Probably – not because of blogging itself, but more about what’s best for you.
Despite claims that no one wants to read long-form content, or that all content will be delivered via video, the fact is, Blogging is still an extremely viable and effective medium for creating content and building an online business.
Yes, you actually can make money – real money – by blogging.
Whether you will drive traffic and make money from a blog depends on a number of factors unique to you.
What do you want to blog about?
Who is your target audience?
What are the money-making opportunities for you?
What is your competition like?
You can follow my guide on “How To Start A Blog” to get help with the technical aspects like setting up hosting or WordPress, but that already assumes you’ve made the decision to go forward.
What if you’re still wondering? What if you aren’t sure whether your idea for a blog is really filled with as much potential as you dream it is?
Wouldn’t it be nice if you had a checklist or worksheet to help you figure out if your blog plan has merit?
For that matter, do you need an actual plan? (Hint: if you want to make money, that means your blog is a business, so yes, you need a business plan.)
So to me, the question of ’should you start a blog in 2019’ is answered by taking a close look at your idea for a blog and doing some homework. You need to take the time to research your idea and verify that it has potential, both from an interest and a revenue perspective.
Every day people are starting new blogs, new podcasts, new YouTube channels. Some of them find success, yet many fail.
What’s the difference between the creators who succeed and the ones who give up after trying for a while?
I don’t think it’s persistence, though that certainly helps. Any business based around the creation of content is going to take a little time to get going.
I don’t think it’s platform, despite what the Wix or Squarespace commercials may claim. Studies have shown that it makes no difference from an SEO perspective or performance analysis what platform you use (as long as it’s not some free platform you have little control over).
I definitely don’t think it’s luck – bloggers can make their own luck!
There are definitely exceptions and circumstances, but the majority of bloggers who fail lacked one crucial element: A Plan.
Not just a business plan, though that’s important, but a Blogging Plan. A plan where they’ve thought through all of the important aspects for starting a blog:
Legal Structure & Requirements
In short, they’ve verified their idea and created a plan for success.
And I’m going to help you do that too.
I have created a $10,000 Blogging Blueprint (10k Blueprint) that you can download, print out, and complete. It walks you through the rough steps you need to take to make $10,000 a month blogging in the next 90 days.
SPOILER: THIS $10,000 PDF IS ACTUALLY FREE FOR YOU TO DOWNLOAD BELOW
From thinking through your Why to making sure you have all the necessary registrations and licenses in place, this planner is your first step to starting a successful blog.
The $10,000 Blogging Blueprint includes everything from setting up your site up to getting your first customer.
Shaping Your Mindset to make $10,000 in the next 90 days blogging
“I’ve decided to launch a blog,” you excitedly say. “Oh really?” Your friend says. “When?” Your smile slowly fades as you stare into the distance, thinking of all the tasks that have to be done. Your heart starts to race, and your palms get sweaty. You look back at your friend. “In a few years,” you answer, still stressing about the mile-long list of pre-launch tasks.
Yes, launching a blog is a huge, exciting, scary undertaking, but you don’t have to live in a constant state of stress before you launch. There are really only 13 critical things to do before you launch, and we’re going to cover those today.
Want to go through a step by step tutorial on creating a blog? Then signup for my free course below!
1. Choose Your Web Host
If you’re just starting a new blog, and you want to self host it (which you should do), you’ll need to find a web host. Without a web host, your website will ever get off the ground. The nice thing about hosting is that it doesn’t have to be expensive, especially if you’re a new blogger. Many hosts offer budget hosting (also known as shared hosting) options for anywhere from $3-$10 a month. Just be sure to compare what’s included in your monthly cost.
There are plenty of web hosts out there, but not all of them are created equal. If you’re using WordPress, look for a host that specializes in WordPress websites. Ideally, the host you’re looking at should offer a one-click WordPress installation to make things easier.
