A blog is a mini-website through which you can provide information to the world by writing articles. It is easy to edit; quite unlike a website where you have to upload files from time to time just to get it edited.
Blogs are gradually taking over websites these days because of their fluidity and the ease of operation. There are different niches you can actually write on as a blogger. These specific niches make it easy for you to have a defined market or a defined category of people who would consume the information you give out.
Some of the niches you can write on include football, soccer, wrestling, boxing, golf, cricket, skiing, skating, rowing, squash, tennis, basketball, rugby, volleyball, baseball, marathon, mountain race, swimming, athletics, jumping, etc.
Other areas where you can have a sizable audience include affiliate marketing, small business, insurance (auto, health, life, etc), men’s health, women’s health, diabetes, blood pressure, acne, cancer, breast cancer, dating, marriage, love, books review, blogging, web hosting; the list is endless.
When you write on a small targeted niche you are likely to succeed in reaching out to a specific people and also make money because those who visit your site are those who need the specific information that you provide.
For you to succeed as a blogger, however, you need to be consistent in your writing and make sure you provide your information on a regular basis. If you want your blog to rise on the Google or Alexa ranking, you need to write good and unique content that would keep bringing people to your site. The more people come the more your site becomes popular.
If you are providing great and unique content, search engines would keep visiting your site and other sites would adopt some of your contents for their sites. When this happens the backlinks to your site increase and also help to improve your rating on the Google and Alexa scale.
The first thing you must focus on is content and consistency. When you have built up the confidence of your visitors and the rating of your site has improved then you can monetize your site with ease and make a lot of money from the visitors that frequent your site. Rushing into monetizing your site from the beginning could reduce the trust people may have on it as they would easily conclude you are out to make money and not provide content.