Niche blogging refers to blogging within a particular group of people or subject. Some websites have succeeded in creating a very profitable blog that requires a little amount of effort. But, note that niche blogging is not just an overnight work. Here’s an introduction that will help you clear out things in creating a profitable niche blog:
What is Niche Blogging?
Niche blogging has become popular among people who want to start their passive income online. The reason is that it has been believed that focusing on an individual subject means you are less likely to have competition and a better possibility of getting traffic.
It may sound easy to make, but profitable blogging requires a heavy and deep research. It’s true that blogging can only be something you built because you are passionate about it, but at the end of the day, you will eventually want to earn money from doing what you love.
The good thing is, there are abundant sources and possibilities of making revenue through your blog. And to be able to succeed, we handpicked some of the things you need to know about niche blogging.
How to Choose a Profitable Niche for Your Blog
Pick a niche that you’re interested in
Too often, bloggers make a wrong choice of only doing what seems to make them millionaires. Good niches that are profitable can be hard to score but deciding purely based on its capacity to be profitable is not going to do you favors in the long run. Even though you earn from said niche, if it’s something that doesn’t interest you, you’ll eventually grow tired of it and move on.
Search the demand for your idea
Jumping into the unknown is not going to do you any favor. To find out if there’s enough traffic to the subject you decided on, try to explore Google Trends and Google AdWords. Google is the biggest search engine and is where most of the traffic is going to come from. Know if there are people who are looking for your niche idea.
Another thing to note is your competitors. While it’s tough to leverage your way up against your biggest rivals, having so can be a positive thing. If you have competitors you can learn from them; it also means that your niche is something you can earn. There are more steps in validating if your chosen niche has a considerable amount of traffic. It’s a matter of hard work and patience to find what’s right for you eventually.
Look for Profitable Opportunities
One of the first steps in deciding on what niche you’re going to venture on is knowing if you can make money from it. Having a niche that you like and has a good traffic is one thing, but it being profitable is another. Even if you love writing about it, it’s a waste to realize that there’s no money to be made months down the line.
Setting Up Your Niche Blog
To start your niche blog, make sure that you have these basic things below:
- Create a Website
- Choose a Blogging Platform
- Generate a brandable and memorable domain
- Choose the Best Hosting Provider
- Use a Beautiful and Responsive Theme
- Install Useful Plugins
Making Real Money from Your Blog
Focus on the Content
Creating an epic content is the way to go. According to the founder of Blogging Spell, Abrar Mohi Shafee, “the best method of choosing a profitable niche is giving more importance to the niche you are competent with, rather than selecting a niche by only the number of potential audiences.”
To build a profitable blog, you must focus on the value that your content brings to the market. If you already created a credibility and trust among your followers, you can then start trying to profit from it little by little. Here are some of the ways you can earn from your blog:
- Create and Sell Online Courses
- Write an Ebook
- Sell Branded Merchandise
- Affiliate Marketing
- Advertisement Placements
Some of these opportunities may not make you a millionaire in a few months, but you can earn a handful if you have a good amount of monthly traffic on your blog.
Know How to Market Your Blog
Marketing your niche blog requires deep research and careful analysis before coming up with an effective strategy.
Social Media is one of the greatest contributors on how a site gets its traffic, so it’s just right to build and maintain your presence in there too. By developing a credible persona on social media, you can forward your followers to follow your niche blog then.
Build your email list from the start of your blog’s creation. You may not realize it, but some people are going to look forward to your future content. Once you have enough content to send out, create compelling email copies.
If you want to rank up and be visible to your market when they search, you need to optimize your blog to par up to the standards of search engines.
Look for high-quality blogs that accept guest posting. The more you spread the word about your niche, the more you’ll get more traffic.
The key to really knowing if your chosen niche is profitable is by testing the waters. You may have created what seems to be what people are looking for, but the truth is there’s still a huge barrier between your idea and its success. Strive to become the best blogger in your chosen niche, look for more resources that will help you stay motivated.
Creating your very own niche blog is not a walk in the park. However, once you develop a good one, it can work on auto-pilot. It all boils down to how well you crafted your idea and tested the market. Lastly, with good niche marketing strategies, you’ll be able to profit from your niche blog passively. Good luck!
