How To Pick A Niche That Leads To Success!

Last Update: December 21, 2018

One of the biggest issues I've noticed with new WA members is trying to figure out a niche. This surprises me because I always expected the biggest problems would be the technical or marketing. But Kyle and Carson have made that aspect damn near dummy proof because of the training and the fact you have so much support via live chat or the actual technical support staff.

But selecting a niche is usually what stops people dead in their tracks. So I'm going to try to help you address this problem so you can improve your chances of long term success.


1. What topic can you discuss non-stop?

One of the biggest mistakes that people make when picking a niche is they think short term. Folks are under the misconception that after you build your website and put up a few pages you're done. But that's like buying a new car and never putting gas in it. That car may look nice but it will never go anywhere because you haven't done your part by giving it gas regularly. In this case, your website is the car and the gas it needs is new articles (aka posts) regularly. The amount and schedule vary depending on who you talk to. But a safe place to start is to do at least 1-2 new articles per week.

So it's important to pick a niche that you could literally have a conversation about every week without fail because ultimately that's all writing content is. Your articles should really be like having a discussion with a close friend where you're sharing advice and tips. If you're considering a niche that you couldn't have a discussion about in person for many years to come, then you shouldn't pick it! Yeah, I said it and it may fly in the face of what others tell you. But that's my observation given my experience with many members here.

You're going to hit a wall and run out of content ideas and will fail. So take a step back and think about topics, situations or passions you currently have or find yourself discussing a lot. Take into consideration where you may spend a lot of time online or when you have free time. People think they don't have a passion but we all do. It's just a matter of taking notice of what it is. You probably do things that are so habitual you're not realizing that is what your passion is. So you might want to have someone close to you from the outside tell you what they think you spend most of your time doing or know a lot about. It might give you a perspective that you never even considered. Either way, whatever your niche is, you need to be able to write new content regularly. And it shouldn't be hard to do if you pick the right niche.

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2. Don't follow the money...kind of!

Yes, I know it's counter-intuitive as hell because we're all here to make money. But if you're just picking a niche like the "make money niche" for instance because you know folks like myself, Kyle & Carson do very well with it, it's not a good enough reason. I actually picked my make money niche by accident. I was literally fascinated with the idea of making online and really passionate about learning all the little ways you could make money online. It was something I would literally spend hours online researching for fun and obviously to help me make money. But even when I wasn't making money from it, I really get excited anytime I learn about a new way to make money. So that's the reason I picked the niche. I lived it. And fortunately, it happens to make money.

But if you just jump into a niche because you heard it makes tons of money, chances are you'll abandon it if you don't see that money right away. You're basically setting yourself up for failure because once the novelty wears off, you'll get discouraged and give up. Whereas if you've picked a topic that you're already passionate about and spending time on just for fun, you'll still do it. And then when you finally do make money it will be the bonus! Now with that said, when you are considering a niche you still need to know if it does make money.

So I do recommend doing a google search for blogs related to your niche and see how they're monetizing their blogs. Attempt to determine what they're promoting. If you don't see blogs that are promoting products and services then it probably means they aren't making money. So that may be a bad sign for you even if you're passionate or knowledgeable about the niche. It may mean there aren't any real products you can promote to make money. So it's bad from a business standpoint. This is different from just picking a niche where you have no knowledge, passion or experience but you're picking it because you've heard it makes money. So keep that in mind.


3. Are people actively looking for answers?

Despite what you may have heard, you don't want to pick a niche just because it's your hobby and passion. I know it flies in the face of what you've learned but hear me out. Yes passion is part of the equation. But you should also take into consideration if people are actively looking for this niche in google to solve a problem. Sure, I can start a site on my love for Star Trek. But I probably wouldn't make much money with this site because it's not solving an issue per se. Whereas if I start a website about growing a beard, that would attract people like myself that are actively looking for advice and products to help grow a lavish beard. And that brings me to my next requirement.


4. Is Your Audience Willing To Spend Money?

At the end of the day most of you are here to make money with your site. So you need to pick niches where people are actively looking for products and services that they are willing to pay for. Maybe you may want to start a website about helping under served youth. And that intention is great. But it's not going to make you any money because your audience isn't looking to spend money because they probably don't have it.

Going back to my beard site example, people that want to grow a beard are willing to pay money to buy products and accessories to help them with that. They're actively looking on Google for solutions and reviews on products that claim to give them a solution. It's a niche with buyer's intent. This is very important when selecting your niche. Is your audience willing and expecting to spend money for solutions? Are there products you can recommend and review? If you can't say yes with confidence, then this niche is unlikely to make you money even if it meets the other requirements I listed above.


5. Take your time!

I get it, you're super excited about getting started. You want to get to the making money aspect, so you haphazardly pick a niche. Unfortunately what ends up happening with many people is, you realize later that you've picked the wrong niche. So now the idea of starting all over again is daunting and you end up giving up. Stop this process from even happening by taking a step back first. Again, this advice may go against what's taught here. But maybe you shouldn't pick a niche at the start of your training. Maybe it's better to just read through the training so you can really see what's going to be involved ongoing. Then you come back and decide on a niche because you have a better understanding of the process and what you'll be doing.

I think this may be helpful to many people because I've seen how some people don't realize that they'll need to continue to write regularly to make this work. They just assume after they pick their niche and set up their site with a few pages they're done and the money comes in. It obviously doesn't. So I think you really need to take your time before picking a niche.


What To Do Next?

Well I have provided you some of the most important things to consider regarding picking a niche. You should feel relieved that your niche idea meets what I laid out. Or you may be feeling a little stressed because your initial idea is now out of the question. You're good either way. Here are some additional steps to take to help you finalize your niche or find one that is better suited for success.

