Wicca is the fastest growing religion in the United States. A 2001 survey found that 134,000 people practiced it. That was a 1,675% increase from just a decade earlier. In the 17 years since that survey was taken, the number of people practicing Wicca has increased to between 1 million and 1.5 million people.
A growing number of bloggers are starting to recognize the benefits of writing content for Wicca practitioners. The market is growing rapidly, yet there still isn’t a ton of competition.
What does it take to create a profitable blog on Wicca? Here are some examples to study.
Spells of Magic is one of the largest Wicca websites on the Internet. This site is ranking for 16,500 keywords on SEMRush, including a few very competitive keywords such as “spells” and “love spells.”
There are a number of reasons that Spells of Magic is ranking so well. One of the biggest reasons is that it has an excellent user generated content strategy. Users can freely submit their own spells. As a result, Spells of Magic has over 24,000 pages of indexed content on Google, which helps them earn a lot of traffic.
Free Witchcraft Spells is another website that has a growing directory of spells. The author of the site claims to have been practicing Wicca for nearly 20 years, so they have created very informative content.
There are several reasons that this website has been so successful. One of the biggest reasons is that the layout of the site is so well organized. The website has a left sidebar with three separate menus. One menu has links to 17 different categories of spells, such as love spells, money spells and black magic spells. The other has links to several categories for people looking for general information to get started.
The site also has a very well thought out SEO strategy. It has numerous internal links, which is an important element that even many experienced bloggers overlook. This is one of the reasons that the site is ranking for hundreds of competitive keywords, such as “spell book,” “magic spell book” and “love spells that work.” The site is actually ranking for more keywords than it has pages of content.
Aprende Gran Magia is a Wicca site that was originally created for Spanish-speaking Wicca practitioners. It has since grown into a multilingual website. The site was founded just three months ago, but is already making rapid progress. It has almost 500 pages of indexed content. It also has a strong presence on Pinterest, because it has many captivating images that engage with users. This site is living proof of the benefits of creating lots of long-form content and using a consistent social media strategy to rapidly grow traffic.
Black Witch Coven is a website dedicated specifically to learning the art of black magic. The site is not about teaching people to be evil, but it does focus mostly on some darker aspects of magic like teaching people how to curse their enemies and other types of revenge spells. However, there are also some posts on love spells and other types of harmless magic too. Additionally, you can learn about some other interesting aspects of the craft, which are not covered in other sites. There are a lot of articles on different gods, goddesses and demons that black magic users follow.
There are a few reasons that this website has been successful. One is that it takes a more specific focus. By focusing specifically on black magic, it is able to capture a more loyal audience than sites that have more generic types of content. It also has some interesting historical posts that you won’t find on other blogs.
The layout of the site is also a major selling point. This site uses an interesting WordPress theme with very engaging aesthetics.
How do you create a successful Wicca blog?
Creating a blog in the Wicca niche can be very profitable. However, it is going to also require a bit more thought. Wicca is a very different concept to most people. Since many readers have little to no exposure on the topic, you are going to need to provide very detailed explanations for them. Your content needs to be written from an elementary perspective and have very clear guidelines.
You are also going to need to decide what type of content you want to focus on. The majority of the most successful blogs in this niche have a fairly general theme, so they are able to rank for a number of high traffic keywords. Some of them cover magic in all of its aspects, while others focus on holistic or black magic. However, you can take a much narrower focus if you’d like. You could create a blog specifically on love spells or money spells. You won’t be able to get as much traffic, but you might have an easier time ranking on Google and generating revenue more quickly.
How do you monetize a Wicca blog?
You are also going to need to decide how to monetize your site. The great thing about this niche is that it is easy to create multiple streams of revenue. You can start off by monetizing it with AdSense, but you can also try promoting affiliate products from ClickBank and ShareaSale. There are a lot of individual merchants offering affiliate programs as well. As your site grows, you can consider selling your own products as well, such as your own ebooks.
There is a lot of room to grow in this niche, but it will take some time to generate traffic and work out the right strategy.
4 Ways to Become More Detached from Blogging Outcomes
See that throwback featured image of me in Phuket, Thailand?
I became a globe trotting pro blogger in part through the power of detachment.
