Choosing your first niche - Just my 2 cents
Last Update: Dec 10, 2017
Just want to preface this by saying my "s" key is broke on the laptop I am using now and pasting each "s" in so don't mind the missing capital s's.
I often see many new members asking for advice on what their niche should be for their first website. We have all been there, having our creative gears turning while we think about what to focus on. And that is a great thing because it will really bring out your creativity. Based on the training I have taken over the past month, and the amount of content you need to write, there is one tip I just want to share when choosing your first niche.
Choose a niche that you are passionate about
I often reply just that when asked about choosing a niche. What are you passionate about? What topic can you talk to me about for hours? These are things that you should think about before choosing your first niche.
Do not think about what niche will make you "get rich quick". To me, there is no such thing, especially if you cannot write about it. When choosing my niche, I chose something I am passionate about and feel comfortable writing. It is not about making money for me yet, because if my content is compelling, then money will come.
Readers can sense your passion in your writing. They can tell you really know about your niche by your wealth of knowledge. This will help you build credibility among your readers and will build trust. Just from my retail background in sales, I know if a customer does not trust you they will not buy from you. But you will buy from someone that provides you with an unbiased opinion and understands your needs.
Narrow down your niche.
You will read about this in the training and this is very important. Narrow down your niche to target a specific audience. You don't want to pick a niche that is to broad, but focuses on a segment that you can target. For example, my cat just decided to lay next to me so I will use him as an example. say you want your niche to be cats. Type that into Google or Amazon and see how many results come up for that. Probably a lot! so let's narrow it down.
My cat has digestion issues lately and need to get him specific food. This is something I want to reearch more about now since it is very personal to me. so I could pick a niche such as "cat food for intestinal problems". That is much more specific then cats alone, and you will be helping others that may have a similar issue. Come to think of it that may be my next niche!
Finding your first niche is exciting. Just follow something you are passionate about. You will find out as you progress that content is key, and you do not want to find yourself in a writing rut later when you do not know what to write about. Think about what you talk to your friends and family about, or your hobbies. These can become great niches and down the line, a great business!