Need help finding a niche? I've got you covered.

Last Update: Jul 1, 2022

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Hi everyone, so as someone who has often preached about the importance of choosing a niche you love to build a business with in WA, I often find myself helping people inside and outside of WA in doing this.

One of the key components of the WA program is to help you build a profitable niche website on a topic you love in life and by choosing the topic correctly (meaning choosing something you love and something that is popular, that will automtically make it a potentially lucrative topic to build your business on).

But doing that correctly for many people can be a difficult task and often times people ask me the following questions which tell me they don't really understand niches or how to choose them. Questions such as:

  • What is the most profitable niche?
  • What are the top 10 niches for so and so?
  • What's a profitable niche?
  • Ect...

One of the main problems with all of these questions is that people don't even think about what THEY LOVE, but rather what they think can make money. While you CAN build a profitable niche business on a profitable topic, one of the key components to actually helping you do it faster, better and getting more satisfaction out of it is passion.

Not only that, but if you choose something you love, here's what else happens:

  1. It's easier to brainstorm content creation ideas.
  2. It's easier to find popular keywords because you know the subject.
  3. It's easier to write good content that ranks better.
  4. It's easier to review products and promote them since you know the subject.
  5. It's easier to be ambitious because you love the niche.
  6. It's easier to make your chosen niche a profitable online business overall.

If you have NO passion for the niche topic you chose, you will find it harder to build that business and there's a CLEAR difference in building a niche business you LOVE vs one you're just feeling "meh" about.

Very often, I'll refer people to a popular article I wrote long ago here on that topic which explains what niches are and how you find them: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/vitaliyg/blog/how-to-narrow-...

And if you're a premium plus member, I also have a very in-depth 5 part series on niches and choosing YOUR ideal one here: https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/classes/series/picking-your-...

The key in these resources is to help you pick an IDEAL niche for YOU specifcially. My top 3 niches list may be completely different than yours and frankly, that's totally fine.

However, one ADDITIONAL helpful thing I've done lately is ask people about giving me their top 5 or top 10 list of niches and assigning a 1-10 number to them, where 1 represents a topic you don't love much or have a lot of experience in and 10 being you LOVE the topic and your knowledge in it is high.

What I want to do in this specific post is share this info with you and help you choose an ideal niche for you if you're currently stuck in that position.

So to get this started, let me give you my personal list of the top 5/10 niches I like with a 1-10 number assigned to them, and based on it choose the one that is most ideal for me.

If you want to ask me which niche to choose, I want you to reply to this post in the same manner and I'll help you isolate one that would be ideal to build upon in WA. Here goes:

  • Hiking (8)
  • Affiliate marketing and online business (8)
  • Street self defense (7)
  • How to lose belly fat (4)
  • How to regrow your hair for men (3)
  • Nature travel destinations (8)
  • RV travel (4)
  • Drones (6)

Based on this list, there are 2 topics (hiking and nature travel destinations) which get an 8 rating which I can merge to create a niche site off and that's exactly what I did by creating a travel blog called thenatureseeker.com.

Your turn :)

Recent Comments

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I'm not trying to be a S**** A**, but I used the Facebook groups I'm involved with as my choices because they are My Focus most of the time.
What I'm genuinely interested in!

* I love Japanese music (8) - FB group and website I started and admin.
* My favorite Japanese music (8) - FB group I started and admin.
* Juice=Juice#Angerme fans (8) - FB group I started and admin.
* Idol Thoughts (8) - FB page I started. Focused on the idol music genre in Japan.
* http://Axsinister.com (9) - FB page and website. I recently started focusing on. Left-handed guitars.
* Japanese Music Fans (5) - FB group I admin.
* tại RAP VIỆT MÙA (at RAP VIETNAM) (4) - FB group I started and admin.
* Japanese music (any genre, any era) (5) - FB group I admin.

I have three or four other Facebook groups that I admin. or moderate (and dozens that I've joined.) But they're focused on single artists. I don't think that would be a good niche for an affiliate website.
As you can see. I have a focus problem. My niche, I think, is well chosen.
~Japan's Rock Women!~
But I can flip it around quickly enough, I suppose, if I chose wrong.
P. S.
I didn't realize it was going to put a hyperlink for the website I just started. But if you care to take a look at it, it's one of the motivating factors for me being HERE!
I have little direction trying to put it together. It's been a difficult time, trying to do it for a print-on-demand or drop-ship business.

Yeah go with Japanese music then in this case.

Ugh... still struggling with my niche, even with all the advice here. I have some things I'm interested in, but I'm no authority in the matter. For example, I had an idea yesterday of making my niche about life as an adult with ADHD. But there are already plenty of sites on the subject, and honestly, though I have so many symptoms of ADHD, I've never been diagnosed. All of this makes me think it's not a good idea after all.
Am I barking up the wrong tree again, or am I totally missing the point?

You tend to put your own pulse and spin on things, don't get discouraged if there's plenty others, and especially if you passionate about your subject.

I think of helping folks by giving them advice on an aspect, walk them through your journey and then promote products however relevant.

I think of something I am passionate and genuinely interested in, I know lots about and can create succinct original content addressing issue in relation.

For example workout exercises for beginners.

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.

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.

You might consider seeking a diagnosis first. Then, while not a medical authority on the subject, you could still relate your own experiences on the subject.

If it was me, I'm not sure I'd pursue it as a blog to monetize, but instead, possibly write an eBook on the subject. Then you could publish that and make a little money on them while also relating your experiences to others who might have and and are not diagnosed too. Just a thought!

