There is an art and a science to blogging.
Certain blog niches and topics are proven to make more money than others.
Simple! Supply and demand.
There are a definitive number of human beings searching out key topics on Google, Facebook, etc. They are looking for:
- Educational information
- Entertaining distractions
- News alerts
- Solutions to their problems
Now, if you want don’t start a blog in one of the “main niches” that I’m going to mention, don’t fret.
After all, my very first professional blog was about crowdfunding, which is a niche topic.
However, you WILL find that almost every profitable micro-niche usually tends to fall under one of these categories.
For example, I would put “crowdfunding” under the “business advice” category.
These are some of the types of blogs that make good money…
1. Fashion and Beauty
This category has always existed, will always exist, and if you have an audience, can be ridiculously profitable.
When I say “fashion and beauty” I’m referring to tips on what to wear, how to wear it, makeup, and everything that goes into how you portray yourself to the world.
Naturally, this niche is very popular for females, but there are also some guys out there that are killing it. Many have sizable followings on Instagram, Facebook, or YouTube.
The reason this category is profitable is because there are a ton of ways to monetize your blog. You can recommend products, do sponsored content, sell your own lines, and more.
People will always want to look good, so this niche isn’t going away anytime.
2. Personal Finance
This is another evergreen topic that always has demand. Just look at all the books out there on personal finance.
Everything that has to do with saving, investing, and managing your money can be lumped into this category.
A lot of these blogs will talk about how to get out of debt, invest for retirement, save effectively, and get better deals.
There are many companies, products, and services out there that will help individuals do this, making it a profitable niche to go into.
3. Fitness and Healthy Living
Fitness is a billion dollar industry. There are tons of weight loss products, supplements, muscle building programs, and more.
Naturally, there is also a large base of consumers interested in learning more about fitness and healthy living, hence the popular blog niche.
As this topic becomes more and more popular, we also see rising sub-topics like meditation and mental health. I’ll talk more about this in point #8.
4. News and Politics
People are curious about the world around them. They want to stay up to date on what’s happening in the world.
Of course, there are major news organizations out there that help satisfy this basic desire. However, there are a growing number of online commentators that provide their perspective on the news
In addition, there are many blogs that have sprung up that provide a specific point of view on the news (liberal, conservative, etc).
With the rise of social media networks like Facebook, everyone is getting into the news business. For example, niche tech blogs are breaking real stories in the technology realm.
Years ago, this used to be reserved only for the major newspapers, and maybe some magazines.
5. Make Money Online
Aaaaand, of course there’s the “make money online” industry.
There are tons of ways that you can make money online, including:
- Launching a blog
- Growing a podcast
- Starting a YouTube channel
- Selling on Amazon
- Affiliate marketing
- and much, much more.
I would actually lump the MMO industry under a “career” or “business” category. More often than not, people are searching out information on how to improve their income or get a better job.
If you’ve been successful in any of the categories on this blog post, you could theoretically talk about how to earn an income online. Therefore, it’s a very saturated niche.
If you haven’t already, you should be noticing a trend. Many of these topics are also very popular when it comes to book categories.
Food has been and always will be a popular category in the blogging world. There are many amateur chefs out there that want to learn new cooking skills.
In addition, I think it’s fair to say that 99% of the world loves food.
This is a topic that’s always going to be in demand.
7. DIY and Crafts
With the growth of Etsy, Pinterest, and YouTube, we’ve seen the emergence of a whole slew of DIY and craft bloggers.
Many of these types of blogs focus on interior design, life hacks, and re-modeling your home on a budget. We’ve also seen a lot of mommy bloggers transition into this niche.
Self-improvement, personal development, or self-help all stand for one thing… helping people see a radical transformation in their life!
This could include:
- Emotional mastery
- Dating and relationships
- Cultivating Happiness
- and more.
Usually, blogs in this industry are focused on helping readers get in touch with who they really are, so that they can set corresponding goals and a compelling vision for the future.
Lastly, the web has been a boom for entertaining content. Just look at all of the publications that have racked up views and advertising dollars from Facebook.
Many of these blogs have gotten “shock” and “awe” down to a formula. They get their traffic by promising and delivering on key emotions, such as:
- Anger or Outrage
- Weird Things or Uniqueness
The key to a good entertainment blog is to be a master of crafting headlines, thumbnails, and knowing good content when you see it.
Wanna start your own blog?
Before you start your own blog, I have to share something with you…
It’s a bit of a secret. There are a lot of bloggers out there that don’t want you knowing this.
This video will reveal a blogging secret that’s taken me a long time to figure out.
Once I discovered this, my ENTIRE strategy changed. I started to see dramatic jumps in my income, and I was quickly able to become a full-time blogger.