So, you've decided to give blogging a try. Congratulations!
It's the first step toward becoming a successful blogger, but let's be real: it's the easiest one.
If you want to not only write posts from time to time but also make money with it, you need to be very (and very) careful with choosing your niche for blogging. Thus, this process may take a considerable amount of time and efforts.
You can even start thinking about quitting this crazy idea.
And it's more likely you will think about it some time after setting up.
However, once you find YOUR niche for blogging, it might help you avoid these problems.
Ready to cherry-pick the niche? Here we go!
Think About Your Interests
Thinking about growing revenue doesn't work.
To succeed in blogging, it's not enough to find a ‘gold' niche that offers money; you need to write about things that you love as it is the only one way not to run out of good ideas that can hold your readers' attention.
The more you know about the niche, the more likely you can run a profitable blog.
Answer the following questions to find out the best niche for you:
- What is your field of expertise?
- What is your field of interest?
- What is the topic you can talk about daily?
- What blogs do you read?
Once you realize what niche is right for you, it's time to analyze the market. As a proverb says, “There is nothing new under the sun”, but why not to make the most out of other people experience?
Analyze the Market
Although you don't need to obsess over knowing your competitors from A to Z, analyzing what is ‘trendy' in your niche is crucial for all bloggers. In fact, it can show you whether this niche is worth trying as you need to find a profitable one where you can stand out.
Here comes a list of things you should pay attention to:
• The size of the market
• Key figures on the market
• Career prospects (your readers should crave evergreen content)
• Future profitability
If you've analyzed the market before starting your blog, that's great. If you keep on analyzing the market from time to time on a regular basis, that's even better as you can stay competitive and profitable.
As a blogger, you might want to boost inspiration to write high-quality content and, therefore, you read a lot on the web. And you might notice that the number of blog posts is extremely high, but there are just a few of them that differ much. Some bloggers put quantity over quality, trying to publish mediocre blog posts daily.
Let's face it:
Readers don't want to read the same material all the time.
Thus, if you want to succeed in blogging and attract readers, you need to give insights.
Do you have an absolutely new attitude toward some problem?
Don't hesitate to speak about it! Although the number of bloggers who write on the same topic as you do is big, there are still some ‘holes' in your field. And if you can be useful for readers and give them some insight, it means you can reveal unspoken topics.
Next time some crazy idea strikes you, do not try to throw it away. Write your blog post as it might be a discovery in your niche that can help you grow revenue!
Get Ready for Obstacles
No matter what your niche is, it might be full of sharks who are ready to do everything in order to achieve their business goals. Thus, you need to be ready for obstacles: negative feedback, getting penalties, and being about to burn out are just a few of problems that you might face with blogging.
If you want to start your blog in a profitable niche, you need to be ready to work in a competitive environment. Thus, you should chase modern trends to stay up to date and offer your customers more than your competitors do.
Give it a Try!
Are you ready to craft your blog?
Sometimes we believe that we've found the right niche, and it's so easy (and interesting) to talk about it all the time!
But: we bite off more than we can chew.
Even if you are fond of something, it doesn't guarantee you can write on this topic easily. Thus, you'd better give it a try before starting your own blog.
And the solution is to publish guest posts.
Surfing the Internet, you can come across a big variety of blogs. Once you've found a good blog that works within your future niche, submit your pitches to the blog owner. If you're good at blogging, and your ideas suit the blogger's needs, you would be invited to contribute.
The more you write, the more you can realize whether it's right for you. So, sleep on your idea, collaborate with other bloggers and make the final decision once you're ready.
Blogging doesn't work all the time.
There are different reasons you're not making money with your blog, but the most important one is that you picked out the wrong niche. And once again, check the following points to make sure you're taking the right steps:
- You're interested in your niche
- There are many topics to talk about in this niche
- Blogging has become your hobby which brings joy
- Crafting posts don't bother you
- You're looking for other bloggers in your niche to collaborate with
If you've found YOUR niche, blogging will be high on your list, and the process of running the blog won't be in the red.
Are you ready to set foot in blogging? What niche is right for you?
Andrew Howe is a student who is fond of writing and learning languages. He runs AdverbLess tool that is aimed at eradicating adverbs. He loves to write blog posts and he has found the best blogging niche. Drop him a line at [email protected]