Really Thinking Strongly About Changing my Niche

Last Update: May 15, 2019

Is it crazy to feel this strong pull toward changing my niche? I've been slowly plodding along since September of 2018 building out my wellness site and adding content, going through all the motions, getting through level 4 of OEC training and I just don't feel good about my niche. This is a feeling from early on. I kept telling myself to keep going, get through the training completely with this niche and it will get better, but that feeling has only gotten more intense.

Although my niche is a subject I know well, it's part of the profession I've been doing for 23 years. When I come home from work, I don't want to immerse myself even more in the same subject, it just feels like work. It doesn't bring me joy.

I feel like I have to give myself permission to put it aside and go after my passion, the thing that makes me happy, the thing that I love.

Have you ever felt that?

I've often done the thing that was either expected of me, or the thing that seemed like what would be the "right thing to do" whether I liked it or not.

I'm about to jump into starting over. It feels a little scary, but what the heck, I think I'll have a much better chance at being successful with something that I really love.

What do you think?

I'd love to hear from you.

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lesabre Premium
Hi Dina, ever considered running two different niche websites. The best of two worlds.
All the best,
Michael
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DinaMartin Premium
I was thinking I might try that out. Maybe keep my current one going.
Thank you,
Dina:)
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BruceMadden Premium
Dina I feel the same way .I also am trying to think of a niche that I can be proud of instead of what I do all the time.
Do something exciting!!!!!
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DinaMartin Premium
Bruce,
Sounds good.
All the best in trying out something new.
Dina:)
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Rubberbandman Premium
Do what makes you happy. But do not give up on the site that you have put so much work into. You can always revert back to it if necessary. Pius you could always add a blog post to it now and again. You can have up to 25 of your own sites hosted with WA.


I'm sure you have a better grasp on what to do to make your new site successful quicker than your first one. The same thing happened to me. I changed my niche and have never looked back. But as you already know it takes time, patience, and a lot of hard work. I'm sure you'll make the right decision.

We'll see you at the top and we wish you the best of luck.
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DinaMartin Premium
Thanks so much for reading my post and commenting. Yes, I was thinking to keep the current one going and add to it a little less often. I appreciate your encouragement.
All the best,
Dina:)
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grahamtc Premium
I can understand this on some level. When I originally joined WA a couple of years ago, the niche that I chose back then was one that I found interesting and could write a bit about but I ran out of steam after a little while. I recently rejoined WA and chose a different niche (well one area overlapped with the original niche I had chosen back then) and I find that I have lots of ideas for posts coming to mind that I note down. I enjoy writing and researching and it's truly something I'm enjoying. Yesterday, I was comparing the 2 experiences and passion is definitely a key factor this time around. I'm doing this part-time around my main job and even after crazy days at work, I find myself looking forward to posting on my new blog. So it certainly doesn't feel like more work I'm doing. Overall, I'm still in the early stages though but thought I'd comment as it's something I was thinking about yesterday. I say jump in with both feet as you do something you really love and enjoy the journey! D
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DinaMartin Premium
Awesome!! Thanks so much for sharing your story. It really helps. Wishing you all the best,
Dina:)
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cramervod Premium
I started with a video game niche which was too much like work for me to enjoy doing it. So, I switched to a self-improvement one where I can do many things that I enjoy.

By switching I feel like I missed out on making money from either niche because it was like a reset button, that meant having to get to know a completely different subject.

My point is that you may want to hang in there a little longer so you can see one of your niches gain some traction which could make it more useful of an experience for you to have going into a different project.

Do what you logically think will be the best move and don't make a quick decision as I did.
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DinaMartin Premium
OK. Thanks so much for sharing your experience. I will consider your advice.
All the best to you,
Dina:)
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