April 10, 2018

8 highest paying blogging niches at this time in 2018

Making money from blogs depends upon a number of factors. But the niche [or area/ subject of blogging] comes on top and unless the niche is a 'paying' niche, all efforts might go waste.

Consider the following:

  • People search for products and services all the time on the web. Some products are in high demand and people click on their advertisements and also buy them online if the product comes in front when the buyer has the urge to buy. If there are discount and additional benefits available, the propensity to buy increases that much.
  • Even when people search for information and advice only (no buying intent), there are higher chances of their looking for things that are trendy. And then, if a blog has information or advice on that subject and links for further reading, the chances are much higher than for the blogs that do not deal with the trendy subject.
  • The paying niches change over time. Yesterday's high-paying niches have become less-paying because either too many people already are selling services in those niches or buyers' choices have changed.
  • One niche that pays well in one location might not do so in another.
  • In some niches, searchers are not good buyers while in others searches are mostly made with the intent to buy.
  • Repeating again: making money depends on many factors. These include quality of posts, expertise, SEO and promotion, engaging with others, regularity.


8 subjects that are great for making money

The following 8 subjects are among the most searched, and there are many brands ready to pay to bloggers in different ways (affiliation, direct promotion, reviews, PPC ads, blog tours, etc). Moreover, the niches given in the list are almost universal, i.e. these niches are presently working in most geographical areas. However, remember that you need to work very hard, at the beginning, to create a base for yourself because there are thousands of big firms and bloggers already there.

1. Making money
Interestingly, 'making money' itself is quite a paying niche. You can, depending upon your expertise and experience, focus on solutions you can offer the best.

The focus-area need not be limited to online money-making.

Some niches have great monetization potential.

2. Travel [with or without photography]
This niche is unbeatable for those interested in travel. There are hundreds of travel bloggers who make handsome money and enjoy their life at the same time. 

Hotels, travel agencies, tourism departments of governments, owners of luxury ships and yachts, airlines - there are many in the business who are willing to pay to travel bloggers in many ways.

If you have interest in taking photos, that helps in many other ways. In addition to putting fascinating shots on your own travel blog,  you can sell the photos to reputed magazines, advertising agencies and others interested in good quality photos. You can also post photos on photo-sharing sites and earn extra bucks.

3. Health and wellness [Includes alternative medicine and weight loss]
People who suffer from ailments these days try to diagnose it on the web even before they go to the doctor. Once they are prescribed a medicine, they look for its details on the web. When the disease becomes chronic, they try to find alternative answers.

There are many lifestyle related issues such as blood pressure, diabetes and weight gain, which affect the majority of global population. Increase in longevity has also led to many diseases such as heart diseases, bone and muscle decay and various types of cancer. Since there are no easy solutions for these, people search for easy and effective ways to deal with them.

People's interest in overall health and wellness has also increased over years, and a large number of people of all ages look to the web to find tips.

Bloggers in this niche cannot compete with big diagnostic or pharmaceutical websites. However, bloggers can choose a narrow topic and carry detailed information and genuine tips on the blog. Local information, alternative systems of medicine (e.g. yoga, homoeopathy, Unani system, Chinese system, Ayurveda, naturopathy, acupuncture) and very narrow niches (e.g. male pattern baldness, menstrual bleeding, migraine, pranayams for high blood pressure) can get the blogger the required attention from people. However, not all such niches might get attention of paying brands.
4. Technology [especially with trouble-shooting and tips]
Technology is a very crowded field, and yet there is scope for very focused writing, news and advice in many areas. These include, a narrow coding topic (e.g series on a new web language), tips of professional use of commonly available software (e.g. MS Excel for financial calculations), and troubleshooting in different tech areas.

5. Beauty and fashion
This too is an evergreen niche. Bloggers in established markets draw attention of buyers as well as brands, and those in new markets have a new opportunity unfolding.

Beauty and fashion often go together, and now bloggers are adding other lifestyle areas to make a well-sounded 'lifestyle' blog.

6. Product and service reviews
This niche is evergreen though there is enormous competition from established comparison sites. Yet, if you keep giving good reviews of products and services in which there is less competition, and you have enough patience, this niche can pay you well.

7. Parenting and child health
Parenting blogs pull new moms to them, and there are millions of them out there all the time! 

Moms (and pops) are perpetually worried about the health of their newborn, toddler, school-going kid, and it does not stop till children are quite grown up. First time parents are especially drawn towards parenting blogs, and would do anything that looks logical and doable for well-being of their kid.

8. Food, cooking
Cooking is also an evergreen subject that fascinates all, especially women. 

Learners look for authentic cuisine, especially ethnic ones. Then there are those looking for special dishes for a party, participating in cooking competitions, checking ingredients and tricks, searching food for kids/ patients/ pregnant mothers/ etc, chefs themselves, ... The list goes on. 

There are many brands that want to associate with a cooking/ food blogger: sellers of ingredients, restaurants and hotels, bars, kitchen equipment and white goods sellers, airlines. 

Once established, food bloggers can write on magazines, appear on cooking shows, restaurant endorsement events and so on. Many food bloggers also write books out of their blog posts.

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