The Passport To Riches

One of my favorite things in the world is waking up to a stream of affiliate earnings messages.

Yes, “You can earn while you sleep”, should not be a dream for you anymore.

You know what’s even better than that?

When someone takes your FREE advice and makes a bunch of money from it and spreads that positive vibe around.

Now, in order to get your passport to riches, you need to have a couple of things.

  • Ability to type your thoughts [Don’t like typing? – read on]
  • $100 [Could be less – read on]

What I am typing about is Blogging.

And, your Website Name aka Domain is Your Passport To Riches.

Let me ask you,

Would you create a blog knowing in another 2-3 months it’ll start generating $500 – $1000 per month?

Note: You’ll have to put in the work as this is not a get rich quick scheme. [Nothing of that sort can be found on this blog]

I know you may be asking yourself,

“But I don’t what to type”,

“I have never done this before”,

“I am not technical savvy”,

Or Anything

These are all mental blocks which become an excuse to pursue your dreams and ambitions.

Once you commit to the process, your blog will flow like a wind.

What Should Your Blog be on?

I am going to divide this section into 4 categories:

Employed

Unemployed

Student

Homemaker

Note: To check the validity of our chosen idea from these categories we’ll go further in detail.

Employed

If you are employed, you already have the skill to monetize. It could be anything, Receptionist, Assistant, Programmer, Designer, Mechanic, Engineer, etc

Here is a very simple exercise:

I work at XYZ company and I do blank.

That blank is going to be your money making blog.

Unemployed

People in this category need to find a topic they are interested in so, that they can indulge in it for hours at a stretch.

You need to take time to brainstorm at this stage before deciding.

It would be helpful that you brainstorm with friends or family.

It could take a day or a week.

Make a list of max 5 such topics.

Download: Here is a list of topics to get you started

Student

For a start, students could create a blog on any of their favorite subjects and help fellow peers with helpful resources.

They could sell notes on their blog.

Here again, students could make a list of max 5 topics they are really interested in or wish to learn more about.

Download: Here is a list of topics to get you started

Homemaker

If you are a stay at home mom or dad, you can easily squeeze at some time and publish your new blog.

Share your experiences of caring for your child, what struggles you go through in day to day life, what products are safe for a child and many more.

Or again, you could go through this pdf and take out max 5 topics to research further.

Note: We’ll be taking help of some free tools from here on.

Note: Before proceeding, create an excel or a Google sheets file for accounting your findings like this:

Excel Sheet

 

Validating Your Blog Idea

This is going to be interesting.

We are going to validate our idea by checking:

Checking Google Trends

Searches on Google to rank our blog

Online Communities Engagement

The broadness of the topic. ex:

Fat loss is a broad topic which has multiple sub-topics with more categories.

On the other hand,

Fat loss for powerlifters is a niche topic.

Always break the topic if you find it to be broad.

In the process, look for problems which we can solve and provide tremendous value to the community.

I am going to choose 5 topics.

  1. Electrofishing
  2. Raising Goats
  3. Jujutsu
  4. Origami
  5. Golf

The first tool is Google Trends.

It gives us an overview of our chosen topic.

Google Trends Report for Electrofishing

 

Google Trends Report for Electrofishing with Countries

Note: You can change the country by clicking on “Worldwide” and get specific stats. Also, the time period can be changed too.

The graph shows estimated searches throughout the year.

We can see Canada has the most interest followed by Australia and USA.

This is good.

The second tool we are using is Keywords Everywhere

which is available as a chrome/firefox extension.

Go ahead and download.

If you are having problem downloading, here is a video to help.

Once installed, go to google (dot) com.

And search for your topic.

I’ll search my first topic, electrofishing.

Electrofishing Search Volume

 

We can see that Keywords Everywhere extension has provided us with a rough estimate of how many times “electrofishing” is being searched per month.

Note: This number may differ for you as I am searching from India.

Also at the bottom of the results, we can see “Searches related to electrofishing” with stats of

searches per month,

Related Searches for Electrofishing

 

CPC [amount advertisers are willing to pay for that keyword to rank] and

Competition [a number which goes from 0 to 1, with 1 specifying a lot of advertisers are bidding].

These extra keywords can be super helpful and could be future blog posts.

We need only searches per month. Note it down somewhere.

Searches need to be between 5000-10,000 to easily rank.

The third is finding online communities which are engaging on our topic.

For this, go to Drop My Link.

Create a free account.

Drop my link Account

 

Enter your topic.

Select “Forum Backlinks” as Category.

