The most common advice you’ll ever get is – “Follow your passion, money will come.” I say it’s utter BS!
Not every passion or hobby is profitable. And, if you’re looking to make money with skills that have no demand you will never earn money.
When you start learning any skill you consider the demand it’ll have in the future. You also check if the skill can earn you a living, you don’t want to sleep on the streets or remain broke. Right?
This applies in blogging too…
“Select a blogging niche of your interest, money will come on its own” – it’s generic advice given by most bloggers. Many newbies fail because of it cause they fail to do proper niche research.
What most of the bloggers don’t tell you is that you can write on any topic, it’s easier to become passionate about something which earns you in 4 to 5 figures. Interest is important, but it’s not everything.
The three factors you should keep in mind when selecting a blogging niche is – your interest, popularity, and profitability.
Of course, you can make money in every niche. But how much you make differs in every niche. Some niches are profitable while some aren’t. In this article, you will learn about some niches which make a lot of money.
So, without further ado, here are some blogging niches which are more profitable than the rest.
12 Blogging Niches Which Make A Lot Of Money
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Don’t be surprised. This is the real gold mine that experts will recommend you to not jump straight into. There are some reasons why experts don’t recommend this niche – there’s a lot of competition, newbies try to pretend they are pro, etc.
I kinda agree with most of the bloggers – you should not start teaching others while faking you know everything. Of course, I don’t mean you can’t start a blog in this niche. But you have to take the right approach.
Many bloggers fail in this niche as they make a lot of mistakes. Most of the bloggers I know in this niche act like an expert. I don’t, as being an expert means you’ve stopped growing. That’s what I think anyway.
The reason this niche is so popular is that newbies are always searching for ways to make money online. They want to make some side income or a full-time income through the internet. There’s one way in which new bloggers can succeed in this niche –
Have a secondary blog, what you share in your primary blog test it on the second one. Share what works and what doesn’t. (This is what I do.) The scope is large as more and more people are getting access to the internet now.
Digital marketing is another huge market. But it requires a lot of knowledge and expertise, you also have to stand out from others. It’s a field that’s blooming these days, more and more people want to become a digital marketer.
Not only newbies but also established business owners want to stay in the race, that’s why they want to keep updated. Even we bloggers love to learn about digital marketing. The target audience is huge and profitable. Plus, this audience also spends a lot of money.
If you’re a newbie getting into this niche will be a lot difficult. You can still succeed in this niche if you have a huge budget to hire content writers which specialize in writing about digital marketing. But as a whole, it’s a pretty big niche.
You should narrow down into this niche, specialize in a sub-niche like SEO, Content Marketing, FB advertising, and more. You can go with the whole niche without narrowing it down but it’ll be a lot costly.
Real experts who own digital marketing blogs make millions per year (at the very least). In this niche, becoming an expert is a dream for many people. You can also get clients through your very own digital marketing blog if you’re a freelancer or an agency.
It’s hard to manage money, what’s harder is to manage the money and invest it wisely. Many people suffer from the problem of financial mismanagement. You can actually benefit from it, or benefit from the problems of others. How?
By providing them with a solution. I too follow a lot of blogs which solve my problems and make me learn more. There are also some sites (or blogs) which teach you how to make extra money. But you need to be aware and not fall for online scams.
There are financial blogs which make in millions. You too can take a share of the large market, however, remember you need to be a financial expert yourself to succeed in this niche. Would you trust a guru who fails in his own thing? (Ps. There are a lot.)
Anyways, what people are looking for are suggestions to manage their money. If you can love writing about it then there are many ways to make money in that niche. Plus, you can always read some financial blogs to improve your knowledge.
A lot of people are living in debt and they would be happy to read something which can get ’em out of it. While a lot of people have the money yet down know what to do with it. That’s your audience, solve their problem while making money for yourself.
Most of the people want to better than themselves. Therefore, they read personal development (or self-development) blogs. The blogs in this niche aren’t exactly called personal development blogs because they are narrowed down to sub-niches.
The sub-niches are – productivity, goal-setting, mindset, etc. This niche’s target audience is people who’re self-aware and want to improve. In simple words, there’s a lot of scope and profit in this blogging niche.
However, there’s a problem, the blogs in this niche are not able to make much money with display ads. If you want to make more money with your blog you should always go with affiliate marketing or selling own products.
