Blogging used to be something people did just for their friends and family, but they eventually started to realize that there were ways they could make money talking about the kinds of things that mattered to them. Through affiliates and ads – and even through people who wanted to donate to them – they could make money just for saying what they thought. If you want to make money blogging, though, you’ll generally have to do something that hasn’t been done to death by everyone else. To help you get started, here are the top 10 attention-getting blog niches.
1. Recipes, Cooking, and Food
Bonus points if you choose a particular niche inside of that niche, like a certain country’s cuisine.
2. Nutrition and Sports
You can mix these together and talk about sports nutrition, or you can simply choose one. Either way you go, you’re bound to get readers.
Everyone likes to know what Snooki is doing. Apparently.
4. Weight Loss
Losing weight is big business. Even people who fall into a normal weight-range are generally concerned about keeping weight off.
Gadgets and gizmos are interesting, especially to the younger generation. They want to know what’s up and coming, and you can help them continue to learn.
6. Cars and Related Motoring Issues
If you pick a specific area of the car world to focus on, you could have even more success, but a general car blog is still good.
Many people are very interested in the latest fashion trends. If you blog often and provide a lot of good pictures, you’ll be more likely to establish a following that will make you some money.
Pictures really are worth a thousand words. Let your photography speak for itself, and make sure people know that you’re interested in working as a photographer (if you are), so you can pick up clients.
9. How to Make Money Online
This is one of the most widely-searched-for terms out there. Everyone wants to make easy money online and you can give them suggestions that will keep them coming back.
10. Movies and Games
The latest releases, cheats, and great screen-shots keep people interested in your gaming information. You can also provide movie reviews. Bonus points if you tie the movies and games into one another somehow, like through a common theme or an analysis of a character. No need to get too deep, though.
So, there you have it. It’s possible to make money blogging in other niches, or by blogging more
generally, but it’s not as likely that you’ll do well when you don’t have a specific niche that you
focus on – or when that niche isn’t popular or doesn’t have much of a following. Blog about
what you’re interested in, but choose from the things you’re passionate about so that you can pick something others want to read.
You can even go as far as making a career out of blogging – studying communications in college would be a good place to start. Either way you go about, blogs aren’t going away any time soon.