How Will YOU Make Money Online?

Great question!

The reality is that there are many ways to make money online! The problem is that people often get distracted by the "latest and greatest" product or service and they are never able to build a successful (and revenue generating) business as a result.

Today I am going to run you through one of the most fundamental, yet powerful processes of generating revenue online.

It is a proven process, it is one that we use, and one that 100,000's of other Wealthy Affiliate members use. It is also the ultimate "making money" process that worked 5 years ago and it is going to work 5 years from now (and beyond). It is a process that will reveal as much opportunity in the massive online world as you are willing to work for!

It is called Affiliate Marketing.

But, just one thing before you get into the MONEY "stuff"...

The making money part of your business won't happen quite yet.

Before you earn money, you are going to first be focusing on creating your niche website (which will take place in the next two lessons) and are working to get traffic to your website. Without a website, without content, and without traffic, the MONEY part simply doesn't happen.

So don't look at this like a race. You will reach success and a great deal of it, but before you build your own personal SKYSCRAPER of a business, you must first have a solid FOUNDATION to build it on. That is going to be our first goal within the Getting Started training. Cool?

Alright, let's continue on! :)

Below is a video walk-through of today's lesson and the process of "How to Make Money Online - The Process Explained". Just click the PLAY button to watch it!

 


In the coming days you are going to be working through this process and by the end of this Level 1 training alone, you are going to have an awesome foundation in place that will lead you to much greater success.

Task #1: Understand the Make Money Process

There are MANY different ways that you can earn money online and many different ways in which you can build an entire business. The most lucrative and the one that we have been teaching here at Wealthy Affiliate for the past 14 years is Affiliate Marketing.

Below is a diagram outlining the process of making money through affiliate marketing.

There are now over 4 BILLION people online as of 2019 (YOUR audience) and these people are going to search engines, social media, or visiting websites for help all the time.

These people are looking for information, solutions to problems and to buy stuff.

That is where you are going to come in with your website and help these "audiences" by offering them information about what they are looking for. You will be "helping" these people, recommending products/services they can benefit from, and you earn affiliate commissions ($$) as a result.

There are over 550 MILLION products/services that you can promote as an affiliate marketer. The opportunity is incredible and it is only growing!

By Lesson 4 of this course you are going to have your very own "niche" website in place that you will use to connect with your chosen audience and make money with. You will have your very own slice of the internet opportunity.

Task #2: Create (Write Down) Your Financial Goals

You want to earn revenue right? That is great! In order to earn anything however, you need to have some goals in place.

In this task we want you to join in on a "money goals" discussion here at Wealthy Affiliate. You are going to be telling us what your goals are and going forward, we are going to be helping you achieve these very goals!

QUESTION #1: How much money would you be happy earning?

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

QUESTION #3: And how much TIME are you willing to invest to achieve these goals?


PLEASE make 100% sure that you do not skip this step and you revisit this post regularly when you are in need of some motivation. I can absolutely assure you that if you work hard at this and you are persistent towards these goals, you will achieve them. But ultimately it is UP TO YOU!

JOIN DI$CU$ION: What Are Your "Money" Goals?

In addition to this, it would be wonderful if you commented on someone else's goals they have posted within this thread. Aim to comment on at least TWO people's goals. You likely can network with many other "like minded" people here at Wealthy Affiliate and this is a good way to get your networking efforts rolling. We are a friendly bunch here at WA!

If you have any questions about any aspect of the make money process, feel free to leave them in the comments below.

Awesome, off to the next lesson now where you will be "choosing your niche"!



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2. Understand the "The Process of Earning Money Online" Infographic
3. Join in on this discussion and add your personal "money" goals
4. Comment on at Least TWO People


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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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AbieAJ Premium Plus
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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jghwebbrand Premium
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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jghwebbrand Premium
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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jghwebbrand Premium
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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michaelw777 Premium
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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if I wanted to use a video on my web page to make it more interesting, for example from YouTube. is it possible to get something from the video owner for the traffic?

also is it possible to see a website made by a premium member just to see what is possible if I go premium. I have only just started but don't really get the page I have now.
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feigner Premium
within the training at a higher level you are shown how to embed a video onto your page...
as a starter you can do this but it may slow your site down as you cannot add plugins to help delay the loading....
but to add the video you goto youtube and find the share button ...normally under the video...
click on that and then click on the embed video...
copy the code...
come back to your page and add ( click the + at hte top left) a html block...
paste the code in there and click preview and you will see hte video thumbnail...
when searching on google you probably have come across sites made by members, almost anything is possible...
try having a look at some of the sites in the comments thread have fun
phil
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DianeScorpio Premium
Hi - although you can use a YouTube video on your website, you won't receive any compensation from the owner.

If a member wishes to share their website, it will be on their profile page, but you would have to be in their network to see it.

Or you can take a look at the comment request thread. To be honest, the websites built here are no different from any you might see on the internet.

In fact, you may have already seen some WA websites when doing a Google search but wouldn't see them as being any different from any other site.

Keep on rocking!
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jghwebbrand Premium
Yes. after your have the basics of your website set up and you have niche content posts added you can embed a YouTube video in your post. Youtube videos can be placed in your posts making sure the owner gets the credit and that is it Using someone else's Youtube video in your post will not give you the Youtube owners traffic. Some visitors may click to the Youtube owner's website, but the majority of the time they won't. Youtubes are a way to visualize what your post is addressing and are very effective.

