To find your best blogging niche, you need to analyze your interests, skills, and knowledge. What topic can you write about for years to come? Tough, huh.
Most of us can write on a topic for maybe 3 months, and that is why 95% of new bloggers just fade away. Their interests weren’t strong enough to sustain them for a longer period of time. They simply ran out of ideas or enthusiasm.
How to Find the Best Blogging Niche for You
Take time right at the beginning of your blogging career to really think this thing through. Add this information to your blogging business plan. What are you passionate about? How knowledgeable are you on your chosen topic?
• Analyze your interests and background to determine a general topic area.
• Check Google Keyword Planner to see the keyword searches related to your chosen topic. If you don’t see a lot of interest, you probably need to step back and find another subject which might be more popular.
• Once you have narrowed down your field, go online and survey your competition. Keep lists of competitors’ urls annotate them so that you can refer back, if necessary.
When you have a lot of competitors, that can be a good or bad sign. Many websites indicate that there is great interest in your topic; many websites also indicate that you are going to have to work very hard to set yourself apart from your competitors. Definitely a two-edged sword. If you have no competitors, that could be a bad sign (no interest) or a big opportunity.
Current Best Blogging Niche Areas
There are some blogging topics which are always top-rated. You would be making a huge mistake if you chose one of these areas, yet hated it or didn’t have enough knowledge about it. Follow your own interests as much as you can. If one of these areas overlaps with what you love, that is terrific.
Here are 11 of the most general but best blogging niche areas (not in any particular order):
You will fail, however, if you pick one of these general topics to blog about. Each is too wide-ranging to attract a loyal audience.
You will probably succeed, however, if you pick a strong sub-topic of any of them. Try this experiment: choose a sub-topic of your choice, then insert it into Google Keyword Planner. If the number of searches per month is low, that tells you there is not a great deal of interest in the topic you have chosen.
For example, if you want to write about Beauty, a beauty blog gets about 33,000 searches per month. However, if you want to write about “Makeup Tips,” that keyword has about 110,000 searches per month. Obviously, narrowing beauty down to makeup tips would increase your possible audience.
The same goes for fitness blogs. Fitness blogs have about 15,000 searches per month, but if you restrict that search to “Personal Trainer,” you find 165,000 monthly searches.
The lesson here is to find a small, specific niche under a big topic which people find interesting, and one that you will enjoy writing for indefinitely. That increases the odds of your probable success.
Your Best Blogging Niche
You want to develop a blog which has staying power, which can last for simply years. That is what will make you money. You gather an audience. You develop your reputation as expert in the field and produce volumes of material (written, video, and audio) which give something to your readers every time they visit. Then gradually add all of the other aspects of monetization so that the blog can eventually support you. That should be your goal.