A Newbies Guide To Finding A Niche

So, you have made the big decision that you want to become an affiliate marketer, but what do you sell and to whom. You need to find a market with lots of products to sell and people wanting these products, but where do you start?  Below I have provided information on finding a niche, I hope it helps. Read on.

Finding A Niche

Finding A NicheFinding a niche, for a newbie marketer can be a terrifying thought. Where do I start? What can I promote? How do I do it? All valid questions and ones I hope I can answer in this post today.

The idea of marketing online and making a living from it has been the dream of millions of people. Ever since the internet began people have been finding a way to make money from it. A lot are legitimate, don’t get me wrong, but there has always been the unscrupulous marketers, these are the ones ready to take money from the unwitting newbie. These guys then head for the hills never to be seen again.

One tip, never be like these marketers, be honest and truthful and your customers will love you for it. They will appreciate it more if you help them rather than just try to take money from them. Okay enough of that let’s get on with finding a niche.

The first thing you need to do is think of what it is you have an interest in? You may be a big football fan(soccer or American) and may be very knowledgeable on the subject. This is maybe where you can start, but the actual niche of say American football is huge and you would struggle to get into making money from this niche as a whole. What you need to do is burrow a bit deeper into the niche and find sub niches or micro niches. These are niches that are part of the bigger niche but more specialist. Yes you will have fewer people to sell to, but you know your potential customers are really interested in the subject.

Finding a nicheI have seen an article and they were promoting American football snack helmets, now that is a micro niche. I didn’t know what a snack helmet was either but here is a picture of one. People have a snack from these when they are watching a game on TV at home.

They come in all teams colours with logos too. This is not an advert:)

Who would have thought about that one as a niche? There seems to be a market for selling them though and it just goes to show there is money to be made in every niche.

Amazon

You first have to do some research on your niche, then look for a micro niche within it as mentioned above. You can get a good idea about products to sell in your niche on the amazon site. Go on there and type in your chosen niche and see what the results show. If there is a lot of products you know this is going to be a profitable niche and one you should think of entering.

Magazines

Here are another couple of ways of finding if you have a profitable niche or not. Go to your local supermarket and look in the magazine rack. There will probably be all different types of magazines on different subjects, these are all profitable niches. Look online at the magazine sellers and see if there are magazines on your chosen niche. If it is a yes you are on a winner.

Dummies

Have you heard of the dummies books? Yes? Go to their website https://www.dummies.com/ and type in your chosen niche and if there is a book about it you can bet it is profitable or they would not print a book about it otherwise.

Hopefully you will now have an idea of what niche you want to enter, now you need to do some research.

Keywords

Finding A NicheYou now need to do some keyword research for your niche. Go to the google keyword research tool and type in your niche and find out the keywords being used in your chosen niche. I do not use the google keyword research tool myself, I use a better one than that, but I will tell you more about that later.

 

Once you gather a list of potential keywords you need to see what the competition is for those keywords.

Competition

You need to know your competition in any business so this is why you have to find out who your competitors are. Competition is not a bad thing it shows that it is a profitable niche.

I will show you how you can get access to this information below.

Do I Need A Website

I would say you definitely need a website or blog like this one you are on now. Your blog is one way of getting visitors to your site. Through the proper use of keywords and SEO in your blog posts your articles will get picked up by the search engines. Which in turn will get you visitors to your site, this is not an overnight way of affiliate marketing it is a process of building a business for the future as your posts will be there for evermore. If you are consistent in your blog writing your site will gradually grow into an authority site in the search engines eyes, this is when it gets interesting with lots of potential customers visiting your site from Google, Yahoo and Bing etc….

Social Media

Finding A Niche

Social media is another way to get visitors to your blog posts. This has to be done properly or you could ruin your chances of customers by spamming them with link after link. I have seen a lot of people do this on Facebook and in the end these people are just ignored. You need to get the correct training so you are doing it correctly from the beginning.

Conclusion

You now have a good idea on your niche and you are all excited about earning money online but what next? You need to get the correct training so you can take it step by step in the correct order and not miss anything out. Some people skip certain parts of building a business by being too eager to get to the money making stage without learning the basics.

 

Comment below if you want me to post about other topics regarding internet marketing and I will see what I can do.

 

Frank Bow

The Ultimate Newbie

frank@theultimatenewbie.com

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What Is Pinterest For?

According to the Pinterest website, Pinterest is a visual discovery engine but what is pinterest for? More to the point who is Pinterest for? So what will you discover in this post? I will tell you about the various aspects of Pinterest and how to use them. Leave a comment below if you find this article helpful, it all helps with search engine rankings:)

 

What Is Pinterest For?

