I’m sure you have some expertise in a special (niche) field, it could be something to do with your training and education, or a hobby you really enjoy.
You can make money with this niche knowledge, and the boorstrapper blog has a post today on how to do that. Raj has posted a great list with an easy step-by step guide on how to build your authority and it centers around setting up a website and blog, nothing could be easier, even if you are not a tech. geek. This type of small business venture is extremely ego-friendly too.
I find this kind of entrepreneurship especially useful for parents at home. Just think about the number of highly skilled moms and dads at home enjoying parenthood, but wishing at the same time they could stay on top of their professional game. This is a fun, flexible way to stay involved and great for any CV should you ever want to go back to work for someone else – although I doubt that very much.
Long before you make it into the top 100 blogs of just about anything, you will find people willing to pay you money for ads, white papers, speaking at events, invite you to product launches, etc. – you will be an authority in your field, it’s just a question of time and passion.
You do not necessarily have to be that good at writing itself (look at me!), use a spell-checker – but be passionate about your topic and people will read your blog and respond. It is the a great feeling to communicate with your readers world-wide.
One final point, blogs are being sold like hot-cakes for serious amounts of money these days, do not under estimate the selling potential of a venture like this!
So just one question then – what are you an Authority in – tell me, I will read it? Setup and running cost for this, $20/£10 per month. ST.