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How To Build A Profitable Niche Blog
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.
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
I also use sites like:
- 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?