Niche, Keyword(s), and Jaaxy

Niche, Keyword(s), and Jaaxy… understanding the Basics.

You want to create an online presence. Whether you want to open a store, do a Blog, create your own course(s), become an Affiliate Marketer, or ALL OF THE ABOVE… there are a few basics you will need.

2 of the most important ‘Needs’, are a Niche, and Keywords. Once those are in place, you will need a tool to optimize it all. That’s where Jaaxy comes in.

What is A NICHE?

Definition of a Niche:

  • a comfortable or suitable position in life or employment
  • relating to products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population.

There are, literally, MILLIONS (if not Billions) of Niches out there. The most common:

  • jewelry
  • clothing/apparel
  • beauty
  • tech gear
  • the list is endless

Then you have Niches within Niches or Micro-Niches.

Why am I telling you this?

Most people think that Internet Marketing is too advanced, or specialized. They ‘can’t do it’, because of no ‘coding skills’, or computer ability.

Those days are gone. With building a Website, it’s now done for you, the hardest part now? How to choose a Niche, how to monetize it, and make it visible on Google, Bing, and Yahoo engines.



So HOW do I find a Niche?

What do you love doing?

What are your passions?

What do you know?

What do you want to learn?

If you can answer those questions, you will find a Niche. Just let the ideas flow. You may have 1 idea, or 100… the list can grow, and shrink, over time. It’s all up to you!

For example, I have 3 main Niches, at present.

The 1st niche is the one I know best and is still my passion. You can view it here if you wish:


My main purpose behind this site is Massage based (obviously), the education, the business of Massage, and so on. The site is being reconstructed at this point, please excuse ‘the mess’.

My 2nd Niche is one I am relaunching into. I have always had the drive to help people, and with Massage Therapy, I did. Over the years, I developed into a Life Coach as well, so now I am making it, another, focus of mine.


You are currently on my 3rd Niche. Internet Marketing, or Affiliate Marketing. I am using my past knowledge, and education, to help others with the first two niches, and I want to show others just how SIMPLE Affiliate Marketing can be!

I will share with you one secret most Affiliate Marketing Platforms won’t tell you.


It will take time, effort, and drive.

How soon will I, or can I make Money at it?

That is the most often asked question in the Community at Wealthy Affiliate. So, here’s another tidbit:

  • It depends on you!! Your time, your effort, and the drive to make it work.
  • Niche choice can also be a factor, but Google Rank is more in presentation and SEO

There are those that make money within a month, others longer

How Much Money will I make?

Hint: Please see the answers above.

There are those that are making a few bucks a month, others… the sky is the limit!

Wealthy Affiliate will NOT guarantee you an income.

They will give you a solid foundation on how to build it for yourself! Current Training, available is the accumulation of years of work and grows daily.

You will always find help, and support from the Community, and the founders Kyle and Carson. We have experts on everything!

  • How to videos
  • Finding your ‘spot’ on the internet
  • How to use Pinterest /Facebook/ and all Social Media
  • Learn how to become an Affiliate with Amazon, Click Bank, Commission Junction, and others!


According to the Dictionary:

  • a word that serves as a key, as to the meaning of another word, a sentence, passage, or the like.

Also, called catchword, or phrase.

Digital Technology. A word used to classify or organize digital content or to facilitate an online search for information

Well, that’s nice… but what is a keyword, or phrase? This is what search engines (Google, Bing, etc) look for to ‘rank’ your website/page/post. Where it shows up on the Internet, and how.

Confused? All of this is explained, within the Free portion of the training. As I am still ‘mastering’ the art of this section, I would like to invite you to check out the in-depth portion of this, as I don’t want to steer you in the wrong direction.


Jaaxy Lite (included with membership of Wealthy Affiliate), is by far the most comprehensive Keyword search available. By using Jaaxy, you can search Keywords, Niches, and Competition.

What Jaaxy can do for you:

  • Discover unique, hot, or low hanging fruit keywords for posts
  • Brainstorming Section
  • Alphabet Soup Technique
  • Helps you rank in Google, Bing, Yahoo Search Engines
  • Find the best Keywords, and phrases
  • Search niche options
  • Save lists for future
  • Affiliate opportunities within the search (ClickBank, CJ, ShareaSale, etc).
  • Helps you find available Domain names (.com /.org/ .net)

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Why Become a LapTop Rebel?

