PAGE 1 – What is a niche and how you can make money from it
PAGE 2 – How to break down a niche and find sub niches
PAGE 3 – Examples of popular niche markets
PAGE 4 – Finding different niches you are already involved with
There is no doubt that Wealthy Affiliate is the premeire online business building and training resource for those selecting a niche and becoming affiliates of companies that supply that niche. However too often I see many new members struggle to find a niche, always asking, what is a niche?
WE ARE ALL INVOLVED IN MANY NICHES
So what exactly is a niche? We are all involved in many different niches every single day but for some reason people cannot grasp that simple fact. Perhaps they just do not know the meaning of the word niche. Though there are a few definitions of the word, let me give you the one that pertains to affiliate marketing.
A niche is an area of a market specializing in one type of product or service. On the upcoming pages of this tutorial I will be giving you examples of some popular niches and how you can break them down into a more focused or specialized sub niche.
When you decide on what that sub niche will be from that more broad niche market, you can then effectively begin to make money within that specific market. And even though the niche market may have several products associated with it, you always want to start out focused and grow broader.
MAKING MONEY WITHIN A NICHE
Obviously in order to make money in a niche you first have to select a niche and then focus it down to a specific sub niche of the broader niche market. Before I continue let me give you the definition of what is niche marketing and then how affiliate marketing ties into it.
Niche Marketing – Creating and concentrating all of your online marketing efforts on a small specific and well defined segment of the population. A niche can be created by identifying the needs, the wants, and requirements that are either being poorly supplied or not at all by other people or companies.
For example, a popular niche market is the cosmetics market for African American women. Naturally face makeup is going to need to be different for women with various shades of darker skin than those with lighter skin. Choosing this niche has been proving to be quite profitable.
In order to make money in this particular niche, as is with all other niche markets, you will then have to become an AFFILIATE of various cosmetic companies or retail outlets like Amazon that sell this kind of makeup online. These companies and retail outlets will be paying you for your marketing efforts.
By creating content that promotes your niche and directs your website visitors to these companies via affiliate ads/links, you are now engaging in affiliate marketing. Basically you are promoting other people’s products and directing them to the places that sell these products. In return you get paid a commission.NEXT UP = How to break down various different niches into sub niches