Welcome! Today I am going to discuss what a niche is, how to pick a niche for Affiliate Marketing, and where you can go to get started at no risk to you.
Picking a niche was a struggle for me, but it doesn’t have to be for you. There are over 1,000,000,000 niches to choose from!
What is a Niche?
According to the Oxford dictionary, a niche is denoting or relating to products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population.
For example, – makeup, hiking, gaming, affiliate marketing, etc. Do you have a hobby or an interest in one? Is there a specific topic that you know a lot about?
You can build a profitable online business (in any niche). I am going to tell you where I got started and why.
The Beginning – Wealthy Affiliate
I chose Wealthy Affiliate as my host (after doing a TON of research), and I can confidently say that no other hosting company offers:
- a website builder like the one at WA
- keyword research tools (Jaaxy)
- live video classes
- training/teaching people how to make money with their site (step-by-step video training)
- authoring and content tools
- website development classrooms
- Exclusive web hosting (SiteRubix)
The best part about Wealthy Affiliate is that it’s free to start, and I did not have to enter any payment information. That was the most important thing to me. I did not want to get involved in a pyramid scheme or scam. I knew that if a site was asking for payment upfront, it probably wasn’t for me.
When you start for free at Wealthy Affiliate, you will have access to Online Entrepreneur Certification – Phase One. WA includes ten lessons. Let’s talk about them!
Online Entrepreneur Certification – Phase One
These step-by-step video training will walk you through how to build and lay out a strong foundation for your online platform in any niche. Lesson 3 (explicitly) will give a more thorough explanation and an in-depth understanding of what a niche is and how to choose it. Here is a personal screenshot of it from my account:
It is a great lesson, and given the fact the first ten lessons are free, even if you don’t want to become a member at WA, the training will still really benefit you as an Entrepreneur. There is always room to grow and learn.
Choosing a Niche – An extra tool to use at WA
You can do anything that you set your mind to! After you watch lesson 3, another resource you can use to choose a niche, is the Affiliate Programs located on the left bottom menu, 3rd one up from the bottom (see picture above).
You can see popular categories, popular keywords, and trending opportunities. It even breaks down the ones that have high commissions. This is an excellent resource to use to help you find a niche, or help you pick which one you want to choose.
You can also search on Google: Your niche + Affiliate Programs.
Please note that I am not recommending to apply for any programs at this point. Your website is not ready. The training at WA will help you get set up for success and will review how to incorporate Affiliate Programs into your website at a later time (in training).
You want to choose a niche that you are passionate about or wanting to learn more about. Doing so will help you with what content you will be writing for your website.
Penny for my Thoughts?
If you are an aspiring Entrepreneur, I highly recommend starting at Wealthy Affiliate. You can feel safe knowing that you do not have to enter any payment information.
You will get free access to 20 (thorough and educational) step-by-step video lessons.
Please do me ONE favor.
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