Niche Product Ideas

Last Update: March 14, 2019

I'm almost certain I'm not alone in my thinking was too hard when it comes to finding niche product ideas that work well for me. Sometimes when you over think things you tend to make more out of the situation than what may be the reality of the situation.

This happens to many of us because we become torn making that final decision.


A Difficult Choice Indeed

One big problem at least for me is that I enjoy many things in life and choosing one that I can write content about can be a difficult choice indeed. It doesn't end there though, something as simple as promoting products like watches is still broad scoped.

There are so many types of watch brands with some being expensive watches and others being cheap watches. There is also many styles of watches including casual, dress, survival and multi-functional and more, I think this can all become a cause for many to over think there niche.

I don't promote watches, I simply used watches as an example because one would think a watch is a watch and it ends there. It doesn't, beside the watches there are other products within that niche like watchbands, cleaning equipment, watch tools, repair kits, books and much more.

The reason I am writing this blog post? Because from the first day I became a premium member here at Wealthy Affiliate I often hear people saying they feel they have picked the wrong niche to promote. I myself have thought of many niche product ideas but I still struggle to make that final choice.


The Learning Process

The learning process for promoting your niche usually comes after you have already picked the one you think will work best for you. This is where people feel like it's too late and some wish they went in a different direction in the choice of a niche to promote.

Some will do like I did and create another new niche and others may do this several times over when starting out here at Wealthy Affiliate. I'm sure there are a few that come here with a solid plan of a niche intact, but I would guess they already have experience with affiliate marketing.

When you start a second and third niche something else happens, you have a hard time letting go of the ones you have already created, even though you may think they might be a mistake. That's all that hard work you put into creating your current niche, no one wants to give up!




Become Successful First

It took the lessons and time spent here at WA to realize I have plenty of time in the future to venture into other niches I may want to promote. I often have to remind myself of the fact that while it's nice to make money, that's not really why I am here at Wealthy Affiliate.

I came to Wealthy Affiliate to learn how to become successful first and foremost and I wanted to find out why I would see some people succeed while most others would fail miserably. Unfortunately I was one of the failing miserably unable to get people to my products pages.

The opportunity to learn from the best people in the business wasn't a hard sell for me. Way back in 2014 I had joined Wealthy Affiliate, but life had other plans for me at that time. When I finally had time, I started looking into becoming successful online once again.


Learn Affiliate Marketing

Fast forward to present day and I'm back at Wealthy Affiliate once again and I looked at so many other platforms to learn affiliate marketing. Most of them were over priced and had up sells for extra tools or levels of the plaforms to reach the top of the chain.

This time things have gone so much better for me here at WA, I completed my level 5 OEC courses and I have 3 sites all indexed besides having a few referrals to both Jaxxy and WA. I've been a premium member of Wealthy Affiliate for 3 months as of now and I intend to remain a premium member for many years to come.

My suggestion to anyone having a hard time deciding which niche product ideas to go with would be that it really doesn't matter. Don't over think the choice and just get that experience going forward to learn the process, you'll have plenty of time to do other things down the road.


Dive Into That Niche

You might want to stay at WA for years to come like me, the help is outstanding and the training is the best available today, plus the hosting is great. I have no intention of leaving WA and I am about ready to transfer another domain over to Wealthy Affiliate.

I wasn't planning on doing that but I still have 2 years left on a 5-year domain, so I will bring it over to Wealthy Affiliate and see what I can do to get some traffic to that site as well. My plan is to rebuild it and take advantage of that domain name as best I can.

My journey here at Wealthy Affiliate has been amazing so far and it's getting better every day. Don't worry about your niche so much and focus on the path to success because you can change to another niche at a later date if you're unhappy with your current choice of a niche.

Whenever I come up with niche product ideas I write them down and begin to do research. At some point down the road I will be prepared to dive into that niche, but for now I will continue with the ones I've started and work them until I am a better marketer and that can only happen from experience.

