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Riches in Niches: How to Make It Big in a Small Market [Kindle Edition]

Susan A. Friedmann
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Book Description

Why do some financial advisors wind up making millions on TV
giving investment advice while others labor in obscurity? How do some
attorneys land regular columns in prestigious trade publications? Where do
those speakers who give the annual address at industry conventions come
from? What is the secret reason that a select few service professionals
enjoy high-profile, high-prestige, and high-paying status as "experts" in
their fields?

More importantly, can the rest of us do it? Susan Friedmann answers a
resounding "Yes!" In Riches in Niches: How to Make It BIG in a Small
, Friedmann explores the multiple factors that separate the
"experts" from the service professionals who may have identical--if not
better--skills, but whom no one has ever heard of.

You will learn:

* Why positioning yourself as an Expert in a Niche--a sweet spot
known as a nichepreneur--is the most surefire route to success any
service professional could want.

* The GEL Formula: Friedmann's proven technique that shows service
professionals how to find the professional niche that makes the best
use of their skills while yielding maximum profit.

* The Seven Secrets nichepreneurs need to know to create, claim, and
benefit from their Expert Identity.

* Creative ways to create secondary, even tertiary, income streams
capitalizing on the benefits of "Being the Expert."

Editorial Reviews


"At last, a book that addresses the key to contemporary marketing. Nichepreneurs, the term Susan Friedmann brilliantly coined, defines a powerful mindset that has become the giant killer strategy for small business success....This is the must-read business book of the year." -- Rick Segel

From the Back Cover

"Susan shows how focusing on a niche will help you become rich. Packed with valuable, hands-on information, Riches in Niches is a must-have book for every entrepreneur--or Nichepreneur!"
--Dr. Ivan Misner, founder of BNI and New York Times best-selling author of Truth or Delusion?: Busting Networking's Biggest Myths

"I'm a real believer in niche marketing. I think it's responsible for my success as a professional speaker. Susan Friedman has written a superb book that will make you see your career in a new light and lead you on to even greater success."
--Roger Dawson, author of Secrets of Power Negotiating

"If you want to transform yourself from one of a million to one of a kind, you need Riches in Niches! This book tells you exactly how to stand out in a crowded marketplace--and profit from it!"
--Steve Waterhouse, CSP, author of The Team Selling Solution

"Susan Friedmann has written a "from rags to niches" book which proves why she's the master of small markets. Riches in Niches is an invaluable work which shines light into every crevice, corner, and choice you'll find in smaller markets. The markets are small, the book is huge, your potential after reading it is vast."
--Alan Weiss, Ph.D., author of Million Dollar Consulting

"At last, a book that addresses the key to contemporary marketing. Nichepreneuers, the term Susan Friedmann brilliantly coined, defines a powerful mindset that has become the giant killer strategy for small business success....This is the `must read' business book of the year."
--Rick Segel, CSP, author of The Essential Online Solution and The Retail Business Kit for Dummies

"Break through the clutter and be bold. Great advice for a powerful business development strategy." --Randy Gage, author of Why You're Dumb, Sick & Broke...And How to Get Smart, Healthy & Rich!

"Using real-life examples from countless success stories, Susan Friedmann has written the definitive step-by-step manual on how to make the most of your expert identity and succeed in a small market. Reading Riches in Niches will give you the golden keys you need to focus your specialty and control your destiny."
--Laura Stack, MBA, CSP, author of Leave the Office Earlier

Product Details

  • File Size: 2248 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Career Press (May 10, 2007)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B001BP9VXU
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #635,514 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful
This is great book! At least that's what the author says about it. Funny thing is - I tend to agree with her. I liked this book a whole lot. I wish it had been written some 20 years ago when the author and I were both starting out in our careers. She says she was a public relations worker and I was a young CPA dabbling in the practice of law. What this book provides is a powerful marketing, PR, and self-promotion system for any wanta-be consultant, trainer, and/or coach to use to become the known expert in their field. Are you a CPA, attorney, CFP, PR consultant, life coach, executive coach, business coach, or whatever? If so, then this book is for you.

This book is not the first of its kind. Five others that I have read that predate this book are:

101 Ways to Promote Yourself (1997), ISBN: 0380785080
Million Dollar Consulting (2002), ISBN: 007138703X
Get Slightly Famous (2003), ISBN: 0972002111
How to Position Yourself as an Obvious Expert (2004), ISBN: 0972094164
From Entrepreneur to Infopreneur (2006), ISBN: 0470050866

All of these books are highly rated at Amazon, and the instant book is my favorite of them. I like the way Riches in Niches is outlined, written, and especially the numerous lists that are included. You will learn in this book that writing articles, Web pages, eBooklets, eBooks, booklets, and books is an important way to build your credibility and to get the word out about your specialty. You will learn that blogging and Web sites are important. And you will learn that public speaking, whether it be speeches, seminar presentations, workshops, or training sessions, is an important way to promote yourself. All of these things are ways to make money, too.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Don't Be a Commodity August 20, 2007
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Friedmann has several good articles posted in the Mindconnection online library, so I was interested in reading her book.

