I get emailed all the time by people who are wanting to start their own website or blog, but they just don’t know where to start. There are books and guides all over the web that talk about the popularity of certain subjects, and whether or not something can be “monetized” or not.

My view varies a little from the popular “pick something you can make money with” concept.

Because in my 10 years of experience online, if you aren’t passionate about a topic, you aren’t going to feel motivated by it, and sooner or later, its going to fizzle out.


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YOU HAVE TO PICK SOMETHING YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT

Let me say that again

PICK SOMETHING YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT!!!!!!!!!!!!

You can’t chase money, you gotta chase what you love and the money will follow.

If you chase your interest, your loves, your passions…  9 times out of 10, there are going to be a lot of people out there, that share your love or passion (long as you don’t get TOO specific, which I’ll go into in more detail below).

So it is with blogs or websites.

Some may say “how on earth are you going to monetize a blog about cute dog pictures?”   There are websites making thousands of dollars a month with the sale of dog accessories, “how to train your dog” ebooks, “how to photograph your dog” courses, etc.

 

There are very few topics or categories that cannot be monetized in some way.

Aside from picking a topic that you are not interested in, the only other possible mistake you could make, is by making your blog too overly specific.   If you love pugs who do dog tricks, I would still focus your blog on the general dog category.   You can still post about pugs who do tricks, but you aren’t limiting yourself, or your readership to the small niche of people who only like pugs who do dog tricks.

On the flip side, you also don’t want to go too broad, as you might create too much competition for yourself, or you might find your readers becoming disinterested in the wide variety of topics that you post.

So to summarize:

  1. PICK SOMETHING YOU ARE PASSIONATE ABOUT
  2. Don’t get too specific with the title of your blog
  3. Don’t make it so broad that people lose interest

 

Here are 57 ideas for blog topics, to get the creative juices flowing:

  1. Self help
  2. Natural Healing
  3. Going Green / Recycling
  4. Animals or Pets
  5. Homeschooling
  6. Travelling on a budget
  7. Learning foreign languages
  8. Home Decorating
  9. Writing / Ghostwriting
  10. Coaching or Personal/Professional Development
  11. Food or Recipes
  12. Dating Tips
  13. Interpersonal communication for couples/marriages
  14. Weight Loss
  15. DIY and crafting
  16. Home Improvement
  17. Marketing
  18. Self Defense
  19. Tennis
  20. Golf
  21. General Sports
  22. Being a mom/dad and raising a family
  23. Couponing
  24. Farming or self sustaining living
  25. Healthy eating
  26. Muscle/body building
  27. Video games
  28. Raising entrepreneurial kids and teenagers
  29. Photography
  30. Social Media
  31. Self Employment, quitting your “day” job
  32. Vegan / Vegetarian lifestyles
  33. Eating organic
  34. Music or bands
  35. Playing a specific instrument
  36. Wine or beer connoisseur
  37. Ocean sports
  38. Reviewing places to live around the world
  39. Religion
  40. World cultures
  41. Cars and motorcycles
  42. Boating
  43. Apartment / Urban living
  44. Personal finance/money management
  45. Getting out of debt
  46. Following your passions in life
  47. Technology
  48. Growing a small business
  49. Living as adults without children
  50. Living single and loving it
  51. Raising children with special needs
  52. Bullying
  53. Cafe or restaurant reviewer
  54. Secret shopper/reviewer
  55. Reviewing mobile apps
  56. Review, share and promote non for profit organizations
  57. Extreme adventures

 

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