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 go to Site Builder

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

Choose a free domain, enter credentials and follow procedure.

Tutorial For the first seven days you can test drive platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle Hope this helps.
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jghwebbrand Premium
We are delighted to meet you. And so glad you found WA.
The WA training is designed to walk you thought the steps to build your first website. The best thing to do is follow the training step by step because the steps are progressive. There are things you must do before building a website - you much choose your topic for your website. Choosing your topi (niche) is found in lesson 3. Then you begin to build your actual free website in lesson 4.

Here’s an overview of how the process works. Success online is broken down into 4 basic steps. How to Create an Online Business - The 4 Steps It looks like this: Step 1: Choose your niche
Step 2: Build your website/content
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Monetize your traffic (the make money part, through affiliate programs signing up for and adding affiliate links to your posts)

These steps apply to absolutely every niche and as you work through the training here at WA, you are going to be walked through this exact process. This is fundamental for ANY success online.

We wish you much success.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Have you chosen your niche yet? It is important to choose a niche first so that you can choose a domain name that may related to your niche ( a domain name related to your nche is not required, but it is a great way for visitors to remember you site - for its niche focus).

Here are some tips for choosing your niche.

A niche is something you feel super excited to write about, a skill you have attained, something that resonates with you. You will want to be focused on one niche. What is it that you want to help a group of people with or what problem do you want to help them solve (group could be age, gender, location, experience level, degree or type of need, etc.)

A niche is not a product, it's a subject that you can help a target audience with. Remember, you are not setting up a shop (store), you will be writing lots of articles about your niche to help your targeted audience.

The importance of a targeted audience is that It's always better to target a specific niche with a specific solution to problems.

Kyles asks us to complete this statement.
'i want to help ____(group) with ______(problem)'

For example. I like camping.
Camping is a very broad topic with a lot of competition so to eliminate some competition in the beginning and to give my website has a chance to rank and grow in traffic, the focus needs to be a smaller scope.

For example my initial narrow scope could be: essential camping equipment for beginners. I can talk about camping, my experiences, what I have learned about camping, and how I have discovered what is really needed. Since I am quality focused, I have found good equipment which I believe is the very best. I will share my review of the equipment I use and why it is the best. Once the website is established and has a good volume of traffic, its scope can be expanded to include other things camping related.

So with my initial narrow scope, after visiting my website, a beginning camper will have a good idea of what camping is all about for a beginner and the equipment needed and the best brand products to buy. I will have many products on my niche website, but they will all relate to camping.

I am passionate about camping and want my readers to get excited about it too and feel comfortable when going for the first time that they have the necessary equipment..

So my niche is camping with an initial narrow scope. My targeted group is beginning campers wondering what equipment is needed and what the best is.

I have had some disappointing experiences so I want to help them avoid the same mistakes I have made. I will help campers buy the right equipment to make their camping experience more pleasant and safe.


I will write many content posts about camping (the how tos, what is, etc.). A beginner camper has no idea what kind of equipment is necessary. So I will write posts about the necessary equipment. I will choose products I can recommend. I will compare products and identify the best. So after visiting my website a beginning camper will have a good idea of what camping equipment is needed and the best brand products to buy. So I will have many products on my niche website, but they will all relate to camping equipment necessary for a pleasant and safe camping experience.

Learn Questions People Ask About Your Niche.
https://www.usetopic.com/people-also-ask
Use tools like the following to see questions you can address for your niche.
https://soolve.com https://answersocrates.com https://usetopic.com/people-also-ask and Google search scroll down and find "People also ask section" or use Quora.com
Why should you narrow your niche when first starting?
The key to getting started fast is to narrow your niche down to a specific topic. This way, you will eliminate a lot of competition and get results much faster. Once your site is established and you are getting traffic you can expand your niche scope.

Here are a couple of blogs on narrowing and expanding a niche.
How to narrow a niche down How To Expand Your niche later Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

Availability of affiliate programs for niches can be found using the following browser search,

Your niche idea + Affiliate program + Location (location is optional).
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jghwebbrand Premium
Here are some niche ideas in case your need them to help you.

How To Find Your Passion
If have no niche ideas here are some things to think about
list of 3000 niches How I Research a New Niche (by Jay)
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michaelw777 Premium
Just follow The Training; and do what The Training says at the same time you are doing the Training. Start with OEC; once you click Training; in the above menu; you will know what that is. Just do The Training.

And if you want? For the videos; you can pause, rewind and fast forward.