Thanks for reading my blog and I wish everyone much success with their niches.

To Everyones Success!

Cheers!

John


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HenryPing Premium
Wow this what I would like to write about process of anything. I think is about learning unlearning and relearning. Is about knowledge and taking action. Thanks for sharing. I think everyone are the same. Just that what you write is relflec to everyone. Is just know how to deal with it and able to share and write it out. Awesome. 👍💯👏
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webcash2us Premium
I agree it's a learning curve for many and others already know what they need to do to learn the process. I believe everyone is capable, but we all move at a different pace as we absorb the knowledge.

Once you know the process it's easy to write about most anything you choose to write about. WA has definitely opened those doors for me. Thanks for the great comment.

All The Best.
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alan47 Premium
Thanks for sharing your learning experiences here, I have had similar thoughts about whether I had chosen a wrong niche to promote especially as I currently not getting any visitors/ traffic and am currently down as unranked under Jaxxy I believe. I will persist with it for now and am re-doing the O.E.C. training at present which has been helpful in recovering points I seem to have missed .Wishing you every success too!
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webcash2us Premium
Hi Alan,
Yes I often go back to the training to reference things I don't remember. With Jaxxy lite you will only see the first page results unless you become a premium. As a premium member it will show pages 2 to whatever. You can find your ranking with in Google Search Console too. Last nights live training covered that, here is that link if you would like to check it out. All The Best
John
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BruceStephen Premium
Nice post John as it resonated with me and my short experience so far at WA. I have an ultimate niche in mind but, did not want to blow it while I was still learning.

If my current niche is a disaster then no problem as it is not my final goal.

Once I have honed my skills on the current website I will launch into my chosen niche and hopefully do a far better job.

Who knows I might even do OK with the current one as I am giving it my best shot. I wish you all the best with your current websites.

Regards Bruce.
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webcash2us Premium
Thanks Bruce,
I just saw your other message and I will take a look at your profile.

Yes, what I realized is that I'm here more to learn than make money, the money will be a bonus of my newly acquired skills.

We are all setting up for the long term, it's why I didn't hesitate to pay yearly, I'll be around for years ahead.

Much Success To You.
John
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bdavest Premium
Finding a niche is one of the hardest things for me to do. I think it is because I don't consider what I am great at enough. Instead, I try to see what is popular to much. I am learning that if I want to be successful in a niche then I need to enjoy talking about it. The more you know about your niche, the more confident you will be in that niche. Confidence sells. Thanks for the great post.
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webcash2us Premium
Your absolutely correct, trying to write about something you know nothing about results in content that serves no real value to your readers.
It's why I made the switch to a niche that better suits me.

All The Best
John
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cnam72 Premium
ok, so if you choose a niche you have to be able to write about it?? Become a blogger, right lol
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webcash2us Premium
Yes you have to write about the niche, you want to offer reliable good information that is valuable to your readers.
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Haulersss Premium
Good post John,

I've been here for a week and I am already on site no 3. your right, nail down a niche and focus. something I really need to be doing.

The best way to describe me at the moment is a child in a candy shop. all these niche's, spoilt for choice.

The post of yours has definitely got my mind refocusing on whats important, besides the potential income that is.
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webcash2us Premium
The main thing is to learn the process and setting it to action.

There will be plenty of time down the road to get into other niches. I'm focusing on what I've built and maybe down the road I will get into other niches.

The want for money tends to cloud the thought process, at least it did me in the beginning...lol

Much Success To You.
John
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CheriJ1 Premium
This post definitely resonates with me, John. I often think I should change my niche, but then I realize how much I'll miss the site I've been creating *and* how much I really need to give it the time it deserves to grow. So I always stop myself and re-focus on the "site at hand." Like you, though, I am always jotting down other ideas and have a few domain names I'd like to run with...eventually. I'm still relatively new to all this, and while it can definitely be frustrating not to see results for our efforts for so long, I know I am learning every day. And, as you point out, that will only help me with those future sites I'd like to create. Thanks for the reminder that, as long as we are learning, we are on a good path.
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webcash2us Premium
Hi Cheri,
I think about things much different than when I first joined WA.
One thing many focus on is the money to be made but I didn't join Wealthy Affiliate to make the money, although that's a bonus.

