Here’s another way that you easily make money from home. In previous posts we have talked about utilizing the skills you have to earn some extra income. In this post, we are going to talk about using your interests. The difference is only slight, and the two methods are really interchangeable.
Let’s say, for the sake of this discussion, that you are a huge jazz fan. You have a big record collection, you have a large list of sites bookmarked on jazz, And you know the names of all the best bands and their history. With knowledge like this, you could set up a blog that is focused on this topic and write posts on a regular basis.
Now, I know what you’re thinking, your mind starts to spin at the thought of web hosting, getting a good domain, not to mention all the technical stuff that goes along with it. On the contrary, a blog costs absolutely nothing to set up. In fact, this whole process won’t cost you a cent, just a few hours to set up, and then 10 minutes a day to add a new post and keep your blog running smoothly.
You can basically work from home make money discussing subjects that you are already passionate about. Let’s face it, the last time someone brought up the subject that you are passionate about, did you not start blabbering excitedly about it? We all do it, and now’s the chance for you to get all that passionate out in the open and let people read all about it.
How exactly can you make money from home?
So here’s how we start to work from home online. For starters, you want to use the Google Ad Words Keyword Tool to determine how many other people share your interest and find out what words they are using to search for it.
Know about Jazz
Using our example of jazz, I put that into the tool as a query and it gives me a list of related searches that are made on this subject. The number in the column “Global Monthly Search Volume” shows you how many people have searched for that word each month.
According to this tool, the word jazz is searched for over 11 million times a month. That’s a lot of searches, but I can guarantee you that there are a lot of websites that have spent a lot of time building their site around that term, and competing with them is going to be near impossible.
Achieve your goal
Your main goal here is to get people to come to your site. To do this, you need to
A) have decent content on your blog.
B) show up in Google when people look for you.
How is this going to help you to make money from home? Well, there are many ways to monetize a blog, but the most common (and simplest) way is to put Adsense ads on your website.
The advertisements that will be shown will be related to the subject that you are writing about, and you will receive a commission for every click that is generated.
So, getting back to our list of keywords, you may not want to target the single word Jazz, because there is a LOT of competition for this word. To determine how much competition there is, go and do the search yourself and have a look at the sites that show up on the front page.
How to find with jazz
You need a phrase that is still searched for a lot, but not as common. This is called a “niche”. If we drill into our list, we may look at a phrase like “jazz cd” (which still has over 90,000 people searching for it) and build our blog around that phrase.
Some people take a phrase like this and use it to earn cash uploading music files or even whole albums. You need to be very careful that you don’t break any copyright laws if you are going to go this route, though.