Welcome back folks to second part of our quest to make money by blogging from scratch. Those of you who just landed at this page by a Google search or some random link, please read the introduction of this quest by visiting Make Money Blogging from Scratch [Part 1].
Seriously, Image above is just a banner image and this doesn’t means that you will open a secret door and that will start filling up your bank account with crazy dollars. To make money from blogging you need to study the right way and act the right way. Which specific way? Here is the charm to it. Nobody can tell you which method or way you should adopt to reach the last step of the ladder. There are different ways to do it but certainly the opening or the starting point is almost same in every way. Different come when you start getting or inviting traffic towards your blog. OK Let’s get started where we left in our previous post.
As I mentioned a step by step approach on how to do it, the very first step was to decide your niche. You can define niche as the theme or virtue of your blog. Second thought you can call it the topic of your blog or the field of interest around which the blog revolves or has contents for. This is the most important and vital part before starting your blog. Because your niche is what you will write about in your blog and tell or share your experiences or your knowledge. Now the question arises ‘what Should we blog about?’ I have also written a small post you can read it here: What Should I Blog About?
To blog random for fun, the answer to this question is “anything which you are comfortable to write about”, but when we have a motive to earn money, we need such a topic which is more demanding and people are searching for it. If we select a topic which we are comfortable to write but none of surfers on the internet are interested in reading it that our blog is as good as a dead page. Though in blogging for fun also people choose topic which are interesting and other internet users come across the blog, read the contents, enjoy them, get benefited and comment in thanking or appreciation and then follow that blog for next posts. This is how the blog gets popularity. Well there are a lot of other ways to get popular in the eye of search engines but we will discuss them later. So how to find out what should we blog about, the answer is market analysis or keyword analysis.
People visit search engines to find what they are looking for. The words they type in the search engine to search are likely to be typed by others too. The words which are frequently typed and searched are called keywords in search engine terminology. A good keyword is the one which is searched by many people or most of the people. Keyword searches can be calculated by different keyword analysis tools which are available for free or for some money on the internet. As this blog is for those who are in the beginning or doesn’t have too much money to spent, so we will only talk about the stuff which is FREE. 😉
The first tool we will be discussing here is the keyword planner tool provided by Google. It can be accessed by www.google.com/adwords. From Tools menu select the keyword planner. Ok Folks! That’s it for today. I will discuss keyword analysis in depth in next post. Chow!!!