9 Most Profitable Blog Niches to Start Blogging:
So, you want to start your blog. But what should you write about?
Can you make money by blogging on any topic?
I don’t think so. You can not make money in every niche that you decide to enter. Some niches are very difficult to monetize.
On the other hand, there are few niches which are easy to generate traffic and to monetize the blog.
And that’s what this post is about. By the end of this article, you will be able to learn 9 most profitable blog niches on which you should start blogging to get good traffic and make lots of money.
However, first, you need to understand this!
If you are serious about blogging, there are 2 things that you should focus on, even before starting your blog:
- How are you going to get traffic to your blog?
- What are the possible ways to monetize your blog?
(And I am going to answer both these questions for all the different niches that we’ll discuss in this post.)
Next, there is a secret formula to become successful in your blogging career.
Although it’s not that secret, however, not known to many of the new bloggers. And the formula is:
Successful blog = Profitable niche + Quality Content + Targeted Traffic
Money is the by-product of a successful blog.
If you have a profitable niche, this already means that you can easily make money from your blog.
Further, please note that there are exceptions to this formula. There are many people who blog on crazy topics and earn millions.
However, that’s not generic, and frankly speaking not ‘doable’ for everyone.
For example, I recently come across a ‘survival’ blog, where the blogger writes about how to survive in a jungle.
Crazy, right? Are you going to try this one out?
Definitely, his blog is driving a lot of traffic and he has monetized his blog by selling affiliate products like Camping torch, tents, hiking shoes etc.
Similarly, there are few insanely popular blogs on ‘Best Wines in the world’, ‘Pet snakes’, ‘Kid’s toys review’ etc.
However, these niches are not ‘possible’ for everyone to start. I will cover only those niches in this post which any ‘ordinary’ person can start.
#2 Common Myths for Successful Blogs:
1. You should only pick a niche you’re passionate about.
No, you shouldn’t.
Not everyone has a passion which they can turn into a profitable blog.
For example, let’s say you are very passionate about ‘crocodiles’ and write amazing contents like where crocodiles are found, their lifespan, their reproduction etc.
However, this isn’t a very profitable blog niche.
There is very few targeted traffic who are really interested in this topic. Moreover, how are you going to monetize this blog? By selling crocodiles? Just kidding. It’s really difficult to generate money from this blog niche.
If you are starting a ‘hobby’ blog and aren’t planning to make a living out of it, then it’s okay to write on the niche that you are passionate about.
However, if you are going to dedicate 40+ hours per week to a blog, then first make sure that you’ll be making enough returns from this blog.
Moreover, passion cannot be found, it can only be developed.
Do you really think all the expert swimmer had always a passion for it? They keep of swimming since childhood and later developed a passion for it.
Similarly, basketball players. Many might have sucked in the starting. However, as they kept going, they would have developed a passion and later excelled in it.
In the blogging world, are you sure that every ‘how to make money’ blogger was always passionate about ‘selflessly’ teach people how to make money?
No. Most of these are ‘developed’ passion.
2. “Build good content” money and traffic will follow”
Not entirely true. Content matters only 50% for the successful blog or less.
Even if you are writing amazing contents, however, if you are not getting traffic then your blog won’t be successful.
There are some niches which can generate traffic quite easily.
For example, food blogs. Almost everyone had ‘at some point in time’ searched about how to make a specific food. There is a large audience for a food blog.
On the other hand, if you write about some typical ‘boring’ topic, where there are only a few targeted traffic, then even if you are writing amazing content, it won’t give you good results.
It’s important to write good engaging, informative and entertaining content.
However, it’s equally important to write on something that a large audience want to read.
Traditional vs Modern Niches:
Traditionally, there happened to be only three successful niches- Health, wealth and romance.
All the other niches were a by-product of these niches.
However, today, there are a number of new niches which generate equal traffic and money to that of ‘health-wealth-romance’ niches.
Few of the popular new niches are Technology, Entertainment, Parenting, Beauty and Fashion, Lifestyle etc.
The golden rule of finding the best niche:
When looking for the most profitable blog niche, here are 3 things that you should keep in mind before you start.
The only blogs that people ‘care’ about are the ones who-
- Help people make money
- Solves their problem
- Or Entertain them.
If you are able to find a niche which is a combination of all three, then your chances of becoming successful are quite high.
Therefore the most profitable blog niche helps people make, solves their problem and entertains them.
9 Most Profitable Blog Niches to Start Blogging
Now that you have understood the ‘underlying’ principle of the most profitable blog niches, here are the top 9 on my list:
1. How to make money
Sub-Niches: Blogging tutorials, Make money ‘online’, Passive Income
This niche is obviously the ‘winner’ of the most profitable blog niches. Most of the bloggers in this niche easily make tons of money.
This niche fulfills 2 out of 3 requirements of the golden rule of finding the best niche.
The ‘How to make money’ bloggers help their viewers to make money by creating their online business and also solves their viewer’s problem of how to get started (or how to make money).
Newbie bloggers keep on looking how to start a blog, generate traffic or to monetize their blogger. And these ‘How to make money’ bloggers with their blogging tutorials are able to help them. In return, these bloggers are able to get huge traffic and generate good money.
