Do I really need a niche?

Discussion in 'BlackHat Lounge' started by Unify, Oct 13, 2012.

  1. Unify


    Nov 29, 2011
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    So i'm new to whole webmasters/blogging thing. I run a few niche websites which make me amazing money. I have enough money to invest into more hosting now and more websites. I'm thinking about starting a blog/forum.

    So i'm wondering... is a niche really necessary? For example.. Look at the largest mybb forum.

    You'd think they're a hacking forum, but the most popular section is the lounge. Also they go into graphics, wemaster, gaming and a ton of other shit that's not hack related.

    So is a niche really all that necessary?
    I was thinking about starting a blog and just having it tabled as a general blog.

    I would have categories, for example "Hacking" "Internet Marketing"

    And when I make a post related to money making i'd put into "Internet Marketing" or when I make a post related to hacking i'd obviously put into the hacking section.

    Do you think this is a good idea?
  2. axus_auto

    axus_auto Power Member

    Jul 13, 2011
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    From what I can tell, they normally start off as a niche. Later, as their audience increases, they can start to go into broader topics. If you start off as a general site, it is harder to capture an audience.