4 Competitive Niches You Need to Consider for a New Blog

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Turning competitive niches into profitable niches with low competition reminds me of Rumplestiltskin.

Do you remember the fairy tale?

He knew how to turn straw into gold.

Finding profitable competitive niches is marketing gold.

Is it possible to find profitable niches with low competition?

Yes!

It’s not only possible, but it’s also easy.

By the time you’re done reading this post, you’ll know how to find profitable niches and how to weed out the online competition.

Today’s contributing author will tell you how to find competitive niches. I will tell you how to turn them into profitable niches with low competition.

Let’s get started.

Competitive Niches to Consider for a New Blog

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Blogging can be a great way to channel your creative energies, expressing yourself through the careful crafting of words that help tell stories or provide useful information to your readers. 

Running a blog can also be a profitable business, with the ability to charge other businesses to place ads on your site or run sponsored articles. You can also earn revenues from affiliate marketing programs or from selling your own products or services. 

So, if you want to start a new blog, but you’re not sure what to make it about, here are some of your options.

The following are competitive niches since they are the most popular:

Gaming Online

The online gaming industry is a big growth area, especially after legislation changed in the United States that made it possible to operate online sportsbooks. A blog that focuses on providing unique and useful content about different games, events in the industry, and guides relating to the mechanics and rules would be useful to existing and potential future players, especially for those wanting to know the difference between the variations and the different hands in each one.

There are many different sub-categories for gaming online blogs too. You could cover the industry as a whole, or a specific area like sports betting, bingo, poker or casinos. You also have the opportunity to focus on the business side of gaming, discussing mergers and acquisitions, legislation changes, and new technology. Or you could target consumers, providing advice, guides, and reviews of different brands. 

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Travel

There are almost 9 billion results if you search “travel blog” on Google, so it’s clear that travel is a very popular topic to write about. This means you will need to do something different to stand out from the crowd if you’re planning to make money.

If you’re just heading out on a trip around the world and want a way to document your journey, then that doesn’t matter as much.

You may wish to focus on a particular region of the world or even a specific country. Or you may wish to write about a specific type of trip, such as beach holidays, city breaks, or skiing trips. 

Some bloggers make money from affiliate links to hotels or airlines that they discuss, and sometimes receive free trips or accommodation in exchange for reviews. However, if you want to receive these sorts of benefits, you’ll need to get a lot of followers first.

Beauty

Beauty is another popular blog topic, with more than 5 billion results from a Google search. Many bloggers discuss new products and techniques for your beauty regime, with the most successful blogs making money from sponsored posts and ads. 

To succeed with a beauty blog you’ll need to find a niche area, such as products or techniques for a particular skin type or for particular occasions. Another idea could be to discuss beauty on a budget, writing about cheap alternatives to much more expensive products. 

Language Learning

If you can speak multiple languages or you’re a teacher of a foreign language, then a blog about learning languages could be a good idea for you. Many who run blogs like this use it to promote their language lessons or other related products.

The blog can be used to attract people looking to learn your particular language, with helpful articles that discuss how to use particular words, grammar rules, or a group of words like colors or numbers. 

This type of content is evergreen, which means it will remain relevant for a long time, so it will continue to drive traffic to your website. These posts will also act like a “free trial” that demonstrates your value as a teacher and then allows you to sell your services.

The most important thing about a blog topic is that it should be something that you are interested in. If it isn’t then you’ll likely struggle to keep writing content, as it will become a chore rather than something you enjoy.

If you are planning to start a blog as a hobby, then that is all that matters. However, if you plan to make money from it, then you should produce a business plan, examine your competitors and look for gaps in the market to provide useful information that doesn’t exist elsewhere. 

Host Blogger’s Comments:

Turning popular niches into profitable niches with low competition is easy.

First of all, it should go without saying that popular niches are profitable.

The problem is the competition for online readership.

Assuming you are in the Travel niche, how can you make money writing about vacation places if your posts are buried deep in the Search Engine Results Pages (SERPs)?

You can write about the most popular niche in the world, but if search engine users Googling your terms can’t find you, your niche might as well be obscure.

The solution: Use a keyword tool. Keyword tools tell you the competition for readership. Make sure the online competition is low. By doing so, you boost your chances of being found on the internet.

It gets better: Posts on Google can stay on top of the SERPs for years, bringing you years of income.

Look:

I was torn between two focus keywords for this post. One of them was “competitive niches.”

By looking at the screenshot, you can see the keyword analysis I did.

I used the keyword tool, KWFinder, as a tool to spy on my online competitors for the term “competitive niches.”

The term “competitive niches” has a KD (keyword difficulty) of 16, relatively low as indicated by the green color.

Examining my online competition, the blog in the Number 2 spot in Google’s SERPs has a Domain Authority Ranking of 23. My DA beats the blogger’s DA.

Based on this analysis, I will choose the term “competitive niches” since I believe I can get to the top of the SERPs more successfully than with my other choice “profitable niches with low competition.”

With the latter term, I can’t beat anyone in the Top 5.

There are many keyword tools you can use.

Popular keyword tools are Moz, SEMRush, and Ubersuggest. Here is an Ubersuggest tutorial.

Wrapping Up: Profitable Niches with Low Competition

Takeaways:

This post shared the four most popular competitive niches.

Then this guide explained how to weed out your competition for online readership and soar to the top of Page 1 in Google’s SERPs.

