When I started blogging, I used to blog on different topics like technology, relationships, health, etc. I used to work hard but still, I was not making enough money, and not getting enough traffic.
At the same time, many other blogs created at the same time, on a targeted niche, started doing better than my blog. After analyzing my work, I realized that the reason I am not getting targeted traffic is not having a niche.
And later I found out which niche interests me and then started my journey again with a new niche and a new blog.
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Just like me, there would be lots of bloggers out there who would be making the same mistakes by not choosing a niche for their blog. There are lots of importance of blogging on a particular niche. Here are a few of them:
- You build a targeted audience and followers of your blog.
- You need to improve your knowledge on that one topic that you selected as your blog niche.
- You get advertisers easily because they will find niche targeted keywords.
- Helps you in SEO as your blog will be having relevant keywords.
Niche blogging has various advantages over nicheless blogging. But while starting with a niche blog you must be sure that you are not selecting the wrong niche.
Many bloggers start a niche blog by copying other pro bloggers and end up quitting blogging. For newbies, it’s difficult to know that the niche they selected is right or wrong for them?
Here are a few signs which can tell you that you are trapped in the wrong niche.
Are you stuck in a wrong niche? Let’s find out:
1. Writer’s block:
Writer’s block is an insurmountable problem for writers, which blanks your creativity and you don’t get any idea what to write next. One of the main cause of writer’s block is lack of interest.
Since you are not interested in the niche, you won’t able to give your best in gaining knowledge or you can’t come up with a useful idea to share with your readers.
If you are not concerned to update yourself and satisfied with what you are doing then it’s time to rethink the niche you have chosen. More on writer’s block:
2. No Passion:
Passion can drive you to success but only if you choose the right path. It goes the same with blogging niche, if you are passionate about your work and love what you do then you are in the right niche.
Passion is giving the best and show the creative side of your work. You always want to learn more and share more.
But if you don’t feel comfortable with what you are doing, never like to discuss your work and feel relaxed when you don’t have to work then you are in the wrong niche.
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3. No Influence on readers:
If you don’t have passion, you won’t show your uniqueness which readers like. Your readers won’t give a damn if you will just copy paste your articles from other blogs.
There would be lots of negative comments and no one would be influenced or inspired by your work. When it comes to blogging, you have to prove yourself and have a unique style which you will only pursue if you love what you do and keep on improving yourself.
4. Blogging will become work for you:
One of the major reason people enjoy blogging because it does not just work for you. It’s something that I and you enjoy doing, and that’s why we are bloggers.
But, when you choose the wrong niche or topic for your blog, you will end up treating blogging like a work. Sooner or later you will be drained out, and will not find the same enthusiasm for blogging.
So, to ensure blogging doesn’t become a work or boredom for you, you should select one such topic for your blog, which you genuinely enjoy reading and talking about.
5. Earn, Earn, Earn:
Blogging is a great way to earn money but only if you consider it secondary. If you are blogging without having a passion and your only goal is to earn money then blogging is not for you.
If you are in the wrong niche then you will keep comparing your income with other bloggers and keep on hopping from one niche to another, so that you can earn more out of it.
If you notice such signs then it’s better to switch your creativity to something you really love to do. I love what I do and start missing my work when I take a break thus I don’t feel stuck even if I am not earning much.
I push myself more to climb towards my goal and that’s the sign that I am in the right niche. If you have a doubt about what you are doing is right or not. Then it’s high time to sit for a while and give a thought about the main topic of your blog.
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11 thoughts on “5 Warning Signs That You Are Blogging in The Wrong Niche (In plain English)”
Another great post by you. You are absolutely right that a blogger must pursue a particular niche instead of multi niche blog.
Single niche blog is always attractive for people to find information on a particular topic instead of getting confused in a blog with many topics. Search engines also prefer single niche blogs.
I also thought about choosing multiple topics for my blog but later on selected Technology as my blog niche. This way I can concentrate on only one topic. In future I can always start another blog pertaining to another niche.
Thanks for your information and advice.
this is my past experience which i am gonna share with you guys.
when i was new to blogging and wordpress i kept looking for the niche where top bloggers were indulged despite the fact that for how long i will stick to the niche.and i really ended up at nothing.But as soon as recognise my x factor,i started pursuing it and you will not believe that i started gettinng results after very short time.
Thanks harsh for sharing this post it might help the new blogger or wanna be webmasters. 🙂
Its true, if you are getting the response your blog should get, then its a sign that your are not on a right path. And also choosing niche for every new blogger is a hell lot of work. If worked on wrong niche and didn’t get enough traffic or response, he might end up quitting blogging.
As this post explains most of the reasons. I want to know what if person finds another interest more interesting? Shall he make a new blog or continue on same blog. for ex. earlier I was writing on how to blog and now I have interest in web-hosting reviews? Suggest me
Hey Whiztechy, there are three viewpoints for remedial action if you stepped in a wrong niche; one says you completely and start your genuine niche; second one insists to continue same because you already did a lot of home work in it and now it can become your niche you just need to develop interest in it; third point of view is that if you picked a wrong niche and after quite a long time when you get to know it is wrong you need to modify it so much so it get closer to your original niche or you can make your blog multiniche blog by adding your favourite one with the boring one. What do you say?
“If you are blogging without having passion and your only goal is to earn money then blogging is not for you.”
This is my favorite sentence in this post. Many bloggers fail because of money. They want to make money at first.
Absolutely said. I was also started my blog using various niche. After sometime I came to know the right niche then started earning.
Nice post Whiztech, I passed all the tests but the earn, earn, earn. Starting to but not any real money yet. I haven’t gotten serious enough on that one. Thanks for the inspiration on it! Excellent points if you are in the right niche or not.
Great point to judge oneself that he/she is blogging in a wrong niche. Thanks dear for sharing this wonderful article. keep it up.
I’m currently blogging on the blogging niche but after reading your article i found that i have selected a wrong niche.
Thanks for this article.
There is a very common definition of niche that I am reproducing below
Niche is a topic you eat, sleep and drink it apart from writing on it and you never get bored with it even if you have to live for thousand years.