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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Hi, I believe Kyle is using the "Hiero" theme, however as starter and default you have the GeneratePress theme.

You can go to Appearance > Menus and add your privacy page. However about me should be a post, that's included in the blog roll.

And then to Appearance > Widgets. I believe you have a header, side and footer ones.

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TPitre1 Premium
So I have a couple different niche ideas floating around, but I’m having a hard time coming up with something I REALLY would enjoy writing about. My main ideas coming into this were something to do with gaming or automotive, but those are both very broad, and I do t know what to narrow down to within those categories.
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feigner Premium
what you can do is to go to google and type 'gaming for '
the space can be ther or not ....it will give you two sets of autosuggestion results...
these results are normally subsets of the broader topic...
so maybe look and choose one and do the same again.....

same with automotive ...what do youlike about autimotive...fixing, specs, detailing, ....
try to pick a smaller niche to start with

the other place is to goto answerthepublic.com
and type in your topics and see hte questions people ask.....
download them and have a look through them for ideas....
or goto relatedwords.org and type it in and see what turns up in the words....
but you need ideally to pick a smaller area and maybe an audience
so detailing for beginners.....
or as someone looked at the other day
gaming chairs
suggesting gaming chairs for beginners....
or gaming chairs for the bigger person...

good luck
phil
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
Choose the one you are most passionate about and that has plenty of products to review.
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Hi,Stefan.I'm from Bulgaria and I have read about the fake games you have played before .I tried to do the same thing like you, because I am a disabled man of forty and seven years old and I need to find some job in internet but I don't know how .No matter how much the money would be. The life of the people like me in Bulgaria is not easy. I don't know how to earn money in internet at all. May you help me,Stefan or the people around you .I have a daughter as well that I must look after for all by myself,or at least to give me advice.Excuse my English if it is not so good but I study it alone with books and other ways. Thanks and I'll be very appreciate to you.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Welcome to WA and our community.

Please follow the training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons. How to make money by Kyle Kindly let us know if you require further help and assistance going forward.

Best Wishes.
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GeoffreyC1 Premium
If you follow the Online Entrepreneur Certification training you will find out everything you need to know. Then feel free to ask specific questions and someone will know the answer.
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I just want you folks here that are helping us to learn this business, I want you to know that I appreciate you in advance. Im here to learn, and I need your help. Im teachable and I want to learn badly.
I have a painting and drywall company already. Ive had a company running my business website for the last 3 years. Is it possible to bring my already business website, that has already been ranking high in google, over to WA to be ran until I learn enough to take it over. Do you think I could use my business website to my advantage with starting my new online stuff?
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Hi yes I would contact site support for further instructions as your site has content already on how to do

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/support

Does your site has a blog already?
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MalavikaR Premium
Heyy, so I had a couple of questions regarding selecting a niche. Please help me, thanks in advance : )
Is it possible to have a multi-niche website, where I can write content about more than 1 thing on the same site?
Also, does a niche have to focus on one particular thing or can it be a little more generalized but in the same category itself
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - only one niche on a website. Otherwise, you will confuse your audience and Google will not see you as an authority on your subject.

Take a look at my training on how to narrow down the pets niche to give you a better idea.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi,

No, a niche a website. Otherwise, you'd confuse Google and your visitors.

You niche has to be narrow in the beginning using low competition keywords until such time it starts gaining traffic, traction and authority, and then you may think to scale. Kindly let us know if you require further assistance.
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MalavikaR Premium
Thanks!
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Thanks for asking this question! I was wondering the same thing. Thanks to those who answered
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