I joined for the education and I'd say I'm getting one...lol
It's been a learning curve for me, but I keep chugging along.

I did the same thing as you did in moving from suburban South FL, but I stayed in FL and moved to rural North FL.

We like it so much more, there's no chaos as I like to call it...lol

Much Success To You.
John
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CheriJ1 Premium
Thanks for such a nice response, John. How cool we have the same "chaos to calm" living experience. The few times I was in south FL it felt so much worse than even where I was living in the Tampa area...so I've no doubt you are enjoying your rural lifestyle much more. Personally, I was really missing seasons, so that's why I headed a bit further north.

Because of my new much-less-expensive rural lifestyle, I am not driven by the same money goals as a lot of people at WA. I do not need to be making six figures to be happy.

Nor am I in a position of financial desperation. I have the time to see my "passion" niche through for awhile and see where it leads, learning along the way.

Hopefully, when I do start another site (or two), I will know much better what I am doing and will find the sailing much smoother from the outset.

I also keep in mind that, ultimately, if what I'm working on here isn't enjoyable, then it's just another crappy job. And I certainly didn't join WA looking for another one of those! lol

"Do what you love and success will follow"...so the saying goes.

I'm curious to see about that. :)

Much success to you as well.

Cheri
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Calh60 Premium
Hi John, we can definitely get bogged down with niche ideas. I know I started with a niche and create the site but I wasn't happy with it. I then switched over to the Bootcamp training which I am slowly going through. My plan is to get the WA promoting site up first and then start with niches.

Thanks for the post!

Cal
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webcash2us Premium
Hi Cal,
Yes I've done something very similar to what you did.
Before I switched to my new niche I built a site just to promote WA. I'm now doing both and both sites health are going well.
I completed my OEC training and I'm now doing the bootcamp.

Much success to you.
John
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AHost-Madsen Premium
I just recently wrote a post that I was going in the wrong direction with my niche. Once I shifted my perspective things started happening quickly. Ideas came to me from unexpected sources and I fell in love with new but old niche. I was even ranked in Google in 24 hours with no content on my new website (just a really cool name that people are searching for)
Much success to you!
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elores Premium
I had a lot of problems when I just started, choosing my niche. I had many setbacks and had to start over again. It was worth it because I found out now that I made the right decision and I am happy with it. Always go for something that you really like and you can find contents to write on.
All the best.
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webcash2us Premium
My gut feeling was that I had made the wrong choice.

I knew I could still go forward with my first niche, but making that switch early on at least for me was the best move.

Now I can write content without struggling nearly as much.
I am still adding content to my first choice but I focus on my second niche most of all, at least for now.

Best Of Success!
John
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kmer6 Premium
Hey, John, you listed many decisions one must make in order to select a niche that has more advantages to start than the rest of their particular choices.

Are you experienced with any of the products within the selected niche? Do you own any of the products? Do you have a passion for the niche?
There is a long list of pros and cons everyone has to whittle down to find the best selection possible. On top of that how many members shortly after a selection is made and niche, website, and domain name purchased, that doubts arise in was the ideal niche selected?

Regardless of niche selected we all get these questions from time to time. I would recommend not to fret as much on whether you selected the right niche but think more on how many directions you can take your niche, and expand what can be added.

Thank you for sharing
Ken
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webcash2us Premium
Thanks Ken and I agree with you.
I switched because I was having trouble writing content.

That is no longer an issue for me and I will still work on my original site at a later date, but for now I focus on my primary site.

I think many of us have over thought selecting a niche at some point, but I now know better how to select a good fit for a niche.

I know I'll be here long term, so I have plenty of time to get involved with other niches down the road.

