It’s time for another guest post! Today we have one from Alex of Business Opportunities Expo who gives a few great tips for picking a niche for your blog. Take it away Alex…
The single most important decision you make when establishing a blog is choosing the right niche. Your choice of niche greatly determines your blog’s future success and its potential profitability. It also influences your own enjoyment of the effort you invest in creating and maintaining your blog. A successful blog can lead to profit, whether you plan on selling your blog, hosting web ads or promoting certain products.
While blogs can generate revenue in almost any niche, there are three vital rules you must follow when deciding which niche will work for you:
Choose a Niche You Are Passionate About
Recognizing that passion is key is not a romantic notion. It is vital towards the ultimate success of your blog. Blogging requires constant maintenance, daily if not hourly updates, and vigilance in commenting on other blogs. The Internet functions in “real time.” You will lose potential traffic if you put some of your work off until tomorrow. If you choose a niche that you feel passionately about, the time you spend blogging will be stimulating, rewarding and perhaps even fun! Being passionate about your niche helps you write better posts, monitor your blog more efficiently, and obtain a higher level of traffic.
Choose a Niche You Know About
At the heart of your blog are its posts. Starting out, you might have to write all of your articles and knowing the industry is key to attracting visitors. Your overall experience in the industry will help make your blog a “go-to” source for particular information.
Veteran bloggers with years of experience can establish multiple websites in several niches, but as a new blogger you may want to stick to what you know. If you choose to write sloppy, uninformed posts, your visitors will definitely sense you are an amateur.
You can still create a blog in a somewhat unfamiliar niche if you are willing to invest the time, effort and the passion towards learning about it.
Don’t Choose a Niche That is Too Specific
Choosing a niche that is not overly specific ensures that you have a wider audience, more to write about and more products to display. For example, if your blog promotes an internet marketing tool, your choice of blog posts should not only speak about internet marketing. You will want to choose topics that are related to wealth creation, work from home or personal development. Remember, your blog should act like a funnel for your business. The top end of the “funnel” has to be wide. The more people get in the funnel, the more people will opt-in to your newsletter or choose to buy your products.
Share Your Thoughts
Do you agree that if you love what you do, ultimately your blog will succeed and start to profit? Would you ever be in a profitable niche that you are not passionate about? Is passion for blogging and passion for profit the same thing?
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