The type of blog determines how much money you can make.
What kind of blogs make the most money?
The type of blog that makes the most money is, hands down, the business and financial sector.
Think about it. Business and finance deal with a big chunka change.
Providing a service or products to businesses is where the money is at.
Businesses don’t just purchase one time. They will happily keep buying from you as long as you meet their needs.
However, if you’re not into selling a product or service to C-suites, founders, and business owners. Or, you know nothing about running a business or finance. You don’t have to create a B2B website.
Don’t do something that makes you miserable for the money. Do what you love and be happy as fk earning $50K a year. Compared to making $500K annually but on the brink of suicide.
Which type of blogs make the most money?
Again, happiness should be at the forefront when choosing a blog that you’ll maintain for a long time.
There are too many variables that determine how much a blog can make.
So, let’s say everything is the same except for the category. And, we’ll only monetize with ads.
The earnings will differ for each category. Some categories hold high CPC (cost per click) than others.
If the only variable is how many people are going to the site, everything else is the same. Same category, same target location, same content. The blog with significantly more traffic will earn more compared to the blog that has fewer visits.
Using Adsense calculator can help determine which blog makes the most money. I set the traffic at 50,000 views and the target audience to North America. The following is the result from lowest to highest:
- Games $2,694
- Books and literature $3,462
- Arts and entertainment $3,744
- Sports $3,888
- News $4,272
- Computers and electronics $4,530
- Food and drink $5,010
- Online communities $5,058
- Science $5,082
- Reference $5,430
- People and society $6,054
- Auto and vehicles $7,464
- Beauty and fitness $6,042
- Hobbies and leisure $6,756
- Pets and animals $7,452
- Shopping $7,938
- Business and industrial $10,986
- Jobs and education $8226
- Law and government $8,226
- Internet and telecom $8,172
- Travel $9,210
- Health $10,506
- Home and garden $13,026
- Real estate $13,446
- Finance $18,720
It makes sense to start a finance blog if you want to earn the most money through advertising alone.
Before you can start earning money, you have to rank organically in Google. You need to start making content regularly to be loved by Google.
Blog all the time, make the content, and wait for Google to index your pages. Sounds easy right?
However, other things can affect your rankings in Google. Things such as E-A-T. EAT stands for expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness.
In particular, raters are trained to understand if content has what we call strong E-A-T. That stands for Expertise, Authoritativeness and Trustworthiness. Reading the guidelines may help you assess how your content is doing from an E-A-T perspective and improvements to consider.
[source: Google guidelines on E-A-T]
There are more ranking signals that Google looks at other than EAT and good content. And this is understanding of SEO comes into play. Click on the following article to know more about SEO: Blogging and SEO.
You also need to think about if you love writing about finance. Remember, you could be writing for two years until you can earn money.
Two years is a long time to be spending on a blog. You would have to have some passion for writing about the same topic for a long time.
So, not only do you need to be an expert when it comes to writing about finance. You also need to love it.
If you love playing games and you can write about them with pure joy, you’ll be much happier earning a smaller amount. Compared to writing about what you dread and crying in your Ferrari.
So, those are the types of blogs that make the most money.
As long as you’re making enough money to support you and your family with a blog that you love. You’ve won.
Do not focus on the “most money” part. Again, it doesn’t matter if you’re the one making the most but unhappy with your life. What’s the point?
Stop asking what kind of blogs make the most money.
Instead, ask what kind of blogs make me happy.
If you love writing about money, go for it.
If you love writing about the game League of Legends, do it.
Do what makes you happy and don’t do it for the money.
Start your path to making money online by creating a blog that you love.
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As a dedicated SEO professional, I help businesses improve their online visibility and attract more customers through search engine optimization. Whether you’re a small local business or a large corporation, I can help improve your search rankings, drive more traffic to your website, and ultimately grow your business.Christian Tanobey