Niche Blogging Ideas to Consider in 2015

‘Blogging’ as a niche is redundant. If you’re thinking of starting another blog on ‘blogging’, I strongly recommend rethinking it and read Should You Start a Blog in 2015?

Rather than wasting time and resources on another ‘blogging’ blog, you should opt for niche blogging instead.

In this article, I give you some awesome niche blogging ideas to consider.

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1) Green / Clean Technology

Environmental concerns like the harmful effects of pollution on the human race and survival issues are rising high. It is good time to start blogs on green and clean technology, talking about how clean technology methods like windmills and solar power can positively impact our Earth.

2) Wearable Gadgets

After Smartphones and tablets, wearable gadgets are getting quite popular with the masses. People are adopting technology like there is no tomorrow. A blog on wearable gadgets will have high ROI.

3) Cryptocurrencies

In the last couple of years, cryptocurrencies have become quote popular in the online markets. Cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin and Dogecoin are used by gamers and internet marketers to buy and sell goods and services. A news blog on cryptocurrency will be a good blogging niche.

4) ‘Stories that Matter’

There is no definite term to identify this apart from the fact that they appeal to people’s emotion. Blogs like ViralNova.com have millions of visitors and followers. They write stories that touch people’s emotion. Often, these are multi-category blogs featuring stories on science, technology, people, history, anomalies and more.

5) ‘How to’ Education

People are mad about ‘how to’ guides. Well, extend the ‘guide’ notion a bit and start a fully functional education site. You can feature in-depth guides on doing certain things or taking actions. For instance, subjects like ‘how to learn Chinese’ or ‘how to create software’ works well.

6) Lifehacks

A blog on lifehacks like Lifehacker.com and ProductivityLiving.com is a good way to build a wide audience base. Everywhere, people are interested to learn about productivity tools and hacks which improve their lifestyle. A blog on lifehacks is certainly recommended.

7) EMD Blogging

Exact Match Domains were brow beaten by Google in 2012 but they are slowly rising once again. Search Google about any past or upcoming events, you’ll already see a lot of EMD blogs ranking on top of search engines. If you have products with market demand, try out EMD blogging.

Wrapping It Up…

Don’t limit yourself to these ideas only. Niche blogging is a huge field. Explore your interests, learn the current market about those interests and choose your niche. Niche blogging also has huge money earning potential so if money is your mojo, do niche blogging. Next,

No matter what niche your getting involved in, it’s important you always perform keyword research to target the right phrases. Without the right keywords in place, you still have a hard time ranking your niche. Remember the fundamentals of keyword research…

  • Always target keywords that have very little competition
  • Always check the trend of the keyword making sure it’s increasing each month. Why? The last thing you want to do is focus on a keyword that will get NO search volume after a few months.
  • Always check search volume locally and globally.
  • Do you research and use tools if they’ll help you choose the right keywords.

4 Tips to Successful Content Marketing

The power of content marketing should and has not been underestimated. If you implement the strategy correctly, you can benefit from the conversions enormously. It has been said content marketing is creating a new trend which is based on marketing and generating leads through your writing. This way you will spend more effort on creating something special and high quality. Google has noticed that people fail to produce high quality content which hurts the way they produce search results and the credibility of the writer. Next, it is said Google has put more emphasis on content marketing to transform the web from a place of poor quality content to one which offers readers substance. Either way, if you haven’t implemented a content marketing strategy into your blogging then its time you do that now. For those looking to get started, let’s look at 4 tips which will get your strategy moving in the right direction.

Your Objective

In order for you to create a solid content marketing strategy its important you know your goal and what you would like to accomplish. If you are unclear than you’ll have a hard time putting together something which resonates with your readers because it won’t contain the content they are looking for. This is why it’s important to research your audience making sure you stick to them and what they are looking for. If you objective is “link building” then your content should be about new trends and techniques, white hat techniques, etc. Once you know your objective you can tweak your content to meet the requirements.

