Find Your Blog Niche
How to find your blog niche (topic). This may sound simple and it can be with a little research.
What are you good at? What subject do you know a lot about? What are you interested in or passionate about?
Choose something other people will be interested in. If you follow your passion and choose a niche that only attracts a few people you won’t be successful.
Still need ideas, think about what you do every day and see if anything pops out. Look at the things you own and see if any of them spark an idea. Look at magazine articles. Look on Amazon and other shopping sites for ideas.
Use Google Trends and compare two or more topics. Use Google to test some topics you are interested in. Are other people searching for this same topic? If so write it down, make a list of several topics that are popular.
After you have your list, circle three to five topics that you can talk about easily. You want to enjoy talking about your topic. Choose something you enjoy talking about a lot, without getting tired of it.
Make a list of keywords related to your niche. Use a keyword research tool like Ubersuggest to find other related keywords and SEO difficulty.
You don’t want your niche to be too broad. You need to narrow it down.
Example of broad niche: weight loss
Example of narrowed down niche: weight loss for women
You could dial in your niche even more: weight loss for women over 40.
You get the idea.
A lifestyle blog gives you a little more variety of niches or topics, but you don’t want too many. I think I may have made this mistake with my own blog. Go to WeTrieditatHome.com to see what I mean.
I have several different topics which leads to less followers, because the topics are so varied.
Depending on your blog you may be able to choose more than one niche or topic.
If you are brand new and haven’t got your domain, now would be a good time to choose a domain name. Keeping the blog name (domain name) a little broad gives you more room to expand your target audience without rebranding. It may also allow you to change your niche, if you need to.
If you have the extra money you can buy a done-for-you website (blog). These two sites have already done websites you can buy, they give an estimate of monthly earnings or profit potential.
If you still need more niche or topic ideas, check out the websites for sale on the above sites. Something may jump out to you or provide inspiration.
Good luck finding your niche! And happy blogging!