How to Choose a Topic for Your Blog
You’ve got this idea that you want to start blogging and turn it into a profitable business where you earn money while you sleep. Sound right?
I had this dream as a freshman in college at Ohio State and by the time I graduated 3.5 years later, I had built a 5 figure per year online business as a result of blogging. Let this be inspiration that you can do it to.
You’ve got the vision of earning money, but I’m guessing by you being here today reading this post that you’re stuck on what idea you should choose to base your blog around. You’re stuck deciding what topics to make your blog posts on and trying to figure out how these topics will make you money.
That’s a good start.
You definitely want to be in a niche that you can earn money. The good news is that most topics you could choose to write about could be turned into an income opportunity. We’ll explore 34 ideas below shortly!
How you actually make money blogging is covered in a different post so today let’s focus on how to select an idea to start your blog around and get that first blog post written. Ready to do this?
How to Choose a Profitable Blog Niche
Before we jump to the list of 34 different profitable blog niche ideas below, you first need to understand this important concept.
Starting a blog is going to be hard work and take lots of effort if you want to grow it into a successful online business. Every day there are millions of new blogs starting up for the first time, which means you must make your blog unique in order to stand out.
Because a blog takes a lot of man hours and hard work to grow, you need to select a niche that you are passionate about.
Imagine if you hate calculus but for some odd reason you decided to start a blog around calculus. Do you think you could maintain the blog for several years, writing hundreds of articles and social media posts about calculus without burning out and hating yourself?
Step 1 is to screen your blog idea with a simple question “Would I be passionate enough about this idea if I wasn’t going to make any money at all”
If the answer is no, discard the idea. You can’t choose an idea solely around it’s income potential. You must actually enjoy talking and writing about this idea so that it feels more like a hobby than work.
When I started GolfPracticeGuides.com two and a half years ago, it was because I truly enjoyed golf. I wanted to go to school in Florida to become a golf instructor so that I could spend my life helping kids, competitors, and adults improve their golf games.
I didn’t care if the blog turned a profit (which thankfully it did in just 6 months) because I truly was passionate about golf and sharing my knowledge freely with others.
As we move on now to the next section which contains a list of 34 profitable blog niche ideas, keep in mind the simple screener question about whether or not this niche would be of interest to you still if money wasn’t involved.
Blogging is a long term game my friend. Get ready to put in the work upfront and reap the rewards in the future. It’s a gratifying feeling when successful finally comes down the road after lots of hard work with no results upfront.
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34 Profitable Blog Niches to Start Your Online Business
Any of these ideas below could be turned into a profitable online business by packaging information into the form of an eBook, a course, a membership website, etc. The key to making money from a blog is giving helpful FREE information in the form of blog posts, that then link to a paid product, like an online course, where you share premium content in an organized manner.
- Fitness Workout Programs
- Yoga Exercises
- Recipes & Meal Plans
- Budgeting & Money Management Tips
- Living a Frugal Lifestyle
- Investing in the Stock Market
- Forex Trading
- Investing in Real Estate
- Software Reviews
- Software Tutorials & How To Content
- Photography Tips & Classes
- Camera Equipment Reviews
- Technology Tutorials
- Technology Reviews
- Make Up Reviews & Tutorials
- Online Marketing Tips
- Offline Marketing Tips
- Social Media Tips
- Study Hacks
- Test Prep on Subject _____
- Babysitting Courses for Beginners
- Dog Training Tips & Courses
- Fashion Blog
- Travel Tips & Resources
- Cars & Automotive
- Relationships, Dating, Marriage
- Language Lessons
- Musical Instrument Tutorials & Lessons
- Drawing Lessons
- Video Editing Lessons
- Graphic Design
- DIY Projects
- Developing iOS & Android Apps
- Coding & Website Design
Boom! You now have 34 different ideas to get your mind jump started. We could go on even further as there are thousands of different niches you could choose from to start a profitable blog.
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You’ll notice that these ideas all involve sharing your knowledge of a skill or topic and can be monetized by giving paid lessons that the beginner purchases through your website. I recommend a combination of written content, audio content, and video content when you start creating.
Video courses are great for beginner’s to watch and learn from. As a business owner they are quick and easy to make as well, helping you get your first product live in a short amount of time.
Check out my series of blog posts on launching your first product:
- 5 Platforms to Create and Sell Your Online Courses With
- How to Create Online Courses: The Complete Guide
- How to Price Your Online Courses & Products
- 3 Steps to a Successful Product Launch
Top Recommended Resources for Bloggers
Here are my top recommended resources I use in my business to run my blogs:
- Bluehost – a self-hosted website service provider that makes your website professional and gives you advanced features that free website providers can’t offer
- Namecheap – who I purchase my website domains from for $10/year
- ConvertKit – my email service provider that manages my email list and subscriber newsletters
- OptinMonster – the email capture form service that creates high converting opt in forms for building my email list
- LeadPages – the company I use to build high converting sales pages, landing pages, and opt-in pages for growing my email list and revenue
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