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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Ok so I have done the next lesson and made my site SEO ready plus done the homepage titles part. I have aimed towards getting new people into the poker world and also encouraging people to leave the computer and go play live! Am I headed in the right direction? feels good upto now.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
I would write quality succinct content addressing issues in relation to my niche with a good choice of targeted searchable keywords worthy of your visitors attention, onward sharing onto social media platforms for organic outreach.

Otherwise how else your target audience is going to find your site.

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.

However, great effort on your part.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Have you addressed questions people ask about poker? Answersocrates.com. Have you checked other autosuggest ideas when you type your niche keyword into google.
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Hey Everyone! Just joining WA and wanted to take time to say HELLO to all of the WA Community! Just completed Lesson 1 and began following the TOP HELPERS on this lesson to begin to make friends with all the help I can get to become successful in this new business venture for me! Grateful and already impressed with the arm welcome I've already received! Best Wishes to you all!
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jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome. We are delighted to meet you and its exciting that you found the WA platform Enjoy the free training and the free siterubix.com subdomain name which you can create in lesson 4.

The way to learn the online process is to complete the Online Entrepreneur Training which is a self-managed program. You can do it at your pace. After you finish each task make sure to check mark the box in front of the task. When you have questions, you can ask them in the comments section after each lesson.

We wish you well.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's awesomeness and super welcome to WA.
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Elsie19 Premium
Hi
I created my website today. I followed the steps of activating the SEO plug-in and deleting the default settings. On the website, there was a message stating that the theme had recommended plug-ins that I need to install. Should I go ahead and install these plug-ins, should I dismiss this message, or should I wait?

Thanks in advance.
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jghwebbrand Premium
I would wait with installing them.
Use the theme alone first and see if you like it.
Then do a search later and find out what these additional plugins recommended do.. You amy find you do not intend to use that functionality.
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Elsie19 Premium
Thank you very much for your reply. I will wait and see later on as I learn the different aspects of the website.
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jghwebbrand Premium
You are welcome.
Cheers as you continue your journey
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You may, however I would note them down in case you need delete as a later time you know what they are.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Let us know how that worked for you and thanks.
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wow, well my website is up and running and I am ready to rock and roll. I have a very good feeling about this. If anyone at this point is having doubts try and think positive I mean I chose poker for my chosen niche and have found quite a few affiliate programs within that niche so try do a google search like I did I simply typed "poker affiliate programs" It has given me a boost to know that this is actually going to happen.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's so awesome to know.

However please be aware for affiliate program you need content and TRAFFIC.

They would check those elements prior approval.

Also you need follow up and adhere to the individual programs terms and conditions. Each program is different.

However, good effort starting out.
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Thanks!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You're very welcome!
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jghwebbrand Premium
Thanks for sharing your excitement and confidence in the training. We are so excited for you.

Do continue to enjoy the training and its application to your website.

We wish you well.
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I'm aware that it's important to niche down, so I wanted to ask, is belly fat loss a good niche? I wanted to make a few posts on best exercises for belly fat loss, then a few posts on keto diet and how it helps with belly fat loss (also how to do the diet correctly, why someone might not see a change in their belly fat on this diet etc), a few posts on carnivore diet and how it could help for belly fat, and a few on yoga and how it could with belly fat and so on and so forth. Would that be a good idea or no?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

For example belly fat loss or Keto dieting or yoga exercises for beginners.

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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Thank you for the response, I greatly appreciate it! Belly fat loss is definitely something I want to make content on, but I am struggling to think of content I can come up with regarding belly fat loss besides "5 exercises to help reduce belly fat".
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ - 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.

Other sources include https://Quora.com, https://Answers.com, https://AnswerThePublic.com, YouTube search engine etc.

You may research other peoples work however all content must be originally written in your own words.
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Hiya would you mind having a look at my question I have put it on live chat I am still getting used to navigate this site yet :)
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Done, also responded to you in live chat.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Okay so your objective is to help who loose belly fat by exercise and diet. Is it the same for both sexes and all ages? if not choose your audience.

You can find questions people ask about it using answersocrates.com

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.

Choose a distinct purpose to start your niche for a specific group of people.

How to narrow a niche down
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