The 5 Biggest Niche Mistakes Newbies Make

Last Update: March 13, 2014

Niches, no matter how much we talk about them there is still some confusion that surrounds the term "niche".

Because of this, I want to offer you what I see to be the top 5 mistakes and worries I see when people are attempting to decide on their initial group of people (niche) they are going to choose to build their business around.

Mistake 1: Being Too Broad

Far too many people choose “health and fitness” as a niche. The problem is, health and fitness covers just about everything that a human does, from dieting, to meditating, to finding out cures to foot warts, pharamaceutics and bootcamp style exercises.

Within this super broad niche alone, there are 10,000’s much smaller, yet still massive niches. You want to target a specific GROUP of people with your niche.

Instead of “health and fitness”, narrow it down. Help people solve a problem.

Helping people “Sprained Thumbs and Fingers”….is a niche.

Helping people with “Crossfit Exercises” is a niche.

See where I am going here, be more specific! Knowing who your audience actually is (clearly defined) will lead to much more success.

Mistake #2: Thinking a Niche is Too Small

All niches have ENDLESS amounts of opportunity within them.

In fact, here are 2.8 billion people online and we are all now more connected than ever. This is the audience you are dealing with the Internet and even some of the most obscure niches have millions of people interested in them.

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

There are people with full time businesses within every niche you can imagine, from bird watching to kids tablets. The niche YOU decide is the best niche!

Mistake #3: Fearing Your Expertise in a Niche

Nobody starts off as an expert within any niche, nobody. Every expert you see out there started off somewhere and the online world and what you learn here is going to walk you through the process of becoming an expert.

Every expert surgeon started off as a first year student...in fact, a first day student. Every person with expertise within the online business world (myself included) started off with ZERO knowledge.

That should be exciting to you knowing that you can enter absolutely ANY niche you want and become the expert and build a full time income doing so.

Immerse yourself into your niche. People will trust you if you can offer them help and you don't have to reach the "expert" status to have a full time business within a niche.

Mistake #4: Forgetting About the Biggest Niche Source

Don’t confuse a niche for what it really is...

PEOPLE!!

An specific group of people that share an interest. This could be anything and every single person is part of 1,000’s of niches.

For instance, I am constantly looking for things online.

I am part of the baby niche (I have an 8 month old daughter), always looking for things from baby toys, gates, clothing, food ideas/recipes, to questions that I have. This alone is 100’s of different niches.

I am part of any “niche” as I need things or I am looking to fix things. The other day I was looking up how to “fix” my drain in my bathroom. That can be a complete niche and I leverage several niche websites and took their advice.

You are an incredible source for niches, everything you do during that day is likely part of a niche. Look around you, look at your habits, your problems, things you need help with, and things you love. These are all niches.

Mistake #5: Thinking Your Niche Sucks!

Most people spook themselves out of their decision, thinking that it might not be perfect. If you are interested in your niche or you are passionate about it, then it is the right niche for you.

There is no right or wrong, you can be successful with absolutely any niche you decide upon if you put forth the effort.

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jrice Premium
how much words do i need per post?
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JohnV Premium
No hard and fast rule, but you do need enough words to convey your message clearly. The SEO guidance I have read recommends not less than 300 words, so that is what I try to follow. When people really try to use word count for serious SEO, then there is talk of needing in excess of 1500 words, but that is in really sophisticated niches.
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paulkaz Premium
Thanks John, I have been asking about this for some time now. Most replies I've got to go in excess of 1000 words so it is good to see someone advocating fewer words for a post.

I appreciate that there are occasions when you do need a thousands of words to put forward an idea but there must be several topics with just require a short 300 to 500 word post.
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JohnV Premium
When you do need in excess of 1000 words, sometimes it makes sense to split into two or three pasts. I think of when I am 'consuming content', I often do not want to take the time for a long article, nor do I have the discipline to bookmark for later, so the shorter posts are more suitable.
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kiat75 Premium
Similar to AAB's question posted a year ago, I'm a bit stuck and would really appreciate an answer from anybody.

My passion is wealth creation. If I choose ''building passive income through property investment (in a particular city or country)" as a niche what things could I be an affiliate for?

Thanks in advance!
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Kyle Premium
There are many ways in which you can find affiliate programs for your site (across any niche/topic). Here is some training on how you can go about finding affiliate programs in your respective niche: There are 10,000's of affiliate programs out there and millions of products you can promote as an affiliate.
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kiat75 Premium
Thanks for your advice, Kyle. I look forward to going through the training.
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RJuliano Premium
I just became a premium member. I have selected a niche and have gotten good and positive feed back from the community on it. Now, what is my next step?
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jkhatri Premium
Once you have selected the niche , you start building your website.
You should write a quality content for your niche. Find out the key word which is less competitive & offering more traffic.
Most importantly just follow the training step by step & if if you don't understand ask the question below that lesson.
All the best.
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Jbeau Premium
Hey Kyle,
As I've mentioned, I have a website for my cleaning business, www.acleanview.com that I'd like to move over to the WA platform. Is there someone who could help me with that process who I could talk to? Also, would you recommend this as a launching point for promoting WA, or setting up a completely new site as it may not seem relevant to the business itself. I am looking to quickly put something together that can actually generate a sale. Also, do you think offering products related to this type of business on my website would be worthwhile (i.e. pressure washers in the page that discuss pressure washing), or setting up a different website altogether dedicated to selling products. Thanks.
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Blackbirdfly Premium
Great question, I also have a blog on Wordpress that I'd like to switch over to the WA platform. I will stay tuned for the answer to that question.
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smartsystems Premium
Kyle can you review my site it is defenitly my passion to help people making money online but I think my nich is to broad workfromhomecommunity(dot) I need your expertise in this
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AAB Premium
I'm abit stuck and would really appreciate a hand please :) if I choose a food related niche such as pasta recipes or homemade cupcake recipes would sort of things would i be an affiliate to?

Thanks in advance
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Jonicas Premium
The niches you mentioning are not related to Wealthy Affiliate however I am sure that you will find many affiliate networks for your niches, need to look for them on Goggle by typing "pasta products+affiliate" or "cupcake supplies+affiliate"
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Joekaprod Premium
Hi AAB,

There is a simply answer to your question. Since your broader niche is cooking, you could affiliate yourself with Amazon and sell kitchen products, like colanders, cupcake tins, etc. and receive a commision. Or even sell ingredients for a recipe. You might even go as far as to contact a local restaurant and offer them promotion to receive revenue.

As you can see there are several companies which you can affiliate yourself with to sell products for.

