A Niche is A Group of People Looking for Stuff

Last Update: October 24, 2017

Many folks are confused about the term “niche” and they read into it too much. Because of this, I want to simplify the term niche.

A niche is simply a GROUP of PEOPLE

These people are interested in something, but something specific. The key when choosing this group of people is to be very specific because if you are are too broad, then it is going to be difficult to talk to your audience.

It is like someone walking into a supermarket looking for advice on “how to improve their metabolism”. It is not going to happen and you are not likely to trust the source of the information. Definitely not like the experience you would get if you walked into a store that specialized in metabolism.

Within the online world there are 3.75 BILLION people. That is the biggest marketplace in the world by a long shot so you want to really become an expert within the very specific category you choose.

So, when you sit down and are thinking of what your niche is, think not of this imaginary and confusing word “niche”, think instead of a group of people.

But you don’t want this group to be too broad. That is the worst thing you can do when starting out. I want to give you some examples of a niche that is too broad and then I want to give you some examples of groups of people that are much more "niche" and specific.

A group of people interested in health. Not the best (TOO BROAD).

Health could be just about anything. I constantly see folks at WA trying to start off within the health niche. Well "health" isn't a niche, it's very broad. How do you target people within health? That is not an audience that you can effectively target, rather you need to dig down and get more specific.

A group of people looking to improve their metabolism. That is a targeted niche. There are MILLIONS of people looking to do this.

A group of people over 50 years old looking to lose weight. That is a targeted niche. There are MILLIONS of people looking to do this.

A group of people looking to fix their back problems. That is a targeted niche. There are MILLIONS of people looking to do this.

A group of men that are looking for help for hair loss. That is a targeted niche. There are MILLIONS of people looking to for this type of help.

A group of people that are looking for low carb diets. That is a targeted niche. There are MILLIONS of people looking for these.

See where I am going with this? People are not looking for health, they are looking for something much more specific. There are 10,000’s of niches within the broad "health" industry. Tens of thousands of groups looking to accomplish something, looking to buy something, looking for help solving a problem.

All you need to do is target one of these and you have yourself a niche and a very big group of people.

Let’s look at another example...

A group of people interested in babies. Not the best (TOO BROAD).

People interested in “babies” is going to be very difficult to target because it is far too broad. People don’t open Google and search for “babies” online, they search for things that are much more specific.

A group of people looking for organic baby products. That is a targeted niche (but still a little broad).

A group of people looking for organic cloth diapers. That is a targeted niche. There are MILLIONS of people looking to for these.

A group of people looking for stimulation toys for infants. That is a targeted niche. There are MILLIONS of people looking to do this. There are MILLIONS of people looking for these.

A group of people looking for learning apps for babies. That is a targeted niche. There are MILLIONS of people looking for these.

A group of people looking for jogging strollers. That is a targeted niche. There are MILLIONS of people looking for these.

A group of people looking for cribs and information about cribs. That is a targeted niche. There are MILLIONS of people looking for this.

A group of people looking for classic children's books. That is a targeted niche. There are MILLIONS of people looking for these.

A group of people looking for information about colic babies. That is a targeted niche. There are MILLIONS of people looking for help.

A group of people looking for information on how to treat babies that are sick. That is a targeted niche. There are MILLIONS of people looking for help on this.

See how I am narrowing things down to a much more specific group of people? Sure, these are targeted but they are still massive. Millions of people are looking for information, for help, and ultimately are spending billions of dollars online buying things throughout the course of a year and you are going to be able to capitalize on this with your website.

Massive opportunity resides just about everywhere you look within the online world because there are specific groups of people everywhere (also known as niches)

But What About the Niche Competition? Shouldn’t I Be Concerned?

No...No….and NO!

Within each of these more targeted groups of people, there are 1,000’s (sometimes millions) of low competition keywords you can target. What you are learning here at WA also gives you a huge competitive advantage over your competition and is going to help you capitalize on any niche.

And please do remember, there is a reason there are a million of every type of store in the world. There are a million hardware stores. There are a million baby toy shops. Millions of people are buying stuff in the smallest of categories.

To put this into perspective, there are 4 million babies born in the US alone each and every year. That means there are 4 million mom’s and dad’s online looking for information about their new babies, looking for help, looking to buy products or services...and this is where you step in with your niche website.

This could be for organic cloth baby diapers or for information on colic babies...or anything that targets a specific group of people.

I don’t want to blow your mind too much here, but there are 120 million babies born every year globally so the audience that is online and looking for stuff within this niche is much larger than the 4 million people in the US.

Crazy right?

