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Revenue share sites are a popular way to get into writing and start making money online. If this is going to be your intro into writing, you’ll want to consider picking a writing niche.
This can initially seem like a waste of time. After all, isn’t everyone else writing about other topics? Well, yes, but that doesn’t mean you have to.
By picking a writing niche on revenue share sites, you can increase your chances of making money online. Trust me when I say that this is exactly what I’ve done.
I’ve written at many revenue share sites over the years. One thing I found was that by picking a writing niche, I was able to grow my audience, grow my viewership, and grow my income. Whether it was from the ads on the sites or through affiliate purchases, I was able to increase the money I made for my writing. And I don’t think I would have done it without a niche.
I tend to pick a different niche for each different site. This helps to avoid too much competition between myself, and it allows me to enjoy different topics.
Not sure picking a niche is going to be right for you to make money on revenue share sites? Here are five reasons you’ll want to at least consider it.
You’ll find it easier to create content on revenue share sites
You need to come up with your own content on revenue share sites. This can be daunting, especially if it’s your first step into the world of online writing. Trust me when I say I get it.
When I first started on revenue share sites, I had no idea what I was doing. In fact, it took me a whole year to pluck up the courage to apply to a revenue share site because I had no idea what I was supposed to write about. Yes, a whole year!
Now I create content on a regular basis across multiple sites.
When you don’t have a writing niche, you’ll struggle with where to start. You’ll stare at the screen and not be able to come up with content ideas. After all, how do you know what you have to say is worth reading?
By having a niche, you will find it easier to create content. You can research what people are searching for within the niche and make sure you offer content that answers the questions or solves the problem. It’s much easier to build up on the content you have when you have one particular topic you’re covering. It’s easier to jump between posts and build up on one particular idea.
Your writing niche helps you to build your audience
While you find it easier to create content, you’ll also find it easier to build your audience. It comes back to why it’s not a good idea to have multi-niche blogs.
Say someone finds your article on a revenue share site about cat grooming. They will click on the link to your profile and look at the other content you’ve written. They’ll expect something to do with cats or at least with pets. But now they’re finding content about paying off payday loans or taking the best landscape photography. In a few weeks, you may write another post about cats or pets, but you’ve lost that reader because you weren’t consistent.
You want to keep people on your profile and have them look at your other content. Sticking to one writing niche is an easier way to do something like this.
Remember that unlike your own blog, you don’t have an email list to get people to sign up to. Your email list on your blog is a quick way to get people to remember you. So, you need another way to do that on a revenue share site, which means a niche.
It doesn’t have to be a narrow niche. For example, you don’t have to only write about cats. You can cover all animals, or at least all domestic animals. This gives you a little freedom for topics but will still help you create content that keeps readers around.
It’s easier to promote products to your readers
Some revenue share sites allow you to promote products. They could be your own products or affiliate products. Either way, you get this chance to make an income outside the view payment they offer.
Having a writing niche is going to help you make money online ($) through product promotion.
You’ll likely have specific products that you’ve used. The best way to make money with affiliate marketing is to write about what you’ve already used. Take your own photos of the product in use and share the good and bad of them. With a niche, you can write about the products in different ways, maybe a review on the products or how they’ve helped you solve a particular problem.
If you don’t have a niche, you’ll find it harder to promote your products well. Either you have to promote products that you don’t genuinely endorse (not going to get you money) or you put in the products into content that doesn’t match (causing confusion and frustration).
So if affiliate marketing is the way you want to make money on revenue share sites, niche writing is where it’s at.
You have the chance to see if a niche is good for your own blog
I’ve used revenue share sites to help me find writing niches in the past. They’ve given me a chance to test out a topic to see if it’s worth writing about on my own blogs.
This is something that could be worth doing. When you get a blog, you’re going to put a lot of risk into it from the start. You have to get the domain name, the web hosting, and more.
When you opt for the revenue share site, you can just start writing. There’s no need to think about themes, domain names, etc. You can just start writing and start earning. You just get to start building your audience.
If you’re jumping around writing niches, it’s going to be hard to test a particular type of content. If you decide that it isn’t viable, you can always stop and move onto another niche.
This is why I used to sign up for a few revenue share sites at a time. I could run tests on multiple niches at the same time, building my audiences individually to see if the niche would work out on my own blog.
You’ll make a name for yourself within the revenue share site community
I know a few people who became well-known in the writing community for their particular niches. They were the ones to turn to for holidaying in particular destinations or getting financial advice.
You want to become one of those voices. The writing community on the revenue share site can suggest your name if someone is looking for a certain topic. The community knows that you’re a trusted voice on the topic and helps you build your audience.
You’ll find that the writing community can be a supportive one. Yes, there are a few bad apples, but for the most part, other writers will want you to do well, so make it easier for them to do that.
It’s time to consider a writing niche, even on revenue share sites. You’ll be surprised by the way they can work when it comes to making money online.
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