Joeka
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TJRANDO Premium
Hi James- I am in a similar niche and had the same issue initially as you do now. I don't think "Ways to overcome Anxiety in today's world" is too broad. You could shorten the name to "Ways to overcome Anxiety" but in the world of Health and Wellness I don't think it is too broad. One thought- Even though you are focusing on Anxiety, once you start doing well and have a following you may decide to broaden your topics, and that would be just fine as well. Hope this helps

~Tom
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jamesraff Premium
Hi Tom, Thank you so much for your feedback, it certainly helps.
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jamesraff Premium
This is another great read. But I think I am stuck now, My niche was health, then I broke it down until I got to, "Ways to overcome Anxiety in todays world" Is this still too broad ?
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loubell08 Premium
How to overcome aniexty in women today. You also can put women over 40. Or maybe aniexty in men.
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jamesraff Premium
Thanks loubell08 appreciate the feedback
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jamesraff Premium
My other niche was "How to get fit with Technology for Men"
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loubell08 Premium
How about "How to get Tech-Fit for men"
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jamesraff Premium
Thank you again loubell08, your feedback is great and very helpful. :) Have a great day
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FlorenceKi Premium
Thank you. This affirmed me that opportunities are huge regardless of what niche I select.
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Rich908 Premium
Informative blog
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Coolkiw1 Premium
Great blog!
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progress5 Premium
Thanks for this Blog Kyle it was very helpful:)
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Sam-I-am Premium
I am a newbie, and I for one will not ask 'how much money will I make?' or 'how long is it gonna take for me to make money?', I will not ask those questions. I will, however, bust my behind and put the time in needed to succeed financially. I'm putting my trust in the system that Kyle, Carson, and the rest of WA community are helping me accomplish, and hopefully success will come! :)
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sSchovajsa Premium
It will take some smart work to make it here. I wish you well!
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flowers2014 Premium
Nice, very good article
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mleengpro Premium
Hey great articls im in the health and fitness but my niche is focused on helping men increase energy, power and andurance whilst looking good ...however is that too broad .....or are you saying i should target a type of exercise and way of eating like crossfitt /paleo for the working married man? ...just in my niche even lets say you go down to just crossfit training or hiit training they massive broad niches too ...arraagh help my brain is fried ...i best just do some pullups lol ...ps seriously pls help ..how do i know if im too broad ....and can i position myself lets say my site more is fitness and wellbeing for men can i niche it more by targeting a specific group of people e.g dads...working men who are married ..christina working men etc??
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june99 Premium
Keep in mind that the contents is a big factor in ranking in google. So if your website is about fitness, maybe you can do a little research on the fitness field that's not to broad. For example, you're gonna see a lot of articles about working out or crossfit. Try to focus on writing a content that can increase men's energy. It could be exercise to increase energy or healthy eating habits to increase energy.

These are just samples, you might want to do a research on this.
Find something that is interesting in the fitness niche that there not all writing about.

Like the training Kyle mentioned about low hanging fruit. Your website might be broad, but you can write a content with a great keyword with not too much competition.

Hope this makes sense.
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Jonicas Premium
Hello,
Start by working on one aspect of your niche thoroughly and once that is exhausted you could tackle the next subtopic or niche.
The purpose of focusing and narrowing niches is to be as relevant as possible on a specific niche.
There are other aspects you can focus on such as a particular age bracket to niche.
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mleengpro Premium
Hi there thanks for your comment are you saying if my main topic is fitness for men ...to write a subtopic like "how to detox for men" and write as much low hanging kw on detox for men till that subniche is exhausted then move on to my next subtopic???
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Jonicas Premium
Exactly!

Give your reader as much material as you possible can on a specific subject and then move to another topic to give same in depth approach, remembering to interlinking all related articles
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suphatp Premium
Thank you
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glorious69 Premium
Thanks Kyle for your enlightening observations and opinions.
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Kyle Premium
No problem, glad I could offer some insight Gloria...people tend to overthink and overcomplicate niches, the most common problem I see.
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Vickidukes Premium
Do I have this right? I am an experienced wedding planner and my niche will be selling affiliate program Bridal party gifts. All my brides want help with this. Do I then blog about answering all of the bridal advice I give? Would "Perfect Bridal Party gifts!" Work as a website name? Thanks so much!
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skc Premium
Sounds about right...your Blog could also link to a Page that does reviews on certain product etc
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Vickidukes Premium
Thank you! One more question- I can buy Perfect bridalpartygifts.net on namecheap. Is a ".net" as good as .com?
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skc Premium
I maybe wrong but I think .com is on the top of the heap with .net a close second. Can see by relative costs for each. Kyle gives some info on the video at https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/building-your-own-traffic-producing-website/your-own-domain-your-brand-traffic
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soulful Premium
Skc was right about .com on top, though I think .org is second. Fred
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SRenard11 Premium
I was thinking of choosing nutrition as my niche. Is that too broad?
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Eddie C Premium
Yes it is too broad. Try to narrow it down a bit. Here's a good post done by Kyle where I think you can get a good idea on how to narrow your niche down:
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle/blog/a-niche-is-a-group-of-people-looking-for-stuff
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Kyle Premium
Honestly Susan, I think that your niche that you have chosen is far too broad. I recommend that you narrow this down slightly and to do this I would recommend trying out the Alphabet Soup Technique.

Here is a short training video on this:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/alphabet-soup-technique-using-google-instant-to-find-keywords

I use this not just for keywords, but also to narrow down my niches into something more specific. Remember also, there are TWO BILLION people on the Internet. Even some of the seemingly smallest niches out there have huge audiences that are searching for help with them and buying products within them.

Also, I recently blogged about what is too broad of a niche and how to define what is a suitable niche (with some real examples). I absolutely recommend that you check this out as it is going to definitely help you here Susan.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle/blog/a-niche-is-a-group-of-people-looking-for-stuff

If you want to run any of your "narrowed down" niches by me, please do let me know and I will be more than happy to give you a hand Susan. :)
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SRenard11 Premium
Hi Kyle,
Thank you. I will try that Alphabet Soup Technique.
Susan
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jogiff Premium
Hey Kylie baby! Help me out here. The name of my site is musiciansreferral.com. I have 2 posts up that have to do with songwriting.
Is my .com too broad of a niche? If it is, I can narrow it down to a songwriting niche. And if I do, is it advisable to buy another domain name relevant to songwriting and create another site to which I would transfer all the files or can I keep the original musiciansreferral name, even though it would be a site within the niche of songwriting?
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I am in the process of starting a website. I was thinking that I wanted to build a website all about toddlers and then post about more specific things such as potty training, teething, eating habits, etc. However everything I've read makes it seam like I should have a very specific domain name about only one of these topics. Any insight?
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JohnV Premium
I would suggest that the market is big enough so that you can specialize and master one of the topics. Once that is up and running, nothing to stop you branching out to one of the related ideas.
Regards and good luck
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sSchovajsa Premium
I'm certainly not an authority on anything, however, I think doing a website on toddlers is not a bad idea. You could talk about their sleeping habits, talking, learning etc. You might even link it to Babies 'R' Us, as well as promoting Wealthy Affiliate. I wish you well. I am having trouble linking my menu to my Amazon site. So if you find out how to link your baby store to All About Toddlers website. I would love to know.
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montewolfe1 Premium
bingo that's it I'm going to do the boot camp and get a feel for this and not worry that I don't know enough as I will learn as I go.This opens up more niches thanks
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mekamollyroo Premium
thanks for the pep talk, I was falling into mistake #3.
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Getting it.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome to hear Josephine!
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LBos11 Premium
is getting better at golf/a website about golf things too broad? Thanks!!
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steve71 Premium
Hi LBos... Could be good! Depends how you package it... You could have your site centred around free golf tutorials for beginners on your pages ('How to putt'... 'How to drive'... 'Different Handgrips') etc... then monetise it by reviewing different golfing products on your posts?

