The Niche vs The Commitaphobe

Last Update: July 01, 2019

I am not your typical commitaphobe; after all, I have been married 17 years. Then again, in fairness, I make the chose every day to stay with my spouse. I have to know I have an out in order to stay. If I ever feel trap, you can bet I am running for the hills.

The same thing happens in every aspect of my life. That is why it has taken us so long to settle down in one area. It is also why my resume looks like a list of career choices and why I have two completely unrelated degrees after switching majors several times. Maybe I am a big dreamer, perhaps I am searching, or maybe I have a problem with committing.

So, why am I sharing all this?

Because it is bleeding over into my work as an affiliate marketing, I am having a hard time committing to a niche. I am aware that to be successful, I need to pick one niche. One subject that I can give my all to before I move on to another. I know that people change niches, but my research is saying they usually become an "expert" in the field before moving on.

I am not sure I have the attention for that. Or to say the least, I am struggling with it.

Here is a list of ideas I have had to help battle my problem:

1)Have three niche website that I can go between, so I do not get bored

2)Alternate writing days, write one day and research affiliate marketing the next

3)Develop a broader niche so that I can branch out in my writing

Why am I telling you?

I am sure; I can not be the only person that has been struggling with this. I know that there has to more of us out there. I want you to know that you are not alone. I am here struggling right along with you.

It is ok; we can get through this together!

If you have any ideas that can help, please share with us. It is through building a real community that we grow and succeed.

Thank you for listening to me ramble. I am sure that as I continue to grow in the field, my post will become a little more helpful.

Til next time, be the light in the world because there is too much darkness.

~The Snoozy Mom

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lesabre Premium
Hi Dovey,

Love the word, "Commitaphobe". A great post thank you for sharing.

Being married 17 years, well that is being committed and congratulations.

Dovey, have you used Jaaxy to narrow down your niche and get some great keywords.

This is just my simple opinion a suggestion. Don't run for the hills just yet.

Get yourself a note book, a pen and write down what you are most passionate about. Prioritize them as you go up and down your list.

Find that one, yes one that you are most passionate about. Go on to Jaaxy and check it out. Further narrowing your search for the best possible niche website you will develop and the best keywords.

You have Avg, Traffic, QSR, KQI, SEO. You are on level 2 so i am sure you know what the numbers mean. The ideal QSR to have.
Try and get a .com site.

Here you can get a free domain site or purchase your own domain site. I do believe it would be around the 15.00 dollar mark, a great investment.

Now start to build your beautiful site. Please get one rolling first before you go building two or three different sites. Put the other sites you want to build on the back burner.

Please these are only suggestions.

I wish you great success,
Michael
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snoozymom Premium
Those are some great suggestions. Thank you for taking the time to read my post. I will try to stay focus on just one website. How long should I give the website before giving up and trying a new niche. I am thinking maybe 6 months to a year. Is that too long/short?
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TBarron Premium
I can totally relate. I wish I had some words of wisdom for you, unfortunately choosing just 1 niche proved to be one of the hardest things I ever had to do.
Hang in there, it will all come together, eventually...
Best Wishes,
Teresa .
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snoozymom Premium
Thank you for replying. It is/was hard to pick the niche. It might have been different if I had one hobby that I have done for years and was that I am super focused on. I have too many things I love and am passionate about.

I am sure that you are going to find great success.

Dovey
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TBarron Premium
Thank you so much...
Picking a niche will be one of those ahh haa moments that hits you from nowhere, when you are least expecting it. lol

Wishing you much success...
Teresa
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bazboy247 Premium
I can not recommend strongly enough this

1 website and 1 niche, focus and write high quality in depth content

One sure way to fail is to put your energy in to many places

WA teaches you to build and authority website which means writing at least 3 x 2,000 word articles each week, minimum

Trying to do that for more than one niche would drive you insane

Get really good at one thing

Barry
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snoozymom Premium
Thank you, Barry, for the sound advice, I am trying... 2000 words, I am not sure I have ever written two thousand words on anything. Not even in college, ok well maybe in college, but then I could quote directly from other works which added a lot of bulk.

I will do my best to stay focus on one website.

As always,

Dovey
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