What should my blog be about? What should I blog about? We all asked similar questions when we first set out to find good blog niche ideas to start our blogs.
In today’s post, I’ll take you through the steps on how to find the right niche for your blog. I will discuss how to get a defined and focused niche with little competition and also how to bravely choose a niche on the world’s most popular blog topics.
A mega list of blog niche ideas will be given at the end of the post but I want to advise you to read the entire post to avoid expensive mistakes that may cost you your whole blogging career. Choosing the wrong niche will really hurt your blogging. I want you to blog successfully like us here in Wisebloggers. It is hard to see someone pour months of effort into a site that really stood very little chance of succeeding.
So read on…
What’s A Blog Niche?
A ‘niche’ basically means a topic or subject. This is the area of interest that your blog is going to focus on and it’s what you’ll be writing about for your blog posts.
A niche can be broad like internet marketing. You can also break down a broad niche into defined and focused sub-niches. For example, Internet Marketing has the following sub niches like Email marketing or Content marketing.
When you first set out to start a blog, choosing a niche always sound like an easy task. Believe me, it is not.
In order to fast track your blogging journey to massive success, you need to follow certain strategies for choosing the right blog niche.
Ideally, a beginner should choose a profitable niche with low competition.
This is the secret for your survival as a beginner in the world of blogging. If you can get a trending and profitable niche, then you are half way to success with your blog.
In contrast, getting this wrong can make it almost impossible to achieve any success with your blog.
Why not start a blog on the most popular and profitable niches?
Beginners are prone to making this mistake quite often. To consider the most popular blog topics and hoping to get your fair share of the pie can be a mistake for a newbie in the blogosphere.
There are many blogs that are already well established with good domain authorities in these niches. Such blogs have published a lot of high quality content you will find very difficult to beat. You can beat your competitors but that will require 10x more work for you.
Most Popular Blog Niches To Blog About:
If you can find a good niche in these markets, you are in luck. These niches will never die as long as the world exists.
Health and fitness
People get sick and suffer from other types of pain throughout their lives. There is massive audience here because people want to be happy and healthy and are always willing to buy products or treatments that will help them stay healthy.
There is much money to be made here if you know how to play your blogging cards right. This niche has and obvious value proposition because people desperately spend their money in order to get back their healthy lives.
I have a small blog on the hemorrhoid home remedies niche and its bringing in $500 on average every month. It has less than 30 articles and I barely touch it. No backlinks, no promotions. It’s that cool when you discover a sweet niche with less competition and ready buyers.
If you are interested in this niche, here are good niches to consider:
- Hemorrhoid home remedies
- Teeth whitening
- Detoxing for weigh loss
- Paleo diet
- Skin care
- Hair loss
- Heart burn
- Healthy eating
The giant. The one thing that every single soul needs. It is and will remain one of the most sought after needs. When we talk money, we seriously talking about marketing, investing, crypto, gambling, forex, consulting, finance…
The list seems endless. It’s a broad niche right?
If you really want to make money, then a good sub niche here will be a nice thing to have. Everybody needs money for sure. Teaching people how to easily get money or how to use it wisely and save more will soon get you trending up with your blog.
The main purpose of this blog is to teach people how to make money online through blogging. Many of our readers and students who took the xxx course are crushing it. It’s not rocket science. Here are some of the top niches to try:
- Affiliate marketing
- Stock market investments
- Internet marketing
- Work at home
- Online Surveys
Another sweet blog niche idea for beginners. Am in love and I hope you are. This niche affects almost every body and people face problems in their relationships. They need advice, coaching and consulting to help them with their relationship issues.
How much will you spend on an eBook or consulting service that teaches you how to get your most beloved ex back? Well, if it’s me, I will sell this blog for that!
Here’s our best pick in the relationship niche:
- Break ups
- Get your ex back
- Saving relationships
- Love life advice
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How To Start A Blog On The Most Popular Blog Topics
You are brave! It’s not impossible. The worst thing in life is to be afraid of competition. However, you need to be ready to bear the pain and put in the hard work required to beat a fierce competitor.
