But I’m Not An Expert!

Last Update: January 23, 2015

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One piece of advice that gets passed around when choosing a topic for your website is that you should pick something you are passionate about, or at least interested in. You’ll also hear a lot that you should be an “expert” so that you can write good articles for your site.

That immediately sends some people into freak-out mode.

BUT I’M NOT AN EXPERT IN ANYTHING!

So let’s reel it back in a bit and break down what that actually means, and how anyone, including you, can create an awesome (and profitable) niche website about just about any topic.

What’s an expert?

When starting out in a niche, we do not need to hold a PHD in our topic of choice. In fact, we don’t need to know anything at all.

If you spend just one week doing 1 hour of research per day reading about your website topic in forums, blogs, and Wikipedia, you will now know more about it than most of the worlds population. Think about it, most people just don’t know anything about how to raise backyard chickens.

Do 5-10 hours of research, and now, according to 1 billion people, you are now a very knowledgable person on how to raise chickens.

Who To Target

When we start out in a niche, we do not want to target folks that are looking for ultra detailed information. Going back to the chicken example, I don’t want to start out writing about chicken biology or the history of chicken evolution and other complicated subjects.

I want to tackle the simple things. The stuff that complete and utter newbies would search. Because now, I’m not a newbie :)

  • Common chicken foods and where to find them
  • Can I raise chickens in the city?
  • How many eggs do chickens lay daily?

These are very basic ideas that you can research in an afternoon. Write a 500 word article the next day (link), and now we’re on our way to having a great website.

As you grow your base of basic, newbie articles, your knowledge will grow too. Now you can expand into medium level topics. With all of your basic knowledge, now, some of the more complicated stuff doesn’t seem so hard anymore.

  • What are some common chicken illnesses and how to cure them?
  • How to build a chicken coop in my back yard
  • How to hatch baby chicks at home

Our audience has grown from complete newbies, to somewhat experienced chicken lovers. In fact, we can probably have a pretty good conversation with other chicken lovers on forums and on their websites.

Out knowledge begins to grow exponentially as we learn more vocabulary and do research on a regular basis. You can pretty much see where this is going…

Advice From a Friend

I thought about writing this post today because I’m thinking of getting a pet rat. No, they are not gross. They are super cute.

Anyway, a buddy of mine has two pet rats. He is by no means an “expert”. He’s just a guy with two rats. But he knows a lot more than me, for sure!

So instead of searching the internet like a normal person, I texted him for lots of advice on how they do in cold weather, what they eat, what kind to get, if there are rescue rats I could buy, etc etc.

Why?

Because he was a trusted voice. I didn’t really care that Wikipedia probably knows more than him. I trust HIM to give me honest, friendly advice.

This is your goal as an internet marketer!

Another huge worry people have is that they don’t sound professional on their website. Stop worrying. People searching the internet for information want friendly, easy-to-understand advice/answers.

Very often, the “expert” articles are too complicated or wordy to really appeal to the average user.

By breaking things down into simple language, and distilling all the noise of the internet into a 1 page, readable, user-friendly answer to people’s searches, you now have a fan, and potential customer.

The Big Picture

Next time you write an article, don’t think about the ONE guy that knows more than you and will think your website is dumb. Think about the ONE HUNDRED people that know less than you and are happy that someone finally created a website that easy to read, friendly, and has a real person they can talk to.

It doesn’t matter if you are not a so-called “expert” right now. Your knowledge will grow with time as you research, write, and talk with people interested in the same topic as you.

Addition: One more thing I thought of. You have another advantage!

Many website currently ranked are written by these guys:

  1. Marketers that outsource their writing and don’t check the work of their writers or don’t care
  2. Hobby bloggers that don’t post regularly and have low standards since they don’t make money from their site
  3. News sites that are worried about clicks, not engagement with real people
  4. People that do a good job but will give up later for whatever reason

As a dedicated (and persistent) writer, i.e. someone that cares about delivering good content your audience, you can blow these guys out of the water with consistent, quality writing.


Did you start out as a newbie then learn a lot about your niche?

Are you worried that you don't know enough to have a good website?

Let me know in the comments!

