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Help with a niche

Discussion in 'Blogging' started by frenzy251, Dec 11, 2014.

  1. frenzy251

    frenzy251 Newbie

    Nov 26, 2014
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    Hi there, As you can tell i'm new to BHW by my post count i'm even knew to the whole IM thing. After getting lost in the mountain of posts here i have come to the conclusion the only way i'm going to ever get this done is just dive in but before i do i need one last bit of advice from the "pros" i guess.

    I'm thinking of starting a blog involving Health & Fitness mostly focused around men but as the "empire" grows i want to expand into women's health, dieting etc now from what i have gathered this area is booming right about now but from experienced standpoint AKA you guys do you think that this pool is a bit too deep for a new guy like myself? If yes could you recommend any other niche to begin with or if not do you have any pointers or tips to help me succeed.

    Any tips are always welcomed and i'm not asking for handouts or a chunk of your earning just some sound advice please.

    Thanks :)
  2. Y060N

    Y060N Junior Member

    Oct 12, 2013
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    You're thinking in too big of a picture in my opinion. "Health and Fitness" is so general that you'd need a lot of power (plenty of money) to even take a chunk of the traffic in that "niche". You can't even call it a niche, it's a category. Go after something specific (what you call an actual niche) and take a chunk of that. Then expand from there if you can do that, first.
  3. lancis

    lancis Elite Member

    Jul 31, 2010
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    Milky Way
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    Dont go too big on your first try, it will just frustrate you.
    The competition is huge, no point wasting your time to fight a battle you cant win just yet.
  4. Yarosss

    Yarosss Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Jan 26, 2012
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    13 Tips for Fitness Blogging Success
    Here are 13 tips to help you become a better fitness blogger.
    1. Content is still king.
    Regardless of what techy people will tell you, great content will keep coming back to your website time-and-again.
    2. Keep it (primarily) positive.
    Nobody likes a downer. If the entire mood of your blog is negative, people will eventually stop showing up.
    3. Use spell and grammar check.
    4. Keep it fresh.
    It's imperative that you work to keep your blog fresh. Consistently blogging about the same thing, or writing in the same way over and over, gets boring very quickly.
    5. Use multiple writing styles.
    This goes hand-in-hand with previous point - by constantly changing or tweaking your writing style, you help keep your posts fresh and informative.
    6. The rule of 50+ blogs.
    I have a rule that works well for many beginning bloggers and fitness writers - write a minimum of 50 blogs before you try and get an article published.
    7. To niche or not to niche?
    If there's a topic you consider yourself to be strong in, start blogging on that topic first and foremost. From there, you can either work to dominate your niche, or expand your horizons.
    8. Develop trust with your readers.
    9. Did I mention content?
    Yes, it really is that important.
    If you really want to help people out, keep teaching them things.
    Blog Post -> Article -> Manual, DVD or Seminar Topic
    10. Read other great blogs.
    Here are a few of my favorites; be sure to add them to your Favorites if you haven't already:
    - Eric Cressey
    - Alwyn Cosgrove
    - Bill Hartman
    - Leigh Peele
    - Tony Gentilcore
    - The FitCast
    - TJ Lensch (aka TJ the Intern)
    - Dan John
    - Michael Boyle
    - Robert "Dos" Remedios
    - Chase Karnes
    - Nate Green
    11. Stay consistent with your message.
    12. Stay current.
    13. Keep writing!
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  5. Yarosss

    Yarosss Jr. VIP Jr. VIP

    Jan 26, 2012
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  6. SEO Power

    SEO Power Elite Member

    Jul 14, 2014
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    Self employed
    Houston, TX
    Too broad...in my opinion. Unless you have lots of money to spend on SEO, content, and hosting, I would advise you to build a smaller site focusing on a much smaller segment of the market that you can easily dominate.
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