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Is Technology Niche No Longer a Good Niche?

These days blogging is one of the hottest career option and many of the engineers or net savvy people are creating blog and earning handsome income out of it. I’m also an engineer by education, and when I starter blogging; I started with a tech blog here. Later on, my interest shifted to online marketing, and that’s how ShoutMeLoud got the niche. This post will clear some of your most FAQ related to technology niche, and should you have a blog on tech or not.

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.

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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. Below I’m sharing example of some of the common types of technology niche blog:

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.

Suggestions: MashableSlashdot, RRWTNW

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 8,  iPhone, 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. More over, my suggestion would be pick a sub-topic which are going to last for long. For example, computer care is one of those topic that will last for long ( Securing your online profile, securing your computer, anti-viruses).

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.

My strategy with Technology Niche blog:

So far I have tried 4 technology niche blog, and they are still making money for me via AdSense and affiliate marketing . Initially I started with a blog targeting news related posts, but with time it’s more painful to manage such news tech blog, because the amount of news we have to share is huge. At times you will find it tough to cope up with all the latest tech-stuff happening around. After running this blog for 2 years, I decided to stop working on it, and work on another portal which will focus more on ever-green content. So, I started ShoutMeTech.com, which is still up and running.

In between, I also experimented with small-micro niche blog related to niche topics like Cydia, iPhone and they are working out pretty good. For example, one of my small niche blog is making over $200/month and with little work. If you want to read the complete strategy of that blog, here is the blue-print for you.

Conclusion:

Technology blog is a hot niche and what you need to focus is on providing quality and add value. If you are publishing on a regular basis, you will soon get good traction on your blog. Don’t be scared of millions of others tech-blog out there, as there is no competition for quality.

If you have any additional questions, feel free to ask me via comments. What do you feel about tech niche? Is it over-crowded or safe niche to blog?

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A blog scientist by the mind and a passionate blogger by heart ❤️. Harsh Agrawal is recognized as a leader in digital marketing and Cryptocurrency space. Fountainhead of ShoutMeLoud and CoinSutra, and a Speaker at Inorbit, IBM, India blockchain summit. He has won numerous awards for his work at ShoutMeLoud. Life motto: Live while you can! Teach & inspire while you could & Smile while you have the teeth.
  • Vijayraj Reddy says:

    i prefer Tutorials and Reviews Tech blog than News, bcoz you will get visitors for your Tutorials and Reviews posts for lifetime, but for news blog a post gets stops getting visitors after a week it has published..

  • Rahul says:

    Technology is nice niche. Calling all geeks has lot of authors. Single guy cannot make his blog this big in short time.
    If you are new here. Go for easy keywords to rank. Because every tech blog needs 6 month to establish. Than it will make profits.

  • Bligbook says:

    yes, i believe, because everyone is on tech only today…..

  • Prabal @ Price Arena says:

    Yea ! This is what I was looking for days. I am about to start a new technology blog in a week & was concerned about some of the points you listed above. Thanks Harsh. Great to see that you end up earning around $1000 from an individual tech blog. 🙂

  • Vivek Krishnan says:

    Okay, first there was the MMO niche and now there is this tech niche. I really believe that the tech niche is going to get hyper-competitive, MMO is almost saturated now. And I am saying this even though I do not run a tech niche blog. I have noticed eespecially Indian bloggers are obsessed with the Tech niche. This trend needs a shift.

  • Siddharth says:

    Yes,
    Most of the Newbie bloggers ask the same qn when they are in an idea to start a blog and its always true that Tech Niche will never be the wrong selection as tech revolution is going all around and there are lot many topics to cover.

  • Pumama says:

    Nice Post!Glad to know you are owner of CAG.
    Make a Technology Blog is very hard but can if we try hard.
    And the most reason to make a Technology Blog is : TECHNOLOGY IS OUR PASSION

  • seenu says:

    Hi Harsh
    Very useful article.May be I’m the one of the persons who asked you about the future of Tech blogs.
    This article gave me some hope to continue my work with confidence.

  • Aakash @ Web Hosting India says:

    Bang on target Harsh.

    Well described and this post is showing depth of your knowledge. Really appreciate it.

    One more thing – I think now this is the time when you should change the look of your blog as you also noticed that all new bloggers are adopting your theme.

    So we do need a change after all you are one of the best blog on tech from India and best need best and unique design.

    Now you will say that your new theme will be also copied later on … than yes we should ready for that as well.

  • Jimmy says:

    Hi Harsh,
    Thanks for the article 🙂

    U wrote Tutorial blog will take more time to build traffic than news tech blogs. Y is it so ?

  • Ankit says:

    Very Nice article Harsh, Actually i also have a tech blog and I was confused about, In which direction I should take it forward but this post has cleared all my doubts.
    Thanks once again bro 🙂

  • Shine Eddy says:

    Nice Post! You are right. Tech niche is one of the crowded one. Tutorial type is time taking posts and requires complete knowledge. But it may stand longer time than news. Anyway, I love technology and happy to blog about tech niche.

  • Fred says:

    Hey Harsh I really like this post at first i thought you will discourage me to do tech blogging but you enlighten me and give me knowledge on what should and where should I start. Thank you

  • bharath says:

    HI Harsh,
    Thanks for the article.It’s really good tech articles are read by most of the people in the world but you said that tutorials will drive traffic more but it takes more time can you suggest me to make it fast and earn money ?

  • Raymond Tupas says:

    I also have a doubt weather to choose a tech niche blog, as there are already a lot around the web, glad that I have read your article. Now the things are clear for me, I will continue my tech niche blog which focus on tutorials. Great post Harsh Agrawal, keep sharing. it helps us a lot especially those beginners in blogging.

  • susheel karam says:

    Hi harsh,
    Thanks for sharing such an useful post.
    I have a doubt.
    If I blog about two niches – BLOGGING & TECHNOLOGY, can I sustain for long time and grow my blog.
    I have seen many such blogs with these 2 niche’s performing well.
    Please give me an advice.

  • Adesanmi Adedotun says:

    I admit the fact that Tech niche is a lucrative niche but it is highly competitive compared to other niches except entertainment. Being creative in one way or the order has a great influence in pushing out quality content as far as tech niche is concern, and most newbie blogger kick started as a tech blogger hoping that they will be able to cope and compete with some other competitors, which might not turn out to be so, nevertheless, just need to be a productive blogger, choose a niche you are passionate about.

  • Ayush Singh says:

    Thanks Harsh for giving a such a valuable advice.
    I also have a tech blog and these advice are very helpful for me.

  • iaan says:

    Most of the Newbie bloggers ask the same qn when they are in an idea to start a blog and its always true that Tech Niche will never be the wrong selection as tech revolution is going all around and there are lot many topics to cover.

  • yogender singh says:

    I also have a (Newbie) tech blog and it’s important to standout from others. As there are lot’s of tech blog so one advice i would give to my fellow newbie blogger is that never post something which is already published by the top blogs in tech-niche.
    Thank you harsh sir for sharing your valuable tips .
    specially “there is no competition for quality” these words inspires and encourages me to write quality content

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