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DorisHarsh Premium
Wow, wow, and wow! Is what I was saying as I was reading your post. Thank you Nathaniel, this was the answer I was looking for.

I have been perplexed on a couple of niches and now have more clarity thanks to this post.

I am worried that I don't know enough to have a good website.

I like THE BIG PICTURE part of your post. ((The guy you think about that knows more than you and will think your website is dumb)), is exactly what I was thinking. ((Instead of the 100 newbies out there who know absolutely nothing about it. Can find a clean, easy to read and understanding content and has a person they can talk to)).

This has helped me immensely in giving me confidence and that I don't have to be an EXPERT to write great content for people who want to learn more about it in an easier, friendlier way.
Warm regards
Dee
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NamrataP Premium
That was nice to read Nathaniel, Haven't started a blog nor a website yet. Will do so soon, but your article definitely encouraged me. It made me laugh when you mentioned the "ONE guy" & the "One hundred people who know less". I always thought the other way round! The One hundred who might know more than me and judge me for writing it haha! Thanks for changing my outlook!
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SatchelAge Premium
I was a newbie and have never been concerned about what the "experts" thought because they are probably overlooking me anyway; I've always written at my level of understanding. I like this post a lot because it reinforces something that I have known and executed but never articulated. Thank you, nathaniell.
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gerarddrakes Premium
Great advice. I found this very useful.
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HBoumerdassi Premium
Thank Nathaniell`s it`s a great information helping me back my confidence and move forward yes it`s just push thank you. Hakim
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Hi Nathaniel,

I am just finishing up your eBook MONEY BLOG: LEARN HOW TO EARN SIGNIFICANT INCOME ONLINE WITH A SIMPLE WORDPRESS BLOG and clicked the imbedded link that brought me to the article above.

Just like your eBook writing, the article above delivers the facts in an easy to understand way. I very much appreciate all I have learned.

I have been selling Recreational Vehicles for the past year, having retired from a previous career in facilities management. The idea about posting a blog without being a subject matter expert, has really put me off.

Your article though, makes me realize that the term subject matter expert can be defined by the audience. So yes, even with barely a year under my belt in RV sales, I am a subject matter expert to the newbies that arrive at the dealership.

Now if I just read my own comment twice a day for the next ten days, I can put this obstacle behind me for good!

