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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JoanneSantos Premium
Hi Kyle,

I have a few questions.

1- I Can't seem to add my favorite post to the bottom footer

2- The About Me Page, and Privacy Policy Is on the right side of my page, how can I move it over to the right under my site name?

3- How do I get rid of the word sample page from my site?

4- On Word press the bottom shows main menu, (under appearance- menus) but my box shows primary menu, does that matter?

Thanks Joanne
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Kyle Premium
Happy to help you out here:

1- I Can't seem to add my favorite post to the bottom footer

Not every theme will support this. So depending on the theme that you choose, you will want to do so accordingly.

2- The About Me Page, and Privacy Policy Is on the right side of my page, how can I move it over to the right under my site name?

You can manage this through custom menus. This is covered in the first level of the training.

3- How do I get rid of the word sample page from my site?

You can delete it, by going through the Pages. This is covered within the first lessons of the training as well so you will get there.

4- On Word press the bottom shows main menu, (under appearance- menus) but my box shows primary menu, does that matter?

Primary Menu is your top menu, that is the one that you will be able to adjust with your own custom menu that you will create.
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JoanneSantos Premium
Thank you so much Kyle for answering my questions.

I completed all the OEC training about a month ago, now I am going back to the videos one by one while I create my website.
Although, I'm eager to get my website up and running quickly, I know I need to take my time :)

I'm at Level 2, so I may have to go back to address the questions that I asked.

Be Well,


Joanne
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Woodsie1 Premium
Underneath the blue box where it says "Customise Your Site" there is an option to "change your theme completely".

I clicked on it and it says, "Bad Request" !

I thought it was a good request.

Anyway, I could stick with the theme I'm on but I have no idea how to get rid of the writing and put my own writing there. I managed the title okay, but then the main post says:

Welcome to WordPress. This is your first post. Edit or delete it, then start writing!

How do I edit it or delete it? There is no pen symbol for this section that I can find!

Woodsie
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Woodsie1 Premium
Ooh thank you - looks like what I need! Much appreciated.
Have a great day!

Woodsie
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Woodsie1 Premium
Thank you for these webinar suggestions - have done the first one and it was awesome!

Woodsie
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Goldie70 Premium
Hi Everyone .. I'm stuck right now, on choosing a niche. I'm trying desperately to get UNstuck. Does any of you have tips on how/what to use, since I'm very interested dogs and cats, wild animals like elephants and so on .. actually Anything kind and loving . Thanks for anything you choose.

Karin
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feigner Premium
have a play in google with its autosuggestion - no holds barred - just type in cats and a space and see what it comes up with - anything look interesting then write it down
carry on like that using the alphabet soup ( add a letter from the alphabet after the space and see what it comes back with)
look at what you have written down - is anything interesting.
nope then try another seed word - animals and go through it again.
click on any interesting searches and look at the questions and the related at the bottom.
this is a personal journey - only you know what interests you and flicks your swtch - you may change it in the future for something completely different, but it is ideally something you know about or really want to learn about.
have fun
phil
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - well just thinking about dogs, you could choose dog toys, dog training, dog clothing, dog beds, dog nutrition etc. The same ideas would work for cats.
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Goldie70 Premium
Thanks so much Diane .. it's strange that I didn't Think of that myself.
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ByeByeMan Premium
Hello to everybody!

I was thinking that as my niche I want to choose travelling. Do you guys think that a good ideal or should I go with something more simple? I choose this one because I really like travelling and to meet new cultures and people and I'm alwasy getting excited when I'm talking about where I'm going next.

Best regards.
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exgrosteve Premium
Hi, If travel is a passion it's worth exploring as a niche. Within travel and many other niches there are sub sections. This is worth narrowing down. Adventure travel, city travel, beach travel, . . . . hope this helps, Steve C
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ByeByeMan Premium
Thank you @exgrosteve yes it is going to help me a lot. Thanks a lot one more time.
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TheCatherine Premium
Great niche but start with a narrow focus such as travelling on a budget or American national parks and then expand out
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ByeByeMan Premium
Thank you. This is what I'm thinking about right now. :)
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That’s a great idea!!!
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ByeByeMan Premium
Thank you. It is on my mind for for a long time, because I just love travelling and I thought I should have a site to share this with other people who are getting as excited about travelling as me.
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ManojV1 Premium
The travel niche is an excellent niche because most people love traveling but may not be able to travel to all the places that they wish to. That is where your blog will come in.

It is an evergreen niche and such a niche will always have potential even though some may feel that they are saturated. Here's what Kyle wrote in his recent blog post:

"An evergreen niche is one that is always going to remain popular on a day in, day out basis throughout the year. With 4 BILLION people online now, pretty much every niche is going to fall into this category.

An evergreen niche is going to allow you to create an authority website, which will lead to a long term, and very much sustainable business online."

(Source: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle/blog/which-niches-will-be-the-most-profitable-in-2020)

In fact, there is little or no information about several destinations and creating a blog on them is going to get a lot of traffic. More people would like to travel to newer, unexplored destinations and search for information online.

So why not combine your passion with an online business i.e. your travel blog, and make money while you travel the world! :-)
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Kyle Premium
Most definitely Tamas, I look forward to seeing your website take shape. :)
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