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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Rico11 Premium
Hi you all.. I am just got certified as a personal trainer; After watching these training videos, I realized I will be able to do a lot better bringing traffic to my website; and actually writing about my fitness niche.. I want to do a youth fitness. Should this niche be narrowed down a bit more?
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seanbennick Premium
I don't think you need to narrow it down beyond that. What's your site name / url?
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I need a training session please
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megawinner Premium
Yes you can devide your youth fitness into diet, activities, exercises and out door sports.
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paulash177 Premium
I think so
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Rico11 Premium
Thank you so much for your response. I created a fitness brand called Insane Fitness (IInsanefiTness) years back.. I wanted to use http://IInsanefiTness.com; but I’m kind of confused as to rather or not I should include something dealing with youth in the url.
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Rico11 Premium
Thank you so much for your input.. Now that you say that, I can use youth physical activities. That’s more of a direction I would feel more comfortable doing..
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Kendra14 Premium
Hey, so I have a candle business with a website up and running. Am I supposed to have my niche based around candles? I feel if I do that, I will be promoting the candles of another company. And if I picked a different niche to promote on my website like lets say nail polish... would that look weird to the customers shopping on my website. I feel like the niche and my business website have to go hand-and- hand, but there isn't a real way to do that without promoting some other companies candles.
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siamjerry Premium
You are right, your business website is your niche. I truly hope this is what you wanted. You will be promoting candles from another company, but you should do so as an affiliate to that company. That is the basics of affiliate marketing.
Once you have chosen candles, stay away from promoting other products like nail polish, so as to not confuse your audience. The principle here is one website, one niche only.
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Kendra14 Premium
Thanks so much that helps me. In my candle business, I make and sell my candles on my website to customers. So this niche thing for me would pretty much have to be a whole new business and new website.
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TheBobbyD Premium
Yes, if you have another niche different from you candle business, then it is best to start a new website for that niche.

However, on your candle website you can look for items to promote that go along with candles, like candle holders, or table runners that you set candles on, just think accessories, and promote those on your candle site, if you don't already.

Good luck.

BobbyD
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seanbennick Premium
Kendra, you can also add a store and sell your own candles through the Affiliate website if it's separate. If it's the same site, then keep the Affiliate links to your blog portion and make sure to sprinkle your own products in there as well. Think of the Affiliate Revenue as bonus money or drop shipping.
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megawinner Premium
You may promote yours. However the challenge is how do you send the candles around the world. Whereas if it i another candles through Affliate program, you only have to write content on these candles and if your redersbuy from your site, you will get commissions. You do not to worry about shipping, and all that.
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seanbennick Premium
Megawinner has a point. There are plugins that can show different content based on your location. I would use one of these and push your own products to the markets where you are able to ship.

I've used this one previously for a client. I recommend the pro version.

https://geotargetingwp.com/
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I want a mentor to give me samples of niche
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megawinner Premium
A sample of a niche is Fitness Training. Now you may want to norrow it you may want to go to the exercise training. In the gym there are types of exercises using equipment, They are aerobic activity and training, strength training, balance training and flexibility training. So if you choose. Fitness training Exercises you would have many options to go to equipmentor accessories. Those are your niche.

Niche is a specific topic of your choice. You should think of a niche that would earn you money through commission not only about what you are most passionate about and most interested in.
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Hi all. I would like my niche to be The young teaching the old))
Would love to have the most simple website in good ol plain English to guide our elders through , if possible have volunteers of youngsters helping over the phone , possibly making some pennies whilst helping , is this totally impossible.am I way off key . I know trust ,data protection & all that would have to be super secure .
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Sounds good
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acrinym Premium
This is really a good niche! I like the idea. :)
Once you get your website going, you could add several wordpress plugins to set this up pretty fast.
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Ty however I can’t even log in , so feel like giving up as help only seems available if yr premium so disappointing
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Dwayne20 Premium
On the task that instructs you to join a discussion, what do you do if no one is around at that time to move forward. With people on different time zones how can I move on to my next lesson. Also about a comment for at lease two people, how do I approach this?
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EmakAmelia Premium
Greet new members or give your comment on members blog posts on WA dashboard.
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AbieAJ Premium
There's always someone to respond to your questions 24/7. Can you please elaborate on your last sentence, thanks.
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megawinner Premium
Do not worry about time differences. Just join live chat, comment on blogs here at WA community or websites.
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Robertstarli Premium
hi my question is this. i am still in the training process. i have had alot go on in the past month (family stuff) but i am back and ready to go . Question is can i log out while in training and not loose my website i just got up and kind of going?
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MedeciaA Premium
yes your training is always there for you to continue
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TheBobbyD Premium
If you have built and published a website it will still be there.

BobbyD
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MedeciaA Premium
thats true
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megawinner Premium
Yes, and I do that sometimes.
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