Thank you, sir!
Mark
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Cassandrabas Premium
that was good now i want to change my niche because what i pick i don't really know now but what i came up with i know more about then the other niche
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Justice7 Premium
I think that people some people or at least 80% of 100 relate to you so why not do a niche of some thing that you will look up in the Internet since 80% relate to you. You will be surprised how many share the same thought or experience. All you need to do is share your knowledge while spicing it up wth your own creativity and making it interesting to the audience.
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midhunvm Premium
Great article ! enough to build confidence and erase the feeling of not being good enough.Thank You, Nathaniell
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QuaDierer Premium
Oh, my goodness. I'm so glad I found this article. I was freaking out when I realized that I wasn't the expert on things I was passionate about. Now, I know I can just learn along the way! Thanks!
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hamidH Premium
hi nathan,
for sure on WA we are told pick a niche that you are passionate about and you can write a ton of article,this actually scared me as i might be passionate about something but i sure in hell can't write a ton of article on,but your post is spot on you research the niche then you CAN write a ton of article,many thanks for this post
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Gashpe Premium
Hi Nathan. Thanks for reminding us that there is a beginning to everything including becoming an expert. You have brought this message out candidly and succinctly.
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TracyW2 Premium
Thank you Nathaniel. This was definitely helpful in iroing out some of the kinks! :)
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Magieken Premium
I have struggled because I thought I had to be an expert in something and I'm not. Your post has made me realize that I probably know more about some things than the majority of people and maybe I'm not passionate about it but what the heck I KNOW IT. Thank you Nathaniell for writing this.
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NickiW Premium
Thank you! This put a lot of my worries at ease!
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starita70 Premium
Thank you so much Nathaniel this really help me.
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BNeki Premium
Cheers, just what I needed to hear, feeling I can improve, thanks for sharing :)
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TamaraP Premium
Thank you for sharing and motivation. Great article and useful advices.
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Hi,I am newbie in WA i have lot of questions as a newbie in my mind don't know enough to have a good website and niche.which can be good one? i do not have any ideas about content also i am not good writer. please help me to select good niche and content thanq
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Kav Premium
This is why you are here, to learn how to do all these things.
Follow the training and you'll be soon be a pro.
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trinityst Premium
Thanks for writing this article, it was one of the things I was a little concerned about.
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topherman Premium
This made me feel better.. : )
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bharathnair Premium
Man... aren't u awesome.The most aesthetic part of your articles is the simple and humorous approach you have taken to explain it. I would like to start off writing articles inspired by you.
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KristiV Premium
Thanks Nathaniell. I really needed to hear that. Your website is awesome, and these blog posts are pure gold.
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JasonBurt Premium
Great article :-) thanks. My biggest fear is writing content, writing anything to be honest. I shall read all your blogs from now on
Cheers
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wathan Premium
Thanks for this article nathaniell, just what I needed today
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RyMi Premium
I was just about to private message you...you covered it! Thank you!
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome :)
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jtb527 Premium
Good points here. I take them to heart :-)
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SamanthaEise Premium
I have to agree. When I started out here on Wealthy Affiliate I chose to do an affiliate site first before any other...simply because I wanted to become knowledgeable on how to do it in the first place. I told my family that I feel that I finally discovered my passion because the more I learn about affiliate marketing on WA, the more I want to dig into it on the internet, in books, and in people. Every time I go back to my website I find opportunities to update or expand on content that I previously wrote. I support your post 100%! I know I've learned something when I talk to my husband about SEO, Keywords, Backlinks, and domain authority and he just blinks at me.
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WHEW!!! That's was an awesome and insightful read. Jitters calming down. Thank you!

P.S. Is that your cute little rat friend, as the model for this article??
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edwinekane Premium
Thanks Nathaniell for this article, it has taken a huge weight out of me, this had been my problem for a while but now i think i am enough for my niche and can deliver something good for my readers.
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Yes you can Edwin!
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GARYPICK Premium
Great article and advice!
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Nettechguy Premium
Hi Nathaniell. Yes, I am currently concerned that I don't know enough to have a good website. However, I am just starting out with blogging, article writing, and the intricacies of Internet Marketing.

I think you help some of us novices to have a little more confidence, when you point out a tiered approach to our level of "expertise". I constantly spend time reading blogs, forums, news, technical data, etc. on my niche topic.

If anything, I am too much of a perfectionist, and I put the harshest requirements and expectations on my performance. I really want this to be enjoyable, more like a hobby.

Of course, I still want to eventually make money at it as well. I'm sure that common sense training articles from successful people like yourself will help me along the way to personal success, here at WA.
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gappleby Premium
From one perfectionist to another, I would encourage you to relax and enjoy the journey.I've found that people are not looking for the total, all-knowing expert. They're looking for someone who they can trust and who they can relate to. You can make a lot of money being the "knowledgeable friend" that we all hunger for. You'll make zero money holding back until your work is perfect.

Of course, you want to put out good quality stuff...always. But I've also found that there are degrees to this requirement, too. The quick blog post to your faithful readers needs to be good, but it doesn't warrant the degree of care and quality as when you're writing an ebook to sell. In my case, the email blast to drive members to a free meeting we have needs to be good, but i can't treat it with the same care I need when writing a sales letter to sell a $1,000 product.

As a writer, if you don't get this distinction down and apply it, you'll never get the output you need. I fight this all the time, because I want all my stuff to be perfect. That's not possible, and fortunately it's not necessary. Truthfully, the attempt o make everything perfect is more about me and my ego than about the customer.

You're on the verge of a terrific journey, where you can build a business that helps people, pays you well, and allows you to pursue your passion. Enjoy the ride, even if it takes a while to ge the engines roaring.

