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How To Find Your Blog Niche And Start Moving Forward To Get Noticed And Paid

I bet you are having a hard time finding a focus for your blog, aren’t you?

I am sure you have searched “How to find your blog niche” countless times or searching on other bloggers’ expert tips on how you can do it on your own.

Every blogger has a niche. It’s where he is interested writing about for his blog. It’s something you want to share for your audience. It simple as it sounds, right? But why are you having troubles knowing yours?

Your Blog Niche Struggle

You are blogging most of the time but you don’t have clarity on what your blog is about. You want to blog because you love to write but you don’t know where you want your blog goes in the next 5 months. Oftentimes, you say, “Oh, let’s see what happens.”

You are too pressured on coming up what audience you want to have and to target for your posts. You are insanely crazy figuring out what particular niche works or not. You are hoarding information or stalking your “probable” pro blogger to see what they’re up to.

Most of the time, you’re asking Google, “How do you find your niche?” and read tons of informative posts with tips and strategies on how you could find your blog market.

You have planned to copy other’s blog and try to make it work, too, like they did. You are mapping a lot of diagrams figuring out what do you want to write about. You want to make your blog (and future business) work but you don’t know your audience.

If you're tired searching for your probable niche for your blog, read this post about how to find our blog niche and start moving forward and get noticed and paid to learn how to search and discover your niche with the advise from the expert bloggers @thenectarcollective. Read this post or re-pin to save for later. #blogging #niche

How to find your blog niche?

To whom are you are writing for? To whom do you want to engage? To what particular group of people do you want to dedicate your blog?

Your answer would be, “I know what I want to blog about but I just don’t know my audience” or “I really don’t know what to blog, maybe, I welcome eclectic blogging. I’d rather be niche-less. It’s more flexible to me.”

Pal, if you believe what other bloggers are telling about niche-less blogging and they’re successful on it. Think twice. Even the great Michael Hyatt, the former Chairman and CEO of Thomas Nelson Publishers, author of Platform: Get Noticed in a Noisy World, a New York Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal bestselling book, course creator, and well, the person followed by more than a half million subscribers in his blog (615,597 subscribers)!

How to find your niche - Michael Hyatt

Discovering your niche can be tough especially if you new in blogging. By definition, a niche is a category or a target market you want to focus your blog to. Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines it as “a job, activity, etc. that is suitable for someone” or “the situation in which a business’s products or services can succeed by being sold to a particular kind or group or people.”

According to Dustin of Dustn.tv, a niche can be reflected on who you really are. It can be something you can write with consistency (like 10,ooo times without getting tired writing about it or like something you’re willing to invest either monetary or effort to achieve it.

How to find your niche - Dustin Stout answer

Basically, a niche is like a bridge from your interest and to your audience’s interests as well. Through this bridge, you want to share your end to your audience about something that is clearly emphasized to your readers.

Most of the time, new bloggers like you have this dilemma “Why do I have to find a niche if I can write about a lot I love for my readers?” Let these expert bloggers tell you.

Michael Hyatt from MichaelHyatt.com

How to find your niche - Michael Hyatt answer

Dustin Stout from Dustn.tv

How to find your niche - Dustin Stout

Melyssa Griffin from MelyssaGriffin.com (Formerly The Nectar Collective)

How to find your niche - Melyssa Griffin

Darrell Evans from YokelLocal.com

How to find your niche - Darrell Evans

But you’re problem is…

“Ugh, come on, Mecyll, I know what I want to talk about but it’s just the ‘who’ that I’m having issues. To whom should I dedicate my blog for?”

This is a problem. You don’t know who are you audience especially if you’re new to blogging. Kory Mae from DiscoverYourBrand.com said when you start blogging, you can write your first post about something you’re really passionate about. It’s something you love doing and would like to do for the nth time.

How to find your niche - Kory Mae

While searching for your prospect blog niche, at the back of your mind, you are probably asking how to have a profitable niche or best niche for 2016. One answer. One word. No.

