If you are just beginning to explore the endless realms of interest-specific groups, be forewarned that, indeed, the list is huge! Pick something of vital interest to you, or choose something that you suspect has a healthy gathering of followers. Here are things to consider:

? Leisure Activities & Hobbies — Concentrating on a particular and specific leisure-time interest can be an excellent way to tap into a niche market. Putting your hobby or your expertise to work for you is an brilliant way to create a side business, a full time home business, or just creating some extra income while assisting you in doing more of the things you love. A captivating hobby is a positive, healthy way to escape, if only for an hour at a time.

By definition, a hobby is a leisure or recreational pursuit that someone engages in, outside of their regular career. It is a touch that adds quality to your life and sparkle to your nine-to-five job. To be able to provide solutions to others in their needs and desires within their own hobbies, is special, indeed. Very lucrative online businesses are centered in thousands of specialty Web sites who cater to hobbies and leisure activities.

? Collectors Sites — Collecting is a fun activity, and one of the most interesting things to collect are art pieces. Your possible targeted groups would include hundreds of sub-specialties in the art world, from ceramics, to art prints, to the tools and supplies for any of those areas.

? Outdoor Activities — Camping is a hobby that many people also enjoy. We all know some people who just cannot stay out of the outdoors. Each of these groups will have specific marketing needs.

? Travel — Some people just like to see new things and visit new places they have never been before. Your target group might be involved in business travel, family vacations (especially to specific family holiday locales), or even occupations that include travel, such as truckers or those in import/export.

? Gardening and Environment — There are numerous subject specialties, including botany, gardening, horticulture, landscape design, agriculture, biogeography, ecology, environmental topics, geography, homesteading, natural history, natural resources, wildlife conservation.

? Science and Medicine — Special interest groups might include technology, clinical medicine, engineering, physics, veterinary medicine.

? Sports — Many special-interest activities can be easy to learn. You might start a new business on the topic of going biking. A simple search will show you how many sub-areas there are! From mountain biking, to family-outing holidays, to bike racing, and many more.

There are hundreds of special interest groups who could use your expertise and products. Take care in developing your relationships with your customers, and your business will take on a life of its own!

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