I wont’ write too much about blogging per say as there is so much information about this subject matter on the net, in fact if you go to: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blog, you will get very good information about blogs from a historical and current perspective. Suffice to say that in essence, blogging is a way to have a virtual diary, journal, commentary where you can add entries and others can make comments etc. You can monetize your blog by finding a niche ( niche marketing) and having articles ( quality articles) that will help to support what ever business you have chosen. Many people have problems in this area. The fact is a lot of people will go “I like this” and then find…oops..nope I want to do that instead. To make a good analogy, you take time to name your pet or child, why would you not do the same for your blog and niche? Below you will find a sure fire method to help you choose your market. Take the time and follow this guide, it will help to focus you in a productive way.
How to choose the right Niche for you? There are 3 major things you need to do, it takes a little time but is well worth it.
Ask yourself these questions:
1.What do you enjoy?..You know, your hobbies, things you do just to relax. The Internet is a big world. What you enjoy doing, you can and will find others who do as well.
2. This is a good question. What are your life experiences? What have you learnt about yourself that you could share with others? For example. You have lots of company over for dinner. You love cooking, well you could start a business all about cooking.
3.This is not so easy to answer, but dig inside yourself and find out what your talents are. We all have them..what are yours? You could start a freelance business based on those talents.
O.k. you have compiled a list. List them in order from your favorite down. Now what do you do? Well, do a little research and no it is not that difficult.
For the sake of this example, we will use “cooking” as your number 1 favorite.
First off, go to:
and enter the word ‘cooking’
what you will get is a bunch of keywords that people type in everyday to search for things. In this case when I typed the word ‘cooking’ , here is the list I got:
Take one of those words. In this example I am choosing ….’Spanish Cooking”. Go to Google.com and type in that phrase. You will see websites supplying that product/service and you will know how many competitors are out there that will be competing with you when you start a home business.
If you find a topic that is demanded in quantity but low in the suppliers, you will then make money. This should be your special market for which you do your niche marketing. You will make more money with a niche market as you will reduce and sometimes even eliminate competition. Go through your list of ideas until you narrow it down.
This is the beginning of creating your new adventure in successful blogging and Niche Marketing.