For some time I tried making money in niches that weren’t familiar to me and I struggled far more than I was thinking I should. When I started listing the niches I actually have interests in, especially my hobbies, things changed.
I started enjoying working from home and I’m making more money now, with less stress and work.
Staying In The Internet Marketing Game
I know a few people that went straight to the make money niche figuring they would make a killing, just because there are so many newbies coming online every day. That’s the same mindset I had and it didn’t make me a lot of money and was most frustrating.
Look into yourself and find the niches that fit you. For me that included sport fishing, backyard gardening, acoustic guitar, for starters. Today when I sit down to write articles I don’t get that feeling of dread trying to write about stuff I don’t know.
Sharing Our Home Gardening Experiences With Interested Visitors
It Really Starts With You
I’ve spent many long hours spinning my wheels in niches I wasn’t familiar with while trying to make more money from home. The thing is while my hobby blogs rolled along with ease. One day I just woke up, looked in the mirror and asked myself why I was putting myself through all that crap.
Today 90% of my sites are based on my interests and hobbies. Life has gotten far less hectic and I get to enjoy working from home once again. I do keep a couple of make money sites, even though I’m not a really tech savvy guy. I make money with them because I share the things that have helped me work smarter, not harder and people like that.
Know Yourself, Know Your Customer
The thing about focusing on interests and hobbies is the fact you are likely your best customer so you should know your target group better than any other niche you might choose outside your interests.
This is important because if you aren’t convinced about something you pretty much know your target audience won’t be either. This gives you a big edge over those who are just working a niche.
If You Have Always Loved…
When there is something you love you can likely talk about it for a long time. Use this to your advantage, start a website about it. So if you are big on fishing pick an aspect of fishing and start blogging about it, I do.
Over the years since I started my online business I have found new interest. Two of those interests, home gardening and acoustic guitar I know share through a number of blogs and make money with each one. It’s even fun working these niches, because of my interest in the niche.
Investigate The Niche Before Starting
I don’t suggest you just like something and run with it. Not all niches have enough people willing to spend money so if you’re going for the money you need to know there’s money being spent in the niche you’ve chosen.
I tried a niche early one and spent months setting it up and writing content only to learn later that it just didn’t have the money spenders. I did not make a penny but sure put in a lot of time trying to get it to earn for me. Lesson learned!!
So be sure to research each niche you have an interest in, before you invest time and money setting up a website.
Look For Adwords Ads
When I am researching niches one of the things I always look for, because my work from home business is to make money, are ads appearing on the right when I do a keyword search in Google.
You could also start a PPC (Pay Per Click) campaign, however I would advise you to take a course on PPC before attempting it. A good place to learn more about PPC is Youtube.
I like blogging in the niches I enjoy as my readers find it easy to give me feedback on what they are reading. This can make a huge difference in one’s success, if they listen to their readers. Very quickly you can learn what you are doing right but even better, what you’re doing wrong.
The key is to pick a niche you have a strong interest in and focus on your target audience but if your goal is to make some money you will also need a product or products to make money with. I like to check Clickbank for digital products I can make money with as there is not physical product so deliver is an immediate download. You will also want a Paypal account so you can make it easy for people to buy your products.