Finding your first niche?
Last Update: Nov 22, 2018
Over the recent weeks, I have notice an increased number of request asking “How do you choose your first niche”, or something very similar to this.
In reading over some, I could see that most were just trying to make the best, right “first” choice for that inital niche decision they were about to make. Then I thought, is there a right choice if you haven’t dealt with such a related topic before”?
In an article entitled, “How to Find a Profitable Niche Market in 3 Easy Steps”, written by Neil Patel, he wrote, “People looking for their first niche often think they have to find something that no one else knows about. Or at least niches that other markers aren’t already competing in.”
That’s really is not the case since “there are no unknown or new niches”.
If you happen to come across a niche that you feel is new, it’s because it is new to you and there’s nothing wrong with that.
Now if you take some time and think about is, even if you came across one that is not being actively marketed, there’s likely a reason for that, no demand could be one or not making money.
So, if you really find a “new” niche out there, it mostly has little to no demand.
Therefore, while you are looking for your first niche, consider these few steps for starters:
- Identify “YOUR” interests and passions of yours.
- (This might be something that you have already done or worked with)
- Identify what problem you could solve with your niche.
- (How will this niche help to solve a known problem someone might be dealing with or provide a better offering?)
- Research “YOUR” competition.
- (Find out what others in this area is doing to address the problem and how might you stand out.)
- Determine the profitability of your chosen niche.
- (After all, one of the reason you are addressing this question is to see what, if any, profitability it has.)
interesting post and happy to read some of these clarifications and ideas! Thank you. I like the metaphor with the warblers and I'm curious about more details (not that knowing them is in any way vital :)
You are welcome for the information shared here, and the clarification it provided you.
I came across the metaphor when searching for a image for the post and saw how it fitted in!
Thanks for your read, responding and sharing to this post.
I really loved this post Donnie. A post like this useful for new members at Wealthy Affiliate as most of them are confused in choosing a niche. I recommend everyone to take a few minutes and read this blog post with patience and try to understand what's being written. Well Done Donnie!!!
Great post....Ive been struggling with this very topic. I do think I'm on the right track trying to find a niche that I'm knowledgeable about and that there is a demand for content. I can't compete with niches that have 100ks of posts, so I'm concentrating on a few hundred to a few thousand to start.
It's through the training and following great people, reading posts, and absorbing the knowledge so again thank you so much. As a "newb" it's posts like URS that keep me motivated and on task.
I got you to read it; I hope I provided you some assistance in your niche marketing!
The motivation comes from being within Wealthy Affiliate, breaking it down for clarification is what “WE” do here for anyone!
Keep up the work and you will see those rough patches start to smooth out as the pieces come together.
Thank you for your read and response!
Thank you Donnie, I received some helpful tips :)
Well I have to give our recent new comers some of the credit having read a post or two……..if not more!
We often hear the word niche, but after looking for some details for help, I found that there are tons of ways that anyone could approach identifying one.
Thank you for your read and responding to my post!
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In the beginning, we can all angst over what niche to choose, it is good to have a formula to make that process easier to transverse.
Some good pointers Donnie.
Alex, you know, they tell you more of a general reason to pick your niche but having more direct reasons for picking it......helps!
Thanks for your read and the response!