You’re excited about the prospect of establishing a blog. However, you’re stumped as to what to write about. Or perhaps you have a concept but are unsure if it will work. Does this ring a bell?
You’re certainly not alone if you’re nodding your head. One of the most difficult aspects of Beginning a Blog is deciding on a blog niche — it makes all the technical things look like a stroll in the park!
You may have a slew of thoughts bouncing around in your head. You might be having trouble coming up with just one. Whatever your stumbling block is, I’m here to help you choose the ideal niche for your new site.
You’ll learn how to answer three questions to come up with a blog niche that you can expand, remain with, and possibly monetize in the future. And, if you’re still stumped on how to come up with a blog niche in the first place, I’ll give you some pointers on how to get started from scratch, as well as 100+ amazing blog ideas to get your creative juices flowing.
Let’s get started!
Why do you need a blog niche in the first place?
Let’s start at the beginning: why does this matter in the first place?
Isn’t the point of a blog to share your thoughts and ideas with the rest of the world? So why don’t you just…share your ideas and thoughts as they occur to you?
Basically, why are you required to choose a particular niche?
If you don’t stay in your niche, there won’t be any Internet cops breaking down your door. There are however those who have had success with a more dispersed strategy.
But, for the most part, this is the problem: Your audience may not be interested in all of the issues that you are passionate about. It is impossible to grow an audience that way unless you can make yourself the theme of the blog (which is feasible, mind you).
If you keep to one topic, on the other hand, you can be sure that readers who are interested in one of your pieces will be interested in all of your other content as well.
What is the definition of a blog niche?
What exactly is a Niche?
A blog niche is a particular topic on which you will write (or create other sorts of content) on your blog. The issue now is that everyone has a different definition of what a “particular” topic is.
A video game blog was one of the first blogs I worked on. We put a lot of effort into it for a few years and struggled to make it flourish.
Here’s where we went wrong:
We wanted to make content that would appeal to everyone who was interested in gaming. Thousands of other media, bloggers, and YouTubers have done the same.
So, what did we learn from all of this?
When deciding on a blog niche, you must first determine who your target audience is.
Here’s what I’m talking about:
Instead of writing for everybody who was interested in gaming, we needed to be more specific about who we wanted to reach. Gaming is a vast industry. It would have been great if we had only cut out a small portion of that. Instead, we may have chosen and owned a specific type of game.
Let’s take another example…
Let’s use IT as an example because I’m frequently asked if it’s a good niche. If I were to establish a tech blog, I would research the many categories of people who would purchase equipment for distinct purposes.
These examples would also work in a variety of other sectors. Graphic designers could be the sole subject of a freelancing blog. A personal finance blog, for example, may be geared at assisting freelancers. It’s possible that your topic is already narrow enough…
You should be fine if the topic you chose is unique in and of itself.
I’m presuming that starting a blog for food trucks, for example, would be specific enough. Take into account your long-term objectives as well! When I start a new blog, I try to keep the name generic so that I may broaden my target demographic without having to rebrand (check out our posts on choosing a domain name and blog name if you need help).
It would be a headache to rebrand! You are not required to do so, but I wanted to bring it up because many people don’t think about it until after they have launched.
Coming Up With Ideas For Blog Niche Topics
You only need to brainstorm at this phase in the process. Yes, you should finally validate your concepts, but we’ll save that for the next part. For the time being, don’t worry about practicalities; instead, make a long list of topics you believe you’d like to blog about.
Some good techniques to come up with ideas, aside from staring at a white wall and running over them in your head, are:
Your room or home. Simply look through your possessions to see if any of them inspire you. Your day-to-day routine Same concept: consider what you do on a regular basis and see what comes to mind.
You read blogs, articles in magazines. You should now have at least a few ideas for topics to write about. Then, to pick the greatest idea for your blog, you must validate those ideas.
Finding your ideal niche requires a delicate balance of three factors:
- How enthusiastic are you about the subject?
- How enthusiastic other people are about the subject?
- Whether or not you can profit from the subject?
- Choose a topic that you’re enthusiastic about and items that you can sell to generate money…but if no one else is interested, you’ll never establish an audience or make money.
- If you choose something that a lot of other people enjoy but you don’t, you’ll find it difficult to keep creating blog entries in the future.
- Choose a topic that you enjoy and that has a large audience… However, if there are no money-making options, you may become well-known, but you will not be able to earn a living (which may or may not be a good thing, depending on your objectives!).
Still, having trouble deciding on a niche? To get you started, here are 100+ specialized ideas. I’m hoping this section is entirely unnecessary at this time! But I understand how challenging it may be to come up with a blog specialty idea, and I’d want to assist.
If you’re still having trouble deciding on a blog niche, here are 100+ amazing niche ideas to get you started on your way to blogging success… So, if you’re still stumped as to what to blog about, this list will come in handy.
Always keep your target audience in mind, especially if your niche is rather broad.