Hello friend, I am happy you landed on my blog. I want to teach you how various profitable blogging niches on the blogosphere. Perhaps, you are considering blogging as your next line of work but you do not know what niche to choose. You just came to the right place and I hope this content serves you right.
It is no longer news that technology has become the oil well of the world. You can validate this fact by visiting Forbes.com, fortune magazine, Bloomberg and other financial magazines. Go through the profile of the world richest people in the world, you will find out that majority of them run tech-oriented businesses. Also, technology companies have also grown to dominate the list of wealthiest companies in the globe.
As a result of this, technology can no longer be overlooked. You overlook technology to your own detriment.
As such, blogging has also grown to be an aspect of technology in which little income earners can leverage to make ends meet. Many bloggers today now command awesome wealth that salary earners cannot earn. Blogs like Neilpatel, Backlinko, worldscholarshipforum and many more has so financially empowered the owners that they do no longer have need for any other form of job because, these blog have made them financially stable.
Instead of looking for jobs, they have created jobs for tons of people.
Therefore, this content is intended for prospective bloggers who are confused and looking for what niche to invest into. Today, blogging is no longer about what you are good at and what you want to do. Blogging is now about what the people want. Remember that your blog is created or will be created for people. Thus, knowing what those people want will help you in your blogging career. In blogging terminology, it is called Customers Intent.
Actually, it is still possible to set up a blog around what you can do. But the emphasis is that what you can do should also be of interest to people out there, so that you will break even in your blogging career.
Have you thought of blogging and don’t know what niche to choose? Are you also ready a blogger looking to diversify your blogging career? Is your niche not lucrative enough that you want to change it? If the answer to all these questions is Yes, then you are in the right place. We have done series of in-depth research to be able to compile this content and provide you with blog niches that could help your career as a blogger.
This article is divided into three parts which are;
Profitable blogging niche: There are actually some niches that you may not need hundreds of thousands of visitors to earn high. A simple five thousand visitors daily can make you financially balanced for life. These are the niches we want to consider under this section
Blogging niches that can drive much traffic: There are some other blogging niches that may not be as profitable as others but they are in high demand. As such, pushing much traffic to these blogs will put you on the sail. For example, expensive products cannot be afforded by the poor. A rich man can buy a single product and the seller makes a profit that can be enough for him throughout the whole month. In turn, many poor people need to buy a particular product for the seller to make awesome profit. Thus, the more the patronage, the more profits are made. This is the difference between the first section and second
Boring blogging niches: Then, there are niches that are boring. You may not even want to read anything about them. We will also talk about such niches.
This content will help you so that you will not make mistake in your blogging career. You can blog in the wrong niche for up to a decade and still not be happy with your earnings. Meanwhile, another person can blog for just a year or two and watch his earnings skyrocket with the speed of light.
Stay tuned as I take you through these niches as a professional
PROFITABLE BLOGGING NICHE
Insurance: Have you heard of insurance before? You will surely be surprised that insurance came to the top of the list, though the list was compiled in no definite order. Insurance is a high paying niche because advertisers of insurance services are willing to pay high for adverts. For the fact that they spend much on advertising, that makes this niche profitable. The Cost Per Click (CPC) of insurance adverts are actually high. Some of them can even pay as high as $3 per click.
Fashion: Fashion blog has quietly grown to be a profitable blogging niche on its own. Fashion has become of high interest to people and as such, fashion companies pay high as well as possible in a bit to get their products into circulation. The good part of this niche is that fashion is a very focused and targeted niche such that you can subscribe for affiliate programmes and even serve direct ads on your blog and then smile to the bank
Product review: Product review is another niche that can pay you high every month end. Have you discovered that product review blogs is few. As such, lots of ads are targeted to few blogs which makes the demand for such blogs high. Today, when someone wants to buy a car, he will want to first of all, read about that car to know its features, advantages, disadvantages, technology and lots more. This will in turn direct and redirect the buyer attention. Same thing goes to buying phones, electronics, laptops etc. As such, you can have the privilege of taking part in affiliate programs. The good news is that there are lots of affiliate programs out there that you can leverage on. The profits from ads service companies, affiliate programs and direct advertising can place to a height of financial stability.
Technology blog: Technology blogs may be a bit related to the product review blogs just that in technology blog, you limit your scope to technology. You write about past technologies, present technologies and future technologies and enjoy the financial compensation of your hard work.
