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I wanted to start my own blog for years before I found the courage to do so, though still fresh in blogging, I’ve helped compile a list of factors to leverage on when choosing a perfect niche for your blog.
Back then when i use to be a teacher, i realized how important and passionate teaching was. I taught for many years until I came to realize learning isn’t just understanding one subject, it covers vast areas of emphasis. At the time I had no idea what blogging really was until I came across bloggers like Yomi, Makinde Azeez owners of Yomiprof.com and Naijaloaded.com respectively. They have served as a drive for me. They blogged with super passion, they made it sounded like the coolest thing ever! So the idea of starting my own blog came up, the passion i had for teaching inspired me a lot to create Naijaknowhow.com. The idea was to gather a team of professionals that will keep up with ‘how to guides’ on doing practically everything, something much similar to wikihow!
HOW TO CHOOSE A PERFECT NICHE FOR YOUR BLOG
Running a blog with little or no engagement is super frustrating, imagine what happens when you have blogged for a duration of 5-7 months without any useful engagement by your readers. The only comments on your blog were made by your close relations and friends, this mainly because you have chosen to blog on the wrong niche.
Before choosing a blog niche, make sure its something you’ve got a burning desire for, make sure you have enough knowledge on what you want to start (expert) and how well you can relate with your blog audience.
If you want to start your own blog but aren’t sure why you should do it, here are some ideas to help you get started, the tips below should help you to choose a perfect niche for your blog.
Do you naturally post inspirational quotes and photos on your social media? Maybe inspiration is one of your gifts and you haven’t realized it yet. Inspiration is a wonderful reason to start your own blog because people need to know that they aren’t alone and often turn to others for encouragement to keep going. You can inspire others by your blog posts and sharing your journey in an honest way.
Nigerians are solutions seekers, they search different places to seek solutions to their problems, now here’s the deal? If you have a solution, you should capitalize on the the fact that you can help them solve their problems easily. This is another niche creation idea you should want to lay your hands on, imagine the number on Nigerian searching for how to make money online easily, how to travel abroad, acquiring visa easily, relationship advice, how to start importation and exporting business, etc. Creating a blog around such niches won’t be a bad idea at all because monetizing such blogs can come in handy.
Showcase Your Work
In Nigeria, we have got a lot of talented people ranging from architect, designer, artist, illustrators, painters and many more. If you have a gift that is visual like painting, graphic design, or drawing, you can get the world to see what you offer by creating a blog and packing up your hand work(s) in one place; consider starting your own blog so you have a central place to display your work online. This can help you get organized so the next time someone asks to see your work you can send them directly to your blog and they can find everything in one place.
Find A Community
If you are introverted or have a hard time socializing and making new friends, starting your own blog is a great way to find a community of like-minded individuals. Blog communities can range from dancing, singing, football, and lots more. Whatever you are into you will definitely find a group of people online who are also into the same thing and instantly connect.
Sell Your Product/Service
Its a great idea to build your blog around this niche since you know blogs are great places to sell your products if you are very creative, it’s still a great idea to have your own website if you have actual products for sell. You can showcase your products and write inspirational posts about them to motivate readers to make a purchase. It’s a win-win situation! See konga, Jumia and the likes.
Building A Writing Portfolio
Writing can be inspiring, writing articles is what inspires some bloggers. You can gather collection of “published” and thoughtful posts and show potential companies if you are aspiring to be a writer for them. It can be the best decision you should make as a writer because it actually works. Creating this kind of blogs can help you find several professional writing jobs simply by giving them a link to my personal blog.
Start A Community
Much like finding a community, you can also start your own community through a personal blog. Create blogs that brings people of similar interest together. Examples of such niche is entertainment, sport, fashion, food etc.
There is nothing quite like writing in a personal journal by hand, but writing in an online journal through means like a personal blog comes close. If you prefer to type your thoughts out, a blog can serve as a personal journal to help you clear your conscious or get things off your chest. You can choose to set your blog to private or be selective so that only people with certain information can access your blog.
HERE ARE BLOG NICHE SAMPLES TO GET YOU STARTED
The tips listed above will help any rookie and aspiring blogger select a perfect niche for their blog, there are much more other considerations that drives people into choosing a niche to blog about even when not included in the list above. With the above reason, you shouldn’t find problem picking what’s best for your blog and making sure you consider the best possible way to monetize your blog.
I love blogging and try to do it daily. Don’t let the abundance of blogs stop you from starting your own if it’s your desire to do so. Each of us have our unique feature and perspective, someone out there will surely benefit from what you have to say and share. Go for it!