Did you know that You can make money just by keeping a blog?

Niche Market Blogging For Cold Cash
Have you thought about starting your own Internet business at home? If you have, then you are not alone, there are practically millions who are now making money online by creating niche market blogs.

Don’t fret, this does not mean you can not do it, in fact, you have the convenience of access to numerous tools and ideas than ever before.

What is A Niche Marketing Blog?
Blogging is an excellent way to get started, and when I said blogging, I don’t refer to your personal family blogging, I refer to Niche Blogging.

What is exactly a niche?

According to Wikipedia: niche (plural niches)

(architecture) A cavity, hollow, or recess, generally within the thickness of a wall, for a statue, bust, or other erect ornament. Hence, any similar position, literal or figurative. “Images defended from the injuries of the weather by niches of stone wherein they are placed.” -Evelun.

A function within a biosystem to which an organism is especially suited.

(by extension) Any position of opportunity where one is well-suited such as a specific market in business.

An arrow woven into a muslim prayer rug pointing in the direction of Mecca.

Something To Provide
In order for you to make some money online, you need to be able to have something to offer in exchange for the dollar. So, what can you sell and how do you know if it will be in demand or popular?

How do you know if your niche market is something that Internet shoppers are interested in?

Where To Begin?
Let’s start by visiting web sites, publications, and periodicals that most people are reading and are subscribing for. A great place to begin is Amazon.com.

This is like a giant library of information just waiting for you to take advantage of. You will be amazed when you begin to gather ideas as easily as thumbing through your favorite magazine.

You will have only spent a few moments on Amazon, and have so many ideas, you won’t know which one to use first for your niche market blog.

Magazine & Newspaper Subscriptions
The first place you want to go is to look at the magazine and newspapers offered on Amazon.

After you ave seized this area, take a long look at the left side of the page and you will notice a rather lengthy list of categories. You will find unlimited amounts of ideas for your niche blogging here.

Categories

  • Antiques & Collectibles
  • Arts & Photography
  • Automotive
  • Brides & Weddings
  • Business & Investing
  • Children’s Magazines
  • Comics & Graphic Novels
  • Computers & Internet
  • Cooking, Food & Wine
  • Crafts & Hobbies
  • Education
  • Electronics & Audio

As you can see to the right, there are a lot of different magazines and publications distributed on a regular basis. These magazines are not here to solely fill the pages of Amazon, they are here because they have a huge audience demand who are willing to spend hard earned money for these subscriptions.

Time To Get Ideas
A place to start are the topics that interest you. If there is something that you find interesting, you will find it easy to write about. You want to get a topic that you will enjoy researching, and your knowledge and enthusiasm will show in your writing. Wait till later for the more difficult topics, after you are more of an expert in niche market blogging.

Start small; don’t go up against the big guys that are in the giant niches like fitness and weight loss. You may want to maintain the smaller niches where you will most likely have lesser competition. Leave the giant niches to the pro’s. You will find some great success in these smaller areas.

Keep It Simple
Here are some ideas to check out:

•Knitting

•Crocheting

•Needlepoint

•Pottery

•Jewelry making

Check It Out
As you peruse the magazine subscriptions, look to see how often they are sold and are published. A once a year magazine means they do not have much of a large audience . Almost all of the popular craft and hobby magazines are published and go out at least every quarter and there are the ones to watch out for.

Once you have decided on a niche idea, take that topic and put it in Google and search for any news or articles on that topic. You can come up with some interesting news or articles on your particular subject.

Just One Idea
As you noticed, there are several ways to get niche ideas for effective blogging, and this is just only one of the several. Go for what you love, what interests you, not only will you have a lot more information to work with, but you will thoroughly enjoy the entire process. You may wonder if you are even working at all.

Colin Klinkert is a full time internet marketer making high six figures a year online. He handles several membership sites, one of which earns as much as one million annually in revenue.

Colin also blogs on his personal site about Marketing techniques, methods and news. Read more about Niche Strategy.

About Ryan Perry

Ryan Perry has taken his 10+ years of business ownership and hands-on marketing skills and focused them on online marketing. In April of 2009, he started Simple Biz Support with an emphasis on Search Engine Optimization (SEO). Ryan is propelling local business websites to the top of Google, Yahoo and Bing resulting in increased market exposure and revenue for his clients using a variety of internet marketing tools including blogs, article submissions and video. Additionally, Ryan speaks and vlogs (video blogs) about internet marketing, educating business owners how to effectively use various SEO tools and techniques to promote their business on the internet. Ryan currently resides in Santa Rosa, CA. Connect with Ryan on Google+