Choose Your Niche

Choose Your Niche

Choose Your Niche
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I’m often asked, How can I make money online and from what? It’s actually rather simple;

Number One Rule. You’ve got to be passionate about your topic, area of interest or niche!

A niche is a distinct segment of a market, in other words your “audience”.

Whether you’re a freelance writer, a full time or aspiring blogger, this is the single most important piece of advice for you! If you’re not passionate about your chosen topic, developing a sustainable online business from writing is simply not going to happen. Period.

Let’s face it. Writing can be hard work at the best of times. Well it’s even harder if you don’t enjoy your subject matter. Try cranking out 1000-2000 words per day on a topic that simply holds zero interest for you. You’ll run out of steam real quick and the dreaded writer’s block will soon kick in. Sure you might be able to keep up the pace for a while, but not day after day, month after month.

Building an online writing business takes commitment, time and a fair bit of work, so it’s important that you enjoy your topic and chosen path to success. Get excited about it!

Choosing Your Niche

If you haven’t got your niche or area of interest clearly defined, take a pen and paper and brainstorm the following;

  1. Write down all your interests, passion, hobby, or areas of knowledge; perhaps a problem you’ve run into and have solved – or maybe it’s an aspiration you want to achieve – a need or want. A niche can be just about anything, so let your creativity flow and write down all the niche based ideas you can think of here. There are billions of online searches happening every day, and chances are, they are looking for your niche.
  2. Think about why other people might be searching for your niche and what problems your niche will solve
  3. Don’t make your niche topic too broad. For example a niche on pets or even dogs is probably too broad. You need to try and narrow your focus for example choose a niche topic of a particular dog breed, or product (dog food comparisons) or problem (obesity in elderly dogs), is a much better approach. The more targeted your niche the better. There will definitely be someone searching for your niche!

Here’s a link to a great article about choosing your niche on Wealthy Affiliate. It’s well worth the read, and is guaranteed to get your creativity flowing!

Have you got any tips about choosing a niche? I’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

Happy Brainstorming, Cheers, Karen

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8 Responses&nbspso far.

  1. Angelien says:

    Hi, I like your website. Good inspiration and helping hand.

    KInd regards,
    Angelien

  2. Louie says:

    Hi, Karen!

    Great advice, indeed! And simple to follow. Sometimes, when you’re trying to find an idea that you can run with, there’s just too many things swirling around in your head, it’s hard to focus any single one.

    Your advice should be easy for any budding online entrepreneur to follow!

    Take care!
    Louie

    • KD Forsman says:

      Hi Louie, thank you for your comments, I know exactly what you mean about ideas swirling around in your head! My phone is full of notes that I’ve written down at midnight or 2am, or whenever I think of another hair brained idea. At some point all of that noise in my head has got to hatch a brilliant plan… but for now they are just random musings! Best wishes, Karen

  3. Dev says:

    Hi there,

    Excellent post on picking a niche. I think it honestly is one of the hardest parts about getting started with making money online. More often than not people fall into the same mistakes of picking too broad of a niche or picking what they think will be most profitable. You hit the nail right on the head – you want your niche to be something you are passionate about. That passion will bleed right through into your writing and over time that alone will pay dividends, especially in making you an authority in your space.

    • KD Forsman says:

      Hi Dev, absolutely and thank you so much for your feedback. You are right about choosing something you’re passionate about, if you don’t it becomes hard work and a total grind very quickly. All the best, Cheers, Karen

  4. Chihiro says:

    Hi Karen,
    When I started learning online business, I thought about a niche too much and took time to decide it. Actually choosing a niche is the first hard part of online business, but you showed us how to choose a niche and some tips about it. Very nice post and this helps me a lot. Thank you

    • KD Forsman says:

      Hi Chihiro Thanks very much for your feedback. Choosing a niche can be tricky. often we start off with a far too broad niche, but it’s important to try and make it as tight as possible… After all we can’t be all things to everyone. I’m glad this post was helpful for you. All the very best of luck with your website and online business. Kind regards, Karen

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