A survey says that there are more than 20,000 blogs are taking birth daily..! More than 30million blogs are running on self-hosted platform like WordPress.org (may be there are running more than this now!)
So, you will agree by looking at the stats there is soo much competition for the new blogs and even existing blogs have to strive for their existence. No doubt in it, isn’t it?
How one can make a difference in such crowded niche and how one can create his/her own brand? Well, I tried to answer about this myself – but I thought to not answer (because I’m not so experienced to answer such a mighty question).
I immediately contacted some of the top bloggers in the blogosphere (whom I like most) – 5 out of the 10 professional bloggers gave me the immediate reply to my question “How Do You Stand Out from the Crowded Niche?”
Thanks a million to Yaro Starak, Brian D.Hawkins, Ali Luke, Ileane Smith and Jane Sheeba.
How to Stand Out From The Crowded Niche?
And their suggestions were including their twitter accounts:
1. Yaro Starak Said(from www.entreprenuers-journey.com):
You can stand out in a crowded niche by doing original things and then reporting results back to people using stories.
2. Brian D.Hawkins Said(Owner of www.hotblogtips.com):
Network with everyone, listen to the pros and then do what you think will help. In other words, don’t just follow everyone.
Write something genuinely useful, and do so in an interesting way. Pay attention to the details(spelling, grammar) too!
4. Ileane Smith Said(Owner of www.basicblogtips.com):
I make my content easy to access and expand my reach by providing 3 formats – the blog, You Tube and the podcast.
I listen very carefully to the problems and challenges my reader face and try to provide solutions to help them move forward.
5. Jane Sheeba said(from www.probloggingsuccess.com):
First of all it is better not to choose a crowded niche – a good example of one is the internet marketing niche. It is already so crowded and I see that new bloggers are jumping into this niche every hour.
The problem is this – they start by reading “how to blog” and “how to be a successful blogger” and so on but they find it comfortable to start a new blog in the same niche. It is because they read a lot of blogging tips blogs, they come to know quite some blogging tips, so even though they themselves have not achieved anything, they start to talk about blogging tips; because they know some theory.
Rather they should be finding untapped, unsaturated niches and apply what they learnt from blogging tips blogs. This will not only make them stand out easily but will also help them achieve quicker success without much pain and effort.
OK now, if they’re already in the blogging tips niche for quite some time so that they can’t go back, all I would advise is to stop faking it until they make it. If bloggers share EVERY little strategy (or a software or anything else) they tried and share the results (success or failures, like case studies) it will be much easier for them to stand out, plus what they publish on their blogs will be highly useful for the readers, making their blogs one of a kind.
In short: Share your own experiences, what worked for you, what didn’t and why. Instead of publishing theories, share your practical experiences. You can rock it easily.
BTW, Jane replied me through email. You can follow her via twitter @JaneSheeba
I hope you liked their views and suggestions on how to stay away from the crowded niche. Here are my views..
My suggestions to stand out from the crowded niche are
- Be A Problem Solver
- Write Write Write
- Listen More
- Go Slow Get Strong
- Have Your Own Voice
How do YOU stand out from the crowded niche in the Blogosphere? What’s making you something special than others (tell at least one tip).
Do share them in the comments, if possible with your twitter account. I’ll follow you for sharing your views :)