If you’re trying to do PPC marketing in a competitive industry, such as insurance, finance, etc., you’ll find yourself competing against big players with deep pockets who’ve been in the game for decades.
So, if you’re generating leads via paid traffic (Facebook, AdWords, etc.) on a “Cost Per Lead” basis or a retainer contract on behalf of a client, you need to narrow down to one smaller micro niche.
Let’s define the term, and figure out why you need to find one.
What Is A Micro Niche?
A micro niche, sub niche, or niche within a niche are all names for a smaller segment of a niche market.
Opting to devote your time to a smaller segment doesn’t mean there’s less money in it for you. Instead, it means there’s still plenty of demand, but much less competition.
For example, if you opted to generate leads in the “insurance” sector, you’d soon find that insurance is a rather broad niche. But, if you break “insurance” down, you’d soon find plenty of industries that apply to the insurance sector.
- Health insurance
- Life insurance
- Funeral insurance
- Mortgage protection insurance
- Car insurance
Do your research into these industries and see which one interests you the most. And, once you’ve chosen your industry, break it down again.
Opting for something like “health insurance” isn’t enough – the field is still too broad. Dig a little deeper. For instance:
- Health Insurance > Health Insurance UK > Private Health Insurance UK > Private Health Insurance UK Self Employed
Here’s another example:
- Income Protection Insurance > Long Term Income Protection Insurance > Long Term Income Protection Insurance for Over 60s
Seem pretty specific? You’ll actually be far more successful if you drill down to a micro niche within a broader market.
Follow this pyramid guide as a template:
How Do I Find My Niche?
As a lead generator looking for clients, you should have already established what field you want to work in. As you know, FlexxDigital works with clients in the insurance and finance sectors.
If you’re just starting out and you haven’t got that far yet, do some research on Google and see what the best-selling niches are online. At this point, you want to keep your options broad. If you think you’ve found a niche with an “untapped market” it may be because the audience for that niche doesn’t exist.
A better strategy is to tap into a thriving market, selling services that people are already buying.
The best way to tackle niche marketing is to think about the mindset of people who have a problem they need help with. If someone wants to cover their family financially in times of difficulty, for example, they’ll be looking up income protection insurance, health insurance, funeral plan insurance, life insurance, etc.
And, with something as broad as “insurance” there will always be another variation that will solve the problem millions of people search for every day.
Once you’ve settled on a general niche, look at your micro niche pyramid and go into the next layer. In the case of weight loss, that may be “weight loss for women”.
Now, find clients working in that particular niche.
How Do I Find My Micro Niche?
To generate leads successfully, you’ve got to be able to appeal to prospects in an already saturated market. That means finding a hook.
Once you’ve found some clients, ask as many questions as you can about their industry, their ideal customer, and what makes them different from other companies in the same sector.
If the client can’t say what makes them “different”, ask them about the customers that use their service the most. For example, an Income Protection insurance company may specialise in selling insurance to plumbers, construction workers or electricians.
Bingo – you’ve struck gold. While “income protection insurance” is an overly-competitive market with every advertiser making the same claims, income protection for electricians is a micro niche that still has every opportunity to make a profit.
Of course, being so specific will eliminate some potential customers, but you’ll also be able to create a high-demand among the people searching for what you sell.
Advertising In Your Micro Niche
For those who haven’t drilled down to a micro niche, their broad market choice is reflected in their overly broad advertising. As we know, the biggest mistake you can make in your ads is trying to appeal to everybody.
Advertising to a micro niche guarantees better quality leads and a lower cost per lead (CPL). Targeting on Facebook has come such a long way, it can now hone in on your ideal customer and start getting you results almost immediately. And, because your ads, advertorials and landing pages are directly speaking to a specific audience, Facebook’s algorithm is more likely to judge them as “meaningful content”.
If you’re interested in finding your micro niche, supercharging your profits, and reaching the top, head on over to www.flexxable.com. Tell us exactly what you’re looking for, and we’ll go all-out to help.
Do you specialise in a micro niche? Was it difficult to find? Share your experience in the comments below!