Alright, let’s cut the crap and get straight to how to find a best blogging niche in 4 easy steps. Let’s dive in!
1. Brainstorm ideas
At this level, you just need to list down the ideas that you can to start a blog on. Explore magazines, T.V, Internet your surroundings and even take-a-peek into your life to spark some ideas.
2. Pick the niche that you love
Hopefully you have noted down topics in the above step. Now it is time to validate.
Filter the niches that you love most from the list.
Blogging is for the long-haul players who patiently put thousands of hours creating content, building audience and enjoy the process.
SO, Ask yourself:
- Will I get bored if I go with this niche?
- Can I consistently put myself into learning more about this niche?
3. Pick the niche that generate traffic
What if the niche you choose has less potential?
Don’t pick such niche!
Make sure there’s enough audience in niche that you’re going to blog about. Where there’s a demand, there will be supply.
Here’s how you can find the popularity of any topic:
Let’s say you want to blog about gardening.
Signup for SEMrush tool, type “gardening” in the input bar and search. You might see:
As you can see, the topic gardening is highly popular and in-demand. It has monthly searches of 855.7K globally, 441K keyword variations, and more than 4.2B results on the Internet.
Yes, the niche is competitive but if you start a blog and rank well for it’s keywords, then you can hustle like a boss.
4. Pick the niche that is profitable
What good is the thousands of traffic if it is not generating you the revenue?
You need to think beyond the traffic. Ask yourself: Does the niche have:
- Products that I can sell?
- Affiliate programs?
- High PPC keywords to earn through traditional ads?
- Businesses that are willing to promote via sponsored content?
- An audience base that can buy eBooks, courses if I’d offer?
I’m sure that analyzing the above factors will give you the roadmap to finding a profitable blog niche.
Have any questions to shoot? Let me know in the comments.