Choose a Topic and Name for Your Blog
Before you can start making money blogging, you will need to get a few basic things sorted out. That is, you need to choose a topic to blog about, give your blog a name, and then get your blog online. We’re going to do all that in the next few minutes today. By the end of this lesson, you’ll own your own blog and be ready to start bringing in the cash!
HOW TO PICK YOUR NICHE
In order to ensure success, you want to start out by choosing a topic to blog about that’s within one of the three “evergreen” markets. These are the areas that will always be profitable no matter what time of year it is, no matter what’s happening in the economy, and no matter how people and society might change. These are markets that will always have customers because the products you sell in these markets solve innate human problems. As long as there are humans, you will have customers. The three evergreen markets I recommend you choose from are:
Now, within these markets there are an infinite numbers of niches. Let’s look at each of the three markets individually to help us choose our perfect fit.
Health and fitness niches can be extremely lucrative as people will always want to look and feel better. This is a fantastic area to start out in as a blogger. Some of the profitable niches to consider within the health and fitness market are:
* Weight loss
* Alternative healing and medicine
* Mental wellness
The list is endless. If you happen to have a particular draw towards one of these, or even better, if you have experience with any of these fields, fantastic! You may have your niche! Let’s take a look at the next market and some of its profitable niches.
The love and relationships market aims to solve the problems people have with personal interactions with others in their lives. If you can provide a product that helps people solve a relationship problem, you truly enhance their lives, and that is worth a very pretty penny. Here are some profitable niches centered around love and relationships:
It’s easy to see why these niches are profitable as we all struggle with some aspect of our relationships with people from our partners to our friends to our family to our children. You don’t have to be an expert in the niche you choose either (is anyone a true expert when it comes to love?). I will show you exactly how to find excellent content for your blog no matter what niche you choose. But if one of these niches strikes your fancy, by all means, grab on! Now let’s look at the last evergreen market.
I saved this market for last because it’s one of the safest bets. If you can help provide information and resources that help other people make money and increase their wealth, you can’t help but profit. Let’s take a look at some of the most lucrative wealth and money niches.
* Starting a business
* Marketing (especially online marketing)
There’s a reason this is my market of choice. I am an online marketer because I enjoy providing information products to people who are interested in improving their lives by increasing their wealth. Giving people the ability to make more money means giving people freedom. If that sounds like something you want to be involved in, then there might be a niche for you here.
OWNING YOUR DOMAIN NAME
Your domain name is the website address you see in your browser address bar. (For example, the domain name of this website is makemoneybloggingchallenge.com). Your domain name should tell your visitors something about your business. For example, mine tells visitors that I focus on how to make money blogging.
Take a moment right now to write down a phrase (2-4 words long) that might work for your niche. Don’t stress over this step – the only thing you need to keep in mind is that you want your website to give some sense of what it is you have to offer. Once you have written down a possible name for your blog, you are ready to claim a domain of your own and set up a host so the world can access your blog!
I recommend sticking with a .com domain name (rather than a .org or .net) and when you purchase your domain, you want to stick with a big reputable company so you know your website will be safe and secure at all times. I use GoDaddy for all of my domains (you probably know them from their memorable Superbowl commercials) because they’re reliable and have been the highest rated for a very long time. GoDaddy is the #1 domain registrar in the world and I can see why.
Because I’ve used GoDaddy exclusively for so long, they’ve given me a coupon code you can use to get a 35% discount on your domain name today! So when you check out, you’re going to enter the code “FAN3” to get your domain for super cheap.
Here are simple directions you can use to get it all set up easily. If it helps to print them, go for it!
Once you finish this step, you’re ready to get your blog live and online!
Click below when you’re ready!
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