That way you are offering value first :)

What are other golfing sites doing?? Research them to get some ideas...

Is there anything they AREN'T doing that golfers are looking for??
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Joyful1 Premium
How about creating muscle memory when you are learning your golf swing?
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hey kyle, this was very helpful for me and reading this erased all the doubts i had about my niche.
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ausilinc Premium
Hi Kyle, Thanks this certainly what I was looking for. It is certainly helps.
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sSchovajsa Premium
Thanks Kyle, I appreciate all the help I can get. It is really hard to narrow things down, for me. My audience just seems to expand.
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sSchovajsa Premium
Kyle I can't figure out how to link my menu to my Amazon site. I have gone to Appearance gone to menu and put Amazon link in the link. When I press on Menu a blank page comes up and the Amazon link is in my Web browser. Please help?
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mcm56 Premium
Thanks Kyle! What tremendous business ideas. When you think about a regular business versus what can happen with an online business there is no comparision
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Wow... This is a great approach to understanding what one thinks they want to do and why. So the website/blog should pertain to my niche but at time can go outside of that niche. While using affiliate links to point people to other niche information that you discover.
Some niches have affiliate links that pay money and some don't pay anything other than shared information. So is my my brain going in the right direction or have I bumped my head?
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Shawn Martin Premium
niche = site

Example:
Dog grooming is the niche and what the site is all about.

Site can have sub niches that pertain to the main niche
Example:
Tab one:
Dog grooming tools
(This is a sub niche and still part of the main niche, Dog Grooming, but everything on this tab will be associated with dog grooming tools, with affiliate links to the products.)

Tab Two:
Dog nutrition
( This sub niche will be all about dog nutrition with affiliate links to products.)

And on and on :)

You can run blog posts daily, weekly, or any schedule you feel good with about any of the above topics and link to the appropriate subject the post is about.
Example:
Post one:
Dog diets for 1 year olds
This post will link to the appropriate area in the dog nutrition area of your site.)

A niche site should stay true to the niche. If a niche is motor oil I do not want to go to that site and see poppy seeds for sale.

Hope this helps :)

Shawn>>
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wilmirage Premium
This probably ease my mind about choosing my niche. Thanks for motivation!
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LadyLibra Premium
This really inspires me. I'm all about motivating and inspiring people and guiding them to places/people that can do the same
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vwells489 Premium
I enjoyed reading this article! Thank You!
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prosperity20 Premium
That is great stuff Kyle! Thank you.
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cobirad Premium
I just completed my Starter Kit Lessons, Now I know how to get targeted Niche Keywords for my website, which i have done and i already have about 4 of them. But i have one big challenge. WRITING.. I reall am not a good writer not to talk of applying the keywordsin my contents. Please can someone put me on the right path , on How to write good Content with Keywords.
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JohnV Premium
No easy answer to this one I am afraid. You could pay someone to write for you, but it is recommended that you do at least some of it yourself. There are many tips and guides available if you Google writing and creating content. One simple trick is to speak the words into a recorder and then write them down, or perhaps use some voice recognition software to speak your text directly into your computer. I do hope these ideas might help. Regards and good luck
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Bkadamos Premium
Great advice from John :)
My advice to you would be just start writing , once you start you will not stop , think of yourself talking to your dearest friend about what interest you the most and you will find the words writing them selves :D
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rarediva Premium
Just find your "voice" and use it to express yourself. If you think about it, you've been writing your whole life! Maybe start with a journal that you write in every day. The highest and low points of your day, gratitude just describe people, places and things. It can be about anything, just something to get you going and find your flow. Most people find when they begin that writing can be very therapeutic. Best of luck.
Have a fabulous day and God Bless!
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stopscamming Premium
This has helped me alot as my first niche is about diabetics living hope, now I see your point. Do you think I should still bring it closer? o
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steve71 Premium
Bang On Kyle! Thank you.
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Kjstewart157 Premium
I love this blog, it really helped me a lot. Thank you for posting this.
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raynoldclare Premium
Really helpful :-)
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Traveller75 Premium
great content and advise, Thanks
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lucid1491 Premium
Hi Kyle, great content and very supportive only community you have built here! I was thinking about my niche that I will want to delve into but so far don't see any way of making money out of it at all (see below):

"Product Lifecycle Management (PLM) software" for OEM companies in manufacturing fields. If I want to go more specific, I would say the niche would be looking for project management software or apps that gives on affiliate programs.

I looked into a few websites on-line and don't really see any sites out there that is selling project management software/app that offers affiliate programs. Perhaps there are other ways to monetize this niche through other means?
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great adviice!
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Thank you Kyle this is really informative. As I just responded to your message on my wall telling you that I was thinking of my niche I found this. It helped.
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steve25 Premium
Thanks Kyle, this was very helpful.
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Try romance or Sci-fi you can't go wrong
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Chaneyof90 Premium
Okay so I believe my niche is too broad. It's books, I feel that I should narrow it but Im not sure which to choose I have a love for all book types so I went for Best Book Buys, kinda like a top 40. But im not sure its considered a niche.
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AlanCross Premium
Sure it is go for it...
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Thanks for the info. Slowly but surely I will catch up with IM
The more I read the more I understand!!
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my niche is very broad and would like to know what would be a better more focused one to choose
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AlanCross Premium
You might want to Focus you can always change your site once it done in fact its better to keep updating it all the time
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Kyle Premium
What is your niche? You never want something that is too broad, always narrow it down. I recommend the Alphabet Soup Technique for this:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/alphabet-soup-technique-using-google-instant-to-find-keywords
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dedicatedone Premium
Thanks for the advice!!
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Kyle Premium
No problem at all Amy, glad you enjoyed this.
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RhondaMK1 Premium
Thanks kyle for the good help
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LindsayH Premium
Thanks for the reassurance. I'll refer back to this article when in doubt. :D
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Cadigwu Premium
Thanks Kyle, I understand this better after reading it twice.
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KristieK Premium
Great insight! Thank you!
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Graham90 Premium
Is "social anxiety/shyness" too broad of a niche?
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ChelseaS Premium
I think this is a good topic, but you might be able to narrow it down. Do you want to focus on social anxiety disorders? Or general shyness and anxiety? Maybe you could post content about knowing the difference. Further, what aspect of social anxiety do you want to focus on? Diagnosis, treatment, coping with it..?

In my opinion, this is a good enough niche. There are millions of things to write about on these topics, but it can also be narrowed down. That's up to you.

