Ideas For Profitable Blogs

I mentor a group of aspiring bloggers and one of the hardest things for people starting out is choosing a topic. It’s hard to know where to start, and thinking of an idea for a good blog can be super intimidating. I’ve seen quite a few people get discouraged at this crucial step. One thing that kind of makes me laugh is that most people that create A-list blogs just blog about what they like! Blog about what you like and that’s an order!!!!

The first thing you have to do to choose a topic is get rid of the pressure. Whatever you choose will be great! If you like it, other people will like it too. Instead of trying to choose what topic will work the best, choose the topic you like the best! Once you learn to think that way the ideas will flow like Diet Coke in the nurses lounge.

I’ve learned to think this way, and have thought of so many ideas over the last few years I don’t think I could ever create them all! It’s ironic that I have chosen blogging, internet marketing, and personal development as my primary topics because they are likely the hardest topics to blog about, but that’s what I like and I believe that I will overcome the odds.

Keep those things in mind as you read through my list of ideas for profitable blogs. Feel free to swipe whichever ones you like! Maybe if you take one of my ideas you could at least give me a link-back or $1,000,000 or something. 🙂

Here they are, in no particular order:

  • Make Money Online. Why not join the party? Everyone else is doing it! Compete against me if you dare. 🙂 If you do, I’ll swap you a link!
  • Investment Strategies. I don’t know a ton about this one but I sure wish that I knew of a really good blog that did!
  • Real Estate Investing Ideas – A lot of people are interested in learning about this stuff and no one tells their secrets. Will you?
  • Give Basic Computer Lessons. (Please do it now) I know people that I personally would force to go there daily.
  • Computer News. One of my best friends spends like 4 hours a day reading this stuff and I always tell him that he would be a millionaire already if he blogged about it.
  • Cell Phone News. Instead of continuing to list news ideas, I’ll just say that you could post news about anything. Any niche news site within the electronics field could do really well. Here are a few to get you started: cell phones, gps systems, networking, ipods, the possibilities are endless.
  • Teach People How To Use Their Cell Phones. I’m doing a beta testing of this concept right now and the traffic is crazy. Go ahead, do it anyway I really don’t mind competition.
  • Teach Computer Programming. I’m not talking about tech mumbo jumbo kind of stuff. Teach it to beginners, people that know nothing.
  • Teach People How To Diet. If you taught people how to diet and eat right you would do really well. Most people don’t know the first thing about this area because there are too many misconceptions out there.
  • Parenting. I don’t have any kids yet or maybe I would take this one on. I do know that there are a lot of parents in this country and most of them have crazy kids that they would like to do a better job with. You could provide daily tips for how to better talk to your kids, take care of babies, etc.
  • Pets. This category could go on and on. You could teach people how to train pets, how to feed their pets the right foods, news, it goes on and on. You could have a blog that shows new little pet toys and gadgets.
  • Celebrity Gossip. Go ahead, take this one. I don’t want it anyway. No, I really don’t.
  • Politics. I knew a kid that would be a dragon slayer with a political blog. I wish I could get him to set one up.
  • Sports. I would love to have a ‘Rome is Burning’ kind of sports site because athletes drive me beserko sometimes. (I’m pretty sure I made the word beserko up. It doesn’t pass my spell check so I’ll take credit.)
  • Movies. Wow I just realized my true mission in this world, telling people what movies not to see. I have seen so many stupid movies it’s ridiculous. I guess that’s probably because I’ve seen almost every movie.
  • Exercise. This one could be broken down a ton. You could blog about Yoga, Pilates, Nutrition, Weight Training, Fat Loss (Ooooo I bet a fat-loss blog would dominate), Cardio, Muscle Gaining, the possibilities are endless.
  • Humor. If you’re funny go after it. Post funny stuff relentlessly. People would hit it like crazy.
  • Home Decor. I bet a blog that had daily ideas for decorating your home would be out of this world. Too bad I have the design skill of a first grader. 🙂 Ladies, jump on that one.
  • Books. I would love to review books for a living. If you really like to read this one could be amazing. The revenue streams are endless since you could sell a billion books.
  • Travel. Tell people about different places in the world. I don’t even know what places would be the most fun to go to. (I need a vacation.) If you have been to some cool places, let me know!
  • Motivation. This is one of the ideas I seriously considered for Everyone needs more motivation! I decided to add it as a category.
  • Business. I don’t really care about business news, but I want to know how to run a business. I want to know how to find investors to raise startup funds. I want to know how to pay less taxes with my corporation. That’s the kind of stuff I don’t find. Start a blog like that and I’ll be your biggest fan.
  • Cars. Teach people how to do basic things on their cars. Change oil, change tires. I just want to know how to keep my wheels clean! Show people new gadgets they can get for their cars.

P.S. I’ll keep updating this as time goes on. I can’t think of them all right now!

Comments 27

  1. Interesting! I think I’ll compete with you 😛 I’m still a new blogger so it’s quite a BIG goal, your blog is great! The only thing I think is missing is “Notify me of followup comments via e-mail”

  2. I honestly didn’t know what to blog about when I opened my store online, but they mentioned that it was a great thing to do! I have another blog that is personal, so I knew how to do it. The theme part threw me tho for the store. I decided to write about my struggles on learning to sell online. I started the store to help a ministry I support. I admit the stuff I know, and mention the questions I still have to figure out! LOL! Not sure if its the best theme, but it will have to do until I come up with something better!

  3. Courtney,

    OK I am like #1 fan of your blog…I started a blog about the same time as you (small business useful advice daily), and am now working on monetizing it. I will be following your advice closely.

    Thanks for sharing!


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  5. Man, I tell you. Every time I dig a little deeper into your site, I find more gold. I just learned about this post off your RSS feed and had to come in and see your laundry list here.

    Love it! Lots of good ideas there that I’m gonna STEAL! Thanks. 😉

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  7. I cant believe that I made a website with your exact thought – idea #4-Give Basic Computer Lessons. I noticed that computer questions were getting more and more complicated everyday & GeekSquad was charging upwards of 100$ for simple things.

    No more … i said and started and started putting together a good number of tech questions. If i provide answers for free then it will help some poor soul somewhere.

    by the way nice site! keep it up.

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  11. Hi! I got interested on your 6th idea, the cell phone news. But isn’t it that such blog should be visual, like, at least show a sleek picture of a nokia or other branded phone as regular as possible. Where can I get such pictures without violating copyrights? And if for example I want to review or make comments on a cell phone brand, what are the legal site from which I can get such photos?

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  13. I just ran across your site by searching “how to start a blog.” Now I feel inspired to try to earn some money doing it. Thanks for your insights. They’re great!

  14. I just came across your site and I am glad I did! I just started blogging and finding wayt to make money online and your site is full of information.

    Thank you!

  15. Thanks for the ideas and advice, Courtney!

    Do you know anyone who has fictional web-story sort of blog? Inspiration for fictional writing is a vicious cycle for me, but non-fiction I have to work a little harder at.

  16. Out of all the possibilities, travel seems to be my favorite. My blog is mostly about my travels and I hope to continue that theme.

    @ Melody

    I think that is a great idea to start a fiction blog. I have yet to stumble across one.

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