Blogging looks like an over-saturated business. I mean it’s true if you look at the statistics.
7.5 million blog posts get published everyday. (Source)
And with all those blogs competing for the top spot on search engines you may think:
Are there even blogging niches that are not saturated?
Please note: this introduction might take you a minute or two to read. So, feel free to skip to your favorite part by using the table of contents.
Before the actual list, I’ll cover these topics:
- Why you don’t have to worry about a niche being saturated.
- How you can build a successful blog in a competitive niche.
- Other strategies you can use to decrease competition in a crowded niche.
Only 5% of bloggers earn full time income from their blogs.
Blogging is not for everyone. Not everyone can put in the amount of hardwork a blog needs to be successful.
Most of the blog owners quit after their 6 months and conclude that affiliate marketing & blogging is a scam.
And that’s good news for you and me!
Because we can put in that hardwork and gain the maximum rewards.
And because of the fact that most of the blogs fail, blogging is not getting saturated.
The fact is, neither blogging nor any niche is over-saturated. All you need is a proper knowledge and simple technique to outrank your competitors. It’s not hard, it’s happening everyday.
You can start a successful blog in a saturated niche.
Yes, Just use your expertise and create the best content in the market.
Instead of looking for how competitive a niche is, try to choose a niche according to your interest. Remember, you’re going to write about the same thing 5 or 10 years from now.
And if you don’t choose something you’re not interested in, you’ll struggle to come up with new content ideas.
Affiliate marketing is a billion dollar industry, there is something for everyone. However, it’s always nice to research before starting a blog but overthinking & trying to choose the perfect niche is only going to refrain from starting a blog.
Ask yourself these questions before choosing a niche:
- Can I write about the same topic for another 5-10 years?
- Are people interested in this niche?
- How much traffic do top blogs in this niche get?
- Is this niche evergreen?
And that’s all.
If you’re choosing any niche and producing new high-quality content constantly you can beat your competition no matter what niche you are choosing.
Or if you’re obsessed with competition and don’t want to start a blog in a saturated niche, you can try niching down.
You can niche down to decrease competition.
I do not recommend niching down. I believe choosing a broad niche is always better. You have more keyword opportunities and it’s easier to come up with new content ideas.
Since, you came here for a list of underserved niches. I’m not going to disappoint you.
This one is an underserved niche with high earning potential.
The best time to start a blog in this niche was when the quarantine started and the second best is now.
It might be a little downfall right now but this is an evergreen niche.
With tons of affiliate products available to sell and earn commissions from there is also high cpc on ads.
There are a lot of sub-niches, which means it’s a wide niche and you’ll never struggle to find new topic ideas.
2. Dirt bikes
Dirt bikes are popular in countries like Australia, US, Canada, and New Zealand.
This is not a very broad niche but if you’re an expert you would know there are countless things to say that had never been said.
Affiliate products in this niche are not really inexpensive. So, you can earn higher commissions for fewer sales.
This one’s for nature lovers.
If you know planting & agriculture there is good earning potential in this beautiful niche.
This is a non-YMYL (Your Money Your Life — more on this later) niche so you can build blog traffic in no time. You can monetize your blog with ads, affiliate marketing, or other monetization methods.
You don’t need any degree or something to be an expert in this niche. This is one of the talents that is a gift from nature.
There are practices and implementations that you can apply to become a better singer, but nothing works better than a heart-touching voice.
It is a broad niche and you can niche down to different sub-niches. Most importantly there are tons of affiliate products available to sell.
If you’re a fisherman you would know there are alot of things to talk about in this niche.
There are not a lot of blogs in this niche, that being said you wouldn’t have to deal with a lot of competition.
It’s an evergreen niche with a good amount of affiliate products.
6. Home/Apartment decoration
You might have a bit of competition in there but you have long-tail keywords to deal with them.
In this evergreen niche, you can promote a lot of high priced affiliate products resulting in massive commissions right into your account.
Ok, these were some of the underserved niches you can benefit from. And if you want more head over to this post for 70+ niche ideas.
These were a few unsaturated niches. But there are also ‘some’ of the niche that you better be away from, if you want quick success with your blog.
1. Make money online
Making money online has been a huge debate from the past 10-15 years..
A huge amount of people teach this online, some of them are legit but a lot of them are scammers.
People sell these fake get-rich-overnight schemes and frauds in which people fall easily and say that making money online is a scam.
That’s why most people don’t believe any advice about earning online, unless you’re writing on Forbes, The Sun, or such kinds of authoritative magazines or blogs.
So, it’s hard to grow your blog in this niche, unless you have unique + proven + actionable tips that actually work. In that case you can dominate every kind of niche.
2. Hosting & domains
This one is another super competitive niche. People try to compete for the same terms or keywords in ads or search engine optimization.
This niche is highly competitive just because of high commission affiliate rates.
Some companies like WP Engine can offer up to $200 dollars to their affiliates for a single sale.
There are blogs out there that try all of these hosting companies and compare them one by one against each other. Which makes it simple for the visitor to choose their favorite hosting company.
So, to compete with them you might need a good understanding of search engine optimization and huge domain authority.
And that’s not going to happen overnight. Building DA for a blog could be really hard at the beginning. It requires creating high quality backlinks and that could be time consuming.
3. Food blogs
This one is another non-YMYL niche. So everyone can take the information from the internet and create their own blogs.
It’s not as easy as it sounds like. Because there is a term made by Google called “EAT” which means expertise, authoritativeness, and trustworthiness.
So, you’ll be having a tough time trying to compete with trustworthy websites that are already dominating the niche.
4. Mom/Lifestyle blogs
Go to Pinterest and all you’ll see is mom & lifestyle blogs. And if you go to their blog all of them are getting hundreds of thousands of visitors every month.
If they can do, you can too. But still it is going to take you a lot of time. Also your writing has to be exceptional.
5. YMYL Niches
This is a term created by Google. YMYL stands for your money your life.
Basically, every sub-niche in Finance or Medical.
I would recommend staying away from these niches.
And if you want to break into these niches, consider at least 8-9 months before breaking out of Google’s sandbox.
Earning potential is high. You can earn much more with these YMYL niches. CPC is 2X better than what you’ll get outside these niches.
Note: if you’re not an expert (in these niches). Please stay far away from them. Not only because your blog will fail miserably but also because your improper advice can cause serious problems to the readers.
Let’s have a look at the study done by Yeys.com.
They started a niche site in the finance niche and tried to grow it. They hired professionals to created 30 posts on specific long term phrases. After nine months organic traffic started growing.
They were getting more than 300 visitors directly from Google.
While one of their other websites in fashion niche was sitting around at 8000 unique visitors every month in the same period of time.
With that being said, it’s better to stay away from YMYL niches if you want to grow your blog quickly.
Don’t be afraid of starting a blog in any saturated niche. If you know what you’re talking about and you create content that is the best in the industry, you can beat any kind of website inside any niche.
So, come up with new ideas, never stop learning and write articles about what you’re learning but in a unique way.
As Mark Twain say:
“There is no such thing as a new idea. It is impossible. We simply take a lot of old ideas and put them into a sort of mental kaleidoscope. We give them a turn and they make new and curious combinations. We keep on turning and making new combinations indefinitely; but they are the same old pieces of colored glass that have been in use through all the ages.”
So, all of us are doing the same thing, recycling the content. But, what matters is the unique perspective that only you can point out. That’s what matters.
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Which niche are you going to start your blog in? Or if you have one already, is your niche saturated or unsaturated?