SEO: Have you heard of SEO before? SEO means Search Engine Optimization. If you are a blogger and have not heard of SEO before, you are advised to quit blogging as it is not for you. Every blogger today pays more attention to SEO than even earning. It is SEO that will make you content appear on the first page of search engines and then, this will determine your organic traffic which in turn helps your earning. SEO centered blogs are making it full time. Many SEO blogs do not even apply for Google Adsense Program because their SEO services pays them far higher than what Google can pay. For instance, you can do a further research on Moz, Ahref, Neilpatel, Backlinko, Semrush etc. You will not see Google ads on such platforms, yet their income is highly outrageous.
Hospitality: This list will not be complete without adding hospitality. Today, the world pays high attention to hospitality services. Everybody wants to visit Dubai and other awesome location because of the hospitality services they render there. As such, having a blog that will answer people questions on hospitality and also enlighten them more will make sense. I bet you, it will pay off in a very short time. This is because everybody wants to be comfortable. People are willing to spend their last dime in search for comfort. Thus, a hospitality blog will make you financially happy all the days of your life.
Travel and tour: Travel and tourism blogs are also in high demand. The need to travel is enshrined in our daily living. Thus, good locations to reside in when you travel are in high demand. Students want to travel to study abroad. Couples want to go for vacations. Musicians want to organize concerts in foreign countries. Companies want new locations they can invest in. Government wants to schedule an event in another country. People generally want to tour round the globe while they are still alive. Having a blog that will give them enough information with respect to all their enquiries and inquisitions will go a long way in pulling them to your website. Advertisers in this niche are ready to also pay high for the service they render. Imagine if the world cup is to be hosted in Canada for example. Many people will want to reserve hotel apartments for themselves while in their home country. With this, you will see that hotels in the regions where the matches will be played will want their hotel to get recognition and in turn attract lodgers.
Finance and Investment: Money they say controls the world. Everybody wants to make more money. Finance and investment blog will become a home for people in that category. Some people have the money, but are looking for what to invest into so that more money would be made. This is the generation of crypto currencies, with several cryptos coming up frequently. If you have a professional blog that guides on cryptos and other investment schemes, you will go far. These crypto currencies spend lots of money in running adverts and as such, you can have you fair share of the money. Many people are looking for businesses to do but do not have any idea. They resort to serious study online in order to get helpful information and tips. If they come across your blog and it proves helpful to them, be sure of their recommendations. The finance and investment blog will make more sense if you have a practical idea of finance. It will be better to teach your readers in more practical terms than in theoretical terms.
Health: Health blogs turns in thousands of US dollars monthly. Everybody wants to live healthy in a disease infested environment. We all heard of the COVID 19 pandemic and the adverse effect it posed to the entire world. We saw how the world united in fight against it. Malaria kills hundreds of people daily. We have cancer, HIV/AID, diabetes and tons of other sicknesses ravaging the world today. Many people in our environment live with these sicknesses even though we are not aware. As such, they try to the best of their ability to be able to contain these sicknesses in order to live longer. As such, having a health blog will help these people find lasting solutions to their problems. We have lots of health products out there which use health blogs as a means of reaching out to their target market. As earlier said, we have many sick people everywhere. This means that the services of health bloggers are needed everywhere you go. Every country has the kind of sickness the combat with. Individuals also combat with several sicknesses. Thus, having health tips for them will be helpful to them and enrich you in return. Health is your greatest wealth. Nobody will ever want to labour tirelessly and then watch sickness take away all they have labored to get. As such, they want to live healthy at all times. If so be, they also need your services at all time.
Property: The real estate world has made lots of people Billionaires with the most popular among them as Donald Trump (One time president of the United State of America). Truth is that people are selling properties on a daily basis and people are buying properties too on a daily basis. We have lots of agents who are into buying and selling of these properties. Leveraging technology in this business will boost your sales. Today, virtually everything can be sold online because of technology. People want to buy properties but they want to be sure they are into the right path. Nobody will just want to waste his hard earned money on nothing. Set up a property blog and provide meaningful tips for buyers and sellers. With your blog, you will break geographical boundaries, such that you could in Ghana and having a deal in Germany.
