Blogging Niche is a topic or category in which your blog will be all about, Newbies do ask What are the blogging niche topics that makes money in Nigeria?, What are the Profitable Blogging Niche topics in Nigeria?, why are they asking the question, they are asking the question because they do not want to blog for fun alone but to make steady income out of it.
In Today’s Post I am going to list out some of the blogging niches that makes money. In Nigeria today most newbies starts a blog hoping to become the next Linda Ikeji or Jide Ogunsanya of Ogbongeblog, their desire for money alone made them dive into blogging after 6 months of trying hard with low traffic and Google AdSense keeps rejecting them they will abandon it and look for daily jobs to meet their needs.
Sharp Sharp – Hey Skipo, I heard that a female blogger just bought a mansion at banna island now
Skipo – Sharp Sharp, what do you mean? How can a mere blogger buy a house worth that amount, how much is she making from her blog here in Nigeria?
Sharp Sharp – That was what I thought at first, but I think there is a hidden gold inside that blogging of a thing
Skipo – Maybe we should uncover that gold and start blogging also so that we can get our own mansion at Banana Island also
Sharp Sharp – Yes Let us start our own blog and make it rich quickly
Well these guys started their blog and you know exactly what they were blogging about expecting to make it rich quick? Yes you would know that their blog was full of copied articles from another blog, they were just lifting different entertainment and gossip article unto their blog, their story did not end well.
Here are some of the major blogging niches that makes money in Nigeria, most of the blogging niches are overcrowded as you already know.
JOBS AND VACANCIES
This Blog Niche is a very popular niche in Nigeria, why is it so popular? It is popular because of the high level of unemployment in the country, everyday people especially students (graduates and undergraduates) search for Job Vacancies online.
Hold on!, am sorry I applied the brake so fast, don’t just go and start registering a domain name with hosting space and expect to start making the money in few months, No! No!! No!!! , I said earlier that this category/niche is very popular, what do you expect the situation would look like? Cool? , Easy?, Fierce? e.t.c. as a beginner you would think it will be cool and people will be checking out my blog in no time but am sorry to tell you that it will be fierce and though because there are bigger blogs in that particular niche and they are already killing the show, they have created trust among their readers, they have become a brand and they are making a lot of money from it.
To be known in this blog niche, you should do the following
- Build your blog with a custom design (build a brand with a custom domain),
- Make More Research – Be ready to explore different company websites and maybe subscribe for their newsletter, use Google Alert to get notified if the company’s blog publishes a new article.
- Be Accurate, be the first to write about a new job vacancy
- Create a Promotion Strategy (SEO, Ads Campaign, Social Media and Offline Promotion)
- Be Patient – Exercise patient, don’t be in a haste to think traffic should be coming immediately, “everything in life needs time”
How to (Monetize) Make Money from Jobs and Vacancies Niche
- Accept sponsored reviews/posts
- Run AdSense or any other PPC/CPC ads network if you are accepted
- Accept Banner Ads (Requires high page views)
BUSINESS AND ENTERPRISE
I so much like this category even though I have little or no clue if I am to blog about it, No Clue? You mean you know nothing about business? No, I don’t know much about it but I know little about it and it is in terms of promotion and management, lets go back to our topic.
Blogging about business be it small businesses or Enterprises, you must or should have experience about it i.e you should be an entrepreneur, you can only succeed in thus category if you have knowledge about it. There are some business blogs i have come across, some motivated me while i bounced off some, I shouldn’t be mentioning names but I will, some of them are
- Enterprise Boom (despite being a new business blog, it has great ambition and am rest assured it is here to stay and create impact)
- Wealth Result,
- My Top Business Ideas and,
- Entrepreneurs Creed
To Make a Mark in this Niche, You should take the following into consideration
- You Should have the Knowledge about Business not necessary being an entrepreneur,
- You should be committed to the blog – The blog is going to take most of your time because you would be receiving mails from different people that wants to go into business and you will be replying comments on your blog.
- Make Use of Marketing Strategies – Improve your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) it is very important because people are searching on Google and Search Engines how to start a successful Business on different Business fields. Utilize the power of social media like Facebook, Twitter and the rest of them to market your blog and unlock its potentials. I wish i knew more about business I would have started a business blog hahaha!
