Choosing a Blog niche is one of the most complex decisions you’ll ever make, right after “Should we have a baby?” and “Should we get a cat or a dog?”
In all seriousness, though, starting a blog is a piece of cake. But choosing the niche to blog in can be a little bit of a head-scratcher.
Am I stuck for ideas, or is it just dandruff? You’ll never know…
You probably have a million ideas in your head. You’re super excited and want to start typing away to glory. But you don’t know how to go about it or what blog topic to pursue.
You must be thinking… “Angela, I have so many interests. How can I just blog about one topic or one niche? That sounds so boring!”
Well, I’m here to tell you otherwise.
Now, if you don’t have a blog or are thinking of starting one, I have a step-by-step guide here on starting a money-making blog that will help! Or you can take my free 7-day course on starting a blog that makes money from day 1!
This post includes affiliate links to products I truly (from the bottom of my heart) recommend, meaning at no extra cost to you, I may earn a small percentage which I will use to feed my poor, hungry dogs.
LET’S ANSWER THE MOST BASIC QUESTION before I get into the nitty-gritty of blog niches and help you with some fantastic blog niche ideas.
What exactly is a Blog Niche?
A blog niche means that every post you write in your blog will specifically cater to one type of audience or niche. Meaning you will be blogging about one specific topic.
For instance, you could start a blog and post only food recipes, so your blog is automatically in the Food niche.
Or, you could start a blog and post only drawing tutorials – your blog is in the Art niche.
But is having a blog niche really necessary?
I’m a die-hard fan of post-it notes.
Why do you need a blog niche?
When I started my first blog, I thought, meh… let me blog about everything.
I blogged about creativity, food, art, adventure… basically anything that sounded interesting.
And this is precisely why I made 0 money.
Zip. Zilch. Nada.
I couldn’t understand why my blog was failing.
My content was really long, incredibly educational, and engaging. So what was the damn problem?
Well, I’ll tell you.
People who loved my recipe posts saw that I was blogging about adventure and creativity and didn’t get much out of it, so they left.
Likewise, people searching for creative posts didn’t really understand the point of my food posts and vamoosed.
Instead of focusing on my target audience, I wrote for myself. So, no one was interested.
That’s the harsh truth about blogging.
Plain and simple.
So, back to the question… why do bloggers need a blog niche?
1. Having a blog niche helps you grow faster
There are certain types of blogs or blog niches that make money.
I can speak from experience because I have an Instagram Account that specifically caters to people who love hair.
I only produce hair comics.
By constantly posting content in one niche, you become an expert. I focused on only hair comics on my Instagram, and I could cross 180K followers in 6 months!
This means that if anyone were looking for hair-related comedy, they would directly hop on over to my page.
And if they ever saw anything related to hair comedy, they would think of me.
You need to aim to stand out in your niche.
This brings me to my next point…
2. It’s easy to become an expert when you’re blogging about 1 specific niche
Think of 5 famous people right now.
- Obama – President
- Justin Bieber – Singer
- Jim Carrey – Actor
Now, did you know that Jim Carrey is also a Comedian, Writer, and Artist?
Yes, he paints!
This is one of his famous works!
Image Source – Jim Carrey’s Paintings
But people don’t remember all that. We love associating everything with just one thing. It’s easier for the brain to process.
This is why you want to aim to be known for one thing.
It’s easy to become known as a Flower Expert (that sounds way too cool) when you have 30 posts on flowers, rather than 6 posts on flowers, 15 on food, and 12 on cars.
Yes, in real life, I have a terrible allergy to pollen.
Apart from your readers regarding you as an expert, so does Google.
Google loves when you niche down and blog about one topic seriously.
Think about it for a second. Suppose you run a Google search for “How to potty train a puppy?” which post do you think Google will show you first?
- A blog that has one post on dogs and 20 posts on food?
- Or a blog with 50 posts on puppies and dogs?
Google watches your blog for the first couple of months. They keep you in a sandbox until they categorize your blog and posts.
So, it is incredibly crucial that you narrow down on a blogging niche before you start a blog.
3. It becomes super easy to think of blog post ideas
When you don’t have a niche, thinking of blog post ideas can become overwhelming.
Contrary to what it sounds like, having a single blog niche helps you develop more blog post ideas.
Creating a Blog Content Plan becomes highly doable.
For instance, since I blog about Blogging and Online Business, I focus on one topic for six months before moving to the next. You can see my post on writing a solid business plan to understand what I mean.
