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If you’re new to blogging, you’re probably stuck with the dilemma of choosing a blog category that sells really well online.

This is one of the first and most important decisions you’ll be making as a blogger, particularly if you want your blog to drive up sales.  When we talk about sales, it isn’t only about ‘selling’ items or services. Topic is of importance even from the perspective of traffic. For example, what’s the point of starting a blog on a topic that is only searched by a dozen people? You should instead concentrate on topics that are heavily searched so that you can widen your horizon.

Presented in this article are 5 of the best blogging categories today by way of popular demand. Even though it’s highly recommended that you go with a category that speaks to you naturally, these blogging topics will help inspire you to write about something that really sparks your inner interest and passion.

  1. Foodies Ahoy!

You’d be amazed at how many food and recipe blogs keep popping up all over the web. Whether you’re into muscle gain/fat loss diets, the best ranking restaurants in town, or simply love cooking and eating, this can be a tremendously fun topic to blog about.

Since there are so many food blogs on the internet today, you’ll really need to strive hard to build your own cult following. Dig deep into your knowledge base and provide new and interesting ideas revolving around people’s favorite foods. Do everything you can to involve your readers because nurturing online relationships in this social media age is the key to blogging success.

By the way, did you know that 91% of the general population trust online recipe sites, and 73% trust food blogs?

  1. Make Money Fast Blog

Ever since the concept of blogging became mainstream, make-money-fast blogs have been one of the hottest topics around. Everyone is constantly looking to find quick and easy pathways to making money, because with more money comes a more “accessible” life.

If you have a knack for giving people clever financial advice along with persuasion skills to boot, a “make money now” blog is just what you need.

The internet is fraught with thousands of ways to make big money, and while some of them work and some don’t, here’s your big chance to become a leading authority in this niche; 81% of U.S. online consumers trust information and advice from blogs.

  1. En Vogue

You can talk about anything at all that’s trending – your take on Gucci’s new handbag design or what the new wedding gown by Dolce & Gabbana might mean for would-be brides who don’t mind paying top dollar for the best of the best. After all, 64% of social shoppers turn to blogs for inspiration before making a fashion-related purchase decision.

If you want to get a little creative, you could even go on a photo-taking spree at the local mall, taking snaps of accessories and apparel people are into at the moment, and posting reviews on your fashion blog. There’s no fashion nut who would want to pass up on in-depth impressions from an authentic and genuine source.

  1. Help People Stay in Shape

With gym memberships selling like hotcakes, people today are more conscious about their health and physical outlook than ever. Ask anyone about their top ten goals, and chances are they’ll mention fitness as one.

This is the perfect opportunity to offer people advice on what fitness methods actually work and which ones are just glorified fads. If you’re a fitness nut yourself and have a great body to back up your claims, even better. No one will turn down advice coming from someone with a chiseled body and the experience to help people accomplish their fitness goals.

It isn’t particularly encouraging to know that 25% of US children spend 4 hours or more watching TV daily instead of being physically active. Since just about every kid we come across today is always online, why not use the power of blogging and clever social media integration to get those kids reading smart and witty blogs on health and fitness?

  1. Fashion and Style

We all want to look good, according to Google Analytics, fashion/makeup is one of the most searched terms all around the globe. No major website is complete without a section dedicated to fashion.

If you’re a fashionista, you can start writing about styling tips, hair care tips and unique ideas on styling. Fashion is something that will never go out of fashion. You can also post opinions on celebrity styles and even start your own YouTube channel with makeup tutorials and other such things.

  1. Self-improvement

Many people, at some point in their lives, have sought online help to deal with a stressful routine, anger management, relationship problems and other emotional hurdles. The self-improvement and survival niche is huge and quite profitable.

If you’ve been through harrowing life experiences yourself and want to share with the world how you overcame each obstacle, this is it. People are absolute fanatics when it comes to self-help guides and expert advice – you can use your experience to help them get over day-to-day adversities like you did.

A survey involving 300 adults revealed that 86% made one or more self-improvement resolutions for 2015. Imagine how people will come flooding to your blog when they know all that great advice is available for free.

Closing Thoughts

When starting your own blog, it is important to take time out and see what topics or categories you are able to faithfully cover. As long as you know what’s hot on the internet, you can work on your blog roadmap to deliver something to your audience that really leaves its mark. You might even want to link up 2-3 categories such as food, recipes and working out.

The popular blogging topics highlighted above should help you kickstart your very own blog. Research your audience’s needs and blog the night away!

 

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