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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Lordsman Premium
I'm trying to set up my SEO. I get a launch wizard instead of the screens in the video. It asks a lot of different questions and never offers the check boxes we are supposed to do in the video of lesson 6. What do I do, or have I done wrong?
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jghwebbrand Premium
The launch wizard is from the plugin author itself. Even if you get the wizard, once you can get out of it, go back and check the contents in each tab to make sure it matches the training.
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Lordsman Premium
I'm trying to set up my SEO. I got a launch wizard and it doesn't look anything like the instruction video. I tried to do it and it just got more and more confusing. It wanted me to join Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and every social media available. I'm ok with that but the few simple boxes on the video were never offered. What do I do. I'm on lesson 6?
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feigner Premium
you can just click next down the bottonm of that screen and go onto the next one
aio has recentlty totally changed their interface and hopefully wa will put up a training on it soon...
just think of it as one of the multitude of changes you need to learn to deal with when working online....
good luck
phil
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Lordsman Premium
Thanks I give it a try.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi that's true a new layout, I would launch the wizard and set it up this way.

By time a newer training is in play.
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Ziggyonline Premium
Thanks for clarifying! Thought I was missing something ha
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Ziggyonline Premium
Thanks for asking this question! I was thinking the same too ha
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Lordsman Premium
Thanks for the comment Ziggy. As new kids on the block I guess we'll be in for a lot of surprises.
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Lordsman Premium
I sure hope so. Thanks for the reply.
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I literally had the same problem.
Yo guys let’s help each other
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What is the best affiliate site to use?
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have you had answer on the best affilliats sites im wondering myself
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Cyndes Premium
depends on your niche. The easiest one to get started is Clickbank
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WilliamFW Premium
I have an existing website where I have previously published an "About Us" page as an actual page.

I have no problem republishing that using SiteContent as a post. That makes sense from the standpoint of giving visitors a chance to comment on it. I will also make sure it mirrors the suggested format.

It will be a simple change to point my "About Us" menu item to the new post.

With regards to the suggested Privacy Policy template, is the SiteContent template GDPR compliant?

If we are hoping to attract visitors from around the world (including the EU) don't our pages need to be compliant with GDPR?
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ChristinaWi2 Premium
Good evening everyone, I think did something wrong I did the about me page & I hit the publish button I meant to save it!
Also I forgot to hit the ABC button for grammar & I put in .com after my website instead of siterubix.com can I go back & change these things or did it publish already 🤦‍♀️ can someone help please!!
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lapr007 Premium
You can return to your profile and edit it with no problems.
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ChristinaWi2 Premium
Thanks ok now iam t to figure out when you put your website name in the brackets on the policy page do we put www. First then our website name .siterubix
Because iam doing my spell check & its saying that my website has errors that iam spelling siterubix wrong here is my website this is how iam putting it in.
K-dfashions.siterubix.com
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Hello, I chose books as a niche and I don't know what type of keywords I have to search, people research books with their names and they won't write the word "book" I'm really stuck at this point please if you have any idea I hope you reply to me, also Kyle hope you give me a hand in this.
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