What is a niche?

A niche is simple, it is an audience. An audience looks for stuff online, for example, what are some of the last searches you did in Google. These are ALL niches.

In this video I am going to help you UNDERSTAND what a niche is, how to come up with niches that you are interested in, how to choose a niche...and if you can't come up with your own niche, then I give you a "plan of attack" for getting your business up and running in a pre-selected niche.

Here is what you are going to be doing within this tutorial:

  • Understand what a niche is
  • Finding your very own niche
  • Choosing your initial direction
  • Finding and search for affiliate programs
  • Using Answers.com to uncover niches
  • Understanding Affiliate Bootcamp

A couple of resources I leveraged within this training that you can use for your niche research. These include:

  • Amazon.com
  • Answers.com
  • Google.com
  • Magazines.com

If you have any questions about niches or what direction to go, please let me know and I will be more than happy to help you out.

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Morning
I thought of another niche. could hardly sleep last night my head was going ten to a dozen.
I am hoping this would work. I would like to blog about my work I know that sounds boring right now.
I work as a civil enforcement officer (aka) Traffic Warden. there is lots I could right about.
Legislation
Funny things that happen during a day
The emotional roller coaster experienced in one day
The type of people I meet
Trouble shooting
The list is endless
Any one have any feed back....if its a crap idea let me know now, before I waste anytime on it please.
its a small market as it could only be regional but I know I can tap into facebook forums that already exist.
Thanks
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Where did you work at and what state?
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How would you monetize that? There are things I could blog about but not sure how it could be monetized.

Terrie
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mmm, that I have yet to discover! ill need to go further down the line and see if it is worth pursuing.
Thanks for your feedback
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Devon, England
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I was thinking of promoting cuddle therapy or talking therapies. Its an area I am passionate about. As it seems there is a connection being lost amongst people. This is an area I will learn about as I go along. So forever improving my knowledge to help me in my role as a counsellor. I hope it works. my niche could be to small.
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Shwni Premium
It could be a great niche, You could monetise from it by promoting books etc, Good Luck :)
Matthew
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I like this option, the first one referring to your profession seems like it may be a little more difficult to monetize for sure.
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Johndegray18 Premium
I want my niche to be music related. that's been my passions since I was a little kid. its way to difficult to distribute or stream music online and this site doesn't explain how to do that. I know that it has to be music related but does anyone have any ideas about specifically what product I could use? or what a good market would be?
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Heidi56 Premium
I think you need to figure out what you want to do: sell music books, CDs, music videos? Or do you just write about events, artists etc. and promote them, yourself or whatever. Also what sort of music would be important to know before you start.
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VitaliyG Premium
Music has a lot of branches, electric guitars, learning how to play the piano, guitar, making musical instruments, you'd need to select one specific choice, whether it be the ones I listed or something you're more familiar with.
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SafiaR Premium
I think really and seriously to apply the reverse engineering method when I select my first niche..
I first choose what I'm going to choose my product to promote and then come back to see its category what is it..then see what how much visitors of this niche and the competitions and from here I can choose quickly.
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Kyle Premium
All niches have a ton of opportunity within them. There are 3.75 BILLION people online and we are all now more connected than ever. This is the audience you are dealing with the Internet and even some of the most obscure niches have millions of people interested in them.

You should read about this here within a blog post I recently created on this exactly topic: YOU make a niche profitable and that is why it is important that you decide on a niche that you are interested in/passionate about. It will make the journey that much more fun and exciting. ;)
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SafiaR Premium
Yes, I make my niche profitable and this is the core of success.
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I'm looking at travel as my niche as I'm passionate about it however I'm just struggling on how to narrow it down. I have seen a lot of Europe, and I live very close to London so this could be a direction but still is too broad. Any responses would be really appreciated
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Kyle Premium
Something to do with the areas you like to travel (like your ideas above) or the type of travel that you like to do.

What aspect of the travel niche do you want to help people with? There are literally 1,000's of niches within these categories and you will want to narrow it down. Where specifically? What type of travel? What aspect of travel?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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Thanks a lot for your response, I'm going to be making a list of all the possible travel niches I would be interested in to start narrowing it down.

I'll let you know once I've decided on a few sub niches!

Thanks again :)
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Kapermoose Premium
I have two options that I am considering. I have a great passion to develop and train people and encouraging the use of tools and methodoligies that simplifies work processes. I just so not know how to narrow this down.

The second one is my hobby and favourate sport, Golf. There are a bunch of avenues here so I might start with this one.

Any thoughts/advice?
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tommysedge Premium
I love the idea of golf, but it is a massive industry, which can be an opportunity and a risk at the same time. My advice is to start with a very narrow niche, but make your website name something a little more general so that you can expand and evolve in line with your interests.

For example, if you were going to sell golf tours, you might start with only one destination, and then add one extra destination a month as your site develops.

Think realistically about your time too, if you can write 3 reviews a week, you will need to start with something super targeted otherwise you will be all over the place. Just think about how many different drivers there are, putters, even shoes! So keep it tight and expand is my #1 tip, no matter what type of site you are planning to develop. Hope that helps a little! :)
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Kapermoose Premium
Hi,

Thank for the message and advice. This will surely help.
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hi I like your idea of training people with tools and methodologies. ill be interested to learn from you.
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FrankB44 Premium
Being a senior who is just ahead of the "Baby Boomers", that area seems like a natural for me, but it is definitely pretty broad, and I would welcome advice on how best to narrow it down. Also, I bred and raced Thoroughbred horses for 20 years, and gained a lot of knowledge in that area. I also became a very good handicapper. That's another possibility - how to win at the track. Any thoughts on that? I'm also an avid fisherman, of the everyday variety, not championship/trophy type fishing.
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gcd Premium
Hi Frank, each one of those is a great idea for a niche. I would take one that you're passionate about and start with that. Then move onto the next one.
For example - I am sitting at the tail end of the baby boomer era myself so it makes sense to me too. It is broad so you would need to narrow down to something specific to baby boomers e.g. we all are familiar with records (vinyl), hi-fi's, radio (gramophone) etc. so this could be a targeted niche to baby boomers. Alternatively, it could be a wealth strategy. Find something that is close to the heart of a baby boomer and target that.
Fishing is a HUGE niche - I've watched fishermen on the coast spend hours fishing, lugging their equipment (usually multiple rods and reels etc. - which are expensive) for the pleasure of fishing. I also watch boats with fishing equipment going past (daily!). So I know that this is a popular niche and one that can be very profitable indeed. If your passion is there, it's easy for you to write about "the one that got away" and many other fishing stories to add value to your site.
Racehorses, I can only try to imagine what this one could mean for you. We've just had a huge event in Australia, the Melbourne Cup, and I know how much money goes into that, so to be on the other side (horse owner/rider/trainer), there must be huge investments in that. You'll definitely know better having been in the game yourself.
As you can see, you're on to a winner no matter which niche you choose. I would start with the one that is easiest for you to write about. It will grow quickly and you'll gain confidence to move to your next site.
Wishing you every success, whichever you choose. I think you'll do very well with all three of those.
Gary
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Lodge Premium
Hello Frank!
Gary just gave you some great advice! Two days ago I did exactly what he said; After racking my brain for a while about a niche, I thought about what I was good at and knew the most about. Then I wrote that down. That became my niche and my mind just focused on that one thing and ideas began to flow.
Then checked out Jaaxy (over on the left of your screen, below "Tool" and found out how that works and joined. Key words from Jaaxy about my niche then brought me in line with what defined my niche. Yesterday I started my first website and its been fun setting it up today.
Great advice from Gary and I hope the best for you Frank!
Sincerely,
Curtis
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gcd Premium
Thank you, Curtis. That's very kind of you.
You've given some great advice learned from your experiences too. Keywords are key (no pun intended) and I know I need to pay more attention to them!
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I have picked out a niche of girls clothing because of my cute granddaughter. So I will narrow it down to an audience of girls 4-6 yrs. old. My theme will be 4 season girls outfits ages 4-6. Then I will look for an affiliate that I could show these attires in my website in four different seasons with some accessories of course.

