You want to make money from your blog, right? Then you’ll need to choose your niche carefully and here are some tips you can use in your niche selection:
- Your Passion
- Broad vs Sub-Categories
- Keyword Research
- Tools You’ll Need
If you want to make money online from your website, you need to be able to talk about something that you love and want to write about.
Why? Because people can feel your passion and excitement through your words, which will result in money later on.
If you are not passionate about your topic, you will not come across to your audience as convincing nor exciting frankly. Who wants to read a boring piece of text? No one.
If you’re passionate about what you’re writing about, here are three benefits you will have:
1) Ease – You will find that your writing will come easier to you. Content is king, if you remember that’s one of the 4 things to consider before you start a blog to make money, and if you can’t write on a topic you love, then you’ll end up abandoning your blog because you’ll either run out of things to say or it’ll get old and boring for you.
2) Connection – Like attracts like so when you write passionately about your niche, you’ll attract the right kind of people to your blog. Your passion will draw others who are also passionate about your niche.
You will connect with your audience so much easier and create a community of like minded people around your blog.
3) Authority – When you write with passion, you’ll be convincing in your words so you’ll build an authoritative voice in your niche!
People will come to your blog because you’ve got great things to say about your niche and people will be learning from you, believe it or not! 😉
When people start visiting your blog to get tips or to see what you have to say next, then you’ll be able to start to make some real money!
Broad vs Sub-Categories
Babies is so broad topic, there are a million things you can write about which is great for content but it doesn’t so much corner a market.
But if you pick one of those million topics like say strollers, then you’ve narrowed it down to a specialty.
If you want to go one even further, say you’re a mom jogger, you may want to blog about jogging strollers specifically, that’s even better.
You don’t have to go that narrow, but just an example to show you how narrow you can go.
If you are finding solutions to your audience’s problems, you’ll be so much ahead of everyone else that just talks about why they like something.
For example, if there’s a stroller that has a cool feature, tell them about how that cool feature works and how it solves a mom problem.
Therefore, narrowing down your niche to a sub-category, your blog will do so much better because you can specifically help a certain group of people!
After you’ve found a niche you are passionate about and it’s a sub-category, next you want to find out what keywords are available for you to use and if they will be good ones for your blog.
How do you know if a keyword is a profitable one? First, when I say profitable, I mean, a low competition keyword but high in article power, which I’ll explain more below, while also getting enough monthly searches for it.
Let’s look at an example:
I typed in “best jogging stroller” in my keyword tool and got the above keywords as results, I’ve sorted them by Article Power.
This was a long list but I can only screen print this much of it. What you want to see in this example is the amount of keywords available to write about that are high quality for your blog.
High quality factors are measured as: Search, Competition, and Article Power.
You want to look for more than 50 Searches (previous month’s searches on Google.com), Competition of below 200, and Article Power of 8 and higher.
Even just 50 searches a month is a great keyword because you want to start getting traffic to your new blog, and this is the easiest way to get your website to start ranking on search engines.
The Competition column is awesome – you can’t find this anywhere else! Not in Google keyword search, not anywhere else, I’ll tell you where to find this keyword tool in the next section, but first, Competition means how many websites out are talking about or using that keyword and it’s also known as QSR (Quoted Search Results). So if you can find keywords with a QSR of under 100, even better!
Article Power means how well this keyword is for article marketing (SEO essentially) and it’s based on traffic, keyword competition, and some other factors. If they keyword is 8 or higher, then it’s great!
From the above search results, I clicked on Competition for “best jogging stroller” (last keyword in the image above) and saw this result:
That’s not a great keyword then because it’s over 200 in Competition, Article Power of less than 8 but decent amount of traffic. It would be harder to rank your site if you used this keyword.
But taking a look at the other keywords above that one, you have a slew of keywords with much better scores that have a QSR of below 200. You can even find gems like “best jogging stroller travel system” that’s only has a QSR of 33!
I did a few more searches and found these awesome keywords too:
Whether you go with “baby strollers” or “jogging strollers“, finding profitable keywords is another important aspect in picking which niche to go into.
If you narrow it down to jogging strollers and want to write to the mom joggers market, you can talk about other aspects like what they need to take with them while jogging with their babies, what to wear, and lots more which can all be searched in the keyword tool to see what’s a great topic to blog about.
Tools You’ll Need
In order for you to start your blog in the right direction, you need the right tools. The first keyword search tool I recommend is Jaaxy.com!
Jaaxy uses the same elements as discussed above but it dives much deeper which is made by the guys at Wealthy Affiliate.
You can get 30 free searches initially to check it out and learn about their other features like Site Rank, to see how your site ranks on Google for your keywords, and Alphabet Soup search where you go through the alphabet to find more keywords in your niche. Check out my full Jaaxy review HERE!
Give it a test drive here:
If you want even more tools, you should really consider joining Wealthy Affiliate because not only do they have a keyword tool inside that platform that performs like Jaaxy, they have loads and loads of training on how to build a website to make money from affiliate marketing!
Step by step training courses to help you build the perfect niche blog so you can find financial freedom to work from anywhere you want with your laptop.
They offer you two FREE websites if you don’t want your own domain, and if you want your own domain, you can register for one there as well, and guess what? They host your sites on there too so that cost is included!
Another great thing about Wealthy Affiliate is the community! You want to be able to ask questions when you’re building your blog and trust me, you don’t want to do this alone.
I’ve tried blogging before by myself and it was a disaster! Learn from my mistakes and education yourself on how to build a website that generates organic traffic on its own and make money online!
I hope this has helped you in your search on how to find the best niche! Stay tuned for more How-To’s!