Happy Easter What a Niche

Last Update: April 11, 2020

I would like to start this by saying I am not religious and this is not a religious post although there is some religious undertone for comparison.

Easter is a Great Niche

Easter obviously is not an online niche but it can be compared to what we are doing here at Wealthy Affiliate. All around the world, we have many faiths all believing whatever they believe but, the giving of Chocolate and presents at Easter has now transcended religion in the same way that Christmas has.

The idea of a Savior dying for our sins and being reborn is not exclusive to Christian Faith. Many religions around the world have examples of this same event but based around different Religious Deities. This is probably why Easter is so popular.

Easter is FUN

Easter is fun. We give and receive presents and we share chocolate rabbits and eggs. Now the Egg is supposed to be a symbol of rebirth and this is where the religious connection comes from.

Did you know that this all pre-dates modern religion. Everything that we know as Fun at Eater comes from the Pagan festival of Eostre. This was a festival based around this northern goddess who had the symbol of (You guessed it) a Rabbit or Hare. The Exchanging of Eggs fits in with many religions around the world. Even the Idea of the Hot Cross Bun goes back to Pagan times.

Ban the Bun

Many religious Leaders tried to stop the making of these sacred cakes because they were seen as a Pagan celebration. When the defiant pagan women kept baking the cakes, the clergy gave up and blessed them. They were then accepted in to the Christian faith.

It became a niche

In modern times, people with great drive an ambition saw the potential for the exploitation of Easter. They decided to spin it to the world as a commercial festival where you could show people how much you love them by the giving of Chocolate and cards. Soon the ball started to roll and the simple gifts of painted eggs and baked cakes started to be replaced with all thing bunny and chick related.

How did this happen

Well My friends. One word MARKETING. There are lots of comparisons with the commercialization of the real world and our online Virtual world. Basically it is just another step down the road of human evolution.

Because we live in a material world (and I am a Material boy), we will always need some form of currency and industry. The rules that were applied to things Like Easter and Christmas have now been developed and applied to our online approach.

Here at WA

Know there is a lesson to learn here. We will probably not come up with something as big as Easter but we can apply the approach. Keep talking about our websites and keep developing content. The more people we can engage with, the more people that will talk about our sites and products. This will result in more sales and more popularity. If, you stick with it then your site may even become the authority site on a particular subject.

Please excuse my use of this festival for comparison but, you must see the point.

maybe we should just sell chocolate eggs.

Thanks for reading

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JrzyGrlBJ Premium
Mark, that is some terrific background information on Easter. I didn't know.

Happy Easter!🐰🐰🐥🐥
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mstewardit Premium
Thank you and Happy Easter.
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JrzyGrlBJ Premium
You're very welcome!
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Linda103 Premium
I do see your point Mark and it is very well made too.
Most religions would be horrified at the thought but many had pagan beginnings.
Not so bothered about the chocolate eggs but am partial to a hot cross bun.
I used to make them when my girls were young, trouble was they didn't last 5 minutes. lol.
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mstewardit Premium
I went to make some after writing the article but I had no yeast or spice. I had to make Rock Cakes with Ginger and nutmeg glazed with honey.

Just had the 3rd BBQ of the week so it is time to eat cake.
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Linda103 Premium
They sound yummy Mark. Our shops are empty of ingredients for baking at the minute.
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mstewardit Premium
Ours are as well. Managed to get flour. Been making some great fresh Pizza.
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Linda103 Premium
I do have some flour left, will be making sausage rolls and a sausage plat with that. If I am lucky there might be enough to make hand pastry for a quiche too.
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Stanleycmng Premium
Hey, Mark. You highlighted what I would call a seasonal niche, which when done right can give an annual boost in earnings over time. Great illustrations too, cute bunnies.
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mstewardit Premium
Thank you.
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LawrenceHill Premium
Ban the Bun ...

I recently did a mothers day post , suggesting to do something different like have a party rather than the norm. Whilst doing that post, my research revealed several facts that I certainly never knew about mothers day.

Those tit-bits facts are so rewarding to find out and can inspire us to learn more. Your 'Ban the Bun' fact is a very good example.

Thank you for a great post
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mstewardit Premium
There are so many sides to every story.
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LMixon1 Premium
well, that was interesting. However, I am a born again Christian and no one ever died on a cross for all of mankind's sin except Jesus.I will pray for you. Also, i suggest you find out the difference between religion and Christianity. there is a big huge difference.
Hope you have great success here at WA.
I am working very hard because i want to be successful and I am sure you want the same
Take care
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mstewardit Premium
You are entitled to your opinion and I respect that.

Sumerian Goddess Ishtar was Hung naked on a stake, she was subsequently resurrected and ascended from the underworld. The Oldest recorded resurrection story is that of Horus. born on the 25th of December Horus and his damaged eye became the symbol of rebirth. These are both ancient examples.

I know the difference between religion and Christianity.

Thanks for your prayers but I assure you they are not needed as my faith is in all faiths and no faiths. Everyone on this planet is entitled to their own beliefs.

Thanks for reading.

Have a great day.

Mark
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LMixon1 Premium
ok, take care. I assure you if you reject Jesus Christ you will regret it
But, I still want to be friends and help each other in our WA journey. I guess this is the time where we can agree to disagree
Have a good day
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mstewardit Premium
It certainly is. I don't Reject Jesus but, I don't reject anything else either. I love the stories and I love to gain knowledge from everything and everyone. If we were all the same then, the world would be a very boring place.

I look forward to talking to you again at some point.

Happy Easter.

Mark
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LMixon1 Premium
me too, enjoyed talking to you
take care
Happy Easter
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