The other niche I picked out is about seniors since I'm one.. I'm promoting an idea of fun and health is wealth. Does anyone have any suggestion?
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HarveyBrown Premium
Hello Ophelia, both niches are workable, but being a senior myself I would tend to lean towards the one that promotes fun, heath and wealth.
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SandieCamara Premium
Hi, I was wondering if you wanted to have one of your niches as a money matters ( to be clear, I meant giving people advice on how to get out of debt, stop repossessions and to get them looking at money and how they use it differently) would one need to be a Financial adviser? I would not be giving financial advice as in portfolios etc but more about steps to get your money under control, I also have a potential affiliate for a company that stops repos etc but need to know where the lines would be in offering advice tools and tips and then sending them to my affiliate links for more in-depth information. Asking as I'm not wanting to find myself on the wrong end of a lawsuit
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dalwhu Premium
It maybe something to check re: laws where you are perhaps?

A simple disclaimer maybe sufficent but it’s always best to do your due diligence.

in America would you need to check state law and federal law for example ?
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SandieCamara Premium
Thanks for the reply, I'm in the UK and from what I can see if you are offering tips but not actual financial advise the lines seem pretty wavy, maybe if I offer up the disclaimer and do the for more in depth information click .... then I'm not seen as giving financial advice in the legal sense of the word. Hmmm must research more
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vivvy Premium
It seems like what you're offering is simply a matter of opinion as far as your site is concerned and that should be fine as long as you have some form of disclaimer on the page in the event that you offer specific advise, i.e. stock quotes, investment recommendations etc.
I would, however, double check on the affiliate company that you mentioned and how your business relationship is constructed. That's something that you need to cover with them. Hope that helps. Best, V
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sounds like you want to help people get out of trouble, get out of debt, by showing them some examples and showing them a number of affiliates that you attached yourself to. I wondered if you have to ask permission from the affiliate first.
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SandieCamara Premium
Essentially yes, that particular site I'm thinking of doing would be blogs/ info on how to change your money mindset, how to conquer your debts by using a reverse pyramid payment method.
For example one of the things I was going to write about was what a rather wealthy friend of mine once taught me when I was feeling like I was getting in over my head ( there is a story as to why but for now that is not important, let's just say I had 'help' racking up a few debts). I digress, so in essence most folks are told things like decide how much money you can pay on the debts and then divide it equally, well I was able to get out of debt a lot faster by simply deciding how much I could afford and then putting the minimal amount on the others and paying the biggest amount on the smallest. In just a few months that debt was wiped, so then I took that same amount of money and applied the largest amount to the next smallest and so on and so on until all the money was being put on the biggest debt until it was wiped out.

Another thing was a different take on the pay yourself first or make a game out of money by collecting it instead of chasing it... so nothing that could be construed as financial advice per se but more tips and tricks to get your money under control.

As for the stopping the repo thing its actually more of a referral where they pay you 1% of the property value when its sold, doesn't sound like much but if you do the math on a 200k house that is a nice little earner if I can make it work. The beauty of it is that is would save someone from going bankrupt and having a house repo'd, the way it's set up is that the person that goes through the process also gets money out of the resale value of the house. It appeals to my wanting to actually help folks and not screw them over. In case anyone is wondering the guy is a multi millionaire and his mentor is Branson so I'm not worried about him being a scam artist.
Wow so that was a bit long winded but I just wanted to give you guys a sense of what I'm thinking of doing and how I was hoping it would play out. If anyone has ever done or thought about this sort of thing then I would really love some ideas or feedback on the concept...... my ears and mind are open...
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I had an idea of what a niche was, but this video really drove it home and cleared up some things for me. I have a couple of ideas for sites but will need to drill down a little I think to get more specific.

Being a DJ, sound engineer, and overall music lover, one idea I had relates to DJ and sound reinforcement gear. I understand now that I would certainly need to narrow things down because those are two different niches and I could easily get overwhelmed with the amount of information out there.

Another idea has to do with my love of hunting, the outdoors, and firearms. Again, this is something I would need to narrow down because I just named three different niches right there!

This video has definitely given me some food for thought.
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BklynCed Premium
My son and I do a lot of science kits and we follow a few kid-friendly, geeky You-Tubers online. He asked for a science website so I think we can do STEM and STREAM toys and kits for his age range on his page.
I spent enough Christmases researching gift ideas in the past I feel like I should have written a book about it already. lol

For my page, I want to build my ebook audience and provide relevant content with regards to my experience writing short stories (writer's block, structure, ups and downs, and reviews), as one idea.

I will have a better idea after the Build Your Website section as that always jams me up when I set out to promote and market online.
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I can relate to the STEM website because that's what my wife teaches at a local elementary school. She has come back home with so many cool lessons and ideas that I wish I could've had the chance to experience growing up. Great idea!
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BklynCed Premium
I know, right! It's really cool. I'm fascinated by all the gizmos they come out with and how they apply to development. STREAM is the latest I think. It adds a robotics element to the acronym. Watching my son play and learn fro mall the unique toys over the years has been pretty awesome. It would be great if I could get more into reviewing and suggesting stuff.
Kudos to the Mrs. That is a career choice I would have made if exposed to it like my son is growing up.
Christmas is coming up. You would likely have a great niche doing it too since people are going to be looking for stuff to buy and she's already an excellent resource.
Happy marketing!
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That is a great idea. Don't know why I didn't think of that. It was sitting right there in my face the whole time!! lol
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babyface7885 Premium
I love this detailed thought!
I can't wait to be up there!
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adamlohrman Premium
So, my niche is definitely going to be computer shoppers! It may be quite a task, but I really don't want to be focusing on just one type of shopper. I'd like to cover the spectrum. I.e. someone who isn't familiar with technology to those who want to build and compile their own rigs. Has anyone done anything like this? Not necessarily with computers, but with targeting newbies all of the way to experts? And, if so, do you have any pointers?

