Back to the Niche Picking Drawing Board
I have to admit, I’m a little (no, a lot) frustrated and disappointed with myself. I thought I had things all figured out with my niche. I was also pretty stoked about using my existing “mauder.com” domain for the site (Mauder’s Money Matters). But something about it didn't feel quite right, and I kept questioning myself. Of course, I figured I was just over-thinking and over-analyzing it like I do with pretty much everything!
After a conversation with Carson, I've decided to abandon the whole idea and go back to the drawing board to select a different niche. Carson got me to open my eyes and realize I hadn't really identified who my target audience is, and therefore, I had not really selected a niche at all. My site idea was based around a couple of fairly broad personal finance topics, and a very wide, somewhat unidentified, audience.
In the WA lessons, Kyle repeatedly says we shouldn't make a big deal out of selecting our niche, and that almost any niche can be profitable. He even states (in Level 1, Lesson 3), “Almost anything you can think of is a niche and that is why we are going to get you to choose YOUR niche based on things that you are interested in.”
Well, apparently everything I can think of is NOT a niche, because what I settled on certainly doesn't appear to be one. I did, however, choose something I’m very interested in and passionate about. So I’m completely confused as to how I would narrow that down into something what would actually be considered a “niche” for affiliate marketing purposes.
So what is the future of my Mauder.com site? I dunno… That will likely become a personal blog where I can dump all my non-niche related thoughts & ideas. :) Who knows, I might even post something interesting from time to time! LOL