What is a niche and how to choose

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The most exciting questions in Affiliate Marketing are what is a niche and how to choose the perfect niche. The topic of choosing my niche is what drives me every day to do what I do. That is, my NICHE! (Pronounced neesh.) You will hear a lot about this term if you decide to venture into affiliate marketing, or if you’ve been doing it for a while, this article will teach you exactly how to find the perfect niche. So let’s dig in.

What is a niche

Think of a niche as your favorite thing, your favorite subject, your favorite animal, your favorite vehicle, your favorite home decor, your favorite shoes, or perhaps your favorite sunglasses. I’m sure I don’t have to go on. Did you notice one word in that stream that was repetitive? FAVORITE. I want to stress that part, favorite, because your perfect niche is something, anything that you personally have one of the following “qualifications” in relation to that niche:

  1. a strong interest in it
  2. a great knowledge of it
  3. a desire to learn about it

That’s it! So, let’s just take an example:

I’m going to choose my good friend, I’ll call her Sue, and she wants to choose a niche to do a website blog about and affiliate market on. Sue happens to be a bit of a fashionista, or in other words, she loves to dress up in beautiful, vibrant outfits. She is known for her extravagant shoes, and she has a gorgeous closet full that she practically displays. So, what would be a great niche for Sue? Well, shoes, of course!

Sue loves shoes, and she knows all about them. She knows the makers, the designers, and she spends hours looking at online catalogs and ordering shoes. So for her to build a website, and spend countless hours researching and putting together content for the site, well, it really has to be something that meets one of the qualifications listed above. Shoes definitely fits the bill for Sue!

Qualifications of the Perfect Niche

I want you to do an exercise for me. I want you to choose a topic you love. Say it’s the Grateful Dead, or wine, or sneakers, or dogs, or pit bulls in particular, or snowmobiling, or snowboards, just choose a topic. This is now going to be the basis of your quest to find your perfect niche!

Now that you have your topic, I want you to go to google or bing or yahoo, one of the search engines, and type in that topic but do NOT press enter yet. I want you to take a look at what drops down from your search. Let’s take a look at a random search, as an example, so let’s say I’m interested in “surfing.” I love it, I watch videos of it, I want to try it some day. Surfing!

The perfect niche – today’s example “surfing”

So this is an example of a simple way to help you narrow down and find YOUR perfect niche. This is a FREE way to choose a niche with popular search terms. That’s what you want, right? Popular = people visiting your site = people clicking your affiliate links and buying your products. Let’s explore, as an example, an interest in surfing.

Our first search is the word surfing. You do NOT press enter, but instead allow the search engine to happily display for you the most frequently used search terms for what you typed in. So see below, in the first row, I typed in “surfing” and you can see underneath it are the most commonly searched phrases. Pretty cool, right?

Take a look below.  I’m going to show you how to find a popular niche with a subject of your choice.

So my initial search was just “surfing” and remember, you don’t select enter, you just type in the word and see what drops down.  These are the most popular search terms for that search engine.  So see below there’s surfing sport, surfing pictures, surfing videos, etc., so I chose to click on surfing pictures.

 

So now, after I click on surfing pictures, more suggestions drop down you can see the results that dropped down for most popular searches again:

I then chose “surfing pictures for sale,”and look at all the beautiful pictures that pop up below that I could sell on my website.  I could write about surfing and explore all different aspects of surfing and maybe sell books on surfing, and sell surf boards or surf board maintenance accessories, or specialize in surfing attire, whatever my heart desires – sounds like a perfect niche to me!

Now you know how to narrow your niche, but what about your website name (domain name)?  READ BELOW!!!

Do not buy your domain name until you do this

Now that you have an idea of how to choose your niche, you will need access to the perfect tool to find the best website name to go along with it. Your domain name, (i.e. www.YOURDOMAINNAME.COM) has to meet specific qualifications for search engine optimization (SEO), and it has to be available to purchase as well, along with a minimum number of monthly searches. That’s a lot to remember, but Jaaxy does it all!

Please note that you absolutely need to utilize the free Jaaxy program to easily grab all the statistics and keywords to find you the perfect website name for search engine optimization and traffic for your chosen niche. Jaaxy is a one of a kind, sophisticated platform that will make all the difference in your perfect keyword research. You must grab your free membership here before you get your first domain.     JAAXY KEYWORD ANALYSIS TOOL FREE

Conclusion

So do your research, which should actually be a lot of fun if you’re like me and have passion about my niches.  Helping people get information is something you can be proud of, and if you really have a passion for your niche, you’re providing a valuable service and enjoying doing it.  So get your niche, and then let me teach you exactly how you can find the perfect domain name to go with your niche.  A domain name you can optimize and rank in the search engines so you can get the most traffic to your site.

Click here to learn exactly how you can choose the perfect domain name!   LEARN HOW TO CHOOSE THE PERFECT DOMAIN NAME

 

 

 

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Babs Wagner

Born in Texas, raised in upstate New York, I have been marketing for my entire adult life.I have decided to share all the information I have gathered on what works in affiliate marketing, and what doesn't because I want to let the world know that working online gives you the freedom to work from anywhere, and that is exactly what I do!

Starting out can be tough, I know, so I will also be sharing lots of free resources to get you going.I am dedicated to providing this information to my readers, and I hope you always feel free to reach out to me.

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Born in Texas, raised in upstate New York, I have been marketing for my entire adult life. I have decided to share all the information I have gathered on what works in affiliate marketing, and what doesn't because I want to let the world know that working online gives you the freedom to work from anywhere, and that is exactly what I do!

Starting out can be tough, I know, so I will also be sharing lots of free resources to get you going. I am dedicated to providing this information to my readers, and I hope you always feel free to reach out to me.

Thanks for visiting my page!