6 Most Profitable Blog Niches Raking In Over $2,000 a Month

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Is your blog in one of the most profitable blog niches?  Ever wondered what type of blogs make the most money? Would you like to check and see? 

It feels like a day does not go by without me encountering another blogger who has been blogging for 1, 2, 5 or even 10 years. 

We are so lucky to be living during a time when it is so easy to start a blog.  All you need is a passion for writing on a topic or several topics.

There are blogs in English and blogs in several other languages as well.  Blogs that are focused on a local area as well as blogs supporting a charitable cause.

Some blogs are focused on the owner’s personal experience and others report on the latest trends in the stock market for example.

Blogs can even be segmented by the market that they serve by this I mean there are blogs that suit the consumer.  While other blogs are more focused on the business market.

It is often said that “variety is the spice of life” and the world of blogging certainly reflects this variety.

As there are so many blogs this post will be narrowing the focus by looking at the 6 most profitable blog niches that generate a minimum of $2,000 a month.

Disclaimer: please note that this post may contain affiliate links which means that if you buy one of my recommended products I get paid a commission for sharing the link.  I only recommend products that I have tried myself and have experienced success.

Why Do People Start a Blog – Business?

Have you ever wanted to start a blog?  Ever wondered why anyone would want to start a blog in the first place?

The reason for starting a blog can be so varied that it is difficult to give a one-word answer to this question.

Did you know that websites with a blog tend to have 434% more indexed pages compared to those that don’t have one?

Companies with a blog receive 97% more links to their website compared to those that don’t. 

Already we can see why a business would benefit from having a blog as part of their marketing strategy.

Why Do People Start a Blog – Personal?

On the other hand, an individual may start a blog to raise awareness of their struggle with something in their life.

For example, one of my friends, Danielle, started a blog about being a single woman.  For those women who are single, you can relate when people question your singlehood.

Another friend, Roland, has a son with Down Syndrome and he decided to start a blog about his life with his son.

Jill and Josh Stanton left their 9 to 5 job and decided to change their life by starting a lifestyle business.

Elna Cain had twins and she decided when her babies were 18 months old that she wanted to work from home and be with them rather than go back to work.

As you can see the reasons for starting and growing a blog can be so different as the people who started them.

Since this post is about money let’s look at the reason why anyone would need money to start and maintain a blog.

Blog Expenses

If you are not a blogger you are probably wondering why would anyone want to make money blogging.

Well, the truth is that depending on your reason for starting a blog you will need to take into account the cost of maintaining a blog every month.

If you decide to use platforms like WordPress.com or Blogger.com then your costs would be minimal and so would be your flexibility as well as your return on investment.

Should you decide like Jill, Josh and Elna to become a full-time blogger then blogging becomes costly.

Any serious blogger knows that they would need to start a blog on a self-hosted platform like WordPress.org to gain search rankings.

So their costs would look like this:

Expense

Cost

Provider

Domain Name

$10/year

Namecheap

Web Hosting

$5.95/month

WordPress Theme

$69

ThemeForest

Email Marketing

$29/month

Landing Pages

$33/month

Total

$510 in year one

It is very possible to use a free WordPress theme, free email marketing and cheaper landing pages to get by as a blogger in the first year.

Do remember it all depends on your goal as a blogger and how fast you want to build a brand.

Blog Marketing Expenses

Expense

Cost

Provider

Platform

Social Media Marketing

$15.00/month

Buffer

Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook

Visual Media Planning

$7.00/month

Planoly

Instagram

Visual Search

$14.99/month

Pinterest

SEO

$17.00/month

Google, Yahoo, Bing

Coaching

$49.00/month

Various

Various

Total

$103.00/month

As a blogger you can use the free version of Buffer and Planoly to get by while you are growing your blog as a business.

As far as coaching goes it is going to be difficult to really grow as a blogger without the necessary coaching.

You will need coaching in marketing, list building, lead generation, finding clients, growing your blog traffic and so much more.

If you want to grow fast then you will want to hire a coach or a mentor that does not need to cost you an arm or a leg.

6 Most Profitable Blog Niches

As you can see for the serious blogger you would need to have an income to cover your expenses.

The best way to ensure that your blog has a chance of generating an income is to do your research on the most profitable niches available.

Of course this does not mean that you will only restrict yourself to blogging on topics in these specific niches.

You can perhaps have more than one blog or a lifestyle blog that covers all 6 niches. The choice will be yours to decide what your blog is about.

Brandon Gaille in the blog income report did an extensive study of the top blog income earners by blog niche.

Of the 6 most profitable blog niches there are two niches that make the most money compared to the other 4.

Personally, I was very surprised by the top two niches and I would hazard a guess that you will be pleasantly surprised too.

