Do you know what type of blogger you are?
It’s important to know this before you start any writing so you can be more productive. This will give you laser focus so everything you write and post serves a purpose. If you’re unsure of what type of blogger you are it’s possible that you end up writing something that won’t yield results.
Are you an expert on something? Do you know a lot that your friends come to you for answers?
If you’re the go-to person then you are considered a niche expert. You can blog about anything and make a killing out of it. The good thing about being a niche blogger is it’s easy to create content since you are very familiar with the topic.
You can create niche sites where you can promote related products. This can be very lucrative and the best thing about it is you’re using something you’re passionate about to good use. It won’t even feel like work.
Are you good at research? Do you have an insatiable curiosity and willing to learn new things and talk about it?
You can be a freelance blogger. You can work with clients–businesses and individuals–who need help with creating content for their blogs. You will either ghost blog or have your own byline. As a freelance blogger you will write about different topics so be ready to learn new things.
Are you running a business and want to drive more customers? A blog is one of the best marketing tools you can have.
Business bloggers have to produce high quality content because they are catering not just to customers but also to industry leaders, suppliers and other businesses. Business blogging has a lot to do with maintaining a good reputation so it’s critical that you are updated with the latest industry news and provide insightful info to your market.
Are you more concerned with chronicling your daily adventures and sharing them with an audience than making a profit?
This type of blogger is geared towards sharing personal experiences that readers will enjoy and learn from. This is a great way to improve writing and gain a loyal following but not necessarily very profitable.
Do you want to sell different products? Are you excited to reach out to people and introduce them to products and/or services that they can benefit from?
Affiliate marketing can be very profitable if you do it right. This is similar to niche blogging because you’re promoting a product by providing useful content to readers. As an affiliate blogger you have to really get to know the product you are promoting and produce high quality content.
Again, it’s important to know what type of blogger you are because it will make everything easy for you. You will be able to hone your writing in a style that best suits your audience and put you in a position where you’ll be looked at as a credible resource person and, more importantly, someone who makes a good income out of doing something you enjoy.
So what type of blogger are you? Do you have something more to add? Share your thoughts below.