As an aside, I'm so glad you're interested in this topic. I haven't personally seen a lot of quality content about social anxiety and shyness and I would like to know more about it!
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KatieMac Premium
I think it is a good topic, and there is no reason why you cannot find another angle to it and find a place within there
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Bill67 Premium
I agree with CheseaS and KatieMac
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Graham90 Premium
Thanks for your helpful input, Chelsea.

Exactly, specialization is key. I'm starting with treatment and hopefully branch out after.

Yeah, the irrational social fears that are social anxiety stop a lot of people (me included) from going out and doing what they want with their lives. And, like you said, I haven't found much tailored or good info out there about it, so I am going to hopefully try to help some people out from my experience dealing with it.

But, check it out and let me know what you think. I'm thinking about changing the theme since I don't like the font and general aesthetics of it: getridofsocialanxiety.com
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MadMax26 Premium
Thank you Kyle. I was himhaaing around thinking too hard I guess on what it is I really wanted to start out with,
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molmax Premium
This was a great follow up as it made me rethink what I was rejecting initially
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katjoyfox Premium
Thank you Kyle, this helps me a lot.
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sharonvdb Premium
Thanks Kyle! You've put things in perspective.
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CreateItNow Premium
Thanks Kyle - great recap for us newbies :-)
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Alohafam Premium
thanks Kyle :) this very encouraging :)
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Kyle Premium
No problemo! :)
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Alan Premium
Excellent Kyle
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Disdesire Premium
Thanks kyle this home.
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ricardo Premium
Great explanation Kyle. You helped me in some doubts that i had.
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Mikaeri Premium
Thanks kyle, these put a new twist for me on Niches..great info we would all make use off and learn from
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StacieOwens Premium
I love this! It helped motivate me, because I didn't think about being to broad with my niche. I see it is better to be more specific and to narrow it down that way I can have more of a direct audience.
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely, most people forget that we are dealing with such a massive audience online...even the most targeted niches are still huge and when you go "more niche", it allows you to offer better help and become more of an expert.
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Larelane Premium
Since I am interested in all sorts of arts and crafts, I was about to make one of your biggest mistakes. I kept telling myself that I could use such a broad category, but the more I read and thought about it, I realized that I would be quickly overwhelmed. I decided to narrow it down, and then expand later, perhaps adding new categories to my website, or, adding totally new websites once I have a working model. I hit a sort of mental roadblock on that part, though, because I wasn't quite sure which path I should follow.

I checked into the pricing of domain names and website hosting, as my budget is very limited for any spending outside healthcare, food, and bills, the necessities. I would love to go premium, but I simply can't if I expect to expand and move forward on my own eventually. I am struggling a bit with this, but, still going through the training, so hopefully my concerns will be addressed.

Luckily, I taught myself html and website design a long time ago. I was around when the first internet graphical interface came out. I beleve in writing Lynx friendly websites for the disabled, but also want to make it interesting. I think this also helps with iphone interraction, as well.

Thanks again for all that you do! It has helped me immensely.
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Kyle Premium
Glad I preventing you from making the mistake of going broad. Just remember that when you go narrow, you can always diversify but when you are broad you are always going to find yourself being overwhelmed with "too much to do".

Look forward to seeing your progress within your niche!
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naburr44 Premium
Great advice just what I needed to hear
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Great advice. I'm only a newbie, and was already starting to doubt my choice of niche (who's interested in children's fiction, really????!) But now I feel somewhat reaffirmed. (If not entirely comfortable, or expert enough to be going ahead!)
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JohnV Premium
Massive important market for good children's fiction, especially with the explosion of ebooks, as well as the increasing popularity of books in general.
Regards and good luck
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burgesshead Premium
this is great advice as a 'refocus' strategy...needed this kick up the hump, thanks Kyle.
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Mytoptech Premium
Very helpful, thanks
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felipefish Premium
Thank you Kyle,this is so positive and helpful.
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kassolay Premium
Thanks a million, Kyle. Good stuff.
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Good article for a newbie agreed.
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Jude18 Premium
What a great list for a newbie. I probably would have done every one.
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cookiebear98 Premium
Your list of 5 biggest niche mistakes by us newbies is so on track. It's easy for us to lose ourselves in any one of them at any time. Great food for thought.
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UrbanJoe Premium
Yeah, It shows one can build business around many possible niches but the Niches you personally like and passionate about are best for you where you love doing what you do! Am I right, Kyle?
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Starcreator Premium
Is online friendship/dating for over 50 a niche, or how would I narrow it down more?
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centauro777 Premium
how about online senior friendship
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Jude18 Premium
It sounds good to me, but I'm just a newbie.
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dawntarnowsk Premium
Kyle I'm thinking of a niche involving Cats, but I am not sure how to word it. How does " Natural remedies to kill Fleas" sound?
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mwd21 Premium
It doesn't specifically refer to cats though.
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ok I think i'm ready
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HighwayMan Premium
G'day Kyle. Have you looked at some keywords on Jaaxy yet, maybe think of some things that someone who can't turn their computer on/off or have a pesky trojan that keeps appearing and also yes to no display on your computer
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thanks for the reply, appreciate it
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would computer repairs be too broad a niche? or would something like, no display on your computer, be better?
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Shawn Martin Premium
Computer repairs works. You could dedicate a page for individual issues. Each page could be a different area and each page would be a sub niche to the main one, and you should be set for content ideas. :)
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cubandane Premium
I have a niche worked out, but because it is in a very popular industry I fear that everyone else will be doing it too, so I have to keep telling myself there are billions of people out there so I cannot possibly end up in a saturated market and anyway, I'm sure there are things I can help people with that others haven't even thought of.
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Simple and powerful! Thanks!
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Great Information.... Thank you.
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cthomasa Premium
good info. Just need to pick the right niche or several niches if i decide to have multiple sites out there later on...
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bowman20 Premium
great information
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Is it possible to do a nitch on stressing and the effects it causes to the body
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That niche sounds brilliant. I have a friend with bad anxiety and that's exactly the sort of page I'd be looking at for an education.
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felipefish Premium
I wait to see your site with this niche.It's great,and it's still one of the taboo topics around.Good luck
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That's good read, but I guess I have to go back and digest the lesson because right off the cuff I am thinking tooooo much stuff !!... Making the 5 biggest mistakes all at once.
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sadal2013 Premium
Great read.

Being in the IT environment, I was trained to analysis everything. Soon you get paralysis by analysis. Like Nike says "Just do".
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Larelane Premium
I really liked what you had to say. I tend to get so wrapped up in overthinking, overanalyzing things, that I start to procrastinate. Unsure of myself, self doubt creeps in, and before you know it, I have saturated myself with education about a topic, yet failed to actually take action.

