1- Cooking and Recipes
Cooking is very competitive, if you google recipes often like me if you like to try new things, you will find that there are already too many recipes out there that are already similar and it's hard to know which one you should select, that is very competitive.
Now before we start diving in I want to say that one of the best tactics that I found for getting into these competitive niches is finding a unique angle, for this case, cooking, we want to niche down to recipes specifically and then we choose the direction to cook and make recipes for large groups, this is a sub subset of the niche where there's still tons of traffic and it's a great place to get started.
If somebody likes recipes and is watching they are going to say: yes, but there are a lot of recipe blogs where you can input how many people you want to serve and it will scale up the recipe. but scaling certain recipes doesn't only mean increasing ingredients, you will need extra equipment and stuff, so you can address these topics better with content dedicated to that.
Most people say I want a niche, and I love cooking, so I'm going to make a recipe blog. this attitude says you are taking the same angle as everybody else, this is not going to help you go anywhere because everybody is doing so, instead, try to search for a unique angle for the niche that still has traffic to get your ranking fast.
2- Fitness niche
The fitness niche is also very competitive, but I think we've identified a pretty good way to get in there, Fitness is one of the first things people successfully blogged about, so many people are doing it, and I think the reason why so many are in it is that there's a lot of search volume around it and it's something good if done successfully.
So, the way we look at things was what if you could start with a unique and interesting case study,
when it comes to blogging we have to write search-oriented content, you have to pick a search term and write information that answers that question just like interesting information does not perform well in search, it only does well on social media where it's shareable and stuff.
3- Travel niche
this niche is very appealing to people who want to travel individually, so the competition is very high.
A lot of people want to be travel bloggers because who doesn't want to travel, it's like I'm going to travel and I'm going to get everything pumped, however, it's also extremely competitive, so what if instead of just like I'm going to tell you about travel ideas like everybody, we instead focus on special occasion travel. Travel specifically around weddings, birthdays, bachelor parties, and other special events. You know like there are special events photographers', for special events there are special events travel and it's as I think is a unique angle that gives you a little bit of uniqueness and elevation to rank quickly.
Traveling is just like everything, there are different cases, I mean you might be traveling with close or extended family, or you may be traveling at weird times to accommodate groups, I mean whatever the case may be there are always nuances that when someone is looking for a question, they are looking for questions to address these cases.
For example, a case that comes to my mind would be that you are doing this for an event, how many people does it take to be able to get a group rate right at the hotel, we found when planning large events like a conference, and you have 100 people coming to town, we can always get a group rate, but where's the break off there? if you are traveling with a group of people for a party and there are 20 only people, now what can you do? and how to negotiate those group rates? which hotels allow those? there are so many different things and directions you can go to without ever leaving the special occasion travel. you can niche down to these points and still get tons of traffic.
4- Fashion niche
Fashion is a very high competition niche and the content usually has a very short lifespan. despite that, it would be a good idea to niche down to maybe a specific style, then you can think why not go a step further and try and find the crack of certain style clothes, and all the different things that come along with that style, if you do a little bit of research you would see the potential crack.
and I think part of the reason this is such a good crack is that most people in the fashion industry are talking about the latest styles, which you need to be following very well if you are going to blog about fashion, however, one of the main monetizations for them is through being sponsored by a brand or they are an affiliate for a brand, and so they are trying to push new clothing.
Monetization is the easy part here, even ads only blogs in this niche or a youtube channel would do well, but it's not going to be hard to find additional monetization channels. there will be affiliate products, maybe not very expensive that make you earn good money, but instead, there are going to be products that you want to help people with to take the stuff from the thrift store and kind of turn it into that style.
So, there might be a kind of DIY kind of stuff, maybe there will be tools and things that you would recommend to people, there are so many patterns that you could sell, all sorts of the neat things that you could do to help have a budget-friendly fashion in a specific style.
Since this monetization is a little bit more difficult at first thought, I think that honestly makes the crack that much better because a lot of people just want to go for the easiest monetization, they think monetization first and then think about the content and the user, and so if you think about content and user first, the monetization will just fall into place when you get there because once you have an audience, you can monetize.
The biggest problem with a monetization-first approach is that it leads you down the same path as everyone else. and without traffic, it doesn't matter how well monetized your content is, if you get a thousand people a month to your blog you are not going to earn very much, instead if you get 100,000 visitors per month and it's monetized a quarter as well as other fashion blogs, you will probably earn a lot more because most of them are struggling to get anywhere near that level of traffic.
5- Health and Medical niche
The medical niche is a big field. most search queries will be served by YMYL (your money or your life) content, which requires an authority to rank. So, if you choose the health and medical niche I think it's better to niche down to parenting, that's very YMYL I'd still consider in the medical space. and it will be better if you go a step further for like a site for parents who have adopted kids, or you can think about anything else.
I think that this niche still has specific nuances that you can target as there are still many underserved areas. most people in the parenting space are talking about having a baby, then there is nursing and taking care of that baby and raising that child, there are some very specific nuances when you are dealing with an adopted child. even the adoption sites will focus on the adoption process before you adopt, but what about the many years after the adoption. I think it's a very underserved space. and you can also think about other sub-sub-niches if you can't get enough information on this topic.