“WHICH ARE THE MOST PROFITABLE BLOG NICHES”?
There are two problems with this question:
Problem Number One:
Finding the most profitable blog niches is not where you need to start. You need to base your niche selection on something you are knowledgeable about. It would be difficult to write about a subject if your knowledge of the subject is limited.
For Example: The travel niche is definitely one of the more profitable blog niches. However, unless you have done extensive traveling you would not be able to give your readers the benefit of your expertise or be able to offer them anything in the way of first-hand information and recommendations regarding travel to various destinations.
If you are not knowledgeable about your niche it won’t take your readers long to figure that out.
While it is true that you could hire someone to write your blog posts.. that could get expensive. When you are just starting out you want to keep your costs down as much as possible.
Also.. your readers may leave comments and questions. How are you going to respond to their questions.. if, in reality, you know nothing about the niche you have chosen for your blog?
If visitors feel you are not genuine or that the information at your site lacks authenticity.. or is inaccurate and not helpful to them in any way they will bounce off your site faster than that ball of Silly Putty you used to play with as a kid.
Problem Number Two:
It is advisable to choose a niche about something you enjoy. You shouldn’t try to write about a subject that really doesn’t interest you. If the only reason you have chosen a niche is that you figured it would be the biggest money maker.. it is doubtful you would do well with it.
For Example: If one of the most profitable blog niches were rocks.. could you really be passionate about writing blog posts all day, every day about Sedimentary rocks, Igneous rocks, Metamorphic rocks, etc.? Probably not.. unless you were a geologist.
If you have no interest in the niche.. you will lose interest in your blog. You will find writing new blog posts to be tedious and tiresome. Instead of enjoying what you are doing for a living.. you will find yourself becoming discontented and miserable.
CONSIDERATIONS IN SELECTING YOUR BLOG NICHE:
The food blog niche is another of the more profitable blog niches. I would personally love to have a food blog.. the only problem with that is… I HATE TO COOK!!
I love good food.. but I absolutely do not want any part of having to cook it myself.
There is no way I could be happy sitting in front of my computer day in and day out writing blog posts, food recipes and articles about slicing, dicing, boiling, broiling, braising, searing, sauteing, and whatever else it is the Martha Stewarts of the world do.
My knowledge about cooking is seriously limited. I will leave that to Giada De Laurentiis and Gordon Ramsay. Since I have very little knowledge about the subject.. and cooking is most definitely not anything I am passionate about.. for me to try to be successful at writing a food blog would be a complete waste of my time!
FIND THE PROFITABLE BLOG NICHES THAT ARE RIGHT FOR YOU:
You cannot choose a niche based solely on the fact that you have heard it is one of the most profitable blog niches. It doesn’t matter how much money there is to be made in the niche. If you know nothing about it.. and it is not something you will enjoy being involved in.. how would you ever expect to achieve any level of success with it?
In actuality.. ANY blog niche can be profitable so long as you are able to find a number of affiliate programs in that niche to promote.
You also need to do some keyword research and determine whether people are actually searching for information about things having to do with your selected niche.
If enough people are searching.. and you can provide them with information and some great products to purchase.. you have yourself a profitable niche!
Think about a niche you might like to blog about. Who might be interested in blog posts on this subject? What kind of products would these people likely be interested in?
Let’s say you love to fish and might like to start a blog about fishing. The WHO is easy enough to figure out.. Fishermen! The WHAT is obvious as well.. fishing rods, reels, lures, spinners, fishing line, tackle boxes, etc.
In checking the search volume.. fishing gets 246,000 monthly searches. The term fishing places near me gets 14,800 monthly searches and the keyword difficulty = 12.. WooHoo!
On your post targeting the keyword “fishing places near me” you could write a blog post followed by a list of all the states and link each state to a post where you have searched out the best fishing places in that state.
That would get you started with 50 posts for your blog!
Now all you need to do is check and see which network has affiliate programs for fishing gear. Look around for some other fishing blogs and see what affiliate programs they are using.
Check ShareaSale and FlexOffers.. I am pretty sure you could find just about anything you are looking for on one or both of those affiliate networks.
Once you have confirmed there are plenty of affiliate links available for fishing gear, get to work on writing your blog posts.
For additional help on writing your blog posts see our post: Creating Content
HOW WILL I KNOW IF I HAVE FOUND THE RIGHT NICHE?
When you choose the right niche for your blog.. you will be excited every morning to get up and get to work adding more content to your blog. After all.. more content means adding more affiliate links and more affiliate links means more opportunities to earn money!
You will know you have chosen the right niche when you lay awake at night.. coming up with new and exciting ideas for your blog. In the morning you can’t wait to get up.. grab your cup of coffee and sit down in front of your computer.
You excitedly login to ShareaSale and FlexOffers to look for a couple of new affiliate programs and start writing those two new blog posts you thought of last night.
So.. in conclusion.. ”what are the most profitable blog niches”? The answer to that question:
The niches that will bring you the most success.. financial and otherwise.. are the niches you have the most knowledge about.. and the niches you are most passionate about.
Now go make some money!
WHAT ARE SOME POPULAR BLOG NICHES?
There are a lot of popular blog niches that others are doing very well with. If you are still confused.. we have written an eBook to help you in selecting a blog niche:
The Ultimate Niche Selection Guide.
The book offers tips and suggestions to help guide you.. as well as a 2 page list of popular blog niches.. to give you food for thought and ideas to consider.