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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Finally finished my Lesson 7. I've stayed awake in the last 4 hours to figure out a way to complete task "About me". If you have the chance to check it please let me know your opinions, comments right below it or advice me for improve it.
Thank You @Calvinator63 for the supportive comment
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Oluwole1937 Premium
Good job.
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Jaz333 Premium
Hi - In the future, if you are looking for feedback on your page, you can post the link here: If you are looking for comments on a post, you can post the link to this thread: Hope that helps!
Good luck, Shannon
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Calvinator63 Premium
No problem Cipriano,

Anytime!

That is why most of us are active on the platform: to help others when they need a little assistance!

Also if you post your URL (Domain name) on the right side of your profile page whenever you want someone to take a look at your work.
They can simply go to your profile and click on the link you provided for us to use. We do it that way because posting of any URL, if not asked for it, is considered as spam by the co-founders of this platform and posting URL's can lead to a write ban on the WA platform and I would hate to see you get one of those and not know why!

Another spot, is click on "Websites" tab over in the left sidebar menu. Then you can click on Site-Comments for comments to be left on your website, or Site-Feedback for feedback on your overall website design and construction.

Additionally, Shannon provided you some other links as to where you can post our URL and get feedback on your material without it being posted to your website as a comment.

Good luck,
Calvin
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thank you Calvin, can you check my profile and give me a feedback about it? Thank you in advance
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Calvinator63 Premium
Cipriano,

I'm sorry but I believe you might not have done it right.

Either that or you have to be a premium member to share your URL on your profile page. I followed you and still, can not see the URLs posted on your profile page.

The screenshot below shows where to insert them. We are also allowed to share social media profile links there as well!

Calvin
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Lesson 7 on the rocks. I've set my Privacy & Policy on my website, I've watched the video step by step... Now i'm going to do the hardest part for me... About Me|Website Post, I really don't know where to begin. Things about me have no connection with website I've created... I really don't know what to write... HELP
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Lesson 5: DONE ✅
All seems really simple, and actually is simple until now. Right explanations, step by step. I’ve had some small difficulties to find all buttons, because I’m using a smartphone and not a laptop or desktop PC. But at the end was all settled exactly like in video.
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Kyle Premium
Yeah, the interfaces you see will always look a bit different on a mobile device versus if you are on a desktop (mainly menus shrink down).

It sounds like you are making really good progress here. :)
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Vraiment bien et merci pour l'accompagnement
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Hi, I am working through the training and i am trying to find my niche. I love travel , especially cruises and i was thinking of cruises being my niche. is cruises to broad to be a niche, as it is only a small part of the travel industry.Your opinions would be most helpful. Thanks
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Kyle Premium
Sure, you can head in the cruise direction. What type of cruises do you want to help people with? There are many different types, locations, etc...and I think you want to narrow things down a bit here! :)
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As i dont have a clue what im doing,im not sure how far i should narrow things down, i was under the impression that within the travel industry as a whole, cruising was a niche on it's own.
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AMakatche Premium
Ok, yes my husband and I live cruises also, great question!! I’ll be following!
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I'm not ready to take on another cost just yet to improve my site. Can I create content for my site before I register for another monthly bill? I have student loans, mortgage, car payment, insurance, utilities, etc. I want to create content first to see if I have what it takes with the information I've gathered so far. I feel like it's pressure to get the upgrade. In the Jaxxy the keywords were blocked out. Let me develop content for this site and create menu items to see if I've learned anything from the videos. I need time to decide to manage another monthly bill.
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Jewelia Premium
Are you talking about an upgrade to Premium Membership? You can upgrade at any time when you're ready. However, the Starter membership is limited in resources (not in time, though). You can still work on your content, but you only have 10 free lessons in the Online Entrepreneur Certification course and 30 free Jaaxy searches for free. The only "pressure" is that you are receiving a $30 discount for the first month if you upgrade rather sooner than later. Other than that, nobody pressures you.
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Calvinator63 Premium
HI Elvie,

Many Affiliate marketers have bills just like the ones you have listed. It is not uncommon in today's society to have a debt burden. If you are serious about giving this an honest try then you will become creative and figure out a way to make it possible!

You can remain a free starter member and start-up two different free siterubix.com subdomain websites to see if you can earn money by doing Affiliate Marketing.

However, after 6 months if you do not go premium you will lose those free websites and their content, so in reality, the only thing you have to lose would be your time.

By not going premium it will take much more effort to find out how to do certain aspects of the business model on your own through the search engines. Because the training as a free member is limited to only the first level in either training modular.

One of the biggest advantages in going premium is that you open the flood gates (literally) to so much more training that will help you succeed. WA can show you the way, but it will still take your hard work and efforts to make it happen!

The choice is yours,
Calvin
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Jewelia Premium
Calvin, this is the first time I hear that the Starter membership is limited to 6 months... Where did you find such information?

Thank you,

~ Julia.
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Calvinator63 Premium
Hi Julia,

I am sorry but you read that wrong the free website(s) is/are limited to 6 months now (as of about 4 months ago).

The starter membership (as far as I know) is as long as they want to remain a free member (Might want to check with Kyle to see if they have not changed that also).

Calvin
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Jewelia Premium
No, I understood perfectly what you were saying, but limiting free websites to 6 months is the same as limiting Starter membership to this period because there is nothing else to do if one can't work on his/her site. I'm sorry, but I question whether this information being correct. Could you please point out the source of it?

Thank you,

~ Julia
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Calvinator63 Premium
No limiting free websites is just that, limiting the use of the free website to 6 months. It does not, however, limit the free membership.

As far as I know, you can remain a free member for an unlimited amount of time. Now, if you can start another free website after the first expires (I Do Not Know) this is another issue that you might ask Kyle about also.

As I said this information was provided by Kyle.

He has mentioned this often in live chat, so if you doubt this as being true. Please, by all means, to assure your doubtfulness contact, Kyle, to confirm this to be true.

Calvin
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Jewelia Premium
You might be correct if a free website stays inactive (no new posts) for 6 months. But if a person works on his/her site, it can't be true. Otherwise, it would be specified in the Membership Comparison chart, but it's not - I just checked.
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Calvinator63 Premium
As I stated, check with Kyle to confirm or deny.
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Jewelia Premium
I will. Thank you.
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Thank you for making it plain. I'll consider what you said. Thank you.
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