Planning to start a blog soon? I have compiled a list of 101 niche ideas for your new blog!
Surely, there are other articles with niche ideas elsewhere. This is by no means a novel article.
That said, this list is based on what I think may actually work especially if you want to monetize your blog someday.
Scroll through the whole list as I have listed ways to monetize your blog as well!
Disclaimer: There may be affiliate links which means that I earn if you sign-up for a service using my link at no additional cost to you.
101 Niche Ideas
1. Finance (saving money and earning money from home)
3. Food recipes
4. General product reviews
6. Car reviews
8. Local news
9. Blogging tips
10. Life hacks
12. Motivational articles
13. Relationship advice
14. Gift buying guides (e.g. Valentine’s day)
15. Job interviews
16. Tech gadgets
17. Virtual reality
18. WordPress specialist
20. Web design
22. All about Korean dramas and KPop
23. Horror stories
24. Investments (stocks, bonds, etc.)
25. Restaurant reviews
26. SEO (search engine optimization)
27. Social media tips
29. Luxury watches
30. News site (e.g. Huffington Post)
31. Web hosting reviews
33. DIY & Crafts
36. Religious teachings
37. Political views
39. Child care
40. Adult comics
41. Treating anxiety & depression
43. Backpacking on a budget
44. Public speaking
46. Card tricks
49. Time management
56. Singing tips
58. Photoshop tutorials
59. Pinterest expert
60. Online jobs
61. Online games
64. Writing a will
65. Language learning
66. Bedroom design
69. Dog apparel
70. Hair loss
71. Feng shui
75. Computer programming
76. Scholarships & grants
79. Real estate
80. RV travel
83. Spiritual healing
84. Stress relief
89. Cheap airfare
90. Magic tricks
92. Drug addiction
93. Anti-aging food
94. Army training
95. Michelin-starred restaurants
98. Paranormal activity
99. Men’s grooming
100. Low-carb food
101. Internet advertising networks
What do you guys think about the niche ideas listed? If it helps you, share it with others!
Here’s also a brief guide on how to choose a niche for your blog.
Ways to monetize your blog
Thanks for scrolling all the way down here. Here are some ways for you to monetize your blog!
Do note that every blog is different. For instance, you can’t or rather shouldn’t monetize a lifestyle blog the same way you monetize a blog on product reviews.
Most bloggers would think that putting advertisements on their blogs is the best way to make money blogging. They are not wrong, IF they have loads of traffic on their blog. If you are just starting out as a blogger, you probably won’t earn enough from ads to even cover your hosting plan. Nevertheless, here are some advertising networks that you can consider.
- Google Adsense – This is the most popular advertising network around. The only problem is that getting approval on Adsense is pretty hard these days.
- Media.net – If Adsense belongs to Google, Media.net is the Yahoo equivalent. It’s easier to get approval from them and they tend to work well on topics like money.
- Infolinks – They are known for their in-text ads.
- Chitika – An advertising program with a low minimum threshold.
- Propeller Ads – They are known for their interstitial ads.
- Amazon CPM Ads – They pay for impressions and not clicks. The thing about CPM ads (regardless of which network) is that you won’t earn much unless you have a substantial traffic.
2. Affiliate marketing
Affiliate marketing is arguably one of the best ways to earn as a blogger. You don’t need a lot of traffic to start earning. Basically how it works is that you sign-up with affiliate networks and each affiliate network hosts about thousands of companies that you can work with. Once you have successfully partnered with companies you want to work with, you can start putting affiliate links into your blog posts. You will earn if someone signs up for a website or buys a product using your link in accordance with each company’s terms.
Here are some networks that you can join:
- CJ by Conversant – They are also a huge network with plenty of companies to work with like GoDaddy, HostGator and etc.
- Amazon Associates – You can promote any product listed in Amazon’s directory.
Here’s the full article on how to monetize your blog using affiliate marketing.
3. Sponsored posts
Sponsored posts are also good income earners for some blogs. How it works is that companies will pay you to write good reviews about their products or services. For new blogs, you may not get approached directly. You may need to be proactive and find for work. Here are some websites that may help you to find sponsored posts.
Here are some other ways to monetize your blog:
- Use your blog as a platform to jump start your freelance writing career
- Offer web design services on your blog
- Create a job board and charge advertisers
- Do 1 on 1 consultations
- Create a premium membership area
- Sell your blog
Do you know of any other profitable niche ideas for blogs?
Is your blog’s niche listed above? If it’s not, perhaps you would like to share with others what your blog’s niche is about and whether it’s doing well.
Leave your thoughts in the comment box below!
Have you started a blog yet?
If you are still considering whether you should start a blog, stop thinking too much! You won’t achieve anything until you start, so why not now?
It’s okay if you hate how your blog looks in the beginning or if your writing is terrible. The only way to improve is to keep blogging and slowly improve on your writing and your blog’s design piece by piece. I’m pretty sure none of the successful bloggers started their blogs and immediately knew how to blog like a pro.
I have written a step-by-step guide on starting a blog that has the potential to make money. I also recommend that you use WordPress and get your own hosting instead of using the free hosting platform. I’m using Bluehost and I’m paying $2.95 a month because I subscribed for the 3-year plan.
I’m also fully aware of complaints that Bluehost is not good but I’ve not experienced anything bad. An alternative is SiteGround and they have excellent reviews so far.
Let me know if you have further questions and you can email me anytime at firstname.lastname@example.org.