Finding a Niche - A New Perspective?
Find your niche
Many people find that their first real challenge in affiliate marketing is to choose a niche to create their website in. Traditionally it is suggested that you should choose a niche in a subject that you are passionate about.
The theory behind this is that it is easier to keep the momentum going when things get tough if you are writing about a subject that you love.
However, what do you do if you are not passionate about anything. This can happen if you are working all hours in a job and don't have the time and energy to follow something you love.
What do you want to learn?
Having something you are already passionate about is great but what about something you have always wanted to follow or do? Is it possible to learn a new subject and bring your readers along for the ride?
Some years ago I taught literacy and numeracy to adults.Now literacy is my passion and I loved being able to teach people how to express themselves in writing.
Numeracy, however, was a different matter. I did just pass maths when I was at school but it certainly wasn't a passion of mine!
So for the numeracy lessons that I taught I would have to research the area of maths I was covering before the lesson to make sure I had a clear understanding of it before I taught it!
Amazingly by doing this I found an enthusiasm for maths that I had never had before. A plus was that students who were in both my literacy and numeracy said they enjoyed the numeracy classes more because at times I struggled as well as them! We worked together to solve the problems and this seemed less intimidating to them.
If finding a niche is something you are struggling with at the moment perhaps you would like to consider an area that you are unfamiliar with but always wanted to know more about? Learning about a new subject can be very inspiring and your enthusiasm will shine through to your readers.
Do I need to be an expert?
You may feel you need to be an expert in a niche before writing about it but as long as you are honest with your readers that you are learning too I don't think being an expert is essential. In fact, it may be a quite refreshing viewpoint.
So have you chosen your niche yet? If you have how did you decide?
Thank you for reading!