Why Should You Pick a Blogging Niche?
1 Freeing but Sobering New Blogger Realization
This gig takes work.
This gig takes time.
This gig takes being generous.
This gig takes mindset work.
As I promote my eBook:
I think through a common blogging error. This error is so common that it cripples most bloggers. New bloggers especially. What is the mistake?
New bloggers believe blogging is easy, comfortable, and requires a little work, AND you will quickly and easily make money through blogging. New bloggers expect to make money, like if they worked a job.
Have you sobered up yet as a new blogger? I woke up big-time many years ago. I learn blogging requires study, work and not getting paid for months. Imagine that? You blog and help people everyday for months of your life and see not a penny in earnings. Most human beings panic and quit. Most struggle with this idea. We are all conditioned to expect a pay day after work. Most of us have been employees. Work everyday for 8 hours. Get a paycheck on Thursday. Logical. It makes sense. But blogging is different. Work everyday, sometimes seven days weekly, generously. You may not see a payday for 5 months. But you proceed. This is the wake-up call. Quite sobering. Most bloggers did not visualize blogging going like this. But there is a freeing element that leads to stunning blogging success over the long haul.
Ah yes, the freeing part. Letting go outcomes literally lifts an energetic weight from your mind. How does it feel to do something with zero expectations? Awesome! The work becomes the reward. Everything else like traffic, profits, and other forms of success feel like an extra. Or maybe like a bonus. Or like icing on the cake. Or like a cherry on top. This feels really good. Expectation can be a heavy burden. But if you blog for the fun and love of blogging, you position yourself to be stunningly successful over the long-term.
Every seven figure earner I know worked generously for free for many months or even years of their lives before making millions of dollars through blogging. You have to. Working for free improves your skills and exposure. Skilled bloggers with massive exposure who open multiple streams of income make a lot of money. Simple process. But highly uncomfortable.
See the journey through. Be generous. Sober up, and embrace this freeing concept of blogging. Give freely. Receive easily. Let go expectations. Make the work, the reward. Embracing this lesson as a new blogger puts you well ahead of the herd. Plus you will avoid so many struggles too.
I had to learn this lesson the hard way over very many years. Plus I saw some success, then sprinted back to my old, struggling, failed ways of thinking based on outcomes, for years. Now I just help people generously and release expectations. Serving people feels good. I’ve sobered up enough. Now I am largely free from expectations, I just help people all day long. As my presence and skills expand, success finds me. But only because I freed myself from outcomes and focused on the process.
Be generous. Surround yourself with pro bloggers as a newbie. Learn from these established bloggers. Follow their example. Be generous. Be genuine. Expect little or nothing. Have fun helping people and your blogging star will shine brightly.
What Is a Blogging Tribe?
Much talk has been bandied about blogging tribes over the years. People like myself say you need a tribe to succeed. This is true. But you may be confused. What is a blogging tribe?
Today we will break down the definition to help you understand what goes into building a large, loyal, loving blogging tribe.
So….. What is a blogging tribe? Basically, a blogging tribe is a group of loyal, loving readers who follow your blog posts, read your blog posts, promote your blog posts, and grow your business. Tribemates are friends and fans who read your blog and spread your word. Tribemates also hire you and buy your stuff. Simple definition, right guys?
Tribes can be fans. Tribes can be friends. Doesn’t matter. The main point to keep in mind is that growing a tribe requires persistent, generous effort every single day on your part. Tribes do not grow organically unless you help people for free. Please impress that idea on your mind. You grow your tribe. Then as you grow your tribe, your tribe grows itself, as you tend to your tribe.
Help People for Free
I comment genuinely on blogs to add value to posts and to make friends. Friends I find through this strategy join my tribe. I publish a genuine, generous comment on a blog. My fellow bloggers appreciate the comment and comment on my blog. Said blogger tends to share my post on social media. Sometimes, the blogger mentions me on their blog. In other cases, a blogger asked me to guest post on their blog. My tribe just grew by one member. But I also became a member of their tribe by supporting their blog.
If you want to build a tribe, become a member of other blogger’s tribes. Promote other bloggers. Comment on other blogs. Give whatever you want. Doesn’t that formula just makes sense?