1. Ask yourself what activities occupy your free time. Maybe it's a hobby or perhaps you have a lot of experience in a topic because of your job. Or maybe it's something you do for fun. Ask your friends and family what they think you're really good at or know a lot about.

2. Search google to determine if there are blogs covering the topic you've identified. A niche works best when people will go to google to search for more information or to solve a problem. For instance, someone may do a search for an iPhone review. Someone else may search google to learn how to do something. Another person may search for the top tips or products for a given niche. So your niche should mimic this.

3. Now dive deeper into these blogs to identify if the bloggers are promoting products to help people in this niche. What are they recommending in their articles via links or banners? If they aren't promoting anything then there is probably no money to be made. Let it go and move on to another niche idea.

4. Now decide if you'll be able to write at least one article per week. Keep it simple. Are there a lot of products you can write a simple review? Can you create "how to" articles? Or can you do "list style" articles such as" top "3 tips, etc? You want to pick something that makes coming up with content easy. Reviewing products in a niche is simple even if you never bought them. Read this: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.co...

If you follow these steps, you'll eventually come to a niche that is designed for long term success.

I hope these tips help you narrow down your niche selection process. But let me know your thoughts down below by leaving a comment.

Once you have found your niche, now it's time to put it all together. I have a great cheat sheet here that will help you figure out how to write articles, make money, build your site properly and much more. Don't start your site without reading this cheat sheet here. You've been warned.

Thanks for reading.

Eddy with a y

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Thank you, Eddy. I'm going to take some time and do more research into finding my niche. Although I do feel a sense of urgency to get started, I do understand the importance of building on a good foundation. I know niches will change, but starting off on the right foot will keep me from being frustrated in the future. Thanks, again.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Simonne. Definitely take your time. This whole process of building this business and getting it to a point where it's successful will take months anyway. So it's better to take your time to pick a niche that is right for you and your long term success. Speeding through it won't shorten the time it will take to see results here.
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SPanagos Premium
Thank you very much for this information. I've been having some difficulties finding my niche but I'm going to follow your advice and take my time by focusing on the training instead of worrying about having my niche right now. I'm sure it will come to me when it is suppose to and will be a good one vs. picking a niche that wasn't given much thought. I was under the impression that we needed to find our niche so we could continue along with the steps in our training. I feel so much more relaxed knowing that there isn't any rush. I have a feeling my niche will come to me sooner without all the pressure I was feeling before. I've never done anything like this before and have been feeling a little intimidated because I'm stepping on new ground and have no idea what this really looks like yet and is very foreign to me but at the same time I'm excited about finally stepping out of my comfort zone and taking my thoughts and putting them into action. I have nothing to lose here. I have only to gain even if I don't make a penny at this the knowledge i will receive is worth more to me than anything and maybe even the opportunity to be blessed with some new friends as a bonus because I'm getting the feeling that there might be some pretty cool people in this network. Everyone here seems very genuine and really willing to help. Can't wait for the day I can give back and do the same. Thank you!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Shannon. My cheat sheet may help you as well:
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JesusGirl144 Premium
Eddy, what a great read!! That is outstanding information and confirmation for me! As you know I just started out and something told me to go ahead with the training and come back to the niche later!!

I am also researching what the top niches are right now as well as how I will be able to write content and sell products within the niche.

This was amazing information! Thanks for sharing! God Bless!!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Randi. That's why I share these articles with my referrals. If they read them, you'll get a lot of actionable information that will help you.
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Mike177 Premium
Hi, Eddy-

Thanks for looking in on me to see how I'm doing. It's appreciated.
The fact is, I've been having a crisis of sorts but I think that I'm getting a handle on it.
I was doing the Online Entrepreneur Training and racking my brain about picking a niche. By the way, I read your "Cheat Sheet" and all of the suggestions by various people about picking a niche. That was really great but I still wasn't able to come up with a niche. So, I'm doing the training and Kyle says if you just can't come up with a niche, do the referral thing.
So, I start the referral training but it looks like there's a lot less support in that area so I'm starting to get worried but I decided that I will just sleep on it. Sure enough, when I woke up this morning, I thought of several niche ideas so I'm dropping the referral thing and going back to the regular Entrepreneur training.
I'll let you know if I need anymore help.
All the best.

Mike
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EddySalomon Premium
Yeah as I said in the cheat sheet and this article it's better to just give yourself time to think of a niche. It will eventually come. The problem feel this pressure to start something right away but its self imposed and unnecessary. So I'm glad it came to you.
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lakbar12 Premium
I agree with this article. I do think it is a great idea to go through the training first and then decide on a niche. I didn't think I had a hobby or passion at first because, I do not do anything besides, take care of my kids. Which is a subject, I could talk about but, I do not know how long I could talk about that.

And, on the other hand, anytime I get free time, I am always searching for ways to make money and save money. I have done this for the last 9 years.

I love watching remote work at home jobs youtube channels and any other make money opportunities. Plus I am always looking for ways to save a dollar. In fact, that is how I started with WA.