For the first few months, I talked about blog Traffic and SEO. Now, I’m slowly moving to side hustles and making money.
This is the best part of Blogging!
Your Blog becomes a never-ending book that you can keep adding chapters to.
It’s really fun to go through your blog archive and see how much you’ve grown!
4. It becomes extremely easy to monetize
This is a no-brainer.
Once you narrow down to blogging in a single niche, monetizing your blog becomes a piece of cake.
Think about it! Consider the following examples:
- It is way easier to sell recipe eBooks when you’re blogging only about food.
- Or monetize your blog with health-related ads when your blog is only about Health and Personal Growth.
- Likewise, if your blog is about graphic designing and website building, it will become easy for you to gain clients who want websites and graphic designing.
So, now that we understand why having a blog niche is essential let’s move on to learning how do we choose the best blogging topics to make more money.
How to choose your Blog Niche?
It’s easy to blog about what you’re passionate about. In fact, a lot of Bloggers suggest that we do this.
But I’m going to stop you right now and say no!
Remember how I went about it with my first blog and failed?
No one really wanted to read about becoming creative because people who were already creative wanted to learn how to use their creativity to make things.
I wasn’t really targeting a problem faced worldwide.
This made monetizing very difficult.
Now, I’m not saying that you shouldn’t blog about what you’re passionate about. I’m just telling you that it will be tough to make it work and monetize your blog.
If you really want to make money blogging, you must choose a niche that is already proven to be profitable.
You need to ask only three questions when choosing a blog niche.
1. Are you solving a problem that is faced worldwide?
Every time you read a blog post, ask yourself why you’re doing it.
You’re reading a post most of the time to become better at something!
Note the last five questions you’ve entered in Google Search. If we consider a few questions that people type in Google, they’ll be something like this.
- How do I lose weight?
- How to put a baby to sleep?
- What do I do to become more healthy and fit?
- How can I tell if I’ve burnt my cake?
- Different ways to earn money online?
You’ll notice a general pattern in this list. People look up questions that will help them become better versions of themselves.
Your Blog niche has to solve a major problem being faced worldwide.
Once you narrow down on a niche that does that, you can move on to the next question.
2. Do you have any skills to help you with your blog?
For instance, I love to draw.
And I have successfully incorporated both my skills – drawing and writing into this blog. It works! Think about what skills and strengths you possess to help you move your blog further along.
One of my friends has an incredible fashion sense. She used to post photos on Instagram that would wow anybody that came onto her page.
I encouraged her to start a blog because I knew she’d be a roaring success.
If you’re finding it hard to think about what particular skill sets you might possess, get this free workbook!
3. Have others successfully monetized this blog niche?
List out all the monetization possibilities of this niche.
For instance, if you decide to blog about beauty, how will you monetize it? Brand Collaborations? Reviews? Ads?
Make a list.
If you’re not sure, look at other blogs in the same niche, and see how they’re earning an income.
This will help you understand if the niche you’ve selected is right for you.
Like I said before, it’s highly unwise to try and be original or unique when choosing a blog niche. It’s better to test the waters first.
Find out if there are popular blogs in the niche you’ve chosen. And whether they’re making a good income each month.
The easiest way to do that is to hop onto Google and type “best food blogs” if you want to start a blog on food.
Don’t just peek at the lists. Visit the blogs in each list and see how popular they are. Note the methods of monetization they’re using and note their most popular content.
You can do this using Ubersuggest.
See if it’s doable.
Now that you understand what criteria your blog niche has to fulfill let’s move on to the most successful and popular blog niches that make money.
Top blogging niches: Which Blog Niches are most profitable?
1. Food Blogs
No questions asked.
Food Blogs do very well.
Because almost everyone has googled a recipe at some point in their lives, these types of Blogs are notorious for gaining traffic.
However, I will add that people find it very difficult to monetize by selling eBooks because most people are looking for “free recipes.”
Unless they’re interested in cooking or replicating complicated dishes, they won’t be too keen on investing in eBooks.
This doesn’t mean that you can’t monetize these blogs. It just means that you have to use monetization techniques like ads and affiliate marketing to make money via Food Blogs.
In the following recipe, she casually mentions a cookie-cutter. Now, if you head over to the link and make a purchase, she’ll get the commission.
Generating traffic is easy when you have a food blog.
