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How to choose a niche for your blog in 5 easy steps


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If you are thinking of starting a blog the next thing that comes to your mind is about what topic you should start your blog.

Right? If yes, You have landed on the right page. Here you will know how to choose a niche for your new blog.

Choosing the right niche is the hardest part of starting a new blog. You are not the only one, every new blogger faces the same problem at the starting of their blogging career.

You might be thinking of a lot of ideas or niche but struggling to come up with just one.

No worry! I am here to help you out of this. In this article, you will learn how to choose a niche for your blog that suits you.

I am sure that after reading this article, you will definitely get your dream blog niche easily. At the end of this post, I shared 150+ blog niche ideas that definitely help you to find the perfect profitable niche.

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What is a blog niche? why do you need this?

A blog niche is a specific topic or subject about which you will write or create other types of content on your blog.

Now, a specific niche can be different for everyone doing blogging. You have to pick a niche according to your interest and also according to the targeted audience.

Let me tell you an interesting fact. At the first of my blogging career, I started a blog on business. As you know business niche is a very broad niche. I am just creating content with no proper vision and no targeted audience. Thus I am not able to rank it on google as a result I am not getting traffic.

So, by this I understood two things.

  1. I have to choose a specific micro-niche.
  2. And, who is my targeted audience?

Lets, discuss these two things one by one. It is very important to know for you before choosing a niche for your blog. So, keep reading this part.

Let’s say, you are thinking of a health niche. The health niche is a broad niche. So, covering each and every topic in an organized manner is not possible. Rather than working on a broad niche I suggest working on a micro-niche under the health niche.

The traffic in the entire health niche is not targeted but if you pick a single micro-niche you will get targeted traffic. Moreover, you like a complete health niche but, your readers may not be interested in the whole things you cover on your blog.

So, pick a niche with some research and intelligence. What you love to write and also what your readers love to read. If you are able to read your reader’s minds, what they want to read on your blog, you can surely choose a niche that will make you successful in blogging.

Also, before choosing a niche keep in mind the future goals.

Steps to choose a niche for your blog

There are many ways, you can use to choose a perfect blogging niche. Choosing a blogging niche is the first step of starting a blog. Here are the ways that you can use to choose a niche. I have discussed all the ways in detail. Let’s have a look.

Step-1 Brainstorm your ideas

The most important question is what you love to read or write? or in which category you are interested? By answering these two questions you will understand which niche is perfect for you.

As an example, I am interested in technology, that is why the blogging and digital marketing niche is my most favorite. I love to read and write about it.

Or you have any other out of the box idea, you can simply start with that.

Here are some ways that will help you to brainstorm your ideas. So, keep reading.

A. Your room object

Your house or room object can be your niche. Do not understand. Right? Let’s explain.

Suppose, you use an air purifier in your room or house. If you are interested in techy products or gadgets, you can start a blog on “Air Purifier”. In this blog, you can cover different types of room air purifiers, their setup and working procedures with maintenance tips, and many more. Now, you have to think about what types of categories you want to cover.

B. Your daily life activities

You can choose a niche from your daily life activities. Like, you do gym or meditation or cycling in your everyday life. If you have the knowledge and you are passionate about workout or meditation or cycling, you can easily start a blog on one of these.

C. Your hobbies

Your hobbies can be your niche. If your hobby is gardening, reading books, watching movies, or something else, you can pick one niche from that. Let’s say, your hobby is gardening. So, you can start a blog on “Gardening”.

To choose a niche you can also brainstorm your hobbies. Here is the list of hobbies that can help you finding a niche.

D. Reading books or blogs

If you love to read books, blogs, magazines, from there you can choose a niche for your blog. Let’s say you love to read personal development books. From there if you want you can start a “personal development blog”. Personal development blogs can help people to develop their personal life, be smart, and many more. A large number of people search for these types of blogs.

E. From observing other people’s problems

If you love to solve problems, you can start a blog on solving problems for a specific category of people. A large percentage of people use Google to get rid of their problems. You can solve their problems by starting a blog. Let’s say, you have knowledge of relationships & dating. You can help them by answering their personal life problems.

F. Affiliate products that attracts you

Let’s talk about some other ways, that will help you to choose a niche.

The most effective way to make money from your blog is affiliate marketing. If you love or passionate about any product or service, you can start a blog on that product or service.

Let’s say, you are passionate about home security products. You can start a blog on “Home Security”. On the blog, you can cove home security-related products or services and can do affiliate of that products.

You can also check Amazon, Flipkart, Ebey or Walmart affiliate products to choose a niche for blogging.

Make sure to check the affiliate program availability of that product before starting a blog on that product or category.

G. Finding content / niche gap

By finding content gap, you can choose a niche for your blog. But wait! what is content gap?

The content gap is the process to find a gap in your content or your competitor’s website. It identifies the missing content pieces. So, If you find the content gap and any niche gap, you can go with that niche.

But before choosing any niche from content gap, do research on that niche. It is important.

H. Something out of the box

You can use the above-said methods to brainstorm your ideas. Moreover, you can also brainstorm some out-of-the-box ideas as your blogging niche.

Step-2 Use 777 method to find a profitable niche for your blog

Pat Flynn from Smart Passive Income introduced the concept of the 777 methods to choose a niche for your blog. That is awesome for everyone, who is planning to start a blog.

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Here is the explaination of the 777 method.

In this 777 method Pat Flynn describes his 7 passions, 7 problems, and 7 fears and from this list, he found his passionate niche. What you have to do is just follow the steps like the 777 methods.

