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, I thought I had chosen a niche until I realized I would have to be writing whole blog post about it and I feel like I don’t have much to say on the topic. I was originally planning on doing dog collars, leashes and harnesses. What do y’all think?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

Sounds good but 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.

I'd also 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 dogs
https://blog.feedspot.com/dog_blogs/

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 aand you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Your niche research:-

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-pet-affiliate-programs/
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-dog-affiliate-programs/

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

Welcome to WA and our community.

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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Is there an example of a post one would write when just starting out?
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I currently work as a pediatric ICU nurse. If I tune into that knowledge is “sick babies” too broad of niche? Like how to manage them at home
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michaelw777 Premium
If you haven't cemented that yet? You might go for Everything Dogs? You might make Dogs your Niche? If you want to?
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That’s not to broad to make dogs in general my niche?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You may view below tutorial which happens to be about dogs Also dogs in general is too broad, you are wanting to choose a subcategory starting out.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You can always do research if you want to learn about your niche idea. You can also learn by reading reviews and from Youtube.

You can use the following sites to see if any of the questions inspire you and give you confidence.

Learn Questions People Ask About Your Niche.
https://www.usetopic.com/people-also-ask

Use tools like the following to see questions you can address for your niche.
https://soolve.com https://answersocrates.com https://usetopic.com/people-also-ask and Google search scroll down and find "People also ask section" or use Quora.com

If you don't feel comfortable with the research required. Here are some niche ideas. See if any of those give you passion.

How To Find Your Passion
If have no niche ideas here are some things to think about
list of 3000 niches How I Research a New Niche (by Jay) Let us know if you need more help.
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vin81mus Premium
Hi,

Some technical questions:

1. Do you provide VPS hosting?

2. Do I get access to the controle pannel of my hosting?

3. About pricing: how much does the hosting cost?

4. Are Addon domains available?

5. How much does the domains names cost? (.com, .net, .org, ...)

6. Is it possible to use DNS if I already have a property bought somewhere else?

Regards,
Vincent
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jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome to WA. We are delighted to meet you.
Here is some info for your questions.

1. Hosting Speed: WA uses o Amazon c3.large (faster)
Website Space: Each website can be o 30GB
Bandwidth Included: Each website can have 500K Visitors/month
Here is the link for more info: https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/

2. You have access to your WordPress website files and can access website root files through FTP There is no access to the server.

3: Hosting is a price bundled by membership type. The Bundled package includes training, keyword tool and website tools, and support (technical and community) 24 x 7.
Paid Premium monthly costs $49 a month (first month is discounted to $19 plus the hosting of 10 websites..
Paid Premium Plus membership costs $99 a month With everything Paid Premium member receive plus premium training by Video, Premium features keyword tool, hosting for 50 websites.

Here's the link for details.
WA Memberships And Their Features
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/join/

WA Platform links
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/domains/

4. Addon domains are defined as subdomains and are counted as an individual website.

5. Domain names cost $14.99 and can be renewed at same price.
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/domains/

6) Yes you can point a domain name purchased somewhere else to WA hosted servers.

WA Name Servers for Wealthy Affiliate Hosting ALWAYS are: DNS settings
Primary: https://ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: https://ns2.mywahosting.com

Enjoy your look around WA. Right you have access to the Paid Premium membership training, tools and support. If you see a "crown" anywhere as you look around those are "Paid Premium Plus restricted.

Have more questions, just ask.
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vin81mus Premium
Hi Jgh,
Thank you so much for this answer!
Your answer will be a decisive piece of information for my decision...
Blessings,
Vincent
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jghwebbrand Premium
Glad this helps you.
We certainly understand the need of getting information to make decisions.

If you have other questions, please ask.

All the best to you.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

-We provide WordPress hosting based on the open WordPress source

https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting

-As and when you become a premium you may forward a site support tickets for accessing cPanels

-The hosting is included with a premium subscription to the platform.

-You may add subdomains yes, however not subfolders

-You may change the DNS records to transfer or point domains to servers.

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

WA is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the 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 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 totalling 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 platform.

To learn more
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/premiumplus

Comparison Chart
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/join


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

Welcome to WA and our community.

Also it would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Again as and when you become a premium, you may transfer or point to WA servers (if transferring domain has to end in .com, .net or .org.

To update your domain DNS settings to point to WA. Here are the DNS settings.

ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com

These settings will be updated within your domain registrar (where you purchased your domain) after the transfer has taken place. To transfer your domain here you need login current registrar and fetch the EPP code, there's a one year charge of $15, privacy included. One year more will get added to your domain.

Also it has to have passed the grace period of 60 days.