Take the blog createandgo.co as a good example.
They were able to reached $100000 in their first year blogging about “blogging” which is a very competitive niche considering the huge number of well-established blogs on that niche such as:
But to see this massive success in such high demand blog topics within such a short spell of time, they did three things:
- Invest in training courses
- Invest in the right tools
- Put in the required work
To invest in a training course that will take you by the hand and show you step by step how to create a blog that generates money will be the best decision you will take.
We have created a powerful course on how to start a blog form scratch and scale up to $1000 – $100,000 a month. Even if you don’t have any experience, the Six Figure Blog Mastery will take you by the hand and guide you through every single step in creating a six figure blog.
Another way to fast track your blogging success is to invest in the right blogging tools.
Setting up your blog, writing content, driving traffic and monetizing that traffic requires patience, dedication and some hard work. So roll up your sleeves if you want to compete in these competitive but highly profitable niches.
What To Consider For Your Blog Niche Ideas
Whether you want to go after a focused and defined niche with less competition or you want to hit the big niches, there are few things you need to consider.
If you want to know how to choose a blog niche, then here are some considerations that you need to bear in mind when picking your niche.
Passion Vs Profit
I don’t like it at all when people advise you to choose a niche that you enjoy reading and writing about.
As a blogger, this advice only applies to you if your goal is to start a personal blog. A blog that’s not for making money. If you just want to blog for fun, well you can choose anything you are passionate about.
Want to start a blog that generates money?
Forget passion and concentrate on profit because passions are not found. They are developed.
Once your blog starts paying your house rent, buying your cars and paying your girlfriend’s tuition fees, I’m pretty sure you will fall in love with your niche and you will be happy to write about it on a regular basis.
Who doesn’t love what brings them money?
A fellow blogger once told me not to choosing a niche just because some ‘guru’ says it’s a profitable.
I asked ‘why’ and he said I’ll become bored and disillusioned and ultimately give up.
Here’s my response:
Blogging is not an easy job by any stretch of imagination. Why spend valuable time writing about what I love when no one reads it? No matter how much you love your job, you always receive the salary – it’s what kept you there because if you are not paid for a single month, you will leave for another job even if you like your job more than your girlfriend.
What is a profitable niche?
Profitable niches are those that offer ROI (return on investment) in themselves. For example: Finance, health and fitness.
Audiences in these niche always spend money because in theory they’ll make that initial expense back.
There is money to be made in the health and fitness niche because it has a big and obvious ‘value proposition’.
A value proposition is the thing that people will want to buy your products or read your blog for and the ‘way’ that they hope their lives will benefit.
Monetizing a blog on raising stick insects on the other hand will be harder. There is simply not the same demand or ‘need’ for products here. The relative lack of competition in this area does not make it qualify to be chosen as a good niche.
Here’s what to consider next…
Popularity vs Competition
The fastest and easiest way to start seeing success with your blog is to choose profitable niches with low competition.
The fastest way to bid farewell to blogging is to do the opposite.
When picking your niche, you need to think about the competition out there and how easy it is going to be to stand out of the crowd. Unless you invest in a good blogging course, there is no way you can start a blog on highly competitive niches and see success easily.
Of course when starting a blog, you want a niche that has a large potential audience.
Of course we all do. But man…
Picking something big like ‘Health and Fitness’ or ‘Online Marketing’ will land you in a competition that you may not have what it takes to cope.
Choosing a niche with large potential audience is a great idea on the face of it until you think about how many top bloggers are writing in those niches and how well they have established their blogs.
On the other hand, if you choose to blog about rearing stick insects, you’ll likely find that there’s a much smaller audience – but also far less competition.
My final personal advice is…
Find a topic that is popular but that isn’t so popular that it’s extremely competitive. These are profitable niches with low competition.