I’ve come across many newbie bloggers who’ve spent weeks researching different blog niches in which to start their online businesses. But the truth is that finding a blog niche involves nothing more than understanding what people need.
I know this sounds really simple, but your blog niche is actually the area in which you help your audience to solve their problems or meet their needs.
That’s right. That’s all there is to it. You see choosing a blog niche should not be about the “feel nice” feelings that you’re after. It’s about the “feel nice” feelings that you help your audience to achieve.
And forget about writing around FAB.
In the online world, nobody’s interested in FAB.
FAB is the bullshit that marketing trainers get paid to teach salespeople. It stands for features, advantages, benefits.
People want solutions to their problems. They don’t care about features or bells and whistles.
Don't Make The Same Mistakes I Did!
When I started out, I was still feeling my way around – the same way that all bloggers do.
I was aiming at a slightly different market. Sorry, correction. I wasn’t aiming at any real market. My niche was pretty much about “everything WordPress”.
That wasn’t too much of a problem though.
The problem was that I started producing quite a bit of content that I thought people would be interested in.
My Google analytics showed me that traffic was increasing so I thought things were just groovy.
Now it’s quite normal to spend a good deal of time on your own website when you get started.
In the process of getting my business off the ground I was navigating from page to page looking for opportunities to add content upgrades, opt in forms and the like. All the normal stuff you go through in setting up and customizing your blog.
But as I became more comfortable with what I was doing, my activity on my own site slowed down. I didn’t need to check on how things were looking.
And guess what?
My web traffic slowed down too.
Oh shit! That’s when the penny dropped.
The traffic I thought I had – I didn’t!
It was all me.
I came to the hard realization that much of my content wasn’t up to scratch. It wasn’t the type of content that people were really interested in. And the bit of content that would have been of interest was simply not being found.
It takes time to develop traffic and get the momentum going.
Don’t worry – it happens to all of us. If you’re new to blogging it will happen to you too.
Well that was a hard hitting lesson!
Some of the content I had put together took ages to complete.
It was one of the worst mistakes I ever made.
I was writing for myself and not for my audience and I spent months trying to figure out how to get blog traffic.
Who Are You Listening To?
I’m pretty much a no-nonsense kind of person so I’m not going to dish up a crap ton of generic information that you’ll find regurgitated all over the internet.
The blogosphere is fraught with failed bloggers because they’ve based their blog niches on what sounds idealistic.
Some bloggers will tell you to go with your heart. To go with your passion.
I’d like you to understand that passion doesn’t make for a sound business decision.
You may be passionate about survival weapons but it doesn’t mean that there are enough people out there to support a business on the back of it.
Passion is not the precursor for profit.
Profit is the by-product of how well you help people to get what they want.
In almost every shopping mall you walk into, you’ll find a bunch of coffee shops. And the chances are, they’re generally always busy?
Do you think those proprietors opened up those businesses out of a passion for owning coffee shops?
I’ll put my money on it that they did so because they’re proven to make money.
And it’s no different with blog niches.
If you want to further your passion, a hobby is a great place to start.
But if you want to make money, you have to treat a blog like a business.
Another thing we need to clear up is this.
I haven’t yet come across anyone who started an online business because they so desperately wanted to help people. The motivation is always money.
There’s no shame to being in business for the purpose of making money. That’s what business is all about – be it online or offline.
I always wonder why people try to shroud the act of making money in some kind of wonderland where they claim to be saints that help their fellow men and women so deeply.
As long as you go about running your business in an honest way, there’s no need to justify in your own mind, or to others, what you are doing to make a living.
Every single business makes money from it’s end users. That’s how the business model works.
People who so deeply want to help others become missionaries.
Every online entrepreneur I know of, started their businesses out of a need to make money. EVERY SINGLE ONE!
The need may have arisen out of a job loss or a number of other factors.
For me, it was because I emigrated from my home country and I don’t fit into the employment mold.
I’ve been self employed my entire life and an online business affords me the lifestyle that I want.
