We all have heard from different marketers online that you need to blog to make money online.
Deliver value to the marketplace to generate leads and stuff like that..
Even though they preach all this, most people have no clue what to blog about.
On what topic do you write a piece of content to generate leads.
Back in school, if we were asked to write an article or an essay we would be given a topic to brainstorm and write on.
In the blogging arena thats not the case, you have a plethora of ideas and niches to choose from which makes it really overwhelming for any newbie marketer to succeed online.
So how do we solve this problem? How do we choose a profitable niche to make money online?
Do you just start writing and hope someone notices you or do you research your niche and find an angle to make your content look irresistible?
I have tried both the approaches in the past and made my fair share of mistakes myself and judging from that I would research a profitable niche and get bizzy creating content to rank for a selected keyword.
Its nearly impossible to determine whether people would actually read and like your content before you even create it, but a keyword research definitely helps.
You can see how many people are actually searching for your topic in the search engines, and you can use it to compare different topics to each other and understand their popularity.
So what i would like to do here is to help you choose your niche by the time you finish reading this post.
I want to walk you through this process so you don’t have to sweat it.
1. Choosing a Niche : Prepare a List of Interests
It makes perfect sense in writing down a list of niches you are absolutely interested in.
There is no point in ignoring this step because you will be talking about your niche, writing about it and even thinking about it most of the time.
So if you are going to be talking, writing and thinking about your niche then you would better choose something that you are interested in or good at, rather than selecting a niche that you have no interest or knowledge on.
Many blogs loose their content generation momentum because they chose a niche which they were not personally interested or driven to research inorder to deliver value in their blog.
If you are going to select a niche based on the highest number of searched terms, then i hate to break this news to you, you are probably going to be sitting ducks and giving content without any ROI for a long, long, long loooong time…
So prepare your list of interests and we’ll have a close look at it.
For the sake example, i’m going to prepare a list of interests of my own and analyse it.
Here are some of my interests that I would consider starting a blog on.
- Web Designing, Development
- Internet Marketing
- Fitness Workouts
Niche selection is something thats applicable to any form of digital property online.
The digital property could be a blog, a shopping cart, your YouTube video etc.
I know I chose to write my blog on the Internet Marketing niche.
For sake of example, lets take Fitness Workouts.
The reason i chose Fitness Workouts niche, even though its highly competitive, is that I’m really interested in exploring new information on that topic.
Besides from interest, I recently ranked my spreadshirt store on Google for a keyword related to this niche.
So you are currently reading an actual case study rather than just a blunt theory on choosing niche and keyword research.
Now if i were to write a blog post or setup a shopping cart for myself I know what to lookout for.
2. Choosing a Niche : Track the Search Volume to Find Your Niche Keyword(s)
Now that you have your niche selected, its time to pick up some search data on those keywords.
I would pull out those data from Google AdWords – Keyword Planner.
Below given are the search results for it.
Now as you can see these keywords are highly competitive and it doesn’t make any sense to try and rank for them because you won’t get faster ROI with that.
Here on FastlaneMLM, am all about getting money fast, it doesn’t matter whether you go for the paid marketing route or organic marketing route, but the results i look for is to get an ROI asap.
Besides, who wants to spend days and nights babysitting their business to grow, right?
So as I glanced through these keyword ideas generated by Google AdWords, I remembered the time when i did the Insanity Workout, by Team BeachBody
So as I glanced through these keyword ideas generated by Google AdWords, I remembered the time when i did the Shaun T’s 60-day Insanity Workout and the Insanity Workout Reward T-shirt that the producers of the workout, TeamBeachBody freely gave away for those folks who sent their before and after workout pictures to them.
You can’t buy that shirt from the producers either.
So I just did a search for the keyword “Buy Insanity Workout Reward T-shirt” just to check if I have any buyers for the insanity t-shirt
Hint: Always go for a long-tail keyword. Its always a winner in almost all niches.
To my amazement, the volume of searches for those keywords was impressively low which is good.
Even if you have very few traffic, you can still be able to get ranked on Google and make a sale without paid advertising.
Now that I got my keyword to rank for, the next step is to create content to rank for it..
3. Choosing a Niche : Get busy creating useful content
In most cases if you try to rank something online via a shopping cart, you would probably not get on top of Google because the content is very limited.
Recently via Google Panda 4.0 update eBay got kicked from search listings because of this reason, but if you have a very low competition its easy to get ranked on Google using a Shopping cart.
I would suggest you to create content on a blog rather than a shopping cart, if you have fairly good competition.
So now that you have your target keyword.
Start creating content including those keywords.
Implement proper on-page SEO for maximum results.
Folks, Its NOT a hard feat to make money online.
Choose a niche.
Choose the right keyword and create content to get ranked on Google.
Its that easy.
Make sure you check the video on top.
Its actually a video proof showing what i shared with you in this post actually does work.
Care to see a screenshot? 😉
At $0 budget on paid traffic and 100% Google credit for delivering value and common sense SEO.
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So i hope after reading this post, even if “you have 99 problems, choosing a profitable niche ain’t one …wink wink”
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