Blogging outcomes weigh you down and slow your blogging growth, if you are not careful.
Many bloggers mean well but are so obsessed with every view, Like, comment, share and dollar that they either struggle horribly or hold back stunning blogging success. How could I write over 100 eBooks if I obsessed with sales from my first eBook? How could I write 600 posts on Blogging Tips alone if I obsessed over metrics?
Eye-popping success finds largely detached, generous bloggers.
Follow these tips to become more detached from blogging outcomes.
1: Help More Ask Less
If you want blog comments, comment on other blogs.
Want blog traffic? Promote other bloggers.
Help bloggers to detach from your needs and to see greater success. Ask less and less for shares, comments and views, to detach from outcomes. Success finds generous bloggers.
2: Mention 2-5 Successful Bloggers Via All Posts
I recall focusing heavily on blogging profits early during my career. I linked to an ad or affiliate product once per post and linked to nothing else, obsessing over sales, attaching to outcomes. I gradually promoted other bloggers over years. Now I promote 2 to 5 bloggers virtually every post. I think more of helping them and less of helping me.
3: Manage Your Energy
Attachment is fear. Managing your energy helps you:
- face fear
- feel fear
- release fear
- dissolve attachments
I do 80 minutes of deep yin yoga daily. Plus I jog or walk for 45-60 minutes daily. Meditating helps too.
Managing your energy rocks because so many bloggers cling deeply to fear-attachments, to stats and money and to clients and blogging buddies, and need a daily ritual to unearth and release these attachments. I strongly suggest deep yin yoga because it helps you become comfortable. Big time quality developed by all generous, pretty darn detached, bloggers.
4: BE with Your Fear
I vividly recall sitting and BEING with my fear each time I checked my blogging inbox. I felt a general not enough energy pervade my being. Panic then ran through my body. Anger. Pain. Grief, at time lost. All fears reflected heavy attachments to:
- list subscribers
I totally believed I should have been further along at these points during my blogging career. Turns out, I was at the perfect place and time to feel deep fears, to dissolve attachments and to proceed from a generous, genuine, pretty detached, patient and persistent space.
Fighting fear only makes attachments grow. Not checking email for weeks because you feel terrified to check email makes the fear and attachment grow. But checking email hourly because you feel terrified that you:
- will miss out on clients
- are not making enough money, and need to check and see if you are making any aka enough money, yet
reflects your attachment to you. Ya know; “How am I doing-itis.” Check stats, check email, all the time, because you fear to see how you are doing.
Feel fear behind any strategy driven by fear. Let the fear go. Dissolve the attachment.
I check email here and there, never being attached to it. Email is not the source of my blogging success.
Treat blogging outcomes like mile markers on a highway, when you whiz by at 80 MPH. Note the stat for a few seconds and either move in a different direction or charge forward, based on how you feel about the stat, and what the feeling suggests to you.
Quick Tips to Easily Find People and Other Bloggers Online
Unlike Las Vegas — where ‘what happens there, stays there’ — once something is on the internet, it’s pretty much there forever. This is something bloggers, content creators and businesses know all too well. Whether it’s a WordPress article, social media updates, of photos making their way into the Google index, it’s likely going to be online forever.
It’s not just about posting and uploading content on the internet that you need to worry. It’s also all of the massive and easily accessible information that can be found online as well. With more data leaks taking place than ever before, and pretty much having privacy being a thing in the past, it’s easy to find information on anything and anyone with just a few clicks of a button.
For example, have you ever met someone at a blogging conference or event, but forgot to grab their business card? A lot of times we want to meet such people again but have no clue how to find them or their contact details. Through social media and using online tools like a people search, finding exactly what you need is now easier than ever before. Thankfully, we have this amazing platform called the internet – where we are able to find people around us ourselves.
There are plenty of other ways to find information or direct contacts for people online. In addition to using a People Search, social media is also a great method for finding whatever you are looking for. This is especially true if you can find someone on LinkedIn.
To start off, simply grab a notepad and write down the name of the person you want to search. Once you do that, branch out names of people you think are associated to them or at least the name of the person who introduced them to you if you were meeting them for the first time. Next, try and connect businesses, offices, college, university or any piece of information you think is or can be relevant to them. By now, you must have a web looking piece of information already giving you a clue.
