Last updated on August 13th, 2018 at 02:29 pm
Blogging Ideas for beginners are hard to find. So today, I thought I would share, 59 blogging ideas for beginners that will help you start a profitable money making blog. These blog ideas will help you get started and hopefully help you make money.
Well, I personally know how challenging it can be to find blogging ideas or blog topics that make money you can write about. If you still haven’t set up your blog, I’ve written a step-by-step guide to walk you through on how to start a blog on SiteGround.
I remember the very first time I started my first blog, I had no clue what a blog niche was. It took me forever to come up with a blogging niche I could start writing in.
For some reason, I just couldn’t brainstorm any blog topics.
So you know what I did?
I purchased a product online that shared some of the most embarrassing niches that actually make money. Long story short, that blog failed.
Well, the truth is that I had started a blog in the warts niche. I could care less about warts and I had no clue what caused them or how to get rid of them.
All I knew was that I wanted to learn how to start a blog that I could eventually monetize and make money with it. It was my first blog and I had no clue what I was doing.
Fast forward to today, and I no longer own that blog and I am so glad.
If I had that blog, then I would’ve had to spend my time finding out everything I could about what causes warts, how to avoid warts and anything else I could about them.
My days would literally suck and I would hate my blog. Coming up with content ideas was a nightmare and I avoided it all costs.
The great thing is that you do not have to start a blog in the warts niche. If you have been wanting to start a self-hosted blog, I’ve got you covered.
I am going to share 59 ideas you can use to either start your blog or brainstorm even further to help you start your own blog.
59 Best Blogging Ideas for Beginners
Below you will find tons of blogging ideas that will help you get your creative juices flowing. Remember, you can blog about anything you want.
I personally think that it will be much easier to see success if you have some knowledge in the niche that you enter.
Now you do not have to know everything about the niche you choose. If you are passionate about your niche, then you’re ahead of the game.
You can always learn as you go. Just make sure that you enter a niche that you are interested in learning more about and can be monetized later when your blog traffic starts growing.
You Can Have A Blog About…
- Dad Life
- How to Travel on A Budget
- Healthy Eating Blog
- Fitness over 40
- Life of a Wine Connoisseur
- Trout Fishing
- Life After Retirement
- Life in Germany
- Lifestyle Blog
- Web Design
- Law of Attraction
- Holistic Health and Wellness
- iPhone Apps
- Television Shows
- Mountain Biking
- Hiking Trails
- Best Parks to Visit
- Ice Fishing
- Walking Shoes
- Relationship Advice
- Outdoor Sheds
- Chicken Coops
- Health Trackers
- Weight Training
- SEO (search engine optimization)
- WordPress Specialist
- Making Friends Online
- Solar Panels
- Garage Doors
- Golf Carts
- Finding the Right House
- Video Marketing
- Golf Shoes
- Frugal Living
- Mom Life
As you can see, you can literally start a blog in any niche you want.
I could’ve kept going on this list because once you start brainstorming, it is so easy to keep coming up with all kinds of blog topics.
If you need a little bit of a jumpstart, then I recommend using a tool like Long Tail Pro to help you brainstorm some ideas.
How to Find More Blog Ideas
Starting something is so exciting, you might already know what to blog about and have a long list of good ideas to write about. But what’s going to happen when you’re a month into blogging and you still haven’t made any money?
Don’t laugh, it happens to a lot of bloggers. They think if they start a blog today, in 5 months they’ll be making thousands of dollars.
While it’s true that some bloggers have success right out of the gate. Unfortunately, that’s not the norm. You’re going to have to learn how to come up with weekly content ideas that will keep your blog updated.
Don’t worry, it’s not that hard and once you get the hang of it, coming up with easy topics to write about won’t be as hard as you think.
Once you’ve been doing this for a while, writing a great article will come so naturally. But until that time, you’re going to have to learn that content marketing isn’t easy at the beginning.
You’re going to have to come up with a plan that you can implement to help you keep moving forward.
Here’s What Works for Me
Anyone who tells you that they never struggle with what to write is lying. I admit that coming up with blog post ideas is not as difficult as it has been in the past with some of my other blogs.
The reason why was that I was trying to write on topics I had no desire to learn anything about. So the biggest thing you can do to succeed is avoid trying to write in a niche you don’t love.
There are still days when I don’t want to create a blog post or write content. This is when I work on improving some of the following things in my blog business:
- Work on my blog outline to see if I can improve my blog layouts
- Update my about me blog template. (I’ve updated it 3 times since starting this blog)
- Try to come up with social media topics to write about (I also take the time to fill up my Smarter Queue)
- See if I can come up with some guest blog post ideas
- Find keywords for upcoming SEO blog topics
- Take the time to freshen up my old blog posts
- Improve my blog entry ideas for old and new articles
- Learning as much as I can about social networking and trying to reach out to other bloggers
I could literally go on and on with the things that I do whenever I am having a hard time coming up with good topic ideas to write about.
Taking my mind off of writing always helps me come up with blog subject ideas.
Isn’t that funny how it works. If you put too much pressure on yourself, you’ll never have fun writing and growing your blog.
