I’ve compiled the "Ultimate" list of niches and profitable niche market ideas to help you choose the right niche for your blog or niche website.

This ultimate niche list is going to help you select a profitable niche market quickly. Sometimes it's just easier to look through a ready-made list like ours, and pick something from a list.

I've not only prepared a list of niches. I've also done the legwork of figuring out the best way to monetize each of the niches.

This way you can use our niche ideas list not only to choose a good niche, but also to see how you can monetize it, and whether you think this monetization method is going to suit your style or marketing.

Let's get right into it!

How This List of Niches Was Compiled

It will be helpful for you to understand how I’ve created this list.

In order for a particular niche to make it into our list of niches, it had to satisfy certain criteria:

  • Criteria 1: Search volume

There is no point creating a niche site that doesn’t have enough search volume. It simply won’t be profitable.

  • Criteria 2: A clear way to monetize

Based on the 11 years of niche marketing experience, I added suggested best ways to monetize the niche.

Therefore, I didn’t include any niches that didn’t have enough search volume or a clear way to monetize.

Niche Category: Health and Fitness

List of niches: health and fitness

There’s a reason why I chose this category first. Weight loss sites are HUGE  when it comes to producing revenue. People who want to get fit or lose weight are desperate and seek out any information they can to help them gain an advantage in their struggle.

They’re also willing to spend money if there’s a product that can help them on their journey.

There are two things that sell better than anything else: pain and pleasure.

What’s wonderful about health and fitness is you can fit almost an endless number of niche ideas within this category. Think about how many different diets and exercise programs that exist today.

You can use this to your advantage and expand beyond one niche once you’ve covered one of the niches completely.

For example, you can start your website talking about the the right diet plans. Then you can also add information about exercises to help people reach their weight goals (you will find more Health & Fitness ideas in this list of niches, read on below)

Niche #1: Weight Loss

Weight loss sites are perhaps some of the most popular on the web. Whether someone has a few pounds to lose or hundreds, everyone just wants to look and feel their best. If you can help them do that, then you’ll have a great time not just making money, but by also being a positive influence on people’s lives.

Weight Loss Niche Monetization Ideas:

The weight loss niche can easily make a lot of money through affiliate marketing.

Sub-niche ideas:

Here are the sub-niche ideas and a number of exact monthly searches (according to the Ahrefs tool). Note that this volume is for the exact search volume only. The overall search volume will  be much higher because of the other related terms.

  • Keto diet
  • South Beach diet
  • Detox diet
  • Vegetarian diet
  • Intermittent fasting

Niche #2: Exercise

Exercise routines are as numerous as diets.

There are millions of exercise addicts around the world who spend a lot of money learning about best ways to exercise, as well as on equipment.

You can tap into the fun by creating a website talking about some (or all) things related to exercise.

Exercise Niche Monetization Ideas:

Just like weight loss, in this niche you won’t have a shortage of high-paying affiliate programs. Adsense and other display ads programs pay really well in this niche too.


  • Yoga
  • Yoga pants
  • Weight Lifting
  • Stretching
  • Jogging
  • Aerobics
  • Karate/Martial Arts

Niche #3: Nutritional Health

Nutrition isn’t the same as weight loss. People want healthy bodies, even if they’re already in shape. A lot of it can involve breaking down different food types that people need to eat, ensuring a healthy dose of vitamins and minerals for an enduring lifestyle.

That’s good news for us marketers, because they are willing to spend money.

Nutritional Health Niche Monetization Ideas:

  • Affiliate marketing by promoting various supplements, healthy diet plans and recipe books
  • Affiliate networks you should look at are Clickbank, MarketHealth

Adsense can be used alongside affiliate offers as well, however it’s likely that affiliate marketing would yield the highest returns.


  • Vegetarian
  • Vegan
  • Low Carb Diet
  • High Protein Foods
  • Smoothies
  • Juicing Recipes
  • Fasting
  • Pregnancy Diet
  • Cannabis oil

Niche #4: Structural Health

You can focus strictly on the inside of the body, but there are certain body structures that we as humans need to keep in order, especially as we get older.

