How to choose a niche?
Do you know what is a niche? And how to choose a niche?
When you are starting out on internet marketing or affiliate marketing, what do you put on your website? Your niche is the subject that you want to show to your visitors. You need to know how to choose a niche – your specialty.
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A niche is a group of people who are interested in something, for example, performance bicycles. These people will often search on the internet, to see what is new in performance bicycle or to buy a performance bicycle. So if this is your niche, then you will blog about performance bicycle on your website. You will also put on links with the merchants who sell performance bicycles. So if someone click on the link and buy a bicycle, you will earn a commission. That is the essence of affiliate marketing.
On the internet there are millions of people always on the lookout for something to buy, it could be computer games, clothing, sport shoes, computer, babies gears or books, etc. The possibilities are endless.
There are also a lots of people looking for solution on their problems, e.g. stain removal, repair a washing machine, how to get their ex-husband back or how to approach a girl, etc. The possibility are also endless.
So to determine what niche you can do on your website. There are questions that you will have to ask yourself.
- What is your hobby?
- What do you do in your work?
- What are you good at?
If you don’t have any of the above, then you can ask yourself – what do you buy when you go shopping? Is there something that you really like, for example, designer clothing, jewellery or cookwear? Or some people are really good at bargain hunting, that could be your niche too.
Are you good at problem solving? Have you ever gave advice to someone and fixed their problems? Have you ever helped someone with fixing something – it could be fixing a tap, fixing a car or anything like that.
Are you good at sport, exercise or swimming?
If you are one of the unlucky one, that you don’t really good at anything or have no special interest. Then you can ask yourself one last question – is there something that you would like to learn? You can build up your knowledge when you are learning and building your website at the same time.
Can I choose how to make money online?
As a beginner trying to learn affiliate marketing, one of the biggest mistake is choose “how to make money online” as your niche. Two reasons, first there is lots of competitors in this niche, could be up to thousands and millions. So it would be very hard for you to compete with them. The second reason is you are just a beginner and you have no experience in making money online. How do you teach someone to make money online? – you have never done it before. So please don’t choose it as your niche.
When choosing your niche, spend some time to think over it. You don’t want to find out later that you have made a wrong choice and start over again with another niche. Especially after you have posted fifty pages and find that it is not working, or you don’t want to do it any more. So be sure to choose something that you really like to do.
Are there products relating to this niche?
You need to know if you can find any product you can promote. Without products, you will not be able to make any money at all. Besides this, you also has to know if they could order the product online.
You can offer products from different supplier to your visitors, so that can have a selection of different brands of products.