A few posts to help you gain traffic:
If you’re writing a recipe for an Apple Pie, you can link to a recipe on your blog which has instructions on making the crust from scratch.
Therefore, anyone wanting to make a pie without using store-bought dough will hop onto the link, thus earning you 2 page views and more ad revenue.
Likewise, you can also link to recipes of cherry pie, key lime pie, pumpkin pie, etc. The more internal links you incorporate, the easier it will be to gain traffic because no one stops at one recipe.
Food Blogs also make great money by teaching online courses. I have a friend who took an online cake decorating course, and she started her Bakery after that!
She’s doing well right now!
Speaking of online classes, please take a look at Domestika’s Classes. They have such beautiful online courses in cooking, illustration, etc. Once you buy the courses, you can keep them forever. They also offer multiple packages to buy 2-3 courses for under $10-$20. And you can use STRAYCURLS-10 to get an additional 10% discount during checkout.
This is the first course I purchased, and I loved it so much that I kept buying more. This course teaches you how to make merchandise with your illustrations on it.
2. Personal Finance Blogs
Everybody wants to learn how to earn or save money easily.
And this is by far the most successful niche you’ll be getting into.
Because Personal Finance blogs teach you how to earn money by implementing easy side hustles. They also teach you how to create a budget and live frugally.
One of my favorite Personal Finance blogs belongs to a good friend, Saranya, who owns One Fine Wallet.
Personal Finance blogs mostly earn their revenue via affiliate marketing and ads. Similar to how Food Blogs make their money.
Aside from these monetization techniques, Personal Finance blogs can also make money via online courses that teach people how to create budgets, invest money in different schemes, etc.
3. Making Money Online Blogs
Okay, so almost everyone hops into this niche. Including Yours Truly.
Let’s face it.
There are 152 Million Blogs. And a new blog post is published every 0.5 seconds.
So, you can rest assured that blogging isn’t going to go out of style any time soon, despite what some people say.
The problem is that this niche is incredibly saturated because everyone wants to start a “How to start a blog” blog.
Because it makes a lot of money.
But please heed my advice. Unless you’ve already established an Online Business before and have experience making money online, it’s a bad idea to start a Blog on “blogging.”
I’ll tell you why.
People can smell bullshit a mile away.
And if you start pretending to be an expert on Blogging with zero proof and experience, it will show. And once people find out, they’re going to stay the hell away from your Business.
I smell a fraudy fraudster.
You don’t want this.
You need to build credibility if you’re stepping into this niche.
Before starting this blog, I’ve:
- Sold my services as a Graphic Designer and Web Designer
- Created whole new Brand Identities for Companies
- Owned a Blog on Creativity
- Sold my digital art on Etsy
- Sold Online Courses
- Done Online Consultations
- Created Illustrated Portraits for Clients
- Worked on substantial Illustrative Projects for Companies like Dove, Himalaya, etc.
- I currently have two other blogs – a self-care blog and a brand new drawing and art blog.
I have built Online Businesses from scratch, and with all this experience under my belt, I decided to start a Blog on Blogging and Online Businesses.
Now, if you’re starting a blog on Blogging and Online Business but don’t have much experience, share your most recent experience. That’s perfectly fine!
Document your research as a Blogger and share your most recent achievements!
For instance, you can discuss how much you earned the previous month and what techniques you’re currently using.
If you are sincere, then this niche will work for you.
Teaching people to build blogs and online businesses is hugely profitable. You can monetize this niche by selling your digital products like eBooks or eCourses.
If you’re not keen on creating your products, you can become an Affiliate for similar products you love and get started on those.
You are more than welcome to become an Affiliate of Stray Curls here.
4. Health Blogs
Health is one of the most popular blog niches because people value their health.
And even I run my symptoms through Google every time I run into a suspicious mole on my skin.
Health can be an extremely broad niche. But you can definitely narrow it down further if you’re looking to target a specific audience.
You can target just people with Diabetes or just deal with skincare.
The more specific your Health niche is, the easier it becomes to sell and endorse products.
In this niche, the easiest way to monetize is through ads and affiliate marketing.
Aside from talking about physical health, many blogs choose to focus on mental health, self-care, and personal growth.
And along with ads and affiliate marketing, these types of Blogs sell eCourses and printables to boost a person’s overall well-being.
Speaking of which, if you’re interested in boosting your self-care, I have a lovely self-care planner you can get right here!
For instance, Sam Laura Brown started her own self-improvement blog. She also has her own podcast.
