Retiree seeks best blog niche
by Victoria F
Victoria Farrell recently wrote to me in 2015 about finding her best blog niche. This page is our email discussion. I hope you learn something from it!
First, will you build a blog for fun or income? Are you realistic on the time it will take to be profitable? What do you hope to earn each month?
I need to make an income since social security alone is not enough to live on. I am not really sure about the time it will take but since time is one thing I have in abundance. I can afford what ever it takes. My first monetary goal is $500 a month. After that who knows.
Tell me a little bit about you right at this moment in time. Do you have hobbies? special interests? what do you do daily?
I am a 66-year-old woman that just bought a house because I couldn’t find a rental that would allow both of my cats. I am not married. or want to be. I am looking for a way to earn money as Social Security is a joke, compared to the price of living a semi-comfortable life. I do have hobbies. I love arts and crafts, particularly crochet. Though right now I am busy getting my new house in order – another reason I need more income.
What were your interests or hobbies as a child? teen?
I loved to dance when I was a teen. My grandmother took me to ballet lessons as a child – She was a dancer when she was young. I didn’t make it. I have always been heavy and that does not make for a ballet dancer. Other than that my interests were about the same as now. I learned to crochet at about 12 and was doing artwork since I started school I guess.
What topics do you have any knowledge in? Work Related? Life Related? Brainstorm any possible blog topics here.
I have some training in accounting, graphic design, filling, typing, religion, and more. I have been thinking about some sort of religious theme for my blog. I just wasn’t sure if I would feel comfortable using it to make money.