It provides me with a passive income and my time is my own.
At the risk of sounding heartless – which I’m most definitely not – do you for one moment think that when I decided to start an online business that I was so passionate about helping others?
So why did I choose the make money online niche?
Because I’m passionate about making money and enjoying the freedom and lifestyle that money can buy me!
But more than anything else, it’s a niche that is in demand. A niche that has a wide audience. A niche that makes money. And it’s something I can do because I have experience in business.
You see, getting back to what I said earlier, I’m all for choosing a niche that other people have a big interest in – because that’s where the money is. What I am interested is meaningless here.
Yes, my niche, my business, involves serving people to the best of my ability and if I can truly help others to make money and empower them to enjoy the lifestyles that THEY crave, then making money for myself takes care of itself.
But my reason for being in business is to make money.
So choosing the “make money online” niche was purely a commercial decision.
And so it should be with you.
It’s a whole lot easier to make a success of a business in a niche that’s proven to be in demand as opposed to choosing a niche based on a passion that nobody else is interested in.
Unlearn Your Limiting Beliefs
Now I’m not saying that passion and business absolutely can’t go together.
What I’m saying is that your decisions shouldn’t be based on some limiting beliefs that you’ve learned throughout your life.
You see, from birth your belief systems have been shaped mainly by your parents but also by teachers, influencers, coaches and society itself.
Have you ever seen a child spill a glass of water at the dinner table because his mother told him to be careful not to spill.
Why does this happen?
Because his mother made him focus on it!
Were it not for what his mother said, he would never have knocked over that glass.
She placed a limiting belief in his head. She made him believe that if he didn’t take special care, that he would spill his glass of water. And because he was made to focus on this so intently, it manifested itself.
It’s the same with driving phobias.
The nervous driver who constantly thinks, “I just need to get home safely without having an accident”, is the very person that wraps their car around a lamp post.
What you focus on, manifests itself.
Why do you think people preach about the power of positive thought?
Because positive thought brings about positive things – and vice versa.
My wife has always said to be careful of what you focus on because you always get your greatest fears!
So here’s the take away.
Don’t choose a niche based on passion because your parents told you since birth to follow your passion. What make them right? It just an old wive’s tail.
If you want to get ahead in business, you need to unlearn the beliefs that others [unintentionally] impressed upon you and start thinking for yourself instead.
Those very beliefs may be the ones that are holding you back.
How To Choose A Blog Niche
The best blog niches are the ones that are popular enough to generate high amounts of blog traffic.
Why did I mention traffic and not money?
Because traffic is the precursor to making money.
Without blog traffic you’ll not be able to earn a brass farthing. And the more traffic you can generate, the more money you’ll earn.
And whilst you want to choose your niche based on sound business decisions like I’ve already mentioned, you don’t want to enter into something that you absolutely dislike either.
You can always learn new skills in a niche that’s unfamiliar to you but if you absolutely dislike what you’re doing, you’re going to find it enormously difficult to consistently write content.
At the end of the day, you have to choose a niche that you feel comfortable with as well as one that is capable of generating income.
But there are other things you need to be mindful of too. Let’s take a look at what they are.
1. Is There Good Demand For The Blog Niche You're Considering?
You want your blog to be sustainable over the long haul, right?
After all, this is going to be a long term business so the last thing you want is to pour all of your time and effort into a niche that’s declining in demand and popularity.
You can do a very quick check on this by entering your blog niche idea into Google Trends.
I did a quick search for “weight training”. As you can see, the trend for this topic over the last 5 years is stable and shows good interest.
And because there’s good interest, this niche will obviously attract a good audience. In turn, this means you will be able to drive enough traffic to your blog to sustain a business.
2. Is The Niche Very Competitive?
Many people try to judge how big the market is by doing a simple Google search for the blog niches they have in mind and then looking at Google’s number of results.
This method is flawed as you’ll see shortly, but let’s run with it for a minute.
