Thinking to start a blog this new year but don’t know what topic to write? Or you are confused because you have many topics in mind but want to know the profitable blogging niches that make money?
You, my dear friend, are in the right place!
Finding a blogging niche that makes money is difficult when you are confused about the topic you are passionate about.
I have compiled this list about blogging niches that make money (2021 edition) and I would like to share it with you so that you get a clear idea of what to blog.
But before we dive in, I would like to discuss a few things about starting a blog and turning it into a revenue-generating machine.
You can completely skip this part and scroll down but reading this part will help you to-
- How to choose a blogging niche that makes money?
- What to do after you choose a blogging niche?
How to choose blogging niches that make money
To be honest, a niche is a relative term. It can depict a topic as universal as food or a simple idea like talking about essential oil.
In this era of specialisation and specifications, you must choose a niche as specific as you can.
For example, you want to blog on food, always ask what type of food you want to write about. As I said, food is a universal topic, and it covers so, so many things under it.
You can write about vegetarian food, non-vegetarian food, vegan food, non-dairy, gluten-free, Indian cuisine, western cuisines, African cuisines, cuisines from your region, homemade meals, restaurant foods, or growing your food, how to cook as beginners and everything related to food.
Do you see the point? You can’t be a simple food blogger. You have to be a specific-topic-of food blogger.
I have written in details about how to choose blogging niches that make money in my previous blog post. I also suggest reading it to understand these concepts in detail.
In short, you need to choose a topic that you are passionate about, have willingness and time to read/research, and a topic that has good competition and monetisation scope.
But just choosing a niche with all the mentioned traits will make it profitable?
Blogging is hard work. Let me be honest with you and tell you that the initial days of blogging is frustrating, without any support to keep you motivated.
Just starting a blog with a topic and writing is not enough. (More on it in the next section)
You need a content strategy, social media strategy and lots of patience to keep you floating.
That is why choosing a niche that interests you is important. Professional blogging involves 35-40 weeks of work every week. So, plan everything neatly so that you do not get lost or demotivated.
What to do after you choose blogging niches that makes money?
There are several steps involved in this stage. Let’s start with starting a blog.
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Now, install WordPress and create your admin username and password.
(Power tip: If you are not familiar with the technical side, contact the live chat and ask them to do it for yourself)
Choose a clean blogging theme that can be customised, SEO friendly and is lightning-fast.
Create an avatar for your target readers. Write down who they are, what is their age, occupation, and their location. It will help you to write in a friendly way.
Surf social media and interact with the people who fall under your targeted readers. Communicate and learn what are their pain points. It will help you to choose affiliate programs later.
Do your keyword research. Research and make a list of topics people are searching on Google/YouTube/Pinterest.
Once you shortlist topics that interest you and you have the knowledge, start writing their outlines first.
Write your first 5 blog posts before you launch. Make sure you use Grammarly and copyedit the posts before you publish them.
Use Canva to create a blog and social media graphics. They will come handy for promoting your blog.
Before you launch, make a blog post schedule like once a week or twice a week and plan your content accordingly.
Launch whenever you are ready. Make sure you promote the blog posts left and right.
Now, let’s come to the list of profitable blogging niches
10 Profitable Blogging Niches that Make Money
As the whole world is under pandemic, education and schooling for kids have drastically changed. Homeschooling has been there for so long, but it never appealed to the whole community of parents like it in the past year.
If you have bee home-schooling your kid for a long time or have started home-schooling since this pandemic, this is the right and the best time to start a homeschooling blog.
Like formal schools, home-schooling also needs a lot of resources, books and tools. As more and more parents are opting for it, there is a buyer’s need and exponential growth in this niche.
You can monetise a home-schooling blog with affiliate marketing, ads and sponsored posts. You can also create your home-schooling resources and sell them or offer consultancy to parents for a reasonable rate.
Here are some of the sub-niches of homeschooling blogging niche that make money
Books for home-schooling
Subject wise resources for home-schooling (like maths, science, biology etc)
Teaching ideas for home-schooling
An example of a home-schooling blog
This is a topic that has relevance in any time but during this pandemic-stricken economies, the home budget has its importance.
If you are someone who has been doing budgets for your home, this is your cue to start a blog in 2021. Share tips on how to get started with home budgets, how to manage it or how can live the stress-free life within the budget.
You can also talk about travel within budgets, weddings on a budget or how to invest money within the budget.
You can monetize the blog with ads, sponsored posts and affiliate marketing. You can also create budget binders, printable for budget management and sell them on your blog or Amazon.
The most important thing with this niche is that most of the content creators within it are big finance companies. So, as a small content creator, people would connect to you more easily and your chances of being an expert are high.
Some of the sub-niches of home budget blogging niche that make money
Home budget for beginners
How to manage a home within budget
Travel in a budget
Weddings in a budget
Financial planning within home budgets
How to buy things with coupons and deals
This is another evergreen blogging niche that makes money.
Almost similar to the home budget but frugal living is a completely different topic.
Frugal living includes things that will help you to manage life ease without being lavish or spendthrift. It includes not only money matters but frugality in food, lifestyle, and every aspect of life.
It means you are conscious of your choices of spending time and money. You are also focused on financial priorities and live a mental-physical clutter-free life.