There’s no such thing as a profitable niche or best niche but every niche can be profitable and best if you know how to find it and to handle it with 200% consistency and patience to make it grow.

Are we clear on that?

Many bloggers are writing about lists of profitable niches. In Google alone, you can bunch of 940,000 related articles! Try reading them one by one and we’ll see if you receive enlightenment. In Pinterest, you can find 100s of pins if you type “blog niche” and surely the first 50 pins are about it. You’ll get confused. Swear.

Is there a fastest way to find my niche?

 

True answer: No. Sorry about that.

To find your niche, you have to observe to which of the areas are you comfortable writing about for a month or so. It depends on you. In my case, it took me half a year of blogging before I realized the niche for this site. This is a common struggle for a lifestyle blogger who tackles bunch of ideas in one site. For others, the target audience per se. To start digging your field of expertise I suggest you to read the following posts published to learn how we come up with our niche for Bitchy Chicken site.

 

You want to be an authority to your blog, right? You want to present yourself as an expert to your niche. Why not sign up and join me in this journey and let me help you out in this blogging venture. Learn how to find your blog niche with proper guidance (from me personally) and make clarity on your awesome blogs!

Final Thoughts

You can start blogging and experiment what particular subject you want your blog appear in front of your audience. Anyway, your blog describes who you are. Yet, narrowing the blog is often the most neglected area of blogging that even the expert bloggers are guilty.

If you’re still fresh in blogging, I suggest you to read my newly published post in Lifehack to give you an idea on what I’m talking about. I’ve been blogging for so long time but got serious on it in the last 7 months.

Read post  17 Lies Expert Bloggers Love To Tell You When You Start Blogging

Within the span of 7 months of blogging, I struggled, felt depressed, frustrated. Part of which is my inability to know what I’m blogging. It took me 5 months of in-depth research, listening to podcasts, webinars from loads of bloggers out there. I took teaching internship, travel, my life as my first set of niches. Yeah, SET. Then, I switched to passion, inspirational, journaling  then creative writing, then creativity.

I really find it hard to know what I want to talk about for the blog. Right now, I found it and it’s really clear. I’m sticking to it.

Do you want to find yours? Tell me your struggle and I’ll help you out. Leave your questions in the comment section below.  😛

Do you like this post? If yes, kindly share this to your family or your friends who are struggling on niche down process. This post will be a big help for them. Click the social media icons on the left sidebar. For comments, feel free to leave them in the comment section below. I’ll be glad to be of help. God speed, pals!  😎

 

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  • Thank you so much for this post, it is really helpful! I’ve just started my own lifestyle blog and been thinking all the time what is the audience I am speaking to? I want to write about so many things that I like and inspire me, but I have to think about niche. And I also think we shouldn’t focus on what is profitable but on what we are knowledgeable/enjoy to write about! Thank you! 🙂

    • Hi, Vera! Thanks for such awesome comment and glad the post was really helpful to you. I’m curious. What do you want to blog about? 🙌

      • Thank you for replying! 🙂 I want to blog about life lessons/experiences and my thoughts about various topics. Stories from my daily life but in a happy, inspiring way. I would include posts about motivation/productivity. Since I am also a writer, I am interested in topics about writing process and I made 2 major categories: 1. blogging and 2. writing – where I would post only relevant topics about creation process or life of a writer. I would appreciate a lot if you could tell me how does this sound to you! 🙂 Thank you for your time! Wish you a great day!

        • Hi, Vera! Sounds like a lot of topics to cover for the blog. I advise to find the middle of these niches or something they are relative to each other. Let’s say, since you sound more like a writer, writing. How a writer blogs, writes, motivates self, creates system to be more productive, etc. Focus on your blog avatar (Who is that person you want your blog to serve to?) Hopes this helps. If you have more questions, leave them here. I’ll be so glad to help you out 🙂

          • Thank you so much for your advice and help, I never thought about it in this way! I will definitely consider this new approach to my topics 🙂 Thank you for your time!

          • Sure, sure! No problem, Vera! I love to help you out. 🙂

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