Now, when you go to choose your niche, dig into it a bit and find a more specific group of people. Recognize that there are MILLIONS of people within every niche you can imagine and that is the beautiful part about this Internet “thing”. It is not going anywhere and as every year goes by, there is opportunity absolutely everywhere you look and it only continues to grow.

Now go out there and find your GROUP OF PEOPLE. If you want any help in regards to this or want to get feedback on your ideas for a niche, drop a comment below and we will be more than happy to help you out.

PS. If you still can’t come up with a niche after this and want one that is “chosen” for you already, go through the Affiliate Bootcamp. This is dedicated training as to how to create a successful business within the internet marketing/make money niche. You will love the interactive training over there if you do decide to choose this.

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Howeychief Premium
Hi to ALL.
I like to cook, both outdoors and indoors. I smoke a mean Brisket and Boston Butt for pulled pork. However I am not sure if this is a good niche.

I also like working with computers. I am not a certified Tech person however i do work on my friends and my own computers.

Any suggestions? Thanks!
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cbuffone Premium
Food stuff like a good Brisket and Boston Butt for pulled pork can be a good niche. There has to be millions interested in the subject.
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LindaKwas Premium
All are good ideas. Remember, a niche is a group of people looking for stuff.
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The niche I am thinking about is why become a Christian? I know I can do a lot with a blog on the subject, but the only affiliate programs for this would be for books, right? No high dollar items really out there for this as this is not really a "consumer" type of subject. Any suggestions?
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PeterK77 Premium
Hey Debra,

If you do a google search for 'christian affiliate programs' (without the quotes) you'll see quite a few opportunities come up. Have a browse through and see if you get any ideas on what else you can promote.

Cheers,

Peter
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stratcon11 Premium
The easiest way to find out is google "affiliate products or programs for Christians". Hope this helps
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thanks Peter!
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Thanks!
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TiffanyLong Premium
Wow! this article helped so much. I was a bit stuck. Now I can see a little more clearly how I can actually run a real business online. I'm thinking about gift giving ideas website, I could probably narrow that down even more, but that is a start. Anyway, great info!
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Karlito76 Premium
You could start your site by writing about seasonal gift ideas like Christmas, mother's day, fathers day etc. And you can time them just in time for buying the gifts. You can write for different age groups or any number of things involving gifts. I would pick one to write about then move onto your next idea. You should do great. Best of luck to you!
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Gregory999 Premium
Good day W.A. community i have a question? if i have more than one niche i want to promote and sell and want to use more than one affiliate outlet such as Amazon, Target etc would i have just one website or one for each store affiliate I work with? thank you for any and all responses!!!! Everyone Enjoy Your Day, its not only Your Birthright its your Job!!!!
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PeterK77 Premium
Hey Gregory,

You can use different affiliate programs from Target and Amazon on the same website. You might find that in one of your articles that you have found a relevant product to promote from Amazon and on another article you have found a relevant product to promote from Target. If they fit into your niche, you can use them. You don't have to use one or the other exclusively on one website. Does that make sense?

Cheers,

Peter
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Gregory999 Premium
Thank you Peter for your helpful info I appreciate you sharing your knowledge with me. Peace and Blessings and Enjoy your Day its not only your Birthright its your #1 Job!!!!
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PeterK77 Premium
Glad to be of service. By the way, I'm having an excellent day and I he you are too!
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Having your own experience of the niche being promoted is an awesome opportunity. For me it is spinal disc herniation/protrusion. First time the issue started 6 years ago.
I have gone through depression followed by a thoughts ending up in a wheel chair till the end of days to enjoying the beauty of life and being grateful for what I have today. Have tested various treatment types, specific exercises etc throughout the years. This is what I have knowledge in and can advise on behalf of my own experience. Story matters.
Why not to share your own story so people know there are ways to go through that pain and enjoy life at its full. I see it as a great way to turn will power to a source of income.

What you guys think of this approach?
I would be grateful to have your feedback.
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It is a great idea most of as can learn a thing or two from any one
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AlexSol Premium
Rustam I think this could work wonders!
Most websites that I love visiting do share a personal story and do not have that "corporate" feel to them.
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Hello community, i have a passion for fitness generally..especially ladies fitness,but i'm thinking of going specific like "flat tummy goals and how to achieve it" i'm also crazy about organic products benefit for daily living, e.g uses of fenugreek ,chia seeds and also baking soda. But how can I combine this..any idea in the house please?
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JeannineC Premium
There's no need to combine, unless you absolutely want to. It's not a natural combination. Why not start one blog, make it successful, then do the second? I'd start with the fitness one; although it is a crowded vertical, it is also a hugely popular one and you have a unique spin on it. Then do the one on organic products when you have the experience to do it well.
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