So, I agree we could have a passion and just not really realize it.
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EddySalomon Premium
Indeed Lakisha. That's why the work at home niche was my first site. It made sense because I always spent my free time looking at different ways to make money online. I was obsessed with it. So it made sense to pursue it from that perspective. It's later I realized that this niche had the other important aspects you need to succeed. So it has to be a whole package as I laid out above, otherwise it doesn't work.
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kirstenerika Premium
This was my favorite article i've read on the internet so far about niches. It made me aware that my excitement has taken me to full speed mode and I need to turn it down, watch more training, and let my niche ideas marinate for awhile before I settle on one:)
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm happy to hear that Kirsten. I see a lot of people getting carried away with some of their possible niche ideas and failing to consider what I've laid out above and in my cheat sheet which you should read as well:
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kirstenerika Premium
That article is so full of gems, thanks again! It answered questions I didn't even know I had :)
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EddySalomon Premium
And that's why I wrote it. Lol Glad you enjoyed it. Feel free to share it.
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Tebeau169 Premium
I learned a lot from this article... the main thing I learned was to use a search engine such as the ubiquitous GOOGLE to research my idea(s) and especially to see what if any products or at least links to products were displayed . I also discovered content in these websites where I could get ‘lost’ discovering ideas and ticks.
Beware I found it sooo easy to emerge myself in the blogs, tutorials, and websites that I spent my available research time in learning ‘stuff’ I did not know about the subject.
Oh well, at least I learned something.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome. The training covers a lot of these concepts as well. So make sure you're actually going through it and following it.
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Winex Premium
Wow, Thanks so much. I actually related to everything said in this article. Awesome reading, AND yep still thinking on a niche. My first choice was Diabetes, unfortunately there's not a lot out there with links leading to money. hmmm... so I'm back to square one AND that's o'k too
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You're welcome Wini.
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Omosomi Premium
Thanks Eddy, is bcos of this niche issue I had not properly set up my website, I don't want to made any mistake about niche selection. It has been one of my major concern since. In terms of regular writing of content I know I can do that. I have some article written already but I had not published any.

My main purpose is not really about the money making now. Before I got to know WA, I had already contemplating of setting up online blogging, my Facebook I have a group account I tag it "LIVE News. But I was still searching which of the best hosting to go for. Eventually, I got the awareness of WA.
Now I had create 3 site because I'm still going through those video training, which I'm not even reach half, but I'm getting it well and those video's are interesting.

But what I'm driving out here is that. I want to have a site I would be writing general content. "The Content", (a site i would be writing, opinion, stories, views etc) Baby Apparel (a site of mother's guide) the other third site is for purely e-commerce (a site I can review product, and place product's) but my aims on this e-commerce is to market any computer, phone and their accessories) and other better things

But someone here in WA said, I would be good in area of hanging fruit if I go for that niche, I would make it here.

Why I took my time to explained all this is bcos when I read this your content " how to pick a niche that lead to success" I took my time to read it, it make sense for newbie like us.

Pls, advice me what to do, would I be doing fine in those area. Regular content, for me would not be problem, God will help us with different ideas to write content from.

Thanks for your quick response.
Omosomi
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Omosomi.

Read my cheat sheet: I think it will help you pick the proper niche based on what I laid out there.
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debdfw2018 Premium
Very helpful Eddy. And you know I already agree with you on taking my time and doing my research. But you gave me things to think about that I hadn't thought of, like writing the articles and having to keep them fresh regularly. Writing about my research isn't a problem (I was the one in my college classes that always had to figure out what to cut out because I had to much, lol). But I did have to think about having to do it every week.
You talked about banners and links, which I have heard of but don't really know what banners are or how to attach links. So if you have article on those topics (and I'm sure you do) I will have to find them.
I also need to check for the blogs on the other sites, even the ones I already researched. So I still have lots to do but I won't be spinning my wheels thanks to you.

The adventure continues,
Deborah
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Deborah. You should read my cheat sheet as well. It will prove very useful. The training covers things like adding affiliate links. It sounds like you haven't gone through all the lessons yet. So just make sure you go through all of the training:
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Lsessions89 Premium
Eddy, you are my hero! It's as if that article was speaking directly to me. I now feel so much better about picking out my niche. I was just picking anything and didn't feel comfortable about it.

I am going to step back and observe what I really do and am good at. I know I was good at teaching but I'm not sure I could have a niche from that. I also know my favorite thing in the world is working in my yard, but I/m not sure how I could sell products from that either. So, I'm going to ask my children and my mother and see what they say I am good at or know a lot about. Then I'm going to combine what they say with my observations and see what I come up with. The program says don't spend over 15 to 20 minutes to pick your niche but I just couldn't do that and it made me have a meltdown. I can't just pick something, especially when I'm not even sure what I'm passionate about.

This was great and I appreciate your help! Now at least I have a plan, know what I want to do can finally maybe pick a nice I'm truly comfortable with.

THANKS!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're very welcome Lisa! I'm glad this helped you. You may appreciate my cheat sheet as well:
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1signbanner Premium
Well Eddie, you touched upon a subject I hold dear to and that is a "passion."

I at an early age was glued to the likes of Mad Magazine. My brother 7 years older than I loved to buy these comic and I had the fortunate priveledges to look, not sure read for I was 4-5 years old at the time, and enjoyed the pictures drawn.

Mad also published paperback books so I could enjoy the drawings, from a smaller version. My mother would give me crayons and ripped off the calendar to draw on the backside and I would go to town drawing everything and anything that came to me at the time.

What does this have to do with a niche? Real easy for me!

I eventually became a caricature artist. What does a caricature artist do? I do cartoons of guests at parties? I get paid pretty good money for it. Do I love doing it? You dang bet, I do.

With that being said, do you think this would be a perfect niche for me, I mean sharing this skill or do you think I can go on and on about it without skipping a beat??? Ohh, yeah I can!

Now you might be thinking, "Frank so big deal, you were born with this passion and then created your website to teach people! Big deal, I don't have anything to offer the world."

