Losing your job isn’t the end of the world, now you have time to start a blog!
OK, so you’ve taken the time to read my article about how to avoid Common Mistakes Web Marketers Make, you know the Top 10 Web Site Mistakes That Businesses Make and you’ve read How even a College Student can Make Money on the Internet but now that it comes down to it … you’re totally stuck and have no idea what to write about. Never fear, I’m here to help you with that as well.
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Wow, I gotta tell you recessions are awesome. I know most people hate them but I’m 34 years old and in the tech industry. For me, I started my career in the recession of the early 1990’s and watched the Southern Ontario steel industry implode. Then … I went into computers and watched the millennium bug evaporate along with all the jobs, followed by the great IT bubble burst of the early 2000’s and the Nortel collapse that followed. My entire professional career has been in a recession so guess what, the fact that you lost your job is the best thing that ever happened to you.
Remember, you’re not unemployed … you’re haven’t been downsized … you got dumped like a cheerleader the morning after the prom so it’s time to buck up and take your life by the horns. It’s time to learn everything you need to know about blogging, making money online and building your expertise so that you’re no longer working for others, you’re working for yourself.
In my blog over the past few months I’ve told you how to register your domain name and setup a website without hiring somebody like me to do it for you, and I’ve told you how to find the best software like WordPress to run your website and I’ve told you how to increase traffic to your website. In fact, I’ve told you everything you need to know to be successful on the Internet, so now the big question … what should you write about?
Here are five easy ideas for you to write a blog about and say goodbye to a hard day’s work forever:
Write about your industry
I was amazed the other day when another blogger (I totally forget where it was now) made the comment that there’s always somebody behind you on the learning curve. That’s so true! If you’ve been let go, take advantage of your years of knowledge and write about your industry. This will do a few things, first it will help you make money but more importantly it’ll help build your expertise on a subject. There’s nothing like sending out resumes to people when you have a successful, industry recognized blog with your name on it to back that up.
Write about your hobbies
The interesting things about hobbies to me is that we do these things because we like them. The chances are, if you like them … so do other people. My hobbies? I like photography, cycling and designing websites (geek) so guess what I write blogs about? Yep … you guessed it and do you know what? Over a hundred thousand people a month like to read my websites.
Write about your community
People often over look the things around them, which is funny because I have a lot of friends who live on Prince Edward Island (home of Anne of Green Gables) and yet not one of them write a blog about the island. Actually when I tell them they should write about PEI they look at me like I’m nuts. Who would want to read about their dull little island (no offense, I love PEI)? According to Google, 1,233,143 people searched for information on their home in January! That’s insane, 1.2 million people are searching for a subject and they’re not blogging about it?
Write about your life
There are 303,824,640 people living in America today … come on, you’ve got to have something in common with some of them. Write about it! If you’re a woman, write about being a woman in America. If you’re a man, write about that. If you’re a Cantonese American then write for the 65,000 people who search for more information on that subject in January.
Write about your TV schedule
Honestly, I’m not making this up. Let’s say that you’re unemployed and still a little depressed so you’re spending a lot of time sitting in front of the TV watching reruns of old Scooby Doo episodes … (I know I’m going to regret this) … write about it! If you’re watching it, others are watching it too and just like you, they want to know what are in Scooby Snacks.
Tell me what subjects you like to blog about, include a link below to your own blog!