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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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Hey folks, I'm really crazy excited about the RV lifestyle and sharing my family's misadventures, the crazy-cool things we find that helps us, and how we adapt and thrive with our disabilities. It's me, my fiancé, and our two dogs. I have a severe anxiety disorder, and my fiancé has ankylosing spondylitis. We want to see and do so many things that we can't even decide where to start, so I'm starting here.

We have discussed starting out just helping people on our travels, jumping from town to campground to park, where ever people want to meet us and show us something they love or a project they want help with. We mostly just want to accept the occasional donation or workamping-type jobs.

What do y'all think? If I build it, will they come?
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In my daily life, I have been trying to reduce my plastic usage and avoid products with BPA and other harmful chemicals in them. I want to choose a niche within this category. I have been looking a lot into food storage solutions that do not contain plastic (things like glass food storage containers and reusable silicone bags). Would this be considered a niche? I'm just not sure how broad or specific it should be...
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boomergp08 Premium
Yes that is considered a niche and it is not too broad because you have already focused it down to non-BPA and plastics.
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I think its a good niche to start with especially now that more and more people are quite aware and more conscious of environmental conservation and healthy living. Go for it and good luck.
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I love it! I know there is a lot of pushback now from consumers to reduce the waste they get at grocery stores, and there are great products that are easily cleaned and reusable. Can't wait to see your site!
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I like wedding related stuff but I would also like to write about tourist destination in my country. Which do you think is a much better niche? I already have a personal wedding website though and its actually earning since 2008 from Google AdSense. I was wondering if I could also put an affiliate link there too. I have other interest too like baking, gardening, arts and crafts. Can I choose as much niche as I want or just focus on one niche?
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sfortson Premium
You could do a honeymoon location niche, that would utilize both.
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sfortson that is such a wonderful idea, we have lots of wonderful beaches and resorts. Thanks you.
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sfortson Premium
No problem at all, I think it is a great idea!!
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@passionivy I was thinking also the same thing to write about tourist destination in my country hope we are not in the same country.
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Hello! I am from the Philippines. Its ok though if we are from the same country because we won't be writing exactly the same thing and its good to have more than one person promoting our country. For a start, I would like to focus on featuring my hometown, which is Cebu City I'm sure even if we have the same interest and even if we came from the same country we will always have our own unique way of presenting it. Thank you for your comment.
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@passionivy no am far am in Africa.


All the best of luck in your business


Vicky
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Wow! That is really a nice place, would like to visit Africa too someday Thank you Vicky and good luck as well
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Each of your ideas are great and I know that people will want to know about each one of the niche's you have. It's a good idea to have more than a few because one may be trending at a certain point and then suddenly take a back seat to several others.
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Im one confused cookie at the momment ....when is lunchtime!

um.... yer when is lunch time I spose would be a niche If I`m understanding this correctly or lunch time to be more specific.
niche is what brought me to WA in the first place with no understanding of the word , Least I think it did anyway.

Very confusing but never the less ..I feel I gotta write something, this feels like school to me.
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Vickic3 Premium
Hi Robert
Depending on how much you know about Affiliate Marketing, Yes, it is kind of like school, well University more so
The training is incredible and if you can pick a "niche"/product, service, an interest that you know can make money for you down the track I suggest you get you started with the OEC Training and you will learn everything you need to build and grow a great future online
Go well and I hope this helps
Vicki
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OEC Training?
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never mind thank you I just clicked over to Training and its abbreviated.. I thought It maybe ment the Bootcamp which Im also wondering now, Is it better to do Bootcamp or OEC
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ChadTrader Premium
Your niche is your audience that you are writing to. That is why it needs to be focused on something to narrow down the field so that like-minded people will be attracted to the type of articles you are writing.

It is like going to school for me too!
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giftme Premium
After watching and listening to the niche video I have decided to start with Wealth Affiliate .I know what the niche I am passionate about is BUT
I feel that most people I know including me we are challenged and struggle with finances.
Is it smart to start with W A niche
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ItsRyan Premium
I think its a good idea because you can find people here that are doing the same so you have some support. Yes, technically they are your competition, but there are enough people to go around, so most will help you in your recruiting.
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Yesterday I was up to my head with makeup. Today, after seeing this and doing a few minutes research, I chose Self Improvement books. Sharing experiences with others and helping people improve their lives is something I'm interested in on a deeper level. Further on, I have a feeling I'd be doing quests on those subjects and possibly reviewing it. Other niche ideas came to mind - natural face scrub products and educational books/videos/games for kids. Time to get started ;)
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Kyle Premium
Sure, either or could be the direction you head. Makeup might be a little broad, there are many much more narrow facets to this niche. What type of makeup? What aspect? For who? etc

You have narrowed things down a bit here and you are thinking along the right lines.
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My niche is easy to pick as it is a huge passion of mine.. Everything to do with natural health and medicine! (I have almost completed my bachelor degree in natural medicine so my foundational knowledge of health and the profession should set me in good stead to create content.. right??).

My question to the crowd out there now is, what natural, organic, eco-friendly, sustainable etc products do you search for/buy online? Beauty products? hair/skincare? health/nutritional/herbal supplements/medicines? weight loss/diet/meal plans? gym equipment/memberships? eco-friendly and biodegradable household products? chemical free? cruelty-free? vegan? What are you most likely to search for and buy online in this area (if anything)? I'd be ever so grateful for constructive input to help me refine my niche and get some ideas of where to focus first :)
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JackieSmith Premium
Hi Mado,
Great niche to be in!

I like to buy paraben-free soaps and any natural products like unrefined Shea butter.

You can also make use of the Jaaxy search features to see what is popular.

Best of luck with your research.
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Thank you so much for your reply! This is really helpful for me :)
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mackiejw Premium
Hey Mado. Click on the Research Tab on the left. That takes you to our Jaaxy Keyword Tool. As Starter Member you have 30 Free searches. (premium membership gives FULL access)...just use them now to make picking your Niche easier. Type in the product names and Look at the first number on the left the higher, the better/ That should give you some ideas. email me and we can talk more in detail mackiejw@gmail.com

John
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Thanks for the info John! I'll look into it now and let you know how I go :)
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mackiejw Premium
Ok, holler at me
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PoppaJoe Premium
Besides using Jaaxy, there are other ways to do your research. Take a look at Google Trends and there, you will be able to put various terms to compare side by side and the results will show you how popular they are. Another would be to go over to Pinterest and take a look there. There is a huge following for the various topics that you describe. Also don't forget about hashtags, they can also bring up lots of ideas for you.
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TheresaHorn Premium
I own a cleaning business and use chemical-free cleaning options. I am a fan of microfiber cleaning cloths and purchase most of my items online. I have searched many times online for a substitute for Swiffer dusters but most microfiber dusters are heavy and cannot slide around delicate objects.
I am currently looking for a shampoo that will clean my hair without a scent that attacks my sensitive sinuses.
I prefer cruelty-free products and usually purchase non-food items online.
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PThurmond Premium
I like to think of myself as a naturalist. I mostly search for vitamins and supplements online. Occasionally ill look for diet stuff but a lot of that isn't natural. I really like looking for supplements to help with mood such as 5 HTP things like that. A lot of people suffer depression so finding healthier alternatives to phyc meds would be a good niche.
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JackieSmith Premium
You're welcome Mado!

All the best!
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Thank you! I'm looking into it now (after a much needed sleep!) so I'll probably email you later today if that's ok? :)
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Thank you so much! I thought there would be other ways but just not sure where to go so thanks for the gentle [push in the right direction! I'm still not sure of the exact use of the keywords and just how to pick the best ones and use them but I'm guessing this will all become clear when I progress through the training :) Thanks again for your help!
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Thank you! Very valuable info for me :) I also make my own products (mainly skincare at this point) and am especially picky about my haircare products too as I have super-long dreadlocks so I have to be careful what I put in there! I have also been thinking of including eco-home cleaning products as I use a lot of homemade natural cleaners at home but know that not everyone has the time to make them for themselves (or are running a business and need off the shelf items like yourself). Thank you for taking the time to share this with me :)
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mackiejw Premium
Any time. BTW I am on the West Coast, PST
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Yeah I figured you were on the other side of the planet! haha different sleep/wake schedules for us. I'm in Australia and hoping I can make this work with some good local and worldwide companies. I'm just getting through the beginning of the training and made my first website before going to bed at 3am this morning! I am excited but now thinking the domain name is not right so about to delete it and start another one. I would like something that I can eventually purchase for myself and I tend to overthink things and 'sit on my hands' for too long. I actually make my own skincare products but currently, they still have no branding and a small following because I have been reluctant to pick a name and build a site! I am hoping this training will help me build the confidence to take the plunge! I am hoping that affiliate marketing will help so I have a wider range of products to share rather than struggling with my one or 2 products that take lots of time and effort for me to get out there. I also have a lot of friends that run small businesses so am thinking that being an affiliate for WA could work in my favour too? It's confusing but I am keen to get onto it!
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Thank you so much for taking the time to answer this for me! I am studying to be a naturopath so these are the sorts of things I search for too and I often recommend basic useful supplements (when I find good suppliers) to people I know that have mood and other disorders they need help with. Depression and anxiety are major areas that affect almost everyone at some point so I agree that this could be a great niche to focus on :) and yes, a lot of 'diet stuff' is rubbish! Hopefully I can help people weed out the junk and get to the good stuff using my knowledge of the health profession. Thanks for your input, I appreciate it :)
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mackiejw Premium
anytime
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busie767 Premium
Just starting out myself; trying to pick a niche. After viewing the video and doing some research, in between the usual weekend activities, the word baseball came to mind more than once. I'm not a dedicated fan, but enjoy the games. It's a great family activity. With spring training around the corner, there are many avenues to pick from; apparel, sports gear, etc. … well, it's a start.
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JackieSmith Premium
Sounds like a great start!
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Kyle Premium
Sure, this can be a direction you head.