Hmmm....fair question and I respect that, but I beg to differ. I think being on this earth for at least 20 years, ( Actually still young, to me) I feel you have something to offer that "somebody" in this humongous world wants what you have to offer.

Start with your interest. My son in law loves video games, I'm sure he loves to share his passion. What is yours????

A small advice from a 64-year-old man.

PLEASE STOP COMPARING YOURSELF WITH ME OR OTHERS. LOOK AT YOURSELF AND ASK YOURSELF WHAT YOU "LOVE" TO LEARN, DO OR ANYTHING?

BE EXCITED FIRST AND NOT WORRY WHAT OTHERS THINK, OK!?? "OWN" THAT NICHE, FOR YOU KNOW LESS THAN 1% OF THIS GREAT BIG WORLD, WILL LOVE WHAT YOU CREATED.

HOW'S THIS FOLKS .00001% IS 9,000 PEOPLE WAITING FOR YOU TO CREATE YOUR WEBSITE. DO YOU THINK 9,000 PEOPLE COULD WANT WHAT YOU OFFER? JUST IMAGINE!

OK, I made that numbers up but you get the idea.

GET EXCITED MY FRIENDS! IM NOT BEING OPTIMISTIC, I WANT YOU TO GET PUMPED AND EXCITED.

HECK, 4 BILLION PEOPLE AND THERE HAS TO BE SOMEBODY OUT THERE WHO IS WAITING FOR YOU TO COME ALONG WITH WHAT YOU HAVE TO OFFER AND BOND WITH YOU.


Eddy, thanks for allowing me to share my thoughts on your great post. What you said is on point and I thank you for it.


frank
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Frank. Thanks for chiming in with your own insight.
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1signbanner Premium
You welcome buddy! Great post!

frank
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KevenF Premium
Thanks for the advice. This is a good reminder to find a niche that you are able to write a lot about. For most of my ideas I had for a niche I would have to do a fair amount of research to be knowledgeable and right now I do not have the kind of time I would need to do that properly.
One area I have gained MUCH knowledge and experience over the years is Home Maintenance. I would not say I'm passionate about doing maintenance but has been a necessity over the years because I could not afford to hire professional to do the work. In this I would be glad to help younger (and older) people gain the skills and right tools to get the job done efficiently and save money.
How should I investigate if this would be a good niche to begin my venture?

Keven with an "e"
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Gamador Premium
AS you go through the training you will learn how to use Jaaxy. It's a very easy tool to help you research keywords that will not only help you find your niche but will help you create tons of content for your webpages. Follow through with your niche idea and go through the training step-by-step. You will find out that no matter what the niche you pick there will always be an audience to market to.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Keven. I laid out above the steps to take to investigate your niche idea. So follow the steps I laid out above. Read my cheat sheet as well:
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Kerjackie Premium
This great helpful article. I understand that it is so important to choose the right niche to be able to write regularly, I am passionate about writing content for my niche, but I feel so overwhelmed because I don't have enough time to do all the task recommended. I need to learn a new way to be more efficient.
Thank you so much, Eddy, your recommendations are a gold mine.
Jacqueline
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Jacqueline. I've written an article that highlights the most important things you should be doing: And this article may help you manage your time:
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Kerjackie Premium
Thank you for your help, Eddy I will look at these links.
Jacqueline
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Jacqueline
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JDwyer1 Premium
This was a great post for me to read. I chose my current niche because it is something I am very passionate about...maybe even too passionate about if you were to ask my wife. But it seemed I would be able to create content for a long time without a ton of research. Thus allowing me to concentrate on learning the ins and outs of building a website instead of learning how to do research. Very timely read for me, I was doubting my decision.
Thanks Eddy,
Josh
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That's great to hear Josh.
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KristylaureL Premium
I totally agree with waiting until you have a better idea of how everything works. I have a second website and I am deleting posts because I now realize I need to have a "helpful" approach and not just promoting product. So I wasted a lot of time BUT am grateful I am learning and will simply go back and correct things. I wont give up! No way! I love this too much :)
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad you learned from your own mistakes. Thanks for chiming in.
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gerarddrakes Premium
Wow! You're really preaching to me today! Thanks for the great advice. I just started 3 days ago and I'm at the point of picking a niche. I like the suggestion of reading through the entire course first before choosing one. That's what I'll do! I'm glad I decided to follow you :)
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm happy this helped you Gerard. You'll probably like my cheat sheet as well:
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gerarddrakes Premium
Yes. I read it and will be referring to it repeatedly. Very useful information.
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EddySalomon Premium
That's good Gerard. It will prove very helpful as you go through this business at different stages.
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Imageguy55 Premium
Not bad... Not bad, Good article. I should re-read "What Color is Your Parachute"

The author asks, "if you were at a party what kind of people would you talk to and what topic would you pick?"

We all have our types of people that we are comfortable talking with. They give off a vibe that we naturally resonate with. Those are the people who respond to what we are saying and take an interest in the topic.

Would you hang out with experts in a field or hobbyists?

But how do you do that on the internet? I guess the same way only you just have to imagine that there is an audience in front of you wanting to learn something about whatever it is that you are going to tell them.

I get it. WA provides plenty of tools to research your audience or niche.

Pick a niche that you can converse with people about. I can do that. I'm not an expert but I can still talk..., right?

For me, that happens to be about cooking and modifying recipes. The latest and greatest cooking gadgets.

( I'm all about gadgets even though my "purest chef friends" are against culinary shortcuts...whatever)

As you can guess I picked food. But I also like the gadgets that come with cooking and baking.
I go on and on about this product or that utensil. I have my go-to gadgets and the ones that I can't live without.
I could inform people how to pick a knife set or pots and pans. Why cheap is not the way to go. etc. How to improve the flavor of food or take an ordinary recipe and make it extraordinary with the use of spices.