However, if you sites has content, you may then get in touch with site support to get your sites migrated to WA servers.

They typically ask you for FTP info and domain names, they set up a staging site and upload files, once you approve everything is great, you may then point to domains to WA servers.

Once that's complete, you may then apply the move feature found within site manager to move your staging site to your dot com domain which is an easy process.

You would need wait up to 30 days (Kyle's recommendation) for 301 redirects to be completed and for the search engines. After of which you may delete the subdomain however you could keep it for longer if hosting space is not an issue, there's a tutorial for this however, you are not able view as you are a starter.

Hope this helps.
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michaelw777 Premium
I would just say; do the Training; start with OEC; and if not satisfied? Do AB. Once you do The Training. You should know what those are and be satisfied. If not satisfied after doing The Training? Please ask again? Or wait for Other Members to answer.
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vin81mus Premium
Thank you Abie for this clarification.
I appreciate.
Just have to read more about these "tier subscribers" thing. I guess this is when you are promoting WA, and you get paid on multilevel? I'm going to read the linked info you gave.
Blessings,
Vincent
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vin81mus Premium
Hi,

Some technical questions:

1. Do you provide VPS hosting?

2. Do I get access to the controle pannel of my hosting?

3. About pricing: how much does the hosting cost?

4. Are Addon domains available?

5. How much does the domains names cost? (.com, .net, .org, ...)

6. Is it possible to use DNS if I already have a property bought somewhere else?

Regards,
Vincent
Reply
jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome to WA. We are delighted to meet you.
Here is some info for your questions.

1. Hosting Speed: WA uses o Amazon c3.large (faster)
Website Space: Each website can be o 30GB
Bandwidth Included: Each website can have 500K Visitors/month
Here is the link for more info: https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/

2. You have access to your WordPress website files and can access website root files through FTP There is no access to the server.

3: Hosting is a price bundled by membership type. The Bundled package includes training, keyword tool and website tools, and support (technical and community) 24 x 7.
Paid Premium monthly costs $49 a month (first month is discounted to $19 plus the hosting of 10 websites..
Paid Premium Plus membership costs $99 a month With everything Paid Premium member receive plus premium training by Video, Premium features keyword tool, hosting for 50 websites.

Here'e the link for details.
WA Memberships And Their Features
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/join/

WA Platform links
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/domains/

4. Addon domains are defined as subdomains and are counted as an individual website.

5. Domain names cost $14.99 and can be renewed at same price.
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/domains/

6) Yes you can point a domain name purchased somewhere else to WA hosted servers.

WA Name Servers for Wealthy Affiliate Hosting ALWAYS are: DNS settings
Primary: http://ns1.mywahosting.com
Secondary: http://ns2.mywahosting.com

Enjoy your look around WA. Right you have access to the Paid Premium membership training, tools and support. If you see a "crown" anywhere as you look around those are "Paid Premium Plus restricted.

Have more questions, just ask.
Reply
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

-We provide WordPress hosting based on the open WordPress source

https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting

-As and when you become a premium you may forward a site support tickets for accessing cPanels

-The hosting is included with a premium subscription to the platform.

-You may add subdomains yes, however not subfolders

-You may change the DNS records to transfer or point domains to servers.

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

WA is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the 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 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 totalling 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 platform.

To learn more
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/premiumplus

Comparison Chart
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/join


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

Welcome to WA and our community.

Also it would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
Reply
AbieAJ Premium Plus
Again as and when you become a premium, you may transfer or point to WA servers (if transferring domain has to end in .com, .net or .org.

To update your domain DNS settings to point to WA. Here are the DNS settings.

ns1.mywahosting.com
ns2.mywahosting.com

These settings will be updated within your domain registrar (where you purchased your domain) after the transfer has taken place. To transfer your domain here you need login current registrar and fetch the EPP code, there's a one year charge of $15, privacy included. One year more will get added to your domain.

Also it has to have passed the grace period of 60 days.

However, if you sites has content, you may then get in touch with site support to get your sites migrated to WA servers.

They typically ask you for FTP info and domain names, they set up a staging site and upload files, once you approve everything is great, you may then point to domains to WA servers.

Once that's complete, you may then apply the move feature found within site manager to move your staging site to your dot com domain which is an easy process.

You would need wait up to 30 days (Kyle's recommendation) for 301 redirects to be completed and for the search engines. After of which you may delete the subdomain however you could keep it for longer if hosting space is not an issue, there's a tutorial for this however, you are not able view as you are a starter.

Hope this helps.
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jghwebbrand Premium
This is not the WA space to promote your products.

Please save your product promotions for your own website.

You above content is spam. So please refrain from adding such content here in the training comments section.

