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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Hello, This is Owen Welvaert I'm from bettendorf Iowa. I am new to the community, I want to make money but I don't know where to start. I want to try stocks and some type of online business. I feel like that is where I can get the most out of, I just need some help on where to get started. please let me know through iMessage or email hope to hear from you soon, Thank you-Owen
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You may like to review below resource You ought to discuss an aspect of a niche to a qualified group of people who would be your target audience.

For example
Stock trading for beginners.

In the first instance, I'd ask myself

Am I passionate and genuinely interested in my chosen niche, as I I'd be expected to write lots of content, it would motivate me to update blog with succinct original content worthy my visitors week in week out.

Would I be writing about it in a years time or two or more

Who would be my target audience, who would benefit most from what I have to offer.
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Welcome to WA.

Since you are referencing stock, we assume your are in lesson 3. Following the training step by step is key.

As for stock, who is it that you wish to help and how? Why do you want to help them? The more you know about your niche the easier it is to help others and write helpful content.

So to answer Kyles question: I want to help beginners learn how to trade in the stock market.

You will be writing posts for people to read on your website - who would be the audience you wish to write for and help? You will be writing both informational posts and product reviews. What kind of questions would people be asking about your niche that you can help them with as well? Your informational posts are important to grow your traffic.
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I am still just getting started off, but I do have a couple of questions, that may or may not get answered later on but just to get a bigger picture.

Is there a limited amount of niche one should, and can choose from? Like for example, if I make a website, is it possible for me to have another selection for an entirely different niche? (Like for example the website advertises both art and planting) Would that make the website seem to crowded or is it not the best idea?



Also, once I learn how to create the website, and learn how to get customers or clicks, which I’m sure is a process and takes patience, is it an option to have more than one website if you maybe have more than 1 niche?

Any advice is very much appreciated!
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ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

The recommendation is to focus on ONE site starting out as it takes lots of effort and work get it going, however once you know what you are doing, then the learning curve would be less steeper to scale up.
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You are free to choose any niche you are passionate about. But it is only one niche for a website. The best niche is one that you are passionate about, know something about and have experience with. Knowledge and experience cuts down on research needed and gains trust easer. But the most notable factor to consider is passion. visitors and search engines alike expect to find help with just one niche idea on a site.

Yes, you can have more than one website if you choose to become a Paid Premium member. In fact you can have 10 websites with the Premium membership.

Glad you are asking questions. That is the best way to learn because you are actively involved.

We wish you well as you continue here.
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I haven't chose my niche yet because my interest is too broad. I am very interested in products for seniors like... products for hormones, bifocal sunglasses, makeup for senior ladies and senior exercise, even products for women with thin, fine hair. How do I choose? I think the hair thinning products and hormone products would be my top two. Are any of these doable?
Thanks so much
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Those are the products you would promote on your site vs a niche subject you would address to a qualified target audience (group of people)

You need aim for ONE focused niche with a specific group of people, I'd go with what's best resonates with me.

A niche is a subject vs a product.

In the first instance, I'd ask myself

Am I passionate and genuinely interested in my chosen niche, as I I'd be expected to write lots of content, it would motivate me to update blog with succinct original content worthy my visitors week in week out.

Would I be writing about it in a years time or two or more

Who would be my target audience, who would benefit most from what I have to offer.
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Okay. So your have products here and it seems you want to help seniors. So let's say you choose hair thinning. You will be writing content to help seniors with a thinning hair problem. You will start out by wanting to help them understand why it happens and if there is something safe that can be done. There may be other solutions for thinning hair too. And you would want to include those.
So to answer Kyles question we could say.
I want to help seniors with thinning hair solve that problem.
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Thank you! What about hair loss for any age women? There are many products to help with that like shampoos and supplements, but there are also many products and technics that should never be used on thin/fine hair because it visually accentuates the problem. I have had to find products and technics for myself that help and even have learned what cuts work best. Many hairdressers do not know how to deal with thin, fine hair when styling. They have used the same technics and products on me that they use on everyone, even the same styles. I have walked out of salons so many times so frustrated and angry. I feel very passionate about getting the info and advice out there about the subject. Most hair dressers don't give any suggestions except hair loss shampoos. They make simple blunders like using a blow dryer on high when that is never recommended for thin, fine hair. Is this still too broad?
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Awesome, and looks like you know lots about what you have chosen. To this effect I ask myself if I can produce lots of succinct original content worthy my visitors attention. And if so, I encourage you to got for it - however I would try to define more my target audience. Starting out the more focused your niche website is, the better chance it has to be successful.

Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.
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It may be hard to narrow it down more. So maybe you can group your thoughts (topics) and start with one and cover it well and then tackle the next one. The idea here is to be an authority with something so that people with that kind of problem will find all they need on your site and not have to search for another one.

It is so terrific to see the knowledge you have. What a great opportunity and people will be so grateful for the information you provide. When you have your dot com website, let me know because I would like to learn how I can keep my hair from thinning too. Thank you.
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Youar e so very welcome.
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Am I on the right path?
All we can do is continue to acquire the necessary tools, skills and training that we need to become the "best us" that we can be. Seems reasonable enough to believe that we're all here seeking the same thing- a better life for ourselves- and that the search for that has ultimately led us all to the same place, right? WA!
What an ideal utopian community..........a place where everybody is helping everybody achieve!
Whoever you are, wherever you are, know this- you're so needed in this community. If you joined this morning or you joined in the beginning, it's all the same......we need you!
I really hope that this community is everything it sounds to be; a place where everybody is seeking to succeed and a place where everybody is helping other's to succeed.
In conclusion, I say, the value of each of us is hidden deep within our hearts. Be encouraged and be persistent at pursuing and achieving your goal's. Truly "hard work" has to pay off and "every seed planted" (in good soil that is) has to bring a harvest.
Have Faith in God and do yourself a favor, too........believe in yourself, you really are unique and are full of potential
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Thank you for your notes; a great path, however is there anything we can help you with.
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Thank you here for your thoughts. Yes we are all seeking to be
successful online, help others with our chosen niche and i turn find those who trust our help and buy from our affiliate links.

The WA training, tools and support make it possible for us all to achieve. and we are each responsible to implement so we succeed.

We are so excited your are here and that you found WA.
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I'm also wondering why people would want to create their own website and try and get an Amazon affiliate account. Don't most people just go right to Amazon and order. That's what I do when I'm looking for a product, I go right to my Amazon account to the search bar to find what I want.
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They may do yes, however some people are looking to do research before purchasing items, they seek focused websites who have covered extensive research on the products they wish to purchase and make an informed decision. If yours stand out from the crowd and delivers, as a token of appreciation they click your link go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.
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Some shoppers are like you because they know what they want. But there are many shoppers who want to learn about what is best for ?. And they want to get an inside view. There are others who have a problem and don't know what product will solve it much less which is the best to buy. Plus websites go into much more detail about a product. So that's why affiliate marketers choose a niche and really help people so they know what the products are. Sites also explain techniques and many other things that people are searching for.
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As you choose a niche for your website what will be important for you is to choose a niche that people nee help with and need help solving problems. The website you create will be more than a online store with products. In fact you will start by creating informational posts about your niche.

So what will be a great help to you is that you have a real passion for your niche. And the more you know about it the better you can help people who have questions. If you know how to solve problems related you your niche that is even better because guidance needs to be provided that is not found by just going to an online store.

We do hope this helps you to understand the need for niche websites to help people.
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Had wondered about the same but this answers the question.
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Great! .
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