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 joined earlier this week, I got through step one and part of step two and after about 4 days at work and repairs on my trailer/mobile home, I am finally back. The whole time I was trying to figure out what to choose for my niche.... Picked it this morning during my completion on step two, but wasn't very confident in if I had chossen the right thing or if I honestly knew what or how.... But after watching this video, I am confident.
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ItsRyan Premium
That's great that you finally found your niche. When you get to picking your domain name, try and make the domain name something brandable and broad like ClassicCarGuy.com, then have your niche be something like 1966 Ford Mustangs. Then write about them a lot on your blog, but leave room to expand to other cars also, if you want. If you make your domain something like 66Stangs.com then that is pretty much all you should focus on. Hope that helps.
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PThurmond Premium
From doing some research and watching this video I have a pretty good idea of what a niche is. I am excited because I have a whole list of ideas! I have groups and subgroups and I hope to narrow it down after finding the amount of audience for each one. I am excited to learn more. moving on.
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, now it is just a matter of narrowing down your niche to one. Your first niche doesn't need to be your last, just remember that. Down the road you are going to be able to be involved in many different niches. :)
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I am a PHYSICAL THERAPIST. I also became disabled so am now the PHYSICAL THERAPY PATIENT. I was thinking for a niche going toward home rehab equipment... either the exercise equipment or things like canes, walkers, necessary and fun, not so necessary accessories. Is that too broad or how narrow should it be?
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PoppaJoe Premium
Being permanently disabled myself, I am sorry for your predicament. I like the idea of your niche and if you take the time to look at google trends, put the various terms side by side for comparison and see what you feel is the best buck for the money (content wise). You could also create numerous pages with the focus on only certain items listed under that heading, and then repeat for other types in the same manner. That way you would be able to still focus on the primary niche and be able to present all aspects to your readers.
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Dale123 Premium
Your niche ideas sound great to me! :)
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Thanks for the feedback. I need to admit my ignorance and tell you I really don’t know anything about Google trends. Where is the best place to learn about it? Are Google trends and analytics different?
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Hi, I'm a personal trainer, and strength and conditioning specialist since twenty years. I think your choose is right. The use of rehab equipment is growing rapidly. I'm italian. Here, in Lombardy, there's a company which built robotic tools to train disabled people. His name is Tecnobody. Take a look
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I wish I could personally try some of that equipment!! AWESOME!!! I wish I could understand the language so I could absorb the information they are giving. Thank you so much for sharing and for the encouragement.
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Dale123 Premium
Regarding your question about Google Trends & Analytics - Analytics is the Google tool that monitors the visits to your website, Trends is the Google tool that lets you see the volume of people searching a particular word/phrase.
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Thanks! I will check out the trends and try to get my website done TODAY. That is the goal...
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Do we need to buy the niche that we like? What I meant was, do we need to have it for us to know it? For example, pregnant mom wears?? or makeup accessories?? It's okay to buy stuff if I'm going to use them..but if not like the pregnant mommy wears??
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Foxhenley Premium
Hello MaitaAnne,
You do not buy a niche, you choose it!
Animal, Vegetable, Mineral! Everything from cats to rocks and the houses they live in!

My niches are Wealthy Affiliate and Anxiety!

You choose something you can write a lot about because you either know about it or are willing to research it!

If you need help, you have a community of members who are willing to help you, including me!

God Bless and Good Luck!
Janice 2019 😊🌹
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I am sorry you might have been confused because of the question I made. What I meant was if I chose the pregnant mom wears as a niche, do I have to buy those pregnant mom wears even if I won't be using it? Just for the sake of knowing the product?? But anyways, thanks for the help. and God bless you always... Wishing you more success in your business...
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JackieSmith Premium
Hi Anne,
No. You don't need to buy anything. However, if you have bought something and you want to recommend it, then that's even better as you can give your own personal experience (like a lipstick).

For the "pregnant mom wears" example, you can recommend clothes without buying them.

Choose just one niche for your website.

Hope this helps.

Jacqueline
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Ok thanks Jacqueline! I always appreciate your answer!
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JackieSmith Premium
You're welcome Anne.

Let me know if you need any further help.

Best wishes!
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MurphysMom Premium
Love these videos!

*I’m passionate about Shih Tzus....could that be a niche?
* Or “play” as in children’s play leading into toys. I am very passionate about “Play is the Work of the Child.” My life’s work has been centered around children and parents...

*When I’m writing does it have to be about my niche?
*I see a lot of different posts on various topics. For example I want to write daily meditations that are short and/or Children’s Stories...also posts about current day issues and challenges for the elderly..adult children...

I welcome your input.

Lyn
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Kyle Premium
Yes, absolutely both of these could be niches. Within these there are literally thousands of things that you can discussions, and promote. So I would recommend at this point you choose a direction for your business that you are most passionate about and go from there.
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MurphysMom Premium
Thanks Kyle! I’m going with Play...”I’m Just a Tall Child!”

If I want to write a post on something on another topic do I do that only on my website?

Thanks,
Lyn
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shermand2268 Premium
I think I answered this in my email to you. If I had to pick, I'd choose the play topic over the Shih Tuzus. I think it's more specific and unique and will have less competition. I love dogs...one of my websites is www.PeopleLovingAnimals.com. But I just think the play topic may be a better option. Debra
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geezerbob Premium
i actually have two niche's that I want to get into. One is teaching people how to invest in Cryptocurrentcy. I've been doing for a year now.. The 2nd is Internet Marketing Tools, click funnels, auto responders, Landing Page Builders, Web Hosting,
Word Press themes and plug in. the 2nd niche is a learning process.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, either or could work. Your niche ideas are definitely viable directions for your niche. You need to choose one when starting out, what are you most passionate about?

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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KSchindel Premium
Great video. I'm passionate about traveling fulltime with family and homeschooling...but homeschoolers notoriously are thrifty people, so I think I would skip that niche competely! I have more experience with road travel, RVing etc than flying places, so thinking maybe something to do with items for RVs (ie extension ladders, camping gear) Or somehow to incorporate feng shui (an interest of mine) specific to tiny home living. Hmmm?

I have other ideas more related to health but wondering how big they are. Wondering how I might narrow it down to pertain again to travellers. Like dealing with anxiety, or doing keto while traveling. Open to suggestions/pointers!!
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AndrewMichae Premium
Sounds like you've got plenty of ideas to mine there Karen. I'm sure there'll something in regards to travelling and health that'll be relevant for people on a similar buzz. Considering all of that what might be the one you're most excited about?!

All the best
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KSchindel Premium
Like everybody else it seems, I'll just have to narrow down. But wondering how to know when there's enough interest in a niche and not too much competition. How to find the sweet spot :)

I'm thinking I'm less of a gadgets kinda girl, so thanks for your question of which might excite me more. I'll scrap the RV-stuff (for now at least).

I love alternative health, but although I'm opinionated :) I'm not at all medically trained so don't really want to go there. Something that many fulltime travellers deal with is weight gain. I could do weightloss for fulltime travellers...how to improve your gut health and lose weight while living tiny or on the road fulltime. Exercise in small spaces. Compact exercise tools.
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AndrewMichae Premium
Using the Jaxxy Research tool could be a good start to find out how those things rate as keywords for any content. And using your own experiences to get readers on board. Recipes and exercises would be useful to your readers. How to live low on the high road!
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KSchindel Premium
Thanks a ton Andrew.
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TheresaHorn Premium
I like the idea of feng shui in tiny houses.
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BLegacy Premium
The video really explained the process and now it doesn't seem so daunting. My issue now is to start with one out of the many ideas that I have. I have several interest and hobbies as well as a big family. So just off the top of my head I've already come up with about 50. How do I narrow down my list?
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ItsRyan Premium
Great question! For me, it came down to what do I think I can write about for a long time without running out of material. Some things can only be explained a few times and then it's just repetitive. Also, I considered what related topics I might be able to cover. Example: a site about basketball shoes might also be able to talk about socks, shoe inserts, custom laces, etc. Then you also want to think about what kinds of products you aim to promote. You can find a product for every niche, but will it be one that you can make enough money on for your effort. Example: Amazon book sales of at ~6% means you need to sell nearly $17,000 of books per month just to make $1000. Seems like a lot to me when the average book price is less than $50. Just my input.
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BLegacy Premium
Your explanation helped. It makes sense. I'll use your suggestion to narrow my list. Thank you.
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hobosnm61 Premium
I am thinking about acne treatment as a niche. I suffered badly as a teen from acne vulgaris and still have ance problems at 57. I went through many different treatments when I was younger and more recently under the care of a dermatologist. I would like help others find solutions to acne and maybe even discover some acne relieve for me. What do you think WA?
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KSagendorph Premium
Good idea, I'm sure there are millions of people on the web looking for help.
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Great idea.
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I was thinking of a health drink or online businesses..I have been using the health drink and I really like.it. would like to be an affiliate for that product. Is there a good place to research and find out if it's market is over saturated? Where would I start? And do you teach for affiliate product websites and marketing or just niches?
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siamjerry Premium
Health drinks as a niche has over 4 billion hits in Google and thus would be way too broad and lots of competition. Try to narrow it down to health drinks for kids or teenagers or something similar. You can see in Google how many hits they get. In order to find an affiliate program, you type in your niche plus affiliate program into Google.
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VitaliyG Premium
Hi Victoria, use this guide to find your niche:
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In the training thus far, it touches on building up a website specifically for your niche. I am looking to build up a website on my own with my brand for health coaching and incorporate affiliate marketing on my website with a store. This approach seems different than solely dedicating a website to affiliate marketing your niche. Is anybody in the community offer to able insight on how I proceed with my approach vs the approach being recommended in the training?
Thank you!! xx
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Seabee Premium
Just keep going with the training. If you're going to be promoting your own products, the build out of the site is the same.
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merlynmac Premium
As long as the items in your store work with your niche you're fine. Just keep moving forward in the training.
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synette Premium
Since I've heard about affiliate marketing, almost two years ago, I've thought a lot about a niche. My first thought was to pick something that I'm good at, something that I can share a wealth of knowledge based on my experience. Then I realized, that while I do enjoy my professional "tasks," it's the thing that I want to escape. So, I am selecting the Vegan niche. My family and I have been eating a plant-based diet for a little over 2 years now and it's something that I am really passionate about and enjoy. I want to help people who are new to plant-based eating explore the wonderful world and variety of recipes. A lot of people think that plant-based eating is boring and it is quite the opposite.
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ItsRyan Premium
The vegan niche is certainly a good one to get into. There are TONS of things to recommend to people for you to affiliate later, but the fact that you personally have experience to share, you should be able to gain people's trust and really help them. That should be your goal starting out. If there is a way to narrow your niche further, you could do that so it is not quite so broad, but you can do well even if you don't.
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synette Premium
Hello! Yes, there is so much information out there. I have so many ideas about how to help people. People in my community have been asking me for recipes and to host classes. I want to take people on a journey beginning with helping them understand what it is. It seems everyone is talking about it right now and it can be trendy, but there are so many health and environmental benefits. I plant to create a meal plan helping people replace a one current meal with a plant-based meal per day. Trying to go cold turkey is overwhelming and will lead to failure. I think the more I write out a plan and talk to people, I will be able to narrow down my niche.
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George106 Premium
So I have a niche picked out- Vinyl Records and turntables etc- I have gotten to the content writing part

