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5 Great Niche Markets For Selling Online

2011 June 24
by Jay

Antique clockOne of the key ingredients to really making it in online selling is to find a great niche market. Sellers who are just starting out are more likely to be successful if they appeal to a very small market instead of trying to please everyone.

Finding the right market may not be the easiest task – it takes a bit of time and persistence. Just to give you a few ideas, here is a list of 5 niche products you can use to get you thinking.

Although some of these ideas may seem a little abstract to beginner sellers, these are the types of niches you actually want to consider – very precise and seemingly difficult to source.

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Product Idea #1: Military Insignia

Collectibles are great products that sell well and you can dig really deep to find the best ones. This is the perfect niche for people who share an interest in them because you will find it easier and more rewarding selling something you enjoy.

To be even more precise with selling military insignia, try selling US military insignia from the Vietnam War era – these are really big on eBay.

Military Insignia is a great niche because:

  • There are lots of great sub-niches like World War 2 helmets and Japanese military medals.
  • It rarely dates or goes out of fashion

Product Idea #2: Plus Sized Maternity Wear

The plus size niche is great because plus sized men and women find it difficult to find items in regular retail stores that will fit them comfortably.

Plus size maternity wear is profitable because:

  • People are always going to have babies, so you won’t run out of customers if you’re going to sell maternity and baby stuff.
  • Clothing items aren’t fragile and easy to ship because they’re lightweight. In fact, it’s one of the biggest industries online.

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Product Idea #3: Plus Sized Shoes

This is another plus sized item that is having huge success on eBay for the simple fact that big foots have a hard time finding their sizes at the shoe store.

Why it’s such a great niche:

  • Even though the big brands commonly make the big sizes, the retailers only order a few pairs so our friends with big feet must go online to find what they really want.
  • Plus sizes have a high success rate on eBay (women’s size 11 sell at 61.9% and men’s size 14¬† sell at 75%)
  • Plus sizes are sought after by both men and women (you can choose to target men’s only or women’s only if you want to be specific – women’s size 11 + high heels would make a great little niche).

Product Idea #4: Antique Clocks

This is another great collectible that you could market.

It’s a top niche because:

  • They have an eBay success rate of over 67%
  • You can target both home decorators and collectors.
  • You can get them for cheap at yard sales and flea markets then sell them online for a tidy profit

Product Idea #5: Heart Rate Monitors

Athletes, people who work out at the gym a lot and other people who need to keep an eye on their heart rate are searching for heart rate monitors.

Makes an excellent niche because:

  • They have a 75% success rate on eBay (75% of all heart rate monitors listed on eBay in the last 3 months have been sold).
  • One size fits all.
  • Easy to ship¬† and store because they are small and lightweight.

If you’re just starting out then niche items like these are the way to go. There are so many niches available to keep you excited and best of all, make you money.

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3 Responses Post a comment
  1. December 16, 2011

    Are you kidding me? Heart Rate Monitors? Is there really a margin to be made on these – interesting I would never have thought…

    cheers Jay (though I’m still not convinced ;-)
    Alan

  2. July 3, 2012

    thanks for the niche ideas im currentyl working on a niche please email me with some niche topics

  3. Carlos garcia permalink
    July 23, 2014

    I want to know more about plus sizes for maternity as niche…

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