Monetization Method: Ads, Affiliate marketing, Service, Consultancy etc
Few of the popular bloggers in this niche include Pat Flynn, Melyssa Griffin, Darren Rowse, Mariah Coz, Shout me loud.
2. Personal finance
Personal finance follows a similar approach to that of ‘how to make money’ niche.
Few of the common tropics that personal finance bloggers cover are frugal leaving, investing, best credit cards, saving money, retirement planning, tax saving, extra ways to make money at home etc.
Personal finance is one of the most profitable blog niches to start blogging as people are constantly looking for these topics and are willing to spend money if they are getting the solution.
For example, people who are looking to save 30%+ tax on their income, will easily give a consulting fee of 1-2% to their advisor.
Monetization method: Ads, Consultancy, Services etc
Few popular blogs on personal finance are- Making sense of cents, Trade Brains and I’ll teach you to be rich.
3. Health and Fitness
Traditionally, one of the best profitable blog niches.
Health and fitness bloggers easily get tons of traffic to their blog as many people are ‘conscious’ about their health & fitness. Most people consistently keep looking for topics like weight loss, yoga, running, diet, nutrition etc.
Moreover, this is one of the easiest niches to monetize.
There are thousands of affiliate products that these bloggers can promote like fitness supplements, running shoes, yoga mats, exercise machines like treadmills, dumbbells etc.
Moreover, these bloggers can easily provide coaching for their reader’s problems like weight reduction, fat-loss, yoga etc.
Monetization method: Ads, Affiliate marketing, Coaching etc
Overall, one of the simplest profitable blog niches.
A modern profitable blog niche.
The technology bloggers cover topics on gadget & electronic stuff and write about technology hacks, troubleshooting, gadget guides, and similar topics.
The best thing about this niche is that new products and gadgets will be constantly launched in the market. Therefore, these bloggers never run out of the content to write about.
Monetization method: Ads, Affiliate marketing, Services etc
5. Beauty and Fashion
These bloggers have an access to cool life and popularity.
Beauty and fashion niche is one of the trending profitable blog niches these days.
However, there are few drawbacks of this niche. First, you need to have a beautiful personality to present to your audience. Second, to keep yourself updated with the latest beauty and fashion products, you have to spend some bucks.
Nevertheless, if you are able to build a traffic on your blog, you’ll get a number of sponsored products and can earn a lot by writing paid blog posts, reviews, and banners.
Most of the beauty and fashion blogger are quite popular on Youtube & Instagram.
Monetization method: Ads, Affiliate marketing, Sponsored post/review/banners etc.
Sub-niches- Travel, Gardening, Home/Outdoor decor, Photography etc
It’s really difficult to define a lifestyle niche as it totally depends on the blogger how they want to describe their blog.
Nevertheless, the audience finds this niche quite entertaining and that’s why the lifestyle bloggers are able to quickly build a large traffic to their blog.
Monetization method: Ads, Affiliate marketing, Sponsored contents etc
7. Personal development
Although this niche has been on the internet for a long time, however, this ‘personal development’ came to light as one of the best profitable blog niches only in recent times.
The different topics covered by personal development bloggers are self-help, how to get confident, how to avoid procrastination, how to be a leader, how to talk with anyone, how to influence, public speaking etc.
These bloggers do not find much difficulty in generating traffic as many people are eager for personal development and keep on looking these stuff on the internet.
Monetization method: Ads, Affiliate marketing, Webinars, Workshops etc.
8. Product Reviews & Coupons
The favourite niche for the youth.
The young people constantly keep looking for the product reviews and ‘coupons’ for a movie ticket, flight reservation or anything where they can avail some discount.
These bloggers can easily get in touch with big brands to get coupons for their customers and get a commission of every sale, as an affiliate.
Monetization method: Ads, Affiliate marketing, sponsored contents etc.
For a long time, food niche was considered as a ‘hobby’ blog. However, in the recent time, it has turned out to be one of the most profitable blog niches for bloggers.
Generating traffic has never been a problem for the food bloggers. Moreover, due to the newly developed methods, even monetization is not tough for these niche bloggers now.
The famous food bloggers are easily able to sell their cooking ‘courses’ or recipe books at a high premium price.
Further, they are can also earn good commission by promoting expensive machines like juice-maker, dining sets etc.
Monetization method: Ads, affiliate marketing, ebooks, sponsored products etc.
That’s all. These are the 9 most profitable blog niches to start blogging
Please note that I didn’t include any entertaining, politics or stand up comedy niche here because it is really difficult to monetize those niche. Except for ads, you won’t be able to monetize your blog that easily.
Here are the 9 most profitable blog niches to start blogging:
- How to make money
- Personal finance
- Health and fitness
- Beauty and Fashion
- Personal development
- Product reviews and Coupons
BONUS: ADDITIONAL BLOG NICHES
Next Step: Dive in and get started:
So, if you are still confused about where to start, just pick a big niche and slowly work down to 3-5 sub-topics that you find interesting.
For example- if you are planning to start a finance blog, start writing all kind of stuff like investing, insurance, mutual funds, retirement planning, savings, credit card etc.
Once you found out which topics enjoy and are most comfortable to write and is getting a positive response on your blog, then slowly narrow down.
Further, as you keep writing, you will definitely develop a passion.
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