Some people want to start blogs to make money as a side hustle.

And there’s nothing wrong with that.

But others may want something more — “replace-my-job-salary-eventually-and-then-some” more.

 

Some people want to start a blog as a small side hustle — but others want more income potential! I've compiled a list of 54 blog niche ideas that have (at least) six-figure income potential to give you ideas on the kind of blog niche you want to choose for your new blog.

 

While most blogs can make some kind of money, a few prominent blog niche ideas stand out in terms of six-figure profit potential.

I’ve compiled a list of those blog niche ideas below, organized by general category. Each category has its own example along with the ways the blog founder monetizes his or her blog, too.

You’ll start to notice a pattern of monetization models among different blog niche ideas — but this doesn’t mean you can’t think outside the box (some money-making models work better for one blog niche compared to another).

You can use the table of contents below to navigate straightaway to the blog niche category.

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Table of Contents

Fitness & Health Blogs
Food Blogs
Starting An Online Business Blogs
Self-Care Blogs
Personal Development Blogs
Spirituality & Relationship Blogs
Finance Blogs
Lifestyle Blogs
Online Skills & Marketing Blogs

 


 

Fitness & Health Blogs

According to one statistic, the fitness industry’s expected 2018 global industry revenue is $87.2 billion…nuts, right?

As you can expect, fitness blogs easily have six-figure income potential.

One of the main money-making models for fitness and health blogs here is online coaching and online membership programs.

Next after that is ecommerce (in the form of fitness apparel, mostly).

 

Meditation Blog: Tiny Buddha

 

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Name of Blog: Tiny Buddha

Founder: Lori Deschene

How It Makes Money: Ebooks, physical books, online courses

 

Yoga Blog: Rachel Scott Yoga

 

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Name of Blog: Rachel Yoga

Founder: Rachel Scott

How It Makes Money: Ebooks, physical books, coaching, online courses

 

Pilates Blog: Blogilates

 

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Name of Blog: Blogilates

Founder: Cassey Ho

How It Makes Money: Ebooks, YouTube, ecommerce (fitness gear)

 

Body Building Blog: StrongLifts

 

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Name of Blog: StrongLifts

Founder: Mehdi

How It Makes Money: Apps, ecommerce (fitness gear)

 

Body Building for Women Blog: Fit Thrive

 

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Name of Blog: Fit Thrive

Founder: Kellie Hart Davis

How It Makes Money: Monthly membership programs, ecommerce (fitness gear)

 

Physique & Fitness Blog: The Glute Guy

 

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Name of Blog: The Glute Guy

Founder: Bret Contreras

How It Makes Money: Ebooks, physical books, coaching, monthly membership programs

 

Science and Fitness: Nerd Fitness

 

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Name of Blog: Nerd Fitness

Founder: Steve Camb

How It Makes Money: Online courses, coaching

 

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Food Blogs

Just like fitness, food is everywhere, too!

Actually, I can account, like, 75 percent of my cooking skills to food blogs. Seriously.

(Vegan red velvet cake, anyone?)

Food blogs have an advantage when it comes to blog traffic:

Quality photos bring in floods of people, plain and simple.

If you can skill your photos and turn them into attention-grabbing Pinterest pins, you’re golden!

Because of how high-traffic these sites tend to get, food blog owners use display advertising to leverage this unique quality to their blogs.

Online courses tend to be a rarity in this blog niche, but you’ll see some food bloggers create them here and there.

 

Vegan Food Blog: Oh She Glows

 

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Name of Blog: Oh She Glows

Founder: Angela Liddon

How It Makes Money: Display advertising, physical books, affiliate marketing app

 

Vegetarian Food Blog: Cookie and Kate

 

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Name of Blog: Cookie and Kate

Founder: Kathryne Taylor

How It Makes Money: Display advertising, physical books, affiliate marketing, app

 

Quick Meals Food Blog: Bowl of Delicious

 

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Name of Blog: Bowl of Delicious

Founder: Elizabeth

How It Makes Money: Display advertising, sponsored posts, affiliate marketing

 

Healthy Eating Food Blog: Eat Yourself Skinny

 

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Name of Blog: Eat Yourself Skinny

Founder: Kelly

How It Makes Money: Display advertising, consulting, affiliate marketing

 

Paleo Food Blog: Paleo Crumbs

 

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Name of Blog: Paleo Crumbs

Founder: Macy Diulus

How It Makes Money: Display advertising, affiliate marketing, ebooks, consulting

 