And one by one go-through all Footprints.

Alternatively,

you can type in Google search,

topic + forum

topic + community

topic + blog

Also check Facebook for groups, Quora, Reddit having any related posts.

Once you see the communities, join them and look for and note down problems being faced by people.

If you are able to find many questions being asked and not answered.

Then, start providing pure value.

This is how you gain trust and respect.

Important To Remember

While you are finding communities, blogs and discussions on your topic, note down what you are seeing. 

What is being delivered to you by your searches?

What is the Intent of the keyword?

Or What are people intending by searching for a particular topic.

Are they looking for manufacturers, services or just plain information?

Would the searchers like their information in a video format, images, pdf, articles, slides, etc?

 

In the case of electrofishing, this is what I found,

Electrofishing had 3600 searches per month. [Which is fine but low]

Google trends report has searches all year round.

Just 2 fishing communities and not much engaging. The blogs I found were from manufacturers selling their services.

None the less, a found a lot of related topics which had no content.

No blog is covering those topics.

I would not recommend a new blogger to get into this topic. As it can be challenging.

If you are really interested in the topic, you can create a small blog and build a community around it.

As no one is doing this.

You could then collect leads and sell to manufacturers or sell their services.

The blog can be monetized by putting ads from Amazon or Adsense.

You could write an Industry Research Report and sell on the blog.

Having your own product is the key to the passport to riches.

There are many more ways to monetize.

Note: If you are going for this topic, let me know in the comments section and ask away any questions you may have in the future.

As the part of downloading and how-to search in tools is covered above,

For the rest 4, I’ll just type my conclusions.

2. Raising Goats

Raising Goats had 2900 searches. [Low, however, you can add to this number by typing posts on related topics]

Google Trends report was better for this topic. USA had the most interest.

One thing I like to mention is this

Google Trends Related Searches for Raising Goats

 

In the earlier report, this section was empty.

But if you find keywords here [in the top and rising], then note them down or copy them to a notepad.

You should be typing posts on these topics too.

You’ll find it at the bottom right of the screen.

Boom.

I found way more communities I had expected from his topic.

And a lot of related topics to type on.

I would recommend going for this topic to new bloggers.

There is much information to cover.

Note: If you are going for this topic, let me know in the comments section and ask away any questions you may have in the future.

3. Jujutsu

Jujutsu had 18,100 searches per month.

Google trends report has a growing graph month over month. Along with many related searches.

Communities are in huge number too.

I would recommend going for this topic to new bloggers.

It would be better if you put videos and images on the blog.

That would explain sport much better.

Note: If you are going for this topic, let me know in the comments section and ask away any questions you may have in the future.

4. Origami

Origami is a huge topic with 823,000 searches per month.

So, I have chosen a sub-topic, Modular Origami.

Note: One way to find sub-topics is to search Wikipedia for the topic.

Now, Modular origami has 4400 searches per month.

Google trends report graph is growing.

There are many communities to join.

This is a good topic to make a course on and sell designs.

I would recommend going for this topic to new bloggers.

Note: If you are going for this topic, let me know in the comments section and ask away any questions you may have in the future.

5. Golf

This is again a broad topic with 1,830,000 searches per month.

So, I have chosen a sub-topic, Golf for Beginners, with 4400 searches per month.

Google trends report graph is growing with many related topics.

I have found many welcoming communities.

I would recommend going for this topic to new bloggers.

Note: If you are going for this topic, let me know in the comments section and ask away any questions you may have in the future.

If in case you don’t find your topic in the first batch of 5, try another 5.

Now that you have chosen your topic.

It is

Time to Create Yourself a Blog

In order to set up the core structure of your blog, you’ll need the following:

  • Domain Name
  • WordPress Hosting Provider
  • WordPress Theme to beautify your blog

Domain Name should be short, brandable and easy to remember.

Always go for a .com domain.

Like,

raisinggoatshq.com

I recommend Bluehost for the first two parts, Domain Name, and WordPress Hosting.

Bluehost is really easy to get started with one-click WordPress install at just $3.95/month.

They provide FREE Domain name, FREE SSL with 24/7 helping support.

For WordPress Theme, I recommend GeneratePress.

It costs $49.95 for 1 year of updates and very quick support with installs on UNLIMITED websites.

Note: What you are doing is starting a small business. I have only one request to you. Treat it as one.

Alternatively, here is a free theme option Twenty Seventeen.

Action Time

Once at least 20 people comment below with their progress, I’ll provide further steps to complete the blog.

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