No. Not yet.

This is one of the most common questions that I get here within the community and I can respect the fact that everyone is naturally going to look for the "hottest niche".

However, there is no such thing. You make a niche a profitable and this is done as build out your website. It comes down to your ability to help PEOPLE within a given niche. If you can accomplish this, you build trust and you will ultimately be able to recommend products/services to them and convert at a very high rate.

Over the years I have been involved in many niches and I have never second guessed whether or not it will be profitable or not. It will be, I WILL MAKE IT and that is exactly what happened...in every single niche I entered into. That is what can and will happen within any niche you enter into as well, as long as you are willing to work at it.

Think of it this way. There are 2.8 billion people online and we are all now more connected than ever. This is the global audience you are dealing and it is very likely that even the most obscure niches that you can come up with have an audience in the "millions of people". Yes, millions.

YOU make a niche profitable and that is why it is important that you decide on a niche that you are interested in and passionate about. It will make the journey that much more fun and exciting. ;)

So in answer to the question, YES, your niche is a profitable one. Every niche can be very profitable, as in, a full time business online.
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boomergp08 Premium Featured Comment
I agree 100% Kyle and I always say this to other members when I see them asking what is a profitable niche. THEY ALL ARE!

I just published a new page on my website the other day entitled, What is a Niche? One of the paragraphs says, "It is very important that you choose a niche based on how much you know about that niche. Do not, and I repeat, do not choose a niche that you feel will be the most profitable. Any niche can be very profitable. What makes it profitable is how well you know it and thus how well you are able to promote it by the writing of your content."

The problem I feel is that people are approaching the creation of their website with dollar signs in their eyes. Yes we make our websites to be profitable but we must make our websites informative and helpful first before we can even think of making money from it. Patience is a virtue that more people need to practice when it comes to their niche.
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Kyle Premium
Exactly Rob, most people are naturally going into their website with the only goal of $$. However, to get to the money part, you first have to be able to connect your audience and build trust....that is done through HELP.

It is naturally much easier to help people in niches that you know something about or are interested in, that is why it is suggested that you start in a niche that you are passionate about.

It isn't 100% necessary though, because I have entered into many niches over the years that I didn't necessarily have passion for, but I was interested in. That is all it takes sometimes.

People tend to chase what others are succeeding with when the reality is, success is going to derive from what you do and your actions in a given niche. Don't emulate others, carve out your own path!
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KirbyRiggs Premium
Great advise to mirror Kyle's thoughts and just as helpful!! I actually asked the question yesterday which direction I should head to find the most profitable potential and my daughter, who is in marketing in a brick and mortar business stated the same. Know the product you are representing, create visually interesting pages written in a clear and helpful manner and you will have success in promoting products within. :-))
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wathan Premium
Hi Robert,
I am definitely one of those people , have to starting thinking of my content first ...
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Advice taken; I'm hoping that my choice of health and fitness (I'm a avid yoga student for many years, and into holistic foods and health) will keep me interested in creating helpful content for many years to come! Question: how about a niche that I might know much less about but still have an avid interest in? Can I go at it from the "I'm learning this stuff just like you" attitude with my audience?
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eddieviray Premium
I agree cent percent, Kyle. Great insights.
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sellingpower Premium
Thank you Rob, I didn't mean "profitable" so much in the $$. I meant profitable in the sense of being ranked and making it successful. I know the $$ will come naturally:) I am far from a $$ hungry person as they come... Yes we all need it to live, but I also know that success comes with knowledge and this is the basis of my question to Kyle. "Want/need" meaning both success in building a site and income to follow. Thank you for your insight:)
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hpillie2 Premium
I am now beginning to understand more about this niche thing as I read more about the subject matter from the very clear and concise explanations that you all provide here. Thank you very much.
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Great advice Kyle! Thank you so much. I often worry that what I am interested in wont interest others, but the internet is such a vast place with millions of people. Surely I can reach just a few of them with my ideas. Thanks for the encouragment
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How exactly do you build trust and "help" an audience through a website?
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eosegueraf Premium
Hello Rob:
I agree with you, in any niche you pick, you must be knowledgeable and passionate about, so your posts come out easy. Later on there may come some earnings (financially I mean). But, before money comes people, all of those wonderful people you meet at WA!... and all the help and warmth they provide every single day!
Best to you from (rainy) México.
Eugenio.
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eosegueraf Premium
You are right (as usual) Kyle:
I agree with you, in any niche you pick, you must be knowledgeable and passionate about, so your posts come out easy. Once you are familiar with site building, you can build niches on anything you are interested in. Later on there may come some earnings (financially I mean). But, before money comes people, all of those wonderful people you meet at WA!... and all the help and warmth they provide every single day!
Best to you from (rainy, stormy) México.
Eugenio.
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judio3 Premium
Right on! I agree, agree, agree. Nicely said Boomer.

