196 Blog Niche Ideas That Make Money

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Looking for some blog niche ideas?

You’ve come to the right place.

Below, I’ve compiled a huge list of topics you can look through to help you in your search.

I know how hard it can be to wrack your brain trying to brainstorm some niche ideas for your new blog. Been there, done that!

Hopefully, the list saves you time. And, provides you with some inspiration.

Make Money Online Niche

One of the most popular niches you can get into is one where you teach other people how to make money.

The reason being, it’s very profitable.

That’s because everyone needs money. Just as importantly many people don’t like the financial situation they’re in. Or, at the very least want to improve it.

Similarly, most people hate their jobs. They do it because it pays the bills. As such, this gives then another alternative to sitting behind the desk.

So what’s the catch?

The problem with the “make money” niche is the it’s very competitive. This means it takes more effort to be able to get visitors to your blog.

That said, done correctly, you can easily make 6-figures a year helping other people be financially independent.

Here are some sub-niches for making money online:

  • How to Start a Blog
  • Starting an Online Business
  • How to Make Money Online
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Digital Marketing
  • Copywriting
  • Proofreading
  • Marketing
  • Business Tips
  • Business Opportunities & Ideas
  • Human Resources

Lifestyle Niche

The lifestyle niche is one of the broadest niches around. This is a good thing.

But, it also means that you’re better off choosing a particular lifestyle as opposed to talking about various aspects of it altogether.

That’s because your readers will likely be interested in a particular lifestyle, say pets or religion. So, if you mix it up with other topics, they’ll be less interested in those.

Here are some of the most popular lifestyle niches you can start.

  • Homesteading
  • Survival
  • Cleaning
  • Organization
  • Gardening
  • Home Décor
  • Parenting
  • Dogs, cats, pets
  • Life Hacks
  • Home Hacks
  • Religion
  • Fashion
  • Beauty

Travel Niche

The travel niche, along with the food and health & fitness niches, are among the biggest. That’s because everyone is interested in it.

It’s not the the lifestyle niche or personal finance niche where you only attract a certain group of people.

Everyone loves to travel. And, everybody enjoys eating good food.

As such, at some point in time, people are going to visit travel blogs for information on places they want to visit.

But, because the travel niche is very broad, you’ll often need to focus on a specific aspect of travel.

This means either focusing on:

  • A certain city
  • A particular county
  • An aspect of traveling, like flights, hotels, food, culture, etc.

The travel niche is very profitable because people are willing to spend when they vacation. Thus, you’ll find a lot of affiliate products related to these services including hotel reservations, airline bookings and city trips.

Here are some sub-niches in travel:

  • Travel guides & tips
  • City guides
  • Budget travel & vacation
  • Food around the world or a particular city
  • Business travel
  • Different events in parts of the world
  • Cultures

Food Niche

Everyone loves good food. That’s why you now see food shows on TV. And, you have the rise of the celebrity chefs.

Much like travel the food niche is very broad.

With travel, you have tons of countries and different aspects included with it.

The same goes for food. There are so many kinds of cuisines, recipes and cooking techniques.

As such, you’ll often find blogs divided into the those that are generalists and specialists.

  • Generalist blogs– cover all sorts of content within that niche. So, if you’re in the food niche, that means writing about all sorts of recipes and how to create them.
  • Specific blogs– focus on a particular sub-niche. For food, that could mean just Paleo or the vegan diet. Similarly, you could just talk about Indian cuisine or coffee.

Similarly, there are larger and smaller sub-niches within the niche.

One example is fine dining.

It’s the smaller food sub-niches. But, it could be very profitable if you know your way around mid- to high-end restaurants.

For example, Google bought restaurant review site Zagat for $151 million in 2011.

Here are some of the sub-niches for food:

  • Paleo diet
  • Ketogenic diet
  • Vegan, vegetarian or Plant-based diet or lifestyle
  • Losing weight with food
  • BBQ
  • Budget meals
  • Kids meals & snacks

Specific dishes (focusing on one kind of cooking. Some examples include, slow cooker meals, instant pot, 30 minute meals or dishes with only 5 ingredients or less)

  • How to cook & prep in the kitchen
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Beer
  • Wine & Spirits
  • Baking & pastries
  • Restaurant reviews
  • Guide to eating out
  • Kitchen equipment

Health Niche

The health niche is one of the biggest markets around. But, it’s one of the most difficult for bloggers to get into since Google instituted the E-A-T update to its algorithm. E-A-T stands for Expertise, Authoritativeness and Trustworthiness.

As such, going into the health niche today often means you ought to have some sort of degree to back you up.

That said, you can still get into without one. But, it may be more challenging to do so since most of those who are doing well in it have some abbreviations before and after their names.