Becoming a LapTop Rebel, via Affiliate Marketing, Blogging, or working online is more relevant today, than ever before, and will continue to grow.

Working from home, the beach, local coffee joint, or wherever you’re heart desires, appeals too many, yet most people think of it as a Fantasy World.

Job Losses

While I’m in Canada, the US isn’t fairing much better when it comes to income, job loss, and affordability of life.

Major retailers are closing, at least here in Canada. From Sears, Target, and now Payless Shoes… and that’s only barely even touches on the job losses. Minimum wage may have gone up, in some Provinces, but companies save by cutting hours, so you might be making $15/ an hour, but at 20-25 hours a week, that’s not going to cut it in the long run.

Then there have been the rollbacks in White Collar jobs. You have the degree, you have the job, and then… Redundancy. You end up getting replaced by 2, maybe 3, Junior Staff, because combined they’re combined income is less. The Worst case scenario, a computer now does your job.

Now that I have thoroughly depressed you… I’m NOT done!! (Break out the tissues).

The Awesome Plan

You have an AWESOME benefit plan at work! Life is sunshine and rainbows, and things are going pretty darn good.

Sure, you’re working 50 hours a week, but darn, you are lucky in today’s current market… then the unthinkable…

You become ill, or your spouse does, and BOOM… Long Term Disability! While still considering yourself lucky, because of this Platinum Style Benefit Plan, not only do you lose those benefits, your disability income has now decreased your earnings by 60%. (This is not meant to be sarcastic, this is my reality… more on that another time… maybe).

They tell you, that you receive 60% of your income, tax-free, BUT what they don’t tell you, is that your expenses go into the stratosphere, because now YOU have to pay for medications and various Therapies.

You can now dry your eyes, I’ll wait.


You can take your knowledge, passion, curiosities… and so much more to the online market! As an expert, an analyst, or blogger, you can monetize anything!

More people are shopping online! Look at Amazon, EBay, and Wish. More, and more people are shopping online, and more companies are offering Affiliate Programs to accommodate that.

Why are they offering these programs? Basic math. To pay you a commission, on a sale that went through your Website, the cost to the company is a fraction of what staffing a store would cost.

Who can be a Laptop Rebel?

Really anyone, but here’s a list of people’s reasons that I know that are doing it:

  • Stay at home parent
  • Those on Disability
  • Spouse on Disability (My LapTop Rebel story is in this category).
  • Retired
  • Some to top up existing income
  • Single Parent
  • Job Loss
  • Students

That’s the SHORT list! A really short list.

Niche Markets

Remember the list?

That list of 12, barely scratches the surface. And those 12? All those niches can be ‘micro-niched’. (Or sub-categories).

There will never be an end to Niche Markets. There are MILLIONS of niches, and within those, millions of categories.

What is a niche?

Anything you can imagine! A niche is a: ‘job or position that is very suitable for someone, especially one that they like’ (according to the dictionary).

This 45(ish) minute video will show you how anything can become a niche:

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6 Online Income Opportunities

In my search to be a LapTop Rebel, I have tried a variety of different venues, with little to no training… thus no success. In the following 6 Online Income Opportunities, 3 I have personally been involved with, 3 I researched and found some very interest reviews, and I found 2 added Online Income Opportunities in my search that caused me to laugh, so I wanted to share those with you as well… we all need a chuckle from time to time.


The best way I can describe Wonder is a paid Quora. (Sidebar: I did freelance here a few years ago. It wasn’t for me in the end, a personal decision).

As an Analyst, you are paid to research a topic, provide an answer with references, and links, and then you are paid for your work.

With a pay scale of $16.81- $23.68 per hour for writing, it’s definitely an income earner. But as one analyst reports, with research taking 80% of the time, by the hour pay is less than minimum wage. (Glassdoor / Indeed)

But there are cons. Some analysts are claiming they are not getting paid for their work. This may not be the fault of Wonder, itself, but rather the company may not be being paid by the client.

From a personal perspective, I hold no real negative view of Wonder, even though I left.

Why did I leave?

Unless you are qualified as a Top Analyst, work can be slim picking in pay and subject. After researching, and writing a few articles that were ‘unapproved’, I combed through them to see what the issue was. A Top Analyst, or Researcher, copied and pasted my work, submitted it, and was paid.