Judi
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JWallo1 Premium
You wrote your post two years ago. Did you continue to be interested?
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Hi Boomer.You mentioned that i choose a niche based on how much i know about the niche.Would it be risky to choose a niche that i might know a little about but would like to learn more by choosing this niche.Sustainable living is what im passionate about and know i have a lot to learn and help others learn with me.Would love to hearyour feedback
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boomergp08 Premium
No, that would not be risky. If you are willing to learn about your chosen niche and write content from what you learn, in an authoritative way of course, then go right ahead.
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Thank you for sharing your thoughts based on your own experiences. I was pretty confident of the niche and the direction I wanted to go. After watching the first video I began to second guess my decision. I began thinking I should go with another well known product that may generate more traffic even though I am sure those products have many affiliates already. Your words gave me inspiration to continue with my original idea.
Thank you again
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome. Many times the first choice is the best.
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Phillip21 Premium
I thank you for your insight, I really enjoy reading the messages from the community. It's a great way to get you unstuck, when your in a situation that either slows your down or you just don't know the right way to continue. So thank you for the answer and the help of the community. Take care.
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Omosomi Premium
That is true patience is a virtue that more people need to practice when it come to their niche.

I agree with you, even life itself is all about patience, you have to be patience when ever you are doing you get more focus and love to continue.
Thanks for that piece of advise.
Omosomi
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boomergp08 Premium
You are welcome.
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pieleo Premium
Be honest, compassionate, etc in all you do to help them. Respect and trust are earned. Your sincerity, caring and interest will show in your post.
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JAngele Premium
I am going to adapt my wonderful Communication and Power Seminars to help people solve difficult problems: Example 1. A CEO had to cut his budget by Thousands of dollars. Came up with a solution in 20 minutes. Said it would have taken him weeks to work out the details without my beautiful seminar.

The technique consists of drawing with both hands and getting the answers with each side of the brain. Thus, bypassing the verbal blocks which we erect through verbal questions to psychologists or others.

Would you be interested in trying it, anyone?
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IntroVent Premium
I think I would be interested in reading more about it before I would commit to attending a webinar on it. Typically, people attend webinars on subjects that they are already interested in.
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EHester Premium
Hi Everyone, I'm new at this and I've been trying to come up with a niche that will be profitable for myself. I know it's a matter of building a trusting rapport with other people and going from there. People have to trust you first before you can be profitable. You have to start somewhere. My niche I've been thinking about and am very passionate about is essential oils. I've been reading up on how essential oils help to relax your mind, body and soul. I'm an affiliate with a company that will pay me a certain % for selling their products. I'm an affiliate with companies that deal with essential oils and things that relate to that type of niche, could I use that in my website? Do you have to become an affiliate with companies that will pay you a certain % and provide the products to sell in order to be profitable in your niche/website through WA?
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Cass51 Premium
Hi Erin, I believe in following your heart and if you are passionate about a certain area, then go ahead and give it a go. Once you have decided on your niche then you can answer all the other questions. All the best on your journey:)
Cass
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EHester Premium
Thank you Cass! I will give it a try. I agree with you.
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Cass51 Premium
You are welcome:)
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militarywife Premium
I do agree with everything being a profitable niche. I also agree with some of the old world thinking of 'nothing easy is worth having'. And I do understand that ''pets'' is way too broad, but as you said especially for my first niche it should be something I enjoy. Narrowing pets down is going to be hard for me, not because it is way too broad but because I would absolutely be making it too hard for myself. I attended classes for my Veterinarian Assistant degree and just love most animals. I want to help people understand that pets, rather animals, were here long before we as humans were. Also for some people, having children is not in their fates so many people turn to animals for that companionship and loyalty, rather an outlet for all of their love.

