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How to discover your potential competitors in blogging.

It’s a good sign if you have competitions in your chosen niche. It means others are talking about your niche and actively pursuing it. It’s also important to note that bloggers in your niche are not always your competition.
The Following is a competition review process you can follow:
1.       Can you find blogs currently targeting your niche?
2.       Are there at least five popular blogs focused on your topic?
3.       Do a Google search for “[niche] blog” or “best [niche] blogs?”
4.       Don’t lose interest if you see large number of blogs in your niche. If they can do it, so can you!
5.       Go to Facebook and do a search for your niche. Are there active Facebook pages? Not all topics lend themselves to Facebook, but most do.
6.       Look for Facebook pages and see how many followers they have. Great niches will exhibit at least 1,000 fans.
7.       Are there active Twitter accounts? You should find many references to your niche on Twitter. Check Twitter accounts of people involved within your niche and see how many followers they have (should be at least 1,000).Go to Twitter and do a search for [your niche].
8.       Are there offline magazines? This is the gold standard for a niche. If someone is going to the trouble and expense of creating a hard-copy magazine centred on your niche, you can be sure there are online fans looking for information about the topic. You can check Amazon Magazines or just do Google search for “[your niche] magazine or journal.”  In regards to our “golf tips” example, this was a no-brainer; we see all the golf-related magazines at the local grocery stores.

 

If just one or two of these points are positive, it’s a good sign your niche has a potential

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