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Choosing a Niche for Your Blog
Outside of getting started and choosing your technology, you’ll need to choose a niche. There are so many niches that you can choose from, but you will need to be sure that you have a passion for the niche because you’ll need to do research constantly on the topic. If you don’t have a passion for it, it can be quite hard to keep focused.
Research Your Ideas
Write down a few topics in which you enjoy learning about and find out who, if anyone is already involved in that niche. Now, don’t allow yourself to be discouraged if other people are already doing that niche. In fact, you want other people to be doing that niche. The reason is, if others are involved in it, then it must be profitable.
Bring Your Passion
If you’ve picked a niche that you have passion about, that you love and understand, you’ll be even more likely to stay focused over the long term. Creating a niche blog isn’t something you just throw up today and that’s it. You have to keep blogging, daily if possible, and continuously over a long period of time to become popular. The passion you have for the topic will shine through in everything you do.
Know Your Purpose
You can be very passionate about a topic, but lack focus. To have a successful blog your purpose needs to be clear so that you can focus on the specific message that you have. Don’t have a blog about “books” have a blog about a specific type of book. Don’t have a “cooking” blog, have a blog about a particular type of cooking. The more you niche down, the more you’ll be able to understand what your purpose is.
When you pick a niche, you need to try to understand the audience enough to be able to solve the problems the audience for that particular niche has. If you understand the niche, and the audience, you’ll be able to come up with and find products and services that solve their problems. If you understand your niche you’ll know what problems the audience has.
Bring Your Personality
Don’t try to be someone else. You have competition but you want to be different by being yourself. You can’t copy someone else and expect to be successful. You need to figure out who you are and bring your unique voice to the niche. Your personality is very important in whatever you choose to do.
Finally, just do it. I know that sounds like a silly commercial but it’s true. If you set your mind to doing something, do it. Take the steps necessary to get your blog started and then work on it every day. Set aside the time you can to work on it, and you won’t regret it. In one year’s time, if you start today, you will have a very successful blog.
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