A lot of people get caught up in the battle of “which niche should I choose.” I’m here to tell you, it’s not as important as you may think it is. I mean don’t get me wrong, it’s pretty important. You don’t want to get stuck with something you absolutely hate writing about and talking about.
What I mean by, It’s not as important as you may think it is, is that any niche will work. Did you hear that? Absolutely any niche will work, when you’re trying to decide how to pick a blog niche. If you have an interest in something, I can just about guarantee, a few hundred thousand or million more people have the same interest. No matter how odd or off the wall you may think it is, there are people who will be looking for information on just that subject! How to pick a blog or website niche shouldn’t be that difficult.
Every 4th of July, hundreds of thousands of people show up to watch the Nathans Hot Dog eating contest in Coney Island NY, and millions more watch on TV or look for news about it the next day. All to watch people shove hot dogs down their throats! And you’re worried that no one will be interested in what you have to offer?? HA! Rubbish I say!
BUT REALLY STEPHEN, WHAT NICHE SHOULD I CHOOSE?
OK. Here’s what I and any other experienced internet marketer would tell you. Pick a niche that you feel passionate about. Everyone has a passion about something. Even if it’s not something you currently do, or work on, or practice regularly. You can become a pro by doing research.
Maybe you love gardening. Even so, maybe your garden isn’t the best in the neighborhood, but you’ve done so much research and you love doing all the work that’s involved, and you spend hours a week in your own garden. Well then, that’s your passion. Just because you’re garden isn’t the prettiest, doesn’t mean you can’t be passionate and knowledgeable about it. You’re probably full of information that other people on the internet will be looking for.
That’s really your goal. Supplying information to people who need it. Have you learned anything so far by reading this post? If so, then I’ve done my job. And that will be your job. Not so difficult, right?
Choose something you love talking about. If you can talk about a subject, then you can write about the subject. A niche is something your going to want to break down into a lot of sub categories in order to build a lot of content for your website. If it all sounds a bit overwhelming, just take it slow. Take a break from reading this and check out this video: “How to break down a niche for content ideas.” A new window will open, so it will be easy for you to come back here after you watch it.
The niche you choose is going to be something you know you’ll have fun with. You can write about it, make videos, demonstrations, maybe draw online cartoons about it? Who knows. It’s all up to your imagination. Just be sure it’s something you’re going to want to research, learn more about, write about and most importantly, be happy about.
A LIST OF NICHE IDEAS TO SPARK YOUR IMAGINATION
Here’s a list of just a few good niches to think about. I’m not saying you have to choose one of these. But this should help get your brain focusing on all the endless possibilities there are for a niche. Try to get as specific as you can within your niche by looking for sub-niches. I explain more about that, below. I hope one or more of these will strike you and it sparks an idea for your own original niche. The point of this list is to inspire you, but if something on the list speaks to you, by all means, use it!
- GARDEN TOOLS
- LAWN FERTILIZER
- TYPES OF FLOWERS
- MIXING BOWLS
- COFFEE MAKERS
- TEA POTS
- WOOD BURNING OVENS
- SCUBA DIVE
- VACATION EXCURSIONS
- LIMO AIRPORT PICK-UP
- TRAVEL CONCIERGE
- CHILDREN S CLOTHES
- BATHING SUITES
- PLUS SIZE
- SUMMER WEAR
NICHE: VINYL RECORDS
- ELVIS RECORDS
- JUKEBOX RECORDS
- ALBUM COVERS
- HARD TO FIND JAZZ
So those are just an itsy bitsy fraction of the endless amount of niche ideas out there. I’m planning to put a larger list together soon, showcasing 100+ niche ideas. I’ll post it as soon as I do.
Another good reason to be more specific about your niche and picking a sub niche, is because you can always grow out from that niche in the future. If you have a niche about Goldfish (a very specific fish) you can always expand into aquariums, later down the road. So don’t think you’ll have to write about Goldfish for the next decade! You just don’t want to get ahead of yourself in the beginning of your online journey. It will make things confusing.
As I’ve said before in other posts (and maybe earlier in this one?) Take your time with your online business. Its not a race, but if it were, you know the saying… “Slow and steady wins the race.”
Why are people willing to wait a decade (or more) to move up the ladder in their regular day job, but they want to rush an online business and make a million dollars in 30 days? That just doesn’t make sense. That’s why I wrote about it, HERE. (link coming soon)
In the meantime, I hope the list I created above has sparked some ideas. I would love some feedback from you, in the comments below! What are some cool niche ideas that you think might work? Want my opinion on something you’re playing around with as an idea? Let me know in the comments, and stop wondering “How to pick a blog or website niche?” I’ll help! Ready….. GO!
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