Google indicates that the weight training topic is pretty broad with 616 million results. Wow 616 million – sounds unbelievable!
Let’s have a look at the Google related searches.
Now let’s take a peep at what the “weight training exercises” results indicate.
The search volume is down to 381 million. Still a huge number.
Now pull up Keyword Finder to look for additional keywords related to this blog topic. This has become my “go to” keyword research tool. It helps me by providing not only keywords but also the ability to rank on Google.
I don’t use Google’s keyword planner because it shows volumes like 1k – 100,000K, which is so broad it tells you nothing. What’s more is that a competition value of low, medium or high is also meaningless.
The other issue with the Google keyword planner is that it’s reserved for advertisers, so you’ll have to go through the process of setting up a CPC campaign in order to use it – just remember not to actually go through with the final steps to put the campaign in place.
By all means give it a try if you want to. Here’s the link.
Here’s the biggie.
Why does Google indicate 616 million search results (estimated according to Search Engine Journal) and other keyword tools don’t come anywhere close?
Think about this logically. What does this number actually mean?
It cannot possibly indicate the number of monthly searches.
Nor could it indicate the number of blog posts in their index that are devoted specifically to that keyword or subject. The number is just way too big for that.
My guess is that it represents the number of times the word/s were found in every single article in their index. But then again, that’s just my own guess.
Here’s what a Google expert says.
As far as I’m concerned, Google’s numbers mean sweet blow all!
Consider My Approach To Supply And Demand
The problem is that people can be like sheep. They’re gullible at best so they believe everything they read. And looking at Google’s numbers is enough to frighten anyone away. Right?
Go ahead and search for any topic in Google and you’ll find the same ridiculous and meaningless numbers popping up.
And if you do manage to find a niche that’s down to say 40,000 results, you’re going to be asking yourself what’s wrong. Right?
Don’t be misled.
There is no right or wrong number. This is simply not the right tool to use for your research.
New bloggers are continually looking for concrete answers and guarantees to justify their decisions and set their minds at ease. It’s called social proof.
I’m sorry but only a bank can give you a guarantee.
So here’s the thing.
I ran a real estate business for over 12 years.
And I always sold my marketing techniques based on the following principle:-
You’re off to go fishing for the day.
After packing up all your tackle – including your six pack of course – you head on down to the ocean.
You bait up your hook, cast your line out as far as you can and wait until something bites.
When you fish like this, you can only catch one single fish at a time, right? That’s if you catch one at all!
But if you went out on a fishing boat, dropped a net into the water and trawled for 30 minutes, how many fish could you catch then?
Well it’s the same thing with your audience.
Why would you want to narrow your niche down by making decisions based on what you think your audience wants?
Isn’t it better to widen your net – cast it out far and wide and catch as many fish as you can – and then let your audience tell you what THEY WANT?
That way you get it straight from the horse’s mouth!
You can always cater to a smaller segment of your niche by writing posts that target them specifically.
Using the example above, an article like “weight training exercises for women over 40” would be very focused.
But at the same time, you can write about “weight training exercises for improved strength”. A catch all type article.
And the beauty of a wider audience (in your broader niche) is that you increase your earnings potential.
3. Can Your Blog Niche Be Monetized?
The objective is to be able to earn money online, so you need to look at how you are going to monetize your blog.
Here’s an easy way to judge, straight off the bat, whether your niche can be monetized.
Perform a google search for the topic in question.
Basically, if businesses are advertising for that search term it’s an indication that the topic is profitable.
In the weight training niche there are likely to be hundreds of products that you could earn from by way of affiliate marketing sales, especially with the Amazon Affiliate program.
This leads me to the second method.
On the search results page, check through the top few articles to see how those blogs monetize their posts. This will give you a good idea of which monetization methods are working in that niche.
4. Will You Be Able To Produce Plenty Of Content?
Blogging involves writing.
If you want to be successful in your blogging business, you must consistently produce new content.
There are likely to be three main reasons that cause problems with producing content.
