Blog Tips to Make Money from Blogging: How to Choose a Topic
Make money from blogging is a doable thing, but it takes more than just creativity to do this. You need to get expert blog tips from bloggers who are already earning handsome amounts of money,to be guided along the right path. In the previous post we discussed about 5 Blog Tips for Beginners. If you recollect, I suggested deciding about the topic or niche as the # 1 of 5 blog tips or beginners. So this post will discuss abut selecting the right topic and niche in complete detail.
You can get readers to visit your blog only if your blog is about interesting topics. Needless to say the revenue that you will be earning from your blog will be dependent upon the traffic or visitors that your blog manages to attract. So choose a popular topic that holds the interest of many people. Blogging about your favorite sportsman may seem to be the right choice for you, but remember that ‘sports’ is not something that interests every one. Also the public’s opinion about ‘favorite sportsman’ will vary. So quit taking risks like these and stick to general topics of interest.
No matter how popular ‘iPhones’ may be, if you do not have the interest or intent to blog regularly on them, it is better left alone. Always find a topic that balances comfortably between your interest and the interest of your future readers.
Okay so you finally found a topic that qualifies criteria # 1 and #2. But think ahead and imagine the state of your blog about 1 year from now. Would you be able to provide interesting and fresh content on a regular basis on your selected topic even after a year? Many blogs die out after the initial 3 or 6 month period, due to lack of fresh and updated content. Ensure that you will have lots of material to blog about when you choose a topic.
4. Niches and Sub-niches
Choosing a topic that does not have many options to branch out is not a good idea when looking at blog tips to make money from your blog. You will come to a dead end if your selected topic does not have a wide selection of sub-topics to blog on.
Remember that you are trying to build an income stream from your blog and not just trying to fill your blog pages with some content. You will understand more about the value of niches and sub-topics in my next post on blog tips to do keyword research.
5. Connections to Other Topics
This is one of my exclusive blogging tips for beginners. Actually it is top secret, but I would like to share it with you because I genuinely want to help you earn money from your blog. I would give more weight to a topic that holds the potential to connect and link out to many other related hot topics. This not only helps my blogs to be choking with content ideas, but also attracts a wide range of visitors and ensures excellent traffic for my site. If you look at my blog you will see that it clearly connects blog tips, freelance writing, make money online topics and work at home moms here. See, what I mean?
Okay so you now are in a position to select the best topic for your blog but ensure that you take heed of all the 5 blog tips mentioned here. Do not make the mistake of leaving out any of the 5 and also return back to read about the next blog tip on keyword research. Until then, happy topic selection to you!