Updated: Aug 30, 2018
When starting a blog, there is something that you should know about what other people will pay for. Find out how.
What is this you are enthusiast about? Express your insight. This is the great suggestion offered by experts when you are finding for a #blogging niche. However, it is simply not enough.
The key to develop a thriving blog is to search for your profitable niche.
Identifying the right niche is the most crucial step of developing a blog that is mostly ignored. If you choose a highly competitive niche, your blog will be lost among high authority websites. On the other hand, if you select a niche with a minimal visibility, it will hardly make any impact.
This means, you need to find a #niche that is in the middle and can be monetized as well.
I am sharing a few useful tips on how to search for a profitable blogging niche for your blog that can generate traffic and become a thriving revenue stream.
Choose a subject that you love to talk about.
Developing a blog is fun. Purchasing domains, creating a #website, decorating your page as you like and writing your first blog post is an exciting and joyful process. However, for many people this fun doesn’t last longer as they give up blogging after a few months. This is because they lose interest. So, it is imperative that you choose a topic that you also like explore and express about.
This could be about your #profession, a hobby, or even about a new gadget you bought. The good news is that you don’t have to be a master of this topic, just make sure you feel passionate about it.
Not sure if you have selected the right topic? Take a quick assessment to figure this out. List down 10 blog ideas you think you can write about. This would ensure that the topic you have selected is the one you are most passionate about.
Know the market.
Now that you know which topic to go with for your blog, it’s time to conduct a market research to make sure that there is a profitable market for your chosen topic. To do the market research, for your chosen topic, go to Google Trends and type, for example “computer gaming” to see if this niche has any interest and how much it is being searched.
Choose a niche with limited competition.
To check this, search your topic on Google and observe how many search results comes up.
By picking a smaller niche for your blog, will not make you fall a prey for the big fishes in the sea.
If you scroll at the bottom of the Google search results page, you will see some of the related suggestions for your search. Choose a search term and see how many people are searching for this topic each month.
Finally, make sure the niche is profitable.
I am sure you love the idea of #monetizing your blog. However, to monetize it you need to make sure it is a profitable niche.
A simple way to test this is to check if any brands or companies are advertising for your chosen keywords or terms. If you find Google Ads to promote products or services in your chosen niche, then you have made the right choice and you can easily monetize your blog through Google AdSense. However, a more profitable and better approach would be to use affiliate products on your website or blog.
For example, join Amazon affiliate program to promote their products and earn a commission every time a visitor makes a purchase on Amazon through your blog.
Another good idea is to write review about a computer game (for example) and offer a list with your #affiliate links of best computer games available on Amazon and cash your hard work into revenue.
After getting to know which niche is the most productive for your blog, start writing engaging content that will help you to stand out from the rest.
Don’t forget to stay motivated, persistent and keep blogging. Follow a schedule professionally. It will take a while before you get significant traffic on your blog and buying the affiliate products. You need to be patient, as it will eventually pay off.