I am a musician for many many years- and grew up in the 70's. I am certainly no expert on the subject although I bought and used records for years

My thinking on first article is about the resurgence of vinyl record sales- as i say Im no expert and my aptitude is in music- math- not writing. I feel a bit overwhelmed about researching and coming up with a 5 point article without copying what is already written on other sites


Any suggestions
Thx
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ItsRyan Premium
Well this is a good niche. I think your approach to writing could be to speak from personal experience and where you know something, add value or give people insight into a reason for choosing one option over another. For example, I remember the sound of my first pioneer turntable as Queen came on. Those same Pioneer turntables are still the leading brand. Amazingly, they still retail quite high on Amazon (insert link to many) or any other site you choose. Anyhow, pick a voice and go with it. For me its personal experience and thoughts that I find it easiest to talk about and people can relate with that and thus trust what I say and recommend. Try it.
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Hi all! I'm almost (about 90) done with level 1 and have some handful of niche ideas i'm itching to try. Two of these are green markets which will feature/review eco green products in the market and unique and interesting products particularly smart products. I'd appreciate input on these ideas particularly the donts.
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pinklandy Premium
I have 1000 niche ideas OMG I'm stuck between WhatSexygirlslike.com (beauty supply, cloths, shoes, makeup) switchwigsdaily.com (wigs, lacefronts, care products, wig reviews) Highqualitygenarics.com (site with generic versions of everyday namebrand items) IndependentArtistBestie.com (what you should spend money on to make money from your music)
PinkPlease.com (find a lot of hard to find in pink items) I guess my question is how broad can we be?
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Cav1966 Premium
You can be as broad as you want really. However it is also better if you can be narrower not broader. Kyle will get more into that and the reasons as you go through the training's.
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apache1 Premium
Don't go broad you have many that you mentioned that can be specific on its own like makeup can cover the type of skin certain makeup is for, caring for the skin when using makeup, natural makeup organic make up and so on
Bring down your niche to what resonates with you the most and what knowledge you have the most
Wishing you well

andre
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Seabee Premium
You should really pick one niche and focus on that. To many at one time isn't easy... Now that those names have been put out there; you'll find they're unavailable or SUPER expensive.
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pinklandy Premium
thanks! pinkplease.com is that narrow enough?
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MaryW37 Premium
What I learned from Kyle and the person I signed up under is narrowing your niche is better because we can not write about everything and we will be successful with only one of our websites. I hope that helps.
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Seabee Premium
pinkplease dot com is a domain name; not a niche. AND will cost you around $30,000...
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sunrise2love Premium
Hey, Shalanda, is also to have so many options right? But, sometimes overwhelmed. Think what your heart tells you to do?

Telma
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Another question, I want to promote WA as well, I have desire to promote pet foods/treats, vintage clothing, beachwear, and a new product up and coming called Halo Fi, with all these swirling around Will the training I am currently in provide all I need or do I need to switch up to the bootcamp?
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ItsRyan Premium
If you want to promote WA then you should go to the Affiliate Bootcamp as your best resource. If you want to choose one of the niches you mentioned, then the Online Entrepreneur Certification is where you want to be. Now, I can see that you are like me when I first started, you have a million ideas and not sure which one to follow. That is great! That means you are excited about what you are doing and want to get started. You will find, as I did, that you "just need to pick one" and stick with it through the training. Just learn all the skills for one focused niche idea and then once you have learned the ins and outs, you can repeat later for something different. Whatever you pick to focus on, make sure it is something you can see yourself writing about and researching about for the next year at least and in a subject you are passionate about. Best wishes for you future success.
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Thank you so much...I appreciate your input. I'm trying now to figure out how to set my site up for interactive tabs for visiting traffic. I want people to be able to share stories and pics. I was given permission to add someone's story to my page as well. Any assistance you can give is appreciated...
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ItsRyan Premium
I think what you might be looking for is a Wordpress plugin called BuddyPress that allows you to make your site "social". In your Wordpress dashboard click on plugins (on the left), then choose "Add New" and you will be shown the WP Plugins page. There, on the featured page, you should see Buddy Press or you can search for it. It seems like it will do what you are requesting. If it's not, let me know more details and maybe I have another suggestion.
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Ok, so I finished the training video on choosing my niche'. I have one question, If I have a t-shirt design I want to promote on a web site, Can I set up just for the t-shirt designs I create and have them made and purchased by the customer through an affiliate site?
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ChrisW22 Premium
Affiliate marketing can't be done like that. From my understanding you are promoting products or services that you don't own. There are many sites like Etsy that my allow you to set up with them, and then you get paid if someone buys through your affiliate link. Hopefully that was helpful to you not confusing.

Sincerely,
Chris
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johncruz Premium
If you are going to have it made then you wouldn't need affiliate marketing Shelley. You would just sell the product yourself and take all profits. With affiliate marketing, you would be taking other people's products and then making a commission from the sale. Make sense?
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minatsabiz Premium
I like how honest WA appears. Niche is substance of our passion and money is a by product of our journey.

I don't have many passions but I am passionate about trying to find something which is popular that others will be interested in. As long as I create an interest, the money will follow.
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RoseAnn1234 Premium
Remember that you will need to research information and write about it constantly. If you don't have an interest in the subject you may get bored easily and it is likely to show in your writing. At least pick a niche that you are interested in even if you are not passionate about it.
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minatsabiz Premium
Thanks for the advice. I have a list of ideas an just going focus on a few.
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Great tips on how to find a niche. What about research though? Should I research if there are any programmes/competitors/keywords at all or can I succeed just by using the "build it and they will come" approach?

I plan to make a small site following my own interests, perhaps something super niche like the snack helmet example to gain experience before moving on to a bigger project. Obviously I don't want to waste my time and would like to at least make a few sales within a few months so that it gives me the motivation to carry on when it gets tough (as I'm sure it will at some stage).
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Robert-A Premium
Here is an excerpt from my latest blog -

Niche marketing is not a magic bullet. It isn't a matter of putting up a website and then sitting back and waiting for the money to roll in - "build it and they will come" may have worked for Kevin Costner in Field of Dreams, but it doesn't work that way on the Internet. If you do that you'll be waiting a long time.

Read the whole blog here - Robert-A
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi Chris - the more research the better. This is all covered in the training, but what you can do is search Google using the phrase Affiliate Programs + Niche (using your own niche of course). This will give you an idea of what it is out there for your idea. Take a look at competitors and think what you can offer that will make your site unique and lure away the traffic. Realistically you are unlikely to make any money within the first three months and should count on six months. All the best, Diane
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I suspected that choosing a niche right at the beginning and diving head first into building a website could be a massive waste of time so thank you for confirming.
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Robert-A Premium
No probs and happy to help when I can.
Enjoy your Thursday.
Robert
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I found a load of programs in the last hour so thanks for that. I work as an accountant so know full well that most businesses don't make money for a long while so don't expect this to be any different! Do you think it is better to go super niche and potentially limit the size of the business or to really work on a broader site that can give me more topics to write about?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Super niche can work but bear in mind that you will have to write dozens of articles on your chosen subject, plus reviews. Is it something you can talk endlessly about, giving your readers something new to learn all the time? On the other hand, super niche means less competition of course!

Here's a couple of examples from one extreme to another from sites I have seen on here today - laptops, easy to write about but way too much competition, but then stethoscopes - a limited market but if that's what people are searching specifically for, then you have a higher chance of being found. Lots to think about isn't there?
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Nialler Premium
Cool vid. Comprehensive and straight forward. I'm wondering but whether to choose the entrepreneur route or the affiliate bootcamp. I was thinking to try to do both, that's b4 ya said ya wouldn't recommend this, but 2 choose or th other instead. Why is this please? And if we gotta choose 1 or th other,, which'll see a return on investment quicker and which is more profitable pls??
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siamjerry Premium
Most of us, if not all, will do the affiliate marketing training first in order to gain experience. Do that for 3-6 months and you will be ready to start Bootcamp as well. Bear also in mind that starting a website for your own can be very time consuming especially when you want to do things right. Starting two websites simultaneously might be too much in the beginning.
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ItsRyan Premium
I had similar thoughts, in fact, I started to do both at the same time and it quickly got out of hand trying to do both. You have to remember that you will do all research in duplicate, all posting in duplicate, all page changes and other researches in duplicate and if they are on totally different topics (affiliate marketing and anything else) then you quickly run out of time. For instance, let's say you opted to do the suggested 1,000 word posts X 2 X 3 posts per week....that's 6,000 researched, keyword targeted, rich and engaging posts. It's a lot. I had to submit to just trying to master one route and then once I have learned these skills then I can try the other when I know what I'm doing.
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Nialler Premium
Sure, that makes sense, to just focus on 1 task at a time. I believe I've already got an ace up my sleeve,,,,,(maybe/hopefully), pending answers I get to other queries,,, that I have a website already which I'm looking to edit, update and incorporate into the mix to get me started, if I can do that. Hopefully we can stay in touch and brainstorm or bounce some ideas back'n forth from time to time.
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Nialler Premium
Cheers Jerry. Not sure if I sent you th reply I already wrote, as I'm getting use to this new platform again, but thanks. I've got some ideas around this WA buzz, and I'm looking forward to th challenge. We'll chat again hopefully. all th best,N.
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Hey y'all! I decided to look at my 2019 goals and decide on a niche from there. My main goal is organizing/decluttering my home this year so it is much more functional and easier to keep tidy and clean. Would you think this is narrowed down enough?

