There is Blog Niche for Everyone
So you think you might want to start a blog? Maybe you definitely want to start a blog but are still doing research to see if your “niche” will hold up for more than a couple of weeks. Maybe you already started and are now fumbling around trying to figure out what to write about next.
Try to relax. We got this!
Below I am going to give you a completely free list of blog niches with a bunch of sub-niche ideas that can tie into your main focus.
But first, let’s be real.
The love of writing is not enough. Mad tech or computer skills meh. Design and photo editing skills, great but nope. Copywriting and a great track record of sales, that’s nice. Social media and advertising guru, okay.
All these skills are ok and some are the premise of a great blogger. But very few of us will possess all of these skills in one body.
You know what makes for a great blogger? Determination, will, self-discipline, passion, and the drive to help others.
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How to Choose Your Blog Niche
If you are in blogging only to make money, you’ll likely never make a penny. So when you reach the list of niches below, think in terms of how you could help others reach their goals or conquer their problems in that niche.
You can’t write what you don’t know. So write what you know or what you are learning or growing through. This way, people aka-your ideal audience will show up to read your material.
And don’t for two seconds think you have to come up with something “original”. There are tens of millions of blogs. The only thing original will be your voice and point of view, your character and spin on things
Before we get to the list let’s do a short interview if you will to assess your readiness?
Have you considered relevant, short, and catchy blog names for your domain(blog) name? I bought mine at GoDaddy before I had chosen a host. If you go through my BlueHost affiliate link you can get a domain name for free!
Have you chosen a self-hosting provider? If you plan on making a dime from your blog self-hosting is the only way to go. I strongly recommend BlueHost because of their constant improvements and dedication to customer service. Their super great rates for the three-year package don’t hurt any either. If you are serious about starting an income three years should not scare you in the slightest. It’s called commitment. All the hosting companies offer multi-year deals for those ready to step up to the plate.
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- Shut down your entire site at any time without notice to you because they own your content!
- Limit the ways in which you can earn money from your site.
- Drag down your search engine performance. Self-hosted websites get higher rankings.
I have an informative step-by-step tutorial post right here that you can hop over to if you’d like help getting your blog set up.
FYI: You will not be paying for hosting and wordpress.org. You will be paying for the host and connecting it to wordpress.org, which is free but doesn’t function without paid hosting. My total startup cost for my domain name and a 3-yr hosting package was $155.
I also chose to get ConvertKit my third month of blogging. Wish I would have on day one. This is the platform I use to collect email addresses. If you have done your research you know how important this step is. These are the people you will be building community with. The people who will be most likely to buy or refer others to buy your products, and possibly the people you collaborate or do projects with! ConverKit costs me $29/mo but since I have a business mentality I think of it as cheaper than a dinner on a Friday night. Great investment. Moving your list from one of the “free providers” to a paid one down the road is costly and time-consuming.
Because ConvertKit was built by a blogger, for bloggers, the functionality of it is amazing!
So let’s start with that list of niches already! Keep in Mind that many of the SubNiches could become the main Niche all it’s own if the passion for it is present.
SubNiches: Body Building, Strength Training, Boxing, Yoga, Pilates, Spin/Cycling, TRX, Running, Hiking, MMA, Outdoor Exercise, Resistance Training, Stretching and Toning, Healthy Eating, Cross-Fit, Zumba, Marathons, MudRuns, Spartan Races, Working out with Kids, working out from Home.
SubNiches: Basketball, Football, Soccer, Ice-Skating, Hockey, Boxing, Horsemanship, Racing, Golf, Skiing, Skateboarding, Track and Field, Tennis, Raquetball, Volleyball, Hunting, Shooting, Archery, Self-Defense, Aerobics, Dance, Surfing, Backpacking.
SubNiches: Low Carb/Sugar, Protein, Mediterranean, Paleo, Vegan/Vegetarian, Cooking for Two, Cooking for a big family, Crockpot Cooking, 5 Ingredient Recipes, Healthier Shopping Tips, Healthy Kids Lunches, Organic, Clean-Eating, Eating Healthy on the Go.
Niche: Health (Mind and Body)
SubNiches: Literally any Disease, Addiction, Phobia, Or Illness has a niche and multiple subniches. Depression, Stress, Alcoholism, Anxiety, Diabetes, Cancer, Dementia, Eating Disorders. The list is extensive and you can tie in healthy lifestyle tips for all of these niches.
