This write-up will show you how to choose a perfect niche for your blog. Newbie bloggers can get tips on how to select a perfect niche for their blog. Here is a list of blog niche samples in Nigeria.
I wanted to start my blog for years before I found the courage to do so, though still fresh in blogging, I’ve helped compile a list of factors to leverage on when choosing a perfect niche for your blog.
Back then when I use to be a teacher, I realized how important and passionate teaching was. I taught for many years until I came to realize learning isn’t just understanding one subject, it covers vast areas of emphasis. At the time I had no idea what blogging really was until I came across bloggers like Yomi, Makinde Azeez owners of Yomiprof.com and Naijaloaded.com. They have served as a drive for me. They blogged with super passion, they made it sounded like the coolest thing ever! So the idea of starting my blog came up, the passion I had for teaching inspired me a lot to create Naijaknowhow.com. The idea was to gather a team of professionals that will keep up with ‘how-to guides’ on doing practically everything, something much like wikiHow!
THINGS TO CONSIDER TO CHOOSE A PERFECT NICHE FOR YOUR BLOG
Running a blog with little or no engagement is super frustrating, imagine what happens when you have blogged for a duration of 5-7 months without any useful engagement by your readers. You have chosen to blog on the wrong niche that is why you have only your close relations and friends read your articles.
Before choosing a blog niche, make sure its something you’ve got a burning desire for, make sure you have enough knowledge on what you want to blog about and how well you can relate with your blog audience.
If you want to start your own blog but aren’t sure why you should do it, here are some ideas to help you get started, the tips below should help you to choose a perfect niche for your blog.
Do you naturally post inspirational quotes and photos on your social media? Maybe inspiration is one of your gifts and you haven’t realized it yet. Inspiration is a wonderful reason to start your own blog because people need to know that they aren’t alone and often turn to others for encouragement to keep going. You can inspire others by your blog posts and sharing your journey in an honest way.
2. Solving Problems
Nigerians are solutions seekers, they search for different places to seek solutions to their problems, now here’s the deal? If you have a solution, you should capitalize on the fact that you can help them solve their problems easily. This is another niche creation idea you should want to lay your hands on, imagine the number on Nigerian searching for how to make money online easily, how to travel abroad, acquiring visa easily, relationship advice, how to start importation and exporting business, etc. Creating a blog around such niches won’t be a bad idea at all because monetizing such blogs can come in handy.
3. Showcase Your Work
In Nigeria, we have a lot of talented people ranging from architect, designer, artist, illustrators, painters and many more. If you have a gift that is visual like painting, graphic design, or drawing, you can get the world to see what you offer by creating a blog and packing up your handwork(s) in one place; consider starting your own blog so you have a central place to display your work online. This can help you get organized so the next time someone asks to see your work you can send them directly to your blog and they can find everything in one place.
4. Find A Community
If you are introverted or have a hard time socializing and making new friends, starting your own blog is a great way to find a community of like-minded people. Blog communities can range from dancing, singing, football, and lots more. Whatever you are into you will definitely find a group of people online who are also into the same thing and instantly connect.
5. Sell Your Product/Service
It’s a great idea to build your blog around this niche since you know blogs are great places to sell your products if you are very creative, it’s still a great idea to have your own website if you have real products for sell. You can showcase your products and write inspirational posts about them to motivate readers to make a purchase. It’s a win-win situation! See Konga, Jumia and the likes.
6. Building A Writing Portfolio
Writing can be inspiring, writing articles is what inspires some bloggers. You can gather a collection of “published” and thoughtful posts and show potential companies if you are aspiring to be a writer for them. It can be the best decision you should make as a writer because it actually works. Creating this kind of blogs can help you find several professional writing jobs simply by giving them a link to my personal blog.
7. Start A Community
Much like finding a community, you can also start your own community through a personal blog. Create blogs that brings people of similar interest together. Examples of such niche are entertainment, sport, fashion, food etc.
There is nothing like writing in a personal journal by hand, but writing in an online journal through means like a personal blog comes close. If you prefer to type your thoughts out, a blog can serve as a personal journal to help you clear your conscious or get things off your chest. You can choose to set your blog to private or be selective so that only people with certain information can get access to your blog.
HERE ARE BLOG NICHE SAMPLES TO GET YOU STARTED
Having listed blogging niche ideas to help you get started with your blog, here are a couple of blogging niche samples you might want to lay your hands on even if you have no idea where and how to get started with choosing a super cool niche for yourself.
Making money directly from your blog is also very important so you should consider how to monetize your blog niche before ever proceeding to create or start your blog. In Nigeria, you can create blogs on…
- Gist & Gossips
- Music reviews & Video reviews
- Music and video promotion
- School Blog.
- How-To Guides
Fashion & Beauty
- Beauty therapy
- fashion and beauty
Must Read: 60 Blog niche samples in Nigeria.
The tips listed above will help any rookie and aspiring blogger select a perfect niche for their blog, there are much more other considerations that drive people into choosing a niche to blog about even when not included in the list above. With the above reason, you shouldn’t find problem picking what’s best for your blog and making sure you consider the best possible way to monetize your blog.
I love blogging and try to do it daily. Don’t let the abundance of blogs stop you from starting your own if it’s your wish to do so. Each of us has our unique feature and perspective, someone out there will surely benefit from what you have to say and share. Go for it!