Thanx,
Adam L
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tommysedge Premium
Sounds good. That is a large niche, so you may want to drill down into a few areas and then expand each one out over time. I find the main menu is a great way to do this. Put the key topic areas into the menu and then work on each one as you feel inspired. Good luck!
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BklynCed Premium
Hey Adam,
I would suggest checking out a few YouTube videos.
When I search for stuff like headphones, after I search different forums, I like to see YouTube videos of product testers. You might get some category ideas (say electronics vs automotive supplies) and tailor your blog to a market segment. I'd look over Bloomberg maybe for any projected market forecasts for the next few years to see if shoppers are trending up in that category (whatever you decide).
Also, ask the community for other ideas. I have already been sent a ton of helpful blog posts from the admins here and a few others.
Best of luck.
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Kikideek Premium
I think my niche would be crafts. I've been a huge crafter ever since I can remember and am highly passionate about it. I do many different crafts though, everything from jewelry/beading, to cross stitch, to drawing/zentangle, and all kinds of crafts in general. I'm not sure I could narrow it down to just one craft, I'm passionate about them all!
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HenryBurton Premium
That's a great niche! Best of luck
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nrollins84 Premium
Sounds like a great topic for a how-to site. Opens up a lot of options for YouTube as well. Best of luck!
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Kikideek Premium
Thanks Henry!
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Kikideek Premium
Thanks so much!
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Hi.
I haven't signed up yes as I wanted to get an idea of how your "system" worked.
I have to say that I am somewhat disappointed in your niche selection strategy as there is absolutely no scientific process involved. It all seems too hit and miss, please correct me if I am wrong?
To state that "there is no wrong niche to get into" seems quite absurd since it's very easy to waste a ton of time writing content, doing SEO and building site after site only to discover that your niches and/ or affiliate programs are unprofitable.
I have no intention whatsoever of criticizing your program here and I am sure that you know what you are doing and are very successful but a few years ago (I won't mention the course) which I assume is very much no longer available. In that course we were taught how to select a niche based on profit per sale, traffic, buyer demographics etc. It was a time consuming part of the process but It did actually work.
I sold my site 2 years later for a lot of money and got out of IM after that.
Your answers will be greatly appreciated and I do hope to become a member soon?
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Triblu Premium
Hey Peter,

That is one of the benefits of trying WA out for FREE for 7 whole days of FREE lessons.

Even then you may decide to sign up for only a month and then quit ... and you CAN do that too ... and, you can take your website with you. No one will force you to stay.

There's even an easy to follow tutorial on quitting so you can be certain to stop all future payments.

You've nothing to fear about being burnt here at WA ... of that I can assure you ... especially when I have been burned before by sites that promise lots and provide less.

Here at WA you will find members are willing to help each other and business owners (Kyle and Carson!) communicating with all premium members regularly.

You will even find more in depth help selecting a niche than that given during these initial lessons.

And ... on that note, I offer you the following tutorial: Hope this helps you.
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PeterK77 Premium
Hey Peter,

The idea of picking a niche as described here is to pick one that you are comfortable with but more importantly, something that you are passionate about. There's plenty of opportunities to monetise any niche in a large number of ways, especially when you start getting into the accessory market, but that is just one option (as I'm sure you know). Yes, there is a chance that a niche may fail, but that might not necessarily be because the niche itself is bad.

I'm sure you've probably gone even further into the training since writing this comment so hopefully you've come across articles that explain creating a value based business rather than just 'going for the most bucks'. With the exchange of true value, the money must follow.

I'm curious as to why you sold the previous site? Was it something that you weren't interested in maintaining or something along those lines? Also, what was the niche? If it is something that you can make money out of, why don't you do that again?

Some people are here out of desperation to make cash and others are here to create a lifestyle business. All of the training included in the premium membership gives you a solid foundation to basically 'choose your own adventure' and gives you the best strategies to make your niche work. Like I said before, there are many reasons why a website may not be profitable and it has nothing to do with niche.

I'd love to talk to you more about it, so please let me know your thoughts.

Cheers,

Peter
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Great stuff, many thanks!
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Hi Peter,
Many thanks for the reply and advice.
Actually it was a niche that I had absolutely no interest in and there were often problems with the product quality. It was an eCommerce site and therefore on occasion I had to talk with customers (from a different country). Basically it became a pain to operate.
It did however make profits and lots of sales (from $200 to $1500 per sale) and I was building an asset.
I have a niche in mind that I would enjoy working in but I am not convinced that I'd make serious cash from it. Using my old formula will probably confirm that.
I'm just not one for wasting time ))
Maybe I will disclose the niche later ))
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PeterK77 Premium
Thanks for the reply Peter. I'm looking forward to hearing when you're ready to disclose. As Trish said, we are all here to help work out the niggles that can happen along the way and the community is very strong with a lot of highly experienced members. It's definitely worth joining if you're ready to create another online business and one that you will be happy to run!

All the best,

Peter
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nathaniell Premium
"no scientific process involved" is a little misleading. The truth is that people buy EVERYTHING online, from baby diapers to fencing material, so literally, ANY niche can be profitable.

If you were to look into a formula on what's the "best" way to make money, pretty much all paths lead to the most common niches:

Lose weight
Make money online
Get back with your ex

That's why those examples pop up so frequently. They are very profitable, but also highly competitive.

So the question is, why would we say "make the most money by selling guides on how to get back with your ex", when that's going to bore a lot of people?

Would you rather promote grand pianos online, as a high-ticket item that you have no interest in, or would you rather research and write about something you care about?

I have seen some very diverse topics people choose here in WA become profitable, many of which I would have never thought of myself. So it's important to give people a full view of what they can choose to make money online with, rather than restrict them to a few topics!
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PeterK77 Premium
Hear hear!
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EboniBrenae Premium
I seriously feel like I've been living under a rock all these years lol. I was thinking about women's basics clothes or leggings. These were the first niches to pop into my head and I googled the affiliate programs and they're were so many to choose from. I can't believe I didn't know about this world. I'm getting more and more excited after every lesson!
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HenryBurton Premium
We're glad to have you here
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Kyle Premium
Haha, I think we all feel this way at certain times. The rock has been lifted for you within the online business world, the light and direction has arrived!
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Jorgitrey Premium
I have been searching for a way to make money online for quite some time and notice a key step that is missing in the stages of preparation (Building a foundation). This is giving me the opportunity to be creative with my content. I like to share information with others and motivate. I have peaked an interest in accounting,finance, and business. I hope to provide very helpful content to help other specify their niche and gain success!
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Kyle Premium
Well you have finally found the right place to do this and absolutely everything you need is here at wealthy affiliate decree and grow your business online.

