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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The site builder page wont let me create my own site, it keeps taking me back to the design page I picked on the option menu colon plus and my site will not show up. I'm following the training video 100% and nothing is working, this has been hapening for 3 days now
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It this persists reach out to support

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I'm following everything and no matter what It won't let me create a site that shows my about me on the main page, I go to home, visit site and all it does is take me to the colon plus site that I used to build my website on. My about me page is complete but I cant get it to show on my site, it keeps linking me to the colon plus page and I cant fix it
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An about me is typically a POST.

You need head to Appearance > Menus, create new and add items to it. If you made your post a page by mistake, you can always use the Post Type Switcher plugin

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When you go onto the Templates for example your About Me Page, click on Publish then on the Publication Settings, choose your website name then Click Page to publish. Your pages are your menus.
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Did you "Publish" your About Me page. Unless it is published it can't be added to a menu.

When you go to WordPress backoffice it should show when hovering over "all pages and all posts".

Menu access is appearance -> Manus

Look at top for menu location
Create a new menu.

To find your pages or posts to add to the menu click on pages or posts on the left hand side. If not appear do "view all" or search for one. "Add" it to menu; then drag it in order you wish to see in the menu.

You are using a different theme than the training so your site may look a little different because you have a "home page"
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Seems too good to be true. I have so many ideas and would love to have any advice on how to organize my ideas so I create a successful blogging page. I see that there is an upgrade for unlimited help and support, I'm sure I will answer my own question by the time I finish the lessions but how much does it cost for the upgrade?
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HI

It is a process, it starts with choosing a focused niche site, onward getting site ready for affiliate programs.

We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle As and when you decide to become a Wealthy Affiliate Premium, your first month would be $19 then $49 monthly afterwards until you cancel. Premiums can host up to 10 sites (mix of siterubix subdomains and premiums however 9totalling 10)

Or $49 first month then $99 monthly afterwards for premium plus + tier subscribers. Premium plus can also host up to 50 premium sites.

You may start with a siterubix subdomain around a focused niche and build up content and until you are satisfied with your niche and name, down the line have your own dot com, as some affiliate programs do not work with a subdomain. Cost of which is $15 yearly each privacy included. You can then move your siterubix to your dot com applying the move feature found within the site manager which is an easy process. However hosting is included in a premium subscription to the Wealthy Affiliate platform.

Another reason is that if you made a mistake on a dot com domain, you won't be able to edit the URL, you'd have to purchase a new one.

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Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate and our community.

Also it would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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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.

The question is WHO would be your target audience vs Not what you are selling to an audience.

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

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.

That's a great niche to be in however broad you may want to narrow it down to a subcategory starting out, otherwise you will find it very hard to get noticed by the search engines and to compete with big authority sites. Target audience is important too, who would you be writing to, once you are able to identify them, you are closer to finding a focused niche.

Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

See example blog post below A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

For example if you are in yoga

You may like review below resource for more ideas

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https://blog.feedspot.com/yoga_blogs/
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/yoga-affiliate-niche-research/

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Your niche research which you'd fine in site content > templates:-

Questions People are Asking
How to Solutions
Resources Within the Niche
Products You Can Promote/Review
Affiliate Programs
Products
Top Authority Sites/Competitors
Low Competition Keywords
Popular Magazines / Papers / Periodicals
Advertisement Ideas / Headline Ideas

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.

Programs

Promote tab top menu

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs

Or

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get

Others
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-yoga-affiliate-programs/

Kindly let us know how you get along and if any further help is required.
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Onward

Your site need be ready before you apply for affiliate programs

You would have written 20 - 30 posts and have some traffic to be able apply for affiliate programs as typically they will check your site for relevance and traffic prior approval.

For Amazon it is 10 - 15 posts. You also would have to make 3 sales in your first 180 days.

Lucrative programs - 40 posts +

Once accepted, they've given you material and special tracking code links you can share on your site.

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.

Once they do, and in accordance with your affiliation terms and conditions, how commission payouts are tracked and paid. You need to read up how payments are made because different programs follow different rules; some pay by check others via PayPal or straight to your check account.

I would always adhere to your affiliate program terms and conditions.

