NICHES. The scariest word for most people when starting out. However, the idea of a niche should not scare you. Instead it should be exciting.

What is a Niche?

A niche is a distinct segment of a market, in other words an "audience".

When choosing a niche that fits you, you should be choosing something that is ideally an interest, a passion, a hobby, but it could be something that you would like to learn about. You don't need to BE an expert, you BECOME an expert.

I personally enjoy many different things. I enjoy basketball, I used to collect baseball cards, I like to go skiing, I am really interested in men's fashion, exercise, internet marketing, and I love everything about the online business world.

There are also many niches over the years that I have been very successful within without knowing anything about them before getting into them. Dieting, voice over IP, hosting...are just a few.

Almost anything you can think of is a niche and that is why we are going to get you to choose YOUR niche based on things that you are interested in. You can earn money online from absolutely every single niche because there are billions of people out there searching for information, for solutions, and spending billions of dollars or products/services every day.

The idea of a niche can be a little confusing at first, so I have created a video walk-through for this lesson "Choosing Your Direction - It Starts With a Niche" that is going to walk you through what a niche is, how you earn money through a niche, and I will get you choosing your initial direction online.

Check out the video below.

 

Your online business should not feel like a day job. Earning money online should be fun, and it is fun. This all starts with choosing a niche that you are interested in and will enjoy working with.

The MORE you enjoy doing something the LESS it feels like a job and the more productive you are going to be. Carson and I are immensely passionate about online business and teaching people how to make money online, so that is the niche we have chosen with Wealthy Affiliate.

Your niche could be anything, but at the core of your niche selection it should be something that you "like". Something you enjoy. Something you can talk about. Something you want to learn about.

Task 1: Choose Your Direction

We want you to select the niche that interests you most and gets you the most excited.

A few things that you should understand about niches are:

(1) You are going to be writing content within your niche
(2) You are going to be communicating within your niche
(3) You are going to be choosing products to promote within your niche
(4) You are going to get to help people within your niche.
(5) Your first niche PROBABLY won't be your last (so don't worry about it being perfect)
(6) Any SINGLE niche website can become a "full time" income/business

There is NO SUCH THING as choosing the wrong niche.

Also, note that you can always change your niche down the road. Just because you are choosing a niche now does not mean you will be in this particular niche forever. Either way, please do not spend a week choosing your niche. Within the next 15-30 minutes (maximum) you should have your "starting point" niche chosen.

If you have any questions about your niche, feel free to leave a question below and we will help you out.

If you are REALLY STUCK at this point and you cannot decide on a niche, perhaps you may be interested in the make money/affiliate marketing niche. If you don't have a niche at this point, this will be your niche and we have an Affiliate Bootcamp dedicated to those that are interested in promoting Wealthy Affiliate.


==> Go here if that is you.

If you have any qustions about your "niche" or direction of your business and you wan to get feedback from the community, leave them below and we will be happy to help.

Onto the next lesson, building a website! Exciting stuff is ahead! :)




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sinadks Premium
OMG...that was super, super easy. This is exactly what I've been looking for, for literally years!! Thank you so much Kyle!

BTW.. is that a Canadian accent I hear??
The give away is the PRO.cess.... whereas we down here say PRA.cess...lol... no worries love it anyway.
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Ryan0909 Premium
Yes Kyle is based out of Canada!
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tracydawn Premium
I love listening to him talk. : ) I'm glad to hear things are running smoothly so far!
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Hello Friends
I have create an account to start learning. I want to know how to make a living with click bank as i have watched the video of vickeyvidegla. I am from Mauritius island and my Language is NOT English. I speak talk understand write English only 75 %
and i am a slow learner. My question is how to start make $100 per day with Google or any other platform social media ?

I do not know how to add my photo here.
Thanks.
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exgrosteve Premium
Hi, to add a photo, click on the circle where your image should appear and go to profile. There you will see how to add an image. With clickbank, etc, all the info you need to get started is in the training. Ask questions, send me a message anytime. Your English is great! Good luck
Steve
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GarryJam Premium
I am an English language teacher and I think you are doing a fine job of communicating in English.
First, go through the training and get your website set up and indexed.

Creat 10 or more posts/articles.

Then go to an affiliate program outside WA and use their software to insert links.

When a visitor clicks your redirecting link and then buys something, you earn a commission.
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DmitriBabich Premium
Hi everyone,
I enjoying the training, thank you WA for such an in depth training!
I have a question about putting links into my written content, obviously I am going to have links in the content, but is there a guide as to how often I should or could do it? Does it affect google ranking in anyway?

I am asking as obviously these will be mostly affiliate links and i know how google and other platforms dont really like them.
Thanks
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GarryJam Premium
There certainly is and it will come up shortly. Too many links get noticed. And I'm not sure about what google thinks about affiliate links. what gave you the impression they weren't liked?