When I was quite young, I excitedly told a mentor about several new things I was doing. His advice to me was to pick one and do it well. Since then, I have seen the wisdom of that advice proven time and time again. It is better to do one thing well than to do many things poorly. That philosophy is the underpinning of this book.

But it's not a rah-rah book that spends a couple hundred pages making the same point over and over. You've probably read such books. Whenever I have finished such a book, I wonder if the author has ever really put the advice to use. There's no "how to get there from here." Riches In Niches lays out a 7-step plan anyone can follow, plus it provides a ton of useful references. Throughout the book, you'll find short case histories that each illustrate a point.

The first chapter introduces us to the author. We learn why Friedmann chose the path she did, and we get to learn from her mistakes. The next chapter provides a detailed explanation of why it's better to pick a specialty than to try to be all things.

Chapters Three and Four lay the foundation for understanding how niches work. The next seven chapters (Five through Eleven) provide Friedman's seven-step plan. Chapter Twelve ties it all together and provides some additional insights. In the back is an extensive "Recommended Resources" section that, in itself, justifies buying the book.

Friedmann writes in a style that reminds me of a transcript of a public speech. This should not be surprising, as she is an accomplished public speaker and is, in fact, a National Board Director of the National Speakers Association.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Much of it excellent information, some of it padded July 20, 2008
As both a writer and a businessman I found many good morsels of interest for myself in Susan Friedmann's new book, Riches in Niches: How to Make It BIG in a Small Market. I really wish that I had read this book long before now because with my current business I only just discovered in a practical way last year how going for niche markets can really turn a business around. Susan Friedmann is herself a practitioner of her own advice: Susan consults for companies needing trade show marketing experts; a very niche market.

For the small business owner, the book is chock full of real life case examples from people who have transformed their "general businesses" (my words, not Susan's) into niche businesses and prospered by utilizing what Susan Friedmann labels as Susan's Secret Success Strategies. These strategies all force you to take a new look at your own business and look at how you are running it. Are you busy developing your own niche and creating a new market or are you trying to compete with Joe Blogs and every other Tom, Dick and Harry down the street?

Many of Susan Friedmann's strategies are common sense ideas that many business owners never get on their own. They involve ways to develop your own name as an expert through use of the media, blogs, etc., as well as portraying yourself as a well designed niche company through such basic things as your company name and the way your business card it made up. Susan even gives hints on how to determine what your own niche really is or should be.

If Riches in Niches had a draw back I think it would be related to how Susan sometimes goes into explaining the processes of business franchising, how to find attorneys, etc., which I feel are wholly different subjects.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars I felt this could have been a pamplet; the ...
I felt this could have been a pamplet; the info contained in the book is probably available from the net for free. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Susan N. Kendall
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Advice
What a great book. Really gives you a clear understanding why going small will help you make it big.
Published 3 months ago by Barbara Tilley
4.0 out of 5 stars good info. for general use
This book explains what and why a niche book is good and gives examples of types of niche books and how to create your own niche titles. Read more
Published 12 months ago by Denise Logan
5.0 out of 5 stars Entreprenurial Gold
I found Niche to Rich and Niche to Rich: Zap Your Way to Success when I was surfing amazon. I learned a lot of strategies about standing out in a crowded market and why it is... Read more
Published 14 months ago by wordophile
4.0 out of 5 stars Good read
Picking a good niche is not as easy as one might think. the information in this book
helps you to focus. It helped me focus on what I enjoy the most. Read more
Published 18 months ago by Ron Underhill
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent - well ahead of the competition
Okay, let's be honest - there are a *lot* of books out there teaching you why and how to take advantage of your expertise and build a lucrative business. Read more
Published on October 14, 2012 by Danny Iny
4.0 out of 5 stars nichepreneur cornerstone reading
I own several copies of Riches in Niches, have downloaded the app from iTunes, and have had the great fortune to work with Susan, directly. Read more
Published on September 7, 2012 by lowellbellew
4.0 out of 5 stars Great Resource for Consultants and Coaches
As the editor of a trade newsletter for professional resume writers, I'm always on the lookout for resources to recommend to my readers. Read more
Published on September 5, 2010 by Bridget (Weide) Brooks
4.0 out of 5 stars Great service, decent book
The service for this book was really good. The book itself does not have great english in it and could use an editor. Read more
Published on September 16, 2009 by Kevin Melanson
1.0 out of 5 stars Very poorly edited - unreadable!
I bought this book about a year ago from the author's website. It was so poorly edited that it was unreadable. Read more
Published on August 10, 2009 by J. Roderick
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More About the Author

Susan Friedmann, CSP (Certified Speaking Professional), is a veteran business and niche marketing expert who has carved her niche by helping companies worldwide get the most out of attending trade shows and industry events. She offers programs to increase results and focus on building better relationships with customers, prospects and advocates in the marketplace.

Her client list includes some of the most recognizable names in the world: Siemens, Kimberly-Clark, IBM, American Express, as well as many large and small organizations, associations and small business owners.

A prolific author, Susan has written fourteen books including, "Meeting and Event Planning for Dummies," "The Complete Idiot's Guide to Target Marketing," "Riches in Niches: How to Make it BIG in a small Market," made it to #1 in hot business books on; and many more titles.


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