How Do I Get Started?
Part I Niche blogging has got to be one of the most fun ways to profit online.
You get to write about topics that you are passionate about and make money
online at the same time. Your blog helps connect people to what they are searching
for online, so you are providing a valuable service.
If you are new to blogging, this article will walk you through the basic steps that
you will follow to get a niche profit blog set up online.
Finding your profitable niche
There are lots of ways to find profitable niches, however, it’s always a bonus
when you can blog about something that you are passionate about.
Make a list of the things in your life that you are passionate about.
Include your favorite products, foods, hobbies, places to visit, types of restaurants, etc.
Next, visit dummies.com and check out their lists of topics. Chances are, if they have
put the resources into publishing a book on the topic, it’s worth considering for a blog.
To further narrow down your topic, type the main keyword into your favorite search engine and see what you get. Look to the right sidebar and see how many ads appear using those keywords.
That will give you an idea of your competition.
Next consult a ‘keyword difficulty’ tool, which can tell you how easy or difficult, on a scale
form one to one hundred, it would be to gain some traction online with your chosen keyword phrase.
To see what kinds of affiliate programs there are for your chosen keywords, type the phrase,“affiliate program + your keyword phrase” into a search engine and see what you find.
The best way to find a digital product that you can promote with your niche profit blog is to
visit ClickBank and find a product that fits with your keywords, and is selling well.
The importance of good, thorough, keyword research cannot be over stated. The keywords
that you choose to focus your niche profit blog around will spell the ultimate success
or failure of your blog. Take the time to do your research to find the best buyer keywords
for your niche topic.
Invest in a good keyword research tool because if you plan to launch a network of niche blogs, keyword research is going to be an ongoing task for you. Select a solid list of primary and secondary keywords that you will use for your blog.
Your content will be centered on
these keywords, as will your marketing efforts so choose wisely.
Purchase a domain name Make the best effort to pick a domain name with your primary
keywords in it. Clarity always trumps cleverness when it comes to domain names.
For example, catherding.com will be far more effective than something such as, thecleverkitten.com. Your perspective customers who are looking for products related to herding cats will not be typing in the phrase, “the clever kitten,” to their favorite search engine.
A domain name should be as short as possible, contain your primary keywords, be easy
to say and spell out loud. When you are paying for your domain name, buy as many years
as you can afford. Your website looks more legitimate to the search engines when you
have paid for several years in advance.
In Part II of this article we will look at: choosing a blogging platform, purchasing web hosting and setting up your blog.
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