If you can’t be the best, at least be different. This rule works really well even when you want to be different in a blogging niche. Though becoming the best in a niche is the best idea that you can use, it requires tons of hard work, nurturing of skills and gathering adequate resources. But being different is something that you can achieve very quickly and enjoy early niche success.
All that being different requires is some courage.
No matter what blogging niche you have chosen, given below are a couple of very powerful and proven tips for you to be different.
#1. If Everyone Else is Saying ‘Right’, Say ‘Left’
One of the easiest you to be different is by doing just the opposite of what other people in your niche are doing. If all of them, for example, are saying ‘right’, you should say ‘left’. That means you should try to find opportunities of presenting another side of an issue or subject.
This is also an excellent way of creating some controversy and getting popularity in the blogging niche you belong to.
#2. Have a Unique Blog Design
Another proven tactic to set yourself apart in a blogging niche is to have a unique design for your blog. The design of a blog is the very first thing that visitors see when they arrive. So, you can plan to create a unique design for your blog with the help of an experienced graphics designer.
A unique professional blog design helps you build a personal brand for your business. In order to create a unique design for your blog, you need to keep in mind key elements like readability, focus on content, navigability, look of the comments section, effective visuals, engaging header, HTML structure and integration with social networking sites among others.
In any case, make sure the design has simplicity as well.
#3. Offer Physical Products (instead of Digital)
If other people in your niche are selling a product or service, you can also come up with an idea that sets you apart from others. For example, offering a physical product to your target audience while your competitors are offering digital or online products is an excellent idea to be different.
Did you try something like this yet?
#4. Be Consistent
Consistency is another secret to being different. A large percentage of blogs, in any specific niche, are not consistent. That means, you can easily gain an edge over the competition by being consistent with your blog posting schedule. In order to achieve this, you must always plan your content strategy in advance and use an online editorial calendar for the purpose.
If you are starting from scratch, it’s never too easy to stand out in the crowd and achieve early niche success. By being different, however, you can not only attract more visitors to your blog but can also encourage them to tell their co-workers, friends and family about it. If you have the courage to do it, don’t make any delay in being different. Get started with it right away.
What other ways do you know one can use to be different in a specific blogging niche? Don’t hesitate to talk about it in comments.