How Do You Find Your Niche [Episode 15]
Finding your blog niche is sometimes difficult but hopefully, we make it simple to find it for you in Episode 15. We refer to an article by blogger Ryan Robinson titled, “9 Key Questions To Answer When Picking A Blog” which answers a lot of questions on finding your blog niche. The article definitely aligns with the way we see it (what are you passionate about and are you an expert by virtue of experience with the subject matter and keyword research). Check out Episode 14 of the Podcast too!
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Andre L. Vaughn 0:00
In this episode of the Niche Blogging Tips Podcast, we are going to discuss how do you find your niche for your blog. Stay tuned.
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Andre L. Vaughn 1:00
How can I help you find your niche niche for your blogging site your for your blog? I usually keep it simple and simple such as, you know, what are you good at? What are you passionate about? It's going to start there. Believe it or not, it's going to start there. And a lot of cases is going to end there. So you know, you have to do something that you know that you're that you're interested in, or what have you. I've spoken in previous episodes also about, you know, Google Trends, and places such as trending topics, where you can look at different.
You know, to see what's, you know, what's being searched on the internet on the interwebs. And you're gonna need keyword research. And you know, you can use the Google Keyword Planner. Also, with that. Also, I gotta just got a few questions. Also that you probably need answered also, and I'm gonna leave this article. This is from Ryan Robinson's blog. He asked, well, actually, it says, you know, "9 Key Questions To Answer When Picking A Blog." And I like the way he has his set out here. It says, he says, are you interested enough in this blogging niche? And that's a? That's a great question. He's saying you might build into your blog business plan to hire authors to write for you and all that stuff.
So if you're, if you're at that level,but he says, it's tempting to choose a blog, niche idea that you think will be lucrative, you know, like credit cards and weight loss or whatever he's talking about wider topics, and not kind of niching down into those. And, you know, he said, The problem with the approach is that, and I've spoken about this also, in addition to facing stiff, stiff competition, your interests will likely diminish, also. And that's why I say it has to be something that you're interested in, because you're going to get bored, and you're going to stop writing, and you're not going to want to write you know, if you're actually you know, doing the writing yourself or, you know, if you hire writers or, or what have you if you're at that level, so choose a niche that you are genuinely interested in.
He says something you'd enjoy writing about day after day for years to come. So keep that in mind. Also, he says, Do you know enough about this particular blog niche that you chose, or that you choose. And if you're going to build a successful blog, you need to be able to write blog posts that readers will find helpful, not content full of inaccuracies or misguided assumptions. So you want to take that in to consideration also you want to choose a topic that you know, a reasonable amount about, you know, at least enough to hold a conversation on that particular subject.
He says in certain blog niches, though readers will expect a degree of educational or professional qualifications meaning, you know, in a lot of these now I can I can say, you know, for the most part as you grow, people will expect more of a qualification qualifications in certain niches that you're going in and if you're talking about health and and fitness, you know, people don't want to want to see results in fitness, but in health a lot of times people want to see you know, the paper behind it, you know, if you're a doctor or if you are a nutritionist, a dietician or something along those lines, so it kind of depends on what blogging niche, or what area that you're in.
Another question he poses is is there are a paying audience for this particular blogging niche and definitely want to keep keep that in mind, if that's your goal, he says before you launch of a blog devoted to him speaking about cartoons, it is important to take a step back and ask critical question, is there a pan audience for this niche? And, you know, I'm gonna, I'm gonna leave, I'm not gonna read the whole thing on that particular, that particular thing.
But he did say, Are there any books or magazines related to this niche of their products services aimed at his audience? And he remember, he's talking about the cartoon niche companies advertising products related to your keywords. In his other question, he asks, How many people are searching in the particular blog niche or says, How many people are searching in your blog niche, and he speaks about something that I spoke about earlier, how to do you're going to have to learn how to do keyword research, and how to use things such as you know, there's paid tools, also, SEM Rush is another one a or a isn't a a hearse, you know,
You have paid tools to do keyword research, you also have Google keyword planner also that you can use. So it's always these things that you can these tools that you can use, that's going to be very, very important, what what will people search for, to find the type of content that you're going to write about? Very important? So all of this ties into, you know, how do you find your niche. So once you find your niche on either places, like trending topics, Google, Google Trends are maybe if it's your, like I said, if it's your passion, whatever it is, that's your passion or whatnot, do some more in depth research on it, because you want to see,
You know, you're going to use Google search, you want to see what's coming in the search engines, you want to go to YouTube and use their auto suggested feature, just put the keyword in the toolbar and see who's doing that type of content on on your subject. Also, once you've, you know, got some keywords in mind. And also, it's also important to check out how popular you know, those keywords actually are. So keyword research is this niche likely to be around for years to come. So you don't want to, I mean, a you can, that's kind of why I don't, you know, like.
You know, I'm a big sports fan. You know, I don't, I don't watch a lot of sports anymore. Unless it's, you know, it's a big game for a particular team that I like, or something like that, especially, you know, football, pro football, that's why I'm not I'm not too big, I actually thought about doing something or building a platform around that, but that I kind of like evergreen content, I kind of like doing things that's gonna help people forever, as opposed to putting out content about a game that happened yesterday that nobody's gonna remember, unless it's something like the Super Bowl, but then two people are not gonna, you know, you're gonna go back to that content, maybe what once, once a year doing super bowl season or whatnot, when people are talking about the past Super Bowl, you know, that type of thing. But always want to always have that in mind doing content that will be around for years to come. So evergreen content.
And that's one of the questions that he posed also, is there a moderate amount of competition, you want to look for? Always say you want to look for low competition, you can do medium you can do high. But if it's something that you're starting off, low competition, look for low a low competition area, this is going to be easier to build if you start that way. Actually, I see right here. He asked question number seven is the topic trending upwards on Google Trends. So that's something that I spoke about at the beginning. I didn't even read the article, before I even spoke about Google Trends and exploding exploding topic. So that's good to know.
Alright, question eight, what would would you be happy to be associated with this blog niche? So that's a great question. Also, although you could potentially blog under, I don't know that big word right there. It's not generally a good idea to opt for blog niche that you'd not want people to associate you with. So that's something you want to you want to keep in mind also. Now you can obviously build sites and Bill, build things also around things where people actually don't know your name where you don't even have to associate your name to it. So that's on the table as well.
He has Question number nine, this is the last one does your niche suit, evergreen content and that's kind of what I talked about it kind of mirrored the, one of the previous questions, the same thing ever evergreen content, what was that one that I spoke about? Is this niche likely to be around for years to come? So and it's kind of he kind of could have made this an eighth question thing instead of a nine question thing, but those are things that you want to keep in mind and, and kind of give you just wanted to give you you know, how, how do you find your niche and there's, I'm sure there's other ways also, and if you guys know any other ways of finding niches.
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