If you want? Take notes in Microsoft Word too?
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QUESTION #1: How much money would you be happy earning?
10000 per month

QUESTION #2: How much would you be ecstatic (ie, really excited) earning?
40000 per month

QUESTION #3: And how much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?
I have set myself a schedule which allows me 3 hours in the morning and 3 hours in the evening to work
This equals 6 hours a day 5 days a week with the added optional of working Saturdays if I am not busy.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

These are awesome goals however I would include them in below thread We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the WA training here.

Wishing you success on your online journey and business endeavors.
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jmashley95 Premium
Hey James, great to see you have a committed schedule laid out. You don’t see that too often. Good luck!
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jghwebbrand Premium
Thank you for sharing your goals. Really great!.

Welcome to Wealthy Affiliate.
Great goals here. The training will help you understand how this works so you can gauge how much time you want to spend to achieve your goals. With your determination to do the training and to apply it, you will be amazed at how much you can achieve.

WA is a very friendly, helpful and active community. We like to help new comers achieve success. The Online Entrepreneur Training which is a self-managed program. You can do it at your pace. When you have questions, you can ask them in the comments section after each lesson.

Now that you've outlined your goals, you can start working towards them. Remember that this is a journey and not a destination.

There is a lot of work ahead, so the more effort that you put in, the more you will achieve.

As Kyle (one of the owners) likes to say - success is very cumulative in nature.

Every action you take will add up to much greater success. I can tell you that when you earn your first money, it will all become very REAL and it will lead to much more success.

The more time you can spend working through the training here at Wealthy Affiliate, the sooner you will have the foundation that you can build upon.

We do wish you much success.
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michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say; you may be in the wrong thread for this? No Offense meant; I think what you want is: What are your Money Goals. If I am wrong? Other Members please correct? But, I think I am right.
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Furthermore, the Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You are now in Lesson One of Level One How to make money online video by Kyle Or you may head to the Affiliate Bootcamp (make money online niche), you ought to choose a target audience, folks who resonate with you and can build rapport and connect with through the creation of your content .

As you go along the coursework, ask as many questions as you like to get clarifications, mark your question as community and someone will always be here to answer your inquiries. You can also blog your questions, that's the Pencil, top menu, choose Blog at WA. I believe there's a limit to blogging on the Wealthy Affiliate blog roll for the first three months.

Again you may like to post about why you choose WA, how you come about your niche, what are your goals for this week and the following, aspirations, etc.

Remember the Wealthy Affiliate community is no judgement. It is an open discussion. We do help each other, we were all at one point where you are right now.

Best wishes
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Basia43 Premium
As a premium member I would like to build a website where I have more options and control rather than the free website option here. I just need to clarify one thing regarding the other 2 options. The second option is for people who already purchased other domain outside wealthy affiliate? Meaning if I want a better website and more options and I never had a website before, I can choose only the third options? Am I correct? Thank you for your help in advance 🙏
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feigner Premium
you don't have to buy outside of wa ...if you click on websites and then sitedomains then you can buy a domain from there...
what do you mean by more options and control on your site...
if you are looking at more control of the styling then that is down to the theme on your site....
more control, like a cpanel... nope this is managed hosting and what you see in sitemanager is all you get whether on a siterubix or a domain you own...
be aware that sitedomains can only offer com, org and net ...if you want a country specific you will need to search outside wa...
good luck
phil
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The first option is for people who want to build a free website on a sub-domain.

The second option is for people who already purchased a domain INSIDE Wealthy Affiliate and now want to activate it and build a website.

The third option is to buy your own domain through Wealthy Affiliate and include it into your hosting package that is included with a Premium membership.

In your case, you want to choose the third option (Register a Domain) 👍
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jghwebbrand Premium
The real issue is free domain name vs paid domain name. WA offers both. WA gives you a free domain website to start with so your can learn how this works without obligation.

A WA Paid Domain Name gives you the freedom to choose your own WP theme and Design your domain name website as you choose.

Where you buy your domain name has no influence on freedom WA gives you complete freedom to design your paid domain name websites as you choose. WA gives you the same freedom as any third party domain name registrar unless a third part registrar gives you a hard time in pointing the DataName Servers to WA hosting..

The issue is free domain website vs Paid domain name website.
We see you are a Paid Premium member so would recommend you purchase your domain name from WA and let them be your domain name registrar the cost to purchase a Domain name through WA is very competitive and ends up being cheaper than those who offer a first year discount.

Buying a domain name through WA gives you ultimate freedom to build your website. - You chose the Wordpress theme, design, features and affiliate programs.

Here is some more detail about WA domain names and hosting. We have been with WA for over 10 years and are so satisfied. They have exceeded our expectations.

