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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video 11:26 minutes shows complete drop down of side bar list to edit or delete. mine does not. I added one item to the side bar, but the entire top line of options is duplicated under this. I tried to edit it 5 times. no luck. Also, cannot edit my website title line, which wraps in a field value too small to hold the size. there must be a an edit menu somewhere, but it does not appear on my screen. so I cannot folllow the steps in this video and cannot edit. how to edit?
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Hi, you can access your sidebar by going to Appearance > Widgets, you'd see a sidebar.

Check this tutorial To edit Title, you'd go to Appearance > Customize, then Site Identity and Edit from there.
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@AbieAJ left some great tutorials for you, but you may also want to check this one out on Menus Each theme is different though, so keep that in mind. A theme Kyle is using may have a specific setup, and if you chose a different theme, your setup may vary slightly. That being said, the main ingredients of a blog are going to be the menu, sidebar widgets, and main content area.

Let us know if you have any more questions Robert!
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I broke my website already. 1. My chosen theme doesn't apply to the homepage, 2. the homepage is stuck in static with the wrong theme, and 3. all fake posts I've made present on the sample page (bottom right on homepage for link). In short, the sample page looks is closer to what I am trying to make the homepage look like. Please help. Thank you
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Hi Craig,

Have you tried to clear your browser's cache and cookies? Also, you can go to Websites > Site Details > Clear cache.
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If the problems are not fixed by clearing the browser and website cache, then I would suggest you send a ticket to Site Support:
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Thank you Ferra. I will give that a shot!
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You're welcome. I hope the problems will be resolved soon.
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It's all on point now. Thanks again!
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Hi there, I wanna help you, but I'm not sure I understand your question.

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In case you don't know, Affiliate Marketing is the process of recommending other people's products and services, and earn a commission when someone makes a purchase through your affiliate link.
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Best to complete what you started with the starter training, this will help you build a solid foundation with your website then once you have the grounding go to the Bootcamp course.

If you chop and change without completing the training you will get stuck and delay your thoughts on making money regardless if it is for a certain niche or promoting WA,.

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