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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Hello friends,
I want to start a YouTube Chanel and I have several topics to chose. One is boxing (I am boxing for many years), personal development (Pretty much one of my professions), motivation, fitness (specially food according to diat and health also Vitamins I take myself).

My issue is that I am in Germany and I dont feel that the German market is that relevant. My English is probably not enough for contant in English language. Now I do not know what to focus on and which market.

Any ideas my friends?

best regards Jaso
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LiliB31 Premium
Hi Jaso, Well, you do write in English pretty well considering you say you don’t speak it very good. Writing in English will take you to success. So, I’d start the training here and do the blogging first by starting your own website. Go step by step then go from there. It’s best to start with a beginning foundation and then spread out. I have lots of other business ideas too but starting with the basics will move you faster towards your goals. And it will help you define your goals. Just my adding own two cents lol 😊 Good luck 🍀
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LiliB31 Premium
Just adding my own two cents. lol that’s what I meant to say. lol 😂
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Ramco Premium
She also means its Global! SoSo yyour isdurs regarding the German markrt disappear...as a stand up artist used to say....Just like that! Lol forgive intrusion my lady by your kind leave;
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Thank you for your answer :)
As you mentioned writing is not the issue but if I want to start YouTube as first plattform it may becomes difficult. Due to the fact I live in Germany we do not talk a lot of English here so we are not really used to it, only in writing. So if I would start a Blog or Instagram it ll be no problem only Videos would be the issue. The reach is just narrowed in Germany if you feel me.
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Yeah thats exactly the point. I am not sure if I should start in german language because It ll only attract german people and thats a very narrowed market. For example in Germany boxing is dead. In the U.S oder Britain tho boxing is a very big market.
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Kyle Premium
It is up to you. If you want to reach the broadest and largest audience, you should consider creating your website in English.

Don't try to create a website in multiple languages though, that never ends well.
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Thank you :)
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ehrzieg Premium
The sad part is that I am required to pay to resubscribe. I hope that there is a way to consistently access my account without paying monthly premium. I find it unfair since WA is not available in my country. This is actually the best affiliate that I know so far. I hope you can give me some advise :)
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - I am not sure what you are saying? You appear to have been a member for nearly 2 years. If you were to cancel your subscription you would lose all access to this platform. If you have a purchased domain hosted here, then you are given 30 days to move it to another hosting service.
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ehrzieg Premium
When I started here at WA, i have complete access of my acc for 6 months I guess. Later, i noticed that I can no longer access my account and I need to Pay for premium so I can access it again. I just Resubscribe an hour ago so I am here again.
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feigner Premium
instead of paying monthly why not go yearlty - it really does cut the cost...
my.wealthyaffiliate.com/upgrade
but why would you think that you can access this service for free - once you have bocome a premium member you cannot go back to being a starter member on that account.
if wa is not available within your country - how are you on here, or are you not in your home country.
as Diane says - very confused
phil
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ehrzieg Premium
Actually, Im using premium at the moment. I was just thinking that in some country WA if free, maybe in these country where WA is free you can access your account in a limited way without paying premium.
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feigner Premium
there are certain countries that cannot start as free starter members - but to access all of thebenefits of premium membership everybody has to pay the premium fee.
the free starter account can access the first level of training and two classrooms - and they get access to two siterubix sites - after 7 days they lose the ability to write on the platform, but they can continue ot use their sites, until 6 months have apssed - when they need to make a decision to upgrade or have theri site deleted
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ehrzieg Premium
now it's clear to me. Those 6months was part of the program. I find it hard to sustain the premium since I am not yet earning from this affiliate program. that is why i am curious if there is another way. thank you for the help, I really appreciate it :)
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crushingyou Premium
I joined WA a few years back and didn't see any success. Not so much because of the program but my health was an issue. I am new to affiliate marketing but not the concepts. I firmly believe that Clickfunnels can be an integral part of my success. Is that covered in this course? Thank you.
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GordonMcQue Premium
Hi Crushingyou,

I've considered Clickfunnels, but it is quite expensive.

My research advised that it was for people with an already established list, i.e. lots of people to send to.

Gordon
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crushingyou Premium
Thanks Gordon. I appreciate your input.
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Kyle Premium
The funnel "first' approach is setting yourself up for failure, and an expensive failure at that. The reality is that you shouldn't consider "email marketing" (which is what building a funnel is), until you first understand your audience, how to convert them, and you have a solid base of traffic.

I don't recommend worrying about an autoresponder or getting into email marketing until you have a source of traffic no less than 100 clicks per day.

If you focus on email marketing before that, it is far too premature and you will end up spending too much time on managing your list, broadcasts, follow-up sequences, integration into your site, etc...without focusing on the most important thing first. Traffic!
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please i have problems in the Site content tour page and i could not make a progress with my site building because the site content could not bring out a clickable create a new template so as to give me the 3 options i.e About me, privacy policy and affiliates disclosure. please what can i do?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - when you are in Site Content, there is a tab at the top of the page where the templates are found.
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thank you i have searched several times for the tab but i could not find it
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GordonMcQue Premium
Hi Yosorejorin,

Try and take it one step at a time and don't worry about the affiliate disclosure for now

Gordon
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Ramco Premium
Hi Yoso,

1. Go into site content
2. Go to top on right you will see Templates
3. You will see About Me and Privacy page templates
4. those are the only two you need at this stage
5. You do not click on create a new template because those are there in template form for you already.

Hope this helps!
Rami.
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sir, if i delete my current site and start all over again will it make a difference? because i can not find the template at the right top of the of the site content page, may be the page is corrupt
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you don't need to delete your site. Click on Site Content. At the top of the page, you will see your own photo. Above your photo are 3 tabs - My Content, Writing Stats and the third one is Templates.
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GordonMcQue Premium
On the first Site Content page, can you see the Templates box (it is after the My Content and Writing Stats boxes)?

Gordon
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JoanCastro Premium
I have a question before I start creating my website. I like the baby niche category which I know it is very popular since I use all the time because I have a daughter. For example if I get this niche i have to chose for example DIAPERING. That would be my niche? Or I have to narrow it down? Like changing table, diaper bags, etc. Thank for the help my friends.
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GordonMcQue Premium
Hi Joan,

No-one could "tell" you what is right for you.

As a grandparent I would suggest breaking it down into stages and have your site titles reflect this, e.g.:-

0-3 mths

3-6 mths

6-9 mths

9-12 mths

12-18 mths

18-24 mths

24 mths +

Fit the requirements and affiliate ops into each title.

Gordon
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