Engineers are supposed to be closely connected to Internet and most of engineers starts with a blog & most of them select niche as technology. Couple of days back, one of ShoutMeLoud readers asked me is Tech niche a good niche to start a blog or not? He was afraid that Technology blogs are overcrowding internet and he might not get success.
I believe this is the same question most of the beginners bloggers are facing. Here I’m sharing my view points which might help you to decide if getting into this overcrowded niche is a good idea or not.
Type of Tech blogs:
There are different types of Tech blogs like one which is publishing news posts, another one publish tutorials and so on. First thing which you need to decide is what kind of tech blog you are trying to build. Is it going to be tutorials, news, or review blogs.
News tech blog:
If you are building news tech blog, you are suppose to be one of the early news breaker. If you are publishing 2 days old news, getting success with such strategy is limited. If you become an authoritative source to publish latest updates, people will like to follow your updates and follow your blog closely for instant updates. Such niche is good if you are working online most of the time. One of the most common question asked is, how to get latest tech topics. Start subscribing to popular news breaking tech blogs email newsletter, Facebook fan page updates.
Tutorials Tech blog:
Such blogs are more popular than any other blog. For example HowtoGeek. As tutorials posts are time taking posts and requires complete knowledge of the topic, so it’s not for everyone. But if you are comfortable with writing tutorials on any particular topic, like Windows 7, iPhone, Nokia Mobiles, you can start a tutorial blogs. Such blogs take more time than News tech blog to build traffic, but in long run, conversion and more money is in this niche blog.
Reviews Tech blog:
Reviews tech blog requires you to have sound tech knowledge. You need to pick one micro niche like mobile phone reviews, laptop reviews, software reviews and you can start such blog. Specially mobile and laptop reviews blogs are popular. Though money is in micro niche blogs like antivirus reviews blog, where you can use affiliate links to increase your income tremendously. Specially, amazon affiliate program is going to be very useful for your Tech blog.
Quality of content:
This is the most common attributes of any successful blog. It doesn’t matter what kind of blog you are running, but you need to come up with quality content which will connect you to your readers. If you are using too many technical jargon, probably basic users, won’t be able to follow your posts. You should create a balance in your article to make sure, any average person can understand the tech aspect.
If you want to create a successful tech blog, I would suggest start a tech blog on a particular topic. Like iPhone news and hacks, Gadgets reviews, nokia news, Windows news and tutorials and so on.
The idea here is apart from micro niche sites, all generic niche sites are crowded. To stand ahead of other blogs, you need to pick one good niche, write quality content, optimize your blog for search engine and social media.
If you are following my updates closely on Twitter @denharsh, you must be aware of tech blog in our network: CallingAllGeeks. I prefer combining all three aspect of tech blog at one place. Though I won’t say it’s a very good strategy but it’s fulfilling my goals of covering most of Tech updates and tutorials on different topics. This is my viewpoint and my marketing strategy for CAG & within 6 months this blog is getting 1.5lack Pv/month and alexa is at 23K. More over this blog is generating almost 1000$/month. At the same time I suggest you to pick a strategy for yourself which might work the best for you.
It might take some time initially, but by the end you will be having a successful blog.
Do let us know what do you feel: One should start with a tech niche blog or should work on some other niche which is less crowded?
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