Choosing a niche for your next blog is often an obstacle for many new bloggers. I understand because there are probably tons of things that you are interested in which makes it difficult to choose.
An easier way is to stick with what I consider the top three money-making niches.
The three blog niches that make money and always will include: health, wealth, and relationships. These are evergreen niches, meaning they will always have an audience and you can always earn income with them.
I’ll explain some easy ways to explore these niches and how to carve out your own space within these niches for your own blog.
The Three Blog Niches That Make Money and How to Use Them
The one thing that I’ve learned about choosing niches in these categories is that you can’t be worried about competition.
You always have the option to choose smaller niches that have very little competition. However, making the kind of money you’re hoping for in those types of niches is probably slim.
Although the health, wealth, and relationship niches are more competitive, you can still do well in these niches with consistent effort.
Also, keep in mind that the great thing about these three niches is that people do buy products and services—A LOT of products and services.
The health niche has a lot of sub-niches that you can pursue. I used to run a fitness blog years ago that started off as a way to track my progress.
It eventually received thousands of visitors a day but I couldn’t earn income with it because it was so broad.
You can carve a space out for yourself in this niche by focusing on a sub-niche that interests you.
Here are some sub-niches that come to mind:
- Weight loss over 40
- Keto diet
- Bodyweight workouts
- Home workouts
If the health niche interests you, think of something that you could share with others on a regular basis.
You don’t necessarily have to be a health & fitness expert. Let’s say for example that you have always wanted to explore veganism.
There are lots of people that are also interested in it. If you write about your personal experience and what you learn along the way, it would make for a truly interesting niche blog.
The same goes for the next two niches below.
This is a super competitive niche because many people in this niche focus on the make money online niche.
However, there are lots of other areas that you can create a niche blog in if the topic of money interests you.
There are many successful bloggers in the personal finance sub-niche that are earning full-time incomes from their blogs.
Here are some sub-niches that I am thinking of in the wealth niche:
- Eliminating debt
- Saving money
- Credit repair
- Real estate
Even if there are those that don’t care much for the other niches (health and relationship), I’m sure they will have some type of interest in the wealth niche.
People are always looking to earn more money or save more money.
There is a lot of money in this niche. Think about all of the online dating websites and dating apps that exist.
The people in this niche are seeking relationships or wanting to get their ex back (which is actually quite popular.)
If you have any advice to share with people in this niche in how to form relationships and keep them, you could earn income from dating site affiliate programs as well as other products on the market.
Here are some sub-niches related to this niche:
- Online dating advice
- Long-term relationship help
- Men attracting women
- Women attracting men
- Long-distance relationship advice
You can easily create a blog in this niche that helps people with finding love.
How to Make Your Niche Blog Profitable
Hopefully, you now have a better idea of what sub-niche interests you within the three top money making niches.
Once you have your niche picked out, you can create your blog and begin the process of making it profitable.
The primary way to do this is by creating content. You’ll need to create helpful content that answers the questions and concerns that people within your niche are searching for.
All you have to do is do a Google search and check out what is revealed in the auto-complete as shown below:
These are the keyword phrases that people are searching for. Create helpful content around these and eventually, your blog posts will begin to rank in the search results.
Share your content wherever possible on social media and you will begin to receive natural backlinks which will also help your content to rank.
As your blog content ranks, you will get free targeted web traffic.
That traffic will be the audience that you help as well as the audience that will buy the products you’re promoting.
Monetizing Your Blog
There are various monetization methods for a blog. Many people place ads on their blogs (Adsense and Mediavine are popular), others sell their own products, and more.
However, one of my favorite monetization methods is affiliate marketing. Affiliate marketing is the promotion of another company’s products or services in exchange for a commission.
What is great is that you can find affiliate products that you use yourself or find products that you know will benefit your readers.
Use Sales Funnels
Creating a sales funnel can help to increase your overall blog income. A sales funnel is still a type of website but it leads your visitors through a buying process.
Essentially, one of your primary goals with a sales funnel is to build your email list.
Here is a sample of a basic sales funnel:
As you visitors subscribe through your funnel, you are then able to communicate with them on a regular basis by sending helpful emails as well as promotional ones.
There is a popular internet marketing statistic that says it takes at least seven points of contact before a subscriber makes a purchase from you.
By having an email list, you are able to achieve this. Having an email list of your own is the equivalent of having an instant customer base.
In order to get a more in-depth understanding of sales funnels, I suggest reading Russell Brunson’s book, DotCom Secrets.
It is the book that convinced me to finally take list building seriously and to use sales funnels to build them.
You can get a free copy of the book (plus shipping) on the DotCom Secrets website.
Choosing any one of these money-making niches and combining them with affiliate marketing as well as sales funnels is a powerful way to earn a consistent income online.
What do you think about these three niches? Leave your feedback in the comments section below.