Picking a writing niche is more than just about finding something that will make you money. While this is one of the main reasons people start blogging, it shouldn’t be the only one.
You need to enjoy what you write about. If you don’t, you’ll only run into problems later on.
All the niches I’ve picked over the years have been ones that I love. They’re ones that I either enjoy because I have a lot of knowledge about or because I’m constantly learning something new. Here are four reasons to pick a niche you enjoy for your blog.
You’ll Stick With It
You won’t start making money instantly. It takes time to build up your blog posts and get an audience for your blog.
When you’re writing in a niche that you’re not too excited about, it’s easy to lose motivation. You start looking at other ideas and ways to make money. By doing something you enjoy, you’re more likely to stick with it when things don’t quite work out instantly.
You’re also more likely to put the effort in needed to succeed. Nothing worth having was easy to achieve.
Your Own Voice Shines Through
When you don’t enjoy a topic that much, you’re not going to know as much. You then run the risk of having someone else’s voice, as you use their blog posts and articles as guides.
By enjoying your niche, you can put your own voice and personality into a topic. This is great for your readers. They get to know more about you!
With your own voice shining through, you build up a relationship with your reader. You stand out from others within your niche, and find something that makes you unique. That leads to more readers and more money for you.
You’ll Find Different Blog Ideas
Coming up with new blog ideas isn’t easy when you don’t like a topic. If you’re only doing it for money, you run the risk of regurgitating all the same information found elsewhere online.
Sure, you can do that with a topic you enjoy, but it’s less likely. You’ll find something about the topic that you find personally interesting, or find your own take on the topic at hand.
Coming up with new writing ideas is also much easier. You don’t need to rake the topic bank and scrape out the bottom of the barrel to get something your audience will enjoy reading.
Knowing Your Audience Is Easier
It’s important to write for your audience, whether you write for money or not. That’s the only way you’ll get more readers.
When you enjoy a niche, you’ll find writing for your audience easier. You’ll know what they want to know, why they want to know it, and how to deliver it effectively. This leads to your posts getting shared, so you get more readers.
It doesn’t mean you need to know everything about your topic. It’s all about picking a niche where you know more than your audience and are willing to learn the extra bits that you don’t know. I have niches were I’m still learning, and I state that. But I enjoy it so much that I love learning as much as possible and sharing it when I do find it. This always delivers something that my audience will want to read.
Now you need to pick a niche you enjoy. It will make your life much easier, and help you create a blog both you and your audience will love.
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