8 Most Profitable Niches to start Blogging In 2020
Introduction to start a Blog
starting a blog can be your way out of the corporate world it can be your way to spend more time with your family to be a location independent and travel the world it can be your place for creative writing.
It can be so many great things but at the beginning everything is so over whelming especially the burden of making choices not only the technical part of the process like which hosting provider to us.
which web site building platform and other things but even a more difficult decision is to choose the blog niche or the main topic for your website.
You have to think of a niche that will be profitable but at the same time it has to be something that you're genuinely interested in writing about otherwise you'll have an early burn out as a blogger.
I don't know you personally and I have no idea what you would be interested in writing about but I can tell you what are the most profitable blogging niches out there today.4
So in this article I will first tell you how to choose your blog niche or topic and we'll talk about the 8 most profitable niches to consider based on current trends and forecasts for this year.
Beyond let me just tell you one thing before we move on about a special offer for my followers that will help you start a blog for less than three dollars a month.
I will not even mention choosing any technical or design elements marketing were are the content related tasks I will focus on the steps leading up to atopic decision or a niche decision.
Explore your interests and Expertise
So the first thing you need to do is explore your interests and expertise it is important to choose a topic or a niche for your blog that you're passionate about or at least interested in otherwise.
It can become very tedious and very quickly my advice is to explore the intersection of your interests and expertise or your hobbies and past experience and so on with trending topics.
What might interest others find a problem to solve or a unique voice of yours to provide to your readers and you will be on the right track to focusing on a good and popular niche or topic for your blog.
How to monetize our New Blog?
second step in your process isn't thinking about monetization so when you think about a blog topic that will make you money you need to give some thoughts to your methods of monetization.
how I going to turn visitors of your blog and page use into source of your income popular options include advertising affiliate or referral programs making and selling your own products or services.
alternative support methods such as patreon why you need to consider this in the context of blog niche ideas?
well it's because the best monetization methods are different for different issues. for example with a food blog or a home decor blog the easiest way to start making money with it is with ads display ads on your site that's possible.
Because in these two niches you're able to get tons of traffic from Pinterest for example in other more narrow or business related topics you will not ever get as much traffic and in this case making money.
with ads doesn't make much sense because you can offer high ticket affiliate products or even sell your own services or digital products the next step is thinking about your competition you.
How to find and analyze our competitor Ideas?
likely will want to come up with a few blog niche ideas when you brains tormand then you need to research one by one it's vital that you spend some time doing keyword research and looking at your competition.
how will you differentiate yourself some of the most profitable blogging issues have a lot of competition in them already and if you don't want to bring something unique to the table then it might be really difficult to succeed with this blog image.
the next step is actually getting started with your site after everything what I said is done you already chose you a niche you need to actually get started on developing a plan for your blog and this may seem obvious.
but the step deserves some attention figure out the scope of what you intend to cover on your blog and brainstorm important topics or areas related to your blogging niche this will help you set up.
How to drive traffic to your blog?
Make the best choices for things like design structure of your blog for marketing and other steps that will come later.
it's always better to have an abundance of ideas within your chosen topic rather than to have just a few and I'm running out of content ideas right after you started the blog and as it comes traffic generation.
to your new blog you know that my advice is always start with Pinterest because it will give you the fastest results before even Google will start recognizing that your site even exists.
if you don't know how Pinterest can help you drive traffic fast to your blog that you know the steps for choosing a blogging niche.
I will tell you what are the most profitable blog images for this year according to my opinion so the first niche is lifestyle blogs and it's probably the broadest way of defining this blog image
Most popular Blogs niches to start blogging in 2020
1. Lifestyle Blogs
I'm myself really confused about this term and in the way I understand that lifestyle blogs can include mommy or parenting blogs.
as well as multi topic blogs that explore fashion health and fitness beauty and makeup and other topics I will mention in this article later lifestyle can also include topics.
