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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I want to now the wedsite that will pay me small amount but just in 10 min or that app that will pay bouns that can be earn on paypal i just need 10 dollor just plz help me i follow every video on youtube but all them have problem like someare i like i earn money after10 dollor and takes time so just plz tell me app or wedsites that will pay me insted$10 plz brother plz read it carefully and understand because i do not know english that so plz tell 1 or 2 that will pay me $10 plz brother
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feigner Premium
probably the fastest way to make money is to create reviews on yt about products from click bank - but even that will take time as it is competitive.
all legit make money online schemes will take time - and work
or if not time then money....
or you could use the fallback of filling in forms or surveys...
good luck
phil
stay here for a while and start setting up your long term solution in an online business
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you are unlikely to find legitimate and genuine websites that pay you $10 for 10 minutes' work. All online businesses take time and effort.
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I want some suggestions that my niche is "beauty products" so to narrow it down so that I can target a specific group of people

which specific things I can choose or popular nowadays so that I would have a greater chance to succeed in the future. I have tried to find it out but don't get the specific answer. so plz provide me some suggestions.
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Just target women (if the product is for women).
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feigner Premium
one place i find it good for ideas - other than jaaxy ( butyou only have 30 searches) - is answerthepublic
doing a search for breauty products came up with some ideas you may want to explore
it narrows down the topic - and maybe investigating beauty products for pregnancy will give hte vistors the confidence that nothing will harm their baby...
or if you have sensitive skin - nothing will cause an outbreak....
try the same in google add beauty products for into the search box and see what the autosuggest shows.
have fun
phil
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ChrystopherJ Premium
Might be the wrong screenshot :-)
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feigner Premium
thanks chrys - don't know what happened - the snipping was the right image - but the clipboard had not grabbed it....
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ChrystopherJ Premium
No worries, it's corrected now, that's the main thing. And your Tabs are like mine haha hundreds of them ;-)
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feigner Premium
i think i am overloading my computer ...or my brain....
but yeah....too much open - but i know what is there...or at least most of it...
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Does the customer get some kind of discount or bonus when they purchase the product through my affiliate link?
OR the same rates apply when they purchase it directly from the website?

If the same rates apply, then why would they go through my affiliate link apart from the TRUST reason? (Especially when I'm just starting out with my online business)

I mean what monetary (or maybe some other) advantage it is to the customer?
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feigner Premium
unless you can sort out a discount then they will pay the same price as in the ecomm shop
what they are looking for is an answer to a problem - this has led them to your website - you have written an article which answers this problem and offered a solution then the visitor may click on the solution link to the product site - so you are in effect preselling
showing what their life will be like after they have purchased this product.
you will get a commission as it costs a lot to market for new customers - you are donig it for free..well except for the commissions
so they get free advertising out of it and if you write the post that people want to read then you will get the commissions.
so you could in theory start making commissions from your very first post - unlikely but possible
if you choose a problem your niche has right now and offer a solution - and gain their trust then they will click through....
what does the custmer get - they get the knowledge that this product is going to solve their problem - you told them it does....
have fun
phil
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Hey Phil! Sorry to disturb you once again. What you are saying is absolutely true. But not every blog/website will be like "See this is the product that'll solve your problem". I mean many blogs/websites aren't just based on offering solution to problems.

What if my blog is based on creative stories, reviews on TV shows, Anime & Manga, android based apps, my experiences on my last FSAE(F1 styled prototype Car) Project, my views on various different characters based on history or TV shows, mental mathematics, different psychological experiments & many other topics...

Only a handful of the above topics fit in that "Offer solution & buy this product" stuff.
Plus, I would be focusing on things that very few people try/tried or talk about some of the gems that are actually hidden under this Vast & never ending TV/anime & manga community.

So I'm really kinda confused. Should I start with the above aforementioned topics(things that I know & want to write about) OR should I look for topics that'll be like "This is the problem you are looking for & this is the solution".
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feigner Premium
if you look at them you will see they do work on the same basic model
tv reviews - earn their trust by showing that your opinion if entertaining - monetisation poss ads
anime and manga - merchandise - opinions on shows - how to draw - cosplay - how are you going to attract visitors -
android based apps - why would they visit - interested in your walkthroughs of hte apps - good experience - buy product through links
formula sae design - showing how you created hte design -why - teaching website for niche audeince - monetisation tools, books and ads
hmm...do i see a sort of trend here
the main things are - interesting/entertaining - gain trust - offer solutions...
can i twist each one around to the model - probably...but it seems to fit.
what do you think...
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I have a question. Let's say I have already decided my niche & one of my topics/webpage somehow don't have a product related to it on all the famous websites like Amazon, eBay, Flipkart etc ? What should I do in that case?

What if I have many topics to write on & I use an affiliate link related to the other topic(let's say mobile technology) on my website to my current topic(the one which doesn't have any products on the famous websites). Will that be OK?

I mean, in the end, most of us are just going to buy stuff from the well known & trusted websites.

And how many affiliate links on a single webpage is considered to be OK?
2?3?
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I want to know that can I display different products from different sites on one 1 website.
for ex - from amazon one cc cream and from Walmart one lipstick can we do that. or by doing this we can go banned.

plz, suggest to me whether I go for different products from different sites or should stick to one site forex- like the only selling amazon products.
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feigner Premium
try not to think of your niche as a product - but what the product does - the end result.
so the lipstick - want to present yourself at your best - so more of a makeup - so what about makeupstyles in your 40's
this way you get to do how to's and promote products as solutions.
this way is a lot more subtle that trying to sell a product to anyone.
but it can cover many products on one website
good luck
phil
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