At this step, you’ll have to make your first choice. Either you start by setting up your website or you attack SEO directly.
To start SEO directly, you have to find someone that has a website, and that need helps with their SEO (their’s a lot of people that need help). In this case, you can skip step 2.
If you create your website (which I recommend), start by finding a niche topic. Ideally, you should be passionate about the topic, it should be a topic that has a good traffic potential, and that you’ll be able to monetize on later.
If lack inspiration and want to find niches to monetize on, then popular niches include: Dog Training, muscle building, weight loss, dating and relationships, self-help, learn to sing, health, spirituality, travel, diet and nutrition… Trending topics such as virtual reality and Internet of things (IoT) can be interesting. You can even create a website where you sell your private labeled products. There are lots of opportunities. If you’re curious, check out how you can monetize your site.
Whatever you start, I recommend to be super focused on a niche topic (it took me months to understand). Let’s say you want to write about dog training. For most people, it is tempting to start big and write about all types dogs and training for dogs. If you do this, you’ll probably struggle a lot. When you start out, first focus on something super specific. When you are successful with that, you can start to think bigger.
You’ll increase your chance of success if you choose a topic such as favorite games of American bulldogs, and as you grow, you expand to writing about French Bulldogs as well.
- The more specific your topic is, the higher are your chances of success.
- If there is too much competition in your niche, find another topic.
- If it isn’t a topic that interests people and you want to monetize later, better to focus on something else
To check if your topics are competitive and if your topics are demanded, use Google Keyword Planner to check for monthly searches. Then I recommend to do a Google search and to use the Mozbar to check if the it is a competitive topic. We’ve covered how to check your competition and how to use Google Keyword Planner and the Mozbar. In the bottom of this page, you’ll also find all relevant tools for SEO.