Congratulations, you have decided to dive into the world of blogging.
Your first step on this journey is choosing a blog niche.
So, what blog niche should I choose?
Before we get into choosing a blog niche, let’s look at the mistakes people make during this process to help you better narrow down your selection.
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3 Mistakes Bloggers Make When Choosing A Blog Niche
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1. Waiting until you find your passion to blog about.
Waiting to start your blog until you have found your life’s passion is the first huge mistake new blogger make when trying to decide on a niche.
I get it, you want to jump into blogging with your whole heart and soul, but you just don't feel ready yet.
The real truth about passion is that we never find them.
Our passions are developed over time.
We are not born with natural passions.
They develop it by trying lots of things and discovering what they are good at and what they like to do.
What if we are waiting to find our passion and before we know it years have passed and we have nothing to show for it.
We build up this “passion” so much in our head and ignore the skill that we already have.
If you feel like you don't have a real “passion,” you can develop your passion for your blog easily over time.
2. Avoiding competitive blog niches
This is one of the biggest blogging secrets that most people miss when searching for niche ideas.
Competition in the blogging world (and the entire world for that matter) is a good thing.
Competition is a REALLY good thing.
Why is competition in the market a good thing?
Because that's where people are making money.
There’s absolutely nothing wrong with entering what you may believe is an “oversaturated” market.
There is always room at the top and if it’s that competitive, there is also TONS of search volume (aka traffic) to go around!
Just make sure that your blog is different enough from what’s out there already.
Articles and products that you create will be based on your personal experiences and how you can help other people.
Even in a saturated market you can still stand out and be different in your blogging.
3. Choosing a blog niche you know little about just because it is profitable
This is the biggest mistake that new bloggers make when trying to choose a niche.
If you are blogging about something that you don't actually know anything about or even enjoy talking about it will totally show in your writing.
Your readers will be able to tell instantly.
This is the fastest and easiest way to lose your readers trust.
The trust that you build with your readers is the single most important factor in your blogging success or failure.
You can have a successful money making blog in almost any niche out there.
Here are some examples in off the wall niches:
- Doug the Pug makes $100,000k per month selling pug products.
- Learning Herbs makes $20,000+ per month talking about herbs.
- Avocadu makes $20,000+ per month talking about health and wellness.
So it can pay to be different!
Choosing a blog niche can be tricky but make sure to avoid these mistakes and you will be off to a good start!
Stay tuned for more on how to choose a blog niche.