Selecting a Niche - Why is This So Hard?
Why Is Niche Selection So Hard?
It has been brought to my attention by a person who I will not mention that they feel WA does not provide enough training for Niche Selection.
Being a Premium Member here at WA this gave me the first thoughts of lashing back at the person defending our wonderful platform.
However, I did not do that, but instead decided to do some research to see if this person's claim had any merit.
Going through the training: Level 1 – Lesson 3 - Choose a Niche – “Online Entrepreneur Certification” – Over a 17-minute video from co-owner, Kyle, of Wealthy Affiliate.
True, this might not be a long-drawn-out video but in my opinion I do think that Kyle covers the basics of Niche Selection in terms all can understand.
Next, I tried searching for any training that was done by the Premium Members in the community and found: The Five P’s Of Niche Selection And Profitability – An 8-page Lesson.
Honestly take the time to read this about Niches you will find the most useful information in an 8-page Lesson ever.
My next search went to finding Blog Posts written by Premium Members here I found not one but four great posts covering "Selecting a Niche"
- Selecting a niche
- How to Select a Niche
- Steps to Success #2 [Selecting a Niche]
- The Importance of Selecting a Niche
- There are more of these Blog Posts available in the community along with Live Chat 24/7 available for Starter Members should they need help or have questions.
Writing this today after responding to the person that there was absolutely no merit to the claim that WA does, in fact, provide enough training on Niche Selection, what is the first thing I see in Live Chat?
A new member asking about Niche Selection! :)
With experience comes the understanding of niche selection where we forget what it was like when we began our journey into the online world.
Even today with the experience of nine months I still at times have trouble with the online language that is spoken.
Correct we do speak a language in the online world that others do not use or understand making it difficult to communicate with outsiders.
I started to watch the faces of my family and friends when I realized things I was talking about on my website or WA. They were seriously were not listening because they had no clue what I was saying.
Some members might find this quite funny and in a way so do I. But it made me realize as I am posting to my websites that people have no clue what I am saying to them.
Food for Thought
When new members come into the Live Chat area if you have the experience to help them solve the problem they came looking for a solution to - take the time to help them.
Referring them back to the training at times is not the right thing to do. Some of those new members may have already watched Kyle's video 2 or 3 times due to the language barrier they are not comprehending what is being taught.
Personally, I have taken the time to send PM's to the new members who are Premium which include screenshots explaining each step in detail.
Why? The screens that are displayed in the training are changed and different today making it impossible for new members to follow along.
Seeing Premium Members ask/tell a new member in Live Chat to go back to the training after asking a question or telling them "this is what you are paying for" is not only upsetting to me but I feel gives our community the air that we do not want to help them.
All the experienced I have gained along with the skills and knowledge learned there is still much more that I do not know.
Should someone come in Live Chat that I cannot answer because I do not know the answer or do not have the experience my simple answer is "Sorry, I cannot help you maybe another more experienced member will be in shortly." Or I refer them to a member I know can help them.
In writing this blog post the only regret is the members I have seen do this will not be the ones to read it! Which is a shame due to they will continue giving the answers they do now.
Although this really has nothing to do with Niche Selection please remember KARMA will come back around to those who are guilty of what I wrote about above.
For any new members reading this having problems with Niche Selection my PM box is always open I offer my service to help anyone who requests help.
There are times I may not know the answers but there are other members who I deal with that finding these answers for you is not impossible we will work together and solve the issue!
WA is a community based affiliate marketing platform to benefit all its members equally, please if you are willing to help new members to so with kindness and respect.
As adults in a business world I do not feel this is too much to ask. When an outsider points out to me they feel WA does not provide enough training for members I want to be able to find the facts here to prove them WRONG. Just like I did this time.
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Thank you, best wishes, and blessings to you all,