2. Pick Your Blog’s Theme
After you install WordPress on your web host, you need to choose a blog theme. A theme dictates the layout and appearance of your blog. It’s both fun and frustrating to pick a theme because there are so many options. It’s like walking into a candy store and being told to choose just one piece of candy (or maybe that’s just me?).
When it comes time for you to choose a theme, you’ll find that there are two broad categories of themes: premium and free. If you’re on a tight budget and can’t afford a premium theme, don’t sweat it. There are some free themes that are just as nice as premium themes. The only thing about free themes is they’re more common on websites, so your blog won’t look quite as unique.
Another thing to consider when choosing your blog’s theme is your ultimate goal for your blog. Do you want to monetize your blog by selling products on it? You may want to try a theme that’s optimized for on-site selling. Do you want it to focus solely on being a blog and leave the products on another platform? Find a theme that focuses on blogging.
While it is possible to blog about everything and the kitchen sink, it’s not advisable. Most of the popular, successful blogs have a niche and a clearly defined audience. There’s a reason for this. Blog readers like to know what they’re getting into when they visit a blog. If you blog about web design, then your readers will expect to see a post related to web design when you publish. In this scenario, if you stick with your web design niche, then you meet your readers’ expectations, and everyone’s happy.
Don’t make your audience guess what your next post will be about. That has the potential to frustrate them, and that’s not something you want to do. You can avoid all of this by determining your niche before you even launch your blog. Find the place where your passion and your knowledge intersect. That’s a great place to look for your niche.
4. Determine Your Branding
“I have this great logo and these three awesome colors, so my branding is all set.” Um…no. It’s not. Branding is so much more than just the physical appearance of your blog and your social media picture templates. You do need to have things like fonts, colors, graphic templates, and a logo ready when you launch, but branding doesn’t stop there. True branding, the branding that will make your blog stand out, is all about creating a cohesive experience for your readers. How can you do this? Through your blog posts, through how you interact with people online, and through your social media feed.
Think about what you want people to say about your brand and create your colors, font, logo, and brand experience from that. So if you want people to see your brand as sophisticated and modern, choose a proper color palette and define what being sophisticated means to you. How would you act so people describe you as sophisticated? Going in with a clear branding vision can save you lots of time in the future. You won’t need to redo your graphics or overhaul your website just a few months after the launch.
5. Complete a Blog Business Plan
Spend some time thinking and planning your blog’s future. View it as a business and ask difficult questions to really hone your blog’s purpose. Questions you may want to consider include
Why do you want to blog? Do you want to monetize your blog? How will you monetize it? What impression do you want your blog to give first-time readers? How will you use your email newsletter? Where do you see your blog in one year? What about five years?
One thing you can do when making a business plan for your blog is look at other blogs in your niche and see what they’re doing. Don’t copy what they’re doing, but get an idea of what works. Are the bloggers selling ebooks or ecourses? Do they offer just online products or do they sell physical products? Looking at what other bloggers are doing can give you ideas for how you can make your blog successful. Just be sure to make it yours and don’t steal ideas or products.
6. Get Active (On Social Media)
Get the word out about your launch before it happens. This is a great way to build excitement and anticipation around your launch. You can release previews of your blog posts or opt-in incentive. You can give your followers a glimpse at your branding methods or design. The best thing about getting active on social media is that you don’t have to post everything yourself. Use a social media scheduler like Buffer or Hootsuite to post things while you work on your blog (or sit on the beach sipping rum punch. Whatever).
Join a Facebook group in your niche and become active in it. Don’t just post your own things. You need to add value to the group, so ask or answer questions. Be present and show an interest in other people. That interest will likely be reciprocated over time.
Another avenue to drum up interest is Twitter. Find Twitter chats related to you niche and hop in. The first few chats you join may be overwhelming, but you’ll get the hang of it, especially if you use Tweetdeck as your secret weapon. It lets you streamline your feed so you only see the relevant hashtag for the chat.