WA Platform links
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/hosting/
https://www.wealthyaffiliate.com/domains/

Here is further information about the 3 WA membership types.
WA Memberships And Their Features
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/join/
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Basia43 Premium
Thank you for clarifying that. So basically you are saying to choose option 3? That's what I thought as I don't see the point to go down on any independent road if I'm already a member of this community and they offer everything I need, I just wasn't sure which option is this.

Kind regards
Barbara
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Basia43 Premium
Ah I was wrong, it's a second optin 'domain I owe' if I want to purchase from WA?
Bit confused with this sorry :-)
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, doing everything on the WA platform really does work best, including the purchase of domain names.

It is so important to ask for clarification when confusion exists because a mistake can be costly. The community is here to help you make good decisions and answer your questions.

Glad you are a Paid Premium member.

We wish you much success.
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jghwebbrand Premium
WA is so well integrated as a platform. That is the value of growing your online business with this platform and buying your domain name through WA Things work so seamlessly.

Cheers
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Basia43 Premium
Thank you :-)
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Basia43 Premium
Thanks Ivan. That means my option is only the third one if I want more features themes etc but not having any domain purchased yet from WA.
I looked into the themes and it's so many, really overwhelming. I don't even know what to choose at this stage. Even if I have a niche I haven't figured out yet the content so I'm not sure how I should choose.
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feigner Premium
go for a popular one ... personally i would advise blocksy for a free theme or if you are going to pay for a premium one a lot go for generatepress....
but maybe start with blocksy and see how you get on
anothre is kadence...
but keep it plain and get content on there..3 0or so articles then come back and think about tyling it...not the other way around ...that way google can work on your site and it doesn't care ( too much) about how you style it....
and you can start getting visitors looking for your content...
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

You can however starting out you need to get a head start on adding content as it is the bulk of our sites and takes the longest to get noticed and ranked in the search engines.

You may start with a siterubix subdomain around a focused niche and build up content and until you are satisfied with your niche and name, down the line have your own dot com, as some affiliate programs do not work with a subdomain. Cost of which is $15 yearly each privacy included. You can then move your siterubix to your dot com applying the move feature found within the site manager which is an easy process.

However if you already own domain and has content on it, you need reach out to support for further instructions how to migrate site to WA servers.

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

Third option if you want to register a new domain with WA, hosting is included with your premium subscription to the platform.

You can use leandomainsearch dot com, you input a word and it gives you another

And a godaddy valuation tool to find a memorable name.

However nowadays domains are not so affected by SEO vs writing quality rich content with good choice of keywords, latter of which would rank you in the search engines.

I would always go for a dot com domain name vs dot net or dot org as people's perceptions when they start typing they would typically assume it is a dot com. And make sure it is spelled correctly as it cannot be edited once purchased.

I would not include dashes and check if the domain is copyrighted, trademarked and ' or registered to an established business.

You can use Jaaxy fo find something suitable and along the metrics would also search if the dot com domain is available

Look for searches (avg.) above 30 and competition (qsr. ) lower than 100, the lower the qsr the better. Starter sites SEO greater than 95.


https://my.jaaxy.com/search/keywords

Hope this helps.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
As for theme options,

The majority here uses the GeneratePress theme.

GeneratePress (or so a theme) is extremely light, fast, well coded, SEO optimised, flexible, adaptable and customisable

Or you may try

Kadence WP with Kadence blocks

You can also review below resource about other options Hope this helps and thank you for your notes.
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Basia43 Premium
Thank you for your advice 🙏
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Basia43 Premium
Appreciate for the useful tips!
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michaelw777 Premium
I would just suggest you buy a .com here. It will make it easier for future. And that way; if you have any questions on your website? It will be a Wealthy Affiliate Website; and you will be able to get more help.

Hope this helps and encourages?

And a .com here is about $15.00 maybe plus tax. Not too expensive. And that is yearly.
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Can Someone Please Help Me & Tell Me How Do I Get To Build a Business Website Here On the Wealthy Affiliate Platform ? Also, Why Won't It Let Me Watch the Training For How to Earn Money Per Each Click, Does Anybody Know Why I Can't Watch It? I'm Wanting To Find Ways to Make Money From Home That Are Free, Can I Do That On HERE or Not? Please & Thanks Soo Very Much for Your Time & Help, I Greatly Appreciate It Bunches!!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

I go to Site Builder

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

Choose a free domain, enter credentials and follow procedure.

Tutorial Hope this helps.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You need be a Premium Plus subscriber to view a premium plus webinar.

