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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The details that are pointed out about making yourself comfortable and welcoming everyone are very much appreciated. I can tell ya'll really do put care and time and effort into this program and that's amazing!!! I applaud all the hard work that goes onto making this the best experience for us
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You're welcome 😁
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jghwebbrand Premium
Thanks for recognizing the work that goes into creating a program like this. Kyle and a group of expert marketers in WA worked together on this.

It is most challenging to make the training doable and clear to everyone.

Your awareness of details will be a positive asset for you as you do our niche website.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

That's awesome, we are glad you are enjoying the training here.

Kindly let us know when needing help or having further questions.

Welcome to WA and our community.
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Mary613 Premium
Hi there!

I went through this 8th Step: Creating Custom Menus on Your Website. While following the instruction from the video, I did not find a menu on - the footer and other menus.Is there someting missing in my WordPress design?

I appreciate anyone's comment or response.

Thank you,
Mary
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi You need create them in Appearance > Menus. That's WordPress sites back office.

You can create a primary, top, footer and social icons menus.

Sometimes it can be in relation to the theme and what it allows however you would be able do at least a primary menu.



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jghwebbrand Premium
Not all WordPress themes have a footer menu.
When you log into back office ->appearance -> customize
click on menu then when in menu screen does menu locations show footer? If not your theme does not have a footer.

We use the free Astra Wordpress theme and it does have a footer menu capability.
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Greg2112 Premium Plus
is this one of my videos or Kyle's video?
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Mary613 Premium
It is Kyle's video. It looks like it depends on the WordPress theme design that we have chosen. The theme I've chosen doesn't have a footer...Anyway, it's okay.

Thank you.
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jghwebbrand Premium
If you are looking for a free theme with a footer menu, we use Astra.
We have used its for several years.
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countrylife Premium
Hey you all, my name is Lula. I am coming to the end of my third month here at WA, I benefitted greatly from the program, the training is second to none, thanks to Kyle. I am loving the community, they are so helpful and willing voluntarily to share their experiences and wisdom. I am doing my own niche as well as building up my MMO (make money online niche) though Kyle would say to only focus on ONE niche at a time. One thing I learned starting out is to figure out my niche, TARGET AUDIENCE and start building original content off the bat as soon as signing up to the platform because by far it is the bulk of my site and takes the longest to rank in the search engines. (rank not index)
Wishing you all well, continued success and a terrific day.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's awesome, we are glad you are enjoying the training here.

Kindly let us know when needing help or having further questions.

Welcome to WA and our community.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Thanks for sharing.
We have noticed that you are very active in answering questions as well and that is wonderful. Thanks for your help and contributions as well.
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iyamed Premium
i am a new member here and completing my first 7 free days trying to learn wat this is all about and not yet sure whether this journey suits me or not. but i want to know if in case i upgrade to premium and paid for the first month do i get 30 more days to train or else my 7 free days are deducted out of it and i get only 3 weeks time only to learn more and get convinced about this path
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Hi you get a whole month .

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

WA is a learning platform that teaches you how to build a successful website for affiliate marketing. You need to read all the information, watch all the videos and complete each task as you are requested to do so. (source: Diane)

It is not a get-rich-quick scheme and requires months of consistent work. You are building a genuine online business for your future.

As and when you decide to become a Premium, your first month would be $19 then $49 monthly afterwards until you cancel

Or $49 first month then $99 monthly afterwards for premium plus + tier subscribers.

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

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michaelw777 Premium
I am just going to say in your case; to know for sure. Ask Kyle and Carson; they are The Pros to ask.

Just click the magnifying glass up above; in the search bar; put in Kyle; and go from there.

You should do the same thing for Carson too.

I have been told they can be busy.

To Other Members; please don't take Offense; this is the best way I can see to help this new Member.

Hope this helps?
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Elijah88 Premium Plus
Yeah, I'd have to agree with AbieAJ on this one! However, if interested, you can get 140 free days if you upgrade to Premium Plus. Thanks!
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countrylife Premium
Hey Lyaad
When I paid the $19 I got a whole month, my 7 days full premium access was not deducted from my first payment month.
Wishing you well and a terrific day.
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iyamed Premium
okay. thank u so much for replying.
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iyamed Premium
ok.thanks a lot
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Arabianaroma Premium
A very warm late evening from Scotland to all, Well as in the old day's people used to ask the Elders for advice for every minor problem they face, So since I'm also in the same boat as you friend are but I have my own way of thinking even if I'm 61 years old and that is that there's no harm in Dreaming Big so Frankly my goal is to make at least 200 Million out of this Gold Mine. But the only thing that everyone should understand is First you have to sacrifice and I don't mean that you JUMP of the Cliff what I mean is Seriously just PAY AND KEEP YOURSELVES FOCUSED ON lISTENING TO THE VIDEOS AND READING THROUGH EVERYTHING SINGLE WORD AND ALSO KEEP IN MIND THAT we ALLarehere for a reason, And I'm sure there's nothing Impossible so just be patience and enjoy
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
That's awesome, we are glad you are enjoying the training here.

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It is so great to meet you. Thanks for introducing yourself and motivating us all to keep focused. My guess is you like to encourage others and blog.

We are delighted that you are here.

We wish you much success as you learn how this works and work toward achieving your goals.
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Thank you so much sir.
I appreciate your effort.
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Pleased to meet you and very well said.
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