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  1. Matt's Mom says:

    You know, this is really a great idea and your post is a wealth of information to help anyone get started with a health blog. It’s got my wheels turning with ideas already. I have an inner ear disease myself that has affected my life for the past 20 years, and still does. I could see using this blog to educate others so they could learn about it as well.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Hi Leahrae, glad you find it helpful and a source of inspiration!

  2. Hello, I blog about health myself and everyone needs a tip or two to learn how to blog better. Your steps to rinse and repeat are spot on and I intend to use what I have learned to write better blogs on my own website for sure.

    Thanks for your suggestions.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Mark…

  3. Hi Stephan,

    I agree with your principles in choosing a niche to blog about.

    The most important part in choosing a niche is to narrow your chosen niche down towards a more targeted audience. Every niche centres around many avenues. You will be able to connect easier to a targeted audience whilst also gaining trust and becoming authorised over time as your website becomes more established.

    By using the keyword tool for your web post titles, registering the website with Search Engines through the SEO plugin, Google Analytics and Google+ are the key ingredients to achieve high rankings and become successful and authoritative within a targeted niche.

    High rankings do take time but are achievable if blog posts are written regularly and that’s the key.

    Great post,


    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Couldn’t have said it better myself, thanks Simon. 🙂

  4. Hi Stephen,

    I really like your website, it was simple to navigate and nicely designed. I am new to blogging and have only been setup a few months. I am also a member of CIB like yourself. I would be very grateful if you could have a peep at mine and make any suggestions to layout etc as I have been struggling with the technical side as I have no experience with coding. I am not looking to make money from this at the moment! but would like to know where I can get the right people interested.
    Many thanks

    1. Hi Emma, thanks for the compliment. I think you’re moving in the right direction with your blog. Your focus should be on producing content first and foremost, stylistic changes can happen later. To start getting people to your blog, you need to learn a bit about how to conduct keyword research. Feel free to drop me a private message if you have more questions. Best…

  5. Sharon Whyte says:

    Hi Stephan,

    Wow, you covered a lot here but in the end a blog is quite involved and a lot of things have to come into play. I agree with your point about health being too broad a field to dive into, it needs to be broken down. Of course, it’s always good to be passionate about your subject whilst initially building it and not making money.

    Really like the look and feel of your blog!

    Cheers, Sharon

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks Sharon!

  6. Derek Marshall says:

    Hi there Stephan,

    Wow! that was an absolutely awesome read on a how to blog and earn money from blogging! What I have noticed is that this can be applied to other areas and not just health, right?

    Am I also correct in assuming we have to find a market (like health in your example) then find a suitable market segment i.e healthy eating for pensioners?

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Yup, that’s pretty much it Derek!

  7. This is a great blueprint for setting up a blog in the health niche. I’m currently working on a make money blog and after I get a little more success with it, I may start a second blog just because you have mapped this out so well!

    As a new to intermediate blogger who hasn’t made a solid income yet, what services do you think are most worth having. Or do you think that it is okay to start and keep a blog running on every free tool and service I can find?

    It seems that there is so many neat tools out there but they all are with a monthly cost that could eventually add up to quite a bit of a monthly expense. I’d be very interested in hearing your thoughts on this.

    Thanks for writing this dynamic article it is truly inspiring!


    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Hi David, actually most of the tools mentioned in this post are either free or have trial versions. There are a great number of free tools available to get you going until you start making more money. You’d have to let me know in what area you’re thinking about specifically in order for me to help you. Thanks…

  8. You described everything someone should do to write an engaging and interesting blog post about health. I had never thought of setting up an imaginary scene so that the reader could actually picture in their mind what I was trying to explain. Ingenious idea.

    Drilling down to a much narrower niche or group of people seems like the wrong thing to do, but actually, it is the right thing to do. You are able to stay more focused and not work yourself to death covering too large of a niche.

    Using the free tools to help you look more professional in your writing is a very well thought out plan of action. You have many great suggestions which I plan on using from now on. Thank you for this wonderful post.

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks for chiming in Kenneth!

  9. The Wedding Connector says:

    I found your site extremely easy to navigate! The 6 Easy steps caught my eye right away and I really found Step #1 to define your purpose to be the most important step. I’ve found that as a visionary I just want to GO GO GO and keep going and sometimes lose sight of the purpose for a minute and have to pause and go back. Starting a blog can be frustrating and you can learn something new that might not always be applicable to your purpose and blog.

    Would you suggest writing down your answers to these steps somewhere?

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Thanks, in regards to writing down steps and whatnot, Evernote is good for stuff like that.