Sam earns an income by selling eCourses on self-improvement and personal growth. She even offers 1-1 coaching for women who want to reach their full potential.
5. Fitness Blogs
This blog niche is very similar to Health, but it’s aimed toward people who want to live a healthy life and become fit.
Fitness is one of the most profitable blog niches, and fitness blogs will never go out of fashion because there will always be people looking to build strength and become fitter and leaner.
You can talk about diets, food, exercises, and different habits that will keep you fit in this niche.
A client that I worked for recently has a blog on fitness.
She provides private coaching for people who want to become fit and healthy.
This is a great way to fuse services with your blog. And offering online services is one of the best ways to make money online.
Apart from offering services, you can also create a membership platform to share information with a group of subscribers for a monthly or annual fee.
6. Beauty and Fashion Blogs
Most Beauty and Fashion Influences start Instagram Profiles and YouTube Channels to gain more traction. Creating a social media channel is a great way to complement your blog.
However, please note that these Social Media can change their algorithms any time and suspend your accounts for no fault of your own. You can lose all your subscribers in a second, and you will have no way to contact them.
I was one of their victims, so I highly suggest that you start a blog to avoid losing everything.
Besides, once you start an email list, it will be really easy to keep in touch with your subscribers.
Beauty Blogs get a lot of endorsements and products for free. Most of the time, they will give you the product and pay you to review it on your blog.
Overall, if you’re a beauty or fashion enthusiast, this is the field for you.
Aside from a good camera and a laptop with basic editing software, you don’t require many tools.
7. Other Lifestyle Blogs
There are loads of other blog topics that make money. These include:
- DIY Blogs
- Travel Blogs (like this one)
- Pet Blogs (Here are a list of the best dog affiliate programs)
- Parenting Blogs
- Decor and Home Making Blogs
- Art blogs
- Christian Lifestyle blogs
However, a few blogs make money by not really having a niche. A good example includes Gathering Dreams.
This website blogs about food, travel, and money. And it works!
Lifestyle Blogs mostly make money via ads. Because they blog about many blog topics, they get a lot of traffic pretty quickly.
So, if you can pump out 3-5 high-quality articles every single day, you can start a lifestyle blog. However, I would recommend using this idea as a backup because it’s not easy to grow and requires much time to maintain.
Here are a few posts that will help you maximize your productivity if you’re working from home:
- 27 Hacks to be an Ultra Productive Blogger
- How to Plan Your Blog Content for a Whole Year and Crush it!
- The Badass Guide to Blogging more Consistently
- What to do when you Want to Quit Blogging
If you’re still unsure what niche you should choose, start broad and slowly narrow it down. You can take my free 7-day email course to start a blog that makes money from day 1!
I started blogging about creativity and blogging before narrowing it down to blogging and online businesses because I wasn’t sure which direction I wanted my blog to go.
Therefore, whatever niche you choose, make sure that there are plenty of monetization opportunities. Also, do lots of research to determine if it’s a profitable niche.
Once you’re done with both, come up with at least 2-5 Blog Categories that your reader must become an expert in, to master the blog topic.
For instance, mine are:
Taking these 2 steps will make earning money via your blog really easy!
Before you go, make sure you grab your free profitable niche workbook so that you can find your perfect blog niche!
Now that you have a good idea on choosing blog niches that make money let me know what niche you’re going to choose or have already chosen! I’d love to know.
Another awesome post, thank you Angela. I became a fan of your articles, they are very helpful, easy to read and of course great illustrations.
Thank you so much! Hope this post helped you discover your own niche. :D
Thank you so much for sharing such helpful guide.
Keep spreading the knowledge!
So nice to hear from you! Thank you so much. You’re too kind.
How’s your Business doing? I’m really digging your pins!
It’s growing slowly, but I’m hustling hard!
Thanks for asking!
Thank you so much!
Ahh, that is the world of a Blogger, my friend!
Do keep in touch!
Thank you mam for your information and ideas i Appericiate you for your blog ….thanku mam from india??
You’re most welcome! :) And please, call me Ang or Angela.
awesome post. really informative. thank you for this post.
do you consider story telling a good niche?
I wouldn’t know. I have never pursued it till now. If you can find at least 3 people in the same niche who are successfulthen I’m sure you can possibly make it work!