Food: Food blog is also another important and high paying niche. A popular adage says, “You are what you eat”. Everybody wants to eat right irrespective of how low their income is. People want to learn how to prepare good dishes and as such the service of a food blogger cannot be overrated, though they can be underrated. Create recipe for various food varieties
BLOGGING NICHES THAT CAN DRIVE MUCH TRAFFIC
Sports: Almost everybody today is a lover of sports. Everybody wants to get the latest sports updates most especially when they are not able to watch the games. Everybody wants to know more about Ronaldo, Messi, world cup, Olympics, Champions league, Premier League, Basketball, hockey, Rugby etc. Sports have gone beyond the game (winner and loser). People want to get sports news on transfers, personal lifestyles of those athletes, their net worth, club news and so one. Those into gambling and bettings need sports news in order to follow up on their bets. Sports have grown to become a part of our daily lives. Both literates and illiterates are interested in sports. The rich and the poor are interested in sports. Males and females are interested in sports. The young and old are also interested in sports. Everyone is a lover of one sports or the other and as such, sports blog will pool lots of traffic. The likes of goal.com and livescore.com stand out. Those into betting and gambling visit these two blogs to follow up on their predictions. Thus, these two blogs have grown in popularity to tell you have sports has become generally accepted. Though starting a sports blog to compete with these two blogs is totally out of it, but then a sport blog, if the contents are well optimized can grow fast in a very short time.
Scholarships: As education has become part of what every parent wish for their children, the need for more quality education cannot be overemphasized. To that end, young people search for scholarship opportunities in order to be able to foot the bills of their academics. In Africa, the need for scholarships to foreign countries is so high because of the fallen standard of education in most African countries and the poverty rate in Africa. This is why having a scholarship blog is a good idea because it rakes in traffic from every angle. If not undergraduate, it is higher institution or MSc or PhD. Note very importantly that we did not say its education blog, rather scholarship blog. Education in itself is very vast but scholarship, education grants and fellowships are the most sort after section under education. Scholarships are sort for by almost everyone at all levels of education. Local and international scholarship opportunities make headlines in several media. Worldscholarshipforum.com is one of the leading and most successful scholarship blogs on the internet. Most of these scholarship websites stars from nothing and grow to something great. Several of them started with traffic of less than 100 everyday, but today gets more than 50,000 visitors daily. This is because of the high demand of scholarships. Also, there are lots of organizations and government agencies giving out scholarships and grants to people. The only thing needed it to verify the information and post. Of all niches in this article, I advice you to pitch your tent here. Though I am not a scholarship blogger but I understand too well the kind of traffic pooled by scholarship blogs. Remember, the more the traffic, the more the money you make. Though there ads do not have high click through rates but then, little drops of water makes a mighty ocean.
News: The news niche is one of the niches that can drive crazy traffic to your blog. People want to stay updated with the recent and latest occurrences across the globe. Bearing in mind that we are currently in the digital age, where everything has gone digital. Nobody has the time to look for where to buy newspaper. Even if newspapers are to be bought, there will be a limitation of location, such that if you reside in Ghana, how do you get news from Canada. As such, news niche for blogging can command massive traffics. Also, in most cases, before the newspaper companies publish the news, it would have circulated everywhere on the internet, such that at the point of publishing such news on the papers, several persons would have heard of the said news. Therefore, the internet has become the most effective way of sharing information. Thus, if you choose the news niche and publish relevant information on your site, over time, the traffic you tend to get daily will be massive. This is the major reason why the newspaper companies have their online platforms. People are no longer patronizing them as before and in order not to lose the market, they opted for online platforms where they could also keep their readers updated. The limitation of the news blog is that it needs your full time. Some people are into blogging as a part time endeavor, the news niche is not for such people. News keep on coming second by second, such that if you do not have the time to publish atleast 20 quality news daily, then look for another niche. 20 news contents daily are on the low side, but it is good enough for a start.
Romance, Relationship and love: This is another aspect and niche in blogging that drives overwhelming traffics to your blog. Many marriages have failed. Many relationships have broken. Some other people want to get into marriages and relationships and they need a dedicated website where they can always refer to for information and help. Almost everybody has a boyfriend or girlfriend. Therefore, in order to resolve relationship issues, people need to be coached. For some reasons, people will not want physical coaches in order to maintain their privacy and remain anonymous. This is why they choose online platforms where their identities will remain unknown. Surprisingly, there is hardly any marriage or relationship without issues. Many people in relationships and marriages are dying slowly and quietly and yet, they do not want to confide in anybody. Having an online platform that will address the needs of this people is a good step in the right direction. This is why the movie “Fireproof”, is loved by thousands of people globally. At the point of writing this content, fireproof has had over eleven million views on YouTube, yet several millions watched the movie outside YouTube. If there are platforms that could help relationships and marriages to thrive, people will surely like them, provided your information are helpful and meets their needs.