How to monetize it:

  • Affiliate marketing by selling health supplements, healthy diet plans and recipe books


  • Physical Therapy
  • Chiropractor
  • Massage Therapy
  • Yoga

Niche #5: Supplements

One thing constantly being pumped into our ears is the need for more vitamins and minerals. The nutrients in our food is constantly being depleted, forcing people to take a variety of medications. It’s common for people to order supplements from the internet.

So naturally, I had to include this niche into this ultimate list of niches.

How to monetize it:

  • There are huge amounts of various affiliate offers that you can promote on your site, in-content and via an email list
  • You can supplement the affiliate income with some display ads revenue as well


  • Vitamins
  • Kid’s Nutrition
  • Dietary Supplements
  • Fiber
  • Protein / Muscle building

Niche Category: Real Estate

Ultimate niche list: real estate

Real estate is a great industry to get involved in and it has a high potential for monetizing your site. You can focus on local, state, or even country-wide markets. Real estate agents are always looking for more exposure, so your working options are nearly endless.

Niche #6: Flipping Real Estate

The popularity of flipping homes is at an all-time high currently, thanks to several TV shows and the fact that the economy is bouncing back from a massive recession that hit the real estate market big time.

That means houses are cheaper and easier to flip, especially if you know the right strategies.

There are some excellent websites in this niche, such as HouseBeautiful who monetize this niche with display ads, and I couldn’t forego this lucrative niche in my list of niches.

How to monetize it:

  • Affiliate marketing by advertising books about renovation, finance and money making strategies
  • Commission per Referral: Finance companies, real estate agencies and banks offer commission per referral programs where you get paid either per client referred converted into a loan/product or per percentage of total loan amount
  • Display ads would pay really well in this niche


  • How To Flip Houses
  • Flipping Homes
  • Flipping Real Estate
  • Buy and Hold
  • Investment Strategies

Niche #7: Specialized Real Estate

One way to tackle the real estate industry is to focus on a single sub-niche aspect of it and put your full content power into that. You might have an easier time pulling apart from the pack by targeting a specific market.

While there may not be a huge amount of affiliate products in this niche, Adsense generally pays really well in these niches.

How to monetize it:

  • Adsense and other display ads would appear to be the best way to monetize this kind of websites
  • OfferVault has some CPA offers from time to time, which relate to the real estate niche


  • Luxury Real Estate
  • Trailer Homes For Sale
  • Suburb-specific Real Estate (multiple keywords need to be separately assessed)
  • Tiny Homes
  • Tiny Houses

Niche #8: Loans and Financing

Owning a home is the dream of millions of people. You can make a career out of helping people find the right home loans or even a business loan to get their flipping business off the ground.

How to monetize it:

  • Affiliate Marketing: there is an abundance of affiliate programs in the loans and finance niche which pay extremely well, some $300 USD per referral or more. Check out ClixGalore, Commission Junction, Clickbank
  • Commission per Referral: you can also make direct deals with loan brokers in your area for any referrals that you send


  • Student Loan Refinance
  • High Interest Loans
  • Low Interest Loans
  • Mortgage Refinance
  • Mortgage Help
  • Commercial Loans

Niche Category: Recreation and Fun

Image for the list of niche markets, recreation & fun category

As I stated earlier, people buy for two reasons: to avoid pain and to gain pleasure. Recreation is definitely stacked in the pleasure category! Most families save as much money as they can to go on vacations, weekend trips, and enjoy life as much as possible.

Niche #9: Shooting

In many parts of the world, shooting is a past-time tradition that’s passed down from family to family. It can be a fun recreation event for the family, for a date, or just try something new.

