This is by far the most important article you will ever read before you start a blog. The knowledge of blog niche will define your future success or lack of this knowledge, might lead to failure.
There are countless people who started a blog and had quit it before they could have discovered the glory they were destined to.
What I found most interesting here is, the majority of them echoed the same voice:
- I quit because I couldn’t drive blog traffic
- I quit because I could not make money
- I was unsuccessful
- I was not lucky
For me, it is disheartening to hear this, as I know the issue is not the hard work of these quitters, but lack of understanding of profitable blogging, and especially zero understanding of blog niche.
Now, today I unravel the secrets of niche selection, which will become your foundation to create a profitable blogging business.
This is a long read, and you should also bookmark this guide for future references. Grab a mug full of coffee or green tea, and close every distraction.
Read every word with a clear intention of learning something new, and you would not only find success with your next blog, but you will also avoid making niche selection mistakes, which makes a lot of bloggers unsuccessful.
What is the blog niche?
According to the dictionary
Denoting or relating to products, services, or interests that appeal to a small, specialized section of the population.
The most common way to think of blog niche is:
- What is your blog topic?
- What is your blog about?
The biggest mistake in niche selection?
There are a few mistakes that a lot of beginners make when it comes to niche selection. Let me pen down a few of them.
1. Getting into a generic niche:
A generic niche is a broad niche, which is usually high competition, and very broad. For example Health niche, tech niche, Fashion niche.
A better way to look into it is, by focusing on a specialized narrow niche within a broad niche.
This alone would ensure your blog becomes a success in terms of popularity, traffic, and money.
Moreover, you become a specialized expert, since you would be spending a lot of time researching, learning, and writing around one focused topic.
Read: Single topic niche Vs. multi topic niche: Which is better & why?
2. Fewer monetization options:
A lot of beginners get into blogging by focusing only on AdSense. This is mostly due to lack of information, and this should not be the only criteria of profitable niche selection.
You need to widen your horizon and focus on a niche that provides an option
This article was written by Harsh Agrawal and originally published on ShoutMeLoud.