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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You can click the training tab at the top of the page and go in the OEC training.
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jghwebbrand Premium
Glad to meet you. We are glad you found WA.
WA is a very friendly, helpful and active community. We like to help new comers achieve success.

The way to learn the online process is to complete 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.

Here is the link for the Online Entrepreneur Training Level 1 in case you need it. It is necessary to follow the training step by step rather than jump ahead. An overview of how the process works. This is a very exciting opportunity and we wish you much success.

You can use a mobile phone but its not as easy because of the small screen.
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If you are using a mobile phone you can find your lesson here.
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So glad to hear this.

It's great when your phone works well for the training.

Cheers!
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Hello,

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

WA 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 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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michaelw777 Premium
Just click Training in the top left menu; and you will go to Training; hope this helps?
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TariB2021 Premium
For my template when I go to add widgets It didn't work as simple as the video. it says things like "Block" and "HTML" and I am confused by that. Also, I am trying to figure out how to change my website name to capital letters and remove the words "just another word press site" under the Page name.
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Hi

You may install the classic widgets plugin and with the classic editor.

https://wordpress.org/plugins/custom-sidebars/
https://wordpress.org/plugins/classic-widgets/

Initially you may download to your PC and then upload .zip files to your WordPress sites back office.

Or go to Plugins > Add new, input classic widgets, install and activate.

However in the standard view you may click the plus to add something or the three dots and choose to remove a block from the drop down menu.

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If title and tagline (Just another WordPress site), settings > general edit and save changes.
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Block refers to the WordPress editor style.

Wordpress tries to make creating post layouts and content easier for those who are not technical, but there is a new vocabulary to learn.

Here's the purpose of a WordPress Block.
Blocks are the components for adding content in the WordPress block editor. There are many different block types available for you to use.

Here's a link with details.
https://wordpress.com/support/wordpress-editor/blocks/#:~:text=Blocks are the components for,about how to add blocks.

This link about has a list of the blocks that are available. The main WordPress Editor guide has information about how to add blocks.

HTML is the language used for the blocks.
Wkipedia defines it as
The HyperText Markup Language, or HTML is the standard markup language for documents designed to be displayed in a web browser.

It takes time to learn how to use them. But the more one uses them the easier it is. We have had to learn how to use Wordpress blocks too because when we started with WA we had to learn HTML.

Learning is part of being an affiliate marketer and the more that is learned the easier it is to navigate and succeed.
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Well that was disappointing. Every video I have watched for the last 2 days have told you that premium was completely optional. Then what happens I finally reach level 2 and you have to buy the premium membership to unlock it. I was almost convinced that this was something that would actually work. $50/month is a phone bill that could be paid versus spending on something you are unsure of. I thought this website was different the videos said you could create one website being a starter member. which I was perfectly fine with, I thought i would start the first one and if it worked I would upgrade.They did not say you would have to upgrade in order to finish it. I am so disappointed.
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Yes you are given the following free training which iw always available to you and a free http://siterubix.com website. The website is available to use for 6 months. You can apply the training to your free website and build your niche

The menu bar search is available to you. You will find great help by searching. For example if you want to know outline for content creation or product review do a search.

Here is the free training you have available to you.
Links to 20 free training lessons OEC (Online Entrepreneur Certification ABC (Affiliate Boot Camp) Obviously WA is a business and has expenses to keep the program supported. Try doing some searches and see what you can do.

Here are some more ideas for you. I have no money for premium some ideas
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RitaAnn Premium
Welcome to WA,

A few things to remember:

Training can be found on the above menu:

"Training" * Follow all lessons and tasks without skipping anything in order to see long term results for your efforts.

* Connect with the community

I'll be looking forward to seeing your success testimonials,

RitaAnn~
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Hi

You could remain a starter indefinitely and your siterubix subdomain remains valid for six months from day signing up to the platform, giving you time to build content.