If you can provide helpful content within any niche and truly communicate with your audience, you're going have no problem creating a successful business.
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The niche idea I'd love to pursue is beginners makeup. Its such a MASSIVE world out there with tons of products that can seem overwhelming at first, but I have a good grasp on a lot of these products and the budgeting side of it as well. Any feedback on my idea?
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HenryBurton Premium
That sounds interesting. So it would be on tutorials and some tips and tricks to makeup beginners?
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Some tips and tricks like muli usage of makeup products, but mostly focusing on the products themselves. Makeup can be expensive and not everyone can afford the best name brands out there. But there are a lot of cheaper alternatives that are just as good quality if not better than some of the $60 makeup products out there, the problem is weeding through the bad products out there. Also, Makeup has no rules, and that's the biggest problem I've come across in the industry. Everyone thinks one product is just for that one purpose, but any product could be used for various other things as well.
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HenryBurton Premium
Wow okay that sounds really good! Totally encourage it.
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Thank you!
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Tesoro Premium
Ok so I have a question. I understand niches that involve actual products, tangible products. In your video Kyle, you talk about how to become a great coach and things like that. How does something like that become a niche, what do you redirect the customers to? What do you want them to buy? TIA (:
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BeverleyB Premium
My understanding is that you should find a niche that reflects something you are passionate about. If that is becoming a great coach then your blog should reflect regular coaching tips etc. Great coach on what ? Getting fit? Cars? Dogs? You need to focus on what you are happy to talk about for years if necessary. For electronic products such as a course on becoming a coach, check out Click bank.
Best of luck.
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Toml82 Premium
Hi,

Excellent video and article. The niche I want to go into is the Motivational market and my narrowed down niche is: Learning From Failure.

The reason I chose Learning From Failure is because I have many life experiences an stories I could tell where I have overcame obstacles and failures. So with those life lessons I could teach in an online course, blog or even speak about them.

What do you think? I would love to get your comments an advice.
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Very nice! The most successful people fail the MOST!!
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Triblu Premium
Wow Tom, that IS a GREAT idea, and you will have many other's stories to share too!
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Toml82 Premium
Thanks @Triblu I really appreciate your comment and advice. I love that I have found a niche that I am passionate about and have knowledge about. It took me a while but I got there.

Now its time to get to work.

Thanks again and all the best,

Tom
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nrollins84 Premium
I can't recall who said it, or the exact quote, but it's something like "the clearest path to success is to fail, try again, and fail BETTER the next time". People love learning from others' mistakes. I say go for it!
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Toml82 Premium
Thanks mate,

Really appreciate the advice and encouragement.

All the best,

Tom
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intent Premium
great video. Thank you
My biggest lesson is to learn not to complicate things. I use to spend a lot of time over analyzing. I have returned with a different attitude...more relaxed and try to enjoy the process instead of focusing on the end result....it's about the journey more than anything.
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely, people tend to over analyze the process and make things more difficult than they need to be. That goes for everything from niche selection to actually building out your website and the make money process itself.

The training is going to get straight to the point and walk you through the process in the most simplistic way, while covering everything you need to know.
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kimokutum Premium
I'm so excited with this video I found a lot of answers for a lot of questions. I found out how a niche is very simple notion. But I am thinking about what niche is likely to be in high demand by the audience just in categories not in details?
Thank you much Kyle.
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Kyle Premium
All niches have a ton of opportunity (and are in high demand) within them. There are 3.75 BILLION people online and we are all now more connected than ever. This is the audience you are dealing with the Internet and even some of the most obscure niches have millions of people interested in them.

You should read about this here within a blog post I recently created on this exactly topic: YOU make a niche profitable and that is why it is important that you decide on a niche that you are interested in/passionate about. It will make the journey that much more fun and exciting. ;)
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1. Guitar pedals
2. Snoring solutions

Isn't it profitable to take in to account things like: choosing a problem as your niche would bring higher conversion rates, as they'll buy the product if it solves their problem. On the other hand, guitarists already know what pedals want to buy.
or
Selling something as vegan protein sources would assure a steadier revenue.

Are statements like this good to take in to account when picking my niche or should I go with whatever I feel like and learn more significant things on the road?
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PeterK77 Premium
Hey Catalin,

Solving problems is the key to internet and all marketing really. I have to ask if you're actually interested in stop snoring solutions or have you picked that because you are thinking that it might sell well? The reason I ask is because you will have to do a lot of research about stopping snoring and write 100's of posts to make it work for you and if you're not that interested, you'll lose interest and possibly give up on that niche.

So... I see that you're a musician (as am I) and I think you would be far more passionate talking about guitar pedals. I've worked in music retail and there are always huge amounts of people that don't actually know what they want and are happy to be shown recommendations from people that can play music (and then buy from them). Having said that, you could do posts reviewing guitar pedals and sell them and build an online reputation for someone that knows guitar pedals inside and out and you would be the 'go to' guy to find out what the latest pedal is, and then you can refer particular pedals for particular musical situations - i.e. what would a metal player use, what would a country player use, what would a jazz guy use and so on.

You could make a huge business out of that. There are millions of guitarists in the world that are just starting out and don't know which pedal to choose and you can help them to choose the right pedal for them. Choosing the right pedal just may be the problem you are solving for someone.

As a side note, once you have built the reputation as the 'guitar pedal guru', (and it might take a little while) then you can start recommending other products such as guitar amps, strings, tuners and heaps of other accessories. Straps, recording devices, practice apps, metronomes - the list is endless. Because you have developed a relationship with people as the guitar pedal guru, they will trust you and buy your recommendations through you affiliate links as well.

Sounds like way more fun to me than to stop people from snoring...!

Hope that helps.

Cheers,

Peter
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Wow dude, thanks! Eye opening comment :))
I actually helped a friend who thought he found a great 2nd hand already built pedalboard, to make one that will fulfill him better for the same money. He was very grateful afterwards.

So I will begin competing with the people I see making pedal reviews on youtube, or not all the people that make content are looking for selling things? I feel like I tapped in to a large topic right now:))
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PeterK77 Premium
I wouldn't think of it as competition. Lots of different people have different wants and needs and connect differently with different people. Establishing trust is the first step. If you've come across videos where you've seen someone and you know that they are straight out trying to sell you something, it's probably put you off, right? If you can truly be of value and genuinely help people to find what is right for them (like you did with your friend), then you establish trust and a good reputation and people will seek your advice and then in turn buy from you and they'll be grateful to you as well!

The guys you probably watch right now that are doing reviews are probably selling things, but when you get stuck into the training here, you'll learn how to easily out-rank them on YouTube and on your website but remember that it is a long term thing and it's something that you really need to stick at before you start seeing the results.

That's why I asked about the snoring thing, because if you were doing that because you thought it was a 'cash cow', then you'd pretty soon realize that you're doing a ton of work and not seeing results and probably give up easily, whereas if you are passionate about your niche (which I believe you are), then you still have to work just as hard, but it's a lot easier to keep going and break through barriers even when you don't see an immediate return for your work. You gotta stick at it to make it work man.