I just love love love animals, along with my four children, i guess in essence I have 11 children. LOL. Animals are just as important as children in many ways; their dieting, their playing methods, their learning methods, their cuddling and comfort even with dog based diseases such as Parvo or Distemper. Those two specifically I have dealt with and could not cure, although I did treat the two dogs like humongous babies and cooked them scrambled eggs because it is easy on the stomach, and carried the two dogs everywhere in the house so they would be close to me so that I could watch them, monitor them, and give them comfort as well.
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Renede Premium
Hello militarywife,
so you love animals, which ones do you love more? Pick your favorites and build around that. As for me I love fish, cats and dogs. You want to try and pick one and build your website around that. Then you can do another one later. I know it will be hard to just choice one but try. I made my website to broad and now I am overwhelmed on what to write. I will follow you and look forward to seeing your success. Hope this helps.
Good Luck.
To your success.
Mary
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militarywife Premium
sounds great to me. I did narrow it down to dog beds. and i am aware that i can expand later but narrowing down is just so hard sometimes. lol. but I don't want this to fail me this time.
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Renede Premium
Hello militarywife,
Maybe you can try dog accessories? Don't worry you will have plenty to write about. I thought the same way now I am overwhelmed with things to write about I don't know where to start.
If I can be of any help please do not hesitate to ask.
To your success.
Mary
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militarywife Premium
sounds awesome. i plan to expand later.
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Jelightner Premium
Thank you for this information. I am new to this and I have been thinking about what niche I will choose. My ultimate goal is to build a business around what I am most passionate about but as I start this journey I have chosen a niche that I am interested in as a sort of test run to gain experience and of course to make some money. I intend this business to be successful however once I reach an adequate level of success I am going to build a business around that which I am most passionate about using the knowledge and experience I will learn from my first niche.
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Phillip21 Premium
Thank you Kyle for explaining this, it definitely helps. I am at a point now that I have to wait until I get paid before I can create my website and get a niche started. I only get paid once a month. But I definitely am going to continue. So thank you Kyle for your insight and explaining the niche. Question ❔ Kyle creating a niche that your passion about compared to a niche that you can clearly see getting all the traffic. Do you go with passion or traffic in the niche ?
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YayasHome Premium
Thank you, Kyle.
I am actually unsure of what I should pursue as far as a niche is concerned. There are not very many things that I am NOT interested in, so whatever I choose would probably work.

My good husband says that I will never grow up an' he's pro'lly right. I simply enjoy everything about life. I really love toys an' crafts, so I imagine that it would be a good idea to start with something that would blend those two together, in some way. Only thing is, I'm not sure what kinda' thing that might be.

~ Yaya
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Renede Premium
Thant sounds like me kinda. I like a lot of things. It was hard for me to choose too but as Kyle mentions in his step by step training is to pick something that you are most passionate about and build your website and those two passions you have would be a great start.
To your success.
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boomergp08 Premium
If you like toys and crafts you could promote Radio Controlled cars, boats, helicopters or planes. All of these require the person to build them before they can play with them.

Another could be model kits, especially those intricate and detailed Lego/MegaBlocks model kits for adults. Those have become really popular within the past few years. My friend has a room in his house devoted solely for the display of this big models.
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YayasHome Premium
What a GREAT IDEA! Thank you SO MUCH!

Now, you have the wheels in my mind turning faster than I can keep up. Cool Beans! I am excited to get started building. Thanks, again. That's such a great help.

