Blogging is all about sharing information, data, thoughts and opinions. Apart from this, blogging to a large extent is being used to make name and money these days. Not being concerned about whom your blog is directed towards is ok until you have a personal blog. In case where you are willing to monetize your knowledge through your blog, it is profoundly important for you to be considered about your target audience and create a blog accordingly.
You must and should be crystal clear about which niche you pick for your blog before you think of churning cash out of your blog. A blog that seems to be into everything and anything may seem like a mediocre blog to your target traffic, thus repelling your prospects. One needs to choose his/her blog’s niche with vision and wisdom as the niche chosen can determine the future of the blog and the blogger alike.
Here is a short checklist that can help you choose the right blogging niche for yourself –
This I believe is the first and foremost question you should ponder upon when the niche of your blog is in question. Like I mentioned earlier, the essence of blogging is sharing information.
How much information would you know and learn about a niche that you are not genuinely interested in? And how much can you share?
The best choice would be something you are passionate about and know best about. Avoid going for a niche only because it is in vogue and can make you immense money. Nothing can make you money unless you do it with full heart.
How is the competition?
You better not go for a niche that is beaten to death. Choose a niche that has reasonable completion. If you come across a niche that has minimal competition you tend to perceive that it is the one you need.
But hay! Chances are that, that particular niche is not in demand and hence there are quite a few or no blogs on it. Hence, before conclude that a niche is right for you in terms of competition, research a bit more about it to see how much traffic it can generate for you.
How much is the niche’s endurance?
Considering the competition in each niche, and Google’s ranking algorithm, a blog need to be roughly alteast one year old in order to start earning well.
What if the niche itself gets obsolete within that 1 year? What would you write about and share with the world when they are no more interested in the niche?
Always choose a niche that has long term scope and high sustenance power. A topic that can go out of vogue in the near future may not be fetching you in the long run.
For instance, having a blog about world’s economy could be a better choice than one talking about the 2008 global recession; because the later would go out of people’s interest within a year or two unlike the former can be of continuous interest.
Level of knowledge
If you’d like to be a pro of your niche, you should improve the level of your knowledge, in order to choose right niche for your blog. If you choose wrong niche means it will kill your interest slowly. So you should know what all the things work and what not, you should collect the relevant information and research about topics befor choose the right niche.
Do not follow others
If you follow others means, its totally like blind trying to walk on the roads which is full of heavy traffic. For example, If someone start a Finance related niche and succeed over it, do not blindly start finance niche related topics. Undersand the concept that those people may be good at finance niches and they succees. So you should start a niche according tointerest, if you’re good at social media related stuffs, you can start social media related topics based blog instead following finance blog.
Blogging is not at all easy task, you should sacrifice your time and knowledge to give rich informations to readers, so before start blog, follow these tips to avoid minimal mistakes.
[box]About The Author: Tim Wilson works as content manager for HostPapa, a web hosting Canada company serving over 100,000 customers. Since launching in 2006, HostPapa has offered reliable, budget-friendly, easy-to-use Canadian web hosting solutions for small to medium-sized businesses.[/box]