There’s a really unfortunate mentality among many bloggers that all they need to do to make money online is to blog away. According to these people, all you need to do to make a living out of the internet is to build something and people will come -this is a fatal myth. This is going to get you into all sorts of trouble and it’s not gonna bring money to the table. If anything, it’s gonna result in you losing money. If you want to make money by blogging, you have to wrap your mind around one key concept. You can screw up everything else but if you get this fight, you increase your chances of making money online.
What is this secret method?
Well, this is not a secret at all. It’s actually common sense. You have to pick the right niches for you to blog about. Niches are content categories. They are basically themes. There are such as shoe or fashion niches. There is a financial niche. Each niche is different. Why is the proper niche selection such an important factor in successful blogging? Very simple, advertisers are not gonna pay the same amount of money for all niches. Some niches like the legal niche or the health and finance niche, traditionally, generate a lot more money from advertisers than generic niches like music. So, you have to be very careful as to what kind of topics you want to blog about, because this has a direct relationship to the amount of money advertisers are willing to pay you for your blog space. That is essentially what you’re doing. You’re selling ad space to your blog but the different advertisers have different evaluations regarding the type of people that gravitate toward certain types of content.
So if you want to make a decent money online by blogging, you have to have a clear strategy as to what topics you will be blogging about. There are, of course, many other different parts to this over all strategy, but if you screw this part up, you’re pretty much dooming yourself to not making any money of your blog, so be very clear as to picking the right niches. There are many online resources you can use to figure out which niches pay well. Some niches pay quite well on Adsense while others generate quite a bit of money on an affiliate system. Regardless, you have to be clear about whatever it is that you’re blogging about. It has to have enough commercial value for blogging to be worth your time.