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8 Steps to Starting a Niche Blog

8 Steps to Starting a Niche Blog

 

Follow these steps to start a niche blog or vlog.

1. Pick Your Niche

2. Name Your Blog & Get it Started through a WordPress website with GoDaddy

3. Learn the blogging platform, WordPress. (watch YouTube Videos about blogging with WordPress)

4. Create a Logo for your blog
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5. Create your pages for your blog

6. Write your first blog post

7. Create Social Media Pages for your blog

8. Learn how to Make Money with your Blog or Vlog with Affiliate Marketing

What is a niche? In the way that we are using the term, Merriam-Webster defines “niche” as: a specialized market

It will be the topic(s) of focus of your blog.

It’s important to decide on your niche or the focus of your blog at the beginning. It’s the foundation that the rest of your blog will be built upon.

For this reason, defining your niche is what we will focus on today.

The best and most trusted blogs are those written by people that have an actual interest or passion for the subject of their blog.

Ask yourself these questions:

 

  • What are my hobbies?

 

  • ​​Do I love to travel?

 

  • ​What am I an expert in?

 

  • ​​Do I have any major goals that I would like to accomplish?

 

  • Am I interested in learning or doing something specific?

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Here are some of the most profitable niches (in no particular order):

Lifestyle – This is a broad category that will give you the flexibility to talk about many different things on your blog related to your lifestyle.

Travel – Travel is a popular subject and one that is highly researched online.

 

Health – We all want to live a longer and healthier life.

 

Weight Loss – A large portion of the population of the US is overweight. Many are looking for motivation and inspiration to help with this issue.

 

Fitness – We are always looking to get in better shape. This is a passion and a hobby for many.

Inspiration and Self Help – The search for self-improvement is constant. If you like sharing motivation and self-help ideas, this niche could be for you.

 

Pets – People love their pets and they also love to network with other pet lovers online. There are plenty of opportunities to focus on specific breeds or types of animals.

 

Investing & Personal Finance – If you are an expert in this area, maybe you could show others the way!

 

Technology – Whether it is the newest phone, flat screen tv, or new tech gadget, there is an endless supply of material to discuss in this niche.

 

Beauty & Fashion – I’ve found that you either have it or you don’t in this niche. If you have it, you probably already know it, and you should seriously consider sharing your knowledge with the rest of us…lol!

 

Sports – The opportunities are endless here as sports are a passion of people all around the world.

 

Entertainment – Movies, TV, Celebrities, Social Media starts, you name it! There’s endless opportunity here to discuss what is happening in niche.

 

Personal Finance – Money makes the world go round, and if you’ve got an interest in money (who doesn’t, right?), you may want to consider this niche.

 

Real Estate – Residential, Investment, Commercial, and Mortgage related-niches are perfect for a blog…especially if this is your business! Not only can you generate great leads this way, but you can build your authority in the process.

 

Crafting or Artistic Niches – Are you the type that can create? A niche in crafting or art could be perfect for you to showcase your talents and show others how to do the same.

 

Food – There are endless possibilities for food blogs. Things like eating out, specific types of foods and diets, recipes, baking, and so much more. People always are always interested in food!

 

Business – Are you an expert in a specific area of business? Why not start a blog about it? This is a great way to find new clients or build authority in your specific field.

 

Here are some important things to keep in mind before deciding on a niche:

“There are riches in niches”

 

It is generally not a good idea to be too broad …say “sports” for example. You’ll have much better luck if you focus on a particular sport, or maybe even a specific professional or college sports team.

 

A narrow niche is good, but if you go too narrow because it will limit your audience and your earning potential. Expanding on the sports example, don’t make your blog about your son’s middle school basketball team. While this may be a fun venture, it would be very difficult to get enough readership to generate any meaningful amount of income from your blog. Maybe the maximum readership could top out at a couple of hundred people.

 

Don’t start a blog on a subject that you do not enjoy. Personally, I do not enjoy sports. It would be an enormous struggle for me to write about sports …even if I identified the niche as very profitable. Trust me, it will not be a sustainable long-term project for you if you don’t enjoy your niche.

 

Some niches are just hard to make money from. Make sure you clearly identify ways to make money from your chosen niche before you finalize your choice.

 

Do you know what your niche will be? If you do not have a clear idea, STOP now, and give this some deep thought. This is an important step!

 

Focus on getting this step right, but don’t let the decision cripple you.

 

Need some help figuring this out? Consider a Business Consult with Diane to help you decide on the right niche for you.

You may already know your niche, and if that’s the case, this step is super easy for you!

 

As soon as you have your niche figured out, write it down! You’re on your way to starting a niche blog.

