What to blog about and writer’s block hits every single person and it’s worse for those trying to make money online. But, do these 2 things, and you’ll be cured, 100% guaranteed.
There have been 3 articles I’ve written so far on the topic on what to blog about to help people when they’ve run out of ideas, but this one, the 4th is more specifically aimed towards those whose writing efforts are made to try and make money online.
In my experience, if you follow the following 2 options I am about to show you, you will not only improve the chances to earn more money through your efforts, but you will also have a large number of ideas that will keep you busy writing for quite sometime, and by that I mean months and possibly even years.
What to blog about to make money online (What to Make YouTube videos on as well):
This personal video I made on the subject will explain everything:
More details about what to blog about (and make YouTube videos on):
Here they are in detail (And again, they work. Every. Time.):
1) Product reviews.
I have seen time and time again that if you write about specific product reviews that are in your niche topic, you will always get a buyer ready audience. I’ll give you examples shortly…
2) Topics about your niche that are generally problems.
Every niche topic out there has an audience associated with it that has questions and problems about the niche. These are called hungry niche audiences.
If you know the topic well, and find the hungry audience, think about specific questions that audience may ask and write about the problem and solution to it on your blog.
You can also share personal experiences and case studies here as well if they are relevant to the topic.
Why blogging about, and making YouTube videos on these 2 things will lead to your blog/channel making more money online:
Any type of blog that aims to monetize HAS to target a niche topic (a hungry one is even better) and if it does, the next most important thing is to make sure the blog is targeting relevant topics that deal with the niche.
By targeting those 2 types of options above, you are going to attract the type of audience seeking solutions to your page and that is the BEST type of audience you can attract, the reason being is that they will come to your page with a particular problem in their mind and in hopes that your content will solve it.
Think about this:
If a person lands on your site because they were looking up reviews of a particular product. What do you think they are seeking to find on your page?
- They want to know if it works.
- They want to know if it’s the best solution for them.
- And if it’s worth buying.
And what about the other option?
Well if a person lands on your site because they typed up a certain problem they’re having on Google and this brought up your page and they clicked on it, they will want to see right away if you have the solution.
The big picture:
In BOTH cases here, we are attracting an audience that is seeking a solution and those are the audiences that are MOST likely to buy stuff. And guess what? Audiences who are most ready to buy stuff are most often the ones who help a blogger bring in the most profit.
And I can speak about this because I’ve lived this in the sense that my most profitable experiences in making money online have occurred when this principal was correctly followed (see an example with this 1 page site).
So naturally, these are the types of people you’d want to bring into your page as often as possible and by following the above options, you absolutely will bring them in.
An example of how to apply both options to a specific niche:
Let’s take a simple, yet big niche topic: How to get six pack abs.
I think we can all agree, it’s popular. But how would we use the above 2 options for this niche topic? Well it’s simple:
Option 1: For product reviews…
We need to find products that help people get six pack abs. We’re talking supplements, fitness machines, fitness programs, diet regiments, and ANY sort of product that can help them get those abs. Seriously, look these things up and you’re bound to find a plethora of stuff to blog about (start a list to record the things you’ll find, you’ll need it).
I would personally head over to Amazon and by simply typing in six pack abs in the search, and I would get a list of tons of products to review. In this case, I would guess there’s at least several 100 different products I can review and that’s considering I do about an hour of research time. Imagine what hours of research would produce…
And each of them (the products I find) can be it’s own article that I can write about (do a review on).
By the way, six pack abs are an example of just one niche. I’ve got at least 50 more profitable niches to share here. And considering how each of these niches perfectly has a plethora of product reviews to do, good luck ever “running out of ideas”.
Option 2: For the popular topics option…
It would benefit me most to personally have experienced what it’s like to get six pack abs. By possessing this knowledge, I would know about the common questions people ask about it and for EACH, I can also write an article.
Now if you have issues or lack of experience with this, another cool branch of this idea you can use is to look at popular blog sites and/or popular YouTube videos which cover the niche topic in question.
These sources alone can give you plenty of content ideas to work with. BUT another cool thing I would recommend you utilize is the comments of these sources.
Often times, you can find plenty of content ideas from questions people ask in the comments.
Here’s an example on this:
Let’s say I am not too knowledgeable about getting those six pack abs, so I find a viral YouTube video that explains how to get them. Maybe in the comments section, someone asks how long it takes to get these.
That question alone can help me come up with another blog post to write about:
And that’s just 1 example. And through it, I find a popular, profitable keyword that I can write a blog on.
Think about all the questions your niche audience asks or can ask and if you run out of ideas, find them on the big sources like YouTube and other big blog sites.
I can’t tell you just how many times I’ve gotten new ideas on what to write about thanks to comments I’ve gotten on my page/s. And that is in addition to also knowing about my topic as well.