- Some niches don’t lend themselves well to being able to write plenty of content.
- You abhor the niche that you chose.
- You don’t like writing.
If you foresee a problem with any of these aspects, choose a different niche – or profession.
What Are The Best Blog Niches For An Online Business?
If you read 10 different articles about the best blog niches, do you know what you’re going to get?
You’re going to get 10 different answers!
At the end of the day, you’ll most likely be able to make money from ANY niche that satisfies the economics of supply and demand.
So choosing a niche like snowboarding in the Bahamas is obviously not going to work.
That said, certain niches are in more demand than others.
A number of blog posts that I’ve read (and with due respect to the owners / authors) tend to say that the best niches are the ones that talk about:
- Getting laid
- Getting paid
- Living forever
On the face of it, it makes sense.
But don’t just go with it because others say those blog niches are in demand or that they are the best ones to get involved in.
Much of that is marketing!
What you need to be aware of when reading blog posts on this topic is this:
Everyone’s trying to compete with the next one. If one blog has an article about 5 great blog niches, another writes an articles about 10.
This is done to try and outrank each other in the Google SERP.
And at the end of the day the only thing it achieves is confusion for readers.
To be honest with you, there are a whole lot of good niches out there that can and will make you money.
My personal feeling is that I prefer to stick with a broader category in a niche that has the potential to attract hundreds of thousands of visitors because that will increase my income earning ability.
Now I’m going to walk you through the getting laid, getting paid and living forever blog niches.
I’ll also throw in a couple of others because I want you to learn from this exercise.
Let’s see which one’s are good ones to be in and which ones to stay away from.
All of this will be based on facts and figures to support what I’m saying.
No thumb sucking here!
1. The Make Money Online Niche
You know the saying, “all roads lead to Rome”?
Well in the blogosphere, virtually everything leads back to the make money online niche.
Because it deals with everything from starting a business through to finishing a business.
What I mean by “finishing a business” is the final stage after conversion – the money in the bank.
In the first instance, Google Trends shows us that this niche is very stable. In terms of interest, it’s been sitting between 75 and 100 from December 2013 to November 2018, globally.
My keyword research clearly shows monthly search volumes of over 164,000 (which is fantastic) and the keyword difficulty is 36. This means there is a 64% chance of ranking in the first 100 results in Google’s SERP.
The reason for the keyword difficulty looking so attractive is that the phrase “make money online” is very broad. It could mean any number of things.
Does it mean making money through affiliate marketing? Does it mean making money through selling online courses?
Do you think that such an attractive search term / niche with such high search volumes and such low competition is normal?
You have to ask yourself why this is so. You won’t find this often, so treat it as an orange flag.
My view is that the phrase is all encompassing and possibly not specific enough to provide users with more specialized information.
This means that the phrase “make money online” may or may not be as attractive as it looks on the face of it – depending on what users are after.
Most people would expect this phrase to be very competitive. So what gives?
Someone who searches for “make money online” or “how to make money online” may be looking for an explanation of all the different ways to make money, with the ultimate aim of circling in one method that appeals to them.
Let’s look at a more specific term such as “how to make money podcasting”.
Search volume is down to 1292 per month with a 63% chance of ranking in Google search (first 100 results).
Well those figures aren’t too shabby. Not brilliant, but not bad.
Users who search for this are pretty focused on that particular subject. If you can rank for it in Google, or drive traffic to your post another way, you could do quite nicely. You can even up-sell on that by offering a course, for example.
And that’s just podcasting. What about other avenues?
Some of the most successful bloggers come from this niche. That in itself says something.
Not everybody will be capable of operating within this niche because we are not all capable of teaching others about starting and running an online business.
But as far as I am concerned, this the THE number 1 blog niche to be involved in.
The Take Away: Research other search terms around this niche to gauge whether it’s a viable niche for your business.
2. The Getting Laid Niche
Wow. When you take a look at the number of times the term “sex” is searched for you may think that this is the top niche to be in.
