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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c1120ap Premium
I am thinking of going to the booth camp. I can't think of a good niche right now. I already have a website that I did for fun last year, however, I don't know how to continue it in the affiliate marketing criteria. I will try the booth camp I guess.
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megawinner Premium
Great decision.
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I was thinking about doing a niche in gluten free. I am not entirely sure what to narrow it down to.

I did search Affiliated Programs for Gluten free and came up with a few that are on the direction toward protein bars and snack food. They are anywhere from 5% - 15%.

Does a niche in gluten free sound like a good avenue and any suggestions on how to narrow it down or if I should just go with what I found really quick with the affiliate programs?
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hercsy Premium
To be honest i thin gluten free is a very broad subject and lots to write about.
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kbiel4 Premium
Gluten free is a good niche, but I feel it could be "broken down" a little bit. A couple of examples may be 1) the many effects Gluten free diets can have on one's health and 2) the specific types of gluten-free diets, such as fruits, vegetables, and some grains (to just name a few). These are some examples that may be less competitive in your audiences' searches. Hope this helps.

All the best,

Kent
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megawinner Premium
It is already very narrow say, Gluten-Free Chocolate bars.
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cld111 Premium
You want to make sure you can find things to promote that will pay well. Protein bars are fine, but you won't make a lot on them.

However, because it's a food/cooking related site, you can promote other things related like cooking appliances.

If you go this route, I would definitely use Pinterest to build up your traffic.

- Christina
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mcb247 Premium
I few sub niches could be GF Foods, GF Recipes, Dealing with coeliac disease (when I was diagnosed about 6 years ago I went hunting for information) Living day to day with GF ... as you can see there are various sub niches you could adopt.

Most people with auto-imune diseases tend to suffer from more than one a closely connected angle is pain relief for some so you could go down CBD route for affiliate products.

I would look at diet and nutrition as this is always what people are looking for... you could expand into recipes as you grow.

Maybe creating your own product could be a good income stream too.

Trust this helps :)
Martin
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Hello, a couple of new questions, if you allow me please:
1. Under Home Page settings: it seems there's a new option, called "Use Statistic Front Page"; when would this option worth to be in place?
2. The name of my recent site appears already under other former users... What are my alternatives? Should I change my WA one at this stage? My thanks
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so I got some time to use the platform, can I earn money from a starter account ?
please give me a strait answer cause i got no money, I'm using all the money I saved for college, if I make money here as a starter i will for sure use some of it, to upgrade to a premium
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Arlindo & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate free starter!

short answer is yes.

there's always a however .... it will take you much, much longer and with greater effort for less return ....

you've landed on an awesome self-directed training platform where you can learn to build your new on line biz to fruition and it's a longer term project .... just as any viable successful business, it takes personal effort, time and resources to build to scale ...

suggest you get rolling on the step by step training with Kyle by clicking on the blue link .... with your free starter, you get Level 1 OEC and will have built your initial website after Lesson 4 .... all the best to you for every Success, cheerio ... :)
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Hi Arlli,

Thanks for your question.

Let me give you a comprehensive answer, alright?

Based on my vast experience and helping 1,000’s of people to get started, I can say the following:

It’s possible to make money with a Free Starter Account but it’s MUCH easier with a premium membership.

The reason is that with the premium membership you’ll get everything you need to make a life-changing income online:

1. Training
2. 24/7/365 Support
3. Expert Mentoring from Successful Online Entrepreneurs (Learn more here: )
4. All high-quality tools (Jaaxy, managed website hosting, SiteComments, etc.)
5. And more…

Another thing that I’ve often noticed is that people who are always just looking for freebies, aren’t really committed to succeed.

You may not be like that. But the fact is that most who only take the free will never succeed because they’re not willing to put in the work.

I’m paying myself for the premium membership and it makes me more than 100 times more than I put into it. Check out my post below: Summa Summarum:

Yes, you can make money with the free membership BUT

You’ll make it most likely much faster with a premium and earn much more.

That’s what I’ve learned over the years.

Feel free to ask me anything also in the future! I’m here to help you to succeed.

-Roope
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I appreciate your honest feedback
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rroberts89 Premium
I'm pretty sure I have my target audience right now; the concept I'll use to build my business' foundation. I want to be able to possibly teach some classes and/or have some online lessons available. Access to video streams of Afrikan/Black studies lectures and teachings. Afrikan-centered books and to sell books like these. I've already come across several book-selling websites with affiliate programs. I'm putting my intentions out in the Universe and also gonna do my part.
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Rashad & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

Sounds like you've got a positive plan moving forward & best wishes on your up-coming wedding!

All the very best to you for every Success in your new life together, cheerio .... :)
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rroberts89 Premium
Thank you for the warm welcome. Much appreciated.
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keishalina9 Premium
*** you're most welcome ...enjoy the amazing WA journey to Success, Big Success! ... :) ***
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Doctorluv Premium
Real positive vibes.
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