niche blogging

Tips on Creating A Niche Blog

by Carmela Maraan

I’m a random person. So random that when my husband suggested that I create my own niche blog, I was stumped. Not because I’m not driven about anything, but because I’ve got so many interests that it’s hard to talk about just one of them in a single site.

A niche blog is a blog that’s focused on a specific subject. It’s a great starting tool for those who wish to make money online in a field that’s saturated with popular and professional blogs.

Practically every blog I’ve owned is a melange of random topics that I enjoy, and while that’s great for personal blogs, it can get a little tricky for a blog with a targeted audience. So while I’m learning how to redirect my pursuits into a niche blog, I’d like to share some tips that you may also find useful.

1. Find your passion.

If you’ve got plenty of interests like I do, it helps if you narrow them down to your top 3 topics, then to your top 1. (I’m still working on this). It should be something you’ll never be tired of researching and talking about, because when — not if — you run out of drive, you’ll need something to keep you motivated.

Although earning revenue and other perks from your blog is a great end goal, it should never be your primary focus for keeping a blog. Without a beloved topic to keep you going, you’ll run out of things to say and your faltering passion will show.

2. Narrow down your topic.

Some topics have several subcategories. For example, jewelry. What designs, materials, markets, and types of jewelry do you want to cover? You can trim your options down to handmade metal jewelry or Italian glass bracelets.

Starting off with a broad subject which would be hard to discuss with your readers if you aren’t well-versed in all of them. Stick to what you know first; you can always branch out later as you go along.

3. Avoid trends.

Don’t base your blog on a topic that you like just because it’s the hottest story right now. Steer clear of topics with expiration dates such as a particular movie or TV series. Even if you’re well-versed in the nitty-gritty of these topics, after a while your readers will move on to the next trend and you’ll be forgotten.

4. Learn the basics.

If you’re a first-time blogger, you need to learn how to find and use a blog hosting site, design and manage your blog, write effective headlines and blog posts, promote your posts, and interact with your audience. If you’re an experienced blogger, learn as much as you can about your chosen topic and your target audience.

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5. Get resources.

Don’t be afraid to approach the pros. There are several online blogging guides that can help you out with your needs, and many of these offer their advice for free. If you can, observe other blogs with the same niche as yours so you can figure out what approaches may work well for you.

6. Research your keywords.

Once you’ve determined your niche, you need to find keywords that are specific to your topic. Try to avoid broad keywords such as ‘education’ if your topic is special education teachers. Using specific keywords helps you zero in on your target audience, with less competition.

7. Network actively.

You’ll need to promote your blog in your social networks, both online and offline. When your readers leave comments in your blog or in your social media sites, listen to their feedback and respond as graciously and professionally as possible. Encourage your followers to stay tuned to your blog, and keep them posted for any updates.

8. Experiment.

If your blog doesn’t seem to run the way you want it to, don’t be afraid to make changes to it. This applies to your website design, post content, research material, promotional strategy, expanding your reader base, and even the schedule and frequency at which you post. Your audience is dynamic, so you’ll have to keep up with it.

Do you run your own niche blog? Drop us a line below and share what you’ve learned from your experiences!

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Harinder Singh February 18, 2014 at 2:31 am

Hey,

Nice work. Thanks for sharing such valuable tips.

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Gece Ba?l?yor February 19, 2014 at 6:54 pm

I am blogging about web programming but i started to think norrowing down my content to focus on what i am really good at. Thanks for those thinks, i will consider them for my blog.

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Floorin February 20, 2014 at 2:19 am

I actually write about many niches and I dont like the ideea to choose only one of them. Im new in blogging yet.

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Developer February 21, 2014 at 6:58 am

These Tips are Very Nice… Its Very Helpful to Me… Thanks For Sharing…

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Rishab Sharma February 22, 2014 at 6:00 am

i am also start a new niche blog but dont know the best way to start niche blog and important topics keep in mind to start blog

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Questlot February 26, 2014 at 4:31 pm

I will be blogging about Health, i will research for health keyword. Thanks for sharing.

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techonce February 27, 2014 at 1:19 am

Nice work. Thanks for sharing

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Glenn David February 28, 2014 at 6:06 am

Hii Carmela, experimenting on different niche is the best thing to succeed here. I’m pretty aware of this fact but glad to see you included that too. :)

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Narayan March 1, 2014 at 6:00 am

one of the best blogs that I’ve ever read on this topic..congratulations

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Lasya March 2, 2014 at 3:42 am

Great article, I am trying out an niche blog from 3 months. These tips are really helpful for newbies to get an outlook sources. Thank you for letting us to know.