To succeed in this niche you have to narrow down i.e, becoming a master of one or it’ll be hard to manage. If you narrow down you will get a more targeted audience to whom you will be able to sell things more easily.
This niche is one of the niches where being too broad is bad. You can write about any topic – happiness, getting out of depression, etc. and you will still get a lot of visitors. Nowadays people want to be better than even themselves and they will pay for it.
Everyone eats food (No shit, Sherlock!) but what about those who prepare the food. They have to come up with a variety of dishes to fulfill the taste of their families, clients, etc. This is where food blogs come in.
The people who love to cook food want to try new dishes every day, food blogs can provide them the recipe for the dishes they want to create. There’s at least one member in every family who prepares the dishes, so the market is huge.
It’s one of the niches which get a ton of traffic. As I said people looking for new recipes are many, they will also come again and again for much. However, monetizing a food blog is a little difficult. Why?
Because people aren’t coming to the blog with the intent of purchasing something. They just want to look for recipes and prepare them. You only have to rely on display ads for making money other option being selling an e-book.
To earn a lot with a food blog you will need to get a lot of traffic. Organic traffic provides much better Google Adsense earning when compared to traffic through social media. With a blog in this niche, you should focus a lot on SEO.
Health & Fitness
Everyone wants to be the very best either it’s their mental health or physical health. Health & fitness niche is one of the most traffic getting niches. It’s a billion dollar industry, even if you manage to take a little share of it you’d be very rich.
The audience is always looking for ways to solve their problem be it be losing weight or gaining it, etc. This audience isn’t shy about spending money on a product which makes it easier for them to achieve their goals.
If you want to succeed in this niche there are two best ways to monetize your blog – affiliate products and selling your own products. You will also have to target a sub-niche, being too broad won’t be any good here.
When you’ve started to get some traffic on your fitness blog don’t rush, first, make use of display ads and affiliate marketing to earn money. After your blog is much popular start releasing your own products to make huge money.
There are many ways to get traffic to a health and fitness blog, but the ones we think the best is – organic visitors and visitors through Pinterest. (The same can be applied also to food blogs. They’re also popular on Pinterest.)
If you’re reading this blog post right now, I bet you don’t want to do a job under someone else (I’d be right 8/10 times). Just like you and me, there are a lot of people who want to start their own business and run it successfully.
With the internet, becoming an entrepreneur has become much easier. No, I’m not saying it’s totally easy but it’s definitely easier than traditional businesses. You need less capital to get started, no need to buy physical goods, etc.
Now, you will find a lot of people who want to quit their day job, travel the world and become a digital nomad. They want to make money while working for themselves. This will be your target audience, you can teach them and make a lot of money.
You also need to be an expert, there are a lot of ways you can make money in this niche. The best two ways are – selling affiliate products and selling own digital products. It’s one of the hottest topics to blog about with a very huge scope in the future.
The key to finding success in this niche is to be true & authentic. There are a lot of self-proclaimed gurus that will always try to sell you their courses which are just filled with basic cliched information. You can make money while being authentic.
Product Reviews (Or, Niche Sites)
Product review sites are one of the sites which gets traffic and have a high conversion rate. Technically, product review sites aren’t a niche. You can start a site and put reviews of products you use and earn money by putting affiliate links on them.
There are many ways you can choose to go with a product review site – either you can start writing about everything or you can niche down. The authority product review sites are hard to create i.e, where you can put content about anything you want to.
The niched-down sites are called niche sites. Generally, people monetize niche sites with affiliate links and most of the sites are in partnership with Amazon associates (Amazon affiliate program). The amazon niche sites are popular, they also make a lot of money.
There are lots of amazon niche sites, and mostly new bloggers start with these niche sites. Making a niche site successful is hard as there’s a lot of competition. But if you do proper research before starting a niche site then it’s easier to succeed.
Niche sites generally make much profit as the visitors comes with the intent of purchasing something. The reviews you write will lead them to buy something. Narrowing down is the best option if you want to start a review (or niche) blog.
How many times have you seen people talk about traveling the world, quitting their day job or becoming a digital nomad? I’ve seen many, you would also know many like them. People love to travel and explore new places. It’s a fun niche to work in.
You also want to travel around the world. Don’t you? I don’t know about you but if I get all things right I’d start a travel blog someday. Just think of it, it’s possible to get paid while being on a vacation full year. Pretty exciting! (Even I’m getting excited while writing.)
