What's obvious to you may be amazing to others.Derek Sivers
I was in conversation with another member of our community the other day, or at least we were exchanging messages through the platform, when he said something that made me think.
We had been discussing the niche options that he had been considering. One of these options was for a niche that I would regard as being specialised and quite technical,
I said that I thought he should explore this option because there probably wouldn't be too many others who had his levels of experience in that particular field.
But his main objection to this was that, although he had a load of experience in this area,he didn't have any qualfications....so he said that he "felt like a fraud"
I must admit to being taken aback by this....as he seemed eminently quaified to me with many hours of experience and practical work that he had carried out.
The niche we were discussing is not one in which a person needs to gain "paper" qualifications as such (in fact I'm not sure that there are any qualifications) but in which personal experience would be paramount.
But it did make me wonder how many other folks out there may be experiencing doubts about their ability to find a niche that they feel comfortable with?
Which brings us to the title of this blog....which is a quote from Derek Sivers.
"What's obvious to you may be amazing to others"
It's often hard for us to see within ourselves just what we have to offer to other people.
We may think..."What could I possibly share that other people will find interesting?"
But I would like to be bold here and say that we all have something that we know or do that other people will find of interest and value.
It may be a skill we have through work or through a hobby that is so day to day for us that we don't even stop to consider how valuable a skill it may be....but to someone else it may be something that they struggle to understand or to even believe that they could do for themselves.
And if it really is a challenge to find that skill or niche within ourselves then I do think that Wealthy Affiliate presents a fantastic opportuity to us all.
Back at the beginning of August of this year....I would never have imagined that I would be able to build a web-site from scratch.
Just think about that for a moment....the learning curve at WA is steep I'll grant you, and we may need to go back often to get something clear in our minds...but we are all learning a skill that a huge percentage of the population doesn't yet have and that most will never acquire...or even wish to acquire.
And if that's not something of value to offer to other people that I don't know what is.....
Keep at it ladies and gents....it will all be worth it in the end....
Take care and enjoy your day