Are you planning to start a new blog, and you are confused about what niche your blog should be centered on? In this article, I will be showing you the best way to choose a niche for your blog, so that you can start creating content with ease and be rest assured of making money from it. The same steps can be used if you want to start a new YouTube channel and monetize it.
Creating content for your blog is one thing, and monetizing it, is another. Except you just want to start a blog just because of passion, you should not bother yourself about the latter. But if making passive income from your blog is a priority, then you should start with a good foundation, so that you will not regret it in the future.
I will try as much as possible not to make this article lengthy enough. So, let us get started with the best way to choose a niche for your blog.
What is a Niche?
A blogging niche is simply a topic or ideas on which one chooses to create content. The content can be in the form of articles, images, videos, and infographics. Examples of blogging niches are Camping, bead making, fish farming, cycling, etc.
Must You Be an Expert in a Niche Before Choosing if for Your Blog?
The answer is simply, no.
Why I said the answer is no, it is because you must not be the one that will be creating content for your blog. You can simply outsource the content-creating aspect of a blog, while you own it. But if you are an expert in a particular niche, and you have first-hand experience in it, then it will be an added advantage to venture into it.
So, what is the best way to choose a niche for your blog? Continue to read this bog post to find out.
2 Important Things to Note before Choosing a Niche
There are two important things you should consider before choosing a niche for your blog. Though many writers will like to incorporate so many other factors to consider, remember I promise to make this article short enough. So, let us see the two important factors you should consider.
- Can You Monetize the Niche: the first thing you should note, is if the niche you are planning to start a blog can be monetized. Remember, I told you from the start that making money from your blog should be a priority. Ways of monetizing a blog include; ad placement (e.g Google AdSense, Mediavine, and so on), affiliate marketing, brand sponsorships, selling your own goods and services, etc. You should ensure that the niche should generate income for you through any of those means.
- Are people interested in it? I see this as the most important factor you should consider. It is only when buyers and sellers are interested in the niche, you can make money from it.
The Best Way to Choose a Niche for Your Blog
Now, considering those two factors I talked about above, especially number two, the best way to choose a niche for your blog is tied down to the interest or hobbies of people. This simply means, choosing a hobby as a niche for your new blog.
Now, all you have to do is to open your web browser and search for “Hobbies” using the search bar. The first result that will show up on the search engine result page will definitely be that of Wikipedia, as shown in the image below:
Now, all you have to do is to click on it, and it will take you to the Wikipedia page where you will find so many lists of hobbies.
If you find any hobby you are already an expert on, fine. Now, from all the list, if you have chosen any, don’t just stop there. You should carry out keyword research on that particular topic and find out so many keyword ideas you can start creating content. For a starter, it wouldn’t be wise for you to create content on keywords that has a “High” keyword competition. Try as much as possible to stick with those with low keyword competition.
There are many keyword research tools you can make use of out there, and the Google Keyword Planner is good for starters. The good thing about keyword research tools is that they also reveal the cost per click (CPC) advertisers are willing to pay for that keyword, which makes it easier for you to ascertain if that niche can be monetized.
Now, you are all set, you can go ahead and choose a domain name or a perfect hosting plan that would not cost much harm to your pocket. Set up your blog on WordPress, start creating content, then in a few months, you will start to make money from it. You can also install a plugin that will boost your SEO on your WordPress site. This will make you attain your goal of making money from your blog in no distant time. You can simply bookmark this page so that you can always come back to access all the tools and resources I talked about right here.
Knowing the best way to choose a niche for your blog is important, simply because it will make you achieve your goal in a short while because you laid the right foundation. Now, you have gotten all the information you need, just go ahead and start that fresh blog of yours. Also, kindly share this page before you leave. Just use the social share icons below.