Everyone is always telling you (in the online business world at least), “Find your niche! Find your niche!” And boy what a task that can be! You put in hours of research, read a billion blog posts, and write down a ton of notes. And then, on that fateful day, the stars align, and BAM! You found your niche! Yay! Congratulations, now what are you going to do with it?
There are all kinds of things you can do now my dear! No worries! I put together a list of ideas that you can use to create an income from your niche.
Write an ebook: This is a great way to make your information highly accessible. We live in digital world and people are buying ebooks like crazy. They don’t have to 300 pages long. They could be ten pages! You can also sell that on Amazon too. Put together a guideline of what you think you could cover in an ebook and start writing! You can use something basic like Microsoft Word or you can step up a bit and use something like Canva or In Design. There are a lot of resources out there that will help guide you through the process like on Blog Tyrant or Book Baby.
Start a podcast: Podcasts are great because they allow listeners to multi-task. You can listen to a podcast while you’re working, cleaning the house, or driving your kids to school. Your voice gives people that personal connection with you. I can read someone’s blog all day long, but I will more than likely forget about it if I don’t have any other connections to the creator. Having someone in your earbuds and listening to their voice is what creates that deeper connection. You almost feel like you know them personally. A great resource that I turned to when starting my podcast, Self-Made and Savvy, is Pat Flynn’s free step by step tutorial.
Start a blog: There are thousands of people out there that will give advice on how to start a blog. But why should you start a blog? Because it gives you a voice. I believe everyone has something to say. If you feel the need to express yourself in this way, then let nothing hold you back. There are people out there that will read it and that need to read it! If you want to write about your niche all day long, well, there are people who want to read about your niche all day long! You just have to start. Some of my favorite blog gurus are Alex Beadon and Elle & Co.
Write a book: This is a pretty big task! But, if you have so much information and experience it would be easy for you write a book. There are so many resources out there that can help you through the process of writing a book like Brian Tracy’s training, “How to Write a Book and Become a Published Author” or Laura Pennington’s Six Figure Writing Secrets. You can also go to Angela J. Ford’s site to learn how to launch your book once you are complete!
Start a coaching/consulting business: If you want to work with people personally or digitally than this is a great space to get into. Especially if you are very specific with your services. Having a coaching or consulting business gives you a chance to work with people who need your guidance and support. Whether it’s group coaching or individual, you will find many people just trying to get to the point where you are today. You don’t have to be an expert, you just have to be a few steps ahead.
Create online courses: Creating online courses is perfect for the teacher in you. If you want to guide a group of students towards a certain outcome and be there for them every step of the way, then courses is the way to go. My favorite course on how to create a course is by Mariah Coz of Femtrepeneur.
Start vlogging: People LOVE video and it’s become extremely accessible. If you’re the type of person who feels comfortable vlogging their daily life or bits and pieces of it then vlogging may be the way to go. You can tie your niche in with every vlog. There are so many approaches and techniques to this, one of the experts I recommend is Amy Schmittauer.
Freelance work: There is a HIGH demand for all things freelance. Business owners can’t do everything. #burnout So they need people like you to hire and help them in their business. And yes, you can niche down a freelance service. It will be tempting to be Jane of All Trades, but steer clear from that. You don’t want to get stuck doing everything. Remember, you have a niche. People like to see, clearly, what you specialize in. It makes them feel like their getting an upgraded type of service because that’s all you do. A great resource for freelancers is Laura Pennington’s Courses to Build Your Freelance Biz and Income.
Create physical products: You could start an Etsy shop! Etsy is a great marketplace space to sell your handmade products. They make it very easy to load your products and get out there into the world. One of my favorite blogs for Etsy shop owners is Fuzzy and Birch or Attention Getting.
There is no limit to your potential. All you have to do now, is get started.