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Sharon asks…

How to build an Online Niche Websites??

I know Niche websites are typically small websites, clearly focused on a corner of a particular market. But I don’t know how, so I need you help.

New Niche Finder answers:

There are millions of websites already on the Internet and there are thousands more being added every day.

Those millions of sites and pages are your potential competition….
Unless you specialize. You don’t need to waste time and energy trying to compete. Niche websites are the way of ‘not competing’.
Niche web sites let you offer your target niche market a product or service that they can’t get from a larger more established supplier.
In fact, the best way is to learn other people’s sites, just as http://www.buyoncb.com learn their ideas, I collected such a site, you may wish to reference.

Linda asks…

How can I step by step find profitable niche markets?

lol….i guess you can say that learned backwards in this endevor because i understand the math behind the process but i just don’t get the tip of the ice berg. How can I find profitable niche markets..more than one so to speak? My interest don’t pay well.

New Niche Finder answers:

It matters the potential product or service. From there break down the demographics as well as types of people that you want to sell to.

Nancy asks…

What is niche pricing, and what is specialty pricing?

I need to figure out how to set prices for a retail store using either niche pricing or specialty pricing. Could someone please explain how each helps figure out the price of something?

New Niche Finder answers:

A children’s toy that outwardly consists of a box with a crank. When the crank is turned, it plays a melody, often “Pop Goes the Weasel”. At the end of the tune, the lid pops open and a figure, usually a clown, pops out of the box.

A theory as to the origin of the jack-in-the-box is that it comes from the 13th century English prelate Sir John Schorne, who is often pictured holding a boot with a devil in it. According to folklore, he once cast the devil into a boot to protect the village of North Marston in Buckinghamshire. This theory may explain why in French, a jack-in-the-box is called a “diable en boîte” (literally “boxed devil”).
[edit]Influence on culture

Two boys playing with a jack-in-the-box in an 1863 illustration
The Jack-in-the-Box toy has had a widespread effect on culture:
The toy gave its name to the fast food restaurant chain Jack in the Box, which features a mascot named “Jack” who resembles a toy clown from a jack-in-the-box. [1]
A jack-in-the-box named “Charlie-in-the-box” serves as the sentry to the Island of Misfit Toys in the Christmas movie Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer.
There is a schedule ident for PBS Kids on which Dot turns a crank.
Zebedee, a character in The Magic Roundabout, is a Jack-in-the-box without the box.
In an episode of Family Guy when the family is at the toy store, Lois says she has something for Stewie, to which Stewie remarks “And you’re going to give me a box with a crank that you expect me to turn and turn until oh! A jack pops out. You laugh, and the dog laughs, and the kids laugh, and I die a little inside…”
In The Neverhood video game, the protagonist named Klaymen finds a little box with a crank. He turns the crank eagerly as the musical box plays well known sounds of “Pop Goes the Weasel”. But after playing sounds matching the first three lines, music stops and Klaymen starts to turn the crank anxiously, and then peruses the box, suspecting that it just jammed. Then suddenly from a wall behind the protagonist pops the Weasel – an enormous monster, not weasel-like at all – and, as the music is resumed (now in a hard rock – panic run style), starts to chase poor Klaymen.

John asks…

What evolutionary niche do humans fill?

If evolution is viewed as evolving ‘physical’ and ‘mental’ characteristics to fill a gap in the ‘eco-market’ (so to speak), what niche do we, as humans, actually fill?

New Niche Finder answers:

Unfortunately, the term “ecological niche” is much more complex than your question suggests. Consequently, this makes your question very difficult to answer.

Using the definition on Wikipedia:

“In ecology, a niche is a term describing the relational position of a species or population in an ecosystem. More formally, the niche includes how a population responds to the abundance of its resources and enemies (e. G., by growing when resources are abundant, and predators, parasites and pathogens are scarce) and how it affects those same factors (e. G., by reducing the abundance of resources through consumption and contributing to the population growth of enemies by falling prey to them). The abiotic or physical environment is also part of the niche because it influences how populations affect, and are affected by, resources and enemies.

The description of a niche may include descriptions of the organism’s life history, habitat, and place in the food chain. According to the competitive exclusion principle, no two species can occupy the same niche in the same environment for a long time.”

There are also differences between a “fundamental niche” and a “realized niche”.

So to answer your question (as best I can), humans fill a niche in which they manipulate the environment around them to make it more hospitable for human life. (My term for this is a “manipulator species.” Beavers are another example, where they create dams to block streams and flood the surrounding area, thus changing their local environment to meet their specific needs.) Humans enhance their capabilities in this area greatly by using their creativity and trade networks to create and share new ideas and innovations.

Human populations tend to resist predation by killing off the animals above them in the food chain, then claiming the role of apex predator.

Human populations also tend to react to living conditions, sometimes more so than for resource availability. As living conditions improve, mortality rates tend to decline, as do birth rates. In these scenarios, relatively small populations persist through intense (and wasteful) resource use. On the other side of the coin, if living conditions are poor, the normally high mortality rate is either matched or exceeded by high birth rates. In these scenarios, relatively large populations persist through minimal resource use. However, these conditions are often impacted by trade relations and use of dominance hierarchies within the species. Therefore, living conditions can be kept low in regions so that resources can be extracted at a low cost for people living in much better conditions. The conflict between xenophobia and trade create very complex relations between groups (nations) of humans.

Human use of resources is largely wasteful (especially more recently in our history), with much of the biomass that we take away from the biosphere going into creating more humans, human pets, or vermin that feed on our waste.

Hopefully this answers your question.

Laura asks…

Two species of a plant genus Ipomea share a common niche and reproductive pattern?

Two species of a plant genus Ipomea share a common niche and reproductive pattern but are still unable to hybridize because they have structurally different flowers. What kind of reproductive isolation is observed in these two species?
A. Mechanical
B. Temporal
C. Behavioral

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