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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Hi! I have 3 areas in which I am passionate and I would like to know if anyone thinks that one or more of these ideas could be lucrative/successful? They are: (1) American Sign Language (ASL), (2) International Folk Dancing, and (3) Crafts (a variety of). What do you all think?!!! THANK YOU FOR YOUR HELP!

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Hi Susan
Absolutely! It will be all about your content and the links you put into it. I like all 3 ideas pick one and try to be specific (ex ASL for beginners or specific crafting hacks).
Remember, you are the expert and the knowledge you have will definitely help others. The value you provide will end up paying you back!!!
Good luck!
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most definitely!
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Kyle Premium
Your niche ideas are definitely viable directions for your niche. You need to choose one when starting out, what are you most passionate about?

When deciding on a niche and trying to narrow down to a more specific niche, I recommend you ask yourself the following question:

I want to help people that ______________.

Fill in the blank and you are going to be much closer to a specific audience. After you do this and if you want to run any further ideas by me, let me know and I will give you a hand. :)
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BKam Premium
Hi guys,
I need help choosing a niche.
what i'm passionate about is personal development with regards to inspiration & motivation as I'm a motivational & inspirational speaker. So how do i narrow down my niche. would that mean i have to go to the root of recommending personal development courses of what.
Hope that makes sense.
please let me know.
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michaelw777 Premium
If you are unsure; you might just want to shop around for products you can sell. If you don`t know how to get your Niche down pat; you might just try seeing what is available in your Niche. I am now recommending this; you might try clickbank.com to see what is there in your Niche.
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Thanks Michael. i will do that.
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Sorry if this has been asked before. I already have two Shopify stores. One is a gadget site the other is about pets. I was thinking about using one of my sites. Probably the pet site. I have more passion for the pet site. What do y'all think? Thank you for all your help.
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DaveSw Premium
That will work and likely will help that store out to get more traffic, leads, and sales. Since it is already in place, you can get started directly with content, etc.

As an aside, you might want to start a second site (or third I guess) that is a niche shoulder site to the niches that you are focusing on with your Shopify stores.

This was you could use the three to establish a bigger footprint in the niche and perhaps it would leverage your efforts. Since you have the stores, my guess is that you also have social accounts relating to them?

That is another area where the additional content that you create for all three can be leveraged (i.e. Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter, and of course, Facebook)...

Best of luck!

Cheers!
Dave : )
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Definitely follow your passion!
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I bet anyone in Fiverr can do a better job than me when it comes to drawing.

However, I like to make my drawings part of my web pages. On the bottom left, I have paper planes being folded and they fly to the top right. At the bottom left sits a girl whose hair moves and eyes blink. Each time the visitor comes, the dress color changes.

For all of that, at a total file size of not even 35kb.

My ability to synthesize is better than my individual abilities in coding and drawing.

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