I’ve been blogging part time now for at least 6 years and when I say the journey wasn’t easy, I totally mean it and it’s been a rollercoaster for sure! When I first started I literally had no idea what I was doing, I have learnt so much over these years it’s amazing!
When I first started blogging I had no idea about different ways to increase my DA or even what a DA was, it took me a while to wrap my head around it but just like swimming or riding a bike, once you learn you won’t forget!
There are a few things that you need to remember when blogging and one of them is finding the best niche, you might want to put everything on one blog but that doesn’t always work and doesn’t help you get organic followers.
The Blogging Basics
The influencer market is booming at the moment, bloggers, TikTok stars and celebs are all getting in on the game but that doesn’t mean it’s easy! Unless you have a huge following like celebrities, you have to start at the bottom and that means learning the basics.
The one thing I would suggest doing is looking at bloggers that motivate and inspire you. DON’T copy their content, but find inspiration and create something similar and tailored to your lifestyle that you think people are going to want to read, be authentic and be you.
If there’s one basic I have to stress to new bloggers, it’s never too early to use affiliate links in your blog posts! If you’re serious about making money from your blog, it’s never too early to start the money making process!
Make sure you’re not paying out on “blogging tools” until you understand what you’re paying for, make sure you google everything and if you go to buy something, check reviews first!!
The Best Blogging Niches
In short, the best blogging niche is the one you know the most about and the one you enjoy. Don’t make a food blog because you think it will do best and make you money if you can’t cook. If you start a blog about something you don’t like, you’ll quit.
At the same time, you can’t put everything on one blog. You want loyal followers and they want to read about one or two things, not everything in one place. I have two food blogs, a travel blog and a lifestyle blog and I love working on them all.
Don’t try and do something that doesn’t suit you, at the same time take a look at other popular influencers and see how well they support and write about their own niche.
Once you find a niche that you’re comfortable with, you’ll find it a lot easier to talk about. I feel however travel blogs are very popular at the moment now that we can travel again so if you travel a lot, you’re onto a winner there.
If you’re being fake and not being the real you, people will know. They don’t want to read or see content that other people have already put out there. Be unique and produce your own style.
Most bloggers will quit within 6 months, this is mainly due to the fact they are comparing themselves to another popular blogger and when they aren’t getting the same popularity they’re upset and quit. It’s understandable but everyone has their own journey and each journey takes a different amount of time!
If you’re a blogger and it took you a while to find your own niche, that’s totally fine! It’s all about experience and finding what we’re comfortable with!