Make Money With Blog – The Truth About (Niche) Blogging

May 11, 2009 | By | 1 Reply More
To Blog Or Not To Blog...

To Blog Or Not To Blog...

With this post I want to give you my honest opinion about Niche Blogging and “Make Money With Blog” – and at the same time do a little experiment to show you how to optimize blog posts for the search engines – because this is a big factor if you want to be successful with niche blogging. It can determine how visible your site will be across the web and as a result how much traffic you will have and how many sales you will make!

You noticed that my first sentence has “make money with blog” in it and it doesn’t really read very well. Because of that it might not be the best example but it is the long tail keyword I have chosen for this post so I want to optimize this post for it. After doing my keyword marketing research (–> please notice this is a bit of internal linking within my blog, good for SEO 😉 ) by checking in Google Adwords I found that the keyword phrase “make money with blog” gets nearly 3000 searches every month, which is good, and when entering the keyword phrase into Google Search within quotation marks like this: “make money with blog”, I found that it has only  22,200 competing sites for the exact phrase, which is fantastic!

So what I do is have the keyword in my title, and 2 to 3 times or so throughout the body of my post, once somewhere at the beginning, once towards the end, and once or twice in the middle. I have emphasized the keyword phrase by either making it bold, or hyper-linking it to another one of my posts (which will give that post another little seo boost!), or underlining. That way, the search engines can see that the phrase is important in my post. We will see what happens over time in the search engine placements, shall we?

Ok, niche blogging, here we go:

There is so much information and so many offers going around about setting up niche blogs and earning an income with them, you would think that it is one of the best ways of earning money online. Is that true?

Not A Walk In The Park!

Not A Walk In The Park!

I am not going to beat around the bush here: Setting up a blog in a certain niche can be very lucrative if it is done right. But it also requires a lot of hard work and dedication. It is certainly not a “walk in the park” as some Internet Marketers might make you believe.

Apart from having to do all your preliminary research for a profitable niche market to get into (which you should like a little, too, because there is nothing worse than to have to write about something you are not interested in!), you will also have to post to your blog on a regular basis. Best practice is probably to post every 3 – 4 days. Now I personally find that extremely hard, because I do not believe in just regurgitating other peoples articles or blog posts (and you shouldn’t, either, – remember: unique content is king in Google’s eyes!). I think when posting you should always make sure you deliver interesting and unique information, and be yourself. And if you struggle with writing (like me), it can be quite daunting, and easy to put off for another day. – This is one of the reasons why my blogs aren’t getting updated that regularly :( but when I do update them, I hope I bring something useful to my readers….you!

What you should also do if you want your blog to be successful and make money with blog ( 😉 )  is to optimize each blog post for a keyword phrase relevant to your niche.  That way, you are much more likely to have your single blog posts showing up in the Search Engine Result Pages and getting more traffic.

There are really a lot of factors to take into consideration when setting up niche blogs to make money, and it can be quite hard when you just start out to get it right, and it is easy to get discouraged. Especially when you have been expecting for it to be quick and easy, and you discover that it actually takes work, time and effort to be successful. If you need help, go and grab a copy of my book Affiliate Marketing S.O.S. where I go into great step-by-step detail about setting up a niche blog.

ilovebloggingBut niche blogging can also be one of the most rewarding ways to make money online, because of the interaction with your readers and the creativity that goes into a blog. It is easy to get addicted! And really, the more you give, the more you will get back, monetary and otherwise.

To sum it up I have to say that when I started out with niche blogging I was surprised at what was really required to make it work – I guess I had thought it would be easier. At the same time it took me by surprise how much I enjoyed doing it, and when I started to see the returns, I was hooked.

Fazit: Niche blogging is definitely one of the best ways to make money online – if you are prepared to put in the hard work and have the patience to wait the time it takes before you can see the results. But then you will be thrilled, I know it! Niche blogging is one of the big future money makers for Internet marketers, and if you are even slightly  interested in making money online you should definitely give it a go – make money with blog!

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  1. Many people always fail to read the part about patience since making money off of blogging takes some time, and can be months and months of patience just to start to get anything back.

    Thanks for the great article.

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