Much success To You.
John
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kmer6 Premium
I recently purchased an eBook “Sell-Niches” that teaches how to research products to find the products that have the highest profit margin to sell online. It is tied into securing a wholesaler. Very interesting read. Had I known the depth of their research I may have chosen a different niche. Lol
Ken
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webcash2us Premium
I don't know if that's the one I looked at but that book title is the dot com name. Was interested in the package they offered but they wanted $89. for it so I passed on the offer.
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Twack Premium
Great post John. All true. I am still learning so I'm happy working primarily on the one site. I have been through stages where I have thought of changing direction due to being swayed by 'what might work better' but then have just applied the new found knowledge to my original site. If that makes sense. It does mean that any subsequent sites will have a head start, when I come to build them up.
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webcash2us Premium
Thanks, one day I will go back and build up my other sites.

My other sites updated and still in good health, but for now I focus on my primary site. It's been a true learning curve for me here at WA.

Best Of Success!
John
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Twack Premium
Very steep for me but good also.
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webcash2us Premium
It wasn't easy starting out for me, but I'm absorbing knowledge every day here at Wealthy Affiliate.

It's definitely turned out to be the best choice for me.
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KeithYez Premium
Thanks for this blog it summed me up perfectly. I still wet behind the ears and I went with my passion firefighting for 3 days dropped it and went with my second, bought the domain, went premium and haven’t looked back. Still biting my nails while I go through the training...lol
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webcash2us Premium
Hi Keith,
You can always go back to your first choice down the road.

I fully intend to do so with mine later, but for now I find it much easier to write content about my second niche choice.

Stick with the training, skip nothing, it gets easier as you go.

Much Success To You.
John
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jklaussen Premium
this is something I struggle with too - did I pick the right one? The jury is still out for me, and it's still early enough tot switch, and I might - but this is good insight and food for thought. Thanks for putting it in front of me today!
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webcash2us Premium
Hi Jennifer,
Yes for me I found it easier to write about my second choice for a niche than the first one I had originally choose starting out.

That's how I knew I had had made the right choice switching.
Giving up a few site creations was tough, but necessary.

I Wish You Much Success.
John
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Motly20 Premium
It can be very difficult to find a direction for your business. What I did was follow my passion and use it as a learning process. If I make it to one year and beyond, I can always start again but this time I will know what I am doing.
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webcash2us Premium
Yes is can be difficult to find your direction.

I found it easier to write using my 2nd site.

After the first year I'm sure we'll be doing great.

Much Success!
John
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macca75 Premium
Hi John
That was a very interesting article.

Until yesterday I was trying to work on 5 sites and really spreading myself too thin.

Couldn't keep up with it all and not knowing which one to put articles on.

I had one that really interested me so I decided to keep that one.
Had another new domain name that I wanted to experiment with.

Took the rest down.

Now I have just 2 and feel more comfortable and a lot happier.

I guess this in a way has quite a bit in common with your article.

I don't think that you can ever start the wrong niche.

Just maybe the article that you decide to concentrate on.

Thanks again

John
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webcash2us Premium
Hi John
Yes I did the same thing, I'm down to 3 sites now.
I will be at 4 when I transfer my last one over.
I'm not sure yet what I will do with that one.

Best Regards
John
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Paul119 Premium
Thanks for the in site in choosing niche's, i have been here a month completed the first two courses and i was thinking that i had started the wrong niche. But after a weekend of going over the pros and cons of starting again i came up with what you are discussing above, just to stay on the path of trying to learn as much as possible and try to make my first web site successful before moving to another. So reading your blog has just confirmed my thinking so thank you for your information Paul
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webcash2us Premium
Thanks Paul

It took me a few to realize the long term here, I'm not going anywhere anytime soon, so I know there will be more down the road. For now, I'm dedicated to honing what I've created.
Glad it might have helped you.

