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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angelayao20 Premium
i have already chosen a niche,but must it be a niche that promote products and services? My intial website is more of a blogging site, and the one I just started here at WA is a non-profit organization related to the niche. Im' a little bit confused on the creating your online business part.
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Angela,

With our blogging or non-profit organization site can still generate money by joining affiliate programs or putting ads like Google Adsense, etc.
With your blogging site, who is your target audience? Say, if it is a young mom who wants to stay-at-home and make money online, then you can offer your expertise related to blogging in your contents. You can promote domain or hosting company etc. You can even create your own products like e-book etc and offer it to your readers.

Hope it helps,
Ferra
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angelayao20 Premium
Im still waiting to access my blogging site for the techsuppprt team. And although I have the passion to start a non for profit, it is not a simple task as it seems, also there are financial constraints too.
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Angela,

I have no experience nor expertise regarding building a non-profit site, however doing some research about it and look for examples from existing non profit sites probably would help you to get an idea of what to do next.

All the best,
Ferra
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If one upgrades to Premium annual membership for only $299 (before the May 11, 2020 deadline), will that $299 remain the annual amount due for each subsequent year?
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EmakAmelia Premium
Yes, you'll be grandfathered with the same pricing of yearly membership subscription.
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kbiel4 Premium
Thanks for the response. I thought there was a "grandfather" clause, but wasn't sure.
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What is Grandfather Pricing? Grandfather pricing lets existing customers continue paying the same price for a product while you change pricing for new customers.
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Sandi777 Premium
Should my Niche be Meditation, would it be better to choose just Meditation, as this will give me a bigger market that will allow for selling Accessories, music, workshops etc. etc. or is it better to "fine tune" for example JUST music or JUST accessories etc? No idea how this works yet.....
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Sandi777 Premium
Sorry guys, didn't see the question section where I was supposed to ask my question.....still a bit doffy as a newby!!!
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Ivan88 Premium
Hey, meditation is a great niche that has got a lot of potentials. If you are thinking about narrowing down your niche, this post from Kyle is going to help you a lot.
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Sandi777 Premium
Thanks Ivan, I'm having a bit of a hard time finding my niche. I want it to lead to meditation but don't want to rule out people who want reflective awareness but are wary of meditation because they think it's difficult or not for them. They must have the choice to choose as there are many ways to meditate to experience life change.
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Sandi777 Premium
Should my Niche be Meditation, would it be better to choose just Meditation, as this will give me a bigger market that will allow for selling Accessories, music, workshops etc. etc. or is it better to "fine tune" for example JUST music or JUST accessories etc? No idea how this works yet.....
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merlynmac Premium
You want to narrow your focus. If it's too broad, you'll end up getting lost in the sea of competition. If it's too narrow, you'll be limiting your potential target audience. It's a balance really.

What about Meditation for <put your desired result here> (i.e., relaxation, mental sharpness, etc.)?
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Sandi777 Premium
Thank you so much Merlyn.... makes sense. That way I can also promote anything really that will enhance THAT kind of meditation. I don't know if meditation will work as a niche but it's one of my passions and the market for that is far less competitive than exercise and fitness for example....which is my other passion.
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merlynmac Premium
Happy to help!
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femicha Premium
Question please: Let's say I have an affiliate link on the snack helmet which took the customer to the amazon page if the customer/consumer decides to buy another product while on amazon? am I still getting paid? considering the fact that the customer got on amazon via the affiliate link.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - yes, you get a commission on anything the customer buys within 24 hours after clicking on your link.
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femicha Premium
thank you for the answer. That was helpful.
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ChrystopherJ Premium
What Diane says is spot on, all I'll add, just in case this was a hypothetical question. If it in't an Amazon link, but instead for another Affiliate Program, then it might be longer than 24 hours. I.e. the Cookie Timeframe for WA is Lifetime. A lot of programs have 30, 60 or 90 days for their cookies.
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I learned from your answer mam Diane...:)
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Awesome ! You get a commission, the word everyone loves to hear ! I just started my training I know if I go to work that eventually I will get the results I want !! So will You! : )
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Thank you friend, honestly I'm a complete beginner to this platform but the beauty of this medium was the inter-activeness of the community inside it and the support from the ambassadors and other premium members, mostly the support of the founder of this platform...:)
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That's right friend, actions could lead to awesome results...:)
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