Hope this helps.
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If you apply the ideas you have, you will know if it will work for you. The way I see it is you never know if you don't try, right sometime sooner or later the idea has got to escape the head to work.
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Helllo

We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the Wealthy Affiliate training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate and our community.

Also it would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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Well you’re in the right place. This training is straightforward and delivers. The course lessons walk you step by step in not only building out your website but creating content for it using all the tools and resources WA has available.

The free starter account is so you can see if the training is a good fit. Once you decide it is, going premium unlocks all the training

As you continue the training in the free starter account you’ll be shown your upgrade options and what you get with each. Premium is $49/mo and Premium Plus is $99/mo, both contain 100% of the core training, with Premium Plus just having some cool extras on top.
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2 ways I addressed this.

1. Follow the training step by step and things will start to fall into place. There'll be some do's and don'ts that will come to mind as you go along.

2. Put all your ideas down in a notebook. Review regularly. Often, I find once I have a product or service in mind, I can repurpose the blog ideas to help drive traffic to my point of sale.

Hope that helps.
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The cost to be a Paid Premium member is $19 the first month and $49 per month after that unless you choose to pay annually at $495 a year.

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The cost to upgrade within your first 7 days is $19 and then $49 each month for Premium. The Premium Plus is $99 a month.

When researching to do my writing I use Googe Docs to organize. As I'm writing more ideas come to mind, this makes it easier for me to stay on topic within my blog posts.

Setting up your pages is explained in the training and you can always ask questions for help.
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Thank you so much for your tips!
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Hi again sorry to be a nuisance as I've already asked this question, and one of the members suggested to go back through the training to find the answer. I have done that, but wasn't covered on the video and because I'm still learning how to learn to use computers lol. What I need to know is how do you take the text that is on the title and description we need to fill in on the SEO. At the moment it has Just another WordPress Site. Hope this makes sense.
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Tutorials If you are on mobile, adding one or two characters, then delete you are able to.

If title and tagline (Just another WordPress site), settings > general edit and save changes.
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You can change "just another website" by
WordPress Back Office -> Appearance -> settings -> general.
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I cannot seem to add "About Me" and "Privacy Policy" to our menu. When going into Appearance and then menues we only have 'Home' and the 'Sample'listed although we have already published our 'About Me' and the 'Privacy Policy'. Im doing something wrong but cant seem to figure it out. I did change to our own domain midway thru and also added a theme, maybe I shouldnt have done that.. Hope someone can help us out here, Im Stuck..thanks a lot....
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How did you try to publish them? Your 'about me' should be a post and your Privacy Policy should be a page.
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If your About Me and Privacy Policy are already published,
Can you find them when you go to the WordPress Back Office and hover over pages and posts?

They should be there if they were "published."
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If you find your About Me and Your Privacy policy, clear your browser the go to Appearance and menus when checking "page" or "post" in the dropdown on the left hand side you may need to select all or do a search to see them.
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I am just going to say; do the Training; not only that; but for the videos; you can pause, rewind and fast forward. So, if you are having a problem? Try pausing and rewinding a few times; for the videos and see if that helps?
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Hi

First you need to go to Appearance > Menus, WordPress sites back office and create a new menu.

Once you do, then you start to add items to your menu. You may need to empty the browser cache, refresh and try again. Try URL in a different browser or mobile device.
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To change your theme, here is what to do.

You may go to Appearance > Themes and add new.

Input what you are looking for, install and activate.

Your content will be left intact, you may lose out on CSS styles and social media icons if that, however with a bit of tweaking and you are done.

We always recommend you leaving a back up theme, you may od with the Twenty TwentOne.

Hope this helps
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Furthermore, and for future reference

If you edited a document in site content and published it, future edits has to be done in WordPress. Site content and WordPress work independently.

I'd place my images in a document in site content and publish it to my site. it will be added to my WordPress media library. Then delete the “temporary image” doc in site content so that it does not get indexed as well.
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Thanks, I will..
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michaelw777 Premium
Just do the Training and you will do fine. If you missed it the first time; just do it again and make sure to watch the videos. And with the videos; you can pause, rewind and fast forward.

Hope this helps and encourages?
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