Picking a niche is very important. I remember choosing a very wrong niche and it caused me two years of pain. I learned that blogging niche is passion + Skill + Audience Problems… It is really important to choose a niche that allows one to be themselves
I strongly agree with you. Too many people pick a niche mainly for monetary benefit. It’s important to be passionate about it too! :) That’s the best way to grow.
Hey Angela! I became a big fan of your blogs and ofcourse illustrations too .I am thinking to start a online marketing blog in different niches.What do you think ?
You can start a blog in any niche, provided it’s profitable. This is your blog, and you have to make that decision. If you want to make money blogging and fast, pick a niche from what I’ve listed about.
I wish you all the best!
I definitely agree that the “make money online” niche is over-saturated. I write personal finance and I’ve definitely dipped into the “how to make money doing XYZ” area of things.
It’s so important to niche down sooner than later. I speak to a lot of new bloggers and those that are unable to niche down generally have the toughest time maintaining traffic.
No doubt about it. Personal finance is currently rocking the online world so keep doing what you’re doing! And yes, currently it’s really hard to grow traffic but I’m sure we’ll be able to overcome this.
Awesome post. It is useful for bloggers in many ways esp for choosing a profitable niche.
Thank you for this. And never give up.
Thank you Rupam! You’re too kind. :) I ain’t ever giving this up hon.
Hi Angela. That was a great article. I want to have a blog, too and I just subscribed to receiving your emails. I had a quick question :)
How do you draw these beautiful illustrations? I really enjoy them.
Thank you so much! I use an iPad and an Apple Pencil currently. If you have Adobe Illustrator, I have an online course that teaches how to make these in my shop. Or you could take a free trial of skillshare and watch all the classes you want in the next 60 days!
Lots of love,
Thanks for sharing your knowledge. I really love the value you put in every post you make.
As a fine artist who transitioned to digital illustration, I am planning to create a blog to gain audience for my future stationery business. But after reading this post, I think I really have to make a sub niche to cater to.
More power to your passion!
Graphic Design Blogs are very powerful. Illustration blogs are hard to monetize. Unless of course you have an online course. :) But Stationery Blogs do very well! Especially Planners and Stickers. The margins are huge!
I wish you all the best!
Very informative post.I am also thinking of starting my blog and have signed up for your online course
Thanks for helping out the likes of us.
I’m super glad you’re starting a blog. I hope you love the course! Let me know if you have any questions! I’d love to help!
Lots of love,
Hello mam , too much happy to see such type of informative and coordinative article. Fst time I am seeing this type of article and I want to make blog on health niche …I really want ur help
Health blogs are definitely extremely popular! You should start one. Best of luck!
I’m always here to help,
Your post is great idea for me. Btw, realigion is good niche too for blog?
It is but it will definitely be a challenge growing your blog and monetizing it.
Hello, Angela! Thank you for the useful advice!
I have a question about using digital art as a niche for a blog.
I notice a lot of “digital artists’ blogs” aren’t getting a lot of traffic, even when they are recommended in the “top digital art blogs” in the search results. But then it could also be that those artists didnt put much effort into designing the blog (the interface looks pretty under-polished).
Do you think digital art/ illustration is not a good niche?
First of all, I love your Blog. It’s lovely. But before you create a blog, always define your target audience. And draw a customer roadmap.
Meaning, you need to know whom you’re blogging for. Once you identify that, see how you can provide value. Are these people willing to purchase products?
For instance, if you’re teaching people to draw, why will they purchase already created art? They may want to purchase drawing books or templates that will help them become better artists! :)
Take Lisa Glanz. She creates graphics for people who are creating visual material to use. That’s how she sells her stuff.
Another thing you need to realize is that traffic isn’t everything. High converting traffic is. I know people who get 60K pageviews a month and don’t even earn $100. But there are people who get half those pageviews and make a full-time income from their blog lik $3-5K a month.
So, don’t just look at numbers. See the intent.
I feel digital art and illustration is a good niche. But you need to do research on how you can monetize it.
Let me know if you have any more questions, I’ll help!
I can see why this post came up number on in my search. You answered my questions clearly! Thank you!.
I’m super glad Tanielle! That’s wonderful to know. What niche did you end up choosing? :)
HI Angela…very nicely suggested. I am in the middle of a content writing course where selecting a niche was extensively discussed. And was searching on the same topic and your post came up. Will now read up all your posts.
Hey Shilpa! :)
Oh! Which writing course are you in? Will love to see it! And thank you so much. I think you’re going to love it here on Stray Curls!