Just so you know, WA has a policy against promoting products in the training comments section. Failure to comply can result in banning for this platform with no ability to return. Thank you for complying to WA rules.
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michaelw777 Premium
If you want to promote products? Get a website; make posts; put your Links in the posts. And then go from there.
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jghwebbrand Premium
As a free starter member you have a .siterubix.com website. Paid premium members can buy .com websites and use their websites as they want.

A .siterubix.com website is owned by WA but they let you use it as you do the training.

A .com domain name is one you can buy for $14.99 a year. You won it and are free to use it as fits your plans. Yes you most certainly can use it for appointments and customer feedback.

As a free starter member you have a free 7 day look at the Paid Premium features so you know what you get if you choose to become a Premium members.

If you want a longer look at Paid Premium you can extend that access for an additional 30 days for $19. At the end of that 30 day period access to Paid Premium is $49 per month or $495 per year. If you go yearly you get a free .com website.

Once you go Premium you cannot return back to Free Starter Membership.

You can learn more about the 3 membership types and compare them at https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/join/


You are a Free Starter member. You can remain that way forever; If you remain as a Starter Member, after 7 days your access to the Paid Premium program will become very limited. You will still have access to the free training You also get a free subdomain website which expires in 6 months. But access to this community and site support goes away.

For 7 days you have access to the Paid Premium program so you get a feel as to what WA has to offer. Please take a good look around. If you want an additional 30 day access to Paid Premium it costs $19 if you sign up for ii in the first 7 days. Once you sign up for Paid Premium you cannot go back to being a Free Member. Once you are a Paid Premium member it costs $49 per month or $495 a year.

The benefits you get with the Paid Premium are those needed to succeed. The resources include Level 2 - 5 Online Entrepreneur Training (weekly live webinars, guides and tips from the community members and so much more, hosting of 10 websites, unlimited usage of Jaaxy the keyword research tool needed to choose good ranking keywords for post titles, 24 x 7 support (community and Site Support) plus other things.

AFTER 7 DAYS? You can proceed by using the search bar by clicking on the spyglass you will need to ask your questions in there to see if anyone else has asked them and how they solved them...
or use google to refine the searches...if you use
site:my.wealthyaffiliate.com [topic of question]
you will get all the results related to your question on this site but it will become more difficult but not impossible as others achieve success
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Gooofy Premium
Hi Kyle
Just wanted to say Hi and if you would be kind enough to look at the following and pass comment. My Niche is to do with Diabetes. My text for my blog is below, would this work.

<!-- wp:paragraph -->
<p>We are born, our parents bring us up the best way they can. They teach us right from wrong. We go to school, college and then get a job (just over broke). We are doing just fine when all of a sudden you look up and there she is, the women of your dreams.</p>
<!-- /wp:paragraph -->

<!-- wp:paragraph -->
<p>You get married and start your own family, you are now working twice as hard because you love your family and you will do everything to keep them safe.</p>
<!-- /wp:paragraph -->

<!-- wp:paragraph -->
<p>Then one day your dear wife says "Honey we are going to Jonny's Birthday party across the road, can you please wear that pair of trousers that I brought you for Christmas", "I spent a lot of money on them".</p>
<!-- /wp:paragraph -->

<!-- wp:paragraph -->
<p>So you go to get ready and you slip into those nice trousers, they do feel good, then suddenly out of the blue. !Darn what happened! and you look down and all you can see is this Big Belly, you cannot see the floor, worst of all the trousers, do not fit. You are now frantic, you call your wife, she stands there looking at you, then she walks up to you, cuddles you, gives you a kiss and says "I will just have to get used to that" A few years pass. You are now in your 40's. you go to see the doctors for a check up, to be told. "I sorry to inform you bit you have "Diabetes". Now thats a killer right there. You have to do something here.</p>
<!-- /wp:paragraph -->

<!-- wp:paragraph -->
<p>You join a gym, you start taking slimming pills along with all the other stuff your doctor gave you, but nothing works Until now. Go here and take a look.</p>
<!-- /wp:paragraph -->
Thanks
Geoffrey H-Clarke
PS there are no links on the page as yet. I have chosen two niches one Diabetes the other I want to promote WA.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You have been busy working here we can see,

If you wish to get feedback on a specific post in your website you can use the following link. The comments section here is not the place to post content for feedback.


As for some general comments to your content.
You may want to say more about diabetes. Your above content is more of just the introduction.

Pay close attention to your keyword phrase title and write content addressing it.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

This is a list of the give and take WA official threads

Site Feedback Site Comments Affiliate Bootcamp Comments Network on Pinterest YouTube Comments Hope this helps.
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