What Niche Do You Make Your Most Money From?

@WebMann (4732)
Canada
June 29, 2009 7:55am CST
I have a few blogs in various niches that are making me extra money. My favorites blogs are my gardening and fishing blogs because they are easy for me to write content for and I do make money with them. However... I started a few blogs I thought I would do well with and had ideas for content but when it came right down to it I didn't follow through. One that comes to mind is my horseback riding blog. To start with I know nothing about horses other than I like to look at them. I have only ever ridden a horse once and that was about 40 years ago and was for about 3 minutes before I fell off. My goal was to find all the riding stables in our province and write about them but my interest level wasn't high enough and instead I just found private label rights articles for free and posted them a few days apart. Every couple of days I would take a PLR article and publish it to the site. It took all of 2 minutes, maybe less, because it was automated. Once I had enough articles on the site I started looking for advertisers and found a couple. The first month I didn't get any advertisers but then I slowly got one here and one there until I as making between $20 and $30 a month. It didn't last though... After months of publishing those articles I ran out of content about horseback riding and horse safety so I started using private label rights, again free content, but the places I had the advertisers started looking at the site differently and I not only got more advertisers I was earning more from each advertiser. I have done the same thing with one of my travel sites. It actually makes the most each month for advertising and it's all private label rights articles I get for free. The key to my success in this area is patience. I had a couple of other blogs that could have done the same thing but that was before I realized and I dropped them. BTW: I make my living blogging and have been working online since 2001 yet I never seem to make money from the blogs I have about making money online. How funny is that. So, what niches do you make the most money with? What did you do that made the difference between earning and just working at it?
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@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
29 Jun 09
It is both funny and pure logic that you don't make money out of making money sites. The competition is stiff and it's hard to stand out. In other words it's a saturated niche. PLR articles are cool as long as they are unique and have your keywords in it, otherwise they are rather useless because your SEO gets a knock. I make most money out of my anxiety disorder blog, about 2 dollars... per month... I didn't know much about SEO until recently plus i've got backlinks generator software. My new blog has been live since only a few weeks and I did serious SEO yesterday noon and in the evening I had the whole first page of one of my keywords... bahahhah ^^
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
29 Jun 09
Excellent Diamania, glad to see you are working the SEO end of your blog. I tend to put a lot into SEO as well. I like to keep my make money site as it does help others and I get to try all the SEO options and plugins I can on it rather than mess up one of my money making blogs.
@diamania (7037)
• Netherlands
29 Jun 09
I guess you have wordpress blogs? I would like to try making an autoblog on wordpress, I've already got hosting but I've got no clue on how wordpress works. Is there any chance you are willing to lend me your hand?
• Vietnam
30 Jun 09
Thank for sharing . I starting with software review and digital product review,but I made nothing . Could you sharing with me what you do to make living by blog?
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
30 Jun 09
Do you still have that blog? If you do request a friendship and I will accept, then you can send me the link to your site and I can check it out. I have had enough requests for a little bit of help so maybe I should write a little report and share that.
• United States
29 Jun 09
I've tried my hand at blogging since 2006, off and on. But I just didn't know enough about it to be successful Back starting last year, I started to do major research and tried my hand at blogging. While I still make most of my money via writing for others and other sites, I am getting better at the blogging part. My current and most successful nich(in writing and blogging) is technology. I have the education if you will and love it.However I am having a major problem finding like minded blogs to comment on as promotion. Any tips?
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
30 Jun 09
I have a number of blogs that I didn't pick a niche I knew enough about. They didn't do well at all. I either dropped them or changed the niche to something I could talk about. I know it can be tough to find other blogs to comment on that are in your niche. I have site that you can go to where you can search for keywords in your niche and it will bring back a list of related blogs. I will send that link to you as a message so we don't get nailed for leaving unwanted links.
29 Jun 09
Well I make no where near enough money from my sites to be classed as a living .... yet. But the one I do have the most success with is the make money online. I think this is because I am UK based and concentrate on those sites which are for the UK market so I'm not competing with the scene over in America where making money online is a huge niche. Funnily enough I have recently noticed a boost in my movie review site and to be honest this comes after not touching it for a month which is even the more surprising. But like you I have started a few blogs with good ideas but I didn't make a go of them.
@WebMann (4732)
• Canada
29 Jun 09
Glad to hear you are making some money in the MMO market. I am actually trying something different on my make money online site, that one that doesn't make much of anything. I am going to try writing it differently and putting more personality into it. On the sites I do earn my living on are about my hobbies and I have no problem being personal on them. I didn't even think about it until I read an article last week talking about that subject and it made me start to think. So I will give that a try for a few months to see if it helps with keeping more subscribers to that site. Another thing that I know has helped my other blogs is keeping it local to the area I live in. I don't have a problem with that when it comes to my gardening and fishing as I do all that stuff locally anyways. I am going to do the getting more personal with more personality first because that's on my mind. Then once I see the results I will try sharing what I learn with more focus on my local.