Find your niche today using the below steps!
Finding a niche can be stressful. You don’t want to go wrong because everyone says it will make or break your blog.
Truthfully, finding a niche before you start will make your blogging journey much easier.
But it will not break your blog!
Remember that you can always change your blog’s niche later on. It just means that it will take you longer to establish your ground.
But to make it easier for you to find your niche before starting your blog, I have written down everything I know about the topic. (Including, step by step instructions on how to evaluate your chosen niche.)
What is a blogging niche?
In the blogging world, a niche is a part of the internet where people blog about one topic in detail.
For example, there is a food niche. If you type food+blogs on google, you will find a lot of blogs in this niche.
One can go even in more detail and find a niche within the niche.
For example in the food niche, you can find the vegan food niche.
Every blogger in the vegan food niche would probably talk about vegan food they tried, vegan recipes, why being vegan is the best, etc…
So, to put it simply, a niche is basically the main point of the blog.
Why should you find your niche?
Finding your perfect niche will help you in many ways.
First of all, you will know what to write about.
But mainly, you need to find your niche so that you can target the right audience.
Your target readers are interested in what you have to say on a particular topic.
If people are interested in vegan food, they are likely to follow your blog closely. But if then you publish an article about cars, it won’t do well.
And that’s why you need to find a niche. To find your community and make every blog post/product a success.
PROTIP: The more specific the niche the better. Why? Because larger niches will already have a lot of competition and information. Specific niches will have a need for information, which is perfect for you to fill that gap, and gain popularity that way.
Example of a large niche: Travel
Example of a related specific niche: Traveling Malta.
How do you find your niche?
Ok, so know you are probably thinking about choosing something you like to write about and make it your niche. And you are correct.
But the thing is; before you decide on it, you need to make sure that it is worth your time.
Are there too many blogs out there that provide such information? Can I make a living from this type of blog?
To find your perfect niche, you need to just think for a while and do some research. Follow the below steps to find your niche today!
Jot down what you would like to write about.
It needs to be something that you will want to continue writing about for a long period of time.
Try to be specific in your answers.
For each of your niche ideas, do a quick Google search. Write down ‘your niche + blogs’ on Google.
In the results, you will find top blogs, and/or lists of top blogs.
Look through a couple of them and note the following things;
• How many are they?
• What are they writing about?
• Do they get a lot of engagement from readers?
• What do they sell?
• Which social media platforms do they use?
Now you have a more realistic idea of your niche.
Make a rough plan of your blog.
What would you be writing about? Try to think of a different point of view from what you saw in your niche. This will make you stand out.
How would you be making money? Write down a couple of ways how you think you can make money in the future.
Brainstorm blog posts ideas that your prospective readers will love.
PROTIP: If you’re stuck on this part, try to look around in the other bloggers’ comment section to identify needs.
Finally, think about where you want your blog to be this time next year.
Look at your answers for step 3.
Do you think you can make a blog in that niche work?
If the answer is yes, then you found your niche!
If not, then I suggest going back to step 1 and brainstorm a little bit more.
Well, it’s time to start your blog!
If you need help setting up your blog, make sure to read this step by step tutorial.
If you already have a blog, then it’s time to get writing your first blog post.
Check out this blog post checklist, to make sure you don’t leave anything out from your first blog post!
Happy blogging :).
Did this blog post help you find your niche? Did you have other difficulties finding your niche? Would you like to add something else? Share with us in the comments section!