When people ask me what I do for a living and I say a blogger, usually the number two thing that comes out of their mouth is, “and you can make a living off a blog?” My answer of course is, “YES!”
So when I stumbled upon a recent The Every Girl article, I Make My Living Off A Blog No Ones Heard Of – I knew I had to share it with all of you!
The post is about AppleBrides.com, a LOCAL wedding blog. And although they have content that bride readers anywhere can enjoy, the majority of their features are for brides in the Inland Northwest (from Spokane, Coeur d’Alene, Walla Walla to Chelan). You’ll see local venues, neighborhood engagement shoots, vendor spotlights and more, but they are exclusively local.
If you’re a blog or business that is trying to appeal to the huge world wide web, have you thought about finding a niche in the relatively untapped local blogging world?
There are a ton of opportunities for small businesses to fill voids in their local communities…and make a living out of it.
How To Start A Local Business Blog
Here are the 5 things Rachel Sandall, founder/editor of Apple Brides, has outlined on how to start a local business blog:
1. Find your niche.
2. Make local connections.
3. Know your audience.
4. Figure out Google.
5. Be flexible
The article goes into detail on each of the 5 steps outlined above (you’ll have to read the full article here).
But before you go…
If you’re questioning whether or not you can make money by having a strictly local business, Rachel of Apple Brides has made her blog a full time job, with two employees, over 90 advertisers, and making more money than she was as a magazine editor. And you can too!