Jeff

Absolutely not and the more personal and passionate you are about your Niche the better!!! Being passionate about your Niche means you may come up with new angles and ideas others that are only concerned with revenue didn't think of. Also pay no mind to the competition out there because whether it's a wardrobe, construction, even automobile manufacturers there is always competition. Believe me a little competition is good for you and if you utilize the opponents in a constructive way you will succeed. Especially here at WA with its amazing platforms and tools given and taught to you. Good luck in your endeavors.

Kevin and Son

ADHD is fine but if I remember correctly you wanted to make a site related to dog health? I'd still consider that niche if you're into it.

That was me, :)

So if that gets a higher score (through this strategy) than ADHD, then you should go for that vs the other :)

You absolutely DO NOT have to be an expert to build a profitable business. There are profitable blogs that were started by people who had no more than a great desire to learn a subject; so they started from that perspective. it usually takes more than six months before google starts taking your blog seriously, by that time you will be able to teach beginners what you have learned while you continue to learn.

So I feel I have my niche. Do I just focus on ONE product, or can I "advertise" more than one on my website? I'm not at the website building phase yet, but I have researched to find my "jaaxy" keywords, as well as some recommended sites that allow affiliates. Can I have more than one company to affiliate with (sorry not sure of the right lingo), so company A and company B, to offer more than one "product". I don't want to limit to just one item. I'm looking at the dog product market was thinking of foam beds and CBD products, and harnesses, possibly GPS colars. I just did my jaaxy search for the beds right now, haven't done the other two yet. Does signing up to be an affiliate with a company cost money? I realize that I'll have to spend some to make some, but it's the lack of funds that brought me to this, :)

Hi Sharla:

1) Focus on a niche topic, not a single product. When you focus on a single niche, you can promote multiple products that way. You can also do product comparisons and recommend what you think is best.

2) For affiliate networks, yes you can sign up with multiple places.

3) Signing up with an affiliate company should not cost you anything extra and in your niches case, you should be able to find ample opportunities like Amazon to promote with.

If you have any specific questions about your niche or in general before you get started, let me know!

Yes, thank you. So not sure how much I can ask you under just the Premium plan, lol, but I'd like my niche to be dogs and their well-being but also accessories. So dog beds (foam, orthopedic, custom to your home decor), car safety items, harnesses (to prevent voicebox damage) over collars, CBD (we lost our girl last year and CBD helped with her illnesses), and possibly GPS tracking. But really would love it to expand to anything else, like treats, toys, etc.

Firstly as a niche is not a product vs a subject you would help people by giving them advice on an aspect, walk them through your journey and then promote products however relevant.

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

Signing up does cost money however some may charge a small fee which is returnable with your first commission check.

However, please be aware you need content and TRAFFIC before applying to affiliate programs as typically they would inspect your site prior approval.

Furthermore, you can do lots under the premium plan, all the best to you going forward.

Feel free to reach out when you need help or have questions.

Hi Sharla as a premium member, you can ask me as many questions as you want anytime. I recommend you use the ask a question option though so you get other people's help in WA as I'm not always around to answer in time.

But regarding your niche, stick to the topic (Abie pointed this out too). But you also want to be specific and dogs is not a specific niche, it is very broad.

How to raise a specific breed of a dog would be specific and I'd start there especially if you have passion/experience with a specific breed.

Now if you want to go a less breed specific route, there are other options like:

Dog safety tips and gear.
How to train your dog (tricks, discipline).

You can promote the same products in ANY of the nihe ideas I listed, including the breed topic.

I am truly passionate about alternative medicine. As a matter of fact, I am such a firm believer that the only doctor I will see is a chiropractor , since there are no naturalists in my area.
Unfortunately, since the world as a whole seems to consider such physicians to be delving in quack medicine, I think success in this area will be a long, disappointing process for me. My best shot in this area would be to research the best brands of vitamins and supplements…and perhaps create a blog on choosing brands.

In line with vitamins and supplements are essential oils…naturally another favorite of mine. Essential oils have garnered a lot of interest in the past few years. Though not as well schooled in these oils as I’d like to be, I’m thinking this might be the way to go.

Next, anti-aging ( naturally 😊) is a direction I’d like to delve into at some point.

Working at home is another interest I’ve had for years. I tried direct sales..most were pyramid schemes or required too much investing of money and time for me while raising 6 kids. Affiliate marketing has peaked my interest..and I feel in this economy with unemployment at record highs and actual retail/restaurant establishments closed or closing, working online is the way to go.

My fifth area is the financial sector….not my favorite at this time, though I feel I’m perfectly capable of steering people towards banks and lending opportunities….I prefer to leave investments to the gurus.

That’s my input!

I would avoid the natural health topic because of controversy and sites on that topic are hard to rank with.

I'd start with anti aging for women as your main niche. Then down the line move into a financial related niche and possibly promote WA.

Thank you… I’m one of those “weirdos” who avoids doctors like the plague….but I fully agree with you! I think I can approach anti-aging with as much enthusiasm.

Happy to help :)

Oh, how I love this challenge, @VitaliyG!!

I don't have a problem choosing the niches I am skilled in and passionate about, what I do have a problem with is the prioritization that provides the foundation I need to build all those niches on.

I'm heading to my whiteboard to make my list and look forward to sharing it with you soon. It's great to meet you, and I look forward to getting acquainted!
Connie

Thanks Connie :)

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