  • Type of diet: low sodium, diabetes diet, Mediterranean or Okinawa diet
  • Nutrition
  • Supplements
  • Sleep
  • Wholistic medicine
  • Alternative healing
  • TCM (Traditional Chinese Medicine)
  • Meditation
  • Herbal
  • Mindfulness
  • Mental health
  • Self-care routine

Fitness Niche

Fitness is very similar to the health niche. That’s because teaching fitness often means having some sort of certification with it.

For example, yoga sites are often run by yogis who are certified instructors. Similarly, fitness sites are often run by personal trainers or someone who has a some kind of credential.

But, there are some sub-niches here that don’t require that. A few include weight loss and running to name a few.

  • Yoga
  • Pilates
  • General fitness
  • Weight loss
  • Weight training
  • Body Building
  • Crossfit
  • Running
  • Walking
  • Swimming
  • Personal Training
  • Specific fitness tests (fireman, military, police, etc.)

Personal Development Niche

Personal development is another huge niche. But, unlike other niches where you have the option of going broad, it’s much harder to do so here.

That’s because people who are searching in the self-help field often look for something specific.

For example, if you’re looking to improve memory and cognition, you won’t be particularly interested in article that talk about habits or time management, and vice versa.

As such, focusing more on one sub-niche allows you to target a specific audience.

That said, some generalist sites do exist. The caveat here is that it’s harder to sell a specific product to your readers because their interests vary significantly.

So, in this case, ad revenue is where you’ll excel at.

  • Time management
  • Productivity
  • Goal setting
  • Leadership
  • Happiness
  • Positivity
  • Habits
  • Managing stress
  • Memory & Cognition
  • Self-confidence & self-esteem
  • Learning
  • Social skills
  • Communication

Hobbies Niche

Hobbies are one of the most fun niches to go into.

That said, not all hobbies are profitable.

Why?

Not everyone is willing to spend on a hobby. In comparison, topics like furthering your career, learning how to make money online or getting into college offer easier opportunities for monetizing your blog.

As such, in the hobbies niche, it’s crucial to pick a topic that:

  • Has an avid following. That is, people are willing to buy things.
  • A large enough market. Some hobbies are just not too popular.
  • Hobbies where people need to buy things/equipment or learn a skill to play or do it.

One great example of this is the golf niche. It has:

  • A huge market
  • Most people who play it have extra money to spend
  • They become avid golfers
  • They need to buy equipment
  • If you want to get better you’ll likely need to hire an instructor or get some lessons

This gives you the audience base, the purchasing power and products & services to sell. All of which boost your profit potential.

  • Music
  • Writing
  • Cars and detailing
  • Motorcycles
  • Playing cards
  • Photography
  • Metal detecting
  • Coin collecting
  • Dancing
  • Hiking
  • Drawing
  • Art
  • Crafts
  • Technology and gadgets

Sports

Love sports?

If so, then you can talk about the particular sport you’re good at.

In the sports niche, your approach to covering a sport can vary.

You can take it from the perspective of a hobby/lifestyle, or as a guide how to get better (training & tips) at that sport.

Similarly, you can report the latest events in that sport.

You can likewise talk about sports in general. But, this is often harder because it requires a lot of resources. This is why broadcast outlets like ESPN occupy that sub-niche.

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Football
  • Soccer
  • Golf
  • Fishing
  • Bowling
  • Cycling
  • Surfing
  • Equestrian

Personal Finance Niche

Personal finance is very closely related to making money. But, it focuses more on the saving money part, at least for most bloggers.

That said, there are still many sub-niches in personal finance that are related to earning money too.

This gives you the option to talking about all of them or focusing on one or two sub-niches.

That said, in this niche the latter is little more difficult. That’s because of two reasons:

  • You may be limited by the topics within one sub-niche
  • The market may not be big enough in certain personal finance sub-niches

As such, you’ll find a lot of blogs in this industry cover multiple sub-niches as opposed to focusing on only one.

Saving Money Sub-niches

  • Personal finance for beginners
  • Budgeting
  • Personal accounting
  • Saving money
  • Getting out of debt/paying off debt
  • Saving for college
  • Financial independence
  • Retirement
  • Minimalism
  • Frugal Living

Making Money Sub-niches

  • Jobs
  • Investing
  • Trading/Day Trading
  • Careers
  • Side hacks/side jobs

Arts & Crafts Niche

While they’re often bunched together, the arts and crafts are actually two very distinct sub-topics in this niche.

The reason being that, you’ll often find blogs focusing on one or the other.

  • Arts blogs– focus on drawing, painting digital art, fonts or calligraphy. These are all related to creating something on paper or screen.
  • Crafts blogs– mostly focus on creating some kind of product. This is the case for sewing, quilting, photography, DIY crafts and woodworking.

Because they’re all very skill-oriented, it’s seldom you see a blog cover both arts and crafts. The only exception are large companies who can hire experts in each field.