  10. Charlotte Quevedo says:

    Hi Stephan, First of all, your article seems to have been matched perfectly to me. Although I am working on my Bilingual StoryTime site primarily right now (one thing at a time), I have a health blog that I have been trying to develop as well, it will take more time. Like you, I have an interest in helping people with disabilities because I myself have a disability but thanks to sites like Weathy Affiliate, I am able to overcome my obstacles in life by building a business upon the things that I am good at.

    Since the general purpose of my blog is to be a detective about healthy food and give people the truth about different foods and supplements, I have to really keep your advice in mind about narrowing the topics for each blog post so that I am tackling a particular focus in each article. For example, I really want to write a post this week about the health benefits of drinking coffee. Your comment about being careful with what you say about other health professionals was very helpful too.

    Now I have a question for you, if one puts the disclaimer in every video and blog post “I am not a doctor. The information I share is my opinion and you must always consult with a physician…” Should that not serve to eliminate the chances of getting in trouble if some advice you give does not work out? Certainly we want to assess everything we say with research but everyone is unique.

    1. Hi Charlotte, thanks for chiming in! In regards to your comment, I don’t think it’s necessary to put a disclaimer everywhere like that. Just adding it in the footer of your site or having a dedicated Disclaimer page should suffice.

  11. I’ve been wanting to start a health blog for a while now but truly underestimated just how much goes into it.

    This particular niche has a lot more depth to it than I thought.

    Ninja Outreach is definitely something I haven’t used and I can’t wait to try it on my other blogs but I’m also not keen to add another $49 payment to my monthly bill. Are there any alternatives to helping you get great blog outreach?

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Hi Ryan, thanks for stopping by. Yes, Ninja Outreach is pricey but they have a 14-day free trial so you can take advantage of all it has to offer during that time, that’s what I did! 🙂

  12. Hi Stephan,

    I love how this article was written and arranged, very pleasing to the eyes and it reads really well.

    I tried to focus on a health blog a few months back, specifically on all the benefits of coconut oil but I eventually gave up and deleted the whole site because I wasn’t confident enough and didn’t get the proper training and tools.

    I am now focusing on an entirely non-health related niche and I am very happy with it. I think these steps can be applied to other niche blogs as well, right?

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      They most certainly can Rab, best of luck with your new site!

      1. Stephan I want so badly to do a blog on overall health for the family so it will touch on issues for all age groups. I wanted to know is that too big of a reach to do? Also I have anxiety so when I get too much info at one time it becomes overwhelming for me. I need someone to help me get the blog up and running and then I will be able to manage it. I don’t know anyone in my community that does blogging so I’m stuck with the want of doing and ideas that I can’t put into action.

        1. Hi Mia, a general blog on health isn’t a good idea as it will get lost in a sea of thousands of other health-related blogs. I highly recommend zeroing in ONE particular theme like those mentioned in this article. I can help you get all set up within the Wealthy Affiliate community. You can sign up HERE. Hope to see you inside!

  13. Hi Stephan,

    I am writing a health blog with the intended audience being nutritionists. So is it still a mistake to use medical or scientific jargon? I need to do that to explain my point.

    I tried to tone it down, but it is not something I can avoid. Is there a way to make it work for the more technical audience?

    Also, thanks for your pointers on Ninja Outreach and message boards / forums. I didn’t think of that!

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Hi Zaid, thanks for chiming in. I think it all depends on the audience. As you’re catering to nutritionists, using medical/scientific jargon makes perfect sense (so long as you’re experienced in this area). Otherwise, I’d use laymen’s terms.

  14. Jeanri van Tonder says:

    Hi Stephan,

    I recently started developing a website on conquering depression ( I really enjoy writing and blogging about the research that has been done on this topic. The vast amount of information in this field is overwhelming though and sometimes I feel like I am only just scratching the surface – sometimes I just don’t know where to start. It’s also scary because I am actually an engineer and have no official qualification in mental health or psychology, but I do my best to ensure that my content is always backed by proper research, I really appreciate your post because you give some solid advice. I would really appreciate it if you could have a look at my site if you have any spare time and tell me where I can improve?

  15. I already own a site now, but I am thinking of starting another one in the Health niche. Your steps have helped provide me with an abstract framework to get started. You are right, purpose is essential for any good blog. It is what drives you to write well.

    I do have a question though. If I ever encounter any problems while writing about my niche, what would you recommend I do to solve it? Who do I go to? Thank you in advance and I hope you have a great day!

    1. Stephan Zev says:

      Hi Alex, thanks for stopping by. To answer your question, I’d look to authority sites in your niche for sure. If you mean general writing advice, I’d look to to start with.

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