I have discovered by doing a bit of research that it is a place for people to share their ideas. You will see people sharing images of recipes, home furnishings and a whole host of other subjects. You name it and you will find it on Pinterest. The search area is in the top left corner if you are looking for something in particular.

It is basically a place where you find beautiful images on thousands of different subjects. These images are known as pins. The person who uploaded the image can link the pin to anything they want. Some people link it to their blog posts to get visitors to their site, others link directly to a product on the given subject.

Why would they do this? Well, stats have shown that people who go on Pinterest are already in buying mode. They are on the look out for ideas and if you can catch their eye with your pin, you could be on the way to making a sale through your affiliate link and a commission will be coming your way.

You also could link your pin to a blog post on a specific subject, for example you could do a post on make up on your blog and people interested in make up may go and read what you have to say on the subject. In your post of course you will probably be recommending a product that your visitor may be interested in. If you have given them what they want to know about the product in your post they may buy through your link. Happy days.

Another idea is to have a sign up form on your blog and entice people to leave their email address offering a free gift as an incentive. The free gift has to be something to do with the subject that your blog is about of course. This builds a list of prospects to market to who you know are interested in the subject.

This though is getting too far ahead for a lot of people. Let’s look at the basics and the various terms used on Pinterest

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What Is A Pin?

Pins are bookmarks that people use to save ideas they love on Pinterest.

If you click through on the Pin, you can visit the website to find out how to make it or even where to buy it if it is something you are interested in.

You will probably discover Pins you love, just click the red save button to save them to your boards (see below).

When you try a Pin, you can show people on Pinterest how it went. Tried the perfect omelette recipe? Add a photo of your omelette you made following the recipe to the Pin, add a note to show people how it went, or add helpful tips for anyone else who might want to give it a go.

Sometimes you’ll find a Pin that you know a friend will love. Send Pins directly to a friend or a group in a message to pass the inspiration around. You can also use Messages to chat with your friends, even if you aren’t sharing a Pin.

What Is a Pinterest Board?

Boards on Pinterest are like a filing system. You create boards to save your favourite pins to. To keep the pins in some sort of order you can create different boards for each subject you are interested in.

When you then see a pin you like you can save it to a board you created on that subject. When you save a pin you like you will be asked where you want to save it to, and if you haven’t already you can create a board to store it in.

Pinterest boards are very handy for someone with varying interests, just create a board and name it say ‘rock music’ and any rock music related pins you like can be saved into this board to keep them all together. You may create another for favourite recipes and save all the delicious looking recipes you find on Pinterest (there are thousands) to the board for easy access later.

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What Are Group Boards?

Group boards are as the name suggests boards with groups of members sharing their pins on different subjects. Someone may create a group board on their chosen subject. There are a lot of make money online group boards for instance and other people ask the group board owner if they can be added to the group. If accepted they can then post their pins onto this group board for more exposure.

You have to follow the group rules though, some will let you pin once or twice a day as long as you repin 1 or 2 other group members pins when you are there. This gets lots of exposure for your pins as some of these group boards have hundred of thousands of members in them.

What Are Secret Boards?

When you create a board you may want only certain people to see it. You then make it a secret board and only people that you give the link to can see it. This could be a surprise party for someone, you can then keep others updated on what is happening without the person who the party is for finding out. Very sneaky. You are safe in the knowledge that only a chosen few can get access.

Who Uses Pinterest?

There are lot of people who use Pinterest to attract people to their business and products. There are others who just like to share pictures of their hobby or interest without ever trying to sell anything.

Marketers will create very visual pins to catch your eye and as I said earlier may try to persuade you to visit their sites where they have something to sell or a blog post on something you have an interest in.

I hope you have enjoyed this short look at Pinterest and now have a good idea what Pinterest is for. Get creative and enjoy your time on there.

Make sure you come back to this site as I will make more posts on the subject of Pinterest as I delve into it and see what can be achieved.

Please leave a comment below if you found this post helpful.

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Wealthy Affiliate Review – 2021

This is my Wealthy Affiliate Review for 2021, just so you know it is up to date and you are getting the most up to date information you require. So let’s get on with the review, I am going to give you a brief history of the site plus a run through of the back office. The Wealthy Affiliate site was recently upgraded in late 2020.

 

Wealthy Affiliate History

This affiliate marketing platform was started by Kyle Loudoun And Carson Lim in September 2005. That tells you that they must be doing something right if it is still going strong in 2019 with over 1.6 million members at the last count. They started of as a keyword list site and would give people lists of keywords each month for a fee. The membership was $29.99 a month for this service.