Filtering out both options so you get the best ones to work with:
Let’s face it, if you use option 1 and find 100’s of products to review, you’re probably not going to get through all of them and for all you know, a bunch of them might be useless and things people aren’t even interested in.
And for option 2, perhaps the topic you think is popular may not actually be popular enough for people to search on Google.
And with both options, we really want to take the most popular products we can find for our niche as well as the most popular topics to maximize our blogging efforts and get the most traffic out of this.
So how do we filter this stuff out? Simple: Do keyword research.
For option 1, every product you find, run the name of it through a keyword tool like Jaaxy and see if it gets searches. If it does, review it. If it doesn’t, X it out and move onto the next one. Only review those that get searches.
Note: Also make sure the keyword competition of the product is small! Here’s a tutorial on checking a keywords competition.
Now for topics (option 2), it can get a little bit tricky because sometimes you can think up a topic that is popular, but when you run it through a keyword tool, you may find that it gets no searches. However, if you experiment with the wording of the topic, you will often find that if you rephrase it a different way, you will find that it gets searches.
So for option 2, don’t give up on a topic you think is popular because a keyword tool says it doesn’t get searches. Rewrite it in a different way and you may find it is popular. Here is an example:
Specific sites that’ll help you maximize the effect of both options:
Option 1: For just about ANY niche site out there, there is no website better to find products on than Amazon.
But what I want to share is a cool “trick” I learned to find the most popular products in your niche there. Use this Amazon best seller strategy and you’ll cut down on research time substantially and review only the most popular products in your niche.
Doing so will bring in the big traffic to your page and in turn bring in the most profits.
Now the only kind of niche topic I’ve seen that doesn’t work well enough with Amazon is the actual make money online niche.
For that you will need different sites to gather ideas for what products to review. So here you go:
And speaking of these 4 sites, you can also use the last one, Clickbank for other niche topics.
And if you are in the make money online niche and want to know more details on the other options:
- I’ve got a full article on JVZoo here and how to promote products there.
- And here’s a full article on the Warrior Forum and how to promote products there too.
- And finally, here is an article on Muncheye which also explains how to find products on that site and promote them.
These last 3 sites in my opinion usually offer a lot of bad products, but they get attention, meaning they fit into both categories of what to blog about if you run a make money online site, so you can leverage them and write reviews, but promote better systems and I have done that with a promotion that isn’t part of those 4 sites: Wealthy Affiliate (And I made nearly $300k).
Option 2: For blogging ideas, we really have to go back to the following options:
Your own experience. From that you can gather topics that your niche audience asks.
Other popular blogs/YouTube. Simply search up the niche topic/question on Google/YouTube, find a popular source and get content ideas from there.
Remember, the key is to find topics which are actual problems and questions people ask. Just like I said before about the product reviews bringing in more likely to buy audiences, when you target topics that are problems and provide solutions, you are also going to attract the same type of audience.
Extra help with writing product reviews (in any niche):
1) Writing product reviews is tough when you’re new to it, but here is an article on how to write affiliate product reviews that will help you a lot!
2) If you decide to use YouTube, here is a post on creating product reviews on YouTube.
Use Google alerts as well. They will help enhance these 2 options.
Using Google Alerts is pretty effortless and it will help you get notifications of topics about your niche, whether it be products or topics related to it that you can then use to blog about on your site. This is also a good strategy because you can get high rankings for the blogs you write for a lot of the alerts you get because in many cases, they will be trending news that is actually new and has very few bloggers talking about it.
My final thoughts:
I would recommend you re-read my big picture point I made above because that will ultimately explain the brilliance of these 2 options I listed in this article. They work and they will bring in the buyer traffic to your site.
As long as you keep using these ideas and filtering them out the way I showed you, not only will you keep bringing in more of the RIGHT traffic to your site that will be ready to buy, but you will also keep increasing your site traffic and profits as long as you keep repeating this.
And finally, this option also gives you a lot of work to do. While this sounds bad to some, let me tell you that the more you blog about the right stuff, the better your site will perform on Google and get more traffic.
Most bloggers can’t last more than a few weeks because they run out of ideas on what to write about. With this strategy, you will have months and years worth of GOOD work to use to your advantage and profit of. So the more work you have here, the better, believe me.
More content brainstorming ideas you should check out:
So as I said, I have written previous articles on this stuff before, although this one was as I said, much more oriented to the crowd who wants to monetize of this…
Never the less, these additional articles will also give you plenty of additional ideas and I will be surprised if you still have issues on what to write after reading all of these resources:
1) You will most likely hit a point in your blogging efforts known as the “writer’s block”. This article will show you how to stop writer’s block. And again, refer to this article and use those 2 methods.
2) Like I have said, these 2 methods allowed me to make 1,000’s of articles, 900+ of which are on this site, and here is proof:
What you’ll find is that the more often you use these methods, the more and more ideas you’ll get and what you’ll also find is that you’ll probably even want to start new sites from this as well.