Another passion is helping people pick a career path or how to navigate the career they are on.


Sorry long letter
But I am using this as my writing exercise. LOL
Every word counts!!

Thomas
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sarendas Premium
This was a great article and I absolutely love the idea of asking someone close to me what they think I'm really good at or knowledgeable about. I was def stuck on what I felt was the best niche for me, and my daughter nailed it for me!

Thanks, again.
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad to hear it Susan
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Aiukli-1 Premium
Great post. I agree with you about picking something that you can talk about forever. But what about having a passion for more than one thing? I keep telling myself that I will not decide on my one niche until I complete the training but in reality I am constantly thinking about it. I keep weighing one against the other but never feel like one is better than the other. I still have 3 lessons to go in the training. Maybe I will know better then :)
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks Beth. It's very important to narrow down your niche so Google sees you as an authority and then will send you traffic. So you gotta force yourself to choose for this to work. Read my cheat sheet: It may help further.
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nrollins84 Premium
Awesome article Eddy! I'm currently working on 3 sites and 3 niches, because I'm passionate about all of them, and they're just fun. Bonus that they all seem to be profitable! I just happened to get into all three because I was so excited after starting the first one that I couldn't stop myself from starting the second. Then the third! It certainly does take a lot of work to keep up with all 3. I publish once a week on 2 of them, and twice a week on the other. But I have so much fun doing it that it doesn't even feel like work! You hit the nail on the head when you said that it helps to pick a niche you can talk about for years. I've got notebooks for each site full of ideas for future articles. Thanks for sharing. This is sure to help beginners here, and encourage everyone when they're on the right track.
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Aiukli-1 Premium
Very reassuring to hear you have 3 websites due to your passions. I have struggled picking just one. Thanks.
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MaryannL1 Premium
This is very helpful advice in considering your niche, you have to be able to create content that others are interested in reading because it will help them in some way. This is a crucial piece of advice that is usually omitted.
Thank you very much. I now am sure of my niche.
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad you enjoyed it Mary-ann. You'll probably like this article as well:
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Eddy, thanks for the info. Perhaps I am too early in my training (first day) to be worried about this, but my concern is that even though I have enthusiasm and experience in the topic of the niche I am considering I don't know if I can write persuasively, or come up with original things to write about frequently, in this or ANY niche (it's weight loss supplements that I am considering). Is it acceptable to republish things that others have written as long as credit is given for the source?
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EddySalomon Premium
No you'll need to write your own articles. Nothing is really original on the interent. Even the articles i write have been covered elsewhere. But the way i write about the topic is unique to me. So even though i'm writing about the same things, i'm writing it in my own words. That's what you'll learn to do. You have a lot more training to go through to understand all of this.

But republishing content found elsewhere won't help your site rank.
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Thanks! I will keep going and see if I start to build the necessary confidence.
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amexrn Premium
Hi Eddy, you have a point there, when I first created my niche because of excitement ("makeyouronlinepresenceprofitable") I thought it's awesome LOL, then I found out it's almost everywhere. I haven't been really working on it but I want to get your opinion if I may ask you? Should I continue with it? Thanks for your reply. I hope you are not too busy to answer this.

Kind regards,
Arline :)
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EddySalomon Premium
Hi Arline,

I'm not sure what you mean. My niche is related to making money online and there are tons of websites on it. But that's not a reason to stop me from pursuing it. Because there are billions of people on the internet. My website just needs a half percent of those people to visit my site for me to make money.

So just because other people may be doing your niche doesn't mean it shouldn't be pursued. It's nearly impossible to find something that no one else is doing. Just know that everyone has different personalities. So where they may not like someone elses blog they may like yours because of the way you write or present the information. So keep that in mind.

As long as your niche is meeting what I laid out above, then you can push forward with it.
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amexrn Premium
Hello Eddy,

Thank you very much for your reply. I really appreciate it. Now I am more than willing to work on it and make it better. You are amazing and very helpful with a lot of people here esp newbies like me.

Have a nice day and regards,

Arline :)
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Arline
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BMLMkes22 Premium
Eddy thank you for your articles are so useful. Its my first time to read your articled however I am new with WA and online marketing . Your articles are giving more insight. Can I check with you like I have a website called eradicationofporverty. siterubix.com, where I plan to do product reviews like WA reviews, Herbalife reviews I am still planning to get more products to do reviews does my website sound like a niche or is it the right direction I am taking. Please advise.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Fikile. Read this article: It will help you with your current website. It lays out what you should be doing.
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Than you, well said and I find myself on that situation. First of all, I thought that making money in the internet was just about advertising whatever product from affiliates companies, and just sit and wait for the commission when someone bought it. So now after reading this, and before reading it was stuck in finding a an attractive niche and designing the web site relative to the particular niche. The free web site samples is not what I was expecting to be. So I will continue with the training until I get a good understanding of the online marketing and business. I am really new at this with zero experience on this market and online entrepreneurship. I will need all the help I can get from everybody in the community.
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad you found it help. None of us were born doing this. We all learned and so can you. That's why WA has training lessons.
But I think the following will give you even a more clear picture of how this works:
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Penny49 Premium
Thanks for the advice. I really liked your article.

I'm new to WA. Just joined today. I hope we can look in on each other's progress and encourage one another along the way. So glad you are part of this community.

I just finished my first lesson and will be continuing lesson two soon.