Since the keyword tools recommended are free, this action plan costs you nothing to try.

For more help getting to Page 1 in Google, check out our Mostly Blogging Academy Course.

Readers, please share so bloggers and marketers learn how to turn competitive niches into profitable niches with low competition.

I look forward to your views in the comments section: Do you have any tips for finding profitable niches with low competition? Do you know any other competitive niches besides the four mentioned here?

This post was made possible by the support of our readers.

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  1. Nimesh

    Gaming and Travel, as far as I know, both are ‘Evergreen Niches’
    Thank You, Janice.
    Keep sharing!

  2. Debby Winter

    I really enjoyed reading your article on niche markets. SEO is something that has had my interest for a long time. Thanks for sharing !

  3. Moss Clement

    Hi Janice,

    I didn’t know that language learning is a competitive niche. But I di now that there is fierce competition in gaming and travel niches. Also, parenting and personal finance are too competitive as well. But I love how you break down the idea to make a competitive niche profitable.
    Moreover, sometimes we do not know which is the best keyword tool to use for content marketing research. For example, KWFinder results for your target keyword is 200 monthly search volume and 16 SEO difficulty. I used SEMrush for the same keyword and got 20 monthly search volume with a “sorry we haven’t found organic search results for your keyword.”
    Then I used Ubersuggest and generated 90 monthly search volume and 18 SEO difficulty. So Janice, which of these is the best tool for keyword research?

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Moss,
      I’ve tried SEMRush, Ubersuggest, Moz, KWFinder, and I’m sure others I don’t remember. In my experience, KWFinder is the most accurate. For that reason, I pay for the tool although I plan on switching to Ahrefs when my billing cycle is up.
      Some people have great success with Ubersuggest while others don’t. I have always been happy with KWFinder.
      I’m sorry I didn’t reply sooner. Your comments ended up in spam for some reason.
      Thanks for commenting. I genuinely appreciate your comments.
      Janice

  4. Natalie Portman

    Great post with excellent blogging skills. I really like your post especially the skills that you have included. I totally agree with you that having a great communication skill, photography and marketing skill are truly vital in blogging field, whereas having a great communication skill will helps to communicate with the readers, people in a better way. Adopting these skill will provide us great benefits and definitely helps to achieve blogging success.

  5. Natalie Portman

    Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful experience
    Great post with excellent blogging skills.
    I really like your post especially the skills that you have included. I totally agree with you that having a great communication skill, photography and marketing skill are truly vital in blogging field, whereas having a great communication skill will helps to communicate with the readers, people in a better way. Adopting these skill will provide us great benefits and definitely helps to achieve blogging success.

    • Eromonsele Emmanuel (ericotrips)

      This is absolutely factual. I’m currently running a travel blog that leans more to art and travel particularly African Art in Southwestern Nigeria. I haven’t gotten big bucks yet but I’m receiving some messages that are quite overwhelming.
      Thanks for sharing!

      • Janice Wald

        Hi Eromonsele,
        Thank you for commenting on my post. I am publishing a post about how the Corona Virus has affected bloggers. May I ask if your blog traffic is down due to travel restrictions? You mentioned you are in the Travel niche.
        Thanks for commenting and the validation that the tips are accurate.
        Janice

  6. Elena Sue

    Great post, Janice!

    I totally agree with you, especially beauty blogs!

    Thank you for a great post!

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Elena,
      I see you’re in the beauty niche. Thanks for coming by with this validation that the tips is accurate and for these compliments.
      Thanks as well for commenting.
      Janice

  7. Gaurav Kumar

    Hi Janice,

    Niche selection is the biggest challenge and headache for maximum newbie’s. most of the times newbie blogger select niche without research or sometimes what they choose do not have profitable intent.

    Thanks for sharing this list of competitive niches.

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Gaurav,
      Great to hear from you.
      I, myself, struggled to find a niche when I started. Was blogging/marketing your first niche? I went round and round. It took me months before I found the blogging niche. For this reason, you are right. I’m sure newbies like myself struggle to find a niche they can succeed in.
      Janice

      • Kristof

        Hi Gaurav, Hi Janice

        Years back, I was struggling as well, finding a niche website that I know a lot about, but that has ok competition.
        Started to try and grab a piece of the biggest pies there are in website topics: fitness, traveling. Sadly, I didn’t even see the pie 😀 so not even crumbs to grab.

        Gave up internet marketing for a few years as it got me nowhere but I missed it and suddenly I found a topic I know I can help people with. The smallest topic I ever tried, but it works better then big industry topics!

        • Janice Wald

          Hi Kristof,
          I enjoyed your comments. The part about the pie and the crumb made me smile.
          I sort of can relate; let me tell you how.
          When I started blogging, I wanted to blog about the news. I am interested in politics. When my daughter, who I previously had enjoyable political discussions with, went to college, I thought I could blog about politics.
          I soon found myself in an overcrowded niche. Furthermore, I couldn’t even promote my posts because people didn’t want political content.
          Unlike you, I switched to another overcrowded niche, the blogging tips sphere where I still compete for a piece of the pie you discussed.
          I’m glad you ultimately found yourself in a niche where you can thrive.
          Thanks for commenting and telling us about your experiences.
          Janice

    • Janice Wald

      Hi Bella,
      Thanks for reading what I published. I am glad you agree with the tip about keyword tools.
      Janice

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