For the first seven days you can test drive platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

The Wealthy Affiliate is a learning platform that teaches us how to build a progressive successful site for affiliate marketing. Please follow the training and apply what is taught all is explained within the lessons, ticking checklists at the bottom, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp How to make money by Kyle As and when you decide to become a Premium, your first month would be $19 then $49 monthly afterwards until you cancel. Premiums can host up to 10 sites (mix of siterubix subdomains and premiums however 9totalling 10)

Or $49 first month then $99 monthly afterwards for premium plus + tier subscribers. Premium plus can also host up to 50 premium sites.

You may start with a siterubix subdomain around a focused niche and build up content and until you are satisfied with your niche and name, down the line have your own dot com, as some affiliate programs do not work with a subdomain. Cost of which is $15 yearly each privacy included. You can then move your siterubix to your dot com applying the move feature found within the site manager which is an easy process. However hosting is included in a premium subscription to the platform.

To learn more
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/premiumplus

Comparison Chart
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/join

Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to WA and our community.

Also it would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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The Affiliate Bootcamp, the make money online niche you ought to choose a target audience, folks who resonate with you and can build rapport and connect with through the creation of your content However, we always recommend starting out with own niche vs the Affiliate Bootcamp (make money online niche) as the latter is a lot harder and more competitive, you would need to write 300 to 400 articles before you are able scratch the surface. (vs. 100 articles own niche)

You'd also need to do the whole Bootcamp in its entirety before you can commence with your site.

Recommendation is to focus on ONE niche at a time, even Kyle himself would recommend the same.

To learn more Hope this helps.
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Hello. We are delighted to meet you and so glad to have you hear. This is a training platform with tools and support also.

You get a free siterubix.com website to use for building your online business , Before building your website it is important to choose the topic (niche) for your website. But since you requested to building your website right away here. is the link,
https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites/build Please choose ""Free Domain".

Looks like today may be your first day. Exciting.
You are starting out as a free Starter member. The first 7 days you have access to the Paid Premium training, tools and support as well so you can see what is available should you choose to become a paid Premium member you will know what is here and can experience support as well.

Here's a summary of what the training will teach you.

Success online is broken down into 4 basic steps. How to Create an Online Business - The 4 Steps It looks like this: Step 1: Choose your niche
Step 2: Build your website/content
Step 3: Get rankings in search engines (leads to traffic)
Step 4: Monetize your traffic (the make money part, through affiliate programs signing up for and adding affiliate links to your posts)

These steps apply to absolutely every niche and as you work through the training here at WA, you are going to be walked through this exact process. This is fundamental for ANY success online.

We wish you much success.
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If yow choose to start the training from the beginning rather than jump ahead to building a website here is the link./ WA is a very friendly, helpful and active community. We like to help new comers achieve success. The Online Entrepreneur Training is a self-managed program. You can do it at your pace. When you have questions, you can ask them in the comments section after each lesson.

We do wish you much success.
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If you need some tips on choosing a niche for the website you wished to build, here are some tips (lesson 3)

A niche is something you feel super excited to write about, a skill you have attained, something that resonates with you. You will want to be focused on one niche. What is it that you want to help a group of people with or what problem do you want to help them solve (group could be age, gender, location, experience level, degree or type of need, etc.)

A niche is not a product, it's a subject that you can help a target audience with. Remember, you are not setting up a shop (store), you will be writing lots of articles about your niche to help your targeted audience.

The importance of a targeted audience is that It's always better to target a specific niche with a specific solution to problems.

Kyles asks us to complete this statement.
'i want to help ____(group) with ______(problem)'

For example. I like camping.
Camping is a very broad topic with a lot of competition so to eliminate some competition in the beginning and to give my website has a chance to rank and grow in traffic, the focus needs to be a smaller scope.

For example my initial narrow scope could be: essential camping equipment for beginners. I can talk about camping, my experiences, what I have learned about camping, and how I have discovered what is really needed. Since I am quality focused, I have found good equipment which I believe is the very best. I will share my review of the equipment I use and why it is the best. Once the website is established and has a good volume of traffic, its scope can be expanded to include other things camping related.

So with my initial narrow scope, after visiting my website, a beginning camper will have a good idea of what camping is all about for a beginner and the equipment needed and the best brand products to buy. I will have many products on my niche website, but they will all relate to camping.

I am passionate about camping and want my readers to get excited about it too and feel comfortable when going for the first time that they have the necessary equipment..

So my niche is camping with an initial narrow scope. My targeted group is beginning campers wondering what equipment is needed and what the best is.

I have had some disappointing experiences so I want to help them avoid the same mistakes I have made. I will help campers buy the right equipment to make their camping experience more pleasant and safe.


