Contributed by Emiliene Alemkeng

Choosing your blog niche is very essential and demands you to take care and time to brainstorm upon because you will have to stick to it all through your blogging adventure. When you choose a niche and start blogging upon, there is no going back. If you switch, your audience will lose interest in you and not take you seriously. The following steps will guide you in brainstorming for an interesting and profitable niche.

Brainstorm on topics you like

The most important thing to put in mind is that you have to brainstorm on things that are interesting to you. Your brainstorming begins by listing all the topics that you are acquainted with. Just make a random list of those things that keep you up late at night, the things that you spend hours reading or practising without getting tired. This procedure is to ensure that your blog niche should come from one of these things that makes you go gaga and that way, you will not go through boredom when you start blogging.

Select the highly profitable ones

In order to accomplish this step, you will need to do a lot of research on the internet to know the level of profitability of each of the topics you listed out in point one. For sure you are dreaming of blogging because you want to make some extra cash for yourself so checking the level of profitability of your niche is very important. There are various niches that are more profitable than others so giving you the need to compare and get the highest bidder. From point one list, make another list of about twenty of the most profitable.

Select those that fall in your domain of expertise

For sure, you might like a topic a lot which coincidentally falls among the most profitable niches but does not however fall under your domain of expertise and you will have to let go. Choosing a niche that you are an expert in is what is demanded from bloggers. You are expected to have a certain advanced knowledge which your audiences need. Choosing a niche that you know little about is nosediving so, from the list you made at point two, make another of those topics that fall in your domain of expertise.

Check popularity and competition

This point like the others above is also very important because you can create the above lists quite alright but realise that competition and popularity of the niche is too high. For certain, you could still venture in to these popular and highly competitive niches to fight and gain grounds but bear in mind that it will be very difficult for you to get traffic. It won’t be an easy task for you to beat these populated niches where other numerous bloggers have already gained the market. It is thus advisable for you to go for the niche that is not over populated for sure, with time, it will also gain popularity like others but before that happens, and you must have gained grounds already.

The above directives will guide you in choosing your blog niche that is profitable and suitable for you. For sure, there are other methods you can follow if this one does not work for you. Subscribe, stay connected to our blog and wait for the next segment to come in less than no time. Also leave your opinions, questions and suggestions in the comment section below.

                                                                  Edited by Nicholine  Akou

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