Trying to find a niche with no competition?
But why bother?
If there’s a niche out there you’re passionate about, go for it.
It’s not how much competition you have, it’s how you compete with the top two or three.
You can dominate any niche when you follow these 7 tactics.
1. Monitor Your Competition
Don’t just look at the titles on your competitors’ blogs when you’re looking for post ideas, read their posts, too.
Then go to Google and do a keyword search and read posts on that same topic on other blogs.
Find out what all your competitors are saying.
Put all that information together and give it your own special angle and you’ll be creating content that beats everyone on the web.
2. Ask Questions
Reach out to your blogging community in the comments and in your social networks.
What are they talking about today?
What can you help them with?
Find out what they think of your blog, if there’s something they’d like you to blog about,
3. Monitor Discussions
Monitor the discussions your followers are having on your own blog, on other blogs and in the social networks.
At first glance, some of those discussions might not appear to be relevant to your blog.
But if you can make them relevant your content will make an even bigger impression on your readers.
4. Monitor Stats
Monitor your stats and pay special attention to popular content.
When you see a certain post start picking up, turn it into a series post.
When you see a certain day or time when you seem to get more traffic, publish something remarkable during that time frame.
Watch to see which types of posts are more popular and create more of the same.
And don’t forget to add links to relevant content in your archives to those popular posts, too.
5. Admit Your Weaknesses
Your readers don’t expect you to know everything.
In fact, they’ll have more respect for you as a human being if you admit you don’t know everything.
Every now and then don’t be afraid to ask for help.
“I’m not exactly sure how to use this button over here. If you know, why not let us all in on the secret?”
Admitting your weaknesses also encourages your readers to leave comments and when they do they look like stars.
So not only are you showing your readers you’re human, you’re helping to make them famous.
6. Play To Your Strengths
You don’t have to join every single social network.
If you enjoy using Twitter and it’s one of your strengths, then quit wasting your time on Facebook and focus on building a community on Twitter.
If you hate writing but you’re a video wizard, start a video blog.
If you’re really good at giving directions, start a How-To blog.
There are countless things you can do to make money and promote your blog online and you could drive yourself crazy trying to do all of them.
Play to your strengths and forget about everything else.
7. Produce Actionable Content
If you really want to engage your readers, focus on creating content that makes them say, “Hey! I can do this! I’m gonna do it right now!”
Actionable content makes a huge impression on your readers because it has it’s something they can do that will have an immediate effect on their lives.
And when it does, they’re going to remember that they learned it from you.