You blog doesn’t exist in a black hole. There are lots of other blogs out there in your niche, and you need to get to know some of the bloggers behind them. Networking with other bloggers is great for growing your audience, getting word out about your launch, and (perhaps most importantly) making friends. Your blog won’t thrive if you don’t put in the effort to become part of the online community.
Take some time to start reading other blogs and leave thoughtful comments. Follow other bloggers on Twitter or Instagram and share their posts when you think your audience will benefit. Being a good netizen (you know, sharing and commenting on stuff that’s not yours, offering helpful advice to others) will encourage people to take an interest in you and your blog. You’ll find that when you launch, you launch with an audience. That’s pretty awesome.
8. Have Posts Prepared
You wouldn’t invite your family and friends (or the whole neighborhood) to an empty house for a housewarming party, would you? I hope not, so don’t do it to your audience. Before you launch your blog, you need to have at least two or three posts ready. You want your visitors to have a few things to read when they visit your site. It’ll give them a better idea of your writing voice.
Having an About or Start Here page as well as a Contact page is great, but people don’t really connect with you on those pages. They connect with you through your content. That’s where your personality really gets to shine. Having several posts published also gives people a little more confidence in your blog. Your readers don’t want to invest their time reading your posts only to learn that two months into blogging, you’re throwing in the towel.
9. Create an Editorial Calendar
While it may be tempting to fly by the seat of your pants when it comes to deciding what to write for your blog, that’s not a good strategy for long-term growth. What is a good strategy is creating an editorial calendar and sticking to it. An editorial calendar lets you see the big picture for your blog. You can plan out your posts month-by-month or every other month. Heck, you could even plan your posts for the year.
The real value in an editorial calendar lies in predictability. You know what posts you’ve got coming up, and you can write them well in advance (no staying up until 3 a.m. finishing the blog post you’re going to publish in a few hours). Want to reduce your stress? Start an editorial calendar for your blog.
10. Create a “Start Here” page
While I’m all for About pages (and I had one for a while), I like Start Here pages more. They’re great for multiple reasons. First, they tell your first-time readers exactly where to go. I mean, the page literally says Start Here. Directing your readers to a central point works in your favor. You have the opportunity to point them towards whatever you want. You can pick your best (or most popular) posts and point readers to them.
You can also use your Start Here page to give your readers an overview of your blog. Tell your readers what your niche is and what value your blog will offer them. They want to know what benefit your blog can offer, and the Start Here page is the perfect place to lay it out. It differs from an About page because About pages tend to me more focused on the blogger and not the blog. While your readers do want to know about you, they’re really there to learn why they should read your blog. Use your Start Here page to convince them why.
11. Choose an Email Software and Test It
It may seem silly to start thinking about an email newsletter before you even launch your blog, but it’s really not. As you grow your audience, you’ll want to have a newsletter ready to send out. Newsletters allow you to connect with your audience on a more personal level and give them some extra awesome content. To send out your newsletter, you’ll need an email service or software.
There are several popular options to choose from, including MailChimp, ConvertKit, ConstantContact, and Aweber. Whichever one you choose, be sure to test the user experience before you have any of your readers go through the email sing-up process. You need to know what your subscribers will see, so you can work out any kinks in the system or email design.
12. Create an opt-in incentive
If you want people to sign up for your email newsletter, you’ll have better sign-up rates if you use an opt-in incentive. When you create your opt-in, keep in mind these two very important things. First, your opt-in needs to be relevant to your audience. So if you’re launching a food blog, you could share a super secret family recipe as an opt-in. You want your opt-in to be relevant to your audience and niche because that ensures that only people who are interested in what you have to say sign up for your newsletter. If you’re launching a food blog but offer an opt-in that focuses on knitting, you’ll attract a lot of knitting lovers who may not be interested in your food blog.