- Be Patient – Hold your peace and don’t be afraid of traffic, bloggers do experience this at the start.
How to Monetize this Niche
- Accept Physical Consultation – people would like to meet you in person for more practical business ideas
- Accept Sponsored posts and reviews
- Affiliate Marketting
- Run 3rd party ads like AdSense and the likes
MAKE MONEY ONLINE NICHE
People wants to make money, they want it without stress, they want it online!!!. Cyberwaver is Okay now! am sorry if I was to aggressive but I was trying to show you something, this blogging niche has a huge advantage and also a huge disadvantage.
Many people have been scammed by the owners of make money online in Nigeria overnight blogs, I always ask myself this question that somebody will be saying make 1 million naira within one week through importation business ohh! some works why some do not work.
It always come in this way,
“Grab my Business Importation EBook today and Discover how I am making N500,000 every week right from my bedroom! for N2000”
My brother if you see this kind of article on a blog won’t you be pushed to get the EBook to become rich for that little amount?
To Succeed in this blog Niche , Observe the following
- Build Trust – If people trust you, they will do what you say. Though it is hard to get around those scammers who make noises about generating income why they do not have any, as times goes on people will trust you
Use Genuine Proofs – Most Nigerians are doubting Thomas, they can only believe what they see Bro “Seeing is believing” Nobody doubts that here in Nigeria.
- Be Consistent – Write about new ways of making money and do not relent
- Be Patient – Yes do your best and leave the rest.
How to (Monetize) Make Money From this Niche
- Write detailed EBook with proof and market them to your readers
- Run Affiliate Programs for company related to Making Money Online
- Run 3rd party Ads -No much revenue can be generated here
EDUCATION AND ADMISSION NEWS
No one wants to be left behind on what is happening in the Education sector and they would like to be updated by reading your blog. Admission News, Exam News are the major things people wants to read from your blog.
To make a mark in this area, Follow these simple steps you already Know ;
- Give to Caesar what Belongs to Caesar – Students wants examination news on WAEC, JAMB, NECO and other major exams , Admission news and entries
- Do Not Prolong Articles – Write smart, short and detailed articles, students don’t like to waste their valuable time on your blog posts.
- Define Your Promotion Strategies – When I say “Strategies” , I am letting you know that you must employ different methods to promote your blog posts examples are Social Media ( make use of Facebook and Twitter too reach students) , SEO (Search Engines Optimization) you should optimize your post for search engines to be able to crawl it and you know what traffics from search engines are always free and valuable traffic, some keywords that works well in Educational Sector are ; “Jamb 2016/2017 Latest News”, “Waec May/June 2016 Timetable” and other keywords, You can use Google Adwords or Long Tail Pro any one of the two is better.
- Be Patient – As always, take it easy and wait for your hard work to be a success
How To Make Money (Monetize) Education Niche Blog
- Accept sponsored posts, it is majorly from schools, bookshops, and other Educational Materials
- Place Adverts on the blog (you need good alexa rank and high page views to get clients)
- Use Adsense and other CPC/PPC advertisement platforms
SPORTS (FOOTBALL) NICHE
Most Nigerians Like Sports especially Football, I like this niche because you can easily get traffic to your blog if you can write a catchy headline that will make people read what you got.
Many people like watching football, you can just reach them where they hangout and let them know what you have on your blog, sports blog can be engaging like asking them a question inform of Hazard versus Neymar who do you think is the best? Hmm hmm your comment number will grow to the extent that you won’t be able to moderate it any longer.
How to make a mark in this niche, follow these steps
Publish Posts with Catchy Headlines – People like catchy headlines in football like “Jose Mourinho was dumb when they asked him these questions” who wouldn’t like to read posts like that, but be mindful it must be real don’t just go and write something people will confront you.
Make Use of Social Media – If you want to get huge traffic to your sports blog, go and join different Facebook groups for each football club such as Arsenal, Man U and many of them in the sense that when you publish a post concerning each clubs you can easily share it to that group and you can never imagine the amount traffic you will get for that post
Be Patient – Don’t push it, wait for it!