There's way too many people in this game that think that they're going to make a quick buck and serve themselves, but they get sick of doing the work. And that's why they quit. And then they say 'I didn't make any money'. And then they say 'it doesn't work'. If you're in it to really genuinely help people from the start AND you are passionate about it, then you will definitely see the return - it's just the truth that it won't happen overnight and you have to stick with it.

I think you're going to do well. Keep up with the training and you'll eventually be killing it.
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rohughes Premium
This video has some great advice on finding a niche. Thank you for that.
I'm sure a lot of people, like me, who are just starting out can get a little overwhelmed trying to narrow all of their likes and interests down to one niche. I now have so many ideas running through my head right now. The possibilities seem endless!
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Kyle Premium
The possibilities are endless and that is exciting, and can be a little overwhelming at the same time.

You just need to choose your starting point and your first niche certainly will not be here last as a time you will likely be involved in several different businesses (but it only takes ONE to be very successful online).
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rohughes Premium
Thanks Kyle. I appreciate that. And I look forward to the adventure.
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RBudraj Premium
This video is awsome i learned much about niche, but I still have more to learn
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elihsu Premium
Hi everyone.
I have some questions about niche.
I would like to help people to buy/sell Bitcoin and let them know where to purchase goods or services with bitcoin.
I found some affiliate programs about them.
1. PaxFul and 247 Exchange affiliate programs for buy/sell bitcoin.
2. Bitify and CoinPL affiliate programs for trading goods/services with bitcoin.

Are these good niches for people who would like to get and use bitcoin ?
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villamaina Premium
It sounds good to me. I think it is a hot topic at the moment and that there are definitely people interested in this. If people find your website trusty and useful I think they would go for the programs you recommend them. I personally may be interested in this :D
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elihsu Premium
Thank you for your reply.

According to your experiences, which way below is better for me ?

1 . Divide them into 2 topic ( a. how to get bitcoin , b. where to purchase goods or services with bitcoin in.

2. Put them together as a big topic.
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DaleRodge Premium
I'd divide them into 2 topics :)
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elihsu Premium
Thank you for your reply.
According to your suggestions.
Do I make a topic first but make them all ?
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DaleRodge Premium
Yes that sounds right :)
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rohughes Premium
I've been reading about bitcoin and am really interested in learning more. I would like to check your site out when you get it going. Good luck and keep me informed.
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AmandaAB Premium
Seems like they would be two good topics to put on the same webpage or website.
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JanisCaruana Premium
This video was great. It gave great insight into what a niche is. I think I would explain a niche as being a category that a group of people are interested in. I do not have writing experience to blog about and think this is a detriment to me but if I had assistance I would be awesome.
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nrollins84 Premium
You don't really need writing experience. Just from reading your comment here it's clear that you know how to communicate. When you sit down to write your posts, imagine having a conversation with a friend or family member. Write your post as you would explain something to them. Just let it flow. Don't worry about spelling and grammar. Get your thoughts down, and make sure you explain things the way you want. You can always go back and edit later.
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KEMS-LWR Premium
Thank Kyle, Great video and ideal where choose a niche.

Question :
1) If I have new trend of product to educate, promote and sell can this be my niche ?
2) If i do searching in above suggested resources how do I know the size of demand ?
3) Is there any where can search for demand and supply ?
4) Where and how can find ideal of content writing for my niche ?

Thank you

Cheers and Peace
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MozMary Premium
1.yes
2 and 3 see magistudios training [live webinars in the left menu] he has covered checking figures in a niche
4. magistudios has also done a webinar on content, it will come up again in the training as you follow through. Basically practice and knowledge and niche research on your part will go a long way with that too.
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KEMS-LWR Premium
Thank you for advice and sharing
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Thanks Kyle, that was a great video and I learned a lot.
I think I understand now and will focus on what I'm passionate about, that's going to make things much easier.

I think for anyone who's struggling to come up with a niche like I have, I just took something that I was never financially able to do but dreamed of doing and run with it - here goes and good luck to everyone.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome to hear Bruce, I look forward to seeing your website/business evolve as you move forward through the training. :)
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jvirtuous Premium
I have a lot of interests lol... It's hard to pick just one. How do I choose? Do I go with the one that seems more profitable? One where the traffic will be fewer, but the commissions will be higher or one with a low commission, but a ton of traffic?
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nrollins84 Premium
Based on that criteria I'd say flip a coin. But which do you know more about? Which do you care more about? Pick tge one you can write about and get people interested and engaged in.
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@jvirtuous I'm in the same boat. I'm going with a niche that I'm interested in, but is new to me and I want to learn more about. Also, I meet someone who introduced me to their love for this niche and I will pick their brain about the community, what they like, etc. By using these criteria it has greatly helped me narrow down my selection. Good luck!
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I also have a lot of interests and hobbies I think i will do a research on the ones that are more in the direction to physical products. however any niche if not all can make a lot of money.
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ArtPearl Premium
Hi... Great insight on the "niche"...:) I do have some concern in regards to Amazon's low margin and dependency to their platform? Although there is a note in the earlier stages of the training about not aiming for content creation - if starting on-line - for myself, I still feel that content creation / digital publishing (more specifically) holds less risk and more income potential in the long run?
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Labman Premium
It is true that Amazon has a lower payout but their universal cookie makes up for that. Many other affiliate networks only link to a single product. An Amazon cookie links to their entire set of offerings. This is especially helpful around the Christmas buying season.
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LesleyAnnH Premium
I found this really helpful in explaining what a niche is. I had an idea for my niche, though realise after watching the video that I can narrow it down a bit more specifically.

Having said that, I'm quite interested in learning about promoting Wealthy Affiliate initially. After all, it was through becoming intrigued about it all after reading Chris Lee's book 'How to Win at Affiliate Marketing' that I have joined and become a WA member myself. So I think that's a great starting point for me!
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Kyle Premium
You can definitely heading to any direction that you want when starting out.

If you want to promote WA and work within the "make money niche", go through the Affiliate Bootcamp training. If you want to build a business within another niche, head through the Get Started Here training.

Focus on just one though. You are going to be much more successful if you focus on one business/website versus trying to do too many things at once. You can always diversify down the road.

Hope this helps you out here Lesley!
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mindmystery Premium
Kyle, thanks for giving great usefull resources and food for thoughts about niches. Keeping up exploring information.
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Kyle Premium
Gladly, I have lots to offer in terms of help when it comes to niches. I have been involved in many over the years and I have literally helped 10,000's of people decide on theirs. ;)
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Hi Kyle - I enjoyed your Video. I am in a quandry; i spent over $20,000 over the last two years with a company, to establish my own e-commerce site. My niche is Wall Clocks, and as of today, i have sold two clocks through e-Bay, didnt make any money on those two sales. I am trying to decide how WA can help me obtain my goal of turning my site into a Profitable Business.
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Kyle Premium
Glenn, that is crazy you would spend so much with any company (but you certainly aren't alone). There'll a lot of scams out there. What we offer here for $359 dollars per year, it's 100x more than any of the competitors in the industry offer.

