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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Jeffreybs Premium
Even though Amazon is a big name for beginners you really need a huge amount of traffic to earn a substantial income from them, they pay only 4-6% which is very low commissions.

I recommend everyone do a search with your niche high paying affiliate programs to find the programs in your niche that is going to be worth promoting if you are interested in earning more than some extra money now and then

Jeff
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bigbrains Premium
Thanks Jeff I agree with you! Amazon has a very low commission rate. Thanks for the great tips!
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megawinner Premium
Thank you for the heads up!
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Jeffreybs Premium
Thank You
I appreciate you commenting, I just dislike people wasting their time with Amazon. They are always changing their associate commissions and rules almost daily, and when you are the new website online getting their required sales is a real challenge

Jeff
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bigbrains Premium
Ah. Something I didn't know about Amazon. Changing there rules almost daily. Gotta try new things sometimes right.
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Jeffreybs Premium
I just am trying to help members here from making the mistakes I did when I was in your shoes
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megawinner Premium
True! Thanks again. Great job!
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Jeffreybs Premium
Thank You,
I have faith in all of you
Jeff
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Jeffreybs Premium
What Amazon will do is send their associates changes as they change the rules, I was exaggerating about it being every day but it is very often and that is why many people can't keep straight Amazon Associates policies

Jeff
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Hey Kyle, I am in a tizzie, I can't get back to my level 3 training. Somewhere I made a boo, boo, and I am being asked to upgrade yet once again before I can share with you what happened with a ticket on the help page. i am trapped in on another trial page. CAN YOU HELP ME?
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Jeffreybs Premium
Choosing your niche

Avoid over-thinking too much by starting a list of what you love to do and what you know about right now, you more likely have hobbies and interests you have been pursuing for years that other people also will have an interest in and this would be an awesome niche to choose

Jeff
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Hi everyone,
I have a quick question. I picked up a wP plugin a few months ago. It is for a travel site. Will it work on this platform? And can we add other plugins? For example, I have a texting plugin, that I can use to text my clients and let them know about special deals coming up. Can I use this plugin on this platform?
Thank you, anyone that is able to answer this question.
Lisa
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merlynmac Premium
You should be able to use virtually any WP-based plugin but I think you need to be a premium member. Otherwise you're limited to a select few like with the themes.
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Good luck madam
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Thank you Thirudevil14! Best wishes!!!
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michaelw777 Premium
Well; first things first; it would be nice to know what the Plug In is? But, on the safe side. I would contact Site Support; in Websites near the bottom and ask them. You can do that or not? As you want? But, I suggest you ask Site Support.
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mday849 Premium
Yes the WP plug in will work just upload the zip file.
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Sweet! Thanks Mike!
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Hi michaelw777,
Thank you ever so much. I believe I have gotten an answer, but you pointed to me a new resource for help! Much appreciated!
Lisa
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Jeffreybs Premium
Wall decor can be a very good niche but have you used Jaaxy to research the demand of this niche, and is this going to be a topic you love enough to be motivated to pursue day after day.

I am not trying to discourage you, I am only trying to help you find out if this really is the best niche for you

Jeff
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