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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so I got some time to use the platform, can I earn money from a starter account ?
please give me a strait answer cause i got no money, I'm using all the money I saved for college, if I make money here as a starter i will for sure use some of it, to upgrade to a premium
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Arlindo & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate free starter!

short answer is yes.

there's always a however .... it will take you much, much longer and with greater effort for less return ....

you've landed on an awesome self-directed training platform where you can learn to build your new on line biz to fruition and it's a longer term project .... just as any viable successful business, it takes personal effort, time and resources to build to scale ...

suggest you get rolling on the step by step training with Kyle by clicking on the blue link .... with your free starter, you get Level 1 OEC and will have built your initial website after Lesson 4 .... all the best to you for every Success, cheerio ... :)
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RoopeKiuttu Premium
Hi Arlli,

Thanks for your question.

Let me give you a comprehensive answer, alright?

Based on my vast experience and helping 1,000’s of people to get started, I can say the following:

It’s possible to make money with a Free Starter Account but it’s MUCH easier with a premium membership.

The reason is that with the premium membership you’ll get everything you need to make a life-changing income online:

1. Training
2. 24/7/365 Support
3. Expert Mentoring from Successful Online Entrepreneurs (Learn more here: )
4. All high-quality tools (Jaaxy, managed website hosting, SiteComments, etc.)
5. And more…

Another thing that I’ve often noticed is that people who are always just looking for freebies, aren’t really committed to succeed.

You may not be like that. But the fact is that most who only take the free will never succeed because they’re not willing to put in the work.

I’m paying myself for the premium membership and it makes me more than 100 times more than I put into it. Check out my post below: Summa Summarum:

Yes, you can make money with the free membership BUT

You’ll make it most likely much faster with a premium and earn much more.

That’s what I’ve learned over the years.

Feel free to ask me anything also in the future! I’m here to help you to succeed.

-Roope
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I appreciate your honest feedback
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rroberts89 Premium
I'm pretty sure I have my target audience right now; the concept I'll use to build my business' foundation. I want to be able to possibly teach some classes and/or have some online lessons available. Access to video streams of Afrikan/Black studies lectures and teachings. Afrikan-centered books and to sell books like these. I've already come across several book-selling websites with affiliate programs. I'm putting my intentions out in the Universe and also gonna do my part.
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keishalina9 Premium
hi Rashad & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

Sounds like you've got a positive plan moving forward & best wishes on your up-coming wedding!

All the very best to you for every Success in your new life together, cheerio .... :)
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rroberts89 Premium
Thank you for the warm welcome. Much appreciated.
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keishalina9 Premium
*** you're most welcome ...enjoy the amazing WA journey to Success, Big Success! ... :) ***
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Doctorluv Premium
Real positive vibes.
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KristenNTish Premium
Can I change the name of my website? Once I started writing the About me page I realized the name doesn't really match the content I will be filling it up with.

Also just general feedback, maybe if the training had us write the about me section of the website first as an exercise it would have helped with that part.
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ChrystopherJ Premium
The website name yes, but domain, no. As a Starter Member you only have 1 Website slot. The only way to change your subdomain is to delete your website and start again. As a Premium Member you have 10 website slots, which means you could create a new subdomain or purchase a domain name, allowing you to “move” / migrate your website files to the new domain name.
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Carol74 Premium
well ive managed to break my website lol can i delete or rub it out and start again,, wish there was some one on here that could log in and see what has gone on and then guide you through it properly ,,, I had the video running at the side of the websit so i could pause and work through but some how ive knacked it up ... I cant catch the shift click edit every time i go to click on it it disappears on me,,, right time to switch off and get a bacardi and lemonade
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KerryRoddy Premium
I have just signed up, not even sure what this is all about! The thing that attracted me was the realistic earnings and no pics of luxury accommodation in Bali, 1st class flights and trophy wives :) My question is, I have a website already, can I use that one or must I use your platform?
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Kyle Premium
You are going to learn how to build an online business the PROPER way here at WA.

We teach what works and we don't sell on the fluff (like fancy cars, etc). We have a platform and we are the best in the class in the industry and have been for the last 15 years online and plan to keep it that way.

RE: your website

You don't have to use the website platform here if you don't want. You can use an existing site that you already have set-up with the training here or you can start fresh.

Sometimes with an existing site there may be some things that you have done in the past that could be hurting your rankings (backlinks, spun content, duplicate content, low quality content), so starting fresh and doing things properly from the start can be advantageous. But this is totally up to you.

Either way, I am here to help you along the way Kerry!
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