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rajesharinos March 4, 2014 at 7:55 am

Hi,
Thanks for sharing very useful information to us.I too have confusing while writing blog,but all your points gives me clear idea how to start and promote the blog.
Regards
Rajesharinos

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Sumit Gupta March 4, 2014 at 11:15 am

The keyword research part is the most critical stage of starting a niche blog.You have to dig in deep to find low competition keywords and also look if you can write at least 10 long articles on that topic.

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Rafay Ansar March 4, 2014 at 4:23 pm

Thanks Carmela Maraan for sharing a valuable post…:)

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Robert Stephen March 11, 2014 at 1:20 am

Thank you for sharing this important ideas for niche blogging. I will keep it in mind.
I am going to start a niche blog too. Thanks.

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joseph101 March 11, 2014 at 5:51 am

I am on fourth step.. learning basics by reading blogs related to my topic.. Thanks….

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adwords dan??manl?k March 13, 2014 at 4:26 am

Technical knowledge and experience is very important in Google Ads of certified experts, at least the cost of preparing the accounts, received the highest return!

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Antoinette March 16, 2014 at 5:10 am

I had mine search especially the keywords and the rest will follow.

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Umesh March 28, 2014 at 8:03 am

Very informative. Please throw some light on the 6th point, Get resources.

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Hotels in Jodhpur April 4, 2014 at 6:05 am

we all are creating blogging as the knowledge we all have .But the perfect blogging maintain the title ,keyword ,tags and url , onthe basis of this thing a nice blog will have more page rank which increase crawling of your page on search engine seach result.

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Karan Khurana April 9, 2014 at 3:49 am

Here i noticed in your 3rd point where you mentioned to avoid the trends but i saw many webmasters also focus on these kind of topics like blogging on the topic as Valentines Day Sms or something else. Please specify why it is necessary to avoid.

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Carmela Maraan April 10, 2014 at 10:06 am

Hi Karan,

Running a niche blog means offering something unique, different, and interesting to your readers. When you stick to trending topics too often, you end up talking about what everyone else is talking about, and that kills your uniqueness.

Hope this helps! :)

Carmela

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elite June 13, 2014 at 10:56 pm

Follow the trends, publish copied contents, buy old domain, and consistently try to post 10-25 posts a day. It might not work, but it will make you wiser

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sablon kaos April 13, 2014 at 12:45 pm

greats.. i can trying 3 articel/day.. thanks,very important for me

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Meenakshi April 19, 2014 at 3:37 pm

Thanks for sharing your valuable information sir. But how to edit blog main menu.

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siya sinha April 21, 2014 at 4:39 am

Thanks for sharing nice blog. it is a good thoughts for increasing business and generate revenue to a person.

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U18 India April 21, 2014 at 7:12 am

Sometimes, it becomes quite difficult to post articles on same niche for long time.
During that period, how to get fresh and demanding titles with compelling content? Usually, I prefer to get ideas from magazines and some question-answer sites to write articles.
What else is there to come up with fresh and eye catcher post ideas for one-post-a-day basis.

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Kru Witoon April 23, 2014 at 12:55 pm

IMHO, only passion isn’t quite enough. You’ll need to know something in your niche more than average people, that’ll make writing articles a lot easier.

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Robert April 24, 2014 at 7:47 am

Thank you for sharing this important ideas for niche blogging. Great

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Rabia khan May 1, 2014 at 11:27 am

Nice post CARMELA, and Great information for beginners but i feel that if you add some tips to promotion of their blog in your list then it may be helpful for them.

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Tauhid May 8, 2014 at 11:59 am

Niche content plays important role to get the site ranked high. good one…

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Ladies Weight Lifting Gloves May 8, 2014 at 12:39 pm

Hello,
I saw many webmasters also focus on these kind of topics like blogging on the topic as Valentines Day Sms or something else. But you are the best. Thanks a lot.

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Komal Singh May 12, 2014 at 8:10 am

Great information for us and I have been trying to make niche blog but now finally I know it how to make and thanks for sharing it.

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Rahul Gupta May 12, 2014 at 8:19 am

Thank you for sharing this useful ideas for niche blogging. I will keep it in mind.
I am going to start a niche blog too.

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karan Rawat May 13, 2014 at 5:38 pm

Thanks Carmela,
I like that idea of avoiding trends from your blog post. Share something that will remain long lasting and you ll be remember for a long time.

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jai May 15, 2014 at 6:51 am

I would like to thank you for sharing a nice topic about on niche blog with us, this is helpful to for me and other professional users.

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Sajid May 17, 2014 at 6:46 am

Thank you for sharing this useful ideas, i am trying to follow your tips.

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worldfree4u May 19, 2014 at 8:35 am

Great tips for creating the niche blog .Thank you

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