How to Make Money from Sports Niche Blog
- Accept sponsored post
- Run AdSense and other CPC /PPC Ads Network if you are accepted
- Affiliate marketing can work try out Bet9ja and Nairabet
ENTERTAINMENT AND GOSSIP
This category is overcrowded which means you have to invest your time and money to at least develop loyal followers. Entertainment I what Nigerians like the most and they will continue to read on any blog they find it but they have a blog in which when they switch on their phones or laptops they head to that blog before any other blog to read something new on entertainment category.
To Make a Mark in Entertainment and Gossip Niche Blog, follow these steps
Publish New Posts Daily – Wait how is that possible? Writing 10 t0 20 posts per day? This is where modifying contents on other blogs comes in, you have no option than to modify existing post i.e making some crazy adjustments to the post to make it somehow different from other blogs (Use your brain and do not let other blogs know you are doing plagiarism ).
Use Social Media with less SEO – Entertainment blogs in general do not require focusing much on SEO though you need it for some post but you need to be active on social media join relevant groups comment on some of the group post with your post URL (link) it will generate the post thumbnail by itself, you can go extra mile by tweaking the post title to attract more clicks ( do not spam the group too much)
Run Online Campaign(Ads) – If you really want to grow your entertainment blog in no time you have to run Ads on Nairaland, Facebook (recommended), why I said Facebook is recommended is because Nairaland traffic will not last for a while on your blog, they will increase your bounce rate and will never come back again, Facebook can be directed to certain and optimized to show for different people of different country and age group.
Be Patient – Don’t push it, wait for it.
How to Make Money from Entertainment Blogging Niche
- Accept Sponsored posts or Reviews
- Run AdSense and other CPC /PPC Ads Network if you are accepted
- Affiliate do not work well with this niche but you can try it if you know how to use it.
When you talk about cars in Nigeria, everyone wants to have a car but do not know which one to buy, but so far so bad there has been little or no blog that talks about automobiles in Nigeria, Cyberwaver will soon start one in the future I guess hahaha! I am serious.
Automobile blogs has the potential to get very large amount of traffic but who will bell the cat no one yet.
How to Make a Mark in Automobiles Blogging Niche, follow these steps;
- Make Researches – Yes you should be current on the latest cars and be ready to make review and comparisons.
- Make Use of Social Media – Be Active on social media especially facebook by commenting on any groups with post like “The Most Expensive Car in Nigeria – Does it Worth it? See Pictures” if I am scrolling down the page on facebook and I saw the post I won’t be ablw to ignore it until I check it out.
- Use SEO – Optimize your post to be able to show on search engines you can hire me to that for you, I am not an expert tho! But I will try what I know.
- Be Patient – Don’t Push it! Wait for it!
How to Monetize Automobile Blog Niche
Monetizing this niche is damn simple
You will always get cars for sale and which car should I buy messages from your readers
Accept Sponsored Posts or Reviews that are related to automobiles
- Run AdSense and other CPC /PPC Ads Network if you are accepted
- Become a big company Affiliate Partner and insert codes into your post you will be surprise to see alerts into you bank accounts
FOOD AND BAKERY BLOG
This blog niche wasn’t what I thought it was, because I thought this blog niche was meant for females alone but I can see many males are making their way into this niche and are doing very well without any problem.
Before you can go for this blogging niche at least you should know how to cook or know how to boil hot water, your readers would like to test your ability if you fumble well do not blame cyberwaver for that
How to Make a Mark in Food Niche Blog, follow these steps;
- Know what People Need – You should ask your readers what you should write about or their opinions,
- Write Practical Articles – Don’t just write articles about theory, write as if you are doing it right there,
- Use Social Media – Make use of social media like Facebook to reach many readers,
- Make Use of SEO – SEO is a major thing you should not overlook when running this niche,
- Be Patient – Don’t push it! Wait for it!
How to (Monetize) Make Money from Food and Bakery Blogging Niche
Become a Food Consult – Create chance for people to meet you concerning food and bakery stuffs
Create Videos on YouTube – Create Videos on
Other Blogging Niches that Makes Money in Nigeria are;
Fashion & Style Blog
Personal Development Blog
Health & Fitness Blog
Note : Consistency is the key to becoming a successful blogger in Nigeria, you will experience low traffic, frustrations and many other hindrances but keep going we are all in the blogging arena (blogosphere).
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