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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Hi everyone,
I performed researches on keywords related to my niche and was not impressed at all.
I found relatively every less traffic on the researches. and now I am in a doubt about my niche that should I continue with the same niche or change it.
Please help me out in this.
Thank you

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Vishal
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JosephRebisz Premium
What is your niche?
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Hiking and trekking Clothing
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JBSweeney Premium
I am about to write my about me page and I would like to know can this be done when I have no idea of what company's products I will be promoting.
At this stage, I know nothing about the company, their products, the companies policy, company profile, is it possible to write an about me page without this information?
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Carolyn010 Premium
Yes, JBSweeney! You're about me page is about how you feel, what you are all about, and what your passion is all about. When you get up in the morning what do you like? How do you feel? What are your dreams? For me, my passion is no longer working in a cubicle and for someone else (a w2 worker) I am all about freelancing so I am about taking people thru the journey of going from being an employee to at a freelancer (a 1099 worker) and what that entails down to the technology that you need for your new life, the comfy clothes that make you feel good while working as a Virtual Assistant, What type of bags, backpacks, briefcases are awesome when traveling and working at the same time because you are no longer confined to a desk in a building from 9 to 5 you can work where you want to, etc. So you will share with the world what makes you tick and along with the show and telling people how wealthy affiliate helps to change your life and when they go to a blog or build a website they will want to click on a link on your website to get the same change of life avenue and how you feel and what drives you will also drive you to what other affiliate products or services you are passionate about that correspond to what you do in life or what you love in life. That is what you're about you page is about and you can and probably will change what is on that page as you grow and develop and learn. I hope this helps!
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Brian208 Premium
Definitely yes. About page tells something about you. I know that there's a template that you can model in the site content. You check out the about page of other members to get some idea. Don't stress yourself with about page. The most important part of your site will be your posts to be indexed and ranked by Google. Hope this helps. Good luck.
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JBSweeney Premium
Hi Brian208, much appreciate your prompt reply and advice as I was stressing myself and it was keeping me at a standstill
Now onwards and upwards and thanks again..
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JBSweeney Premium
Hi Carolyn010,
Many thanks for in-depth reply and very sound advice which I will implement going forward.
I would like to follow you if I may as I read from your blog a lot of emotion and feelings which pooped out to me as I read your reply.
Many thanks, bye for now.
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M6662 Premium
Thanks, but still not understood the Home Keywords (comma separated) section under Home page settings. is it a must that i have to populate something there or not??

And also, were i have multiple of things i will be offering but i can not list them in the Home description section due to limited space provision in this section, were do i put this.

please any one to as well advice
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merlynmac Premium
The keywords are just there to give a general topic such as babies, baby clothing, baby toys, etc.

As for your home description that should be what your site is about, not what you're selling (i.e., MySite.com provides reviews and recommendations for all things babies, etc.).
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M6662 Premium
well noted

thanks
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Muzammil24 Premium
Hello everyone. I published about me post on my site www.myreadforchange.com as task of lesson 7. I found on my site below my blog one post showed -

This -
Admin
(Author)
Hi there, Welcome to my website... I hope you find gems of information in all book reviews I have published on personal development, meditation, spirituality. My wish for you is to learn, apply and grow.

View all post by admin

Can someone please guide how can I remove that.

Thank you for reading this and guidance.
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Rayman45 Premium
@muzammil24. Hi. If you are trying to change the author (Admin), there is no way to change the name from Admin to your name..

The only way to fix this, I believe, add a new member. When you add the new member, you are adding yourself, so make sure that you select Admin instead of subscriber or contributor.

You can add a new member profile from the left menu towards the bottom where it says "Add New".

I hope this helps..

Have a blessed day..
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Brian208 Premium
I think there is a way to change admin to your name. Kyle has a tutorial on that. You should also have a Gravatar assigned to your name so that it will always appear in every post you create. Go to tutorial then type how to create Gravatar, you'll get clear answer from Kyle. Hope this helps.
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Rayman45 Premium
Thank you Brian208..
I'm not the one that was looking to change the admin name.
I already know how to.
I was trying to explain it to @muzammil24..

But thank you for helping.

I appreciate you..

Have a blessed day..
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Antorozco1 Premium
I am following along with all the procedure and steps to create a content but as of right now I feel overwhelmed since I really don’t have a niche or what type of content I should put on my website. Can anybody help me by giving me some ideas as to what to write about in my website? Thanks and I would really appreciate it.
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Obenmanfred Premium
It's so easy. All you need to do is just to select or chose what interest you the most. Then you move on with it. But you need to get the right key words. Because your business will be based on that.

Hope this helps
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MarcoGaviano Premium
Hi Antorozco1, nice to meet you, it is normal to feel a little demoralized because you don't know how to go ahead in the configuration of your site. Here in WA, in addition to having the tools and also all the bootcamp to make it, you have the support of your colleagues, I am here for you! So what did you not understand and what are your doubts? have you already chosen a niche or are you still on the high seas? You have to understand what you like to do, if you have a passion, if you are a master in some art or profession, you have to tell what you can do or you are passionate about, if by chance you would like to choose something you like but you have no experience, it is not a problem, you can become authoritative over time, everyone, anyone of us was not born learned, what we know how to do we learned over time, if you like it I ask you what you would like to do and why? Give me an answer .. I'd like to help you ....... Come on, you can do it
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Antorozco1 Premium
@MarcoGaviano your information was very helpful and thank you for your support. I would like to talk about fitness and vitamins that can help anyone with their daily workouts at the gym, but I have no clue what to say since that is not my specialty area.
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TinaHoggard1 Premium
Hi, I know exactly how you feel!! I thought I had an idea for a niche but now having looked at 'key words' and the affiliate program it's going to be a no go so I need to go back to the drawing board. I'm hopeful that as I progress through the training though, it'll all start to make sense and I'll come up with other ideas. :-)
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Alibaba is a site that sells products. It’s in the Apps store. You can stream through it to give you an idea. Run it by Kyle and boom. Off you go.
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