So you are considering blogging as a side hustle? Or maybe even as a full time career? First things first, you’ll have to think hard about what topic(s) you want to cover. Or in blogging terms – what is your niche going to be?
Some blog niches are more profitable than others, but I think every niche can make decent money if you put enough time and effort into it.
Choosing a blog niche is never easy. It requires a lot of brainstorming and online research. If you think you’ve found the perfect niche, you should ask yourself a few questions before definitely settling for it:
- Do I enjoy writing about this topic?
- Is this topic versatile and can I write lots of different articles on it?
- Do people search for questions regarding this topic in Google?
- How many existing blogs cover this topic and do they perform well?
- Are bloggers in this niche on social media and do they have a good following?
I’ve (unconsciously) listed these questions in order of importance. It is extremely important that YOU enjoy your niche, as you will be spending LOTS of time writing and researching. On top of that, you will be positioning yourself as an expert in the field. Better choose a field you really like, right? You have that privilege as a blogger – USE IT!
Then again it’s also good to know that your topic is often searched for in Google. That’ll help you tremendously in your keyword research and your discoverability.
And never forget to have a gander at your potential competition. Are the bloggers in this niche making a full-time income? Do they offer resources? What is their following like?
If you can’t find existing blogs in your niche, that could be a good thing! It means you don’t have to compete with other bloggers to rank for important keywords. But do ask yourself the questions “why aren’t there any blogs in this niche?“. Maybe no one searches for it so it isn’t as profitable. But then again YOU could be the person who spreads the word and MAKES people search for your niche. Fun challenge!
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT TO BLOG ABOUT ONE TOPIC?
Why is a niche so important for a blog? Why not cover multiple topics or niches and reach people with all kinds of interests?
Those are good questions. And they come with good answers. Having a lifestyle blog that covers multiple topics might work if you have already established an audience that actively follows you in whatever you do. An influencer or a celebrity, for example.
However, for someone who is just getting started and who is a – you know.. regular person, people won’t actively go looking for you and your content. So you need to reach people in another way.
This is where SEO (search engine optimization) comes in. You want to optimize your blog for Google, so people can easily find you in a relevant Google search. If your blog focuses on one niche, Google will understand what your blog is about and rank you higher easily.
Suggested read: All About Search Engine Optimization (SEO)
So in other words – by having a niche you will be more easily discoverable by new readers by having a niche. The more specific your niche, the better!
Why is a very specific niche – or micro niche – better? I explain that in my related article: How To Find A Blog Niche?
LIST OF 93 BLOG NICHES THAT CAN MAKE MONEY
I researched popular blog niches that are known to make good money and listed useful micro niches under it. And to help you out even more, I jotted down some blog post ideas and inspiration to get you started!
Popular blogging niches that can make you money:
- Beauty & Wellness
- Fashion & Style
- Finance & Budgeting
- Pets & Animals
- School & Education
- Social Media
And here’s THE list of 93 useful micro niches and content ideas, sorted per mentioned big niche:
- Blogging for beginners. A beginners guide to setting up a blog. How to get people to read your blog. What platform should you build your blog on? What should your first blog post be about?
- Blogging from home. A day in the life of a full-time blogger. How to make money blogging. How to create the perfect blogging set up at home? How to plan ahead your blog content?
- Blogging on WordPress. How to create a blog on WordPress? xx WordPress plugins every blog should have. The best WordPress themes for blogging. How to create a static homepage on WordPress?
- SEO for blogs. How to sort your blogging categories? Internal linking in blog posts: do’s and don’ts. How to do keyword research for your blog content planning?
Beauty & Wellness
- Fine hair. Best hair care products for thin hair. Updo hairstyle inspiration for fine hair. How to dry fine hair after a shower. How to make thin hair appear thicker.
- Hair extensions & wigs. The best hair extensions for blondes. How to blend in extensions with your own hair? How to care for a human hair wig? How to style a wig to last 12 hours? xx best types of wig glue. How to recognize good quality synthetic hair?
- Makeup. Makeup product reviews. Light makeup looks for a hot summer day. What shade of eyeshadow fits your eye color? The best foundation for dark skin tones. A guide to understanding your makeup brushes.
- Perfume. Perfume product reviews. The difference between ‘eau de perfume’ and ‘eau de toilette’. How to apply perfume properly. The perfect scents for fall. A guide to fragrance notes.
