Are you thinking about starting a blog? But maybe you’re struggling when trying to find the perfect blogging niche?
Maybe you relish the idea of writing from home and self-publishing phenomenal blog content, but you’re not sure where to start?
If you can relate to this all too familiar blogging conundrum, then beware!
Because if you spend too much time overanalyzing what to write about, then it’s too natural to fall into the trap of inaction! That’s when writer’s block can easily snatch every ounce of your inspiration, passion, and desire to write.
That’s why we should brainstorm these 10 smart blog niche ideas that are smart, timely, and fun! So you can at the very least start writing and self-publishing without anguish or hair-pulling.
10 Smart Blog Niche Ideas For Newbie Bloggers:
- Political blog
- eLearning blog
- Software review blog
- Tech review blog
- Cord-cutting blog
- Learn to code blog
- Work at home blog
- Food Blog
- News Syndication Blogger
- Pet blog
A Few Important Blog Niche Pointers
I want to let you know that I’ve been blogging for over a decade now! Yes, it’s true; I’m a deranged freak who sits around and writes for hours nonstop! (Kidding. Kindof).
Seriously though. The biggest blog pointer I can ever give you is that you need to write about what you love.
I tried hard to brainstorm 10 of the best blog niches in this document. However, I always advise you (and everyone else willing to listen) to choose a niche that you love. That’s the only way you’ll ever write content over the long-haul!
Let’s also spend a few minutes diving deep into the nuances and insights I’ve gained into these fantastic blog niche ideas.
# 1 – Political Blog
A lot of bloggers are too scared to write about politics. But, if you love politics? Then consider launching a blog reporting on your favorite politicians, movements, elections, and news.
There are a few reasons why starting a political blog is a genius idea. There’s never been a more exciting time to be alive. Put yourself front and center and report on what you see.
People have never been so intimately involved in the world of politics. Our constantly connected global economy loves to comment and engage with all of the wild and crazy policial discourse going on. Political blogging is a great way to get a response out of people!
We here in America also have one of the most popular presidents who ever lived. Donald Trump! Love him or hate him, there is plenty of debate regarding politics these days.
If you love politics as much as I do, then you can develop nonstop content ideas that you can chime in, report, and write about.
I used to run a political blog many years ago! The website got plenty of website traffic. I regret taking the website down. Maybe someday, I’ll launch a new political blog. 🙂
# 2 – eLearning Blog
The world of eLearning keeps getting bigger and bigger. That’s exactly why launching an eLearning blog is such a tremendously smart idea.
Another cool thing about an eLearning blog is that you don’t have to be a teacher to tap into this huge niche. For example, you could create a course review blog. Or, you could write a daily recap of the top courses in various marketplaces every day.
Another thing I love about the eLearning niche is that the eLearning industry divides into many niches. There are computer science courses, marketing courses, cooking courses, fitness courses, self-defense courses, software courses, et cetera!
The world of distance education, online courses, and eLearning isn’t going anywhere anytime soon. Therefore, no matter what topics interest you, you’re bound to find a ton of nifty course topics that can last you for a lifetime.
# 3 – Software Review Blog
There are a few massive reasons that software review blogs rock. First, you have a ton of software options to review!
Whether you want to focus on Android Apps, Google Apps, Apple Apps, or marketing apps, you have a massive array of nifty software apps to review, write about, catalog, opine upon, and discuss.
New apps are launching all the time, so you’re bound to have a neverending array of awesome software options to write about and discuss.
Another thing? You can create a new review for your favorite software apps each time they launch a new update. Or, you could title your reviews every year. For example, if I were going to review ClickFunnels, I could create a “2025 ClickFunnels Review”, “2026 ClickFunnels review” et cetera.
# 4 – Tech Review Blog
When it comes to a smart niche blog, tech reviews have to be at the top of the pile. Doubly so if you’re a tech nerd like I am!
Tech is massive, and your prospects as a tech reviewer or blogger have never been better. Just think about all of the exciting tech review possibilities!
You could review laptops, smartphones, computers, hard drives, external drives, raspberry pis, software, apps, tablets, smartwatches, security devices, among others.
The best thing about a tech review blog is that you can easily promote a wide array of tech products as an affiliate if you wish. So, you could check out affiliate programs for massive retailers like Walmart, Target, BestBuy, Amazon, and others.
I’ve also noticed that tech is massively popular on YouTube. So, if you love the world of tech, then you could also transform your blog posts into YouTube videos. This isn’t required, however, it’s delicious food for thought for all bloggers!
