Are You A Newbie?

This blog is primarily aimed at new starters, newbies, who are still searching for their perfect niche and I will apologise now if I rattle on a bit. I really do feel very strongly that we MUST help new starters to understand this.

After welcoming a new starter recently, I received a reply asking me what the best niche was to get started. The answer of course, is that there isn’t a best niche that fits everybody.

We are all different, we all have different interests, different abilities, and different skills.

It’s like asking “What is the best size boot for walking up a mountain”

Well, for a start, what size foot are you. And are you male or female. What mountains are you going into. There are so many variables to consider. One size does not fit all.

Instead, ask yourself …

What am I actually good at.

What can I talk about for hours without growing tired of talking about it.

What do friends and family always ask ME about.

What do I do at work – is it a skill.

What do I know that others might want to know.

One new starter last year asked the question …

Where can I find information about starting a niche to help people make lots of money.

Well … we don’t start a niche. Rather, the niche finds us.

Reading their bio, this person stated that they needed to make some money because they were broke. Excuse me … but if you are going to advise others on making lots of money, shouldn’t you have made a truck load of money for yourself already.

Another newbie wanted to “start a niche” on training dogs. In an effort to help, I responded by asking what dogs they had, what training they wanted to do. Was it training guard dogs, show dogs or dogs for disabled persons. It transpired that they had never owned a dog. Any self-respecting dog owner will soon suss out that this “advisor” actually knows nothing about dogs. Not a good niche to start on if you are not a doggy person.

When choosing a niche that you wish to build a business around, it must be something that you are an expert at or know a lot about. What skills can you pass on to others who are looking for information in that niche. That is what you should be writing about. Ask yourself, can you write a new and enlightening article on that niche every day, without resorting to AI to write it all for you.

My niche is electrics. It’s how I’ve made money for several decades. I’m an electrical engineer, I can talk about electrics for 25 hours a day. Electrics has taken me around the world several times, I write about electrics every day and if I don’t, I begin to get withdrawal symptoms. People phone me up for advice, people text for help, my YouTube channel is full of questions. It’s what I do, it’s not a job of work, it’s a passion that I want to do every day.

So what about your niche? How can we help you to decide.

What are you passionate about. What is your hobby.

Let’s have an example …

What if you are a cyclist and that’s all you really do. Go to work, come home, go out on the bike in the summer, watch TV in the Winter. What is the point, everybody knows how to pedal a bike.

THAT is exactly the point. Not everybody knows about cycling. Some of your potential contacts have just bought their first bike. They can’t even repair a puncture, but you can. You can blog about repair kits, different inner tubes, different tyres, even different bikes.

What do you do every July I ask. Not a lot, I sit and watch the Tour de France most days. Why not talk about the Tour de France, this is part of your niche and folk will read what you have written. What about electric bikes, what about a blog on charging times, or distances on a bike. How many times have you had a cycling holiday, where was it, what did you do. C’mon, keep that list going.

I could go on and on, there are so many blogs that can be hooked onto that one word – cycling.

And then, when you have made money online from cycling, now you are in a position to have another niche called – make money online. In fact, this very hour, I’ve just read a blog from a member – they said – my niche was “how to make money online” but so far, I haven’t made a single dollar from all the effort. But I like travelling, perhaps I should start with that as a niche, because that interests me.

Only you know what you can do, only you understand your passions and hobbies. Make a list of everything about those potential niches. List after list after list. Every item on those lists is a potential blog, every blog will move you closer to making those all-important contacts, and those much-needed dollars.

I have a plastic box filled with 6 inch by 4 inch note cards. About three hundred of them have notes about future topics to do with electrics. Every time I think of something, I fill in a card before I forget. If someone sends a text with a question, guess what, it goes on a card for a future blog. If I read something – onto a card it goes. Don’t waste ideas.

You know what to do, you know what you can do. Make it your niche.

Someone wants to read about your hobby, your passion.

Start writing – now is the time to take that leap.

Good luck


This article was written by one of my friends within wealthy affiliate. I feel he covered the topic of a niche very well.


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