- Sensitive skin care. The best skincare brands for sensitive skin. How to protect your skin from the sun. Makeup products for sensitive skin. The trick to shaving sensitive legs.
- Theatrical makeup. xx Halloween makeup ideas. The best brands for full coverage matte foundation. How to apply false eyelashes.
- Wellness in [location]. The xx best wellness centers around [location]. Why you should book a wellness retreat at [location].
- Girl boss lifestyle. How to become a girl boss? How to set up your own company? Feminine girl boss office inspiration. How to be a girl boss in a men’s world? A day in the life of a girl boss.
- Career advice. What careers are out there? What career suits you most? What career is profitable? What career gives you lots of freedom?
- Career coaching. How to organize your career goals? How to stick to your career goals? How to deal with a set back in your career? How to make quick growth in your career?
- Mental health in employed people. How to stay sane in a 9 tot 5 job? How to deal with a burnout? How to do quick meditation exercizes at work? How to prevent getting overwhelmed at work? How to deal with failure in a work environment?
- Office job lifestyle. How to stay fit in an office job? How to connect with your co-workers? How to bring a smile to work everyday? How to brighten up your workspace? How to block out distractions in an office? Daily lunch inspiration for office workers.
- Working from home. Home office decor inspiration. How to plan your day working from home? How to avoid distractions when working from home? xx ways to make money from home. How to register your own business? How to do your own taxes?
- Celebrity news. [Artist] releases new album and this is why you should listen to it. The truth about the divorce between [artist] and [artist]. [Artist] reveals the secret to why she’s always smiling.
- Memes. What [meme] really means. The origin of the [meme] joke. Misconceptions about popular memes. What makes a meme take off and go viral?
- Movies & TV shows. [Movie] review: why you should go see it asap. The reason behind the sudden cancellation of [TV show]. Rating the most popular TV shows from best to worst.
- Theatre. Why you should go see [musical]. xx reasons why it’s good for your mental health to watch a ballet. The best theatre productions you haven’t heard about.
Fashion & Style
- Alternative fashion. xx ways to look more edgy on a daily basis. How to style your outfits to go with teal hair. Lolita fashion inspiration.
- Fashion for kids. How to dress you kid in branded clothing while on budget. xx new kids fashion trends for next spring. How to keep your kid’s sneakers white as long as possible.
- Festival Fashion. The secret to dressing like a bohemian fashion queen. The xx cutest outfits spotted at Coachella. A guide to dressing up for a festival.
- Korean fashion. Korean Ulzzang fashion inspiration. The cutest girly dresses worn by Korean women. How to dress like a K-pop star.
- Parisian fashion. xx fashion rules that every Parisienne follows. How to walk in high heels all day. Parisian style guide to fall season. xx ways to wear a scarf like a Parisienne.
- Petite fashion. xx ways to make your legs look taller. The best brands for petite clothing. Upcoming fashion trends for petite women.
- Plus size fashion. Why plus size women shouldn’t feel obliged to only wear black. xx plus size fashion looks for summer. The most fashion forward solution to thigh chafing.
- Thrifting & second hand fashion. xx reasons why fast fashion should be banned. The benefits of fashion thrifting. What to do with clothes you’ve stopped wearing.
Finance & Budgeting
- Frugal living. How to save money on groceries. The secret to minimalism and how to apply it to your lifestyle. How to monitor your monthly expenses and save money. How to budget without giving up on fun things.
- Couponing. The most profitable way to do your online shopping. How to save money on every online purchase? The best places to look for coupons.
- Gym lifestyle. xx mistakes people make at the gym. The current trends in fitness fashion spotted in the gym. xx tips on meeting people at your local gym.
- Home workouts. Full body home workout without equipment. xx things you need to know before you workout at home. The best home workout programs of [year].
- Personal training. xx effective ab exercizes for a flat belly. How to create a meal plan tailored to your personal needs? How to prep your meals for the week?
- Pilates. The xx most effective bodyweight pilates moves. How to strengthen your core with pilates? The way to become a pilates instructor.
- Pregnancy fitness. How to stay fit during pregnancy? What exercises should you avoid when pregnant? How to get back in shape quick after giving birth?
- Running. xx tips to get ready for a marathon. The xx most beautiful places for running. What shoes are best for running?
