What To Make A Website About

drawing of a light bulb with the word idea under itThe sky is the limit when it comes to what to make a website about in 2017!  But making the decision can be as confusing as making ear bud cords untangle.

I knew I wanted my own website, however, what to make it about seemed like an impossible question.

So, I just dove right into the internet world without a clue about choosing a topic, or what niche meant?

Why website planning is important

As a result of no planning, I wound up with a long list of unused domain names—in a scattered array of niches. I even had blogs with no purpose at all, with content that fit nowhere.

When I could have been making money with a website,  I was still trying to figure out what I was doing?  All of that adds up to confusion, wasted time, wasted money, and wasted resources.

Let me show you how I do it now, and it will save you a lot of headaches, time, and money.

What to make a website about

I was going around in circles, spending money and not making any. So I stopped to figure out what to do next.

I started learning about niches, search results, and popular keywords.  Consequently, I found myself overloaded with new information; even more confused?

Analysis paralysis and information overload set in

I had tons of information now, however, I had no idea how to profit from it. In fact, I was even more confused about website topics than ever?

I read about niches with too much competition, and those with too little competition. I read about passion vs what would be profitable. And the more I read, the more mixed up I became.

How to find money making website ideas

I found out that getting information from all over the web just led to more confusion. I needed information I could trust and I needed it to come from a single source.

Finding a reliable and trustworthy source of information helped me make my affiliate websites pay off at last.

One of the reasons I wound up with so many dead sites, and domain names was that I would lose interest in the website topic.

Loosing interest is loosing money

Like any business adventure, your blog could take a few months to start making money. That’s why it’s important to start with an idea that holds your interest.

You will be writing about your niche topic for a long time so it’s important to find something as perfect as possible. Something profitable—that’s interesting to you.

Your website must be about something that interest you.

To get fresh ideas about what to create a website about start asking yourself questions. Start by making a list of everything that interest you.

Do this exercise before you think about niches or making money.

Even when you use the best free website builder, knowing your own interest is the key to success.

Include the most mundane, and what appears to be the most outlandish website ideas you can come up with.  This list exercise will uncover some cool website ideas of your own.

Questions for website ideas:
  • What excites you?
  • What do you wish you could change in the world?
  • What are you really good at?
  • What skills do you have?
  • What can you teach others to do?
  • What have you always wanted to learn?
  • If you could buy anything, what would it be?
  • Who inspires you and why?
  • What are your hobbies?
  • How can you help others?
  • If you had lots of money what would your buy?
  • What makes you feel proud?

Answers to these questions will lead to website topics that keep your attention, and that of readers.

What to make a website about to make money?

Now that you have a few ideas, it’s time to mesh them with profitable marketing niches.

You want something that you are very interested in, however it should have an audience that spends money.

These are evergreen niche ideas that a lot of money are being spent in each day. Look at your own interest, and see if you can fit them in to this list.

  • Parenting
  • Webdesign
  • Travel
  • Fitness
  • Productivity
  • Lifestyle design
  • Marketing
  • Small business
  • Entreprenerrship
  • Personal development
  • Technology
  • Food and Beverage
  • Art
  • Paintings
  • Hobbies
  • DIY anthing at all
  • Weight loss
  • Weight gain
  • Vacations
  • Raising chickens
  • Gossip
  • Motorcycles
  • Sports
  • Interior design
  • Home improvements
  • Faith
  • Culture
  • Exercise
  • Sex
  • Crafts

None of these are actually niches, but very broad categories. It would be almost impossible to attract an audience for your blog without finding sub niches of these categories.

I would chose one of these to start with, and drill down into a smaller niche market that peaks my interest and lines up with the questions I asked myself?

If parenting is on your list of interest, this list could help you see what your website could be about?

  • raising teenagers
  • parenting a teenager
  • single parent advice
  • parenting books
  • dating for single parents
  • child discipline
  • disciplining children

Today, I never  decide what my website will be about without solid research. I know that what to make my website about is only the beginning.

I need a constant supply of training with up to date resources and research tools today to keep my websites profitable.

WA makes it easy for inexperienced beginners and pros alike to have all the training and research tools in one place.

Choosing website topics and what they will be about for niche marketing has never been easier.

Why don’t you skip the confusion, and start your own website free today?

16 thoughts on “What To Make A Website About”

  1. Wow there are certainly thousands of different niches to create a website about.

    As a newbie I chose tattoos as my niche as that was what interested me. However, after a couple months I realized I would have to rely on ads which are not that profitable.

