This is the most frequently asked question which every newbie asks while starting out and I really feel it is an important question as well. When you are starting out as an affiliate marketer, I believe you need to have your niche site and start building towards it, now the question that haunts most of us is what is my niche?
Lets look into the various questions that can come into an overwhelming newbie’s mind:
What should be my niche?
This was the first question that came in my mind when the idea of affiliate marketing struck my life. I always wondered what I liked doing and even tried with a few niches and did not do pretty well in them until I realized what I really liked writing about.
Even writing about how to create online business and affiliate marketing came to me as once I suffered because of my superior’s mistake at work (I lost my job, but that is another story).I realized that day that there would be a lot of people who wouldn’t want to work 9 to 5 jobs and would love to do something where they could have their own work timings and would not have any bosses around. And hence came this niche.
All I want to say here is that you just need to be motivated in your niche and you will do great. It could be something you were always passionate about or it could be something you are really interested in. Both the ways you would do good with enough motivation.
I’m not sure about my interests!
I’m sure this too comes in everyone’s mind as it did for me as well.When I was first thinking about starting affiliate marketing all I could think was even though I liked cooking(which was my hobby back then), I may not like writing about it in the long run or I might just get bored of the niche.
The only solution for this is you need to try! We all have failed at times in our life and failing in a niche is not at all bad compared to all the horrible things life puts us in. So pull up your socks and one or two failure in niche selection isn’t a big deal, in a way it would actually help you make better choices further.Once you really catch hold of the right niche you are interested in then there is no stopping and looking back.
Is my niche profitable?
Do you know that there are millions of people at this moment on the internet buying stuff online and I think if not each one of them then at least 90 per cent of the people would be interested in seeing reviews of the products that they plan to buy. And your niche website is just giving them the information they want.
I really doubted this initially thinking that no one would come to my site since there is a lot of competition but trust me not many people out there who are having websites are doing the right things and all you need to do is the right things in the right way and there would be nothing that could stop you from making money from your site.
Do I stand a chance with the existing competition in my niche?
With billions of people on earth and with only thousands of sites competing, I think you do have a chance! All you need to do is get the right keywords for your niche and really work on creating your posts with quality content which are both not that difficult and you could or anyone can easily do it, the only thing needed here is patience and the intention to learn the right techniques.
I have seen my fellow affiliate marketers have their site rank even above amazon, so trust me all you need to do for having some sale on your website is just work on your site and be consistent with your work and patient.These two are really important and without them you really wont be able to do much in building an online business.
Aren’t Page 1 rankings really difficult?
NO , in any niche your page can easily rank as I said there aren’t many people who are doing the right things in the right way and that really matters. Not everyone keeps their page updated and provide quality content so if you would be able to give people that then you are really good to go on your journey on affiliate marketing.
As I told you before, I have seen many sites which are niche specific that get ranked and all they have done is followed the right techniques in the right way and were persistent and patient.
Being niche specific!
This is pretty important, the more narrowed down your niche is the lower competition you would have and the more easier you would rank in google. Isn’t it better to get 50 people on your site by being niche specific rather than trying to go for 1000 people by having a broad niche with really competing websites and ultimately never get ranked.
Moreover being niche specific initially and doing well in that could result in you expanding your niche later on which could ultimately get you a 1k traffic.
For example: I have my niche as yoga and think of having a site on it, rather than having a generalized site for Yoga, I would go for a more specific niche like Yoga for women over 50.This would target only women who are above 50 and who are genuinely interested in my site.
There is no point getting 1k visitors who are not interested in your site, all they would do is just go away from you site.So, you need to have a niche specific site to maximize your traffic.So being specific really helps you get visitors who are genuinely interested in your site.
This was a little on niche selection and I hope you guys liked it, if you did go ahead and share it! If you have any questions please go ahead and put them in the comment section below,I would be happy to help and if you want to know the full story about my sad job do mail me, my details are in the about me page 🙂