Specific to your everyday life professional or non-blogging career provided that they have wide interest and appeal it also pairs well with those of you I have extensive Instagram and Pinterest followings.
related to style fashion food and life in general along with this article when I show you different niches I'll also show you really quickly a few income reports.
from some of the blog's that could be categorized as one niche or another keep in mind that many bloggers publish income reports just a few times a year some where posting them regularly.
then stopped at some point so all I can do in most cases is just show you the late income report which can often be something published maybe last year.
for example this is a blogging income report from Alina Peters for March last year she calls herself a midlife blogger and she made about four and a half thousand dollars.
mainly with display ads on.
her side it's about four thousand and the rest falls into other sources like affiliate income and sponsored posts and here is Lena from what Mommy does.
this is her income report for February2016 when she made about nine thousand Dollars of which three thousand two hundred was her ad income 3600 was affiliate income.
she also had some good income from sponsored posts and her own e-book
2. Food Blogs
the next niche is the food niche that's another popular and profitable blogging topic naturally food has a broad appeal everybody needs to eat.
sorry I just came to my kitchen to make it tea because this article seems to become too long and I need my voice to talk about the other blogging niches by the way that's where food bloggers spend most of their time.
I guess in the kitchen they don't only need to invent the recipe cook it but also to set up the lighting and make amazing photos that will make you click on their recipe photos.
there are numerous monetization options depending on how you approach your food blog and quite an extensive world of content opportunities as well ideas include recipe blocks fast meals specific.
health or diet trend related blogging topics ethnic or cultural food specialties baking or savory focused blocks and many other ideas food bloggers usually make most of their income.
with display ads because the traffic volume has a huge potential in this niche for example pinch of young published their income report for November 2017 when they made about fifty two thousand dollars.
with just ads on their site they also made about twenty two thousand dollars with sponsored content about two thousand dollars with affiliate links on their site and about two thousand dollars with their own product a food photography e-book.
here is Cheryl from forty aprons block and her income report for August 2019 when she made about thirty-one thousand dollars of which the majority about twenty 5K was made with display ads and the rest was distributed between sponsored posts.
her coaching services and products and some affiliate programs.
3. Personal Finance Blogs
the next niche we are going to talk about is personal finance being all about money it's also one of the most profitable niches for blogging everyone wants to know how to better manage.
their finances it's a weak area for so many of us as k2 and higher education do not generally prepare people for the challenges of personal finance.
this is an especially good blogging niche if you have experienced yourself in personal finance, financial mishaps or missteps or formal training in finance.
The potential topics within this blogging niche are nearly unlimited it's both evergreen and bolding as new technologies and services innovate the ways we earn money and we spend money and we manage money.
You probably know Michele from making sense of sense her last monthly income report was published in November 2018 and it was for almost about 160,000 dollars that she made in one month with his blog in this niche the majority of income usually comes from affiliate programs.
Because bloggers in this niche often find high ticket affiliate products she also sold to offer courses in that month for about thirty eight thousand each and made about twenty three thousand dollars with sponsored posts.
only about two thousand dollars of her extraordinary income report fell on display advertising on her side so you will see now how different are the niche s in terms of monetization strategies so in personal finance for most of the bloggers.
it doesn't even make sense to monetize only with display ads you have so many other opportunities this is rosemary from busy budget or blog and her last income report was published in January 2017 when she made about eighty six thousand dollars.
Her income streams we're distributed between her own products or one of her products is printable file and affiliate links and display ads there are many other blogs with very impressive income reports in this particular niche but I still have to cover the other four blog niches so let's move on to the next one.
4. Business and Marketing.
next one is business and marketing here are many professional blogs that focus on business and marketing and often they do so on a very narrow slice of a sector for those topics and while it's not at the top of our most profitable blogging niches for this year.
it's a fairly evergreen topic with a lot of potential depending on the approach you choose to take you have a decently large audience built in that will be interested in your content and unlike some other blog niches business and marketing.
also presents a wealth of opportunities for guest posting backlinks and driving traffic through established industry or trade group sites making the marketing and outreach portion of running your blog much easier would say that.
Pat Flynn's blog smart passive income is the perfect example of the abet niche because if we look at his income reports which he published for a very long time and I just picked one of his income reports for December 2017.
he makes the majority of his income which is usually above way above $100,000 from affiliate links on various online marketing tools and digital products that teach people all things about marketing and business she also made about $40,000 selling.
his own courses and the main one of them is the course about podcasts and how to use them to promote your business and I'm not really sure into which niche I should put my own blog because I have a pretty wild mix of niches.
topics on my blog but if you'd like to know what were the main income streams for my twenty five thousand dollar income report I published it in January this.