I will write many content posts about camping (the how tos, what is, etc.). A beginner camper has no idea what kind of equipment is necessary. So I will write posts about the necessary equipment. I will choose products I can recommend. I will compare products and identify the best. So after visiting my website a beginning camper will have a good idea of what camping equipment is needed and the best brand products to buy. So I will have many products on my niche website, but they will all relate to camping equipment necessary for a pleasant and safe camping experience.

Learn Questions People Ask About Your Niche.
https://www.usetopic.com/people-also-ask
Use tools like the following to see questions you can address for your niche.
https://soolve.com https://answersocrates.com https://usetopic.com/people-also-ask and Google search scroll down and find "People also ask section" or use Quora.com
Why should you narrow your niche when first starting?
The key to getting started fast is to narrow your niche down to a specific topic. This way, you will eliminate a lot of competition and get results much faster. Once your site is established and you are getting traffic you can expand your niche scope.

Here are a couple of blogs on narrowing and expanding a niche.
How to narrow a niche down How To Expand Your niche later Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

Availability of affiliate programs for niches can be found using the following browser search,

Your niche idea + Affiliate program + Location (location is optional).

We wish you well in choosing your niche.
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I am just going to say; some stuff is free when you first sign up. But, before you can get everything. You have to pay a little. If you can't watch later videos? You may have to sign up? It is $19.00 for the first month. And then $49.00 for the following months. You can wait for a deal too. And you have to pay about $15.00 for your .com website.

I hope I have not scared you off? But, if you want? Just stay free until there is a deal.

Hope this helps and encourages?
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Lilbitzz716 Premium
Thank you this was helpful
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DanielGroulx Premium
I created an About me post. I published it on my website with private access only for now. Meta Title and Meta Description are both good and green. The post shows up in the POSTS window. Now I want to move it to my header menu as shown in the tutorial, but it won't show up in the ADD MENU ITEMS of the MENUS window, however hard I check that everything is right. Am I missing anything?
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jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome to WA. We are delighted to meet you.
Why are you marking your about me page as Private access.

If you are concerned about its content, you can use the following as a guide. Your About Me post needs a status of "published" then you can got to posts section for choosing an item and add it to your menu.

Search engines are going to want an About Me to crawl for your site.
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Update the access as it cannot be seen by your visitors in it's private mode
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DanielGroulx Premium
The content is only draft. I am learning and I want to be able to use the interface before anything else. Right now it doesn't work.
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DanielGroulx Premium
Thanks for your reply. No problem with the content. I just have an issue with the interface.
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From your admin dashboard, select appearance from the side bar and select menu from the drop-down list.
Navigate through to post and drop it,that's where your post is and you can add it to your menu.
I hope you find this helpful.
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DanielGroulx Premium
I don't know what you mean by dropping it from the POSTS menu. There doesn't seem to be any dropping option. However, the post now showed up in the ADD MENU ITEMS box, so I could transfer it to the menu. The red lock still appears in the MENU NAME box however. This doesn't show in the tutorial. I asked WA about this and am actually wainting for their reply.
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DanielGroulx Premium
I didn't read your message quite well at first, but I was doing as you said. I got an email from WA saying to try it again. They unblocked it. That is why it works now. Thanks for helping!
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jghwebbrand Premium
You have to "keep your post published" to apply it to your navigation menu.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

An about me is typically a post and it goes in your Primary menu as per training. Hope this helps.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
For an about me post, there's no minimum, you can write as many words as you like on your “About Me” post. I would elaborate as much as possible. This is the first contact your visitors have with your site, they want to know the founder, what's the site about, can they establish rapport and above all can they trust the site and is it content worthy and user experience friendly. What would be your USP (unique selling point) - Think of it when you walk in a store, what would you like to see and what would your first impression be. If it doesn't hold to your standards you'd leave, same with your about me page, if the visitor doesn't feel at ease, they will click away.

You can also promote WA on your About Me post if you were to choose your own interest / hobby niche. You may then include a paragraph middle of page or towards end, adding few features about the benefits of joining the WA platform and there you can hyperlink your own unique affiliate link which you can fetch via the $ sign top menu. If you happen to have created it as a page you can easily switch it back to a post by using the Post Type Switcher.

You may add that to your Plugins as you are a premium member.

In quick edit, you can select whether you want it a post or a page, and update changes. Hope this helps.
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jghwebbrand Premium
We do hope you got your issue solved.
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DanielGroulx Premium
Yep! It was just confused by the fact that the Site Name had been imported with the other data. The site itself was not confused.😜
Thanks for caring!!
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