“Wisdom is right path to take, Integrity is taking it”
From a long time Deciding the topic on which to blog about is the toughest thing any newbie blogger faces. It is normal today as everyone faces this issue even i am also one of them who suffered this question. But don’t worry today i will try to get answer of this question by your own.
Let me tell you this is the 1st part of the blogging series “New to Blogging! Start Creating a Blog That Makes Money”, It is one of the main question that you should know the answer before starting your blogging journey as it will decide whether you will make money from blogging or not. Even if you got the answer chances are that you had wrong answer, and result might comes you stopped blogging and never try to come back !
Here question arise Why a New Blogger stopped Blogging after few months ?
Answer is quite simple, these are some points due to which many bloggers abandon blogging:
- Person might have lack of motivation, excitement or encouragement
- Person might have all the above qualities but not have enough matter
- Person risk his blogging career by copying other content, which led him to face copyright issue and Google penalty
- Person might not able to satisfy his/her user needs
- Many more reason like this
You need to be very serious this time as you are going to start your blogging journey right from here. There are some facts you should know before you start.
- Money can be made from any niche (Topic) whether it is Health, Education, Sports or Tech any one.
- Some niche need very frequent update for example News related blogs.
- Huge investment not require at all. Just pay for domain and Hosting and start blogging.
- In beginning don’t go for multiple topics as there are many reasons.
Common Mistake Newbies Commits When Choosing What to blog about
Before i tell you How to choose the topic for blogging i want to let you know some common mistake newbie blogger commit. This will not only help you avoid this mistake but it will also help you to get more focused about choosing topic for your blog.
1. Following the Crowd :
It is the most common mistake and generally made by most of them, Like an Example you will find many of new bloggers blogging on Tech niche and there is tough competition on that as already there are many popular blogs working on that example : Labnol.org, TechCrunch etc. Due to tough competition ranking on those niche is very tough, even if they get ranked they didn’t get enough traffic.
Even Traffic stats of many popular blogs has been affected badly due to tough competition on it
2. Choosing Seasonal Topic :
This is also a common mistake for a newbie as they doesn’t know about blogging much, what they choose at that time like a topic like New Year, Valentine Day etc. What happens after that it will get good result only at the time of that season after that you will have to wait for the whole year. So i will suggest you to start on Evergreen topic like Education, Health, SMS etc.
3. Expecting Immediate Result :
When i was new i was also expecting immediate result and was thinking to leave blogging, but after that few days later i had read some where, in blogging getting immediate result is only possible by spamming which we should not do if you are thinking for long term blogging.
4. Following Success Stories :
Those success stories are only made to inspire you and motivate you for blogging, but many newbies what do is they started following the same steps as them but they didn’t get succeed Why? “Because it is not possible that the steps which work for that person will surely work for us” So try to learn from them and apply the things you had learned and experienced.
So this are some of the common mistake which a new blogger generally made when choosing the topic. So What are the Right Way to choose Topic for blogging ?
How to Choose Topic to Blog About
Well this is the toughest thing to decide any new blogger faces, but after reading this article it will be lot easier for you to choose. So let’s start with it.
Two things you must have are :
Passion and Knowledge
These both are two separate things which will decide your topic to blog and will make it easier to choosing the topic for blogging.
Passion is about something you feel strongly and you truly enjoy. It will develop excitement, satisfaction and more motivation. Even if you have no knowledge about the topic you are passionate about, it will help you to gain some.
And We all know Knowledge comes with education, practice and research. The more you will do this thing more knowledge you will get.
Suppose you are passionate about marketing but you have sound knowledge of relationships. Both are of different category, What will you choose your passion or Knowledge ? Don’t worry you can merge both your passion as well as knowledge. Ask these question to yourself that will help you to decide What to blog about.
1. Is their audience for that Topic :-
It may be possible that your knowledge and passion are on that topic on which there are no audience seeking for. The only way to make money from blogging is to Blog for others.
“Your Income is Directly proportional to the profit you have provided to your Audience”
Read More :- Various Ways to Earn Money Online
2. Topic is Evergreen or not :-
It is recommend that you choose a topic that is evergreen so that your content will remain unaffected of time and season. It will also help you to gain new readers constantly. As i said above your income depend on readers the more readers you will get the more income you will have.
3. Do you like to Discuss that Topic :-
This is the major point to focus on if you will discuss more then you will get to know more about it as well you will remain updated which will help you to update your blog with trending content.
4. Is there enough material :-
It is another important thing that you should have otherwise you will be limited to a little amount of content. As a result in the end you will have nothing to update your blog further. So make a deep research.
5. Are there products people like to buy online on that topic :-
Don’t forget that you are building blog to make income as well so you should know about it from the beginning so that you can use various methods of promoting those products on your blog to earn money.
These are some question you should ask yourself to decide what topic to blog about. There are some other question as well but this are some main which will help you choose a topic which will create a balance between your passion and knowledge.
Now it is the time to Choose the Topic, Creating unique content. And Come out Google is waiting for you as it look for those blogs who are creating in-depth complete article. This will help you to get some loyal readers who will help you to make money in future.
In next article i will tell you “How to Choose a Good Domain Name“. Don’t forget to leave comment below. I am very eager to know does this article helped you in Deciding on What to Blog about ?