Niche Food Blog: Mallika Basu

 

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Name of Blog: Mallika Basu

Founder: Mallika Basu

How It Makes Money: Physical books, paid sponsorships

 

Gluten-Free Food Blog: Gluten Free Girl

 

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Name of Blog: Gluten Free Girl

Founder: Shauna James Ahren

How It Makes Money: Physical books, online courses, paid sponsorships, affiliate marketing

 

Family Cooking Food Blog: The Pioneer Woman

 

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Name of Blog: The Pioneer Woman

Founder: Ree Drummond

How It Makes Money: TV show, paid sponsorships, affiliate marketing

 

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Starting An Online Business Blogs

This niche is pretty large and varied.

There’s so many ways to start online businesses nowadays — everything from Shopify stores to Etsy shops to dropshipping empires.

The blogs that do well in this niche pick one specific monetization model in online business and run with it.

They create an avalanche of content on that specific topic and dominate that field.

But don’t worry, that doesn’t mean there isn’t room for other bloggers in this niche.

If you’ve learned how to start an online business in a unique way, you can use that knowledge to create a blog teaching people exactly how to do that.

You’ll notice off the bat that most of these blogs below are monetized through online courses primarily.

This makes sense since the blog owners are teaching people how to start online businesses.

Display advertising isn’t as common here since these sites have traffic on the lower end — but the online courses tend to be priced mid- to high-tier, so it makes up for any lost revenue that comes with display advertising (if not more).

 

Ecommerce Store Blog: My Wife Quit Her Job

 

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Name of Blog: My Wife Quit Her Job

Founder: Steven Chou

How It Makes Money: Online courses, affiliate marketing

 

Creative Biz Shop Blog: Gemma Bonham-Carter

 

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Name of Blog: Gemma Bonham-Carter

Founder: Gemma Bonham-Carter

How It Makes Money: Online products, online courses, affiliate marketing

 

Becoming a Freelancer Blog: Creative Revolt

 

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Name of Blog: Creative Revolt

Founder: Jorden Makelle

How It Makes Money: Online courses, freelance services, affiliate marketing, YouTube

 

Passive Income Blog: Sparkline (from Fizzle.co)

 

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Name of Blog: Sparkline (from Fizzle.co)

Founder: Corbett Barr

How It Makes Money: Monthly membership site, online courses, affiliate marketing

 

Amazon FBA Blog: The Selling Family

 

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Name of Blog: The Selling Family

Founder: Jessica and Cliff

How It Makes Money: Online courses, affiliate marketing

 


 

Self-Care Blogs

Think:

Beauty.

Skincare.

And the like.

These blogs usually take a while to build, and Instagram marketing works pretty well for them.

A lot of the blog owners in this category become influencers through social media before they start to see profits off their blogs.

Brand partnerships are another common money-making model for this niche.

Lastly, self-care bloggers are often big on ecommerce, so if you’re into the idea of selling physical products related to beauty, skincare, or natural living, then this blog niche is for you.

 

Beauty Blog: Life With Me

 

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Name of Blog: Life With Me

Founder: Marianna Hewitt

How It Makes Money: YouTube, affiliate marketing, paid sponsorships

 

Natural Living Blog: Wellness Mama

 

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Name of Blog: Wellness Mama

Founder: Katie

How It Makes Money: Display advertising, paid sponsorships, ebooks, physical books, affiliate marketing

 

Skin Care Blog: Skincare by Alana

 

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Name of Blog: Skincare by Alana

Founder: Alana Mitchell

How It Makes Money: Ecommerce store

 

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Personal Development Blogs

Personal development blogs are pretty diverse and varied.

Some of them don’t strictly call themselves “personal development,” but they have content centered around topics like:

Goal-setting, productivity, mindset, lifestyle design, and more.

Because of how “meta” these topics are, personal development blog owners tend to monetize their blogs with coaching and consulting services before moving onto online courses.

If you really like writing about these topics, you can take Mark Manson’s route and write a book about it (featured below).

Display advertising doesn’t do so well here because blog niche ideas in personal development fall into the low-traffic category.

(Except, of course, you are super-super-super well-known, like Mark Manson, who easily has ~1 million pageviews a month.)