Let’s take a closer look at some research stats.
The trend is very stable according to Google trends – perhaps even increasing slightly.
It’s been sitting between 75 and 100 in terms of global interest between December 2013 and November 2018.
Crikey, have a look at that.
The term “sex” is searched for over 45 million times a month.
But let’s boil this down into something more usable.
The term “sex” is extremely broad. What sort of information do you think people would be looking for when entering that search term into Google?
I personally don’t know. Perhaps the word “sex” is searched for out of curiosity?
The term “how to have sex” is more specific.
Here the monthly search results are down to roughly 60,000 and the competition level is low.
But this search term is NOT about getting laid, is it? It’s more about educating people. isn’t it?
I looked at another example just for the sake of illustration.
Here I did a search for sex toys.
Whilst the search volume of 450,000 is excellent, the difficulty is 76. In other words, there is only a 24% of ranking within the first 100 results for this search term in Google SERP.
Look how quickly that one got snapped up!
OK. So as you may notice, the problem with the “getting laid” niche is that it is already hugely competitive.
So what’s the conclusion here?
One would tend to think that this niche should be really profitable. And if you blindly listen to what others may say, you may make a poor decision.
At one time the “getting laid” niche was quite lucrative – and currently may still be for those who entrenched themselves in it from the get go.
But to break into this niche is going to be really difficult unless you have something that could take the market by storm.
If you’re a sex therapist there may be some good scope for you, but sex therapy doesn’t fall under the getting laid niche either. It’s also about sex education. The only common ground is in the word “sex”.
It’s important to use a bit of common sense when doing niche research. It can take you a long way.
Personally, I wouldn’t venture into the getting laid niche. Even dating sites and phone sex are a dime a dozen.
The Take Away: Don’t blindly listen to others. Enter with caution and not before you are 100% happy with your research.
The Fashion Niche
OK, this one’s got nothing to do with the alleged top 3.
Fashion is a tricky niche because it relies mainly on visual content and very little on written content. Here’s where some common sense came into play.
Let’s see what the research says.
Whilst Google Trends shows the niche to be very stable, it may be wise to check out the interest in different regions.
As you can see, There is really great interest in Nigeria (100%), it drops down to 79% for South Africa, 66% for Australia and 56% for the UK.
Depending on your domain extension, if you get involved here you may need to change your Geographical targeting in Google Search Console, as seen below.
You’ll also have to think carefully about how you’ll promote and monetize your blog.
Here are some ideas:
- Your own product sales.
- Affiliate marketing.
- Google Ads (you need lots of traffic).
Your own products would obviously generate the greatest income, but you would need to carry inventory.
It’s also vital to build up your brand name quite substantially because of the huge competition out there.
The image above shows that fashion is searched for 135,000 times monthly but with a search difficulty of 78, there’s only a 22% chance of ranking well – so lots of competition.
You would most likely need to find a sub niche that is more attractive, but it may be better to keep your options open in the initial stages and target posts at different market segments. Then you can ascertain what interests your audience the most.
Affiliate marketing is also a great way to generate money from the fashion niche.
There are a few good affiliate networks out there that you could join. This would give you access to a number of different product providers. Here are some of them:
Apart from networks, you would have to source individual programs.
Another great way to earn in the fashion niche is to sell in the fashion accessories sub niche.
Whilst the search volume is only 2900 per month, you would be able to rank quite nicely with a 66% chance.
Do you see why I say this is a tricky niche?
The Take Away: Fashion is very broad. It may include things like make up, accessories, clothing, fragrances and a whole lot more. Make sure there are enough sub-niches to support your business. Remember that yo may find yourself competing with huge established brands. You would be at an advantage if you have experience of some sort in this industry.
On its own, children is just way too broad a niche to analyse.
This is one of those niches that needs to be reduced to something more specific.
Some examples may include:
- Children’s toys
- Children’s Clothing
- Children’s Entertainment
In the broad sense, Google trends shows that this niche is stable. It ranges in global interest between 50 and 75 from December 2013 to November 2018.