But they thought they were lacking a few things. For one they didn’t have a way for people to communicate. People also struggled building websites and couldn’t do proper research on their own. Customers also wanted personal mentoring and support. They also wanted a way to host their sites and buy domains, more training etc..

wealthy affiliate reviewThey set about building their platform into one of the best in the business. They created a social platform so people could efficiently communicate, get help, share ideas and get mentorship. Hosting was introduced and they created a content management platform that allows people to efficiently create content, add images, and publish it directly to their websites.

Kyle and Carson added weekly, live classes and 100’s of training modules. They then created a user contributed platform so fellow experts in the industry could share their training (and you can even create your own and earn directly through WA).

Next they introduced a keyword and research platform, that allows members to outsmart the competition and do so with instant efficiency. They built platforms for engagement, feedback, and security for websites. they started offering domains at the most affordable rate online.

All in all the platform has evolved into a valuable resource for any would be affiliate marketer. They are still looking to add to this platform over the coming years and how they do it at such a low monthly cost I do not know.

Wealthy Affiliate

Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Website: www.WealthyAffiliate.com
Price: Starter Membership, $0 (Join Here)
Price: Premium Membership, $49/month OR $359/year (Join Here)
Owners: Kyle & Carson
Overall Rank: 98 out of 100
Who it’s for: Newbie – Expert

You get step by step training on how you can turn your passion or hobby into a money making business through blogging. Do not get worried about the blogging part as you will be surprised how much you actually know on your chosen subject. All this will be explained in your free 7-day trial.

With this trial you are able to see what type of training you will receive here at wealthy affiliate. You can also build 2 free websites using the tools in the back office and find out how simple it is to build your own money making site. I hope you find this wealthy affiliate review interesting and the tour of the back office eye-opening. I also look forward to seeing you become a success in your chosen niche in the coming months and years.

Wealthy Affiliate Back Office

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On the left here is a screenshot of the menu in the back office of the wealthy affiliate site. This is were you will get access to all the tools you need to start your own online business,

I will go through each one to give you an idea of what to expect once you take the 7-day trial.

The focus is on blogging and keyword research so that when you write your blog posts you can get ranked in google. This is how you get organic traffic to your site(all free too:).

The more content you add to your site the more traffic you are going to get. As you build your site with your content it becomes an authority site in googles eyes. This is were you want to be.

 

Training

Wealthy Affiliate Review

As you can see here, there is the Online Entrepreneur Certification Course, which is what you will have access to on your free trial. It is a 5 phase series of courses with 50 lessons in all. The 5 courses are as follows.

 

 

  1. Getting Started. Pretty self-explanatory.
  2. Building Your Own Traffic Producing Website. This is where the fun begins and it gets exciting.
  3. Making Money. You will be shown how you can make money with your site through different affiliate networks.
  4. Mastering Social Engagement. This is where you are shown how to get the word out about your site.
  5. Achieving Maximum Success Through Content Creation. How to create traffic to your site through creating content.

Websites

Wealthy Affiliate ReviewThis is where you go to add content to your site. You will find the site manager in here along with a content builder which you can publish straight to your site from within this platform. There is a site builder and a place to look for domain names.

There is also an area where you can get comments on your posts to build up your site for google rankings, and a feedback area where you can ask people to review your site and maybe give you help on how to change things around etc… finally in this part is the site support, you go here to report any technical issues you may be having with your site.

Live Events

Wealthy Affiliate Review

This as the name suggests is where you can find out about the weekly live training within Wealthy Affiliate. You have experts in the industry showing you different aspects of affiliate marketing. Seo for your content, keyword research, you tube, social media etc… These are all recorded so you can watch them at any time at your convenience. I always watch replays as they go out at 1 am my time in the UK.

 

 

Research

Wealthy Affiliate ReviewThis is where it gets interesting. You go here to get the keywords for your content using a keyword tool called Jaaxy. You can also check how your site is doing in the rankings. There are ways to find hundreds of keywords within this keyword search tool, this has to be the best keyword tool I have ever used.

You can analyze your competition in the search analysis section. Also, you can go to brainstorm HQ to find trending, popular and lucrative ideas.

 

Affiliate Programs

Wealthy Affiliate ReviewIn this section you can search for affiliate programs in your niche. You can join these programs and make money through promoting their products and get a percentage of the price as a commission for every product sold through your affiliate link. These percentages vary from company to company. You will find out in here though what their commission percentage is.