Second, you need to make sure that your opt-in is valuable. Don’t just create a hasty one-page checklist and slap that in an opt-in form. You want to wow your readers with your offer. If you give something away that’s really valuable, not only will your readers be impressed, but they’ll be more likely to buy from you in the future. I mean, if your free stuff is super duper awesome, they’ll believe your premium offers must be otherworldly.
This task can be tedious, especially if you have a lot of links on your blog, but it’s necessary to prevent reader frustration. No one likes a 404 error (a.k. Page Not Found). It’s disappointing to say the least and frustrating at worst.
Imagine this: A reader hops onto your site and sees a link to a post your wrote titled My Five Best Tips for Making Awesome Pizza. This reader has been longing to make awesome pizza, so he excitedly clicks on the link, expecting to be rewarded with your five brilliant tips for awesome pizza. Instead, he’s sent to your 404 page and is heartbroken. He resolves never to visit your site again.
Dramatic? Maybe a little, but it show the importance of making sure that your links are in order, especially if you’re just launching. You want to make a great first impression, and broken links are definitely not how you do that. Set aside some time before you launch to go over your site and check every link. You’ll be glad you did.
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I started my blog, Project Afford Anything, in April of 2008 and have built a great business. It allowed me and my husband to leave the day jobs we disliked to pursue something that we loved. Now, we travel full-time, make a great living, have a flexible schedule, have more time to spend with loved ones, and we will be able to retire early.
I’ve learned a lot over the years about blogging, and I am continually learning new things in order to improve my blog. And that’s where this blogging course comes in.
I’m sure many of you are interested in starting a blog but aren’t sure where to start. There’s a lot that goes into blogging, but I make it easy with this course.
With this free email course, I will show you exactly how to create a blog, from the technical side (it’s easy – trust me!) all the way to earning your first income and attracting followers. Each day for seven days, you will receive an email in your inbox that will help you create a successful and profitable blog, all from the very beginning.
Here’s a quick outline of what you will learn in this free 6-day email course:
Day 1: The Fundamentals Of Starting Your Blog
Day 2: Finding A Profitable Niche
Day 3: Developing Your Blogging Strategy For Massive Success
Day 4: Driving Traffic To Your Blog (First 1,000 Views)
Day 5: The Most Effective Ways To Monetize Your Blog
You’re off! Starting a blog is the easy part, but now what? You’ve probably Googled just about every term related to blogging in hopes of getting as much information as you can.
Slow down and let’s take things one step at a time. There is a vast amount information on the Internet and it’s easy to get caught up in trying to learn it all when it comes to starting a blog.
You may be wondering, “What do I need to start a blog?” And possibly you’re already dreaming up things to start a blog about. There are certain things you will want to focus on and we’ve laid it out for you in hopes of making your first 3 months of starting a blog a smooth ride.
WHAT TO DO DURING YOUR FIRST 3 MONTHS OF STARTING A BLOG
Here are the action items that will help make your first 3 months of starting a blog enjoyable and a lot less stressful! Note: this post contains affiliate links which may give us a commission at no additional cost to you.
1. Decide to go for it.
Ok, this first step assumes that you’re still on the fence about starting a blog. I know it can be a difficult decision, it certainly wasn’t easy for me to take the plunge, but here’s what I recommend if you’re struggling with the decision.
Ask yourself which you’ll regret more: not trying or going for it regardless of what happens. Really, it seems simple but I think the answer to that question will tell you what to do. I asked myself that same thing and it was instantly obvious to me that starting a blog was at least something I had to try. I was of course worried about failing. Or what people would think–especially my friends and family. But I decided to push all that aside and do it.
So that’s your first task. Be honest with yourself and do what you feel your gut is telling you to do.
One of the best things you can do now in your first 90 days after starting a blog is establish a very clear focus for your blog. Ask yourself who you’re blogging for and for what reason.
This will put you in one of two categories:
1) you’re blogging for personal reasons and it’s primarily for yourself, family and friends or
2) you’re blogging for a greater audience and hoping to earn an income one day.
