Before you start building your online business, it is very important to do your research carefully. A lot of newbies just jump into the market that they think will allow them to profit. That is ONE BIG Mistake that you need to avoid. You need to lay a strong foundation for your online business by doing a thorough research for the market that you like to go into.

Here are some of the tools that that you can rely on.

1) Google Keyword Planner:

This is a must have tool that is free. All you need is to have a Google Account. It had been updated recently and the search volume is now presented in ranges instead.

*Tip: If you are signing in to AdWords for the first time, it will ask you for credit cards details, assuming that you are going to use AdWords for advertising. You can skip these steps and go straight to “Tools” and go to keyword planner straight.

2) Ubersuggest:

Ubersuggest is a very interesting keyword tool that search for autocomplete and autosuggest behavior. You can search keyword based on Web, Images, Shopping, YouTube and News and location. It gives you a pretty good idea what people are searching for if you do not know where to start. For example, I searched for “How to” based on YouTube and in United States. It generated a list of keywords and after that you can do a further research on the keyword that interests you.

3) Facebook

That’s right! Facebook actually has a very extensive search function. This is especially important if you intend to use Facebook Ads to promote your business. Hence, you need to know if there is a demand or interest in the product or service that you are offering. For example, you can search for “How to play pokemon” if you are selling pokemon related products and discover if there are any groups or fanpage that you can target at.

I hope that you are able to make use of the 3 tools that I have recommended above. Thank you :)