How to monetize it:

  • Affiliate marketing by advertising shooting apparel, books and courses about any of the sub-niches below


  • Archer
  • Target Shooting
  • Skeet Shooting

Niche #10: Outdoor Recreation

One of the best family outings can be a camping trip to the middle of nowhere. There’s nature, people, and culture we can discover away from our own backyards. But even if you want to stay at home, there’s always something new to find.

How to monetize it:

  • Affiliate marketing – advertise other companies’products on your site and get paid a commissions per sale. Suitable affiliate programs include Amazon Affiliates and merchants from Commission Junction
  • eCom – sell products via your shop on Shopify or WooCommerce platforms
  • Adsense – place Google ads on your site


  • Camping
  • Camping Supplies
  • Survival
  • Hunting
  • Fishing
  • Hiking

Niche #11: Sports

No matter where you go in the world, sports are an important part of just about every culture. Sports fans are passionate about their teams, so there’s no doubt you can gain a following by creating a site for a specific team, entire league, and/or the sport as a whole.

How to monetize it:

  • Promote sports apparel, jerseys and books as an affiliate
  • eCom
  • Adsense


  • Soccer
  • NFL
  • Football
  • NBA
  • Basketball
  • MLB
  • Baseball
  • Ice Skating
  • Rugby

Niche Category: Food and Drink

Food and drink niches for the list of niche ideas

Food and drink is a category most people can get behind! It’s something we all love.

Maybe you have food traditions in your family. Most cultures do. True food and beverage connoisseurs travel the world to partake in old world cuisine with new world style and fusion. If you can tap into this market, you can become successful creating a platform for this wonderful community.

Niche #12: Alcohol

Almost since the beginning of time, man has created fermented beverages using a variety of fruits and vegetables. There was a time in history when most people drank wine/alcohol regularly because it was safer and cleaner than the water supply. It’s even been used in a variety of religious traditions.

How to monetize it:

  • eCom
  • Adsense
  • There are affiliate marketing programs such as wine clubs, beer clubs, online stores


  • Beer
  • Wine
  • Spirits
  • Cocktails/Mixed Drinks
  • Vodka
  • Whisky
  • Home Brews

Niche #13: Coffee

With my blog name being “Caffeinated Blogger”, how can I not include Coffee in this list of niches?

Coffee is one of the most beloved drinks in the world. It comes in hundreds of different varieties and is grown mostly in South America. This is one niche market that would be quite easy to get into.

How to monetize it:

  • eCom
  • Adsense
  • Amazon Affiliates program, since there are a lot of products related to coffee being sold on Amazon


  • Coffee Beans
  • Accessories (grinders, coffee pots, Keurig)
  • Cappuccino
  • Lattes
  • Iced Coffee
  • Iced Cappuccino
  • Espresso
  • Coffee-Infused Drinks

Niche #14: Restaurants

People LOVE going out to eat. There are a hundred different reasons why people get online to find a restaurant to eat at. They want to see what options they have to fit their appetite, find a place with great reviews, or even discover the local hole-in-the-wall eatery.

How to monetize it:

  • It appears that the most popular model with these types of sites is to build large directories of restaurants and then show display ads on your site


  • Cultural Foods (Mexican, Italian, English, French, American, Chinese)
  • Fast Food
  • Food Tracker
  • BBQ
  • Fusion Cuisine
  • Upscale Dining
  • Reviewer/Critic
  • Local Destinations

Niche #15: Desserts

One of the most popular businesses to make it onto Shark Tank and get a huge deal involved cupcakes in jars. If you or someone you love has been told they make the most amazing treats and desserts, you can make a living selling them online!

How to monetize it:

  • You can promote cooking and baking books as an affiliate, there are a lot of programs out there in this niche
  • You can sell your own product or cookbook eventually


  • Ice Cream
  • Cakes/Cupcakes
  • Cookies
  • Pies
  • Holiday
  • Life Events
  • High-End Desserts
  • Dessert Decorations/Accessories
  • Recipes/Books
  • Healthy “Diet” Desserts
  • Specialized Treats

Niche #16: Cooking/Cuisine

Pinterest is absolute proof that people love to cook and try new recipes. Whether it’s Bar-B-Que on the smoker or a 5-course meal for friends, cooking is the one thing that has always brought us together.