That is why I love the way the traning here is designed. It helps encourage you to do things in steps, to participate rather than to sit on the sidelines, and to take actions every step of the way. It's not forceful, but encouraging, and I find myself participating at every opportunity. In the past, I would have just read, and eventually moved on. Information is useless unless you take action on what you have learned!
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Ron12 Premium
Your perspective is both unique and refreshing compared to most "Niche Selection" articles I have read. Helpful insight.
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What about Fishing? It is that time of year when a lot of people heading to fish
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boomergp08 Premium
Fishing in and of itself is too broad. You would want to be more focused and concentrate on a type of fishing first. Then narrow it down even further to a specific item like (reels, fishing attire, fishing line, poles, maybe even best places to fish.
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Thanks boomergp08
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sammywi Premium
Thank you for your wonderful and exhilarating help Kyle. This is such an exciting time for me! :)
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degan2014 Premium
Great article Kyle very helpful niches are very hard to come up with I have a marketing blog already but is based on helping people with marketing but it is too broad because I have everything on there from post on list building to promoting different thing like amazon products to autoresponders I am really excited that I found WA this training just what I needed to get back online the right way the training on niches really helped me to look at thing differently I am going to upgrade to premium and plan to be a member for the long haul thanks Kyle
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lindiwe1972 Premium
Kyle, this has been one of the most insightful I have read from you. Thank you so much. Your articles are always on target. Thank you that's why I really enjoy being part of WA. The learning curve is tremendous.
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Funmine Premium
These insights are so helpful and we wonder why we didn't discover WA sooner.

Enjoy the learning.
Ade
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MrRadford Premium
thank you i get it
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KariMarriott Premium
I like how simple you have made the material. I am able to read and understand. I think I have finally decided on a niche. How does this sound, "Top 5 Educational Apps for Pre-schoolers"?
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BrokFTJFH Premium
Apps for preschoolers is a great niche. Will it be best apps to help preschoolers learn?

Once you start monetizing your site you can branch out to promoting not only apps, but all educational things for pre-schoolers
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Bill67 Premium
Looks like a good niche to me. Keep up the good work
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Fred Chong Premium
Hi Kyle, Thanks for the insight that "everything we do" could be the biggest source of our niche ideas!
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Funmine Premium
Hey Fred, having an open mind is very important to being successful in life. I have found out that there are niche ideas everywhere you look and content ideas are virtually everywhere as well.

Have a great day!

Ade
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szuguan Premium
This post is very helpful, help to decide a niche in our living. Don't go too far and too broad, will lost our way. Look what exists around us and decide a targeted market. Thanks again!
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Kyle Premium
Exactly!
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1likeminded Premium
Your statement: "You are an incredible source for niches, everything you do during the day (or night for that matter) is likely a part of a niche" ~ says it all when it comes to being creative and 'aware' of how to discover a new niche.

Thank you Kyle!
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Kyle Premium
We are all involved in 100's if not 1,000's of different niches, we just need to look around at our daily activities for influence.
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centauro777 Premium
every master was once a disaster ,, so lets do it ..
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Funmine Premium
That's so true, centauro777. The guru today was once a newbie.

Ade
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Kyle Premium
Love that statement. It is true, look around and every expert your respect in any niche once knew absolutely nothing about that given niche.
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I was thinking of a designer clothing niche, is that too broad?
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Trialynn Premium
Are you talking about one designer? Depending on the designer, you might want to cover nighwear or daywear to start and when you get comfortable with that, then add the other one.
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1mrshane Premium
Hey guys....I think I will niche down to just lures for Bass, Crappie, Walleye, and Catfish. I would like to create a page on my website for each of these four and show what's on sale from some of the bigger affiliates. I am looking for your thoughts on if this is still too broad?
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Shawn Martin Premium
Not at all.
You have it nailed down to specific items for a specific need.
Run with it. :)
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Kyle Premium
I agree, I think this is great!
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1mrshane Premium
Now you make me think that my niche on freshwater fishing is too broad.....darn
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Setari Premium
Instead of freshwater fishing, you could write about it but tie in some products that relate to freshwater fishing. Bait, lures, rods, etc etc.
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Kyle Premium
What aspect of freshwater fishing? Freshwater fishing where? What type of products are you going to cover...lures, hip waders, techniques, etc.

Also, what type of fish? I think you could narrow it down slightly here and start a bit more niche. You can always diversify. :)
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despatis Premium
Noted Kyle, good posting. Thanks, Desmond
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My broad niche is minimalism. We have all been created into excessive consumers. This tendency overlfows into every aspect of life, such as speaking. Everything worth saying can be said in one paragraph or less. Another example is diet. We have been conditioned to 'need' a dessert after eating a meal. The human brain can be fooled into accepting one or two dates as opposed to a piece of pie.
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Kyle Premium
These are definitely too broad and you will want to narrow it down. What aspect of minimalism? How to start a fire? How to built an urt? There are 10,000's of niches within this alone.

Same with diet, you can definitely narrow this down much more. Let us know if you want to run any further ideas by us.
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VikThor Premium
Gosh!, I have now spent almost 2 precious days looking for what I thought would be my best "niche", the "right niche" going surfing the web...If only I would have realized that whatever issue one can face, we have the right answer or solution, here at WA. Now I know where I have FIRST to search before going loose my time among 1000's sites elsewhere.
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boomergp08 Premium
You saved me some time Kyle. I was thinking of writing a blog post on this subject among a couple of others I will be posting shortly. Awesome! That's one less post I need to write. :-)