All The Best.
John
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SnazzyIT Premium
Thank you so much John,
I have so many other ideas as well but as you say, I would rather do well in the two that I have now and make them successful so that I can use them to show people how I did it...you have given me the, "it's okay to do one or two." signal...All the best to you :)
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webcash2us Premium
Thanks Snazzy, you're always a few steps ahead of me.

I like your sites and the theme you used, I downloaded for later use on something.

Watching other peoples success is way more fun than I ever thought possible.

I enjoyed this post you wrote. I seriously love cake...lol
Much Success To You.
John
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SnazzyIT Premium
Thank you and welcome at the same time - geez and I thought I was the only one sneaking previews at other people's sites - every now and then I leave a few comments without their knowing...I felt like Santa Claus lol...you are awesome John!
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webcash2us Premium
Thanks, I'll leave comments on your sites for you .

You can edit them to better fit your needs...lol

I'll do that next on here.

John
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SnazzyIT Premium
Okay you have outdone it - let me know when your website is ready for comments just PM me for comments :)
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Badette81 Premium
Thanks for sharing.
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webcash2us Premium
Thanks Badette much appreciated.
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JSeale Premium
You did a great job John! I wish you lots of success in this endeavor.
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webcash2us Premium
Thanks Jo,
This has been quite a ride here so far.
I'll be with WA for many years to come.

To Your Success!
John
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JSeale Premium
I'm really glad you are staying with us! You belong here!
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webcash2us Premium
Thanks so much, WA sure makes everyone feel welcome.
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RandellD Premium
Well said! I had this same question on my mind. Thanks for your experience and feedback.
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webcash2us Premium
Thanks, I think anyone unexperienced joining WA may deal with this issue at some point, I know I did.


Best Of Success!
John
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Barney44 Premium
Thanks for sharing these great thoughts on discovering and exploring a niche.

Barry
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webcash2us Premium
Thanks Barry,

It was a lesson I learned the hard way I guess.
I'm happy to have learned that lesson.

All The Best
John
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Mick18 Premium
Excellent post John. I wish you much success.
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webcash2us Premium
Thanks Mick,

I think I'm getting better as I go forward.

I wish you much success as well.
John
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NeilBrown Premium
Thanks for the post.
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webcash2us Premium
Thanks Neil much appreciated.
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AllanSiegel Premium
Great piece of writing about how to develop a niche. I look forward to reading more of your blogs.
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webcash2us Premium
Thanks Allan,

It took me a few, 3 steps forward and 2 steps back.
Now I understand the process, I'm off and running.

All The Best
John
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Janet1919 Premium
Thanks for sharing
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webcash2us Premium
Thanks Janet.
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Janet1919 Premium
You’re welcome anytime
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Barley1 Premium
Go to Google Trends before you finalize your niche

Danny
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webcash2us Premium
Yes I never heard of Google trends until I read your blog. In the future I will be doing that for certain, I checked it out.

Thanks Danny
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Barley1 Premium
I buy and do a lot of other training courses and I am doing several now in addition to WA, a top marketer said in a training course if you want to see if the niche you pick will be successful, research it on Google Trends and check the 12 months and 5 year charts and if the increase or stay steady over these time periods, the niche will be successful.

Danny
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webcash2us Premium
I also have been doing other training but Google trends I hadn't heard of until your post. Thanks Danny
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Barley1 Premium
You are very welcome.

Danny
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Donna2018 Premium
Hi John,
I enjoyed reading your post. Yes, sometimes it's very easy to think that you have picked the worng niche!

But I know now that mine is a good one and I find plenty to blog about.

Wishing you much success,
Donna:)
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webcash2us Premium
Hi Donna,
One of mine was not a great choice for me, but I'm still new here.

I quickly put together a new owned domain that better suits me.

As of today my site health is excellent, the others are still good.

All The Best.
John
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Donna2018 Premium
That's wonderful! Keep up the great work! Hope you have a productive week;)
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webcash2us Premium
Thanks that's much appreciated.
Right back at you, have a great productive week.

Much Success To You.
John
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