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 questions about your "niche" or direction of your business and you want 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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DavorCelar Premium
Is there a reason why QSR and SEO don't appear unless you click on "Get QSR"? In the video, the search revealed all columns. When I do it, I have to click each result separately. This seems to be a bit of a pain. Am I missing something or has the program changed since the video was created?
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EmakAmelia Premium
Hi Davor,

As premium members, we get Jaaxy Lite where we need to click on the "Get QSR" button. Still, Jaxxy Lite enables us to get unlimited keywords search. That in itself is super helpful.

In the video training, Kyle is using Jaaxy Enterprise. If we want to, we can upgrade but it will cost $99/month.
Jaaxy Lite is sufficient enough to help us with our keywords search.

Hope this helps.

Ferra
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seanbennick Premium
Davor,

Basically, it saves Jaaxy bandwidth and money in the long run. You can upgrade your Jaaxy account like Ferra said, but it's easy enough to deal with while you're just starting out.

Sean
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DianeScorpio Premium
You dont have to wait for each one to load. Simply click down the entire column, it takes literally a couple of seconds.
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DavorCelar Premium
thank you. I guess Kyle edited that part out of the video. :)
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DavorCelar Premium
thank you for the info! Yes, I will NOT be upgrading to that option just yet. lol
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Romtis Premium
Hi team, I just completed lesson #10 of the starter package, and although I understand the premise of paying it forward and helping others, the goal is to earn an income as well. However, so far, unless I missed it, there has not been any mention of how or where to put my info for receiving commissions. Am I missing something? Please help me understand, ,thanks.
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JosephRebisz Premium
You haven't missed anything. That is all covered later in training.
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - as you have now built your website, you now need to write lots of articles for it. This is what attracts potential customers. Once you have around 15 articles, you can start applying to affiliate programs such as Amazon. Then you will add links to products and earn a commission if people buy them.
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Romtis Premium
Thank you
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Romtis Premium
So I have to uprade to premium to get there then?
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JosephRebisz Premium
Yes, in order to continue the training with the remaining 40 lessons. Joining affiliate programs willl be covered in lesson 6 of Level 3 of training.
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Romtis Premium
Is level 3 included in the premium upgrade, or is there another upgrade at the end of level 2?
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When you upgrade, you will get remaining 4 levels of training.
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Hi Romtis,
Perhaps this Training may help: Private message me if you need more help!

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Thanks,
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Hi Romtis as you progress forward to level 2 and become a premium member, continue to follow the lessons you will add more content to your site and knowledge on adding more links.
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EmakAmelia Premium
You've got great answers already.

I just want to add why it is a great reason to upgrade to Premium because then you can buy your domain name here at WA and move your siterubix website there following Level 2 Lesson training.
Siterubix is WA's subdomain. With your own domain name, you'll have a better chance to get approved by affiliate programs and promote their products (and after you have a decent amount of quality posts on the website and all of the required legal pages: privacy policy and affiliate disclosure page).

Hope this helps.

Ferra
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Thanks for backing up my advice :)
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Anytime, Joe. :)
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You're always there beside me :)
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Thank you Joseph that’s really nice of you.
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Hey, just a question on keywords. So, let's say I'm planning on creating content about guides on how to play every character in a game. Would it make the most sense to start off with the ones that have the best AVG/QSR ratio (best average with the lowest QSR) before writing about those with higher QSR?
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Dale123 Premium
Yeah, that's typically the wisest plan of attack :)
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Generally, yes. Once your site has gained authority and lots of traffic, then you play with the higher QSR keywords. For a newer site though, it's best to keep the QSR under 50 if you can.
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haha yeah I figured. Thanks Dale!
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I figured as much lol. Thanks for the tips!
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Anytime :)
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And let any of us know if you need any further help!
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This part has really blocked me. I meanIi am going to talk about health but i am not a doctor. i have been studying a hell of a lot and know many things that i want to share with people but i would rather use a Pen name. is it possible?
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Yes, you can use a Pen name
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Great question. Yes. Like Cyndes said, you can use a pen name. The key is that you use a name that people can connect with. Good luck!
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