Want to start a blog because you hear about how amazing it is? I struggled to find a niche that is the perfect balance between passion and profit.
In order to find a perfect niche, we need to head over back to the ancient Japanese principle called “ikigai”.
You need to find a niche that satisfies the below conditions.
- Choose a niche that you love
- Choose a niche you are good and knowledgeable in
- Choose a niche that’s profitable
- Choose a niche which the world needs
Almost 80% of the niches in blogging industry fall under any of the below umbrellas!
These niches are so popular because they are tied tightly to the Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs, that is hardwired in the human brain.
Here are some examples of niches under these categories
- Wealth > Online > Blogging (This is where I’m, a blogger for bloggers at BloggingX)
- Wealth > Personal Finance (This is where Michelle from Making Sense of Cents is positioned)
- Health > Dieting > Paleo Diet (That’s where David Sinick found his market)
- Health > Workouts > Crossfit
- Lifestyle > Hobbies > Kayaking
- You need to always find a niche where people have problems. You need to start blogging with a mindset of solving people’s problems. After finding a niche, while validating it you need to ask yourself – “Are there enough people in this niche who are having problems and are ready to spend money on getting their problems solved”.Angling of nichesListen. Only a few of them do it properly. Angling or niche overlapping is the process of overlapping several interests and passions into one niche. Below are the examples of angling Michelle from MakingSenseOfCents started her blog to help student debts
Stefan James from ProjectLifeMastery
Elna Cain from Elna Cain – Freelance Writer and Coach (Follow her if you want to excel in freelancing – she is not only for moms! Her initial target were moms.)
Once you find a niche, you need to develop an ideal customer avatar and look if you can serve them. You need to know the following things about your customer. You can determine many of these things by using the Facebook audience insights tool, Google Keyword Planner, Facebook communities’ interactions, niche forum discussions, Reddit, and so on. These niches are evergreen and broad so you won’t run out of ideas, ever.1. Health and Wellness: Health and wellness niche still works in 2018. Weight loss tips, exercises to burn calories, nutrition guide, etc… haven’t lost its CPC value. Health-related apps and software are gaining in popularity. A generic keyword such as ‘fitness gym software’ has a CPC of over $60.
- Demographics – Their location, age, gender, income, so on.
- Psychographics – Their beliefs, values, attitudes, so on.
- Technographics – Are they technology early adopters, what softwares they use, what smartphones they use, so on.
- Pain Problems – What are the common problems they face?
In the case of blogging, you need to drive more SEO traffic to your site. Right?
- 2. Forex and insurance: Forex and insurance have consistently been a lucrative niche for over a decade. ‘Compare car insurance’ has a CPC of 469.12 but the competition is pretty high too. Forex brokers are always looking for leads and CPCs in that niche are not likely to go down. 3. Stress and Motivation: Tons of thousands of blogs are already getting into motivational content and personal development. Most of them haven’t nailed the goldmine yet – stress management. It’s a niche with increasing demand every year. Adults suffering from stress are searching for solutions online. They feel comfortable seeking help online rather than visiting a psychiatrist. 4. Lawyers: Legal matters are discussed all over the internet. Owing to the weight of such discussions, the keywords have high CPC. Local SEO keywords have the least competition. CPC on these keywords run all the way up to $500. Accident attorneys and personal injury attorneys are sought for, in U.S local searches.
Tech And Trending High Paying AdSense Niches 5. Bitcoin: Bitcoin AdSense keywords have everything going for it. The crypto realm is red hot right now. Though the CPC is not over $100, ranking websites in this space are really easy. “Bitcoin merchant account’ is the highest paying keyword in the niche, with CPC of $64. CPCs in this niche is expected to rise in coming years. 6. Tech updates: 1 in 3 searches on the web are tech related. People search for industry news, how-to tutorials, gadget reviews, software reviews, etc… They like to catch up with events discussion and latest trends. Social media related searches have a constant presence too. 7. PC repair: This evergreen niche still has some of the best CPC rates. The niche branches down to hardware and software. Power problems, memory- RAM issues and hard drive/motherboard issues forms the top hardware related keywords. Malware, spyware, viruses, hanging PCs, system errors, pop up ad issues based keywords also have high CPC rates. 8. Vegetarian diets: Veganism and vegetarianism are taking over the internet like a storm. There are over 375 million vegetarians worldwide. People are getting into vegan lifestyle and getting increasing diet conscious. Keywords involving vegetarianism, eastern food, and medicine, etc… have high CPC rates. 9. Entertainment and celebrity news: Celebrities are topics of debate all the time. Entertainment industry comes up with discussions of topical interests. Fan groups are keen to know celebrity insights and receive daily updates about their stars. Hollywood stars like Jennifer Lawrence create plenty of discussions online. 10. SEO and blogging: SEO is a topic that’s going to stay until the end of the internet. Keywords such as ‘SEO Explanation’ and ‘online courses on digital marketing’ deliver a CPC of around $100. Webmasters are always going to discuss the white hat and black hat methods. To teach how to make money online is also a profitable niche for Google AdSense.
There are even mom bloggers making money blogging! Yes, if you’re a stay-at-home mom, you can start a mom blog!
So, I thought I’d share some of the popular blogs for you. You may have been learning that the ONLY way blogs make money is if you….blog about blogging.
That’s not the case.
My other blog helps people become a freelance writer. It’s strictly a service-based blog and that provides most of my income.