SubNiches: Startup, Web Traffic, Social Media, Opin-In/ List Building, Podcasts, Videos, Webinars, Community, Content Writing, Copy/Sale Writing, Funnels, Affiliate Marketing, Services, Sponsored Posting, Ads, Design, WordPress, Themes.Maybe it's time to let your Daydreaming create a lifestyle you love. Click To Tweet
SubNiche: Emotions, Feelings, Forgiveness, Confidence, Building Relationships/Friendships that Last, Community, Healing, Social Anxiety, People-Pleasing, Negative and Positive Thinking, Motivation, Optimism, Happiness, Joy, Making Friends, Priorities, Success.
SubNiches: Closets, Garages, Pantries, Furniture, Small Spaces, Large Spaces, Kids toys, Hard to Use Spaces, Labels, Simple Living, Downsizing, Minimalism, Finances, Time.
SubNiches: Healing, Forgiveness, How to Read the Bible, Spirituality, Grace vs. Mercy, Building a Personal Relationship with the Lord, Sharing the Word, Missions, Outreach, Rebuilding Broken Faith, Maintaining Faith in Today’s Tough Times, Children’s Ministries.
Niche: Make Money From Home (WAHM, SAHM) I always think “what about the dads?)
SubNiches: Blogging, Surveys, Mystery Shopping, Freelance Writing, Freelance Other, Coaching, Services, Personal Virtual Assistants, Social Media, Proofreading, Editing, Data-Entry, Products and Residual Income.
Niche: Save Money
SubNiches: Coupons, Travel Deals, Tips and Hints for Saving Monthly Expenses, Refinancing, Reducing Credit Card Debt, Paying off Student Loans, Interest Education, Buy this, not that comparisons.
SubNiches: Joy, Optimism, Motivation, Ways to Reduce Stress, Conquering Depression, Making and Keeping Good Friends, Priorities, Relationship Health, Goals, Ambitions, Dreams, Confidence, Inner Guidance and Peace, Work-Life Balance.
Niche: Law of Attraction
SubNiche: Happiness, Wealth, Health, Joy, Love, Tips on How to Get the Law Working, Meditation, Affirmations, Subliminal Messages, Manifestation, Vision Boards, Journaling, Believing, Faith and the Law, Surrounding Yourself with Like Minds.
SubNiches: Restaurants, Hotels, Airbnb’s, Things to do in specific cities, counties, countries. Saving Money on Travel, Bucket Lists, Hidden Attractions, Culture, Packing for International Trips, International Laws, and Customs, Rental Cars, Customer Service, Reviews, Camping, Glamping, Rv LIfe, Cruises, Sailing, Boating, Exotic Places (watch out for poisonous bugs and plants).
SubNiches: Haircare, Vitamins, Cruelty-Free, Tutorial and How-To’s, Time Saving Regimes, Glam, Halloween, Skincare for Acne, Psoriasis, Rosacea, Bronzing, Base Layers, Eating for Better Skin, Exercise, and Your Skin, Recreating Looks,
SubNiche: Survival Skills, Hiking, Mountains, Deserts, Forests, Life Skills, Plants and Animals, Preservation, Conservation, Responsible Use, Extreme Sports, Kayaking, Fishing, River Rafting, National Parks, Bird Watching, Big Game, Safari’s, Trees, Gardening, Landscaping, Backpacking.
SubNiches: Classroom Organization, Working with Special Needs, Any Class Subject, Online Teaching, Ethics, Community Outreach, Getting Parents Involved, Scholarships, College Applications, HomeSchooling, Graduation Rates, Improving Retention, this niche goes on for days. Teach what you know!
SubNiches: Small Children, Babies, Teens, Adult Children, Step-Parenting, Empty Nest, Kids and Finances, Responsibility, Discipline, School, Sports, Dealing with Difficult Friends, Solo-Parenting (I could write a Book), Privacy, Communication, Mutual Respect, House Rules, Terrible Twos, Twins (Or Two), Accepting Help, Finding Childcare, Appreciating their Differences, Teens and Broken Hearts, Emotions,
SubNiche: What to Expect, Support, Saving Money, Breastfeeding, Special Needs, Bonding, Baby Stages, Getting Sleep, Teething, Earaches, Skin rashes, Common Health Issues, Recovery, Getting Back into Shape with a Baby, Mother Self-Care,
SubNiches: Adobe, PhotoShop, Editing, Lighting, Outdoor Photos, Studio Photos, Groups, Portraits, Photo Design, Stock, Digital, Black and White, Film, Polaroid, Cinema, 8mm, Restoration, Scrapbooking.
