Are you planning to start a new blog? And searching for how to find a niche for your blog?
Then you are landed in the right place.
I am sure you have read the many blogs that people are writing more than 3000+ word in each of their blog posts. how can they write such long posts?
This totally matters on the topic you are writing on, if you love to write about that then you can write uncounted words on that and people will love to read that.
I remember those days when I passed my 10TH standard and that was the day we have to pick any subject stream for our further studies. I and my friend get the same percentage approx., he got 8% more than me.
The time came when we get out from the room after selecting our stream, He told me that he has selected the Science ( I was surprised that we want to select Commerce but selected the Science), I have selected which I was interested in.
I was clear about the stream, I love to read about the marketing, Business and all business related terms of chosen Commerce.
When I asked him, Why you chose Science? He said I was eligible for the Science and AAA(Toper of the class) also chosen Science that’s why he went with that stream.
He and I were interested in the same stream, I was also eligible for the Science stream because we have only 8% difference. But I went with my interest and he went with the Ego and more Opportunities.
After one year, He totally demotivated with the stream and he doesn’t want to study more with that. I still loved my study because I chose what I like.
In the above real example from my Life, you can understand that choosing what you like is how much important to stay motivated. And this is the fact, if you enjoy what you are doing then you will get success easily.[Tweet “Enjoy the work you do and do the best you can.”]
Choosing a stream of studies is the same as picking your niche for a new blog.
As I mentioned above, many bloggers are writing more than 3K+ words in every post because they love the topic they are writing.
BUT before moving to How to choose a perfect niche for your blog? you should understand what a niche is?
What Is A Niche?
A Niche is a topic or theme which your blog is all about, This is like a category all your posts you BLOG will be round it.
Niche is a specific topic which you will be covering on your blog for helping peoples, this will make clear and easy for the others and search engine as well to identify what your blog is all about?
Examples Of Niches
Here are some examples of niche which will give you a clear idea about the various niches.
- Health And Fitness
You can select more specific niche than these like If you love cooking and you can cook well too. But you are vegetarian and never eaten non-veg and cooked as well.
So, you can create a blog and share vegetarian dish’s recipes.
For example, StayMeOnline is a blog for bloggers and people who want to make their living online.
Its niche is blogging, affiliate marketing, WordPress, SEO, and so on. I know it looks like many topics, but if you look closely, all are related to Make Money Online.
I sure now you have a clear idea of What is a niche? but why you need a niche?, Here are some benefits of having a specific niche for your blog.
Benefits Of Having A Specific Blog Niche
Everyone is looking for something specific, I always search for the blogging related queries so Google shows me website related to blogging or related to my query I searched for.
If you are covering a specific niche like say I am covering blogging here on StayMeOnline so I have Audience who reads my blog posts are interested in Blogging.
And it is good for me that I writing a post which helps the people who actually need them.
I am not saying the people who are reading my blog posts are only interested in Blogging, Maybe, they are interested in cooking too and they used to read cooking blogs too.
It doesn’t mean that they are not specific rather they are targeted for both blogs.
Niche Makes You Expert
Why a Docter is a Docter?
Looking like I am crazy…
But, I am not.
A Docter is a doctor because he has degrees and he is focused on Medical from the beginning.
After reading a lot and gaining knowledge in the specific field, now today he is a doctor.
Assume, that if he was not sure in the past about what he should learn about or what his specific field is, will it possible for him to be a doctor?
For Example, Harsh Agarwal started ShoutMeLoud for sharing his knowledge about the blogging and internet marketing in 2008, Now he is known as the top blogger and expert of blogging.
Niche Helps To Build A Community
IF you are focused on a specific niche then people will come to know you as the expert on the topic you are focused on. They will be in touch with you to learn something from you.
Be in touch means, By reading your blog post, By joining your forum, By following you on Social and by many more things.
It is generating a community around you, It will help you to the build targeted audience as I shared above.
Niche Helps In Affiliate Marketing
Ya, You read that right…
Affiliate Marketing is one of the best ways to make money online, for this, you have to select a product which you want to promote on your blog to earn a commission when someone buys it from your link.
There are tons of affiliate programs which you can choose to start earning from your blog, all are from various categories and have different products.
If you have a specific niche for your blog then it will be easy for you to choose the affiliate program and product to promote on your blog and start earning a commission.
- What Is Affiliate Marketing? How Does It Work?