Help people for free. Make friends. Attract your blogging tribe by embodying the concept of being generous.
Be persistent. Being generous for one day or even one week will not cut it. You need to be generous every day for months to slowly, steadily and organically grow your blogging tribe. Grow on people by being helpful. Publish valuable content to give tribemates a reason to follow you.
Stay on Topic
Stay on topic. People love specialists. Generalists? Not so much. Every time you change topics you confuse tribe members who expect you to cover a single topic. Avoid doing this. Cover one topic every post to slowly and steadily grow your blogging tribe.
Invest in a Resource
Buy my tribe building ebook to have a resource handy. Invest money in a system that helps you grow your traffic and profits freely thru tribe-building. I wrote the ebook to cut through any confusion often seen on Triberr. Bloggers join and wonder how in the heck the site works? I lay out 13 practical, simple tips to follow to drive by traffic through the network and to grow your blogging tribe through Triberr.
Tribe-Building Takes Time
Building a tribe takes time, patience, persistence and generous effort. Do not rush things. Do not force things. Allow your tribe to go organically over time. People will follow your blog if you stay on topic, solve their problems and spend a good deal of time off site building friendships. Large, loyal, loving tribes do not grow overnight. See the journey through to build your own loyal, loving tribe and to accelerate your blogging success.
Engage Tribe Mates
Engage tribemates regularly to strengthen bonds. This was one of my mistakes during struggling years. I ignored people who loved what I did and those people disappeared. Lesson learned. Now I answer my tribemate’s questions regularly via email and social media. I thank people who buy my eBooks and courses. I also promote these rocking bloggers if they happen to be skilled bloggers, to strengthen our bond. Keep going back to where you are loved. This is the easiest way to grow loyalty, to strengthen bonds and to grow your tribe.
Should You Use AdSense on Your Blog?
I admit it. I have waffled on this topic a few times. Back in the day I used to call it Ad Cents. But going forward I do see benefits in adding Google AdSense as a low ticket income stream on your blog. Even for newbies. I know, I know. This seems surprising to you.
Think abundance guys. Why not add a few cents here and there to boost your income stream? Please don’t use AdSense as your prime means of income as a new blogger or if you are struggling as a blogging veteran. Cents do not make up a full-time income, as your sole income stream. But if you create courses, coach, and add Google AdSense as an income stream for driving a few bucks each month in the beginning, you are well on your way to seeing steady profits are the channel.
The key is to think detachment. New bloggers in many developing nations see Google AdSense as the Holy Grail of monetizing. Why? Mostly, because it seems easy to make money through a channel involving no creation or human interaction on your part. Think about it. All you do is post the ad and create content. Money should flow to you easily, right? The ultimate wake up call is experiencing one, two, or three cent AdSense months. Then you realize big earnings flow through blogs with a huge amount of targeted, hyper-focused traffic. This is why you need to detach from Google AdSense as your prime income stream. Big bucks flow through the channel after years of generous, patient, persistent effort on your part.
Take the Cents with AdSense
As a newbie, pennies will flow through your AdSense profits for your first few months. In most cases. But take the cents because cents add up to dollars. Dollars add up to hundreds of dollars. Hundreds of dollars add up to thousands of dollars. Think like an abundant blogger. Keep adding small ticket and big ticket income streams to boost your overall blogging income.
Everything Adds Up
I wrote a post recently discussing why wealthy bloggers take the time and effort to add affiliate links even if they earn pennies on the link. Between their ever-expanding presence and abundance mindset, the pennies add up to thousands and even tens of thousands of dollars over the long haul. Think this way with AdSense. Everything adds up. Again, just don’t make Google AdSense your prime income stream because as the pennies add up you’re better off earning more money through channels like coaching, consulting, freelancing, writing and selling eBooks or creating and publishing courses.
Ultimately, successful blogging is creating and connecting generously. Never believe that an income stream makes money. Income streams are passive, completely subject to your command, and pretty much worthless on their own. An income stream cannot do anything, including make money. You make the money with your generous effort. Practice writing, create helpful content and build meaningful connections with top blogger generously every single day over the course of years. No matter the income streams you open, your blogging profits will increase over time if you stick to the fundamentals.
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