I also have goals geared towards budgeting simply and maximizing family time and teaching my kiddos about money...
So many options!
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Labman Premium
There is an entire industry focused on making things clean and uncluttered. I think this might be a great niche for you to focus on.
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After doing some research about paying websites and apps & finding out that some are legit & that people can really earn money online, I've been thinking of creating some blogs and later on a website about the topic. Can this be considered a niche? Should I go on with the Online Entrepreneur Course or should I be better off promoting Wealthy Affiliate & take the Bootcamp instead? Which do you recommend? I would truly appreciate your inputs guys...
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KSagendorph Premium
Anything can be a niche. If you have some background knowledge you can always share it here at WA and earn credits for more websites.
The keys to success online are pretty much endless. The Online Entrepreneur Course is not that long with some very useful training as one of your keys.
My biggest suggestion for people is to be patient. If you promote WA now, that's great. The question is, do the people buying through you trust you? Build the trust of people and the rest will follow.
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Hello Everybody,
The niche I am thinking of is in the area of music instruments , amplifiers and associated products, particularly bass guitars. I have been a passionate musician all of my life, but as bassist I feel that not enough attention gets directed towards my friends in the low end deserving of the quantum leaps made through the artists and manufacturers that continually push the boundaries and possibilities of our sonic realm. Drawing from my years of expierience and knowledge I feel this niche will be particularly gratifying and beneficial to the bass community and affiliated businesses at large
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davidkaff Premium
Nice!!
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boomergp08 Premium
If your niche is going to be focused solely on the needs of bass players then that is a good niche to get into. Just be careful not to promote too many general music products that are not really specific to the bass community.
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TiffanyDraye Premium
I think it sounds like a great Niche.
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Sounds like a good niche.
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JosephWA Premium
One thing I am doing for myself is simply picking something I know at least a little about and making a website around that. My idea is that I can always make another niche website later, but the important thing for me is just to start a website, get it running, and get a few visitors. After I clear that hurdle, then I can do some serious & profitable niche picks and replicate the process. No analysis paralysis! Don't get stuck, just go and claim a short term win of creating a website and getting a bit of traffic. I hope it helps some people! It certainly took out the pressure of picking a niche and allows me to move forward easily.
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mcb247 Premium
Well done Jpseph, sometimes people just never get going because they are not happy with their choice of niche or website theme, you have the right attitude crack on and adjust your course as you go.

Go for it !
Martin
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jorchard32 Premium
That sounds like a great plan! I myself am getting just a bit stuck. So I just might look at another angle. I wish you the best on your journey and thanks for the advise!!
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jorchard32 Premium
one thing for sure..this keyword and niche thing is just a little bit more difficult than anticipated. Once you start playing with jaxxy for keywords and domain names, it gets overwhelming at times just with all the information you find. However, I am learning a lot and hope to settle on something soon so i can continue the training.
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Want to start off by saying i love the determination and whole heartily wish you new found success. As expected it can be a bit nerve racking at first but your character outshines them temporary set-backs, continue to reach out , i look forward to accompanying you as you grow in the community.
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jorchard32 Premium
thank you!!
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tflow Premium
At this point I think I need a piece of advice. I intend to grow my present business bringing on my own site ( which until now has presented devices, kits and installations I have been mounting for over a decade now), products and kits of the same type that is surveillance, access, automation, intercoms, routers, fiber optic, KNX products, smart home products/kits etc, but this time to sell them. What should I choose, OEC or Affiliate Bootcamp ?
Tks!
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RoseAnn1234 Premium
Always do OEC first. Bootcamp backs up from there
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tflow Premium
Thanks, Rose!
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Hello Everybody,
The niche I am thinking of is in the area of music instruments , amplifiers and associated products, particularly bass guitars. I have been a passionate musician all of my life, but as bassist I feel that not enough attention gets directed towards my friends in the low end deserving of the quantum leaps made through the artists and manufacturers that continually push the boundaries and possibilities of our sonic realm. Drawing from my years of expierience and knowledge I feel this niche will be particularly gratifying and beneficial to the bass community and affiliated businesses at large
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Kyle Premium
Sure, that can most definitely be the direction that you head here. I would recommend that you head in the direction of "bass guitars". You can definitely have room that way to diversify and discuss many areas of bass guitars, but music itself.

Add your passion to this space, and I think this would be a winning niche for you.
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Hi everyone,
The niche I am thinking of is in the area of remote control cars and trucks.
Now I do understand this is very broad, and I am going to break down into different categories.
There are types, and what I plan on doing is breaking every category into sub categories.
Or should I make two different websites to separate the different types of remote control cars and trucks?
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merlynmac Premium
You can go either way. I chose to be a bit more specific with my drone site and focus on the DJI Mavic series. It has worked well for me.
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Kyle Premium
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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Twack Premium
Time to choose a niche....I do have a number of different ideas, all of which I like the feel of. Like the training says though...don't over think it. My first niche is going to be 'Self-improvement'
noun
"improvement of one's mind, character, etc., through one's own efforts."
In the earlier years of my 'House husbandry' I spent a large portion of my time doing solitary jobs...within a family of six there was an endless supply of such work. In those times I listened to a huge amount of audio material...It opened my eyes and allowed me the luxury of learning and improving whilst I was otherwise occupied...I'd like to be able to pass that on.
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Kyle Premium
Self improvement of what? This is a tough niche because it means so much to so many different people, so I would recommend that you focus it in as you have suggested here.

I want to help people improve ________.

Fill in the blank and you are much closer to your niche.
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frencisW Premium
hello the niche i was think of is (becoming happy) i wanna write about the law of attraction how you can gain control over where your life is heading how whit the write mindset nothing is impossible the influence of positive end negative mindness on your daily life the influences of binnacle beats and meditation and gemstones and what it can do for you because slowly but surely its helping me and i wanna spread what i learn to other people zo they can free themselves from the darkness there trapt in as i was when i started is that a ider ore shut i name it differently becoming happy is what its ecenseily about any tip is welkom have a nice day everyone
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Twack Premium
I love your ideas,'How to be Happy' sounds awesome and the law of attraction and all its' offshoots could be a massive niche area.Good luck.
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Kyle Premium
That is an interesting niche. I do think that could work, ways to improve happiness or "becoming happy". Those are absolutely directions that you could head and there is lots of room to diversify within both of these.
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frencisW Premium
thank you kyle for your response
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You could call your website, becominghappier. com or becominghappy. com!
I love the idea
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George106 Premium
So I am in the music business- I have heard that Vinyl records are making a comeback- I was at first thinking about having a sight that sells vinyl records- but then I'm thinking maybe having a niche that sells turntables- the old school devices that vinyl records are played on. Not sure if this would be a good market or not?
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keishalina9 Premium
hi George & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA) starter!

Good ideas! ...

Suggest you carry on with the amazing training with Kyle, WA Co-Owner as selecting your niche to work on requires a passionate interest on your part in sustaining a lot of writing in-depth over an extensive period of time to engage a niche audience and convert for purchasing from your site ... choosing a niche lesson is coming up soon ... and you'll find that most of your questions are answered as you move through the training ..

all the best for every success, cheerio ... 🎵
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Great niche George!!
I feel that there is a large audience that sorely misses not only the undeniable warmth of that sound lost to the digital age and the ways in which many were incredibly packaged, but also the imagitive milestones made in both production and artist conceptually from that era. ( does AOR even exist anymore or has the music business sadly just become an auto tune driven flavor of the week karaoke contest that samples extensivley from this golden era for soulless repackaged downloads accompanied by a jpeg image) There's a reason why so many of those recordings are as classic, timeless and valid today as they were on the day of thier release and will continue to be for many years to come. Not only is it a great idea but an essential one also, best of luck..
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Cathy Ling Premium
Hi George,

You can analyze this market by doing four things. First, go to Google Trend and enter "Vinyl record" and "Turntable" and see where the trend is most prevalent at. See my attachment.

Next, search for affiliate programs. If there are many vendors for these two products, most likely there's a market for them. Here's a list that I've searched for you.

1/ Turntablelab
2/ Audioadvice
3/ Turntableneedles
4/ Amazon Associate Program
5/ Cd and Lp
6/ Vinylom
7/ Offtherecord
8/ Feedbands
9/ Arkivmusic

The third method is to do some keyword research. Using the Jaaxy keyword tool (you'll find it on your dashboard), research for long tail queries pertaining to this niche and see if they exist, are they popular or competitive.

Also look for blogs/forums to see how far people are discussing about this niche online. All of these should give you a rough idea if the market is big, moderate or very small.

I think it would be a good idea to combine the two products together. If I am a beginner who's interested in this topic, I would want to know what type of turntable to buy and where to get the records. Plus, turntable is a higher ticket item and you can potentially earn more commissions promoting them alongside vinyl records.

Hope this helps, George. Let us know if you need anything else.
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George106 Premium
Thank you very much for your response- i didn't know if combining records and turntables was too much for a niche but i would love to combine the two for sure.- (plus people have to buy needles for the turntables and some can be expensive-so i was thinking of including turntable needles as well

I am not sure I know what a long tail query is?


the list you provided and searched- was that for ones that do offer affiliate marketing or were you asking me to research if those did offer affiliate programs?

Thx again!
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Cathy Ling Premium
I am not sure I know what a long tail query is? >

They are basically search terms. From marketing point of view, they are known as keywords. If I am searching to buy a turntable online, I may use these key terms;

Best turntable under 200 dollars
Which is the best turntable to buy
How to choose a turntable

Notice that there are 4 to 5 words in these sentence. They are called targeted keywords and ideally, you want to choose those with high popularity (high number of searches) and low competition (low number of competing websites) to use for your blog content. Kyle will be covering more about keyword research for your niche inside the OEC Level 2 in Lesson 7.

Or were you asking me to research >

I have done the research for you, George. Those are the sites with affiliate programs. Most people start with Amazon, but I just want to show you that private affiliate programs can sometimes offer better commission structure and cookie length too.

You can find the details of their affiliate offers at the footer of the websites or simply type "Turntablelab affiliate program" into Google and it should bring you to the specific page.

