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Multi-niche Vs Single-niche Blogging: Which Should I Go For?

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How are you doing today?
Multi-niche vs single-niche blogging: Which should I go for? In this article I shall be telling you my views and other bloggers’ view.
Multi-niche blogging was one of my mistakes when I started out as a blogger. Because then I had many ideas I wanted to share with people, I tried to blog on those ideas. If you must know, dear friend, it didn’t work out. Which made me delete some of my earlier blogs back then.
The sentence, Jack of all trades master of none, is applicable in bloggosphere. You just can’t successfully run a blog on mutli-niche, except………
As someone who is thinking of starting a blog or has started, you must have been saying that you have many ideas you want to touch. Want to touch lifestyle, Education, Fashions, Gossip, Fitness, Health and so on.
Let’s look at some terms…

What Is A Niche and How Do I choose?

In blogging niche means a particular area you choose to blog on. It is the area you want to be an authority on. Some, out of many niche out there, are Sport, Entertainment, Lifestyle, Health, Personal development and so on. Some niches also have sub-niches. For example, Health niche there can also be mental health, diseases and conditions, health researches etc.

What Is Multi-niche Blogging?

This is a form of blogging in which the blogger randomly write of various topics irrespective of domains. Some of the demerits are; It is not SEO-friendly, not easy to make money and not visitors-oriented.
In the case of single-niche blogging, you focus mainly on a particular niche and dig deep. You will be able to serve your visitors better and can easily convert every visitor to a lead.
Multi-niche Vs Single-niche blogging

How Can I Choose my niche?

Choosing a blog niche is not something difficult to do. Some of the things you may want to consider before choosing your blog niche are; your passion, purposes for blogging, your profession and so on. I have written exclusively on how to choose your blog niche perfectly. Click here to read.

Why Can’t I blog on Many areas?

So many bloggers have made their points on this issue. You must have been wondering why you can’t be a successful blogger touching many areas. Take a look at blogging as an hospital. There are different Doctors and Nurses for different kinds of patients. You don’t expect a paediatrician to attend to a burns patients.

Just like Robin Sharma said; why go wide when you can really go deep?

Blogging on many niches is likened to a Nurse who wants to be in Theatre, labour room, Psychiatric ward, Children’s ward etc. There is no way such Nurse can be great or successful in all those specialties. He/she will have to choose an area of specialization.
To simply put, if you want to be a successful blogger, want to be an authority etc, you can’t afford to be blogging on many areas. Because you won’t have the time to fully master all the niches you are interested in.
Take a look at those successful bloggers you admire. What’s common between them? They didn’t try to go wide. They spend all their energies in going deep in their various niches and now they are authorities.
Some months ago I was confused too as regards multi-niche blogging. I had many ideas, interests I wanted to blog. My blogs weren’t successful at all because I was jumping from one topic to another. When I contacted owner of Shoutmeloud and one other professional blogger via email to seek their opinion on multi-niche, their replies were;

“Dear SirPhren, if you want to be a successful blogger you have to focus on a particular niche. If you can do this, with time your success is sure.”

What Other Bloggers Said About Multi-niche vs Single-niche Blogging

I belong to a blogger group on facebook. Someone I assumed to be a new blogger or soon-to-be-blogger asked: Is it advisable if I include many areas in my blog? And some bloggers tried to help him out. Most of the comments were, No, don’t try it.

How Do I narrow Down To One Niche?

What I did in my own case was that I took time to understand and analyse myself. What is my purpose for staying in blogging? What gives me the feeling I want? What will I keep blogging on if I happen to lose adsense?  What gives me pain and pleasure in blogosphere? My answers to these question made me restructured my empire to this present state.

Some of my interests that are not related to this blog, I share them on other blogs.
List down the niches you love and try as much as possible to pick one you really like. Make your blog design meet the standard of the one you picked, continue blogging, learn more about that niche and let’s go on our way to reaching the peak of being a blogger. #winks

Conclusion

Multi-niche vs single-niche blogging has been dealt with to some extent. The thing is,  if you are going to have more than one niche in your blog, make sure you have authors for each niches. Doing this may cost you money and it may not if you have people that are willing to work with you in blogging.

If you don’t have the means to run multiniche blog, go ahead and pick one niche. Continue writting and with time, you are going to be a force to reckon with in whatever niche you chose.


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Common Domain Name Mistakes Made By Bloggers

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When you start your blog/website, you will need a custom domain. With a custom domain, you will be seen as a blogger or online business owner who takes the blogging serious. Even with this, there are some common domain name mistakes some of us bloggers have made or are making presently.

 

In this article, I will be sharing with you what domain is, how to choose and buy a domain name and domain name mistakes I and others have made.

What is domain name?

Domain name is your personal web address on the internet that you will be globally recognized by. It represents your blog, brand or business. E.g www.justasknurse.com, www.fellownurses.com etc.

How to choose a domain name

When starting your blog, [read how to start a blog here] you will need a custom domain name. But the issue is, how do you choose and buy your domain name?