Your blog is awesome. I own a homemaking blog, I read through the entire post to know your take on it. :(
As you said, I have been writing about things that interest me. Do you have any suggestions on writing for an audience in this niche?
I don’t have experience with a home-making blog. The best advice I can give you is to look at your niche and see who’s in the same niche. See what they’re blogging about. Who they are attracting. Your goal should be to attract a specific audience, that way they will purchase your affiliate products and be interested in your eCourses.
Lots of love,
Hey, you have a great blog, love it! How could you write such a detailed article? It’s really a great resource to choose a niche and make money at home. Thanks for your content, I’m sharing it on my social network.
Thank you so much Nirmala! :) So sweet of you. I really take a lot of time to write my blog posts. Sometimes 2-4 weeks just to write 1 blog post. It’s totally worth the effort. :) I explain it all in this post:
Its really good that are spending 2 – 4 weeks for 1 blog post, great job! I’ll check the article that you have shared!
Yes, totally worth it because it gets me sustained traffic. :)
Very helpful, thanks
You’re most welcome.
thank you for the support and the knowledge. The article does give some information I need still, it is hard to decide the storyline after choosing the blog niche since I tend to overthink everything including the budget for every content and how I don’t want to waste money to do some DIY but after that I don’t use it and it becomes junk and harming the environment.
I do like writing story and make song story but I’m not good at illustration. Hope after reading your blog post further I will find a better blog niche and overcome my overthinking by solving it with the help of your blog.
It can take some time to narrow down your niche. But once you are in, focus on building your authority by sticking to your niche and blogging consistently. You can always choose a niche and slowly narrow down later. And you don’t need to throw out your DIY, you can always sell it or donate it to charity. Somewhere, where people will find use for it. :)
Lots of love,
Simply Wow. I have become big fan of your blogs.
Would love to follow from here onwards. You are too good. Thanks for guiding me.
Welcome onboard the Stray Curls ship! :) Super glad that you’re enjoying my posts!
Let me know if there is anything I can help with.
Very nice article, thanks for sharing a valuable information with us.
I am visiting your website for first time, but your content is amazing and now i am your a new user.
You are most welcome Yogesh! :) Always happy to help!
Amazing post Angela.
I am a big fan of your blog post images.
Keep up the good work!
Thank you so much Abhishek! You are very kind. :)
The post was really informative you are also very creative!
Do you consider the Sex & Healthcare niche profitable? Can you share some tips on how to monetize it?
Thank you so much
Of course Punam! Health and Sex is an extremely profitable niche. And the best way to monetize that niche is via ads and affiliate companies. You will have a hard time competing with Healthline and Flo, but you can definitely manage if you’re writing lots of posts. Once your reach $1K monthly, you can go in for courses and consultations.
I hope this helps!
This Blog post is really very valuable,i was so confused but after reading this am totally cleared about how blogging works.
now i only get stuck at my niche , i do not really know that which niche is for me to blog on..
You can start blogging on 2-3 topics and slowly narrow down your niche based on which content gains traction and which content you’re having more fun writing. :) That should help you find a nice niche for your blog!
Awesome article!!! It looks great with illustrations and explanations of how anyone can start a blog on any niche.I am really amazed with the content and I also own a blog which requires lot of modifications but these type of articles really helps a beginner like me Thank you
You’re most welcome!
I’m having a confusion regarding something. Could you help me out of it?
If I wish to share fiction stories on my blog, how can I do that? I mean, it’s easy to write and publish but how to make them seo optimized beause they are not like typical blogposts with subheads and all… or they don’t need to be optimized at all? And of course there will be a blog section where I will publish regular blog posts but I’m having confusions with storytelling only.
Thanks & regards
If you want to write fiction stories, you cannot write it on your blog because there is no way of directing traffic to it unless you’re an already famous author. Write on a platform that has an audience already like Wattpad or Medium.
I hope this helps!
Thank you for sharing your post about An Easy Guide on Choosing the Most Profitable Blog Niche. Great information to know. Nice illustrations also. I will definitely bookmark this site for reference.
You are most welcome Richard! :)
i loved your business plan. I want to write inspirational blog about individuals with disability and their talents in music, art and sports. I’m not looking to make money if i do it is great but, my main goal is to promote the ability of those special children.
I think that’s a very noble and sweet goal to have Anni. Drafting a business plan in December is a good idea because you can make sure your 2021 will be super organized.
