Your blog’s success or failure goes back to the very first thing you do and that is not…
- Buying a domain
- Installing a blog
- Picking a blog theme
- Choosing the best plugins
- Creating back links
- Having a great opt in offer
Or any of a myriad of other technical things even though the items listed can all help improve your success.
It is not creating great content (although you will need that too.)
The very first thing you need is to find a profitable topic.
Get this one thing right and you can mess up some of the technical items, not have a super look and you can still see some success. Get it wrong and you can do everything else perfectly and still end up frustrated.
So your first step is to find a topic that people are not only interested in but spending money on. After all, whether you are monetizing your blog by recommending products, creating your own or selling advertising the profit will only be there if people are spending money.
Next time I will look into finding a topic like this but if you are looking for a short cut to finding profitable topics you might want to check out Susanne Myers Affiliate Niche Packs.
About the author
Mike Paetzold got started blogging in 2003 and has become an expert on using WordPress. He has become known as The WordPress Guy.
After being an under ground niche marketer using his blogs he has surfaced to share some of the ways he uses blogs to enter various niches profitably.
If you would like help in building your business check out my coaching offer.