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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Dianesmith2 Premium
I have created a navigational menu. I now want to add drop now menu . I know i move the category to the right to create the drop down. i hope i don't confuse you. do i have to create a whole new menu and add new pages to this drop down menu.

my website looks questionable . Please help. Thank you
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Warly10 Premium
Hi, normally the drop down menu is supposed to be your categories.

For instance if you have in your menu "Blog", you can then have as drop down "Learn", "my tips" etc.

Hope you get it. It depends on your categories.

I guess you created categories for your posts
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Dianesmith2 Premium
I need to check that. Thank you.
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Warly10 Premium
No prob
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JoseCarlos6 Premium
I had two questions...

1. I set up my first website through siterubix before purchasing a domain. Because I don't want to purchase a domain and have a name I don't think works for the content of my page. Can I switch my page over to a domain name later if I decide on one?

2. I know that a name doesn't need hours of reflection but I still like feedback on whether others think it will work. My page title is "Why Movies Are Cool". Is this an attractive name? My aim is mostly to argue against negative arguments people may have for movies or against particular titles...
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi, first question is yes.

You can use GoDaddy valuation tool to find a memorable name for your site. May I add domain names nowadays are not effected by SEO.

If you believe the above suffices with your niche and what you are trying to convey and is available why not register - thou I wouldn't go over 16 characters. (norm is 6 - 14 characters)

You can also use namemesh.com to find a name, look out for the SEO & MIX columns. Or you may like try "Lean Domain Search" instead.

Just ran a search, it is available however not memorable.
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Cshaw20 Premium
Hi I am having some trouble accessing alot of stuff I have been a premium member since the 21 of this month now I can access any of my premium trainings I am at a point where i set up my website already now I have purchased my domain my personal brand and now I can't proceed any further. I have followed all the instructions down to the last letter, I am at the point how to transfer my domain and to change the rubixsite to the domain I purchased however I can seem to do so, when I click on site manager then the icon that says move so I can go forward it's just telling to go premium which I already did so someone can you help
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Cshaw20 Premium
And I was just communicating with one of the persons who help other and I can't do so anymore because when I am sending my reply it's telling only for premium members only fyi
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - you are not showing as a premium member. You are using a free account which you started 12 days ago. Are you sure your payment went through? Or do you perhaps have a second account under another email address?
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DianeScorpio Premium
Actually, I believe I have found your other account as shown below. You need to log out of this account by clicking on your profile photo and selecting the logout option. Then log back in under the other email address.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/cshaw2020
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Hello, I watched a video about installing All in one SEO, but I have a problem because it doesn't look the same as in the video, it's a different version and actually actually pulls me to buy that package. It doesn't really offer any other option than to upgrade to Pro. When I click on SEO settings, the settings window does not appear, but immediately uploads me to the Upgrade Pro. What should I do?
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Hi, you may want to view below tutorial
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Thanks a lot, I'll take a look now
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Had the same experience due to the recent update to AIOSEO
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feigner Premium
don't forget to read the notes as well
phil
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ChristinaWi2 Premium
Hello can someone please help me I have been trying to get help like all week, I need help with this training I did the first part the set up menus I dont think I did it correct iam trying to make sure that's ok before I move on to the wigits part thanks!!
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feigner Premium
Christine - don't worry about making a mistake as these can be fixed - what can't is inaction....
why don't you think it is corrrect - have you got a menu at the top of your site - yes - it is correct
no- then you need to tell the menus where to be placed on your site.
you can create as many menus you like and only display one or two as your theme allows...this maybe useful in the future to test different menus...
again the widgets have a play in a test site - doesn't matter if you mess it up - just delete it and try again ( delete is ubder details for that site in sitemanager...)
I hope you manage to get it sorted
phil
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