If, on the other hand, you are promoting product your links won't have anything to do with WA.

Yes, the training is good and I have been enjoying it also.
All the best,
Garry.
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DmitriBabich Premium
Dear Garry,
Thank you very much for your answer.
What do you mean when you say that "too many links get noticed"?
Thanks
Dmitri
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GarryJam Premium
You'll get kicked to the curb by Google
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - it is recommended that you only have 1 affiliate link for every 500 written words. It is fine to have other links as well, both to your own posts and to external sites.
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kimc365 Premium
Question on this lesson 9 - Understanding Keywords, The Star of Your Content

Hello Kyle, thanks for the lesson.
On your Jaaxy dashboard, once you type the 'key word' and search, you get results on AVG, Traffic, QSR, SEO - all the data are listed.
But on my Jaaxy dashboard, once entered the key word, the results are not opened, unless I open manually one by one (QSR,SEO, etc) - see the attached figure.
What can I do to have all the data opened ?
Thank you
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michaelw777 Premium
I don't think you can open all the data. But, I am not sure? But, if you want to try with this? I hope this helps? Try Alphabet Soup; if you want to? If that doesn't work. You may have to open each Keyword separately. I am not sure? But, hope this helps?
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mikebeatty Premium
Click "get QSR" under the KQI column
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michaelw777 Premium
Everything looks Great here. But, if anyone has any further questions? Don't be afraid to ask.
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kimc365 Premium
Thanks Michael,
I have tried with alphabet soup, I got the same result.
I have to open each keyword separately.
Regards
Charles
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kimc365 Premium
Thank you, this is manual. I have to do it for every keyword
Charles
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michaelw777 Premium
Well, if everyone is happy? Cool. If anyone has a question? Don't be afraid to ask.
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GarryJam Premium
Click on all of them. I'm certain your finger can manage and each click is free. Get QSR, get QSR.

Sorry, I'm being stupid as usual. It gets me into trouble sometimes.
I'm sure you have sorted it all out by now.
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I dont understand this site
How can I be making money on it?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - we are given the Lite version of Jaaxy, which means you have to click to see the results. You would have to pay extra for an upgraded version which does this automatically.
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GarryJam Premium
There is a lot of preparation to be done first...

Then you write about something and recommend a product with a link.

If a visitor clicks your link and then buys something, you get a commission.

The estimated time it takes to get to that point is 3 months minimum if you work hard. There is a lot to learn. You need passion commitment and some money to survive on till you get there.

If God put it on your heart to do this, ask Him for help, you'll be surprised.
All the best,
Garry.
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kimc365 Premium
Ok, I see now. Thanks a lot
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vaporwix Premium
I am having a very difficult time with Wealthy Affiliate training. I am at step 7-About me page. and I am experiencing major writer's block because my niche is Pet Care but I don't know to write. I cannot write about a product that I don't yet know what it is. Pet Care is a very broad subject and I can't write about pet health and then sell a pet toy. I can't write about dog food and then try to sell a dog house. If I were trying to sell a complete site with all of the pet products or at least a few, I could generalize my about page. I had the same problem with the title and description of my site. I just left the description blank because I don't have a product yet. How is this possible without knowing what you are going to be selling?

I am about done! I cannot handle the frustration!
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chender684 Premium
Your about me page is about you. Write about you.
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suzieq Premium
Hi Wendy,
OK, take a breath. It's ok. This is what the training is for.
Why did you pick pet care? Is it because you love pets and want to share advice and products that would benefit the owners?
What I recommend is giving yourself a narrower focus to start. Concentrate on a smaller sub-niche, like senior dog health. Start writing about what senior dogs struggle with, and then you'll find products that can relieve those symptoms. Like supportive beds, senior dog food, etc. You'll find that you will attract more traffic with a narrower niche to start.
You can begin to expand with other pets and such later on when your site is more established. You have lots of space to expand with "pet care".
As for your "about me" page, talk a little about yourself and what led you to pick this topic. Do you have any pet stories you can share?
It doesn't have to be long. Just an introduction so your visitors know you're a real person.
I hope this helps. Message me if you need more help.
Cheers,
Suzanne
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psalisbury1 Premium
Hi Wendy, take it easy. You can do this. Important to remember that . If you are passionate about Pet Care writing will fall into place naturally. You are to provide helpful information on your website about Pet Care. Do not worry about the products right now. We want to get your website ranked with Google, and you will do that by writing naturally about your passion, taking care of pets. YOU CAN DO THIS...

Phil
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vaporwix Premium
I am not that intersting
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vaporwix Premium
Thank you Suzanne. Your insight does help.
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vaporwix Premium
Thank you Phil.
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AnisChity Premium
Is the niche you choose something that interests you? If not you should rethink it.
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