- Weight loss. Personal weight loss journey. xx easy healthy recipes that will help you lose weight. The best exercises for people who want to lose weight.
- Yoga. How to do the perfect sun salutations pose? How to square your hips correctly in yoga poses? The secrets of the downward facing dog position. A list of the best poses to stretch each muscle.
- Veganism and plant-based. The biggest struggles of being vegan and how to overcome them. xx tips to get you through the road to a plant-based diet. ANY vegan recipe!
- Baking. How to make homemade whipped cream? Baking essentials you should have in your kitchen. Original birthday cake inspiration.
- Recipes. Literally ANY recipe!!
- Board games. xx reasons why you should organize an oldskool game night with friends. The best board games that have aged well. How to organize and store your board games.
- Game reviews. Reviews of upcoming or just released games (you could make your niche more specific by just focusing on mobile games, PC games or console games).
- Game walkthroughs. How to finish [level] in [game] in no time. A complete walkthrough of [game]. How to defeat the [game] end boss without getting hit once.
- Living with a disability. xx reasons why you shouldn’t let your disability define you. Relatable things that only a disabled person understands. Traveling with a disability.
- Mental health. Natural ways to reduce anxiety. How to deal with failure and learn from it? How a pet can help you with your mental health issues? How to perform under pressure?
- Nutrition & supplements. The truth about super foods. What food to avoid when you have high cholesterol? How to get enough B12 as a vegetarian?
- Books & Reading. The top 5 must reads of [year]. How to find time to sit down and read a book? The best Bookstagram accounts that you should follow.
- Crochet. Share ANY crochet pattern.
- DIY. How to DIY your own fluffy stool and save money? Cute DIY inspiration for cupcakes and cake pops. How to turn an old dresser into a dog crate?
- Music & Instruments. How to read sheet music like a pro. The quickest ways to tune a piano. The most commons people make playing the guitar.
- Photography. How to understand aperture, shutter speed and ISO? Tips and tricks to master manual photography. How to utilize natural lighting to get the best out of your photoshoots?
- Apartment life. xx ways to make your apartment look bigger. The best pets for an apartment. How to deal with loud neighbors in an apartment.
- Bohemian interior. The basics of a Bohemian interior color palette. The xx most boho couches and sofas. What flooring is the most Bohemian?
- Industrial homes. How to furnish and decorate a loft? xx characteristics of an industrial home. Industrial kitchen inspiration.
- Scandinavian interior. Scandinavian wall decor inspiration. How to make your home look more Scandinavian.
- Sustainable living & Eco-friendly home. How to create an eco-friendly home and live more sustainable? How to reduce plastic waste in your home. Vegan cleaning products that don’t harm the environment.
- Law of attraction. What is the law of attraction and how do I use it? The best practices to introduce the law of attraction. xx must reads for law of attraction beginners.
- Living abroad. How to find a country that speaks to you. The pros and cons of living abroad. Relatable situations only people that live abroad will understand. How to deal with homesickness. How to get around in a country that speaks a different language?
- Vegan lifestyle. xx things you can say to defend your vegan lifestyle. xx struggles of going out for food as a vegan. How to organize a vegan friendly party.
- Postpartum. The first thing to do when you bring home your baby. Breastfeeding do’s and don’ts. List of popular baby names in [year]. How to prepare a photoshoot with a newborn?
- Pregnancy. Baby shower party inspiration. Dealing with anxiety and self-doubt during pregnancy. How to know when it’s time to stop working when pregnant?
- Stay at home parent. Tips to find time for yourself all a stay at home parent. The xx struggles of a stay at home parent.
- Teenagers. Dealing with your teenager going through puberty. Teaching your teenage daughter about her period. When do you know it’s time to let a teenager go?
- Toddlers. xx fun places to visit with your toddler. The best toddler toys of [year]. Tips & tricks to make taking a toddler to the dentist easier.
- Working parent. How to find the best daycare for your child? How to deal with judgement from other parents?
Pets & Animals
- Animal sanctuary. What it’s like to own an animal sanctuary. Life updates of [name of animal]. Why you should pick a sanctuary over a shelter.
- Birds. A list of birds you can keep as pets. Why the budgie is not a starter bird that’s easy. xx reasons to reconsider getting a pet bird for your child. xx reasons why you should never clip a bird’s wings.
