Finding a Niche - A New Perspective?

Last Update: September 06, 2018

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!

Hazel



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firstlearn Premium
Thank you Hazel.

I think rather than needing a specific knowledge it is better to have an avid interest in your blog subject. When you have this the research is enjoyable and makes the whole thing much easier
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HazelH Premium
I think you are right Derek - an interest in a subject makes the research and writing so much more enjoyable.

Best Wishes
Hazel
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CandP Premium
A well-written post, Hazel.
This is very helpful for new folks who may come be joining us and not at all sure how to proceed with niche selection.
Thanks!
Colette and Philip
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HazelH Premium
You're welcome Colette and Philip.
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kpercival55 Premium
Very helpful Hazel!
A good option for those who don’t already have a knowledge about a particular subject, choose one you want to learn.
Nicely done!
KyleAnn
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HazelH Premium
Thank you, KyleAnn
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1signbanner Premium
Nice blog Hazel. Nice of you to share this.

So important for anyone with problems for a niche.

frank
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HazelH Premium
Thank you, Frank.

Have a good day!
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1signbanner Premium
You too, Hazel.

frank
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Lazyblogger Premium
Great article to forward to the ones starting out. This is what cause most Referrals to not proceed. And even they thought of one, they still not sure how to monetize it. Glad that Kyle include it in the training. Great share Hazel.
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HazelH Premium
Thank you, Bishop.

Yes looking at Live Chat and some blogs choosing a niche does seem to be a big stumbling block for some. Sometimes I think just getting started can be the hardest thing to do.

Best Wishes
Hazel
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