If you are still contemplating the topic for your niche website, this guide can help. While I suggest you choose something you are passionate about, or willing to hire writers for, there are many ideas for you to consider.
Remember, the most powerful niche is small enough to enter and large enough to earn money from.
I have one blog post on a website that does so well, I’m considering building an entire website around it. Go figure, it’s about bugs!
The list below is going to suggest some popular niche topics and others that are ripe for the taking. Anywhere you see a broad topic, remember that you will have to drill down.
Pets is going to be too broad, but “how to breed a shugabush” could be the exact right niche website.
Before you pick a niche, check out Google Trends and see if that niche is growing or fading.
Look up traffic related to the topic and consider what affiliate products or services you will promote in relation to that niche.
- 3D Printing
- Activities [Especially Hyperlocal!]
- Biodegradable Consumables
- Book Reviews
- Business: Start-Ups, Programs, Systems, Growth, Marketing, Lead Gen
- CBD Oil and Online Dispensary
- Crowd Funding
- Dating after divorce
- Dating over 50
- Dirt Bikes
- Dupes! [comparing fake products with real ones – awesome with youtube]
- Fixer Upper
- Food Blogger
- Getting Married
- Holistic Living
- Home Decor
- Home Security
- How to breed a shugabush
- How To Get your Woman (or man) Back
- Hyperlocal [Specialize in blogging about where you live!]
- Instant Pot Cooking and Recipes
- Jeep Life
- Martial Arts
- Mountain Climbing
- Musical Instruments
- Prepping (Yep, the doomsday stuff)
- Product Reviews [Awesome with a Video component like Youtube]
- Renewable Energy
- Smart Home Set Up
- Social Media
- Storm Chasing
- Subscription Boxes [Awesome with a Video component like Youtube]
- Tiny Homes
- Unboxing [Awesome with a Video component like Youtube]
- Van Life
- Vegan Eating
- Video Shooting and Editing
- Virtual Reality
- Vision and Eye Glasses
- Water Purification
- Work at Home
Fireplaces, who would have known? I simply typed the letter F into google and let it lead me. Playing this game of alphabets often leads me to discovery.
The image below shows google autosuggest. This is a cool, free tool using the google search bar. You simply type a word and then click the space bar and google suggests ideas based on what people are actually searching.
The numbers next to the keywords are populated by a tool called keywords everywhere. While no keyword tool is perfect, and trust me, they all differ, they give us an idea of how “popular” a search term is and how much people are spending to target that keyword with Google Ads.
If I wanted to build a website around fireplaces, the competition is going to be stiff.
Maybe my website is going to be “FireplaceIdeas.com”. While my end goal would be to rank for fireplace ideas, I’m clear that I have to start SMALL with my content and work my way up.
I look down at my suggestions here and I look for small search terms to start with.
Most of these are pretty competitive so I’m going to drill down.
Instead of just “fireplace” now, I click on Fireplace Ideas.
BOOM! Now we have an opportunity.
Any of these could be a starting point for content.
You could not create a blog post all about fireplace ideas with a TV and link to Amazon or another affiliate once you are getting traffic.
You could create a blog on do-it-yourself fireplace ideas (see it at the bottom with 390 monthly searches).
You could, and should, incorporate video and images wherever possible.
Let’s say you have chosen the fireplace ideas with tv. Click that one and watch the new ideas appear:
The ideas are endless if you know where and how to find them!
Lori Ballen is a real estate agent in Las Vegas. She’s a digital marketing specialist, speaker, and marketing coach and loves to share her “Ballen Method” to generate website traffic and leads online. Lori’s specialties are SEO content writing (ranking on the search engines), social media strategies, and affiliate marketing. Need a website? Contact Lori’s brothers Jeff and Paul Helvin at Ballen Brands.