Learning How To Choose A Profitable Blog Topic is the root of your business. Choose right and your chances of success are great! Choose a topic that’s not profitable — and you waste valuable time and money.
Table of Contents
- Finding A Topic That Interest You and Profit
- Choosing Profitable Topics That Interest You
- Small niches with low competition is the goal.
- Niche Choices Start With Google Searches
- Researching for blog niches that make money
- Interesting blog topics doesn’t mean you’re interested
- Questions to help you choose subjects you like
- How To Choose A Topic That Works For You
Finding A Topic That Interest You and Profit
Your chances for success are dramatically increased when you adopt something that you are very interested in pursuing.
Deciding on the subject of your blog is choosing a niche to hold your interest for many months or years. Otherwise you will start a business only to loose interest and let it slide off into the website grave yard.
Choosing Profitable Topics That Interest You
A niche is a select group of people on the internet looking for something in particular to buy.
Niche marketing on the internet is profitable when you locate a small and passionate group of buyers. If you locate a select group of people who aren’t looking for something to buy, look again.
As a beginner to niche marketing it’s easy to start a website around a topic that’s far too large to get noticed. You’re job is to choose something “niche”, or “niched down” to a market small enough for you to get your blog noticed.
There are countless websites trying to attract an audience with health as a topic. But that discussion is so large, they’ll never find a select audience for a market.
If you’re not clear about niching down in a general topic, this post will help: What Is A Website Niche?
Small niches with low competition is the goal.
To start with Health is not a niche, ok? A niche is a distinct segment of a market. Health is even larger than a market. Just stop and think of everything that connects to health. Maybe a topic to talk about, but not to blog about for money; too big.
You need to break it down into something more manageable with just the right amount of competition, always looking to see if buyers are involved. This is where your research begins.
Niche Choices Start With Google Searches
As a business owner you’ll research the market — while you’re thinking about where the profits are hiding. Let’s say you’re passionate about dogs. Maybe you’ve been thinking a dog blog would be nice?
But how can you make money in the dog niche?
Let’s find a a blog topic in the dog market.
Start out by opening a page next to this one and type the word—dogs—into the search bar. 777 million results, and we have no idea what all these people had in mind when they did those searches.
There’s no way to market to these people!
Let’s drill down with another search, this time for—dogs barking. Now look at the top of the page and notice that there are over 49 million results. The subject is far too large because you have no idea what these people are thinking about.
Remember that we are looking for a select group of people looking for a particular product.
Researching for blog niches that make money
Now scroll to the bottom of that page—dogs barking—and you will see that dogs barking just went to blog topics that are profitable. My page shows 8 results on the bottom of Googles search results, and you can make money from any one of these niches.
That’s the very beginning of the journey of searching for blog niches that make money. The more you learn and research for profitable topics for your own blog, the more places you’ll learn to search. And to be successful you will need a great keyword tool to use other than the Google search bar.
Interesting blog topics doesn’t mean you’re interested
I don’t want to leave you here without telling you how fruitless your research efforts will be if you have no real interest in the subject. Blogging doesn’t happen by itself, so you’ll want to choose a topic that you like to think about.
A few task involved in keeping up an affiliate website:
- Website maintenance
- Writing post on a regular basis
- Finding keywords
- Deciding what to write about
- Getting traffic to your website and post
If you find yourself knee deep in a niche and your interest wears out:
You’ll either quit working for success, or merely neglect your business until it’s of no value. Choosing a profitable blog topic usually include something you’re interested in, especially at the beginning of your career.
Questions to help you choose subjects you like
- What problems would you like to help people solve?
- Do you have ideas about a topic you would like to share with the world?
- How about ideas would to share with a select group of people
- What expertise would you like to learn more about and share your knowledge as you become an expert?
If you can include one of these with a product that solves a problem people are dealing with, you have a winner.
Can you see your self enjoying the topic of your blog?
Choosing a niche based solely on how profitable you think it will be, may reduce your chances for success. Your blog is going to be a business. It will either be a part time, or full time business, and any business requires your attention, dedication, and labor.
Choosing a topic that you know holds your interest will make blogging fun instead of work.
How To Choose A Topic That Works For You
Are you an expert at something?
If you are an expert in anything at all, there will be people waiting to hear from you? Choosing something you know about, and like to talk about will always be a great blog topic.
Do You Have a Hobby?
Do you have a hobby that you can write about once a week? People with hobbies are always searching for new knowledge and fellow hobbyist to talk with. Whatever your hobby is, there will be others investigating it online.
Are you interested in learning or doing something new?
You can start a blog about something you have little knowledge about, and share your knowledge as you learn. Just choose a topic that you think will hold your interest for at least a year.
Choosing a profitable blog topic is a skill, and like any other skill the more you learn how others are doing it, the better you yourself get at it.
In this ten day email course I walk you through choosing a topic or niche, finding a profitable product to market, and getting a website started.