Day 3 - Market Research

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Hey @CCarter thanks again. I'm certainly not an outsider when it comes to the niche, I know a lot about this and have 'lived it' for many years. So certainly no lack of credibility I don't think.

It was more about whether women connect with women more in my niche, or at least with the idea of a couple, working to become more self-reliant etc. People seem to love a back story :-)

I think you might well be right about concentrating too hard on something people don't really notice. It was really more of a fleeting thought, and I certainly don't intend to let it be something I worry about.

There will always be some folks that prefer a certain feel or style to a site, a certain type of author or whatever, but I am sure people will resonate more with someone who gives good information, has a modicum of wit (hmmm, not sure if I've demonstrated that here yet?) and creates valuable content.

As to your gender, I'm intrigued, but in this world where it's perfectly ok and trendy to identify yourself as gender binary or neutral or whatever they call it, I'm not spending too much time thinking about whether you are he, she, them or something completely different.

Nice to have an air of mystery :-)

Cheers for all your help, on this, and on the other thread I posted today. I'm making progress, got some focus, it's all good :-)
 
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Wow, wow... So Awesome!
I thought I was onto something that I've never really seen or heard of, and now today I not only discovered it already exists, but I found examples that were EXACT matches ~ I mean, if I had come up with every facet of what I want to do and shipped it off to a designer and they came back with the results I found, it would have been a perfect match. For about 1-second, I was discouraged. But, it occurs to me that, until I really dug in and researched it, I had never heard of this "competitor". If anything, this "competitor" signals to me that a market exists. Now, my problem becomes distinguishing myself from them. What's my UNIQUE SELLING PROPOSITION?

You cover this here as well. I purposely have NOT looked too much into these guys yet because I want to first come up with my solutions to things before I see how they are handling things. THEN, I want to dive deep into what they are doing and see what solutions I like from them, see where I think my ideas are better, etc.

On one hand: They can be Uber and I will be Lyft; they can be Coke and I will be Pepsi etc.
On the otherhand... until I really, really searched, I didn't know they existed, so 1) now I feel validated about my niche, and 2) I can probably take them out.... (Just sayin')