:)
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George106 Premium
Awesome thank you! And thx for doing some research as well. I have a lot to learn and this program and community is a great thing indeed thus far!
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DustyM Premium
Hello everyone!
I have several ideas for a niche or niches. I’m a degreed personal trainer so I thought about foam rollers (aka SMR - self myofacial release rollers) to relieve potential sciatic nerve pain. Most sufferers aren’t aware that a common cause of sciatic nerve pain is caused from a tight periformis muscle. A good foam roller can relieve this pain. Amazon sells those!

I’m also a golfer...there has got to be some great niches in golf!

Also, what about personal development books? Since I am working towards being a life/business coach.
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IntroVent Premium
These are great ideas!

As far as the foam rollers go, you might want to be just a little more broad than that, but perhaps back soothing or joint relieving or relaxation would fit right in there to fatten up your niche.

I mean, unless there's a lot of money to be made in foam rollers alone.

Think of a "relax the Back" store. They don't focus on only one aspect of back pain.

Just my thoughts.
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DustyM Premium
I totally agree!

That was just one particular article to promote the foam roller. There are also the nutritional implications for protein powders or other supplements...or the best fitness equipment for home use.

But I have also considered pushing the affiliate side.
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TiffanyDraye Premium
I think that all three are great ideas. Just think about which one you know the most about and that you would be able to create the most content for with ease and go with that one. You can always create another site with one of the other ideas that you have after you have done more research and gained more knowledge of them.
Wishing you all the best.

Tiffany
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JerryHuang Premium
When choosing a niche, we should always be as specific and targeted as possible. But at the same time, you need to make sure there are enough products in that niche to promote and there are enough content ideas for you to discuss in that niche.
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Hi Everyone
I got from watching the video that you needed to be passionate about what you choose as a niche, right? Could I consider thinking of getting my niche from people interested in collecting and playing music that is both (local to me) as well as international which is one of my passions? Still confused about what my niche could be to be honest.
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keishalina9 Premium
hey hi Ambrose & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA) starter!

Super -- hope you're enjoying your training -- yes, absolutely correct!

You need to be truly interested in your selected niche for success as you'll need to work with it over an extended period of time and be able to blog on it in-depth as well ...

Urge you to continue along with your training as choosing a niche will be more fine-tuned in the next few lessons ...

all the best to you, cheerio ... :)
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JKulk1 Premium
Just remember that the niche you choose needs to be one you can not only write heaps about but you can also write plenty of product reviews for. In other words you need to be able to sell products to make a living. I suggest you construct a list of all your hobbies and interests. Do some Google research on these interests to see what others are writing about. Make a list of pros and cons for each idea , and make your choice from this. Jim
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Thanks so much Jim!
I will give it a go - not so easy it looks like.
Ambrose
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Kyle Premium
You are going to do just fine. It is going to become second nature before you know it as you move through the training here. :)
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MariePerez Premium
Hi guys, i am wondering... i love everything about aerials which include circus skills with silks, trapeze, lyra and chinese pole and also pole dancing. Is aerial a niche or a market? Should I choose one among them all or can I do a website including them all? Thanks for your help!
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smartketeer Premium
Yes, is a niche. And is a quite broad one ... You should consider narrowing it down a bit ...

Also, have you considered the monetization possibilities of this niche?

Here are a few tips that could help you to evaluate your niche ideas
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Kyle Premium
This is certainly a lot of great ideas here, but I would recommend you narrow it down to just one of these.

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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Teez07 Premium
As a barber myself I have always tried to find a good shaving cream/gel to use with a cut throat shaver that works well doesn't dry up or end up cutting the skin. I have a created my own shaving gel/oil with aloe Vera which just helps the blade glide with ease aswell as aloe Vera which is good for the skin.

I also created my own mixture of coconut oil/water to fill in hair spray bottles which works well for cutting gelled/waxed hair. Removes the gel or wax with ease without hurting the client smells good and coconut oil is very good for damaged hair aswell as doesn't clog the hair trimmer/cutter which is ideal.

I feel like most of us (gentlemen) don't know a lot about what's good for our hair/skin and a website for these things would be a good idea, video tutorials, testimonials and small straight to the point descriptions of ingredients, what it does and why every Barber shop/barber needs the product.
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Kyle Premium
Love it Tyler (as discussed). Sounds like you have a wealthy of knowledge to share, as well as a passion to help others in this space. Definitely a natural direction for your niche.
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I was thinking of sleep as a niche. Like mattresses, blackout curtains, cooling pillows, etc.. Everything that makes sleep more comfortable and effective. We all need good sleep to prepare us for the day. I was thinking a niche within that niche could be products that help pregnant women sleep better. It makes such a huge difference. I know from experience.

What say you, Community?
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johncruz Premium
I think that is a great one Hope.
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Thank you!
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mistswitch Premium
I think it sounds great. In addition to the products, you could talk about good sleep practices and bedtime routines.
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johncruz Premium
You're welcome. That was actually one of the niches I wanted to do but there are just too many to choose from.
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Jgreen7 Premium
As a Massage Therapist that works with pregnant women, I know that positioning for sleep is a challenge for them. A good body support pillow can make all the difference. Great niche within a niche!
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Definitely. Thanks for the suggestion!
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Thank you for sharing that with me. Yes, body pillows are amazing!
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freddie13 Premium
My desire is to help people that don't have a clue about internet marketing. I would like my site to be informative for the beginner and inexpensive. I want to make information and products that are for the person that is just over broke how to make $100 a mo. and build it to $100 a day. Zig says if you help enough people to get what they want you will get what you want.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, these goals are totally realistic and if you want to head in this direction with your niche I definitely recommend that you go through the Affiliate Bootcamp training. :)
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freddie13 Premium
Thank you I believe that is very good advice and I had already decided that.
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Kachina1967 Premium
I like the idea of starting with just one niche but doesn't that limit your audience and income? I'm an animal lover, especially horses, so if I had to choose just one niche I would probably go with something like horse halters or saddles. You mentioned that you would have to discuss your products. Even though I like this niche I don't know everything about each product. Would that be a problem?
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MAXINEG Premium
You don't have to k ow everything a out each product. People what they want in the end. Also, work ing one one niche helps you to grow and target a particular audience. In the beginning you limit yourself so that you can learn the ropes. After that, your options are wide open.
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LakiaBurgess Premium
I think you can research some of the products, for me I think it’s best to start off with one and master it then go on to others you can have several websites
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Chosing a niche gives one the opportunity to look within and discover things that might have been left untouched or unexplored and opens you up to new horizons. I have been dealing a lot with human being in a holistic way touching the physical, mental as well as spiritual facets of beingness. So within as without. How you feel inside will colour your world.
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Kyle Premium
It doesn't have to be "untouched". There is room for 10,000's of successful affiliates in any niche, so don't ever feel like you have to be the only one within a niche in order to be successful.

Think of all the "shoe stores" in your town or city. That is in one city. There are 4 BILLION people online, there is room for 100,000's of shoe stores and shoe blogs out there.
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Michael252 Premium
Ok, i am at the picking my niche section and i have a ?. Looking for products or services that have a membership aspect to them where i am paid a commission 1st time and then are paid for part of payments they make as long as they are members to that company whether it be credit cards, insurance, gym memberships, does not matter. Even if its 1-2-5%. Need to know if there are companies out there like that.
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smartketeer Premium
Yes, there are many companies out there offering recurring monthly commissions.

But is not a niche specific factor ... Usually, when you are promoting products, you'll get a one time commission for each sale.

For repeated monthly commissions you'll have to focus on subscription-based services.

In other words, you'll have to make your own research to find out if there are such offers in your niche ...
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Michael252 Premium
Ok, thank you.
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smartketeer Premium
You're welcome
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JeannineC Premium
I wouldn't focus on chasing that kind of recurring revenue program. Yeah, they exist, but there are so many much more lucrative areas! You won't get that type of program in any of the categories you mentioned - not available in credit cards, insurance, gym memberships or many more. If you want to do lead gen, pick a lead gen program. Seriously, this isn't a good plan.
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Michael252 Premium
Hello JeannineC,
Thank you for your comments. Lots of food for thought. Will continue with my research.
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i discussed with my close friends and collaborated with my wife my list of niche that i picked and selected based on current public and social trend here in my place and i have FITNESS AND WEIGHT LOSS, DATING AND RELATIONSHIP, WEALTH BUILDING THROUGH INVESTMENT AND LATEST ELECTRONIC GADGETS.

QUESTION: if a person visited my website and click one of the affiliate links that i put in there and viewed the product on the affiliate site but without purchasing will i ever receive any from them?
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in addition i am very interested in promoting WEALTHY AFFILIATE making a blog, create articles, make brilliant and eye catching website designs and graphics that will create enjoyment to some of the visitors and will plant to their mind and heart to stay and read and watch all the content of my own WEALTHY AFFILIATE promotion and introduction site?
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katkatskitchen Premium
All of those ideas are great! You need to pick one and get started. In answer to your question if somebody clicks through one of your links and goes to have a look at whatever affiliate product you are directing them to and don't purchase, then no you don't get paid. It doesn't stop that person coming back and purchasing later. What is important is that you have a clear call to action
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@katkatskitchen thank you for the time attending my question and for the answer that somehow clear my mind from all of those lingering question i'm glad to be at the right place taking the right track.
God bless and more power.
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mcb247 Premium
Most affiliate programs require a purchase to be made before they will pay you a commission.. there are CPA networks and companies that will pay on action eg signing up to a free trial, requesting information etc ...
Once you have your niche do some research on all the earning possibilities.

Trusty this helps
Martin
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@mbc247 i appreciated your effort and concern helping me, from the informations and suggestions you've provided i can make another idea on how to build my website to a more reliable money generating online business.
God bless and more power.
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mcb247 Premium
Pleasure .. best wishes on your journey here
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littlemama Premium
How many niches are you going into? The one you talked about on my profile is not even listed here. The three listed here are the most competitive ones, but that means you can make money in it. However, those are way too broad and you'll have to niche down on the one you pick.

