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 realize that the Make Money Online is very popular niche which makes it also really hard, especially for a newbie, BUT since my native language is Spanish, I could write a blog in my language which I reckon would make it a lot less competitive.
Is there a way to check if it´s reasonable to go through Bootcamp but in Spanish? Just to see if it´s popular enough but not too much, if that makes sense.

Gracias for your help ))
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zeta3 Premium
yo estaba pensando lo mismo.Creo que no hay mucha competencia y no varia en nada si la audiencia es en chino o mandirin.la gente necesita entender como hacer plata.
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zeta3 Premium
no hay competencia en espanol supongo.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
You can write in whatever language you want.

If your target audience speak Spanish then using English would be a waste of time.
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Thank you for your answers
of course,
maybe I didn´t express myself right
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IngelaE Premium
Hello, I wow what a greate fast building website. As allways you Kyle are a greate teatcher.!!!!! i wonder if i am the admin, you can go in and help me if i have problems on my website? How many products can i have on one website? Have nice day!! /Ingela
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - if you have technical problems with your website, you can ask Site Support to help, Kyle doesn't have access. You can have as many products as you like, providing they are relevant to the niche subject of your site.
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AmorelleN Premium
It seems to me in one website, we can post only one type of product type (that is relevant to the domain name & website name). In this case, although we promote one type of product, can we promote that type of product from different merchants or seller, i.e. from amazon.com and some other?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you need to have a niche that is the subject of your website, targeted to a particular audience. Your domain name doesn't have to match it exactly, but should be relevant.

You can then promote as many products as you want, providing they relate to the niche, from different merchants.

For example, if your website was about travel for seniors, you could then promote products to make their travel easier, such as lightweight luggage, walking aids, cushions etc.
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chLSD Premium
The relevancy is for being found by Google and getting clicks from searchers. You could of course sell anything from A to Z but that won't bring in trageted traffic. That's why niche. That's why it should be relevant. But it's not a law ;-)
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AmorelleN Premium
Ah i see. Thanks Diane. My website under construction: THE ART GALLERY. All about fine arts, oil canvass and other art medium...and wall decors, perhaps - to be relevant. I will be asking more questions as I go along.

Thanks again.
Amy
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AmorelleN Premium
Yes, the nitche. So anything related to my nitche or closest to my nitche. website under construction, I still have to learn going around the website, getting started instructions.
Thank you dear...

Amy
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chLSD Premium
There are really a lo of great videos on Wordpress on Youtube. And when you get a grasp on it you will see how easy it is to handle.
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AmorelleN Premium
😊👌🏼👋🏼 thanks
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birdyy37 Premium
I need advice pls.

I registered my domain.I had it for a while

realnutritionsolution dot com

I thought when I registered it I was registering "realnutritionsolutions dot com" with the s at the end. apparently I missed that error. the dot com is not available.
i went ahead and secured the dot net of the version I want. realnutritionsolutions dot net
my question is do I use the dot net, as my business is registered with an s in my country or it doesn't matter?

I had my heart set on a" dot com,"

does dot com get recognised better than dot net?

I started building on realnutritionsolution.com though I am not far along.I only recognised the error tonight

should I keep going with the dot com knowing someone has the .com of the version I wanted or should I use the .net version?

I sure am learning the hard way..ugh

thanks in advance
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AbieAJ Premium
Hi, your domain looks good. It is better to use a .com vs .net, more recognisable.

You can always redirect your .net to your .com domain.

I just tried the one with the s. com site is void. It should be okay. Domain could probably be available for sale by the owner, if you would like to acquire it. It is registered with Godaddy, and its expiry date sometime in 2021.
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DCaribbeanQ Premium
Hi in training we learn that it is always better to use .com

Candy Benn
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birdyy37 Premium
thank you. i will keep working at building and redirect .net and wait to see if the other one becomes available in a few months.

Thanks for the advice
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AbieAJ Premium
You're so very welcome.
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Hello there,
I have just finished training# 8 (creating custom menus). It explains very well "About me", "Privacy Policy" and wedgets, but there is nothing there about this how we actually add categories into our webside where customers click to find type of product they are looking for. Example:
My niche: Women clothing
Can I add "Clothing" as part of main menu on top next to "Privacy Policy"?, and than submenu under clothing: skirts, t-shirts etc?, and if I add it on top in Main Menu, and customer clicks on it, how do I add all info about these products with examples of products and links that customer can see and read?
Is it something that is explained in further trainings for premium members?
I know it's a long question, sorry, but I'm a little confused.
Thank you for your help in advance):
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JosephRebisz Premium
That will come later, don't worry.
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Good to know. I was like: "Is this it?".. "Still don't know a lot"..):
Thank you, Joseph.
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JosephRebisz Premium
No problem, that's why we're here:)
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