Hobby Blogs: Making Profits from your Hobby
Some of the most profitable blogs on the Web are hobby blogs and it only makes sense – a hobby is something you return to time and time again because it’s something you enjoy, it’s something you’re passionate about. Since the best blogs are blogs built on passion, what better way to make money than a hobby blog.
Why Hobby Blogs Work
You already know what to blog about
Whether you just started knitting last week or you’ve been knitting since you were old enough to hold a set of needles, you already have something to write. And that’s one of the most difficult parts of blogging – being able to come up with something to blog about every day.
Plenty of affiliate options
Whatever your hobby is you probably have to buy supplies somewhere. Almost every manufacturer or supplier has an affiliate program these days. Get yourself an affiliate link and sell those supplies on your blog.
You don’t have to be an expert
The thing about hobbies is there’s always someone who wants to learn a new hobby. Somebody is always a beginner. So even if you start blogging the first time you pick up those knitting needles, someone will be following along and learning with you.
You’re passionate about your hobby
When you’re passionate about your hobby here’s what happens…
Someone comes into your home and you’re all excited to show off the new afghan you just knitted. You talk about the texture of the yarn and the pretty color combination you used. You point out the new intricate stitch pattern you just learned and you talk about how you’re going to incorporate it into the next pair of baby booties you knit.
If that visitor is also passionate about knitting you start exchanging tips about where to buy yarn, how to care for plastic needles and everything else knitters talk about. When that visitor goes home she’s excited about starting a new project so she can try that new stitch and she wants to buy some of that beautiful yarn you recommended.
What just happened? You just blogged in “real” life. You are already doing in “real” life everything that most bloggers struggle with every day. You’re engaging your audience and drawing them in with your passion and excitement for your topic. A lot of bloggers never manage to do this because they’re not really passionate about their blog topic, but for you it comes effortlessly because you are.
So stop trying to think of the “perfect” topic for your blog and blog about your hobby. It’s not the topic that makes a blog successful, it’s the passion.