People start their blogs for a variety of reasons. Some simply have something to say and want to share their passions. Others want to write about their experiences. And others are hoping, by blogging, it gives them a much wanted life-style. Some freedom and, of course, some blog income.
But no matter what the reason, blogging involves writing and writing is a gift.
Some have the natural ability to write and engage their readers. Others have to learn, work hard and perhaps attend workshops to improve.
Over the next few days I shall share my opinions and experiences of writing.
So let’s start…
What are the top topics people search for on the internet which you could write about?
1. Let’s make some extra money
This isn’t necessarily about making more money. It can also be about saving money. I remember a few years ago, when I reviewed all my monthly outgoings. I saved over £200 a month by changing mortgage providers, canceling certain outgoings that I no longer needed, etc. That’s the same as getting a £4500 pay rise.
So if this your chosen area, don’t just think about how you help people make MORE money, think how you could help people SAVE money, as well.
If you can do that, people will listen, read and buy from you.
2. Personal success
We are all looking for things to improve our lives. We want things to be easier, less stressful, have more time, have more freedom or be better at a particular skill.
If you can show people how to improve their lives, they will come back to blog time and time again.
3. Weight Loss / Fitness
Weight loss is easy, isn’t it? Eat fewer calories than what you burn off. That’s the secret. That might be true but it’s “how?” we all want to know.
Millions of people want to be fitter, healthier, thinner and will pay a lot of money to achieve that.
Prove that you have lost weight, tell people how you did it, and you could make a lot of money.
4. Finding LOVE!
Not only do we want to be better (personal success), healthier, we also want companionship. We want relationships, we want some love in our lives.
Show individuals how to find love and you are in a hot selling niche.
5. Personal problems
How many issues, hassles, problems do you have to deal with in a normal day?
Research shows, 20 years ago the average was 3.
20 years ago you would have to deal with 3 ‘changes’ to your plans each day. And a ‘change’ can be defined as something that YOU weren’t expecting to happen.
How many do you think the average is today?
5, 10, 20?
29 is the answer.
And when we face those 29 ‘problems’, sometimes we don’t know what to do. So we look on the internet for information and advice.
Could be ‘how to change a leaking tap’ or ‘upgrade the memory on my pc’.
Help people overcome their problems and you are onto a winner.
6. Our free time
You’d think with work, with personal improvement and the problems we face everyday, we wouldn’t have time for some fun, wouldn’t you?
Well we do!
We all like to relax, enjoy ourselves, and have a hobby.
A lot of people spend a lot of money on their hobbies. What’s yours? You could start a blog about it.
How many cooking and recipe books do you have?
On my kitchen shelf, I have about 25 (and I use about 3 recipes from each!).
We love recipe books, don’t we? We like to think we are Gordon Ramsay in the kitchen.
According to Market Samurai, the word “recipes” is search for 1.5 million times every single day and “Cooking” is searched for over half a million times.
That makes this niche a huge market.
Could you create a unique recipe eBook and sell it?
Of course, these are just some of the top, hot niches that people the world over, are interested in.
You could start in one of these areas.
You could add your own uniqueness and style.
Tell the world about your experiences and start your own blog today
There’s nothing stopping you.
29 problems a day? Wow! I don\’t feel that at all, maybe I\’m lucky or maybe I just don\’t think about it… or maybe that research is just a bit more extensive than what I would call a \"problem\" 🙂
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We are talking about the number of things that you experience every day that you didn’t expect to happen. Some of those will be very minor.
For instance, already this morning, my internet is really slow because I have a problem with one of my routers. I burnt the toast and had to start again and it’s raining and the weather forecasters said it would be a lovely sunny day and we have plans to go out with friends.
Now they are fairly minor issues I face but for each one I have to make a decision.
The types of ‘changes’ we face I refer to with regards to what to write about are not ‘how to deal with burnt toast’! More like a dripping tap or my car won’t start or how do I change the broken door on my washing machine.
So yes 29 does sound high but…count the unexpected things that happen to you over the next few days, no matter how trivial and I bet you get close!
Thanks for dropping by.
blogging is one of the easiest way to earn money through internet marketing. it might be easy to write a blog, just like what i usually experienced. but what is difficult is to choose a topic for the blog. thank you so much you’ve posted some tips in here that could help me on it. i hope to hear tips from you again. keep it up.
I am considering starting a blog but I really didn’t know what I should write about. Now I have an idea of the kind of thing people generally write and read about. It’s not easy writing something that people can relate to and this will make things a bit easier for me so thanks for posting your list x
You will have heard this many times but try to write about a subject you know very well and are passionate about.
Think of a subject matter and think, “can I see myself writing about this subject in 2 years time?”.
If you can, you may have found your subject.
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No matter what you choose as your topic. I would have to say you must be passionate about it. Blogging about something you are not will definitely see failure and these days with Google, looking for original content, the farms that you can normally copy and paste from will soon be out of business.
Very true, Natalie.
I’ve started a few blogs thinking the niches would make money. I soon got bored and now they just remain idle.
I have also started blogs that fizzled. I charge it to poor subject and topic. Maybe a little bit of not-so-great writing, too. It’s OK, I’m gathering info for another stab at it soon. I have a couple of ideas that just might hit the big time…
I think a lot of it comes down to the quality of the content. get that right and you are onto a winner.
I agree, bottom line, that passion in a writer is the #1 ingredient. If one writes about what one loves, there is bound to be an audience that will find that passion infectious.
Personally, I found the listed topics boring and I would pass by blog posts about most if not all of those topics.
My blog posts may not attract the most readers and subscribers. But the ones that will follow are the ones that love what I do and the ones that may be interested in building relationships and sharing of information. After all, isn’t that what social media is supposed to be all about?
No matter what you write about…you will have followers.
And the fact you are writing about subjects that are not hugely popular could be a great thing.
this is very informative and helpful. thanks for this post. i have made several posts to my blog sites but ive got no followers yet. though i have number of views and ad clicks already. : if you could see my sites too and perhaps give me strong suggestions on how to improve it. hope its not too much to ask. but that pointers youve mentioned above are already great ones though.
There are lots of topics to write and the above mentioned are some of the most common and widely used ones. More over you can start blogging in any topic but most importantly you need to have good and strong knowledge on the topic that you wish to start blogging. And it should be interactive with the users.
If there is an on-line demand for such knowledge and you can publish posts about the niche subject, 3 times a week for the next 2 years…then it’s a good subject to pick!
For me blogging is the best way to kill boredom, spend my time and importantly to make money. I am not a pro blogger so I always want to improve my skills and maximize profits by learning from the experts
“Research shows…” – not quibbling, here, but I’d be interested in reading the original research. Can you point me towards it?
I’m relieved to see that in 2014 and beyond, there are at least a few non-meta-blogging topics on the list! I’m still out to dominate the no-niche niche, although I’ve not been going at it with my usual competitive zeal. The niches do get boring – probably because they were only ever really interesting to the writers who thought they’d make money pigeonholing themselves in them. (No, truth be told, I’m always surprised at what brings in traffic to my blog; it’s rarely the posts I expect it to be.)
I tend to write whatever bubbles up to the surface of my brain and demands to be written (or, in other words, doesn’t bore me and drive me to do something else). What I’m looking for, in this post and others like it, is: “Which one do I pick if five ideas hit the surface at the same time, like cars at a four-way stop?”