The first step in starting a blog is to have something to write about (duh). Unfortunately, this is not always as easy as it sounds. Most of us think of a topic like “I want to write book reviews”. While that is good and fine, it is so broad that it may be difficult to gain a consistent following.
Although a broad topic can succeed, it is challenging. Your best bet is to target a specific audience and then work out from their as time goes on.
Take Fiverr Daily, for example. Although I love entrepreneurship and freelancing online – there are a million and one blogs covering those topics. Therefore, I have selected the niche of micro jobs. Specifically, how both buyers and sellers can benefit from small tasks done by freelancers. As the site grows, I can either expand it to other topics or start a new blog.
How to Decide on a Blog Niche
Finding your niche is easy for some, but for most of us it takes a lot of work. If you chose a topic that you hate because it has a high demand, it won’t be long before you hate having to write. If you write about something you love, but you can’t monetize it (which is rare, but still possible), then you are going to have a great blog – but not one that you can earn from.
To select the right niche for your blog, consider:
Ultimately, there are a million topics that you can write about. The challenge is not finding one, but finding which one.
Go to the next page to view 110 great niche blog topics to help you brainstorm.
If you aren’t familiar with Fiverr, it’s a marketplace for micro jobs known as “gigs” – allowing you to buy and sell products and services starting at $5 (with Fiverr taking 20% of the sale price). From creating logos, to mention on social networks, to selling postcards, almost anything can be bought and sold on Fiverr.
What many people wonder, however, is whether or not selling on Fiverr is worth the time, effort, and pay. After all, is spending an hour of your time to write a 500 word article worth $5 ($3.92 after Fiverr and Paypal fees)?
The answer is: It depends. Let’s discover why.
When Selling on Fiverr is Right for You
Getting $4 for a task is not much, but it can add up over time. In fact, there are some people on Fiverr who have made thousands of dollars from their little tasks.
Additionally, Fiverr offers “gig extras” to sellers who have at least 10 sales. This allows you to charge as much as $50 for an “extra”. For example, you could tweet about someone’s new book for $5, or write a review on your blog and share it with all of your social networks for $25. This allows you to offer something quick for those who only want to spend $5, and something more substantial (for you and the buyer) to those who can pay more.
Selling on Fiverr is right for you if:
When You Shouldn’t Sell on Fiverr
I have read multiple articles about people condemning Fiverr as an online sweatshop. And I can say from experience that, if you don’t choose your jobs wisely, this can be true. If you sell 3 hours of your time for $5 (and you live in a wealthy country), this is foolish. Therefore, knowing what not to sell on Fiverr can be helpful as well.
Don’t sell on Fiverr if:
Most people can find something worth their time to sell on Fiverr. With a little creativity and promotion, making money on Fiverr can come pretty quickly and you can have fun making it.
To conclude, only sell on Fiverr if it is worth your time. Don’t expect to over a 500 word article for $5 and expect the buyer to magically pay you $25. If you work hard and smart, making money on Fiverr is a very plausible way to add to your income.
Check out the next page to see some ways that people are earning a LOT of money selling gigs on Fiverr.
Did you know that you can take music lessons on Fiverr?!
It’s pretty incredible – both for students and teachers. Check out this list of teachers and share any others that you have come across in the comments section below.
Nudge nudge – if you are a musicians, great money making idea right here. In fact, record the Skype lessons and you can make them into a video series later on (with some editing).
Choose your Talent
Whether you want to learn the violin, piano, mandolin, or virtually any other instrument, jumping on Fiverr can get you a valuable lesson for just $5! For the price of a dessert you can become a musical virtuoso.
The following list reveals some great musicians that are willing to provide you with a lesson in the instrument of your choice.
Here it goes!
A 30 minute lesson from a professional New York City jazz pianist for $5 is something that sounds too good to be true. Imagine being able to improve your piano playing by learning from NYU professor. You can! Thanks to this great gig by Floris (kikibu) on Fiverr.
Violin and Fiddle
I’ve taken violin lessons for many years – and it certainly isn’t easy! But a good teacher makes all the difference. Watson22 is willing to give you a 15 minute Skype violin lesson. A $5 lesson from someone with a bachelors in the instrument is unheard of. It may be worth taking the lesson – even if you don’t have an interest in the violin at all.
With it’s own unique sound, the mandolin is an unforgettable instrument. And because it’s rather uncommon, it makes for a great conversation starter (I know this thanks to my brother). Anyway, if you have decided to pick up this incredible instrument, a ONE HOUR LONG lesson from Venco83 can help you get started with a great value.
Guitar – The Classic
No list of music teachers would be complete without an expert guitarist. The guitar is a popular instrument because it’s such an excellent one to have around. Young or old, the sound of a guitar brings back great memories for many. If you would like to improve your skills with this instrument, consider this great gig by ZackDavidMusic. He’ll give you a guitar lesson for 20 minutes on Skype.
Oh Yes, the Oboe
A 30 minutes Skype lesson on the oboe is available from Engunto, who has been playing the oboe for over 6 years. An essential to every orchestra, learning the oboe well provides many opportunities for a talented musician.
Toot Your Trombone
If you love to be in the brass section (I always thought that they were the cool guys), then YoungEsteban has a gig for you! As a trombone major at Portland State University, he will give you a 15 minutes lesson on the trombone.
Finally, the percussion. Shakker12 is willing to provide you with a 20 minute Skype lesson to improve your drumming beats, theory, or provide you with any other tips you might need. Become a drummer and rock all night long!
What do you perform?
What talent do you have that you might be able to make a few dollars off of?
“I can’t play an instrument”, you say.
That’s alright – have you looked at some of the happy birthday songs we listed in a previous article? Some of them can’t perform either – and that’s what makes them so good!
So seriously, in the comments section below, name a ridiculous skill that you have that you think you just might be able to make money with. If you make a gig, who knows, maybe someone will actually pay you for it!