  1. Took a piece of paper and write down your 7 passions, 7 problems, and 7 fears.
  2. From the 21 ideas select any 10 ideas that you think are “Worthy“, “profitable” and “evergreen“.
  3. Now, you have to do some keyword research. For this just use SEMrush or Ubersuggest to extract tons of profitable keywords.
  4. Now, find which one of the 10 ideas is easy for you to write and rank on Google.
  5. You are ready to start a blog on the niche you have chosen.

So, why are you waiting for? Grab a piece of paper and start brainstorming your ideas.

Step-3 Validate your brainstorming ideas

Now, after choosing a niche it’s time to validate your brainstorming ideas. Because without proper validation a Worthy, profitable, and evergreen niche can not be chosen.

Hopefully, you have at least a couple of ideas of what you want to write about. Now, you have to validate these to find the best one for your blog.

A perfect niche is the equal combination of these three things.

  • Passion– For which you are passionate enough
  • Skill & Knowledge– In which category you have the highest skills and enough knowledge
  • Profitability– If there is any chance to make money on that niche.
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Think about the above image…

  • Suppose, you are passionate enough about a product, services, or a specific category, but there is no one to read about it or there is no option to monetize your blog.
  • Or suppose, you choose a topic and there is a large audience to read about it and also there are a lot of monetization opportunities, but you do not have much knowledge or you don’t want to write about it.
  • Else, you choose a topic. There is also a huge audience and also you are passionate about that, but there is no option to make money from that niche.

So, you have to choose a niche balancing the above three things.

Step-4 Lets do answer some questions to realize the niche is suitable for you or not

To realize whether the niche is suitable for you, you have to do honest answers to some questions. After that, you will be able to know the niche you have selected is profitable or not. So, let’s start!

1. Will you love to write 50+ content from now?

The most important thing in a blog is the content. Content is the king. So, to make your blog successful you have to write the best content around your niche. If you choose a niche and you do not have much knowledge or you lose interest in writing on that topic, your blog will never grow.

So, make sure to ask yourself, if you are comfortable writing 50+ blogs on the niche. It is better to write down at least 10+ content on that niche, you have selected before starting a blog.

This will clearly gives you an idea, what the niche is suitable for you or not.

2. Are people interested to read your topic now and in future?

When choosing a blog niche, you have to keep in mind that the niche must be futuristic. Suppose, you choose a niche and start writing on that. But in reality, you found that the niche you have chosen is outdated.

As a result, there will be no traffic on that niche. No traffic means no income. So, always choose a futuristic niche.

3. Is the article easy to rank on this niche?

If you are new in blogging and do not have much knowledge, it is tuff to rank any competitive niche on Google. Also, in a very competitive niche, the chances of making huge money from your blog are quite difficult.

Let’s take an example from daily life. Suppose, you have a gift shop and the customers from a locality come to your shop. You are making a huge profit. But if there is another gift shop, you will get fewer customers. As a result, your profit will also be decreased.

So, always try to choose a low competitive niche. By this, the chances of getting ranked on Google will also increase.

For this you have to do some keyword research. It’s not too much hard.

For this, I prefer to use SEMrush (Click here to get SEMrush 7-day free trial). As SEMrush is one of the best keyword research tools out there.

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But, If you a pro in blogging, you may try any competitive niche. But make sure to analyze your competitor’s website thoroughly.

4. Is there any scope to generate money from your niche?

99% of the bloggers do blogging to make money from their blogs. If you also want to make money from your blog, you have to check if there any scope to generate money on that niche. To check that you can go through the following steps.

A. See how other bloggers are making money from this niche

After choosing a niche, you have to research the related blogs on that niche. It will not only give you the content ideas but also you will know how they are making money from their blog. Like

Make a list of those affiliate programs and monetization methods. It will help you to monetize your blog too. If you found legit ways to make money in your niche, you can start blogging.

B. Check different affiliate products that you can promote in your niche

You can also search for the different affiliate products and programs in your niche. If you found multiple products, services, and programs you can go with that niche. You can check products on Google and also on different affiliate networks like JvZoo, Maxbounty, Commission Junction, Share A Sale, etc.

C. Check Amazon affiliate products

If you planning to start an Amazon affiliate website, you can check different products on Amazon. To start with the Amazon partner program you can create an account on Amazon Associates. You can also check the commission rates from here.

D. Brainstorm. If there any product that you can make by own

You can also create any physical or digital product by own and can sell through your website. If you are in gift and home décor niche, you can create different products by own and can sell or you can also sell any digital product like courses, services, etc.

By this you can also make money from your blog.

Step-5: Still not getting a profitable niche for your blog? Here are 150+ blogging niche ideas for your reference

So, I think you have already chosen a niche after reading the above section. But if you still struggling to come up with a blog niche idea, here is the list of 150+ blog niche ideas that will help you to choose a niche for your blog.

Still thinking What should I blog about? – the below list will help you.

Make sure to target the right audience because every niche is very large. So, find sub-niche or micro niche before starting the blog.

**Note: You are welcome to save this infographic locally. You can use this image in your blog as a reference. (Just be sure to link back to this post if you do)

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Conclusion

So, in the post, I have covered almost all the possible ways to choose a niche for your blog. Let me consolidate all the ways.

You can choose a niche for your blog using these 5 ways.

  • By brainstorming your ideas
  • Using Pat Flynn’s 777 method
  • By validating your brainstorming ideas
  • By analyzing some important and effective questions
  • And lastly, from the list of 150+ blog niche ideas.

After reading this post, I am sure that you will end up with a worthy, profitable, and evergreen blog niche idea.

Happy blogging!

A blogger, writer, freelancer & fountainhead of BloggingStack. I am an electrical engineer by profession and blogger by passion. I am doing blogging, affiliate marketing and digital marketing since 2018.


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