It's highly recommended that you only pick ONE niche, and then have it narrowed down to start with. Or else you'll have a hard time getting results.
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@littlemama i'm sorry to confuse you of what my niche will be, this question is raised before i send a message in your profile, my niche is the ome i discussed with you in your profile OFW and will work with what trend issues as listed above in my aling with my question.

God bless and more power.
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littlemama Premium
Awesome! Glad you've really decided on one niche. :)
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Ok. Now I know what a "Niche" is.
Now I understand why it needs to be something I am passionate about.
It's going to be a long haul getting the business off the ground so it needs to be something that I have already invested a lot of myself into both financially in the past but more importantly emotionally otherwise there is the danger of it fizzling out because I don't connect with it inside my very being. It has to already be a part of me.
So three things come up initially that are already part of my inner existence.
1) Spiritual self development.
That covers Magick, Mysticism, historical truth, (not the absolute crap we are taught at school) Cosmology, the list is endless. These things also lead into training methods like meditation, ritual, etc. All these things are aids to wake us up. As Gurdjief pointed out, "the only real discernable difference between what we term being asleep and awake is that while we are awake we are mobile."
We only wake up temporarily through shock, traumatic experiences, things like that (just think about how we feel when somebody we love dies) and then, after a while we fall asleep again.
The above leads into my next passion.
2) Health.
I have a lot of experience with alternative health care. I am infact a trained and experienced spiritual healer, not the Reiki stuff (like, pay £1000 for a weekend retreat and come out a Reiki master!)
I trained with The National Federation of Spiritual Healers and worked voluntarily for many years. I was never happy charging for it and believe it downgrades the healing process, it must be free.
I also use things like Homoeopathy, Herbs, Colloidal Silver and Gold, Oxygen therapy (Hydrogen Peroxide), Essential Oils etc.
3) All things to do with electric guitars.
Guitars, basses, Effects Pedals, Amplifiers, Leads, Tuners, Strings, right down to plectrums.
So just narrowing it down to three streams of activity still leaves me clueless as to which one and where to start!
I am so perplexed by this that I'm going to play COD online for an hour to get a break from it as it's stressing me out somewhat!
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yacht4u Premium
depending on how proficient you are on guitar, you might combine your guitar skills with your spiritual knowledge and develop guitar music that moves the mind to other levels of awareness..
I recall when my wife was very very sick and in the hospital for a couple of weeks. I used to bring my acoustic guitar into the room and softly play for her... and all of the nurses would be gathered outside of the door listening and when i would leave, they made me promise to bring the guitar back my next visit...as you know, music has a healing and a spiritual effect on people... maybe you could connect your two skills? Just a thought for what its worth. :)
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Certainly an idea I hadn't thought of, thanks. Maybe an ongoing project alongside growing the business. You are getting into "White Goddess" (Robert Graves) territory. This is what the ancient celtic bards did, that old consciuosness has changed and we are more centered in the intelect now rather than the astral dream like state of mind they lived in. Doesn't mean its not possible, you have given me food for thought. Thank you.
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Frank58 Premium
I am thinking about having a niche in the Health and Nutrition area. If that staying healthy and fit throughout your life is something more and people both young and old are becoming more conscious about. After all you only have one life you might as stay as heathy as possible throughout your life
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TFitzsimmons Premium
That is a very worthy and current niche. You should do some research on Google and see if you can narrow that down to something that matches your passion, as you will be involved in the topic for the next few years.
Best of luck in 2019.
Have a great day!
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Niche ... niche ... this is the goal you need to choose and reach! I think that my goal will be to create a site 1000 s 1 trifle! That is, I want to create something that is necessary for people of any age and education .. Someone can hammer a nail, and someone can write a book, but it will be useful for all of them to get advice on any issue, support, and possibly a product at an affordable price. .
Here is my idea ..
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Kyle Premium
I would narrow that down, ANY issues is not a niche. Issues are within every specific niche, so you want to narrow it down to a specific audience. ;)
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Bayoubaby Premium
Have a niche which is very dear to my heart. In my goals I didn't put one on list and that's I not only want to be financially free I want to use this opportunity to give back to my state louisiana! I want to help small businesses become big business in la. and I want to give place where Cajuns can com and share there issues with government and any thing that we may be able to help as a comunity or as a state also sucess and talents I want to sell LOUISIANA hand made everything I want to have little lessons on cajun French and slangs ,cooking things like squirrel and seafood gumbo! I don't know how to put this all together???o
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sfortson Premium
I read your statement like three times to make sure I completely understood what you are shooting for here. From what I gather you should start a site that is llike a travel/tour guide to Louisianna. You could have a travel page, an activities page, recipes page, local government page, etc...
Hope this was helpful, and I wish you the best with your site and direction!
Stacie
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Bayoubaby Premium
That's gives me some where to start thank you so much! I hope I'm not biting off more than I can hahandle my key board is going haywire lol
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smartketeer Premium
Follow the training Sandie .... All your questions will be answered ...
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sfortson Premium
You will do just fine, just stay focused and follow the training.
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ZFlorez Premium
You definitely have a huge why. You will have the support you will ever need here with WA. The best part is a community of super affiliates that have been doing this for years. Please never hesitate to ask me or the community anything you need. Amazing advice and support. We are all here for the same thing, and thats to live free. Now lets dig in and start on creating your dreams :-)
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hie. I have interest in fashion of both men and women and beauty products from makeups to all that is there to boost peoples confidence in front of others.. pliz help with the niche and where is the place to click to put it, am confused.. is this possible with a smart phone?
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Kyle Premium
I would narrow it down. Fashion, or beauty? Men or Women? And then what aspect of that.

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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Csledd68 Premium
I am just getting started and I have been crafting and am very interested in this area. When thinking of a niche, how specific should it be? I actually have people pay me for crafts such as customized potato chip bags for celebrations like birthdays, graduations...etc. Do you go that specific or more broad like party supplies?
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smartketeer Premium
The narrower the better Cheri ...
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Csledd68 Premium
Thank you. So, would customized chip bags be a niche?
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smartketeer Premium
Yes, sounds great!

But ask yourself the followint question: can I create enough content int this niche foe years?

And don't forget the monetization angle ...

Here are a few tips that can help you to test your niche ideas
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VitaliyG Premium
Hi Cheri, check this out, it'll help:
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So I have a couple ideas for a couple different niches but I just wanted to see if maybe someone's input on it. So I'm really into music and I have my own studio and I know how difficult it was for me to find every product I needed so I was thinking maybe my first Niche could be studio equipment. But I don't know if that's absolutely too broad. I was thinking possibly being able to promote a certain brands possibly microphones. audio inputs. Their F to M cables. In my other Niche could possibly be something to do with makeup because I'm very very very into makeup. I know that's where my passion and my purpose really find themselves
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TiffanyDraye Premium
Both would make a good Niche, and like you said with the studio equipment, that might be a bit broad, but then again you never know. If you could centralize a one stop shop place that would be good. And then you could compare brands against each other.
And on the second one, make-up would also be a good Niche.
Choose which one that you know the most about and the one that you are more passionate about and go with that one.
The more passionate that you are about you Niche, the easier it will be for you to create all of the content for your Niche.

Tiffany
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ShaunDoust Premium
Hi Eliza, those ideas for niches sound really good. I particularly like the Studio equipment, my own personal opinion you could do this one concentrate on a few of the more Important items used in the Studio.
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Absolutely. Thank you so much for the feedback Tiffany. You have no idea how much I appreciate it
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That's what I was thinking as well. More along the lines of just your Basics that I was having such a hard time finding like my microphones and my audio inputs those were my absolute nightmare to find and I ended up finding the focusrite Scarlett and it was a dream. So I feel like I could make that what I center around. Thank you so much for your feedback it is so appreciated.
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JakeSinko Premium
I think these are two great ideas. The studio equipment one could be really amazing- maybe you compare certain gear, especially the more common and basic stuff like mics, mixers, cables, etc. Good luck!
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Tulsan Premium
Eliza,
Newbie here too. :) BUT for what its worth... I think this is a great strategy, and I know if it is anything similar to my son's interest in camera gear it will be a great success - he has upgraded his camera and lenses twice last year. And he can always drop more money on additional equipment.

This is where I think doing comparisons, giving expert advice on what aspects are more important to consider than others; and then leave the potential buyer with the choice of links to multiple places to buy.
Best of luck and keep us posted.
Will
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oleg16 Premium
Hi guys, I definitely am thinking of the health niche and narrowed it down to detoxification, just not sure yet if I should be promoting a review or a service or both. Have some experience in the field but feel this is still very broad. Would I just need to keep searching for either single narrow topic within this or decide to go more broad within the field to be more successful? Thank you.
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merlynmac Premium
Detoxification is a great niche...you can promote both products and services. Write quality, helpful posts and reviews and you should be golden.
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oleg16 Premium
Thank you so much!
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merlynmac Premium
Any time!
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So I have some ideas but checking that they are what I'm looking for...I am a major DIY-er especially when it comes to stuff for my kids. (Mainly my 2yo twins & 4yo, all 3 girls) I also love to sew! I am currently making a purse, I've made play diapers for dolls & lots of other things but I am by no means a pro! Would DIY Crafting or sewing be a good niche?
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JohnDZ Premium
Hi Nlargent35,

I am new here, but I can say (from purchasing many classes at Udemy) that having skills like that rocks. Example: Learn to sew for beginners or something like that. That is just my opinion but please wait for other opinions; since I am still learning too.

The best of success to you!
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merlynmac Premium
It might. Research ways to monetize it to see if it’s a viable one for you.
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Nikki & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate starter!

Any selected niche can be a successful one -- it really depends upon you and whether the niche you have chosen is interesting enough for you to want to write about / blog on in-depth, extensively over a period of time in building and attracting an engaged audience .....

Suggest you keep rolling on your training as it will become clearer along the way ...

all the best for every success, cheerio ... ⭐️🎈
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Thank you all for your help. Merlynmac I am going to do that now and then after keishalina9 I plan to continue to the next lesson. JohnDZ thank you for your help as well, I hope you are getting along just fine on your WA journey too
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merlynmac Premium
Happy to help.
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keishalina9 Premium
you're most welcome, Nikki ... and when you find that you might have other questions along the way during your training, simply ask at the Help Center, or key in the greyed search bar above the WA screen, or chime in Live Chat with other WA members around the world 24/7 ...