 

Mindset Blog: It’s All You Boo

 

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Name of Blog: It’s All You Boo

Founder: Nadalie Bardo

How It Makes Money: Coaching, ebooks, affiliate marketing

 

Lifestyle Design Blog: Unsettle

 

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Name of Blog: Unsettle

Founder: Sarah

How It Makes Money: Coaching, consulting, affiliate marketing

 

Personal Development Blog: Mark Manson

 

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Name of Blog: Mark Manson

Founder: Mark Manson

How It Makes Money: Online courses, membership site, physical books

 

Motivation Blog: Jay Shetty

 

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Name of Blog: Jay Shetty

Founder: Jay Shetty

How It Makes Money: Speaking, coaching

 


Spirituality & Relationship Blogs

This can be a difficult blog niche to monetize unless you have a very unique selling proposition (USP).

What that simply means is that you know exactly what sets you apart from other spirituality / relationship bloggers and you understand how to tap into a profitable market here.

Adam Lodolce of Sexy Confidence (featured below), for example, nails his brand by clearly targeting women who are looking for solid partnerships by breaking out of their own shells. He comes across as non-sketchy and super trustworthy with a “best-friend-who’s-a-guy” confidante vibe.

See what I mean by knowing your target market?

Although these blog niches can get profitable, I don’t recommend starting here unless you’re super aware of who your target audience is (and most people aren’t when they start out blogging).

Either way, these blog niche ideas below will still get you thinking!

 

Positivity Blog: Happier

 

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Name of Blog: Happier

Founder: Nataly Kogan

How It Makes Money: Online courses, physical books

 

Spirituality Blog: Sarah Prout

 

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Name of Blog: Sarah Prout

Founder: Sarah Prout

How It Makes Money: Online courses, monthly membership site, ebooks

 

Relationship Advice Blog: Sexy Confidence

 

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Name of Blog: Sexy Confidence

Founder: Adam Lodolce

How It Makes Money: Online courses, coaching, ebooks

 


 

Finance Blogs

Finance blogs are easily some of the most popular blogs.

This blog niche can take on many forms, from:

Budgeting, to personal finance, to saving/making more money (The Penny Hoarder, anyone?).

The market is saturated, but that means that there’s just a large enough audience for you to tap into.

I’ve seen many finance blogs do well.

Most finance blogs use affiliate marketing as a monetization strategy because they’re often recommending tools, services, and the like to their readers.

Smaller ebooks are common here, too, although the full-fledged online course is rare (like Michelle Shroeder-Gardner’s course, for example).

These blogs get a lot of mid-sized traffic, too, so display advertising is common.

 

Personal Finance Blog: Making Sense of Cents

 

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Name of Blog: Making Sense of Cents

Founder: Michelle Schroeder-Gardner

How It Makes Money: Affiliate marketing, online courses, display advertising

 

Budgeting Blog: Busy Budgeter

 

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Name of Blog: Busy Budgeter

Founder: Rosemarie

How It Makes Money: Online courses, ebooks, affiliate marketing, display advertising

 

Debt Relief Blog: Millenial Boss

 

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Name of Blog: Millenial Boss

Founder: Julie

How It Makes Money: Affiliate marketing, display advertising

 

Money Management Blog: Millenial Money

 

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Name of Blog: Millenial Money

Founder: Grant Sabatier

How It Makes Money: Display advertising, affiliate marketing, physical book

 

Side Hustle Blog: Believe In A Budget

 

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Name of Blog: Believe In A Budget

Founder: Kristin Larsen

How It Makes Money: Display advertising, online courses, affiliate marketing

 

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Lifestyle Blogs

Ah…lifestyle blogs.

What can I say about them?

Usually, if you can’t fit into one of the other categories mentioned in this blog post, chances are, you probably have yourself a lifestyle blog.

There’s nothing wrong with that.

Travel blogs are included in this category, and they do very well.

So do arts and crafts blogs, printable shop blogs, “mom” blogs…and more.

The key here is to start out blogging about several topics, and choose to focus on the ones that bring in more engagement from your audience over time.

That way, you’ll eventually narrow your focus in the lifestyle blog niche.

Because the blog niche ideas vary so widely for lifestyle blogs, you can bet the monetization strategies vary, too.

Check them out below to get a glimpse for yourself!