 

Live Chat

Wealthy Affiliate Review

 

You go in here to connect with the other members of the wealthy affiliate community. There are an amazing bunch of people on here always willing to lend a hand if you are having problems with anything to do with your blog etc…

As this is a global community there always seems to be somebody on there to answer your questions 24 hours a day.

 

 

Wealthy Affiliate ReviewHelp Center

 

Finally we have the help center where you obviously go when you need help. You can ask a question of the site support in here or private message Kyle or Carson, they always get back to you with an answer. There are also others who are willing to help you out as you see the top helpers, just click on their photo and ask your question.

Wealthy Affiliate Community

I must admit I was very surprised how friendly everyone was in the community. I was receiving welcome messages as soon as I signed up for my free trial. This community is made up of fellow marketers and they all know what it was like to take the first steps into running your own business.

They are there to answer your questions, of which you will have many I’m sure. You can ask them to add comments to your posts in return for you doing the same for them. Everyone wants to help the others be successful in their business that is what we are here for after all. If I can help you at all just get in touch at the email address below.

Here are the differences between the starter and the premium options. You may as well have a go at the 7 day trial, you have nothing to lose and a whole lot to gain.

My Conclusion

In this wealthy affiliate review I have tried to let you know that I have had a great user experience with the whole platform. The ease of use and the help and support I receive are 2nd to none. If you think that you would like your own business writing about something you love, I recommend you have a go at the 7-day trial and try it out for yourself. Create your account above, no credit cards are needed for the free trial.

Overview

Name: Wealthy Affiliate
Sales Page URL: http://www.wealthyaffiliate.com
Owners: Kyle & Carson
My Overall Ranking:  98 out of 100 points
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Free Images For a Website

Hi good morning/afternoon/evening thanks for visiting my website today. So you are looking for free images for a website. I have done a bit of research on this subject and found a lot of sites where you can get free images to use.

We all love free website images, don’t we? Just type something into Google and click images and you then have hundreds if not thousands of photos at your disposal. Wait! Did you know if you did this and added those pictures you just found to your website you could end up with a lawsuit on your hands when the owners of the photos find out you used them.

The photos on Google are not free and you could be infringing copyright laws by using them. So where do you find free images to spruce up your blog posts? Read on.

Pixabay

Pixabay is a good place to find royalty free CC-0 Licensed images, just go to pixabay.com and you will have access to 10,000+ free images. These are sorted into category and tags, there is also an advanced search feature pictured below where you can search by size, colour, orientation

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Unsplash

 

Another good site to get free images is Unsplash. Here is one of the images I found on Unsplash. Make sure you give credit to the photographer on your website when you use it.

 

Photo by Damon Hall on Unsplash

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Photo Pin

Photo pin is another site I found during my search.

Search millions of Creative Commons photos and add them to your blog posts easily.

Here is one of their photos.

 

photo credit: joiseyshowaa Faxi on the Tungufljót via photopin (license)

StockSnap

Another site where you can get beautiful free stock photos to use on your website.

Hundreds of high resolution images added weekly. Free from copyright restrictions.

Public Domain Pictures

Yet another great site.

 

Below is a list of a lot of another 11 sites where you can get images for your website. Just click the links and you will go to the site.

KaboomPics

Free stock photography + colour palettes

Public Domain Archive

Free high res public domain images.

Magdaleine

SplitShire

Beautiful & exclusive free stock photos.

Instant download private collection of free stock photos, free stock videos& high resolution images for personal and commercial use.

Pexels

Search through thousands of royalty free images on Pexels. You can use all images for free, even for commercial use. All images are completely royalty free and licensed under the Pexels license. Use them for any project you want. This includes blogs, websites, apps, art or other commercial use cases.

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Image Source

Image Source offers a huge stock photo collection of premium royalty free images

Gratisography

Truly unique. Usually whimsy 😉 Always free.

Free Photos

LibreShot

Welcome to LibreShot Free Stock Photo.
I’m Martin and you can download my photos for free.
Free for commercial use. No watermark. No attribution. Guaranteed origin.

PDPics

Public Domain Photos

PDPics.com is a repository of free public domain pictures. All images have been clicked by our in-house photographers.

Wikimedia Commons

Wikimedia Commons a collection of 66,506,352 freely usable media files to which anyone can contribute

Just remember that content you get from “royalty free” websites is not free to take. You need to read the permissions for each image that you use, as each one will have different rules.

That should keep you busy for a couple of hours, as you can see from the photos on this post there are some pretty amazing free images out there. Now you know where to get free images for a website. I hope you got what you where looking for in today’s post. Leave a comment below if you found this post helpful.

All the best,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank

frank@theultimatenewbie.com

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