You know you want to blog… Now what?! You need to find your niche (your target audience). What are you going to blog about? What topic would you be best at? How do you figure out what is the best you have to offer?
This is how you can find all that out in four easy steps:
1. Make a list of all your favorite hobbies and passions. What you love doing or enjoy learning about the most. Make it a big list. Write it on paper and hold it close-by so that you can keep adding ideas during the day as they come to you. Think about it for a day or two and you will have a long list created soon.
2. Pick three of those passions. Make sure they're about topics that you're good at, know a lot about, or at least have some experience on. You don't have to be an expert on those topics. Just be willing to happily take the time to work on them.
3. Ask yourself these questions: Which one of those three topics could help people the most? Is it profitable? How? How is the competition? Are there other similar-to-your-topic blogs and what more could you offer to make yours stand out from the rest and be unique?
Don't sweat it much and don't be intimidated by the competition. Honestly, there's always going to be something more only you could offer, even over the best blogs out there. It doesn't need to be a super-amazing blog, just a helpful one!
Most importantly: Does it make you want to start blogging now?! That's how you shorten the list down to one. Only one more step is left to know if it's the one to choose.
4. Can you think of 20 blog post titles that you could write about on this niche? Take your time to brainstorm interesting article titles and write them all down. Make a list in the same way as in step number 1.
If the answer to this last question is yes, then you have successfully found your niche, and you're ready to start a blog. Have fun!