Gordon Appleby
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HERE HERE! Thanks for the words of encouragement and wisdom, fellow perfectionist!
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gappleby Premium
Yeah, we perfectionists have a lot of company. Perfectionism is just another form of procrastination, hidden right within the job itself. We feel like we're being productive, working to make our ebook perfect. But since it's not perfect, we can't start to sell it. Cool! We get to feel good about ourselves, all the while putting off the scary stuff.

You could call Perfectionism "The Undercover Procrastinator", and be pretty close...too close for comfort, in fact.

Ask me how I know this? :-)
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LOL oh I bet I know! One only has to take a look at my monstrosity of scrap paper collections (read: corrections/tweaks/adjustments...etc...) after I've printed off something. Sigh. Maybe that should be my niche....."How to make a flippin' decision and STICK WITH IT!" :-D

THAT reminds me of the commercial (here in Canada at least) where a gal finally become successful and goes around telling her nay-sayers to "STICK IT!!" hmmmm....getting ideas! WHICH is my problem, I have sooo many ideas, it's getting them into fruition that I want to start creating!
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gappleby Premium
Here's my advice on all those ideas (oh, you didn't ask?..oh well...):

Regarding all the ideas and possibilities - PICK ONE!!!
-You're not going to break the Internet.
-You're not going to go broke.
-You're not going to embarrass yourself

-You ARE going to gain valuable experience
-You ARE going to push through your fears and barriers
-You ARE going to find your niche
-You ARE going to succeed.

Ask me how I know that one, too. Yep, that darn mirror in that bathroom. Plus working with thousands of folks over the last 15 years.

The "cool" thing about having multiple ideas to pick from is that you don't have to do anything, right? How can you? You haven't decided yet. But once you get that number down to one - uh-oh -now you have to act. Yikes!

Pick one and go with it. Give it at least 6 months (3 if that sounds like eternity). You'll be miles ahead, even if you don't money, because will
learned the basics.

That's my story & I'm sticking to it! :-).
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djriver Premium
This really helped me. Thanks. I've been concerned about just this thing..not being an expert on my topic. But, yes I do think I know more than alot of newbies. Pheww!..pressure off!! Thanks again!
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Papi Premium
This is a very interesting article.
It should help many people to better get a handle on their niches :)
Thanks.
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PaulChetwyn Premium
Hi Nathaniell