Our list of niches wouldn’t be complete without the cooking niche.

How to monetize it:

  • Similarly to the Desserts niche, you can promote cooking and baking books as an affiliate, there are a lot of programs out there in this niche
  • You can sell your own product or cookbook eventual


  • Meat/BBQ
  • Recipes/Cookbooks
  • Vegetarian
  • Breakfast
  • Health/Diet
  • Exotic/Specialty
  • Foreign
  • Holiday

Niche Category: Interests and Attractions

Ultimate List of Profitable niche markets

Niche #17: Beaches/Vacation

Beaches are the #1 vacation spot throughout the world. Millions of people, local and out-of-towners alike, visit beaches all year round. Just ask Florida, Australia, and other locals that get constant attention no matter the season.

How to monetize it:

  • Display ads are one of the most common ways for owners of these sites to monetize them. These sites can generate huge amounts of traffic


  • Best Vacation Spots
  • Spring Break
  • Best Area Beaches
  • Resorts/Spas
  • Local Attractions
  • Seaside Bars/Restaurants
  • Waterparks
  • Amusement Parks
  • Museums
  • City Parks
  • Historical Monuments/Locations
  • County/State/Renaissance Fairs

Niche #18: Entertainment

People love their entertainment. That’s why we spend billions each year on it. You can’t go wrong developing a niche around this topic.

How to monetize it:

  • Display ads
  • Certain affiliate programs have suitable offers such as paid TV, games, and various entertainment package subscriptions


  • Movies
  • TV
  • Music
  • Video Games/Systems
  • Sports
  • Wrestling
  • Series
  • Netflix/Hulu
  • Dance

Niche #19: Hobbies

We all have our hobbies. Each one is like a large community of people who love spending time together and doing what they enjoy.

Hobbies had to be included in this list of niches because there are absolutely huge and very successful sites that are dedicated to hobbies.

How to monetize it:

  • You can make a killing in a lot of these sub-niches by promoting products as an Amazon affiliate


  • Couponing
  • Drones
  • Puzzles/Games
  • Bingo
  • Bars/Taverns
  • Racing
  • 4-Wheeling/ATV
  • Snowmobiling

Niche Category: Business / Jobs and Career

Business and Money Niches for the ultimate list of niches

Some of the most popular sites on the web are job finders, which are especially useful during tough economic times. If you can help connect people to the right type of work or get them going on the career of their dreams, you’ve created a ton of value.

Niche #20: Online Marketing

Online marketing is one of the most lucrative niches in this list of niches.

Thanks to the invention of the internet, more people than ever are starting their own business. A lot of the newer guys and gals need advice and mentoring, something they’re willing to pay a lot of money for.

There are some insanely successful blogs in this niche, such as Making Sense of Cents, NicheHacks and CreateAndGo.

How to monetize it:

  • You can promote various online marketing tools as an affiliate, a lot of them offer recurring models and high payouts
  • You can create and sell your own online tools, resources and courses


  • How To Start A Blog
  • Everything Related to WordPress and Building a Site
  • Social Media Techniques
  • Paid Advertising – YouTube Ads, Facebook Ads, etc
  • Search Engine Optimization

Niche #21: Trade/Education

Sometimes people decide to make a career change by getting into a new trade. Or, they are already involved in something, but need a bit more education or skills to advance. You can help them!

How to monetize it:

  • There are affiliate marketing programs from various educational organisations
  • Display advertising will do well as well, since ads in this niche pay high costs per click


  • Choose a career
  • How to become a … (pilot, doctor, blogger, manager, etc)
  • How to get various certifications

Niche Category: Science

Niche ideas for a blog: science niche

Scientific discovery is one of the man’s greatest past times. We’re all interested in how we got here, where we’re going, and how the universe around us works. Help teach the world the miracle of science!

