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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Hey WA community, I joined WA in 2014 with a premium membership and posted my goals at that time. In 2016 I cancelled my membership after my website was destroyed by a vicious virus (my fault!)

Fast forward......I just rejoined WA on January 3, 2022, with a premium membership. I notice that my previous goals are still posted and I would like to post my new goals. How do I delete the old ones and add new ones? It's been awhile and I've forgotton a lot of "how to's". Thanks in advance
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You can click the cogwheel top right goals section, it gives you two options edit and remove.

You can then remove and redo.
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Hi Norman,

Welcome back! All the very best :-)
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norman t Premium Plus
Thanks for your help, greatly appreciated. It is done.
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norman t Premium Plus
thanks for the warm welcome back, makes me feel cared for.
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It is delightful to have you back here.
We do wish you much success.

You can edit your goals as they show up in your profile.
Click on your profile image. View profile. look for add goals.
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michaelw777 Premium
I can't completely answer your question. If satisfied with Other Members answers? Great. If not? Review The Training; that is what I can tell you. Just Review the Training and see if things come into focus?

Hope this helps and encourages?
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Hi all, I have been away from WA for an insane amount of time! But have always paid my subs diligently through the years to somehow remain in contact...but without taking any action though.
Travelling (Travelling spouse ) the world with my wife who is in the foreign service of The Netherlands. We have resided in 7 countries so far and are about to relocate to our 8th by mid-2022. Most of the countries are not your average holiday destinations and so I have discovered the value of a VPN! I now no longer have any daily obligations so at long last, it's my time... 2022 will be a great start to complete my Bootcamp training and to take it into the future in order to help millions of people out there realize their hopes and dreams. My wish is to have 3 websites eventually.
Allow me to wish you all here at WA a highly successful and prosperous 2022...WA IS SIMPLY THE BEST!

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It is so delightful to see you back and in a position where you can spend time doing the MMO niche.

You will find a lot of changes I am sure and a lot of training you can use to refresh and reach new heights.

Your desire to help others is so refreshing.

We wish you much success as you journey on here.
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speedking Premium
Many thanks, and it's an absolute pleasure to be back... let's do this!
Looking forward to working with you guys.

Take care.....Johan.
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Three websites is a brave goal! Not sure if I could do it.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

Wishing you success on your online journey and business endeavors.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
The Affiliate Bootcamp, the make money online niche you'd want to choose a target audience, folks who resonate best with you and you can build rapport and connect with through the creation of your content. Examples

Senior folks whose looking to make an extra income.
Students who want to fund their education.

Hope this helps.
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hi hello
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hello,

We are so happy to have you with us, and we know you are going to enjoy and benefit greatly from the Wealthy Affiliate training here.

For the first seven days you can test drive the Wealthy Affiliate 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 Wealthy Affiliate 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 Meanwhile I'd ask as many questions as I want to get clarifications,

Welcome to the Wealthy Affiliate and our community.

Also it would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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michaelw777 Premium
You sound Extremely pleased; great. But, if you have any questions in future? Please do ask? But, you sound very happy right now.
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minrob12 Premium
A little over a year ago I started working on blogging and affiliate marketing so its not totally foreign to me. I had to put it on hold and trying to start again. Does Lesson 3: Making Money, cover finding affiliate programs and using your blog/site to link to recommended products? It would be helpful to see a syllabus of the course before upgrading.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
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Totally yes.

I am afraid that's not possible. We are members just like you and management guidelines, hope you can understand.

However, you can always direct your question to Kyle on their profile page

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle
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SVigneau Premium Plus
Ok I understand. Thanks
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minrob12 Premium
Are you saying, "Totally, yes," to my question: Does Lesson 3: Making Money, cover finding affiliate programs and using your blog/site to link to recommended products?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
I am saying that level three covers the affiliate programs, however as a starter

You have access to Level One of OEC And level One of the Affiliate Bootcamp You can always direct your question to Kyle on their profile page and as per your request

Or you may see Phil's suggestion below.

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/kyle
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feigner Premium
you can get to see some more of what each level contains by clicking on the online entrepreneur certification at the top left and selecting the different levels...
remember this course is catering for every niche so it cannot be specific to each niche...
it will give guidelines of what works and the very fine details you will need to work out....
it does give you a structured approach to building your business...
but is not something to race through...
have fun
phil
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minrob12 Premium
Great!! Thank you! That helps a lot.
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feigner Premium
no worries ...hope you find what you want and feel it is worth upgrading...
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes, Levels 2 - 5 will totally give you all that you need to get your up and ready for affiliate links and how to sign up for an affiliate program and how to insert your links. Plus a whole lot more,.
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michaelw777 Premium
If you want to find Affiliate Programs? Just try this in Google; your Niche or Subject + Affiliate Program. That is it; just try that in Google.
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LeboRamagaga Premium
Hi Kyle...
another great video.. thank you. Things are becoming clearer at this point. Its not actually as complicated as I had envisioned..

For now the only question I have, are regarding plugins for a theme I've chosen for my website... Will this be covered In the upcoming lessons or?
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
HI

If you have selected a theme that want to install plugins you may or may do so, they are there to aid your template.

However if you do, note them down in case you do not like the theme and wants to change it. You'd know what to uninstall.
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LeboRamagaga Premium
Okay great.

Thanks Abbie. :-)
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You're very welcome.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Hi Welcome to WA. We are delighted to meet you.

Yes, the required plugins are covered in upcoming lessons.

And if you don't see what you were looking for just ask..

We wish you much success.
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michaelw777 Premium
Your basic Plug In Needs; they should be covered in the Training; just keep doing the Training; and your basic Plug In Needs should be covered. After doing the Training; if you still have questions? Please do ask again?
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RBKn Premium
I’m using an iPhone 5SE (as my laptop is currently not working) trying to add menu and navigation to my website and finding it difficult.
I’m unable to view my website to check that I’ve added header menu to my website.
Trying to access my WordPress account in order to get a better view. But not sure of my password
Can anyone help resolving these issues?

Thanks
Ruth
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You may want to zoom out if you can. You can reset your pw in site manager

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Sometimes when we copy and paste, we tend to add a space, best if you input manually.

If issue persists, you may like to contact support

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Thanks AbieAJ for your quick response.
I’ll try your suggestion to see if this resolves the issues.

Ruth
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No worries, kindly let us know how you get on.
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RBKn Premium
Hello AbieAJ
I’ve not been able to zoom out or reset page view in site manager to make viewing more easy on my iPhone.
I have gone back over the menus and navigation training video, just to reinforce my learning for actioning this task.
I’ll attempt to set up the menu and remove some of the widgets on my website again.

One more question, can I access my WordPress account using the back office admin for my website on WA?

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You can access in two ways either via Site Manager route

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/websites

Or independently via [domain].com/wp-admin however you need collect your credentials via Site Manager.
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I do hope this blog helps you.
Using WA on Mobile Phone
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No Offense meant; trying to help. But, I would just say; until you can get your laptop fixed? If you want to?

If you have the money? You might consider buying a new Laptop on Amazon or E Bay? Just a suggestion. Trying not to Offend; trying to help.

Hope this helps and encourages?
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