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Finding Your Niche

FIND YOUR NICHE

Let’s face it, the world of arts is vast.  There’s no way to cover all of the possible niches.  However, any creative passion can be shared online with your own website.  I believe anyone can bring income with their particular creative niche.  My creative interests may be different than yours, but I think the same steps I take to build income from my interests can be applied to most creative interests.

I think the first step is creating your own website to showcase your creativity with the world.  Really, think about that.  Having a website makes your niche available to the world. You could have a home studio, a mom and pop business, or brick and mortar business for your local marketing if that is a possibility for you.  However, you can also have your own website to reach far beyond a local business.  You can create a photo gallery of things you make.  You can share pictures of the process of making things and the final product, write or video how-to tutorials, you can create things and sell them online via your site or Etsy.  You can market your creative skills for potential clients and showcase your work.  You can also promote relative products you use in your art on your website.  I have been inspired by many websites that have done just that.  I believe you can do it too!

Your fist step is to find your passion and make it your own special niche.  Make a list of all your creative interests, things your good at, things you often help others to do, and the things unique about your personality.

This took me sometime to nail down and I still change it as I grow and learn what my readers need.  Don’t forget we can always have more than one website. 😉 I first wanted all my interests together in one website, but I soon learned that it makes my information easier to search for and find if I keep a smaller audience in mind.  Then, I changed it to one of my current projects that I’m doing in my home and that was decluttering and selling my unwanted stuff online.  First off, it wasn’t a very creative niche.  As I researched how to go about getting this done for my own home I realized it was not something I wanted to do or write about long term.  Then I went with creating images for bloggers with photography and web design.   I wanted to encourage others to be able to work from home, online and doing something creative.  By finding 2 or 3 of my favorite interests and making them work together I found something I love and really want to share with others how they can do it too.

So, don’t get discouraged if you don’t know what your special niche is right away.  Pick something you love and get started.  The rest will come to you.  Don’t put the kind of pressure I did when I first started.  I wanted everything to be perfect before I ever launched my site.  The best and most freeing advice I was given by Kyle and Carson at WA is to just get started and don’t overthink every little step.  Your ideas and opportunities will grow as you grow and learn.

Once you have your idea and a niche, then you are ready to build a website.  This does not cost a lot of money and it does not take a lot of time, nor does it take a brain surgeon to do.  I have the steps for you on my Build a Website page.  So, click the the link and get started.

Comment below with your the things you are interested in and if you’d like to work from home doing just that!

Have You Considered Your Personality Type When Choosing Your Niche?

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Wealthy Affiliate Review

Wealthy Affiliate Review

  • Before Wealthy Affiliate.  I had been building my own website for over a month at this point using several blogs and their, newsletters, ebooks and posts, etc.  These blogs are awsome.  I was inspired by these women and the businesses they have built online.  I learned a lot from these blogs and I still visit them often and receive their newsletters.
  • How I found Wealthy Affiliate.  I came across Wealthy Affiliate (WA) on Pinterest as I was reading posts about how to build and monetize my own website.  Actually, I believe it was a specific post about the Amazon affiliate program.  I found a link about Wealth Affiliate and how they teach you ways to monetize your site and has the tools to help you do it.  What!?  There are tools??  Yep.  It turns out there are lots of them out there.  And, I could become a member at Wealthy Affiliate for free, no obligations.
  • Wealthy Affiliate Reviews.  It took me a few days before I joined, because I was checking out their site and any reviews I could find.  I never found any bad reviews.  They all highly recommended WA and they are a BBB, Better Business Bureau, member.  I didn’t want to get scammed or waste my time.  So, I joined for free.  What could it hurt?
  • Quickly set up a website.  I immediately started the classes.  I started a new website and I accomplished in 2 days what took me over a month to accomplish on my own using various sources.  Each step is laid out in simple tasks with a video of an instructor’s computer screen showing you exactly what to do.  All the tasks are in logical order of progress. Each class is the same steps everyone of the thousands of fellow students take. You can ask question,  participate in a discussion or start  a discussion thread for each lesson at anytime.
  • Getting started is easy.  As a free member I completed the course called Getting Started which covered 10 lessons about finding my niche, setting up my website,  how to find topics to write about, understanding how to make money and optemizing my site for search engines (Google, Bing and Yahoo), creating pages and posts and writing quality content.  By the time I had finished I wanted to become a premium member because all the steps, resources, tools and support was all right there in place at WA.  Plus, it is very affordable to be a premium member of this great online community.
  • Support avaliable 24/7.  The community network is available to you 24/7 with all levels of experience and progress.  You can follow/unfollow whomever you choose and build your own unique network. Everyone has their own personal blog where you share your personal bio, websites, WA posts and WA training you’ve created.  Everyone is encouraged to create posts and training tutorials for the your fellow WA students.  Everyone is also encouraged to ask for and give feedback on each others sites, posts and training.
  • Affiliate program.  As a member of WA everyone is offered the opportunity to participate in the WA affiliate program.  It makes it such a no-brainer to recommend to others what I’ve found here at WA.

Now, that I have the foundation of my site in place I will continue to add content so later I can implement all the knowledge I’ve gained from WA to continue to grow, optimize and monetize my site.  I plan to not only use and reuse all the knowledge and support available at WA, but also gain the experience to give back to the WA community what they’ve given me.

So, what are you waiting for?  It is free to become a member and find out what it’s all about.  Go check it out!  You’ll like what you see.

 

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Knowing Your Personality Type

Have you considered your personality when trying to narrow down your niche? Meyers Briggs Type Indicator, or MBTI, is the perfect personality test to see what is the best niche for you. Actually, there are a lot of tests out there on the internet that are based on the same process but are free.

Your personality is good to know. It helps you understand yourself better.

Isabel Meyers Briggs developed this personality typing based on a concept developed by Carl Jung’s, the father of analytical psychology, philosophies.

There are 16 personality types. Each consists of 4 possible traits.

Each of us have a preference of the following personality traits:

Introversion (I) or Extroversion (E)
Intuition (N) or Sensing (S)
Thinking (T) or Feeling (F)
Judging (J) or Perceiving (P)
Introverts look inside first (themselves) while

Extroverts look outside first (surroundings and others)

Intuitives focus on concepts while

Sensors focus on experiences

Thinkers focus first on the use of things while

Feelers focus first on the meaning of things

Judgers like to plan and act first while

Percievers like to explore and respond

Personality tests asks a series of questions about what you would feel, think or do in certain situations. Your answers reveal which traits you favor. All personalities are made up 16 possible combinations of 4 traits. For example, my personality is INFP.

Once you know your personality you can find out all sorts of interesting information about your personality such as what careers you would enjoy most or hate the least. 🙂 And other things, like what other personalities you might be more compatible with or least compatible with, which is helpful in jobs and relationships.

I’m not sure if this is legal here at WA, so I’ll remove it if it is not.

One of the many websites that have a free and simple (some are very extensive and costs money) is humanmetrics.com. Or, you can just Google ‘MBTI personality’ and you’ll find a plethora of sites and tests. They are a lot of fun and enlightening.

So, go see what your personality is and what career fields would be a good fit for you.

It is useful information to help decide on your niche. It has helped me.

Don’t forget to comment about what personality type you are and if you agree!

Carla

http://carlascreativeindulgences.com/creative-niches/