Whether you want to head in the wall clock direction, or any direction you want with a niche we can help you out.

I have spent some time breaking down the process in the most simplistic way possible. Success online is at the core a 4 step process and I have broken them down within this video: Broken, down, the process looks like this:

Step 1: Choose your niche
Step 2: Build your website/content
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Monetize your traffic (the make money part, through affiliate programs, etc!)

This applies in absolutely every niche and as you work through the training here at WA, you are going to be walked through this exact process. This is fundamental for ANY success online.

If you have any further questions let me know Glenn. :)
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Kyle,
I really did enjoy this video. Its funny because while I am watching certain questions and ideas will pop up in my head and before I know it you end up covering those things in one way or another. You definitely provide us with a foundation to build on and that is awesome!!

As I read through the various posts and comments within this community it dawned on me that most of us absolutely already have what it takes to succeed at this. I mean just being here is half the battle. I think a lot of us just needed the platform and support to get us there. This community, the training and the networking really helps to build our confidence in our ability to take action on what is already inside of us to do.

Just a side note: Authenticity is so important, at least to me. Making something your own and allowing your personality to shine through to your audience goes a long way. I mean what makes me believe in WA the most is that personal touch that you and Carson add to things. I feel connected to the material. Your passion and enthusiasm comes across as genuine to me and that is what makes me want to be apart of it all.

Thank you for efforts. Both of you are much appreciated.
Best wishes ~ India
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Kyle Premium
Well we are definitely authentic and we teach what works now and what will work years from now. There has always been the proper process of building a business online and the fundamental core is choosing a niche and becoming an authority within that niche.

Just being here is half the battle, and putting forth the effort is the second half. Everything else in between, we can definitely help you out here with at WA!
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DNicholas Premium
I've been looking to make money on the internet for some time now, and failed miserably I might add. This is the first time someone has been able to explain to me how to narrow down my search for a niche. I found this video very informative and easy to follow, Thank you. I believe I have learned more about internet marketing already than any other program I have looked at.
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Kyle Premium
Well things are going to change now that you are a member here at WA. :)

I really look forward to working with you Donald, and I know you are going to love the training here as you continue to immerse yourself. :)
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DougCanning Premium
My niche is to offer Life Coaching services based on an online video course that helps people create the life of their dreams. I have been trained and certified as a life coach and affiliate for this online course to help personalize it to the particular persons needs (only14 affiliates are certified to offer coaching for this particular course). After buying the video course there is the option to purchase my coaching services if they want further assistance implementing the principles of the course (i.e. guidance and accountability)

I desire to help anyone that wants to improve their lives as well as those that want to create the life of their dreams. I have a special love for assisting others in discovering and enacting their life purpose which is ultimately fulfilling.

There is another online course that I want to promote as an affiliate, that helps people create the necessary mindset and emotional conviction for success.

Finally, I am quite interested in the WA affiliate program as a resource for those that want to create a successful online business that aligns with their life vision and passion.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, that is most definitely the direction you could head with your niche. If this is something that you are passionate about, definitely go for it Doug!
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bobrseno Premium
Good advice and direction. I may have to start with bootcamp to get my feet wet. Ultimately, I would love to develop a company and website helping people create a better quality of life through multiple sources of income as well as healthy lifestyle choices. I know that's sounds broad but I I'm having a lot of ideas to get it more specific.
Does anyone promote network marketing opportunities or products? Is that possible? My wife and I are part of one currently.
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Kyoko817 Premium
Many Network marketing businesses are still using the traditional marketing method - by talking to people and having parties. If you could combine the network marketing business and the internet marketing, you could probably kill network marketers! I know one guy who became a top level of the company within a year and is making seven figures because he knows the internet marketing.
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bobrseno Premium
The traditional methods are limited to people who are not necessarily interested (family, friends,etc.). Targeting those who are already looking seems like a better idea!
Thanks four the input.
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AllanReyes Premium
Very nice video¡¡¡ gave me some insight :p

But let's say i have an idea of a niche, my only concern is if it'll work even if I don't actually own the products i want to talk about since there are so mane of them and are quite expensive, while also being bought more and more. Any advice for me??? btw this is my first question around here¡¡ :)
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MoritzS Premium
Many, if not most, don't buy the products they review.
You just have to make sure to get as much information as possible.
Go to the manufacturers site, read other reviews, etc.

Moritz
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preciousns Premium
Hi Allan

I agree with Moritz, many people don't buy all the products they review, but you need to make sure you gather as much information as you can to give a well balanced review.

Luckily a lot of the products I've reviewed offer free trials, so I can give a personal review, but if the product doesn't then I do as much research as I can. I look at other reviews, I take a look at other products the seller/company may have and see the quality of them, I watch YouTube videos of the product being used, and I look into the company and their reputation.

Overall, I'd recommend reviewing the products you have used/own first, then you can review other ones.

Hope that helps.
Steph
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ohughes Premium
great information that you share.
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lorilee3 Premium
now I have many ideas for different niches. My mom got breast cancer when she was around 50. one niche is that I want to promote healthy nature products for helping women at middle age to prevent from breast cancer. Did someone have same kind of niche here, could someone give me advice about this, thanks.
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PeterK77 Premium
Hi Lori,

I think that is a fantastic niche to pursue! What a wonderful way to help the world. I'm wondering if you could promote healthy eating and sell supplements. I just did a quick search on Gerson Therapy + affiliate programs and there's all sorts of things from sound therapy to enema kits.

http://www.gersonpal.com has an affiliate program selling supplies. I can't share the link here but you can search for gersonpal + affiliate program and get to it that way.

This might be worth a look.

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Peter
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lorilee3 Premium
Thank you so much for encouragement and information. It is really helped.
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PeterK77 Premium
No worries Lori. Glad to help.
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PoppaJoe Premium
About 3 years ago, something unexpected happened. Life handed me a passion of which I refuse to let go of. Today, I am beginning to make that passion into a small business, one step at a time, one new customer at a time. The dilemma that I faced when I signed up yesterday with WA, is that I want my passion to remain separate from my interests for now. Eventually I will bring the two together.

Having just turned 60 recently, it dawned on me that, what is it like to go through your 60's with all the aches, pains, happiness and the likes, provides me with a wonderful vehicle as a niche that can be written about (blogged) as well as having the ability to monetize a website geared towards problems and solutions for this generation.

Honestly, I couldn't sleep last night as my brain would not turn off. My mind raced with ideas that now seem never ending. I think I will go for it!
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Kyle Premium
Awesome to hear Joe, it sounds like you have your niche all set out Aad an exciting project in journey ahead of you. :)

Keep the brain turned on, it is exciting when you experience this as this means that you are doing something that you are truly passionate about. ;)
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Super great ideas and really informative! I feel like homeschooling and/or baby/child related health/educational items would be a good niche. I'm VERY passionate about homeschooling my children and also what types of products we use with hem. We're always researching the best car seats or the best natural ways to keep us healthy, the best educational games or top places to go hiking. Something along those lines.
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Kyle Premium
That is certainly a direction that you can head, I recommend you narrow it down as that is pretty broad and encompasses a lot of different niches.

