What Are The Most Effectual Ways For Choosing A Niche For Your Blog?

“Your first blog posts won’t be perfect, but you just have to do it. Start somewhere.”

–Shane Parker.

Introduction

According to Wikipedia, niche blogging is the act of creating a blog intending to use it to market to a particular niche market. Niche blogs may appeal to geographic areas, a speciality industry, ethnic or age groups, or any other particular group of people. Selecting a blog niche is another way of deciding what to blog about. It could be the deciding factor that determines the future success of a blog.

Some bloggers write about whatever comes to mind, which is not a good blog strategy if the blog is to have a sustainable future in the media space if the blogger wants the blog to be more than just an online diary with a handful of readers tuning in. Instead, one could pick a blog niche to build what readers should expect from the blog.

Blog Niches In Proven Demand And Profit Potential

Choosing a blog niche could get challenging, given the varied nature of readers in experience and interest https://bloggingwizard.com/choose-perfect-niche-for-your-blog/. Below are some time-tested blog niche ideas that already have proven demand;

  •  Personal finance, getting out of debt, responsibly using credit cards
  • Investing and navigating the stock market, frugal living, minimalism
  • Small business marketing advice, tax tips, digital advertising, sales coaching
  • Healthy eating & nutrition, general health and wellness, spirituality, meditation, yoga
  • Recipes and meal prep tutorials, exploring restaurants in your city/area (food blogging)
  • Running, hiking, trekking, camping, mountaineering, rock climbing, biking, skating
  • Travelling, backpacking, luxury hotel tours, solo travelling, sightseeing in Europe (travelling blogging)
  • Fitness, weightlifting, endurance sports, training for athletic events
  • Outdoor photography, portrait photography, wedding photography
  • Basketball, football, baseball, soccer, golfing, tennis, volleyball, hockey
  • Parenting, raising children abroad, solo parenting, advice for fathers (or mothers)
  • Action movie critiques, popular tv show discussions (like Game of Thrones),
  • Self-improvement, book reviews, productivity, career advice, interview tips
  • Relationships, marriage advice, psychology, science, physics, astronomy and more.                   
A woman brainstorming on blog niches ideas.

How To Brainstorm For Blog Niches

A couple of bloggers know what to write immediately, whilst others do not have a clue yet. The possibility of leveraging from a good set-up blog is challenging but would get tackled with well-thought idea analysis or scrutinizing. Here are a few great ways to brainstorm blog niche ideas https://www.wix.com/blog/2021/01/blog-niche-ideas/.

1. Make A List of All the Things One Is Interested In

One should write all the things he/she could be most interested in. It doesn’t matter if the interest does not seem perfect for a niche. The idea behind this is to find the best possibilities for the blog.

The list might look something like this:

  • Small businesses
  • Cooking
  • Golf
  • Camping
  • Travelling (especially in Europe)
  • Movies

One may notice one potential blog niche that stands out, note that item, and think about the audience. One could then place weights and notice that it is the best fit.

2. Think About the Blogs, Magazines and Books Read

The blogging space is very competitive and interactive if one has a hobby in reading blogs, magazines and books. This widens the horizon of the blogger as he/she would have a lot of concepts and ideas to write about in the future.

3. Listing Past Jobs, Hobbies, and Experiences

One could decide to write about experiences detailing social events in it through storytelling craftily. Bloggers could also use their space to advertise jobs, which is one niche with the largest audiences.

4. Listing Significant Things Accomplished

Many successful blogs teach people how to do something. Sharing accomplishments that other people would love to have should get blogged about.

Examples of significant accomplishments could be:

  • Losing weight
  • Running in marathon
  • Remaining married for 30 years
  • Clearing debt

Here’s a list that could be helpful:

  • Personal finance: including issues like debt, increasing income, reducing expenses, investing
  • Health and wellness: which covers a vast range of areas, like weight loss, mental health, alternative therapies
  • Parenting: including parenting at different stages: babies, toddlers, school kids, teens, adult kids, plus different parenting methods
  • Self-improvement: which could become targeted at different age groups (e.g. college students, mid-life professionals, retirees) or different philosophies or styles

Conclusion

While it’s not ideal to pick a blog niche simply for the sake of market demand, one may find something on that list jumps out as a topic to explore blogging about and eventually make strides into a more concerted niche.

Already chosen your own blog niche? It’s time to build a home for all the content you’ll be writing about. Here are the next few steps you should take:

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