You read my first post on the “Time to Make Money Online” series. And then, you did ask yourself if you have passion in writing but you’d found out that you have no interest in it. However, you’re ready to get interested with it by putting your heart in it. You’re ready to learn things and to do things because you really wanted to be a blogger like those successful bloggers out there.
“I’m ready to make money online by blogging. So tell me how to start with!” You’d gonna tell me that now.
So here’s what you need to do first.
The Topic of Your Blog
You need to know first what should be the topic of your blog. Do you want to have a blog with a wide range of topic just like what I have here at this blog?
But you might want to focus on a single topic but profitable one. Remember that you’ll be earning not just a hundred dollars from your blog that is focused on a profitable topic, but thousands of dollars. I guess I already talked about that on my previous posts:
However, it’s of course your decision. I am just here to help you came up the topic that best suited to be blogged about at your own blog.
1. Topics You are Knowledgeable
You gonna think of subjects that you are knowledgeable of. Have here some pointers:
- Do you know about carpentry?
- Do have knowledge on music?
- Do you know how to cook food and recipes?
- Do you know some interesting places like hotels, restaurant, land marks, tourist destinations, resorts and other interesting place to go?
- Are fond of reading novels, books, and other similar things?
- Are you interested of movies: old movies and new movies… including TV series?
- What are your hobbies? Playing online games, offline games, electronic devices assembly… anything.
These are just few of the things you might be knowledgeable of.
Now, write them on a sheet of paper. But it might be better if you can write them on your diary book because you might use it on your future activities.
2. Topics you have passion
Now, read again the list of things you have listed as the result of following the step 1 that I told you above.
Pick or choose those listed above that you think you are passionate of… the things you are very much interested… the things that you love to do most. And then list them to the other page or sheet of paper.
3. Your Most Interested Topic
From the list you made on step 2, choose 1 topic that you think you love most.
Well, you can go back on this step if you want to choose another topic that you think is the best one to talk about at your blog.
4. Expand the topic into keywords
You have the topic that you want to blog about after doing the 3rd step, right? But it’s not yet the time to start blogging. You need to do a little research first to let you know what are the profitable keywords under the topic you’ve chosen.
For example, if you’ve chosen the topic “Bicycling” then you can expand it into:
- Parts of bicycle
- bicycle gears
- bicycle pedals
- bicycle tires
- bicycle hub
- bicycle maintenance
- bicycle stores
The keywords above might be enough for you but I am sure that there are still lots of keywords that will give you an idea what should be the right topic for your blog.
You can expand your list of keywords by using the Google Adwords Keyword Tool. So open the said keyword tool and then enter all the keywords above into the blank field as shown below:
After that, Google will ask you some verification code to make sure that you’re human not bot. Then click the “Get Keyword Ideas” button.
Then a long list of keywords related to the keywords you entered will be shown… Just scroll down your browser to see those keywords.
5. Pick Keywords with High Volume of Monthly Searches
You gonna take note of the numbers under the “Global Monthly Search Volume” of each of the keywords. The number is the estimate made by Google of the number of times the particular keyword was being search using the Google Search Engine.
Now, lists all those keywords that have more than 30,000 Global Monthly Searches.
6. Verify the Search Trend of the Keywords
From the list you made on the step 5, verify each keyword or each group of keywords whether the search trend is constantly high or whether the search trend is rising. Use the Google Trend tool in doing this step.
Open the Google Trends tool and enter the keyword on the blank field as shown below then press the “Search Trend” button.
Then the Google Trend graph of that certain keywords you entered will be shown.
For example. I will verify the search trend of the keywords “bicycle repair“. By using the Google Trends tool, I will get this graph:
The graph told us that the search trend of the keywords “bicycle repair” went up on certain periods and went down too. But the good thing is the lowest search volume is still high.
Now, list all the keywords steadily high or if not rising Search Trend.
7. Verify the competition on the searched keywords
From the list you’ve made on the step 6, verify each keywords whether the number of the competing webpages listed on the Google SERP is low by simply searching the keyword using the Google Search Engine.
For example, I will check the number of the competing webpages on the Google SERP when searching for “bicycle repair“. By simply googling it, I will get this:
From that, you’d learned that there are 7,500,000 webpages competing on this particular SERP. Quite high, right.Â So, it’s not good to blog about this and compete those number of webpages.
Now, list all the keywords that has less than 700,000 competing webpages on Google SERP. The lesser the competition the better.
So, now you have the list of the possible topic that you can blog about. You need to think and think and think which topic should you pick. You can even choose them all and tackle them all in just one blog.
But you still have a lot of things to do. Wait for the next article on this blogpost-series, “Time To Make Money Online“.