# 5 – Cord-cutting Blog
A cord-cutting blog is one of my favorite blog niche ideas. These days companies like YouTube, Hulu, Netflix, Amazon Prime, DirecTV, and SlingTV are surging to help Americans and television fans everywhere access their favorite media without traditional cable services.
For that reason, there’s an uprise in website traffic and web queries from prospective cord-cutters who wish to get in on the action.
Make no mistake. A lot of people love the idea of streaming via a Roku or Amazon Fire, but they have no clue how to start. That’s where you come in and join the fun!
You can write about the latest streaming app prices, the best and coolest streaming tech, plus updates and news from the world of tech.
As always, I’m always thinking about blog monetization. It’s elementary to promote various streaming devices and services as an affiliate. Hulu and SlingTV also offer affiliate programs, so you can earn a commission when referring users to their service.
# 6 – Learn To Code Blog! (Programming Blog)
The world needs more coders. That’s where you come into play. You can help centralize, circulate and propagate content in the programming niche.
The best part is that you don’t even need to learn how to code to blog about coding. I know I know. You must think I’m crazy. Naturally, if you’re a brilliant coder, then it’s much easier to build a following of prospective coders.
But what happens if you can’t write a single line of code? Then the coding niche is a bad idea, right? Well, not so fast! In the case that you can’t code, you can still write about popular trends in computer programming, programming jobs, application strategies for new coders, and tech tips and news.
You could also create a “journey” blog where you document your journey as you learn to code. Be honest with your readers, and they may love to follow you in your programming trials and tribulations.
Another brilliant thing is to aggregate and review popular coding and programming courses on big course platforms like Skillshare, Udemy, and SkillSuccess.
# 7 – Work At Home Blog
The world economy is changing in ways that most humans don’t understand. Robotics, artificial intelligence, automation, advanced software, machine learning, and innovative technologies are replacing humans in every corner of the economy.
All of these tech changes are referred to as the 4th industrial revolution, and our new economy has more and more people working from home or in our gig economy.
If you love the idea of working from home and want to help others do the same – without getting ripped off, then a work from home blog is a really fun thing to consider.
You can write about the best freelance jobs, self-publishing, online teaching, internet marketing, and other topics that those wishing to work from home will love to learn and practice.
Of course, the work from home niche and internet marketing industry is liberally crammed with boatloads of awesome affiliate offers that you can promote, so there’s never a shortage of fantastic offers for you to promote to your readers.
# 8 – Food Blog
Food blogs make for the best blogging niche if you love to eat! As someone who was raised by a family who loves to eat – I adore the idea of a food blog. I’ve always believed that the biggest problem with a delicious homecooked meal is that you can only eat the food once!
That’s why food blog rocks. If you love to cook, or if you love to eat, then consider documenting all of your connoisseur adventures with your new food blog.
You have a ton of potential blog posts ideas as a food blogger. You can share photos or videos of your latest epicurean feats. You can also take photos of any food that you eat when dining out or enjoying a meal with friends!
Another blog post idea that I love about food blogs is recipes! There are endless diets that you could focus upon if you wish. Do you love the Keto diet, vegan diet, or any other low carb diets that you may love to expound upon? Consider blogging about whatever diets and food topics that you love.
# 9 – News Syndication Blog
There have never been this many sources of news. That’s why you might love the idea of syndicating the news and reporting the news instead of writing unique content.
Maybe each day you could round up the most popular news headlines on a particular topic.
Or, you could take things a step further and create a roundup complete with your commentary, opinion, feedback, and political input.
Another reason why I love the news syndication style is that this type of content makes for natural email newsletters. Some of the most popular email newsletters around these days focus on rounding up news on various topics.
# 10 – Pet Blog
Every time I visit a grocery store, I notice how large the pet isles are getting these days! It seems like people spend more money on their pets than they do on themselves.
But I’m not complaining. I’m the proud companion of dogs, cats, and fish. I know firsthand that pet owners spend a dazzling fortune on pet food, pet toys, pet attire, and even pet accessories that you’ve never even heard about or considered.
The best thing about a pet niche blog is that you can take the blog in any direction that you wish. You can write pet supply reviews, pet care tips, the latest news regarding petcare strategies, and you can even share pictures and videos of your favorite pets!
One final note is that you might wish to niche down your pet blog. Maybe your blog could focus entirely on dogs, cats, fish, or you can also go “wide” and cover a wide variety of pets. The choice is yours!