I know so many other bloggers that don’t blog about blogging that are making a full-time income doing this. Let’s look at eight blog niches that you can start today and make money doing it!
These types of blogs are killing it!
Want to start your own mom blog that makes money? Check out my free course on starting a mom blog!
8 Popular Blogs Driving Traffic and Making Money
Sewing and knitting is a HUGE niche on Pinterest. It’s a visual type of blog that fuels the creativity for other people. It’s no wonder that you can make money as a craft blogger.
Ashleigh of Sewrella, is a stay at home mom and crochet designer. She used her experience with designing crochet patterns to make money with her sewing blog.
She learned that crochet is a huge niche online and she used this to help her grow her blog.
In the crochet niche of the internet, I’ve found one thing to be true – lots of people crochet, but not very many are publishing new patterns and putting out content. There is a very small group of crochet bloggers out there (spend any time on Pinterest and you’ll quickly name several) dominating the market.
Her latest blog income report shows that she made over $10,000 with ads, affiliate marketing and selling her patterns on Etsy.
Wow and amazing!
2. Parenting Blog
Parenting is a profitable niche and one of the popular blogs new bloggers can start. Just think about it – there are entire stores dedicated to newborns and children. There are hundreds and thousands of products just for parents too.
This a niche that is also universal – moms are everywhere!
Carly of Mommy on Purpose is also a stay at home mom who blogs about pregnancy tips and being a mom. She quickly grew her blog to over 400k pageviews and was able to make $5,000 a month in less than a year!
Her main methods of monetization are ads, affiliate marketing and products. You go mama!
Health and wellness are HUGE niches online. It seems that universal topics where many people know about them become profitable blog niches. And that makes sense – you are speaking to a big chunk of people in the world.
While blogging about blogging is highly profitable, you are only really speaking to a very (VERY) small percent of people in the world.
So, if you want to start a blog, think about the global scale of your blog and define your niche that way!
Jessica of Easy Living Today is a mom who shares her love of eating healthy and living a fit life.
She mostly targets her help for other moms, but her blog opens up her niche to include women that want to be healthy.
Jessica posted that she earns $12,000 a month from her blog, but recently reported to make up to $20,000 a month with her blog. Amazing!
Her main ways for generating income is from sponsored content, ads, affiliate marketing and her own products.
A lifestyle blog is a poplar blog with many different topics. These blogs usually target one type of demographic – new moms, college kids, pet lovers. Some bloggers think you can’t generate an income with a multi-topic blog.
The reasoning behind that is that a niche blog with one core theme speaks to one type of audience. If you can speak ONLY to them, you can help them with their problems (by promoting products and services to help them).
But, you can make money with a lifestyle topic!
Ashli of the Million Dollar Mama blogs about eight topics – from recipes to blogging to travel and more.
Ashli is a stay at home millennial mom that loves to blog about being a mom and finding creative ways to save and make money.
While she hasn’t posted a recent blog income report, I do know that she routinely makes $5000/month JUST from Amazon affiliate marketing.
5. Frugal Living
Did you know that saving money is one of the biggest niches on Pinterest? There are some massive group boards just for frugal living bloggers.
With my other blog, Smart Mom Ideas, I was going to go in the frugal living vein since one of the most popular posts on that blog is all about ways to save money. But, I found it hard to monetize.
How do you make money by giving tips to save money?
Jenny from This Tiny Blue House knows how!
What’s great about her blog is how ALIVE and thriving it is. She has created a loyal following who read her posts and comments on them. But not only that, her blog generates $1500 a month for her!
Her main monetization strategy is affiliate marketing.
6. Home Decor
Is your Pinterest feed filled with DIY projects and farmhouse decor? I love looking at pins for DIY projects to improve my home decor. It’s another huge popualar blog niche on Pinterest – because it’s eye candy mamas!
Christy from the Harper House is a mom to three kids and started her blog, The Harper House, as a way to make money (and to share her love of design too!).
Her blog is filled with personal projects, new finds and interior inspiration. Her blog generates $6,000 a month from ads and affiliate marketing.
Aren’t newborns just so darling and precious? But, they also come with a lot of products! From nipple cream to bottles to strollers and more.
Just like how the parenting niche is profitable, the newborn niche might be a tad more profitable.
Caroline of Swaddles n’ Bottles is making a killing with her traffic and income!
Her focus on her blog is all things baby. She’s a mom with little ones and she knows all about the newborn phase! She posts her income reports on her other blog, The Basics of Blogging.
Her most recent income report says her blog generated over $11,000 using affiliate marketing and ads.
8. Christian Blog
Many people go online not to only solve a problem, but to connect on a deeper level with others and to help strengthen their way of life. The blogger behind the Christian blog, Arabah Joy, has built a very loyal following that absolutely love her words of wisdom.
Who would’ve thought popular blogs like a Christian blog can be profitable?
Arabah Joy’s monthly income is over $6,000, which primarily comes from eBook sales, printables and affiliate marketing.
Starting a Profitable & Popular Blog
Reading about these income reports from niche blogs is inspiring! There are some common threads between what type of blogs make the most money.
They Love What They Write About
You can tell they are monetizing their passion. They love talking about home decor or craft projects. If you are interested in starting a blog, think about what fuels your creativity.
What hobbies do you enjoy doing the most and can you turn that into a profitable blog?