My Niche Isn't Good Enough- Or Is It?

Last Update: June 16, 2018

Today something unexpected happened. I decided since I wouldn’t have time to write an article, I would at least try to get some comments on my site and I would give some comments in return.

I looked at the first site to leave a comment and after reading an article I was surprisingly, speechless. I wasn’t completely interested in the theme of the site. But overall the article really didn’t say anything to me. I felt confused. The author was confused himself I think. I felt bad because I genuinely would have rather left a comment to help him but I simply had to pass.

I went to the next site and was instantly intrigued. But was it because I am a woman? The author was talking about a specific health problem in women.

I can’t help but still think about everything she said in her blog. It left me feeling bad for her and hoping she can succeed with her online business. I literally feel like I will be constantly rooting for her (like a cheerleader on the sidelines). But I am also a little concerned.

Am I getting my audience to relate to me, like I find myself relating to the other woman today? Is it even possible to relate to my niche? Did I make a mistake by what I chose to write about?

In my life so far, I have been licensed for two completely different “careers “. Maybe I just picked something because I knew it would be easy. Did I completely miss out on writing about something more compelling?

I can’t stop asking myself these questions. My other “careers” have completely fizzled out and I can’t even think about working for someone else. Is my writing a failure now too? I guess I will just push on and hope that I get through this. I am hoping I can shake this feeling before Monday when I will be writing an article.

I am not going to give up but will push through this. I have always been strong and this is only a minor set back, or maybe an eye-opener that is for the good. Only the future knows.

~Franchesca

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dwthomsen Premium
Stay positive, Franchesca! It's good that you have gone through this thought process, but don't over-think it. We get more of what we focus on, so make sure your thoughts are taking you in the direction you desire to go. Your feelings will help you. How do you feel about a certain thing? If you feel good, go with it, stay with those thought processes. If you feel bad, banish those thoughts after you have experienced what they are there to teach you. Stay mindful!
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FranchescaK Premium
Thank you! I appreciate that. I’m going to use this as a learning experience.

~Franchesca
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ChristinaAsh Premium
Does your chosen niche bring your passion forward? Or is it just a matter of reasearch and write . If you are passionate than you will resonate with others drawn to it , if you are not than you are going to lose your drive and your customers won’t resonate.

I had feedback on one of my sites the other day that said a lot but a line stood out to me “ I’m not sure how you are going to monetize this “

My first reaction was annnoyance ( the site is my passion, I feel protective of it. I have sites the monetize easy but this is a site I built simply to share what I knew... the writing bag is like a break from life for me . Plus I could clearly see where it could be monetized.. crystal clear as a matter of fact . Lastly I wasn’t asking how to monetize it , I was asking if the other site was easily navigated)

I typed , I paused , I left I came back .... finally I typed thank you and moved on .

Why? Because I realized that person knew nothing about my niche , I knew about it and more importantly I knew people who resonated with it found value .

It’s not his fault ... he just didn’t resonate. You didn’t resonate with that other site but it doesn’t mean that others say won’t .

If you are passionate about your site than I think others will resonate without a doubt.
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FranchescaK Premium
Thank you. This makes a lot of sense. I’m not even sure if I know the answer to this yet but I think after more time I will have the answer.

Question: how long do you think someone who is new should give their website before deciding to change niches?

Thank you for your feedback.

Franchesca
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ChristinaAsh Premium
Everything I have heard says it takes 6-12 months for it to take off so at least that much time. It sounds like a long time because it is , that’s why it is important that it’s something you have a passion for..
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kehaiz1 Premium
Definitely, you will want to question your effort. The good thing is it must let us know that we have got the hurdle to clear. You are in the driving seat and knows your passions and how they flow with you. Be positive with yourself and you will be fine. DO exploits.
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FranchescaK Premium
Thank you!
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Franchesca, stating out it can be a little daunting, it is good that you are enjoying the community and training it helps us to gain a little momentum,
In the beginning, we are not known in the wider online community so it is a matter of creating a presence that is accomplished by creating content and engaging, in the early days it is easy to look around and compare ourselves to others and what others are doing. We can change direction, the key is about forging our own path and creating our own futures, early days yet so give it time and you will do well.
Best wishes.
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FranchescaK Premium
Thank you. I am going to continue, and hope to forge my path. It feels like walking alone in a forest so it can be a little scary.
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