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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Mdecarie1974 Premium
When I try to do the menu setup it says Your theme does not natively support menus, but you can use them in sidebars by adding a “Navigation Menu” widget on the Widgets screen. I actually do want to change my theme but the last time I did it I lost my website
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sukumap56 Premium
I have set up the website and working on health and fitness as the niche area of my business.
Since majority of our focus is in American market would like to know the legal issues involved clearly specifying do's and dont's in going through the affiliate market program.
Mainly we work on platfoms of clickbank, ,jvzoo, warriorplus, and shopify.
Can you please inform us how to go about it
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chender684 Premium
follow the training and you will learn all of that.
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Would you have a criterion what is a potentially profitable niche, i.e. more than x Google search requests (not absolutely eclectic and esoteric) / less than y Google search requests (so that it is not too broad). Background of my question is that I do consider setting up my business in German language, which means that my market is not all Americas, Canada, Australia etc. but tinier area of Germany, Switzerland and Austria. So I am curious to understand if I have to somehow "scale" the recommendations (apart from "localizing" everything....we have no football snack helmets around here (just fr example) but the concept of tiny niche is well understood). For example, I want to understand if my niche is rather on the level of "latest kitchen gadgets" or "high end kitchen cutting tools" or "garlic cutters".
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feigner Premium
you might not have football helmets but you do have skiing helmets....
it is more looking through google trends and you can select the country before you hit enter
what you are looking for is a stable or increasing market trend and people in it who are willing to buy and thats it really
then it is up to you to help those people with their problems and promote solutions....
if you think latest kitchen gadgets why not the world rather than germany switzerland and austria - why not create it in english with a translation to geman -wider market
if you go for the smaller market know what seperates those countries - know the people - what their problems are - how to talk to them and solve their problems.
good luck
phil
but you niche will be a problem area rather than a product itself
so kitchen gadgets or looking into that market and finding an area that is underserved by the big sites -you will need to do some research.
you will be creating loads of articles in your niche so make sure whatever you pick you like as it comes through in your writing and you want to be passionate about it.
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AishaG Premium
Hi Kyle! I hope you and your family are safe and doing well.
I wanted to inform you that I will not be able to upgrade until Friday because I am getting a new bank account due to online identity theft issues. If possible, may I still receive the $30 discount for my first month of membership? Also, I found my niche.....Jewelry.....I AM SO EXCITED!!!!!
I am going to sell jewelry for men, women, girls, boys, cats, and dogs.
SO EXCITING!!!!!
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L42
im interested in beauty supplies
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Vickic3 Premium
Jewellery will be a great niche but you might want to choose,say Men or women or children or animals, not have them all as this will be too wide to start with.
Start with 1 and then as you grow you can extend your niche out if you choose to
I hope this helps
Vicki
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Warly10 Premium
Hi there,

That's a nice niche you have there.

regarding the discount, I think it's still possible, but try also to send a private message to kyle to be 100% sure
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AishaG Premium
Thank you....I will take you advice.
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