Thank you Riya. ☺️
A bit confused everyone also you have told to start a blog on finance, on the other hand what about YMYL category. Is it a good start without having authority on finance.
If you have no experience with finance or accounting, it’s unwise to start a blog in that category. It’s okay to document your growth and state that it is your opinion, but that must be made very clear!
I hope this helps,
Another great post Angela! I should have a blog for people who can’t decide on a niche ? I currently have a lifestyle blog right now where I talk about everything from education, relationship, self-care and you’re right, it definitely confuses my audience. But I’m interested in so many different topics I truly don’t want to niche down right now.
I know it’s very tempting to keep things broad. Take it from me (a person who found it very hard to narrow down her niche), narrow down your niche. You will get pageviews, but your conversions will be less. Really less.
It is important to focus on 1 type of audience. They will eat up everything you say because your content will relate to them 100%. Even if you are choosing to blog about 3 topics, they should be related. Self-care and relationships are related. But education is a little bit of a stretch. Take some time to figure out your niche. But niche down.
Lots of love,
I thoroughly enjoyed your blog! Great work!
I loved the easy going language used by you too with lots of fun pics! Completely original.
I’m planning to start my own blog on gifting, and monetize it using Amazon’s affiliate marketing platform. Do you think it is a wise decision ?
Thank you! This depends on the niche you choose. Amazon Affiliates is a great way to start! But in the future, you can apply to loads of other affiliate programs. Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.
This was really helpful. I wanted to create a blog and I`m procrastinating for about 1 year by now. The first idea I had was to use illustrations in my blog as well, I didn`t even know this was possible and interesting. I was totally lost.
I don`t know exactly the name for my niche, but I think it is related to self improvement as I`m interested on non-fiction book and apply to my life. I also like to suggest my friends with those interesting (at least for me) contents I`ve learned about.
Ok, perhaps I`m with the wrong circle of friends because it seems any one has the same interests as myself.
To sum up, I really enjoy your blog and I hope I find my own path.
Wish you the best!
When I started using illustrations in my blog, it was completely new. I didn’t even know it would work. It was just a fun experiment but I truly enjoy creating so much, so it worked out for the best. :)
Personal development is a good niche, I think you should go for it!
Love the way you explain
Thank you, Rohan! :)
Hey Ang Your post is Awesome it help me a lot to explore much about blog niche. But one thing wondering in my mind if suppose I want to open a food blog in which I am passionate, but will it worth for me in present day as there are already uncountable number of food blog then how my blog will work for me. Can it will prove profitable for me Have some suggestions!
Every blog has the potential to become great. When I started this blog in 2018, there were already way too many blogs on blogging and online business. It can be discouraging but at the same time, you need to understand that this kind of blog does well because of the demand. Food blogs will never go out of style because people search for recipes every day. It will be profitable if you just keep going!
Such a nice blog
Thank you, you’re very kind. :)
Thanks for the article…
Personally, I believe choosing a profitable niche should be based on your audience’s revenue potential; Meaning. Is your audience willing to pay for the niche product your selling? If the answer is yes, then you’re good to go.
Yep, you’re actually spot on! :)
Really good post! I couldn’t agree more about focusing on a smaller subniche…My last blogging course emphasized “going an inch wide and a mile deep” I started out with my blog being in ” arts and crafts” that felt a little too broad in my opinion, so I niched down to “repurposing crafts” Great illustrations too, by the way!
Thank you! And repurposing crafts is a great niche. Very thorough and deep. :) Good choice.
Thank you Michelle! :)
Hi Angela! thanks for sharing this Informative and detailed article, Your blogs are always so great!
Thank you, Priya! You’re very kind!
I have learned so much from this, thank you for being authentic with your writing and cool sense of humor.
You’re most welcome Alice! It’s my pleasure.
Great Post. Just the information I was looking for. I just started my blog and I will be following your advice. Thank you !
That’s wonderful Laila! I’m so happy you found it useful. Let me know if you have any questions and I’ll be more than happy to help!
I appreciate your information and suggestions, Angela. I love your blog.
You’re most welcome, and thank you so much!
Thanks. This post helped me a lot. I will check back for some other good ones.
You’re most welcome Dhaval! :)
WOW! You encourage me to start my own blog one day, Angela❤. But I’m confused with my niche. I’ve a few ideas but not sure whether it’s profitable. Can I tell them here so that you can give your opinion and advice too ??
