So, you decided to start your first blog. Congratulation.
The first step to start a blog is to choose a blogging niche wisely. We all know about “blogging Niche“. Blogging niche is a particular topic you choose to blog about. it can be anything.
If you want to blog just for hobby then you don’t have to think much about choosing blogging niche. But if you want blog professionally and want to earn money blogging then you need to choose your blogging niche wisely.
Another thing, after blogging for a year or so, you don’t want to find yourself that you are just wasting your time on a wrong niche that is paying you nothing.
So, how do you choose blog niche?
4 Tips to choose your blogging niche
Here, in this article, I’m sharing 4 tips to help you choose a blogging niche for your next blog.
1. List all topics you want to blog about
Take a piece of paper and a pen. Write down all the topics you want to blog about. Write down what comes to your mind.
For making your topic listing easy, ask the following question yourself –
- What do you love to do most?
- How do you love to spend idle time?
- What do you want to have for you?
- What thing do you enjoy most doing?
- What book do you enjoy reading?
- What do you want to learn?
- What is your professional subject?
- What things do you love to discuss with friends?
List everything else you know about. The list can have 20, 50, even 100 topics.
Based on above questions, let me make a list topics from my point of view.
List of topics
- Watching television, sleeping
- Free time
- Novel, success story, fiction
- Building construction and structural design, blogging.
- Civil engineering
- Business related things and funny things.
The list will go on and on. I just tried to make your listing process easy by answering the above questions.
2. Define your goal
What do you want to do with your blog?
Define your goal first.
Let me explain. In my first blog, that is about building construction, I have a goal in my mind. That is, I want to build that blog a complete resource of building construction for student, professionals as well as for home owner. That is my goal with my first blog.
If your ultimate goal is to earn living with your blog, keep that in side at this moment. Just focus to serve people, money will flow automatically. If you just focus on earning money with your blog, you’ll be disappointed.
So, define your blogging goal first. Then you will be able to figure out how you can earn money with your blog.
Now, go through each topic of your list, which you made in previous step.
Imagine, what is your goal for each topic in your list?
Can you imagine the goal for each topic?
Which topic or topics you have a clear vision about?
At this moment, I have several goals in my mind with the topics I listed above. One is to make a blog of one-stop building construction resource for construction related professionals. And another is to make a complete blog for them who want to start their blogging journey and make money blogging (this blog).
So if I sort out the topics from the above list, the list will look like below –
- Building construction
- Make money blogging
But your sorted list can be long. I’ve already decided those two topics. That’s why, my sorted list is too short. Another reason to make this sorted list too short is to keep this post length sort.
3. Which blogging niche do you have more focus on?
You have sorted your blogging niche list. Now, sort out further by finding your focus. Ask the question – which niches do you have more focus on?
You may have passion about many blogging niche. But, initially, you may have focus on 2 or 3 blogging niches. List them down. In my case, currently I have focus on the two blogging niches I’ve listed above. Those are,
Building construction – Because my profession is civil engineering. So, I want to make the blog a complete resource for building construction related professionals. So that, anyone can be benefited from the blog.
Make money blogging – I also have focus on make money blogging. Because, when I search online for any suggestion about make money blogging, I find many blogs. But those blogs focus on advance blogger. Most of the blog doesn’t share things for new blogger. So, I want to make a blog for new bloggers.
4. Check the popularity of your blogging niche
So far you have sorted the list of your blogging niches. You have now more focused blogging niche for your next blog. Now check the popularity of your selected blogging niche.
For the sake of our example, we have two blogging niche. One is building construction another is make money blogging. Now we’ll check the popularity of those two blogging niche.
We’ll use free keyword research tool google keyword planner.
- Go to google keyword planner and sign in with your google account.
- Click on the top most link of the window that appears. See the image below.
- Now type one of your niche topic in the text box under “your product and service” label as shown in image below.
- Now hit the “Get ideas” button below the screen.
- Now see the result of your topic. In my example, it is 10K – 100K monthly avg searches.
That should be good blogging niche for you to start a new blog.
You now know how to get to the conclusion of choosing blogging niche. Keep in mind that, you’ll get many blogs already running on the web as the same niche you chose for your new blog. Not every blog sharing everything about the topic. So find the hole which they are lacking and go with that.
If you already started your blog, please share how did you choose your blogging niche?