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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ErnestVision Premium
I have a question,, I purchased a website domain name with the intention of it being a storefront for the likes of Walmart/Amazon etc...My thoughts were that I would collect the emails of all visitors after-witch, they would be redirected to a store category where they could make purchases.

The purchases help the charity the storefront represents... for instance...{TheRedCrossstore} after a person clicks, they may get a bonus download of a printable calendar in exchange for their email address, after that they would move to the site /store, category of their choice.

My question, how would I set up the second page, is there a site that already has options for people to select categories say gardening or music, or grocery shopping?
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lesabre Premium
Hi Ernest, did you purchase this domain outside of WA. Just my experience that may not be related. I once purchased 5 Amazon stores that promised me just a plug, utilize and earn. After trying to establish these stores I was prompted to several upsells. I would suggest you do some research on the seller.

https://www.snopes.com/fact-check/top-scams/

https://www.ripoffreport.com/reports/services/advertising-scam

In no way am I suggesting that this could be a misleading purchase, but I think you may want to do some research on it. Please do not put any more money into this if there are any suggestions of upsells.

Best wishes,
Michael
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Lex666 Premium
Two domains should be two separate websites if that’s what your asking.
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xanmar Premium
I was really excited to see a free website option, however after watching the video I wonder id going premium now is better. I wanted to wait until I saw a profit from this before going premium as a don't have a huge budget option for this. I would love to get some feedback as to if premium is worth it right out of the gate.
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JosephRebisz Premium
It most certainly is! There are far more benefits if it fits into your budget. Be aware though, that money may not come in for at least 3-6 months at best depending on how much time and effort you put into your website. 2-3 articles a week should start you gaining some money at least, maybe longer though.
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xanmar Premium
I think I might go for it. It seems like a could investment. I really appreciate your feedback!
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RokuKazuya Premium
I think it's a good idea to, since it puts plenty of helpful tools to your disposal, but if you have a limitated budget I think you might want to:

- Prepare some articles/material in advance (to avoid remaining stuck and to help you keep a nice publishing rate, which is important)
- Consider the yearly subscription to save some money, maybe wait and see if you can get a bigger discount during the holidays/Black Friday if it is too much at the moment (this way you'll have more time to earn something back with your site).
- Consider your niche and choose the best social network to advertise it (maybe start making a profile and make a few post each week, to gain some followers before going premium), you can also use those accounts to try some stuff out and start to understand what works and what doesn't.
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As I get more I to the training I loving it this really cought my attention and it's hard for something to do that I'm easily distracted but this has me ffg oucouse.
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xanmar Premium
Well let me tell you half way through level one I went premium. As I learned more I found that the tools here are SO much cheaper than pay per click adds. And the Jaaxy tool alone is worth the premium fee not to mention the extra training and one on one guidance you get after going premium. I have done so many side hustles on and off line and made only pennies! The potential here is unlimited. The way I see it the side hustles I've been doing, food delivery, grocery shopping for others, even donate plasma all costs me something with so little return. I highly recommend going premium, it is seeming to be more than worth it.
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isim Premium
Just choosing a theme for my web site. Done some demos, but confused:
1. What's the difference between Home page and Parent page, between sub page (accessible from parent page) and link pages (like 'Elements' & 'More Tags' pages in demos) accessible from home page?
In my mind the home page is at the top of the tree and enables access to the other (sub) pages. Just wondered what parent & sub pages were.

2. Am I able to expedite navigation by adding/ subtracting more links on theme pages or is the template/ theme fixed to inhibit this?
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Jaz333 Premium
Hi Ian ... This link might give you a better detail on the difference between parent and child pages: https://www.elegantthemes.com/blog/resources/why-and-when-should-you-use-wordpress-child-pages

You are able to customize the theme. You are not limited to just the pages set up in demos.

If you are looking for an excellent theme, try Generate Press. It is quick, light weight, can be customized to suit any niche and is very easy to work with. The premium version is excellent but the free version is very good too; the free version offers much more than other free ones out there. You can find more info on it here: https://generatepress.com/

Good luck, Shannon
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Lex666 Premium
You can link pages of your site to other pages on your site. I’m not sure what parent or subpages are. Focus on the homepage and the posts
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isim Premium
Hi Shannon -
Thanks so much for this - and your quick response. The item you pointed to was very useful and also gave me some insights in what to think about from an SEO perspective - which is also very useful :)
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ChristineW3 Premium
Okay I created the "about me" page on my website and published it. I also created and published the Privacy Policy Page and I will be going to look it over tomorrow. I am glad that is over and I hope it will attract customers but I do see where it is important to get some feedback. So tomorrow I will link it up on a post to get some feed back. It is time to call it a night.
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TheBobbyD Premium
Great job!

Continue following the training step by step, and don't skip any, it will all come together and you will have a solid online business.

You got this!

BobbyD
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isim Premium
Not built my first web site yet, but wondered if I should use the Rubix extension one demonstrated by Kyle IF (as I have) already registered a domain name which ends in .co.uk. That is can I continue using the Rubix one to build it first & experiment, then transfer it over to the .co.uk domain name or do I need to 'import' this .co.uk domain name BEFORE I start building it? By the way, I am currently only a Starter member, not Premium.
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AbieAJ Premium
As a starter, you can use one siterubix subdomain. It remains valid for six months on the starter package.

To input your .co.uk , you have to upgrade first to be able use the hosting that comes with your premium membership. You can then later move your siterubix to your .co.uk if you so wish to.

It would be better for SEO and ranking to build on own domain vs a free subdomain. Subdomains remain the property of WA.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hello from Nottingham! You won't be able to transfer your .co.uk domain here, (country specific domains cannot be hosted here) but you can point the nameservers to WA, which will allow you to use it here. However, you will need to be a premium member to do this. You will still need to pay the domain fees to your initial registrar.

If you start with your free siterubix, then it is a simple process to transfer everything over to your own domain once you go premium, you don't lose any of your work or have to start again.
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isim Premium
Abie - Many thanks for the amazingly speedy response. The community is certainly very active if I can get answers to questions this quickly. I will, on your recommendation proceed with the siterubix domain first as I will undoubtedly become a Premium Member in the next few days and as you say that will then allow me to do the transfer to the .co.uk domain later.
Regards - Ian
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AbieAJ Premium
As Diane has mentioned, you'd be able point your .co.uk to WA servers by changing the DNS nameservers from your current registrar. You won't be able to transfer to WA. WA hosts a .com / .net / .org
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isim Premium
Hi Abie - Another thought initiated by your phrase '..if you wish to'. If I do eventually use the .co.uk domain will this then be hosted somewhere else and therefore the free things Kyle talked about that WA provide for sites developed with the WA tools like anti spam and the high speed aspects - would I potentially lose those if I transfer to .co.uk?
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AbieAJ Premium
You domain can stay with the current registrar, however you're pointing the DNS servers to WA. So then you can add your domain, it will be listed in your sites manager and can benefit from what the platform offers.
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isim Premium
Diane - Many Thanks - nice also to know you're UK based. Based on yours and Abie's comments I will start on the siterubix sub domain and once I've become premium and registered my .co.uk domain (as was suggested), will move all my build to that - which will hopefully be better with regard to SEO as I build & publish it.
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Lex666 Premium
That’s a great question. I’m glad I read this for future reference.
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