Top 10 Website Niche Ideas of 2014

Are you looking for a profitable niche website idea to start blogging or to create videos? I have ten niche blog ideas that can start making you money. Despite the thousands of new blogs being created daily, only a fraction of them get to last or make any money. Why? Because it’s all about choosing the right niche!

So, if you have the perfect niche, has potential to be profitable and has an audience waiting to consume this content like a vacuum, you’ll be making money while you sleep. You can expect to slave away writing tons of articles after you’ve done tons of research. But, hey, once you get your blog rolling, it will snowball to cash in your bank account

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1. Smartwatches and other Wearable Tech

Get ready for the next new tech wave of inspector gadgets that remind you of Dick Tracy, smartwatches, wristbands, headgear, pet tech and Google Glass will all be the hot tech talk within the blogosphere. These products are flying off the shelves and rightly so, with it’s popularity, these little devices can actually help improve people’s daily lives, record video of random fights you see in the street, or watch your latest video blog from your wrist… all so you can blog about it later.

2. Mobile Marketing

The dawn of the new era of mobile web and smart devices has blazed a new trail: mobile marketing. Create blogs and videos that revolve around how anything mobile can be marketed. Answer questions like “how can I market my smartphone app?” or “what about mobile advertisements?” or “geomarketing”…Live Deal comes to mind.

3. Clean Technology

With global consciousness of world climate being made aware, people all over the world are looking for little ways to help reduce pollution one gadget story at a time. With that growing awareness, people are starting to do more research about clean technologies they can use on their day-to-day lives. Talk about windmills, solar panels, hybrid, electric or water-powered cars and the latest development on green technology. It’s all content that is waiting to be devoured by its audience.

4. Web Design and Development

More and more people are jumping on the wagon of web design and development. The days of when website programmers had all the power are over. If you are one of them, or if you have some knowledge about web technology, you might want to consider building a web design and development blog that provides neat resources, tips, and tricks for beginners. This niche has been on the market for several years now and it is still growing, since the demand is high and the matched equilibrium has yet to be reached.

5. Blogging

The days when people just want to vent their frustration on a blog is so 1990 AOL “You Got Mail.” Blogging has transformed and matured into one of the primary source of information for people, whether it is credible or not, they just have to like your content. Many people are always connected wherever they are, and as a meta-blogger, your goal is to help other blogs reach out to their audience by giving tips, tricks and insight on how to market their blog to their target audience, how to earn real cash by blogging and make a living doing it.

6. Bitcoin and other Cryptocurrencies

In case you have been hiding under a rock with no Internet for the past three years, the cryptocurrencies (although in its infancy) are gaining popularity fast,  and yes…especially Bitcoin. It doesn’t matter whether these currencies are unstable, anti-government or the next Tulip bubble. They’re making news and driving traffic to websites and that’s why you need to get in on the action. Start a news blog about cryptocurrencies. Find key people in that industry to interview. Help people make educated decisions. Give them the news they both want and don’t want to hear.

7. Self-Help, Lifehacks

The good old “How to” type of blogs and video blogs are gaining massive momentum with the help of social media and unregulated internet filters in employers offices around the world. If you have a lot of things to contribute to the daily lives of your audience, special advice on how to do something, then you are in for a great roll. If you’re a “know-it-all” and love to teach, then you’ll find that creating videos or writing blogs about easy-to-do tips and tricks that will increase the quality of life of your audience and make you feel good about what you do for a living really helps people.

8. Appeal to Emotion

The Greeks were definitely on the right track by using rhetoric that appealed to the emotions of their audience. Take not and leverage on this. Of course you’ve seen those blogs shared around on Facebook and Twitter with headlines like “This father see his daughter, what he does next surely make you cry.” The world is a cold dark place with a grim future, so then uplift their spirits and make them cry, laugh or smile. Please be sure to start a blog that focuses mainly on happy stories, nobody like a “Debbie Downer”.

9. Freelancing

Freelancing and home-based jobs are on the rise as more and more people are realizing the job market isn’t getting better for their current skills unless you have an education in computer science, engineering, biotech or something in the sciences, you’re going to have to freelance like the rest of us. The problem is some people don’t know where to begin. If you can guide people how to transition from being employed full-time into becoming a freelancer (whether it’s freelance writing, web design, development, marketing, admin roles, etc), then you just found yourself a really great niche to write about.

10. Online Education

Let’s admit it, most of the things you can learn at school are freely available on the Internet and you basically pay for the experience of putting off reality, gain a professional network among students and faculty to help land that 30k/year entry level position. Now you can learn how to speak Mandarin, how to cook healthy food on a budget, how to debunk a conspiracy theory, how to build an entire house made of bamboo, even how to download a car to print on your 3D printer. Literally thousands upon thousands of things you can learn online for free just need the discipline. The online education niche is growing fast, since people are looking for alternatives to learn valuable skills without getting 80k into student loan debt. And it’s real education too. Code-Academy is a really good site, but nobody knows about it so it you blog about your niche audience will know. Business Insider recently put out an article The 12 Most Popular Free Online Courses For Professionals. You can blog about these top tier schools offering free online courses.

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