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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So I think I've narrowed it down to helping people find natural baby products and essential oils to use in their everyday life. Everyone can benefit from essential oils and natural based products! I've been using oils for the last 4 year for everything from cleaning to getting rid of fleas on a dog to helping my daughter just yesterday get over a tummy bug!
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Jlegend Premium
I've always had a passion for food and when I am researching recipes and trying them or simply looking for places where you can get a nice feed I don't feel the time passing at all. However I love to cook myself too and I do most of this from home of course so I was thinking my niche can be something like simple home cooked meals or easy home meals. Would this be a good niche, or is it too broad?
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Kyle Premium
I would narrow this down, what type of food and what aspect of that food do you want to help people with?

Simple home cooked meals could be a more narrow approach, but it might still be a little broad. What type of cuisine?
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Dmtorre Premium
I see a lot of these sites. I don't think it is too broad at all. WA please correct me if I am wrong on this but as long as it is food recipes and articles about the food there isn't a too broad factor. You also have it narrowed down to home-cooked meals or easy home meals which is a step down from Food blog.

If you are to compete though you may want to come up with catchy video ideas for Facebook. I love watching these little videos that show you quick simple recipes.

When you get a follow this blog button let me know!
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Jlegend Premium
I see because the main thing I wanted to focus on is just something that is really nice yet can be done from home. I tried using one of the methods from the training video by just entering home meal and it auto completed to home meal ideas and that's kind of what I want to do. So would home meal ideas be better? If we have to get into cuisine then I suppose I can do something like a touch of asian at dinner time. However I did want to keep the cuisine aspect a little more open so that way it gives me more options to explore what to put on. What do you think?
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Jlegend Premium
Sorry to be bothering you again, I was thinking how about I make my niche Asian cuisine then so I can share all different kinds of Asian foods and recipes
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DeRaj Premium
That is 100% profitable niche. OK, let me explain to you what is a niche in terms of blogging so that it will be easy for you to finalize the niche.

Niche means the subject of your interest, in which you have some knowledge so that you can write several contents related to that niche. Actually, every niche is profitable, what matters is a number of contents you can write on that niche. So, instead of thinking which niche is profitable, think in which niche you can write many contents by targeting several different keywords, because more contents you can write, you gonna have more traffic to your website and then more conversions, sales or even profit from advertisements within your website by applying with services like Google Adsense. If you don't know what Google Adsense means, then you can click this link:- https://www.newsonlineincome.com/how-to-make-money-from-google-adsense/

So, "simple home cooked meals" or "easy home meals" is sure a profitable niche for you if you have some ideas on "simple home cooked meals" or "easy home meals" so that you can write several contents on that topic on your own as well as by doing research on Google. So, sure you can pick that niche and keep on making website exactly as guided by Wealthy Affiliate lessons by doing proper keywords research for each content.

So, keep on taking Wealthy Affiliate lessons by clicking "Get Started Here/Certification" green bar on the left-hand side menu of Wealthy Affiliate. At the end of those lessons, there are some tasks which you need to complete. Move step by step from lesson 1 without skipping any lessons or tasks. I repeat, without skipping any lessons or tasks. If you move in that way, soon you will understand the system of Wealthy Affiliate and even will start to build your online business.

And remember, I'm always ready to help and support you. You can always feel free to ask me if you need any help from my side within Wealthy Affiliate. Even you can follow me and message me on Facebook if you need my urgent help. This is my Facebook ID:- https://www.facebook.com/rajde029
Best of Luck!
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foneman800 Premium
Among my passions is photography. I am VERY aware of the two heavyweights on the block, Canon and Nikon. I have friends in professional photography that swear by both. I intend them to be contributors to my website www.photographyfreak.siterubix.com. This will be a site about the merits of each and the news, reviews, and which to choose!
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leoemery Premium
You are in a great niche, you may also want to add to your site content "Tips"
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Sounds great. I'm happy for you. My passions seem to be learning languages but not sure what I could contribute to that niche. I don't know how I can help someone very much.
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foneman800 Premium
Are you kidding?!? There are MASSIVE ways to help people! Let them know the easier languages to learn first; are there software programs that can help them?; review the software programs; are there mnemonics they can use while learning the rules of the new language; advice from you telling them they have to actually think in the new language when speaking it, among other tips you can give...these are just off the top of my head as I'm writing this...GO FOR IT!!!
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@foneman Highly recommend linking your audience who stumble upon your site to the Amazon Affiliate links for those cameras you're comparing. That's where you can start earning nice commissions & reap in the rewards from your content.
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I watched the video and was wondering if it's possible to build a niche website around what I'm passionate about. I have a few ideas and need to narrow them down:
- I want to help single mothers with teenage children to travel or get outdoors (adventure travel or hiking)
- Solo women travel - to help them unplug (digital detox) and enjoy connecting with nature.
- I want to help people that want to travel in small group tours (3 to 14 day tours)
- Solo women photography travel tours

My reluctance with these is 1) that I don't know if they fit the affiliate business model and 2) I'm not sure if there is enough money to be made in these sort of niches as the travel and photography industries are quite saturated or if the commission rates are high enough.
Other ideas

- I want to help people choose lenses for their cameras
- I want to help beginners choose a camera

I know Kyle said not to overthink it!! Looks like I'm doing the opposite....
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PeterK77 Premium
Hey Laura,

They all sound like good ideas so you could really go with any of them. I like the idea about getting single mothers with teenagers hiking and so on.

What you could do in the way of an affiliate site is show them how to do it on a budget and then source affordable camping/hiking gear from Amazon or somewhere like that. The thing that stands out to me here would be the budget that this demographic has to spend on holidays which is why I think you could go with a budget option or something along those lines. There's a ton of camping and hiking gear that you could sell and a lot of people that would be interested so you would still be able to make a substantial profit at the end of the day as well as helping people have a better quality of life.

For solo women that travel, you could get into the accessory market. Find non-digital things that would be handy to them as they travel and would be beneficial when they are at retreats. I think this demographic has a larger disposable income than they previous demographic and you can take into consideration that there would be a huge amount of people wanting to do both of these things.

With the camera lenses, what about lenses for beginners? You could give a lot of great information about the best/top10, etc lenses for beginners and then expand by selling more accessories for beginners (customers who bought 'this' lens also bought a tripod, strap, bag, etc.).

Any of those ideas that you have, just type into Google 'niche + affiliate program'. I found a few for women's retreats so there is definitely an interest in those fields.

All in all it sounds like you want to make the world a better place which will go far (and the world needs more of that!).

