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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MoniqueRich Premium
Hello my friends, I have chosen a weight loss nice, to lose weight in a healthy way, my passion was always helping others finding the big 4, mindset, soul set, hearth set, health set.
I just saw the video and have some questions. I have given the keywords to Jaaxy, what I found was a bid shocking,

Avg; 3290. Traffic; 560. QSR; 0. KQI; great. SEO; 86
Those numbers are not bad, right?
Is this possible, or did I've got something wrong here? I am a bit confused.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - did you actually click "get QSR" to see the full results? It would be unusual to see such high traffic with 0 QSR.
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MoniqueRich Premium
Yes Diane, that was the same I thought, but yes I clicked the get QSR. But now I am unsure, I will try it ones again.
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MoniqueRich Premium
Yes, I tried it again Diane, the same results, what did I wrong,?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Do you want to send me the keyword by Private Message and I will have a look?
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MoniqueRich Premium
Great I will write you a PM, thank you, Diane
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paulash177 Premium
You should check the sentence if is correct, is usually like that when is not the right word
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ericcantu Premium
Every once in a while you can get some results that are too skewed one way or the other, but even Jaaxy here is telling you with the grade of 86 that this particular keyword isn't as good as the numbers seem to suggest. What I do when I find results like that is change the keyword slightly to find a more "real world" return. Then I have a better idea of the keyword I'm actually working with. But don't worry, you can find almost limitless low hanging fruit keywords with data that makes sense. Watch Jay's "Using Jaaxy Like a Boss" webinar and you can see how he uses all of Jaaxy's bells and whistles to find the best keywords, going way past just the keyword search feature. It's eye opening! :)
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MoniqueRich Premium
Thank you, Eric I will remember this, unfortunately, I didn't know this before I have chosen my website name and domain, I thought it was a logical sentence, but I am from Holland so maybe I was wrong, now I have to live with it and hope for the best.
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MoniqueRich Premium
Unfortunately, I didn't know this before, I have chosen this sentence for my website name and domain, I thought it was a logical sentence, but I am from Holland so maybe I was wrong, now I have to live with it and hope for the best.
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Kizz62 Premium
Hey guys,

Quick question regarding my niche... I'm thinking of ways to be most effective in driving my audience to my site. My initial thought was purchasing products within my niche myself to create videos/pictures/written word for review purposes for my audience. That seems like the best way to give authentic feedback on products. What are your thoughts on that and what other ways have you found effective? Thank you!
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Jaz333 Premium
That is a great idea! Some people absolutely do that and buying the products is certainly is the best way to be well informed on them. Other people will research the product reviews and see what others who have purchased the products have said to inform themselves.

This thread has some great suggestions on how to research products you have not purchased: Good luck, Shannon
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Kizz62 Premium
That's a huge help, Shannon. Thank you so much!
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Jaz333 Premium
Sure, anytime! Happy to help :)
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Dale123 Premium
Yep, that's always a good idea Ty!
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Aurore13 Premium
This link will be very helpful. I cannot picture myself buying every single product I am goint to recommend.
Thank you,
Aurore
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Kizz62 Premium
Thank you!
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boujib Premium
Our friend ARCCRI asked a question in French and it seems it needs to be resubmitted in English for the benefit of everyone.
The question is: If you upgrade to premium and after sometime you find yourself obliged to go back to free member is that possible or not ? I understood that for some reason a member finds it difficult to pay that month or for some months the monthly subscription so he needs to go back to the free membership. Is that possible>
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - no, it's not possible. Once you have been a premium member, you can't go back to being a free starter again. If a member cannot pay their premium subscription, then they would be locked out of the platform.
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drivendad76 Premium
Hi TheaWolfe and welcome to WA. I would probably start with amazon products and amazon affiliate programs but its up to you at the end of the day. Selling your own products can be harder as you have to carve out a newer path. But like other's have said, choose a niche your interested in, that way writing about that niche will be easier. Having said that, don't try and re-invent the wheel. I've personally known people who have made their own products and be over the moon about it and thinking they've got the best product since sliced bread (and it probably is). But then they try and get it out there and they barely make any money. With products that are already selling, half the work is already done and that is the big advantage of affiliate marketing. You are providing quality advice and guidance to people who basically have a similar interest to you and who are a seeking a solution to their question.

You can also market your own products down the track once you know what you're doing and become more advanced. Also, be sure to ask for help as there is loads of quality help here at WA.

On a different note, I was going through keyword research with the Jaxxy program. This is just the start of the training but what a goldmine of keyword information, if only I had this before! The keywords I've chosen are quite competitive with competition scores over 100 but under 150, the next few days will be interesting. I feel another post coming on!
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I am in the section about setting money goals. I has asked me to post my money goals. When I press add nothing happens. I am assuming it is because I have not upgraded to the premium membership. I am unable to do this until my job goes back to normal hours after the pandemic settles down. Reduced hours = reduced pay. That is why I want to start an online business so I do not have to depend on an employer to determine my income.
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Likewise, new too, just getting started.
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Warly10 Premium
Hey there,

You don't need to be a premium member to add your goals.

And as a matter of fact, I just visited your profile and you've already added it
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JeffRios Premium
Keep your head up it will get better.
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