If you’re not having fun or enjoying the journey, there’s a much bigger chance that you’ll quit. Especially, when you realize how much work goes into getting more pageviews.
What Should My First Blog Post Be About?
For some reason, the first blog post is the hardest one to write. I’m not sure if it’s because we think we weren’t born to be blog post writers. Or maybe it’s because we think it is has to be perfect the first time around.
Don’t worry about being perfect, you can always go back and fix thing later. The most important thing is to make sure that you’re writing on popular blog subjects that people actually want to read.
Whether you’re writing an inspirational, funny, or DIY tutorial. Make sure that you inject a little bit of yourself into your writing. No one wants to read a boring blog post they want to hear a little about your personal story.
The cool thing is that you get to share as little or as much as you want to.
Don’t forget about optimizing your posts for both Pinterest and SEO. Pinterest is going to be the quickest method to get traffic to your site as a new blogger.
Choosing the Right Blog Niche
You don’t make the same mistake I made when I started my very first blog. Make sure that you take your time and choose the right niche.
Otherwise, you will end up quitting because you don’t enjoy what you chose. Plus you will waste a ton of time chasing the money in a niche you hate.
The only way you’re going to have success is if you’re writing on blog topics that you actually enjoy. You don’t have to be an exert about blogging, and do everything correctly.
But you do need to write posts that will help your audience solve their problems.
Choose Something You Know and Love
I have heard people say that you can always learn to love your blog topic. Yes, it is possible to learn to love your niche.
However, I have personally found that it is much easier to start with a niche that I am passionate about. I’ve found it a lot easier to treat my blog like a business because I enjoy writing my blog posts and creating my Kindle eBooks.
Before You Choose
If you are starting a self-hosted blog, this means that you will end up buying a domain. Investing in the right hosting account for your blog.
This all takes time and money. Yes, you can use Blogger, but if you plan on turning your blog into a profitable business, I suggest you start with a self-hosted blog from the start.
Before you spend $10 to register your domain at Namecheap, ask yourself these questions about the blog topic that you choose.
- Can I see myself blogging about this topic 6 plus years down the road?
- Am I really interested in this niche? Or am I just chasing the money?
- Are there enough people interested in this blog topic?
- Can I monetize my niche? Are there affiliate products available for me to monetize my blog?
Don’t Over Complicate It
Many people think that they have to spend months trying to find the right blog topic. The truth is that you shouldn’t stress too much about your blog topic.
Choosing the right topic is confusing. I have seen so many people hold off on starting their blog because they get paralyzed on choosing the right topic.
As long as you start a blog on a topic that you are interested in, you can always pivot and turn later on.
As your blog starts to evolve, you will notice that your blog may change directions.
Many successful people have done this. They start a blog and then they realize that they no longer enjoy blogging about that particular topic.
This does not mean that you have to abandon your blog. All you need to do is change the direction of your blog slowly.
Your Readers Will Appreciate It
Yes, you might lose a few readers. That’s okay, as long as you continue providing great content that helps your readers they will appreciate the pivot.
People visit blogs to help them solve problems. If your blog helps your readers solve their problems, then that is all you can do.
When we first start our blog, most of us have no clue what type of content to create. We start out by creating content that we think our avatars want to read.
As we start getting traffic, we can then use Google Analytics to help us understand the type of content our readers enjoy.
These statistics will help us understand the type of. content that our readers enjoy reading. Based on these statistics we can then use them to help us improve our content.
It Will Never Be Perfect
Starting a blog is scary for a lot of people. A lot of new bloggers think that everything has to be perfect before they publish their first blog post.
Smart bloggers understand that everything is never perfect before launching. Sure they might make some mistakes, but that’s how we learn.
They spend a lot of time making simple changes or writing a blog post because they do not believe they are ready or are knowledgeable enough to share content.
The truth is that your blog will never be perfect. It’s much better to start your blog today and learn as you go, rather than waiting for everything to be perfect. (because it never will be!)
It takes time to grow a blog, a lot of time. That’s why the sooner you start the better off you will be.
Don’t put it off anymore. If you have been holding off on starting your blog because you do not know enough about WordPress, I’ve created a page that has some of the best WordPress tips for beginners to help you with your blog.
Final Take Away
You do not have to know everything to get started today. It takes time to learn how to blog and grow your following.
As you continue working on your blog on a daily basis, your blog will start to take shape. As long as you are providing the best content available to help your followers, you will start to see growth.
A blog does not grow overnight. I do not care how many overnight success stories you may have read about. It takes time to grow a blog.
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How long did it take you to choose your blog niche? Have you ever started a blog in the wrong niche only to realize you weren’t happy?
If so what do you still have that blog or did you abandon it? I’d love to know.
Recommended Blogging Resources:
- Free 12 Day Blogging Bootcamp
- Article about using Yoast SEO for optimizing your blog posts and how to do it.
- SEMRush Free Trial to Gather Low Competitive Keywords
- Quiz: Which theme is best for your blog?
- If you want to build an email list and send newsletters, I recommend ConvertKit (starts at $29)