Very good post - Thanks for the information and advice

Paul
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ClaudB Premium
Good post Nathaniel. We need to practice the mindset of "Don't Worry About Getting It Right, Get It Going".
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LWayne Premium
OK, good points!
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MarkusSA Premium
Thanks Nathaniel for some more good advice.
Markus
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AlejandraB Premium
Great post, thanks for sharing, when I got my first site here on WA, arts and crafts business, the second minute I paniced, I thought I didn´t know much or anything about it, think I thought for a moment I should delete it, as you said, I have been reading, learning, now I feel more relaxed about it, and I enjoy to work on it now.
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TheCatherine Premium
Way to go Alejandra
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JocelinH Premium
Thanks Nathaniell! This really encouraged me to not worry about knowing EVERYTHING about the subject because really, who does? I will stop writing to doctors and more to the laypeople who are new to the topic. Cheers!
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TheOldSilly Premium
Now you're catching on. There are so many experts to rely on, just focus on knowing what you DO know real well, and outsource for the knowledge you need on areas you do not have expertise in,
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JustBob Premium
Good advice.
I ran across a review of your's when stumbling around the internet earlier today. I don't remember the product, some sort of how to make money write-up, and as soon as I saw you were the reviewer I knew I could trust the review. Incidentally, it seemed to be a very informative review AND you introduced me to a category of "money making" techniques that I hadn't identified/separated-out before -- task-based compensation.
Thanks!
Best
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leluka Premium
Thanks for advice...
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AWHTE Premium
thanks for this post it has helped me and will pass it obn
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mission0ps Premium
As always - top advice from a top geezer!
And yep - I started here as a total web newbie!
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veteran Premium
Excellent article here Nathaniell. There is more constructive encouragement here than you may realise. I have to answer yes to both of your questions, but your post here has given me a lot to work with. Thank you.
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Shawn Martin Premium
great post!
I agree that as you do grow with your niche you will become more and more of an expert.
I really like the part about not worrying about that one guy who knows more than you.
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UberNeat Premium
Spectacular article
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justbobw Premium
I have learned a lot over a few months about my niches because I like learning about them.
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hildacbg Premium
Thanks a lot for all this useful advice, Nathaniel. Blessings!
Hilda
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bryonbrewer Premium
Excellent article man. Solid example
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EddySalomon Premium
Great Article Nate and so true!! I'll be referring folks to this one when being asked about a niche.
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BrooklynPhil Premium
Excellent read, great advice.
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Pykins Premium
Thank you for the encouragement Nathaniell! And YES rats are cute! :)
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olivingstone Premium
Fab post. Made me think.... you are right and thanks for sharing.
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LenaLarsen Premium
AWSOME!! ... and best ever! So many people need these words. Thank you Nathaniell for this article. It is so clarifying and so wise. You're brilliant.
Lena
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Clark86 Premium
Love this post!
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SoupGypsy Premium
Fantastic stuff, a real confidence builder. Yes, deciding on a niche is scary, even paralyzing. But I guess you gotta dive off the board someday, otherwise you're always up in the air with no where to go. Thanks for making the point...and helping to simplify.
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JewelCarol Premium
I love yr blog, thanks very much Nathaniell. ;)
Fantastic and encouraging post!! You remind me to go back to Affiliate Bootcamp lessons, appreciate yr post!!
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Adeng Premium
Thank you so much Nate:). That is the Mindset we should, need and better have! It gives me an idea of picking one niche that I know nearly nothing about now , but will learn along the way of building the site out, as a challenge to myself. Could be interesting. But I'll pick something I've been curious about and interested in.
Great post!
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ONWARDBOUND Premium
Great and informative post!
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zachachi Premium
This is an encouraging, and educative article for newbies who are still hesitating to make their first attempt starting online business.
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Christabelle Premium
This is a wonderful post! With all the talk of chickens and rats I was reminded of my years in 4-H! :) I have definitely found it to be true that the more I learn and write going through bootcamp the better it becomes!
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jazminf Premium
That was one of my fears, that I didn't know enough to have a good website and that my content wouldn't sound like I was a professional at what I'm talking about. But after reading you're post I'm sure if I continue to research and not worry so much about using big words in my content then I can eventually be successful. Thank you Nathaniell, Awesome post:)
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Tinnakon Premium
Thanks for giving real scenario of the blogger.
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kennnyb Premium
Thanks Nathaniel.
Ken
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TJ Books Premium
Probably not true now, but in the past it was said that if you study a subject for ten minutes a day, you soon become the world expert. You just need to be consistent. Enjoy reading your stuff, Nate. John
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gappleby Premium
Excellent! The old saying "In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king" applies Starting out, best advice I got was someone who pointed out that I knew more about my topic than newbies, so that would be the place to start, and to feel confident. she also said to be honest, bring value, and if I got stumped, go find the answer. That advice has served me well.

Also agree it's more powerful to build trust and a be personal than to spew facts. Information is a commodity now, genuiness is not.