Celebrities: Celebrities have lots of followers. Thus, their followers want to know about them. They want to get the latest information about the idols and role models. This is why the instagram handles of these celebrities are buzzing with hundreds of thousands and even millions of followers. The everyday life activities of these celebrities want to known by their fans. These fans will surely not want to be starved of information pertaining to their icon. If you have a platform dedicated to celebrities lifestyle (both local and international), you will smile daily because of the awesome and amazing traffic you will see. Bear in mind that the more the traffic, the more your earning. Your traffic will determine the number of clicks, which will in turn determine your earnings.
Jobs: As several persons graduate from the college yearly, the total number of jobseekers increases alarming. There is a great hunt for both local and international jobs. There are millions of job seekers in every country and just few job vacancies. This is the reason why Linkedin social platform has thousands of people signing up daily. Linkedin is a platform that helps jobseekers land their dream job over time. There are several persons who have gotten jobs and contracts via linkedin. Platforms like this are in high demand. Also blogs the offer job vacancies and recruitments get an amazing number of people stopping by to check for job offers. Unemployment and underemployment is a plague which everyone wants to cure. Platforms like career.com, indeed.com, vacancies.ng, newbalancejobs.com, graduatejobs.com.ng receives thousands to millions of pageviews daily. This been said, your blog could also be one of such blogs that will have the pleasure of sharing in the traffics available for this niche. Apart from the scholarship niche which I earlier recommended, I also recommend job niche for those who do not have any particular b=niche in mind.
Gambling/betting tips: Gambling and betting is one of the get-rich-quick schemes several persons leverage on to make money. Various kinds of sports and sporting tournaments take place frequently. As such, people want to stake their money on such tournaments and games and in turn make additional income, thereby doubling their money. This said, there are several persons who have placed their predictions overtime and lost all their investments. Yet, they have still not given up. They will surely not give up. Therefore, they want to be taught on how to bet and gamble rightly. They want to get betting codes that will aid them win in their subsequent endeavor. With this, any blog that will help them achieve this will be a good one for them. Even if it means selling some of those predictions to them, people are willing to pay, provided it works for them.
Politics: The world today is all about politics. People want to talk politics. People want to do politics. People want to get political information and as such, politics blogs will help them. The world has moved from local politics to global politics. Politics is no longer confined to a particular country. People want to know how election in a particular country is been conducted. People want to know the result of a particular election. Beyond elections, people want to be kept abreast to political events across the globe. If you start up a political blog, it will be a nice one for you in the end.
How-to: How-to blogs are those blogs that teaches people how to do specific things. Like how to cook, how to sew, how to create a website, how to make a YouTube video, how to be a successful freelancer, how to start up an online shop, how to use a particular web service, how to use an application or software etc. Wikihow boasts of millions of visitors monthly, just teaching people how to do certain things. This is a technology and digital age, such that the quest for knowledge is high. People want to learn in order to remain relevant in a harsh economy. Starting a blog that will teach and coach people on how to do specific thing will attract several persons to your platform. Some people may not have the time to get enrolled in a physical school, yet they want to know. Such people can be served by these blogs.
Entertainment: The last on this list is entertainment. Entertainment is supposed to be intertwined with celebrities, but we decided to split because entertainment talks of the event and activities while celebrities talks of the personality involved. Entertainment blogs also command massive traffics that can change your financial life for good. People want to know about the trending music and movie. People want to know about the upcoming event and shows so as to be informed and follow up on it. This and lots more are what people crave for.
BORING BLOGGING NICHE
It is time to talk about some blogging niches which are actually boring. Although they are boring, yet some blogs in these niches rake in several thousands of dollars monthly. If you have a blog in any of these niches, there is no cause for alarm. Hard and smart work will set you rolling and your account will be smiling every end of the month.
Here are few of the blogging niches that are boring. You will also be told why they are boring.
Religion: Religious blogs makes the top of the list of boring blogs. Are people no longer interested in religion? Why could religion in the 21st century be termed boring? To start with, having a blog in any religious niche could be boring and frustrating atimes. Most times, you work like an elephant and eat like an ant. Here are few reasons why religion niches are boring
There are several religions that preach different things: In this present world, we have several religions that teach and preach different and confusing things. For example, the religion practiced in Asia is not relevant in Africa. Thus, if you have a blog talking about African religion, it may not go beyond the shores of Africa. Also, some people who practice the same religion unfortunately have different perspective of religious issues. Such that they end up confusing people more and more. For example, in Christianity, the issue of tithe has received several opinions such that people no longer care what you say about tithe. They now have their belief about the issue of tithe and you cannot change it. As such, if you spend countless hours and sleepless nights doing an in-depth study on the issue of tithe and come up with a powerful content that shares your view, people will still not read it. Your efforts may not yield the desired result.