Keep in mind this was in 2015, and I do believe this practice has been rectified. What I did like is that it gave me an introduction to the LapTop potential, and where I could go with it. However, I did not have the freedom to write, or research, topics that I was truly interested in.


UpWork is for Freelancers. Many companies are hiring Freelancers, as certain positions don’t necessarily require a full-time/ permanent position.

The reviews for UpWork is not scoring high by Freelancers… former, and current. The main complaint is not getting paid for work done. (Is this a theme)? At $10 per hour for Freelance work, UpWork itself is taking $20% off the top. (Glassdoor / Indeed)

Pro’s to UpWork is that most of it is Freelance and work from a remote location. (LapTop Style)!

Some jobs here include:

· Proofreading

· Editing

· Content Writing

· Web design

· Resumes

· Computer Tech work

· Sales positions

· Language translation

Writer’s Work

Formerly known as Master Writing Jobs.

Master Writing Jobs gained, a less than stellar, reputation within the Freelance Community as a whole. From clients to freelancers, it seemed everyone was miffed at the product and production.

Enter the Writer’s Work. Claiming to pay $20-$65 per hour this may be a great gig… if they hadn’t been found out regarding the previous, now defunct, Master Writing Jobs. (Glassdoor)

What the Freelancing is with Writer’s Work is a pay per month job search. By paying them a monthly fee, you can access their job board, and the rest is up to you. By the way, these jobs are posted, and searchable for free all over the internet (Indeed has many of the same postings listed there, free for your perusal). Writer’s Work just seems to cycle them through, for a fee.

There is some training provided on how to interview a potential client, how to get paid, and such, but if you’re already a Freelancer this is information you already have.


This is where I got a start with Blogging. It was a ‘fun thing’ to do… at first!

Then I realized that I could make money doing this ‘Blogging’ thing!! What a wild idea! And the best part… it’s free!

But because it’s free, there’s no training provided. You have to tough it out on your own, make a name for yourself, get a following, and then promote certain products that are relevant to your topic.

Most of these blogs don’t rank on Google, so exposure is limited. That makes sales limited, thus income is sparse for most.

Online Surveys

You can make a few bucks here, BUT….You have to fall within and certain specific categories:


Income bracket


Kids / No Kids

Aging parents

And so on.

Here’s the kicker. You’ve already filled out 75%+ of the survey, they have your answers, and you answer a question ‘wrong’ (see categories), and you basically get a Thank You and a gold star for participation.

I have yet to see a survey pay-out. I know a few people that have done this, and yes I’m one of them, that actually get to the end, and receive their ‘reward’. (Gift Card, Check, or credits).

Side Bar Story: My mom got involved in Online Surveys. For months, she filled in these things, gold stars surrounded her! For most of the surveys, she was considered ‘too aged’, and had no children at home, so she would get ‘rejected’.

Then came a Seniors Survey… she had this covered!! The pay-out was a $50 (USD) Gift Card!! Last question, 20 minutes later…

Are you considered to have dementia? She answered NO… disqualified! So, in other words, if you have dementia, you would qualify? How does that work?

Play Games

This one is, truthfully, scary. You have to play for hours, on end to get a $20 Gift Card, or game credits!

You have to rack up time and winnings in order to see your ‘reward’… HOURS! Who has this kind of time to play games? For little return? At the cost of data chewing?


In my research for this post, I entered in ways to ‘make money online’, and Craigslist is listed in the top spots here.

Now I’m curious as to how that can be, as, in my humble opinion, isn’t this just a BIG Garage Sale? Sell your old stuff, and make money… wait a minute, that’s called ‘One man’s junk is another man’s treasure’! Or a Garage Sale.

And exactly ‘how are you making money? If you spend $100 dollars on a lamp, sell it 3 years later for $40 isn’t that known as a loss? You’re getting rid of a lamp you no longer want! GARAGE SALE!

garage sale

How did Craiglist make into Online Income?


This popped up as well in the same search.

I’m not sure ‘how’ you make money online with Uber, because near as I can ascertain, it’s a ‘Ride Service’, like a Taxi, just not as well insured.

So you drive people around, from place to place… that’s not working Online. Wonder how that one made the list?

Work online with uber?

Work online with uber?


So there you have it. 8, completely unadulterated ideas for your Online Income ideas…

But surely there must be something better. Something that provides training, support, and Affiliate Marketing strategies.

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Shaunna Leclair LapTop Rebel

Shaunna Leclair LapTop Rebel

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