160+ Blog Niche Ideas That Aren't Boring

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.

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

  1. Beagle training and tips

  2. Bird identification

  3. Border collie training and tips

  4. Chicken coop plans

  5. Chicken farming

  6. English bulldog training and tips

  7. Goat farming

  8. Golden retriever training and tips

  9. Hunting dogs training and tips

  10. Labradoodle training and tips

  11. Malta training and tips

  12. Pet Bearded Dragon tips

  13. Pet guinea pig tips

  14. Pet hamster tips

  15. Pet mouse tips

  16. Pet parrot / Pet bird tips

  17. Pet rabbit tips

  18. Raising goats

  19. Rottweiler training and tips

  20. Service dog training

  21. Sheltie training and tips

  22. Training a horse

  23. Yorkie training and tips

Crafts, Hobbies, & Home Blog Ideas

  1. Airstream or RV living

  2. Album scrapbooking

  3. Basketry / Basket weaving

  4. Calligraphy

  5. Crafts for kids

  6. Deck building

  7. Decoupage

  8. Embroidery for jeans, jackets, etc.

  9. Flower arrangements

  10. How to make candles

  11. How to make paper flowers

  12. How to make soap

  13. Knitting for baby blankets, baby booties, etc.

  14. Lego instructions

  15. Lettering design

  16. Needle felting

  17. Paper crafts

  18. Party themes / Event planning templates

  19. Stained glass

  20. Weaving / Weaving patterns

  21. Whittling / Wood carving

  22. Wood burner ideas / Pyrography

Education Blog Ideas

  1. ASVAB test preparation

  2. Bar exam test preparation

  3. Education games for children

  4. GRE and GMAT test preparation

  5. Improve your study and test-taking skills

  6. PMP test preparation

  7. Police officer exam preparation

Food Blog Ideas

  1. American cuisine recipes

  2. Baby food recipes

  3. Baking recipes for kids

  4. Budget-friendly recipes

  5. Cake recipes

  6. Canning and preservation

  7. Chinese food recipes

  8. Clean eating recipes and meals plans

  9. Cookie recipes

  10. Diabetic recipes

  11. Dinner party ideas

  12. Family-friendly meals

  13. Holiday appetizers

  14. Keto diet plan meals

  15. Kids’ recipes

  16. Korean BBQ recipes

  17. Kosher food recipes

  18. Low carb foods

  19. Mexican recipes

  20. Paleo recipes

  21. Party food

  22. Pressure cooker (aka Instant Pot) recipes

  23. Restaurant recipes

  24. Simple baking recipes

  25. Slow cooker recipes

  26. Vegan recipes

  27. Wheat free (gluten free) recipes

Games Blog Ideas

  1. Card games

  2. How to play chess

  3. Kids games

  4. Party games

Gardening Blog Ideas

  1. Container garden tips

  2. Desert gardens

  3. Apple tree / Cherry tree / Fig tree and other fruit tree tips

  4. Flower garden tips

  5. Garden design

  6. Herb garden tips

  7. Kitchen garden tips

  8. Landscape ideas

  9. Medicinal plants and their uses

  10. Mini greenhouse tips

  11. Organic farming

  12. Raised garden bed tips

  13. Rose garden tips

  14. Succulent plants

  15. Vegetable garden tips

  16. Vineyard tips

  17. Zen gardens

Health Blog Ideas

  1. Crossfit workouts

  2. Garage gym ideas

  3. Gym workout plans

  4. Home gym ideas

  5. Natural remedies

  6. Workout plans for bodybuilders

  7. Workout plans for men

  8. Workout plans for women at the gym

Language Blog Ideas

  1. How to speak chinese

  2. How to speak english

  3. How to speak french

  4. How to speak german

  5. How to speak japanese

  6. How to speak korean

  7. How to speak russian

  8. 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.

  1. Baby food recipes

  2. Becoming a foster parents (experience, journey, etc.)

  3. Breastfeeding (breastfeeding tips, breastfeeding positions, etc.)

  4. Educational toys

  5. Homeschooling (homeschooling pros and cons, kindergarten homeschool curriculum, etc.)

  6. How to teach a child to read

  7. Potty training tips and ideas (nighttime potty training, potty training supplies, etc.)

  8. Work from home mom tips and ideas

Music Blog Ideas

  1. How to play the bugle

  2. How to play the clarinet

  3. How to play the drums

  4. How to play the flute

  5. How to play the guitar

  6. How to play the harmonica

  7. How to play the recorder

  8. How to play the saxophone

  9. How to play the trombone

  10. How to play the ukulele

  11. How to play the violin

  12. Online singing lessons and tips (how to sing harmony, how to sing opera, how to sing falsetto, etc.)

Self-Help Blog Ideas

  1. Blended family tips

  2. Career help

  3. Date night ideas (fun date ideas, romantic date ideas, etc.)

  4. Morning meditation tips and ideas

  5. 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.)

  6. Self confidence tips

  7. Sleep therapy and tips

  8. Tips for newlyweds

Sports Blog Ideas

  1. Canoeing tips and ideas

  2. Ice climber tips

  3. Ice skating tips and ideas (what to wear ice skating, etc.)

  4. Martial arts for kids

  5. Rafting

  6. Rappelling / Abseiling

  7. Rock climbing

  8. Rodeo events ( Bull riding, barrel racing, team roping, bareback bronc riding, etc.)

  9. Ski tips

  10. Spelunking

  11. Surfing tips and ideas

  12. Table tennis rules and tips

  13. Trekking

  14. Yoga for Christians

  15. Youth basketball drills and tips

Travel Blog Ideas

  1. Christian tour ideas (Holy Land tours, etc.)

  2. Ecotourism destinations (eco travels ideas, etc.)

  3. Food travel (best Texas BBQ spots, best taco in Austin, etc.)

  4. Traveling with kids (toddler traveling essentials, etc.)

  5. Road trip tips and ideas (road trip with cats tips, etc.)

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.

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.

...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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

...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.

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:

  1. Purchase domain hosting for your site

  2. Purchase a domain

  3. 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!

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