Today I’m going to show you how to find a blog niche that makes money in 2022.
In fact, picking the right blogging niche is what separate a successful blog from a loser.
So, if you’re planning to start a blog but not sure which topic you should choose, then this post is for you.
Let’s get started:
What is a blog niche?
Blog niche is a specific topic or idea on which you will be writing blog posts or create other types of content.
In other words, picking a blog niche is like answering the questions of the subject which you know very well.
Now the question is?
Why do you need a blog niche? (Don't want to miss this)
Starting a blog is easy, the hardest part of blogging is sticking to the main topic. The mistake I see newbie bloggers make they hop one blog topic to another that leads them to failure.
Let’s say you are writing on cricket today, next day about movies, and coming week you have plan to write about mobile search engine optimization.
This type of publishing schedule will make it hard for your target audience to believe on your expertise.
Instead of writing for everyone you should write for a specific audience. In other words, if you’re good at cricket you should write about cricket instead of politics or any other stuff.
Let’s take an example…
If I’d start an affiliate marketing blog. First few months I’d stick to the affiliate marketing instead of writing on digital marketing stuff.
Later when I will have a decent amount of readership, I can cover other related topics such as blogging, SEO, and WordPress.
When you’re solely managing your blog, sticking to the micro niche blog will help you grow your blog faster than multi niche blog.
I hope now you understood the importance of a niche blog.
So, now we can move to the next section…
How to start a niche blog
To start a niche blog, you need three things:
- Domain name – the web address of your blog
- Web hosting – online storage where you website data will be accessible for your audience
- A blogging platform – special software that will help you create your blog without manual coding
Generally, a domain name costs around $15-20/year and hosting will be around $7-10 per year. That’s is significant amount when you are a newbie and starting a blog from scratch to learn.
Lucky you, Bluehost has agreed to offer a free domain name and 60% discount on hosting to Curious Blogger audience.
When you are starting a blog with a limited budget, then Bluehost is great option to start with. Apart from free domain they also offer free SSL, 1-click WordPress install, and 24/7 support.
When it comes to WordPress theme there are plenty of choices available but I’d recommend you to go with GeneratePress or Astra. Both are lightweight themes and have lots of cool functionality that will help you to customize your blog.
For more details see our detailed guide on how to start a blog from scratch.
Things to remember when choosing a niche
To find the best profitable niche for blogging one thing you need to avoid is picking a topic that gets lots of traffic but no money.
- Free Wallpaper
- Free Song Downloads
- Free SMS, etc.
These blogging niche ideas will get lots of traffic but probably won’t make you enough money.
On the other hand, you don’t want to pick a blogging niche that is too tough for you write like health.
I know what you’re thinking…
How to find the best niche for blogging with low competition?
The best niche for blogging in india is the one on which you have interest in and have potential to bring traffic and money.
Additionally, it should have enough high demand blog topics to write about. You probably won’t write 50+ post about iPhone 7 case.
Here are four important metrics that you need to consider when choosing a profitable blogging niche.
- Your Interest – Pick the niche that excites you to write more.
- CPC – Cost per click indicates that topic has business value that’s why people are spending on ads.
- Search Volume – It shows how many people are searching for that particular topics monthly and yearly.
- Trend/Future of the Topic – It shows how people are talking about that specific time on over a time.
Now let’s looks at the ideas that will help you figure out the profitable niche for you. If you have picked the niche that isn’t profitable then you can always change that.
Let’s see how to find the best profitable niche for blogging in 2022:
I assume you may already have some unique blogging niche ideas in your mind that you want to start a blog right now.
But, I want you to see this first…
A perfect blogging niche have balance between three important factors:
- Passion – Things you are passionate about
- Expertise – Things you are good at
- Profit – Someone will pay you to do
Let me explain each for you.
- Let’s say you picked a topic that you are interested but others don’t have interest in that, you won’t be able to make money.
- Similarly, you will struggle to make money if you are writing about the topic that you don’t have enough knowledge but other are talking about. Because you can’t create a content that they would expect from you.
- Again, you might become popular but will struggle to make money if you writing about the topic that you and your audience are interested in but have no products to promote or sale.
Now you are thinking…
How to choose a blog niche that falls in all three category.
To find out you’ll have to answer the following questions:
Can I write 50+ posts on the chosen topic for a year?
This is important that you consistently create content with same passion as you wrote you first blog post.
I’ve seen people who start a blog with a huge motivation and frequently publish new content.
There’s a drop off.
And, barely publish a blog post in a month.
If you are passionate about a certain topic you can write better content than your competition. Because you will write from your heart.
On the other hand, if you just picked a niche without interest you might get bored pretty soon and will stop writing.
And, later you might complaint that blogging is not for you.
This isn’t the truth…right?
Therefore…before you finalize your niche, ask yourself if you can write for this topic without getting bore for months.
Are there other people who are interested in your topic?
You got the answer of your first question, right?
Now, it’s time to find out if there are someone who have same interest as you.
Well, this isn’t hard.
You need to do some research.
Put your topic into Google Trend
This little tool by Google is my favorite to find out trend about a certain topic.
Here is how it works.
Simply, type the keyword in Google Trends.
As you can see in the above image trend for PUBG game is pretty decent and people are still showing their interest in it.
The best part?
You can compare two or more topic simultaneously to see their trend.
As you can see that graph of PUBG is falling compare to Fortnite. So, if you want to start a gaming niche blog then Fortnite will be better to pick over PUBG.
Do some keyword research (It’s easy than cutting cakes)
Now you have got a little bit idea about the popularity of your chosen topic via Google Trend.
But to validate your idea you’ll need to do some keyword research. Keyword research will provide the actual data that how many people are searching for that particular terms in a month.
Simply put your seed keyword in SEMrush and it will spit out other related terms along with insights like search volume, difficulty score and CPC.
Are there products to sell in this niche?
You have got your niche that have enough search volume.
Now, it’s time to see if you can make money with this niche or not?
At the end making money online is our goal. Isn’t it?
Now the question is…
How to figure out if you can make money with your niche?
Let’s take floor cleaning machine as an example. First thing we will see is what kind of result Google is providing.
As you can see Google display the products that we can promote if we start a cleaning website.
Similarly we will search on Amazon.
Can you really make money blogging?
There are multiple types of blogs that are making tons of money.
Just like other professions serious bloggers like Pat Flynn and Harsh Agarwal are making millions of dollars from their blog.
See below the income report of ShoutMeLoud.
The thing that make them winner is CONSISTENCY.
If you are consistently publishing quality content and promoting them to the right audience then no one can stop you to make money online.
Blog Niche - FAQs
Here are my three step formula to pick a profitable niche.
- Step 1: Pick a topic you enjoy talking about.
- Step 2: Do market and keyword research.
- Step 3: Pick a small niche and make sure it is profitable.
Well, it depends that how much effort you put into blogging. People are making thousands of dollars through blogging.
WordPress. It has more functionality that BlogSpot. Additionally, there are hundreds of WordPress plugins to increase its performance.
Well not actually, if you are starting a blog on free platform. But I’d recommend always start a blog on self-hosted setup. You can get cheap web hosting from Bluehost.
This is where you need to spend some time. Here is a great guide that will help you choose your domain name.
Still confused which is best niche to start?
I hope you enjoyed this post about choosing a perfect niche.
But if you are still confused which blog niche should you choose?
Then here is the list of 125+ best blog niche ideas in 2022 to get you started your blogging journey.
- Parenting / Mom or Dad
- Fitness / Bodybuilding
- Personal Development / Self-improvement
- Professional Development
- Life Hacks
- Relationship Advice
- Mental health awareness