So, one of the major problems that many members struggle with, is finding a niche, and its not unusual to see somebody overthinking it for days on end. However, there is a five step formula to help you see if a niche is worth pursuing. Lets break it down.

The first thing to remember is that you will be expected to write a lot of content on your chosen niche, potentially hundreds of in-depth posts. Therefore, it makes sense that it should be a subject you are genuinely interested in and have some knowledge of, or at the very least, would enjoy researching. What would your friends and family say that you can talk about endlessly? Have you ever given advice on a subject?



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Cherryber Premium
Thank you so much, Diane. Can you help me to narrow down a niche, please?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - what ideas do you have?
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Cherryber Premium
I want to educate people about tourist attractions in Jamaica
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DianeScorpio Premium
You need to find a target audience. For example, Jamaica for families with young children, or Jamaica for sports enthusiasts or Jamaica for those who enjoy natural attractions etc.

I presume you live there, so that will help build up trust with your visitors, especially if you take your own photographs.
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Cherryber Premium
yes, I live here born and raised. yes, I take a lot of photos especially when I go to hotels to relax and have a fun time with my family. I want it to be centered around tourism. Like hotels, beaches and attractions, etc.
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DianeScorpio Premium
There are hundreds of sites about tourism in Jamaica, so you need a specific audience to target, as I said. Otherwise, you will have too much competition from the well known holiday and travel advice sites.

So, if your entire site was about family attractions in Jamaica, family-friendly hotels, the best beaches for youngsters, restaurants that offer kids meals, safe swimming spots for kids etc, then you can become an authority in that aspect.
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Cherryber Premium
I am new to all of this so I am trying my best to understand what you are saying, so if I choose family attractions in jamaica, then I write about that only right?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Yes, that's right. You pick a small aspect of tourism in Jamaica, and write only about that. You become an authority in family vacations and family attractions. (Or whatever small niche you choose).

If you try and cover lots of random hotels, attractions and beaches etc, with nothing to connect them, you won't beat the big websites that are always on page 1 of Google.
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Cherryber Premium
I like family attraction/vacation has that is what I do regularly with my family. Thank you so much so my niche is now 'Jamaica's all-inclusive family attraction/vacation.' Is a good and narrowed down now?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, that's fine, you've got it now!
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Cherryber Premium
perfect, now I want a domain name, can you assist me with that please? jamaica-all-inclusive.com. But I heard kyle saying to avoid those kinds of domain names with dashes.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, read my blog post.

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Cherryber Premium
jamaicafamilyattractions.com is available but you mentioned errors in name and length. would you advise me to use that domain name?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - that looks good. Not too long, and describes exactly what your site is about.
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Cherryber Premium
You have been a tremendous help I am now off to go write up a storm! Thank you so much
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KarinaConsta Premium
This was very helpful!!
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APersinger Premium
Great breakdown Diane and very helpful. Will be bookmarking and referencing often as this has been a big thing for me. I started off strong on my original niche, but came to a stalemate on what to write about. Trying to get back on the wagon.
Thank you for sharing.
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SonnyCAN Premium
Thank you Ms. Diane. This was helpful. I was trying to figure out if my niche may be to narrow to write about, but I'm beginning to think it isn't, and I could always add in some expanded ideas in later posts but my original idea could remain the same. I just need to few some examples of blogs similar to mine to kind of get an idea of the directions I can go with it. Thank you for the lesson.
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ijeomaeze Premium
Thank you very much Diane. You nailed it for me. Your simplistic way of explaining niche helped me truly to understand this concept that has been so illusive until now. Every newbie in this platform like me should read this post. I have bookmarked it and it is going to be my reference. I wish I have read this before choosing my niche and writing my posts. Anyway, I will make ammends. Thanks a million times.
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DianeScorpio Premium
You're welcome. I wrote it for newbies to try and simplify the process.
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FrankB-1 Premium Plus
Hi Diane,

Great guidance on choosing a niche! You have really outlined the ideal formula for success in affiliate marketing.

I resisted the temptation to narrow down my niche in healthcare. Not the smartest approach if you’re looking to make money by narrowing down the competition, as you pointed out.

I tend to get bored quickly with things that are repetitive so writing about a narrow topic again and again would not really work for me.

I’m lucky enough to already have a good income so my plan is to just write medical content that I think will help people and hopefully make a little money in the process. I think that patience and effort will pay off, eventually.

Thanks for the excellent training!
Frank
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DianeScorpio Premium
Thank you for studying my training, much appreciated.
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