Enjoy it all! ... 😊
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JohnDZ Premium
Thank you, Nlargent35!

It is much appreciated.
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John2020x Premium
I have been working on a few ideas for niches such as amazon products for common issues. my list is getting longer with my research on Google and the sites mentioned above. I like the idea of a sub niche product for to a large group like football fans Then to be able to make $1000 a week sounds great if you could have 10, 20 or more of those kind of successful websites.
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Kyle Premium
Yes, that is one approach. Getting the formula down with a micro niche, then creating a bunch of them. Or you can create one (still very niche) website and become the authority in that space and establish a brand. That is another approach.

I wrote on this topic a little while back and I think you will gain a lot of value out of this post:
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so i just finished watching this great video and i came up with something but i need your help to make sure its reasonable. my hobby is crochet and I'm going to build and try to make a reasonable amount of money with your help. my 1st niche is going to be about yarn, not sure about the brand or if i need to pick a brand. but this is were your help comes in, what do i do next.
i picked a specific topic but not sure how to continue...please help?
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merlynmac Premium
Crochet is perfectly viable. I can see you talking about techniques, teaching different stitches, tools and materials and so on. I’m not really familiar with crochet or the world of yarn but is yarn itself enough for you to write a lot of posts about? If so, great. If not, consider the broader crochet niche.

As for how to continue, follow the training. It will walk you through everything.

Feel free to reach out any time.
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thank you so much for your help
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merlynmac Premium
Any time
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leighton Premium
I'm going to start with WA as it is a way to build a residual income that can become your base as you move into other products. Also I think I have identified an under utilised part of the market. My Boot Camp training will show if I'm right or wrong.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, definitely a direction that you can head. If you want to build a business through the promotion of WA and work within that niche, then Bootcamp is definitely the way to go!

Keep us updated with your progress moving forward David!
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BTakahata Premium
I love the EASE of your delivery style.
I kind of know my direction...
However, because you are more adept than I am,
I like Health, because it has a direct bering on people’s lives.
Health impacts everything we touch.
May I comment on what works best for me?
How do I approach this effectively?
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littlemama Premium
When picking a niche, you need to be more specific. Yes, you can do Health but in what respect?

Where in "Health" will you be helping others in?

You need to narrow down your niche way more so that you can focus on serving a particular group of people.

Health has SO MANY niches, what "health" aspect are you interested in?
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JohnDZ Premium
So do I choose a specific product within a category? So product reviews is perhaps a bad idea? Or health and fitness? Does it need to be more refined? I remember seeing a website called TheBest (I think) and it had like the best kettle, the best this and the best that. I was thinking of doing something like that or is that too broad?
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keishalina9 Premium
Hi John & a warm welcome to Wealthy Affiliate!

All good questions and can see you're a real go-getter !

Sometimes, it takes a bit of reflection and patience to sort out what you'd really love to work on for a niche -- here's a WA member link on the topic which you'll find helpful -- simply carry on with the training and you'll find that a lot of your queries are answered along the way --

all the best for every success, cheerio ...⭐️🎈
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JohnDZ Premium
Thank you, Keishalina.

I appreciate the reply.

Regards.
John
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keishalina9 Premium
hey -- it's all good & you're most welcome! ...

enjoy the amazing WA journey to success, cheerio ... 😊
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bethekoch Premium
I always thought of a niche as a group of people who had something in common, or who have a common problem that needs to be solved, or something that connects them in a similar interest. It can be hard to narrow down so you're not choosing a niche that is the whole world! What about using keyword tools or trend tools to identify a good niche?
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keishalina9 Premium
Hi Beth & Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate (WA) starter!

You've made an astute comment regarding the definition of 'niche' and you're right on!

Yes, the WA platform is amazing technologically, the training is awesome (step-by-step) and a helpful, responsive community of members!

If you have a look to the left margin of your WA screen -- you'll see Research >> click there to find Jaaxy - the in-house keyword research tool at your disposal ...

Appreciate you sharing today and as for identifying a good niche -- suggest you continue on with the training to completion & success, all the best, cheerio ... ⭐️🎈
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merlynmac Premium
You’re right... I tend to view a niche as a target market or commonality (drone lovers, people who are fighting cancer, and so on. It just happens to be that the market is full of people interested in or related to it. Absolutely use the tools to narrow your focus. Just be sure, once you’ve got it whittled down, you can monetize it through selling services, products and/or affiliate marketing (assuming you want to make money. Some people just love to help others and fins that rewarding enough).
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bethekoch Premium
Thanks. I can't wait to dive in--but I'd better not get too far ahead of myself! Upward.
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ericcantu Premium
You're thinking is right on track. Take each training lesson one by one, step by step. Kyle's training is going to sink right in because you have the right mindset, And yes, fight the urge to jump ahead lol. The foundational steps are important towards your site being stable and scalable. I can feel your excitement!
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keishalina9 Premium
you're most welcome, Beth -- enjoy the amazing WA journey to success, cheerio ... 😊
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kalsie Premium
Is keto to saturated right now to do anything with that as a niche?
2nd question, I am considering doing reiki healing as my niche. Im level one certified, but to do much with it, i need to be master level. so really im just a beginner there. but i have alot of knowledge with it. i searched on jaxxy, and it wasnt very popular.
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chender684 Premium
Keto is just like any other niche, there is a lot of competition. Having said that, it is still a great niche, you just have to be better than the competition.

Not sure how viable Reiki healing would be online. Not sure how you would do the healing over the internet. If you know how, go for it.
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kalsie Premium
i guess it would be more about self healing, and what would be needed to to do self healing. Or merchandise needed if you are a healer. Thanks for the answer!
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Sikaanka1 Premium
I knew something confusing was going to turn up. It is always that way with me. I have heard of QSR and KQI. This has turned out to be very confusing for me. When I have decided on a niche and want to test it or get QSR where do I go? Do I have to get to google outside this platform or what?
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merlynmac Premium
Just click on Research in the menu on the left here and then select Jaaxy Dashboard.
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Sikaanka1 Premium
merlynmac, I can assure you that you are a darling. I will now get back to work until the next headache.
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merlynmac Premium
Happy to help.
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princepawn Premium
QSR is right within Jaaxy. And Jaaxy is right here in your back office.
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Sikaanka1 Premium
Thanks for the direction. I was completely lost and thought this whole thing was a trick to expose how little I know about websites and computers. Thanks to people like you I have made a little progress so far.
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princepawn Premium
Hello, I was with SBI for 6 months. I decided that Wealthy Affiliate was a better platform overall. I archived my entire website before leaving them... I'mm surprised that I'm expected to choose my niche already ... i havent done any keyword searches to see if my interests are too broad or too narrow.
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TiffanyDraye Premium
Good luck and welcome to WA. I have found the training here to be awesome and the support top of the line.
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Kyle Premium
Well you are certainly in the right place now that you are here at WA. It is very strange that at this point you wouldn't be well acquainted with choosing a niche and keyword research, but we are certainly going to get you moving in the right direction.

I really look forward to working with you and if you need anything at all moving forward, just ask!
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I enjoyed the video on The Direction of my Niche. I already know what my Niche is and I am going to continue on, and the funny thing is that I am already a Amazon Affiliate (or I should say applied for their Affiliate program) about two weeks ago.

I love Amazon, and I love Google. I used to work for Google, so that makes it more interesting:)
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Kyle Premium
Awesome, sounds like you are off and running and it is great that you have some experience with Amazon already and Google already.

Amazon is just one of MANY affiliate opportunities online that you are going to be able to take advantage of and we are going to be saying the word "Google" lots here at WA.
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Lunanhead Premium
I've tried for a long time to make money from affiliate marketing and finally realise the scatter approach has been wrong. The video has really helped focus on niche. I've honed in on at least two, walking (hills) - footwear and cycling equipment (glasses, gloves and shoes). Would anyone think this remains too broad or am I close enough to go with it?
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Kettei Premium
They sound good to me.
It's a bit of a tightrope, picking a niche. You don't want it to be too broad but at the same time you need it to be broad enough to have plenty to write about! :)
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LBlumenthal Premium
This lesson/video gave me a direction to search and find a niche to focus on. It has a wide spread net to capture and promote/stimulate ideas.

The next step I am working towards, is building the websites to promote the niche I am passionate about....To raise funds for a non-profit I am affiliated with: "WE SERVE MOMS"

"Our mission is to obtain affordable housing for single parents and veterans"

Here, the focus is on DONATED REAL ESTATE for this non profit.

Cheers!
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Kyle Premium
Excellent, this is most definitely the direction that you can head here or this could be one of "many" successful projects that you work on as you move forward. :)
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ShaunA3 Premium
Great video and good info , my interests are health and fitness , massage so i think i will start to look in that general direction and see what happens .
I know there is a lot of competition in this particular field , i love training with resistance bands is there enough of a market in this area ?? so will put my research cap on and go for it
Shaun .
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JKulk1 Premium
Check out some of Zeds blogs at Smartketeer. Heexplains some of the great health niches. Jim
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ShaunA3 Premium
Cheers Jim thanks for the info will look it up
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cndah6419 Premium
Hi Kyle, Thanks for explaining what a nice is and is not. I understand that having a nice is like having my own super store not in the high street of a city but on the internet. However, the fact that I have to choose between having my own nice and going down one path of the training or choosing to promote WA and going down another path of the training now puts me in a conudrum.
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Kyle Premium
Just choose the one you think you will be the most passionate about, over time you are going to be able to get involved in many different niches. Once you get the formula for success down within ONE niche, you are going to be able to reproduce this within many. So not to worry.
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StephenTan Premium
I have 1000's of contacts in my email list (as long as 10 years ago ) whom i requested information about their opportunity previously but I did not join them.
Two Questions:
1. Is this considered spam if I promote my niche / opportunity to them?
2. IF NO, How can i tell promote my niche / opportunity to them?
What do I say to them?

Can anyone advise? Any good suggestions please?
Many thanks!
Stephen
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smartketeer Premium
Yes, is considered spam.

Just because you added them as contacts, it doesn't mean that they are interested in what you want to promote ...