Niche #22: Astronomy

Space is amazing. From astonishing images taken by the Hubble to studying planets orbiting around foreign stars, we’re constantly fascinated with the great, black beyond!

How to monetize it:

  • Display ads are a good choice since these types of websites can generate a lot of pageviews


  • NASA
  • Hubble
  • Mars Rover
  • Planetary Studies
  • Solar System
  • Comets/Asteroids
  • Planetariums

Niche #23: Geology

When I was a kid, I used to collect rocks. I don’t know many kids who didn’t. Even into adulthood, we’re fascinated by mountains and geological formations.

How to monetize it:

  • Google Adsense and other display ads networks would work well


  • Rock Collections
  • Jewelry
  • Landmarks (Grand Canyon, Everest)
  • Volcanoes
  • Local Attractions/Historical Formations

Niche Category: Selling/Ecommerce

Selling & ECommerce Niches

Niche #24: Accessories

There are plenty of people who make a small fortune every year just selling simple accessories to everyday people. We need them, for one reason or another, and always find an excuse to buy them.

How to monetize it:

  • There is a big potential to insert Amazon Affiliate links into your posts and get paid whenever someone buys something through your link
  • You can also use a dropshipping model and sell products on Shopify or your own website, using a dropshipper like Ali Express


  • Chargers
  • Phone Cases
  • Stickers
  • Posters
  • Batteries

How To Get Traffic To This List Of Niches

Now that you have the full list of niches, here are some recommended resources for you to check out as next steps:

Your Turn: Comment and Implement!

Well, this list of niches turned out to be close to 3,000 words! I truly hope that you’ve found it useful.

Now I want to hear from you: What do you think is the best niche? Are there any niches I’ve missed and should include?

Share your thoughts using the comments below:

    34 replies to "Ultimate List of Niches & Niche Ideas | 24 Most Profitable Niche Markets"

    • Greg Kononenko

      Hi everyone, hope you find this list useful. What do you think of the list? What niches are you using? Did I miss any niches and should include them? Drop me a line here in the comments! Cheers

    • CWMeza

      Great List – Thanks for always providing valuable info!

      • Greg Kononenko

        Thank you for checking out the post 🙂 Glad you found it useful

    • Marc

      Hi Greg
      GREAT Post! Honestly nice break down in sub-niches and monetization options. Maybe motivation- Self-help?

      • Greg Kononenko

        Hey Marc, thanks for stopping by and for your suggestion! That’s a good idea about self-help and motivation. I will make sure to add it in in the next update.

        • Marc

          Thanks to you Greg for your trainings, videos and useful information to share with new marketers 🙂

    • Owen

      Hi Greg,

      Excellent post with very valuable information. Many people struggle to find their niche and how to monetize.
      I was wondering why you did not mention Relationships and Dating and Tea, which are also excellent.

      • Greg Kononenko

        Hi Owen, thank you for checking out the post. You’re absolutely right, I should include that in. Will do in the next update for sure.

    • Irma

      Great list – lots of new ideas,
      You did not mention anything in the pet industry like dogs, cats, fish keeping and horses. Are these niches not also feasible?

      • Greg Kononenko

        Hi Irma, thank you for reading the post. You’re 100% right, dogs, cats, fish are all great niches. I’m going to include that in the next edition of this list, thank you for the suggestion.

        • Irma

          Awesome thanks – I am an animal lover so I naturally felt drawn to the pet industry :))

    • Marlon Fuentes

      Good info Greg!

      BTW your optin for the free traffic case study is not working:
      Oops! It looks like there was an error: There was an error with your submission: There was en error saving the data to AWeber. They returned the following message: Object: None, name: ”.

      • Greg Kononenko

        Hi Marlon, thanks for picking it up, I recently changed over to OptinMonster and looks like I made a mistake in my set up. I’ve just fixed it and it should be working fine

    • Wallace

      Thanks, Greg, you put together a great list here and gave me a niche idea that I haven’t even thought about going after before reading your article, more specifically the sub-niche part on 1 of your particular categories. Thanks again!