Good post Kyle! Keep reminding the masses because like you I see some members confused about, or lose track of, the basics of website creation. Thank you for this.
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Kyle Premium
Good to hear Rob, I will keep the help coming in this area. I know that niches remain to be one of the more elusive topics and I will definitely be contributing more to this subject as we move forward. :)
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My niche will be baby formula and food specialized to help with the infants gas. What do you think? Feedback is greatly appreciated! We're in this together!
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manie187 Premium
Sounds great! Have you started yet?
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely, that is definitely a good niche choice.
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That quickly helped me find my niche. It put allot in perspective. Any niche is successful. Target your own genre of people!
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VenessaH Premium
Thanks so much for this. Everything that was mentioned above really hit home for me. Its quite encouraging to know that there is absolutely no need to sweat the small stuff, but rather to focus more on targeting a specific audience while honing on your niche.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome to hear Venessa, glad this could help you out. Absolutely, don't sweat the small stuff and don't overthink what a niche is...it is simply a group of people.
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Graham90 Premium
Helpful post!
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Tans Premium
So far, I have made all of these mistakes. Thanks, I'll start working on my "issues".
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Kyle Premium
It's OK, it happens and now that you are aware of them you will not make these mistakes again. :)
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Suelam Premium
Thanks Kyle, I felt much relief now. I need to get out of my own fear.
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Kyle Premium
Nothing to be worried about here, you are going to get the hang of things ads you move forward and "there is no wrong niche"...just remember that.
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I'm trying to decide between hand held electronics and adolescent bipolar, any suggestions
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JohnV Premium
I would try starting a site for each of them. Perhaps you could then continue with both, or discover which one really inspires you to concentrate and 'go large'.
Regards and good luck
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Kyle Premium
Handheld electronics definitely fits into the too broad category? Are you referring to hair dryers or iphones? I would narrow this down as you are in essence trying to tackle 10,000's (literally) of niches at once.
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Jude18 Premium
I would go with adolescent bipolar-i think had helds has been done to death. I'd like to know more about adolescents and that specific problem. There are so many avenues to take-to medicate or not, what are the medications, symptoms,medication reactions, student behaviors, to homeschool or not. You've got so many directions here.
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tiffanydavis Premium
great stuff!!!
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Kyle Premium
Glad you enjoyed this Tiffany! :)
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Beckron Premium
Thank you very much for this super awesome post Kyle :) .
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I am torn between two niches, so I made two separates webpages. Trying to figure a way to put both niches into one.
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manie187 Premium
Hi well like Kyle mentions “Sprained Thumbs and Fingers”….is a niche. So maybe your better of creating 2 separate blogs sites. You could however mention each page and link them between each other. Best of luck.
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Kyle Premium
You only have to be GREAT at ONE thing to be very successful online. Just remember that. I would always suggest that you start off within one niche before you venture into several.
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Kinah Premium
Oh boy! I am far too broad am I? I wanted to help mothers with their babies finding good links, and providing help with... pretty much everything for the family. Family activities, breastfeeding, maternity clothes, best toys, and so on... I guess I should concentrate about breastfeeding or maternity clothes right? But the name of my website is already chosen and it's named "Affaires de famille" (Family matters or Family business) and I already bought my domain and build a few pages so... it won't be fitting into breastfeeding or maternity clothes niches anymore... What should I do?
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masirois Premium
Hi Kinah, I haven't seen your site, but keep in mind that whatever you've posted can be revised or even hidden/deleted. Your site name seems like it could apply to a more specific area of starting a family, like maternity clothing, or the best places to shop for newborn items. Also remember that you can build up one area of your niche and then expand on it later. e.g. start with maternity clothes and focus on that, then later on add breast feeding, or tips for pregnancy health, etc..
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Kinah Premium
I finally decided to focus on pregnancy. I think I'll find enough content to help mothers on their nine month journey, which I already love doing. Thanks masirois for the tips. I'll build my website around this for now. And who knows where it's going to lead me! :-)
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David1701 Premium
I agree with J E Hazel, #3 and #5 are big obstacles, but I am confident I will learn and work through those for success. A famous quote has always stuck with me "We're marines. We adapt, we overcome, we improvise." - Clint Eastwood, Heartbreak Ridge. I am not a marine, but I can adapt, overcome and improvise and so can you.
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Kyle Premium
I think often times David that people add complexity to niches that really isn't there (they try to naturally make things more difficult than they are).

All of this is a learning experience and knowing that any niche can be lucrative should make your niche choice focused more on something that you are interested in.
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J E Hazel Premium
My biggest problem is #3, followed by #5.
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whitsunday Premium
Thanks for jotting the 5 fall down points. I can relate to each one in different degrees. Refreshed after your post
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fireyphnx Premium
Thanks Kyle.... insightful.... last point was very valid too... good stuff
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IanMcPherson Premium
Thanks for this Kyle. For someone starting out, identifying a niche is probably the most difficult thing to do. This gives me better focus, thanks again!
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mama2karsten Premium
Thanks for sharing… Great stuff.
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TJ Books Premium
another one would be: thinking you have a niche market when you don't. I guess you said that when you said market too broad
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mc7791 Premium
thanks Kyle. Trying to finish a post on my blog after not blogging for months.
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manie187 Premium
I think when your too broad it can lead into you thinking 'hmmm what shall I write next' where as blogging for specific targeted niche should be a lot easier...
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Jchris142 Premium
Thank you for the info Kyle. The niche I have chosen is way too broad and I have been at a standstill. This blog gets me thinking.
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Thorhallur Premium
Thank you Kyle. It is very useful as always.
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annikaerbe Premium
Thanks - It needs to be said again and again - as people are always questioning themselves about this.
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richard49 Premium
Thanks Kyle. I'm # 5
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skyhigh4 Premium
Thanks for the reminder Kyle and awesome post :) Patti
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fuzzy2013 Premium
Thanks for the advice,much appreciated.
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jacob4987 Premium
I have been traveling the US east coast watching women's basketball games getting ready for March Madness and visiting some great cities. Although dealing with some really bad weather I had a great time and am thinking about a new niche in women's basketball. Thanks for the great advise Kyle ......
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StarM379 Premium
I share the "Analysis Paralysis" diagnosis with urtimelyal, the gentleman a short scroll down the page. I probably would have at least a Ph.D. in it. #1 and #3 are sounding pretty familiar as well. I started with Great Lakes Naturalist...to Michigan Naturalist and finally down to Michigan Backyard Naturalist. Basic thought is, no matter if the backyard is 40 acres or a postage stamp, there are many things you can do to enhance its beauty, functionality, and the peace you can find there. What'd ya think, Kyle? Thanks, also, for a very helpful post.
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JohnV Premium
I love the idea of a backyard naturalist, but I would not limit it to one state. There must be so many other places with similar conditions, I think your niche would have considerable interest.
Regards and good luck
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Expression01 Premium
Thank you Kyle this helps!
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2652axmaker Premium
I have done allot of research on this subject and you are exactly correct. If your niche is to broad, you will have problems selling it. If I have corns on my feet, I will probably not be looking for Health and Fitness to fix the problem.
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ricardo1 Premium
Kyle, I chose a simple niche "Try Something New" because it gives you choice if something you don't to change. And the change you make what "if" it works.
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ruthhayn Premium
Very helpful for a newcomer
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tomtitty006 Premium
A good reassuring post.
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Mich36 Premium
Oh oh, is pet parent products too broad? Just wondering.
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JohnV Premium
My take on this is that your niche of 'pet-parents' is a great one. You might find that you home in on those with similar pets to your own, but those who think of themselves in this way are passionate, whatever the species or breed of pet.
Regards and good luck
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wealthyraven Premium
I was thinking of doing a pet related site too, but after reading about niches I was thinking of doing a species or breed specific site. If you do all pets it might be too broad but I love all things pet related so good luck :)
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veejay23 Premium
Mistake #1 is relevant to me. I will have to be more specific with my broad niche “health and fitness”, narrow it down. There's still more room for improvement since my site is almost new.

Thanks Kyle.
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KD6PAO Premium
Very well stated Kyle!
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JDennis Premium
Excellent Advice...thanks Kyle!!
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jgreen629 Premium
Thanks for yet another enlightening post. I've been guilty of #5 over the past few days. Because of this post, I got a confidence boost. Thanks again, Kyle.
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Sades143605 Premium
Great advice!
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JRCM Premium
Thanks Kyle...I appreciate the advice...John
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Yolette Premium
Thanks Kyle... I've been doubting my niche choice:"baby boomers" It appears to be overflowing with marketers targeting same. I'm trying to see how I can hone in further... to improve my clicks. Thanks again for this post! Best regards! Yolette
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Melanie1508 Premium
Thank you Kyle....I really needed to hear this today. I was feeling "mistake #5" today....plus...I wonder if I have "gone too broad" with organics in general. I am still wondering but I will get past it. (I hope) *Melanie*
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Kyle Premium
Organics is too broad yes, you will want to narrow this down to an aspect of organics. Ex. Organic soaps is a niche in itself (and a vast one tat that).