There is no other great resource to know about exploring places and learning about them than travel blogs. It’s also a booming niche but is certainly an old one. Writing about traveling and a journey is great and has many ways to get monetized.
The best ways to monetize a travel blog are – affiliate products, display ads, own products, etc. This niche isn’t bound by many rules. Plus, you can always get huge traffic from social media for a travel blog, people love to read about traveling.
There are many perks of being a travel blogger – you even get free tickets, free hotel bookings, etc. by those who want a review. If you put the right efforts you can easily make 3000$ to 5000$ monthly in this niche.
People want to improve their way of living. This is where lifestyle blogs come to the rescue. On these lifestyle blogs, you can provide info and hacks about how to make the living of your visitors better. It’s having a huge scope for bloggers to make money.
This niche is too broad so you must never think of taking it to the extreme and start writing about whatever comes to your mind. You should niche down to get success. The sub-niches include – home decoration, survival, gardening, etc.
If you want to get success in this niche don’t be too broad. You can write about 2 or 3 topics on a blog but don’t try to overdo it. The best ways to make money in this niche are – display ads and affiliate products. It’s possible to make 1000$ to 2000$ monthly in this niche.
Even niches like traveling are a part of this niche cause it’s too broad. Lifestyle simply means a way of living so anything by which you can influence the people which results in their lifestyle change comes in this niche. (I hope you get this, I tried to simplify it in my own terms.)
Most of the amazon niche sites (I talked about earlier) focus on lifestyle. So, if you’re thinking of starting an Amazon niche site getting into lifestyle niche will be beneficial for you. You can drive a lot of traffic with the help of social media sites like FB, Pinterest, etc.
There are many blessings which we have got due to the internet. It has changed almost everything, but the thing which has been affected the most is the way we learn new things. Back in the days going to school was the only choice. Now, it’s an option.
Not everyone loves attending regular classes, it’s great that now they can attend classes online and miss nothing. The Internet has revolutionized the way we learn things, and it’s for the better. It doesn’t stop here there’s still a long way to go.
Experts assume that the E-learning industry will be worth 300bn+ by 2025. You can also benefit from it right now, you can start a blog which teaches people to learn a skill online. This is also a gold mine, many are still making a lot of money in this niche.
There are a lot of things you can teach online ranging from basic stuff like MS Excel to advanced stuff like programming, etc. The only thing you need to be successful is that you should be an expert on the topic you are teaching.
You can create a blog around teaching content, monetization is easy with promoting affiliate products, selling your own E-book or online course, etc. There are some bloggers right now who make millions by teaching online (selling online courses).
Tech & Gaming
It’s all about tech nowadays, everything you do is done with it whether it’s washing your clothes with the help of a washing machine or surfing the net on your laptop. Tech industry is without a doubt the fastest growing industry.
The other thing that people love now is games. It doesn’t matter what’s the console is gamers are always looking for new games to try out or become an expert in a specific game. I too love gaming. (But I suck at it.) Combine these two and you’ve got a gold mine.
There are a lot of things when it comes to writing about tech. It’s a broad niche, you can either try to cover all of it which will be costly. Or, niche down to subcategories like – Games reviews, Tech reviews, Mobile news, etc.
The audience in the tech niche isn’t specified they can be looking for anything. You should start a tech blog but keep in mind select the sub-niche according to your expertise. It’s also one of the most profitable niches, tech blog owners are very rich. (Most of them.)
You can also monetize tech & gaming blogs in various ways. But the two ways in which most of the expert earn money from their blogs are display ads and affiliate marketing. The biggest traffic sources for tech blogs are – FB and search engines.
That’s it, these were the best blogging niches you can work on if you want to make a lot of money blogging. Remember, there’s money in every niche which has a demand. Fix peoples problems and you’ve found a way to earn money.
There are also many other hidden niches which earn a lot of money. But the ones we think are the best have been included in our list. You can find more niche ideas while you do your own research.
I’ll try to keep this list updated. As soon as I find a profitable blogging niche I’ll add to this list. After finding a profitable niche you need to get your blog ready, work on it and someday your efforts will pay off. (That’s what I think.)
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So, what are your thoughts about this list? Are there any highly profitable blogging niches I missed? (There should be some, I guess.) What’s your favorite blogging niche? Let us know in the comments below.