The hard truth: Not every niche is a viable niche.
As a result, choosing a profitable niche for your blog can be tough.
On one hand, you want to start a blog in a niche that you’re passionate about.
On the other hand, if you’re trying to build a business, you need to pick a profitable niche as well.
Looking for a profitable niche? There is no need to fix what is not broken.
Millions of bloggers have gone before you – and have made a ton of money blogging online.
If you do some research before jumping into a new niche, you would soon discover if it is profitable or not.
I go through in detail you how you can do that in this post: 4 Steps To Finding Your Dream Niche For Your Blog + Biz
But I know you’re still curious and I often get asked, “Are there certain niches that everyone knows makes money?”
In this post, I will reveal the 10 niches that have been proven to make you money, complete with examples!
How I Picked my Profitable Niche – Blogging & Online Business
It is important to note that you should not be blogging about this niche if you don’t have any background or expertise in it. There is no need to. I’ve even compiled 50 income reports from websites that are NOT in my niche here to show you, in another post of mine – 50 Blog Income Reports From Websites Making $2000 to $100K per month
Personally, both my academic and corporate background is in marketing – I am extremely passionate about this topic. I was also blogging for 10 years before I started this blog, as a hobby.
In fact, this blog originally was only about getting traffic and subscribers – something I already had prior experience with. So you could say that it was a combination of expertise, passion, and profitability.
That’s for me – what about you?
Over the years I have observed that there are several niches that are wildly profitable that pop up again and again – and I’ve decided to share them with you guys.
The Top 10 Most Profitable Niches Are…
Disclaimer: I’m not saying these will make you MORE money than other niches – you can make money in 99% of niches if you know how to get traffic and monetize appropriately, but these niches have been proven time and again to be able to create 6-figure businesses and beyond.
There are a ton of finance-related affiliate programs that are high-ticket, i.e. you get several hundred dollars or even thousands of dollars for each lead you recommend that converts.
For example, you can join affiliate programs that teach people how to stock trade, how to succeed in the forex market, etc.
If you have a finance background, this is a great niche to be in. You don’t even need to create your own course if you don’t want to.
2. Make Money Online
This niche is self-explanatory: People are tired of their 9-5 jobs and want out.
However, the make money online niche is very competitive – because when most people come online looking to make money online, they start thinking that the only way to make money online is to teach about making money online.
This is a very toxic mindset because it leads to people selling things online that they are not qualified to teach about.
Overall, a niche where it can be hard to establish your credibility (full of smart digital marketers).
3. Business Solutions
Plenty of businesses – both offline and online businesses, are going online to look for business solutions.
This could be anything from accounting software, tools, website creation, social media management, virtual assistance services, consulting services, or any type of value proposition you have that can help businesses grow.
Also, businesses typically have a much higher budget, so selling high-ticket products and services is much easier when you are catering to them.Looking for a profitable niche? There is no need to fix what is not broken.Click To Tweet
4. Health & Fitness
Let’s face it: Everyone wants to be healthy and fit.
Health and fitness is a very broad niche – you could specifically be talking about yoga, weight loss, dieting, bulking, and much more. All of these can do very well.
I have noticed that weight loss businesses do especially well in this niche. When there is a huge pain, there is higher demand.
Successful bloggers and entrepreneurs in this niche could sell supplements, weight loss programs, become a personal trainer – the sky is the limit.
5. Personal Development
In a world where millennials are constantly questioning their identity and life purpose, especially in first-world countries that have reached a certain standard of living, people are looking for something deeper than being able to eat their next meal.
They are looking for a fulfilling life.
As a result, personal development is a huge and booming niche! Also, it could be very fulfilling helping others to completely transform their lives.
A personal favorite of mine, because I really love traveling. If you have experience traveling, you would love being in this niche. For one, product reviews would make you a very happy blogger.
It is not difficult to find a successful travel blog, so go check one out!
7. Dating & Romance
Dating and romance is a HUGE and PROFITABLE niche.
From pick-art artists, to dating coaches (for men / women/ Christians/ specific races/ the list goes on), to teaching people how they can have a happy marriage, to how you can deal with divorce, there are countless possible blog & business ideas you can create a wildly successful business off that is related to romance.
At the end of the day, finding and keeping love is a huge goal in everyone’s lives, and people are willing to pay a ton if you can convince them that you have the solution they need to have love.
Hobbies are great because they typically have a pool of very ardent customers that are hyper-interested in the niche.
For instance, skills like playing the piano or guitar, gardening, archery, sports – these are all niches with many huge fans that are willing to spend.
Also, if you choose a good niche, this could be a lot less competitive than some of the other niches in this list.
If you’re female, you will most likely will understand why this is a profitable niche.
Many people will PAY a TON to look good.
Ladies alone spend a ton on hair, makeup, and clothes every single day.
Some examples of blogs you can start are makeup websites, hair tutorials, skincare products, fashion blogs, and much more.
If you have the tenacity to write a ton about a wide variety of topics, you could opt to have a lifestyle blog.
Such blogs need a lot more traffic to monetize, but there are many “magazine” type blogs that earn a ton of ad revenue and brand sponsorships.
Personally, I would recommend you to start with a more specific niche than this.
Decided on your niche but haven’t started your blog?
With this list of profitable niches, there’s probably no excuses for you not to start your blog anymore. It’s time to take action!
If you’re just starting out (like, you’re a REALLY new blogger and have not started your blog yet), check out this 4-part blogging for beginners guide where you will learn how to start your blog in 20 minutes.
It’s been shared over 50,000 times and has helped thousands of new bloggers like you start successful blogs. It’s not that hard. You can do it! I’ll guide you.
MUHAMMAD RIZWAN says
Thanks For Sharing Such a Great Post.
Raelyn Tan says
Ivan Bayross says
I loved this well researched and beautifully structured Blog post. I just had to share it on Facebook.
I’m curious, have you laid out these profitable niches at random or is there a specific hierarchy with Finance being the most profitable niche? Make Money Online is next profitable and so on?
It’s always a terrific idea for Bloggers to set aside at least 20% of the gross income they get from the Internet for wealth generation.
This could be in the form of Mutual fund or Stock investments, Real estate investments or some other asset class that makes sense to the Blogger. That helps if one wants to retire by 45 and travel the world.
Thanks for creating and sharing such an informative Blog post.
Raelyn Tan says
Hey Ivan, no – it wasn’t in a specific hierarchy! 🙂 Thank you for your kind words.