Tips for Choosing a Profitable Blog Niche

Tips for Choosing a Profitable Blog Niche
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The first question that every blogger has after starting a blog is – How long will it take to make the blog generate revenue?

So let’s do a reality check and let me tell you that over 70% of blogs don’t make any money. To be precise they don’t make a significant amount of money.

And if we talk about the successful bloggers that make money, even they are not able to make that much money that allows them to give up their career.

I am not against blogging but want to be very clear that Blogging is really hard!

Owning a blog and writing a couple of posts in order for money to come in is not as easy as it sounds. No one is going to give you money that easy. Let me take you through the process and make you walk in my footprints.

Read about HOW TO START A BLOG

In the first month of Blogging:

·  You’ll be doubtful if you are doing things the right way because no one knows about your blog and you are not getting any traffic.

·   The time and energy that you may need to put in might frustrate you. As you will realize how much time it can take to do the simplest things (like finding out about simple blogging tools that make your life easy).

·  You’ll see a long road ahead, full of struggle and may lose motivation.

Thousands of bloggers quit in their first year because they set up the expectations far too high.

There are different ways to make money from a blog but they all come with a certain criterion. Read more about 10 ways to make money from a blog.

What no one tells you is – if you want to start a blog and make money, you need to be prepared to work hard for at least 1 year to 18 months, and then it gets a bit easier. Are you ready to patiently do that without any returns? If the answer is yes, keep reading….

My tips for selecting a profitable Niche

When I started my blog, I knew it would take time as I had my busy career as a Recruiter alongside. But I also had a plan to make my passion my full-time career. I wanted to set it up to make money as fast as possible. 

I wanted to write about things I loved and that was “Travel“.

Deciding what niche you want to write about is the first step to start your blog. But it’s not something carved on stone, sometimes we need to change the course of action to get better results as we grow and learn more about blogging. Like I evolved as a Travel & Career blogger.

Read my blog about HOW TO WRITE A PERFECT BLOGPOST

So, how do you decide what to choose as a Blog Niche?

Writing about anything that pops in your mind isn’t a clever strategy if you want to make money from your blog. Also, it’s very unlikely that you are going to unveil a secret and have a profitable niche that no one has ever had before.

What I am trying to tell you is:

Successful blogs are successful for a reason. They are successful because they are useful to people in solving their daily life problems. And this can be from anything that people search google for like – Tips to lose weight, Quick recipes to cook in the 10 minutes, Suggestions to overcome anxiety, Ways to keep kids busy during holidays

The originality of thoughts is not necessary if your focus is profitability

You may not like it but don’t try to be very original, especially when you are a budding blogger. And don’t get stuck because you feel you are not an expert on the topic or good enough at these profitable topics.

As long as you can create valuable, well-researched content, you don’t need to be an expert. You just need to know more about the subject than the person who is reading your blog.

Remember no one is looking for an “expert” but people are definitely looking for good content.

8 Blog Niche suggestions that will make you money:

Let me be clear: There is no shortcut to making money from a specific niche. This is not the ultimate list of all the niches that will make you money but just some ideas.

There are so many other niches and topics that can generate an incredible amount of income. These days you can make money pretty much in every niche you can think of. Provided you know how to utilize your content. Let’s have a look at them.

1. Online money Making

With the world getting online for everything. This has become the most sought after Niche. For example – how do you make money blogging? What you can sell online? What services one can offer without a degree? etc. are some of the topics people research.

When I was doing my research about blogging, I realized that online money making niche is very profitable.

Working from home and starting a side hustle are other versions on the same topic. You can make lots of money with affiliate marketing and selling courses like how to make money or start a business.

Here’s a link to my blog about 10 Jobs to make money online

2. Personal Finance

Personal finance can be blogging about anything from – how to budget and manage their money or how to save money. This niche has many potential revenue streams especially if you get the affiliate side of it right.

3. Health and Fitness

While I am writing this post, many people must be researching blogs that focus on health and wellness. It could be nutritional advice, yoga tips, and fitness routines, from clean eating to holistic wellness.

If you are an expert in health and fitness, you can make an incredible amount of money.

Yes, it’s a very competitive niche, but if you put forward your message right, you can become very successful. Y

ou can monetize with ads and affiliate marketing, by recommending the best supplements or fitness equipment.

4. Travel

Travel blogging is an attractive topic to write about. It is a profitable niche to consider if you are passionate about exploring the world. You can have an advantage if you live near a tourist destination. One can share your tips and recommendations for the tourists.

You may also think about becoming a travel expert on a specific subject, you can get a lot of traffic for example budget traveling. The top ways to monetize this niche are advertising, affiliate marketing, and sponsorship.

Read some of my travel blog posts in below links:

10 BUDGET TRAVEL DESTINATIONS IN ASIA

THINGS TO DO IN DUBAI FOR FIRST TIMERS

ULTIMATE GUIDE FOR THAILAND TRAVEL

SWITZERLAND 8 DAY ITINERARY

5. Parenting

I am a mum myself and I feel like writing as all the mums out there are looking for advice. But mine has to be clubbed with traveling with kids or tips for working mums. We cannot deviate from the Niche related topics.

There are some parenting blogs that provide a variety of advice from pregnancy tips & newborn baby care routine. Most revenues are made through affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, and advertising.

6. Recipes

I know some incredible food bloggers with profitable blogs (up to 6-figure). Most food bloggers need a lot of traffic to make money. Their income is based mostly on advertising revenues.

It’s quite difficult to make a lot of money with affiliate sales as a food blogger. How many of you bought an oven after reading a recipe? But there are perks like dinner vouchers or discounts for sponsored content.

7. DIY and Craft

In this topic, earnings depend on the value addition done through your content. This is an area that your readers can become insanely passionate about your work.

It can go from DIY home decor, from paper crafts to homemade beauty products. And you can always make it profitable by sharing sponsored products.

8. Lifestyle

Lifestyle blogs provide information on a variety of topics. That’s why I think lifestyle blogs are great for creative bloggers. One can write about several topics, and try different niches to see what you really want to write about.

Lifestyle blogs need frequent and more content. If you decide to write a lifestyle blog, pick 2-4 topics. Otherwise, it will be much harder for you to create enough blog posts for each category.

The main monetization strategies for lifestyle blogs are affiliate marketing, advertising, and sponsored posts or partnerships.

No matter what niche you pick, focus on solving people’s problems. Write about things people are interested to read. Do not only write about your life or what you like to start with.

Though there are bloggers out there that make so much money writing about themselves. It takes a lot of time to build an audience if you decide to go towards being an influencer.

Where to start?

·   Try writing about the topics that interest you. You don’t have to be an expert. It needs to be something that you are prepared to learn and research.

In order to provide quality content make sure you pick something, you are passionate about. Otherwise, you will get tired of your blog very quickly.

·  Do your research about the list of top niches to make sure you can fit your niche in there. You should have enough topics to write about for the few years.

·  Get organized with your ideas. Pen down ideas of possible posts you can write about, research successful bloggers in that niche that are your inspiration. Find out how they make money, and how much money they make.

You need to love what you are doing

If you are blogging to make money, you need to write about what people want to read but, you must be really interested in the topic.

I hope my tips are helpful, do let me know what is your favorite Niche, and why?

See you soon 🙂

Naina

A wanderlust follower who believes travel broadens your horizons. I love to explore new places & beauty of nature as it fuels life into my soul.

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