5. Health and Fitness Blogs
the next niche I have to cover here is the health and fitness niche year-after-year health and fitness remain high demand blog topics.
it's a pretty broad way to define the niche which includes diet nutrition exercise routines fitness equipment and many more things within this niche and all these topics offer the potential for easy monetization.
just a little note or a small tip from me if you are interested in this niche do not focus your entire blog on a particular diet or fitness technique as those things tend to be changing frequently and so you will be focused too much on one thing and you cannot change the topic in the future.
here is Tammy from organize yourself skinny blog and her latest income report for April 2016 she made about $9,000 that month of which the majority about 5,000 she made with display ads on her side and the rest was distributed between affiliate products and her own ebook
6. Fashion and Beauty
now the next niche is fashion and beauty in terms of blogging niche ideas fashion is a wide open world it may cross over with several other topics on our niche list but you can get extremely specific and personal.
In your fashion blogging you could focus on your own sense of style or highlight specific looks or designers perhaps you're more interested in bargain fashion and putting together.
the best hole for the lowest price this category has so many potential opportunities as well as synergies with Pinterest and YouTube content especially if you have an existing audience for unboxing whole articles.
wardrobe or design looks or anything like that this Is actually an interesting example of amen's style blog called the modest man the author of this blog shares he made about 8.5 thousand dollars with his blogging January 2017 a big chunk of his income that month was from sponsorship sit was over 3.5 thousand dollars and then from display ads on his site.
then about two thousand dollars he made with affiliate links from rewards style and Amazon and some income came from selling his own eBook.
Susanna Rose posted her income report for November 2017 when she made about $17,000 with her fashion blog about 8.7 thousand of this income came from display ads on her site and then she made about seven thousand with various affiliate programs and one thousand with sponsored content.
7. Travel Blogs
Now niche number seven is travel blogs they remain very popular but we don't knowhow the world will leave after this pandemic as many travel bloggers and traffic to their sites was affected truly in this period.
even though this year the niche will be definitely affected I will hope that the travel dish will remain one of the most profitable dishes in the years to come this.
travel blog called local adventure made over $25,000 in November two thousand nineteen the majority of the income from many travel bloggers comes from sponsored content and for this blog it was about fifteen thousand dollars in that month then they also made about eight thousand dollars with display as some money they made with affiliate links
8. DIY and Home decor
now niche number eight is DIY and home decor it's also a fairly large blogging niche that includes DIY home improvement all the way down to specific crafts or specialties like meeting poetry and more.
If you create and sell items that you make this is an ideal blogging niche for you to choose and also if you are a trained expert in carpentry plumbing electrical or auto repair or any other home improvement skills.
you can bring that expertise to an approachable and informative blog then you should also look at this niche Debbie from the flooring girl now makes consistently over $20,000 a month with her blog she earns an average of about$7,000 per month only with Amazon affiliate links.
on her site she also makes a few more thousand dollars on other affiliate programs and about seven thousand with display ads on her site in the months.
when this income report was published she also made about six thousand dollars selling her own ebook for beginner bloggers this blogger from.
Sorel accom published her latest income report it was about $9,000 and 5.5 of it was made with display ads and the rest was distributed between affiliate programs YouTube ad income and her own product sold on Etsy Jennifer from Jennifer maker published her latest income report on the blog in 2017 when she made almost $15,000
she's been doing incredibly well with all her income streams in the next month's I know it because I'm signed up for her email list and that's where she keeps sharing her income reports even though she does not play update them on the site in that particular month in 2017
she made the majority of her income with her own product that is targeting people who like cricket machines and would like to learn how to use them my mind is completely blown away when
I think that it's possible to sell products to such a narrow audience and more over in some of her latest income reports from December 2019 which she shared by email only she made about$40,000in one month only with display asked on her DIY blog.
so I hope that after reading this article and especially after looking at the story about Jennifer maker you're not going to think that only lovers in personal finance niche can make really good money.
oftentimes we don't even know much about profitable niches just because these bloggers don't share their income reports and they don't sell any blogging courses.
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