I did a search for children’s entertainment which showed weak results. But a search for kid’s entertainment yields good results. This illustrates the importance of choosing the correct search terms for your research. If you don’t, everything could turn to custard.
You will notice that there are some good keyword variations that you use in your posts and the volumes range from 4400 (kids entertainment for parties) to 6600 (kids entertainment near me)
This is a prime example of a niche that needs to be more focused.
The Amazon affiliate program would be a great way to monetize the kid’s entertainment niche. This involves things like electronic hand held games, video gaming, toys and a whole range of other stuff too.
The Take Away: This may look easier than it is. I really can’t comment much because I don’t have experience in this area. But I tend to think that you need to know a bit about what kids are after. Trends change real quick here. What do you think?
The Frugal Living Niche
Making money and saving money are two peas out of the same pod.
Both strategies aim to put more money into your back pocket.
I’ve already spoken about the make money online niche which focus on making money from blogging, basically.
The other way to make money is through investing.
With enough knowledge, you could set up a blog about investing money and personal finance.
It’s a good niche to be in but you need to make sure that the advice you give is very generic.
The reason I say this is because of legislative restrictions regarding personalized financial advice, pretty much across the globe.
I spent over 20 years in my own financial planning business so I’m acutely aware of the environment.
But what about the other side of the coin?
It may appear that from December 2013 to November 2018, the frugal living niche has been declining. It started out between 50 and 75 on the interest axis and has dwindled down to between 25 and 50 in 2018.
However, if you hop over to Google trends and do a search for yourself, you will notice the Note on the graph, as highlighted above.
Google says that since that date, their method of data collection improved.
It looked like this niche was declining from 2013 to roughly 2016. But since the change of data collection, it seems to show more stability.
Let’s look at the keyword search volume.
Hmm. Look what we just found.
Good search volumes (12,100). Low competition. Other keywords. Could this be a gem?
Is there possibly another reason for the good search volume and low competition?
Lets ponder on this for a moment.
You’re teaching people how to save money, right?
So how do you monetize the blog? You’re teaching people to save money on the one hand and yet you’re asking them to part with it on the other!
Does the answer lie herein?
The Take Away: This one may not be an easy niche to be in. But if you can somehow make things work for you, you may be able to build authority real quickly. Consider using this niche as a way to work with wealth creation – which may be easier to monetize.
The Self Development Niche
Personally, I believe the self development niche has a lot of potential.
It’s one of those niches that people will always be interested in, purely because it’s a natural human phenomenon for people to want to improve themselves.
Lets see what Google trends has to say.
This one is nice and stable, hovering at around 75 on the interest axis, from December 2013 to November 2018, globally.
Keyword Finder shows that the search volume for the main keyword is 14,809 per month with a low search difficulty of 35. In other words, there is a 65% chance of ranking for this keyword.
There are also lots of keyword variations to support blog posts.
All in all, this looks like a good niche to be in.
One can monetize this blog by selling affiliate products, courses and advertising. Amazon would be a good place to sell books via affiliate marketing as well as your own eBooks.
The Take Away: This niche touches shoulders with the make money online niche. Personal development roadmaps and the like may also make for good content upgrades to posts in the make money online niche. This is because self development goes hand in hand with entrepreneurship – in many respects. Entrepreneurs invest in themselves. Note: Some of the things I have said may be subjective.
3. The Live Forever / Staying Alive Niche
This is another one of the alleged top 3 niches that some bloggers claim to be in high demand and therefore one of the most profitable.
Let’s take a look at what the research shows.
The wellness (or health and wellness) niche is not the easiest to research because “wellness” is just way too broad.
So I’m going to start off with some things I know.
The health and wellness niche deals with things like medical ailments, diseases, sickness, symptoms, supplements, exercise and a whole lot more.
For starters, and depending on the sub niche you may be interested in, you are going to be in competition with some very established websites.