Those two things are incredibly different and you need to make that distinction now. Without a clear and dedicated focus, it will be difficult to establish a loyal audience from the beginning.
Anyone that comes to your blog should be able to figure out what it’s about in less than 60 seconds. Now, let me clarify something: figuring out your focus doesn’t mean you’re locked into that forever. It’s totally do-able to transition your blog content over time, slowly adding in new things here and there. But in your first 90 days, when everything is fresh and new, you need to stay laser focused on what you’re writing about and why.
3. Build your content before going live.
Before I ever hit publish on my blog for the very first time I had about 5 posts written and on my site. That way I had content to share from day one.
I highly recommend doing this and there’s a few reasons why:
1) once your blog is live, for the whole world to see, you’ll want readers to have something to actually look at. Having a handful of great posts done and already published will give you that content you need to get started.
2) You can start pinning your content right away and driving pageviews to your site.
I’ll get into more detail about Pinterest and all that jazz later in this series, but trust me–you want content on Pinterest ASAP. Start pinning your photos NOW. Just make sure those first few posts are stellar and build from there with new and fresh content.
4. Create a schedule for yourself and define your GOALS.
This is a big one for me and it’s especially helpful when you’re just getting started. I’m a huge advocate for writing down your schedule and defining goals at the first of every month.
You’ll definitely want to do this when you’re just getting starting a blog. Figure out what kind of schedule you want to keep and stick to it. Be consistent!
Do you want to publish 2 posts a week? Maybe 3? That number is completely up to you based on your time/resources/caffeine intake. Commit yourself to that schedule for the first 90 days and then take time to re-evaluate how to move forward from that point.
5. Focus on building quality content and great photos.
Great posts and awesome photos are what drive page views to your blog, so definitely focus on building the best content you can in those first 90 days. By this I mean lots of amazing photos (I’ll talk about that soon!), posts that are helpful and informative, hot topics, easy to follow tutorials, etc.
Whatever it is you’re blogging about, try to focus on writing evergreen content in those first 90 days. Evergreen content is a term you’ll hear a lot in the blogging world and it basically means writing posts that will be useful to your readers for a very long time.
Typically personal posts and things of that nature don’t qualify as evergreen content. But a great DIY tutorial or a great recipe are things that can bring page views to your blog for months and months. Even years. For example, I wrote a easy DIY bakery sign tutorial in the very first month of LVN and it’s still one of my most popular posts.
6. Give yourself some grace.
In your first 90 days of starting a blog you will have no idea what you are doing and that’s OK.
Don’t compare yourself to bloggers that have been at it for years, that will only lead to frustration. Instead, remember to give yourself some grace in those first few months. Heck, I look back at posts I did in my first 6 months and cringe. But it’s ok and I was learning.
You are too. Over time you will get better and better at creating great posts.
7. Create an email list.
From day one after starting a blog you should have an opt-in somewhere on your blog for people to sign up for your newsletter. I started with ConvertKit and I still use them. One of the best email providers for bloggers!
You’ll want to start collecting names and email addresses now, even if you don’t have any plans to use it for a while. And if you’re really on it, try creating some kind of opt-in incentive that will give your readers a little “thank you” for signing up.
[BONUS] 8. Start using Google Adsense now.
I’m going to do an entire post about monetizing your blog, but you should go ahead and get started with simple ads on your site from day one. In my opinion, the best place to begin is with Google Adsense. That’s what I did and it worked very well for me.
Once you’ve got a few posts going and you’re feeling good about things, you can start manually plugging in small ads directly in your posts and in the side bar. Just do a quick search on YouTube to see exactly how to do this, but it’s actually very simple. Don’t go overboard with it, people get turned off by too many ads, but a few here and there will start earning you money from day one.
[BONUS] 9. Hustle, hustle, hustle.
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: hard work and dedication is the foundation of any successful blog. You’ll have to put lots of long hours in to make it grow.