How Do People Search Engines Work?
Making the best use of the amazing platform that we discussed – the internet, we need to find online people search engines which will process all the information we know and share possible match results for people we are looking for. To help you understand what a people search engine is and how do people search engines work, just imagine a library or a music record store. People search engines have a huge pool of database with information that is allowed to be displayed publicly. Such information contains phone numbers, education, employment history and sometimes criminal history as well. However, the information uploaded with any people search engine must be approved or must be in accordance with Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA).
Once you have the maximum information with you uploaded in a people search engine, it will run a match and show most relevant list of result for people associated with that information. You may further screen the results by looking at each option individually to figure if that’s the same person you are searching for.
Meanwhile, there are other sources to track someone apart from people search engines. Finding people through social media platforms has also been observed to take a troll. Many youngsters put up millions of searches every day through social media platforms including Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram, SnapChat, etc. to find people they just met or to know more about them.
In all, finding someone in today’s world is no longer a rocket science. With multiple online people search engines and various social media platforms, tracking someone down has become as easy as finding a book in a library or a record in a music store.
How to View the Relationship Between Your Blog and Social Media
Alonzo Pichardo says it best.
“Buy your own domain and hosting and make that your own main hub. Social media is a branch of the marketing tree. That’s all.”
He shared my video on Instagram. Video registered 3,926 views. Here it is:
I filmed the video because I spent 20 minutes clicking profile links of folks who Liked my updates. I found a few self-hosted WordPress blogs, read and commented on these blogs. Relationships established. But most Instagram users:
- had no blog to speak of
- linked to YouTube
- linked to Facebook
For the heck of it, I spent a good 3 minutes looking for one user’s blog. I found an obituary (he was young and alive but shared a common name) and a collection of spammy “look up his information sites.” He claimed to be a blogger via his Instagram bio but he is no more a blogger than I am a werewolf.
Think about Alonzo’s advice; the blog is your main hub, or root, or base of your tree, and social media acts like branches. Offshoots, nothing more.
Instagram owns Instagram. Instagram:
- can kick that kid off of Instagram for 1 of a billion reasons, in a heartbeat
- WILL change their algorithm, soon enough, forcing the kid to change his strategy, uprooting his online world
- forces the kid to make his brand, Instagram’s brand
Not investing is a domain and hosting is about the biggest mistake you can make online because not owning your site hands your power, your decision making, your branding potential and your monetizing potential to someone else.
Social media is a branch. Spend most of your time daily working on your blog and networking with other bloggers who own their self-hosted, WordPress blogs. Unless they change their values or quit blogging, this is the most sound, intelligent approach to blogging.
Use social media for a little bit daily to:
- tag bloggers you mention on your blog
- help bloggers in groups related to your niche
- share your blog posts
- share other blogger’s blog posts
You are a blogger. Not an Instagrammer. You are a blogger. Not a Facebook-er. Spend most of your day on blogs. Not social media.
Marios Tofarides runs an authority blog on eBooks. Not in a billion years could he make his social media profiles look anything like his branded, self-hosted blog. Paula at Contented Traveler runs a first class travel blog. She could never re-create her blog’s branding, style and voice on social media. Sarah Arrow built a well known brand and thriving business by making her blog stand out, through creating, through connecting and through smart blog branding. Impossible to do this, through social media alone.
Pay Up to Play Up
I can mention your blog on Blogging From Paradise, a DA 47 blog read by many influencers.
I can mention your blog on Blogging Tips, a DA 48 blog read by many blogging influencers.
But I never link to free platform blogs because no influencer or experienced reader trusts information on free platforms. If you cannot invest $3 a month, you carry too much of a fear-lack-poverty conscious energy, that seasoned readers and top bloggers know to avoid.
I never link to a social media profile because….social media is not a blog!
Pay up to play up.
Invest in a domain and hosting. Move up in blogging circles. See social media as branches, using Facebook, Twitter and Instagram as secondary or even tertiary means for helping people. Spend most of your time on your self-hosted, WordPress blog and networking on other self-hosted, WordPress blogs.
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