Marriage, Dating, Date Ideas, Romance, Infidelity, Healing, Moving in Together, Engagement, In-Laws, Finances, Starting a Family, Co-Parenting, Step-Parenting, Divorce, Sex, Supporting One Another, Work-Life Balance, Priorities, Family First, Respect, Planning for the Future.
SubNiche: Summer, Seasonal, Capsule, Classic, Couture, Paris, New York, Budget, Multi-Purpose, Dressing for your Body, Swim, Steals and Deals, Hipster, Sewing, Creating Your Own, Etc. This list goes on and on.
SubNiche: Sewing, Stamps, Art, Painting, Sketching, Crotcheting, Quilting, Watercolor, Cards, Woodwork, Metal Signs, Lighting, Kids Crafts, Paper Mache, ScrapBooking, Calligraphy, Gardening, 4H, Literally Thousands of hobbies could go here. Reclaimed Designworks has a whole blog dedicated to repurposing wood. And guess what, their super specific niche is doing quite well!
SubNiches: Instruments, Lessons, Music History and Appreciation, Reviews, Interviews, Star Trivia, Quizzes, Top-Ten Lists, Comparisons, Roles, Directors, Videos, Concerts, Charity Events and Awareness, Just keep it positive and true. There is enough tabloid garbage to last a lifetime.
SubNiches: Early Retirement, Savings, Investments, Bonds, Stocks, IRA’s, 401K, Roth, College, Adult Children, Location, Budgeting, Medical Costs, Interest Income, Residual Income.
Subniches: Food, Design, Decorating, Events, Parties, Crafts, for nearly every holiday imaginable.
SubNiches: Baking, Cooking, BBQ’s, Grilling, Gourmet, Cake-Decorating, Chocolate, Pies, Cookouts, Summer Cooking, Wine Pairings, Gardening, Organic, Fine Dining, Restaurants, Exotic Foods, From Scratch, Food Photography, Pasta, Diets, Healthy Eating, Canning.
SubNiches: Interior Design, Landscaping, Framing, Foundations, Septic, Water, Lighting, Drywall, Flooring, Furniture, Space Saving Ideas, Electric, Plumbing, Permits, Contracting, Sub-Contracting, Do-It-Yourself, or my personal favorite Building for Dummies lol
SubNiches: Dogs, Cats, Horses, Farms, Medical Care, Grooming, Behavior, Attention, Charity, Shelters, Aquarium, Toys, Foods, Health Care, Obedience Training, Traveling.
Niche: Alternative Care
SubNiches: Massage, Acupuncture, Reiki, Yoga, Meditation, Essential Oils, Energy Work, Hypnosis.
Healthcare, Hospice, Elder Care, Special Needs, Autism, ADHD, Cancer, Alzheimer’s, Nursing, Medical Training, EMT, Emergency Services, Medical School, Residency, Trauma, Billing, Records, Radiology, Physical Therapy, Psychiatry, and on, and on, and on. Another HUGE niche.
The Niche Relationship
You’ll notice a few of the sub-niches have the same suggestions. Yes, gasp, some niches are closely inter-related and you blog about both.
There are only two tips I will recommend when it comes to picking your niche.
- After you have picked your Primary Niche, do a brain dump and try to think of as many blog post ideas as possible. You should be able to come up with at least 30-50 in an hour. Now pre-draft 9 (yes, that seems to be the magic number) articles. If you got bored or were struggling to write more than 500 words per article, you may need to choose a different niche.
- Once you have established a decent following, you can expand to include one or two other niches. If you try to be the fashion, baking, outdoors, and medical blogger, you will fail. You’ll only attract people briefly. They won’t stick around on your site because most of your content will be irrelevant to them.
So there you have a good list of ideas for your next venture. Making an income online is not a long-shot if you are willing to invest in yourself and put in the work.
I highly recommend these two resources for new bloggers. The first is for someone who hasn’t started yet or has just used my aff link above to get started with BlueHost and WordPress. Framework is a book I have referred back to so many times in my first year of blogging I have lost count. It really helps build a solid foundation.
A Career in the Making is for someone a few months into their blogging journey. Someone looking for ideas and strategies on way to make some money off their passion. Super affordable e-book with strategies you can start using right away.
I hope this list inspires you to start your blog today!
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