    • Michelle

      Hey Greg!
      Thank you for compiling this super list.

      It’s so refreshing to see some different niches make it to your list of evergreen.

      Ideas on how to monitise is very helpful too!


    • Mt

      Hey Greg
      Thanks for the great list, I’ve been thinking hard about two specific niche mentions that fit well together hand n hand and already have bought the domain name too. Thanks again.
      Mt Davis

      • Greg Kononenko

        Hey Mt Davis, that’s awesome to hear, and thanks a lot for the comment.

    • Donna

      Very nicely covered. A lot of good information here. This gives me some good ideas for my next blog. Thank you for putting this together.

      • Greg Kononenko

        Hey Donna, so glad to hear it, thank you for the comment 🙂

    • Andrew

      Thanks Greg. For a newbie this is well explained and opened my mind to a lot
      of subjects I did not even think of.

      • Greg Kononenko

        Hey Andrew, thanks for your comment, and I’m really glad to hear it 🙂

    • Freil

      It is a great post. Some people wpuld have compile this in PDf and sellI it but you give it out free.
      That kind of you.
      Good blogmorning. Great post.

      • Greg Kononenko

        Hi Freil, thank you for your comment and glad to hear you’re finding it useful 🙂

    • Freil

      Good blog. Great post.

    • S J Key

      This Blog is the best one I have read on Niche ideas and implementation and such. It deserves way more merit than simple “Blog” status. It should be converted into an ebook in downloadable PDF format similar to Stefan Ciancio’s book “How I Did It” and Jim Daniels “ezWebBusinessBuilder2” course (He referred me to your group}.
      Since I read blogs and eBooks on my iPad in the morning, I either get same in a format that is designed for smartphones and tablets and can read easily without enlarging text and moving page back and forth, or small text which has to be “sized” for easy reading. Since I could only save your blog as a web page, I copied your blog and pasted to an Office Word doc. It pasted everything fine, but translated your clean “Arial” style fonts into multiple styles which I did not like (but changed into a nicely formatted document). This procedure worked for my Laptop Computer.
      Since your Blog is worth keeping for reference (and highlighting, underlining, notes, and such), I also converted your Blog into a PDF formatted “iBook” on my iPad for easy reading in the future on the go (won’t need WiFi to read it while travelling). The first page is all corrupted with coding overlays, but the rest of the pages are okay.
      If bloggers paid more attention to accessible readability of their blogs, they would attract the attention of more people looking for a straight forward writing style that makes a point instead of just sticking something in random print format and getting another content article published, and out of the way.
      Keep it simple, make it easily readable, make a point, and stop!
      PS: Sorry about the long comment, but most blogs are hard to read. Yours is excellent.

      • Greg Kononenko

        Hi and thanks very much for your feedback, I’ll double-check how it displays on mobile. Sounds like you had to save a copy into Word because your iPad is not connected to WiFi or mobile internet, correct? I tested my blog on iPhones and iPads and all seemed ok, but yes I will double check.

    • Roger Davis

      HI Greg Thanks for this It actually got me excited.Have been meaning to focus on niche marketing for a long time
      i could not help but mention that all your sports were team sports .I love sports but individual sports such as
      Skiing ,tennis ,mountain biking, Kayaking ,canoeing,climbing,hiking,sky diving,Motorcycling and many more
      all of which have there own sub niches.Just had to mention it.
      again thanks for this Greg

    • Yawar

      hi ,

      Thanks for sharing your knowledge and research with us its realy very helpful for newbies to get right niche idea from your niche list given above . newbies can get right blog/affiliate site idea to start their own site .

    • Naveed Khan

      Really good information..
      that i was looking for..

    • Naveed Khan

      Really good information..
      that i was looking for..

    • Pamela

      Wonderfully put together and it gives me another perspective of handling my niche.
      Thank you

    • Dipti Mehta

      Thankyou very much .Most difficult task made easy.

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