If you're like most people, you were probably taught that it's better to go wide and to do a bit of everything. But what if I were to tell you that this is such a lie? If you have a burning passion inside you, then you should go for it. I did. I always knew that I wanted to build a practice that solely on the most vulnerable children. I have been in love with all things Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) since I started my AAC journey. While searching how to build my business, I learned the importance of niche markets and branding to get your message out. Here's what you need to do to find your niche market. Over the years I have made some mistakes and learned some hard lessons, but here are a few tips on how I built my practice and why I continue to focus solely on my niche market.
Recognize Yourself Clearly and Create Mission and Vision Statements
The first step is to take a good, hard look at yourself. What are your unique skills and talents? What do you love doing? What gets you excited? Once you have a good understanding of who you are, you can start to create your mission and vision statements. These statements will be the foundation of your business, so make sure they're clear, concise, and reflect your values.
Know Your Audience
Now that you know who you are, it's time to start thinking about who your target audience is. Who are the people that would benefit most from your products or services? What needs do they have that you can fill? Asking questions like these will help you zero in on your target market.
Consistency Is Key
Once you've found your niche market, it's important to be consistent with your message. Your marketing materials should all reflect the same look and feel so that your customers recognize and remember your brand. Consistency will also help build trust with potential customers who may be hesitant to try something new.
Recognize What Makes You Different
What makes you different from everyone else in your industry? This is an important question to answer because it will help you stand out from the crowd. Be sure to highlight what makes you unique in all of your marketing materials so that potential customers know exactly what they can expect from doing business with you.
If you're looking to build a successful business, it's important to find your niche market. By taking the time to recognize yourself, understand your audience, and be consistent with your message, you'll be well on your way to branding yourself as an expert in your field— which is exactly what patients and families of complex needs children are looking for when they're searching for a new service. So don't wait any longer—start narrowing down who you are and what makes you different today, go and live your Purpose!