How to Make Money Online in 2021

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Choose Your Blog’s Niche Based on Market Factors, Not Your Passions.

There’s a reason that 95% of bloggers fail, and it’s not why you think.

The current myth is that bloggers fail because they aren’t “passionate enough.”

“Push through failure to succeed,” they say.

Google “why bloggers fail,” and you get the same answer from the #1 result: bloggers fail because they aren’t passionate enough.

Audience Budget Potential

To offer a valuable product on your blog, you need to solve a pain point for your audience. That’s obvious.

As a blogger, you should deeply understand your audience’s challenges so that you can offer the most in-demand solution. Check.

Start by looking at niches where you’re a member of the target audience yourself. This way, your domain expertise shines through faster.

But don’t think that after you’ve gotten that far, you should open up a generic list of 100 niches and narrow it down that way. Watercolors? K-Pop? Travel? Good luck with that.

What is the #1 most important factor when choosing your blog’s niche?

Use Your Professional Leverage to Choose Your Blog’s Niche.

After uncovering a lucrative audience to provide value to, the next step is to discover the strategic advantages you may have over others.

Ask yourself:

  • What is my current level of professional experience?
  • What connections do I have in my industry?
  • Can I leverage this experience into a profitable blog?
  • If I could pitch any website in the world to contribute a guest post, who would take me seriously from the start?

To build a truly successful blog, you first need to build influence. And to build authority, you need to step outside of your comfort zone and leverage your connections, professional experience, and everything at your disposal like never before.

You will also be performing a lot of outreach to make new connections.

Outreach includes building relationships so you can guest post on authoritative sites in your niche. These posts give you get relevant, high Domain Authority (DA) backlinks for SEO, which is still one of the best ways to rise in the Google search rankings. And according to Broadband Search’s recent Internet statistics from 2019, Google process 3.5 billion searches per day – or over 40,000 every second. There’s plenty of traffic to go around.

For example, if you’re a photographer, you might have a base of clients, contacts from local meet-up groups, and even know photography influencers that you met in the past. If you can leverage these contacts in the future, you can accelerate the growth of your blog.

The two main types of monetizable keywords are “best” list posts and “how-to” guides.

Your Niche Needs Market Demand

These two main types of keywords have the most affiliate marketing revenue potential.

For example, in the case of the “best” list posts:

  • In travel, this could be “best travel insurance” or “best travel backpack.”
  • In finance, it could be “best savings accounts” or “best Roth IRA.”
  • In tech, it could be “best VR headset” or “best PS5 exclusives.”

These how-to guides are long-form tutorials packed with high-quality content. These are also good for adding affiliate links.

When people are searching for the “best” something, they are looking for long-form guides recommending products that are written by bloggers. Most of these will have good affiliate programs to join and promote.

In the case of “how-to” guides, these could be:

  • In marketing, how to make a website.
  • In lifestyle, how to decorate your kitchen.
  • In health, how to get rid of acne.

These how-to guides are long-form tutorials packed with high-quality content. These are also good for adding affiliate links.

Find an audience that you’re a part of and understand their challenges personally. Up-level that audience to make sure there’s a B2B component to 200x your revenue potential. Leverage your network, job experience, and everything else at your disposal. And make sure your niche has market demand.

-John

Scale Your Content Creation and Stop Writing So Much.

What if I told you that your blog’s first 90 days has nothing to do with your blog and you won’t write a single word?

What if the secret to scaling and making money blogging doesn’t include blogging?

What if everything taught about growing a new blog has limited your growth?

Remember: you’re a business owner, not just a blogger.

Relationships Are Your Foundation

Before you start building relationships with other bloggers and influencers in your niche, you have to understand one central theme. You have to provide value to others. Don’t go into the process of building a relationship just thinking about what you’ll get out of the deal. First, you need to focus on the benefits you’ll give others.

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About Scott Lieberman

Scott Lieberman is founder of Touchdown Money. Scott has been making money online for over 20 years. It's allowed him to travel the world while working remotely. Scott is an expert in online business, digital marketing, credit card reward programs, and content marketing strategies.

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