Gordon Appleby
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Larry MaC Premium
Great and very practical advice. Thanks.
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silah77 Premium
It takes courage to learn something, otherwise we will never move forward. When we learn things we put them into practice and get results at the end. Great Nathaniel, again thanks..
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bizz90 Premium
That's the exact problem I have. Im not much of a newbie but there is still alot to learn. My niche is auto body. Its more of a hands on type. Im learning about it still and overwhelm my self on how can I teach people about it. I recently started school to take classes on it and learn the right way. Thats how much i enjoy doing what i do. Im even redoing my website all over to have reviews and videos I got this picture in my head but cant make it happen yet.
Hey man I appreciate you writing this post.
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Donnie58 Premium
Very encouraging, Nataniel! Thanks.
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NemiraB Premium
So simple and clear. Encouraging article. Thank you.
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Sui_generis Premium
Great advice. You will always know more than many.
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DCrane Premium
Great advice!! I totally agree. I will put it into action.
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nathaniell Premium
Awesome. Action gets results!
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whitsunday Premium
This article is really timely advice for me.
I've been stewing over 'who is my audience' and how to really connect with them. This helps. Thanks.
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keymanmd Premium
Very encouraging blog Nathaniel, Im definitely taking it to heart
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nathaniell Premium
I know you are a true expert in ice cleats no matter which way you spin it.
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hmasters Premium
Nathan, you are wise way beyond your years. By coincidence I spent 3 hrs. or so last night just going through and trying to absorb info from your numerous videos. All so well done and informative and presented like a seasoned teacher. Thank you for all.
Harold
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VickiB Premium
Great post this fantastic information and advice and quite motivating thanks
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nathaniell Premium
I hope it inspired you to write another post on your site :)
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ATzortzis Premium
I feel better already by reading this.!!
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veronica.l Premium
Great post!! Another thing is if you do product reviews and you own that product yourself, huge advantage.
You don`t have to be an expert in the field but just being a user gives you an advantage. You know the product and have tried it out and that`s what people want to hear and know about...
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judym Premium
Great post with really good perspective, thanks! And good luck with your new furry friend if you go forward with him/her :)
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nathaniell Premium
Thanks!
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annandthad Premium
I started out just trying to find a safe and trusted way to build a website. I have been scammed bad and all I wanted to do is sell products on-line. The only thing that I'm disappointed about with Wealthy Affiliates is that I'm not getting enough information, on the niche that I know a lot about, how to go about finding good Drop shippers and etc., though WA is great and I"m trying to build a good website or that too. I'm worried about using Facebook, Twitter and Blogs. With the job I now have, I use my cell phone a lot. It's a long story. Right now, I can spend 12 hours each Sunday working , trying to set up websites, and blog and etc. I'm having to take care of my wife and work. I just hope every one doesn't give up on me.
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nathaniell Premium
Have you been going through the training Thad? Website monetization starts in level 3. In WA you will not learn drop shipping. You will learn how to promote products with affiliate links.
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Yaro Premium
Thanks Nathaniell,
it's very encouraging. Classic advice How to eat an elephant: one bite at the time.
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AlexSol Premium
Great post, man! I'm sure this will help a lot of folks here at WA.
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Levsfan Premium
Really good and interesting piece. I was talking to some people recently about website building, who know far more than me, but regarding keywords, qsr, and niching even plug ins, I'm sure they didn't have a clue what I was on about!
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speedking Premium
Very well written Nathaniell, i've enjoyed every word of it and yes its very true what you say . Just keep on researching and eventually one will be and come across as very clued-up to many people out there. I have experienced this many times in my salesman days . Thanks for sharing , Johan.
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TanyaCHA Premium
Great post Nathaniell. My recent experience proves everything you said in your post for 100%!!! I picked up a new niche 3 months ago without any idea what to write. After doing extensive research and constant writing posts, I became a pretty good "expert". As a result, this month I made my first 3 sales.
It is always very interesting to read your posts. You have a great writing style. Thank you. Tanya
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nathaniell Premium
3 sales already? That's excellent. And imagine that you just started learning about this just just a few months ago.
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AussieMatt Premium
Hey there Nathaniell, Awesome topic, great content, nice layout ! As usual, my confidence in you is well placed ! Thanks for the breakdown on a topic, that is never far away. Will be able to achieve more, having now placed it in the not so hard basket. Thanks mate. Aussie Matt ....
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lovy Premium
hey Nathaniell, that is a great piece... i can't wait to become a glorified newbie...thanks..
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nathaniell Premium
You'll get there :)
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Liz1 Premium
I can haz rankings? :-) This is a great post! In general, I feel qualified to write about my niche, but there are definitely areas I need to research for factual advice. But that in and of itself is boring, isn't it? If you mix facts in with your own knowledge, experience, and opinions, you're good to go, no?
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nathaniell Premium
Haha. That would have been a better caption :)
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Liz1 Premium
Naah, you're good. :-) I have a family member who owned 2 rats and they were very cute, smart, and friendly and everyone grew to love them. Problem is you have to remember they don't live long. :-(
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HanKR Premium
Great post!
But you owe me the 50% of all the "likes" ;)p