Penny
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EddySalomon Premium
You're very welcome Penelope. Since you're new, I think you'll appreciate this article here:
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Thanks Eddie for this great article, Makes a lot of sense to actually think before you decide on your niche. My passion is about eating healthy. I follow a lot of health blogs as well as food channels on you tube and i make sure to cook healthy meals at home too pretty much all the time. I want to use that as my niche idea. Do you think it will work and will people look at what i am promoting since i am not a professional in that area?
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Davida,

You're welcome. You don't need to be a so called professional to dominate any niche. I wasn't a work at home expert when I started. I just happen to research the topic a lot and eventually became more of an expert. But there are literally billions of people on the web. To someone you're an expert because you know a little more than they do. As long as you're helping people solve an issue, they usually don't care that you're an expert.

I hope this helps.

Eddy with a y
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I am one of those people who kind of go through phases- getting really into a hobby for a year or do and then tiring of it and moving on to something else. However, there are a couple of things that I have been interested in for years. One of my biggest interests has been nutrition (for optimal health as well as supporting healing/treatment of certain conditions). I think there is a lot to write about and a lot of potential for reviewing and selling products. My biggest worry with this niche idea, however, is that I am not a certified nutritionist or licensed dietician. Although I do a lot of reading on the subject, I don't know if people will take my opinions or research seriously when it comes to their health without me having had some sort of formal schooling or training. Which I think would be a very reasonable concern, of course. So should I abandon this idea in favor of a niche in which I might be more likely to be able to claim expertise? Or do you think I'm worrying too much about my perceived qualifications? Clearly I would not represent myself as something I am not. I just don't know if people would take me seriously and appreciate my content, or just leave me ugly comments about how I'm not a doctor and shouldn't be doing/saying/writing xyz. Any thoughts on this would be much appreciated!
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Elizabeth,

That is a great question. The reality is that you probably know more than some people and from that standpoint you're an expert to them despite and lack of any formal qualifications. I didn't have any formal work at home qualifications when i started my blog. But I was good at research and helping people avoid scams.

Folks were less concerned about my qualifications at that point. They just appreciated that I helped them. I think most people feel that way and I don't think it will work against you.
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Dexmt Premium
Thanks Eddy this makes a lot of sense. I will apply some of the pointers here going forward. It takes a certain type of finesse to find the right niche. I feel if my site can generate a months rent or a mortgage payment a month then I am on the right track. However to expect that without applying the proper effort would be unfair to my site not to mention some frustration as well.

Thanks again.
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm happy it helped. It's very important that your niche meets what I listed above, otherwise it will fizzle out. The money aspect will come. But it's only if you're picking the right niche. So be sure to run your niche against what I've listed there.
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ShirleyAnne Premium
I agree with you about needing to take some time finding the appropriate niche. I did my 9 lessons of beginner training in 2 days and I thought I should 'pick quick' as the advice seemed to say. Result was that when I started to research it (already a passion and had some experience too) I totally didn't want to do this niche! I'm so grateful that we were given 2 websites. So I went back to the lesson that taught me how to make my first one and made the second one. And I'm so enthused about this one.
To be honest I got feeling overwhelmed and down about that first niche and if there had not been a 2nd choice available I doubt if I'd go premium as is my intent now. I want to keep going as that niche excites me - so I need more training ....
I do understand the concept of not getting froze or putting off choosing but I think what would have helped me is an introduction (like what you've said here) at the beginning so our brain in the background over the first few days could be thinking about a niche that we could continue to fuel regularly.
So thank you for your information!
Regards
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Shirley
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I think I have a pretty good idea about a niche that I'm passionate about. It's what came to me when I was thinking about the things I can talk/write about for quite a while.
Another indicator should be a topic that never really went away from your mind for years before. Well, lets see if I can actually get to start up the niche. Already got ideas popping up in my mind!
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EddySalomon Premium
Cool Asif. I'm glad you have somethings in mind.
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Lucknowian Premium
Nice article Eddy!

I feel embarrassed to admit that I absolutely LOVE fairy tales from around the world and the classics ones by Disney, Grimm brothers etc.

Embarrassed because I am a guy who saw the recent Beauty and The Beast 3 times and looks at Shrek almost weekly!



So I have decided to pursue that niche in addition to another niche that I am having fun with at the moment.

I would have even more fun with this niche!!!!

Thanks for your great writing and inspiration!
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Ravi
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mikejwilson Premium
Eddy,

Thanks for the article and all the tips. The subject I can talk about 92 hours a day is money. I'm all about teaching people how to keep,control, and protect it in order to build wealth and retire on their own terms. So when it comes to a niche, I want to write about making full time income at home working part time online -- and retire early. Sound good or needs work?i

Mike J
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome. Yes that's the niche most WA affiliates like myself are in and we do well. So if that is your passion, it can work.
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marjorieugot Premium
If that is your passion or biggest interest it should work. Of course consistency and not giving up and continuous learning is also a much.
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nabil621 Premium
Worth information Eddy, I would like some advice, my hobby is soccer, I would like to take it as a niche and put for exemple soccer equipment as product, my question is : is it better to go for specific team or talk about all soccer news and of course sell equipment for different team ?
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EddySalomon Premium
Specific tends to be better. So maybe you should focus on one team assuming you'll be able to write about that one team for years to come and have enough items to promote around that team or write reviews around promotional items for that team which I think is feasible. But do the research like I discussed in the article above.
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nabil621 Premium
Thank you Eddy for your reply
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Nabil
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DMcCalister Premium
You have a lot of great information Eddy, thanks much. I study the lessons every am for at least an hour and will work my way through and ask for help when I need it.
So much to digest...
I do have a niche, in fact a few as I think about it. I have published my first Ebook and plan to do many more, I had a monthly article during the 90's and was syndicated in 25 magazines and newspapers. No bragging, that was then,,this is now.
Time to learn how to do what you do so well.
All the best!