Add Social Media

When your writing or completed make sure you have a social media outlet. This will allow your readers to share your content allowing you to create a buzz online. The better social media coverage, the more you can reach people and get your message across. This does not have to be hard as many blogging platforms allow you to install an easy plug-in which puts the most popular buttons above or below your content. Just make sure they are visible to the reader.

Call to Action

If you are looking for conversions you need to make sure you content has clear call-to-action. These phrases are in place to ensure that people take a specific action which leads to a conversion. Many of these actions would have wording like “buy now”, “click here”, or “check it out”. As you can see through this text you are being forced to take some sort of action which would lead into a conversion. Call to actions have been proven to be very effective in getting your point across and should be part of every content marketing strategy.

Analytics

You only know how good something is working when you can test it which is why it’s important to have analytics in place. The good news is we have many free tools available to us like Google Analytics which will provide the information we need. We are looking for factors which will help improve our content marketing strategy. For example,

  • Where most of the audience is coming from (geographical information)
  • Landing pages
  • Organic traffic and keywords
  • Bounce rate
  • Average time on website

You can then use what’s working for you the next time you create content. This way your content is tweaked for optimal use and you’ve just increased the chance of a conversion going forward.

Tips on Improving Your Content Marketing

Content marketing is the “lingo” involved to describe someone writing content which markets a product or service. Content marketing is huge because writing something which resonates with your readers can be huge for you, selling enormous amounts of products generating awesome commission.  In the end, you need to ensure that no matter what type of content you write, it’s important to keep a few things in mind which will separate you from the rest of those who are marketing the same product. It’s even more important today because you need to understand that Google is cracking down on content which sounds like nothing more than a quick selling gig and provides no real substance to the reader.

If you have been writing content for your blog hoping to generate income then here are a few tips to keep in mind which can generate more sales and enhance the way you market products through content marketing.

Change It Up

This is the most important because changing things up can have a dramatic effect on your traffic and sales. For example, writing text is no longer the ONLY thing you can do to get your message across especially with several other options available like infographics, images and videos. These days there is so much information available online that people don’t have time to read through enormous content all at once so will skim through looking for only the best. This also means getting the message across more quickly and effectively which is why infographics and videos are so effective.

When you are writing content for marketing purposes make sure you think about the reader and what information you are trying to translate to them. Ask yourself: Is there a better way to get the message across more quickly and effectively? You’ll be surprised that the message you are trying to portray can be better addressed by simply creating an infographic and or video. However, no matter what approach you use, it’s important to make sure that you provide the resource and support the reader is looking for. This way they get the message and info they need more effectively.

Authority Link Building

No matter what approach you take like videos, images or infographics, it’s important that you pay close attention to your link building strategy. Google has made it clear numerous times that having links from low authority websites can harm your overall ranking. It’s important to build links from high authority relevant websites which can add value to your website. Next, content marketing is only done correctly when you can choose the right relevant websites which not only drive relevant visitors but will rank you’re targeted keywords high within the SERP’s.

When choosing websites you might want to use this checklist which can provide insight:

  • Choose websites with a high page and domain authority
  • Choose websites with relevant content on them
  • Choose websites which have social shares so you know they are active
  • Choose websites with a diversified link building portfolio
  • Choose a website which is active by checking how often content is published
  • Use different anchor text both “targeted” and “related”.

Add Action Keywords

Beginners have very little to invest into products or just don’t know how to take the next step. They need encouragement so it’s always a good idea to provide “keywords” they can click to take steps that will produce a certain result. If you have been writing content to promote a product or service, it’s important to outline the benefits to the user and then provide them with a complete action plan. Within your content add words which make them take action so they can move onto the next step. For example, action keywords include: “buy now”, “click here”, “read review” and even “move to next step”.

These have all been proven to provide the reader with a clear action plan so they can push forward to the net step making a difference when they write content. Just make sure the product or service you are selling is relevant to the content you’ve written about.

