Many people have a great misconception about niche blogging. Most think of niche blogs as blogs that are narrow topic mini blogs with little content, and ones that were specifically created only to collect advertising revenue. Some are like that. In this article I am going to share with you 10 amazing examples of niche blogs that are very successful, creative, informative and provide a great value to their readers.
Most of these niche blogs have been online for a number of years. All are successful because they are the offspring of bloggers with passion for their niche. As you will examine the examples of the niche websites I am sharing with you, you will see what I mean.
This selection of the niche websites represents just a few of such wonderful blogs that exist online. I have not selected them on the basis of the highest rankings. I only selected them because to me they represented a good sampling of blogs that cater to niches within some of the largest market segments.
Cold Climate Gardening is a niche blog of the large Gardening market. Kathy Purdy is the owner and publisher of this blog. She started the blog about 10 years ago after she moved to a cold climate rural area. Unaccustomed to the climate she read everything she could find on gardening in cold climate areas. At that time not much was available and she decided to share her knowledge she gained on a blog. Obviously, she loves the topic as her niche blog is still thriving after more than a decade.
Nomadic Matt is a niche blog in the Travel market. Matt’s niche is frugal traveling tips that help people travel better and cheaper. Over 5 years old, this travel niche blog has become very successful.
In July 2006 Matt started traveling the world without having much money. He created his website to show people that traveling can be afforded by everyone. His tips have been shared by a number of media including CNN, BBC, NY Times, National Geographic and many more.
Free Meditation niche blog was established over 13 years ago. It is a niche blog of the large Meditation market. Although this site began as a relatively small niche blog, meditation for beginners, it evolved into a large online meditation resource.
Life On The Balcony is one of my favorite example of niche blogs. This award winning blog about container gardening tips and tricks created by Fern Richardson is a beautiful example of a Gardening market niche. The blog has been online for over 4 years and now Fern has been expanding to include great recipes best enjoyed or made outdoors.
Nerd Fitness, developed by Steve Lamb is another example of niche blogs that are imaginative and creative. Steve started this blog about 5 years ago to accommodate “desk jockeys, nerds, and average Joes that needed to level up their lives.” The blog has become very successful. I has over 49, 000 subscribers thus far. It is another of my favorites.
A very attractive makeup niche blog of the Beauty market. It was launched by Amy Dillon in late 2009. Amy is a makeup artist. She loves what she does and the blog definitely reflects her passion.
The blog was started in February 2005 by Meaghan Mahoney Dusil and Vladimir Dusil. Having started as a fun side project during the preliminary age of blogging, PurseBlog has transformed into a full-time obsession and occupation. With over 175,000 daily visitors, the site has become one of the most trafficked niche blogs in the Shopping segment.
Angela started the blog in 2008 to talk about her recovery from an eating disorder, her struggles and triumphs with exercise and weight loss. Although at the beginning her blog did not have a focus as she talked randomly about fitness, food, fun and fashion, eventually her blog has evolved into a vegan niche blog (Food / Lifestyle market segment) where she concentrates on healthy vegan recipes free of meat, dairy, and other animal products.
Created by a mother-of-two, Eila Debard Johnson, to share quick, easy and healthy recipes with parents crunched for time. Eila checks the recipes and places them in the context of our busy lives. Easy and healthy recipes is a niche within the Food / Lifestyle market segments.
The Ecoki blog has a beautiful “look”. It is a well put together green niche blog that begs to be clicked on. It started in early 2009 by a few people with a passion for living a green life. It has evolved in to a rich resource website that shares a wealth of information on all aspects of green lifestyle niche (Lifestyle Market Segment). Their aim is to show everyone how living the green life is taking the steps in the right direction to reduce environmental affects, improve our health, and develop an overall, eco-lifestyle.
In this post I wanted to tell a new blogger that niche blogging can be very rewarding. All the niche blogs selected are visited by a large number of readers. I have no idea about their financial successes. The blog owners are full time bloggers, continuously contributing to their blogs and providing fresh content. All blogs are monetized. The traffic is significant. All this would suggest to me that the blogs are also financially successful.
If you liked the selection please leave a comment and let me know. I would really appreciate that. As well, if you know of a neat niche blog please share.