It's sure nice to meet you! {{{{{Waving}}}}}

I'm slightly jealous of your friend, although when it comes MY turn to build a special room for the things I love, I suspect I will hafta' start out with about fifty rooms, before I even Consider rooms that are normally in a house. Haha
The nice thing is, for the first time in my life, I feel as if this is actually a possibility.

Thank you!

~ Yaya
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YayasHome Premium
Hi Renede,
Thank you for those encouraging words. I actually thought I had responded to your comment, earlier. Now, I remember that just when I was ready to respond, my good hubby-buddy called me away to help him with something. Since my computer was being 'Wonky' that day, I had to shut it down, before I could help him. By the time I got back, all my memories had been lost to me.

It's really nice to meet you! I hope you can see me on this hillside, {{{{{Waving}}}}} at you. I look forward to getting to know you.
Good luck an' good fortune in all you do. Take care.

~ Yaya
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Renede Premium
Thank you for waving at me. It is a pleasure to have meet you too and looking forward to see what you do next.
To your success
Mary
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YayasHome Premium
An' I am sure cheering for you, as well. Keep on keeping on, my friend. You can DO It!

Was that you, waving back from a BEACH? I thought I recognized you with that pretty, green star on your left shoulder. 'Course, it seems there are a lotta' folks recognizing the benefits of joining WA an' maybe that was another member. Still... I sure thought I recognized you. Anyway, you shoulda' seen me, jumping up an' down, waving an' yelling. It was such a thrill to think that you might be waving back at me.

Hang in there!
~ Yaya
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boomergp08 Premium
You are very welcome Yaya.
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pledgerwood Premium
This really speaks to me more than what I've heard, which is basically doing keyword popularity searches until you find something hot and build a website around that.

I think those kinds of tools and checks could be good helps in coming up with ideas and refining them, but ultimately, there's only so much "helpful" content you can actually produce about stuff you don't care about. I really appreciate the viewpoint, here.

I mean, I want my website(s) to make money, but even if they don't make a dime, if they helped someone along the way, it wasn't a waste at all.
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phoeby123 Premium
It all starts with helping others.
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LWilson34 Premium
My concern with my niche is competition. I was looking into diet plans for people with specific ailments and diseases but after doing a little bit of research there are a ton of big and small players in that space. Many of the small players are medical doctors and experts in the field, while I am neither of those things. What are you thoughts on competition, should that be a factor in our choice?
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phoeby123 Premium
I wouldn't worry about competition. You've picked your niche and you've defined your target audience. Just remember readers/users are anywhere in the world (6 billion). Huge pool.
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boomergp08 Premium
Competition is a good thing because it means that the niche is profitable. You would be surprised to learn that most people would rather make purchases from the opinion and advice of the average person than a doctor or big company.
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Kim330 Premium
This is exactly what I was thinking about last night - whether I should be really concerned about the competition factor. However, I think I will begin with choosing a niche that I really, really have an interest in and see what happens.
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eosegueraf Premium
Hello Everybody:
It is important to keep in mind that whatever niche published in internet is exposed to millions of people searching for information on the subject you are writing about.
It all depends on the quality of the content, plus the updating and/or new posts or pages you upload.
As Kyle puts it: to make any niche profitable, it needs constant work, like any other conventional profitable job.
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mbstory4 Premium
Thanks for this reminder.
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eosegueraf Premium
You are welcome.
Eugenio.
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LadybugLove Premium
Great thing to keep in mind for those who are looking to make $$ FAST!! This is not the case with creating a brick and mortar business. It IS a business, not a get rich quick scheme!

Staying the course and creating something that will help your unique audience is what will eventually give you an income...but the income comes after you've put in the work...not the other way around.

Great post Kyle!!