Here are 25 action keywords you can apply to your content right away and how they will help your customers make a decision.

Divide Up Content

Something that has worked very well is to provide the reader with a clear indication of what to expect when reading your content. Many times you’ll have visitors who are experienced in blogging so are only looking for specific information. They are not going to spend their time looking through 2000+ words for the information they need so it’s a good idea to break it down for them. What you can do is write an outline in the beginning, so they can skim to the section they find useful. It’s also a great way to keep the reader on your blog which might increase the overall user engagement. You can even add images and videos then provide a outline in the beginning showing them where they can find the relevant images and/or videos.

Be As Clear As Possible

As mentioned, people are looking for specific information so be clear and right to the point so your visitors don’t need to skim through 2000+ words. Those that want to read the entire post will do it but those that need some specific information still can find it by visiting the section and your content getting right to the point.

Thinking About Starting a Freelancing Career? Here are a Few Tips!

Content marketing is blowing up every since the internet is about providing FREE available resources to people to create awesome engagement. However, many people just don’t know how to get started and what resources to use when getting started. There is so much information available online that finding just the right piece of content to get your foot in the door can be stressful. This is why it is important to find someone who not only have the experience but is willing to share it with you providing you the much needed leverage. For those of you not familiar with freelancing, it’s when you get hired to showcase your skills i.e writing, coding, software engineering, etc. You work within the luxury of your own home and it can be very lucrative if you land the right type of contracts. The hardest thing I can think of is finding the initial work which will build your credibility so you keep getting high paying contracts.

With that said, there are a few things to keep in mind if you plan on starting a Freelancing career. This is from personal experience and will provide a glimpse into the things employers are looking for when getting started.

There are a handful of websites that will provide you with a hub to get hired. The “3” most common websites are freelancer.com, Elance.com and oDesk.com. Once you have registered on these websites, you can start applying these skills.

Outline of Skills

When you first register on these websites, you’ll be asked to set up your profile and it’s important that you make sure that you mention all the skills you have. Many employers will be very precise in what they are looking for so it’s important to be as precise within your profile. There are a few things to keep in mind when setting up this part of the profile. Do not include skills which you don’t have because it can definitely backfire and you’ll have negative feedback posted under your reputation. For example, if you mention and skill you say you have and you get hired, you must make sure you can get the job done. It would be very negative to turn down a job because you are unable to complete a job you said that you can do.

Remember that many of these websites work by using feedback and having negative feedback applied to your profile can impact the chances of you obtaining future contracts. Again, here are a few things to keep in mind…

  • Be honest when listing the skills you have
  • Be sure to complete a full profile
  • Outline job specific skills meaning those that people are looking for when hiring

Portfolio

If you have been blogging then it’s important to make sure you have a collection of your best work available. If you have NOT been hired or have no previous feedback, you’re portfolio is going to be the one to secure a contract with a client. It was be a good idea to start organizing what work you will like to include on your profile and you’re customers will have access to. For example,

You might want to include a link to your personal blog where you have written related content. It’ll be a good idea to only list those pages which have enormous social shares because that shows user engagement and most likely will be awesome for securing more work. Next,

If you have done work for other blogs then maybe link out to those posts showing them “guest posts” which have performed very well. They are awesome at showing the diversity of work that you are able to do especially since many of them will require you to shift the work around changing up the type of content you produce.

