 'getting traction' on the internet? A term might be around for years or decades, but if you only start seeing a lot of news articles or mentions on websites for it in the last year, or last few days or weeks, then you know it's a term that may be catching on recently. Again, this is still about discernment, because 'a lot of mentions lately' can also mean a quick flash-in-the-pan, like a brief fad or meme that takes off for a few days or weeks and after that no one wants anything to do with it.

    One of my recent pick-ups a few months ago was BikeRave (dot com). That term fits those above criteria: it looks very slick to read (Bike Rave!!), and there are very few mentions of that term more than a couple years ago. But starting the last couple years, you see bike raves popping up in some cities... with thousands of participants. It's the exact kind of term and event that excites people - gatherings, exercise, fun, google it in images and you'll see how neat the events look, it's all about lights and color. Looked like this term was gathering traction, so I picked it up via a dropcatcher, I'll sit on it for a few years and see if it develops into a larger trend. I feel strongly that it will.

    Another thing to watch for: what kind of industry is your potential term related to? Is there longevity and chance for a lot of growth, or does it seem a very isolated and limited area? You know, if someone invents a radical new surveillance camera that hides in cufflinks... that's cool, but you're never going to sell the generic term for it in a domain name, for any decent amount of money. Might be cutting edge technology, but as far as becoming a trend... no. Separate 'cutting edge technology' or 'lastest cool invention/word' from 'possibly trendworthy'. You're talking about trendworthiness here, so 'latest' and 'coolest' and 'cutting edge' don't necessarily translate into 'trendworthy'.

    Yet one more criterion I look for sometimes: does it have the potential to become a catchword or catchphrase, either generally in the public or specifically within a large industry? Another of my recent pick-ups from the drop is Fashiongasm (dot com). It's been around for awhile. But it's being said a little more lately. It's cool, it's sexy, it's a well-known term within the fashion industry, all it needs is for some celeb to say it at the right time and place, and it explodes into mainstream. There are a lot of terms that you could say that about, of course, thinking 'if someone famous says this on national TV, my word will become mainstream and my domain will make me rich!' Once again... it comes down to the word DISCERNMENT. Tons of words to pick from, but how well do you put all the factors together, read the possibilities, sort out the duds from the real potential, and make quality guesses? I'm making a guess that this is exactly the kind of cool word that gets picked up eventually within a large industry, and can easily jump to mainstream use, and then easily... what, become the name of a TV show? It might be a dud, it might go nowhere, I might be completely mistaken, it might remain a worthless domain even if the term does become more mainstream. But my discernment tells me this one is worth taking a chance on, so I did.

    There are dozens of other things I look for when regging names based on 'possibly becoming a trend', but those are three to start you off with. Others can jump in and tell you more. But with all the tips they give you, it will still boil down to one word: your own DISCERNMENT.

    Good luck :)
     
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  5. Jv1999

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    omg thanks! I read your whole post! it's really so informative! at first when I looked at your post and saw all the paragraphs, I felt a little dizzy lol, but decided to read it anyway because you seemed to have spent a lot of time and effort ^~^.

    It really paid off! I never considered searching for new terms by what health companies are selling. that's sooo good!


    and I also like ur idea of running any potential new terms through the test of checking if they existed years before, and if they're starting to get viral in the present.

    thanks so much bannen!

     
  6. SuperDudePro

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    Which then brings you to the next question. Have you learned to judge your own discernment objectively and dispassionately? If not, you'll end up tying yourself in knots with logic to justify any purchase. Personally, I have to run my purchases through my regular sniff test, a closer examination, then step back and consider all of my weaknesses and how they are affecting my judgement before hitting buy.
     
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  8. Kate

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    @Bannen gave you good clues. You need to follow the news, technological developments and there are plenty of sources on the Internet.
    Personally I subscribe to quite a few newsletters and also newspapers and magazines of different kinds, also foreign publications. I spend two hours a day on average just on research, reading. I like the techie stuff aimed at nerds. Read, look at the world around you then let your imagination run wild.
    It's called predictive domaining but it's very speculative. The flop rate is going to be high so it may not be for everyone.
    You have to find your comfort zone. There are so many ways to skin a cat.

