You’ve decided to become a blogger and now you’re wondering, “Which niche is best for my blog?
It’s important to choose a blog niche that is both specific and can help readers solve a particular problem. You must be able to point to a narrow category and explain why you are an authority (though not necessarily an expert) on that topic, and why your content will be helpful to others.
It’s no longer a good idea to choose the general broad title of “mommy blogger” or “lifestyle blogger” anymore. Be specific! What kind of mommy blogger are you? What specific portion of motherhood do you write about? Don’t spread yourself too thin.
In order to find your blog topic, you could spend hours and hours digging around online to find the best ideas. But I’ve already done that for you. And the good news is that I’ve put a together a giant list of niches right here in this post…
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NOTE: Blog niche ideas that have been bolded are topics that I found had lower competition or were simply much less saturated than the others. Hint, hint...if you find bolded niche ideas that you are genuinely interested in then I highly recommend giving them a try!
Animal Blog Ideas
Beagle training and tips
Border collie training and tips
Chicken coop plans
English bulldog training and tips
Golden retriever training and tips
Hunting dogs training and tips
Labradoodle training and tips
Malta training and tips
Pet Bearded Dragon tips
Pet guinea pig tips
Pet hamster tips
Pet mouse tips
Pet parrot / Pet bird tips
Pet rabbit tips
Rottweiler training and tips
Service dog training
Sheltie training and tips
Training a horse
Yorkie training and tips
Crafts, Hobbies, & Home Blog Ideas
Airstream or RV living
Basketry / Basket weaving
Crafts for kids
Embroidery for jeans, jackets, etc.
How to make candles
How to make paper flowers
How to make soap
Knitting for baby blankets, baby booties, etc.
Party themes / Event planning templates
Weaving / Weaving patterns
Whittling / Wood carving
Wood burner ideas / Pyrography
Education Blog Ideas
ASVAB test preparation
Bar exam test preparation
Education games for children
GRE and GMAT test preparation
Improve your study and test-taking skills
PMP test preparation
Police officer exam preparation
Food Blog Ideas
American cuisine recipes
Baby food recipes
Baking recipes for kids
Canning and preservation
Chinese food recipes
Clean eating recipes and meals plans
Dinner party ideas
Keto diet plan meals
Korean BBQ recipes
Kosher food recipes
Low carb foods
Pressure cooker (aka Instant Pot) recipes
Simple baking recipes
Slow cooker recipes
Wheat free (gluten free) recipes
Games Blog Ideas
How to play chess
Gardening Blog Ideas
Container garden tips
Apple tree / Cherry tree / Fig tree and other fruit tree tips
Flower garden tips
Herb garden tips
Kitchen garden tips
Medicinal plants and their uses
Mini greenhouse tips
Raised garden bed tips
Rose garden tips
Vegetable garden tips
Health Blog Ideas
Garage gym ideas
Gym workout plans
Home gym ideas
Workout plans for bodybuilders
Workout plans for men
Workout plans for women at the gym
Language Blog Ideas
How to speak chinese
How to speak english
How to speak french
How to speak german
How to speak japanese
How to speak korean
How to speak russian
How to speak spanish
Mom Blog Ideas
It’s so tempting to talk about mom health issues, such as postpartum depression. But when someone’s actual health is involved, most people will rely on sites that have the training and educational background to back up their content. This is often why I hesitate to encourage any blogger to choose a health-related niche.
Baby food recipes
Becoming a foster parents (experience, journey, etc.)
Breastfeeding (breastfeeding tips, breastfeeding positions, etc.)
Homeschooling (homeschooling pros and cons, kindergarten homeschool curriculum, etc.)
How to teach a child to read
Potty training tips and ideas (nighttime potty training, potty training supplies, etc.)
Work from home mom tips and ideas
Music Blog Ideas
How to play the bugle
How to play the clarinet
How to play the drums
How to play the flute
How to play the guitar
How to play the harmonica
How to play the recorder
How to play the saxophone
How to play the trombone
How to play the ukulele
How to play the violin
Online singing lessons and tips (how to sing harmony, how to sing opera, how to sing falsetto, etc.)
Self-Help Blog Ideas
Blended family tips
Date night ideas (fun date ideas, romantic date ideas, etc.)
Morning meditation tips and ideas
Personality development skills (*Better have the scholarly background to support your work in this blog. People spend their entire career studying this topic and will be able to edge you out if you don’t have the training to establish your authority online.)
Self confidence tips
Sleep therapy and tips
Tips for newlyweds
Sports Blog Ideas
Canoeing tips and ideas
Ice climber tips
Ice skating tips and ideas (what to wear ice skating, etc.)
Martial arts for kids
Rappelling / Abseiling
Rodeo events ( Bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, bareback bronc riding, etc.)
Surfing tips and ideas
Table tennis rules and tips
Yoga for Christians
Youth basketball drills and tips
Travel Blog Ideas
Christian tour ideas (Holy Land tours, etc.)
Ecotourism destinations (eco travels ideas, etc.)
Food travel (best Texas BBQ spots, best taco in Austin, etc.)
Traveling with kids (toddler traveling essentials, etc.)
Road trip tips and ideas (road trip with cats tips, etc.)
There are a lot of ideas here! Which niche is best for my blog?
Choose a topic that is specific enough that it will answer the exact questions people are searching for in Google. For example, maybe you love animals and want to blog about them. The process to narrowing your blog niche would look like this: Animal blog ideas -> Pet blog -> Dog blog -> Beagle training and tips.
When someone searches “Is it hard to train a beagle puppy?” in Google, and you’ve written a ton of long, helpful articles about this exact topic, then your blog has a good chance of showing up in the results.