And not just in your first 90 days after starting a blog, but from here on out. But the good news is that it won’t feel like work if you love blogging. If it’s your passion and something you enjoy, I promise you will love it.
[BONUS] 10. Educate yourself.
I’ll be honest, you’re going to feel a bit overwhelmed in your first 90 days of blogging. If you’re anything like I was, you’ll feel like you’ve stepped into a completely different world where words like “widgets” and “plugins” seem like a foreign language.
But don’t freak out. I repeat, don’t freak out. You WILL learn. Do your research and educate yourself as much as possible. There’s a ton of free info out there that can help you navigate the tech side of blogging. And if all else fails, just YouTube it. Trust me, that’s the fastest and easiest way to find a solution for just about any problem.
Whew. That was a lot, right? I hope I didn’t overwhelm you with these things to do after starting a blog. There’s a lot more I could say about your first 90 days, but I better stop here. I am so excited about this new blogging series and I really hope it helps those of you that are just getting started! I plan on talking about photography, social media, earning an income from your blog, and more.
Here are a few other blogging posts you should check out:
Your blog niche is crucial for your success. Blogging is lovely & lucrative; it attracts a lot of people into this business every day.
You may have noticed a lot of niche blogging sites that’ll help you start a blog. All you got to do is find a good hosting, select a domain name, install WordPress and *BAM* you’re golden!
Starting a blog is REEEAAALLY easy nowadays.
But making money from it? Well… not so much!
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Some influential business figures claim that to make money, you’ll have to target the right audience.
50% of which is done when you choose a niche.”Blog Niches” is a thing that a lot of people are concerned about because a niche drives a specific audience group. Which converts to more income.
But conversely…. it is not the absolute necessity for you to niche down your website to selected topics. Take Chasingfoxes.com for example. What is their blog niche? I have no friggin idea. Their blog covers everything under the sun, which gets MILLIONS of pageviews every single month.
And yes, more pageviews = more $$$.
Sooo…Why choose blog niches?
As said above, Choosing specific blog niches increases your chances to attract the like-minded audience who are only looking for what you have to offer, Which in turn increases your blog income.
Though there are many popular opinions around the blogging world that say ” You should always choose a niche you’re really passionate about” OR “Select a niche that you truly love “, If you’ve decided to make your blog niched, then choosing one of the some selected niches might be your best bet to grow fast.
Because some specific blog niches DO perform better compared to other blog niches (Income wise).
If I had a Yoga Teaching Blog, making money from yoga will be pretty damn hard for me unless I start a yoga clothing line or a sell a meditation music series or yoga courses. Yoga is good for traffic but terrible for money, even if you’re using ads, MILLIONS of pageviews a month will be required to make a decent income.
But a Personal finance blog will thrive despite getting only a fraction of that traffic.
Yeah! Making money online is funny (and confusing) like that. But I’ll admit that Niche does play some part in money making.
Eitherways, to have a blog that makes six figures (at least), you probably have to join major affiliate programs Such as Flex offers, Awin, Impact, and ShareASale. (Which are pretty easy to join, even for a brand new blogger).
So, Given below are the blog niches (in no specific order) that have the potential to make a six-figure income.
1) Food And Recipies
Out of all the blog niches present, Food blogs get millions (We are talking MULTI-MILLION) of pageviews each month. It is a bit challenging to sell products through a food blog because almost no one in the audience gives much attention to your product, they are there just for the recipes.
Despite that, receiving such a large amount of traffic is enough to boost your income through display ads.
Another way to make an increase to that income amount is to write sponsored posts. Certain companies pay proper amounts to promote their content in these high traffic blogs.
One of the reasons why Food blogs are so popular is that the majority (80%) of Pinterest users (With around 200 million active users at the time of writing the post) are Females, Food blogs are a massive deal in the world of Pinterest.
Personal Finance and Money blogs thrive on the internet because most of us suck at money matters.