    Another 'obvious' route: follow and analyze reported sales. if you want to know what to buy, then you have to figure out what is already selling today.
    Take note of the trends, the keywords, the niches, the technologies involved. For example drones, selfies, or weed are 'trends' that didn't exist ten years ago.
     
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  9. briguy

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  10. Fastfingaz

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    Your replies are appreciated. I'm grateful to everyone who has contributed their ideas to help newbies like us. Thanks for the pointers. More sales to your portfolios.
     
  11. CollinsKele

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    so from all these speculations can someone say that vrheadset is gonna trend like drones, btc, marijuana etc?
    some vrheadset names have been taken tho (i mean they are now websites).. like sale, way, depot, reviewer etc
     
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  12. Serengeti

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    @Kate &[email protected] @biggie ..Geat post... its worth its weight.. in Blue Diamond, nothing more or less... when the Veterans speaks... we have to learn it with humility and gratefulness...
     
  13. Sulabh Sharma

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    Great advise above! Thanks everyone.
     
  14. VictorVictories

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    As a newbie, it is good to learn about the niche and the their types. Then the narrowing down to few niches select the niche of interest. List the keywords and if they can be accommodated then work accordingly. Be updated with the latest development and whatever is trending would grab the attention of the people. If one is proactive, then avail the early trend initiation and take benefits of the same.
     
  15. namelancer

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    One of the better sources of trend-spotting are the likes of:

    Techcrunch, Wired, etc.
     
  16. deez007

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    Lol...Hollycow I don't think the op prepared himself for the treasure trove of advice that @Bannen just dished out. Awesome advice there bro... much respect!
     
  17. MapleDots

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    If you use google trends and are savvy enough you might just hit the trend before the bandwagon.

    Just saying......
     
  18. briguy

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    Forgot another resource that I use
    https://www.namepros.com/forums/niche-domain-discussion.349/
     
  19. namelancer

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    Basically, you need to be first in queue tuned in to news at a stage when they are still whispers transmitted at frequencies audible only to cats and dogs :)
     
  20. Bannen

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    Added: I wanted to mention this with my first post, but waited until the deal went through:

    Picked up a domain at reg fee just a few days ago when it dropped, an ideal example of a niche trend that is becoming more popular. Sent out maybe 6 emails, one responded immediately, within about 5 minutes. I said - quite honestly - that I hadn't determined a price yet (I 'always' have a set price when I send out emails to possible buyers, but in this case I just didn't predict a quick response so I was going to sleep on it and settle on a price later). But their service is a high-paying niche so I knew it was a good domain since it is the exact descriptive term. They came back within the hour with a $1000 offer. I didn't beat around the bush, just took it. The deal is now done and they have the domain. If your discernment is clear, you can still grab domains at reg fee and sell them for great ROI. $10 turned into $1000 in a few days, with about half an hour of actual work, is great in anyone's book.

    I won't mention the domain in thread - don't want a bunch of lurkers to grab up other extensions and email the new owners with those domains to sell, nor do I want lurkers to inundate the new owners with spammy offers for logos and web services, etc.

    But if anyone who's posted in this thread so far would like to know the domain, PM me and I'll tell you. Please keep it to yourself and don't post it publicly.
     
  21. Jv1999

    Jv1999 King of the Tower VIP

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    You're amazing!! I'm pm'ing you right now;!
     
  22. eyedomainous

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    indeed, and you'll often have to stick with those whisper regs in the face of 'weirdo whisper campaigns' from friends, family and peers. I recently relearned this lesson.

    Last year I dropped names relating to something that had not been discovered yet, because it is out of this world weird and my investment of time & money into it had family 'concerned'. This year, that weird thing was discovered... so now I gotta pay much more to re-buy the names I let go if I wanna re-corner-that-market.
     
  23. Fastfingaz

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    I didn't expect something huge as that. You're absolutely right.
     
  24. CollinsKele

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    PMed you.

    Cheers
     
  25. Jmay

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    Awesome advice everyone! Thanks especially to OP for asking, Bannen and Kate.
     

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