Also, it’s important to choose a blog niche you are truly passionate about and would be willing to write about for years.
For example, whittling is a great blog idea. It’s an evergreen hobby that’ll likely never go away, and the market is not even remotely saturated compared to other blog ideas. It’s a great business idea to create a blog on this topic!
Will I do it myself? No probably not, because I’m not very interested in whittling and would get bored quickly. (But if you love whittling, please write this blog!)
Where did you get all these blog niche ideas and how do you know they are good ones?
I’ve seen a lot of bloggers in my time. First, I’ve had tens of thousands of students go through my free blogging courses and resources. Second, I currently have 3,000+ students in my Blogging to Win course alone.
With those kinds of numbers, it’s safe to say I’ve watched many people explore an array of categories for their blog. And honestly, the students that grow the fastest and have the best chance at actually creating a blogging business that brings in $1,000+ every month are the ones that choose a very specific niche.
That being said, I’ve compiled this list from seeing the many different topics they’ve used themselves, as well as done extensive keyword research. I searched for different hobbies and topics to determine what kind of competition was out there.
For example, let’s look at the whittling blog niche. Here are the Google results when I search for what is the easiest wood to carve. The fifth result on the first page is to a forum discussion!
What does this mean? Well, I’ve always heard that when Google displays a link to a forum in their search results, they are really scraping the bottom of the barrel for you.
All they want to do is deliver great results. And sometimes there aren’t enough awesome blog posts out there to answer the questions people are asking. Thus, they bring in the links to forum discussions!
You can certainly write a better blog post than any forum answer, right? If you find forum discussions in search results, then you might be finding a niche that isn’t overly saturated or doesn’t have enough great blog posts to make Google happy.
Now let’s look at the results from KWFinder (my favorite paid keyword research tool) when I search for whittling.
If you’ve never used KWFinder before, the green result of 29 is a very good indicator (personally I like any result that is less than 39 or so).
This number is called the Keyword SEO Difficulty (KD) rating and the software essentially rates how hard it would be to rank for that keyword on a scale from 0 to 100. A rating of 29 This means this keyword isn’t overly competitive!
And when I look a bit deeper, they estimate there are over 49,000 queries for whittling each month!
With that high monthly search volume and that low number for a competition rating, this is a good niche to choose.
Keep in mind that some of the blog niche ideas on this list will be slightly more competitive than others. What you do to stand out and take a fresh spin on the topic is up to you and your hard work (I know you can do it!).
I wrote a massive blog post about what I think can help brand new 2019 bloggers right here. If you’ve ever wondered how much blogging is going to cost, how bloggers can make money, and what you need to do to turn your blog into a business, then you’ll love that post!
Are there bad blog niche ideas?
Recently, I spoke about the top 5 broad niches I see my 3,000+ blogging students choose. It was very eye-opening to really dig through all of their stats! But even though these were the top 5 results, I’m not sure I would recommend anyone starting a blog in every single one of these today in 2019.
For example, I would hesitate to start any blog in the health category. That’s why I only included 8 blog niche ideas in that section! Want to know why? Let me explain.
Have you ever heard of Google’s Your Money Your Life (YMYL) search guideline? Google will rank professional, trustworthy sources over blogs written by the average blogger if they determine that the content may impact someone’s financial stability, happiness, health, or personal safety.
How does Google’s YMYL sites affect bloggers?
Well, you could write the perfect 3,000 word article with all of the right keywords and a million shares on social media. But if someone types, “Am I having a seizure?” in Google, your blog post is likely not going to rank in the top 10, if even at all.
Instead, they will give preference to resources like Mayo Clinic. And rightly so, in my opinion. I love you guys and I want you to succeed in blogging. But when it comes to someone’s safety and well-being, it’s important that Google provides search results that they know will have the medical authority to back it up.
What if Google gives the number 1 rank to a blog post where a blogger typed something wrong or forgot to include a symptom? What if the user fails to see a doctor because (according to that blog post) they thought they were okay?
This is the type of situation Google wants to avoid.
So while choosing your niche, pay close attention to whether you think Google will rank YMYL pages above your site.
I’ve chosen my blog niche! How do I start my blog?
Here’s how you get started blogging:
Purchase domain hosting for your site
Purchase a domain
Start writing your first 50 blog posts
Now it’s time to get working! You’ll need to pay for hosting and a domain to get started (I can show you how right here).
If you really mean business and are ready to start your journey towards becoming a professional blogger, then you need to purchase your own domain or hosting.
Creating a blog on a free platform like Blogger means that you technically don’t own the content. Instead, they own the content. And if they decide they want to shut your site down for some reason, they can.
Sound like a nightmare? That’s because it is.
And you can avoid this nightmare by simply paying for your own domain and hosting.
What can I blog about to make money? If I choose a niche from your list, does that guarantee success?
To put it bluntly- NO.
Building a successful blog takes a ton of ingredients together. You need to:
Choose a narrow niche that helps people solve a particular problem or learn a particular skill
Invest in the time to write 50-100 incredible, long blog posts
Continuously market that content on social media, through email marketing, etc.
Infuse your personality in your content to create your own unique brand
Work tirelessly to continue to connect with and help your readers
Create multiple streams of revenue, through selling your own personal products (ebooks, courses, workbooks, etc.), earning ad revenue (here are some great ad networks you can work with), sponsored posts, affiliate links, and so on
Additional Resources to Help You Get Started
I have even more advice on how a blog works here on AllisonLindstrom.com. Here are some great resources for beginner bloggers!