Frugal living, budgeting and expense management are those boring but useful things that help make our lives a little bit better. But the majority of people have no clue how to handle financial changes. Thus, makes this niche evergreen.
Did you know that saving money, money making and other topics related to capital is one of the most significant blog niches on Pinterest? There are some massive group boards just for frugal living blogger.
This is the most obvious one! I mean, who hasn’t in their life googled tips to lose weight, gain muscles or any fitness stuff in general.
We all do it.
Now, more than ever people are obsessed with fitness and getting in shape. Moreover, there is a veerryy low chance that you’ll go wrong in this niche, as because almost all the demographics in the world is into health and fitness.
Alternate health solutions are also widely popular in this area; people will always love alternative cheap remedies and cures to specific health problems compared to the mainstream medicines and surgical techniques.
Now when it comes to Monetization your blog, you can always rely on display ads, sponsored posts, fitness coaching, and online courses.
Fitness blogs can also be as popular as Food blogs, and both the niches unite when it comes to “Healthy – Cooking.”
Parenting blog niches Come to great help to those who are going to be parents, new parents as well as parents with teenage kids. And then again when the kids become parents.
The cycle goes ON and ON.
Parenting is no joke, Being a parent is a hard task to do (which lasts for many years). I know because I am a son, and I was such a brat around the house that thinking about that now makes me realize
HOW MY PARENTS EVEN TOLERATED ME? Ughhh
Besides that, Parents are always on the internet searching for the tips and guides to know what is best for their kids, which food is healthy during their growth, and educational activities for their kids. And these web searches is what makes parenting blogs win.
And with such search terms, there are potentially thousands to millions to be made with affiliate marketing just by selling some guides, tips or games which parents think are might be useful to their kids.
And for people with a job, these travel blogs is a great escape from their nine to five lifestyle.
According to statistia.com in 2016 the global revenue generated by the traveling industry including transportation, accommodation, entertainment, and attractions was 7.6 Trillion dollar.
A significant benefit of being a travel bloggers is that, if you have a huge blog following, then certain companies will offer you to stay in their hotels and let you travel for free (or with a significant discount) if you share positive experiences about the hotel and services to your audience.
Frequently, what happens when we plan to travel somewhere?
We Google Zillion of things. Where is the best destination to travel, how to book cheap tickets, OK hotels, food, safety, attractions in that place, etc.? Travel bloggers provide in-depth knowledge to questions like these, the do’s and won’t’s, etc.
Though unlike most of the other blog niches, you HAVE to go and travel places to fill up your blog content, you can’t use your imagination.
Yes! You have to make a beforehand investment for your traveling plans even before you start your blog. This very reason makes a lot of newbie bloggers NOT to choose “Travel” as their primary niche.
Lifestyle blog Niches are MASSIVE regarding content and area of topics it covers. A lifestyle blog is a blog that may have many different sub-topics. These blogs generally target one type of demographic – Self-confidence, college kids, pet lovers, style, inspiration, gardening, etc.
Or one can make their blog a combination of many subtopics like the ones mentioned before. Because of this idea, some bloggers think you can’t generate an income with a multi-topic blog which is not true at all.
Ashli from The Million Dollar Mama covers about 8 Topics in her blog – from recipes to blogging to travel and more. And she makes around $5000 just from Amazon by referring people.
One of the Biggest Advantage of Choosing a lifestyle blog is that you will NEVER run out of topics to write about. This very fact is the reason why bloggers can write more consistently without repeating the same topic over and over.
Choosing one of the above blog niches might be your best bet if you want to grow fast. But, The mentioned blog niches above and all the popular blog niches present out there have one thing in common, which is-
They all make enough money to let bloggers leave their jobs and go FULL-TIME as a Blogger. Which is pretty amazing!
And if you haven’t started your blog yet because you’re unsure if this is ever going to work out? I would strongly, wholeheartedly suggest you to at least give it a go. You don’t even know what you might be capable of until you try it.