Hey guys! This is a short but thought-provoking guest post from one of my favorite bloggers, Onibalusi Bamidele. I think you should really read it! 🙂
One major thing you’ll see many bloggers do is that they tend to follow the crowd. If you have a decent audience and you come up with something unique today, give it a few days and you’ll be amazed to see it everywhere.
You don’t need to copy everything you see to succeed as a blogger and even if you will copy (or better said, learn) you should do that wisely and use it to improve your business.
We’ve already millions of blogs talking about how to blog and how to make money online, and we see new blogs covering this same topic popping up every day. Unfortunately enough, not all of them succeed.
Why Don’t Bloggers Follow Their Passion?
One thing you will notice in common among so many bloggers is that they keep choosing the same topic, and that topic is “blogging”.
It isn’t because many of them have something unique to say about the subject or because they have any plan to contribute to people’s life…
…but because they want to make money from it.
Many people are fueled by money by seeing a lot of gurus talking about how they made thousands and millions of dollars in the blogging niche and they think it is fun, so they can also go into the blogging niche and replicate the success.
You don’t need to blog about blogging before you can make money online! A better way to get more results from your efforts is by following your passion and by being unique in your own way. If you’re a professional medical doctor, why not start in the health niche?
You Can Make Money in Other Niches You’re Passionate About!
I have noticed one major misconception among most of the new bloggers in the blogging niche.
And that major misconception is that they think they can only make money from the blogging niche.
There are lots of untapped niches waiting for you to come and tap into them, many of these niches have a lot of traffic and little competition.
And it is relatively easy for you to profit from these niches than the highly competitive blogging or make money online niche.
I recently started a blog in another niche, and on my first day of starting the blog I got 31 unique visitors (I am using Google Analytics).
It was crystal clear that if I had invested all the efforts I had invested on my main blog on it then I should be getting over a million visitors monthly (no exaggeration!).
Read Blogging Blogs, Too
Please don’t get me wrong, I’m not telling you not to read blogs about blogging. In fact, they are one of the great types of blogs you can read.
It is because, due to the high competition and millions of people blogging in that niche, there’s always a need for new discoveries and you can easily implement that in your own niche and profit from it.
What is your general opinion about blogs in the blogging niche? Do you think that is the only way to make money blogging? Feel free to share your thoughts in the comments section!
A very thought-provoking post, Oni! Too many people fall into the blogging niche not because they like it, but because they want to make money.
Many people don’t realize that they can make money from any niche at all, as long as they are passionate about it. So don’t follow the crowd! Follow your passion!
So, being inspired and motivated by this post, I’m also planning to post more articles and funny poems on Poetry Talents after my UPSR exam on 21-23 Sept 2010. 🙂