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How To Build A Profitable Niche Blog

Updated on May 16, 2012

The niche you pick matters not, it is the equity, quality and seo that matter most when cultivating a niche blog.

Step 1. Pick a Niche & Start Blogging

There is no other way to get started, and that's a fact. If you want to have a profitable niche blog, you have to start blogging RIGHT NOW. Not only can you not have a profitable niche blog without the "blog" part, but in order for your blog to ever become successful, it needs to build equity within the search engines, and that will never happen until your blog is filled with posts.

The difference between success and failure is in the tools you use and the strategy you employ
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Step 2. Get Tools

Even if you're "in the know" about your niche, there will be plenty of times when you need to liven up your content, or when you're just not sure what to write or what people want to know about. Keyword trackers, insight tools and SERP analyzer's will become your best friend. My regular tools are:

Step 3. Write Consistently

You could be the worst writer IN THE WORLD and still have a profitable and successful blog. Or you could be the best writer in the world and have the least successful blog anyone has every seen. The difference is in your consistency.

Aside from the fact that your readers can only become "regulars" if there is something to come back to regularly and ready - google and other search engines won't pick up your blog unless you have regular posts for their spiders and bots to crawl and update the search engines with. This means that you need to post to your blog at least two or three times per week, and it needs to be original and interesting content that is relevant to your niche, and not just blurbs about buying this or that.

Step 4. Join Forces

In order for a blog to be considered "profitable", you'd need to make a profit from writing the blog. The most common way this is done, is through contextual advertising provide by sites like:

  • Commission Junction
  • Amazon Affiliates
  • Google Adsense
  • Clickbank

I also use sites like:

  • Oranum
  • CafePress Widgets
  • YouTube Affiliate Videos

The point is, there are tons of revenue gathering resources out there for you to use. You won't need all of them, and in fact, I suggest you pick a few and learn to master them before adding on more.

Step 5. Stay Motivated

It's all to easy to get distracted by other life forces or challenges that present themselves to you. Only the hardcore bloggers will actually cultivate blogs that are profitable enough to sustain them financially. Will you be the next hardcore blogger?

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      Melody Trent 

      6 years ago from United States

      Thanks for the list of tools. I had heard people mention Google insite, but never knew what it was. After running a search, I am pretty excited about incorporating this tool in my efforts.

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      Cynthia B Turner 

      6 years ago from Georgia

      Absolutely useful in every way. Thanks for the great tips and the site suggestions.

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      Professor Tim 

      6 years ago

      Great input...valuable knowledge

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      AndriyR 

      6 years ago

      Thank you, BizGenGirl! What I like about your hubs - is that they launch the thinking process in my head :) I've been brainstorming some topics, and hopefully will soon come up with a niche idea I can write a lot about. By the way - HubPages is a great place to put ideas to test before starting a blog - writing a couple of Hubs to see if people would get involved in commenting would provide valuable information about whether the topic is interesting.

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      Bema Self 

      6 years ago from Seattle

      Idk about that Andriy, sounds like you already have several areas of expertise you could expand upon. From your comment on my Facebook vs. Google hub, it looks like you know a fair bit about Google and how they could capture foreign markets much easier than facebook (at least at the moment)... Truthfully, the best way to pick a niche is just to choose something that you already like learning about and start blogging about what you learn.

      =)

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      AndriyR 

      6 years ago

      Thanks! Very useful hub! The hardest thing for many is probably finding a niche.

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      Shasta Matova 

      6 years ago from USA

      That's a great idea BizGenGirl - I hate to have writing just waiting instead of earning revenue right away, but that absolutely makes sense to schedule them especially for the expected slow periods. Thanks!

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      Bema Self 

      6 years ago from Seattle

      I totally hear you MT, I have the same issue. Though if you use Blogger/Blogspot or Wordpress, you can "schedule" your posts, so what I've been doing, is when I have a "burst" of posts to write, I'll publish one right away, and then post-date the others to appear throughout the week. That way, I don't waste the inspiration of the moment and it still "looks" consistent. I should write a hub for the "inconsistent bloggers", lol =P

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      Ashish Gadewad 

      6 years ago

      Thanks for answering my question, Through this beautiful hub.

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      livingabroad 

      6 years ago from Wales, UK

      As a new hubber this is very useful information indeed. Lets hope we have enough to contribute to become hardcore bloggers! Up and useful.

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      Shasta Matova 

      6 years ago from USA

      This is very useful. I think my issue has been consistency - when I can, I write lots of posts, but then there are other times my schedule doesn't allow me to make any posts at all. Hopefully I will get back to writing more frequently, or Google will figure out my schedule and realize I am consistent - just no in the way it expects.

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      Paul Richard Kuehn 

      6 years ago from Udorn City, Thailand

      These are very interesting tips. Yes, you have to write a lot of good material in your niche and also keep up with marketing trends. Voted up and sharing.

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      chamilj 

      6 years ago from Sri Lanka

      Thanks for the motivation. Voted up!

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      nasake 

      6 years ago from England

      Voted up, good hub.

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      Nizam Khan 

      6 years ago from Hyderabad, India.

      Wow! This is really interesting and useful Hub. Well yes, equity, quality and SEO matter most when cultivating a niche blog. Thanks for sharing this valuable Hub and voted up!

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