Hope this helps.

Cheers,

Peter
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HectorC1 Premium
Hi Peter that was really good feed back maybe you can help me out for my niche I am thinking or leaning towards weight loos industry I believe that I can become an expert in time with all the information that's available and help people .
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Hi Peter, thank you very much for taking the time to respond. You are right about the disposable income side so I will keep that in mind.

Thanks again
Laura
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PeterK77 Premium
No problem Laura. Best of luck with it all!
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PeterK77 Premium
Hey Hector,

I can try and help! I looks to me like what most people do when they start out picking a niche is to pick something from the main 3 big sellers (those being 'how to make money', 'dating' and 'weight loss'). It's a great place to start when you are planning to work on a website, but those 3 subjects can be so broad! With the weight loss industry for example, you'd be competing with big companies (like Weight Watchers and so on) that have already established major brand recognition and authority as the go-to people in that 'general' niche. So you have to start to narrow it down. If you start to think about all the demographic possibilities that there are in the world (age, sex, location, etc.), you could start to narrow it down to something a little more manageable like:

Weight loss for seniors
Weight loss for over 40's
Weight loss for post pregnant women

and so on...

Then you could take any of those demographics and tailor a site to their wants and needs specifically, making the competition far more managable.

I think where people get confused about narrowing down their niche is that they think that there won't be enough of a demand, but with the sheer amount of people online these days, that will never be a problem! You also have to take into consideration that the upcoming generations have been born with mobile devices in their hands and population-wise, the world just keep getting bigger and bigger and bigger!

Hope that helps!

Cheers,

Peter
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Being a young working wife. Time is money. The big city life is very challenging and there is a lot of ways to spend more time with your family after work. I am thinking about the niche kitchen ware, just as a start to make a busy life less difficult to make sure that her family has something to eat at a minimum of time and to clean effectively with products helping you. My goal with this site will be to spare time and spend time with your family. I think all of our working women's dream is to make food as quick as possible and clean our kitchens as quick a s possible and at the same time keep the husband happy.
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Kyle Premium
I think time is money for all of us and we all wish we had more time. You are going to be fine, anyone that is successful in business started their business when they are busy.

I actually blogged about this just the other day:
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Spark3r Premium
As a mother, I'm interested in all thing related to parenting and hacks to make my job raising my kids easier. Particularly, since Daddy might re-enlist in the army. But I'm also really interested in personal growth and development that include goal setting. It's a lot to think about, but I'm trying not to overthink.
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Kyle Premium
Mommy Parenting Hacks?

That is a cool idea. I would keep it to parenting, and I would avoid going to broad at first. You can always diverse of five down the road, but when you start with your website and the buildout process, keep things a bit more narrow.
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DebraM2 Premium
I am interested in health and beauty. I am currently working with a skin care company. I believe women at any age can be beautiful. My 90 year old grandmother participated in one of my skin care session the other day. No one can believe she's ninety. I'm 58 and I get I don't look it either.
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Kyle Premium
What aspect of the health/beauty niche do you want to help people with? There are literally 1,000's of niches within these categories and you will want to narrow it down.

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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DBeatty Premium
I happen to have a box of books directly from the publisher that I want to sell. The publisher went bust so I need to market them myself. So that is my first niche.

My second niche is to sell some original oil paintings that the artist gave to me. He's a wonderful artist, but he's incarcerated, so I need to market them on my second website.

Then my third website will be to review products from Amazon that I've actually ordered and used.

So I got a lot of ideas from your tutorial on niches.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, these are all directions that you can head with your niche, I would recommend that you choose a starting point though. Just because you have books in your house that you need to sell, doesn't mean that you need to make that your starting point and it is difficult to sell tangible products without the following first

I have spent some time breaking down the process in the most simplistic way possible. Success online is at the core a 4 step process and I have broken them down within this video: Broken, down, the process looks like this:

Step 1: Choose your niche
Step 2: Build your website/content
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Monetize your traffic (the make money part, through affiliate programs, etc!)

This applies in absolutely every niche and as you work through the training here at WA, you are going to be walked through this exact process. This is fundamental for ANY success online.

If you have any further questions let me know Debra. :)
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My passion is gluten free food and overall food concerns of people with auto-immune diseases or for any other reasons. I've been diagnosed with Celiac and I have been gf for 5 yrs now roughly. I consider myself pretty informed already. I just hope it works with this program. I'm still a little lost here.
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Kyle Premium
Absolutely a direction that you can head here with your niche. If you are passionate about something and you are willing to help people within that given niche, you can build a very successful business doing so.

I would recommend that you do head in this direction. ;)
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GLSchim Premium
So there are hundreds of choices to be made about what area I want to select a niche from. Once I have narrowed it down to one of those areas there are hundreds of thousands of areas to select an area of interest for my niche. Having narrowed the hundreds of thousands of choices to an appropriate suitable niche (Um, how do I do that?) I have now to select from a few tens of millions of sub sets of niches. That's easy - where is the dart board? Maybe someone who knows how to get through the tens of millions of choices can just tell me, "Here, this is a niche that isn't too broad but isn't so obscure it only has 3 people interested in it." My eyes glassed over in the first 10 minutes. And this is my second time going through all these training videos, I'm following the notes I took the first time. Truly, I am at a point where it would be more effective to just use a dart board. Is my first choice of niche going to work? Is is too broad a topic? Is there anyone interested in it? What do I have that I can sell to people, if there are any, that visit my site?
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Djefferds Premium
Try the affiliate bootcamp. Get that working then try another niche. Good luck
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HarveyBrown Premium
Gary, it would be easy for someone to suggest a niche, but at the end of the day it would be their niche not yours. There are a few things that I learned from the training. The first is to pick a topic/niche that you enjoy doing, talking about and that you can create a lot of posts. The second once you have decided on your topic, look for keywords that will help your ranking with SEOs, but have low (less than 100) competitors. You do not have to have something to sell. That is what affiliate marketing is about. With a few links to affiliate marketing sites, when people visit your site, click on an affiliate banner and purchase something, you will get a percentage for the sale. I hope this helps.
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GLSchim Premium
So it's just a WAG then. I did that originally but after going through the training videos a second time I have serious doubts about how broad an area I guessed originally. Regardless, that is not the reason I am doing all the videos again. I was having a horrible time building my website, apparently there were two, sometimes, and nothing I wrote remained on the page. It was as if my "building" a web site was going backwards. Every time I would work on it nothing would post and more would disappear. I eventually deleted both sites and started all over again with video 1. Mind you I have two other web sites that I built and use for my photography that I started before WA. One is a Wix the other is a Word Press. So it's not my first rodeo. I'll keep watching the videos to see if it works this time. I can always go through it again if not. Thanks Harvey.
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HarveyBrown Premium
One of the things you might try Gary is asking Site Support to check what is happening and why you are experiencing your problems.
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GLSchim Premium
One more iron in the fire to add to the confusion I need not. Thank you anyway.