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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Natalie56 Premium
So I'm assuming that the videos are supposed to help us set up our website if that's the case I feel that you need to start with a new pages because people like me that are new to this and starting off for the very 1st time don't see the same thing You're talking about In the video So you are discussing about all-in-one seo And how to set it up but you're page on the video is different from my website page When I click on general settings like you're asking me I get a page that say welcome to all-in-one SEO and it has a video for me to watch and it says for me to unlock I need to upgrade to pro I don't see anything where it Say's home title I don't see the page that you have on your video on my website and I am clicking everything that you're telling me to do I am following every single step by step so please help
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YvonneBray Premium
Hi, Natalie the all in one SEO has recently had a huge upgrade, and we are all finding it different.

I'm sure they will upgrade the new lessons soon.

Check below for Keishalina' message to Christina.

There is a link that may help you gain an understanding of the changes that have taken place. All the best.
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ChristinaWi2 Premium
Hello can anyone please help me with this lesson I have been on it for 2days now I dont think that I've done something correctly is it anyway that anyone that knows what they are doing check & see if iam headed down the right track because I dont see my about page iam just stuck @ this point on this section iam trying not to keep poking around with it but I have been asking this ?s for help now for 2 days now.
HELP PLEASE!!!
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keishalina Premium
hi Christina ...

i think we've replied in the post above here ...

hope it goes ok for you now ..

all the best .... ⭐️🎄🎅🎁 ⭐️...
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Natalie56 Premium
I understand where you are coming from I dont understand as well
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Can you please elaborate, have your cleared browsers cache refresh and still do not see. Have you tried to view 'About page' in another browser or on a mobile.

One other thing you can do is to clear servers cache, you can go to site manager, locate your domain, click details last button and within a button to clear servers cache.

If still unsuccessful, I suggest you get in touch with site support for assistance

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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ChristinaWi2 Premium
Ok thanks so much now are you responding to my question from the menu & wigits training?
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ChristinaWi2 Premium
We will get it just have to keep pushing @ it, it's new to most of us
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, I have included it below but here it is

As per your other question, no need upgrade to Pro as the standard version suffices.

Please see below tutorials

To set up widgets, please go to Appearance > Widgets in WordPress back office.
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KrystleB Premium
With the SEO update I am not entirely sure I did this portion correct. I followed the link to an updated video, but since this is all foreign to me I feel lost. The new design doesn’t have you entering the same stuff as the training video.

On the webmaster tools are we supposed to be doing anything? I tried the google analytics, but it gave me an error.
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JoeRebisz Premium
Your SEO should be installed already, nothing to do there unless there is an update to it. First you want to set Google Analytics, then Google Search Console.
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keishalina Premium
hey hi Krystle & welcome to Wealthy Affiliate Premium!

See you've just joined and as luck would have it ... the default AIO SEO plug-in just launched a massive update that started this week so indeed, everything would likely look different at this time ...

And we have two awesome WA seasoned members who have shared their expertise and know-how with us ...

we prepared a post that hopefully you will find helpful in getting sorted out ... all the best to you for every Success, cheerio ... ⭐️🎄🎁 ....
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ChristinaWi2 Premium
I dont think I did this part right neither
I wounder if it's any way that Kyle & Carson can check our websites to see if we are doing things correctly
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LawrenceHill Premium
HI Krystle,

As Keisha as pointed out, you have been very unlucky in joining / training on the week that AIO SEO decided to do a major update. I haven't had time to look around the update yet but I'm sure Keisha's link will help you.

You will find a few training videos out-of-date simply because it is very difficult to keep up with the constant changes that go on this world. The advantage with WA is the community is always there to help you and answer questions etc. Just give us chance to catch-up ourselves ..lol

Good Luck!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, I suggest you go over this training to set your AIOSEO correctly Let us know how you get along and if there's anything else we can do to help.
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AboutFreedom Premium
Pleased to report that I got my 1st site up and running on the WA platform and so far so good except for the following error message in the Media Library:

Post-processing of the image failed likely because the server is busy or does not have enough resources. Uploading a smaller image may help. Suggested maximum size is 2500 pixels.

Anyhow, I sent it over to Tech Support and am waiting or their reply on the matter as I don't want to use hotlinking to my other external sites so I don't run into any SEO issues.

Continuing to build it out as the pieces come together.
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IvanBroz Premium
Hey there! Congratulations :) Keep moving forward and best of luck!

Ivan
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JeanieM Premium
HELP! I am so confused! I don't know what I am doing wrong but I deleted all of my dummy content and when I try to go to my website to see my "blank slate" I get a screen that tells me to join WA Ha-Ha! I sign in again go through the motions and I still cannot see my website. I am so sad LOL! I was so excited. What am I doing wrong?? This is what the screen says, exactly:

Great News!
The hosting for this domain is all setup and ready to install an awesome website!

Login and build your website in just a few clicks!

Not Already a Member? Join Today!

Number of Domains25 Number of Free Websites25 Instant DNS SetupYES Hosting SpeedAmazon c3.large (faster) Website Space30GB Bandwidth Included500K Visitors/Mth Data TransferUnlimited Site Builder IncludedYES Staging EnvironmentYES Full RedundancyYES
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, you are already logged in.

You can go here https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/build

And choose a free domain, a domain you own or purchase / register a new one.

Follow procedure.

If your issue persists, clearing browsers cache, refreshing and trying again may resolve issue. Also worth trying in a different browser.

However, if no luck on either, you may contact site support as a last resort

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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Newme202 Premium Plus
Hi, I'm so sorry to hear this about your website. Can you contact site support?
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JeanieM Premium
Ya, I've done all of that all ready. I have my domain. I chose a theme, that was on the list of ones we could use, and then I followed all of the procedures, with everything going smoothly, and I still have yet to see my website. I am so frustrated because I don't know what I'm doing wrong!
I'll call about it in the morning. My brain is tired and I'm on the verge of tears, not only because of this but other "life" things. So I will call in the morning. Thank you
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JeanieM Premium
Not call, but do a ticket . . . you guys know what I mean. LOL!
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Newme202 Premium Plus
Yes, please submit a ticket to site support
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Emptying browsers cache, or servers cache can often solve problems. Servers cache can be found by clicking the details button on your domain in site manager.

I hope you get it resolved sooner.

You are so very welcome.
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IvanBroz Premium
Could you, please, contact site support. They will know what and why and how to fix this.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support
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Chibueze1 Premium
Hello please any good niche ideas
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