I have a niche blog about Indonesia and I am freelancing for a big Yoga Blog in Germany. In my opinion, niche is king. You become an expert in one area. You can gather more knowledge about one specific place rather than providing basic knowledge about thousand random places. You have a huge and specialized network around. You are a good platform for the advertising industry since you have a specific target group. You don’t need to compete with the broad mass within the travel blog industry. It’s a huge competition between travel bloggers in the German market. There are only a few good ones that can earn money with their blogs.
So I felt not to compete with the established ones. Indonesia is a country with a big potential in tourism. And it’s a never ending travel. I lived around 1.5 years on the islands of Indonesia, learned the language and a lot about people and culture. I gathered enough knowledge to create a blog about it. Now I have more than 16.000 readers each month. I wrote one E-Book, and currently I am writing my first real book with my business partner Petra. Soon there are more books and E-Books planned (surf-guide, yoga-guide etc.).
In addition, I earn money with partner programs (amazon, DKB, babble etc.). And I am working as a freelancer for a Yoga Blog and Yoga Shop. All these works I can do online and location independent. Since I am still a student, I am not forced to earn lots of money, so I can concentrate on the quality of what I’m doing. Until summer 2016, I will finish university and I am definitely planning to live with my earnings of my blog, books and other projects.