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, Karaoke, Cycling, Sun Protection...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. There is NO SUCH THING as choosing the wrong niche.

Here are a few example niches out of 1,000's of potential ones:

  • Natural Skin Care
  • Learn How to Play Basketball
  • Starting an Online Business
  • Learn Sand Art
  • Baby Feeding
  • Wine Making
  • Cryptocoin Investing
  • How to Write Faster
  • Black and White Photography
  • Go Kart Racing
  • Make-up Tutorials

There are so many directions you can head, so simply choose an audience that you want to work with.

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 in the comments area 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 (one of the most lucrative affiliate programs in the world).


    ==> 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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    2. Choose YOUR Niche!


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    Hkaren Premium
    i don't understand the "grades" here. I finished my profile some time ago and completed 3 tasks since then, but all I see is credit for having completed 8% of lesson 1. then I put check marks into the marginal area of each task, but as of today, the check marks were gone. Does anyone have a clue as to what's happening?
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    TheAbie Premium Plus
    You may need to empty the browser cache, refresh and try again. Try URL in a different browser or mobile device.

    Otherwise you may tick the ones you already finished.
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    jghwebbrand Premium
    Did you see your prior check marks after clearing your browser
    There are a total of 5 lessons for Level; 1. We see that you are paid premium member so levels 2 - 5 are also available to you.
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    Hi
    So I started my website with the free one and have now upgraded to premium. Apparently I get a free domain which I own in the premium package and can transfer the other details from free website to an actual domain. I tried to do this and it is telling me I have to pay for it can someone help me on what I need to do please? Thank you.
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    TheAbie Premium Plus
    At checkout, you may click third option (credits) you should have enough to pay for it using those and congratulations on your upgrade.
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    Holidayfun Premium
    Okay I’ll give that a try thank you 😊
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    TheAbie Premium Plus
    No worries I added an image to top comment.
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    jghwebbrand Premium
    Did you get your issue resolved.
    Yes, as a premium member you do get a free domain.
    Enjoy.
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    Holidayfun Premium
    No it seems I have no credit… 🤔
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    TheAbie Premium Plus
    Oh really if that please let Kyle know you may leave them a message on their profile space

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    jghwebbrand Premium
    No sure when you went premium. Getting a free domain name because effective Nov. 2
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    mbouteiller Premium Plus
    Hi Danielle,

    I'm sorry to keep you waiting.. I have to go out for a bit today..

    Yes, congratulations on going Premium! 🎉

    About the free domain, can you please copy and paste this and forward it to Site Support? So to get access to Site Support (our technical support), please click on 'Help' at the top, click on 'Site Support', and answer the questions. They are 24/7 support. Their response will show up at the top right in the envelope icon.

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    whyjay Premium
    Hi again,

    My problem was i think i jumped the gun a bit and tried to use the free domain which was part of my registration. I named the domain. It got a green tick and then the whole process went smoothly. However, I could not log in to the admin area. Is this because they need to register the domain first?
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    TheAbie Premium Plus
    No one you build your website you should be able to login to it.

    You may need to empty the browser cache, refresh and try again. Try URL in a different browser or mobile device.

    You may also reset your password or synchronize if an option is available. However if issue persists please reach out to site support

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    jghwebbrand Premium
    Did you website show up now after you refreshed your browser..
    https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

    Yes, starting with the free siterubix.com website is a great way to go because it can be MOVED to a dot com later. With the free siterubixccom domain name you can delete it and start over if you change you mind on your chosen niche.

    Level 2 lesson 7 shows you now to BOVE a free siterubix.com to a dot com website.
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    whyjay Premium
    I launched the website using a new domain. Should i delete the site and recreate it on the same domain, as it is still not appearing or allowing me access to the back end admin panel.
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    sethlap Premium
    I have some ideas for niches related to things I am interested in. Shouldn't I choose a niche based on what people are searching for? It seems randomly choosing something I like vs existing high traffic niches, isn't the best strategy. I am new at this, but these are my thoughts on this. Any advice would be appreciated.
    Thanks!
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    DianeScorpio Premium
    Hi - you will be expected to write a lot of content on your chosen niche, everything original, nothing copied and pasted.

    Therefore, it makes sense that it should be a subject you are genuinely interested in and have some knowledge of, or at the very least, would enjoy researching.

    There would be no point in choosing a niche based on it having high traffic if you have no interest in it and would get bored writing about it after the first few months.
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    sethlap Premium
    Thank you for that perspective. That is helpful. You are right, I would have a hard time writing about something I have no interest in.
    That helps me narrow my choices down.
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    jghwebbrand Premium
    It is natural to think that choosing high trafficked niched is a good for an affiliate marketer, but it can become boring or you may get burned out if you are choosing something only because of what you think it will do. It becomes hard to help people for a long period of time if passion is not there.

    The more you know about your niche and the more passionate you have the better because you will understand the issues and problems people experience and you can provide in depth help.

    You can get an idea of interest people may have in your niche by doing a google search and seeing the auto suggest keywords, people also ask section and ads placed for it. But that is not necessary to check now if you have a passion for your niche.

    It is possible to make your niche a long term online business for many years and continue to earn income from it..
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    sethlap Premium
    Thank you for giving me more insights on how to think about this part of the process.
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    TheAbie Premium Plus
    You need aim for ONE focused niche with a specific group of people, I'd go with what's best resonates with me.

    ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.
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    jghwebbrand Premium
    You are so very welcome.
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    That seems like the right direction. Good advise.
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    "After you website is created then you will add content to it about your niche and later add affiliate links so you can make some money."
    Gods2 had written that within his post to Jghwebbrand. I am curious as to what he means. he is talking about one's niche.
    have you any thoughts?
    this is the post so you don't go crazy trying to find it:
    @Gods2 You will choose a niche first. What you are passionate about to share and help others with. After you choose one niche (its one niche for a website) then you think about a name for your website. Your domain name can be included in your niche idea if you choose.. After you website is created then you will add content to it about your niche and later add affiliate.
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    Super welcome to WA.

    You may follow up the training step by step at own pace, I tend to do a bit of learning, a bit of implementing. Ticking checklists bottom of lessons, tasks and activities asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

    You may click the training tab top menu and head to where it says Online Entrepreneur Certification. A direct link Anytime you feel stuck you may reach out to the live chat here, or ask your questions in the core training.

    See also this resource from Kyle
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    jghwebbrand Premium
    It is important to follow the training lesson by lesson so things make sense for you.

    Here is your link for the training in case you ever need it. The following also ;explains the above.
    How to Make Money Online. The Process explained
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    thank you kyle! i have to get caught up, and by that, i mean finishing my bio. i think i left off before i put in some goals. i will look at the film "how to make money online - the process explained" when i get done with at least that much.
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    Okay
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    thank you!
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