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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omw
Kyle & staff ...

although I have really just started my journey, I have not been able to avoid a theme. The arrow or mouse seen throughout each presentation is sometimes very difficult to follow. This in part due to my being a newbie. Another reason is due to the size of the mouse or pointer and the fact that it blends so well into the background. you can imagine how this could give attendees a rather nice headache.

May I respectfully suggest an edit on the presentations going forward? I recommend a dark color (red) circle to house the mouse or pointer of sufficient size to be spotted instantly. This will also help encourage viewer attention span.

Thoughtfully ...
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Brian

I have my share of vision challenges too. Have you increased the size of the screen when you are watching the training? I didn't to start off with and it is so much more difficult to see what is going on that way. You can also increase the size by clicking on the three dots on the top right hand of your screen and select zoom.

Hope this helps you.
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omw
LouiseBT ...
Hi pretty lady!!! Thank you for your post. I enjoyed reading both it and your bio. you are an interesting young woman.

While I AM still learning - ARGGHHHH, I am aware of the screen information you shared. but as I posted (I think), my issue is not the screen, but the mouse or pointer on the screen. I have watched presentations with the mouse as we see at Wealthy Affiliates - HARD to find AND follow; and I've enjoyed presentations that displayed the encircled mouse - MAJOR difference. Much easier to follow and to understand the material presented.

I also posted because I know I am not the only one concerned about this, but I am probably the only one to have posted about it.

I LOVE that you shared what you have in your profile. I would love to meet you in person.

Again, I appreciate that you posted!!!!!!!!!!!
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RachelDay Premium
Hello - realistically is it recommended to set up a website with your own domain to drive traffic to your site? I'm conscious that my content won't show in google searches with a free site. I am more than happy to invest and pay for the premium membership once I've familiarised myself with the WA site and the introductory training :)
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LouiseBT Premium
Hi Rachel
I think you will be pleasantly surprised (in fact, I know you will be :-)) My siterubix site was ranked by Googole in no time at all. You really do not need to commit yourself to buying your domain at the outset.
Wishing you every success!
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Louise
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RachelDay Premium
Thank you for your reply :) That has definitely given me some confidence to make a start. Blessings and light to you also.
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LouiseBT Premium
My pleasure, Rachel!
Go for it and don't look back, you are on such an exciting journey now. :-)
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Louise
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steveo013 Premium
Thank you Rachel for asking this question, and Louise for answering/providing insight as I was thinking the (exact!) same thing as Rachel!

Best regards,
/Steve
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M97
I really like what you said
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Woodsie1 Premium
Hi there people! Happy Monday! Any help on this niche thing will be appreciated!

I'm a singer songwriter with a small YouTube channel. I have no albums to sell yet but will do further ahead. When I think about writing to promote products, the stuff I would get excited about is personal development books and courses, and spiritual books and courses. I may write a book myself at some stage.

My songs are uplifting songs with a positive message that would appeal to people who are interested in personal development and spirituality. So there is a link between my music and the products I'd like to promote.

Would it be best to have 2 separate websites, keeping the music spearate, or have it all in one place?

Woodsie
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JKulk1 Premium
I would definitely gave two seperate niches. You don't want to confuse your audience. Jim
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Woodsie1 Premium
Okay - thank you so much for the advice Jim! Appreciate the quick reply. Have a great day!

Woodsie
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Hello.. I'm new here and I had a couple questions I was wondering if you guys could answer! 1: I was needing to make some money to be able to supply for myself and help myself in times of need, as I have tourettes and other disabilities that cause me to not be able to work. So I was needing to know how fast I can get money started on here, and if it's easy? 2: I needed to know some tips on how to make a website people would be interested in and ways to get money easily throughout it? I have goals I wish to achieve! Thanks in advance.
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Hi Daiisuki I'm new here as well hope we can really achieve our goals soon.
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Palatia Premium
Hi Lisa, This isn't a get rich quick opportunity but some people start to earn pretty early on. It is one to look at the long game. To build something solid that will sustain over time. As far as your niche, almost anything will work with over 4 billion people on the internet. Choose something you are interested in or are knowledgeable about. Maybe even a disability? It should be something you'll stay interested in for the long haul. :) Hope this helps.
Paula
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Habanero Premium
Hi,

SInce I'm a bit familiar with WP, I went on and created an about me page and a couple of categories that can be seen in the menu section of my website. Yesterday I followed the instructions in the training and published a private policy page plus updated my about me page according to the template in Site Content. Today I can't see the private policy page. What can be the problem?

Thanks
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Dale123 Premium
You just mentioned you "published a private policy page"... If you made it private you won't be able to see it unless you're logged in. Go to your admin panel, click all posts & check from there.
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Habanero Premium
Thanks Dale! I've just finished the training on creating a menu and it turned out that since I already had a menu in place, the privacy page needed to be added to that menu in order for it to become visible.
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