G.Martin
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EddySalomon Premium
Thanks for the kind words Gary.
It's great to hear that you are going through the training. I'm happy to hear you have a few niche ideas. Just make sure they meet what I laid out above. And I would probably try to focus on one sight first. Get that established and keep adding content to it consistently. Once it's trusted by Google and ranking. Then you can consider doing another site. But it's best to try to master one niche first. Because you'll learn a lot from your first site that can be applied to later ones and avoid mistakes you made.
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DMcCalister Premium
Excellent advice, works for me!
G
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EddySalomon Premium
Great
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AdelePersaud Premium
Thank you for this post. It's approached choosing a niche from a different angle which has helped me a lot. I still have lots of ideas but just to ask myself what I do with my spare time and can talk about non-stop has been refreshing.

It shouldn't be hard but it's the hardest thing - I know myself and if I'm not invested enough in sharing what I know with my readers on a regular basis about something that really grips me, then I will most likely give up. The trick now is finding those like-minded people!
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EddySalomon Premium
Indeed Adele
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dejan23 Premium
Hey Eddy and WA people,

this article helped me gain a deeper understanding about niches, thanks Eddy.

Let me tell you what I thought of as my niche.

I want to build up a website that's all about hip hop producers, like their personal background, path to success, what equipment they use etc.
Regarding where the revenue would come from, I was thinking about mainly promoting the producer's music, finished songs as well as his/her beats that are for sale.
On top of that, I would also promote the equipment they are using through the Amazon affiliate program.

I’m curious about your opinion on my niche selection.
Also, write me your niche ideas, I'm always interested in hearing about other people's passions :)
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Manishva Premium
Excellent article, Eddy! Really appreciate how frank and blunt you were in telling everyone "this is how it is... plain and simple!"
Your article has educated me (and i am sure others here) a little more but it still leaves me at a standstill as far as choosing a niche is concerned. Kyle is well aware of this issue i am facing... it's like either i have way too many small niches or just none at all.
I think i will start up a blog here to see and hear if other members are facing the same issue as mine. That will not only help me but will give other members a platform to voice their hurdles and there you big guys can come in and help us all in an open discussion... hopefully!
But all in all... great article. Well done.
Thank you Eddy. :)
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad you liked it Manish
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mike2016 Premium
Very lightening and helpful... Actually now there is a struggle inside my mind on this topic and I was thinking on just take my time to decide, along with continuing with training stages, since this will give me a better insight of what is involved on this whole process... Thanks a lot!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Miguel
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fayvdb Premium
This article helped me out so much! Thank you for sharing this.
I too felt a bit rushed in picking a niche and now have not yet moved forward with the course because I was a bit stuck. It's what has stopped me many times in fact, but I won't let it this time. I have a few niche ideas now and with the help of your article I am drilling them down to see if there's a market and if I can write enough content topics about it.

Thanks again!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Fay!

Glad you liked it!
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DebbieRose Premium
Excellent viewpoint and advice. I'm one of those people that chose too quickly and now I'm having trouble moving forward because the niche is a struggle for me. Should I start over with another stern box site or try to continue with what I started for the practice. Thanks for taking the time to help others. Debbie
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad you liked it. If you're niche meets what I mentioned above then you may want to push forward. But if it doesn't meet those requirements you're probably better off starting over. And that's ok. Many of us have experienced this.
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DebbieRose Premium
Thanks again. I may do both!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome
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NanG1 Premium
Yeah I am not fond of the tutoring website.. I would be awesome at tutoring because I love to teach.. I also love helping people get organized for college classes but once again our school district offers that to each school it's up to the student to seek it out.. Last three niches are interesting a non profit business in education and the other two would be writing website and and the last one would be blog about how my journey to lose weight.. once again I am trying to figure it..

Your article was a good read but I just don't know which one to start for now.. I was thinking of the weight loss since I am trying to learn about meal planning and how to correctly exercise.. its all weird but I wish their was more help but it's like a big severer.. however that is how they make money..
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EddySalomon Premium
If your niches don't really meet with the requirements listed above then they should be eliminated. So the article should really help you narrow it down. Weight lost is very competitive so it would be tough to enter unless you get into a sub niche where you're focused on a certain technique or diet plan. But that may limit the amount of content you can write. So follow my advice above and take some more time to consider a niche.

It's better to take your time to find something that can actually meet the requirements I laid out above.
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NanG1 Premium
How did Labella basket company work for you?
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EddySalomon Premium
Nan, I never did Labella. But I did review it on my site:
http://www.workathomenoscams.com/2010/08/31/is-la-bella-baskets-a-scam/
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FranDL Premium
Great advice! Good to know it is best to just take my time, read as much as I can, get a better idea of what will be involved, before picking a niche. My interest for a long time has been how to make money online. Traded stocks from home for a number of years very successfully, but lost my touch or maybe I just was not enjoying it as much anymore.

I like the freedom of working at home and online. Searching for other ways to do that led me to PTC's. I enjoy those websites, some more than others. I found that through surveys and videos I was learning some very useful and interesting information on a variety of topics. But I knew from the start I would never make as much as I would like just doing surveys and watching videos.

Need to take my time and read read read - which at this point I would prefer to do.