Traffic wise, there is honestly no limit to how much of it you can get using these 2 methods.
- So analyze your niche.
- Use the 2 methods to find content ideas.
- Create high quality content with every single one you find.
- And you’re going to be amazed at how well your online business/site grows from this.
And by the way, if you’re into creating YouTube videos, guess what?
These 2 methods can also be used there too! I have a tutorial on making money with YouTube here.
3) If you’re interested in knowing the income reports I have from using these methods (affiliate marketing), I have a whole article on affiliate marketing here.
Even more help should you need it:
So I hope I made this article resourceful enough to help you figure out what to write on your blog/s, but if you have ANY issues you want to ask me about concerning your own site/s, please let me know below.
Remember, it is IMPERATIVE that your site be a NICHE site so before you ask, please make sure you have a niche topic covered on it so I can better help you out.
212 thoughts on “What to Blog About to Make Money Online. Do These 2 Things!”
Excellent article! I love how you simplified blog content into two categories. This is perhaps the simplest way of explaining content writing that I have ever seen. And it is absolutely accurate. Simplifying the concept like this is probably very helpful for the beginner. Thank you so much for your amazing article.
No problem Jade!
Thank you Vitaliy! I’ve been with Wealthy Affiliate for over 6 months now and am very concerned on my priorities on continuing this journey.
Not ready to give up yet on my day job to do this full time. But your article has truly touched me in the realization that I’m not doing enough to reach out to the right audiences to continue forward or doing enough reviews that support those I need to help. I have lots of knowledge in my niche but focus on different angles and ideas to monetize it and I’m at a total loss.
Hi Eric, I’ve been in the same kind of situation with my sites when I was getting into this business so I know the doubt and worries you’re having. However:
1) You already mentioned how you saw the issues your site has after reading my blog and already know what to fix on it.
2) Your current work that you put into the site is NOT useless. You just need to readjust and start applying the 2 methods I mentioned into it.
3) Relevant content for your niche through these 2 methods is what will drive the site to get laser targeted traffic and will help the site grow and profit.
If you have any specific questions on the niche you’re having issues with creating content on, feel free to tell me it and I’d be happy to give you some content ideas.
You’ve given me some great ideas for new articles I can write on my website (travels). I hadn’t considered reading the reviews from people who had traveled to the places I’m writing about or the experiences I’m offering. I’ll definitely be looking into that.
Also, problems related to traveling is an excellent idea! I would never have thought about that but it’s now on my to-do list.
I have thought that maybe my blogs seemed a little bit static and don’t really have that personal touch, but I think by following your good advice above I’ll be able to inject a more personalized feel to them.
Lovin’ your work man!
No problem Chris!
Makes sense. While two options don’t seem like much, anyone who’s got some experience in this business
knows that they work and will in general be the core essence of all your content. Basically generic stuff that people actually search about actively in the niche and reviews of products in the niche (What’s there besides those two anyway?).
Anyway, thanks for giving us some optimistic energy and a confirmation that this internet business is indeed something very possible to maintain long term.
You’re welcome Faheem!
Vitaliy, I need to come to your site more often. You have said this well and I get the message. IT’S ALL IN THE REVIEWS. Well, mostly.
This is a lot to take in so I’m going to have to come back and read it again.
One thing that you mentioned though is making a list of products in the niche. I must have heard that in the WA training somewhere and then forgot about it until recently.
I did that and I now have a list of about 50+ products to review on my website. No doubt that I will find more. And, I will be checking out Amazon product comments as well. I read them but I have never thought about how to use them in a post.
Another thing I never gave any thought to was finding questions to answer from YouTube video comments. What a great idea!
I know that there is more to learn from this post so I am going to be back. Never ends, does it? So much to learn.
Not a problem Wayne! I’m glad you found over 50 products using this method, but don’t let the time you put into finding all of these things deter you from actually reviewing them on the site and growing the traffic.
I would focus most of the energy on writing the product reviews daily and saving one day for researching more products.
Also do not neglect researching topics for your niche. Those are also very important and they help improve the authority of the site.
Thank you so much for explaining how Jaaxy works. I now understand how product reviews work, and how to pick a topic in my niche. I see now that I need to generally solve a problem. I see that I must attract an audience by using case studies that draw in people seeking solutions and that these are the people looking to purchase something in my niche. Again, thank you for your fantastic POST
You got it Rick!
Something that really stood out from your article is the part of checking out questions people ask. I have never thought of that, especially on youtube videos because that is where people ask the most unfiltered questions. This is good especially if your niche does not involve product reviews. The Jaxxy part is interesting, giving you a good option for getting topics that give you great traffic, I will definitely use it.
YouTube and video creation/consumption is growing Anita, you are far more likely to find good questions and content ideas from videos than you would from most blog and even forum sites. So while those other options still work, you are bound to find ideas faster on YouTube videos (Especially the comments section) by just looking up videos in your niche.