CONGRATULATIONS!! You’re now ready to move onto the next step!! And if you need help with the following 7 steps, feel free to contact Diane.

What is a Niche Business?

What is a Niche Business?

A niche business is a business that you start with a unique product or service. For example, hand-made golf club covers or a recipe e-book. A niche is something people need or really want for one reason or another. Such as underwear, everyone needs underwear right? Well maybe not everyone, some people don’t wear them. LOL But you get my point.

Examples of things that are not a niche, MLM’s, direct sales businesses like Avon, Mary Kay, etc. Businesses like these is where you work your butt off and the only one really earning is the company. People rarely earn enough money with these types of businesses to cover their time and out-of-pocket costs.

How do You Start a Niche Business

The first thing you need to do is decide on a product or service. What are you passionate about? A specific craft, such as knitting, crocheting, or sewing. Or do you have a lot of knowledge in a specific area, for example, are you a gardener with a lot of knowledge about plants?

You want to choose something you love to do. Something you can imagine yourself doing for the next 3 to 5 years. Otherwise you are going to get bored with it and your business will fail. 

What You Need to be Successful

You need passion for what you do. Determination, you must be determined to succeed. Another words, never give up. Be prepared to work long hours, probably more than what you’re used to working. Drive, if you’re not dedicated to your job, you will fail. Education, you need to be willing to educate yourself in many areas. Knowledge is the key needed to succeed. When it comes to starting a niche business online there are so many things you need to learn. Such as, how to name your business, and choose a domain name, how am I going to build a website for my business. Will I hire someone to do it, or do I want to learn how to do it myself. 

How are my potential customers going to find out about my business? How, when, where am I going to advertise to get people visiting my website? If you don’t have the money to invest in advertising, how do I do FREE advertising? How will I learn how to do free advertising? 

Using YouTube to Educate Yourself

YouTube is the best place to learn so many things. Whatever it is that you need to learn, you will find it on YouTube. For 24 years I have used YouTube to educate myself on many different topics. It’s how I learned how to build and grow a niche business. Where I learned how to advertise for free. And many, many other things.

What is a Niche Business

I’m adding new videos to my channel on YouTube weekly and in most cases daily. Because I want to help people. I want to educate people and help them make money online in 2021. I offer a consulting service to talk to you personally by phone or video chat. I’ll offer tips, advice, and feel free to pick my brain about niche business ideas.

Subscribe to my YouTube channel to be notified of new videos that I add. Follow my blog too. I’m here to help you. My name is Diane Gracely and I live in Florida.

For the people who do not want a full blown niche business, I also teach side hustles. Find out more about side hustles through my videos on my channel. And upcoming articles here on my blog.

Charcot Marie Tooth Treatment

Charcot Marie Tooth treatment is not a simple process for CMT. Why? Because there is no cure for CMT. And every patient is different. Therefore, it’s a progressive disease. CMT progresses as we age. It starts by deforming our feet and in many cases our hands. CMT patient, Diane Gracely shares her experience, story, and knowledge to support other patients.

Diane has a YouTube Channel she is sharing her personal life story through short videos. The channel also contains videos of Diane’s Tees. She’s an artist who creates designs for t-shirts and sells them on over 75 products.

Included on her channel are videos with information and education about Charcot Marie Tooth disease. Diane is gradually making new videos for her YouTube Channel. Subscribe to her channel so you can be notified when she adds a new video. Click here and then click the “Subscribe button” on her channel.

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Diane’s Deformed Feet

Charcot Marie Tooth Foot Surgeries

Charcot Marie Tooth disease patients like Diane go through foot reconstruction surgeries. There are knowledgeable orthopedic surgeons who can reconstruct deformed feet. But, they are not easy to find. In this case, you must do your research and find a surgeon who is knowledgeable about CMT. Make sure the surgeon is very familiar with Charcot Marie Tooth treatment. And ask how many reconstructive foot surgeries they have performed on CMT patients. There have been failures due to surgeon’s not having proper knowledge of CMT.

Dr. Paul Juliano in Hershey, Pennsylvania was Diane’s surgeon over 20 years ago. Thus, he had the knowledge and trust Diane was looking for. Her feet had become badly deformed by age 30 that she could not walk anymore. The pain was so excruciating. All of her life she was consistently over turning her ankles. Regularly falling due to poor balance, and always hurting herself.

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Diane’s CMT Feet Today

In conclusion, 20 some years after foot reconstruction surgeries, Diane is still walking. But, not without balance issues that have slowly gotten worse again. Swelling is also bad, her legs and feet swell badly. But, she has never regretted having her surgeries. They gave her quite a few good years without chronic foot/ankle pain.

Keep checking back here to Diane’s blog for more articles. And don’t forget to check out her videos.