If you are someone who is living frugally, start a blog about it and share your awesomeness with the world.
You can talk about how not to spend money on petty things, how to take conscious choice about how to take care of every penny and still live a good life.
People love to read how to live a good life without worrying much. So, this niche has appeal at any point in time.
You can monetize the blog with ads and your own products. You can create planners, or teach how to adapt frugal lifestyle within a time frame.
Some of the sub-niches of frugal living blogging niche that make money
Frugal living for beginners
How to handle money frugally
How to create frugal meal plans
Example of the frugal living blog.
Home décor is a competitive niche, but it has so many sub-niches that makes good money. It is also one of the top affiliate marketing blog niches that make money.
You can monetise it with ads, sponsored posts, and affiliate marketing. You can also create products/services to help people with DIY home décor.
Here are some of the sub-niches of home decor blogging niche that make money
DIY home décor
Home décor on a budget
Home décor deals and sales
Home décor for bungalow/apartment/farmhouse
Example of home décor blog.
An all-time good blogging niche that makes money. Parents are constantly looking and googling ideas to keep their children busy.
If you are a creative person and know a thing or two about the DIY home or outdoor activities, do start a blog about kids’ activities.
This niche has lots of scopes to be monetized with ads, sponsored posts and affiliate marketing. You can also create a planner and printable and box sets of activities and sell them on the blog or Amazon.
Some of the sub-niches in kids’ activities blogging niche that make money
DIY crafts for the home
Room craft ideas
Acrylic painting techniques & tutorials
Painting for beginners
Fine art for kids
Comics & cartoons
Cooking for kids
Decoration ideas for kids
Drawing cartoons for beginners
How to write
Singing lessons for kids
Musical instrument learning for kids
Illustration for kids
Sketching for kids
Journaling for kids
An example of kids’ activities blog.
This pandemic taught us the importance of having a balcony garden or a few pots of vegetables. If you love to talk about gardening or have been growing your food on your balcony or kitchen, do start a blog on urban gardening.
This is also an umbrella topic and you can write about different topics on the same blog or go as much specific as you want.
It is a niche that has a good scope of affiliate marketing. You can also monetize with ads, sponsored posts and your own products like printable and planner for gardening beginners.
Some of the sub-niches of urban gardening blogging niche that make money
Urban gardening for beginners
Floriculture on a balcony
Hydroponic farming on terrace/balcony/kitchen
Natural farming on terrace/balcony
An example of an urban gardening blog.
Self-care is important and people love to read about how to take care of themselves. It is an evergreen topic with lots of competition.
It is an umbrella topic that encompasses physical health, mental health, tips and tutorials on how to take care of us and other alternative medicines.
It can be monetized with ads and affiliate marketing.
Some of the sub-niches of self-care blogging niche that make money
Physical well being
Reviews of services and products
Spa and alternate medicine centres
An example of a self-care blog.
Another evergreen niche in our list of blogging niches that make money. It is a topic that is constantly searched and offer a good scope of competition yet money-making opportunities.
You can write about how to get things done, how to manage time and be more productive, how to adapt to working smarter in a productivity blog.
This niche can be monetized with ads, sponsored posts and affiliate marketing. You can also sell your own planner and printable on the blog or Amazon.
Some of the sub-niches of productivity blogging niche that make money
Kitchen and pantry organisation
Scheduling and multitasking
Books on productivity
An example of a productivity blog.
This is by far my favourite in this list of blogging niches that make money. I am a foodie and I run a food blog myself (Shh… check the blog to know my food blogging niche).
The lockdown taught us the importance of having the skills to cook homemade meals. This topic will always have relevance and demand even after the pandemic or lockdown is over.
If you know and love to cook homemade meals, start a blog on it now! You can monetize the blog with ads, sponsored posts, affiliate marketing. You can also sell your meal plans, cooking lessons, grocery shopping guidebooks or teach cooking live.
Here are some of the sub-niches of homemade meals blogging niche that make money
Quick & easy homemade recipes
Healthy and easy vegetarian recipes
Keto diet for beginners.
Holiday baking at home
Homemade Christmas treats & desserts.
Homemade birthday treats
Home baking for beginners
Homemade nonveg meals for beginners
Homemade pescatarian recipes
Indian cooking at home
Continental cooking at home
How to start cooking yourself
Grocery shopping for home kitchen
Kitchen appliances reviews
An example of homemade meals blog.
A relatively new niche. It has good competition but a dearth of content making it one of the most dynamic niches that make money.
More and more people are now interested in getting acquainted with nature or wildlife. It is an excellent hobby and people are constantly looking for resources to get started.
If you are a nature/wildlife enthusiast, start a blog and share your passion with others. Personally, I love to read about wildlife activities (not wildlife travels). If you start one, do share it in the comments section.
This niche can be monetized by ads, sponsored posts, affiliate marketing and your own products on wildlife/nature activities resources.
Some sub-niches of willdlife/nature blogging niche that make money
How to get kids nature acquainted
Space and astronomy
Rafting and paragliding
Phew! That’s quite a long list of blogging niches that make money. I hope this post will help you to choose a niche that interests you to start a blog.
Now, go and research your topic and do not forget to share your blog with me. Tag me on Twitter or share it in the comment section.
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