If you’re thinking about getting into blogging, but you don’t know how to pick your niche, you’re not alone — trust me.
For people that have their niche sorted and are an expert in a specific subject, that’s great. But if you’re like me and you just like dabbling in most things, writing in general, and have a vague interest in stuff, then it can be hard narrowing it down.
If you’re feeling stumped, then don’t worry — you’ve come to the right place. In this blog post, I’ll be covering five unusual blog niches that are perfect for women, including some that you definitely won’t have thought of (‘mummy blogs’ are great, but every kind has been done by now).
1. Weird pets
That’s right, weird pets. Bet you didn’t see that one coming.
Weird pet blogs are a great niche to get into. Animal people feel pretty passionate about whichever animals/pets they’re into, which makes for building a strong, keen fanbase and more traffic to your site, which equals a better chance of making money from your blog.
Of course, everyone loves cats and dogs, but if you’ve got a slightly more unusual pet then there is a whole niche out there waiting to be tapped into. Whether you’re obsessed with all things small and furry (like rats or chinchillas), own your own tropical aquarium, or you’re super-psyched about snakes, this is your time to shine.
You can write how-to guides with care tips and expert advice, help to answer people’s questions, and monetise through affiliate pet products (or make your own if you want to!).
Cross-channel-wise, you can easily hook up your pet blog with your pet’s very own Instagram account, which will funnel more people to your website through cute pics and hilarious videos.
If you’re into video games, board games, cards or online gambling, then tapping into the gaming blog niche is a great idea. This blog niche may seem unusual, but it’s soared in popularity and success in recent years — and there’s plenty of profit to be made too.
There are all sorts of ways that you could monetise a gaming blog: reviewing video games (linking to products and earning money from affiliate schemes),
It’s up to you what you specialise in: blogging about your casino experiences, offering how-to guides for poker and blackjack, or writing about the latest news in the gaming industry. Check out the Online Casinos blog for inspiration.
3. Travelling with a twist
Yes, there are millions of travel blogs out there with people documenting everything from a soul-searching trip around India to their long weekend at a cottage in St Ives. But what if you did a travel blog with a twist?
The niche itself is so big that there is tons of space to find something you’re good at writing about and interested in — and that other people are interested in too!
Food is a great place to start: people love getting recommendations for local food to try, or must-visit restaurants in cities.
You could also write about travelling as a woman, including your top tips for female solo travellers such as how to travel safely as a woman. Write about any cultural differences that other women need to know about before they touch down in a new country, such as attitudes towards LGBTQ+ travellers, or access to period products.
4. DIY fashion
Fashion and crafts are two pretty common and well-known blog niches — particularly for women, by women.
To get noticed and to make some money, you’re going to have to stand out — which isn’t the easiest when there is so much competition in both niches. But what if you merged the two and created your own DIY fashion blog?
This is one for the creatives; if you love making your own clothing, crafting accessories, or tweaking items in your wardrobe, then why not share your creations with the rest of the world and inspire others?
Plus, you can make money from your DIY fashion blog by selling your beautiful, stylish, and lovingly handcrafted objects (you can either build your own online store using Shopify or create an account on a platform like Etsy).
5. Funky food
Again, food itself is a huge niche, but if you drill down into a more unusual micro-niche, there is tons of potential for blogging material.
I’m not just talking home recipes from yummy mummies with perfected Pinterest accounts (although totally not judging if this is you too). Going more obscure (although making sure there is still a decent-sized audience to tap into) is the key.
For example, vegetarianism and veganism have skyrocketed in recent years. If you create a foodie blog full of exciting plant-based recipes for all occasions or do veggie reviews of restaurants and eateries (both local and around the world), then you are sure to attract a crowd. You can then use advertising or affiliate links to make your money.
There are many other food micro-niches to choose from: food for women’s health, baby food, food and recipes for particular diets or dietary needs (like diabetes) or healthy eating. You could specialise in a food type like pizza, or even cover pet food! The world is your oyster (…which you could also write about).
These five great — and unusual — blog niches that are perfect for women. Find a niche that you love and that you’re excited to write about; once you have your concept sorted, you can start thinking about how to monetise your blog in whichever way you want. Writing a blog has already opened a lot of doors for me, who knows where your new blog could take you!
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