Finding Your Niche
In order to live the laptop lifestyle to the fullest, I recommend creating a blog that will pay you a handsome salary from the jump. How can you predict that your blog will make you a ton of money? First things first, you gotta find a good niche!
1. Pertaining to or intended for a market niche; having specific appeal: niche advertising.
Said in another way, a niche is your unique area of focus when it comes to choosing the main topic for your blog. Instead of creating a site where you talk about any and everything under the sun, you must be sure to only choose one topic to focus on. How do you figure out which topic to choose? There are a few ways to go about this, all depending on the purpose of your online pressence. If you are not only interested in making money online, but want your blog to be a reflection of your interests, I suggest you do some serious self-reflection. What are your strengths? What comes naturally to you? What do you feel passionately about? What can you talk about for hours and hours? If you want to unlock your greatest potential towards building a successful online presence, you should make a list of all the possible areas in which you could center your site around. Be sure to take into consideration any areas that you are interested in learning, but currently lack expertise in.
For example: Suzy is currently learning how to speak Spanish fluently. A few months ago she did some serious research on how to learn the language more efficiently. Although she’s taken Spanish courses throughout her high school and college years, she has yet to figure out a way to speak the language conversationally, until now. Aside from testing out many of the awesome recommendations of programs, products, etc. Suzy has also created a system where she uses various techniques that help her speak the language with confidence.
Ding ding ding!!!! Sounds like Suzy has got herself a niche! Based off of her experience in learning conversational Spanish, there is a plethora of content that Suzy can use in order to start her new blog site. She could write reviews on the best language programs to use as well her favorite Apps, books, courses, etc. She could also create her own “How To Learn Conversational Spanish” eBook or online course explaining the many different ways she has mastered the art and science of learning spanish fluently. She could also create a forum on her site where people could converse with one another in spanish for practice. The options are truly endless for Suzy.
Picking a Niche of Sentimental Value
1. Identify the talents, skills, or interests you currently have
2. Out of the above, what would you enjoy writing about most?
3. Out of the talents, skills, and interest you enjoy doing, what do people need help with the most?
4. Based off of the above needs, what will people pay decent money for?
Make a list of all the possible career choices that line up with your strengths and interests and compare them to what’s in popular demand for a specific group of people. Please keep in mind that what your audience cares about is how you’re going to help them with your site. Get creative and be sure to do thourough research on your desired topic.
Choosing a Niche For Pure Profit
If you are interested in making tons of money with your blog but could care less about picking a niche of sentimental value, follow the steps below for maximum earning ability!
1. Create a niche that people are searching for
2. Choose a niche that NOBODY is talking about
3. Choose a niche where people actually BUY stuff online
With millions of niches to choose from, picking one with low competition is a sure way to make your blog stand out. After you create a Google AdWords account, you should use the Keyword Planner tool to make sure your desired niche is a good choice based off of the results. What’s a good standard to follow? Try picking a niche that has no less than 1,000 searches per month, but no more than 50,000 searches per month. Be sure to get creative when researching your niche. You’d be surprised at the many foreign topics out there that people are actively interested in finding more about. Why not be a popular resource for them?
The best advice I can give you when trying to decide on a niche is to not stress out. Don’t keep yourself up at night obsessing about the perfect niche to start off with. After doing your research (which should only take a day or two) you gotta just go for it! After all, you could always start a new blog if your first choice doesn’t work out the way you imagined. In order help you get started picking your niche, below are a few videos that easily explain the process. Happy researching!
Wishing you success and happiness,