Introduction to Searching for a Product to Sell Online

For newbies to Wealthy Affiliate and new online entrepreneurs, making the decision to begin an online business is an exhilarating journey, but perhaps a little intimidating as well. It is a whole new world that can be overwhelming and extremely challenging to navigate. Perhaps you have tried starting your own online business before or it could be you are using the WA Training that Kyle has created under the Online Entrepreneur Certification classes to build your very first online business. Whatever your situation, every single new business will offer its own unique opportunities and difficulties. I know when I was first started in April 2015, I was unprepared for the amount of information and learning that went into affiliate marketing.

Everything from selecting a product, examining and evaluating it, assessing the market, sourcing and researching inventory, building your online storefront, marketing and content promotion, social media outreach, SEO and keyword research, there is so much to learn. For those whom have not done so yet, be sure to check out Jay's Training, because he offers great lessons that cover much of this. Jay offers weekly webinars on up-to-date and timely issues. You do need to be a premium member to access his webinars.

It is said that one of the challenging and difficult hurdles for e-commerce site builders and online entrepreneurs is the first step of figuring out which products to sell online and what your niche should be. This seemingly impossible and mountainous choice can become the reason most people never actually start their online business in the first place or give up before it has a chance to take off. It is my hope you do not become one of those people, thus, the reason I created this WA tutorial.

In an effort to help new WA members I attempted to put together this tutorial to help you focus on a product and niche, so you can get started building your online business.

In this tutorial you will learn the fundamental types of product opportunities that are out there. I will show you the best places to search for ideas. You will see how to understand market demand and evaluate your niche idea and finally, you will get an idea on where to find affiliate companies to work with and what products you want to promote on your niche site.



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joeldave Premium
Thanks stephhill. That was really excellent and helpful for a beginner to understand the concepts.
Thanks once again.
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Can I hire someone to help me get started
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RWB Premium
Hello Steph. Nice to meet you here at WA. I had to bookmark this great information to refer back to as I build my site.

Thank You,

Randy B
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stephhill Premium
Hi Randy!

You are very welcome. Holler if you have questions. :)
Steph
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johnwnewman Premium
Very helpful! Thanks :-)
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stephhill Premium
You are welcome John!
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Judy-B Premium
This has been a great tutorial. I'm going to see if I can get my horse niche doing better by using your suggestions. Thank you for taking the time. :)
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stephhill Premium
You are very welcome Judy.
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mjdimarco Premium
Outstanding training Steph.
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stephhill Premium
Thank you Michael.
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MarionBlack Premium
You've certainly put in a lot of effort and research into this tutorial Steph. Congratulations on a job well done.
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stephhill Premium
Thank you Marion. I appreciate that. I hope you are doing well.
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GinaGo Premium
Thank you for the fantastic training Steph! ~Gina
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stephhill Premium
Hi Gina. Great hearing from you. I have not seen you in a while. I hope everything is going well.
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terrberr Premium
Well Steph; you really buoyed some WA spirits with this training!
And speaking of spirit, the generosity of YOURS, abounds here. You have spread the ideas and the love, by being so inclusive. Highlighting your examples by pinpointing different WA friends' websites, is such a lovely way to make your good points!
Of course, I want to humbly throw my personal thanks in there:)
I just feel you've made the search for good online products, simpler & clearer.
I vote we sit down and celebrate this communal victory with a rousing round of table war-gaming, while sampling healthful & delicious avocado dip from a football snack helmet!
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stephhill Premium
Sounds like a good idea. :)
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Dreamer56 Premium
Great stuff Steph. Very informative. Thanks for sharing other members sites. Tha was very nice of you.
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stephhill Premium
Hi Tim. Thank you for checking it out. I hope everything is going well so far.
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startouched Premium
Very well done!! Thank you for sharing!! I am loving reading all of your blogs!
- Kathy
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stephhill Premium
Hi Kathy:

Thank you for checking out the tutorial (and my blogs)! :)

Steph
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dancinscot Premium
Great training Steph! Thanks for wrangling and organizing so much information!
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stephhill Premium
I tried to keep in organized. I have to do some editing with it though. :)
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dhicks35 Premium
Hi Steph,

Awesome! Thank you for taking the time to prepare a fun and informational training on a much needed topic.

All the best,
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stephhill Premium
Hi Della:

You are very welcome. I am glad you enjoyed it and found it fun. Have a truly awesome day! See you around the WA platform.

Steph
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dhicks35 Premium
Hi Steph,

Awesome! Thank you for taking the time to prepare a fun and informational training on a much needed topic.

All the best,
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stephhill Premium
You are welcome Della. I am not sure why the system did a duplicate of your comment, but again, have a great day!
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dhicks35 Premium
Sorry Steph, That was my fault. I didn't think my first comment was accepted into the system. Have a great day :)
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stephhill Premium
I have had the same thing happen to me while using the Wealthy Affiliate platform. :)
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JewelCarol Premium
Fantastic training, thank you Steph. Have a great day. ;))
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stephhill Premium
Hi Jewel:

You have a great day as well. How have you been lately? Doing well?

Steph
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JewelCarol Premium
Hey Steph, thanks very much, I am super fine and very blessed!! What about you? :))
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stephhill Premium
I am doing well. I am playing a bit of catch up ball since being away from the computer. Had some health issues, but working through it. :)
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JewelCarol Premium
That's great, you must take good care of yrself, my friend. ;))
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stephhill Premium
I will and many thanks!
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Ninene Premium
Great training,
Gives you a better perspective of how to approach a product or customer type.
Thanks for the insight!
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stephhill Premium
You are most welcome!
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whitsunday Premium
Hi Stephanie.
This is a great round up of trainings. I would like to add...Marc Parsons did a good training showing how to find and capitalise on new trends. ...4 X traffic in 4 Days.
Janelle.
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stephhill Premium
Hi Janelle. Thanks for including Marc Parsons. I forgot to mention that if anyone knows on other great training that is relevant to please include it. :)
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ebufi Premium
Thank you Stephanie. It interesting to see the different points of view of online marketing.
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stephhill Premium
Thank you for checking it out. How have you been?
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Sedna888 Premium
Thank you, this is very helpful
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stephhill Premium
I am glad it is helpful. Do you have any questions?
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JosephineC Premium
Thank you, very useful.
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stephhill Premium
You are welcome Josephine.
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MisterWailor Premium
Wonderful training. Thanks for sharing.
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stephhill Premium
You are welcome. Any questions?
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MisterWailor Premium
I don't have any questions. I like the way you organised all the different ways to find products.
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stephhill Premium
Thank you for the compliment. I like your profile picture by the way, of you and your son. I too have a 19 year old son.

Steph
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