1st Step – Find Your Niche

What is your favorite thing to do?

I would like for you to answer that question for me.

Is it…Flying quadcopters? Finding great deals? Hiking? Riding motorcycles or dirt bikes? Editing videos? Traveling the world? Training dogs? Fixing your car? Cutting your hair? Camping? Cutting your grass? Fixing computers or phones? Riding Atvs? Doing your nails? Teaching children? Hunting? Playing the guitar? Architecture? Doing electrical work? Fishing? Making money online? Something else? What’s your favorite thing to do?

I am asking because, the very first step in creating a blog website is finding the topic (niche) for your website.

Your niche needs to be something you love to talk about and a topic you can clearly explain to others.

The perfect niche gives you a head start and it lets people know that you actually know what you are talking about. While at the same time, making sure you do not lose hope and motivation when creating content about your niche. It’s very important to pick the right niche.

What’s a Website Niche?

A website niche is the topic for a website.

A niche is anything and everything.

Everything I mentioned above can be used as a niche.

An easy way to understand what is a niche is to picture the many different departments at Amazon.com, or even everything at your local Walmart.

Every department and sub-department is a niche.

amazon departments

A niche goes way beyond the categories at Amazon though.

Like I said, A niche can be ANYTHING you can think of.

For example:

Let’s say your favorite thing to do is ride motorcycles. The niche for your website could be as simple as riding motorcycles. That wouldn’t be a good one. You would have a lot of competition. Your niche should be something more specific like teaching someone to ride a motorcycle, or how to use a clutch, or up and down shifting, or even maintaining your motorcycle.

Your niche should not be broad. A broad niche means a lot of competition and you are less likely going to make money.

You should be getting an idea of what your niche is going to be the topic of your website.

If you already chose a niche, I want to give you a couple of tips to make sure you picked the right niche.

Tips for Choosing The Right Niche

– Make sure you niche is not too broad or too specific.

Too broad means you could be competing with large corporations and millions of other website owners for the same keywords and content ideas. Too specific and you will run out of things to blog about. You have to be right there in the middle.

good and bad niches

Don’t choose a whole market such as electronics as your niche. That’s WAY to broad. You would need to narrow it down by a lot. Such as, Waterproof cameras for kids/adults/scuba divers, etc…

Another example: I wouldn’t choose golf in general as your niche. That is way too broad. A specific type of golf club or golf ball is too specific. Teaching someone how to putt is right there in the middle and you would have plenty to talk about, plenty of products to promote and you may not have as much competition.

Think about this for a second… You are setting yourself up to become the leader of your niche. That is your overall goal. You want people to think of you when they think of your niche. You will probably have competition in your niche, and there is a lot you must do to get ahead of the competition.

You have to create content and a website that is better and rivals the competition. You have to build your visitors trust in you. When people trust you, they buy from you or through you. If they don’t trust you, you will be lucky to get someone to buy anything through you.

Building Trust Is Crucial To Your Success.

– Some niches are more competitive than others.

The weight loss industry is more competitive than the Air Conditioning for campers industry. You will always have some competition, but choosing the right niche can eliminate a lot of competition.

– Always check to make sure that your niche has an affiliate program with products related to your niche.

Go to any search engine and type in, (Your niche) affiliate program and 9 times out of 10 your niche will have an affiliate program.  If your niche doesn’t have any products to promote you could try a different, but similar niche that does have products with affiliate programs.

You could also implement an advertising network banner or create your own product or service related to your niche.

If you have already decided on your niche, you are ready to start the next step and you can go ahead and click the button at the bottom to continue on to the next step.

If you have not chosen your niche, keep reading.

Even More Tips To Help You The Right Niche

  • Your Niche has to be something you enjoy talking about and something you can speak fluently with others about. If you don’t know absolutely everything about the niche, that is okay. You will learn a lot more throughout your journey.
  • Your first niche (probably) will not be your last. People create new websites for different niches everyday, why not you? However, I highly recommend sticking with one website and building that website into a dominant website, before you try to run multiple websites starting off as a beginner. It will take a lot of time and be extremely stressful trying to run 2 or more websites as a beginner. You need to learn as much as you can with one website at first.
  • If you need to, go to different shopping websites, forums, other blog websites, and see if you find a niche that interests you. Make sure it isn’t too broad or too specific.

Still can’t decide? Contact me and I will do my best to help you find your niche. I can’t promise you that I can help you find a niche, but I will help you as much as I can. Just let me know what you are interested in and we can narrow it down.

Once you decide on your niche, it’s time to research a domain name for your future website.

The next steps may seem complicated at first, but trust me, I am going to explain it as clearly as possible and make it as easy as possible.

(I chose make money online as my niche. I know this is a VERY BROAD NICHE, but I am not worried about getting ranked high in search engines or making money from it anytime soon.)

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