Newbie Blogger Frequently Asked Questions For New Bloggers And Niche Blogs!
I’ve been blogging for a long time. As a result, I’ve interacted with countless bloggers and marketers of varying levels of success.
Based on my research, and interacting with fellow bloggers, here are some of the most popular questions you’re likely to encounter when launching a new blog.
# 1 – How Do I Choose The Perfect Niche Blog For My Style?
I always tell students, readers, colleagues, and friends alike the same thing when it comes time to choosing the perfect blogging niche. Choose what you love!
I’ve been blogging on MrComputerScience.com for around a decade now. The only reason I’m still blogging after all these years is that I love my niche. I could write every day on my niche regardless of if anybody reads my content!
I advise you to do the same when choosing a niche; choose a niche that you love. That way, it’s nearly impossible to lose.
# 2 – How Can I Come Up With Plentiful Content Ideas For My Blog?
The 10 blog niches above were chosen based upon their popularity.
I’ve also chosen these topics because there is plenty to talk about in any of these niches. If you’re a fan of these niches, then there’s always a ton of news that you could report and cover.
You could also write reviews, publish tips, conduct research, or write tutorials in your niche.
These are also admittedly niches that I’m a huge fan of and topics that I would love to research and develop.
# 3 – What’s The Best Blogging Platform These Days?
When it comes to popularity, WordPress is by far the superior blogging platform. While WordPress rocks, it’s true that WordPress isn’t the only game in town. Blogger, Tumblr, Steemit, and Wix come to mind as competent and viable blogging platforms.
However, I’m a huge fan of WordPress. The MrComputerScience.com has run on WordPress for over a decade without any tech stress or trouble. WordPress boasts a massive community, tons of premium plugins, and you can’t beat the price of WordPress – free!
# 4 – Does Affiliate Marketing Work With A Small Niche Blog?
One of the biggest advantages of affiliate marketing is that many affiliate programs and affiliate marketplaces will agree to work with new bloggers. Therefore, it’s possible (and potentially easy) for many blogs to promote affiliate offers on their blog without hassle.
While I’m a huge fan of affiliate marketing, I also propose that successful, wholesome, and long-term affiliate marketing success requires an abundance of work, effort, talent, persistence, and luck!
So, I think that affiliate marketing definitely has a place in the marketing quiver for all bloggers. However, it also requires devoted passion, grit, and talent.
That said, I think when most bloggers begin to create blog content, it’s only natural to promote different affiliate products that any respective audience might benefit from and appreciate.
# 5 – What Type Of Affiliate Programs Work The Best?
Another reason that choosing a popular niche is a good idea, is so you can promote relevant products to your ideal readers.
For example, let’s pretend that you love writing about fish. You love to write about goldfish, freshwater fish, and even saltwater aquariums.
What type of stuff could you promote to your readers?
Here are some smart affiliate products you could promote in the fish niche:
- Fish food
- LED lights
- Aquarium statues
- Aquarium filters
- Aquarium decorations
- Fish books (digital and physical)
- Goldfish bowls
- Water testing kits
- Aquarium thermometers
- Et cetera!
Here are some smart affiliate products you could promote in the survival niche:
- Tactical gear
- MREs (meals ready to eat)
- Self-defense tutorials, books, and courses
- Water purifiers
- Handheld power generators
- Backpacks, tents, boots, camping equipment
- Et cetera!
Here are some smart affiliate products you could promote in the internet marketing niche:
- Email marketing software
- Web hosts
- WordPress plugins
- WordPress themes
- Marketing books
- Marketing courses
- Your favorite marketing tools
- Various product launches on ClickBank and Udemy
- Et cetera!
As you can see, after brainstorming for a couple of moments, we were able to list a ton of nifty products that readers in the fish niche might want to purchase.
Executive Summary To Choosing The Perfect Blogging Niche
I want to let you know that I love blogging.
That said, blogging isn’t as easy as the gurus say.
Over the years, I’ve been the unwilling witness to seeing countless bloggers fail. It’s the saddest thing in the world!
That’s why I’m always preaching to novice bloggers that you should choose the blogging niche that interests you the most.
Ask yourself the most important blog niche question that you’ll ever ask. That question is as follows. What blogging niche interests you the most? What niche blog would you love to develop, work on, and build for years to come? If you can answer that question, then congratulations. You’ve found the perfect blog niche that will last you, and your invaluable passion for an entire lifetime!
Hope you enjoy.
And please have a remarkable day!
Cordially and humbly yours…
Mike “The Niche Blogger” DeVincent