Selecting a Niche

So, you know you would like to become a writer online but you aren’t sure what you want to write about? Or, you want to start an online business but not sure where to start? The very first thing you should think about is what niche you are comfortable with. What are you passionate about? Is there something you do on a daily basis that you could turn around and make money doing? Do you like to create things? Do you like to build websites? Or do you just want to give advice? All of this is possible and it’s much easier to get started than you may think.

Now that you know what you want to do, it’s time to find clients. A great place to begin is on social networking sites. You may use your current page if you’d like or create a new one specifically for business. You can begin searching for potential clients on Facebook for example, by searching for your niche. For example, if you sell flowers, you could type in flowers. You’re going to be amazed by how many different Fan Pages you will find. From there, you can write on walls offering your services, or you can join the discussions if that option is available. You can even add various members as friends if you’d like.

I mention Facebook because it seems to be the best organized way to meet people. Everyone is super easy to find and the Fan Pages make life much easier. I always had trouble getting traffic on places like MySpace and Twitter because they weren’t really designed with that kind of thing in mind.

Once you get that going, you can also post links to your site on places like Digg and Yahoo! Answers. Having a personal blog and website related to your product(s) and/or service(s) is very helpful as well. This way, you can easily send future clients to one place and they can go from there, reading through your information; depending on what they are looking for.

Once you have your niche down, it’s all pretty easy from there. The traffic will come in much faster than you think and after some time you are going to create some wonderful long-term relationships. The great thing about building your relationships and reputation is, this is going to open many other doors for you. Your clients will tell other people about you; if people like your site or blog, they are likely to forward it to a friend. Things like this are what make the working online business go round. As time goes on, you will be able to branch out into new things and learn a lot along the way. Many people you come across will be great sources of advice and information. You are going to learn to do things (if you are open to that) along the way that you never would have otherwise. The online business is truly an amazing thing.


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