Refer to #1 mistake for this.
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Traveller75 Premium
Thanks, looking at it that way I can see many niches and the one I chose can be drilled down, I was beginning to doubt mine (pet supplies) but now I don't.
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williet65 Premium
Thanks Kyle, that was very helpful.
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khimchew Premium
Kyle, thanks for the sharing..
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ruthy28 Premium
yes Kyle I needed that. Thanks
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Ogeomatty Premium
Thanks Kyle for sharing.
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urtimelyal Premium
Hi Kyle. Thanks. "Analysis Paralysis" was probably coined by someone who was observing my behavior. I am a master of the syndrome and constantly fighting it. Your insights applying to nitches apply.
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Kyle Premium
Glad I could offer some clarity. I would say to just "go for it" once you decide on your niche.
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esther2501 Premium
Thanks Kyle, I now have a clearer picture of niches. I was wondering if my niche was going to help anyone at all, but with what you just said, I am encouraged and sure that I will be offering some help to people.
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Kyle Premium
If you can help someone, regardless of the audience, you have yourself a business.
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st2013 Premium
Thanks kyle, I always think that my niche sucks!! you are right, we must be passionate of what we do and I felt guilty too..
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mdhuda Premium
Thanks Kyle for writing this article. It really helps to stay focused. This article should be all time read.
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lmgrove Premium
Guilty! I think I have three strikes against me (#1, 3, 5). I believe I need to step back and reevaluate. www.helpfulhomebizinfo.com
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Kyle Premium
That is fine, if you have chosen this niche you will want to work through the Affiliate Bootcamp.
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qbjack01 Premium
You are so right. Sometimes it's hard to see the trees through the forest!
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jennyp316 Premium
good read, thanks! Once I got to figuring out a niche and building a website I got overwhelmed and stalled. This helps!
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janicebowles Premium
Reading this makes me realize how far I have come!
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Shaquinho Premium
Thanks for the post Kyle. It just blew a bit more of the dense fog out of my brain:-)
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Kyle Premium
Here comes the tug boat through the fog!
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bodie1 Premium
i agree with focusing on a niche that you love or at least something that you enjoy doing. thank you for this post kyle.
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manie187 Premium
guilty guilty guilty!!

Just reading the first paragraph has got me contemplating to change my niche or to some how make it more targeted and refined... Www.eatrightlookright.com

The main niche is about most diets plans don't work and how u have to eat your way into a healthy life style. Am I on the right track guys... Or shall I change?

From what Kyle is saying here... I think I need to be more specific..
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Funmine Premium
Sometimes we overanalyze things. I would say your domain name is fine. Your target audience is what you need to narrow down, perhaps to a specific demography that you can reach with your content.

I wish you well.

Ade
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manie187 Premium
Thanks Funmine i'll get narrowing down!
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guydarcy Premium
Manie,As a fat person I am very interested in your subject.Here's a question you might consider.If diets work,why is there a billion dollar diet industry? Obviously the whole approach is wrong.It all appeals to a kind of guilt and masochism You are right on the button with your approach and your site is nice and simple,Question: are you focussing on women?(You probably should) Secondly,why not have a discussion page on emotional eating.They would come for that and look around the rest of your site.Hope this helps

guydarcy
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manie187 Premium
Thanks for your input guydarcy, going through the training I have realised that my niche is way too broad. Some info on my website needs updating e.g. I need to change 'diets don't work' into most diet plans don't work.

I am not targeting women I am targeting both parties however I am now clear and focused on what topic to write about, I went on this diet called 'IF' and it worked for me, so I will put my whole effort on writing discussing that diet. As it worked for me.
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Roger Aiken Premium
Guilty of all of the above, but stuck with the training and on the right course.
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edensbox Premium
All my starts and stops have been because of number 3. However, I think I have finally found one that I can move forward with and grow.
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ChristineRa Premium
I believe my domain niche is broad right now. But in my zeal to get started here, I went with it, thinking I could narrow the niche within related blog posts. Using Jaaxy and WA Keyword Tool has given me some good ideas for future domains. I'm just working on getting some valuable original content posted. I'm really glad I found out about low hanging fruit and going after those to narrow niche. Thanks Kyle for the info.
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Kyle Premium
Never worry about anything, including making mistakes. I have been in several niches over the years and that is what makes this exciting. You have the freedom to do whatever you want!
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stn67 Premium
In the beginning i had problem whit choose one so i take the wa and start learn from all thosse task but when thats over i think i will be ready to jump into what i realy want to do online, anyway thanks for the blog
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ramsy Premium
thanks alot for this precision kyle! helps alot takes the confusion out of the way!
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letsreel90 Premium
Thanks for the blog, Kyle. I mostly identify myself with Mistake #3, but I have learnt so much already, that will soon be out the door. Hip, hip, hooray!
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Kyle Premium
It happens, we all have likely done one or more of these, even those with deep niche experience. You are on the right path!
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letsreel90 Premium
Thanks, gaining experience every day
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juanca Premium
a great deal of help here,i'm new at internet marketing and so far all of this is giving me a lot of ideas,thank you so much.
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egonsarv Premium
Thank you Kyle. Maybe I should mention that there can be a niche that is not a good option (at least for newbie). And it is some non-profit niche.

I am passionate about non-profit and I chose it in my early days here in WA but soon learned that it was not wise to try to monetize non-profit.

But for other niches it's obviously true. Thank you for reminding us these 5 mistakes :)
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JSKentopp Premium
Thanks Kyle! I stuck with my passion for my site and I must admit that I am so happy I did. Writing content is so painless and I am having a blast with my site.

Thanks for all that you do here :)
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gusti Premium
#3 is my ghost! I doubt myself all the time.
Not the expertise that spook me (everybody must start from zero, besides there's books, literature, internet, reviews, etc. that I can use for escalating my knowledge) but the English that spook me, a lot!

Because I know that writing website content in English is way more different than writing for chatting or small conversation. I'm afraid that barrier could lead my reader in to a wrong direction if I don't take this seriously.

Well, maybe I should go to English writing content school first, I guess. But at the end of the day, everybody must face their own ghost and defeated it, right? I know I would!
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egonsarv Premium
I have the same problems with you so I understand what you mean. It is hard to write a content in English. But good news is (and this is my experience) that the more you practice, the easier it is for you.

When you first start writing in your particular niche, you don't really have a vocabulary. Then you read other blogs and articles and bit by bit collect the vocabulary. Each next blog post is a little bit easier to write.