However the learning curve would be steeper as communications with the platform ceases up in 7 days from time signing up, you will not have access to coaching and sound advice.

It can take 3 - 6 months to see any income. This is a long term commitment and takes months of consistent work For the first seven days you can test drive platform limited premium access to see if it fits with your business needs and objectives.

WA 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 You also have access to Getting Started, the Affiliate Program and the Affiliate Platform classrooms, which can be accessed via link below:

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/classrooms

A further list of free replay classes by Jay & 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 totalling 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
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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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michaelw777 Premium
No Offense meant to anyone. And please no one get mad at me. I am trying to help a disappointed Member.

I highly suggest what you do; click the magnifying glass in the top right menu; put in Kyle and go from there.

After that; do a second search for Carson. You should talk to them both.

If you are unhappy about something here; for sure they are the ones to talk to. They can explain whatever you feel is wrong here.

As said; trying to help out an unhappy Member. Please no one get mad at me. Trying to help.
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What about working online as we go through this process. I have enough money to get by but I also have alot of debt that is gnawing away at me. I fear seeking out a job as I’ve been ripped off very badly, whhich is how I ended up here. Any suggestions?
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Well Marilyn, I can tell you, we're not fake or fraud. Our community here is always at the ready to help you with anything you have questions on, just for the asking myself included :) Let us help you achieve your goals and aspirations :) Best wishes to you here!
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jghwebbrand Premium
We can assure you WA is not a scheme. But it tt takes a lot of work and dedication to succeed. The training teaches what is needed to succeed.

WA is a very friendly, helpful and active community. We like to help new comers achieve success.

The way to learn the online process is to complete 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.

When you come to lesson 3 and choose a niche, ask questions so you get started in the right direction.

Here's a summary of the process taught by the training.

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 ete)

This applies in 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.

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.)

We do wish you well.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

WA is a learning platform to teach you how to build a progressive successful website for affiliate marketing.

However please be aware this is not a rich quick scheme however more like a long term commitment that takes months of consistent work.

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

WA 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.

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 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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michaelw777 Premium
I would suggest for the start; just follow the training; do all the training you can. And see what happens? That is what I am telling you. Just do the training.

And Experienced Members say to start with OEC. Once you click Training in the top left menu; you will know what that is. You can do AB later.

If still not satisfied? Please ask again? Or wait for Other Members to answer.
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TCawyer Premium
As I follow the training video I find that I'm confused. I know of no other means of clearing up confusion but to re watch the video again.

Is that the most productive way or should I complete the whole certification program first and then if I'm confused repeat the whole of the certification process?
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BenMal1 Premium
Don't give up hope, You will get to your destination when you are ready. Try to take in little bits at a time see if that helps.
Good Luck
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jghwebbrand Premium
When you first start it may sound confusing and it is a good idea to watch the initial videos more than once. We did. Something takes time to understand.

Do you do shopping on the internet. If yes, then think of the process you go through. For example if I wanted to buy the best athletic shoes, I would search the internet for some shoe reviews. Those reviews found in websites are usually written by affiliate marketers. Affiliate marketers seek to help people in need of information. You are being taught what you can do to become one of those affiliate marketers for a niche you are very passionate about, know something about and can help people with. The training will make sense as time goes on. Give it time.

Here's a summary of the process.
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 ete)

This applies in 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.

What makes the training great is that it tells and show you how to do it.

Relax, you will learn this too. It's just a natter of time.

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 wish you well.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

I would run at own pace, part studying (watching) and part doing. You can replay the videos as many times as you want.

Ticking checklists bottom of lessons, tasks asked of you to complete in order to set up properly and guide you through the process.

Discussing your confusion and challenges with the community help a lot.

Where are you in the training? Have you figured out your niche yet?

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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michaelw777 Premium
I say this a lot. If you want; just take notes? That is about it. I will just say; if there is something you think you might forget? Just along the journey; take notes.
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