Writing a blog might be easy, but having a Niche is definitely hard. There are billions of people on the Internet, so there are trillions of blogs. If your Niche is being written about all over the web, then it will be hard for you to be recognized. If you are trying to find the right niche for you, ask yourself some questions.
First, ask yourself, what you’re interested in:
If you aren't interested in your niche, then the process of writing consecutive blogs about it will be very boring, and probably end shortly. Although you will always need to do some research, there's a difference between hated research and learning from scratch, verses research that you would enjoy. Research will take up numerous hours for you, so you have to be able to enjoy what you’re researching. Although there might be a better market for cooking, if you’re interested in landscaping and hate cooking, then that should not be your niche. The problem is people go for what other people are into, but if you make your niche well known and interesting, you can get other individuals interested. At the same time, your writing about something you know and enjoy.
Second, ask yourself who is your audience:
This is an important fact to know before you start writing. If your audience will be young adults, then you know most of them will have Internet access. Knowing your audience can also help you when it comes to advertisement. You know with young adults you can advertise on social networking sites such as Myspace, Facebook, or even Downelink. You can even advertise on forums and around school sites. Where as, if your audience was mainly senior citizens, you know most of them don't use the computer or Internet.
Third, ask yourself, is your niche too broad:
While choosing your niche, remember that it shouldn't be too broad of a topic, nor to narrow of a topic. Let’s say you want to write about music. That's a great idea, because everyone loves music. However, music is a VERY BROAD subject. You should narrow that down to either a genre of music, or a state of musical talent. If you wrote about every genre, you would lose customers that just want to know about one specific genre. You could also lose customers because you wouldn't be talking about the genre they like enough. The only other thing to remember with a topic like this, like with all, is make sure your targeted audience is into what you pick.
Fourth, ask yourself, will you make any money:
Although this is not the most important, it is very much real. While staring at your list of possible niche ideas, look for one that you love, but will also make a profit off of. Let’s say you’re into computers and planting baby trees. If you choose to write your niche about planting baby trees, you will probably make no profit. However writing about something with computers, like hardware or software, I'm sure you will make a nice profit.
Some other things to ask yourself are; who are your competitors, and will advertisement be easy. Those are important things you will need to figure out before picking you niche. Just remember, have fun with it! If you feel forced to do countless hours on research, your niche will not be a success. That's the cold hard truth. Once you’re done taking all of this into consideration, you should be ready to go.