So, how do you choose a great subject for your blog to be all about? If you haven’t started up your blog yet, the hardest part is probably choosing the actual topic. The subject matter for your blog is one of the most important things you should decide on – before even starting to building your blog.
Outside of the technology, finding the right topic that you will want to create almost daily blog posts about, and that the public is interested in, is imperative if you wish to have a successful site.
There are lots of different ways that you can choose a subject matter. Here are some ideas…
What Are You Passionate About?
You will always find it much easier to write about things you actually care about – something close to your heart. And even if you’re not an expert in a subject yet, having an interest in learning about the topic can lead to having a terrific blog.
You can blog from the beginning, learning as you go, teaching your audience as you become educated on the topic. People will tend to follow your journey – and become really involved in your experience.
More than likely, if an issue interests you, it will also interest others, but just make sure to do your research first – to make sure.
Write down some of the things you enjoy the most, including your hobbies, adding even things you would like to accomplish but haven’t gotten around to yet.
Then make a shortlist of the ones that look like they they are something you could write about – and that may be profitable.
What’s Your Expertise?
What do you already know that you’re passionate about, and have good knowledge of? If you are an expert on any topic, from mothering, to accounting, to under-water basket, weaving you can create a popular blog about your expertise. Depending on your topic, you may have a lot of interest or a little interest, so do ensure that you research your topic to ensure enough of an audience is available to create a nice little niche for you.
Latest Trends – What’s Hot Right Now
What is trending right now among the people that you know and like? Whether it’s attachment parenting, cooking inexpensively, or more technical matters such as mobile technology and eReaders, blogging about something that is current and popular may create a winning blog for you.
Regardless of the direction you go when choosing a theme for your blog, you will want to do some research to ensure the possibility of making money from the topic. Here are some things to consider:
- Are there affiliate programs already available that you can promote?
- Do you know enough about the topic to get started, or can you learn?
- Can you outsource the writing?
- Are there private label rights blogs and articles on the topic?
- Will you do all the writing yourself?
- Can you develop your own products to promote?
- How much competition is there?
Remember, a lot of competition in a particular niche is not bad. Even a very saturated market can earn you very good money. As long as you put your own twist and expertise into it, you can generate a lot of interest in your blog.
You may have to compete with different keywords, or by using your winning personality 🙂 to get ahead but you can do it. It’s actually harder to make money in a topic that has zero competition because perhaps there is a reason no one else is doing it yet.
Aside from competition, if you don’t find any, you’ll need to find out if there is even an audience. No use creating a masterpiece blog – only to find out it is of no interest to anyone else!