If you’re still looking for a niche topic to blog about, online security might not seem like the perfect choice. After all, you’ve probably come across 5 articles about VPNs this week on Facebook alone. You’d be forgiven for thinking that the niche is saturated, and that you should rather blog about another subject.
But if online security is something you enjoy writing about, there’s no reason to stay away from the niche. In fact, online security is still a fantastic subject for a blogger who is just getting started.
Here are 3 reasons online security is a great blogging niche.
1:- It requires trust
People are willing to believe almost anything they read on the internet. This is so painfully true that ridiculous trends have been started by people who “read an article”. Most of the time, this is harmless, although the anti-vaccination movement is one example of misinformation taking things to a dangerous extreme.
Online security, however, is a subject that demands a bit more from the reader. The very fact that you’re looking to protect yourself means that you’re aware of the threats lurking around every corner. You’re scared of scams, and won’t trust the first source you read. Which is why the online security niche is not saturated. People want a lot of opinions on the subject. The more blogs there are, the more secure readers can be in their choices. And those that manage to earn their readers’ trust will do very well in the blogosphere.
2:- Product reviews are lucrative
Just as there are tons of blogs on the topic of online security, there are plenty of service providers looking to get ahead of their competitors. These companies will pay you for honest reviews, and you can earn commision from readers who subsequently choose a service you reviewed.
In particular, VPN reviews have become increasingly relevant and in demand. There are a lot of VPN providers out there, and the efficacy of a VPN is not something the layman can determine for himself. In order to build trust, VPN providers need bloggers like you, who can share a candid opinion with your readership.
3:- It’s constantly evolving
Finally, one of the most enticing aspects of blogging about online security is that the subject never stays static. Hackers are finding new tactics every day. Viruses are constantly being developed, and clever means of identity theft are worth the effort that hackers put in. New risks are constantly being discovered and dealt with, and it’s a cycle that will go on continuously. There is never a time when online security won’t be an issue.
There is always something interesting to discuss in this niche, and all web users want someone trustworthy to keep them in the know. You can become an authority – you’ll have the niche you desired, as well as a sense of fulfillment, knowing you’re helping others stay safe in an incredibly vulnerable day and age.