- Horses & Horseback riding. The best time of day to go horseback riding. The difference between [breed] and [breed]. xx ways to make mucking out the stable more fun.
- Specific pet breed. How to train a [breed] puppy. The reason why [breed] are misunderstood and wrongfully considered dangerous.
- Dating. xx reasons why you should use Tinder. Storytime: that one time I embarrassed myself on a first date. What it’s like to be the only single in a friend group.
- Long Distance relationships. How to deal with long distance relationships. xx reasons why long distance couples value each other’s company more. The struggles of a long distance relationship.
- Married life. Fun traditions for couples without kids. The xx most magical honeymoon destinations. What to do with your wedding dress after getting married? The xx most common pet peeves in married couples.
School & Education
- Homeschooling. xx reasons why you are smart enough to homeschool your kids. The best way to teach grammar as a homeschooler. How to socialize your homeschooled kid.
- Learning a language. The basics of [language] and how to apply them. xx ways to get better at learning a new language. The xx most common sentences in [language]. Funny jokes to tell a native [language] speaker and make them laugh.
- Studying. How to organize your schoolwork? The xx cutest stationary sets for all your schoolwork. Tips on how to create an effective study planning that doesn’t ruin your social life.
- Teacher. The funniest situations I have experienced in class as a teacher. xx struggles only an elementary teacher understands. Tips & tricks to get the attention of a daydreaming child in class.
- Facebook. How to use Facebook advertising to boost your post? Tips & tricks on managing and growing multiple Facebook groups. How to get more people to find and like your Facebook page?
- Instagram. Understanding the Instagram algorithm and using it to your advantage. How to do hashtag research on Instagram? How to use Instagram stories to boost your account? How to write the perfect bio?
- Pinterest. How to use Pinterest as a marketing tool rather than a social platform. Why monthly unique viewers aren’t that important. How to make a pin that has the potential to go viral. How to make people click your pins and visit your website?
- YouTube. How to monetize a YouTube channel and make money? How to create a thumbnail that makes people watch your video? How to get people to subscribe to your channel?
- Astrology. What is a birth chart and what can you learn from it? The difference between a sun and moon sign. Why you shouldn’t take your zodiac sign too seriously.
- Meditation. The best practices to meditation at home. How to create a peaceful and inspiring space for meditation? Is it better to meditate sitting or lying down?
- Mindfulness. How to become more aware of all living things around you? How to be more mindful in your job? The secret to learning how to find happiness in the little things.
- Coding. The difference between HTML and CSS. How to build a basic website from scratch. How to create a WordPress plugin yourself. List of the most useful codes for websites and blogs.
- Gadgets. Review the newest gadgets. Why the [gadget] is better than the [gadget]. The best ways to protect your smartphone from damage.
- Security. The best security plugins for WordPress websites. How to make sure a webshop is legit and safe. How to tell a fake e-mail from a real one.
- City trips. xx reasons why you should visit [city]. The xx hot spots in [city] that you must visit. How to use public transport in [city] and what to look out for?
- Hotel reviews. Review and rate any hotel!
- Road trips. xx activities to do in the passenger seat during a road trip. Road trip photo inspiration to get your excited. The most scenic way to travel from [location] to [location].
- Travel in Asia. Top xx temples you must visit when you’re in [country]. Why [country] is the new favorite travel destination of millennials. xx cultural habits you should know about [country] before you go there.
- Wanderlust. xx reasons why an adventurous vacation is more fun than staying at a beach resort. xx activities to keep yourself busy on a long flight. How to make time go by faster when you are counting down for your next vacation?
HOW DO I START A PROFITABLE BLOG?
Have you found a blog niche that made your heart race (in a good way)? One that you can pump out regular content for and enjoy your time doing it? GREAT! Congratulations!
Now it is time to create your own website to publish your future content on! This is where it gets fun. You get to pick a hosting service and a theme that suits your aesthetic, and then start blogging!
Let me help you set up a profitable and monetized blog that will earn you some good cash. I go through all 17 steps and explain everything thoroughly (so even beginners will understand!) in my article Blogging For Beginners: A Complete Guide To Starting A Monetized Blog.
And if you are experienced with blogs, you can use the article as a checklist to make sure you’ve done everything right.
Without a doubt I will have forgotten a few fun and profitable blog niches. So if you have any additions to this list, don’t forget to comment down below!