When you are setting out to blog, it’s important that you have some topic in mind. You need to have a theme or a niche that you find interesting enough to write about. It can be sports, your local area, movies, cooking, even making money online. The only think to remember when picking your topics, is that you should write about something you know ! So here I will discuss two niches, and how easy or hard they lend themselves to blogging.
Niche Example : Make Money Online
There has been a recent trend of many people starting to blog under the topic “make money online“. But the thing they don’t realize is that there are millions of other topics that you can write about, and perhaps will bring you more $$’s at the end of the day. I must admit as far as I can see the “make money online” niche is over saturated. There are literally thousands of blogs where people (possibly some of the topics I cover here too fall into this) are discussing how to make money. So straight away you are fighting to rank higher than your opposition. If you are new to blogging I would strongly advise you to stay away from this niche.
Niche Example : Sport
Some of the more popular & successful blogs I know (visitors & revenue wise) are people who blog about sport. If you are a fan, you won’t have a hard time coming up with the commentary about it. Sports news can change daily and does get a lot of search traffic, for people trying to find out more about their team or sport.
Fanatics who are into sport, or supporting their team could check their favourite web blogs a few times a day to see if there is any news on a certain hot topic. These people tend to be out spoken and will comment freely when they don’t agree with the write. Another great thing about people who read sports blogs, is that they are probably not as ad aware as webmasters who read those Make Money Online blogs. This means they will click your ads, and bring you revenue. There are even whole blogs devoted to a certain sporting personality, rather than a team or sport.
Choosing your Niche
The only advice I can give you is that you pick something that you find interesting and that you know something about. I would also tend to check out the current market, remember you are vying for position on the SERPS with all the other similar blogs.