As for WA members examples. Here are some of Kyles websites: realdealaffiate.com;
Jays, WA webinar instructor: standingworkplace.com and homesafetylab.com (just started).

We wish you much success.
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Good question.
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

I make sure the YouTube video is relevant and of good content, it has an embed share and as far proceeds no, however there's chance your visitors may click on it and watch it in YouTube, and follow the YouTuber who posted it.

Please also be aware that you cannot edit any part of the video, you'd have to share it as is.

To view other peoples' work, same as the others have mentioned, however more I would go to Google and insert

Niche + wealthy affiliate

Examples
https://rvsandtents.com/
https://www.dreamgrow.com/

Hope this helps.
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CDavidse Premium
I have so many niche ideas, and I`m not sure which on to choose, I really passionate about fitness, and Recently discovered how awesome Jump rope is and i was thinking of going into that, because it narrows it down quite nicely as the fitness niche itself is massive.
The other one is music, and I`d like some advice here on what would be the easiest to market. Instruments and accessories or ablums and LPs as many people have started getting into record collection again.

some advice would be great.
thank you!
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

The question is WHO would be your target audience vs Not what you are selling to an audience.

You need aim for ONE focused niche with a specific group of people, I'd go with what's best resonates with me.

The recommendation is to focus on ONE site starting out as it takes lots of effort and work get it going, however once you know what you are doing, then the learning curve would be less steeper to scale up.

That's a great niche to be in however broad you may want to narrow it down to a subcategory starting out, otherwise you will find it very hard to get noticed by the search engines and to compete with big authority sites. Target audience is important too, who would you be writing to, once you are able to identify them, you are closer to finding a focused niche.

Once a site starts gaining traction, traffic and authority you can then scale to cover another subcategory.

See example blog post below A niche subject is something you are passionate and genuinely interested in could be a hobby or an interest, and know so well you can write plenty original content about.

ONE niche, a website. Products and programs can be varied however all must be relevant to the niche.

You may consult with https://answersocrates.com/ for further research into finding a subcategory starting out. You can search what real people are asking as in Questions, Prepositions, Comparisons, in the past, letters and query. It is also great if someone wants to write a thorough research based article.

For example if you are in fitness
Aerobic fitness techniques for beginners

https://blog.feedspot.com/fitness_blogs/

When deciding on a niche try narrow it down to a more specific niche, you can ask yourself the following question:

So I want to help people with ____________________ ?

Fill in the blank and you are going to get closer to a specific audience. Your niche research:-

Questions People are Asking
How to Solutions
Resources Within the Niche
Products You Can Promote/Review
Affiliate Programs
Products
Top Authority Sites/Competitors
Low Competition Keywords
Popular Magazines / Papers / Periodicals
Advertisement Ideas / Headline Ideas

Essentially you are writing more informational posts so that you do not sound so salesy to Google and if there’s a solution, a detailed analysis review post for your visitors to let them make an informed decision whether to go click your links and go purchase the focused item you proposed to solve their issue.

Programs

Promote tab top menu

https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/affiliate-programs

Or

You can do a google search
Your niche + affiliate programs
Your niche + affiliate programs + location
and see what results you get

Others

https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/fitness-affiliate-programs/
https://onemorecupof-coffee.com/best-fitness-equipment-affiliate-programs/

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

Welcome to WA and our community.

Would be nice to hear how you are getting along. Much obliged and best wishes.
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CDavidse Premium
great, thak you for this advice, will definitely keep this in mind
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
You're very welcome.

Let us know what have you decided and when needing help or having further questions, we're help to help anyway we could.
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CDavidse Premium
I`m going with Jump ropes, did some looking and it could work *holding thumbs*
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jghwebbrand Premium
Welcome to WA. So great to meet you.
Glad to hear you have a lot of interests.
Which one of your interests are you most passionate about? And have the most knowledge about and want to help people with?

From our perspective Album collection is difficult because people have their own outlets where they purchase and want to see what they are buying - the condition and if it the original artist...

Doing something with jump ropes sounds promising.

So after you decide your focus it is important to identify the audience you with to help because you will be writing 100+ posts about your chosen niche.

To help you discover the viability of your idea, here are some sites that tell you questions people ask about your niche idea.

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

Kyles asks us to complete this statement.
'i want to help ____(group) with ______(problem)'
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jghwebbrand Premium
Here are some general niche tips you can apply to your interests.

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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CDavidse Premium
Thank you for this advice, I`ve been brainstorming for most of the day, these site really help
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jghwebbrand Premium
So glad this helps.
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EdwinBernard Premium Plus
Kyle,

I want to create a static home page as well as a blog roll. I was able to go to the Reading area of the Dashboard and add a static home page. When I did that all my blogs that were under that home page are not there now. Can you help me with the Blog Roll?

Thanks.

Edwin
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AbieAJ Premium Plus
Hi

What you need to do is to create an empty page and call it "Blog" i.e. [domain].com/blog and add it to your menu.

Then all your posts would be included under that blog page, when visitors click blog, they can see all of your posts.

Hope this helps.
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