Here's to building for a bright tomorrow...personally as well as financially. :)
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EnjoyWA Premium
I actually like this post a lot. The only thing I would say is that I think it's a good thing to also look for products and services that you can promote in a niche you are passionate about. You may love hunting for snails at the bottom of the ocean, but if hardly anyone else is interested, you probably won't make any mone and that is a drag. I don't think you will want to keep blogging about snail hunting, but you can still pursue it as a hobby and get a big kick out of it! Lol!
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davidmielke Premium
I agree with all of these comments about niches. On my first WA website, I use a common (I assume) niche in best selling Amazon golf clubs and accessories. My blog states that beginning and average golfers can get overwhelmed by the available choices, and it is easier ("faster, cheaper, targeted") to buy those that are best selling on Amazon, since you can sort through them by that best selling category.

Unfortunately, trying to break through Amazon's grip within the first 2 pages of that niche on Google, no matter what keywords you use, will be difficult, no matter how good my keywords and blogs are.

Does anyone have any advice for me in this regard?
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krystlezee Premium
I post on social media, spread the word through there and get people to come to my website. I think the extra traffic you get from just spreading the word in that way would help a little bit.
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davidmielke Premium
Thanks!
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It-is-me Premium
It's not as difficult as we often think, I think ;-)
Kyle, you said: "as long as you are willing to work at it".
And that's exactly The Key to success in my opinion.
Indeed, there are millions of people online,
and becoming more and more
I only need to reach a part of those millions to be successful...
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STillman1 Premium
On choosing a niche:

Think about something you: ALWAYS TALK ABOUT, ALWAYS THINK ABOUT, OR ALWAYS DREAM ABOUT >>> This IS your niche!

The thing you spend most of your time focusing on is where you start.

Lets say you love cats. You have a cat (or many of them). You find something so cool about cats til all your friends and family start buying cats because of their association with you. Voila!

YOU'RE the cat EXPERT!

Now you must market this passion relentlessly online and it WILL be profitable because you're the subject matter EXPERT. Get it?

Now, I may not find cats to be all that fascinating so I wouldn't be your audience. Don't worry about me though.

However, think about the millions of people with cats who don't know you but they go online searching for information about cats and find YOU!...hmmmmm

If you work DILIGENTLY placing relevant content about CATS (and did I say CATS) on your site, get good rankings in the search engines, and you dedicate your time to the growth of your "I love Cats" site all around: THEN you'll be the first result to pop up in the search engines!

THEN everyone will know who you are and THEY'LL TRUST YOU when it comes to "All things CAT."... Get it?

They'll bookmark your site and become your disciples. You'll have created a tribe of cat lovers...CHA CHING!

They'll buy from you. They'll leave comments. They'll share your posts on social media. They'll refer other cat lovers to your site. They'll find they cannot live without you...(hopefully they don't become stalkers LOL!)

This is how you become the authority in your cat niche.

Now rinse and repeat this process with any niche website you create. Get it? Good! Glad I could help!

I hope my awkward humor didn't overshadow my seriousness. I really understand a niche better when I think of it this way.

Blessings to all of you and BEST of luck choosing a niche everyone!!!
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MichaelL2 Premium
thanks, all of that information is starting to get me to start thinking outside the box.
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Thank you so much for this help! I have been thinking about making a website that will be successful and wasn't sure how that would happen. But I understand now that you make it happen by creating something you love and can be proud of. I now have a couple ideas in mind that I think could be a good fit for me. Thanks again!
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KarenL1 Premium
Hi STillman1! I liked this post! Can I use "all things cat" as a niche?
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I guess the problem for me right now is I do not yet know what is out there with respect to payments and rates. My current thinking is that if you have a website for example, for a little known animal (whatever) in a small country, you would have much less traffic on your website than if it was a more common niche that everyone in every country of the world might be interested in. Am I wrong in this thinking?
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nathaniell Premium
Being the only expert in a small market can prove to be just as profitable to be one of many experts in a large market.

It can be hard to choose the perfect niche the first time around. I could tell you to go sell a guide on how to lose weight, but if you are not interested in it, how do you plan to write 3 articles a week about it? It will make you bored and impatient.

Choose something that interests you, and you'll be able to keep interest for much longer than a random subject chosen based on profitability.

I left you some suggestions for evergreen markets on your other question that can server as starting points for finding your niche.

*Also, please real the comments from Rob & Kyle below.
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