I have just started reading Darren Rowse’s ProBlogger blog and it’s like discovering a treasure-trove of hints and tips for professional bloggers. Darren’s located in Australia, and has promised to answer a few questions about making a living by blogging, which I’ll blog about later this week (let me know if there is anything you would like me to ask him). In the meantime, don’t miss his great post today about researching whether a new blog topic will be profitable. Darren basically says, just go for it! The overhead for a new blog is so low, that he finds it more useful to simply start a new blog and see how it does than invest in a lot of research.
What Darren doesn’t say is just how to come up with those money-making ideas. He’s clearly got the knack of latching onto current issues appropriate for blogs, but not everyone does.