For that you need to build an opt-in email list.
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keishalina9 Premium
... hi Stephen --- excellent questions and very positive that you're asking .... yes, and in addition to what Ambassador Zed has said -- you'll also need to ensure you have a disclaimer/disclosure on your website regarding your business .... suggest you keep rolling on your training as many of your questions are dealt with along the way ... all the best for every success of 2019 .... 😊 *(p.s. depending upon your jurisdiction / country where you are operating your on-line biz -- there may or may not be laws regulating the use of email communications -- advise that you simply keep yourself well-informed and up-to-date as you progress in building your on-line biz to success... )
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smartketeer Premium
Keep bugging me with that ambassadorship thing :))
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keishalina9 Premium
...lol .... as they say, "got your billy goat!" .... lol ... too-o funniee-e! ...
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smartketeer Premium
Well, I guess I have no choice ... I'll have to get my daily billy goat dose :))
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keishalina9 Premium
.... lol .... !
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Kyle Premium
I would clarify here that if people joined your email list, it is not SPAM to send them an offer. If you haven't contacted them in awhile though, you might want to warm them up to you. The key with effective email marketing is that you want to offer your "list" more value than promotions.

If you can do that, then people will trust you and be more inclined to make a purchase.
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StephenTan Premium
Kyle Thanks for reply.
I would like to confirm one more time if this is spam.
I was the one who contacted them asking for information about THEIR opportunity.
They replied with their info. BUT I did not join their opportunity.
I still got their email address today.
1. If I get in touch with them is this considered spam? Please confirm again.
I want to be doing the right thing.
2. If this is NOT spam, What do I say to them ? Do you have any suggestions?
Thanks and I look forward
Stephen
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smartketeer Premium
After Kyle's input I realize that maybe I misunderstood your question ...

If you uare talking about a contact list containing email addresses "collected" by you over the time, than is spam.

If you are talking about an actual email list of SUBSCRIBERS who joined your list, than is not a spam.
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NickL88 Premium
I want to make sure I understand your earlier post. If it is a list that was collected over time then you could consider an opt-in campaign? For example, you could send an email to those contacts and letting them know that you are starting to write about a certain topic and give them a link to click on to subscribe to your newsletter. If they click and opt-in then you can keep sending, otherwise you cannot, is that correct?
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smartketeer Premium
Depends what you men by "collected" ... If you simply add an email address to your contact list or you start copy/pasting, harvesting email addresses from everywhere, that's anything but opt-in

As you said, the optin means a clear consent (a checkbox, a clicable confirmation link, etc)
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Kyle Premium
If you were solicited to, without your consent, then it is spam. If it feels like spam, it almost certainly is. People are going to try to push their opportunities on you all the time, avoid them as these are shiny objects. Absolutely everything you need to create and grow your business online is here at WA!
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If I had to pin point one thing I am absolutely passionate about it would have to be writing, making stories, poetry.. I have a free voice I’m not scared to say what others are and sometimes that is my downfall, I just tell it how it is,

I also have some of the best waves in the hair world lol I Make Wave videos and have some of the best products I would recommend for men to start the Wave journey.

So when it comes to a niche I get stuck trying to just limit my brain to one thing I am good at because it then bores me when I can’t let my mind roam, I want to do a hundred things at one time reason why 9-5 jobs don’t cut it.
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Kyle Premium
Sure, these could be directions that you could head. One thing that is awesome if you love to write, is that you can be successful within absolutely ANY niche. If you can write, you can literally head in any direction you like, passion or not.

Obviously you don't want to jump into 100 niches at once, but you can absolutely be involved in MANY niches (and successful within many) down the road as you build out your businesses and get the formula for success down.
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JVedrene1 Premium
To be honest, I understand what a niche is which isn't my issue. My issue is that I have a ton of interest and I'm not sure which one to choose from. Here's the following things that I think could be really good niches:

Health & Fitness
Music Devices (Headphones, Ipods, Speakers, Turntables etc.,).
Art & Artistic Materials.
Hair-care Products
Fashion (Clothes, Shoes)
Technology (Ipad, Kindle, Apple Phones, Androids etc.,)

I'm not exactly sure which one that I should choose. I'm passionate about all of them but I'd say the most about health & fitness and then Hair Products.

Any suggestions?
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merlynmac Premium
I’d suggest starting with the one you’re most passionate about. Once you have that one up and going and you know the ropes, create additional sites for the others. What you don’t want to do is spread yourself too thin as your getting started.
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LindaRiel Premium
Don't forget to niche down some more. The topics you mentioned are very general. Health and Fitness is huge, so is Hair products.
Niching down will give you a clear focus and will allow you to attract the right visitors.
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chender684 Premium
Most of those are to broad. You need to narrow them down to be more focused to be something you are passionate about and you either already know a lot or are willing to do a lot of research.

For example:

Health & Fitness should be maybe Men's Health or maybe even more narrow, like Men's Health Issues.
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JVedrene1 Premium
Thanks. Really helpful advice. Already getting started.
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merlynmac Premium
Any time
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JVedrene1 Premium
Ah man thank you. This helps me think more outside of the box. I'm definitely going to go with suggestions like the ones you mentioned.
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TLetner1 Premium
Unbelievable, to think about the millions of things that could become a niche. Its a little overwhelming to think about choosing, when I've never really thought of of myself as being real passionate about anything. But the more I think about it, the more i realize that I am pretty passionate about a few things. And there are also a few things that I've just always been kind of interested in or just wanted to check out.So, this may not be as difficult as I first thought. Thanks Kyle for opening my eyes.
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Kyle Premium
It is crazy, I have to pinch myself to this day when I think about just how vast the opportunity is online and how many opportunities there are. We are going to help you uncover these here at WA Tina and I really look forward to working with you!
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It seems amazon has several affiliate programs, depending on the region (e.g. Germany and US). What is the best to choose? Should I go for a worldwide or more local approach? I guess it also relates to the language that I use for my web site.

Looking forward to seeing your thoughts on this.
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merlynmac Premium
I signed up for all of them, well all I could translate anyway. I then use the one link code on my site that should refer the visitor to their corresponding Amazon region when they follow one of ,y links, etc. I’ve only made US sales so far so I can’t speak for how it actually works yet.
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Really educative and expressive. I've leant a lot from this clip. I've been able to come up with a niche.
Though as stated that the first niche might not be the last to venture into, I think as I progress in learning I'll begin to see better prospects and fix myself for a better compensation.
Thanks Kyle.
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Kyle Premium
That is great to hear, sounds like you are moving right along here. Keep me updated with your progress moving forward. :)
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hayleydt Premium
Hello, This lesson on choosing one's niche was very helpful. Question: you said to continue with the online entrepreneur certification program if you have chosen a niche or if stuck one can always promote WA in the affiliate bootcamp but you said it is not advised to do both. I however would like to do both. Is that possible?
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rannes Premium
I would like to do both as well and of course, that is possible.

However, when the man, that's Kyle, says that it isn't advisable, I take his word for it as he knows a lot better than me. So, first things first. First my own niche, the WA.

Did that help?
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hayleydt Premium
Yes! thank you!:)
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I'm thinking of several health and fitness and also herbal vitamins but is that to broad? Will or can I make money because everyone, is on the health and fitness wagon. I know I have to narrow it down to one or two but which .... help I need direction this is my first time, I have no clue..
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smartketeer Premium
Yep ... Those are too broad Darcelle ... You need to go bit deeper ... Certain health issues, certain fitness methods, etc.

Also keep in mind the potential monetization avenues ...

Here are a few more tips
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WrapiT Premium
Darcy the herbal vits are good like spirulina which they can add to there diets, juicing diets ect there is a huge scope there for you and FB juice groups, diet groups, diabetics, vegans hell I'm on a roll here.. just go for it mate you'll be sweet.... Sorry about my lingo I'm a Aussie....
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wildred Premium
Kyle, after reading your question “I want to help people that________________”, about three times.
First I was thinking about the Bootcamp because I couldn’t possibly come up with content on my interests, but then I read your question again, and I thought about the issues I had as an older woman getting back into horses and having to buy everything again and training and. . .
There is a lot of them, do you think I should narrow this down more? Maybe which saddle to buy and why, there’s a lot to that. Or, your fitness getting back into riding, eh doesn’t sound as interesting. Oh, maybe train8ng pitfalls or where to find training. What I really like is communicating with animals, specifically horses, to ease their fears. NOt sure if this would be able to monetize easily. Oh and maybe start with one area and as I fill this could I just add another area on the same website since their related?
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Labman Premium
It sounds to me like you have found your niche. Learning to ride again. There are lots of ways to monetize this niche. Start with keyword research to find out what your audience is looking for.
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wildred Premium
Thank you
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rannes Premium
At first, I thought about a niche in the "midlife struggle" category ie fitness, diets, work/life balance and these sort of things but I can clearly see that this is way too broad. Not many searches for "how do I get through midlife as a winner" I guess.

How do I narrow it down? By just picking something specific as "home gyms", "yoga mats" or similar?

Thanks.
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HeidiY Premium
I wouldn’t pick a product I’d narrow down your target audience. Is it men in their 40’s as an example? It sounds like you’d like a lifestyle type blog and there are some that do very well, but know who your are talking too.

This also makes it easier to come up with blog topics. What do these people want to know? What are they buying, what problems do they have and how can you help them?

Let’s say I’m a bloke in my 40’s what can you offer me so that I’ll bookmark your site because there’s so many interesting articles that I just want to go back and read :)
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rannes Premium
Thanks. So, in other words, stick to my first idea and create interesting content around the midlife issues in general (fitness, losing fat, eating well, sleeping well, looking sharp, career etc.) and then promote products for this audience with affiliate links?

To me, this approach is much more interesting than the narrow route where I would have to come up with content on a specific product group.

However, I do see it will be more difficult in terms of keywords and searching as more people will search for "dumbbells" than "I am forty and fat, what do I do?"
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merlynmac Premium
What about focusing on something like, for men or for women, or for the working man, etc. Try focusing on a smaller demographic in that niche.
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rannes Premium
Yes, that is my intention. Men between 45 and 60, as I belong to this group myself and thus very much can relate and hopefully can create some interesting content.

Thank you for your input.
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