Blogging is an awesome activity. Off the bat, to blog was simply to create and maintain a personal web log. But this has grown to a huge, billion-dollar industry.
But one of the main things that make blogging a bit of an headache is when people have to decide what to blog about. Trust me this isn’t something that’s easy to deal with.
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There are many guides out there to help you choose a suitable topic to blog about. Generally, you have two keywords:
You are often asked to blog on what you are passionate about. Others say blog about what you know best irrespective of your passion. However, these two can overlap, allowing you to create a super exciting blog.
While I encourage you check out an article I wrote on how to choose a blogging topic, I will highlight a few reasons blogging about WordPress could be your next big business.
Points to note
Before we move to the meat of this post, there are a couple of things you need in place to be able to run a successful blog. Some of these include hosting your blog with reliable hosting service provider.
For blogs powered by the WordPress script, you may want to check out a comparative post on different WordPress Hosting Services you can choose from. John Huges did a great job on that post.
Secondly, I highly recommend going in for premium WP Themes. There are a couple of good free themes out there but what you pay for gives you full ownership right and a plethora of other advantages.
Why you should blog about WordPress
WordPress initially was a Content Management System (CMS). It was meant to help bloggers create and publish article content but today, this has grown (and is still growing) to a big money making industry. Here are a few reasons I think creating a WordPress dedicated blog could be profitable.
1 – WordPress is a large industry.
This is an indisputable fact. According to w3tech, WordPress is used by over 30% of all websites on the Internet. This makes it the most popular CMS, covering about 60% of the CMS industry.
What this means is an ever growing demand for WordPress related information and materials. This constant growth has given birth to surfacing of WordPress dedicated businesses, all of which has a large market that needs to be fed.
There is no better way to carter for this growing industry and provide helpful information and tips than blogging.
I did a quick search using a highly recommended SEO tool to know how popular the WordPress keyword is in search engines. The result is amazing:
The average number of times WordPress is searched each month is 7 million. This tells us how popular the industry has become. Don’t only see WordPress as a blogging script. See it as a growing industry and you will understand how profitable it could be to create a WP dedicated blog.
2 – You can easily monetize WordPress dedicated blogs
As WordPress has grown to a mighty industry, many businesses have been created around it. Just blogging and sharing useful information about WordPress allows you to create a marketplace.
This marketplace will attract companies and advertisers from all WordPress related businesses to your blog and that opens up different ways to make money.
One of the quick ways to turn your WordPress content blog to a money making business is to promote affiliate products. This can be easily done through WordPress product reviews and banner placements.
There are 4 categories of WordPress products you can review/advertise on your WordPress blog:
- WordPress Themes
- Dedicated WordPress Hosting Companies
- Premium WordPress plugins
- WordPress service companies
Believe me this is a huge market. One of the WordPress blogs I read often that does this so well is WPkube. They focus on content that help readers resolve WordPress related technical errors. They also write on product reviews and that helps them generate income.
I cannot leave out wpbeginner. This is one of the most popular WordPress dedicated blog and what of my most read blogs. Turn to this blog for all WordPress related issues.
3 – WordPress blog post ideas abound
One of the big challenges of blogging is being able to constantly get fresh and unique ideas in your niche. The more unique ideas you bring up, the more you stand out.
However, you can also pick up popular subject and make them go viral by doing better in content creation than your competitors. But the WordPress industry is new with many areas still not been saturated.
You may want to focus on helping new users setup their blogs and resolve some common technical issues related to WordPress, help companies create their business websites or eCommerce shops based on WordPress, help people find the right themes, plugins, hosting service provider, etc.
These are all areas that still have enough space for bloggers.
I do not know what you are thinking right this moment. But if you’ve been thinking to start blogging, or create a new blog, why not think the WordPress niche?
I hope this helps you with solid idea to start a new blog. So I’ll like to hear from you in a comment box. Kindly help people discover this post by sharing it on social media.
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