Thanks, Eddy. Another very helpful article, as usual.
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EddySalomon Premium
You're welcome Fran
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SarahBoone Premium
Thank you for this article Eddy! I have a good niche that I'm passionate about that actually makes money already( Hallelujah!) But this is good to refer back to whenever I start picking other niches. Loved tip number three especially! Very wise advice! I was wondering about how to do product reviews on things you've never bought! Thank you! Just what I was looking for! Will read!
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EddySalomon Premium
You're very welcome Sarah.
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Salina1 Premium
This is a really helpful article for a newcomer like me. I am on lesson 5 of 10 and I chose my niche for my first website...but the course did not ask me to do any research into it first. I have been wondering if I made the right choice because I don't know if I can actually make money off of my idea. Thankfully, I did choose something I know a lot about and spend lots of my free time on anyway, so I am on the right track there. I am just still a little unclear on how to promote products (which will be cleared up in the following lessons I am sure), so think it would have been better to finish all lessons before choosing a niche as you suggest. Thanks for the great tips!
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EddySalomon Premium
I'm glad you enjoyed the article.
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So I am having a hard time coming up with a niche. Did you figure out how to promote products with it in the later lessons?
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EddySalomon Premium
Well hopefully you've read the article above to help you figure one out. Promoting affiliate companies is definitely discussed in later lessons. But it's not really a complicated process. Once you pick a niche then it's just a matter of finding affiliate companies related to your niche. Applying to those companies. Assuming you get approved you just start placing the affiliate links they provide you on your site. So it's pretty straightforward. Again it's discussed later. But that part is less important. Figuring out your niche and being able to produce content consistently is going to be the key to the make money part.
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SarahBoone Premium
Thanks Eddy for another great article! I know that I can make money with my niche of natural hair care! I could talk about this for days on end! It's actually a very profitable business right now! Hair is my passion, and I love educating others on how to do it! Now I have to learn how to set up my page, structure everything, and make it flow altogether!
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EddySalomon Premium
That definitely can work. I know a fellow blogger that is in that niche and does well.
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BeMe4Me Premium
Hello Eddy. I just stumbled upon your profile and it motivated me to put a kick in my step to get things going. I am about to build a website on raising the self-esteem for those who struggle with their appearance and I was wondering if these were good starter categories: improving self-esteem, too low too high and just right, poor self-esteem, and society vs reality.
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EddySalomon Premium
Hey Ashley,

Did you follow the tips I listed above to see if this niche is something in demand where folks are actively looking for solutions? Do you see other blogs doing this and see what they're promoting? I just want to make sure you follow the tips listed before dedicating yourself to this niche.

The categories can be whatever you want. But just make sure this makes since as a niche given what I discussed above.
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dismany Premium
Yeah I picked a niche I'm actually not sure how profitable I can make it, but I picked it because I myself was in a category of people searching for the help I want to give on my site through my niche...but I am definitely having second thoughts and doubts...and I'm only 6 posts in on my site.
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EddySalomon Premium
Well that's probably a sign that it may not be a good niche if you keep in mind what I wrote above. You're still in the early stages so it may be worth starting over now that you know what should be considered. It's ok, many successful affiliates have gone through this process including yours truly. Better to make the change now rather than later.
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dismany Premium
Yeah I'm having a tough time man.
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EddySalomon Premium
You might just need to take a step back to think this over like I said above. Don't put pressure on yourself or it won't come to you.
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dismany Premium
Yeah. How long did it take you to make up your mind and find the right thing?
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EddySalomon Premium
I sort of fell into my niche by default. But it doesn't matter how long I took or anyone else. Just take your time coming up with one. Don't pressure yourself. It will come to you. If you force it or feel the need to figure it out right away, it won't. So take a step back for a bit.
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dismany Premium
Alright thanks Eddy!
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EddySalomon Premium
No problem
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Veronica9907 Premium
Very good informative blog. I like the way you break it down into 3 easy steps. I already had a Niche in mind prior to joining WA and started my free website. I think that I could literally talk about this regularly because I practice what I preach. I am also very passionate about it and find it very useful in my everyday life. I feel that for this reason, it may appeal more to people. It's a way to actually help you and save you money while also making some money. It's a win-win. Very well written blog and will take all of your advice into consideration for my second site. Thank You!
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EddySalomon Premium
I knew you would like it. Just make sure whatever niche idea you have in mind keeps in consideration the points I made above about being something that people are actively looking for and that other sites are covering and making money with. Otherwise you'll have a blog you're passionate about that no one will find and can't make you money. That fine if it's a blog for the fun of it but not a business. Just make sure you're not just fixated on your idea and that it is actually viable based on what I laid out. I've seen people do that and end up wasting time. But if you feel your niche meets what I laid out above then it's all good.
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Veronica9907 Premium
Thanks, I will definitely take that into consideration as well. I am considering another Niche but am not exactly sure how to promote or sell the products to make money. But I will continue to read my lessons, maybe I will find the answers in there.
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EddySalomon Premium
As you go through the lessons you'll understand how to promote any niche. But basically it comes down to writing articles that will be found in Google. The monetization should be pretty straight forward in that you're using affiliate programs as convered in the training. So definitely finish that so you understand how this all works regardless of niche. It doesn't work if the wrong type of niche of picked and doesn't keep in mind what I wrote above.
You might want to read this too: I think it will give you further insight.
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Veronica9907 Premium
Okay I will, thanks!
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yra Premium
I read this blog a little late , I already chose to promote WA where I felt stuck coz I have nothing to say, how can I encourage people to join when I haven't made success myself yet? already bought a domain too . Now i realized I should've started with my passion , I have lots of that. What should I do now?
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