    I then used a keyword research tool, LongtailPro that really helped me analyze the competition for other niches and I now have a website that is consistently making sales.

    Have you ever used LTP to do research?

    • Hi Jeremy

      The sky’s the limit when it comes to what to make a website about. But then like you found out, not all niches are profitable enough or easy enough to profit from. And some take a lot longer than others to start turning a profit.

      I have used longtail pro when it was pretty new. Maybe I should consider using it again?

      Thanks

  2. I guess with so many niches available, there are a ton of opportunities for making money online through a website. 🙂

    I can understand why it’s important to first make a plan and choose a theme to build a website on because if folks don’t enjoy what they’re writing about, it will lead to failure online.

    My niche is already selected. I just need to follow your link for building a site.

    Neil

    • Hi Neil

      The opportunities are limitless! Knowledge about getting started, dedication and hard work are the keys to success.

      Go ahead and get started. The waters fine!

  3. I think you’re totally right, carrying out complete and solid research before jumping into a niche is one of the most important things you can do as an affiliate marketer and more importantly, how prepared you are can usually determine your success.

    You’ve got some very useful info here that I think all beginner afiliates should read.

    • Hi Lyle

      When the idea that you want to have a website that makes money starts gelling the excitement starts raising. You want to jump right in the water as quickly as possible. But you are right, time spent doing the research keeps marketers from jumping in blind.

      Of course there’s the learning that’s going on even with a niche website you will later ditch. But it’s easier and more productive to do the research first. I think research into each piece of the affiliate marketing puzzle always pays off more dividends than merely grabbing at straws.

      Thanks for dropping by

  4. Mike, you’ve given me a lot of food for thought here.

    My own field of interest is in self-development as a creative human being. My problem is I’m interested in all of it and that tends to make my website very nebulous. This probably confuses the heck out of visitors to the site.

    An interesting read. I shall need to re-think my thing, I suppose, since I am not inclined to be a nonprofit.

    • hi nett

      Yep, self development isn’t a niche at all? It’s best to determine which part of someone’s self you would like to hep them develope. Then that would be a niche…..

      Thanks for stopping by

  5. Hi Mike, I’ve been pondering the idea of writing a blog about Yoga. Some say it’s very competitive while some you need to be really good at Yoga to write about it.

    How do I know if the niche that I choose is a profitable one? And how can I overcome those competitions through my blog?

    Hope you can offer me some guidance here.

    • Hi Cathy and thanks for stopping by

      I know that yoga websites have a lot of attention making it a good niche with people buying yoga mats, books, and a multitude of other yoga accessories.

      Go into any sports store and look at the yoga items they sell, and you’ll know what people are searching for online.

      I also know that the way to overcome competition is to work diligently on finding your own audience, rather than depending entirely on search engine traffic.

  6. It’s really your passion that keeps you going when it comes to creating your blog.
    Even when I’m in my most demotivated state, it’s the fact that I have a keen interest in my topics, and the fact that I keep learning new things about it, that makes me keep wanting to write and share.
    Definitely start a website around a topic that consumes you already.

    • HI Ryan

      I agree with you.

      In fact you don’t need to be an expert in your niche when you start out. Regular research, and writing about what you learn is a great way to become an expert, always giving you something new to write about.

  7. Hi Mike, your post addresses an important issue. Choosing the right niche can be daunting.I like the list of questions you have listed to determine what would be a long-term interest aka niche website.
    As you said, it can take months to see any results regarding getting rankings in Google and visitors to your site. Enthusiasm can fade pretty quickly. Therefore it’s important to choose wisely.
    Thanks for your post!
    Best wishes from Anke

    • Thanks for stopping by Anke

      You’re right, taking the time to chose before jumping in blindly can save you a lot frustration. But then, the flip side is that you need to make a move without getting hung up in the decision forever?

      It’s just wise to spend a few days wrapping your brain around the niche concept and where you’ll best fit it!

      I just have to remember that it will never be perfect, and to have fun with my website efforts!

  8. I think one of the hardest things about building a successful website is choosing the niche. I totally agree that it should be something you are really passionate about and you would want to be reading about anyways, even if you didn’t want to start a business. Narrowing it down is really important too; it can’t be too broad or narrow in scope. I’m curious about how you keep current within your niche. One of the things that really helped me starting out was following successful blogs in my niche. I’m still receiving several newsletters and seeing their blog posts often triggers new ideas for me.

    • Thanks Lynn

      I do the same thing you do. I read blogs, large and small, old and new, and am on way too many mailing list?

      Inbound. org is a favorite reading place for me too.

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