There are 2 ways that could help you find your topics-
1) The killer way
2) Research and conquer
Research and conquer - Ideas For A Blog
First I will explain the research and conquer way. Don't underestimate this way over the killer way. Actually the best idea will come out of researching both the ways. These ideas constitute of many subtopics and you have to refine them and improve them in order to make a killing. Get an idea from these topics, refine them and finally give them perfection with the killer way I am going to discuss later.
I have already done the job of researching for you about ideas that are going to take over in the next few years. These are the final ideas i came up with for the year 2013 -
EducationCertainly I don't mean posting tutorials of development(there are many sites for that) unless you come up with tutorials of a new technology like development tutorials of blackberry 10, but there is a risk, so analyze your market before risking your time.
a) Educational games and educational material for kids is up on rise and can be the next million dollar blog if executed well. Something like educationcity. Lets check out the google trends -
b) Online Courses are also in demand with developing countries users ready to pay you a good amount. This field has already started, but has a long way to go.
HealthcareWhether you make a blog about caloric count of food products or muscle training tips, healthcare blogs will always work. Concerns about healthcare are rising and people are turning to traditional methods too because of the side effects of antibiotics. So if you have good knowledge about healthcare, this is your area.
There are numerous employees of companies searching for information about energy resources and energy saving. This is a new area and if you can monetize it, you can reach there and if you get good number of subscribers to your blog, you can even become affiliates of huge companies that give you a big margin, maybe 100 times more profit per product than a normal blogger would make. These trends prove the fact that energy is being searched too much on the net.
LawPeople who practice law and who have not yet started blogging, they are missing a good chunk of dollars. Legal issies of all kind are high in demand.
InternetAnything you know about internet, that is blogging, SEO, bug fixing, networking can be your dream blog. This is a really vast field and you have to shortlist your idea but it's an easy field to get in and very competetive and tough to reach to the top.
So choose wisely.
These are some other categories that could help you think more about your idea but don't start with these ideas as they have already been implemented by a lot of people. These are only for your knowledge and you should use them if you can make something better and different out of them. Here is the list -
2. Psychology related blogs like marriage issues/mental issues
3. How to blogs
6. Language courses
7. Interior design or design related blog
7. Photography - fashion, sports, nature etc
8. Success stories
9. Inspirational blogs
10. Religious Blogs
11. Learning musical instruments
13. Secrets blog
14. List blog - how to, what to do, when to do (people love those)
15. Review blogs - products/apps/new technology
16. Blog about current events
17. Travelling blogs - backpacking/couch sharing/information
18. Tips/recommend blog
19. News Blog/ Testimonial blog
20. Funny pictures/quotes blog
The Killer Way - Ideas For A BlogThis way is simple to read but toughest to understand and put in action. So I suggest you to follow this proven track and don't underestimate it and if you don't follow then maybe after 2 years you should come back and leave a comment here and share your stats.
So here it is, after you have shortlisted your blog ideas, you further shortlist the ideas on the following conditions -
1. Ideas that fall under your current knowledge level and you can write a million words on it.
2. Ideas that have demand in the market or if you think is the next big thing.
3. and lastly and the most important, ideas you like and you think you want to be attached to with a good time of your life.
By now you should be left with a small set of great ideas. Choose the best one and keep the rest for later use. That's It! That was the killer way and it seemed so simple but trust me it is not if you don't start writing them now.
Do you have any other good ideas to share with other bloggers? Comments are welcome.