Always Ask For feedback

One of the best ways to make sure that you continue to get work is by asking your previous employers to leave feedback always. Many times once a project has been completed, the employer will forget to leave feedback and this can have a dramatic effect on your employment statistics. Many of these freelancing websites will use the feedback scale to ensure the following…

  • The better feedback, the higher you’ll be within the freelance search results
  • The higher feedback, the better chances of getting employed by person searching
  • The better feedback, the more advanced features you have available to you to enhance your profile and build a better portfolio

Start Small

It’s no secret that getting high paying contracts will be difficult especially when you are missing the experienced required. It might take some smaller contracts to get you the bigger ones however if you are able to stay focused and patient your hard work will definitely pay off. There are a few things to keep in mind when starting out…

First, the people who are well established on these networks started out the way you did which means working for minimum wage building their credibility. Next, it’s important to stay motivated because hard work has proven to pay off several times no matter what the niche. Here is a great motivational story that will shed some light on your dreams…

The Alex Mangini Story: Learn how an 18-year old skipped college to make $120,000 a year

You have to learn to crawl before you can start to walk. In business this has always been true which means getting the experience you need to further expand your business. Always, make sure you build a small business which will allow you to grow into a larger one. If you grow too big too fast, you might run into a scaling problem and might not be able to do the work. When you are ready…

You can start to run after you’ve been walking for some time!

How To Start A Online Business in 3 Easy Steps

Many people are trying to live the online internet lifestyle by making millions of dollars like many of the top bloggers in the industry. However, what many people fail to understand is that it does take time and effort to get on your feet and start something from scratch. For those of you not familiar with online marketing then you should start by looking into ways that you can build a website and choosing the right niche. Either way, it’s a challenge that many people would often not want to do because you need to dedicate your life to writing content so in order for it to work, you’ll need to be passionate about the niche. If you would like to get started online, then there are 3 easy steps you can take right now to get up and going in the right direction. Here are the top 3 easy start strategies that’ll get you moving in the right direction.

Using WordPress

Many people prefer to use WordPress to build their website because it’s very easy to set up and get started with. When building a website you need to make sure that you use an interface that you are familiar with because you’ll need to customize your website several times and add special effect which WordPress allows you to do very easily. The less time you can spend setting up your website, the better it is for you because you can focus that energy on creating awesome content which resonates with your readers. In the end, when you are building your website, make sure to use a platform which is easy to use and setup so you can simply tweak settings as you feel necessary.

Writing Content

This is the backbone of every website because “content is king” so it’s important that you have content which is in-depth and that you are passionate about. In the end, once you have you can begin to publish it and generate traffic to your website. With traffic comes the potential of earning commission from advertising and selling products. However, you need to make sure that you have knowledge on the topic because content is all over the web so having something which is very basic will not entice customers to skim through your website. Start by researching a topic which is relevant to your niche and then writing an outline going over the sub-headings that you’ll be writing about. The key is to write in-depth content which resonates with your readers. If you need to gather some background knowledge on the topic then you can start by doing some researching gathering the major points of the topic.

Marketing

Finally, you need to do some marketing which can generate a lot of proper leads for you and build your rank enormously. With traffic, you can get the required profit that you are expecting to receive from your website. It’s important that you utilize many of the other cool marketing avenues you have available and here are a list of several of the top ones:

  • Banner: You can simply purchase advertising space on a relevant website which is perfect if you are trying to drive targeted traffic to your website. The only problem is that this can be very costly depending on the website you choose however if you have a large budget, it can help you out a lot.
  • Email Marketing: Involves collecting email addresses when visitors arrive on your website the first time around. Can be very powerful because you can keep marketing to the same people and this can increase sales over a period of time.
  • Organic SEO: The most lengthy process and takes plenty of time to get it going. However, after you rank for keywords, you’ll benefit from free targeted traffic which you do not have to pay for, etc. There are any people who will provide you with a link building package monthly which you can take advantage of however there will be a monthly fee. If you can afford to pay the fee then it might be a good idea to let someone else do the work for you.

Marketing can be very tricky because you are trying to find a thin line between relevant marketing and the budget you have to spend on promoting your website. Sometimes people spend a lot of money but the results don’t pay off which is not good for anyone working with a very slim budget. Plan your marketing so you don’t over spend in the beginning stages especially when you are just starting off and should be saving much of the investing you are bring in.