People are tired of religion: People claim that religion is the cause of the world’s problem. Hence they are tired of the issues of religion. They do not want to know what your religion says. They even care less about their own religion. With this, religion blogs will continue to be boring.
You may not find readers for your content: People care about other things except religion. People want to get rich, they need scholarships, they need jobs, they want to know the latest news and they care less of religion. The only thing that makes blogging meaningful is when you see people who will read your contents. If there are no readers, then blogging is not worth the stress. My first blog was a religious blog. I spent hours of hard work. I woke up several nights to get contents for the blog. Sadly I hardly made any meaning traffic. The traffic was frustrating that I had to give up on that niche.
Only negative religious news sells: If you want your religion blog to flourish, then you must be negative. Your news must be on the criticizing part. News like how religious leaders steal money, deceive people with their false teachings. These are the kind of contents that will attract readers to your religious blog and I guess you do not want to be anti-religion.
Religion advertisers do not pay much for ads: Another reason why the religion niche appears so boring is because advertisers in the religion niche do not pay much for ads. This is because the competition is minimal. If competition appears to be minimal, that should actually be the major reason why you should give it a shot. But hey, no! Not in the religion niche. The competition is minimal because people interested in it are few. You don’t spend heavily for something that will not pay you more. When you search topics in other niches like scholarships, seo, marketing etc, you tend to see several ads on this first page. This is because of the high competition in such niches. Have you ever queried Google on any religion related search and seen ads for the topic. You may have, but it’s one in twenty.
Culture: Culture should have been a lucrative niche because it teaches us the way of life of people in various locations. As such, I could create a blog dedicated to teaching the lifestyle of people, some of their cultural heritage and the dos and don’ts of such people. Few decades ago, this would be an awesome oil well for cultural bloggers. But with the trend of globalization, the narrative has changed. The world currently has a standard which every other set of people are chasing after. As such, the lifestyle of those primitive locations may no longer be of interest to people, except those carrying out their research programmes.
Niches with few audiences: Blogging could be frustrating when you have few audiences. You tend to put in heavy effort in order to come up with powerful contents and end up just having a handful of readers. For example, when you have an education blog dedicated to Haiti, you will agree that the total readers of your blog will not be much. According to Wikipedia, Haiti has a population of 11.4 million people. Of this population, it’s a sure guess that less than 40% of them are interested in education. Also, coupled with what has happened in Haiti overtime, people will not be interested in leaving their own country to study in Haiti. Also Haitians will instead look for how to study in other countries. With this analysis, it means that having an education blog for Haiti may just be for as few people as possible. This is why audience is a strong factor in blogging and branding. The more people your blog targets the more, interesting your blogging career become. Such that when you visit your analytics dashboard and Alexa ranking, you will be happy with the product of your effort.
Niches limited to third world countries: If you have a blog that focuses on the third world countries, blogging may not be fun for you. If you monetization is through Adsense, I bet that you may be tempted to give up. For example, there are several clicks from third world countries that go as low as $0.04. With this, you may have as high as a thousand clicks a day and yet may not make up to $50 in all. But then, there are click from first world countries that pays as high as $3 per click. You see that the difference is clear. This is the major reason why bloggers from first world countries has awesome and mouth-watering revenue compared to their counterparts in the third world countries. With this, it is advised that if you are a blogger from the third world countries, you could also focus contents on the first world countries. For example, Magchime is a blog owned by a Nigerian but majority of the contents focus on the wider population.
I guess I have provided an in-depth content that answered several of your questions. Blogging is actually an awesome business to do. Several people have quit their high paying jobs just to do blogging. This means that blogging pays more. I do not want you to waste your effort in blogging that is why I did an extensive study to get this helpful content. Truth is that all these niches are awesome depending on your approach to them. My first blog was a religion blog (Christian) but out of frustration, I quit. But then, there are religious blogs that makes awesome monthly income. Blogs like Christianitytoday, Christiantoday, Christian Post etc are blogs that generate high revenue every month.
No matter how boring a niche may be, you can change the narrative. In like manner, seeing that insurance niche was ranked number one on the list of profitable niches, if you rush into the niche carelessly, you will still rush out of it. This means that every of these niches listed above and several of them that are not even in this list depend on our approach to them.