Pick Your Niche

Find a Niche That Excites You!

Before you start to blog on your website, you need to find a topic that you enjoy,  You also need to either know something about it or have a strong desire to learn more.  Your enthusiasm should shine through in your blogs along with your knowledge. This will accomplish two things.  You will be better able to write a lot of posts with ease.  The visitors to your blog will also enjoy reading your posts.

At first, you may have a hard time trying to find your special interest, or niche.  It could be something related to your current job or profession.  Think about your hobbies.  There are blogs related to all kinds of professions and hobbies.  If you still can’t think of anything specific that excites you, you can turn to Google to do some research.

Narrowing Down Your Niche

Maybe you are interested in cooking. Type in cooking and see what phrases Google lists under that search.  Google will pull up lists of keywords, which are the words that Google, as a search engine, uses to locate content on the web. These phrase can give you ideas for your niche.

Start with a single word, such as cooking, and Google will return several phrases that may give you an idea for a niche. If none of these options is appealing, add a word or two before or after the word cooking.  Examples of this are Italian cooking, cooking diabetic, and cooking light.  Several options come up under each of those searches.

Your Blogging Goals

The main things, again, are to find a special interest that you can write about on most days of the week to build up the quality content on your website.  This will help your website to index with Google and other search engines and bring more visitors to read your blogs.  At some point, after you have built up your website with numerous posts and raise your rank in Google, you will want to consider earning money with your website.  But first things first. Do your research, find your niche, and start posting!

Get Started Today!

I invite you to take a look at the tools, training, and supports that Wealthy Affiliate has to offer you in your quest to build your website and get your blog started.   You can get started today for free with two websites of your own, awesome training, and a great online community to support you.  I would love to work with you.

Please click the link below to get started…

Best wishes for your success from your online guide!  I look forward to working with you!

Sasha Grey, Wealthy Affiliate Community Member

Search Engine Optimization, Also Known as SEO

So, How Do the Search Engines Find Your Website?

For your blog to be recognized by a search engine, it must be written using keywords and key phrases that get the attention of Google and other search engines.  This is what makes it possible for other people to find your content when they search.  At some point in your journey, you will be looking to make money with your website by either selling your own products, promoting affiliate memberships, or perhaps by becoming an Amazon affiliate. One way to do this is to run ads to lead people to your website.  There is another way that is completely free.

What Does Organic Mean When We’re Talking Websites?

Another way to bring people to your website is in an “organic” way by using keywords and key phrases in your content.  What this means is that your content will be found based both on how relevant and high-quality the information is and through the use of keywords and key phrases.  This makes it important to both write high-quality content for your website and to include relevant keywords and phrases so your content can be found.  Targeted and relevant keywords and key phrases must be scattered throughout your content for the search engines to more easily find your content and to rank and index your website.

Where Do They Keep Those Key Words and Phrases?

One question is how to find these keyword and key phrases.  One way is to do a search yourself in the search box of any of the search engines.  You will see a number of phrases come up under your search for you to choose from.  Another way is to use a program to help you to find relevant keywords and phrases and how they are ranked.

How Do I Get Started with My Own Blog?

Get started by  joining the Wealthy Affiliate community.  Included within your free Wealthy Affiliate membership are two free websites, great online support, and free training.  There is also an awesome program called Jaaxy within the Wealthy Affiliate website, which will help you to find your special interest, or niche.  It also helps you to find keywords to help you to build a great website that gets noticed. This is one of many powerful tools on the Wealthy Affiliate site.

I invite you to take a look at all of the great tools and supports that Wealthy Affiliate has to offer.  I would love to work with you.

Please click the link below and let me know what you think…

Best wishes for your success from Your Online Guide!  I look forward to working with you!

Sasha Grey, Wealthy Affiliate Community Member