It took me for weeks to write my first blog posts. Not because I did not know what to write but how to write hahahaa. Now I can do 2 blog posts in a week. It is hard but at least I can do it. And my vocabulary in my niche is much better already :) So be encouraged :)
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gusti Premium
@egonsarv : good to hear that I'm not alone in this. I understand that the first step is the hardest! And thank you so much for the enlightenment, I will be there somehow. Nice to meet you here!

@Kyle : thank you so much too! :-D
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geofrid50 Premium
Hi gusti, I am in the same situation, that English language is a must to get a greater audience at the internet. My mother-laguage is German.
But everybody nearly has a smartphone today and there are some very nice tools to learn a language online: no cost is a tool called Duolingo, it is a nice language trainer for basics. The other very useful tool is Google translator, I look up some times when I am not sure how to spell or how the word is spoken.
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gusti Premium
hi geofrid50, thanks a lot for the advise, I will check them out later on.. :-))
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Kyle Premium
We all go through this, but I can tell you from experience that you can walk into absolutely any niche, experience or not, and become the expert. The only thing you need to do this is time, commitment, and a bit of hard work!
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petey 123 Premium
Thankyou for keeping our confidence up Kyle
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guydarcy Premium
Kyle, I agree about niches but its counter to what everyone thinks starting out.We pick a niche and then think 'who would be interested. that's geek stuff like collecting cheese labels.'Probably we wish we had a glamorous or huge business idea,another Amazon as has been said.Personally I utterly lack confidence in my own judgement on business topics which is why I suggest for people like me this idea:Don't just do something you think will get a ton of cash,if it bores you your website will bore the customer.Do what fascinates you,what you love,even if it is geeky.Someone out there is bound to be looking for what you have.If you dont make money,you gain experience at least,
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Kyle Premium
People forget about the sheer size of the Internet.

One thing that always fascinates me is being at a football game with 70,000 people. I think, these are all people buying stuff and they are all potential WA members (they could all benefit from it)...and multiply that by 10,000's and you have the reality of the potential on the Internet.

It's so massive its unfathomable.
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Doc Briggs Premium
Thanks Kyle...good food for thought.
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KatieMac Premium
Thanks Kyle hope I am not one of those making that mistake for I know my market is quite a big one but trying to focus on something within in it
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leluka Premium
Thanks for your great advices of all times.God bless you with your family together.
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sufule Premium
Thank for the post! It blows away the fear of failure on chosing a niche in my mind. I really understand that success is a choise.
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ar20746 Premium
Thanks Kyle. Very supportive information.
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rarain Premium
Thank you.
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june99 Premium
ahh, just what I needed, you just clicked another switch in my head. Thanks Kyle.
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Fred Chong Premium
Thanks Kyle for this post is really thought provoking! Now I begin to realize that the more "problem" or question marks I faced everyday, the more niches or niche ideas I have! Niche unlimited, Eureka!
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kiruaidennis Premium
Many people aspire to start an Amazon and end up being too broad. That's very true Kyle. By the way, my first blog as a newbie 2yrs ago www.howtomanup.wordpress.com made me sound like a professional with time. My readership audience is/was 75% US, UK and Canada. It has garnered over 25,000 hits so far. Too bad I din't capitalize on that but as you've said, precision is undoubtedly key in niche marketing. I'll have to highlight this article for future reference when buying domains.
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Kyle Premium
Now you know how to capitalize on this, but also to grow your business and continue growing it. A niche never ends, there is always opportunity to grow and I think you have a very exciting journey ahead of you now that you understand this!
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kiruaidennis Premium
Many people aspire to start an Amazon and end up being to broad. That's very true Kyle. By the way, my first blog 2yrs ago www.howtomanup.wordpress.com has so far garnered over 25,000 hits. Too bad I din't capitalize on that but as you've said, precision is undoubtedly key in niche marketing.
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WestBay Premium
Hi Kyle, I find this subject hard to crack clearly! its not that a niche is a group of people, but more why I should choose one over any other group. Perhaps I am looking to deep to soon? With the money end of things in mind first, and not looking for peoples problems to solve?
I need to study this more and get the missing links for me...?
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Funmine Premium
Understanding the concept is the first hurdle. I found it difficult at first but once I figured it out it became clear how I could help provide a solution to the problem that people want solved. Think about the demography (group of people) you think you can reach with your niche.
Take your time to comprehend the subject and then go from there.

Ade
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gatoloco Premium
You already hit the nail on it's head don't put the money as the first thing in mind. There is no need to rush do as much research as you need and your niche will come to you.
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Cathy Ling Premium
Kyle, you just inspired me with some ideas on what to write for my new page. Thanks!
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Lesmyb Premium
Very interesting and worth book-marking. I think the biggest challenge for beginners (like me) is to develop the right mindset, and that includes not second-guessing yourself. I often find myself doubting my choice of niche. A the beginning of March I decided it was "make or break". I would just keep going and see what happens. What we are learning will never be wasted. As you have said before, our first niche will probably not be the last.
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Gordi Premium
I had serious doubts about my "expertise" in my niche, thinking doctors are way more qualified, but I pressed on, and now I don't worry so much, because I am not presenting myself as a doctor.
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sch Premium
What holds me back in my niche is the worry about the legal side of "making claims" about health. I have heard too many stories of people being harassed when they are successful at helping people naturally overcome health issues, and cancer is a big "bigpharma" business. How do I know what I should and should not say? I want to start a new website that focuses on all kinds of health issues, just not sure how to address it.
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Kyle Premium
Expertise is built, nobody is born with it. Just remember that. If you want to become an expert of _____________, it is absolutely possible.
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whitelighter Premium
Thank you Kyle! I have been struggling with this exact problem & now I have a solution.
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Yaro Premium
Thanks kyle. Very informative clarifications, and so inspiring.
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cprosa Premium
Thank you Kyle for the teaching.
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mwd21 Premium
Good information, thanks Kyle.
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WJC Premium
Thanks Kyle. Think NIche! I like.
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Defiant6 Premium
I really needed to read that! Thanks so much for posting that. Doubts have begun to creep into my mind of whether or not I have chose the right nice or whether or not I can really make any money from this, but reading this has helped tremendously and reminded me why I want to do this and the goals I want to achieve.
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dluep1 Premium
good points
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vberton Premium
Thanks Kyle for the support. Sometime self doubt gets in the road of success!
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thriver Premium
Thanks so much Kyle, for being so hands on in your business. This is a unique enterprise and I'm happy to be part of it. Thanks for hammering it in that niches are people, I see that my site is too broad; it's a lifestye rather than a niche, I could reduce it to three or four niches,
Pam
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Kyle Premium
Often times the case, you can always narrow down a niche. Much easier to start more targeted and scale outwards than the other way around (and less overwhelming).
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reefswimmer Premium
It's always valuable for me to read what you are saying, Kyle. I was in the midst of defining a new niche when I paused to check email and came here to read your post. And sure enough, even though you weren't specifically addressing my question, just by reading your thinking I got my question answered. Yahoo! big thanks!
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Lamburg Premium
Well said!
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