Hi again, Michael -
Michael from [NO DOMAIN YET]-[Indianapolis] wrote:... So, my true passion is music, and in that, more mellow/introspective/meditative music. Do you think a niche around this could possibly be a good idea? Would it be realistic that I could even have a section on my most recommended headphones? I also compose music, so I could eventually monetize that way.
As I expect Maria will agree, it's always best to follow your passion - as long as you can find a way to monetize well. After all, this is a business you're starting. So monetizing is important, too.
Maria was spot on when she said that your passion for your topic will keep you going during the rough patches. And yes, there will be rough patches here and there, as there are with every business venture whether online or in the bricks-and-mortar world.
From personal experience, I can tell you that writing about something you love does make a difference, not only in keeping you motivated, but also in the way you write.
You know how there are some sites where you can just feel the writer's passion for his/her subject jumping out of the page? Then there are others where you can tell that the author is writing about topic because it's his/her job to write about it?
One of our primary goals as solopreneurs is to put "us" on our pages, to engage our site visitors and keep them coming back for more. Passion for a topic helps us do that.
So, that's my rather long-winded way of saying that it's worth taking time to Brainstorm every which way for a great mellow/introspective/meditative music niche that you can monetize well.
Michael from [NO DOMAIN YET]-[Indianapolis] wrote:Would it be realistic that I could even have a section on my most recommended headphones?
Sure! I can imagine that mellow, introspective, meditative music sounds a whole lot better on a great set of headphones than on a rinky-dink cheapo set. So recommending the best headphones for listening to that kind of music makes perfect sense as a monetization option - to me, at least.
One more thing: Take the time to do as much research as you can before choosing/jettisoning any potential topic. Follow the Action Guide process to the letter. It works!
Don't worry about using up all your BrainstormIt credits. If you run out (which you should, if you're Brainstorming thoroughly enough), buy more. The cost for additional credits is minimal compared with the benefits of being able to Brainstorm the bejeebers out of a topic!
Michael from [NO DOMAIN YET]-[Indianapolis] wrote:I really appreciate the welcoming and helpful nature of this group.
That's one of the best things about SBI, in my humble opinion. I think you're gonna love it here, Michael!