 

Travel Blog: Practical Wanderlust

 

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Name of Blog: Practical Wanderlust

Founders: Lia & Jeremy

How It Makes Money: Display advertising, online courses, affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, sponsored trips

 

Miles & Points Travel Blog: Million Mile Secrets

 

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Name of Blog: Million Mile Secrets

Founders: Emily Jablon and Daraius Dubash

How It Makes Money: Affiliate marketing, brand sponsorships

 

Luxury Travel Blog: Carmen’s Luxury Travel

 

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Name of Blog: Carmen’s Luxury Travel

Founder: Carmen Edelson

How It Makes Money: Affiliate marketing, brand sponsorships, sponsored trips

 

Travel Hacking Blog: Extra Pack of Peanuts

 

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Name of Blog: Extra Pack of Peanuts

Founders: Travis & Heather Sherry

How It Makes Money: Affiliate marketing, brand sponsorships, sponsored trips

 

Lifestyle Blog: It’s A Lovely Life

 

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Name of Blog: It’s A Lovely Life

Founder: Heather Delaney Reese

How It Makes Money: Online courses, affiliate marketing, sponsored posts, brand partnerships, sponsored trips

 

Craft Blog: Printable Crush

 

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Name of Blog: Printable Crush

Founder: Erin

How It Makes Money: Affiliate marketing, display advertising, online courses, ecommerce shop

 

Fashion Blog: We Wore What

 

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Name of Blog: We Wore What

Founder: Danielle Bernstein

How It Makes Money: Affiliate marketing, brand sponsorships and partnerships

 

DIY Arts & Crafts Blog: A Beautiful Mess

 

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Name of Blog: A Beautiful Mess

Founders: Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman

How It Makes Money: Online courses, affiliate marketing, display advertising, brand sponsorships

 

Minimalist Blog: Unfancy

 

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Name of Blog: Unfancy

Founders: Caroline Joy Rector

How It Makes Money: Brand partnerships, affiliate marketing, ecommerce shop

 

Natural Lifestyle Blog: Mommypotamus

 

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Name of Blog: Mommypotamus

Founders: Heather

How It Makes Money: Display advertising, affiliate marketing, brand sponsorships

 

Organization Blog: Just A Girl And Her Blog

 

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Name of Blog: Just A Girl And Her Blog

Founders: Abby Lawson

How It Makes Money: Online courses, ebooks, affiliate marketing, brand sponsorships, display advertising

 

Interior Design Blog: Mr. Kate

 

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Name of Blog: Mr. Kate

Founders: Mr. Kate

How It Makes Money: Display advertising, affiliate marketing, brand sponsorships

 

“Mom” Blog: Twins Mommy

 

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Name of Blog: Twins Mommy

Founder: Elna Cain

How It Makes Money: Online courses, ebooks, affiliate marketing

 

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Online Skills & Marketing Blogs

With more and more people looking to start blogs and online businesses, it’s not a surprise blogs that focus on developing the necessary skills you need to succeed in these ventures are profitable (and popular).

Succeeding in business online requires a different “hard” skill-set compared to succeeding in a typical brick-and-mortar business.

That’s why learning how to write successful copy, run successful Facebook ads, and brand your business are really “in” now.

Not only that, the demand for services in these niches are high, too.

Many successful bloggers in this niche will claim large portions of their income reports coming from freelance services directly from their blog topic, for example.

Online courses, affiliate marketing, and consulting are the most common monetization models for the blog niche ideas below.

 

Copywriting Blog: Copyhackers

 

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Name of Blog: Copyhackers

Founder: Joanne Wiebe

How It Makes Money: Online courses, affiliate marketing, consulting, coaching

 

Graphic Design Blog: Ivory Mix

 

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Name of Blog: Ivory Mix

Founder: Kayla

How It Makes Money: Membership programs, online courses, digital products

 

Branding Blog: The Branded Solopreneur

 

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Name of Blog: The Branded Solopreneur

Founder: Andrea Beltrami

How It Makes Money: Online courses, consulting

 

Pinterest Marketing Blog: Redefining Mom

 

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Name of Blog: Redefining Mom

Founder: Monica Froese

How It Makes Money: Online courses, ebooks, affiliate marketing, display advertising

 

Email Marketing Blog: Meera Kothand

 

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Name of Blog: Meera Kothand

Founder: Meera Kothand

How It Makes Money: Online courses, ebooks, affiliate marketing

 

WordPress Optimization & Design Blog: Bluchic

 

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Name of Blog: Bluchic

Founder: Kathie & Andrew

How It Makes Money: WordPress themes, templates, affiliate marketing

 


 

Which of these blog niche ideas will you pick?

The blog niche ideas I outlined above are pretty popular now:

You can be sure they have six-figure income potential, at least.

This is mainly because they can incorporate a variety of profitable revenue streams and money-making models.

(And online courses work well for most of these blog niches, too.)

Let me know in the comments below which of these blog niche ideas you’re excited to explore for your own blog!

 

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