In choosing your domain name, there are some things you should consider. Viz;

1). Research your domain before registering it

Before you just go ahead to choose a domain name, perform keyword research on it. Findings revealed that a domain that says everything about your niche perform better in SEO than domain that’s not. If you want o use your name or nickname, search it first on google to see if its been used for a similar niche or not. I made this mistake then.

2). Buy from a reliable domain registrar

When buying your domain name from any registrar, look out for the ICANN and Whoisguard policy. Are they free and included? Whoisguard privacy protects your info on the internet. Namecheap offers free Whoisguard privacy for life.

3). Take note of the renewal fee

Normally we are tempted to pay for the first year alone. Domain can be sold for you at £.9 but what about the renewal fee? Will it be that amount? Will you be able to afford? Consider this also

4). Don’t use punctuations in between domain name

One major mistake you can make is having hypen (-) in between your domain name as in www.i-am-sirphren.com. Remember, if your visitors typed it without the hypen, it won’t give them their expected result.

5). Do not use difficult-to-pronounce and too long address or name.

Make sure your domain name is as short as possible. Having a too long name may be discouraging to your audience.
Apart from making it short, make it a name that is easy to pronounce. Using a name difficult to pronounce is out of it. As at the time of writing thus post, am unable to remember a domain name of a blog I came across months back. You know why? I can’t spell the name let alone pronounce it.

How To Buy A Domain Name

To buy your domain name after you might have considered some vital points, as I have pinpointed above, you will need your;

1). Email: Either Yahoo or Gmail
2). MasterCard or Visa card details or Paypal account. 
 
3). Home/Office address
Then, proceed to Namecheap choose and buy your domain name.
Common domain name mistakes

Common Domain name mistakes made by bloggers

From when I started my blogging journey till this moment, I have made some mistakes, especially with domain name and I have seen other bloggers make some.

Sometimes, what we don’t know, we don’t just know it.

Some of the common mistakes are;

1). Relying on free domains

I recently wrote on the benefits of custom domains on your blog. You may want to read here. Sitting on free domains e.g SirPhren.blogspot.com or sirphren.WordPress.com is not the best way to go.
Using free domains make people look at you as someone who is not serious about the blog and may not want to partner or advertise with you. Apart from this, if google or WordPress mistakenly delete your blog, you have lost all your articles.
When I started, I thought it was cool to have free domains, but Alas, it wasn’t.
Thinking about starting your blog, start with a custom domain.

2). Buying non .com extensions because they are cheap e.g .tk, .us, .online, .website, etc.

I made this mistake last year and have seen some of my friends do the same. If you are creating a blog for an organization, it is cool to use .org. The best extension you can use is .com. You know why? Because that is what people are used to!
You can even prevent others from buying them by buying and redirecting them to a single domain (if you have the means).
Bloggers to go for .us, .tk, .online because they are cheap and because a company is using the .com version of the domain. If the .com version of your domain is taken, rack your brain for a new one. Don’t forget sirphren.online is different from sirphren.com

The unfortunate thing sometimes is hoping to buy the .com extension later and find out that it has been taken! Like one of my friend did. He had to buy a different domain.

When you extend your domain to your country alone e.g .in, .uk, .ng etc, only people from your country will see your blog on search engine when you start ranking.

 
About .com.ng and .org.ng
Another mistake is buying this kind of domain because you see other popular blogs using it. Not knowing that they have the .com extension redirected to the .com.ng
If you are using .com.ng (the ng stands for Nigeria), check the .com version of your domain and see. Another person may decide to buy the .com version and start competing with you if it happens to be the same niche as you.
Remember, sirphren.com is different from sirphren.com.ng or .org.ng or .co.uk. You get what I mean? Good!

3). Paying for a year and hoping to renew in the subsequent years

Another mistake I made was paying for one year when I could have paid for 2-3years. A .com domain usually cost $10.98 on domain in the first year. Buying for two years will be roughly $22. Now that I have bought for just a year, renewal is $22 alone! Which could have covered the cost of two year’s domain.
When buying your domain name, have the renewal fee at the back of your mind.

4). Buying domain name very similar to competitor’s name

Just this year I saw this. Someone bought a domain 9jaloaded.com.ng. And I wondered how he would rank by competing with Naijaloaded.com.ng.
Before you jump at your domain, check out who your competitors are and the niches they are in.

5). Changing domain name often

The older your domain name, the higher your domain authority (if you do it right). Changing your domain name will do more arm than good. Assuming your DA is 30 before you change domain. You will have to start from zero again. Not only that, you will have to update your details on social media and even with your visitors.
I made this mistake, don’t make such. They are costly.

Conclusion

In this post I have tried to highlighted what domain name is, how to choose a domain and the common domain name mistakes made by blogger.
Your domain says a lot about your blog. Reduce the mistakes to minimal.
What other domain name mistakes do you think do you think bloggers make? Feel free to share with me.
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