The one’s that spring to mind immediately are WebMD, MayoClinic, Healthline and SymptomChecker. But there are plenty more where that comes from.
Then there’s the market for supplements, which is huge.
Just look at Joseph Mercola, for example.
For those who don’t know of Joseph Mercola – he is a qualified MD who chose to develop his online business around the natural health and remedies niche.
His main source of income comes from the sale of vitamins and nutrients.
He talks about everything from medical conditions such as diabetes and cholesterol to making your own probiotics, exercise, weigh loss, diet and honestly everything around staying alive for as long as you can.
A search for supplements reveals a monthly search volume of 110,000, but this is very competitive with only a 33% chance of ranking in the first 100 results in Google SERP.
Additionally, the search term “supplements” is also too broad because of the sheer number of supplements available.
Let’s see what a search for Vitamin K2 reveals.
Even just a single vitamin reveals the vast nature of this niche. The search term “vitamin k2” yields a search volume of 33,000 with a good deal of competition too.
The longer tail keyword variations such as “vitamin k2 benefits” shows fair volumes with low competition.
So there’s still some good scope to talk about benefits of the supplement and lead into the sale of a product using the Amazon affiliate program.
Depending on your level of knowledge, you may adopt a long term strategy of building a site like mercola.com. But this will take a good deal of time and effort.
Because supplements is such a broad term and may may apply to things outside of the wellness niche, I did a Google Trends search for vitamins instead.
This has to be one of the most stable graphs I’ve seen so far, so no problems from that side of things.
Monetization should be a breeze. Supplements, weight loss products, books etc. can be monetized through Amazon.
Online courses can probably make you a good deal of money too.
Online memberships is another avenue.
The Take Away: This could be a viable niche – you need to find your specialty though. Instead of competing with the big boys, aim at honing in on the smaller sub-niches within this field.
Let's Clarify Things And Give The "Blog Niches" Subject Some Direction
I’m going to conclude this post by summarizing what I’ve tried to help you with throughout this article.
I Gave You An Overview
The initial part of this post was designed to give you a broad overview into the subject of blog niches.
I tried to show you that choosing a blog niche is really quite simple.
All you need to do is think about what you are going to do to help your intended audience to solve their problems and meet their end goals.
That’s your niche.
I Showed You Why You Shouldn't Believe Everything You Read
Bloggers write posts for many reasons.
- They want their articles to rank in Google’s search results pages (SERPS).
- They want traffic
- They want to make money
No problem with any of these – this is absolutely normal. Just try to read between the lines.
People do things for their own benefit! You need to think about your’s.
I Analysed Some Blog Niches And Hopefully Dispelled Some Myths
I’ve always believed that you don’t just give a kid a fish. You give him a rod and teach him how to fish!
So I didn’t go through all of the research and analysis to give you a fish.
I went through this so as to present you with a number of different scenarios, the aim being to show you how to do blog niche research and to help you with the thought processes behind the research.
Each niche is different and the way you interpret the resulting facts requires a different thought process for each.
In the process, I hope to have shown you that making assumptions based on what you think and what others tell you, is not always correct.
From the getting laid, getting paid and staying alive niches, only two are really viable – unless I’ve missed something.
Always Do Your Own Research
Like I said already, always do your own research. It’s not difficult.
It will set your mind at ease and if you screw up, you’ve only got yourself to blame.
Competion Is healthy
It’s almost 2019. Nearly 20 years into the millenium.
The public internet has been going since about 1992. That’s 27 years.
If you think you’re going to find a niche with huge volumes of interest and little to no competition, you’re not. As of 2018, there are around 1.8 billion websites on the worldwide web.
All the best niches are competitive. But that’s actually a good thing because it means that there’s money to be made from them.
I’d be more concerned if there was no competition. That would be a red flag for me.
As long as you’re in a good niche, you’ll be fine.
Now all you have to do is traffic to your site. No traffic, no business. Period.
So tell me, what blog niches are you considering? Leave me a comment.