5 Types Of Blogs That Make Money in 2022
Should you start a blog in 2022?
Is blogging dead in 2022?
No. Of course not. Blogging is not dead. But that question about blogging is asked every year. Maybe it’s harder than it once was, but blogging is still growing steadily. More than 60% of internet users read blogs and websites with blogs attract 55% more visitors than websites that don’t have blogs.
Blogging is still relevant and is here to stay. After all, most marketers prioritize blogging as their primary content marketing strategy. But not all blogging ideas will make money. And that’s what we’ll talk about in this post. We will take a look at 5 popular types of blogs that make money in 2022.
For many people, blogs are a vital source of information but not all blogging niches are profitable. The truth is that the internet is overrun with blogs and some niches are just too competitive. For a new and inexperienced blogger standing out from the crowd in such a niche can be a daunting task. So take your time before choosing your blogging niche and keep reading.
Top 5 Types of Blogs That Make Money
If you are feeling stuck and don’t know what type of blog to choose, don’t worry. It is very easy to feel overwhelmed by the number of blog topics and feel like you want to give up. Don’t. Instead, take a look at the profitable niches below that will make it easier for you to succeed at blogging.
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1) Beauty & Fashion
Beauty and fashion are huge markets. We all know that. I know what you are thinking – Isn’t that niche saturated? Well, the answer is both yes and no. You can still find your niche in a saturated market. After all, the most profitable blog niches are in what we would call “saturated markets”. But you can niche down even further and focus on a specific subcategory.
For a beauty or fashion blog, a niche could be anything from anti-aging and haircare to wardrobe essentials and styling. Of course, you don’t have to create content for all these topics. You shouldn’t. What you should do instead, is focus on a micro-niche and create relevant content. But you can combine these two blogging topics. It’s up to you. For many bloggers, this combination has worked very well.
If that’s your niche, social media networks like Instagram and Pinterest are going to be your top priority. I know it is a tough market, but fashion and beauty blogging is one of the most popular types of blogging. There is still room for you. There are still plenty of low-competition micro-niches to choose from.
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Who doesn’t love food? If there is one thing all human beings love, is food. It doesn’t matter how many food blogs are online there is always room for more. If you also love cooking and want to make money online, you should start a food blog. The key to success is of course, to find a subniche that you can own and become an authority in.
There is no point in publishing content about everything related to food. You will not attract any visitors that way. And no readers means no money. Focus on a specific topic and on something you enjoy doing. For example, you could focus on a specific type of cooking (air frying, grilling, vegan baking) or a specific cuisine (Italian, Mexican, Chines, Thai, etc).
Or you could even focus on a specific ingredient like tofu. Or how about a food blog that doesn’t mention recipes at all. Instead, it focuses only on culinary gadgets, cookware, and appliances.
Recipes are not the only thing you can talk about in your food blog. You could also mix your recipes with healthy eating advice or how to lose weight by eating healthy. The list is endless. There are so many sub-niches that you can leverage. You will never run out of things to share with your readers.
There are probably millions of lifestyle blogs out there right now but that doesn’t mean you can’t become a lifestyle blogger yourself. Many people wrongly believe that owning a lifestyle blog means writing about anything. But that is not true. A lifestyle blog is about you. And your life. The content of a lifestyle blog is inspired by the blogger’s personal interests and activities. Although a lifestyle blog can cover several different topics it is always written with a personal touch.
That means your lifestyle blog can be about Health & Wellness or fashion, diet recipes, home decor, gardening, pets, travel, or whatever else you want. But it has to be about you and your lifestyle. But your lifestyle blog is not a personal blog. You should not just share personal stories without thinking about your readers and how that content is going to help them solve a problem.
As a lifestyle blogger, you should always focus on a specific blog category. At least for the beginning. You can always expand later on. But it is important to target a specific audience first and attract as many readers as you can. Pinterest and Instagram can help you grow your audience and run a successful lifestyle blog.
There are millions of DIY enthusiasts all over the world and there are thousands of DIY blogs online. But you shouldn’t let that stop you from joining the DIY space. If you like writing how-to guides, making things, and want to share your knowledge & experience with the rest of us you should then start a DIY blog.
Of course, you need to narrow it down and focus on a specific topic. There is no point in publishing content on everything about DIY. It will be very hard to build an audience that way. Plus the chances of you outranking the already established DIY are slim. Choose a micro-niche where you can establish yourself as an authority. Needless to say, you must know what you are talking about. So choose a niche that you are experienced or knowledgable (or both) about.
There is no lack of profitable DIY niches:
- DIY landscape
- DIY home decor
- DIY crafts
- DIY home improvements
- DIY furniture
- DIY jewerly
- DIY gifts
- DIY fashion
DIY blogs have been a trending topic and have a dedicated audience that is growing. Pinterest is the social media network most DIY bloggers use to promote their content.
5) Self/Personal Development
Personal development is a multi-billion dollar market that will continue to grow for years to come. It is not really a niche but a mix of niches and all kinds of topics. Here is a list of some of the most popular personal development topics:
- Mental Health
There are many popular personal development blogs that make a lot of money by providing solutions to their readers. Although I admit it can be hard for new bloggers to stand out in this niche it is not impossible. The key is not only to narrow down but to be as specific as possible.
If you enjoy helping people improve their quality of life and want to help them improve their abilities, then you should think about creating a personal development blog. The majority of blogs that fail in this niche are not oriented towards a specific problem. Don’t make the same mistake.
Make sure your content answers specific questions that your readers are asking for and offer solutions. People are already aware of their problems. They don’t need you to explain it to them. They are looking for a solution. They are not looking for motivational stuff or quotes either. Be clear and specific.
If you want to make money as a blogger but don’t know which niche to choose well now you do. This list of blog ideas is an excellent place to start. All you have to do now is choose a niche and start your own blog. But don’t forget you write for your audience and not yourself.
Be authentic and provide solutions to your reader’s problems.
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Great tips, especially like the part where you say that a lifestyle blog shouldn’t just be telling personal stories without tying it back to a problem your readers want to solve. Very useful for those of us who do lifestyle blogging.
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Very nice article
Thank you Parvej! Glad you liked it.
Great post Nikos! It’s crazy how these kinds of blogs always find their way to the top spots!
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Great Niches, All of these are gaining even more popularity nowadays. I’d add Tech and Gaming to your list, as they are also great profitable niches. I think that you can find success in almost any niche, as long as you are passionate about it, and as long as you never give up. Thank you for sharing.
Those two are great niches too. Thank you for your comment.