16 Dec 09 12:35 am
When replying to these sorts of questions on the forum, so many scenarios go through my brain that it is hard to put it all in one post, especially with the limited time I have, but I always try to help as much as I can.
If this is your first site, then can I suggest something for you as I feel you are lamenting over this and I can understand that from a newbies point of view.
I mean the following in the nicest way.
Here are 2 points of view and you can choose what suits you best.
1. Build your site on woodworking and don't even think of the profit for now.
Just do it because you love it.
This will do 2 things...
A. You will love writing about what you love.
B. You will learn about what it takes and the process of putting up your own site and seeing it too completion.
Remove all energy and thought from the mentality of "I have to get a sale or it's all for nothing"
Nothing is ever "for nothing", there is always something to be learned no matter how small.
If it makes sales great, if not.. you have learned allot!
2. Choose a niche that has a hungry market solely for the purpose of profit and helping people and providing a good product or service and be happy that you are doing so.
Will you enjoy it, I don't know.
Some people just outsource everything and make a profit and don't really care about if they like the niche.
It is a business to them, plain and simple. Nothing wrong with that.
You may build 5 sites before you come up with one that is a winner.
Welcome to Affiliate Marketing..lol
I wish I had all the answers but some things you just need to get in there and do, TEST and TEST again, refine and TEST again, refine and.. well you get the idea..lol
I hope you choose something that is right for you.
Look on Google for "How to choose a niche" etc... but keep in mind you will come across products that will be very enticing to buy and some of them are good too, just apply what you learn from them if you do decide to buy something to expand your knowledge.
Enjoy the little things, for one day you may look back and realize
they were the big things.
-- Robert Brault