6 Blog Topics That Make The Most Money - Graphic

I don't want to keep you in suspense any longer so the top 6 most profitable blog niches are:

  1. Marketing
  2. Mommy (Mummy Bloggers)
  3. Travel
  4.  Personal Finance
  5. Lifestyle
  6. Food
6 most profitable blog niches

Blog Niche List - Monthly Income

I don't want to leave you in the dark when it comes to knowing roughly how much income on average you can expect from each of these niches.

Here is a graph outlining, on average, how much income one can expect broken down by niche.

most profitable blog niches by monthly income

6 Most Profitable Blog Niches - Easiest Path

The obvious question on your mind at this point is which of these offer the fastest or maybe easiest path to generate blogging income.

Before I show you the results you need to remember that the easiest path may not be the best for you.

This is because we all have a passion that drives or motivates us every single day to help us produce results.

So a niche might be easy but may not necessarily suit you as an individual as it may make you unhappy due to a lack of interest.

most profitable blog niches - easiest path

Most profitable blog niches - easiest path by Brandon Gaille

How Food Bloggers Make Money

It would not be sufficient to show you all these juicy details about the most profitable blogging niches and not tell you the 'how'.

Are you wondering how food bloggers make money?  As you can see in the diagrams food and personal finance bloggers are making the most money fast.

Knowing exactly how they make their money may help you to understand how you too can get into these two niches and generate an income.

Point to ponder: it is a very difficult path for travel bloggers when compared to those in the food and personal finance niches.

how food bloggers make money

Conclusion

​You now know the 6 most profitable blog niches and you also have an idea as to the average income each of these niches make every month.

If you decide to start a blog in any of these niches you would need to have a blogging plan set up outlining the steps to take for success.

This is the reason I outlined above the costs to start a blog.  The average monthly costs of marketing a blog as well as the investment needed in coaching.

Are you currently experiencing success in your blogging journey?  If not what do you think is missing?  Are you marketing your blog?  Have you invested in coaching?

Of course, blogging is a journey that does not necessarily bring instant success because it takes time.

What if I told you that in some niches listed above bloggers have experienced success in as little as 4-9 months, would you believe me?

In another blog post I will cover a number of success stories of bloggers in these very niches who experienced success in a very short space of time.

I will also reveal what they did to experience that level of success so quickly.

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45 COMMENTS

  1. Another very interesting post. I enjoy your articles, and find them very informative! There is always a great amount of research πŸ™‚

    • Hello Alexandra, great to hear from you again. I enjoy writing these articles that are truly informative so I’m glad that you continue to find them interesting.

  2. WOW I didn’t realize that food was the most profitable blog niche, going to need to add more of this to my website.

    Great insight and great article, will go ahead and bookmark this article so that I can come back from reference.

  3. Great post. Kind of ironic that the personal finance niche is the most profitable I guess? Really interesting insight into these niches. I would have guessed maybe 4 of these being on the list.

    • Yes John, it appears that people’s pockets are a lot closer to their hearts than you would expect. Thanks for your feedback.

  4. Good to know. I would like to start earning more money with my blog so I’ll have to keep this in mind. I wish I could be a food blogger, but I’m terrible in the kitchen. I burn stuff. Often.

    • Amber, maybe you can do one of the other 5 profitable blog niches. Or you can do a food blog where the kids are doing the cooking.

  5. Food bloggers making more money than bloggers who talk about how to start a blog? or even travel bloggers? this definitely new info to me gotta do some more research on this… I’m a beauty blogger and I know we rank about 10th -15th place

    • Shanique, many people believe that the bloggers who blog about blogging are right up there but the truth is they are not. Food and personal finance are the top earners.

  6. Those might be the 6 most profitable but they are also some of the most congested. I run into mom blogs, financial blogs and travel blogs all the time. I think if you can find a niche that truly interests you then you will make money. I know someone who has a blog just about cameras and does quite well.

    • Yes Scott, there are other blogs doing well. Do remember that this report took into account a large number of bloggers across the board and of those experiencing success consistently these are the top 6. I am sure that there were camera bloggers in this report but there were not a large number of them who were successful. I hope that makes sense.

  7. This was very helpful. I am just starting out and although I did pay a small fee for my website I am not able to add ads unless I upgrade.

  8. This is super helpful. I started back in February and am struggling to make anything. I’ve gotten a few Amazon affiliate sales here and there, but I think I just need to get more views on my site.

  9. Very helpful information as many people think to own a blog and doing social media is free and it is not a lot of investment has to happen. I am glad my nice is in the top 6!

    • Come on Julie, go for it. I know you can do it, we’re all backing you. The results will definitely come you just keep working. Are you using Pinterest by the way?

    • Blair, you put a smile on my face. I was wondering why you wanted to wait until you became a Mom but then I realised that it is kind of weird to start a Mommy blog if you’re not a Mom. Thanks for stopping by.

  10. WOW!! This is incredible. I wish I had an interest for marketing lol I am a lifestyle blogger for the past two years and still not getting paid, I am definitely looking for ways to monetise my blog now, thank you for sharing this post and most importantly your knowledge!

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