Do you ever feel like you’ve run out of ideas? That your current niche is not enough? That there are too many competitors in the same field as you? Well, fear not! Here are some ways to find inspiration for your next Print On Demand niche.
1. Look at other people’s niches or sub-niches.
If you’ve taken the time to explore and research other niches, you may find it easy to come up with new ideas. For example, if you’re in the pet niche and your competition is well-established, take a look at other niches related to pets. It’s easy to model a niche from competitors without disrupting or copying any of their materials. Taking an idea and changing it is simple. It’s important to remember that there are many different angles within any one niche that you can explore. You don’t need to be pigeonholed into only one idea. For example here are some ideas that can be expanded from the pet niche:
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2. Create a list of things that interest you.
Whether you’re a budding entrepreneur or an established business, one of the best ways to find inspiration for your next niche is to look at the things you enjoy. It’s always easier to sell in a niche that interests you because you know exactly what your target market is looking for. So ask yourself what you’re most passionate about and start there. By looking at things that interest you, it’s also easier to see new opportunities for growing your business.
3. Find what people are discussing on blogs and social media.
Another way to find inspiration is by finding what people are talking about on blogs and social media. If you want to branch out from a specific niche, maybe reading a few blogs, joining some forums or watching youtube videos on your subject can help give you some other great ideas about where to go next. ProfitBusters offers a Freebie section that’s updated daily for tons of great Print On Demand ideas for when you’re looking for something new. Check Here to check it out.
4. Brainstorm with friends, family, or colleagues.
One of the main reasons that people have trouble coming up with new ideas is because they rely on what they already know to create new designs. But this is a problem because designers are often so familiar with their own work that they can’t see anything new in it. When you start looking at your work with fresh eyes, you’ll be surprised at all the inspiration you can come up with. That’s why brainstorming with friends, family, or colleagues is a great way to get some fresh ideas and make sure you’re not thinking too small.
5. Expand on products in the same niche.
Sometimes changing niches isn’t the best solution if you already have an established store. All you have to do is change the product. Print On Demand works great for so many products today. Something that works on a shirt can be expanded to mugs, jewelry necklace message cards, blankets, hoodies and so much more. (For a list of the most popular Print On Demand sellers, Click Here)
Someone who purchased a printed mug might also purchase a matching shirt if they are passionate about the niche, so give it a try – you have nothing to lose!
6. (BONUS) Trends, Trends, Trends!
One of the quickest ways to come up with a niche idea is to just watch what’s trending. Follow the news, movie industry, best-selling books, political topics, or holidays! (Please be careful to not sell anything copyrighted!) When something is trending, the world has already done the marketing for you – so all you have to do is hop on the train and sell the product. Sometimes it may be more competitive when trying to sell a specific holiday item like Christmas or Valentine’s Day, but if you build something around a topic that you’re more interested in (like a football game phrase for college students) then you won’t need to worry about too much competition.
Remember, there are dozens of ways to get inspiration for a new Print On Demand niche, or expand on your current niche. Take these tips to finding your next calling and you’ll never run out of ideas again. Good luck and get to winning!