The Different Types of Blogs that Can Make You Money
One of the most common questions that people ask me about how to make money blogging is that is there different types of blogs out there? Well, the answer to that question is certainly YES.
There are characteristics that define a blog and in today’s article, I will have this as the main topic.
Different Characteristics of Blogs that Make Money
There are so many different types of blogs out there but there are only two that actually give you a sizable and sustainable income: One that posts evergreen content and the other that promotes trending articles. I will discuss each of them in greater detail below.
What defines evergreen content? Well, it is any type of content talks about topics or industries that are always relevant or have a long lifespan. Examples of evergreen topics include health, finance, and relationships.
Also known as evergreen niche, writing about this type of content is always going to be the safer choice simply because people are always going to be looking for information about getting rich or losing weight, for example.
Despite the many benefits of writing such content, there are some downsides when choosing this. First, you can expect a lot of people to write about the said topics and second, because of the stiff competition, you can expect much lower revenues.
Still, it is safe because you can rest assured that you will always earn something regardless.
When you think about trending content, you think about something that is popular today but probably gone tomorrow. Just like evergreen content, there are some positives and negatives about this that you have to know about.
Writing about trending content is good if you can somehow find a topic that would still become quite popular for so many years to come.
Keep in mind that because trending stuff can fluctuate in popularity, it might not give you the best revenues since you started.
I highly recommend that you still choose a sub-niche from one of the evergreen topics. For example, you can choose to focus on Keto diet simply because it is a sub-niche of the health and fitness industry.
Finding the Right Niche
Now, which of the two types of blogs should you focus on to gain profits. To be honest, you cannot go wrong with either one. You just have to learn about its pros and cons so that you will know what you’re getting yourself into.
That being said, you can find the right niche to focus on by using some tools. The first thing I will suggest is to find industries that are never going to be out of style. Think about the field of home improvement, beauty, pets, furniture, and so on.
Health, fitness, and romance/relationships are evergreen industries so you may want to narrow your niche down to its associated sub-niches like the Keto diet example I gave you earlier.
As for the tools, I suggest that you look at Google Trends or Ahrefs to find topics that are trending and topics that might provide you with a better net income.