(I've been bothering this guy with a bunch of "I don't know anything about it!", in PMs)!
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nathaniell Premium
Haha. I do admit I planned on sending you this post. Glad you found it!
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Loes Premium
Hi Nataniell, nice put this way, my daughter has two pet rats and she is quite fond of them, greetings Loes
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nathaniell Premium
I'm surprised at all the positive comments about rats here. I didn't know there were so many fans :)
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AngelaHall Premium
Some great tips. :) I used to have pet rats :) They are cute and make good pets too.
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Kathy331 Premium
Great post Nathaniel and I'd never thought of it like that. There are aspects of my second site that I knew little about but boy, I'm learning fast! I've found watching You Tube videos by people using the products in their homes is a big help. :)
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MarieKi Premium
Thanks for sharing! This was really good - I want everything to be perfect so in the end it takes such long time to write a post. I need more content on my page. I'll keep your advice in mind - it is exactly what I need!
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ROHaragraff Premium
Thanx Nathaniel ! Good stuff to keep me/us sharp! Cool! Rob
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Patrick007 Premium
Excellent advice! Thanks Nathaniell.
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mwanzaw2002 Premium
Hey Nathan
It's a wonderful and very encouraging piece you got there, particularly to newbies like me coz it's actually very intimidating at the beginning. I know a lot of people are encouraged coz iam.
Thanks Nathan
William
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BIS Premium
Obvious that you're one of WA's 'expert's Nate. Great post for newbies and those of us with more experience who wobble -. Glad I caught it. :) Beverley
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nathaniell Premium
Glad to see you're still kickin' around here Beverley. Haven't seen you for a while!
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Ken-Pringle Premium
Nathaniell, this is a great post. Thank you.
Better to remain teachable, than to be an expert.
Get out there and learn as Nathaniell says here.
Instead of to try to be the "Deal" or expert.
You will have far more successes.
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BusyGirl Premium
I am not an expert lol... but I am becoming one! I had my doubts when I started writing for my site but I quickly learned thru my research that people don't have a clue! Other sites are full of keywords without any meat to their article; I could not find good advice out there like the info I am providing. I was worried since I do not have any credentials but I have YEARS of experience! Too many years LOL
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Judy-B Premium
I knew quite a bit about my niche, but nowhere near an expert. But since I've been writing a lot, I've learned more and have come up with new thoughts and ideas to write
about. One thought leads to another and I keep writing. Thanks for a
good post. I don't like rats, but the pic is kind of cute. :)
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nathaniell Premium
That's good to hear. The more you write, the more ideas you'll have. Eventually, you'll have more than you know what to do with!
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gohealthy Premium
Thanks for a window opening post, Nathaniel. You motivate me!
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rolland Premium
Thanks Nathaniell, Sometimes I do think I don't know enough to write about my niche.
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glycogen Premium
I started with something I DID know a lot about but have started branching out now to areas where I really am NOT any kind of expert.
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mackiejw Premium
Get a pet snake also, they like rats. Don't have to buy snake food. And rats are easy to find; I guess a couple of traps in the basement should give you a "pet rat a day"

But on the serious side. Great post Nat.

John Worthy
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GeeA Premium
HI Nathaniell - I like this a lot. You just break everything down in easy to understand stages. Many thanks
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nathaniell Premium
Glad you liked it :)
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Petehillier Premium
great post..i started out in Marketing much the same way by reading hours and hours of books and material..i still considor myself a newbie but soon found that i knew a hell of a lot more than even some business owners and marketing teams..i then set up a small business marketing company and share what i have learnt with local companies...i am still learning and have set up my blog with the help of all here at WA...it is nice to read a post that kind of mimmics my story..although i am still a newbie to affiliate marketing with wa and am only about 12 posts in with my website...thanks for the great read.
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cookma54 Premium
Nice post! M
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meandmypup Premium
Pet rats are super cute! Good luck and I hope you rescue one!
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mrpeter Premium
Great post Nathaniell! I started out thinking I was clueless in my niche but it didn't take long for me to realise I'm a lot less clueless than most people!
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nathaniell Premium
That's a good way to think about it, ie "less clueless than most" :)
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