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After reading the benefits of having a specific niche, you know how much important is to pick a specific niche? Now, lets come to the How to pick a good niche for your blog?
How To Choose A Blog Niche?
Choosing a blogging niche comes in the before starting your blog, It is the first step which comes when you think to start a blog. It is like your blog plan…
Choosing a niche from a random pick can hurt you in future as same happened to my friend in above example.
Picking a niche for your blog is not a tough task to do but you need to take care of some points which I will be covering below while choosing a niche for you.
Identify Your Passion
As I discussed above, Bloggers are writing more than 3000+ words in their each and every blog post, this reason is very simple behind this that they are passionate about the topic they are writing on.
If you are passionate about any topic then you can write easily about that, and the main benefits you will not get bored with writing on the same.
We never feel bored with the works which we are passionate about…
Blogging is long time process, you will have to wait a lot to be successful as a blogger.
So, Make sure to choose the niche you are passionate about, otherwise, you will not be able to run for a long time with your blog.
Blogging means be consistent in updating your reader with a new blog post.
If you just pick a niche to blog randomly then one day you will be bored from writing posts.
Here are some questions which you should ask yourself and make a rough list of them, this will help you to identify your passion easily:
- What are your hobbies?
- What things do you like and enjoy doing?
- How do you spend your free time?
- What are your favourite topics to talk about?
- When you were young, what was fun for you?
- What topics do you know more than most about?
- Are there certain classes that you have taken extensively?
In my case, I always want to BE MY OWN BOSS and the earning online is always the best options for this, when I come to know about the blogging and affiliate marketing that time I felt this is what I was looking for.
Then I started learning more about these from the popular blogs.
Nowadays, I am sharing what I have learnt…
Is Your Niche Profitable?
All niche are not equal…
Do you agree with me?
Some niches are profitable and can generate huge income for you and other some are only good for traffic.
For Example, Here are some topics which get huge monthly traffic but the CPC is very low. So, These niches can’t help you to make the profit from your blog.
- Free SMS
- Free wallpaper
- WhatsApp tips
- Whatsapp Status
- Free movie downloads
So, Before picking a niche for your blog make sure to do a keyword research for the related keyword to find out how much CPC the keywords are getting?.
Here is video which can help you in this…
Is Your Niche Eligible For Long-Run?
I am sure you want to make your blog stand for the long-run, as all niches are not equally for profit, likewise, all niches are not equally eligible for the time.
It is like Event Blogging…
Don’t know, what is Event Blogging?
Event Blogging, where a blog is made only for any certain time period like one day, one week or one month for covering any festival or specific event.
An Event Blog is made for getting huge traffic on the festivals and events, they alive for a short-term only.
But if you want to be established as a blogger and for this, you need to start a blog which can alive for the long term.
Here you can use Goole trends to know that the niche your picking is good for the long run or not?
Here is the screenshot of the Google Trends for Topic “Make Money Online“, In the image, you can see the topic is stable on the trends from the past 12 months.
Another Screenshot for “New Year Status” which not eligible for the long run. You can see in the below image that it get huge traffic from Dec 31, 2018 – Jan 06, 2018 (Of course you know why).
Which one is eligible for the long-run?
Obviously, The first one…
Make sure while choosing your niche that it should be eligible for the long-run, You can use Google Trends to find as I did above.
How Much Competitive Your Niche Is?
I added this at the last because Competition doesn’t matter, for me, I love the Competition. Even, I have chosen a niche which has very high competition.
There are many popular blogs which are getting high rank in the SERPs and it is very hard for me to outrank them.
If you are writing quality content and taking care of SEO then one day you will outrank your competitors.
Having a niche which has low competition can easy for you to get high rank fast in the Search Engine Results Pages, Make sure find the niches which have low competition.
There are many tools available which you can use to find the competition in your niche, I have written a post on SEMrush and I am sure this will help you, read this from here…
Choosing a niche for your new blog is the first step you do for your blog, you can say it is the plan for your blog.
I have shared all the tips of which will definitely help you to find the best niche for your new blog.
42,000,000 WordPress blogs online and all are in the race so you should be careful while selecting the niche of your blog to outcome in the competition.
I hope you liked this post and found it helpful if you did then must share it with your friends who are planning to start a new blog. This is will help them to choose the best niche.
If you have any query then must share it with me in comments or you can also be in touch with us in StayMeOnline Forum.