Yep, go ahead! :D And I will give you advice.
Once I almost started a food(recipes) and travel blog but realized that it was a broad niche. Even my Instagram page was messed up, and it was hard to balance between recipes and travel stories. I understood that General Lifestyle blogs are harder to focus or grow traffic unless it’s more like vegan lifestyle or minimalist lifestyle where the target audience are well defined.
I finally found my NICHE, still a lil bit worried whether it’s too small or really profitable lol. This is something I’ve been doing for over an year now, but didn’t think about it as a niche until now.
Angela, Please Check your mail?? I need your advice ?
I check all my emails, but it does take me time to respond because I have a whole lot of emails to reply to everyday. =)
Food blogging and journaling are both great niches and both can be done. They also both have a lot of competition. So, either way you are good. You just have to remain consistent once you pick a niche and write a whole lot of content continuously.
Yes, I do agree that niching down heavily is the way to go. I took this mini-training that allowed me to understand how to pick a subset of a niche and then grow it within a year using nothing but Pinterest SEO. You can check it out here.
I’m a stationery addict, and an organization junkie, obsessed with bullet journaling ?
It’s been a year I’ve been doing this, it suits my ability to organize, my family and my home life, my planner side and my creative side.
Can I start blogging about Bullet Journaling to share my monthly spreads with an overview of the previous month. I might be able to post only once per month for this (because it’s just the monthly spread), but additionally, I can give tips on how to stay organized (includes organization in work, life-routines and habits, household chores) with this BUJO system, posting 2-3 times per month.
My plan is to write about how using a bullet journal helps us in staying organized, and also want to write about life advice related to productivity and organization (home decluttering and organization, to-do list, journaling in general, etc), and even drawing or doodling tips for beginners for their bullet journal, but the main focus is bullet journal. So, it’s like organization, productivity, and creativity, all linked to Bullet Journaling.
Maybe I can make my own pretty printables and stickers for other bujo beginners to use?.
What do you think about this Angela? Is this profitable? or a bad idea?
I honestly think Bullet Journaling is a good idea, and the fact that you have printables to share is a great monetization strategy! :D It is profitable. No doubt, so you can definitely go ahead with it!
Thanks for sharing this wonderful guide.
You’re most welcome. =)
Thanks so much for this. However, I want to ask about Education niche.
What do you think?
What are you going to talk about in the education niche? Can you give me some examples?
Hi angelia! Loved your post on the blog niche! I wanted to know you didn’t mention personal development niche in this..does self-growth doesnt not make lot of money? I was thinking of starting a personal development blog that’s why! Would love to know your take!
Personal development comes in lifestyle and, unfortunately, is considered a YMYL niche. Google doesn’t really favor these niches, and monetizing may be difficult. If you are aiming for ads, it is going to be a little tough because getting accepted into an Ad program is hard; you need to get accepted by Google Ads to get accepted into Ezoic or MediaVine. I highly suggest going with something that isn’t health related.
Currently I am writing blog posts for my blog but haven’t actually published my blog site. As of now I am writing my blog posts on Medium for practice so I can get attraction. The niche that I have been very passionate and interested in is sustainability, minimalism and environment/vegan stuff. Soo, do you think that this niche is profitable and if it will grow or in the future?
I really suggest, you start your blog – don’t wait. You don’t need to practice writing posts. Just get started.
Yes, minimalism and sustainability are a good niche – be careful with veganism – they prefer experts to talk about it.
There are several bloggers doing really well in this niche.
You’re welcome Lake!
the most succinct guide on the relevance of finding one’s niche. Just stirred an inclination to blog, if I set out for a sports blog, say cricket, should I niche down to one aspect like a player’s life ( playing history, net worth, awards, etc) or include just about any topic within that sport, to offer consistent blog over the coming years? How to niche down in a category like sports?
I would suggest niching down to a particular sport. And then covering that sport in detail. But not just about a player’s life, you can talk about tutorials, how-tos. Focus more on staple and response posts.
Another great post Angela! I Love your blog! How did you write a lengthy article? It’s a terrific resource for finding a home-based niche.
I don’t set time limits for writing a blog post. I just like getting all my information out onto the page before hitting publish so it tends to rack up quite a bit of word length. :P But thank you very much!
Hello Angela I’m new to blogging, and reading your postings has enriched my knowledge. Thank you for sharing your valuable information.
You’re most welcome Amin. =)