As a blogger, you’ll likely be skilled at one or the other more.

Art sub-niches

  • Drawing
  • Watercolor
  • Painting
  • Kids art
  • Digital art
  • Graphics design
  • Design

Crafts sub-niches

  • DIY crafts
  • Tutorials
  • Photography
  • Making videos
  • Sewing
  • Quilting
  • Knitting
  • Woodworking

Entertainment Niche

This is one of the most fun niches to talk about. That’s because people love to learn about their favorite movie stars and music artists.

Essentially, anything related to fun, television, the big screen falls under this.

This niche is very much advertising-based when it comes to monetization. But, because some franchises have memorabilia and merchandise, it allows you to offer giveaways or promote them as an affiliate.

  • Celebrity news
  • Movies
  • TV shows
  • Sports
  • Music
  • Comedy
  • Theater
  • Games

Tech Niche

This involves everything tech. As such, it’s very broad and diverse.

This gives you the freedom to go into sub-topics that are very technical like programming and data science.

Or, pick those that your everyday tech enthusiast would enjoy like gadgets, electronics news, virtual reality and apps.

So, while the niche does have the word tech in it, it doesn’t necessarily mean you need to be super tech-savvy.

  • Gadgets
  • Electronic devices
  • Computers, desktops and laptops
  • Computer peripherals
  • Coding
  • HTML
  • WordPress
  • Video Game creation
  • Data science
  • Tech support

Games and Gaming

Video games are a huge industry. In case you haven’t heard, it’s already made its way into some multi-country competitions like the Southeast Asian Games and Asian Game. And, there’s the possibility of being included in the Olympics too.

You’ve also probably heard of YouTube game bloggers who make millions of dollars a year playing video games.

The point being, blogging about games is just as big.

  • Video game news
  • Game reviews
  • Video game tutorials
  • Gaming tips, cheats and walkthroughs
  • Video game strategies
  • Board games
  • Card games
  • Outdoor and lawn games

Relationships and Dating Niche

Dating is the 10,000 pound gorilla in this niche. But, it’s also very difficult. That’s because like weight loss it’s very competitive.

That said, you have the option choosing other sub-topics within the niche as well.

Here, the focus is on improving relationships between people. This includes family members, friends or partners.

  • Guide to dating & dating tips
  • Matchmaking
  • Weddings
  • Starting a family
  • Marriage counseling
  • Divorce
  • Relationship advice

Parenting, Family and Home Niche

This is niche centers on the family, either parent, child or both. The home in this case, as opposed to the one in home decor, is about the family as opposed to the physical house which is what the decor niche is about.

As such, topics in this niche are very diverse. They include all sorts of things from raising infants all the way to fun activities for the family.

  • Pregnancy & childbirth
  • Raising kids
  • Parenting
  • Child care
  • Kids activities
  • Children’s education
  • Homeschooling
  • Family activities
  • School life (for kids)

Education Niche 

The education niche is like one of the more divided niches. By that I mean that some sub-niches are very big while are more moderate in market size.

Here, the biggest ones are those related to getting into college and test taking. This is a huge business because parents would like their kids to go to a good college.

And, knowing that their child’s choice of college affects their career and future earning potential, parents are willing to spend.

That’s the biggest key in a profitable niche. People willing to spend.

More importantly, college isn’t cheap. The entrance fees themselves aren’t cheap, either.

Both of which dictate the costs of what college guides and test taking services can charge.

This gives you a big advantage.

  • For teachers and educators to learn and share
  • How to get into college
  • College information and reviews
  • College Life
  • Test taking (SAT and others)
  • Study hacks
  • Skill acquisition

Product Reviews Niche

This is a broad niche that covers all sorts of websites and blogs that review products and consumer services.

In the past, review sites were generalists. That is they reviewed everything under the sun. This gave them more breadth, which results in more traffic.

But today, thanks to Google’s algorithm changes, most product review blogs focus on a particular niche.

For example, in the tech niche you’ll focus on all sorts of new gadgets. In the beauty niche you’ll focus on makeup or skin products.

Compared to the other niches above, this one is more commercial. That is, it’s geared towards selling products. More specifically, products that help people decide on what to purchase.

  • Home appliances
  • Tools (woodworking, gardening or construction)
  • Tech gadgets
  • Shoes
  • Clothes
  • Makeup
  • Books
  • Vehicles
  • Luxury items

Conclusion

Choosing a niche is one of the most important first steps in starting a blog.

Besides liking the topic, it’s important to consider it’s profit potential, especially if you want to make money with your blog.

Use the huge list of blog niche ideas above to brainstorm what you want to write about. And, decide what angle you want to take when approaching the topic.

What niche are you blogging about or plan to start your blog in? Let me know below in the comments.

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